Saturday, August 10, 2013

Handmade Gift Exchange ~ For Bethany

I participated in another Handmade Gift Exchange hosted by Craftaholics Anonymous this summer and even though I am a little late posting this I wanted to share the gifts I made for my partner Bethany. She is a high school English teacher so appropriately she loves book pages and said pink is one of her favorite colors. 

I decided to make her a button bracelet using bubble gum buttons (with a little bee charm tucked in) and matching earrings. I also made her a cute little card using some book text cardstock and a few more buttons and a decorated gift bag for them to go in. I also included a set of recycled paper flowers for her to use on her own crafting projects. 

Bethany was a great partner for this exchange. She sent me an adorable owl art piece, an owl necklace and beautiful dragonfly earrings. You can check out her gift exchange post on her fabulous blog here. She has photos of my gifts and a tutorial for making the earrings there as well.

 If you participated in the handmade gift exchange I hope you had as much fun as I did!!

Thanks Bethany for my wonderful gifts!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

2013 Holiday Catalog Preview

The 2013 A Muse Studio Holiday Catalog has been released to consultants in PDF form! 

If you want your own PDF copy, send me an email at and I will send it to you ASAP!  There are so many great new holiday products (& some familiar a muse faces too) --- you will LOVE IT!!! I do! 

Products available for purchase August 15th!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Camp Wanna Stamp!!!

Wanna stamp?
At Camp Wanna Stamp you will create three fabulous projects in each of four different camp categories; Bird Watching, Water Sports, Fire Skills and Plant Identification. Campers will learn a variety of clever techniques and earn fun badges as projects are completed!! Workshop fee of $28 includes materials and supplies to complete all twelve projects, four badges and a felt pennant to proudly display your badges! Yummy camp snacks are included too!!  

Wanna come?
I am offering a choice of either two weekday evening classes or one weekend day class. Choose the camp schedule that works best for you. Classes will be held at my home in Northfield. Pre-registration is required and payment is due at time of registration. Please contact me to register, space is limited! Please BYO snail adhesive and a pair of scissors.

Sun Seekers (one day session)
Sunday, July 14th, 1pm   ****only a couple of spots left!!! 
Bird Watching
Water Skills
Plant Identification
Fire Skills

Sky Watchers (two evening sessions)
Session I - Tuesday, July 16th, 6pm
Bird Watching
Water Skills
Session II - Tuesday, July 30th, 6pm
Plant Identification
Fire Skills

Hope to see you at camp!! J

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Muse Studio is turning two!!!

A Muse Studio is celebrating their 2nd Birthday in May, and we've got something for everyone!

In May, Amuse Studio is offering a gift with purchase that all customers can take advantage of! With every purchase of $35 or more,(in a workshop or an online order) you will receive a pack of Onyx notecards for free. These stylish notecards make it easy to get that "chalkboard" look everyone's talking about.

The fine print: One gift with purchase per order. Gift will automatically ship with order. $35 qualifying purchase is before tax and shipping. You will receive eight A2 notecards per pack.

We have a very special perk for Hostesses in May! You can earn an exclusive Hostess stamp set - Eat Cake - by simply having a qualifying workshop.

The fine print: A qualifying workshop is at least $150 before tax and shipping and has four unique customers. The customer count can include the Hostess. Stamp set will automatically ship with workshop order. The stamp set is a $24.99 retail value.

Book your workshop NOW so you can take advantage of this May Birthday special and receive this exclusive stamp set FREE! Contact me today to get your May Workshop scheduled!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I love my library...

Here are the cards we will be making in this month's card class at Hall Memorial Library in Northfield, NH. There are still a couple of spots left if you would like to come...class is next Thursday, April 25th at 6pm. Class fee is $5.   

Happy Stamping!

~ Julie D. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Launch Event

I held my A Muse Studio New Catalog Launch Event a couple of weeks ago and thought I would share a few photos that I snapped before my guests arrived. I had such a great time! I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the fabulous ladies who came, I hope they had as fun as me and enjoyed the projects that they made....thanks!!! 

April Studio Spotlight

Contact me to order!

Friday, March 1, 2013

New Catalog & Spotlight Special

Click on the Catalog cover to view a PDF of the BRAND NEW 2013 A Muse Studio Catalog & Inspiration Guide! 
All products are NOW available!!!      

What's NEW...

Stamp Sets
1. 31 new stamps sets featuring a variety of art styles.

1. 3 new signature colors: Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.
2. 10 Petite Polka Dot colors: Added Papaya, Wasabi, Grapefruit, & Mermaid.
3. 10 Chevron colors: added Papaya, Mermaid, & Onyx.
4. All 10 colors featured in Petite Pinstripe!
*Grapefruit *Cherry
*Orange *Papaya
*Wasabi *Bermuda
*Mermaid *Navy
*Seattle *Onyx

1. Signature seasonal collections now have 12 colors per palette.
2. Venetian palette has been transitioned to the main seasonal palette
*Burano = Poppy
*Belini = Melon
*Lido = Saffron
*Rialto = Moss
*Titian = Mushroom
*New labels for ink pads will ship with ink orders as HQ transitions to the new color names. This will occur only with the remaining stock of inkpads to allow shrinkwrap to remain on these inkpads, which keeps the ink fresh.
3. 3 new signature ink colors: Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.

1. New Pennant Die in 2 sizes: Perfect for custom banners!
2. 11 stamp sets with matching dies.

1. Now in 15 colors: Added Bermuda, Pistachio, Lime, & Mermaid.

Washi Tape:
1. 3 new collections: Vintage, Tuxedo, & Keep Calm (which features one double wide roll!)

1. Baker's cording in Navy/White.
2. Satin ribbon in Sugar.

New party supplies:
1. Paper straws now in 10 colors (these were the #1 wedding supply item in 2012).
2. Treat bags: Added 2 new styles in 6 colors and 2 sizes.
3. 2 styles of wooden spoons.

March Spotlight Special...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

for my Valentine...

Sometimes, not very often, a project comes out just the way I had envisioned it! I made this heart shadow box for my husband using some of the shells, glass & rocks that we have collected over the years. I also added a couple of additional embellishments. I found the frame and the background paper at Jo-Ann's. I just love it...and I love him too!! 

Hope you had a happy and crafty Valentine's Day! 

~ Julie D.

Friday, February 8, 2013

cuckoo for you

It is snowing here!! I love snow days!! 
Just thought I'd share another cute little Valentine's Day card that I made...

All supplies are from A Muse Studio

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Julie D.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

sweet love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here are a couple of sweet cards perfect for all your sweethearts!! I love adding the twinkle stickers for just that little bit of sparkle. Super simple and adorable!!! All supplies are from A Muse Studio

Twinkle hearts are a perfect fit for the heart on the gumball machine...

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Julie D. 

Love is in the Air...

Love is in the air! 

We love our customers, and in February, we've got a special gift for you! 
February 1 - 17, 2013, spend $40 and get a free 8-pack of A Muse Studio polka dot 
A2-sized notecards in Chocolate and Cherry!

Join A Muse Studio during this promotion with our $99 Basic kit or $149 Deluxe kit and receive a free stamp set of your choice and a FREE Pink tote!

Gift With Purchase Details: Promotion dates: February 1st to February 17th, 2013 - workshops must be closed/orders submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern time on the 17th. Notecards will automatically be shipped with all qualifying orders ($40 or more) - customers do not need to do anything.

New Consultant Promotion Details: The join promotion will run from February 1st to February 28th, 2013. Pink totes will be shipped with the New Consultant Starter Kit. The free stamp set (Consultant's choice) may be chosen from any active catalog and will ship with the new Consultant's first Consultant order (not their Starter Kit). Consultant will receive an email from our orders department with 10% off coupon information and instructions on how to redeem the free set.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

My 2013 Memory Jar

I love this idea so much!! My niece made one and posted a photo of it to Facebook. It totally inspired me to make one of my own. The idea is this: throughout the year, you write down your special memories on little strips of paper and add them to your jar. At the end of the year, read your strips and you will be reminded of all the wonderful memories you made over the year. Awesome!! Go ahead and make one for yourself....

Happy New Year!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Julie D

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Retiring Product List

Some of this list makes me very, very sad...but here it is...sob...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013