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A Muse Studio Catalogs for 2016 – we’ve gone digital!

A Muse Studio has gone digital! Have you downloaded the 2016/2017 Amuse catalogs yet? Grab them on your computer, tablet and phone. You can always have an A Muse Studio Catalog at hand everywhere you go, isn’t that convenient! They are FREE and now you don’t have to wait for the mail.

The A Muse Studio Essentials Catalog is where you will find A Muse Ink, Cardstock, Ribbon, Buttons. You will find Copic and Tombow Markers and Peeless Watercolor. The Essentials Catalog is where you will find envelopes, tools, embellishments and other must have crafting supplies. This catalog current through May 2017.
A Muse Studio Essentials Catalog

The A Muse Studio Stamps and Dies Catalog is where you will find Amuse Stamps and Dies. There are pages of fantastic stamp sets with matching die sets as well as bunches of fun stand alone dies in the semi-annual publication.
A Muse Studio Stamps and Dies Catalog

A Muse Studio Creep It Real and Join Promotion

Creep It Real SHMB098
Hi Guys! I find myself with some time on my hands tonight. My Thursday night class was cancelled. Anyone want to hit the bar? After all I did put on eyeliner!
Here’s a card for all your Halloween party hostess gifts and girlfriends! I love A Muse Studio Creep It Real SHMB098. Who doesn’t need a stamp that says “I’m here for the boos”, “Witch better have my candy” and “Trick or Treat yo’self”?! All those great sentiments are included in Creep It Real. A Muse Studio has the best sentiments!
Don’t miss Creep It Real and the rest of the A Muse Studio August Collection. Shop A Muse Studio.

Did you know that A Muse Studio is just $99 to join and NO SALES MINIMUMS?! That’s right! Do you have questions about joining A Muse? Email or call me! Ready to jump in and become an Amuse Consultant? CLICK HERE, Join A Muse. It only takes a couple of minutes.
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Chicago Area Crop Night and Class August 26th 7pm

Hey Chicago Area Scrapbookers! Want to get some pages done? Want to try the NEW A Muse Studio Digital Kits and pocket page scrapbooking? Want to rekindle your love for scrapbooking? YES?! Then join me for a Scrapbooking Class and Crop in my Rolling Meadows home studio!
Superstitious Digital Kit DKT816M
Let’s scrapbook on Friday, August 26th from 7 am to 11pm. This special Crop Class is $20 and includes BOTH BUY Superstitious Digital Kits, a page (pictured above) for your 6×8 pocket page album, four hours to work on your own Project Lifestyle pocket pages AND snacks. Check out these gorgeous Digital Scrapbooking Kits, they are INCLUDED:
Superstitious DigiSuperstitious Colorblocks Digi
This crop is first come first serve and limited to 5 seats so register today!

A Muse Studio August Collection & Chicago Area Scrapbook Crop

A Muse Studio August Collection
I am getting my Halloween on with the A Muse Studio August Collection! Check out the creepy stamp sets, dies and digital kits HERE. Shop early as monthly collection products are available while supplies last. What are my favorite products from the A Muse Studio August Collection? I am so glad you asked!
You're Legendary SSSE045
I LOVE the You’re Legendary SSSE045 Stamp Set and matching You’re Legendary Die Set TAD0257. Check out the sentiments in that stamp set – AWESOME.You're Legendary SSSE045
I am also head over heals for the A Muse Studio Digital Scrapbooking Kits! This month’s kits, Superstitious DKT816M and Superstitious Colorblock Basic DKT816S, are exciting for card makers and scrapbookers!

Treat Expurrrt SHMB099
I used the printables on these two cards – LOVE!
Superstitious Digital Kit DKT816M
Do you want to try out the new A Muse Studio Digital Kit printables? I am including them in my August Scrapbooking Class and Crop! We are getting together to scrapbook on Friday, August 26th at 7pm in my Chicago area home studio. The $20 class and crop includes BOTH Superstitious Digi Kits, a fun pocket page, snacks and 4 hours of cropping time! Sign up for the Friday Night session HERE:

Chicago Area A Muse Studio Paper Crafting Class make a Creepy Coffin Treat

Creepy Coffin Die Set TAD0253
Do you love paper crafting and card making? Then join me for an A Muse Studio card making class!

Card making class is the second Monday of the month, August 8th, at 7pm in my Chicago area home studio. We are making four perfect paper crafted projects for just $13! What an amazing value! We will be making this Creepy Coffin Treat Box and three awesome cards.

**WAIT** You’re not local? Oh no, you’re busy on the 8th? Or maybe you are on vacation? There’s a solution for that! $15.50 and you can have a personal card making class delivered right to your own home! Use the pull down menu to order your class kit or register for card making class today.

Class or Kit

Chicago Area Scrapbooking Meetup…I am blown away by A Muse Digital Project Life Style Printables!

Photo Fram Die and Tall Alphabet Die Set
I am smitten with scrapbooking again ever since I met the A Muse Studio Digital Scrapbooking Kits! This two page pocket page layout features the Scenic Route Digital Kit DKT716M and Scenic Route Colorblock Basics Digital Kit DKT716S paired with the Road Trip SHMJ096 and July Labels SHMG094 stamp sets from the A Muse Studio July Collection. Get these great products from the July Collection HERE while supplies last.
Scenic Route Digital Project Life Scrapbooking Collection
I am really feeling inspired by the pocket page scrapbooking method and the new digital scrapbooking kits! I want to get my pictures in albums! These pages are the opening layout for my Colorado trip from last year. The Scenic Route Digital Kits and Road Trip Stamp Set from A Muse Studio is perfect for all your summer travel adventure pages.
July Labels Stamp Set
Do you do Project Life or Pocket Page Scrapbooking? Do you live in the Chicago Area? Join me on Thursday, August 25th from 10 am to 2pm for some scrapbooking fun! The kids will be back in school so lets celebrate with a day of paper crafts and FUN! This special Crop Class is $20 and includes BOTH August Collection Digital Scrapbook Kits, inserts for a 6×8 pocket page, four hours to work on your own Project Life pocket pages AND snacks. Look for more details including a picture of the page we will be making on the blog and in the newsletter. This crop is first come first serve and limited to 5 seats so register today!

July Collection Sweet Summertime and Berry Patch…my berry favorite!

My berry favorite stamps sets from A Muse Studio are available now through July 31st, while supplies last! Order these berry sweet stamp sets from the A Muse Studio July Collection.
Sweet Summertime and Berry Patch
This berry bold card features the Berry Patch Background Stamp SVSB120. I stamped with VersaMark Ink, and embossed with White Embossing Powder on Bubblegum Cardstock. Then I colored in with Copic markers. It’s berry fun to color with Copic markers on bright color A Muse Studio cardstock!
Sweet Summertime
This berry pretty little number is a happy way to tell someone you care! Sweet Summertime SVSM122 is so useful with all kinds of sweets – not just strawberries! Think about the cupcakes, popsicles, candy, cookies and donut stamps. Pick this versatile, useful, happy stamp set from A Muse Studio while you still can!

Beginning Copic Class July 24th

beginner Copic Class
Just a reminder – Chicago Area Beginner Copic Class is this Sunday July 24th at 2pm. We meet in my Rolling Meadows home studio. Come color the afternoon away with me, your Copic Certified Instructor. Copic class is $12 and includes your workbook and 2 1/2 hours of instruction and practice. Register today and learn how to color with Copic Markers!

Project Life Scrapbooking with A Muse Studio Digital Kits

Time Stamp and We Just ClickI am falling in love with scrapbooking again! I know, I own it, I have said that scrapbooking is like doing laundry. It felt like a chore that was never done. The new A Muse Studio Digital Scrapbook Kits and Simple Stories Pocket Pages and Simple Stories Albums have changed my mind! Scrapbooking is a joy again now that I am doing it Project Life style!
July Lables
A Muse Studio shared a pocket card I made on their A Muse Studio Instagram feed today. I thought I would blog the entire two page spread.
Time Stamp

I used the Scenic Route Digital Kit – DKT716M and the Scenic Route Colorblock Basics Digital Kit – DKT716S as well as Time Stamp – SHMP097 and July Labels – SHMG094 all from the A Muse Studio July Collection. The A Muse Studio Scenic Route Digital Scrapbook Kits are quick to download, easy to print and so much fun to use in your pocket pages! For just $4.99 each they are a steal. Get your Scenic Route Digital Kits here!

Card Making Class Tomorrow!

I have a great class lined up for you tomorrow plus NEWS from the A Muse Studio National Conference! Will you be joining me for class tomorrow? RSVP by phone/text (847) 922-6795 or email me.

These are the projects we are going to be making!
A Mse Studio Berry Patch

A Muse Studio Road Trip

A Muse Studio Seashells Remind Us

A Muse Studio Sweet Summertime

Tropical Blooms A Muse Studio June Collection

Tropical Blooms Resist Watercolor
The A Muse Studio June Collection is heating up the summer! Today I want to show you Tropical Blooms. We love flower stamps. We know YOU love flower stamps. These pretty tropical blooms are a must-have stamp set and for only $11.99 it’s easy to say YES!


SVSA119 stamp set, set of 4 – $11.99
TAD0248 die set, set of 11 – $19.99

Tropical Blooms Copic

These four large floral images are going to be a favorite for all kinds of coloring techniques.

Tropical Blooms

These stamps also make a great background. They look gorgeous stamped in black!

Tropical Blooms Lines and Color

Don’t miss out on Tropical Blooms or the rest of the AMAZING A Muse Studio June Collection. Shop A Muse Studio HERE.

Join A Muse Studio this Summer – Have a BALL!

June Have a Ball Fancy Box

Join A Muse Studio – Have a Ball this Summer!

Let me show you how you can turn your passion for papercrafting into a FUN business that allows you to create the life you want.

* Make new friends
* Be inspired
* Share your passion
* Enjoy the discounts on every Amuse order
* Earn extra cash or a full-time income

Are you passionate about papercrafts? Do you love sharing your creativity with others? If so, you are in the right place. A Muse Studio’s boutique-style products are only available through our team of Independent Creative Consultants, just like you.

Have a Ball this Summer Promotion STARTER KIT

Our exclusive A Muse Studio sampler stamp sets are back this month and you’ll also receive ten A Muse Studio pigment inks to get your business off to a fabulous start.

$69 Have a Ball Kit includes:
* 3 exclusive Amuse studio sampler stamp sets
* 10 A Muse Studio pigment inks – Bubblegum, Papaya, Navy, Ocean, Lime, Sage, Currant, Orange, Pebble & Blueberry
* Essential business supplies (Workshop Planner, Workshop invitation postcards)
* A Muse Studio Catalog & Inspiration Guides (8)
* Customer Order forms (15)
* Hostess Order forms (3)
* Hostess Brochure (3)
* Two months free webstore

Please note: Gorgeous marketing materials are heavy to ship. There is an additional $8 shipping on this kit.
Promotional price available June 1 – July 17, 2016.

Ready to join A Muse Studio? Click here to get started with Amuse. Need more info or want to kick it around? Call/text me 847 922 6795 or email me.

You’re the pineapple of my eye! Pineapple Stamps!

Pineapple of My Eye

Summer time is busy time, I know! Thank you for stopping by today. I want to highlight another set from the A Muse Studio June Collection called PINEAPPLE OF MY EYE


SSSE041 Pineapple of My Eye stamp set, set of 15 – $17.99
TAD0247 Pineapple of My Eye die set, set of 6 – $9.99


Pineapple of My Eye

Pineapples are HOT trend right now and I love the versatility of this set. There are three pineapple “bodies” and “tops” in the set with SIX different texturing options. Mix and match! These texturing backgrounds are also FUN background stamps to add texture to your stamped projects.

pineapple of my eye A1

Wanna get trendy HOT with your paper crafts projects? Order A Muse Studio HERE. Don’t miss out on the A Muse Studio June Collection while supplies last.

A Muse June Collection is available to order!

June Collection Fancy Box
I love the A Muse Studio June Collection! Once again Amuse hit it out of the ballpark! There are four fab summer sun lovin’ stamp sets available for a limited time only!
Be Yourself Sponge Sky

Today I want to show you Be Yourself SVSH117. Flamingos are a fun trend we’re seeing everywhere right now. The flamingo in Be Yourself SVSH117 is designed so that you will stamp the body, wing, beak, eye and texturing separately. This sounds like extra work, but it’s not! The flexibility will make every project unique and varied. There are lots of nature elements included with this sets and there are five perfect sentiments.

Be Yourself Pistachio Seuss

Be Yourself includes 20 stamps. A matching die is available – Be Yourself Die Set TAD0246. Order Be Yourself and the matching die set RIGHT HERE today, while supplies last!

be yourself A2

Graduation and Handmade Graduation Cards

Desi 2016 Graduation Selfie
June is all about Dad’s and Grads right?! We have a grad of our own in the Alvarez house! Desi (on the left) graduated from Harper College with her Associates in Art last Saturday. I am so proud of her! She is going to continue her education in the fall at Northern Illinois University. Congratulations Desi!
label maker 2016
Here are a couple of cards I made to inspire you for your season of graduation parties. Both handmade graduation cards feature stamp sets from the A Muse Studio May Collection. Order them HERE while you can. Like all the A Muse Studio monthly collections they are here for a limited time – maybe we’ll see ’em again, maybe not!

The first graduation card features A Muse Studio Big Numbers Die Set TAD0160 and Label Maker SHMG093 stamp set. This pair will have you set for endless with graduation cards, milestone birthday cards and anniversary cards. Can you see how awesome flexible and essential both of these items are for your card making and scrapbooking?!
You're the Beast Congratulations
This next card features A Muse Studio You’re the Beast SVSC116 stamp set, also part of the A Muse Studio May Collection. That beast is an excellent graduate when combined with the mortarboard and diploma from A Muse’s School Supplies SSSF017 stamp set. I bet you have a few other hats that might make him a beast for all occasions!
That’s it for today! I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Take some time out to remember and honor those who have served.

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