Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hubba Hubba...

Hope that you all had a great Christmas!! Time is just flying by, next week at this time we will be starting a brand new year!! In the blink of an eye it is going to be Valentine's Day, and this year I am going to be ready! (I hope...I may have just jinxed myself.) So I have been playing with some Valentine ideas, and new supplies! Also, there is a fun Consultant Challenge with A Muse Studio to use our Paper Straws that I wanted to participate in. So I took a little time yesterday, just to play, and I made this fun card.
This is  a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card- I don't make too many of these, but sometimes its good to change things up! I used, Cherry, Cherry Gingham, and Cherry Sweetheart card stocks, lots of red! I also accented with Cranberry Glitter as well, even more red! The heart is from our new Big Heart Die Set, this die cuts a full A2 sized card!! I made the rosette with our Rosette Die Set, but cut the pieces down so I had a smaller rosette to work with. The sentiment is from Love Me Do, so fun! Then I topped the whole thing off with an arrow made from one of our Cherry Paper Straws. Ta-Da!

So, what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Chocolate" Covered Strawberries

This is a little box I made using the A Muse Studio Strawberry Die Set. I always think of strawberries as a Summertime thing, but I have this oh so cute die just sitting there waiting to be used. I was working on making up some Valentine's Day samples, and it hit me, Chocolate Covered Strawberries!! I just applied my clear glue, kind of sloppy so my berry would have a truly "dipped" look, then rolled it in my French Roast Glitter! I am going to fill these with some yummy Dove chocolate hearts, or little gift items, jewelry would fit in there nicely!
Paper is Cherry Petite Polka Dot, and Sage (solid) card stocks. The Stem was made using 3/8" Vanilla Twill, I used my Copic Marker to "die" it green. I like to close this little box with a piece of ribbon like this so it can be easily reopened without wrecking it, and it also looks cute!

Hope you are having a wonderful day today, so glad you stopped by!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Twill Flowers

Did you know that today is the 17th? Of December? I awoke this morning with a plan for my day, and the misconception that it was only the 16th of December. Let's just say it was a shock to realize I am a day closer to Christmas and a day even less prepared than I thought I was! Yikes! So what do I do, I sit down here in my jammies and write a blog post, great time management don't you think?! :) We were having a challenge over on the A Muse Studio Consultant Lounge, I missed the deadline cause I thought I still had today to post my projects. But no. So I thought I would post here instead, for anyone out there still reading my little blog....

The Challenge was to use our A Muse Studio Twill on a project or card. I decided to use one of our Coffee Window Bags and jazz it up a little. I stamped all over the front of the bag using Ornate Elements stamp set. I made my twill flower out of 7/8" Vanilla Twill after I had sponged down the length of one side with Grapefruit Ink. A French Roast Button and large pearl finish it off. I also used some 3/8" French Roast Twill as a ribbon embellishment as well. The sentiment is from a new Valentine's Day set called Love Me Do.  I really love how this turned out!!

What do you think?

Well I should get myself dressed and on with my day, before it's like the 20th and I still think it's the 18th or something!
Hope your day is full of unexpected blessings!! Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fabulous Fry Box

Who doesn't love a warm cup of cocoa on a cold day? I made up several of these little Fry Box "Cocoa To Go" gift sets for my craft booth, my hostess group made them as well. This fry box is one of my favorite A Muse Studio dies, so quick and easy to make up, and you can embellish it up for any theme that you might like. For this project I cut the fry box out of Candy Cane Stripe card stock- one of my favorites! It's also on sale right now 30% off, but only until the 16th! I used the Cup Of Good Cheer stamp set for the cocoa cup, peppermints, and sentiment. I wrapped a packet of cocoa in Petite Polka dot Cherry card stock and jazzed it up with a band of  Latte Wood Grain card stock and a little Cherry Bakers Twine. A couple of peppermint sticks packaged in  one of our small cellophane bags finish it off! This would be wonderful all by it self, or you could add a Starbucks card to make it extra special. I also thought it would be sweet to give this with a really nice mug!
So what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Remember Me?

Hi, remember me? It has been so long since I have blogged, I am not sure where to start, or if there is anyone out there still reading this little blog. If you are,  I just want you to know how much I appreciate your patience. This last year has been a tough one and I put so many things on the back burner, so to speak, this blog being one of them. This last year has been full of changes, and losses, many of them very personal. My sweet sister was battling cancer most of this last year, she lost her battle in October.  I decided to take a little break and have spent a lot of time with my family.
Now I think I am ready to step back into blogging, hopefully more regularly!! Slowly I am getting my creative juices working again. I hope you will hang in there with me as I get my legs under me again. :)
 This card uses a whole bunch of A Muse Studio supplies, the ornament was made using Vintage Labels #2 Die set, Silver Metallic Washi Tape, Lime glitter, Cherry and Silver Shimmer Card Stock and Silver Cording. I used Winter Pine Stamp set for the pine boughs and sentiment, and Silver Glitter around the main panel of Sugar Card Stock. The background piece is Lime Shimmer Card Stock, on a Sugar Card Stock base. Very sparkly in person! All of these items can be found in my Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas season so far!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fight Like A Girl!

Just wanted to share a couple of cards I made with my "Fight Like A Girl" stamp set! If you haven't heard  A Muse Studio is giving away 10,000 FREE Fight Like A Girl stamp sets this month only, to raise awareness for early detection of Breast Cancer saving lives, and breast health. You can get your FREE set HERE, at my online store! (You will pay a $3.00 shipping charge, one set per customer, and allow 6-8 weeks for delivery)
For this card I modified our a muse small mitten die to create the boxing gloves. I cut them out of bubblegum shimmer paper and added diamond glitter to the cuffs, because these are girls boxing gloves! Papers are blush, bubblegum petite polka dot, and sugar. Ribbon is bubblegum polka dot organdy. Bubblegum ink.

Here is another very simple card made with this wonderful set. I would like to personally give away a minimum of at least100 of these FREE sets away, more if possible. This is a very important issue, and very personal to me. Breast Cancer touches all of us in some way, weather it is a family member or friend, we all have someone in our lives that has fought, or that we have lost to this disease. Lets Stamp Out Breast Cancer together!! is the complete Fight Like A Girl set!! Get yours HERE
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stamp Out Breast Cancer!! many of you know this month is Breast cancer Awareness month. This is a disease that touches many of us in a very personal way.  For me it is my big sister Cindy, she was diagnosed two years ago. Unfortunately she is currently in the end stages of this horrible disease and on Hospice care. It takes too many, too soon, and early detection is key in fighting Breast cancer.
This month A Muse Studio wants to give away 10,000 FREE stamp sets to bring awareness to the fight against Breast Cancer and the importance of early detection. I would personally like to give away as many of these free sets as I possibly can, as this is so near and dear to my heart. You can get your free set through my web store HERE, (there will be a $3.00 shipping and handling fee. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your "Fight Like A Girl" stamp set, and only one set per customer.) Would you please help me, and spread the word, let's all Stamp Out Breast Cancer together!!
I am so proud to be a part of a company that, in this economy, is willing to be so generous to help in even in a small way to fight a disease that in some way touches each of us.

I am also planning a few special events around this campaign, I am still hammering out the details, so please stop back by for more information to come, you will not want to miss it!!

There is also a special promotion for Hostesses in the month of October! In addition to regular Hostess Rewards, for the month of October only, hostesses will receive a special Pink Pack. The Pink Pack includes: 3 ink pads 3 ribbons card stock assortment Shell pearls Plus the free “Fight Like a Girl” stamp set! WOW!! This special hostess benefit will ship automatically to qualified hostesses who have a workshop of $150 or more in sales. (Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of the free stamp set.)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you day is filled with unexpected blessings!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Muse September Blog Hop

It's time for another A Muse Studio Blog Hop! This month our theme is Autum!! I chose Halloween!
 If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Carissa's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Karen's blog until you come to my blog.
I chose to make a cute little Halloween mini album for my project, I am loving all the fun new sets we have in the new Holiday Catalog. This is also a little sneak peek for all my Hostess Group girls, we will be making this together next week!!
For this project I used our wonderful Coasterboard as a base, it is great because you can cut it with your nestabilities! The papers I chose to use are Grass, Belini, Grape, Orange Cheveron, and Sleepy Hollow Card Stocks. The stamp sets I used are Toil and Trouble, Candy Corn Kisses, No Peeking, Screenprint Background, Mod Backgrounds 1 and 2.

I hope that you have enjoyed this fun Halloween Hop!!

 Here is the complete list,:

Karen Crisp
Linda Suarez
Pamela Fredrickson
Christina Seeger
Carissa Fulkerson
Angela Kelley This is ME!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This is another project that I made recently with my Hostess group, using a fun new set from A Muse called Making Spirits Bright. We used these empty frapachino bottles I had, filled them with peppermint candies, then decorated the outside with candy cane stripe and petite polka dot papers. I used Kraft and vanilla card stocks as well to add a bit of a vintage feel that I thought went perfectly with this stamp set.The tag was cut using our classic tags die set, I folded my paper in half and kept the folded part just inside the die, so it didn't cut the fold, to create a tag that opens up. I used our cherry bakers twine to attach it to the bottle. I love how this turned out!
What do you think, leave me a comment and let me know!

Hope that you are having a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Open House

I had an Open House this weekend for the new A Muse Holiday catalog,(if you would like a copy, just let me know, it is awesome!) this is one of the cards that we made using a new set called Cup of Good Cheer, and some of the new Chevron Paper in Bermuda paired with some Bermuda Petite Polka Dot  and Sage card stocks. A little Cherry ink and ribbon really make this combo pop! Inside this card I used our new Gift Card Insert Die, insert a Starbucks gift card and I will have a perfect holiday gift! I can think of a few teachers that would love this!! :)

I hope that you are all having a wonderful Summer.  Kids will be back to school soon and I am hoping to get back to more regular blogging again as well.

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Every Path...

Every Thursday my friend and fellow A Muse Studio Creative Consultant, Chris, has "CAS Thursdays" on her blog, showcasing cards that are made in the "clean and simple" style. Chris does such a great job with this style of card. For me, this style is a bit of a challenge, but today I have a CAS card  I made, and I love how it turned out! I used Mod Backgrounds 1 for the tiny dots, and embossed it with Satin Pearl Embossing Powder for my rain. The sun was cut from Papaya card stock using a die from Cupcake Toppers Die Set. I inked around the edge with Bellini Ink to add some depth to my sun.The clouds are cut from Vellum card stock using our Cloud Duo Die Set. Sentiment is from Days Like This and the background paper is Bermuda card stock. All these items can be found on my web store HERE. I hope that you will go and check out Chris's blog too, she has lots of inspiring creations to look at!

Hope your day is full of joy! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful day today!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

July Blog Hop- Christmas in July

Time for another A Muse Studio Consultant's Blog Hop!! This month we are getting a jump start on those Holiday cards with Christmas in July.  I hope that you will join us for some holiday inspiration. Here is a list of Creative Consultants who are participating in this hop:

Samantha Kania
Karen Crisp
Melinda Fisher
Tami Grandi
Pamela Fredrickson
Christina Seeger
Angela Kelley   (This is Me!)
Kristine Vicente

I hope that you will visit their blogs and leave a little love with a nice comment or two, it could make someones day!

All products used for my card are from A Muse Studio. For my card I used Cobalt card stock to create a frame with my nestabilities  labels #8. I embossed my snowflakes with Diamond embossing powder over Sky ink, on our velum paper. The sentiment is stamped with Cobalt ink directly onto the Sugar card base, then  covered with the velum layer. I used the cobalt frame not only to draw focus to the center of my card, but also to hide the lines created by the glue on the velum! The ribbon is from my stash, and wraps all the way around the front flap of the card. It's kind of fun to do this if you intend to add a photo inside, just slip it under the ribbon to hold it in place on the inside of your card! I just realized that this stamp set is not in the current catalog, but our new holiday catalog will be out at the end of this month, I am hoping that this set will be in there, it is so lovely!

Enjoy the hop!! Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

June A Muse Studio Blog Hop!

Welcome to our June 2nd A Muse Studio Consultant Blog Hop! This month's it is all about masculine or neutral cards. If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Christina Seeger's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog. You wouldn't want to miss out on any of the other wonderful samples by the other participating consultants.
I made two cards using the same basic layout, but I changed up the colors and shapes that I used, which gives them a completely different feel and look. For my first card I used Extraordinary Background, Mad About Plaid, and Ahhnouncing. I love how this card turned out! I love the shades of grey, with the little pop of red, and those two backgrounds together just make me happy!! Perhaps my mojo is returning!!
For my second card (which is actually the first card I made for this post) I used several scraps that were on my desk. Say it With Style is the stamp set I used along with the Harlequin Impression Plate. I sanded the eucalyptus paper so the embossing really shows up nicely. The striped paper is a scrap of our School Lined Card Stock, love that stuff! I finished it all off with some Cherry Stitched Ribbon and a Bermuda Button.
"Now on to your next stop Pamela Fredrickson's  blog.
Enjoy the hop, here is a complete list of the Participating Consultants.
All Products Used  From A Muse Studio
Card #1
Paper: Pebble, Slate, Cherry and Sugar
Ink: Slate, and Black
Stamps: Extraordinary Back Ground, Mad About Plaid, Ahhnouncing
Other: Vintage Labels2 Die Set, Cherry Buttons, Black and White Bakers Twine

Card #2
Paper: Cherry, Eucalyptus, School Lined Card Stock, Kraft, Vanilla
Ink: Cherry
Stamps: Say it With Style
Other: Nestabilities Labels 8 and Petite Ovals, Harlequin Impression Plate, Cherry Stitched Ribbon, Bermuda Buttons
Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sweet Sentiments

Helloooo! I apologize for my absence, May has been a crazy month and I am trying to find my mojo again. School ended this week, and now my kiddos are home for the summer, this is good for me, now the schedule can soften up a bit! Ahhhhh. (I hope!)
There is a new challenge starting today over on the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog, it's all about "Sentiments". There are some wonderful samples from the design team, I hope that you will check it out HERE. The challenges go for two weeks now, lots of time for you to join in the fun with a card of your own, and there is a prize! You can find all the rules HERE. We would love to see your creations with Sentiments in the spotlight!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Military Men and Women who are serving and have served, and their families. Thank you all for your courage and service.

All products used are from A Muse Studio
Paper: Eucalyptus, Bermuda, Pistachio, and Sugar
Ink: Bermuda, Eucalyptus, and  Nutmeg (on edges)
Stamps: Sheet Music Background, and On The Wing
Ribbon: Eucalyptus Organdy Polka Dot Ribbon

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Muse Consultant Blog Hop - May Flowers

Welcome to another A Muse Consultant blog hop, this month's theme is "May Flowers". You should be arriving from Tammy Smith's blog. If you are just joining the hop, you might like to start from the beginning by going HERE. For my card I used a set of our wonderful new dies, Flower #2, I cut the flowers from Apricot card stock and set them aside to use on another project. I stamped my Kraft card stock base with my new favorite background stamp, Extraordinary, it's like having print from a book in any color you choose!! After stamping the leaves from Wild Rose, I layered the Apricot card stock with the negative cut outs of the flowers over the top of my stamped card base with foam tape, so it pops up a bit.  For the flower centers I used Pumpkin Buttons tied with Twine. A Vintage Label with a sentiment from Avian Notes finishes it off.
I hope you will check out the other participants creations, there is some blog candy if you start from the beginning  Samantha Kania
Here is a complete list of those participating:
                Angela Kelley (this is me)
Thanks for stopping by! Hope that you are having a wonderful day today!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Glorious Dies! Challenge

Good Morning, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! It is a beautiful sunshiny day here, it looks and feels like Spring! This is a project that I did at the beginning of the month with my wonderful Hostess Group girls, and it is perfect for the challenge over on the A Muse Studio Consultants Challenge Blog. This week it is all about our wonderful dies!! I created this project using our Candy Box and Cutout Set, and Vintage Labels 1 set of dies. I also used this beautiful butterfly stamp set, Papillion, and some Buttercup Petite Polka Dot paper for the box. I shared a technique with this project on how to use a die cut shape, like this label, but have your stamped image continue outside of the cut edge, without doing a lot of fussy cutting. A fun and easy technique with a lot of impact!!
Have a great day, so glad you stopped by!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thank You Challenge

The A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge blog is changing things up! We will be running our challenges for two weeks at a time now so you have more time to join in the fun! There are prizes for each challenge and you can enter as many new projects as you would like, I hope that you will pop over to the blog and check it out. Our challenge this time is "Thank You" cards. My card was made using Sugar and Buttercup papers along with Papaya Ink. Stamps are from Mod Backgrounds 2 and Thank You Mix. Flowers were cut from Buttercup Felt using Flower Die Set # 1. Stems are Lime 1/4" grosgrain stitched ribbon. A pumpkin button with toffee twine was added to the flower center. Love how this card turned out, it could easily be used for any occasion simply by changing the sentiment too!
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you are having a wonderful day today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Softpencil Studio Blog Hop!

I was so excited when Elizabeth from Softpencil Studios invited me to join in on her blog hop, how fun! I have purchased several of Elizabeth's Rubber stamps from my good friend Diana at Latina Crafter, they are such sweet, fun, and happy designs.  I am in the first group starting today, and going until the 15th. Follow the hop and leave comments along the way and you could win a prize!

Here is my card, I had so much fun coloring this image, its so sweet, its called "Growing Flowers in Pots" and you can find it in Elizabeth's online store. Sentiment is from a retired TAC set. I made the flower from several layers of organza fabric that I cut using my die cutting tool, then kind of melted / shrunk the edges with my heat tool after attaching the layers together with a brad. I will be making more of these, I love how it turned out! Papers are from My Minds Eye Lime Twist collection, and were actually leftovers from an Easter project, but so perfect for this image!!
I hope that you will stop by the other participants and leave a comments along the way, so you will be eligible for the prize drawing!! Don't forget to stop by the Softpencil Studio Blog too and see all her wonderful new designs, and products!

1- Ashley
2- Alidalis Acevedo
3- Ann Vento
4- Tenia Nelson
12- Kimberly Clark
13- Piali Biswas
14- Lawren Fowlkes 
15- Marsha Sanderlin
16- JennBorjesson

Have a wonderful day, I am so glad you stopped by!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Anything But a Card!!

This week I am hosting the challenge over on the A Muse Studio Consultant Challenge Blog !! My challenge is to create Anything But a Card! Cards are fabulous, I love to make them, but I wanted to show how easy it is to use all our wonderful supplies to create even more! For this challenge I created this fun  flower photo/card holder. Quick and easy to make, I think this will be a fun way to display some Spring cards at my workshops. I used A Muse Petite Polka Dots Papers in Buttercup and Bermuda, Gingham paper in Orange, for the flower base. I used the same colors in solid colored card stocks to create the centers for each flower with  a die from cupcake toppers die set. I turned the 6 petal flower into a 5 petal flower to give it some dimension. Then I added the smallest flower from Flower #1 die set, cut from vanilla felt, topped with a button, the center. The leaves are actually one of the flag/banner dies from the Cupcake Toppers Die set. I love to use my stamp and die sets in as many ways as I can!
Hop on over to The Challenge Blog and take a look at the other creations from the design team. I would love if you would play along too, there will be a prize drawing at the end of the week, you can check out the details on the Challenge Blog too!
Thanks for stopping by, hope that you are having a lovely day!! :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

It's All About the Dies

This weeks challenge on The Amuse Studio Consultants Challenge Blog is all about Dies! Personally, dies are one of my most favorite tools and I use them on almost every project, weather it is Nestabilities or our exclusive A Muse Studio dies. It is rare that I create something that doesn't have a die cut of some kind on it.
This card was a special thank you card I made using Script Background on Sugar Cardstock with Blush ink. I added a sentiment from Wild Rose and layered it with some Nestabilities ovals and Label #4 dies. Then I added a few daises with  my new A Muse Flower#1 dies.
I made a couple little gift items to go along with my thank you card and dressed them up with the same papers and dies!
I hope that you will pop over to the Challenge blog and take a look at all the great ideas that the other gals have come up with. It would be great if you joined in the fun to, add your own creation using die cuts and link it using the linky tool, and be entered in the prize drawing!!

Have a great day, so glad you stopped by! :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Inspiration Challenge

This weeks challenge on the A Muse Studio Consultants Challenge Blog, we have an inspiration challenge!!
 This is the inspiration photo, lovely colors, beautiful flowers, wonderful felt, scallops!!
Here is the card I made for this challenge. I love these colors, love them!! I used all a muse products, paper is Bermuda Petite Polka Dot, French Roast, Sugar, and Sage. Bubble gum and Shell Felt. French Roast Buttons and ink. Flower dies # 1 and 2. 
I also made this cute little candy box to match, using all the same supplies, with my brand new Candy Box Die!!
I think this will be a sweet little gift for someone special. Would you like to play along? If you join in on this fun challenge, be sure to link your project to the link on the Challenge Blog, you could win a great prize!!
Check out the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by, hope that you are having a wonderful day today!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bloom Where You Are Planted Challenge

  Today on the A Muse Studio Challenge blog it is all about the flowers! We have so many beautiful flower stamps and new flower dies in the catalog, it was hard to choose.  I settled on this new exclusive, spiral blossom 4 die from Spellbinders.
 I have had these wonderful little bird cages in my stash for quite a while now. Wouldn't this be lovely with a sweet cupcake tucked inside or a celo bag filled with chocolates?  I used three of the spiral blooms for this project, creating the little buds by clipping off an end piece of two blossoms before I rolled them up. The buds are rolled with the colored side of the paper on the outside, the larger flowers are rolled with the color to the inside. I sanded the edges of my blossoms before rolling, as well as worked a little to brake down the paper fibers a bit.
I also made a card to go along with my sweet little bird cage, you never know when you might need a nice little gift, this would be perfect for so many occasions! I hope that you will pop over to the challenge blog and take a peek, you can even join in the fun and be entered to win a prize!!

Products used A Muse Studio
Paper: Grape, Sage, Sugar
Inks: Grape, Amethyst, Toffee
Stamps: Script Background, Life's A Song, Chirrup
Other: Med. Dots  Impression Plate, Scallop Border die set, Twine, Blackberry Buttons

Hope that you are having a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Sweet Mabelle!!

Today the Whimsy and Stars Design Team is is celebrating the birthday of our leader, talented artist, and designer, Mabelle R.O. with a Happy Birthday Blog Hop!! We each made a special creation just for you Mabelle, enjoy!!
I made my card using one of my favorite Whimsy and Stars images, "Miss Dancing Queen". This is also the first image I chose to work with when I joined the Whimsy and Stars Design Team last February, so sweet!  I wanetd to make a special gift to go along with my card, so I made a matching necklace as well. One of the things I love about digi images is that you can size the image to whatever your project calls for. So I just shrunk one down enough to fit behind one of these little glass tiles to create this pendant. Coloring all those teeny tiny details was a little challenging, but well worth the effort!
Hope you like them Mabelle, they are in the mail on the way to you! Wishing you a wonderful Birthday, and a blessed year to come!! Hugs!
Your next stop on this blog hop is Chelsea, I am sure she has something wonderful to share! Here is a complete list for the hop as well:
Angela (that's me)

Have a wonderful day!!
If you would like to join us in wishing Mabelle a Happy Birthday, use the linky tool below to link your creation and birthday wishes. Please use Whimsy and Stars images.

get the InLinkz code

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2nd A Muse Studio Blog Hop!

Welcome to another A Muse Blog Hop!!  I delighted to be joining some of my fellow consultants in a blog hop featuring products from the wonderful new Amuse Studio Catalog, if you are joining us in the hop you should have come here from Pamela Fredrickson's blog, if not why not start at the beginning with Karen Crisp's blog and follow the hop until you get back to me?

This month we are celebrating the release of our brand new A Muse Studio catalog! It is fabulous, full of all kinds of new exciting goodies to spark your creativity!! I made this card using the new set called "Floral Duet", so beautiful, it is going to be a much loved set! I also used a couple of the new colors from our Venetian Palette line, "Titain", and "Bellini", paired with and old favorite "Eucalyptus". I stamped the blooms on Bellini card stock with Momento Rich Cocoa ink. I used my Copic Markers and a feather blending technique to add the darker tones to the flower centers, and also to color my pearls a rich brown to tie in my other papers. I cut the flowers out, and popped them up on  foam tape. I am so happy with how this card turned out,  these are so not the colors I would normally work with! It's a good to try new things and stretch yourself a little!! :) I hope that you will take a moment to stop by each of the other participants in this hop, your next stop will be Lianna Vigil.

Just in case you get lost or a link gets broken, here is the complete list:

 Karen Crisp
Pamela Fredrickson
Angi Kelley  (This is ME!)
Lianna Vigil
Carissa Fulkerson
Kristine Vincente
Jennifer Corson
Samantha Kania
Rita Holmes
Sarah Callahan
Tracey Jean H

Have fun, there is sure to be lots of inspiring creations!!
Have a great day!!
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me!

A Muse Friends Blog Hop

  Welcome to the first "A Muse Friends Blog Hop"! This is just our little team of A Muse consultants sharing a few projects to celebrate the brand NEW catalog going live today!! If you are just joining the hop, you can double back and start at Sunghee's blog,  leave a comment on each of the blogs to win some blog candy!!

My project today is a card featuring the new set called "Hey Cupcake", and one of our new card stock colors "Pistachio"! I have paired it here with my old favorite "Bermuda" and added a touch of blush. The new catalog has 40 new stamp sets, 14 new dies, new ribbons, and a brand new line of colors too!!

Each month we have Spotlight products where you can save 10% on selected stamps sets. Today, we are featuring new Spotlight products.
Floral Duet
Birthday Builder
Beautiful Botanical
Woodgrain Background
Just Because
And, for a limited time, order the special Urban Wildflowers card stock assortment pack – an easy way to get the look showcased in this month’s spotlight.
Urban Wildflowers Assortment Pack contains four sheets each (Item number: PAST212):
If you would like more information on any of these items or to see the new catalog online you can visit my A Muse store.Or contact me to make an order, or get your very own fabulous new catalog!.

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location: Lebanon, IN
location: Springfield, VA
location: Cottonwood, CA <— YOU ARE HERE!

Hope that you are having a great day!!
Enjoy the hop and don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for the chance to win Sunghee's blog candy!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Whimsy and Stars Lucy

Isn't she sweet!? Lucy is her name, and she was one of my all time favorite stamps from The Angel Company. Now she is available as a digi image from Whimsy and Stars Studio! She is a joy to color, and the beauty of a digital image is you can make her any size that you would like to fit your project!! This is a "Chocolate Bar Card", a fun and easy project that makes a fun gift to give, or receive!
For the outside / cover you need a square piece of card stock, 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"  scored at 3" and 3 1/2". For the pocket you need another piece of card stock 8 3/8" x  2 3/4", scored on three sides at 1/2" and 1". Remove the corner pieces where the scoring intersects, fold on score lines to create your pocket, adhere to cover. I used double sided tape for added strength, those candy cars can be heavy! Decorate as you wish, (don't forget to make the inside cute too!) and add a chocolate bar.

I hope that you are having a fabulous day!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

One Layer

Okay, so one layer cards are not really my thing. If you have ever been here before you already know this, if you new, well , now you know too! So even though one layer is not in my normal comfort zone, I thought I would give it a shot, I do this on occasion, then go running right back to my layers! But this time I have to say I am quite pleased with how this card turned out!! I stamped and embossed the large flower from Marvelous Marigolds in white, onto the new Bellini card stock. Then I added some score lines with my score pal around the edge of my paper, which I sanded so they would pop. For the darker orange tones in my flower I feather blended very carefully with my Copic Markers, and it really came to 'life'. I think next time I would use my colored pencils instead, Not sure if the embossing will damage my marker or not...  The sentiment is from Wild Rose, and is also embossed in white. It would be fun to make these in a bunch of different colors, quick and easy too! All supplies for this card are from A Muse.
     What do you think?
We have a new catalog coming out soon (February 1st)! My friend Risa has been sending me sneak peeks from the A Muse National Conference this weekend in New Orleans, my wish list is LONG! My catalogs should be here next week sometime, if you would like one just let me know and I will set one aside for you.
I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend! :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Colors...

A Muse has a new catalog coming out at the end of this month! As a consultant I was able to order a few things to get started with. This card features one strip each of the new Venetian Palette solid card stocks. I paired them with Vanilla and French Roast card stock as well, and Toffee and French Roast inks. A bit of Brown Bakers Twine added the perfect finishing touch!
        What do you think?
I hope that you are having a wonderful day today! :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tweet Heart

Just a quick post today to share a new card. I have no idea where this last week went, time sure is flying by! For this card I used all A Muse products, I love, love, love, this gingham paper, and it comes in so many lovely colors too! The tree is from the set ""Tweet Heart". I stamped it in french roast ink first, then wiped off the leaves and added some fern ink, using the corner of my stamp pad. You can do this with markers too, but for me it was much faster this way, and I was happy with the results. Sentiment is from "Essential Sentiments".
I hope that you are having a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Whimsy and Stars Valentine

Happy New Year! Hope that you all have had a wonderful beginning to this next year. I wanted to share a card I made using one of Mabelle's new Valentine's images, so cute! This one is "Valentine Girly". I added the sentiment on the heart with one of my A Muse stamps. The image comes with the large heart plain, I love that 'cause it offers so many possibilities! It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some lovely glitter here and there, so she is wonderfully sparkly!
Mabelle just posted a Design Team Showcase on her blog, Whimsy and Stars Studio, I hope that you will pop over and take a look, so many adorable creations!
Have a great day!
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