Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sept Blog Hop!!

Wow, you mean to tell me it's Sept! And the blog hop is hopin'!

You should have come from:

Kari Bell

Here's my entry into blogdom:

I love the new colors that A|S has this season. The color is Wasabi. It's kinda of a chartruese/olivine green. Perfect for fall. I used the stamp set "Fresh Foliage" in pumpkin and burgandy pigment inks. And then, with the clear plastic that comes with each and every A|S stamp set, I made it into a window. Using the stamp positioner that A|S sells I aligned them up with the back of the card.

And now onto the next Hop:

If you get lost along the way you can refer to this handy list

Studio Stampers Blog
Krystie Hersch
Kristen Watson
Kathy Hatzke
Karen Crisp
Kari Bell
Lisa Wakabayashi
You are here!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

July Blog Hop!

Happy July!

You should have hopped from Lesa Wolfe. We have the most talented ladies, huh?
Here is my blog hop entry! Hope you enjoy!
Very simple design, very quick to make!

Using the stamp sets Birthday Builder, Swanky Backgrounds. Card stock apricot, sage, sugar. Pigment inks sage, French roast. Ribbon lime satin. Paper flowers petite daisy, cosmos colored with Copics.

Now hopping over to the next blog! Lisa Chapman 

Kathy Hatzke
Karen Crisp
Kari Bell
Lesa Wolfe
Lisa Wakabayashi
Lisa Chapman
Veronica Zalis
Ida Krause
Lianna Vigil
Kristen Watson

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Amuse Challenge Inchies

Amuse consultant challenge "Inchies"! Another challenging challenge!
Using my favorite color combo of Navy, Sky, and Eucalyptus. Throw in some inchies.. and Voila! Stamp set from Friends Fur-ever.

Friday, June 10, 2011

June Blog Hop!!

Welcome to another Blog Hop!

You should have come from the very talented Kelly!
Kelly Spivey

I can't believe it's June already! For this month's blog entry, I thought I would combine it with the A Muse consultant "Kissing Stamps" challenge.

Everytime I do a challenge or Blog Hop, I find myself playing with new color combos. This time is a more serene color combo of Navy, Eucalyptus, Sky. Kinda soothing.... Anyway, the stamp set I used for the card is "Mad for Plaids". Using eucalyptus ink, I stamped criss-cross on sky paper. Then the middle paper strip is made by stamping the Sky horizontally and Eucalyptus vertically. Now for the "kissing stamps" accents, using "Lots of Dots" stamp set for the 3 circles (the largest circle). First stamping the circle in Eucalyptus ink, then stamping on the clean Plaid stamp in a criss-cross patter, then stamping on Sugar paper. Then after punching out the images I then placed them with 3-d form adhesive.  Greeting is from Contemporary Greetings.
Thanks for looking

Now on to the next blog!

If you get lost on the way at anytime you can use this handy list of blogs.

Lianna Vigil
Kellie Maggio
Kari Bell
Kristen Watson
Veronica Zalis
Kathy Hatzke
Kelly Spivey
Lisa Wakabayashi
Karen Crisp
Kristie Hartfeil
Angela Schellenberg
Heather Wroe

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Amuse Challenge Part Deux!

I've had so much fun with this challenge! I've made another entry for the Amuse Consultant Challenge. The challenge was to make a card that had a recessed window. I made the card with my favorite rocket ship stamp and cloud c/s. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Muse Challenge

I am really excited to participate in the first A Muse Challenge! The example that Julie made inspired me to give it a go! The card base is made out my favorite cloud pattern paper. Blackberry swallows from A|S die. Lime and cobalt paper in the foreground. Greeting from Clever Girls stamp set. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Winner of the May Blog Hop is.....

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the May Blog Hop! I loved all of the projects that everyone had! We have the most talented group of ladies, doncha think? ;D

Our fearless leader, Krystie, has generously offered a prize to a lucky person who commented on our blogs!! How cool is that? Krystie has pick one lucky person who commented on our blogs and that person is .....Paulette Still !!! Paulette , please E-mail your address to and she has special gift for you, stamp set!!  Congratulations to Paulette! And join us next month for our next Blog Hop!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

And the winner is....

The winner of the May Blog Hop blog candy is.....Ronnie! Congratulations! Please E-mail me your address and I'll be sending you a special package! 
And thanks to everyone who left a comment, I really do appreciate the feedback!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Another Moxie Fab Challenge! I love polka dots! And with the word Hullabaloo, I mean you have to participate!

Here is my take on this week's two-week challenge!

All materials used for this card is from A Muse Studio. Stamp set "Avian Notes",circles stamp, A|S pigment inks (Papaya, Cranberry), ribbon (Papaya and Cherry dots) Cardstock (Sugar and Bermuda dots)

I hope you likey!

May Blog Hop!

Welcome to our second Blog Hop! I hope you're having fun so far. You should have come from after seeing  Lianna's awesomest(what? it's a word) blog. If you haven't, then check it out from the very beginning at Krystie's blog.

I have an example of what you can make with A Muse Studio's brand products.Stamp set used is "Just Because". Using a base of sugar c/s paper, I masked off a rectangle with post-it notes, and with sky pigment ink placed upside down onto the paper press down, gently, then let totally dry( it only takes a few minutes with this pigment ink!). While waiting for ink to dry I used Tombow markers (#'s 933(orange),676(blackberry),126 (grass))to color the flower stamp, and a very light spray of water then stamp onto Sky rectangle. Place image onto a layer of blackberry and onto a layer of sugar with sentiment and buttons finish it off with a ribbon of heather satin. And voila!

Visit A Muse Studio!They have everything you need to make that perfect card! From themed stamp sets to coordinating colored paper, inks, and bling, you are sure to find all things wonderful! And now for the best part, I will be giving away some blog candy! Including paper, ribbon, buttons and an extra surprise, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog(Please, include an Email addy with your comment)! I will be choosing a random name and will announce it Fri, May 6th!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop! And now to our very own wonderful and talented Lesa's Blog!
Thanks for playing along!
-Lisa Wakabayashi, Amuse Consultant #1075

If you should get lost here's a list of Blogs participating!
Krystie Hersch -
Kathy Hatzke -
Kelly Spivey -
Liane Vigil -
Lisa Wakabayashi - You are here!
Lesa Wolfe -
Lisa Chapman -
Veronica Zalis -
Kari Bell -

Friday, April 15, 2011

In My Beautiful Balloon Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

In another Moxie Fab Challenge, hot air balloons! Flying in one is on my bucket list :D I used all A Muse Studio ingredients. Although not very innovative, but it's fun! I hope you likey!

I used my all time favorite patterned paper from A Muse Studio, the Cloud Paper! Along with Love Conquers All stamp set stamped in Ocean, Bubblegum, Orange, Grass, Cranberry A|S pigment inks them trimmed and placed on the card with 3-d pop dots. The sentiment is then stamped onto the sage dot paper border on the bottom.

Thanks for looking!

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Here we are again, another awesome Tuesday Trigger! I love these because it gets me to work with ideas and colors that I don't normally put together. Here's no exception!

Here's the inspiration my project this week. I love the colors that this pic had. The reds and the aquas with the contrasting whites are amazing. And I love gerbera daisies!

Here's my interpretation of the trigger::

All materials used in making this card come from A Muse Studio. A Muse Stamp Set: Graphic Sunflower. Cardstock: Bahama,Bahama Damask, Cranberry, Sugar. Ink: Cranberry. Ribbon: Cherry Satin.
I think this is my new favorite color combo! Ha! Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

And the winner is....

To celebrate the first ever Blog Hop I have ever done, I thought I would give some blog candy for someone who commented on my blog...

And the winner is....Princess !! who left the comment at April 2, 2011 2:42 PM

Princess, if you can E-mail me, I can send out your goodies!!

Thanks everyone that participated in the Blog Hop, it was truly awesome!

And remember, if anyone shops at my A Muse Store and spends more than $50.00 they get a free gift of free assorted paper!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Another week another fabulous Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger! And get this, it's only Weds! Anyway, here's this week's inspirational image:

This image reminds me of my childhood, spending time in the country helping my Mom in her garden. Here's my attempt:

All of the paper, ink, and embellishments are from A Muse Studio. Using a latte A|S cardstock as my base, I took a square of Sugar c/s. Using the flower from A|S Good Fortune I stamped (fern, bubblegum pink, ocean inks)  then  punched out 1" squares of grass, shell, and bahama c/s. I affixed them onto the sugar square using mounting tape. Using my two favorite things from A Muse, buttons and the tiny flower ribbon to finish off the card.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

We have a winner!

Krystie has informed me she picked a winner for her Blog Candy...And that winner is.....

Shawn Klinkner (Dana K)!!

If you can email your name and address information to Krystie (, she can send you her awesome prize!!

Congrats to you!

I will announce my winner in the next couple of days...Stay tuned!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

I'm getting my mojo in gear. After a challenge here and blog hop last week, I've been trying to keep up this momentum! Made possible with all of the neat stamps, ink, paper and bling from A Muse. Here is my take on Farm Fresh.

 I concentrated on the colors of the challenge and came up with this. I'm am a sucker for anything floral, and will try and incorporate it in any way onto my projects. All materials used in this project is from A Muse Studio. Paper, Sugar, ocean, Bahama Blue damask shimmer. Ink, sky, orange, tux black. Orange satin ribbon. Very simple and easy!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Let's go to the Hop!

Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the Blog Hop so far! Let me introduce myself, my name is Lisa and I  love all things A Muse! Welcome to my site! To celebrate the new venture that is A Muse Studio, a special blog hop was orchestrated by our fearless leader Krystie! For those who aren't in the know, A Muse Studio is a brand new direct sales company. Selling what you say? Selling rubber stamps. But not just rubber stamps but paper, ribbon, ink...etc. Basically everything you have ever needed to make your own cards!

Anyway, this is a blog hop to further promote this wonderful company. Clicking on the link the another blog until the last will give you an idea of what is possible, if you use the products sold by A Muse Studio! Here is my example of a card using only items that can be found in the Amuse Studio catalog and inspiration guide:

Using the Stamps from the starter kit (they give you alot of starter stamps from different whole sets to give you an idea of the many cute things you can do). From a card base of Bermuda Blue (Just love that color!) I used a Bermuda Damask shimmer paper strip on the side. Sugar cardstock anchors the raised Ocean color C/S stamped with the Birdcage in sugar pigment ink. Using a craft knife I carefully cut a "door" out the cage and stamp the little bird in cranberry pigment ink. Cutting the Bermuda Blue Tiny Flower Ribbon into individual flowers and adding them to the corner.Finishing it off with some bling added to the musical notes in the other corner to balance out the top. Sentiment is then stamped in French Roast pigment ink, giving it a little softer look. Very simple, Very A Muse!
Here's your chance to win some Blog Candy! Just leave a comment before April 7th 3pm and you will get an assortment of Amuse goodies (including buttons, ribbons, paper,etc). And, if you place an order of 50.00 or morethrough my store , you will get an additional gift: free paper (asst colors)!
Thanks for hopping along with us! If you enjoy this little example of A Muse Studio creation, you are going to love the next one! Come on hop with me!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stay Tuned...

Something beautiful this way comes! A group of amazing ladies with amazingly creative ideas! So tune in...3pm PST sharp! I promise you'll love it!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday

Well, here goes! This my first Moxie Fab Challenge. Called "Citrus Celebration". This is the inspiration for my creation "Thanks so Much!".

 I love using colors I don't normally use, yellows and orange. Here is my example of citrus inspiration :

All materials are from A Muse Studio. With color like lime, papaya and orange, you can't help but use them for this citrus inspiration challenge! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Countdown to A|S

April 1st is just around the corner. With that date, A|S goes live to accept orders online.
Want a sneak peek? Take a look! Click on the image to go to the catalog! Come on, ya know ya wanna!
A|S Catalog:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amuse Introductory Starter Kit

If you've ever wanted a set that you could use right away, this is it! Includes everything you need to start off with this great company known as A Muse Studio. Stamps, ribbons, inks paper, embelishments, and copic markers. For only $99.00, its a good thing....Click on image to the list of goodies you will be receiving!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Some of the cards made with the Starter Kit!

I finally sat down to see what I could make with the Starter kit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Even more..Happy, Happy!!

Lots and Lots of yummy stuff!

Starter Kit has arrived!

A Muse Starter kit has arrived! So many new and exciting stuff packed into a heavy package! Eeek! So happy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Changes and Challenges....

I have just signed up to be a consultant for the brand new venture A Muse Studio! I've never done anything like this in my life. This will get interesting....

For those who may not know this, but A Muse Studio is a rubber stamping company that just re-organized and changed their mission statement. The are a home-based sales/demonstrator business. Kinda like Tupper-ware, Pampered Chef for the rubber stamping world. I'm not sure where this will take me, but I know at the very least I'll be my best customer, LOL!

I just ordered my starter kit and have some of the original wood stamps so that I can start creating soon. Pics, hopefully to follow.....

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Wow! I'ts been a looong time!

I know! It has been a long time since the last post! Since moving to the new house and work changes, I've been negligent about posting...
Hopefully though I will try to not be such a stranger to ...myself, LOL!