Saturday, June 30, 2007

Featured A Muse Store

The next featured store is Ink About It in Westford, MA. The store is located in Westford, MA approx 45 minutes northeast of Boston. Click here to see the store front of this darling store that is participating in AMuseapalooza!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Does anyone make frame shelves?

Have you seen the beautiful pictures of the store opening in Houston, TX? It's called By Design Scrapbook Boutique. Here is one of the amazing pictures of the store.

Where can I buy a smaller version of this frame with shelves? I am totally coveting this!!

Ch#9 Crd #3

The layout is from a Tami Wood card. And Simone (check out her blog by clicking here), yes I did dust off those colored pencils!

My favorite part of Amuseapalooza

Amuseapalooza is almost here. It has been a fun and educational time leading up to the big event! I want to thank A Muse for finally prompting me to get my blog started. If you take a look, you'll see I never posted anything until the Amuseapalooza Ambassador Competition commenced. What I have discovered along the way is: I love blogging and my fellow bloggers. I can't believe how rewarding it has been to make new friends and join this amazing sisterhood! A funny side effect has been that when I now hear the word "candy", my first thought is a package of ribbon, paper and stamps! **wink** Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement and fun! Sorry if this seems premature, but my parents are arriving soon and I may need to slow down my pace on the blog for a week or so! (Don't forget I have blog candy that I am pulling for on Sunday!)

Massachusetts classes taught by Jenn Shurkus!!

A Muse Instructor, Jenn Shurkus, will be teaching the following classes at the stores listed. Her classes fill up fast, so please call the stores for updated availability and to register.

Ink About It in Westford, MA
Jenn will help launch the release of the latest and greatest stamps from A Muse! The same class of 5 new holiday cards will run several times over two days. New cards will be offered in August. Sign up for both and get a free pack of notecards. Fee: $25 per class
Wednesday, July 11 — 10am-12pm (3 seats left)
Wednesday, July 11 — 6:30-8:30pm (FULL)
Thursday, July 12 — 10am-12pm (2 seats)
Thursday, July 12 — 6:30-8:30pm (7 seats)
Wednesday, August 8 — 10am-12pm (10 seats)
Wednesday, August 8 — 6:30-8:30pm (FULL)
Thursday, August 9 — 10am-12pm (6 seats)
Thursday, August 9 — 6:30-8:30pm (8 seats)

Absolutely Everything in Topsfield, MA
A Muse cards with Jenn Shurkus. What a delightful way to spend the day! In each class you will make 5 cards using the signature A Muse style stamps and papers. Each class is $25. There will be 2 classes during the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA week - both include Fall and Holiday cards.
Tuesday, July 10 — 10am-12pm (Fall & Holiday #1)
Tuesday, July 10 — 1-3pm (Fall & Holiday #2)
Friday, July 13 — 3-5pm (Fall & Holiday #1)
Friday, July 13 — 6-8pm (Fall & Holiday #2)

Colorful Creations in Hyannis, MA
Class #1: Have fun being one of the first to create with some of the new A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA stamps! You will make 5 different cards with the theme of Holiday, Winter, Fall & Halloween. Cost:$25
Saturday, July 14 — 10am-12pm (FULL - call if interested, we may add spots)
Sunday, July 15 — 10am-12pm (2 spots left!)
Class #2: Have fun being one of the first to create with some of the new A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA stamps! You will make 5 different cards with the theme of Holiday, Winter, Fall & Halloween. These cards will be different from the morning session, so sign up for BOTH classes and get a free pack of A Muse notecards. Cost:$25
Saturday, July 14 — 1-2pm (FULL - call if interested, we may add spots)
Sunday, July 15 — 1-2pm (1 spot left!)

What a treat for all of you in MA! How generous that she is traveling so much!

Virginia Amuseapalooza classes!

Instructor Schedule - Melinda Matzen
A Muse instructor, Melinda Matzen, will be teaching the following A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA classes at Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA! Please call Angela’s Happy Stamper to register (703-435-0051) or sign-up on their website.

Join Melinda to construct a charming 3-dimensional house featuring A Muse fall and Halloween stamps. That sounds like something I would love to do!! Everyone in Virginia, have fun!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

DH Card #2

O.K. folks, I know you've been waiting for me to unveil more cards by the now notorious David, my DH! Here it is...(drumroll)...

He used ribbon on the mummy for fraying gauze!
And there is blog candy down below!!

ATC Card for Amy's Swap

I've been working on this for a few days and think I finally have it right. The paper is from Chatterbox. The brad is Stampin' Up! All stamps are A Muse. I don't remember where I bought the spiral paper clips.

Challenge #9 Card #2

I made this card for my DH. Did you see his card creation last week? He really is a great guy and sometimes (too often) I forget to tell him! Don't forget there is blog candy here this week.

A Muse Challenge #9 Card #1

I decided to try a card A Muse style. I usually like lots of details, but I thought I'd give simplicity a try :)! The ribbon is from American Craft. So what do you think, should I keep it simple or keep up the details?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Blog Candy Time!!

Hello! I love the stamps and ribbon at Michael's $1 section. Plus, a little Martha Stewart added to the mix! I will also send an A Muse card that I have posted on the blog. Just leave a comment telling me what are your favorite 2 blogs! I will pick a winner on Sunday!!

Challenge 9 - Ribbon Fun!

Use ribbon on your cards this week and post them at This week, the winner will receive a "Golfer’s Delight" stamp assortment from A Muse including 6 wood-mounted stamps!

Featured Stamping Artist - Tami Wood

Tami Wood is an amazingly talented stamper. She is generous with fellow stampers and modest about her gifts! She has an incredible ability for putting just the perfect details into her work. Let's all encourage her to get a blog going! Here are some highlights from a recent interview with Tami Wood. This was not easy to get her to agree to (she is so NOT aware of just how talented she is!)

Q: How long have you been stamping?

A: "Too long to remember" **wink** About 12-15 years.

Q: What was your 1st stamping experience?

A: "I was at my nephew's Power Ranger birthday party and I commented on a large gift my sister's friend had brought to the party. It was a kid's chair (Power Ranger of course) in a large box and she had stamped the gift wrap. I have always loved pretty ribbon, giftwrap, partyware, and stickers. This little party planted the seed to my stamping addiction!! I wish I could remember the year!! My nephew will turn 15 this summer so I guess I've been stamping a long time!! Then, I was invited to a D.O.T.S. party (now Close To My Heart) by the same girl who stamped the wrapping paper. I still have my first stamp from the D.O.T.S. party and it was a fish stamp!"

Q: How did you find the stamp company A Muse? (Tami is a certified instructor for A Muse)

A: "I went on a stamping retreat up in Northern MN over President's Day weekend in the winter of 2005 with a group of stampers called "The Sassy Stampers." On the way home, my best friend and I stopped at Create-A-Card Studio which was in Aitkin, Minnesota (it is now in Brainerd, Minnesota) for the third time that weekend!! This is a wonderful store owned by Laurel Ford. While I was browsing the store, Laurel was unpacking her newest A Muse order that had just been delivered and she gave me the A Muse stamp, Fancy egg. I remember I did not want to accept it for free but good 'ole Laurel insisted! I used the egg stamp right away on one of the envelopes during a stamping class and my students loved it. After class we headed over to Artsy Tartsy in Plymouth, Minnesota to check out the A Muse stamps. I remember my second A Muse stamp was the tiny party hat. One stamp led to five, five led to 10, and the rest is history. I would guesstimate I must have about 700-800 A Muse stamps in my collection now. Ohhh, the very first A Muse stamp I ever bought was from Laurel's old shop and it was the large fun star. I just bought it because I thought it was funky and I remember sneaking it in on one of my card designs during a class I taught at Anchor Paper in Minneapolis. That was a BIG no no but I still did it because I wanted my students to stamp with this cool star stamp I had bought at my favorite stamp shop!!! I did not know anything about A Muse stamps way back then. When I told Laurel this story she gave me the tiny star as a gift down memory lane! So in a nutshell, I blame Laurel for my vast A Muse collection. Its all her fault!!" I think Laurel is awesome! You can order stamps from her at

Q: What is your favorite A Muse stamp?

A: "The Lacy Oval Block"

Q: Why don't you have a blog yet?

A: "I'm too shy. I am a blog reader. I find blogworld to be very addicting but its fun!! I kind of blame it on my family as they bought me a new laptop for Christmas and I love it."

Q: Where where you born?

A: Manchester, New Hampshire

Q: Where do you get your inspiration?

A: "Well, Liz Sewald taught me a lot about stamping and I'm a huge fan of her work. I find inspiration all over...fabric, pretty napkins, backgroud paper, the A Muse designers and instructors, from blogs, magazines, other stampers including teachers, my sisters, my friends, my students...everywhere. I can not forget children. I love teaching kids and its amazing how creative they are in my classes or at birthday parties. I love teaching because I really enjoy making my students happy."

Q: What hobbies do you enjoy?

A: "Traveling, shopping, card swaps, taking classes and I'm really addicted to ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). I really enjoy the ocean, seafood, and stamping."

Q: How long have you lived in Minnesota?

A: "We (her family) moved here over Labor Day weekend in 1986. I'm a Minnesotan now!!! You betcha!! Ha ha!!"

Q: Do you have a favorite blog?

A: "It's a toss up between Misty Mawn and Christine Adolph.

Q: Who is your favorite stamp illustrator?

A: Hands down David Walker. I'm a big fan of Nina too from A Muse.

Tami teaches at Artsy Tartsy in Plymouth, Minnesota as well as Artsy Tartsy in Savage, Minnesota. You can also take classes from her at Create-A-Card Studio in Brainerd, Minnesota. She also does private classes and any kind of party that involves rubber stamping. She has taught people of all ages including both sexes. Tami has only submitted her work twice and each time she was published. First in the Rubber Stamper magazine and then her A Muse cards were in an issue of Take Ten 2006. Tami can't remember the exact details but she still has the magazines. You can email her at Here are a few of her cards...

Monday, June 25, 2007

My Dear Husband's Debut Card

Here he is! David made this card with help from my daughters Morgan and Mallory who love oragami. What do you think?

A*Muse Ambassador Weekly Winner

Congratulations to talented KATIE STILWATER! Yeah! She won some great prizes that you can see by clicking here.

A*Muse Challenge 8 Winner

Congratulations Ericka, you won those 8 fabulous stamps!! Click here to see the card she created. Yeah! Now what will the next challenge be? hmmmmm......

Tami Wood classes featured at Amuseapalooza

Extraordinary A Muse instructor, Tami Wood, will be teaching the following fun A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA classes at Artsy Tartsy in Plymouth, MN! Seriously, she has so much talent, if you are able, run to these classes!!

A Muse July Blizzard of Holiday Cards
Come cool off at the Plymouth store and make five HOT cards with decorated envelopes using new stamps and papers from A Muse. There will be a special drawing at the end of class for one lucky person. Please bring your basic stamping kit. Advance registration is required. Fee: $25
Wednesday, July 11 — 10:30am - 1pm

Get A Mused with the Fabulous Five!!
You will make five assorted cards using the newly released A Muse stamps and papers, and other fun card embellishments. We will cover fall, a couple of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There will be a special drawing at the end of class for one lucky person. Please bring your basic stamping kit and signup early. Advance registration is required. Fee: $25
Friday, July 13 — 10:30am - 1pm

Plan to make five new card designs using several stamps from the A Muse July holiday release. We will incorporate other exciting stamping products onto our cards such as ribbon, brads, and other fun embelishments. The new stamps are "TOP SECRET" until July 9 so plan on attending this special class to see what all the buzz is about!! Come in from the heat and be cool as you spend the afternoon stamping with Tami. There will be a special drawing at the end of class for one lucky person. Please bring your basic stamping kit and signup early. Advance registration is required. Fee: $25
Saturday, July 14 — 1pm - 3:30pm
A Muse A Palooza Make and Take*
Stop by Saturday morning for a free Make and Take project using some of the new stamps from A Muse. All Make and Take participants will be eligible to enter their name for a couple of nice prizes. The winners will be contacted at the end of the Make and Take and you do not need to be present to win.
Saturday, July 14 — 10:30am - 12pm
*Please note the Make and Take will end at noon, so mark your calendars now!! The Saturday A Muse class will begin at 1 pm.

There is a minimum of four registrations in order for each class to be held. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

ch#8 crd#10 Have Another Latte On Me Day

This is Curly with a caffeine makeover! I love Alice in Wonderland, and this reminds me of the tea party. My husband thinks Einstein and Don King had a child and this version of Curly is the result! The stamps are A*Muse, the words are Rosie's Roadshow, and the hair is by Q-tip. **wink** Love those words!! They can be applied to so many parts of life. LOL! In what parts of your life is "how many are too many" applicable? For me, it is dishes, purses and stamps!

Ch#8 Crd#9 Act Too Big For Your Britches Day!

My husband is from Long Island and I bought this Rosie's Roadshow stamp with him in mind. I love the A*Muse Caterpillar stamp and how he's looking straight at you... It reminded me of when I lived in NJ and worked in NYC and I saw this adorable boy in a stroller. I smiled at him and he said "what are you looking at?" Little beings with lots of attitude :)!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Challenge 8 Prizes Announced!

This is a biggie!! Enter those silly celebration cards~!! Enter them here!

Ch#8 Crd #8 Shout Good News From the Rooftops Day!

The silly cards have absolutely been my favorites! This card can also be used for shouting out frustration from the rooftops. Think this holiday will catch on?

Ch #8 Crd #7 Clean My Bathroom Day!

My parents are coming for a visit for the 4th of July. I would like to give this card to I have any takers :)? **wink**

Friday, June 22, 2007

Mallory donates her hair to Locks Of Love

Mallory decided to donate her pride and joy to Locks of Love today. It was a hard decision to make because she really prided herself on her beautiful tresses. When she would go in for previous haircuts, she would ask the stylist to show how much they were cutting off for fear that it would be too much! One year ago, our neighbor and dear friend, Jeannine VanBrunt passed away from cancer. Mallory decided she wanted to do this in memory of Jeannine. I am so proud of her and I think she looks beautiful!

Oh My!! I Won!!

I have so enjoyed posting everyone who has won A*Muse prizes during A*Museapalooza! Now I can add my name to the list! I am so excited. I feel like I just won Powerball. I am so excited! Have I mentioned that I am so excited!!! Here is what I won!!! Thanks so much A*Muse!!

More weekly winners listed on A*Muse

Congratulation Zoe Farmer and Nicole vanSenus! I totally want that heart scalloped punch!!! Click here to see the prizes!

Ch #8 Crd #6 Let Your Mind Take A Vacation Day!

I think mine has already! *wink*

My daughter's creations

My daughter Mallory has been watching me stamp and come up with ideas for A*Muse cards. She made one card that I posted a month ago, here are her latest creations (she's 8). She would love your comments! :)

Ch#8 Crd #5 People Watching Day!

Do you ever like to go to the mall and just watch everyone? Well, because Curly has been my muse lately, I thought Curly would love this pastime!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ch #8 Crd #4 Pennies From Heaven Day!!

Ch #8 Crd #3 International A*Muse Day!!

Strano Ribbon

I LOVE ribbon and Strano is definetely one of my favorites! Have you ever checked this wonderul ribbon out? A*Muse is featuring them on the Amuseapalooza blog right now...To go to Strano's website click here. I hope I'm not enabling, but if you look you won't be able to resist!!

Ch #8 Crd #2 Have Your Cake and Eat It Too Day!

Curly (the A*Muse stamp) has become my muse! Do you see the bite mark out of the cupcake?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Challenge #8 Card #1 Shop 'Til You Drop Day

A*Muse Challenge 8 - Silly Celebrations!

The challenge is to create a card design for a non-traditional celebration. Did you know that Friday is "Take Your Dog to Work Day" and Saturday is "Let it Go" day!? How about a "Congratulations on Cleaning your Stamp Space" card - LOL! Be creative! Leave a comment on the A*Museapalooza blog and include a blog or gallery page link to a photo of your new original creation by midnight Pacific time Sunday, June 24th.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A*Muse in the Summer

You must check out the darling store window A*Muse has decorated for the summer! Click here to see more fun photos!

Swap for Taylor

This is my ATC for Taylor's swap. What do you think? ATC's are so fun to make. I used a heart punch on the corners. Today is a gorgeous day in Minnesota! My girls have friends over and are having the kind of day that I remember having as a kid. I miss those carefree days! I hope you are having a wonderful summer!

A*Muse Scavenger Hunt Winner!

And now.... the random winner of the Scavenger Hunt is..............



Monday, June 18, 2007

Here is my A*Muse ATC swap

This is the ATC I made for Suki's (Sarah Bertolino) swap. I stamped the castle in the Essential Glue Pad and covered it with sand! The background paper is EK Success Preppy. The brads are Stampin' Up Bold Brights and the ribbon is Stampin' Up! Apple Green. What do you think? This is my first one ever!!

My blog candy winner

The winner is .... Tami Grandi! Her summer memory was:

"My favorite summer vacation memories from being a kid was all the family vacations- we took one every summer to my grandparents and went to Cedar Point, Kennywood, baseball games, just spent time with family. My favorite summer memory as an adult. Being able to have the summers off so I can go on mission trips. I have been to Greece three times in the last 5 years and this Friday I leave for Romania. Such a blessing."

Yeah and congrats! I will be doing more blog candy soon, so keep checking back!

Weekly winner posted on A*Muse

Yeah! The weekly winner is the super talented Emily Langan! Check out her blog by clicking here. She won a full year subscription to the Splitcoast Stampers Fan Club (aka "the Dirty Dozen" gallery) and an SCS Mug in the color of her choice! Congratulations Emily!!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Charlie Brown Kite card Ch#7 Card #5

This card was inspired by the tree that always ate Charlie Brown's kite. I threaded some hemp through the tree so it would looked tangled in there. Can you tell I loved making diaramas out of shoe boxes as a kid. I knew those skills would come in handy someday. Did any of you like doing those? My girls have never even made one! It's a lost "art" :)!!

Challenge #7 Card #4

I'm feeling Patriotic this evening! I am from upstate NY and used to work in Manhattan. I once hosted a large event at Ellis Island (I used to work for a human rights organization)and if you've never seen the Statue of Liberty before, it is breathtaking. You can imagine what the immigrants back in the 1800's must have felt as they were approaching New York harbor! All stamps are A*Muse, but the outlines which is a GinaK stamp. These work very well with the Marvy punches. I am loving the result! I masked the Statue of Liberty to get the fireworks around her. All paper, ink and brads are Stampin' Up! The glitter is Stickles again!!

Challenge #7 Card #3

Hello! This was another time consumer... I was playing paper dolls again! The background is Whisper White placed through the Cuttlebug and sponged with Cool Caribbean (almost retired boo hoo :(!) I cut out the clothes and hung it on embroidery thread. The ground is Certainly Celery. The words have been glittered. I used real glitter and am covered!! All stamps are A*Muse, what do you think?

Blog Candy tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day, I'll be pulling for blog candy. I can't wait to see who the lucky winner will be! Make sure you're entered by posting a comment below. You gotta be in it to win it!

Two new A*Muse Feature Stores

Scrapbook Friend’z, located in Bloomington, IL and Pad to Paper is located in Hilmar, California are A*Muse's two feature stores this week. Wouldn't it be fun to go and check them all out! Maybe take an A*Muse tour around the country? Now you know I'm obsessed!! Check them out by clicking here.

What is your life number?

This and other fun information can be found at blogthings!

Your Life Path Number is 8

Your purpose in life is to help others succeed

You are both a natural leader and a natural success. You are also a great judge of character.
You have a head for business and finance. You know how to make money.
A great visionary, you can see gold where other people see nothing.

In love, you are very generous - with gifts, time, and guidance.

You love to inspire people, but it can be frustrating when they don't understand your vision.
Great success comes easily for you. But so does great failure, as you are very reckless.
You are confident, and sometimes this confidence borders on arrogance.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Updated Pick-A-Petal!

Hello! My upline Kathleen helped me tweek my tri-fold pick-a-petal card. I think it's much better now. Do any of you have other suggestions?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Peeps Challenge #7 Card #2

O.K. - I think this is funny. Am I alone in this? I can always find a Seinfeld episode to correlate with any life situation. When I was discussing this card with my DH, all I could think of was when a fellow comedian was offered a joke from Seinfeld and he said "it's gold Jerry". I love these guys "peeping" out of the holes. I'm still laughing. What do you think? Is it just hitting me as funny because it's late?

Pick-A-Petal Tulip

This is a tri fold card done with the Stampin' Up! Pick-A-Petal set. My DH thought it would make a great tulip...I think he's right! The colors are Certainly Celery and Pink Passio. I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the petals. Thanks for looking!

Pick-A-Petal Stampin' Up!

I'm playing with this new set...what do you think?


You must run to!!! Click here! There is a new fabulous game going on!! I'm running there now myself! Have fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Winner announced for the Secret Square competition

Congratulations Erin! The secret square for the final round was Michelle. No one guessed correctly so A*Muse picked Erin's name from a bowl. I wonder what fun contest they will come up with next?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Challenge #7 Card #1

I used American crafts paper and embellishments. For glitter, I used a Sakura glitter pen. The stamps are A Muse. I love the glitter pen because I am not covered in glitter!

Challenge 7 is on! - Gleaming Glitter

Time to add a little sparkle! Your challenge this week is to use glitter on your design! I can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations! You realize this means we will all be walking around with glitter on ourselves all week!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Are you as excited as I am???

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA products have been shipped! The stamps and all the goodies are officially shipped via UPS and are on their way to the participating Amuseapalooza stores. New A*Muse rubber!!! Oh, I am counting down the days!! My friend, the crazily talented, Tami Wood is teaching three classes at Artsy Tartsy for Amuseapalooza and I am taking them ALL!! I have that feeling in my stomach like when a holiday is approaching! Am I getting way too excited??? I even dreamt about cards last night. I think I have gone over the edge :)!! You need to check out the Amuseapalooza blog and see the smiling UPS man with the boxes on their way out! Too cute!

Also, I am loving the blog candy posts about summer! Let's all make some new favorite memories this summer! Have a happy Monday!

Amuseapalooza Winners!!

Congratulations to challenge #6 winner Beverley Todd! And weekly winners Aline Jahn and Val Shimodaira! They were chosen from just registering at! The prizes have been great! I love the A Muse T-shirt! Check them out here!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

ATC Swap- 2nd Attempt - Please JOIN!

O.K. If you will join my A Muse ATC swap, I will give you an extra 5 entries in my blog candy! I really am excited about this! Please make 6 Artist Trading Cards. Swaps will be due on July 1. Check out this tutorial if you need help. Please sign and number your swaps and send them in a plastic baggie so they don't get damaged. Leave a comment here or email me at I am looking forward to hearing from you!

1. Kristina Lewis (me)
2. Angela
3. Tami Grandi
4. Tami Wood
5. Sarah B.
6. Tisha
7. Wendy

Group 2
1. Kristina Lewis
2. Kathleen Hopperstad
3. Anouk
4. Patricia Kritkausky
5. Katie Guy
6. Kathy D.
7. Rose C.

Blog candy because it's summer!!

I want to spread summer cheer! So, here's the candy! I will use the generator on Monday the 18th at 1pm. Just leave a comment here with your best summer memory! Join Amuseapalooza and mention that Kristina Lewis sent you for 5 extra entries and join my ATC swap for 5 extra entries!

Challenge #6 Card #6

I'm in a KISS mood (keep it simple stupid). :)! I embossed the happy birthday and the cake. Today was very warm in Minnesota, it really was a beautiful day! I have been having so much fun meeting so many new people through this blog and Amuseapalooza! I think this week will be blog candy. Oh, let's start it today. I'll leave a picture of the items in the next post!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Challenge #6 Card #5 This is how I feel about my morning java

I used a Cuttlebug folder on Chocolate Chip paper, Basic Grey background paper, Stampin' Up! Black craft ink and embossing powder, and positively pink ink. I found the ribbon at Artsy Tartsy and the flowers are Prima.

Secret Square Round Three

If you guessed JENNIFER and HEATHER, you are on to round four! Congratulations to Angie, EJ, Erin, Erin Vandervelde, Kristin O, Lori B, and Patti! You move on to round four! For this round, please EMAIL your guess to before midnight Pacific time, Monday June 11th. Then check back on Tuesday for the results! Good Luck!

A Muse's feature store of the week

Stampers! is located in Victoria, British Columbia. They have lots of fun events planned for A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA. There will be make & takes every day of the event from 4-5:30 pm, and on Fri & Sat (July 14, 15) they will have cake, coffee and juice. Steve is working with a local bakery to try & have the AMAP logo recreated on the cake. (How fun is that!) On Saturday, they will also have a "spinning wheel", where customers will spin for free stuff or discounts on their A MUSE purchases. Check out this great store here!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Challenge #6 Card #4

This is my favorite card yet! I used Versa Mark and embossing powder for the waves, and embossing powder for all the animals. All stamps are A Muse. This took awhile to make, but I think it was worth it. What do you think?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA T-shirts for sale!!

They are so stinkin' cute!! I couldn't decide what color to get- pink, pistachio or grey? What do you think? Click here to order and check them out!

Secret Squares Round Three!!

Did you guess that the secret square for round two was Emily OR Heidi? Click here. You are on to round three!! Good luck!

Girl Power - Challenge #6 Crd #3

All images were embossed on an A*Muse notecard. All stamps are A*Muse. I live in house with almost all girls, my children are girls, my 2 dogs are girls, poor DH!! Girl power!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

HRR Julie Ebersole will be teaching in Vancouver

Stamper extraorinaire, Julie Ebersole will be teaching A Muse classes on July 9th and 10th at I'm Impressed (a stamp store in Vancouver). I hope she makes it to Minnesota also!!! She is so talented. It is because of Julie's work that I discovered A Muse. I was browsing around Splitcoaststampers and I saw her "hello Pumpkin" card. The rest is history :)! I would be thrilled to take one of her classes!! Anyone near Vancouver, run, run, run to her class. I will be green with envy! Please email me what projects you make and I will feature you here!! Thanks!

The Sneak Peek will be on Friday and Only for 24 hours!

The news is out! A Muse will be letting us have a sneak peek of an upcoming stamp on Friday and it will only be able to be viewed for 24 hours. I can't wait because I loved the last one! Click here on Friday!

Challenge #6 Card #2

For this card I embossed the background with the A Muse stamp "fun star sm" and Stampin' Up!'s Iridescent Ice embossing powder. The paper is from Pheobe Basic Grey. The brads are from Stampin' Up! and the ribbon is from the Gypsy collection from Basic Grey. It is raining and storming here in Minnesota today and stamping is making the day much brighter!

Challenge #6 Card #1

I was totally inspired by the embossing challenge. I haven't embossed in awhile. My upline Kathleen Hopperstad taught me how to make dog tags out of Stampin' Up! punches and layers of Sterling Silver embossing powder from Stampin' Up! The PP is from Basic Grey Pheobe and the sentiment is punched out by a fantastic punch from McGill. Thanks for looking!