a•muse|studio Enjoy the Ride and Snail & Co

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Here’s another card I CASEd for my latest card classes featuring retiring A Muse Studio stamps.  Sad to see Enjoy the Ride and Snail & Co leaving us – saying goodbye is tough!  The part that will make YOU happy is that these retiring stamps are on sale right now for 35% off and tomorrow the discount climbs to 50% off.  wow!

I did add my own touch this card – I used the Silver Lining die set for the clouds and did some sponging – the sky turned out great and really added dimension to the card.  To see more of my favorite retiring stamps by other consultants you can visit here…or click in my side bar and scroll by stamp sets to see my creations.  :)

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stamps:  Enjoy the Ride, Silver Lining

papers:  Apple, Sugar, Cherry Petite Pinstripe cardstock

accessories:  Grass Silky crush ribbon, Grass 1/4″ organdy ribbon, Apple, Marigold, Grass and Sky inks, Versafine Onyx ink, Cherry twinkle stickers, Silver Lining die set

PS.  If you are ordering tomorrow, plan to order early!!

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a•muse|studio Owl’s Well

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I love this cute set – Owl’s Well from A Muse Studio and it always brings a smile to my face when I see it.  I love this little tag because 1) “Owl’s Well” in the Franco house today – went to pick up my daughter yesterday from college…freshman year is done!  wow.  2) This month amuse studio is celebrating 11 years of “stamping goodness”…another woohoo there!  :)

On a sad note, Owl’s Well is retiring with about 99 other stamp sets…just making room for the new Catalog and Inspiration Guide that is coming out mid-June!  You can enjoy these stamps though – while supplies last – at a very nice discount.  Save 35% through Friday and then on Saturday all items get slashed to 50% off!!

Hope you are ready to shop and save big!

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a•muse|studio Come Fly With Me

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Last week I had a card class that featured some of the retiring A Muse Studio stamp sets – but it’s just a few of the 100 stamps that are retiring at the end of this month! Of course the good news for you is that they are on sale…while supplies last.

I CASEd this card from fellow amuse studio consultant, Lyn B and just LOVE, love, love it.  The wasabi, toffee and vanilla cardstocks go beautifully together and the Eiffel tower is embossed in gold and looks glorious.  All supplies are from amuse studio.  This stamp set, Come Fly with Me is just one of the retiring A Muse Studio stamps sets.  But – it and Sunflowers – are now SOLD OUT.  Quite a few of the accessories are also sold out but there are still some wonderful deals to be found – just remember that you only have until May 31st to decide.  :)

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This is a Progressive Retirement Sale and on May 16th the savings will increase to 50% off!  Please let me know if you need any help…  SHOP NOW.

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Amusing Challenge winners

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Tricia, from 1PhatChic, designed a delicious Mother’s Day card using some A Muse Studio papers, baker’s cording and stamps.  I always love how she stamps the inside, bottom – so unexpected and so fun!

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How was your Mother’s Day?  My sister always takes care of me on that day (and, she’s my little sister!) because she knows my family is a tad “forgetful”.  😉  As well as stamping, I love to cook and garden so this was a wonderful surprise to receive.  Thanks Jen!

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And now on to our winners!  Well – thank you to the two ladies who participated in last week’s challenge … I guess it was tougher than I thought!  :)  So, in gratitude to you both – I am forwarding you both into the end of the month prize drawing!

1.  Karen L

2.  Melissa SHB

I hope everyone will be back to play along in this week’s feminine challenge as we celebrate women and Mothers all around the world!

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Amusing Challenge – Happy Mother’s Day/feminine

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  I also have a special shout out to some wonderful women I know who aren’t moms and yet are an important part in nieces/nephews’ lives or are now the caregivers to their parents.  So, this week’s Amusing Challenge will be to celebrate Mother’s Day with feminine cards!   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.  May’s Prize Winner will receive a package of 100 Forget Me Not paper flowers from A Muse Studio.  They are being retired and have sold out so this is the only way to get a package of them!  To check out the Retirement Sale (we’re now at 35% off!) visit my website.

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Juliet, of Ballpoint Bliss,  is back again as a guest designer this week!  She was up stamping this week at my house and mentioned how one of our sets would be perfect for doing a Tim Holtz styled tag.  I think it turned out amazing and I can’t wait for you to see it too!   Charming Gardeners, from A Muse Studio, is on sale right now for 35% off during their Progressive Retirement Sale.

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amuse studio supplies:  Charming Gardeners stamp set (retiring), Happy word die, Even Taller Alphabet die set, Onyx cardstock

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I might as well crown Cyndi Queen of Fussy Cutting!  :)  She lovingly hand cut out all there flowers (and there are two layers popped up here) and numerous leaves.  Her work is always so delicate and beautiful.  I was almost ready to part with this retired Wild Rose amuse studio set until I saw her creation!

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amuse studio supplies:  Wild Rose stamp set (retired), Marigold, Grass, Sky blue ink

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I had a card class in my home this week featuring stamps that were retiring from A Muse Studio (well actually, I had 4 classes in two days which may be why I had to take a nap today!!).  I CASEd my talented and sweet upline Angi – she has such an eye for color combos and I love how she stamped only part of the background stamp.  Angi tends to inks her edges where I typically do not.  I happened to have an extra background piece that didn’t fully stamp for someone but I couldn’t bare to throw it away – and, I needed a Mother’s Day card.  I figured some heavy inking around the edges would help cover up and draw the eye away from any missed spots.  I have to say, I love the results.  I “may” become an edge inker yet!!

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amuse studio supplies:  Venetian Background stamp set (retiring),  You’re Too Kind stamp set (retiring), Handscripted stamp set (retiring), Pistacho, Mermaid, Sugar and Onyx Petite Pinstripe cardstock, Mermaid Ink, Toffee Twine, Copics

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PS.  Did you have a chance to enter the ongoing Amusing Challenge?  I can’t believe we only have two players – eeck!  You can find it 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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