Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes (all month!)

July is a super busy month around here – how about by you?!?  We will have an Anything Goes  Amusing Challenge all month long!   I will have a Weekly Winner each week – it will be a random draw but the winner(s) will recieve a mixed bag of the new 4 mm sequins which I am loving!

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I’ll have some updates each week with new inspiration from my Design Team but I thought I’d give them a little break too to enjoy the summer!  :)

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This card was inspired by my Sushi take-out try and features the new A Muse Studio stamp set:  Paper Lanterns.  It was so easy to do but I love how it turned out!

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Birthday Icons made it into the new catalog – it was one of A Muse Studio’s Monthly Collection stamp sets.  This card layout is perfect for using up scraps…I always have these thin strips leftover when I’m cutting card bases and layers.

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Whoa!  Grab your sunglasses!  :)  This Birthday Girl is super bright but it’s such a fun stamp to color.  It too was an A Muse Studio Monthly Collection but if you missed out, it’s in the new catalog!

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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Have a safe and happy 4th of July to my US readers!

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a•muse|studio Halloween Newspaper Background

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I’m on the Eclectic Ellapu design team and this month we were to make a card for our favorite holiday.  I don’t really have a favorite but when I saw these two stamp sets pop up on our A Muse Studio Clearance Sale, I knew I wanted to make a card with them.  Clearly Halloween Newspaper Background and Peculiar Potions will NOT be in the new A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog coming out in August!  But, the good news is that you can now pick them up on sale and I still love them.  The background was easy and fun to make.  I have some “contaminated” white embossing powder that is still okay for doing the emboss resist technique.  I used Lime, Orange and Blackberry splash for this and didn’t brush it out – just sprayed it lightly and then heat gunned it dry because I was impatient.  :)

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We have Sugar (white) ink again!!!  woo hoo!  I loved the way it stamped on this Squash paper but I did over stamp it with a Papaya ink pad to give it a more mellow cast.

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stamps:  Halloween Newspaper Background, Peculiar Potions

papers:  Wasbi Petite Polka dot, Squash

accessories:  Lime, Orange and Blackberry Splash, Card Catalogue tag die, White embossing powder, Sugar and Papaya ink, Versafine Onyx ink, Versamark ink, Onyx button, Vanilla twine

Be sure to check out all of the other new great items added to the Clearance Section – and be sure to check out the new things as well!  I sent out my newsletter yesterday mentioning a few of my favorite new items – I forgot to highlight the new “tiny attacher”.  We also carry the refills – this package contains 1550 1/8×1/4in silver staples that will only work on the Tiny Attacher.

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a•muse|studio Mason Jars

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I was inspired to make this card after I spotted something very similar in an email I got from Impress…but happy dance – I like mine better!  It’s really such a bright and fun card in real life and because I used crepe paper for my flower, it’s not too bulky to mail.

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stamps:  Mason Jars, Our Town, A Hundred Wishes

other:  Lime and Berry crepe paper, 4 mm Onyx Sequin (new!), Halloween assortment washi tape, Lime ink, Silver Peerless Transparent Metallic Watercolor (it’s back!), Flower Die #2 – on clearance!

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Did you know that amuse studio will be adding new items to the CLEARANCE SALE?  I “heard” it but didn’t understand it until today…over 10 new items just popped up on clearance and if you missed out on these stamps, dies or papers before, well you just scored big time!!  (it’s not the normal items you find at the bottom of a dusty clearance bin – this is seriously good stuff!)  :)

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a•muse|studio Bottlerocket

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I’ve been seeing some really cute examples with the new Bottlerocket stamp from A Muse Studio – in fact we used it for one of my Open House make n take projects.  This smaller circle was in the trash pile because of a black fingerprint smudge … don’t know why but I couldn’t throw it away.  :)  A few strategically placed cut-outs and voila! I used the sketch from SCS’s CAS challenge this week.

Here are some examples from the A Muse Studio facebook page in case you missed them!

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So fun!  And, do you spot some of the new cardstocks A Muse Studio has brought out? Love the new Hexagon and Reverse Polka Dot cardstocks – they come in 6 different colors:  Apple, Melon, Navy, Pebble, Sky and Wasabi.  Can’t pick a favorite?  Get the assorment pack of 4 sheets each!

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