Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

This week’s theme and monthly prize

ALL this month we’ve been having an  Anything Goes Amusing Challenge.   You may have heard that Amuse Studio is closing their doors on Nov 27 — that’s TODAY! All orders this month will receive Happy Mail from me as my thanks – and a huge thanks to those of  you who have already ordered! 

Next Sunday I will be officially with Close to My Heart!  Get ready for a new blog look and a NEW challenge name!  I have had some brilliant entries already – you all are so creative – thank you, thank you!  You can still enter your ideas in the comments at this original post.  The winning idea (or even one randomly picked winner!) will get a brand new Amuse Studio stamp set from me!  This contest will run the month of November and ends today!

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Please share any stamped project you are working on this week – please no digital images.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  November’s prize winner will receive this Nordic Noel Amuse Studio stamp set.  It’s been one of my favorites over the years and one of my first purchases!  (this one is new – don’t worry!  I’m keeping mine!)

This Week’s Inspiration

Here is another peek at one of my 12 Days of Christmas tutorials.  I love the look of the chalkboard technique but here is an unexpected pop of glitter and sparkle!  These were so fun to make and I can’t wait to use them on a package for someone special!

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amuse studio supplies:  Hello Deer stamp set, Be Light stamp set, Holiday Cheer stamp set, Classic Tag die, Onyx cardstock, Gold, Cranberry and Mermaid Glitter, White embossing powder, Gold/Natural twine (retired), 

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A while back (in October!) I was super inspired by Laurie Wilson’s joy card.  I knew I wanted to replicate it with Amuse Studio cardstock and this noel die.  It would easily be a one layer card but I didn’t like the way I had centered the words on my cardstock so it was an easy fix to just cut it out and layer it up.  Love it!

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amuse studio supplies: Grapefruit, Apple and Lime cardstock, Noel die, Tag Bundle die set

I hope you join us!

So this is a sweet and fond farewell to Amuse Studio.  Thank you to Linda, CEO and owner of Amuse, for 5 fabulous and creative years.  I’ve been blessed by many new friendships along the way that I won’t let go of and am thankful for the growth I’ve had over the years.  I loved embracing my CAS nature!

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!


Thanksgiving!

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Wishing my US readers a Happy Thanksgiving!  

Today I am so blessed to have both kids home from school.  I’m also thankful for the relationships I have built with many of you!

Looking forward to this next chapter of papercrafting that lies ahead.  

Ever Thankful!

a•muse|studio Hello Deer

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I guess it’s only fitting that I wrap up my Amuse Studio postings with one of my favorite stamp sets, Hello Deer, and my latest addition, Snowglobe die set.  We made this card at one of my recent Hostess Clubs and I love the clean and simple (CAS) feel of it.  Of course the pairing of Kraft and Candy Cane cardstock – both by amuse studio – add to my happiness!  If you haven’t checked it out yet, Amuse Studio’s Especially for You stamp set is perfect for both tags and cards.

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(which you can buy here through Nov 27th only!)

stamps:  Hello Deer, Especially for You

paper:  Ivory, Candy Cane and Kraft

accessories:  Star sequins (November Collection), Snowglobe die, Silver edged sheer ribbon, Silver Embossing powder, Memento Onyx ink, Versamark ink

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PS.  I used this snowglobe die in my 12 Days of Christmas tutorials – it’s such a great set!  If you don’t get these – don’t miss out.  It’s not too late to sign up!

12 Days of Christmas tutorials – sign me up!



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Amusing Challenge Winners!

Close To My Heart, CTMH

Some of you may have heard that Amuse Studio is closing on November 27th (last day to order) and I’ve decided to continue my papercrafting journey with CTMH on Dec 3.  It’s kinda a wierd place to be right now – a little in between two worlds!  But, I spotted this really nice and FREE printable over on the Close to My Heart blog.

And now for last week’s Amusing Challenge winners!  There were so many wonderful entries again – it blows me away!

1.  Gail Lett

11.  Asha

17.  Sandi Lee

Congratulations to the winners – it was fun seeing some new names as well as old familiar ones!  Feel free to grab your blog badge and I hope to see everyone back this week for more Amusing Challenge fun and inspiration!

Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

This week’s theme and monthly prize

ALL this month we’ll be having an  Anything Goes Amusing Challenge.   You may have heard that Amuse Studio is closing their doors on Nov 27 … I will be with them until the bittersweet end.  All orders this month will receive Happy Mail from me as my thanks – and a huge thanks to those of  you who have already ordered!  On 3 Dec I’ll be joining Close to My Heart!  I will need a new challenge name so I’m announcing a contest to help me think of a new one. I have had some brilliant entries already – you all are so creative – thank you, thank you!  You can still enter your ideas in the comments at this original post.  The winning idea (or even one randomly picked winner!) will get a brand new Amuse Studio stamp set from me!  This contest will run the month of November.

snsf011l

Please share any stamped project you are working on this week – please no digital images.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  November’s prize winner will receive this Nordic Noel Amuse Studio stamp set.  It’s been one of my favorites over the years and one of my first purchases!  (this one is new – don’t worry!  I’m keeping mine!)

This Week’s Inspiration

Here is a fantastic card I “lifted” from Amuse Studio’s facebook feed from their talented designers.  It features Holiday Word Art from the amuse studio November Collection.  It even has matching dies!  I have a weakness for the emboss resist technique and it couldn’t get any easier than this!  It’s super easy to achieve this crisp border by using washi tape or painters tape to secure and mask your watercolor paper.

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amuse studio supplies:  Holiday Word Art stamp set, Cherry Reverse Petite Polka dot cardstock, Slate cardstock, Splash and White embossing powder, Peppermint Candy sequin mix

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My 12 Days of Christmas tutorials started this week!  This is one of them…and the neat thing is that Amuse Studio rolled out the Chevron cardstock and some other goodies in their webstore under the Treasures category.

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amuse studio supplies:  Be Light stamp set, Holiday Grass cardstock, Cherry Chevron cardstock, copic markers

 

I hope you join us!

Please consider sharing the word of my Amusing Challenge this month with your crafty, stamping friends!  I’d love to see a few more players join us – I know I am always thrilled by your creative ideas.

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!