Amusing Challenge – Happy Mother’s Day/feminine

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  I also have a special shout out to some wonderful women I know who aren’t moms and yet are an important part in nieces/nephews’ lives or are now the caregivers to their parents.  So, this week’s Amusing Challenge will be to celebrate Mother’s Day with feminine cards!   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 35% off!) visit my website.

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Juliet, of Ballpoint Bliss,  is back again as a guest designer this week!  She was up stamping this week at my house and mentioned how one of our sets would be perfect for doing a Tim Holtz styled tag.  I think it turned out amazing and I can’t wait for you to see it too!   Charming Gardeners, from A Muse Studio, is on sale right now for 35% off during their Progressive Retirement Sale.

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amuse studio supplies:  Charming Gardeners stamp set (retiring), Happy word die, Even Taller Alphabet die set, Onyx cardstock

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I might as well crown Cyndi Queen of Fussy Cutting!  🙂  She lovingly hand cut out all there flowers (and there are two layers popped up here) and numerous leaves.  Her work is always so delicate and beautiful.  I was almost ready to part with this retired Wild Rose amuse studio set until I saw her creation!

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amuse studio supplies:  Wild Rose stamp set (retired), Marigold, Grass, Sky blue ink

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I had a card class in my home this week featuring stamps that were retiring from A Muse Studio (well actually, I had 4 classes in two days which may be why I had to take a nap today!!).  I CASEd my talented and sweet upline Angi – she has such an eye for color combos and I love how she stamped only part of the background stamp.  Angi tends to inks her edges where I typically do not.  I happened to have an extra background piece that didn’t fully stamp for someone but I couldn’t bare to throw it away – and, I needed a Mother’s Day card.  I figured some heavy inking around the edges would help cover up and draw the eye away from any missed spots.  I have to say, I love the results.  I “may” become an edge inker yet!!

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amuse studio supplies:  Venetian Background stamp set (retiring),  You’re Too Kind stamp set (retiring), Handscripted stamp set (retiring), Pistacho, Mermaid, Sugar and Onyx Petite Pinstripe cardstock, Mermaid Ink, Toffee Twine, Copics

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PS.  Did you have a chance to enter the ongoing Amusing Challenge?  I can’t believe we only have two players – eeck!  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)


One response to “Amusing Challenge – Happy Mother’s Day/feminine

  1. Hi Chris, I have used Amuse studio’s card stock paper (pink) for making my card.

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