Thursday, May 31, 2007

Challenge #5 card #4

I was inspired by the bee man card layout. Seasonally speaking, my timing is off, but I do think this turned out cute. The pumpkin man is what started my A Muse stamp obsession. What started yours?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A-Muse-A-Palooza challenge #5 card #3

I love the bee man! I used an Amuse note card which makes an outdoor scene easy to create. The ribbon was originally black and white, so I colored it with a yo-yo yellow marker. This is a great trick to match your ribbon to your card colors. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up! and it really works great for Halloween, Christmas,... Let me know if you have tried this technique before. Thanks for looking!

A Muse blog candy from Linda Carnell

Have you checked out Linda Carnell's blog? (She is the owner of A Muse.) She is featuring Amy Rysavy's (a Guest Designer) cards for your viewing pleasure. Amy has chosen a few goodies that will be heading to the home of one lucky winner later this week. How can you enter to win? It's easy... just post a comment on one or more of the posts that showcase Amy's work and you will automatically be entered. The deadline to have your comments included in the drawing is May 31, 2007 midnight Pacific time.
Here's what you could win:
Flower Drinks stamp
Splendiferous day stamp
Popsicle Pink Tiny Dot Notes

Click here for Linda's blog!

Have you registered for A-Muse-A-Palooza yet?

Secret Squares!

Hollywood Squares – A Muse Style! They've chosen one of their crew to hold a secret prize. Who do you think has the prize? If you guess the correct A Muse Crew member, you move on to the next round of the game. For round two, they'll mix things up, add a new prize, and you’ll get to guess again. We’ll keep going until they have one winner who will then receive all the prizes revealed in each round of the game!!
You must be registered at to play. (PLEASE tell them Kristina Lewis sent you). To enter, leave a comment on their post with your guess (one entry per person) before this round of the game ends at midnight Pacific time Monday June 4th. Then check back on Tuesday to see if you move on to round two! Click here to play!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A-Muse-A-Palooza Challenge #5 card #2

These A Muse cards are fun to work with! I also adore All the A Muse shops. Here is what the A Muse village would look like :)!

I love this Heidi Swapp clock!

Heidi Swapp has such wonderful clock overlays, chipboard, tabs, and photo corners. The paper is from Chatterbox. This was fun to make and I will love seeing it in my craftroom!

I also love scrapbooking

The idea for this was from a scrabook magazine, I just can't remember which one... Creating Keepsakes? Anywho, I think this page tells a lot about me.

Blog Candy

Here is my first blog candy! I will randomly choose from one of you who leave a post on Monday (June 4th). Just let me know what you think of the blog and/or your favorite card so far. Any and all feedback welcome. If you have registered for the Amuseapalooza weekly prizes and said you heard about it from me, Kristina Lewis, add that to your comment and I will enter you an extra 4 times! Here is a photo of the candy:

A-Muse-A-Palooza Challege #5 card #1

I love this card because making it was like playing with a dollhouse. I guess I'm still a kid at heart.

Challenge #5 for A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA

Challenge 5 - Seeing Scenes
A Muse images work so well together that creating scenes is simple and fun! So your challenge this week is to create a scene. You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (please use at least one A Muse stamp if possible), embellishments, etc. And wait until you see the prizes!! Check out the A-Muse-A-Palooza blog for more details.

Monday, May 28, 2007

My Happy Birthday Card to A Muse

Happy birthday 6th birthday to you...!

Amuse winners

Well, let me tell you, I am amazed and "Amused" by how many winners and prizes were given out this week! You need to check out the lists of winners to see if you were one of the lucky women! There was a winner from the challenge cards, random winners selected from registrations, and a random winner from the Ambassador registations. This is such a great time to get involved in AMuse! Don't forget to register for prizes (and please tell them Kristina Lewis sent you). I love the Amuseapaoolza blog! Check back often because some information is only available for a limited time.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Challenge #4 Card #5

New York, NY...where I worked when I met my hubby~ I do love that city! This card represents my love for shopping in the Greatest City on Earth! The lettering punches were from the Cut-A-Creation press and punches form PebbleCreek Studios, LTD. The patterned paper is Basic Grey.

Flower Power

Okay, so maybe I'm taking the "flower power" idea a step too far. Once I get on a roll, it's hard to stop. After three flower power creations, what ideas do you have? I need inspiration to keep the flower power going! The flower man is made out of punches from Emagination and Family Treasures. Thanks for looking!

Amusing stores and more :)

Each week Amuse features one stamp stores across the country participating in Amuseapalooza. I love hearing about the festivities the stores are planning for Amuseapalooza and seeing the storefronts. This week they are featuring a store from South Dakaota, Scatter Joy. Be certain to check it out! Whlie you are there, look for the fun contests and register for prizes. (Please tell them Kristina Lewis sent you.) Amuse has already given a sneak peek at one of their upcoming stamps. So check back often to see these limited time opportunities. Are you having fun with this? I would love to hear from you! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Amuse challenge #4 card #4

Okay, so now I'm getting carried away (or inspired) by the Flower Power stamps :)! The bus is making it up the hill by sheer flower power. lol! The flowers near the words "flower power" are from All Night Media.

Amuse Challenge #4 card #3

This card was made with fiskars squeeze punches and the same All Night Media punch I used on the Madeline house stamp card. I really like the color combo on this one. The bling is from Heidi Swapp and the paper is from Stampin' Up! (Marigold morning, rose red, certainly celery and bashful blue). If any of you have been making cards for the challenges, please email me! I am thinking of doing some blog candy soon! Keep looking! and thanks!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Amuse News

Happy Birthday to Amuse!

This month Amuse is celebrating their 6th birthday! In honor of this occassion, they are having a sale. They have 7 pages filled with stamps that are on sale for 25% off. If you order 6 or more sale stamps, you will receive an extra 15% off! The sale is for one week only: May 25 through May 31st.

To view the Birthday Sale Stamps, go to

And they have just added 13 new stamp designs to their website. located on pages 4 and 5 under "new stamps".

Woo hoo! I am so excited!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Challenge #4 card #2

I love the Madeline house! What do you think? Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Amusapalooza weekly winners have been listed!

Check out the Amusapalooza blog and see if you are one of the lucky winners! If you haven't registered yet, head on over there!!

Entry #1 in challenge #4

This was a fun one to make. So what do you think? Do you have a favorite AMuse card? Thanks for looking!

AMuse Challenge #4 is up!!

This challenge involves the use of punches! Check it out at the Amuseapalooza blog. Don't forget to sign up for Amusapalooza to be entered to win prizes. Please tell them Kristina Lewis sent you! Have fun stamping!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Father's Day is around the corner

I made this card for my stamp club to make for Father's Day. I have a hard time making man cards. It uses the Loads of Love and the Loads of Love Assesories Stampin'Up! sets. The paper and ribbon are True Tyme (retiring - boo hoo). What do you think?

Fun at the Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Expo in St.Paul

Yesterday, KH, Kathy Volner and I had a play date at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in St. Paul, MN. There were some great vendors and fabulous make -n- takes! Now that's my kind of play date! I met fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Shelly Stark. I left feeling so inspired and ready to create...but my 11 year old Morgan got sick at school on a field trip! Needless to say, my creative juices will need to be bottled until tomorrow! :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

A*Muse Challenge #3 entry #3

This one is my favorite (I know I keep saying that :))! It was fun to make, like playing paper dolls. My DH helped. My daughter Mallory (age 8) made this lovely mermaid card! We would love feedback. Hugs!

Enter to win great A*Muse items!

Check out A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA headquarters as they count down the weeks to July 9th. Their blog features fun contests, online challenges, stamping celebrities, sneak peeks, fun card ideas, tips & tricks and more.

Register today to enter weekly prize drawings. (Please say you heard about it from Kristina Lewis - it's a contest)

Find a participating store near you

Put yourself on the map

register at

A*Muse is up to card challenge #3 plus a guess how many stamps are in the suitcase contest!

Best A*Muse Card for challenge #3

This is my best A*Muse card to date :)! I love the way it turned out. What do you think?

Garage Sale Season

My upline & DF Kathleen Hopper- stad (a very talented stamper, check her out at SCS KathleenH) and I went garage saling (a new verb) last night! We had so much fun and found many fun items. Do you love the hunt? My favorite find was an organizational iron and wicker piece. What are your favorite garage sale finds?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Don't you love Donna?

I had the great pleasure of taking a class from the extraordinary Donna Downey (be certain to check out her blog) at Scrapbooks Ltd. Too ( last month! She is so witty and talented! If you have the chance, take one of her classes!

Challenge #3 from Amuse

This is so much fun! Here is my first entry in the Amuse challenge.

Amuse Challenge

Check out the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2007 blog - the first challenge is up! Can't wait to see your creations!

Amuse News

A Muse just launched the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2007 website! Check it out to get the scoop and register! Make sure to check out the blog too where there will be games, challenges, prizes, and more as we count down the weeks to A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2007!

I am trying to figure out this whole blogging business...

Hello!~I am so inspired by all of you who have blogs! I am a huge fan of so many and I have added some of them to my inspiration list. I would also like to put some of my creations up...Hopefully I will have more to share soon!
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