Friday, October 26, 2012

Singular Sensation Challenge

I have the honor of hosting a challenge over at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog.

The challenge this week is to make a single layer card with one color plus the use of white or black! 

Here's one of the examples I made.  Play along and enter on the Challenge blog for a chance to win the Rock Star stamp set!

The challenge ends October 27th at 11:59 PM (MST).

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Here's to the Red, White, and Blue Challenge

It's been a long time since I've posted any new cards!  Here's a red, white, and blue card that I made for the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog.  Click on this link to play along.

I'm off to clean my neglected craft room...

Happy stamping!

Monday, April 30, 2012

The A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog

Hello all, I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to participated in the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog.  You can check it out at  There’s a group of fabulously talented ladies that post a new challenge every two weeks to keep your creative mojo going and oh there’s prizes too!

Hope you play along!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Card Series–Day 6

Happy Easter everyone! Here’s the final Easter Card.

Wondering why I’ve made 50 Easter cards?  They are going into gift bags that will be given to local hospice patients.  My mom is a volunteer for hospice and is working on the gift bags so I like to contribute by making all the cards.


Sorry for the off kilter pic. 

I used the negative cut from the grass die for this card.

All A Muse Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: egg-stravaganza
  • Dies: egg die & positioner and grass die
  • Cardstock: kraft, lemon, and grass
  • Ink: onyx, and sky

Happy crafting!  Hope you are able to spend that day with the ones you love.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Card Series–Day 5

Here’s the next Easter Card.


The little chick makes another appearance!  How cute is the “to one of my favorite PEEPS!” sentiment?

All A Muse Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: for peep’s sake
  • Cardstock: sugar, grapefruit, and pistachio
  • Copics – sorry, I forgot to write down the colors I used
  • Onyx and white bakers twine

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Card Series–Day 4

Here’s the next Easter Card.


It’s the bunny again!

All A Muse Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: for peep’s sake
  • Cardstock: sugar, grapefruit, and pistachio
  • Copics – sorry, I forgot to write down the colors I used
  • Onyx and white bakers twine

Happy crafting!


April Studio Spotlight

April showers bring May flowers.  I hope!  My neck of the woods has had more than its share of rain lately.  I’m ready for it to be sunny so I can get outside.



2012.03.31.039Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Easter Card Series–Day 3

Here’s the next Easter Card.
I was itching to use the new chevron stamp set!  As you can tell from my blog design I heart chevrons.  Winking smile
To make the eggs, I stamped the pattern on to the cardstock and then used the die positioner to mark where to put the die and ran it thru my Big Shot.  If you are having problems with your dies shifting when you place the top plate on your sandwich, use a little washi tape to hold it in place.
I also used some thin pop dots and slightly thicker pop dots to add some dimension to the eggs.
All A Muse Supplies Used:
  • Stamps: egg-stravaganza
  • Dies: egg die & positioner
  • Cardstock: kraft, buttercup, and orange
  • Ink: onyx, bubblegum, orange, and sky
Happy crafting!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Series–Day 2

Here’s the next Easter Card.


Another cute stamp from the for peep’s sake set.  The inside just says “Happy Easter”.

All A Muse Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: for peep’s sake
  • Cardstock: sugar and petite polka dot in sage
  • Copics – sorry, I forgot to write down the colors I used
  • Onyx and white bakers twine

Happy crafting!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter is coming!

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I have been busy making cards.  Easter cards to be exact.  Over the next few days I’ll post a series of Easter cards.  I just completed 50 cards, but I won’t bore you with all of them just my favs!


I think the stamp is adorable and wanted to keep things on the CAS side.  The inside just says “Happy Easter”.

All A Muse Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: for peep’s sake
  • Cardstock: sugar and petite polka dot in buttercup
  • Copics – forgot to write down the colors I used


Happy crafting!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Happy Birthday A Muse Studio


A Muse wants to share the celebration with you!


A Muse has is offering an exclusive birthday stamp set called Best Year Ever!  The only way you can get this stamp set is by hosting a qualifying workshop during the month of March, but that’s not all!  When a customer places an order of $25.00 or more during the qualifying workshop they’ll also receive a pack of A Muse note cards.


Need an excuse to spend some time with your girlfriends and do some stamping?  Just contact me to schedule your workshop!

Happy stamping!


Friday, March 2, 2012

March Studio Spotlight

It’s time to celebrate A Muse Studio’s first birthday!  I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

This months spotlight is all about birthdays.


Contact me if you would like to know how to make any of these projects or if you would like to place an order or have host a workshop. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Keep Calm and Stamp On!


This is one of my favorite stamps at the moment!  So fun and simple with so many options.


The stamp also look amazing embossed.

All items A Muse.

  • Cardstock: grape and kraft
  • Ink: grape
  • Stamps: stamp on

Happy stamping!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Robots and Boys

Here’s a sweet birthday card for a little boy.


All items are A Muse.

  • Cardstock: pistachio and sugar
  • Ink: pistachio and Seattle
  • Stamps: love machines (robots) and mod backgrounds 2

Happy stamping!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Studio Stampers February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Studio Stampers February blog hop. If you are joining us in the hop you should have
come from Lianna, if not why not start at the beginning with Karen?


I couldn’t wait to use the new Venetian pattern cardstock to make a fun thank you card.  I pop dotted the butterfly to make it stand out a bit and used a glue pen to adhere the new champagne glitter.  It is really sparkly in real life!

All items are A Muse Studio.

  • Cardstock: Burano and Venetian Patterned in Burano
  • Stamps: Let Freedom Ring and Papillon
  • Ink: Onyx
  • Glitter: Champagne

If you would like to learn more about A Muse Studio, send me an email or you can check out my webstore at A Muse Studio.

Last stop on the hop is Lisa.

Here’s the complete line up of the hop.
Karen Crisp
Kathy Hatze
Kristen Watson
Lianna Vigil
You are here ====> Angella Schellenberg
Lisa Wakabayashi

Thanks to Karen to organizing the blog hop.

Happy stamping!


Friday, February 3, 2012

February Studio Spotlight

I love, love the studio spotlight this month!

The colors are soothing and elegant.  I may need to CASE this for my office.







How easy is it to add some washi tape to pencils, binder clips, or paper clips!

A little ink and paper goes a long way to amp up your boring office products.  Add some ribbon and buttons to a bulletin board and a office transformation is complete!

Little things make me happy.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It’s Here, it’s here!

The wait is finally over!
This post will let you know how you get the catalog and a run down of some of the wonderful things in it!
Instead of posting a description of the new goodness, I though I’d share some cards featuring new product!  These cards were from the A Muse Studio convention and designed by the talented A Muse designers.

Floral Duet
Page 38
Contemporary Greetings
Page 106

Big Celebrations
Page 60

Keep Calm
Page 98

Charming Gardeners
Page 34

Berry Box Die
Page 144

Pyramid Box Die
Page 144

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Easy peasy gift bags


In only a couple minutes, I was able to take a plain gift bag and make it a bit more special by using the butterfly trio dies to cut areas on the bag and then I adhered some Venetian patterned cardstock in bellini, lido, and burano to the inside of the bag.  Little pops of color!  To finish things off, I punched two holes for the ribbon and used two types of ribbon.  Easy peasy, done and out the door in no time.

All supplies are A Muse

Tomorrow the 2012 catalog will be released!  Excited?  I know I am! 


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wait for it…

The A Muse Studio 2012 catalog is almost here!  It will be available February 1st.  Send me an email to reserve your copy for only $10.  I’ll credit you back the $5 on your order if  placed within 30 days.
Here’s some of the wonderful things coming.
  • A Muse has partnered with Spellbinders to have some exclusive dies and a special Grand Calibur machine that will allow you to die cut a true 8.5x11 sheet of paper!  Boxes, cupcake wrappers and toppers, spiral flowers, and many other fabulous dies.  Smile with tongue out
  • Over 40 new stamp sets
  • More ribbon
  • Additional glitter colors
  • Revised color palletes with additional colors including a basics and seasonal Venetian pallete.
  • New cardstock patterns (hello little polka dots, grid, and Venetian)
  • Clear cardstock and coasterboard
  • More colors of felt
  • A Muse Studio copy write stamps
The new catalog is incredibly beautiful and has tons of design ideas in it!
Here’s some sneak peaks. 

Want to have a workshop so you can create and have fun with your friends?  Just send me an email
Happy inking!