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Happy 17th Birthday to my son today!!

Luckily I had this card on hand because yesterday I was just too wiped out from subbing and coming down with a bad cold to make something new.  On the other hand, this way I can share with you some great stamp sets that are retiring and will no longer be available after May 31st.  The “good” news is that they are on sale for 50% off!!  PS.  All papers and supplies are from amuse studio.

contemporary greetings

Contemporary Greetings  $6.50

underthebigtop

Under the Big Top $13.50

That's the Ticket

That’s the Ticket  $9.00

We also have matching Ticket die set that’s not on sale but would make this purchase complete!  :)

To start browsing or shopping the sale items (remember, it’s while supplies last!) click here on my online website.  Or send me an email if you need help finding anything!

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a•muse|studio Just Because

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Last card to share from my retiring A Muse Studio rubber stamps workshop.  Just Because lends itself to really quick CAS stamping!  To achieve this watercolor look it was as easy as adding some ink via Tombow markers directly to the rubber stamp, spritzing over the stamp with a light spray of water and stamping onto watercolor paper.

Tombow markers are a cheaper than Copics and you can use them in a variety of ways.  I find they are often a better choice especially for beginning stampers.  I like the Just Because and Making a Difference stamp sets because their bold images let me make a beautiful card when I don’t have time to sit and really color.  A nice ink pad or like here, watercolor markers, are all I need!

Both of these stamps sets are now on sale for under $10 and have some lovely sentiments as well.

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a•muse|studio 50% off sale

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One more card to share from my recent card class featuring retiring amuse studio stamps.  I guess I know how to pick them – all 3 of the sets I used here are now SOLD OUT!  I do want to share some of the neat techniques this card features.  The first was scoring with a Scor-pal and then sanding the scores (A Muse Studio’s cardstock is white on one side which is perfect for this plus we carry soft sanding blocks which I love!).  I also taught everyone how to use a nestabilities die around an object, leaving it intact – the butterfly.  No one had done it before and although they were nervous at first, everyone was thrilled how easy it was and with the results.

So, even though these three sets are sold out, don’t fear … there are some amazing stamp sets still available and you will be thrilled at the prices.  If you have never tried A Muse Studio rubber stamps, this is the time.

Look at some of these deals!

Personal Stationery

SVSA053 Hummingbird now $10.00

aspenbackground

SHMC031 Aspen Background now $8.00

dayslikethis

SJEG017 Days Like This  now $10.00

birthdaygreetings

SASH005 Birthday Greetings now $6.50

This are just some of the stamps that make me smile – and they are even on the “higher” side.

I don’t know about you but saving money makes me happy.

Buying new stamps makes me happy.

I love it when I can do both!

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Amusing Challenge Winners

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So excited because this past weekend I got to place my preorder from the new A Muse Studio catalog!  That means you’ll be seeing some new creations here shortly…so excited to see the whole catalog because I’m loving what I’ve seen so far from the sneak peek!  :)

That’s just one of the bonuses of being an Amuse Studio consultant…there are many more and I’d love to talk to you about joining my team.  We have a great sign-up special going on right now!  It takes just 5 min and it’s decision you won’t regret.

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And now on to last week’s Amusing Challenge winners because that is exciting too!

22.  Billie A

9.  Myndi

12.  Stampartpapel

15.  Create with Joy

Thanks to all our participants!  Please grab your blog badges and I hope you’ll be back for this week’s Birds and Bees Amusing Challenge!

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Amusing Challenge Birds and Bees

Ha ha…I don’t quite mean the “Birds and Bees” for this week’s Amusing Challenge – how about birds and/or bees?!?  Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.  May’s Prize Winner will receive a package of 100 Forget Me Not paper flowers from A Muse Studio.  They are being retired and have sold out so this is the only way to get a package of them!  To check out the Retirement Sale (we’re now at 50% off and a few favorite sets are sold out!) visit my website.

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This week starts vacation for several of my design team members so I’m going to share two neat creations I saw pop up from the A Muse Studio designers and these were favors at the recent A Muse Studio National Convention.  They would be so fun at a summer party and they feature some new cardstock that is coming out and the Candy Wrapper die that was very popular as a Monthly Collection.

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amuse studio supplies:  Bee Happy stamp set, Candy Wrapper die (coming in June), Honeycomb  cardstock (coming in June!)

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Here is a card also featuring the new honeycomb pattern and the Bee Happy stamp set from A Muse Studio – also part of the make n takes at Nat Con.  Love the idea of repeatedly stamping a word for a homemade background.

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amuse studio supplies: Bee Happy stamp set, Hey Cupcake stamp set, Onyx Petite Polka dot/Kraft cardstock, Honeycomb cardstock (coming in June), Halloween Washi tape collection

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I had time to whip out a quick card to share with you featuring two retiring A Muse Studio stamps:  You’re Too Kind and Just Because.  I was a little pressed for time so this “sloppy” random watercoloring with Splash was a fun way to quickly color this bird.  It was so easy and I really think you can’t go wrong…

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amuse studio supplies:  You’re Too Kind stamp set (retiring),  Just Because stamp set (retiring), Buttercup/Wheat cardstock, watercolor paper, Papaya, Blush, Cherry and Slate splash

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PS.  Don’t forget you can still enter the current Amusing Challenge which is a feminine theme as we celebrated Mother’s Day!  You can find it here.

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)


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