a•muse|studio Label Maker

amuse studio, masculine birthday card

This turned out to be such a great masculine birthday card – in some not-so-traditional colors!  I used two new sets from Amuse Studio’s May Collection for this card:  Be Wild and Label Maker.  Another Amuse Studio Consultant shared some 50 combinations for the Label Maker…You can download it here for FREE.

amuse studio, masking and sponging technique

I was stunned and impressed how 3D the amuse studio Label Maker set looks when stamped!  This set is super popular and remember that the Amuse Studio monthly collections are guaranteed available ONLY during that particular month.

amuse studio may collection

I have two other completely different looks for the Be Wild stamp set here and here.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

This card really is easy to recreate – there is no coloring involved!  If you have never masked before, this is an easy way to get started and you really can’t go wrong.  I first laid down some Apricot ink where I roughly wanted my “moon” to be.  I diecut a 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 inch circle and laid it over the Apricot ink.  Then I just came in with a sponge and added some more colors around and over my masked moon.  Just keep dragging, swirling, blending and adding colors until you fill your panel!

all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  Be Wild (May Collection), Label Maker (May Collection)

Papers:   Sugar, Papaya, Grass and Ocean cardstock

Misc:  Stitched Tag die set, Onyx, Apricot, Papaya, Grass, Violetta, and Sky ink, Versafine Onyx ink, Circle die set





Amusing Challenge winners

jens and I

My sister Jens and I

thaicookingclass

thaicookingclass plated

The past week has been super hectic!  I’m trying to find a routine and get my stamping groove back on while suddenly working full time.  I don’t know how some of you ladies (and gents!) do it…yikes!  I was also blessed to have my daughter home from college for a week (she is returning to school for summer classes and to work two jobs!) and my sister was also here for the weekend.  For her belated birthday, we went into DC for a Thai cooking class – it was so much fun.  PS.  She also encouraged me to get a hair cut (note photo) and has since helped me pick out more modern glasses – stay tuned for when they arrive!

And now on to the winner’s roll call from last week’s Mother’s Day Amusing Challenge!  There was some confusion the way I wrote up the challenge and many of the entries were still quoted as Anything Goes…because I was unclear on my part – all entries were valid!

9.  Ellibelle’s Creative Moments

15.  Mari K

17.  Deonna B

Thank you to everyone who joined in – winners, congratulations and please grab your blog badge!  I hope everyone will be back for this week’s Amusing Challenge – you can use twine or ribbon (or both!).





Amusing Challenge – Ribbon or Twine

This week’s theme and monthly prize

Welcome to a brand new week of my Amusing Challenge!  This week is a use it challenge – add ribbon or twine to your project!

Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along (and LINKS BACK to the challenge) will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.   May’s prize will get you ready for Father’s Day with this fun stamp set from Amuse Studio – The Perfect Disguise.  It’s retired now so this is the only way to  get a hold of this brand new stamp set!

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Design Team Inspiration

Eeck! Perfect for Memorial Day or any summer BBQ…I love this card from Cyndi!  Isn’t that shiny red Weber grill amazing?   Cyndi is using You’re Smokin from A Muse Studio’s May Collection.

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amuse studio supplies:   You’re Smokin stamp set (May Collection), Copic markers, Cherry stitched ribbon, Cherry twine

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I’ve had some company this week and have been super busy!  Pictures coming tomorrow if you want to see what I’ve been up to…  In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of my mid month inspiration tutorial going out tomorrow!  If you don’t get my newsletter – you can sign up in the upper left corner – it’s free!

amuse studio, handmade Father's Day card

amuse studio supplies:  Be Wild stamp set (May Collection), Basket Case stamp set, French Roast ink, Sugar, French Roast, Woodgrain and Vellum cardstock, White embossing powder, Tag Bundle die set, Fishtail die set

I hope you join us!

Don’t forget that the current Amusing Challenge  – is going on through midnight today!  Join us for that challenge too!    Finished

PS.  Extended for May!!  If you would like a fun and easy way to earn/purchase Amuse Studio stamps – U.S. Residents consider this AMAZING sign up special!   😀   It’s the first time I’ve ever seen where you can sign up for basically FREE!  I hope you will JOIN my team

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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 Be Wild

amuse studio, masculine cards

This is not how I originally planned this card but I have to admit that I really like how it turned out!  It’s a great CAS, masculine card and features one of Amuse Studio’s new May Collection stamp sets, Be Wild.  “Follow Your Dreams” is a great graduation sentiment but I think it can be also one of encouragement – at any time!  For a totally feminine look using this stamp set, check out this card I made for my daughter.

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

Did you notice I stamped the Redwood Background on the strip of Papaya cardstock?  And, that polka dot strip is really washi tape from the Tuxedo collection.  I have loved that collection of washi tape for a while and just recently bought it – you can’t go wrong with black and the 3 patterns are lovely.  I had just reinked my Latte ink pad (you can buy ink refills for all of the amuse studio inks!) and so I was able to stamp my mountain 3 times!  Cool, huh?!

all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  Be Wild (May Collection), Redwood Background

Papers:   Sugar, Papaya and Kraft cardstock

Misc:  Tuxedo Washi tape collection, Latte ink, Versafine Onyx ink





a•muse|studio You’re My Fave

amuse studio, paper flowers

I was inspired by Melissa Phillips’ post last week and remembered the great set of Amuse Studio flower dies I had…they are now on CLEARANCE so you can pick them up for a “steal”.  The set includes 3 flower sizes and 3 leaf sizes!  I also finally found my Hexagon Background stamp!  It was on  my wish list and luckily I found I had it in my stash before I reordered it…how many times have you rebought a stamp set because you really loved it (and forgot you owned it?!?)  tee hee…

amuse studio stamps

What rubber stamping supplies do I need to make this card?

all supplies are from a•muse|studio

Stamps:  You’re My Fave, Hexagon Background, Mod Backgrounds 2

Papers:   Lemon Whip, Blackberry, Seattle Pinstripe and Bristol cardstock

Misc:  Stitched Tag die set, Flower die set (on clearance), Blackberry and Papaya ink, Blackberry, Lemon Whip, Lime and Papaya Splash, Blackberry and Buttercup buttons, Twine