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Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspiration Found!

This week's Amuse Challenge Blog was an Inspiration Challenge with beautiful colors!  SO love the Amuse Bermuda papers and Ocean Ribbon and of course one of my fave sentiment stamps, "Just Because".   This fun sketch for this week's card came from Free For All Friday from GinaK Designs, cute hunh?  I was so happy I was able to bring a backpack of stampin' goodies with me on this trip.  It's amazing how the MOJO works when you have limited supplies.  Always a fun thing.  Of course, after last week's challenge,  I'm thinking about adding glitter when I get home, LOL.   What do you think?   Supplies:  All Amuse - Paper Bermuda CS & Bermuda Polka Dot, Stamps Just Because, Ink Ocean, Papaya, Lime, Ribbon Ocean Stitched Grosgrain

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Still Playing with Green

LOL!  I know, I know ... I need to get these beautiful Amuse "Green" scraps used up or off my desk!  They're just so pretty and hard not to pick up and play with when they're out.   I think I'm getting the hang of "CAS" cards as my new Amuse Studio Supplies lend themselves to this style.  I never thought I'd use the woodgrain paper that Samantha shared with me but I've found it fun to add however the Kraft is still my fave so far.  I'll have to come back and edit my post with an update on where I found this card sketch.  The French Roast Shimmer and Organdy Dot ribbon work so well with these greens.   All supplies Amuse.  Supplies:  Amuse Stamps life is a song, Amuse Paper Gingham, Shimmer Damask, French Roast Shimmer, Amuse Ink Grass, French Roast, Amuse Twinkle, Amuse Blooms

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thinking of You

These lovely products were still laying on my desk from creating my card for the Amuse Challenge Blog inaugural Challenge.  The Amuse greens are lovely shades, all of them are my favorite.  The branch cut out was the one I used on my last card, just using the reverse.   This "Thinking of You" card is for a friend of mine, she's going through a rough time.   I used the Mojo Monday #205 sketch.   Supplies:  All Amuse - Paper Grass Shimmer Couture, Grass Gingham, Grass Shimmer Damask, French Roast, Stamps Life Is A Song, French Roast Organdy Dot Ribbon, Bakers Twine, French Roast Buttons, Butterfly Die, Twinkle

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Moments

Tonight it was quiet around my house.  It was time for my DS to move back to college.  This year he's living in an apartment off campus so he was especially excited to get there and get moved in.  My DH and other DS drove with him since we had furniture for him so when I got home from work - it was just "ME TIME"!  Not that my family really bothers me in the scrap room but there's just something different about having the house to myself for awhile, it rarely happens.  Today was the launch of the Amuse Challenge Blog and the Challenge for this inaugural week was to use Glitter. Not something I use too often however last week at the Amuse On The Road Event, we did one card where we used it and it wasn't so bad.  My favorite part of this card however is the branch I cut with my new Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge from CTMH.  The Amuse Shimmer Paper cut so beautifully.  I love how the branch turned out.  I used the Sketch from this week's Viva La Verve.    I was thinking of my DS when I made this card because him and I had a wonderful time out on a "date" Sunday together.  I will miss him!  Supplies:  All Amuse - Paper:  Shimmer Couture CS French Roast, Grass;  Latte Woodgrain, Grass Gingham,  Stamps:  On The Wing,  Ribbon:  French Roast Organdy Dot;  Buttons:  Grass, French Roast;  Ink:  Grass, Papaya, French Roast, Glitter

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank You!

This week I had the FABULOUS opportunity to go to an Event, "Amuse On The Road" in Akron, Ohio.  It was a delightful night of stamping and socializing and even more enjoyable, we got to meet Linda  (Owner) and Heather from Amuse Studios.    Of course, I got to also spend time with my favorite Crafty Couple - Samantha & Jeremy!   We had a GREAT time!   This is my "Thank You" Card for Linda :)  Of course, I can't wait for tomorrow - Amuse-A-Palooza so make sure to stop by my friend Samantha's Amuse Studio Blog for all the details.   For this card, out came my favorite stamps - "Just Because".   I also used this week's sketch from MOJO MONDAY #204  Supplies:  All Amuse Except Organdy Ribbon.   Amuse paper Bermuda Polka Dot, Kraft, Amuse Stamps Just Because, Hand Scripted, Ink Bermuda, Lime, Ocean, Amuse Meadow Mix Flowers, Amuse Twinkle

Friday, August 19, 2011

Yes, I'm Smiling!

I love Friday nights!  The work week is done, seems like everyone in my house has their favorite past time they like to go do and that leaves me free to stamp and scrap!   Tonight was no different and I was feeling inspired after a GREAT time at Amuse On the Road!   It was really neat to meet Linda, the owner.  Of course, the best part was spending time with my friends Samantha and Jeremy and I met some other nice ladies as well.   I didn't get to start making cards until late because I was scrapping but I wanted to get a card made to go out on Monday to my Secret Sister.  The sketch is from the sweetest thing "Sweet Sunday Sketch #130".   It worked perfectly also to use my Cricut for the main image as of course I had my CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge already at work for my scrap pages.   This cute paper is from jillibean soup - Blossom - it's all darling!  I love the butterflies!   Enjoy!  Supplies:  Paper Bazzill Frosted Teal, jilliben Blossom Soup, SU! Choc Chip,  Stamps CTMH From Me to You, Amuse Hand Scripted,  Ink CTMH Olive, SU! Choc Chip, Misc Sparkles, CTMH Cricut Cart Art Philosophy

Sunday, August 14, 2011

You Are Amazing!

This week I found a great sketch to use at Card Patterns #128. I especially enjoyed getting back out the BG Sweet Threads paper I got not too long ago. Such FUN colors! For the flower, I used my new CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. It cuts so many amazing shapes!  Enjoy!  Supplies:  Paper Basic Grey Sweet Threads, CS Archivers, Stamps Amuse, MS Flower Border Punch, Amuse Button, CM Butterfly Punch, Misc Lace

Monday, August 8, 2011

Note of Thanks

This must be my week of Thank You Cards because here's another!  This one is made with new Amuse Goodies I received participating in a paper swap.   The great part of this swap is that you get multiple colors of paper that you would not get otherwise.  The background is Amuse damask shimmer couture, so very pretty.  The stamp is a gift from a friend, isn't it CUTE?  Of course, this card is for her.  The buttons are yummy French Roast buttons ... The sketch is this week's Mojo Monday #203.   I can't believe I finished it on the same Monday it was posted! Yay! Supplies: All Amuse - Paper Damask Shimmer Couture Ocean, Kraft, Sky Gingham, French Roast Solid Shimmer Courture, French Roast Buttons, Stamps: life is a song, Ink French Roast, Sky, French Roast Organdy Dot Ribbon