Inspiring Ideas: Thanks!

Whew. This week is insane. Tuesday was a 25 year service celebration for one of faculty at my son's school. That night was the last PTA meeting where we put on a Meet & Greet with our new Principal. Yesterday, my son and 5 of his friends played the entire 2nd grade teacher team in a game of basketball (it was a silent auction item at our school carnival a couple of months ago!). We, er, I mean the kids WON! First PTA working meeting of the new school year was last. Today was the 2nd grade talent show – my son and 3 of his friends sang and danced to YMCA. Guess which one he was? (hint… he's half Asian Indian and his mom thought it would be funny…) They were awesome as were all the 2nd graders that performed! Tomorrow morning is our retirement b'fast and secret school function for our outgoing principal. Seriously. I.need.a.nap.  THREE MORE SCHOOL DAYS.

So, I have only one card to show for today's inspiration… it's a thank you card for a teacher, perhaps.

DSC_0789 (Small) Supplies: A Muse Wheat paper, pencil, black stitched grosgrain ribbon, twinkle stars

Have you seen the rest of the team's inspiration? WOWZA. Remember to check your LSS for the new papers.

That's it for today. See you tomorrow!


Inspiring Ideas: Teacher Appreciation

Still working on teacher gifts. FIVE days left.

These four cards will be part of a set for a teacher gift.

DSC_0783 (Small) Supplies: A Muse Wheat paper, Lined paper, a little note, pencil

DSC_0785 (Small) Supplies: A Muse Wheat paper, Lined paper, solid apple, delicious day

This next card is CASEd from Jennifer
, when she was part of the Designer Swap on the A Muse blog.
DSC_0784 (Small)Supplies: A Muse Wheat paper, Lined paper, hello,

DSC_0786 (Small)Supplies: A Muse Wheat paper, Lined paper, solid apple, you're special

This last card was supposed to have the "you are one of a kind" as the sentiment. Goodness knows I've looked EVERYWHERE for that stamp. Sigh. It's here somewhere. Do you ever lose your stamps?

How are you liking the summer inspiring ideas? Pretty fun to see how everyone is using their stamps. Love to pull out the "old" stuff and give them some love. Be sure to check out the rest of the team!

Inspiring Ideas: Day at the beach

I *wish* I was at the beach!

Here are a few inspiring ideas for those beachy-kinda days…

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Supplies: A Muse orca, seas the day; A Muse Cobalt blue papers, sky blue; A Muse twinkle stickers – clear, A Muse sheer ribbon

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Supplies: A Muse sailboat, sunshine and laughter, sun; A Muse Cobalt blue paper, sky blue note, papaya paper

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Supplies: A Muse open palm, a warm hello, sun, skinny oval bl; A Muse Cobalt blue papers, wood
grain paper

Check out the rest of the team and the A Muse blog for more inspiring ideas!

Cinema Saturday Challenge: Becoming Jane!

CSCC#80 - Becoming JaneBecoming Jane is the movie this week over on the Cinema Saturday Challenge. Have you seen it? I have but want to see it again because I can't remember much of it. I thought it was on Netflix streaming but it's not so no refresher course for me this week! This summer…

I like Anne Hathway. And I usually like all those period type movies.

Anyway, I did want to play this week though and seeing how this week is shaping up, now is the best time to play!

The challenge requirement this week is "use flowers and pearls in your creations".

I can do that!

DSC_0794 (Small) Using emboss resist, I used A Muse's jasmine silhouette image and purple ink (of course!).

A Muse: jasmine silhouette, many thanks fl

I hope you like it! Come back tomorrow for more inspiring ideas.

Inspiring Ideas: Um, Eclipse!

One more inspiring idea using the A Muse tent… you know, *think* summer and camping. Of course around here camping is a Fall/Spring activity!

Now this card is just for fun. And in reality, I have a few friends I
*could* send this too! It's all about Eclipse (book/movie 3 of the
Twilight series) – the movie opens June 30th. I.CAN.NOT.WAIT!

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Supplies: A Muse tent; A Muse Cobalt
blue paper

Inspiring Ideas: Summer!

It's almost summer!!! Well, school's almost out for summer, I should say (7 days but who's counting?). Temperatures around here are already screaming summer! Everyone is already swimming, going to the lake, and generally just ready to be outta school!!!

A Muse has some great summer images and it's time to get them out!

Check out the new Cobalt blue paper. Ooh la la. I thought A Muse had all the blues covered but this one is SO PRETTY. All of these images and papers are available at your LSS today! Don't have an LSS close to you, well then head on over to

I have four cards to show you today. I am still working on teacher gifts. I know, hard to believe, eh? Well, I think this set of 4 gift enclosure cards will make a nice little gift. Right?

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Supplies: A Muse fishing hat, fishing pole, relax it's your day; A Muse Cobalt blue papers, wood grain paper

Love this blue. Oh my.

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A Muse tiny bee, mini flower, long grass, have a bee-tiful day; A Muse Lime paper

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A Muse mini fishes, seaweed, fintastic day; A
Muse Cobalt paper

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A bird on a wire,one of my favorite peep,A
Muse Cloud paper, papaya paper

This week is absolutely insane. I can't even keep track of all that is happening. One day at a time and hopefully I won't forgot to do something! Egads.

Happy Monday. It's one of my best friend's birthday's today. Happy Birthday, Sharon! And also to our Aunt Janie. Happy Birthday!

Now, be sure to check out the rest of the muses and also the A Muse News for MORE inspiring ideas!

Welcome to the ‘hood!

(Small)About a month ago, my good friend Heather moved. And even better, she moved into my neighborhood! 

I made her some just moved announcement cards in a jif. (everything these days is in a "jif", notice that? hmm… waiting for the "lazy" days of summer to arrive!).

First, her welcome to the neighborhood card. This retired welcome mat from A Muse was one of my first stamps. Back then a bunch of my friends were moving so it worked out well!

The set of 50 announcement cards uses more A Muse images and the MS grass punch.
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The "we've moved" is a retired A Muse that I found at Stamp Salado a couple of years ago. I remember it vividly… I think I screamed a bit. I'm a bit of a "retired-A Muse-stamps-aholic". My friend, Jennie and I seem to always be on the lookout for those cute stamps!

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DSC_0615 (Small) And lastly, a bottle of wine…something she got to keep and not give away ;) 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Heather and family! Glad to have you here.