color challenge wednesday no. 30

Color Challenge Wednesday No. 30 – A Muse Studio—Mermaid, Sage & Apricot…


Such a fresh, happy color scheme…pulls you right out of the winter doldrums with the colors of grass, sky and sunshine!

For this card I chose a base card in Mermaid with a surface panel in Sage. I stamped some flower images from the Beautiful Botanicals 2 stamp set in both Sage and Mermaid inks on a sugar panel and then the sentiment was stamped on a strip of Apricot card stock in black ink. The sentiment comes from the Love Machines stamp set. You’ve probably noticed this one a lot lately… I like the clean font style and I’ve been using it on lots of cards!


The crowning touches are a bit of twine tied in a bow and a dash of glitter on the stamped images using my Quickie Glue Pen and some prisma glitter. The glitter really creates a WOW factor on this one and its such an easy way to bring any card design up a notch. I hope you’ve enjoyed a bit of color inspiration—give this combo a try!

Until next time…


color challenge wednesday no. 24

This week, I used the Love Machines stamp set to create the color challenge card shown here…

The colors for this week’s challenge include a medium gold, light yellow-green and light blue-green (A|S colors: squash, sky and wasabi). I stamped each of the robots in a different ink color – wasabi, sky and squash – and then punched them out of the white cardstock with my 1-1/4″ square punch. I stamped the sentiment on another square in Memento black. I arranged the four squares on a sky panel cut to 3×3-1/2″. I added a small, wasabi scallop to the bottom of the sky mat and wrapped around some onyx & white baker’s twine as my embellishment before attaching the stamped panel to the base card with foam squares.

This color combination is even more wonderful in person! I think its the contrast between the deep, warm tone of the squash cardstock in contrast to the fresh, lighter pastel colors. I can picture this on father’s day cards, birthday cards, baby cards, and floral cards of all types… love it!  Give it a try this week and let me know what you think! Send me a photo of your creation and I’ll feature it here!

clean & simple sunday #35

Happy Sunday!! Today I’m excited to share a clean and simple design I created using the A|S Love Machines stamp set…

This stamp set will be great for the little boy birthdays in my family as well as some cute valentines. There are many different shaped robots in this set and several very cute sentiments. I know I’ll get a lot of mileage out of this one stamp set.

For this particular design I paired Lido (out of the Venetian color palette) with Navy. This combination is even more striking in person, the photo makes the navy look black so it doesn’t do the actual color combination justice. I used a couple of small navy buttons as the embellishment on this card and stamped the little robot in Seattle ink. A cute and simple card, great to have on hand should my son get an invitation to a birthday party last minute!!