clean & simple sunday no. 133

Another cute Valentine to share using stamps from the A Muse Studio January Collection…

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For this card, I used the From the Heart stamp set out of the January Collection, both the sentiment and the arrow image. The wiener dog is from the Welcome to the Neighborhood stamp set and the balloon around his tail is from the Hooray stamp set.

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When you make a collage-style card, where you are grouping different images together, it’s fun to shop your stash and see what you have from different stamp sets that might go together. I knew I wanted to make a Valentine that incorporated this little Doxie image. We have a Doxie and I’m going to give this card to my husband, he’ll love it!

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This is our Dolly girl…Whenever Joe is sitting somewhere in the house, Dolly is on his lap. We call him the “dog magnet”. She LOVES being petted and insists on it!

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So this is the card for this week! I have more Valentines coming using this great new Collection from A Muse Studio!

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You can check out the Collection HERE in full color.

You can shop for A Muse Studio products through my secure shop HERE.

Thanks so much for taking a look today! You comments are always welcome ~ I love and so appreciate your feedback.

 

 

clean and simple sunday no. 132

So happy to be sharing my first post of the New Year! 2016 has brought a new home for A Muse Studio corporate headquarters, and a brand new January Collection!

The move of A|S headquarters over the last two weeks, from Seattle, WA to North Carolina was a complete success! Operations are up and running and ordering capability has resumed. As a special THANK YOU from A Muse Studio they’re offering customers a discount on orders placed between now and January 31st. Just use JANUARY10 as the discount code when you place you’re order!

The January Collection is full of fun! My C&SS cards this month will feature stamp sets from this cheerful, love-filled collection…

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This card features a January Collection stamp set called FROM THE HEART. I used a plain, sugar base card and stamped on some of the stitched hearts using berry ink. I stamped off on some scrap paper once, then stamped onto my card base to give the hearts a lighter application. The BE MINE was stamped in the berry ink full strength. I stamped the sentiment on some cherry petite pinstripe card stock and then added a layer of onyx card stock as a mat and an onyx twinkle sticker to emphasize the BE MINE.

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You can view or download a copy of the entire January Collection, just click HERE and save it to your computer.  You can shop anytime, 24/7 through my secure web store:  http://www.amusestudio.com/stampshop

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There will be many more cards to share this month—until next time…

 

clean & simple sunday no. 131

It’s another clean and simple Sunday here on CheckerberryLane and today I wanted to share an idea for a clean and simple Christmas ornament…

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I used the maple tags from A Muse Studio as a base for the ornaments. These are round, flat disks of sanded maple and they give a nice weight to the ornaments. The snowflakes were cut out of coaster board using the Snowflake Trio Too dies (the largest die). The coaster board has a subtle texture and it’s thicker than regular card stock.

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These ornaments have a very natural look to them, especially if you add the white button and the natural twine as a hanger. You can certainly color and sparkle these ornaments up with Copics, Splash! ink, glitter and twinkle stickers, but I chose to leave mine natural.

These would be pretty on any Christmas tree, as a cute package tie-on or even to give as a gift! If you’d like to make some, I’ve created a printable tutorial you can download for free.

Download the free tutorial right HERE

All products used to make these ornaments (except for the hot glue gun) are A Muse Studio and you can order the supplies HERE. They’ll ship USPS priority flat rate mail, right to your door, anywhere in the U.S.A. Our BLACK FRIDAY SALE continues through December 7th while supplies last. Take advantage of steep discounts on some super cute stamp sets and stamp+die bundles!

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Please note: A Muse Studio headquarters is moving to North Carolina. As a result, the last day of shipping in 2015 will be Dec 18th. Please have all orders for Christmas delivery into A Muse Studio by December 17th. You can still place orders with A|S after 12/17, however they will not ship out until the first week in January, 2016, when operations are back up and running. Thanks so much for your patience! Congratulations and Happy New Year to A Muse Studio!!

 

Black Friday Sale!

blackfridayfancyboxA Muse Studio is getting in on the Black Friday specials and if you love A|S you’ll want to have a look! Steep discounts on some cute stamp sets and some come bundled with the matching dies.

Check out the BLACK FRIDAY SALE FLYER!

You can shop the sale through my webstore at:

http://www.amusestudio.com/stampshop

This sale is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST through December 7th. Enjoy!

Clean & Simple Sunday No. 130

There’s a seasonable nip in the air this morning on Checkerberry Lane and although I’m not in any hurry to have snow, this stamp set was calling to me…  A Muse Studio’s Flaky Friends

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The blush, cherry and sky color palette adds to the whimsy of this winter-themed/holiday card and the lack of front sentiment makes me want to open it!  The matching die set makes cutting out the snowman and those adorable mittens, a total snap! I used the little snowflake images from the set to create the falling snow background on the base card, stamping them in sky ink. I used Copic markers to color in the snowman elements and some left over bunny bums from one of the spring collections to create the snowballs. A little wrap of peppermint twine finishes off the design.

I hope you feel inspired to enjoy a little stamping fun today.

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You can order all of the products I used to create this card, out of our Holiday Catalog.  For more fun, stamping inspiration from A Muse Studio, and to shop anytime 24/7 with delivery right to your door:  http://www.amusestudio.com/stampshop.

Clean & Simple Sunday No. 129 – November Collection!

October was the kick off for “craft fair season” here on Checkerberry Lane… I participated in three different craft fairs during October and have two more to go, one in November and one in December, here in Connecticut.

This is a peek at my craft fair display… it actually looks a little bit different at every fair depending on what I’m offering for sale and if the fair provides a table or if I bring my own. Those vintage suitcases help to draw in customers as well as that cute banner…it makes my display feel like a party!

So that’s what has been keeping me busy the last few weeks, but I’m back today with another Clean and Simple Sunday card this week, featuring a stamp set from our new NOVEMBER Collection

This stamp set is called Forest Friends… so adorable and sweet! It comes with quite a few outline images of different forest animals, two evergreen trees and several sentiments.

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I colored in the images in my sample using my Copic markers and then used the corresponding dies to die cut the images. I also used the landscape dies + the scalloped border dies and a wrap of peppermint baker’s twine to finish it off.

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All products from the November Collection are now available to order through my secure web store – amusestudio.com/stampshop

You can order items from the November Collection from today straight through until November 30th at midnight. Orders ship directly to your door, anywhere in the USA.

Thanks for sharing part of your day with me!  See you again soon!

 

clean and simple sunday no. 128

Hello! I’m back again this Sunday with another Clean & Simple post, this time showcasing TWO cards instead of one since there are so many fabulous new stamp sets from the A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog that I want to share…

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This first card features our new stitched circle dies + the brand new pinking circle dies and images from the Halloween in our Town stamp set. The sentiment is from the Spooky Girlfriend stamp set.

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This card features poinsettia images from the Holiday Greenery stamp set, with a sentiment from Christmas in our Town.

If you have questions about supplies used on these cards please leave them in the comments. I’m always happy to answer questions about stamping and A Muse Studio products. Thanks for taking a look today!  Until next time…