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!

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