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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Best Fishes!

Here is a cute card that I made with some of the June Studio Spotlight goodies. I really like all the stamp sets that are featured this month and the coordinating cardstock is perfect. All supplies are from A Muse Studio.



If you like them too they are all on sale until July 15th!!
Check out the Elegant Summer flyer on my sidebar to see more fabulous projects made with this month's featured products.


Recipe:
Keep Swimmin' and Sea Shells stamp sets
Sky, Sugar, Latte and French Roast cardstock
Lichen, Sky and Latte pigment inks
Black & Rich Cocoa Memento inks
Copic Markers (B00, E21 & 0)
Vanilla twine
Dimensional foam adhesive

Best Fishes!

~ Julie D.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Patriotic Party!

Take a look at these fabulous 4th of July party ideas from A Muse Studio
I just love all of these ideas and they can be altered to suit any party theme. The little banners made with circles punched from cardstock is my favorite, what a clever idea! I'm seeing an apron card in my future too!
 


Love this simple goody bag idea too...

 


Love this too....





All supplies to make these projects are from A Muse Studio.
Thanks for stopping by!

~ Julie D.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fun With Inchies!

Inchies, little one inch squares, are a great way to highlight your stamped images and are just so darn cute!

Here is a fabulous How-To video from our friends at A Muse Studio.


Along with the video came an A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge:
to use inchies on a card.

 I decided to use some of the great stamps that are featured in the June Studio Spotlight. Here is my take on the challenge, I am very happy with how it turned out. All supplies are from A Muse Studio.



Recipe:
Life's a Breeze and Keep Swimmin' stamp sets
Sugar, Latte, Sky & Ocean cardstock
Ocean, Sky & Cranberry pigment ink
Rich Cocoa Memento dye ink
Copic markers (E21 and 0)
Ocean stitched grosgrain ribbon
one inch lever punch
dimensional foam adhesive

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Julie D.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Muse Studio News!!!



A Muse Studio is coming to New Hampshire!

WHEN:
Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011
1pm-4pm

WHERE:
Crowne Plaza
2 Somerset Parkway
Nashua, NH  03063

WHAT:
On the Road with A Muse Studio events are your opportunity to
use our new products, learn great techniques in a fabulous class
and have FUN getting crafty with some of the creative
women behind A Muse Studio.

COST:
$37

REGISTRATION:
Registration is now open! Click here to register today!

Space is limited!

 
I am very excited about this great a|s event!!

Hope to see you there!!! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

ready...set...RECLINE!

My husband got a special Father's Day treat...our daughter's first dance recital was yesterday! We are so proud of her! We went out to eat after the show which made for a long but very fun day! So, even though there was no relaxing done by him on his big day, it was truly a great day for us all!

Here is a cute card that I made.
All supplies are from A Muse Studio unless otherwise noted.



Recipe:
Kraft, Sugar, French Roast and Sage Gingham cardstock
Hey Man and Ovalicious stamp sets
Grunged Sunrays and Woograin background stamps
French Roast and Papaya pigment inks
Star punch (Creative Memories)
Foam dimensional adhesive

Thanks for visiting!

~ Julie D.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Charming Button Bracelet

I am totally in love with A Muse Studio's Not Your Grandma's Bag of Buttons. These fabulous buttons are available in twelve colors that coordinate with a|s papers and inks, as well as in clear, and are sold by the bagful. Each bag of  colored buttons contains approximately 250 buttons in assorted shapes and sizes. Clear button bags contain approximately 150 assorted size buttons.


 What to do with all those buttons? Well, in addition to adding them to your cards and layouts as embellishments (they make perfect centers for paper flowers), you can make jewelry with them!


I joined a Handmade Gift Exchange and wanted to make something special for my gift partner using my A Muse Studio supplies. After searching the internet for some button jewelry inspiration I decided to create a charm bracelet. I used Buttercup buttons and some basic jewelry findings.  


I also made this coordinating little box to put it in...


All ready for giving...

I think it makes a cute little gift and I hope that my gift partner will enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Julie D.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Muse Studio Spotlight


Visit my A Muse Studio website to check out the amazing display of projects in the Studio Spotlight for June, perfect for any summer event!  

Each month, selected stamp sets will share the spotlight with a gorgeous color palette to create projects that showcase the versatility of paper crafting. For one month, you can save 10% on the following stamp sets which were used to create the fabulous projects featured in the Studio Spotlight!

Want to make some of these great projects?
Sign-up for my monthly workshop featuring the products that are in the Studio Spotlight. Workshop details can be found here.

In the Spotlight for June:

Classic Alphabet
Sea Shells
Keep Swimmin’
Life’s a Breeze
Mad for Plaids

And, for a limited time, order the special Seaglass cardstock assortment pack - an easy way to get the look showcased in this month's spotlight.
Seaglass Assortment Pack contains four sheets each:

Bermuda
Sky
Sage
Lichen
Latte

If you have any questions or would like to host a workshop featuring some of these great projects and earn free product, please email me.

~ Julie D.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Cosmopolitan Neopolitan

I played along with this week's Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World. I am having so much playing along with this weekly challenge, it gives my creativity a little boost. This week's inspiration photo is titled Cosmopolitan Neopolitan. I just love pink, white and brown together, almost just as much as I love strawberry, vanilla and chocolate together...yummy!


Right away I knew that I wanted to use this super cute ice cream cone stamp. Here is my take on the challenge. All supplies are from A Muse Studio except for the corner rounder which is by Zutter.




Recipe:

What's the Scoop and Mad for Plaid stamp sets
Sugar, Shell and French Roast cardstock
French Roast, Shell and Latte pigment ink
R20 & W1 Copic markers
Copic colorless blender
French roast grosgrain stitch ribbon
Large Classic Oval & Large Classic Scallop Oval Nestabilities dies
1/2 inch corner rounder
 Foam dimensional adhesive

Thanks for visiting!

~ Julie D.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

...a little favor

I love favors! You know, those little treats that you bestow upon your guests to thank them for attending your celebration, no matter how large or small it was. A favor can be anything from a single piece of candy wrapped with decorative paper and adorned with a snippet of ribbon, to a whole bag of either homemade goodies or other favorite treats with a cute paper topper.

This adorable little matchbook favor makes the perfect treat for a bridal shower or wedding. You can whip up a whole bunch of them in no time at all, cheap! They look great when they are placed in a coordinating basket or bucket, ready to snatched up and enjoyed by your guests. This one has a wedding theme but they can easily be customized to match the color or theme of any event and hold your choice of wrapped candy. I used Life Savers inside mine.  All supplies, except for the candy of course, and the punches are from A Muse Studio.



Here's a little hint: staple through the wrapper to secure the candy inside.



Birthdays, graduations, showers, weddings and many other family gatherings will take place during these summer months. Favors are an easy way for you to add a personal touch and will make your guests feel appreciated. They can be any small treat, the possibilities are endless! Just use your imagination and then get a little crafty and personalize them with a bit of paper and ink. Most of all, have fun and celebrate!

Recipe:
Calendar Fun and Friend to Friend stamp sets
Sugar, Sky and Onyx paper
Slate pigment ink
Clear embossing powder
Quickie glue pen
Diamond glitter
Word window punch (SU)
Circle Punches (Creative Memories)

 
Thanks for visiting!

~ Julie D.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Muse News and Class Updates

New!! A Muse Studio Monthly Featured Sets!!

Beginning in June, on the 15th of each month, A Muse Studio will unveil a variety of new, creative projects in a fresh, magazine-like style! These projects will feature a selection of stamp sets and products, paired with a lovely color palette, around a central theme. More than just cards, the featured projects will showcase the versatility of paper crafting in this DIY age. Creating for weddings, parties, and d├ęcor is so popular right now!

To make it even better, each month the featured sets will be on sale - save 10% on featured sets from the 15th of one month, until the 15th of the next! In addition, a sampler pack of the coordinating cardstock colors featured will also be available. A complete creative solution – so easy!

I'm offering a Monthly Muse Workshop featuring some of these great projects as well as some of my own creations. While I cannot reveal which sets will be featured for the month until the 15th, I will give you a little hint as to the overall theme by the 5th.  

Be sure to visit my A Muse Studio website each month so you can check out these great new projects!

My Upcoming Classes are Posted!!

Please check out the new Classes Menu Tab at the top of the page. All my upcoming workshop details can be found there. Please let me know what you think of the classes! Hope you can join me for some stamping good fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Berry Sweet Invitation

Hello! Just wanted to share these sweet invitaions that I made for my daughter's fourth birthday party. The berry and flower stamps are from a set that I purchased awhile back from Oriental Trading. The decorative papers are from there as well and were part of a coordinating line...I bought ribbon, stickers and journal cards too (naturally). It was all on clearance when I bought it and I had a specific use planned for it, which made me very happy! The flowers and buttons are from A Muse Studio.


The inside..."It's a Party!" and party details stamps are from Stampin Up.


The back...


Here is what my dining room table looks like when I have an assembly line of cards going...


I had a little helper too...


Sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Julie

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tuesday Trigger: Classically Modern


I have been having so much fun playing along with the Tuesday Trigger Challenges over at Moxie Fab World and was delighted to learn that I was chosen as a Target Trigger for last week's Pyrex Effect Challenge. You can check out my card that I created for the challenge here.

This week's challenge is Classically Modern.


I love the colors and the floral print. I immediately thought of these great A Muse Studio leaves and flower stamps and pulled out a few shades of blue ink. A couple of dimensional flowers, a bit if bling and voila! It is so simple and modern. Check out some of the great cards posted for this week's challenge, maybe you'll be inspired to play along too.



All supplies are from A Muse Studio unless otherwise noted and can be purchased through my webstore.

Card Recipe:
Sugar and Black (Paper Cut) Paper
Sky Pigment Ink
Black Memento Ink
Faded Denim & Weathered Wood Dye Inks (Ranger Distress)
Stamps from the Beautiful Botanicals 2, Clever Girls, Graphic Sunflower
and Life is a Song stamp sets
Clear Twinkle Stickers
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Thanks for visiting!

~ Julie D.