Happy Halloween!!!

Dsc_2111_smallThis AWESOME card was made by my 6 year-old last night for his teacher. All I did was cut the CS. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? My how far he’s come!!! I’m so very proud.

I even let him use my Copics!

All images by A Muse.

I have my treats to show you but that will have to be this weekend. My goblins (aka known as Red Ninja and Mickey Mouse are itchy to go outside to start the Halloween pre-party!).

Happy Halloween. Stay safe!

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Sneak Peek #1!

I’mDsc_2107_small barely getting my sneak in and the photo isn’t that wonderful thanks to my previous post!

This Cupcake Builder Set ROCKS! I just got mine today and whipped this up (HA! HA!). I know this set will be used a lot by me!

My SIL turns 50 on Tuesday! So, I guess I should get this in the mail, eh? Well, she won’t get it anyway… she’s decided to lounge around on a beach in Mexico and turn 50 with a nice umbrella drink in her hand! Lucky Duck!

But here it is… I gotta go finish 50 Halloween Treats!

Be back soon.

Sometimes I just *hate* computers.

So, am I allowed to say that? Being a computer engineer and all? It’s not what you think… it’s not the new computer I got on Friday that’s taking up all my time to reinstall all the software and move files over. No, it’s not that. It’s not the 2 websites I’m writing in my *spare* time either. No, those things are EASY. I say that with such attitude. You know why? Because I’m so bleeping mad… I am. I’m mad.

WHY IN THE WORLD DOES AN OVEN NEED TO HAVE A #$(*&#&$#*($& computer board in it? A computer board that we’ve replaced now twice already in the past 12 years. A computer board that will NOT be replaced this time but rather thrown away with the heap that it lives in.

My oven, when you set on bake, starts to heat up and then RANDOMLY (or so it seems!) switches over to broil whenever it feels like.

I ran upstairs to get my sneak to photo before the light was gone for the day. Yeah, so I made it to  the top of the stairs when I hear the oven "alarm" go off. THE ALARM to tell you something is WRONG is very late indeed. The kitchen is full of smoke and well the rolls I was heating are now black baseballs. THEN the smoke alarm goes off. And so do my dogs and 2 year-old. ACK.

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Sympathy Card

Dsc_1974_smallIt seems that I’ve needed a lot of sympathy cards lately. Here is a quick one I put together.I really should keep a stash of sympathy cards around.

I broke out my Koh-i-noor pencils for a different, softer look.
I haven’t used them in a while!

All images, paper, ribbon by A Muse.
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Remember the Cub Scout craft?

So, you remember last week or the week before that I told you the story about how I’m now in charge of the cub scouts crafts at our den meetings? Well, we did our first one… oh my, almost 2 weeks ago already. (I really should devote time to inventing the time stopping machine, eh?… good golly, it’s flying by)

Well, our cub scout is a Tiger cub… 1st grade=tiger cubs. I was all ready to make the craft with the A Muse Tiger stamp. Ha Ha… I didn’t own the tiger stamp. I *thought* I did. Oh the memory… not as good as it used to be. Well, be assured that I do *now* own the tiger stamp :D… but not in time for that craft.

BUT wait… HOLD on… I have the A Muse scout stamp!!! (remember… there are 2 …a boy one and a girl one! WOHOO!!!!)

The cub scout motto is "Do your best" and October is "Adventures in Reading" month for the scouts. So, what better thing than to make BOOK MARKS!!! Blue and Yellow are the cub scout colors (although orange and blue are the tiger cubs colors… but I didn’t have enough Orange CS that I could part with during Halloween month!)Dsc_1973_smallDsc_1972_small

Here’s the sample I made (left). I cut all the card stock for them and we used this self laminating stuff I had for an SU! project a long time ago to laminate them.  We used Stampin’ Up! Classic Inks, Card stock, and ribbon with the A Muse Tiny Star and Scout stamps. The words were stamped with Karen Foster Snap Stamps (now retired). We colored with colored pencils. I figured that would be the easiest for them!

Pretty Easy! The boys loved them and did a SUPER job. I wanted to laminate them because I know how *rough* my boys are on bookmarks!

My son’s work is on the right… and I didn’t even help him since I was helping all the other boys! He did an AWESOME job I think!


Addictsinsa_smallThanks so much for a great time down in San Antonio this weekend! It was so much fun to see everyone. I
even got to meet some ADDICTS. Kasevers (Kim) drove down from Austin for one of my classes and we met mirokey (Rose) and earlymorning (Dawn). Dawn came from Wisconsin… she centered her vacation around my class <BLUSHES> … can you even imagine? Thank you Dawn… oh my, how sweet you are. Some of my Austin students came down for my classes or just to visit the store – it was fun to see everyone! Thanks Stamp Antonio!