Amusing Challenge – Anything Goes

The summer has flown by and already we are in the last week of August!  That means this week at  Amusing Challenge it’s an Anything Goes theme.   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.  August’s winner will receive a package of A Muse Studio’s Sweetheart sequin mix.

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Cyndi had Labor Day celebrations in mind when she designed her card using A Muse Studio’s new set, Bottlerocket.  I love the CAS layout and the glitter she added to the stars as well as the firecracker.

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amuse studio supplies: Bottlerocket stamp set, Diamond Glitter, Cherry Baker’s Twine, Cherry, Navy and Sugar cardstock

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I sadly made a double batch of Bath Salts this week for a friend who will be starting Chemo on Tuesday.  Did you know that Epson Salts, Baking Soda and Sea Salt make a great detox?  I added in some Frankincense and Lavender Essential Oils to make the bath even more healing…I use doTERRA oils.

Bath Salt recipe

3 cups Epson Salt

2 cups Baking Soda

1 cup Sea Salt

30 drops Essential Oil

Use 1 full cup at bath time – sprinkle under faucet

(Must use a glass container if using Essential Oils)

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I thought the image was very feminine and I loved how it looked with some Blush Splash just loosely painted over it.  The Silver edged Organdy ribbon is a nice touch…you can now get it all year round from A Muse Studio but I just noticed a Gold edged ribbon coming in the a•muse|studio Holiday Catalog {that arrived on my doorstep today and you can order in my sidebar for shipping starting NOW}

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amuse studio supplies: Fishtail Stitched tag die, Blush Splash, 1/4 Silver Organdy ribbon

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PS.  Don’t forget you can still play along with the current challenge, Back to School, until Sunday at midnight, EST.  You can find that challenge right 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)


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a•muse|studio Holiday Catalog peeks!

ghost die

spooky hands

witchy woman

Christmas in our town

Christmas in our town snowmen

I have a shipping notice so my catalogs should be in house by Monday!

Need a copy?  I’ll mail you a copy for just $3 (that’s catalog and shipping)

Easy order below – when you click the Paypal button it will give you the option to get either catalog or BOTH! If you order both catalogs you will receive a FREE rubber stamp sample from me!




and, if you follow my Blessings Ink facebook page – you know all about the free drawing A Muse Studio is having … but you need to enter by today.  To get my up-to- date postings – be sure to LIKE my Blessings Ink facebook page and then take a moment for one more step!

Once you see the LIKED button — hover over it for a moment and a menu bar will pop up.    Click Get Notifications.  Hopefully you’ll get to see my posts on your timeline but the best way to ensure that is to LIKE my posts and SHARE them with your friends.  {Please}

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Camp Wanna Stamp!

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Yup!  It’s finally here!  It’s time for Camp Wanna Stamp this week and I am the camp counselor.  (Notice my whistle?  Hopefully I won’t have to blow it too many times but we do tend to have a LOT of fun!!)

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I love thow the T shirts turned out!

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We’re making 10 different cards all with fun camp themes but there is nothing “kiddish” about these cards.  Hot dogs, chips, beans and coleslaw for lunch…a yummy smores treat to follow…

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If you couldn’t make it this year, you’ll definately want to try and attend next year.  I’m having a blast!  Card kits will be mailed out on Friday, by the way.

On a side note, today was supposed to be FREE Card Kit Wednesday featuring my amuse studio Basket Case stamp of the month.  I’ll be back on Friday with that card to catch up but in the meantime, if you’ve missed the previous posts, you can check them out here:  Week 1,  Week 2 and Week 3.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go get ready for my campers, ah, I mean stampers!!  :)

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Amusing Challenge winners

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Tricia seriously blew me away with her Back to School creation for this week’s Amusing Challenge!  wow, wow, wow!!  She used the A Muse Studio stamp set, Essential Sentiments (now retired but we do have lots of new possible replacements!) and lots of beautiful amuse studio cardstock.  Tricia used a variety of punches to create this bus and it shimmers and shines beautifully after she sprayed it with Stardust Finishing spray from amuse studio.  LOVE IT!

Well we had just two players last week for the Amusing Challenge doodling theme.  yikes!  But those two wonderful ladies are with me each and every week and I sure do appreciate it!  You will both be entered in for the prize of the month drawing – so thank you very much!

Melissa SunshineHoneyBee

Gail Scott

I hope everyone will consider entering this week’s Back to School Amusing Challenge – you can find it here.

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Amusing Challenge – Back to School

On Friday we dropped my daughter off for her second year at college – my son is lucky to be at home yet until Sep 8 but I know many school districts have already started!  This week at  Amusing Challenge we’re going to be featuring Back to School!  You focus can be on kids or the wonderful teachers who try hard everyday in the classroom.   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.  August’s winner will receive a package of A Muse Studio’s Sweetheart sequin mix.

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Cyndi said she didn’t have any “real” school themed stamps but she thought the Wonderful Windows stamp set from A Muse Studio’s previous Monthly Collections reminded her of a school building.  They do!!  I love her little card and how she hand wrote on the A Muse Studio School Lined cardstock – definately a school themed item there!  She colored her images with colored pencils and fussy cut the bike from amuse studio’s Basket Case.

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amuse studio supplies: Basket Case stamp set, Wonderful Window stamp set (retired), Grass die, School Lined cardstock

Wonderful Windows is just one of the few items from previous

Monthly Collections that did not make the new catalog and are not yet sold out…

click on image to check out what else is available!

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I found some really cute little chalkboards in the Target $1 section although these were $3 (still not bad for 3 little boards).  I found that they embossed nicely with A Muse Studio’s white embossing powder and I used the stamp set School Supplies…my photo is blurry, not the embossing!  :)

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amuse studio supplies: School Supplies stamp set, White Embossing powder, Versamark ink, Embossing buddy

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PS.  Don’t forget you can still play along with the current challenge, Doodling, until Sunday at midnight, EST.  You can find that challenge right here…and we only have 4 entries by two people.  Come on folks – doodle, it’s fun!!

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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