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




Sketch Challenge: Snail & Co.

Today I’m participating in a sketch challenge over at Small Talk Mama.  This is a new series over at Small Talk Mama in conjunction with her “Mail it Monday” posts. This series is going to be FUN! I encourage you card makers out there to subscribe to her blog and participate! The sketch for this challenge looked like this:


And this is the card I created using the sketch as a reference…


For this card I pulled out the A Muse|Studio stamp set called Snail & Co…I used the grass image and the sentiment from the stamp set and then I used the largest butterfly in the A|S Butterfly Trio die set. All materials for this card are from A Muse|Studio. Despite the snow falling outside my window today, I was feeling a touch of Spring Fever coming on after looking through the new A Muse|Studio Spring Accessories Guide

So pop on over to Small Talk Mama to see some additional sketch card inspiration and then whip up a card of your own!! Sometimes using a sketch provided by someone else can help to relieve some of the design pressure and it gets your own creativity to flow.  Until next time…