Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oh Boris, how do I love thee...

Let me count the ways!
I love you like this for the A Muse News Blog ... quick and easy with just a tad bit of brown ink on the edges of the card for a spooky, Halloweenie feel!
And I love you like this for a bit more complicated (read - pain in the butt to line up the jars in white staz-on, having to heat set each time to keep it from smearing with the stamp positioner) way!

You are such a cute little mad scientist ... don't go changing on me!
A Muse Boris
A Muse Frightful & Delightful
A Muse Ingredients

A Muse Notecards in Palm and Passion
A Muse ribbon in Orange Crush stitched grosgrain and Passion Purple Sheer

Eyelets, tag punch, scallop oval punch, Copic markers.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

File under "S"

... for Super Quick!! My brother-in-law's birthday was a few days ago, and I needed a card - quick! My stash is seriously lacking in the "male" birthday card department, so I whipped this up in - really - less than 5 minutes!! I also discovered that I have misplaced my "You Rock" sentiment ... I know I had it! I may be losing my mind, as well as my stamps!! But this works, too! A quick Happy Birthday on the inside, and we were ready to head out for some yummy BBQ for dinner!!


A Muse Rock Star
A Muse Big bl
A Muse One of a kind

Other stuff:
A Muse white notecard
Lime Pastel Chalk Ink
Black Versafine ink - still my all time favorite - especially for a small scale sentiment like this!
Black fine-line pen

Thursday, October 2, 2008

More trees ...

The new Trees I and Trees II sets from A Muse just rock - 'nuff said!

This card was previously seen on the A Muse News Blog ... it's just too pretty not to share again!
Stamps: A Muse Trees I clear set, Tiny Bird
Paper: A Muse Brown Kitchen note card, Swiss Red note card
Other: A Muse Palm stitched grosgrain ribbon, large silver eyelet by We R Memory Keepers, corner rounder punch.

Hello October!!

Oh my goodness ... where does the time go?? Things have been crazy around here -homeschooling, a new preschool for my 3 year old, and just the everyday stuff that is life with 3 kiddos! I have not had nearly enough time for stamping, and my mini-makeover that I started what? - 2 months ago - in my craft room is still not really finished! It's together enough to stamp, but every time I go in the room, all I can see is all the unfinished c-rap that I want to do!! Oh well - it will happen, eventually!! Onto the stamped goodies!

I made this little clipboard for Parker's new preschool teacher - just a little beginning of the year gift! I found these printed coasters at Joanne's - they look a lot like the A Muse Black Kitchen paper - so these were super quick! I made 25 pages of paper - just cut up some copy paper and stamped the name on with Snap stamps. The apples went super quick with Momento ink and Copics!

Here's my big 3 year old, ready for his first day!

Little sister couldn't resist being in the picture, too! You know, when they aren't screaming at each other and fighting over really important things - like ice chips- they really love each other!
Stamps: A Muse Tiny Apple
Inks: Copic marker, Momento Black Tuxedo