Tuesday, August 2, 2016

a|muse studio news!!!!!

Here are the highlights of the new things happening in a|muse studio world!!!!
Bigger Monthly Collections coming | A Muse Studio realizes that YOU LOVE NEW. Who doesn’t, right?! It’s always fun to see what’s new and rolling all of that NEW product out in one big annual catalog is great, but within a few weeks, it’s all old news and then its another year until the same excitement builds again. Instead of rolling out a new annual catty with lots of new stamp sets at once, A|S is going to continue the Monthly Collections making them bigger and better than ever, every month! There will always be something fresh, new and fun to look forward to in the A Muse Studio Monthly Collections. The August Collection will feature some wonderful new Halloween stamps, dies, sequins, card stock and some new colored Wink of Stella pens in purple and green…yippee!

New Dye-based inks |  We know you love our pigment inks for their smooth, chalky texture and great coverage, but we also know how much you love techniques that incorporate dye-based inks. A|S is rolling out brand new dye-based ink in all of the colors of our current palette and adding two new colors every month. Each month within the monthly collection, two of our current colors will roll out as dye-based ink pads and two new colors will also be revealed. You can build your collection slowly and add these great new ink pads to your stash! First up— lily pad, a beautiful emerald green to add to the color palette and creamcicle, a gorgeous peach!
We’ve Gone Digital! | We’ve received consistent positive feedback on the digital brochures for the Monthly Collections! With so much inspiration on the internet between Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, product catalogs are not the main source of inspiration anymore. Catalogs, although they are nice to hold, cost a ton of money to create, print and then ship, and they are practically obsolete before the ink is dry on the paper! Our annual catalog will be completely digital,absolutely free and ready for you to download onto your computer, kindle, iPad, cell phone or any other digital device for reference! You can go to the sidebar on my blog to download your free copy or download below!
Incidentally, there will now be TWO annual catalogs—one that incorporates all of the stamps and dies from the past year, including many prior Monthly Collection sets that made the cut, as well as a catalog incorporating all of the essentials – card stock, inks, ribbons, sequins, tools, etc. to make your crafting fun! These digital catalogs have a nice index to help you find what you’re looking for in a flash!

No Quarterly Sales Quotas! |  Yes, you read that correctly, A Muse Studio is doing away with the whole quarterly sales quota requirement. Starting August 1, 2016, you can purchase the kit and sign on with A Muse Studio as a Creative Consultant, enjoy all of the perks of that designation (20% discount on product, free training and support, access to the back office where you can connect with fun, crafty ladies who share your interest, the idea gallery for consultants, the ability to make A Muse Studio as much or as little as you want it to be in your life, early looks at all of the Monthly Collections (a month in advance of customers), plus the option of attending the annual A|S National Conference and Creative Retreat!) with none of the pressure to sell! If you decide to buy some products yourself and sell to a few friends and your total annual sales reaches $900 or more in sales volume before your first anniversary with A|S, your renewal fee is waived, otherwise just pay $49 to renew and continue to enjoy the benefits of being a consultant! Its that simple! Who would like to join me on this fun, crafty adventure?!?!

Here are some cards I made that I wanted to share with you....
 featuring be yourself stamp set....

 featuring the small bow die....

 featuring in the wild stamp set....

featuring label maker stamp set....
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

a|s ...join our team

Create the Life You Want!

Let us show you how you can turn your passion for papercrafting into a FUN business that allows you to create the life you want.
* Make new friends
* Be inspired
* Share your passion
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* Earn extra cash or a full-time income
Are you passionate about papercrafts? Do you love sharing your creativity with others? If so, you are in the right place. A Muse Studio’s boutique-style products are only available through our team of Independent Creative Consultants, just like you.
A Muse Studio
A Muse Studio was founded in 2001 by CEO & Founder, Linda Carnell. Prior to launching A Muse, Linda worked for Microsoft in product development & consumer marketing. After the arrival of her first daughter, Linda was looking to create a flexible business opportunity that would allow her to work around her growing family's schedule and A Muse Studio was born.
A Muse Studio’s on-trend products are stylish and fun! Whether you are a card-maker, scrapbooker, DIY crafter or party planner extraordinaire, our products make you look good and will capture the imagination of your customers.
Running your own business comes with many rewards. There are three ways to earn as an A Muse Studio Creative Consultant and lots of opportunities to earn free product and other fabulous rewards!
1) Earn 20% commission on everything you sell.
2) Earn volume rebates on your total monthly sales when you sell $300 or more.
3) And, if you choose to build a team, you will earn a coaching commission on team sales. Plus you'll enjoy a product discount on every order.
The truth is… this is a fun business! Workshops offer an opportunity to get together with friends and get crafty. You’ll be sharing your creativity and expertise and making new friends at the same time. Our Consultants tell us this is one of the things they love MOST about being a Creative Consultant — the friendships they’ve made.
Wouldn’t it be nice to work your business around your life instead of the other way around? We know you’re busy! Many of our Consultants run their A Muse Studio business in addition to a full or part-time job. It’s your business, your way! Flex it up or down. It’s your choice. Your income will match your efforts.
As an A Muse Studio Creative Consultant, you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. We are here to support you every step of the way. We offer online training 24/7, social media support, bi-weekly conference calls, national and regional training events, an exclusive online community for our Creative Consultants and 1:1 coaching to those that are interested.
Your business, your way! You set your income goals and match your efforts to your desired results. It’s up to you — earn a little fun money, a full time income or simply enjoy the discounts. The choice is yours.
July-August 2016 Promotion STARTER KIT
New Consultants can purchase a Deluxe Starter Kit for only $99 (over $150 value in A Muse Studio products) and choose one free stamp set that will ship with your first order.
$99 Deluxe Kit includes:
A Muse Studio clear block - 2" x 3.5"
A Muse Studio stamp set - birthday icons
A Muse Studio happy word die
A Muse Studio Splash! - apricot, poppy
A Muse Studio pigment ink pads - onyx, orange, buttercup
A Muse Studio ribbon - grosgrain stitch - onyx
A Muse Studio ribbon - organdy sheer lime
A Muse Studio ribbon - organdy polka dot sky
A Muse Studio ribbon - satin orange
A Muse Studio pearl stickers - sky
A Muse Studio twinkle stickers - mini stars, multi
A Muse Studio sequins 6mm - orange
A Muse Studio sequins - melon
A Muse Studio washi tape - 3 roll assortment - tuxedo
A Muse Studio cardstock assortment (40 sheets)
A Muse Studio glitter - diamond
A Muse Studio tweezers
A Muse Studio sanding blocks
A Muse Studio eyelets - onyx
A Muse Studio brads - antique brass
A Muse Studio embossing powder - clear
A Muse Studio Digital Kit - Scenic Route
A Muse Studio Digital Kit - Colorblock Basics
+ FREE STAMP SET to ship with your first order
Business Supplies:
A Muse Studio Consultant's Guide to Success
A Muse Studio Consultant Handbook
A Muse Studio Customer order forms (15)
A Muse Studio Hostess brochure (5)
A Muse Studio Hostess order forms (5)
A Muse Studio Invitation postcards (25)
Two months free webstore
Promotional price available July 18 - August 31, 2016.
No more sales MINIMUMS!!!!!
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

crafty hazelnuts patterned paper may challenge

Here's what I came up with for this month...
supplies...paper-diy(crate paper), ink-onyx amuse studio); stamps-mini blooms (amuse studio); accessories- feather die (paper smooches), wood icons (prima), black and white washi tape (recollections).

I took the feather die from paper smooches that comes in two sizes and made a flower out of them! 
I thought it looked pretty good and a little different from what I normally conjure up!

Hope you will stop over to Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge this month and share your creation with us!

I am entering this in 
Crafting with An Attitude...anything goes
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

wishing you the best day ever....

I think my new favorite stamp set is 
It is in the April Collection

I think this set is so versatile.  Just change the ink colors up and you will have a stamp set that you can use throughout the year! And what mrakes it even better is that you can create one layer cards and it look absolutely beautiful!!!

Here's mine...
supplies: papers- sugar (amuse studio)/ stamp sets- botanical silhouettes, lots of dots and today and always(amuse studio); inks-onyx black (versafine) and blush, watermelon, grass and apricot; accessories-black and white baker's twine (amuse studio).

I made this for Chris' Amusing Challenge over at Stamped Blessings.  She's having an Anything Goes Challenge this week! Hope you will join in!

I am also entering this in...
2 Creative Chicks...anything goes.
Card Mania...spring
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, April 15, 2016

dies r us/black and white

Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamp set
Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin die
other supplies: paper-boys rule (crate paper) and jingle bells christmas music; accessoires-black and white baker's twine (amuse studio) and black jewel dots( michael's dollar bin); ink -onyx black(versafine).

This was so much fun to make for Dies R Us Challenge Blog! The challenge is up today and it is create a card or project that is black and white.  You have until noon on April 28th to get your card linked and the only rule besides following the challenge is you need to use dies! So So fun!

I must admit I am pleased with the way this turned out! I usually always use a sketch from a challenge to get me started, but this time I just went with it and am thrilled with the outcome!  I hope you like it too!

I am entering this card into these challenges....
Animal Friends Challenge...birds
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas Challenge...anything goes as long as it's Christmas
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge...use diecuts
Christmas at Sweet Stampin-animals

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

kitty bee designs/april spotlight

I'm up today over at Kitty Bee Designs.  I'm showcasing Kaawaii Ms. Potts owl digi.  Isn't she adorable? And so springy!!! Have to bring a little spring into our lives here in PA since mother nature has decided to be a little bipolar with us this month!!!
You can get her here!

Here's what I made with her...
supplies: papers-mermaid polka dot (amuse studio) and solar white cs (neenah); stamps- Kawaii Ms. Potts(Kitty Bee Design), floral silhouettes(amuse studio); ink- onyx (versafine); accessories- dots (michaels dollar bin) and pebble baker's twine (amuse studio),landscape die set (amuse studio).

I am entering this in 
Tuesday Throwdown...use your die cuts!
AAA...anything goes
Dare 2B Artzy...polkadots
Creative Card Crew...use a diecut

Hope you are having a great Wednesday!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

sisterhood of crafters/generations

It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means a new challenge is up over at The Sisterhood of Crafters today! Agata is our hostess and she asked us all to create a project using an image that shows generations!
You have until April 24th to get your project linked up!
Can't wait to see what you create.

Here's what I came up with....
supplies-papers and card board embellishments-graphic 45;  ink-onyx (versafine); stamp- botanical silhouettes(amuse studio); ribbon -onyx chevron (amuse studio) and brads (basic grey)

This was so much fun to make! Haven't used my stash of graphic 45 in forever!

I used the retrosketch for my inspiration to get me jumpstarted....
and I am also entering these challenges...
Through the Craft Room Door...always anything goes.
Retarte....anything goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

if you give a crafter a cookie 41/kitty bee sponsor

A new challenge is up over at If You Give A Crafter A Cookie....
a fun baking theme!

A special thanks to our sponsor this challenge for giving us some great digis to work with and for giving us a great prize pack to give to one of our lucky participants!!!

And here's what I created...
supplies: paper- white solar cs (neenah) and crate paper; stamp- dog with cupcake (kitty bee designs); accessories- enamal dots (michaels $1 bin), white and black baker's twine (amuse studio), striped washi (dollar tree) and hello wood (prima).

I used the newest and greatest Freshly Made Sketch for inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a great Thursday!