clean & simple sunday no. 118

Back this week with another clean & simple Sunday card, participating in a new challenge over at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog, this time using a set from the brand new A Muse Studio-February Monthly Collection…


This stamp set is called Happiness Blooms, and it sure does when you pair this stamp set with watercolor!
I stamped the tulip pitcher image using archival black ink on piece of watercolor paper. I used my waterbrush and A|S Splash! inks in grapefruit, lime, winter sky and slate to color in the image outline. A simple wrap of twine is the only embellishment this week. I popped up the watercolored panel from the shell card base using 3D foam squares and chomped the upper right corner to finish it off.

You can browse the FEBRUARY MONTHLY COLLECTION flyer right HERE. The items in this collection will only be available for a short time— order by February 28th at midnight to get the items you want! You can order right HERE anytime you like, items ship right to your door, anywhere in the U.S.

Thanks for having a look this week! Head on over to the CAS-ual Friday’s Blog to see more watercolor card inspiration…  until next time!

World Card-Making Day is HERE! Let’s CELEBRATE!

World card-making day has arrived!! Let’s celebrate with some great stamp sets at $5 each
(while supplies last)! Order early for the best selection and before we sell out!!

(Last year all of the sets were gone by 10 AM!)


You can place your order through my secure web store and your products will ship right to your door…  HERE is a flyer to print out so you have all of the item #’s in case you need them or would like a closer look at what’s available.

I hope you’ll celebrate the joy of card-making and spend some time with your stamps today! 🙂

Enjoy and I’ll be back tomorrow with another clean and simple Sunday card…


A|S Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, CT


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.

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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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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clean & simple sunday no. 106

A little late with my post this week but better late than never, right!?

This week I have big news!! A Muse Studio is holding an Every Day is a Holiday Sale!!  That means 40% OFF select stamp sets during the month of August, while supplies last. I’ve attached a flyer to this post right HERE so you can have a closer look at this fabulous sale—don’t miss out on any of these must have stamp sets—get ’em before they’re gone!

One of the sets featured in the sale offerings is the Hark! set from last year’s holiday catalog… I really love this clean and simple angel stamp set and the sentiments are lovely too so the clean & simple design for this week features a card design using an image and sentiment from this very set!

DSC_0317 copyI stamped an angel in Versamark ink and did some gold heat embossing on a winter sky card base. The sentiment is stamped in cherry ink on a white panel and I added a wrap of cherry and white baker’s cording to embellish.

I’m going to have a few more ideas this month, using stamp sets featured as part of this terrific sale! I hope you’ll check back soon or subscribe in the right margin of my blog… it’s completely free and you’ll never miss a post!  Thanks for stopping in today!  Until next time…  Kris V.