Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Newly Hatched Release and a Contest!!

Hello all of you A Muse fans! Just wanted to let you know that the latest release, Newly Hatched is up and running on the website. You will want to be sure to check out the A Muse news blog, also. Can we say "fun contest!"

Need instant gratification- be sure to check you lss to see if they already have the Newly Hatched stamps. If not, see if they are willing to put together an order. I like to do this because first, it supports a local brick and mortar store and secondly, it saves me money on shipping!

Wishing you fun Time and inky fingers! Take care!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Another Tidbit

Trying to play catch up after being gone this weekend but I had 1 more pre-prepared sample for the Newly Hatched amuse bouche! Aren't this images and sentiments fun. One thing that I {{{{{love}}}}} about A Muse images is how versatile they are! One example of this is how I used this adorable Baby Line stamp that I was already part of my collection with the brand new Spit happens sentiment. For being so little, babies sure can produce a lot of dirty laundry. Of course, I am so thankful for my washer and dryer- I would have hated to think about hanging clothes out to dry at the rate my little ones went through clothes! Hats off to any of you that had clothes lines when your kids were little!

Notecards by A Muse- Robin's egg blue, Yellow Chiffon, A Muse ribbon- Surf stitched grosgrain, and micro Twinkle stickers. Die cuts- Nestabilities, colors- Copic markers

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Second helpings...

So were yesterday's peaks yummy or what? I had such fun perusing the list of Creative Team members blogs and finding so much creative inspiration for future cards and classes! Pure fun!
Today I am sharing a card I made using 2 new images from the Newly Hatched release. I am not typically a distresser but I am a huge fan of vintage baby memorabilia- baby books, baby cards, florist planters- I love them all. The adorable Plaid Bassinet reminded me of this look. After stamping it in a sepia dye-based ink (Marvy Uchida, I believe) I took a watercolor brush and drew out a bit of the sepia ink before adding some watercolored pink and blue via the direct from ink pad method (Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue dye based inks.) I felt the bassinet looked empty and since I absolutely adored the Star is Born sentiment I decided to use this little Falling Star image was just the thing. You often would find bits of glitter bling (love vintage glitter looks, too) so I added a touch to the little falling star. All paper edges were sponged with the sepia ink and a tiny bow of Cabana Blue stitched grosgrain topped it off. This was so fun to make! Stay tuned for more samples from this sweet collection! Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers this weekend! Take care!

Notecards by A Muse- Chiffon pink, Sky Blue, Vintage brown; ribbon by A Muse- Cabana Blue stitched grosgrain; glitter Art Glitter Stardust

Friday, April 17, 2009

Amuse bouche?

Oui, oui, oui! While most of us are still reeling and squealing with delight over the Love Blooms release, the creative, talented and just plain ole hardworking gals at A Muse have done it again- a new release of MUST HAVE images! To tantalize your rubber appetites, the Creative Team is beginning today with a small smackeral of stamping yumminess! Be sure to check out the links to the left to see even more wonderful newness!

So... how many new images do can you find on this card? The answer- THREE! I have masked the super cute Kokeshi doll to place the Bamboo (stamped twice) as a background- perfect for an Asian theme. The 3rd new image is the Sakura flower- cut out and enhanced with glittering goodness! I really think this sentiment adds to the Asian theme and what better way to assure "good luck"- a happy little "cricket"- aka grasshopper colored in browns.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a second helping of Amuse bouche! Wishing you fun Times and inky fingers! Take care!

Notecards: Madeira green, French Roast, Popsicle pink (a muse); ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud; ribbon- sheer palm (a muse); Copic markers

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

With Sympathy

I don't know if most of you know it but like so many stampers, I began my stamping passion with SU. Tonight I found out that my sister stamper and SU up-line, Beckie and her six children, lost their husband and father to a sudden illness. If you would like, I would welcome you in joining me to send thoughts and prayers to Beckie and her family during this difficult time.