Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Challenge 29 - TAKE TWO!

So, if you read my previous post you know that I was playing around with CAS-ual Friday's Challenge 29. It's a sketch and I was a little off the mark with my last card. Darn circles! Still a cute card though... This one is more true to the sketch. It was a fun card to create! It really pushed my limits. I am not used to so much 'vanilla space'. I have decided that it is very hard for me to use a neutral - white card base. Especially when there is so much of it peeking out. I am lovin' the challenges, they push me to try things that I might not otherwise do!

Ok, enough chit chat...I am racing to beat the washer. I have 'seconds' on my Christmas buffet tonight and a messy house. There is so much to do around here...AND WHO IS GOING TO PUT UP MY CHRISTMAS TREE?!

Supplies used to create this card include:
French Roast, Cherry and Vanilla Card Stock, Grass, Cranberry, and French Roast Ink, Cherry Twinkle Stickers, French Roast Bakers Twine, Cherry Felt, Corner Chomper, Nesties Scallop and Standard Circles Small, Scor-Pal*, Heart Trio Die, Stamps are from Tweet Heart, Swanky Backgrounds, and Polka Dot Patterns. All products from a*muse studio unless noted with *.

P.S. I am done blogging and the washer is still spinning! I WIN! Thanks for popping or hopping by. Yo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

CAS-ual Friday Sweet!

OK - So my rectangle turned circle and I debated playing in the CAS-ual Friday Challenge 29. After much debate with myself, myself won and I decided to enter it anyway! After all, it's just stamping right?! My focal image was on a rectangle and matted with both layers tucked under the scallop sentiment panel, but there was not enough contrast. I decided that I would pull off the image panel and cut it into a circle. With the cocoa mat between the main image panel and the sentiment panel I got the contrast I wanted. Much better! I decided to share it on CAS-ual Friday even though it morphed a little from the sketch. I think that you can tell the sketch was inspiration.

I am going to go try again now! I have another brand new a|s stamp set that I want to play with...let's see if I can get the rectangle this time. ;)

Thanks for hopping or popping by!

Supplies used to make this card include:
Cocoa, Shell, Vanilla and Bermuda Polka Dot Card Stocks, Vanilla Organdy Ribbon, Le Pouf, Diamond Glitter, and Cherry Twinkle Stickers, French Roast and Shell a|s inks, Memento Rich Cocoa, Corner Chomper, Scallop Scissors, Nesites Small and Large Circles and my brand new Sweet Love stamp set.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holly Berry Tag Kit November Hostess Bonus

I am finding that a*muse is full of surprises! It seems like each time a promotion ends and I think things are going to slow down, a|s has another trick up her sleeve! This month there are two promotions and they are both available from November 25-28th only. Over the Black Friday weekend, a*muse is offering a free package of 10 Black Shimmer Damask note cards to everyone who places an order on a qualified workshop. a|s is offering hostesses a set of these cards too! You can check out more about the Black Friday Promotion here. If you place and order with me between now and 11-28, I would be happy to help you get a set of cards. Just email your order and mention that you want the note cards. Black Friday weekend is the sweet spot this month because you can also take advantage of the Holly Berry Vine Holiday Tag Kit Hostess Bonus too!

Look at this awesome kit of product! Can you believe that my hostess got all that free - in addition to $50 in free product and a half price stamp set of her choice! Qualified November hostesses receive the Holly Berry Holiday Tag Kit in addition to a*muse studio's already very generous hostess benefits!

My hostess let me play with the stamps, ink and cherry tags from the Holly Berry Vine Holiday Tag Kit to make this card. It features the Holly Berry Vine stamp set and the sentiment is from Celebrate the Season. Papers are Cherry Polka Dot, Grass, French Roast, Candy Cane Stripe, and Twas the Night Before Christmas. Inks are Cherry, Grass and French Roast. I used Nesties Labels 4, Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large Dies. Now that is a fast and fabulous Christmas card that you could make multiples of in no time!

Alright, I gotta fly. I have a buffet to get ready for! Happy Christmas card stamping and thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wanna Host a Birthday Card Workshop?

I am playing in some challenges again with this card! I just love all the great games and inspiration available on the internet for us stampers!
This is a birthday card we will be making at Fayleen's Birthday Card Birthday Party! We are getting all of Fay's girlfriends and family together to make 3 birthday cards featuring a*muse studio products. It's going to be our 2 hours of happy, that is for sure!
This card features these a*muse studio products:
Toffee, Currant, Sky, Onyx and School Lined Card Stocks.
Sky, Slate, Currant, Lemon Whip and French Roast Ink.
Stamps from Rock Star and Essential Sentiments.
Circle Punches.
That's it! with a*muse studio, great cards can be made with just the basics: stamps, ink and paper.
Here are the challenges I am entering this card in:
For Your Inspiration Challenges
has this LOVER-LY photo inspiration challenge! Isn't that view AMAZING! I wish I was there.
CCEE Stampers 1146 is use 2 punches or use 2 dies. I used two punches.

Thank you for stopping by! Yo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nordic Snow Song

November 21st 12:30- 2:30 OR 7 - 9pm - Christmas Buffet - Come make various Christmas cards, tags and goodies. Various prices - You choose the projects you make.

I totally cased this card from one my upline Angi sent me. I used Nordic Noel and Sky Ink to stamp the snowflake over the Music Background stamped in French Roast on Sugar Shimmer. I embossed the snowflake with a*muse studio Sparkle Embossing Powder. In real life this card has a wonderful sparkle! This is one of many fun Christmas cards and projects you will find on my buffet. Wanna come make some fun holiday projects? Just email me!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun Felt - Thursday!

November 17th 12:30- 2:30 OR 7 - 9pm - Fun Felt Class - Come make a card, ornament, and stocking all with the wonderful luxury a*muse wool blend felt. $20. I am just so in love with the a*muse felt - yum! This little Christmas tree is perfect for decking your halls or to give as a gift for a special friend, teacher or co-worker!

This stocking is the perfect size for gift cards! How many of those to do you give every holiday season?! Here is the perfect way to make your gift stand out! Not to mention think of all the fun you will have making these cuties!
It's not all Christmas this time. I love this little mitten all winter long. The photo doesn't capture it really well, but that mitten is all stuffed and puffy and luxuriously soft! There is still time to RSVP for this neat class. Call or email so I know I need to cut pieces for you!

Monday, November 7, 2011

October Spotlight Ends 10-14 at 10:59 CST

Don't miss the great stamp sets and yummy Autumn Harvest Card Stock Assortment on sale this month! You can check out all of the details on my website here. If you want any of the Spotlight products be sure to email me or pick them up here BEFORE 10:59 CST on Monday October 14th.

Happy Stampin' yo!