Amusing Challenge – Doodling

Welcome creative soul!  Do you like to doodle?  That’s the challenge this week here at Amusing Challenge!   Throughout the month I’ll 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.  November’s Grand Prize winner will receive this holiday stamp set from A Muse Studio, called Naughty or Nice.

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One of my favorite new A Muse Studio stamp sets is Not a Creature was Stirring and I love the card Cyndi made with it.   She used the some Cherry Silky Crush ribbon which is a very unque and luxurious ribbon from A Muse Studio.  Cyndi also used some assorted cardstock from amuse studio including the Candy Cane and Petite Polka Dot prints.  I love her doodling with a gold pen down the side and in each shape behind these little cuties.

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I have to admit that I am a recent fan of doodling on my cards.  Sometimes it adds just the right touch!  I know this is a rather springy card but it came about when I paired the sentiment from A Muse Studio’s Silver Lining and the umbrella’s from All for Love.  I thought they would go perfectly together, especially with the 6×6 Everything’s Rosy paper pack from amuse studio.  It matches their Grapefruit and Lime cardstock perfectly.  I silver embossed the umbrellas on A Muse Studio vellum cardstock and then handcut them out.  The pink panel ended up just being a bit too large and bland so I grabbed a white gel pen and began to doodle some lines and rain drops.  The silver edged ribbon from A Muse Studio finishes it off nicely I think.

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PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  We have a gift card holder challenge and so far there are just two players!  I know you will be needing some of these for the holidays so get crafty!!

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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a•muse|studio more Bottle Brush Forest

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A super quick post as I rush out the door to sub 6th graders today!  :)  If you click on the picture, the card will enlarge.  For this card I used the same set as yesterday – Bottle Brush Forest from A Muse Studio.  Instead of inking it though, I painted the tree stamp directly with Peerless Watercolor paints.  I free hand painted the water, earth and sky…but isn’t it cool?  It reminds me of where my folks live on a lake – well, the lake is already frozen now but you get the idea!  The sentiment is also from A Muse Studio and the set is called:  Enjoy the Ride.

A Muse Studio also carries these Peerless Watercolor Paints and I’m loving them!

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a•muse|studio Bottle Brush Forest

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Phew!  I am BACK!!

I had blog withdrawals but it has been a super busy week so far – but I’m happy to report that a LOT of stamping has taken place.  :)  I had two Christmas Card workshops in my home and will be sharing those cards over the next week – I’m happy to report that everyone loved the cards.  I also taught a class at the local library one evening and was thrilled by the number of folks who braved the cold to come out – it was a fun and exciting evening for me to share this passion of mine.  Double :) !

For this card I used the new Bottle Brush Forest set from the A Muse Studio holiday catalog…it’s “LIVE” for just one more month, eeck!  I think it’s a fun look to stamp the trees in Bermuda ink and the deer in French Roast ink.  These colors matched the new 6×6 paper pad, Christmas Sweater (not to be confused with your ugly Christmas sweater because there are 6 great, different patterns!) also in the A Muse Studio holiday catalog.  I paired it with some Bermuda, Sugar, Cherry and French Roast cardstock and a little piece of twine – all supplies are from amuse studio.  I  must have been channeling my upline, Angi, because I layered the center piece several times – tee hee.  A Muse Studio carries many of the nestabilities sets including the regular scallops and circle dies.  I used a sketch challenge from SCS and I love how this turned out.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog – I know we all lead busy lives and so I truly appreciate your visit!  I’m off to clean house – my daughter is coming home from college for a week and I’m excited to see her.

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Amusing Challenge winners

Cystal Clear Pillow Box

Yesterday’s new Amusing Challenge features Gift Card containers and I hope you’ll join in on the fun.  Here is just a tiny sneak peek of one of my Christmas inspiration tutorials that will be going out this week – have you signed up yet?  It’s not too late and you can join in on the fun in my upper left sidebar…or right here:

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and now on to last week’s  Amusing Challenge winners – focusing on Text!  If you want some creative ideas, this was the week to check out the entries!

3.  cre8ivecindy

1.  karenladd

2.  Melissa SHB

4. vinita

A huge thanks to everyone who played along – and congrats to the winners.  I’d be delighted if you would grab your blog bladges!

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Amusing Challenge – Gift Card holders

Thank you for stopping by and checking out the new challenge here at Amusing Challenge!  This week  I hope you will join us with a gift card (or money) holder.  Throughout the month I’ll 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.  November’s Grand Prize winner will receive this holiday stamp set from A Muse Studio, called Naughty or Nice.

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Cyndi made a clever card with a “pocket” using the retired large mitten die from A Muse Studio.   She used the same Cherry Silky Crush ribbon as I did below!  This is a very unque and luxurious ribbon from A Muse Studio.  Cyndi also used some Baker’s Cording and Clear Dots (twinkle stickers) that are currently on sale during A Muse Studio’s 2468 Appreciation sale.  I love the Cherry Chevron cardstock and the two white embossed sentiments from Not a Creature was Stirring – both are from amuse studio.  Isn’t this a great color combination?  I wouldn’t have thought of black for the base of a Christmas card but I think it’s wonderful.

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I have to admit that I waited until the last minute for my creation.  I have been pressed for time this week with hostess club  (I had two amazing projects that made me so happy to share – if you missed them I posted them on Thursday and Friday and they are really worth a peek!) and Christmas Card workshops next week plus a library class for 25 (I am expecting many non stampers!) times 3 holiday cards.  I spent a lot of time on Pinterest but didn’t really find the “right” project until I finally found this free paper wallet template on Designs by Megan Turnridge.  Since the A Muse Studio cardstock is white on one side it was easy to run it through my printer and then just hand cut it out.  I used Seattle cardstock from amuse studio as my wallet base.

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I computer generated the saying which was inspired by a recent Gieco ad I saw.  It still makes me giggle!  I stamped and masked the little reindeer from the A Muse Studio stamp set Not a Creature was Stirring.  I stamped and masked them on top of the Cherry Petite Pinstripe cardstock which is also from amuse studio.  I used Memento Onyx ink so that I could color them in with copic markers.  And you can see a bit of the Cherry Silky Crush ribbon – the wallet is quite thick so it holds it together nicely.  I inked the edges with Cherry ink from A Muse Studio.

Here’s a peek into the inside.  I used some A Muse Studio washi tape to just add a little interest to the inside.  If you click on the photos they will enlarge but you can see I made my gift card holder to also have a slot for money – the perfect gift for my college age daughter!

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PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  The challenge is to use text and there are some wonderful entries … I’d love to see you share a creation as well!

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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