Inspiring Ideas: Spring is in the Air

I am in love with this new paper… Clouds in 8.5×11. I hope you like it, I'll be using it a lot, I'm sure! Check your LSS and be sure to get some. SO versatile and QUICK!

I made this card earlier this morning and I worked very hard at not looking at any of the other muses' cards out there before I did. I am fairly certain that someone probably had this same idea though… I'll have to go check right now!

DSC_0310 (Small) Supplies:

A Muse images: tiny bird, sittin' here

A Muse paper: 8.5×11 clouds

Happy Wednesday!


Inspiring Ideas: Woodland Friends

Here's another card featuring one of my favorite woodland friends, the sweet little Fawn image and A Muse's new birch cardstock. Isn't it fun? I love it!

DSC_0306 (Small) I tried to make the illusion of some trees both near and far on this card. It took a second to figure out how I wanted it to work but I'm happy with the result!

I colored the Fawn with my koh-i-nor pencils. I don't use them often enough but I really do like them so I should get them out more often.

Have you checked out the other Muses? And how about the A Muse News? Great stuff out there… go… do it 🙂

Come back tomorrow for more inspiring ideas…


A Muse images: fawn, deer friend

A Muse papers/notecards: sky blue notes, chiffon green notes, 8.5×11 birch woodgrain

Inspiring Ideas: Crawling Critters

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DSC_0301 (Small) A Muse has new 8.5×11 paper and it is SOOOO pretty!

Check it out at your LSS – they should be getting it soon!

I love having little notes on hand. One of my accucut dies is this little gift card size scalloped card and scalloped envelope. I probably use this die more than most of the other I have. Anyway, I never seem to have enough notes on hand but I'm trying to change that and make a bunch up so that I can just grab one when needed.

I really like the mushroom trio paired with the "wild about you" sentiment. How about you?

Be sure to check out the A Muse News and the other muses (on the right of my blog – I finally updated it with all the new gals!) for more inspiring ideas featuring the A Muse woodland critters!


All images, paper by A Muse Artstamps

Stamps: mushroom trio, wild about you

Paper: 8.5×11 Watermelon (new!), lime

Happy Free Cone Day!

DSC_0186 copy (Small)My all time favorite dessert has to be ice cream. Not very flashy, I know. What can I say? I'm a dessert purist. Or so I tell myself.

So when I heard that today was Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's, instead of running out (and trying to find the closest B&Js! – the nearest one to me closed down a while back), I was inspired to make a card to celebrate!

Happy Ice Cream and happy free cone day!

all images, paper, ribbon by A Muse Artstamps

that's brown liquid applique on there… not heated 😉

A Muse Classes Wednesday AM & Thursday PM!

I'm trying something a bit different… I'll be teaching at Memory Depot this week during the week. I hope you can make it! Call the store at 512.326.8045 to save your spot. I think there are a few spots left in both classes!

I'll be using some new embellishments, showing some quick ways to jazz up your cards and most of all sharing my passion of stamping! It seems that life is getting busier and busier these days so I want to show you how you can make your own cards simply and still make some cute creations! Think Simple, Think A Muse.

*Please* call the store TODAY if you plan on coming to the 10am class tomorrow (class starts when store opens)!

Hope to see you there!

Muse Fast, Friendly and Fun Cards!

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 10a -12:00p

Need a card in a hurry as you're running out the door?
Come make some fun, cute cards for your friends to add to your stash.
These cards will show you how to Think Simple, Think A Muse!

Bring recommended
tool kit (preferred adhesive, sharp details, and a pencil).

A Muse Birthday Bonanza!

March 25th 2010 7pm-9pm

We all need birthday cards! Come make some for all the
special people in your life. We'll learn how to dress up a card without
overdoing it.

Bring recommended basic
tool kit (preferred adhesive, sharp details, and a pencil).