Thursday, April 28, 2011

Have you tried a side step card yet?

This was real easy to make when you watch the video of Beate doing it at Splitcoast. Check it out:

All stamps by A Muse Studios

Monday, April 25, 2011

Next A Muse Studio blog hop is May 2nd.


Mo's cotton candy girl

Get this cute cotton candy girl at for ONLY $1 and all proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation. Love it!!

Have you tried duct tape on a card?

I had a great first day at work. The 6 hours went pretty fast considering perfume was not selling that much the day before Easter. Everyone was real nice and I will do it again this Fri and Saturday. People need to buy for Mother's Day.

Emily was home for Easter. She left real early this morning to head back. We will have to move her back home for the summer in the next week and 1/2. We'll make one trip down this week, bring back a load and then make the final move back next week.

Nicholas is home on spring break this week. This is the latest we've ever had spring break I think. I hope to get our garden planted this week. Looking forward to having my tomato sandwiches everyday for lunch. I remember when I hated tomatoes - now I love my tomato sandwiches on toasted bread with light mayo. Mmmmmm

I haven't stamped much lately in the last week. Have you heard about "washi" tape? A Muse Studios sells it and even though I haven't tried it yet, I decided to try duct tape and Walmart has designer duct tape for cheap. So I made this card with duct tape cut in strips in the background. What do you think?

Stamp by Hero Arts

Bakers Twine

Duct tape

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Back in the work force ...

Yes, I am now a working girl once again. After raising 2 teenagers and being fortunate enough to stay home with them, I decided its time to go out and find something. It hasn't been easy since I have been filling out job applications online for about 2 months. Angela recommended me for this job and I had my interview today. I will be a perfume model at Belks in Concord. I will be squirting these perfumes on cards and handing them out to people: Guess Seductive, Beyonce Heat, and Beyonce Rush perfume for Women. Nautica for Men. I start this Saturday :). I can't wait!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Catching up on birthday cards

I made a few birthday cards ...

Card #1 - This digital image is from Bugaboo and I think it is so cute!! I used a glaze on the popsickle and the ketchup on the hotdog but not sure it shows up.

Card #2 - This stamp is from Penny Black and she is one of my all-time favorites!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unmounted stamps organization

I have been busy getting my unmounted stamps organized. BEFORE: AFTER:

Now I have 55 neatly unmounted stamps in envelopes. Each marked. Yay!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bakers Twine

Have you noticed alot of cards have bakers twine on them? I love the stuff but only have a limited supply that I bought of Martha Stewart around the holidays. It was on clearance and I used some on this card for Lesa. She sold her house after being on the market for awhile. I am so happy for her!!!!

Stamps by: A Muse Studios

Paper by: A Muse Studios

Bakers Twine by: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Another Bargello card In case you missed this technique yesterday, I made another card for my godchild. Even though her birthday isn't until NOVEMBER, I made her a cute card for her 13th birthday. At least I have it ready! LOL

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Have you tried the Bargello technique? Its very easy and it makes a great background for any card. Check out the tutorial and try it. I used Basic Grey paper for this one.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Using my new A Muse cloud dies ...

I'm not sure what company this stamp is from but I think its from High Hopes. It came unmounted and I've had it for many, many years .. back in the days when I didn't mark my stamps what company they were from. The verse is from High Hopes too (I think).

I love the cloud die by A Muse.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Graduation is upon us ...

My nephews are graduating this year so I made them each the same card. All stamps by Stampin Up.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Let the blog hop begin ...

If you are participating in the blog hop, you should've come from Vanessa Buzard 's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.
All supplies used in these 3 cards are by A Muse Studio.

#1 - awesome gingham cardstock (bubblegum pink), bubblegum pink buttons, green stitched ribbon, nestabilities scallop circle, Sleepy Sighs stamp set.
#2 - grass polka dot cardstock, Sweet Love stamp set, Copic markers, Diamond glitter on heart
#3 - white cardstock, Make a Scene stamp set (clouds), Lots of Dots stamp set (sun), Woodland Friends (tree) and verse is by Friends Fur-Ever. Using grass die, I made the grass using grass polka dot cardstock. I masked the tree, clouds and sun and used my airbrushing with my Copics markers to make the sky.

After my blog, you should head on over to Anna Keyes's blog and check out her cute cards!! Thanks for stopping by!!