a•muse|studio Label Maker and party hats

amuse studio, flamingo stamp

I had a tiny little birthday cap laying around from a card I made a few months back…I seriously don’t THROW anything away!   😕 But, looking at that cap gave me an idea – and once I made one card it just led to another one!  The Label Maker stamp set was from Amuse Studio’s May Collection but you can still pick it up here while supplies last.

amuse studio, masculine birthday card

You can see that the Label Maker set works great for both masculine and feminine cards and with the variety of “words”, you can really come up with some fun sentiment possibilities.  Two Amuse Studio consultants shared this PDF with 50 LABEL MAKER combinations that you can download for free.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make these cards?

amuse studio supplies:

Flamingo card

stamps:  Be Yourself (June Collection), Label Maker (May Collection – while supplies last), Go Hog Wild (March Collection – no longer available)

paper:  Sugar and Seattle Petite Polka dot cardstock

accessories:  Seattle, Blush, Bubblegum and Cherry ink, Versafine Onyx ink

Deer card

stamps:  Be Yourself (May Collection – while supplies last), Label Maker (March Collection – while supplies last), Go Hog Wild (March Collection – no longer available), Hooray

paper:  Vanilla and Wasabi Petite Hexagon cardstock

accessories:  Tag Bundle die set (June Collection), French Roast satin ribbon, Grass button, Rich Cocoa Memento ink, Wasabi and Cobalt ink

I hope these cards made you smile – they made me smile when I made them!

Winner! Winner! and Top Three!

coffee Lovers spring 2015

Congratulations to Sylvia Nelson – you won my

Super Sponsor prize – Rule the World


Suzanne Reynolds won my blog prize giveaway –

the coffee mat!

Please send me your mailing address.

and for my Masculine themed Amusing Challenge last week, I had some GREAT entries.  Wow!  They were so fun to check out and I will be leaving some comments today.

5. Mary Marsh

10.  Sew Paper Paint

11.  Steffi H

Winners please grab your blog badges if you’d like!  Congratulations to you.  Please be sure to join us for this week’s Anything Goes Amusing Challenge which you can find right here.  Everyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing your creations!


Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

This week’s theme and monthly prize

This week it’s everyone’s favorite on Amusing Challenge!  Anything goes!!

Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along (and LINKS BACK to the challenge) will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.  Amuse Studio carries the most wonderful smaller (3.5 inches) sized doilies…I use them all the time and they seem to be on every one of my orders!  Now is your chance to win them to try them!

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Design Team Inspiration

As Cyndi said to me when she sent me her design team card for the week – “what’s normal?!”   So true!!  Cyndi is getting ready for the 4th of July with her red, white and blue kitties.  I love this card and after getting to visit my daughter on Saturday and see her cat Milo, I feel especially close to this card.  This is one of my favorite Amuse Studio stamp set – Nine Lives.

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amuse studio supplies:  Nine Lives stamp set, Blueberry, Evergreen, Sugar, Navy, Seattle Petite Pinestripe, Cherry Petite Polka dot, Navy Reverse Petite polka dot cardstock, Grass die, twine, mini clothespins


My hat goes off to all of the full time teachers out there!  I am a substitute teacher and while I keep busy, I really felt the full impact these past two months when I was subbing full time.  I absolutely LOVED the kids but it did leave me with little time to stamp.  I need some QUICK thank you cards and these came together literally in less than 5 minutes.  Which was a good thing since I had to run out the door!  I used a great sentiment for kids of all ages – it is from Be Yourself in Amuse Studio’s June Collection.  If you wanted to a “step up” it would be super easy to add some color with pencils, watercolor washes or any of your favorite coloring medium.

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amuse studio supplies:  Be Yourself stamp set (June Collection), School Supplies stamp set, Sugar cardstock, Pebble ink, Versafine Onyx ink


I am lucky that A Muse Studio has great designers so it was easy to CASE a card from last month’s collection.  Be Wild is still available while supplies last and if you like dream catchers (and other nature images) – it’s the perfect set for you!  This is another CAS card because I am just wrapping up:  high school graduation, hubby’s bday, father’s day last weekend, inlaws visiting, end of school activities, last minute job application – midnight deadline and make it with 10 minute to spare, plus an 8 1/2 hour round trip to visit daughter at college for 3 hours on Sat….  oh, that must be the “normal” Cyndi was talking about in her card above!!

amuse studio, dreamcatcher stamp

amuse studio supplies: Be Wild stamp set (Previous Collection – available while supplies last),  Sugar, Mermaid and Pebble Honeycomb cardstock, Bermuda pearl stickers, Rich Cocoa Memento ink

I hope you join us!

Just as a reminder – I have another Amusing Challenge going on until midnight Sunday night and you can take a peek at that one right here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit  
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this Amusing Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

a•muse|studio Our Town Too

amuse art stamps

School’s OUT!!  Yesterday was my last day of school and I am ready for summer vacation.  I was tickled to come home and stamp – just in time to get one more card in for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  woohoo!  There are over 600 entries – it totally blows my mind!  I am one of the Super Sponsors and if you have missed what’s going on – catch up here on this post that tells you all the details and PRIZE information.

It was easy to throw together a card when I saw the Freshly Made Sketch #242 last night.  I love that it had a fresh and clean look – I totally am into CAS cards!  My card doesn’t scream summer in its colors but I figure summer is when we have time to linger at a coffee house!   🙂

FMS Final 242-001

I haven’t decided what to stamp on the inside of this card yet… The image is from Amuse Studio’s Our Town Too stamp set and includes a cute sentiment, “How you bean?”  But I have some good sentiment options in their retiring Perk Up stamp set that I featured in my first Coffee Lovers blog hop post here.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  Our Town Too

Papers:   Sugar and Squash cardstock

Misc:  Memento ink, copic markers, Squash ink, Stitched Circle die set

other:  coffee ring stencil, burlap

psst!  If you like the look of those coffee rings – check out my PRIZE PACKAGE as a Super Sponsor!

Personal Stationery

Rule the World stamp set

a•muse|studio Be Yourself

amuse studio, flamingo stamps

Remember my page of practicing stamping different flamingo “looks” here?  Well, I can finally share one of the cards I made with one now that this handmade birthday card has been mailed and received!  I just LOVE how it turned out!

Here’s a close up of Be Yourself (flamingo), Pineapple of My Eye (foliage) and Bathing Beauties – all from A Muse Studio…

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I had a lot of fun doing some emboss resist on my card base and because I used Bristol cardstock, it worked perfectly without having to layer it.  TIP:  I did have to press it a bit under some heavy books!

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  Be Yourself (June Collection), Pineapple of my Eye (June Collection), Bathing Beauties

Papers:   Bristol and Onyx cardstock

Misc:  Bermuda Splash, Seattle and Blush/Bubblegum  ink, Versamark ink, White embossing powder, Tuxedo Washi tape collection, Clear Twinkle stickers

amuse studio June Collection

Don’t forget you have just a week to order from Amuse Studio’s June Collection!