Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring is in the Air

So.... what do you think... I am head-over-heals for the new A Muse Clouds paper. It comes in
8 1/2 x 11 sheets so the sky's the limit for creative fun (sorry for the pun)! And what better
"silver lining" than a rainbow shooting from the Clouds. Of course, to get a rainbow, you must have the Sun and this one is sparkling bright with a bit of Yellow Stickles. I had the most fun making this cheerful card and hope to brighten some one's day with it soon! Be sure to check out the rest of the A Muse Creative Team for Day 3 of our Woodland Critter feature, and of course, A Muse News for even more crafty ideas! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Stamps: A Muse- Clouds, Sun, Tiny Butterfly, Tiny Bird, Silver Lining
Ink: A Muse Black Dye ink
Paper: A Muse 8 1/2 x 11- Clouds, 4-bar notecards- Swiss red, Paprika, Papaya, Lime Peel, Blueberry and Blackberry
Supplies: A Muse Polka dot Swiss red ribbon, Nestabilities, Quickutz,Yellow Stickles, Copic markers, Spica Glitter pen, Foam adhesives

Woodland Friends

Welcome to Day 2 of the A Muse Woodland Critters feature! I just love the cute little Squirrel image! A little masking, and viola, there he is perched upon the Tree Stump! To make things a bit easier, I only cut a mask to cover his bottom half- no need to cut his curly, swirly tail! In keeping to squirrl-y theme, I stamped Acorn in Tangelo ink on to a background of, yes, did you notice, Apricot paper. This yummy NE W color comes in 8 1/2 x 11" and offers so much versatility for sizes and styles of paper crafting! Now look carefully, can you find a 2nd new paper, hmmmmm, you guessed a NEW woodgrain, Birch wood, also in 8 1/2 x 11! Be sure to check out A Muse News and all the individual Creative Team blogs for further commune with nature. It's ALWAYS a Stampin' Good Time! Take care.
Stamps: A Muse- Squirrel, Acorn, Nuts about you
Ink: A Muse black dye ink, Memento Tangelo
Paper: A Muse 8 1/2 x 11 Apricot, Birch wood, 4-bar notecard- Paprika
Supplies: A Muse Grosgrain Stich ribbon in sky blue, Nestabilities, Copics, McGill Vintage label punch, Sakura white gel pen, foam adhesives

Monday, March 29, 2010

Crawling Critters

Hello! Hello! I'm so excited to get a chance to blog this morning and share some eye candy with you! From today, March 29th until Thursday, April 1st (I just can't believe it is already April) the A Muse Creative Team will be featuring a cute category of stamps that have been deemed "Woodland Creatures!" While the images are not brand spakin' new be sure to watch closely because you are definitely going to see some new goodies each day! You will definitely want to check out A Muse News for new and exciting ideas, as well as, the Creative Teams individual blogs for some Woodland goodness!

So.... do you notice anything new on my card featuring the caterpillar, snail, and dandelion images? It may be a bit hard to see in my less than adequate natural lighting but, yes, indeed that is a new 8 1/2 x 11 paper color. I am beyond pleased to introduce Watermelon!!!! It truly is completely yummy and possibly my new favorite color. It is a gorgeous vivid pink with just a splash of coral- my mouth just waters thinking about it! This design, also, features a fun tool by Martha Stewart- Shredding Scissors- don't they make some cute, quirky grass! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Stamps: A Muse- caterpillar, snail, dandelion, just sittin' here
Ink: A Muse Black Dye Ink, Memento London Fog, Bamboo Leaves
Paper: A Muse- 8 1/2 x 11- Woodgrain, Watermelon, Petite Gingham in Grass, notecard- Chiffon Blue
Supplies- A Muse Stitched Grosgrain in Papaya, Copic markers, MS Shredding Scissors, scallop oval punch- Marvy Uchida, white flocking, Sakura Quickie glue pen