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A Muse Studio Time to Party

A Muse Studio Time to Party
I'm back with more A Muse Studio May new release inspiration!  This time, with a cute card using the fun Time to Party set! logo I stamped the bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut it using the coordinating dies for the stamp set.  I die cut a strip of grass using the Grass Die and Grass cardstock.  I decided to add a trio of flowers using some Cherry Blossom Sequins.  After adhering the grass and sequins to the main panel, I stamped the simple, punny sentiment and attached the bunny above it using foam adhesive to make it look like the bunny is happily hopping along!  The finished main panel was then attached to the Sugar cardstock base using additional foam adhesive. 2017 AprilMelissa4 closeup I love how happy this little bunny is!  All the critters in this set make me smile!  It's such a fun set! Stop back tomorrow as I'll be sharing another design using one of the other critters!  Continue Reading...

A Muse Studio Vintage Floral

A Muse Studio Vintage Floral
The A Muse Studio May Collection new release is going strong and I wanted to share another card I made using the new Vintage Floral set! logo I stamped the trio of blooms in Apple ink, spritzing the inked stamp with a little water before stamping it on watercolor paper.  The pretty, clean fonted sentiment is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I splattered the mail panel with a little Apple ink using a watercolor brush and then layered the finished panel on a piece of Apple cardstock.  The assembled piece was then popped up on the Vanilla cardstock base with foam adhesive.  I added three Bubblegum sequins to finish the design. 2017 AprilMelissa8 closeup   I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration using Time to Party, such a fun set!   2017 Signature Save Save SaveContinue Reading...

A Blog Named Hero May Challenge

A Blog Named Hero May Challenge
It's time for the May challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!  This month, Honey Bee Stamps is our sponsor and the theme is watercoloring!  How fun is that?!

2017 May Challenge LogoI used the Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Dress Up Stamp And Die Set and stamped the girl & legs images in black ink before coloring with Copic Markers.  I die cut the skirt in watercolor paper and then watercolored it with pearlescent watercolors for shimmer.  The puppy was stamped with black ink also and colored with Copics.  I created the spot on its eye by using my Copic blender pen.  I drew a leash with a fine black marker.  The sentiment was stamped at a diagonal with black ink and little flower and clear sequins were added as embellishments.  The main panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die to dress it up a bit and then popped up on the card base with foam adhesive.  I also added a little sparkle to the girl's hair band and necklace with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Overlay brush marker.

I just love how you can pair Honey Bee & Hero Arts stamps together to created fun designs!  This girl and puppy just seem to go together!

Come join us for our May watercoloring challenge this month!  You have several weeks to play, so go for it!

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A Muse Studio May Collection New Release Day!

A Muse Studio May Collection New Release Day!
Today's the day!  The A Muse Studio May Collection is available in the online store!  Hooray! logo Today, I thought I'd share a little project using the beautiful new Vintage Floral set.  Every time I see this set, I think of Mother's Day which is coming up in just two short weeks!  I die cut a pillow box out of Cotton Candy cardstock using the Small Pillow Box die.  I then stamped the bloom with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I made sure to extend the image over the edge to add a little interest to the side of the box. 2017 AprilMelissa10 closeup   I then stamped a pretty sentiment from the Aren't You Sweet set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  You could fill this box with little treats or even small jewelry as a Mother's Day gift! Do you have your Mother's Day cards and gifts planned &/or prepared?  The Vintage Floral set paired with the Aren't You Sweet set is a perfect combination for your projects! I'll be back tomorrow with even more May Collection inspiration!   2017 SignatureContinue Reading...

A Muse Studio May New Release Sneak Peek 3

A Muse Studio May New Release Sneak Peek 3
It's Day Three of the A Muse Studio May New Release sneak peeks! logo I used the new Time to Party set along with one of the dies from the Stitched Circle Windows die set to create this card. I added a little bunny bum to the party hat for fun!  Makes it a bit more dimensional! 2017 AprilMelissa7 closeup I die cut the stitched circle on a panel of Sugar cardstock and stamped the simple sentiment (from the Hello Gorgeous set) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The bunny and party hat (Navy ink) were stamped and die cut using the new Time to Party set and a coordinating dies.  I then cut a slightly smaller panel of Herringbone Cotton Candy cardstock and adhered it to the back of the die cut panel, sandwiching the bunny between the two.  I glued down the bunny, leaving one ear loose.  The finished main panel was then popped up on the card base using foam adhesive for dimension. Tomorrow is the big day!  The entire new release will be available in the online store!  Get your wish list ready! I'll be back tomorrow with more new release inspiration!   2017 Signature Save SaveContinue Reading...

A Muse Studio May New Release Sneak Peak 2

A Muse Studio May New Release Sneak Peak 2
It's Day Two of sneak peeks for the A Muse Studio May New Release coming this Friday! logo Today, I'm featuring the new You Are My Sunshine set, one filled with beautifully fonted sentiments.  I stamped the circle in Navy, Habanero (orange) and Margarita (yellow) and Apple inks, overlapping them to create a rainbow effect on the Sugar cardstock base. 2017 AprilMelissa6 closeup I then used the inner circle of the upcoming new Stitched Circle Window Dies for the sentiment.  I popped the circle up with foam adhesive to add a little dimension and this simple birthday card was done!  So easy! Stop back tomorrow for a sneak peek of the third stamp set and another peek at the new stitched die set!   2017 Signature   SaveContinue Reading...

A Muse Studio May New Release: Sneak Peek 1

A Muse Studio May New Release:  Sneak Peek 1
Are you ready for the May A Muse Studio new release coming this Friday?  We're pretty excited and three days of sneak peeks begin today! logo For today, I thought I'd share a card I made with the new Vintage Florals.  This set is absolutely beautiful and it's perfect for creating Mother's Day cards! I used Winter Sky and Navy pigment inks on watercolor paper to create the look on the background panel, adding water to the inks and blending with a watercolor brush.  The flower is inked with Habanero pigment ink, lightly spritzed with water and then stamped on the watercolor background. 2017 AprilMelissa9 closeup The finished panel was popped up on a Vanilla cardstock base using foam adhesive.  The pretty sentiment is from the Aren't You Sweet set which is an existing set in the online store.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Vanilla cardstock.  I trimmed the cardstock into a banner shape and popped it up with foam adhesive over the main panel. Mother's Day is right around the corner now and it's easy to create simple cards using combinations of stamp sets as I did here! Stay tuned for another sneak peek tomorrow!  Three fantastic stamp sets will be released together on Friday and you're going to love them!  Be sure and leave a comment on the A Muse blog each day for your chance to win one of these sets!   2017 SignatureContinue Reading...

CASology SEASON

CASology SEASON
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This week, we're brainstorming with the word SEASON! Week 246 - Season I have been thinking about the seasons of life lately as my youngest is fast approaching school age and my oldest is getting way too close to starting high school!  Time really does fly and it waits for none of us.  I went with a sympathy card as it seems there have been many funerals for those finishing up their last season of life lately.  It really does make one stop and consider their own life. The flowers are from Uniko Studio's Uniko Style set.  The images were stamped in Amuse Studio inks.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and is from one of Paper Trey Ink's anniversary sets I found in my stash.  I love that this ended up being a one layer design.  I thought about adding some glitter, but had second thoughts considering the theme of the card! I hope you'll join us over at CASology this week as we see how everyone interprets this cue word!  Be sure and visit the design team members' blogs as well as Donna's blog (our guest designer this week) and see how they interpreted the cue word! DT Badge
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CASology GROWth

CASology GROWth
It's time for a new cue word over at CASology and we're focusing on growth this week!  Spring is definitely emerging in the landscape now and DS1 actually mowed the grass last week for the first time this year!  Things are growing! Week 245 - Grow I chose to combine two sets from STAMPlorations to create this simple design (All You Need is Coffee & Literary Caffeine-ations).  I masked the steam using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.  The cup was stamped, fussy cut and paper pieced with decorative paper from my stash.  It was then popped up over the steam using foam adhesive.  I stamped the funny sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and added three brown gemstones to the mug.  That's it! I hope you'll visit the design team member and guest designer blogs and leave them a little blog love when you have a little time this week!  They've done such a great job providing inspiration this week! DT Badge
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CASology STRONG

CASology STRONG
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  This one is full of strength and it's going to be interesting to see how everyone interprets it! Week 244 - Strong I decided to use a digital image from Kitty Bee Designs to create my design.  This time of year, winds are often strong and kite flying is a popular spring time activity!  I printed the panda image and then framed it using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  I colored the kite with watercolors and then applied a thin layer of sparkle using a Clear Overlay Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  The bear's eye spot was colored using a Copic C7 gray marker.  The sentiment is from the Precious Remembrance Shop Positive Thoughts set.  The finished main panel is popped up on the card base using foam adhesive for dimension. Be sure and go say hello on the design team member and guest designer blogs! DT Badge
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CASology with ICING

CASology with ICING
It's Tuesday and time for a brand new cue word over at CASology!  Brainstorming should be rather sweet this week. Week 243 - Icing I used an older Hero Arts robot wooden stamp for this design.  It's from the 3 Robots set.  The simple, clean font sentiment is from the more recent Hero Arts Birthday Animal Silhouettes set.  I stamped the robot first in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloring it with Copic markers.  I then applied a thin layer of Molotow Art Masking Liquid to the middle of the robot to prevent it from being inked while creating the curvy line.  I used one of the curvy Landscape Dies from A Muse to create a stencil for the inked curve.  After making sure the masking liquid was dry, I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Spiced Marmalade (orange) and Faded Jeans (blue) to create the curved line.  I then removed the masking liquid from the robot and applied Orange Slice Stickles for a little sparkle and interest.  The main panel was adhered to a black piece of cardstock to frame it and then the assembled piece was popped up on the card base with foam adhesive.  I couldn't resist adding a couple of googly eyes to finish the design. Don't forget to leave the design team members and our guest designer a little blog love this week for all the wonderful inspiration they've created!  We love hearing from you! DT Badge
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  Then, don't forget to link up your own ICING creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT) for your chance to win the prize from Serendipity Stamps, this week's sponsor! I'm thinking it may be a cupcake kind of day in our house.  White...with buttercream frosting.  And, of course, colorful sprinkles! I'm also linking this card up to the April Anything Goes Challenge (as long as it includes Hero Arts images) over at A Blog Named Hero! 2017 Apr Challenge Logo Have a terrific Tuesday! 2017 SignatureContinue Reading...
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