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Mini Blooms Floral Thank You

A Muse Studio Mini Blooms
I am loving the new A Muse Studio Fiesta ink colors with the Mini Blooms stamp set. Here is a quick thank you note made for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge. A Muse Studio ink is pigment ink with vibrant colors. These inks stamp opaque and bright on white and kraft. Thank you for stopping in! Here are a few pictures from my A Muse Studio National Conference adventures on the Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe. Join me as a consultant on my team and you can be adventurers with me at National Conference next year…totally worth it. I love my job.
NM Connies Photo ParkNM greetings from Madrid

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade thank you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Fiesta SHME061 and Mini Blooms SVSD054
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS002 and Kraft PKRAFT
Ink: A Muse Studio Fern IAPF504, Hibiscus IAPF704, Marigold IAPF406, Azul IAPF607 and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Holiday Tags Die Set TAD0019, Sugar Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon RAPD001, 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

get A Muse Studio updates from Santa Fe

With my partner in crime, Chelsea, on my way to Santa Fe! I can not wait to join with a bunch of AWESOME crafty chicks (you know who you are Kristine and Sylvia – see ya in a few hours!!) for a kick ‘A double dollar signs time’ at the A Muse Studio National Conference. Get card making, water coloring, pocket page scrapbooking, painting the town in Santa Fe, updates on my Facebook page and follow me on twitter.

Chelsea and Marisa checking in at O’Hare International
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Working and waiting to board the plane. These are possible A Muse Studio make n takes for our Rubber Stamp Events Show in Collinsville, IL.
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Make Cards with Me at Berry Yo Arlington Heights

A Muse Studio Mini Blooms
Join me at Berry Yo in Arlington Heights on Thursday July 17th at 1:30 pm for a sweet A Muse Studio card making escape. Two cards, everything you need to make them, PLUS envelopes included. $6, please bring cash. Make cards then stay for a frozen yogurt experience! The yogurt is self-serve with 16 flavors to choose from. Top your yogurt how ever you want and then pay by the ounce. YUM!
Please RSVP so I know how many card kits to prepare.

Berry Yo
50 N. Vail Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Fiesta SHME061 and Mini Blooms SVSD054
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Kraft PKRAFT and Wasabi PAPS506
Ink: A Muse Studio Fern IAPF504, Hibiscus IAPF704, Marigold IAPF406, Habanero IAPF307, Apple IAPF210 and VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Halloween Washi Tape Assortment ESWH003, Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, and Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01

easy crock pot chicken taco soup

crock pot chicken taco soup
It’s been a long time since I shared a recipe with you. Let’s face it, when dinner’s done…there’s more time for browsing the new A Muse Studio Catalog and card making! Here is an easy delicious crock pot chicken taco soup. Enjoy!

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Add these to the crock pot and stir:
1 small onion, chopped
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
1 10oz can of tomatoes with green chilies
1 14.5oz can of stewed tomatoes, chopped
1 12oz can of beer
1 packet of your favorite taco seasoning
ADD 3-4 large chicken breasts, cut them in three large chunks each. Cook on low for 5 hours. Remove chicken from the pot, shred it and return it to the pot. Add:
14.5oz can of corn, drained
15.5oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
Continue cooking on high for 2 hours.
Serve garnished with:
crushed multigrain tortilla chips
shredded cheese
sour cream
sliced green onion
taco bell hot sauce <— I know. I can’t help myself. I love those little packets! LOL

a handmade birthday card

Under the Big Top
Happy Independence Day! I hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday. I thought I would pop in with a handmade birthday card to share. Having fun with A Muse Studio Crepe Paper. I die cut A Muse Studio Lime, Berry and Papaya Polka Dot Crepe Paper with the medium scallop border and then sewed it down in layers. Notice how I used a lime scallop scrap to make a tutu for the little lady? The A Muse Studio Flowers Die makes the perfect size crepe paper flower embellishments. I have been a busy girl; getting ready for the A Muse Studio National Conference and opening my Etsy Store. I have been a little quite and started to miss you guys. I hope you are inspired to do some card making in your free time this weekend. Oh and please, if you have some time, pop over to my Esty Shop and check it out.
Have a great holiday weekend! Happy 4th of July. God Bless America!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Under the Big Top SISP024
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx PAPS100
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001 and Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Ticket Die TAD0011, Medium Scallop Border Die TAD0092, White Embossing Powder EAEP004, Berry EAST209, Papaya Polka Dot EAST402, and Lime EAST502 Crepe Paper, Onyx Mini Brads EABR100, Copic Markers, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine and White Thread, Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Pirate Party Cupcake Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial

Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Hey Guys! Here is a quick tutorial that has nothing to do with make a card or A Muse Studio – but it sure is fun with the Anchors Aweigh stamp set and a pirate theme party. I came up with this cupcake topper idea and design all myself – no pinterest involved here, this is all me. LOL
Chocolate Treasure Chests Pirate Theme DIY Party Tutorial
Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Step One:
Unwrap TWO Hershey Nuggets per treasure chest.
Step 1
Step Two:
Cut each set. Cut the top third off of one nugget making both sides flat. Cut the bottom third off of the second nugget leaving one side rounded. This pair makes a chest (flat sides) and a lid (rounded side).
Step 2
Step Three:
Melt a small amount of chocolate chips in your microwave. Stir at 30 seconds and every 10 seconds until melted. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate on to the edge of the nugget of which you cut off the top third. Use the chocolate to adhere the nugget of which you removed the bottom third. Adhere with the rounded side out and up making the chest with lid as shown.
Step 3
Step Four:
Spread some melted chocolate on the flat surface inside the chest.
Step 4
Step Five:
Sprinkle with Wilton Gold Nonparallels.
Step 5
Chocolate Treasure Chest Tutorial
Thank you for stopping by! Party on Party People!

A Muse Studio Retirement Sale Last Call

A Muse Studio
Last call for the A Muse Studio Retirement Sale, there are still lots of great products and stamp sets available at deep discounts. Happy shopping.
Don’t miss my favorites!

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Popcorn Box Die:
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popcorn box die

Pyramid Box Die:
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pyramid Box die

Candy Box Die:
candy box die set
candy box die set
candy box die set

Cupcake Wrapper Die Set:
cupcake wrapper die set

don’t miss the candy box die set!

Candy Box Die Set
Here is another video tutorial, this one features the A Muse Studio Candy Box Die Set. This box is on sale 55% off right now at A Muse Studio. It is a must have die set. Grab it while you still can – it’s just $27. The A Muse Studio Candy Box Die Set is a 9 die set, that’s just $3 per die. There is so much you can do with this sweet little box die. The companion dies are great for your cards, scrapbook pages, diy party and more. Cut felt, cardstock, fun foam, fabric, thin metal (like soda cans) and more in your Big Shot, Cuttlebug or Grand Calibur. The Candy Box Die Set is amazing and the price is right! Can I help you get one of these great die sets before they are gone? Order here or email me.

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Candy Box DIY Party Favor:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001, and Showered With Love SNSF078
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, French Roast PNWG803, Cherry PNWG204 and Slate PNWG101 Woodgrain, Candy Cane Stripe PACC204, Azul PAPS608 (available July 1st), and Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607
Ink: A Muse Studio Papaya IAPF402, and VeraFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Candy Box Die Set TAD0037 ($27 while supplies last), Halloween Assortment Washi Tape ESWH003, Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

How to make a Pyramid Box party favor for your DIY Party

Pyramid Box Die
Enjoy this video showing how to easily assemble a pyramid box party favor using the A Muse Studio Pyramid Box Die. I am so glad I own this A Muse Studio exclusive Spellbinders Pyramid Box Die. It’s a forever tool that I will use again and again and again! Get yours on clearance while supplies last:

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Pyramid Box DIY Party Favor:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001, and Showered With Love SNSF078
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Cherry PNWG204 and Slate PNWG101 Woodgrain, Candy Cane Stripe PACC204, Azul PAPS608 (available July 1st), Papaya PAPP402 and Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607
Ink: A Muse Studio Azul IAPF608 (available July 1st), and VeraFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Pyramid Box Die TAD0035 ($27 while supplies last), Halloween Assortment Washi Tape ESWH003, Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Party Favor

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Today starts a series of DIY party favor box video tutorials. I love my A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die. It’s on the Retirement Sale while supplies last – get our awesome Popcorn Box Die at a deep discount while you still can. Enjoy this video tutorial demonstrating how to easily adjust the size of the box making it even more versatile!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Popcorn Box DIY Party Favor:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001, and Showered With Love SNSF078
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, and Navy Petite Polka Dot PAPP607
Ink: A Muse Studio VeraFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Popcorn Box Die TAD0034 ($27 while supplies last), Halloween Assortment Washi Tape ESWH003, Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

how to make crepe paper flower embellishments

A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set
This How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers Video Tutorial is a long over due! I have been trying to get this done for over a month! I am sorry to have kept you waiting. Please enjoy the first video detailing how to make crepe paper flowers with your die cut machine.

The second video walks you through how EASY these flowers are to use in your projects – trust me you want to see my tricks! If you can open a mini brad, you can make and use these crepe paper flower embellishments! Watch me make a card with A Muse Studio crepe paper flowers:

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make crepe paper flowers:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Friends Fur-ever SISQ012, and Fiesta SHME061 (available July 1st)
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Winter Sky PAPS605
Ink: A Muse Studio Azul IAPF608 (available July 1st), and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Flowers Die Set TAD0076, Fiesta Die Set TAD0084 (available July 1st), Holiday Tags Die Set TAD0019, Watermelon EAST202, Blush EAST200, Sugar EAST0001, and Lime EAST502 Crepe Paper, Toffee Twine RATW802, Vanilla Bag of Buttons EABT002, Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007, Tombow Mono Aqua Glue ATMAQ01, and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Card Making Class Tonight, Schaumburg Area

A Muse Studio Hello From Camp
Don’t forget we are making cards for guys tonight! 6:30 pm at my Chicago area Rolling Meadows Studio. Four cards – just $12. There are still a couple of seats open. Call me to RSVP (847)922-6795
Join our card making classes in the Chicago area from A Muse Studio Consultant, Marisa Alvarez.
RSVP

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this masculine card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hello From Camp SISH022 $9.45 – 55% off while supplies last and Harlequin Background SASJ006
Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Sage PAPS501, Seattle PAPS103, Cherry Woodgrain PNWG204
Ink: A Muse Studio Grass Ink IAPF503, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800
Accessories: A Muse Studio Toffee Twine RATW802, Crystal Clear Glaze EACL000, Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

DIY Pirate Party Windsock Tutorial

A Muse Studio DIY Pirate Party
CLICK HERE FOR A PDF PIRATE PARTY CREPE PAPER WINDSOCK TUTORIAL
Hey Guys! SO busy with out of town company and making a fun DIY Pirate Party for Saturday. These are the crepe paper windsock party decorations I made. I hope you enjoy the DIY crepe paper windsock tutorial. Please download or print it and be inspired to make your own theme party decorations, treats, and favors! Here are a few bonus photos that I took in the creation process.
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Amuse Studio Crepe PaperCrepe Paper Windsock Tutorial

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A Muse Studio supplies used on this DIY Pirate Party Decoration:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Anchors Aweigh SYWQ001
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx PAPS100, Sugar Crepe Paper EAST001, Red Crepe Paper – Dollar Tree
Ink: A Muse Studio Onyx Black VersaFine Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Scallop Border Die Set TAD0008, Toffee Twine RATW802, Bubblegum Paper Straws AAPS203, Hot Glue Gun

2014 A Muse Studio Catalog Coming July 1st

Amuse Studio 2014-15 Catalog
The 2014 A Muse Studio catalog is coming July 1st! I have seen it, and I love it. I think you will too! Catalogs are always FREE with a $50 order, or reserve your no obligation copy here:


2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog




New A Muse Studio 2014-15 Catalog

A Muse Studio Fiesta
Here is another sneak peek at the new 2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog! I love the new Fiesta stamp set – available from A Muse Studio July 1st. This is the birthday card I made for my mother-in-law. With the matching Fiesta Die Set, festive birthday cards are easy to make!
Want your copy of the new catalog as soon as I get them? Reserve your copy now.


2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog




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A Muse Studio supplies used on this festive birthday card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Silver Lining SNSM079, Fiesta SHME061, and Hola Amigo SASD046
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, and Sky PAPS600 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda IAPF601, Bubblegum IAPF203, Lime IAPF502, Melon IAPF305 and Onyx Black VersaFine Ink IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Fiesta Die Set TAD0084, Seattle Bakers Cording RABC103, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1 and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

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