a•muse|studio Paper Lanterns

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Last week I was so lucky to finally meet a friend and fellow A Muse Studio consultant Nancy who was visiting from Nevada.  We’ve been online friends for 4 years now and I loved having her come over to the house and stamp with me.  Nancy and I have similar style tastes so it was fun to cartwheel off of one another with ideas…the funny thing is that she does not embrace Splash the way I do but I coaxed her out of her comfort zone and she came up with this beauty.  I have to tell you about the orange scalloped strip though – one of the ropes at the top left a “shadow” and Nancy found some orange scraps and cut the two borders – it really took the card up a notch and looked like it was meant to be!

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stamps:  Paper Lanterns, Hello Gorgeous

paper:  Sugar

accessories:  Bemuda, Lime and Orange Splash, Aqua brush, Medium Scalloped Die

Nancy knew I was in a time crunch with subbing, a visit from the inlaws and my Open House scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday.  She was a HUGE help cutting (cutting and more cutting) and designing for the big day!  May I also say that Nancy is efficient and used every square inch possible.  We had a great time together!

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Open House Details:

Thursday, 25 June from 10 – 5
at my house:  Springfield VA 22152

Saturday, 27 June from 10 -3
at Messiah UMC, room 205
6215 Rolling Rd, West Springfield, VA 22152

Can’t make it?  No worries – stop back by tomorrow for a Virtual Open House!

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Amusing Challenge winners

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With summer approaching that means lots of weddings!  This stamp set, With This Ring, from A Muse Studio has a nice mix of sets that you won’t tire of.  I also think they are perfect for many different occasions.  The best part?  A Muse Studio has marked a few stamp sets way down and put them on Final Clearance.  You can snatch up these deals – and pick up some brand new A Muse Studio stamps sets or papers! – all at once.  :)

And now for our Father’s Day Amusing Challenge winners.   We had some great entries – I know there were a LOT of happy dads out there as a result!

14.  Steffi H.

3.  Denise vR

6.  Snippets Crafter, Neva Coles

15.  Deonna B

Thank you to everyone who joined in – I hope you will check out this week’s Vellum challenge.  The design team did some AMAZING work.  Challenge winners – feel free to grab your blog badges!

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Amusing Challenge – Vellum

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  This week’s Amusing Challenge is to use Vellum.   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.  June’s winner will receive a mixed bag of A Muse Studio buttons.

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Get ready it sit back in your chair – eyes wide open in amazement.  That’s how I felt when I saw Tricia’s latest creation!!  I hope you’ll check out her post on 1 Phat Chic :)

I love how Tricia used all new product from the 2015/2016 A Muse Studio catalog. Check out the link in the sidebar and/or buy a hard copy for just $5!

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amuse studio supplies: Hooray stamp set, Landscape dies, Vellum cardstock


Vinita created the most beautiful flowers using the now retired Oval set from A Muse Studio.  I love her creation – it’s so soothing!

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amuse studio supplies: Mod Backgrounds stamp set, Ovals stamp set (retired), Contempary Greetings stamp set (retired), Vellum cardstock, Cherry Petite Polka dot cardstock


I found a really neat YouTube video showing sponging on vellum and A Muse Studio’s vellum cardstock (it’s a bit thicker) was perfect.  I used the now retired Flowers #2 Die Set to make my mask using Clear Cardstock.  The dies are available in our Clearance Sale – A Muse Studio brought back some old favorites and marked them at 50% off!

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amuse studio supplies: Our Town stamp set, Flower #2 dies (CLEARANCE SALE), Apricot, Papaya and Nutmeg ink, Vellum cardstock, Lemon Whip cardstock, Crystal Clear cardstock

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PS.  You still have time to enter the on-going Amusing Challenge here which is a Father’s Day  theme!  Link up ends just before midnight.

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 Hello Gorgeous

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I was playing around with one of my new A Muse Studio stamp sets, Hello Gorgeous, and mixing it with some old and new-er floral stamps:  Love and Thanks (one of the Monthly Collections that made it into the new catalog) and Mini Blooms.  I’m hosting this month’s amuse studio consultant challenges – there are two prizes each month — just one more GREAT reason to become an A Muse Studio consultant.   :)

amuse studio supplies:

stamps:  Hello Gorgeous, Love and Thanks, Mini Blooms

paper:  School Lined, Hibiscus and Marigold cardstock

accessories:  Marigold, Ocean, Hibiscus, Grass, Sage inks, Versafine onyx ink

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a•muse|studio Girlfriends

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One of the new stamp set in the A Muse Studio catalog is called Girlfriends.  Linda, our CEO, did a beautiful job coloring her in with Splash…and over the  Petite Pinstripe Cardstock?  It’s even more unique!  The sentiment is from another new set, Happy Thoughts.

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So why do you want to get the new A Muse Studio catalog into your hands?  (I’m selling them for just $5 mailed to you in my sidebar – Paypal buy it now or I can take a check too – email me!)

a•muse|studio 2016 Catalog Highlights

•  Dies, dies and more dies!!
•  Most new stamp sets have matching dies and dies were added for several existing sets too – woo hoo!!!
•  New nested circle die sets – 10 in the set for $26.99 and there are 2 sets!! Perfect for layering! P. 89
•  New nested STITCHED circle die sets – 10 in the set for $26.99 and there are 2 sets!! Perfect for layering! P. 89
•  New word dies – p. 89
•  New candy package dies and a new mini popcorn box die and smaller pillow box die. Pgs. 88 and 89
•  3 new banner die sets to go with the fishtail pennant duo. Great for cards and for parties! P. 90
•  Landscape dies – love these!!! P. 84
•  New number dies!!! P. 87
•  New Cardstock!! P. 75 – comes individually in packs of 20 for $9.95 or in 24 packs, 4 of each of the 6 colors for $11.95, p.76
•  Clear sequins!! P. 77
•  Some of the favorites came back from the monthly collections: mason jars p. 17, my punny valentine p. 39, we all scream p. 21 and several others!
•  New birthday sets! Pgs. 5-6
•  A set for your heroes – Hero Mail p. 52
•  A set for your teachers and kiddos and graduates – School Supplies p.47
•  A set for the new baby – Bundle of Joy p. 47
•  And, for the happy couple – Wedding Day p. 43
•  Masculine sets – p. 35
•  A sweet set to color – p. 30
•  And, a fabulous HELLO – p. 36
•  2nd waterbrush that’s bigger – a FUSE tool that’s so fun!
•  tiny attacher – pgs. 91-93  (LOVE!)
•  6 new splash colors & a white ink pad too!!

That’s a highlight and there’s more. Plus, there are the high quality products that we’ll continue to offer from great adhesives to great twine to great bags and party items like straws and spoons and forks you can stamp on!


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