1/22/2012

You are Amazing! Ta Da Card

I am really happy with the way this slide card turned out using Ta Da's Bountiful Blooms Collection.  I made about 20 of the same style of card yesterday with different paper and knew that this would be a great way to show this paper off.

Supplies:
 pattern paper: Bountiful Blooms Ta Da Creative Studios; cardstock: Amuse Studio (fern and sugar); ink: Amuse Studio (fern and cranberry) and black tuxedo Memento; stamps: Ta Da Creative Studios and Amuse Studio; ribbon: Stampin' Up; pearl: Amuse Studio; tools: 13/8" and 1" circle punch, Tim Holtz  sander and my fingernail {for distressor...because I was too lazy to go and get mine:)}

In case you want to make it, here's how you can do it! Cut 51/2 X9 piece of paper.  Score at 81/2 and 41/4.  Put glue on the score at 81/2 and glue together.  I sanded and distressed a little.  Then put 13/8" circle half way to create the half circle.  Then decorated the piece of white cardstock (21/2 X 3) by stamping. I tied a ribbon around the bottom and made a bow.  Hint: If your bows always seem to be upside down then turn your paper around and tie it upside down, so your bow will be right side up.

The inside slider piece that comes out measures about 41/8 by a little less than 51/2.  Decorate the inside as desired.  Here's what I did with mine.  I left it blank, so that I can write my own little note to someone who is amazing!  I then cut out a 1" circle and sanded and distressed it and attached to the front and back piece of pattern paper .

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a relaxing weekend! 

1/21/2012

AMuse Studio Grand Opening

Yep! I joined AMuse Studio like months ago, but it's taken me this long to get to my Grand Opening.  I held one yesterday....of course, about 3-5 inches of white stuff dropped down on us Friday evening.  And yep, I got up and shoveled my driveway for all my stamping friends who were coming.  Sadly, the weather did tend to keep a lot of people away.  However, I have another one planned for Tuesday evening (Jan. 24) from 6-8pm.  Hope you can make it!! :)
So far I have 3 people that are interested in doing Stamp Club.  I only need 7 more stampers! If I get more...I will start another one!!! Are you my next stamp club member?
What is stamp club?
It's where you come to my house and make 3 projects.  I usually have 5 planned and then you get to choose your favorite 3 to make for FREE every 3rd Saturday or Sunday of the month.  You also get a FREE catalog from me and FREE minis when available.  And then you purchase $20 or more of AMuse Studio products.  You get to pick a month you want to hostess.  With the stamp club participants that means you would have at least $200 to start with and then if you would want to add to that, you could either have a book show or a show at your house.   If you are more than an hour away from Biglerville, PA  and want to participate in this virtually, email me and we can work out the details!!!!

Here's what my sample table looks like.  I am slowly adding things, so by Tuesday it could look very different.

 Thanks to Sunghee Chon for making the french fry container and the calendar.  She is such a sweet upline!
 The hedgehog card features a January Spotlight Stamp set and paper pack! I used my Copic markers to color the little hedgie in.
AMuse Studio is releasing its new catalog on February 1st, so if there's anything that you want that is retiring, please let me know or seek out your nearest A|S Creative Consultant!
Hope you are having a paper happy day!

1/20/2012

Winter CHA Ta Da Sneak Peeks!

Did you go over to TaDa's blog to see the new sneaks for Winter CHA Releases? I did!!! As soon as I knew they were posted! Here's what I found!!!

Look at this...Poolside Collection!!! How many of you have lots of pool, beach, summer photos that are just laying around waiting to be stuck to some of these papers?

And this one....I love it! I have 4H pictures of my daughter that I want to use to scrap.  I just think this is Yee Haw adorable!!!

There's nothing like the smell and feel of new scrappy paper!!! Make sure you stop by TaDa's blog on January 26th for complete collection pictures!

1/09/2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

If you have kids, you have to have lots of pictures of them playing all different kinds of sports. Jock Jams from TaDa Creative Studios is an amazing collection that allows you to scrap “all kinds” of sports.  This is a picture of Jeremy’s baseball card from last year.  Baseball has to be his favorite sport and he is ready for it to start and it's only January!!!  Make sure you check out Ta Da's blog today to see my page and how I made it! 
Oh and by the way, you will want to head on over to  TaDa's blog on January 20th to find out what new lines they will be releasing at Winter CHA! I can't wait!!! A little birdie told me what they are going to be, but I want to see them!!!
Hope you are having a scrap happy day!