Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Studio Stampers Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Studio Stampers Blog Hop! You should have come from Lianna Vigil and your next stop after visiting me will be Angela Schellenberg.
Our big Amuse News is the 2011 Holiday Catalog! The new catalog is filled with great holiday products spanning from Halloween to Valentine’s Day.
It’s also amuseapalooza-fancybox-f
Not only are the products special they have hostess incentives too. Hostesses during A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA will earn a limited-edition hostess-only stamp set, AND receive even more hostess rewards than usual!

And now onto the Blog Hop….

Boo to you! Okay so Halloween isn’t exactly around the corner but the way time is flying it will be here before we know it. The Halloween stamp set I used is “Too Cute to Spook” it can be found here.

I kept it simple and clean. I got fancy on the spider web. I cut it out using Onyx cardstock and then used the Sakura quickie glue pen to line the web and covered it in flocking. It adds just enough texture and creepiness.

The circle die cut I used with an embossing mat to give the card some texture and a place for my stamps to stand out.

I used a random stamp technique on all the little squares. First I stamped a 3x3 cardstock piece and then cut into 1x1 inch pieces. A great way to make your own patterned paper and add interest. I chose to keep it “clean” but I could have easily inked up the edges and gave it a grungy feel. 

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Well Thanks for “Hopping” by and enjoy your next stop….Angela Schellenberg
Paper: Vanilla, Pumpkin, Wasabi, French Roast Wood grain Ink: Wasabi, & Momento-Black Ribbon: Wasabi/satin & Baker’s Twine/Onyx-White Stamps: Too cute to Spook-Amuse, circle frame-Papertrey Ink Dies: Web-Amuse, Pinking Circle-Papertrey Ink Other: white flocking, Copic Markers, 3D adhesive

Krystie Hersch http://cleanandsimplecards.com/2011/08/august-blog-hop.html
Kathy Hatzke  http://kathatstamps.blogspot.com/2011/08/august-studio-stampers-blog-hop.html
Karen Crisp  http://papernstamps.blogspot.com/2011/08/studio-stampers-august-blog-hop.html
Kari Bell  http://karikards.blogspot.com/2011/08/studio-stampers-blog-hop.html
Lianna Vigil  http://llamatales.blogspot.com/2011/08/krysties-muses-blog-hop.html
Kellie Maggio: You Are Here!
Angela Schellenberg  http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com/2011/08/as-blog-hop.html
Veronica Zalis  http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/2011/08/studio-stampers-blog-hop.html

Monday, August 22, 2011

August Studio Spotlight

Welcome to the A Muse Studio Spotlight!

Where each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting.

This month we're going back to school!

Add a smile to your child's lunchbox with these adorable lunchbox notes. We used The Mighty Jungle, Personal Stationery, and Past Due stamp sets to create a variety of fun notes!

A Muse Studio 11x17 Grid Paper is more than a fabulous work surface - it's great for projects too. At 11x17 inches, it makes a great book cover (especially stamped with the Rock Star stamp set)!

This studious little owl treat bag started with our 1/2 lb Brown Paper Bags and a variety of Nestabilities, topped off with a bit of stamping (Rock Star set was used on his tummy and School Days for the ruled sentiment)!

We also used A Muse Studio Felt (new in the Holiday Catalog!) and a variety of Nestabilities and A Muse Studio Exclusive dies to create an out-of-this-world robot backpack!

The School Days set is perfect for creating Teacher Appreciation gifts - like this notepad.

Nothing says "back to school" like a #2 pencil, but these are good enough to eat!

Contact me to learn more about these projects and the supplies we used to make them!
Spotlight Pricing on these five sets is good through 11:59pm Eastern time, September 14th, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coral & Shells Card

Just a quick little post. A vibrant card made with an Amuse Studio stamp set; Sea Shells. I just random stamped the images than pop dotted it on ocean cardstock. I added cranberry ribbon, twine, and some cut out shapes. The mini tag is Stampin’ Up, both the punch and the stamp. Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Muse Studio Spotlight!

 Welcome to the A Muse Studio Spotlight!
Where each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting. With colors that evoke the sea, we're setting the scene for an elegant summer party, and you're invited!

1. Washi tape from our Spring and Winter Collections are an easy way to add a sophisticated touch to vases, centerpieces, and even votive holders

2. Mad For Plaids and the sand dollar from the Sea Shells set were stamped on cardstock, that was then wrapped around candy to create these simple but lovely treats.

3. Perfect for a gift or personalized favor, this small but striking box is made from Bermuda cardstock and finished with Bermuda satin ribbon. Using the Classic Alphabet, you can even add a monogram. Topping off the cake, adding washi tape to lollipop sticks is a sophisticated, fun, and easy decoration! A large Pearl Sticker on the top of each stick is the perfect finishing touch.

4. Images from Sea Shells and Keep Swimmin' are so versatile; they can be used on everything from swizzle sticks to invitations.

5. Forget-Me-Not Paper Flowers were colored with a BG10 Copic marker - a perfect match to the seaglass color palette - and pinned to a styrofoam ball to create an elegant centerpiece. Lichen satin ribbon was added as a finishing touch.

Featured stamp sets; 10% Off June 15th - July 15th


Featured Color Pack of the a|s Spotlight; Seaglass Combo 
10% Off June 15th - July 15th
(bermuda, sky, sage, lichen, & latte)

Stay posted for more samples!

Friday, June 10, 2011

June a|s "Studio Stampers" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Amuse|Studio HOP! If you are following in order, you should have just checked out Lianna Vigil's blog! before reaching here. If not, no worries you can continue from here or start from the begining at Krystie's blog .
You will be hopping out of your seats to get creative when you click around and see all the cool ideas using Amuse|Studio products.
We carry the latest and greatest red rubber cling stamps and paper products. I am a paper snob, sorry I just know what I like, and the patterned paper really should be called patterned cardstock. It is sturdy and can be used as a card base itself. I also love that the cardstock is white on the back; this means no more adding white to the inside and adding bulk. The cards I decided to share do not have a sentiment on the inside but I thought the outside said enough.

I popped the white stamped image off the card base using 3-D foam to show off the cut out. I added a small gingham strip to accent the open heart! Simple & bright!
A sweet simple card using only two stamp sets; hearts a plenty & hand scripted. The a|s inks really pop off the paper creating a nice vibrant image. I used a clear twinkle sticker and colored it with a copic marker. Which is a very clever trick I learned somewhere in my blog hopping!

All paper, stamps, ink, ribbon, twinkle stickers, are amuse products and
can be found in my store here

So carry on and enjoy your blog hopping!
Your next stop-on the HOP ------------->KARI

Krystie Hersch http://www.cleanandsimplecards.com
Lianna Vigil  
Kellie Maggio YOU ARE HERE!

Be sure to like our group on Facebook @ Studio Stampers or the a muse studio page.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Oh Gumballs!

A quick card that I made for a friend. This was using all the new goodies from my Amuse Studio consultant kit. I am in love with the patterened paper which really should be called patterned cardstock, it is nice and thick. You can make your card base right out of it too. I used Copic markers to color the gumballs.

Gumball Machine from the Sweet Love Set

My New Adventure....Amuse Studio Creative Consultant!

In order to escape the ordinary happenings of everyday life I like to make cards and scrapbooks. Currently more card making is happening due to my limited amount of time to actually sit and play. In fact, I mostly sit and peruse a magazine with tons of ideas that will inspire me should that fleeting moment arise. So, while reading said magazines I stumbled on an ad to become a consultant for a company I knew existed, but know little about. They were/are, running a sign up special of either $99 or $149 that is really reasonable. So I did some investigating and found that they had just launched the direct sales concept for their company and I thought getting in on the ground floor would be awesome.

At the time that I signed up I believe there were just about 200 consultants, that is low compared to all other direct sales stamping/scrapbooking companies. They have a nice angel policy so if I want to sell stuff in my etsy store I can. You can also mix with other products and post and share. No real exclusivity! I love that because at first you never have all the product. I will be posting as often as I can with new card and page ideas. The team I signed up under is awesome and we will be hosting blog hops as well.

If you think this might be something you are interested in contact me and I will do my best to answer your questions.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Card 2 for Day 2

photoI was playing some more while the wonderful Super Bowl is on. I printed the tag on Kraft cardstock and colored it in with colored pencils and white gel pen. I also used the 1 3/4” Limitless Layers die to cut the red layer and the frame is a Spellbinders die.  I love the PTI dies, they coordinate with most of the stamp sets. That’s all for tonight, it’s time to get the kiddos to bed and ready for school tomorrow.

PTI Anniversary Tag – Brighten Your Day card

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I downloaded this great page of tags from PTI, you can find it here. I chose to print it on Kraft cardstock (which my new printer did reluctantly). I then colored it in with colored pencils and a white gel pen. The patterned paper is from Die Cuts With a View: The Celebration Stack. The picture doesn’t do the colors justice. My camera battery died as I was taking the pictures so I had to use my iPhone and the lighting in my room stinks at night. PTI is giving one lucky winner a chance at helping design a stamp set…how awesome would that be. Until the drawing is made I will have to ponder what I would design if given the chance to make any stamp set I wanted.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers - S'Mores in a Jar

I used the PTI Friendship Jar Fall Fillers to make this cute label for my S'Mores in a Jar. I made these for the kids teachers. They turned out really cute.

I am posting to share but also to enter the drawing for an awesome prize package! Take a trip to Capture the Moment to enter for yourself.