Sunday, October 16, 2011

What Got Me Going?

I have always loved A Muse stamps. I wasn't crazy about stamps mounted on wood blocks because of a lack of storage, but I simply could not resist the cute images and the adorable cards I could make with their awesome rubber! One day, I could no longer buy A Muse in a brick and mortar store here in Alaska. They had changed their business model and switched to the home party concept.

I didn't know if anyone was selling A Muse in Alaska until one day I received a post card in the mail from a gal named Donna. She was the only A Muse consultant in Alaska and she would have to be my source for the crafty goodness I love so much! A few weeks ago, I attended an A-Muse-A-Palooza workshop at Donna's house and we made a few Christmas tags and an adorable Halloween treat holder and I was instantly hooked!

I looked at the catalogs, ooh'd and ahh'd over all her sample cards and decided I wasn't going to head into Anchorage every time I wanted to play with the A Muse products I love. You know what they say, if you can't beat them... JOIN them! And I did!

My super fab deluxe starter kit has finally arrived and I have been very busy organizing everything in my studio/office and I've begun to make sample cards with the supplies from the box of goodies I received. I am so happy with the new cling mounted stamps! All of the wonderfulness of the red rubber I love, combined with the ease of storage and the use of acrylic blocks that makes sense to me. 

Over the next few days I'll be sharing all of the samples I've made from the starter kit. Thankfully the amazing support you get from A Muse Studio includes ideas and templates for cards to make. (Report cards are due for my 2nd graders this week and that can suck the creativity right out of a gal!) But I have been able to take several work breaks and sit at my table cutting up pretty paper and getting inky!

I'm also planning my first workshop! On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th from 2:00 to 4:00, swing by our place if you're in the area for Christmas Cards & Cookies! We'll do a few fun cards and some Christmas tags and munch a few of my favorite Christmas cookies. Email me at for directions!

And, because I can't wait to share at least one of the things I made on my own this weekend, here is one of the cards I made with the starter kit. It's the sweetest little 3x3 card and I'm going to make several of them. They would be so fun to slip into the boys backpacks or lunches, or to put in one of my co-workers mailboxes to let them know I'm thinking of them. We are a bucket filling school and try to do little things as often as possible to spread the bucket filling around our community. (If you haven't heard about how to fill somone's bucket, I really recommend you check it out here. Makes life quite nice!)

Have a happy week! Remember to do something to fill someone's bucket, and your own in the process!



  1. Love it!! I will have to write that date down! Is Donna going to be there too? Fun!!!

  2. What a sweet blog post and darling projects! Valley peeps are blessed to have you and so am I!!! Glad you signed up!!!

  3. My wonderful daughter.....She is a wonderful wife and mother, fabulous teacher and now a craft blogger etc....She left me in the dust years ago. Love you and much luck with with your passion.

  4. Awwwww.... momma love! Get your bootie up here and I'll teach you how to make cards! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!


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