Amusing Challenge winners

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I just love this idea I found on Amuse Studio’s blog and in their October Collection release.  It features Happy Hello (the matching dies) and some handmade goody or treat bags.  Wouldn’t these be great on your Thanksgiving table?

I am here to announce last week’s Anything Goes Amusing Challenge winners – again, so many great entries it was difficult to narrow it down.

7.  KT Fit Kitty

9. AJ Bodine

11. Helen

Congratulations to the winners!  I hope you will grab your blog badge if you don’t already have it!  I appreciate you popping in to play and I hope everyone will be back for this week’s Halloween Amusing Challenge.


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Amusing Challenge – Halloween

This week’s theme and monthly prize

It’s just a few more days until Halloween here in the US so it’s only fitting that is our theme for this week’s Amusing Challenge.   Please share any stamped project you are working on this week – please no digital images.  What’s even better is that Amuse Studio announced a Halloween Clearance sale on all current and retired Halloween stamp sets – plus there are Splash inks, buttons, sequins and ribbons on sale as well as matching dies!  Everything you see featured here today is at least 30% off – sometimes more…


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Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  October’s winner will receive this featured stamp set from Amuse Studio, Fight Like a Girl, from me for free.  If you don’t want to wait – you can order your free set for just $3 shipping/handling here.  {You will also find a free calendar and digi kit download there too!}

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This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi stopped by my house this week and hand carried her handmade Halloween card for this week’s challenge.  Once again, I was floored by the labor of love her cards are.  All of these cute little trick or treaters from amuse studio’s Costume Parade were colored with copics and then fussy cut (psst!  There is a matching die and it’s on sale now too!).  I loved the sparkly embossed bats and those googly eyes.  I think the sentiment from Spooky Boo Day is perfect!

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amuse studio supplies:  Costume Parade stamp set, Spooky Boo Day stamp set, Spooky Fence die (retired), Diamond Embossing powder, copic markers


When Juliet sent me this card, she didn’t really care for it and said she was lacking “mojo”.  I absolutely LOVE it – that pop of yellow with the black and white is so striking.  I’m so glad she shared it with me and it really shows off two retired amuse studio Halloween sets – Nevermore and Mister Bones.  This Amuse Studio clearance sale is really a must see!  Nevermore once retailed at $32.99 and is now slashed to just $11.55.  If you are an Edgar Allen Poe or vintage fan, it’s a must have.  At just $5.60, Mister Bones is destined for my home…it has some great sentiments and I can see some cards in my daughter’s future as she studies for the MCATs!


amuse studio supplies:  Mister Bones stamp set, Nevermore stamp set, Onyx and Marigold cardstock, white embossing powder


Here is my “big” reveal from my Do You Believe in Magic sneak peek post last week.  I have the details there on how I created this orange panel and you can really seek the sparkle of my black cat.  I love how the Diamond embossing powder works on Amuse Studio’s pigment inks.  These tiny star sequins are part of the amuse studio October Collection and are perfect for many occasions.  I finished the card off with some washi tape and scraps of paper.  I love that even the current Halloween stamp sets are on sale and if you order right away – you should have them in time for Halloween!

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amuse studio supplies: Do You Believe in Magic stamp set, Bristol cardstock, Reverse Petite Polka dot cardstock, Onyx cardstock,  Halloween Washi Tape assortment, Diamond embossing powder, Star Sequins, Onyx ink, Orange and Marigold Splash, Versafine Onyx ink

I hope you join us!

Please consider sharing the word of my Amusing Challenge this month with your crafty, stamping friends!  I’d love to see a few more players join us – I know I am always thrilled by your creative ideas.

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 Halloween Clearance Sale

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Over 80 items now on sale – from stamps, ribbon, sequins, embossing powders, inks and buttons!  While supplies last and some items are GONE!  So shop now!

I want to share some of my favorite creations using some of the stamps on sale…

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Peculiar Potions

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Do You Believe in Magic and Treat Expurrrt

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Peculiar Potions, Halloween Newspaper background and Wicked Web by Cyndi

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Spooky Boo Day by Cyndi


Spooky Girlfriends by Jeanette

So that’s just a small sampling of my past favorites!  Don’t miss out on this great sale and you’ll have it in time to craft up a witch’s storm!

a•muse|studio Do You Believe in Magic


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Last week I shared a card here where I used Splash and the emboss resist technique. It turned out to be a beautiful card so don’t miss it!  But, there always seems to be a lot of ink left over and I like to “sop” up the extra on leftover pieces of watercolor paper.  It really comes in handy for future projects!

Like this sneak peek of a card I’m working on for the next Amusing Challenge!  This week is an Anything Goes theme but next week will be Halloween so I hope you can join me for both of them!

Here’s a peek at what’s to come…love these tiny sequin stars from Amuse Studio.  They come in a mix of silver and gold and are perfect for this time of year – all the way through New Years!

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Yesterday I began 12 Days of Halloween tutorial series – are you signed up?  It’s free!

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Sharing this card from Amuse Studio’s blog

I love wreath images and I know they are super popular right now.  Often I am able to stamp my own wreaths and get a lot of pleasure from that.  But this new set from Amuse Studio’s October Collection, Autumn Wishes, has neat “twiggy” type wreaths that you really couldn’t recreate PLUS – there are some great sentiments tucked in too!


It’s the perfect card to let you know that I am grateful to YOU, my readers!!

This past week’s Amusing Challenge was Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.  My prize this month is the Fight Like a Girl stamp set that is free with Amuse Studio’s Stamp Out Breast Cancer event.  There is a $3 shipping charge but it’s really worth this quality stamp set – and if you have never tried Amuse Studio stamps, it’s a nice introduction!

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We had some great entries but I’d like to narrow it down to just our Top 3 for this week!

3.  Jerrie

5.  Gwendolyn

7.  Mervi

Congrats to the winners and please grab your blog badge!  I want to invite everyone back for this week’s Anything Goes Amusing Challenge.  Can’t wait to see what you enter!

PS.  My midmonth Inspiration Newsletter (free tutorial) goes out later this morning. Be sure to sign up for it if you don’t get it!  Mailchimp was acting up overnight and so if you can’t confirm your subscription – just shoot me an email!  I am also starting my 12 Days of Halloween tutorial series this week!!

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