Sunday, March 31, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Time to Clean Up Your Act

...or at least get your CAS on with the A Muse Studio Challenge bloggers this week.

Linda has tasked us with creating some clean and simple projects, which can sometimes be a little difficult to do. It's a delicate balance between just enough to pack a punch and not enough to make an impact. So I decided to go with bright, bold colour and keep my layout as simple as possible. I stamped the flowers from Charming Gardeners and coloured them with some Copics. The floral panel was added to a pebble card base and edged with a strip of poppy cardstock. Then I added a sentiment from Cupcake Companion and called it done! What do you think?

It's so bright that it almost looks more complicated than simple to me. But hey, we are sometimes our own worst critics, right?

I'd love to see what you come up with, so head on over to the challenge blog and link up your projects. It isn't necessary that you use A Muse Studio products although we'd love it if you do. If you don't have a blog, you can link your projects from any online gallery, just make sure that you allow public viewing.

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Hugs and Kisses.
TraceyJ

Supply List
stamps: Charming Gardeners, Cupcake Companion
ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black
cardstock: sugar, pebble, poppy
other: Copics, cupcake toppers dies

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tie It Up

The challenge on the blog this week is "Tie It Up". You get to bust out your stash of ribbon and twine and use them to create your fabulous projects.

Here's what I came up with:
 

I wanted something totally clean with the gorgeous a|s satin ribbons providing the colour. So I used a sort of rainbow ribbon ruffle to plan where I'd place each colour. I chose cherry, orange, saffron, lime, and bermuda satin ribbons which were adhered with some super sticky red tape. A sentiment from Essential Sentiments was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. I think this might be my new go-to ink for sentiments.

Find some time to play with us over on the challenge blog this week. You don't need to use a muse studio products to enter, and you could win some fun items to use in your new projects. The current challenge ends on Saturday, March 23 at 11:59 MST.

Hugs and Kisses.
TraceyJ

Supplies Used:
cardstock - sugar
stamps - Essential Sentiments
ink - Versafine Onyx Black
other - a|s satin ribbon

Friday, March 01, 2013

Bring On the New Stuff!

Hello all. It's that time again. New stuff from A Muse Studio! Yes the new catalog is now available for viewing and there are tons of gorgeous new stamps, dies, and papers to drool over. Take a look:
What's inside?

Stamp Sets:
31 new stamps sets featuring a variety of art styles.

Cardstock:
3 new signature colors - Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.
4 new Petite Polka Dot colors - Papaya, Wasabi, Grapefruit, & Mermaid.
3 new Chevron colors - Papaya, Mermaid, & Onyx.
10 colors featured in the new Petite Pinstripe!
*Grapefruit *Cherry *Orange *Papaya *Wasabi *Bermuda *Mermaid *Navy *Seattle *Onyx

 Ink:
3 new signature ink colors: Mermaid, Berry, & Apple.
Signature seasonal collections now have 12 colors per palette.
Venetian palette has been transitioned to the main seasonal palette
*burano is now Poppy
*belini is now Melon
*lido is now Saffron
*rialto is now Moss
*titian is now Mushroom

 Dies:
New Pennant Die in 2 sizes. Perfect for custom banners!
11 stamp sets with matching dies.


Splash:
Now in 15 colors! New colors added to the line are Bermuda, Pistachio, Lime, & Mermaid.

Washi Tape:
3 new collections: Vintage, Tuxedo, & Keep Calm (which features one double wide roll!)

Ribbon:
Baker's cording in Navy/White.
Satin ribbon now available in Sugar.

New party supplies:
Paper straws now in 10 colors (these were the #1 wedding supply item in 2012).
Treat bags - added 2 new styles in 6 colors and 2 sizes.
2 styles of wooden spoons.

Pretty wide selection, huh?
Here's what I'm drooling over right now...
 


How about you?

Hugs and Kisses.
TraceyJ