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September 2011

Happy Halloween Treat idea

Amuse Studios has "amused" me for the last few days.  Today was the release of our new stamp special and paper specials.  It has a halloween theme. One of the ideas was these medalions.  I didn't have the silohette stamp, but thought I would try my hand in a different way:

Pumpkin medalion

Supplies used:

Background for the picture - Pumpkin Solid Cardstock
Medalion Background - Onyx Cardstock
Scallop Circle - Blackberry Cardstock
Small Circle - Sleepy Hallow cardstock

Happy Hallowen Sentiment - Essential Sentiments
Pumpkin - Too cute to spook

Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Blackberry ink

Washi tape - Wasabi

Misc Copic Markers

To see all the specials for this month from Sept 15 - Oct 15 click the link below

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Heart felt creations - Give thanks

I love the heart felt creation stamps!  I created this little sample a couple of weeks ago but was struggling with what to mount it on.  I think I like how this came out but it still doesn't have the complete wow factor I was looking for in the card.

So on to the details.  The stamp is from Heart felt creations and it was colored with a variety of copic markers.  The sky was airbrushed in (my air compressor has failed so had to use the can spray.)  and the paper used is from Amuse studio.  I love thier cardstock.  It is rich and vibrant.  Even better, the cardstock is white on one side, great for cardmaking!

The sentiment Happy Thanskgiving is also from Amuse studio and is called "Essential Sentiments" and is 25.99.  The sentiment was stamped in versamark and then embossed with Amuse's Embossing powder in white.  The powder is 5.25.  I love its properties.  Embosses nicely and is easy to tell when it has embossed.  The striped looking paper is Amuse's new french roast wood grain.  I love this stuff.

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Smile today is a wonderful day



Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Yesterday afternoon I got to play in my scrapbook room and I thought I would share what I created.  This card was made with all the yummy products from Amuse|Studio.  The cardstock is wonderful, the front is colored and the back is white, so it is very nice for making cards, no more layers required for the inside on dark cardstock.


This yummy creation I made today was made with the stamp set called Hearts A Plenty.  I used Bubblegum ribbon with the sentiment stamped with Momento, However, I must say, make sure you HEATSET.  I will show you tomorrow why you need to do this.  That smile is not as crisp now as it was when I took this picture LOL. 

The hearts are stamped on Sugar cardstock and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used bubblegum, papaya, sky and lichen inks on the hearts.  I also used sky gingham for the background.  The solid paper colors were lichen, papaya and bubblegum.  See that blue square that looks like sky cardstock?  I didn’t have that color in my packet, so I used a dauber and made my own sky cardstock with the ink pad.  When in a bind, make your own!

This card is so outside of my style, but I liked the results.

You are one of a kind


your one of a kind



Wow it has been a busy weekend I moved into a new storage building with some of my extra scrapbooking stuff, but I got to create a couple of cute cards with my starter kit from Amuse.  I like the stamps and the indexing on the back is just the bomb!  Did I mention that I did not have to cut any rubber?! 


The first card I made from the kit is this cute little gift card.  The card was made with items I received in my starter kit.  If you are interested in hosting a party  or would like to take my classes let me know and I will tell you my schedule.  At the moment it is looking like around the first week of October before my classes start back up.


Details of the card:

Paper – Sugar Cardstock, shell cardstock, bubblegum gingham

Ink- Momento tuxedo black, bubblegum ink

Ribbon: Bubblegum ribbon

Die – Spellbinders label die

Coloring:  Tombow for the bubblegum in the machine, and Copic for the metal accents on the base of the bubblegum machine.

I love the ink that Amuse|Studio has.  It has been a long while since I used only pigment ink, but I am finding I love the colors and find it easy to go back to this technique.  I am using a lot of embossing powder, but I also did this with my dye inks as well.    In my next card, I will show you a way to make your own background paper with this great ink!