VMAA: “Do the Hustle”

Look here’s a dance

So old it’s new

‘Cause trash disco is seventies cool

Like country line dance, to some it’s fine

Sadly though, you gotta lose your mind

Get organized, discipline is fun

I want to encourage everyone

To coordinate your steps and clap

Avoid the individuality trap

Take a walk on the wild side

And the African-American women sing

Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!

Do the Hustle!

So, NOW, you’ll have this song in your head for a while. Aren’t the 70’s great? I was in elementary school in the 70’s, in Canada… the 70’s were GREAT. (It’s the 80’s I don’t ever want to hear again!)Dsc_0894_small

Rhonda came up with an AWESOME sketch for her challenge. The challenge is to go make a card with the sketch layout.

Here is my card: Aren’t you guys proud of me? No purple on this card. And I added some faux stitching to the edges. I thought it needed that!

Images and note cards from A Muse Artstamps;
Marvy Super Jumbo (the blue one) Scalloped Circle, EK Success Circle Punch, White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen

Be sure to link your creations to the on the A Muse Addicts Site under the VMAA forum!


VMAA: “Disco Ball”

Ahem, well it’s my turn for a challenge for VMAA

The Disco Ball Challenge!
Get out your "old school" glitter and make a mess. Use "messy" glitter on your card.Dsc_0890_small

Sometimes we all get caught up in the new stuff: stickles, spicas, etc. but nothing beat the shine and shimmer of good ol’ fashioned "messy" glitter!

I needed to make an anniversary card for my brother and SIL earlier this week so I combined that card and this challenge! Love it when that happens!
Images, ribbon, twinkle stickers and note cards by A Muse Artstamps,

Copics Markers, Adirondack Pitch Black,
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad, Art Institute Crystal
Transparent Glitter

Thanks for looking! Can’t wait to see your messy creations!

VMAA: “Let it Be”

Here we go… VMAA is now officially started!!! WOHOO!

Michelle is first up with her challenge… "Let it Be"

"Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

Now that will be in your head all night!Dsc_0898_small

Her challenge is to make a card without any embellishments. Just "let it be". 

Here is my rendition of her challenge:

All images and note cards by A Muse Artstamps
Colored with Copic markers and Spica Glitter Pens;
Fiskars Threading Water Punch; Scored the white square to
make quadrants

Thanks for looking!

Sneak Peek 1 – May Release

WOHOO! It’s day one for Sneak Peeks for the upcoming May Release from A Muse. Be sure to check out the Creative Team blogs listed on my sidebar under A Muse Crew for more sneaks. Then on May 1st, be sure to go to A Muse News and check out the whole release!Dsc_0891_small

Here is my first card of the sneaks. Our Service Men and Women, both military and government do so much for us all the time. So, this card is to say thank you for keeping us safe from the bad guys!

All images and note cards from A Muse Artstamps.
Images colored with Copic Markers.

Do you like the policeman? And the sentiment is new, too! Thanks for stopping by!

See you tonight for VMAA… we have a few things up our sleeves 😉

You’re invited to a Party Weekend!…

You are invited!!!

* To my new home here on typepad!
* To the 2nd VMAA tomorrow night (Saturday) at http://www.amuseaddicts.com
* To "Sneak peeks" that start tomorrow!

Welcome to my new home over here on typepad. I hope that your journey here was seamless!

Why the new blog? It’s a really long story but the bottom line is I like it over here and I get to have the "craftyengineer" blog (not be the papercraftingengineer!)!

My dear friend and fellow A Muse chick, Michelle Clark, has moved over here too. We *had* to do this together you know ;).

So, please update your readers, subscriptions, whatever… there are all kinds of buttons to click to help you do this over on the sidebar here and on Michelle’s blog.Dsc_0906_small

We couldn’t launch our blogs without a card of some sort. Michelle was in charge… she picked the " party flags" stamp. HOW APPROPRIATE! And well the colors are purple and green… my fav and hers! 😉 I had many challenges using this image… One was that I recently used it on a class sample and I couldn’t get that design outta my head! But, as you may know, I seem to be fond of "window" cards, i.e. cut out a window in the front. And so that is what I did. Simple but different.

Leave us a comment here and on Michelle’s blog so we will know you made it on over!

Thanks so much for following us over here and be sure to stay tuned…. SNEAKS coming, VMAA #2 tomorrow night and lots of surprises! 🙂


Stamp Salado Elzybells Class this Sunday!

Dsc_0284_smallI’ll be teaching an Elzybells class (Elzybells North America are distributed by A Muse Artstamps) at Stamp Salado
in Salado, Texas this Sunday from 1-3pm. The class is called Girls Just
Wanna Have Fun! Doesn’t
that sound like fun? Here is a sample of one of
the cards we will be making:
Call the store at (254) 947-8848, if you are interested!

Hope to see you there!

Paper Tales!

I’m excited to tell you that my fellow A Muse Instructor, Michelle White and her friend Helle Greer, are opening up Paper Tales in San Diego, CA on May 1st!

The store will carry A Muse products and more! Be sure to check them out! I wish I could be there…looks like so much fun!

And I heard that Linda will be there on May 31st for the Grand Opening!

Be sure to check it out, if you can!