Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July Decoration

Here's a super easy 4th of July project. I painted a piece of wood a beige color, then drilled some holes for the twill tape. I cut the word Freedom from the Cricut Stand and Salute cartridge in vinyl and applied it to the wood.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's your crafting style?

I've always been a minimalist at heart. When I was young, I kept my room clean and my toys were lined up by size. Now that I'm old, umm older my home also leans towards clean lines and a minimal amount of clutter with some funky accessories. Just like my cards.

So what's your crafting style and does it match other areas of your life?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day Card

I recently purchased the Cricut Everyday Popup Cards cartridge. The first thing I like to do is flip thru the booklet of images. The beer mug immediately stood out to me. This is a great image for a masculine card or you could use different colors and make it an ice cream float or soda.

Expression 2 and Everyday Popup Cards
Cardstock:black cardstock is A·Muse, others are from my stash
Tape: K & Co. from the Smash line

Happy Fathers Day!

A|S June Spotlight

A·Muse|Studio is starting a new feature where each month on the 15th they will shine a spotlight on a group of items. This spotlight features 5 stamps sets and a matching paper pack. All featured items are 10% off from June 15th to July 15th.

Here's the delicious details.
June 2011 Spotlight

Also, for a limited time, order the special Seaglass cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.

Seaglass Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:


I can't wait for summer weather to arrive in Oregon, but until it does I can dream of the beach and play with the A|S June Spotlight stamps. More projects with the featured items to come.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Black & White Swap

I made this card for a black and white swap. I wanted to give a bit of an edge to the card by using texture in the images and embellishments.
The mesh background has a wonderful frayed look to it and then I embossed the guitar and "You Rock".

The clear twinkle stickers were a little too shiny so I blasted it with a heat tool and it dulled down the finish. The twine was vanilla, but to go more with the feel of the card I ran it across an onyx ink pad and intentionally had some gaps where it's not all black.

All items are A·Muse:
Paper: Sugar & Onyx
Ink: Onyx & Versamark
Stamps" Rock Star & Mesh Background
Embossing Powder: White and heat tool
Other: Vanilla twine, clear twinkle stickers, and corner chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 10, 2011

A|S Blog Hop

I decided to stick with my usual style on this card. Less is more...or at least that's what I keep telling myself! To change up the design of the card, I decided to make the circles go slightly off the page and didn't center the circles. Crazy in my Type A way.  I think the embossing folder works really well with the Sushi & Wasabi stamps so there maybe more cards coming. Thanks for playing along!

I used mostly A|S products, available in my store:

Stamps: Sushi & Wasabi
Paper: Kraft, Sage, Grass Shimmer
Ink: Momento
Other: Oriental Weave embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Spica Glitter Pen, Circle & Scallop Circle dies by Spellbinder

Krystie Hersch
Lianna Vigil
Kellie Maggio
Kari Bell
Kristen Watson
Veronica Zalis
Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Lisa Wakabayashi
Karen Crisp
Kristie Hartfeil
You are here => Angie Schellenberg
Next ==> Heather Wroe

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another Challenge

This card is for a kissing challenge. No, not that kind! The stamping technique kind.

Check out a video by A Muse Studio below.

I inked the edges of the Vintage Sky paper with ink and then stamped the label and used the matching die.  Then I inked up my Woodgrain stamp and stamped the heart on the woodgrain to pick up the pattern and then stamped the heart on the Cherry paper and hand cut the heart. Make sense?

I used all A Muse Products that you can check out at my store.

Paper: Sky, Vintage Sky, Kraft, and Cherry
Stamps: Vintage Labels, Essential Sentiments, Woodgrain, and Hearts a Plenty
Ink: Sky and Onyx

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Day Late! Throwback Challenge

I made this cute notebook for the Throwback Challenge with Fabulous Finds on the Cricut Blog, but I thought that I had until today to post it, but the link is closed. LOL!  I thought I would go ahead and share it here anyway.

The notebook is a $1 deal from Craft Warehouse and then I used the UPcycle Paper and die cuts from Cosmo Cricket, sentiment and ribbon are from A·Muse along with cuts from Fabulous Finds. Almost forgot the polka dot tape from K & Co.'s Smash line.  I inked the pen with Chalk Ink to match.

I love lists so little notebooks are scattered around my house and car!

Have a good evening!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A·Muse|Studio Consultant June Blog Hop Winner!

Update: Carla is also an A|S consultant so she wanted me to pick another winner for the ink so the random number generator came up with comment 18 - Lela! Congrats, I'll contact you for your info soon.

The winner of the Momento ink pad is Carla! I'll be emailing you soon for your address.

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max:22 Result: 6.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Thanks a Latte

I made this card with the Imagine using the Imagine More Cartridge. The card was made in less than 5 minutes. Perfect for the last minute thank you note.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A·Muse|Studio Consultant June Blog Hop

Welcome to Gypsy Paperie! You should have come from Kari Kards.  If not, you can get to the start of the hop by going to Samantha's blog.  She will have the complete list of all the blogs in the hop.

The theme for this hop is DSP (designer series paper aka pattern paper). It's really easy to make your own pattern paper using stamps. I wanted to show an easy to make card that only used one color of cardstock. Kraft cardstock is very versatile and one of my faves.  I started by stamping the mesh background stamp in french roast and then stamped some leaves and flowers over top of the mesh. I'm addicted to the vintage labels stamp and matching dies so that was any easy choice.  A little twine wrapped around the sentiment keeps with the nature theme of the card.

Here's the run down on all the items I used.  All items are A·Muse|Studio.
Paper: Kraft Cardstock
Ink: Fern, French Roast, Current
Stamps: Mesh Background, Vintage Labels, Beautiful Botanicals, Beautiful Botanicals 2, Essential Sentiments
Ribbon: French Roast Twine
Die: Labels Die Set

I'm giving away a Black Momento Ink Pad to one lucky person that leave a comment on this post, you don't have to be a follower, but followers are always appreciated.  I'll use a random number generator to determine which comment wins so be sure to leave a way for me to contact you.  Comments will close at 3:00 on June 4th.  I also have a bonus gift for the first three people to place an order in my webstore! 

Next stop on the hop is Kelly's South Paw Paper Arts blog.  There's some blog candy to be given away along the hop so be sure to visit all the blogs and comment.