Sneak Peek – Day Four

Happy Saturday! Are you enjoying all of these sneaks?

All of these new images will be available from A Muse Artstamps on April 1 (or maybe March 31st if we’re lucky!). Be sure to check out Linda’s blog then!

My next door neighbor takes my son to school every morning. Her daughter and my son are in the same kindergarten class. Anyway, she drives him to school. And just recently she started doing yoga. I think for the end-of-the-year, I’ll give her a gift certificate for more classes or something. But this card was inspired by year and might just become hers!

The weather here in Central Texas is beautiful these days. I think we must be in the middle of our 2 weeks of Spring! I’ve seen some bluebonnets around as well as some Indian Paintbrush. But not that much though since we didn’t get much rain last Fall. So, when I was making this card I thought wouldn’t it be fun to do yoga outside on such a pretty Spring Day?

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Sneak Peek – Day Three

A quick post today!

Here is my sneak for today. The doodle flowers image in the corners is not new but it is “new-to-me”. But I thought the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment (which is new) needed to be showcased.

Hope you like it! Have you seen all of the other sneaks?

Card details: Images and cardstock by A Muse; Colored with Pink Spica Glitter Pen (doodle flowers), Marvy Heart Punches, White Sharpie; Foam Tape; Adirondack Pitch Black

Happy Friday!

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Sneak Peek – Day Two

Here is my sneak peek for today. It is a very simple card. I wanted to keep it simple and clean. The image is called Tutu and will be part of the release by A Muse on Monday! I made the tutu “layered”. Can you see it? It looks fun in real life. I don’t know that I captured it in this picture. The overlay is actually vellum cardstock.
Pink and Purple. You have to use PINK for a tutu card, right? Isn’t that a rule or something? I took ballet for about 6 weeks when I was little. Then I remember it as being “yanked out” of it and put into the predecessor to brownies. I’m sure it was like that… um, now that I’m a parent. I’m sure it was a whole lot of “I don’t want to go to ballet“. INSERT whiniest voice ever here. Can you imagine me “whiny” as a kid? Yes, that is a rhetorical question…

Card Details:
All images by A Muse Artstamps and Elzybells NA (sentiment)
Cardstock by A Muse
Vellum by Stampin’ Up!
Colored with Copics, Spica Pink Glitter Pen
Quickie Glue Pen
Adirondack Pitch Black Ink

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Sneak PEEKS!!!! Day one.

I didn’t think I was going to make it in time to show you a sneak peek today! But I finished this card just now…

In case you don’t know, A Muse has a release coming out soon! Many of the A Muse team have sneaks on their blogs… check ’em out. I think there is a list going on the Addicts site of who has sneaks up!

On to my card…

This card is using the new “ballerina” stamp. One of my favorite memories of my childhood was a little music box, that when you opened it, it played “Music Box Dancer” and it had a little ballerina that twirled. That was my inspiration for this card.

Card Details: All images and cardstock by A Muse artstamps; Twinkle Stickers, Colored with Copic Markers, Ovals for the spinner cut with Creative Memories Cutting System, Stampin’ Up! Small Oval Punch for the sentiment; Adirondack Pitch Black ink pad, Nylon thread

And in my true geekyness spirit, I had to show you how it spins… click on it to see it spin.

Hee hee hee….

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Quick! We need to make 91 Baby Shower Invites…

We need to make 91 Baby Shower Invites…
and mail them out tomorrow. Well, that was last week. And we did make 91 baby shower invitations in a little less than 2 hours. And they did get mailed out soon thereafter. My friend Michelle, the one who’s sister is getting married (those are the wedding invitations from a few posts ago) was in charge of “doing” the invitations for an upcoming baby shower. And time got away from us and all of sudden, we had to get them done. Michelle almost gave in to just printing some on some paper. WHAT? No way! 😉

So, we kept it simple. And she and I are pros at the assembly line. We work well together. I do the computer stuff (get the wording printed out just so) and all the math and cutting :). She does most of the stamping while I’m doing the cutting part and then we do the assembly together. Hey, that doesn’t seem quite fair does it???!!!! Actually, it’s fine and it works well. And we have a great time doing it, which is all that matters to me.

The honoree is having a baby boy. We needed some kind of embellishment and we didn’t want to tie 91 ribbons. Or punch eyelets. Or brads. Or… you get the idea. Then I remembered that I had the old retired Stampin’ Up! Diaper Pin Punch. Yippee! Perfect.

We used all Stampin’ Up stuff… the dilly dally jumbo wheel, the retired diaper pin punch, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. BAM! DONE! We didn’t have a lot of time to make them extra detailed but they still are HAND MADE and I’ll pick that any day over store bought! What do you think?



Happy Easter everyone!

We had an eventful day yesterday. In the morning, I taught the Spring Bling A Muse class. Then in the afternoon, my family and SIL, BIL, niece and nephew walked across the street (yes, across the street!) to join in our annual neighborhood Easter Festivities. There is a petting zoo with chicks, ducks, bunnies, goats, pigs, and even a horse. The Easter Bunny made his annual appearance and apparently my 2 year old is EXTREMELY scared of the Easter Bunny. Extremely freaked out… so we would go somewhere else and the Easter Bunny followed us! GOOD GRIEF Mr. Easter Bunny… Ok, so he wasn’t following us but my 2 year-old sure thought he was. There was a balloon artist, 2 face painters (my oldest son got this cool dragon on his arm!), and a juggler (complete with flame batons!). The face painter asked my son if his dragon should have bubbles or fire coming out of his mouth. He said “FIRE, duh… (ok, he didn’t say “duh” (thank goodness!) but he inflected like that). Seriously what dragons do you know that have bubbles coming out of their mouths? Of course, there was the Egg Hunt, too! We use most of our ‘hood for this and break it down by age groups. Quite fun!

Happy Easter to all of you….