Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Muse Addicts August Home Page

This is my entry for the Home Page contest--

I'm looking forward to the first day of school-it's been a loong summer of baseball, softball, t-ball, and swimming lessons! :)

I used an A Muse notecard-the stamps are all A Muse with the exception of the "wallpaper", that is by Art Impressions. The ric rac is from my husband's late Grandma, and the ribbon tag is MS. Copics were used for coloring. Tracy

Monday, July 28, 2008

Good idea?? gone bad--my share your spark attempt

Have you ever had an image come into your head and then drive yourself nuts trying to make it come to life??? or is that just me! Well, in that spirit, here is my shape---I really wanted it to be this pool, and even when it wasn't going the right way I just could not quit!! A touch of Norwegian stubborness perhaps!

I used the A Muse pool stamp and enlarged onto the Dew notecard, I used an A muse oval stamp for the water and the party time is from the A Muse Celebration Kids clear set, fish also from A Muse--anyone seeing a theme here! :) I popped the fish up and used copics and spica pens to make him sparkle-----There is always next Friday--Thanks for the challenge Heather---it's fun to stretch the imagination! Tracy

A Muse weekly challenge

Ok-I bought these cupcakes a long time ago and have never used them!! Now--someone just needs to have a baby and I'll be good to go!

Popsicle pink notecard from A Muse, hey cupcake stamp, twin cupcakes from A Muse, baby cakes sentiment from Lockhart stamps, Marvy scallop punches, copic markers, ribbon from MS, memento ink.


Thank yous

Here is a couple of the Thank you cards I made today--only about 10 more to go!! LOL! Tracy

The notecard is A Muse, I used part of the have a super day stamp and combined with the thank you from the simple celebrations clear set tto get the sentiment I wanted--not sure about the ribbon and brad.

The notecard is A Muse, thank you stamp from clear tag set, girl in car from Elzybells-ribbon from A Muse, MS tag, brads unsure.

Whew-what a weekend!!

My terrific hubby threw me a wonderful SURPRISE 40th on Saturday--obviously a surprise because I never would have picked that picture out!! He had a huge crab boil-very fun-can't believe the kids kept quiet!! Anyways, I will be spending

much time making thank yous!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Muse Weekly Challenge

Flying in just under the deadline with 3 cards---lucky me, the girls were zonked after spending the night at their friends house--plus rainy weather means I'm stuck inside, right?? This idea has been floating around in my head for about a week--ever since I saw something similar on another site--(sorry I can't remember where) I did change it up some--got to make it my own!

Notecard is Cabana Blue peel-A Muse--the Birch, Doghouse, Sniffer, and Scallop tree are all A Muse. The dot snow border is Hero Arts and the sentiment is Memory Box. Ink is Memento Tuxedo Black-copic markers, stickles, and A Muse ribbon(to help disguise my crooked stamping!) The toughest part for me was getting that tree to look right in the doghouse! Have a great day--tips and comments are very much appreciated-I am a NOVICE and very open to any and all remarks, etc. Thanks-Tracy

A Muse Weekly challenge #2 attempt

I really like how this one turned out--we live in a house that looks like a barn with a silo attached--so this reminds me of home-minus the cows!! :)

I used A Muse Lime Peel notecard, A Muse stamps are cow from Animal Wishes clear set-circle-barn, 3 trees, and sentiment. I used Memento tuxedo black ink, copic markers, and stickles on my sun! I really had a tough time coloring my trees---too much diet pepsi-my hands were a little unsteady--so don't look too close!

A Muse Addicts Weekly Challenge

Ok-so not exactly a seasonal card--but when I went to the stamp drawer, this turkey just begged to be used!---so this is my first "wild" card that I stamped.
Turkey stamp is from A Muse Simple Celebrations clear set-Turkey platter and sentiment from A Muse. Ribbon also from A Muse-copic markers, Memento rich cocoa ink.
not sure about the paper.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Muse Addicts Challenge

Ok--busy, busy day-first swimming lessons, then baseball, golf, grocery shopping, and oh yeah---a trip to the craft store!!!! Can't pass up those sales! :) Four stamps to choose from this week-I had the rock star and clear coffee so I went with those.

Rock star card is a variation of a card I made for my son's birthday. I was really trying for a spotlight effect--didn't get it--not really sure what it looks like!! :) Notecard and patterned paper from A Muse-rock star A Muse-sentiment Memory Box, Memories ink in black.

Coffee card went in a completely different direction from where I was heading, oh well! Paper and notecard are from A Muse, coffee stamp from A Muse clear set, Memory Box sentiment, ink is Versafine 54 brown, ribbon A Muse.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yay! Up and Running!

Ok---no wonder I have no time to craft--it took me forever to get this blog set up! :} Did my first "share the spark Friday"http://http//'m pretty pleased with how it turned out--not quite what I envisioned starting out-but then it never is!! The notecard is A Muse-their new vintage line--LUV it! All stamps are A Muse, ribbon is A Muse. Ink is Versacolor 54 Brown. Copic markers and Marvy punches.