Stamp out Breast Cancer 2014

A Muse|Studio is back again this October with their promotion to help STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER!

A Muse Studio is pleased to announce that they are continuing their Stamp Out Breast Cancer awareness campaign again this year. To promote breast cancer awareness, A|S is giving away FREEFight like a Girl” stamp sets all month long.

Each Fight Like a Girl stamp set includes a “push-pin” stamp that women can use to stamp their calendar each month to serve as a reminder to do a self-exam, which is so critical for early detection. There will also be information on breast health included with each stamp set.

The stamp set must be ordered through my web store and will have a $3 shipping and handling fee per set. Pass a link to this post along to your stamping friends so they can get their free stamp set and help STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER, too!


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A Muse|Studio Creative Consultant
Glastonbury, CT

World Card Making Day with A Muse Studio

Hey ladies, I have a great promotion to announce from A Muse|Studio!
We’re celebrating up big for World Card Making Day…

World Card Making Day is Saturday, October 4th. This is a great opportunity to get together with your friends and share the joy of paper-crafting, the wonderful products from A Muse Studio and a promotion that can’t be beat! All weekend long, you will be able to purchase 5 fabulous stamp sets for only $5 each.

SVSB031 Harvest Moon
SVSC034 Mister Bones
SHMG025 Cup of Good Cheer
SVSA033 Merry Little Christmas
SVSG039 On the Menu


PROMOTION DETAILS | Sale begins at midnight Eastern time, October 3rd, and ends at 11:59pm Eastern time, October 5th, 2014.  While supplies last. Shop early for best selection! You can shop securely through my web store and A|S will ship right to your door anywhere in the U.S.

clean & simple sunday no. 112

Back today for another clean and simple Sunday card design featuring the Thankful for You and You’re My Fave stamp sets…


I had a little bit of fun with the stamping on this one… I didn’t want a solid colored leaf image, so I put the maple leaf image on the block and then took out a few Tombow markers (912, 933 and 126) and colored directly on the red rubber. I then lightly spritzed it with water and stamped it onto my sugar card stock panel.  I stamped the sentiment “enjoy” in Versamark ink and dusted it with onyx embossing powder before heat setting it with my heat tool. A few wraps of toffee twine complete the card.

I love the bold, black sentiment against the stark background and the flash of color from the leaf image!  Anyway, a quick and simple card for this first Sunday in Autumn.


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A Muse|Studio Creative Consultant
Glastonbury, CT

clean & simple sunday no. 110

I know the kids are back in school and all of the holiday stamping catalogs are releasing this month, but the weather has it still feeling like summer here in New England! I used a couple of oldie but goodie stamp sets for my clean and simple card this week— Snail & Co. + Life’s A Breeze…I’ll have lots of holiday card inspiration for you in the coming weeks, but for now I’m not quite ready to put summer away!


Starting with a sky panel, I stamped the grass image from the Snail & Co. set using grass ink, added a torn strip of pebble card stock and then stamped a little crab from the Life’s A Breeze stamp set in apple ink. I stamped the sentiment (also from Life’s a Breeze) in seattle ink on a strip of sugar card stock and cut the little fish tail with scissors before popping it up on the stamped panel with some foam adhesive.

Just looking at this card makes me want to go to Cape Cod…(smile)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


A Muse Studio Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, Connecticut




A Muse Studio HOLIDAY Catalog now available!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Labor Day weekend and to keep the happiness and excitement going I’m sharing a card that I made with products from the NEW A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog! You can download a FREE COPY right HERE!


The stamp sets I used for this clean and simple holiday card were the new Snowflakes set + the Wishing You the Merriest set. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of cherry pinstripe in cherry ink, the panel itself cut using the Labels 8 die set. The snowflakes were stamped in sage and winter Sky ink on a sugar base card. I decorated the sentiment panel with a bit of lime chevron ribbon and a cherry button before adding it to the base card with 3D foam squares. Very easy to duplicate for holiday card-making!!

This wonderful new catalog has great stamp sets for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas! It’s not to soon to start thinking about a design for your own holiday cards this year. For more inspiration I’m working on cards for another Holiday Card Series, coming up later this month—you won’t want to miss it!


Holiday Hoopla! is also in full swing! As a Hostess during September and October you can earn extra hostess dollars + an exclusive stamp set! Please contact me if you live in CT and would like to book a workshop! I have a few dates available and would love to meet your friends!

Too busy to do a workshop?! —–You can earn hostess dollars and a free stamp set too, if you make a purchase of $150 or more—please contact me so I can place your order personally and get you those extras!!


This is also one of the best times ever to become an A Muse Studio creative consultant! If you’ve been thinking about ways to earn extra money for Christmas or a Spring vacation, or even to just pay your bills or support your hobby, this is a fun way to add income! A Muse Studio is offering an amazing deal on the Starter Kit, but it’s only available until the end of September.  Check it out and please contact me if you have any questions about it! I’m growing my team and near or far, I would love to make you a part of the fun!


A Muse Studio Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, CT
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Butterfly birthday {with a grunge background}…

I was thinking about the grunge background technique I learned at the recent A Muse Studio Consultant Conference out in Santa Fe, NM during one of the creative sessions, and I tried using it to create this pretty, butterfly birthday card. DSC_0333 copy

For this technique, I took a square of vanilla cardstock and stamped the script background stamp from A|S in mushroom ink onto the vanilla panel. I then took my wheat ink pad and smudged it around on top of the script panel to create that grunge background. I layered this piece onto a panel of mushroom card stock that I cut out with my label 1 die from Spellbinders, and wrapped it with a length of toffee twine.  The large butterfly I cut with my butterfly trio die set, using the largest of the three sizes. I embellished with a row of clear twinkle stickers to add some shine. The birthday sentiment is from our new Birthdays Inside and Out stamp set, and I stamped this in mushroom ink, right on that shell base card.

I think the grunge background technique adds a shabby-chic touch to this color scheme and overall card design; a little different for me, but I do like the resulting card. I hope you’ll give this grunge technique a try—just pull out a background stamp, create a panel and then smoosh a neutral ink pad color onto the panel and enjoy the results!

I welcome and appreciate your comments!  Thanks so much for having a look at my card design!


You can pick up all of the supplies I used to create this card right HERE.
Just click on that link and it will take you to my A Muse Studio website where you can
SHOP in the upper right hand corner!

A Muse|Studio Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, Connecticut

clean & simple sunday no. 109 + announcements

Hey there folks, I’m back today with another clean & simple Sunday design, this time featuring a couple of different stamp sets to create this cute, baby card…


I pulled out Friends Fur-Ever (for the bear image) + Little Peanuts (for the sentiment) + a few Copic markers. I stamped the bear with Memento black ink and colored him in, keeping it really simple with just brown and pink Copic markers. I added a strip of sage card stock that I clipped with my scissors to make it look like grass, before attaching it to the stamped panel. I added a folded over chevron ribbon in lime (which I stapled into place) and a little bermuda button (which covers the staple) to the top, and then rounded the corners of this little panel with my Corner Chomper tool before attaching it to my sky base card with foam adhesive. I stamped the little sentiment with Seattle ink.

This was a fun, quick baby card, using some very versatile stamp sets, for a sweet, clean & simple design.


A couple of announcements…

This is the last week to cash in on the great deals from the Every Day is a Holiday promotion! You can check out this flyer and order through my Stamp Shop at  THIS LINK, to take advantage of this great 40% off sale which is still on, while supplies last, until August 31st.

HOLIDAY HOOPLA IS COMING!!  That’s right— September 1st brings the brand new Holiday Catalog + the Holiday Hoopla event, great for hostesses since Hostesses can earn an exclusive stamp set absolutely free, in addition to the increased hostess rewards. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a workshop during the promotion period which runs 9/1 through 10/31, my calendar is filling up fast and I only have a few dates left!

Until next time…


A Muse Studio Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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