a•muse|studio Not a Creature was Stirring

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After 10 (or more) attempts at getting a good photo, these little guys wouldn’t sit still anymore and I just had to be satisfied with this!  :)  I had my Christmas Sweater 6×6 paper pack from A Muse Studio sitting out and when I saw the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #248, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  It just took me a few days to finally make it between subbing, holding a Christmas Tag Class, having a mitten (paper) exchange today and getting ready for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop!  Speaking of which – that started yesterday and is mind boggling fun and creative.  I am one of 27 sponsors plus I have some blog candy – you can check out yesterday’s post to play along or just look.

Okay – back to the card – I’m keeping the details short and sweet today!

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all supplies are from A Muse Studio

Stamps:  Not a Creature was Stirring

Paper:  Sugar, Slate and Christmas Sweater 6×6 paper pack

Accessories:  Copics, Nestablities Scalloped square dies, grosgrain ribbon (other), Tim Holtz stapler (other)

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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Amy Tsuruta, of Tsuruta Designs, is holding her second annual Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Thanks to Kerry who invited me to join in on the fun – and I knew I had the perfect stamp set from A Muse Studio to play along!

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all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  Perk Up, Peace Be With You (snowflake), Mini Holiday Messages (available in a Holiday Tag Kit special this month)


Papers:   Christmas Sweater (6×6 pack), Squash, Sky, Apple, Sugar

Misc:  White embossing powder, Cherry pearls, small doily, Versafine Onyx ink, Metallic Gold Baker’s Cording (check out  January’s collection)

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As part of the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, I am offering a special prize – this stamp set called Cup of Good Cheer and is from A Muse Studio!

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For a chance to win this set or one of the other great prizes from 26 other sponsors (wow!!), you must link up a newly created project especially for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  (holiday/winter themed coffee / or other favorite hot beverage project)…starting Dec 10 at 9:00 am eastern, and you have until 11:55 pm pacific on Friday, December 12th to link up…the more the merrier!

Amy will also be awarding 5 prizes to people that comment on ALL of the linked blogs!

 Want one more chance to win?
Leave a comment below (it’s good to leave contact info for winner notification) before Dec 15th to enter into a drawing for these two packages of A Muse Studio Pearl Stickers.
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Latte Pearl Stickers
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French Roast Pearl Stickers
 Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Enjoy your cup of coffee!

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a•muse|studio Peace Be With You

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This card is a combination of challenges – I used the Sketch Layout from CAS on Sunday and the SCS CAS card challenge of:  First Noel.  I love how it turned out!  Some of the “cool” details are that I painted my Haunted Mansion Background stamp with Peerless Gold Translucent Metallic watercolor paint on top of my Blush cardstock.  I embossed the angel from Peace Be With You in gold embossing powder and then watercolored her in with Papaya and Blush Splash.  Her wings were then coated in Diamond Glitter.

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The music score is from some of my piano practice music books (let’s just say they are roughly 40 years old!) and I used the Holiday Tag trio die set – which I then sponged and tied off with Vanilla twine.  All supplies are from A Muse Studio.

My photos just don’t do this card justice…below you get a little better feel of the Gold shine and luster from the Peerless Metallic watercolor as it lies in front of a windowsill.

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Submitting into these challenges as well:

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Amusing Challenge Winners

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A few weeks ago Chelsea Comer, another A Muse Studio consultant, posted the most wonderful card using the Perk Up die set.  Well, I totally and completely CASEd her.  Normally I change one or two things to make it my own – this time, no way!  Isn’t this cute and perfect for winter?

This card features the sentiment from Cozy Back, the Perk Up die set, the mini bow die set and the snowflake trio die set (smallest snowflake).  I also used Latte, Vanilla, Cocoa and Candy Cane striped cardstock which is all from A Muse Studio.  Doesn’t that even sound yummy?  The finishing touches are cherry sequins, vanilla and french roast pearls, also from amuse studio.

This card is a perfect way to let you know that on Wednesday I will be participating in a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop so be sure to come back and be inspired.  I am so excited to show you the card I made (and all by myself – no CASEing this time, tee hee).

Drum roll please…it’s time to announce the November Prize winner and last week’s Amusing Challenge winners as well!

November Prize Winner


(please email me your mailing address – you won the stamp set!)

2.  Indy

5.  Create With Joyce

10.  Jill Tiffany

13.  Crissy Armstrong

It was exciting to see some new players join us – and thanks to my faithful followers for also playing along.  I hope you’ll join us for this week’s Amusing Challenge – make a non-Christmas holiday card!  PS.  Challenge winners please feel free to grab your blog badges!!

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Amusing Challenge – non-Christmas Holiday Card

Somehow December has already arrived and it’s true that the holidays are just around the corner!  This week’s Amusing Challenge is to make a non-Christmas holiday card!  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 be announced tomorrow and they will receive this A Muse Studio holiday stamp set called Naughty or Nice.

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Cyndi does not disappoint once again.  Wow!  What a card.  I love how she used the snowman from A Muse Studio’s new Holiday Catalog called Cozy Back.  It’s so cute how she tucked him into the snowglobe die set, also from amuse.  She colored the snowman with copics and added some dots of snow with stickles.  The snowflakes are from a retired A Muse Studio stamp set and are white embossed on Silver cardstock.  Cyndi always has an eye for details and I love how she stamped some foliage from the A Muse Studio set, Mini Blooms, on the the snowglobe base.  The sequins are also from amuse studio and the ribbon is from her stash at home.

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For my card I used another new stamp set from the A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog called, Handdrawn Trimmings.  This is just a single evergreen branch but I stamped it repeatedly in Grass and Evergreen ink from amuse studio.  After I was done, I sponged the background with Sky and Bermuda inks, also from amuse.  I cut the panel into fourths and mounted it onto Onyx cardstock and then onto Sugar/Onyx again.  As an after thought, I mixed some white flocking and diamond glitter together for a sparkly snow and added it with some Aqua Mono glue – all three of these items are from A Muse Studio.  I finished the card off with a sentiment and a nice pop of red from my amuse studio Cherry Satin ribbon.

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PS. I hope you will still enter the current Amusing Challenge.  It’s anything goes! :)

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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