Heather’s Share Your Spark…

I just happened to play Heather’s Share Your Spark challenge this week. Ok, so I wasn’t really playing… I made a card for an assignment and I completely didn’t follow the directions and somehow the card fell into Heather’s challenge. Don’t ask me? If only I could be that lucky with the lottery or something. Of course, I’d have to actually play… Hmm.

Her challenge… something red, white and blue.

Here is my card:
Calamity Jane is very sparkly!


Images by A Muse, note card, paper by A Muse.
Copics: Lipstick Red, Manganese blue, Baby Skin Pink, Lemon Yellow, Apricot, Pale Lavender; Atyou Red Spica; Yellow Stickles; White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen; A Muse Twinkle Stars; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink



One more day to play along in my Mystery Hostess Challenge for A*Muse*A*Palooza 2008… see this post.

One more spot left in my AP 2008 class at Stamp Salado! Call Stamp Salado at 
(254) 947-8848 to reserve your spot!

A*Muse*A*Palooza Mystery Hostess – It’s ME!!!!

Oh my goodness!!! WHAT a crazy, FUN, wonderful year I’ve had! Can you believe it’s been a year??? I can’t. You may remember that a year ago, I participated in the A*Muse*A*Palooza Ambassador Contest. Last year, it was a 10 week contest to see who was the biggest A Muse fan! My DH was on sabbatical from his work for 2 months during this time… we went on 3 vacations and my A Muse stamps went with me! You heard me… they traveled with me! I really wanted to win! In the end, I made some 220+ cards in 10 weeks and I won THIRD PLACE!!! WOHOO! But in the end, I got the best prize ever… to be on the A Muse Creative Team as a certified instructor. I have had such a blast! I’ve met some of the most fun stampers out there and many friends for LIFE. What a great ride this has been! So, I need to thank all of you, my students, my stores, the team, JulieHRR, and of course, the super-woman herself, Linda, founder and principal designer for A Muse.

So, I was asked to come up with challenge and I hope you all play. You did such a great job with my color challenge when AP started a couple of weeks ago. I’m honored to be the mystery hostess this week for AP 2008! I hope you come play with me!

Here are the rules:

The challenge is to make a pocket card:

  • Create a square (4.25×4.25) or 4-bar (3.5×5) pocket card
  • The card must feature at least one (1) A Muse stamp image
  • Upload your card to the gallery on Splitcoaststampers.com, taking care to include the keyword  AP08GEETA in keyword box.
  • When
    you’re finished, copy the url/link of your upload and post it in the
    comments area of this post, to enter your card into the drawing by
    midnight Monday June 30 (EST).

To see all the wonderful artwork shared by participants for this challenge, click HERE Musicplayer_purplektnotes

If you don’t have a user account on Splitcoaststampers.com, you can easily create one HERE.  Splitcoast user accounts are completely free!

All registered AP participants
that play the challenge and enter their card as noted above, will have
their names entered into a random drawing for this prize… Music Player and a package of Kitchen Notecards!

Here are my samples. I made one of each type just to give you some examples.


Sample Square Pocket Card:

Images and note cards by A Muse Artstamps (to go cup, Coffee Break
clear set)





Sample 4-bar Pocket Card:  

Images and note cards by A Muse Artstamps (eiffel tower, ooh la la!)




So, pocket cards are SO SIMPLE with A Muse note cards! All you need is some strong adhesive. I use red-line tape.

How to make a pocket card from a square card:


How to make a pocket card from a 4-bar note card:


A*Muse*A*Palooza Classes in Central Texas!

I’ll be teaching classes during A*Muse*A*Palooza 2008 at three different stores around Central Texas. I hope to see you at one of them!

I did talk to all three stores this week and spaces are limited! So, if you are interested…. SIGN UP NOW. AP classes are known to sell out early! You don’t want to miss one! My schedule is at the top of my blog.

Here are the phone numbers if you want to reserve your spot:

Stamp Salado, Salado, Texas
(254) 947-8848

Memory Depot, Austin, Texas   (512) 326-8045

Stamp Antonio Arts
, San Antonio, Texas (210) 342-6217


A*Muse*A*Palooza – Sketch Challenges!

Tisha has not one, but TWO sketch challenges this week over on the AP blog. Are you playing along? I like sketch challenges because half the work is done for you! Here are Tisha’s rules:

Here’s how it works:

  • Create a card (or lots of cards!) using one of the sketches below!
    There is a sketch for the classic A Muse square note cards, and one for
    the amazing 4-bar size!
  • The card must feature at least one (1) A Muse stamp image
  • Upload your card to the gallery on Splitcoaststampers.com, taking care to include the keyword AP08SKETCH1 (for square) or AP08SKETCH2 (for 4-bar size) in the photo description or keyword box.
  • When you’re finished, copy the url/link of your upload and post it in the comments area of this post by midnight, Sunday June 29th

You may submit more than one entry for this challenge.  The more you create, the more chances you have to win!

Here are the sketches:






And here are my two samples:

Dsc_1496_small All images and note cards by A Muse; Copic Markers: Tender Pink, Light Suntan, Pale Lavender; Memento Tuxedo Black, Red Stickles; Marvy Super Jumbo Scalloped Circle; EK Success Circle Punch; A Muse Stitched Ribbon in lime peel and popsicle pink


All images and note cards by A Muse; Copic Markers: Pale Lavender, Amethyst; Memento Lulu Lavender, AtYou Spica Clear; Marvy Mega Oval Punch, Marvy Super Jumbo Scalloped Oval Punch; White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen

Thanks for looking… now go play. There are prizes to be had.

A*Muse*A*Palooza – CLUE Game REVEALED

Have you been playing along on the AP blog? Did you play CLUE? There were clues given all week long last week on lots of the team member’s blogs and the AP blog to help you narrow it down. Did you guess correctly? I was the one that did it!!! I am the creative teams member and I *did it* with the drum set and the lime peel notecards! LOL! Check it out!
Here is my card that I made for that game:

See, drum set and lime peel!

All images and card stock by A Muse, Copics: Lipstick Red, Tahitian Blue, Lemon Yellow, Warm Gray #4, Cool Shadow, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento New Sprout, A Muse Twinkle Stickers – Clear (*these are AWESOME!), Spica, Clear, Lemon.

Thanks for stopping by.

GO PLAY … there is another game up today!

Thank you San Antonio!!!

WOW! I had a great time at Stamp Antonio Arts on Saturday. I met some really great ladies… some first time stampers and some seasoned ones as well. I got to meet Helen, aka imagistra on the addicts site! That was really fun! We all laughed and stamped some A Muse goodness. How fun is that? Stamp Antonio is a fun store, too. I had only been there once before (before my A Muse life started!).

Then in the last class we all got a special treat… our own little brush with fame… the famous Jenn Balcer came to my class. As you may remember, Jenn was my upline for Stampin’ Up! I am one lucky girl… I got to work with Jenn Balcer and now I get to work with Julie Ebersole. So, anyway, I was so honored that Jenn came to my class! It was great to see her again.

Anyway, I’ll be heading down to Stamp Antonio again in a couple of weeks on Wednesday, July 9th for A*Muse*A*Palooza. I’d love to meet you there! Call the store and reserve your spot… signups have already started and I hear that AP classes sell out…. so don’t wait too long! You don’t have to sign up for the Make and Take but the Glimmer, Twinkle, and Shine class does has a limit.

Thanks San Antonio and Stamp Antonio!