Monday, February 27, 2012

100 YouTube Subscribers Giveaway!

Howdy folks!

I've not only met, but slightly surpassed 100 subscribers on my YouTube channel! That might not sound too thrilling to some people, but especially in my attempt at a new life-view that does not involve comparing myself to others, I'm pretty psyched! :) So I'm giving away some A Muse Studio goodies!

Here's the video. If you watch it here, make sure you click through to the video page on YouTube and leave a comment there! Comments on this blog post do not count. And be sure to watch all the way through the video for all the rules.

Good luck! :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mini Moleskine-Inspired Notebook

This project was inspired by some chevron cards in the 2012 A Muse Studio Catalog and Inspiration Guide. For some reason, when I saw the photo, I thought of the thin Moleskine journals that come in packs of three. My first thought was to purchase some in a light color and stamp on them, but then I decided to try making my own! That way I could have more options in terms of color.

It was a super-easy project to make... I just cut some notebook paper in half, white embossed some chevrons on gray cardstock, stapled the whole thing together and tied some embroidery floss around the spine to camouflage the staples. Just like how you made books when you were a little kid, but classed up! :) And it's the perfect size to toss in your purse or the glove box in your car!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you had a great weekend!

Monday, February 20, 2012

a little birthday tag

We had dinner with some friends this evening - a lovely couple who were married in October and are expecting a baby due in May. Mama's been pretty into blood oranges lately, and we just happened to have made some blood orange marmalade recently. Oh, and yesterday was her birthday too! So I whipped up a super cute tag to tie on the jar of marmalade.

I used the Cupcake Companion stamp set and the coordinating Cupcake Toppers die set to create a little cupcake flag... The idea with these stamps and dies is that you would put the flag in a real cupcake, but I love the idea of exploring ways to use them on cards and other projects. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Greetings from Southern New Hampshire?

I was going for Cape Cod, of course, but the heart would have completely covered it up, which kind of would have defeated the purpose! :)

All supplies for this card are from A Muse Studio and are available in my webstore.
Stamps: Wish You Were Here, Chevrons
Ink:  Bermuda, Slate, Cherry
Cardstock: Sugar, Seattle, Bermuda
Other: Cherry polka dot organdy ribbon, white embossing powder, Versamark ink

Happy Saturday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Gray Matter

I'm currently obsessed with gray. Isn't that bizarre? I mean, it's gray! It's almost like a non-color! :) But try as I may, I can't make a project without gray lately. I'm especially in love with A Muse Studio Slate ink and Seattle cardstock.

This one uses the awesome new Build a Cake set. It has a bunch of big cakes and a ton of accessories to decorate them! So fun! I used some of the papers from Pink Paislee's Nantucket collection to paper piece the cake. The sentiment is from Hey Cupcake.

This stamp set is called Sunny Side of Life, and it features this great big gorgeous wildflower image! The butterflies are from the same set as well. You can't really see in the photo, but I clear embossed the floral stamp onto the Seattle cardstock around the circle window. I also used the new chevron ribbon which is awesome! It's kind of trippy to use, because the chevrons create an optical illusion, but I love it!! :-D

I'll be back soon to share more. I've got a few projects in various stages of completion, and I've got a 4-day weekend so I'll have tons of time to play!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Spotlight

I haven't posted too much about the A Muse Studio Spotlights here. Mostly because the months just seem to roll past too quickly. But I am in love with the February Spotlight - the featured products and the projects. The theme is Organization Made Beautiful, so the projects are all office-related. And they're so happy and adorable!

All the Spotlight products are on sale through February 29th. And make sure you check out the Spotlight page on the website to check out the awesome projects!

Since I don't really need any office-y projects right now, I decided to make a card. As I'm sure you know, yellow and gray is pretty much my Number One Favorite color combination, and I'm kinda lovin' the addition of the Bermuda blue! :)

The Floral Duet set is so awesome for modern, bold backgrounds - especially when you emboss it. I'll be showing you some more ways to use it soon!