Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Party Like It's A Muse Release Day

How fun is this image! Having pre-teen daughter and a younger daughter who likes Hannah Montana, I wall thrilled to see Rockin' Girl with this Back-to-school release! I have tons of different ideas for this rocker and I'm sure the rest of the Muses have awesome samples for their a muse-bouche today. For this possible party invitation, I used a glue pad and some fushia glitter to create the background with Tin plate. It reminded me of a state background. The rocker is "glittered-up" with Stickles and a bit of Glossy Accents (for a time saver, the Glossy Accents could be replaced with a Clear Spica pen.) The finishing touch, the new sentiment "party like a rockstar" with a star twinkle sticker to accent the exclamation point. Truly a simple, fun card! Be sure to check out you lss to purchase these, as well as, all of the other new BTS & Mandy's World stamps. Don't have a lss that carries A Muse- well, ask them "why not" or check out the A Muse website. It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Are you full yet?

I certainly hope not! Are you enjoying all the samples of these new A Muse goodies? Today, I've made a card featuring the new Football player and Cheerleader images. The Way to Go sentiment comes from a brand new acrylic set called "Sports Clear set." Truly it will take care of all of your sport sentiment needs! Be sure to check out what the rest of the A Muse Creative Team has designed with these fun stamps! Well, one more day of previews. How long is YOUR wish list- teeheehee! It's ALWAYs a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Stamps:Football player, Cheerleader, Sports Clear set, Fancy Borders set
Notecards: Palm, Papaya
Copic markers, Uniball Signo White Gel pen, black brad from AC

Delusions of Grandeur...

I had every intension of making 2 cards for today- 1 for the A muse-bouche and one for the August A Muse Lounge Challenge- Ink it Up- "to create something using any of your A Muse stamps that you have never used before." Well, there were plenty of un-inked stamps from this latest release and I was just itching for a chance to use this little Mandy Mermaid! Needless to say, I gave in to temptation and made my August challenge card first. One thing lead to another and I did not have time for an A muse-bouche card (feature some different images of the cutie, Mandy.) Never fear, though, I do have cards for the next 2 days of sneaks, so be sure to check back!

So...there are actually 4 stamps on this card that I had never inked- Mermaid girl, fin-tastic day, Treasure chest and the little fishy from the Oval frame set. Something else different for me on this card- No Copics! Another Muse (my stamping/instructing idol, no less) shared with us that she had left her coloring materials (Copics included) at home while on her way to a weekend stamping gathering. It made me think about what I would do if I didn't have my Copics. I always loved my colored pencils. They are an awesome tool that have been sadly neglected since I started "collecting" my beloved markers. So I decided to give them a turn and am so glad that I did. Not better results just different and it there was something very satisfying coloring this cute little gal! Although it is difficult to see in the photo, the little mermaid's tail and hair are super sparkle-y thanks to my favorite Star Dust Stickles.

Be sure to check out the 4th Day of a muse-bouches shared with the other Muses today. Mandy is definitely a gal worth blog hopping. Also, be sure to check out the A Muse blog today to find out about the wonderful artist of these darling images. It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Would you like another serving?

I've most certainly said this before but one of my favorite things about A Muse images are their versatility! One of my favorite stamps from the Back-t0-school release is Solid Apple for that very reason. I have had such fun playing with this image. Not only can it be used for a school theme but most certainly autumn cards, recipe projects, you name it. Besides that apples can be red, yellow, green, even a metallic gold for the holidays. Fun, creative stuff! The background for this apple was made by weaving ribbons and adhering them behind a cut out square on this beautiful Papaya notecard. I used both A Muse's stitched grosgrain and sheer black ribbons. There is, also, a little piece or 2 of May Arts black gingham to add interest. This card came together super quickly- just perfect to put together the night before school. Be sure to check the other blogs listed here for more A muse-bouche. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Stamps: solid apple, you make a difference
Notecard: Papaya
Ribbon: black sheer, black stitched grosgrain, May Arts black gingham

Saturday, August 1, 2009


MANDY!!!! How cute is she! Created by our own Amanda at A Muse headquarters! These little gals are so fun to stamp and color and go with many of the existing stamps to make little scenes such as this one. Be sure to check the blogs of the other participating Muses to see other sides of Mandy!

Edited: I just noticed that I didn't mention the wonderful new sentiment that I used on this card- "may your day be filled with sparkles & sunshine"- just love this!

Stamps: Bubble girl, sparkles & sunshine, grass,sun, flower doodles
Notecards: Palm, Papaya, Kitchen orange
ribbon- Popsicle pink stitched grosgrain
Copic markers
Stardust stickles