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Big Cups Cooking Merit Badge

Need to Venti Amuse Stamps
Yes, it says I like big cups and I can not lie! This is another card for Camp Wanna Stamp, you will make this card when you earn your cooking merit badge. Just email me or give me a call to RSVP for stamp camp! Here is the updated schedule again:
World Travel Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Photography Skills Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday September 4th at 10 am OR 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Need to Venti SHMA066, and Perk Up SHMA067
Paper: A Muse Studio Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Kraft PAKRAFT, Vanilla PAPS002, Apple PAPS210, Margarita PAPS511, Cocoa PAPS804, Bermuda PAPS601 and Fiesta 6×6 Pattern Paper PATWSMA
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Halloween Washi Tape Assortment ESWH003

Stamp Camp in Rolling Meadows

Amuse Stamps We Just Click
Card making classes start Thursday August 7th in my Rolling Meadows home studio. Join us for Camp Wanna Stamp – it’s crafty summer stamp camp for adults. Treat yourself to some fun and whimsy. We will be making this card in the Camp Wanna Stamp Photography Merit Badge Card Making Class. The Camp Wanna Stamp card making classes will be scheduled as follows. Due to unexpected circumstances my dates have shifted slightly, please note the changes. Each class is $15 – prepay $48 for the entire stamp camp series and save.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE:
World Travel Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Photography Skills Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday September 4th at 10 am OR 6:30pm

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio We Just Click SVSD0066
Paper: A Muse Studio Onyx PAPS100, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204, and Slate Woodgrain PNWG101
Ink: A Muse Studio VersaMark IVMP001, VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082, and Slate Splash IASP101
Accessories: A Muse Studio Medium Scallop Border Die TAD0092, Large Pinking Border Die TAD0088, White Embossing Powder EAEP001 and Cranberry Glitter EAGL206

A Muse Studio Catalog Launch Fiesta

A Muse Studio Hola Amigo
Join me for a Fiesta! Let’s celebrate the brand new 2014-15 A Muse Studio catalog. Join me for a CRAFTY girls afternoon out! I will have yummy food, cash bar, stamping, fun surprises, shopping and give-a-ways in celebration of the new 2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog! Bring a friend, everyone is welcome to this free event!

Please RSVP by 7-31.

Lake Geneva, WI
August 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm
Tuscan Tavern & Grill, 430 Broad St

Schaumburg, IL
August 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm
Ram Restaurant, 1901 McConnor Pkwy

RSVP by email or call me.
Marisa Alvarez : 847-922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these Paper Crafts:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hola Amigo SASD046
Paper: A Muse Studio Margarita PAPS511, Sugar PAPS001, Marigold PAPS406, Azul PAPS608 and Habanero PAPS307
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, and Margarita Splash IASP511
Accessories: A Muse Studio Short Popcorn Box Die TAD0108, Classic Tag Die Set TAD0019, Half Circle Papel Picado Die TAD0086, Toffee Twine RATW802, Clear Cardstock PGCC000, Nestabilities Circle Die Set, Copic Markers

A Muse Studio Card Making Classes

Nine Lives Amuse Stamps
Camp Wanna Stamp is COMING! Join me in the Schaumburg Area for card making classes with A Muse Studio Consultant Marisa Alvarez! Every Thursday in August is Camp Wanna Stamp. Let’s have some fun and whimsey with a summer stamp camp! This little cutie card is part of the Wildlife Observation Badge stamp camp. You are going to love the Splash Ink technique used to achieve the look of calico on that cat.
Illinois A Muse Studio Card Making Classes
CAMP WANNA STAMP:
World Travel Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Photography Skills Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 21st at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Campers who prepay for ALL FOUR Camp Wanna Stamp Badges receive a discounted rate of $12 per class – $48 in advance.

I will be announcing a open stamp make up date for those who are prepaying. You will be able to come and stamp any camps that you might have to miss – prepaying is an easy no worries way to be sure you don’t miss any of the FUN!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this stamp camp card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Nine Lives SVESE056
Paper: A Muse Studio Orange PAPS301, Sugar PAPS001, and Onyx Petite Polka Dot PAPP100
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900, Slate Splash IASP101 and Orange Splash IASP301
Accessories: A Muse Studio Classic Tag Die Set TAD0019, Seattle Bakers Cording RABC103

JUST FOR FUN:
This is my RIGHT NOW. Posting from the road to St. Louis for the Rubber Stamp Events Show.
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A Muse Studio Fiesta!

A Muse Studio Fiesta
A couple of months ago I got together with my A Muse Studio partner in crime to spend the whole day stamping. This is one of the cards that Chelsea designed. I love the fun color combo, layers of papel picado, and simple embellishment. This card features Amuse Studio Fiesta, a brand new stamp set available in the A Muse Studio 2014-15 catalog. I hope you are inspired to make a card!
Speaking of the 2014-15 A Muse Studio Catalog AND Fiestas…Please join Chelsea and I for a crafty girls day out. You are invited to FIESTA with us in honor of the brand new Amuse Catalog. All are welcome, please RSVP so I know to cut projects for you! There will be food, make & takes, retired stamp sets from mine and Chelsea’s collections for sale at deep discounts, the NEW CATALOG, tons of inspiring hand stamped samples, like minded crafty ladies, cash bar and more…
Bring a friend, stay for dinner!

FIESTA! A MUSE STUDIO CATALOG LAUNCH PARTIES
Lake Geneva, WI
August 2nd, 1:30-3:30pm
Tuscan Tavern & Grill, 430 Broad St.

Schaumburg, IL
August 3rd, 1:30-3:30pm
Ram Restaurant, 1901 McConnor Pkwy.

RSVP
Marisa Alvarez : 847-922-6795

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this papel picado thank you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Fiesta SHME061
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PKRAFT, and Sugar PAPS001
Ink: A Muse Studio Cherry IAPF204, Marigold IAPF406, Azul IAPF608, VersaFine Onyx Black IVFP082
Accessories: A Muse Studio Fiesta Die Set TAD0084, Seattle Bakers Cording RABC103, Corner Chomper TCNRCH1

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A Muse Studio Camp Wanna Stamp

Eat Your Veggies
Wanna Stamp? Me too! Join me for Camp Wanna Stamp, A Muse Studio Card Making Classes, EVERY Thursday in August. Join Rolling Meadows Amuse Creative Consultant, Marisa Alvarez to make cards with a theme and earn your stamping merit badge. There are four badges to collect. Let’s have some grown up SUMMER CAMP fun and whimsey!
Illinois A Muse Studio Card Making Classes
CAMP WANNA STAMP:
World Travel Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 7th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Wildlife Observation Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 14th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Photography Skills Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 21st at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Cooking Badge Camp Wanna Stamp – $15
Thursday August 28th at 10 am OR 6:30 pm
Campers who prepay for ALL FOUR Camp Wanna Stamp Badges receive a discounted rate of $12 per class – $48 in advance.

I will be announcing a open stamp make up date for those who are prepaying. You will be able to come and stamp any camps that you might have to miss – prepaying is an easy no worries way to be sure you don’t miss any of the FUN!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Eat Your Veggies SHMQ038 and Southern Sass SHMM042
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PKRAFT, Sugar PAPS001, Cherry PAPS204, Bermuda Petite Pinstripe PASR601 and Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601
Ink: A Muse Studio Cherry IAPF204, Toffee IAPF802, and Seattle IAPF103
Accessories: A Muse Studio Nesabilities Square and Scalloped Square Dies, Seattle Bakers Cord RABC103, and Corner Chomper TCNRCH1

A Muse Studio Papel Picado Splash Technique Video Tutorial

A Miuse Studio Papel Picado SplashAmuse Papel Picado Die Stencil
Use A Muse Studio Papel Picado Dies to make your own stencils! Just cut Amuse Crystal Clear Cardstock for a long lasting stencil mask! Enjoy this A Muse Studio Papel Picado Dies and Splash! Ink Technique Video Tutorial:

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make these stenciled thank you notes:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Hola Amigo SASD046, Fiesta SHME061, and Mini Blooms SVSD054
Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft PKRAFT, Vanilla PAPS002 and Wasabi PAPS506
Ink: A Muse Studio Fern IAPF504, Hibiscus IAPF704, Marigold IAPF406, Apple IAPF210, Habanero IAPF307, VersaFine Onyx Black Ink IVP082 and Margarita Splash Ink IASP511
Accessories: A Muse Studio Half Circle Papel Picado Die Set TAD0086, Halloween Washi Tape Assortment ESWH003, Toffee Twine RATW802 and Antique Brass Mini Brads EABR007.

Everyday is a Holiday Starts August 1st

Save 40% in August – while supplies last – on wonderful Amuse Stamps for all holidays and seasons! Some of my A Muse Studio holiday favorites are on SALE! Click the image for more details. Get your wish list ready and SHOP EARLY!
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Amuse Studio Holiday Sale

Big Words Inspired by Santa Fe

A Muse Studio Big Words
I love this card inspired by Santa Fe and Kim King! This card was a swap I got at the A Muse Studio National Conference in Santa Fe. The only change I made was adding a third button – it was a perfect card! Thank you Kim. We are going to stamp a little Santa Fe at our Sweet Escape this Thursday at Berry Yo in Arlington Heights. There is still plenty of room so join us for card making and frozen yogurt in the Chicago Area. Email me to RSVP – bring a friend!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this handmade thinking of you card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Big Words SHMC049
Paper: A Muse Studio Habanero PAPS307, Hibiscus PAPS704 and Fiesta 6×6 Pattern Paper PATWSMA
Ink: A Muse Studio French Roast IAPF803 and Habanero Splash Ink IASP307
Accessories: A Muse Studio Toffee Twine RATW802 and Fiesta Buttons EABTFSA

Collinsville Rubber Stamp Events Show Prep

BUSY BUSY getting ready for our A Muse Studio booth at the Rubber Stamp Events Show in Collinsville, IL.  These are my little elves helping:
Collinsville Rubber Stamp Show Prep
What a mess:
Collinsville Rubber Stamp Show Prep
If you need me, call me (847)922-6795. Please come to my events this week:
SWEET ESCAPE!
Two cards $6, please bring cash. Stay for yummy frozen yogurt – pay by the ounce.
Thursday, July 17th at 1:30pm
Berry Yo
50 N. Vail Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Celebrate What’s New Card Class
Four Cards – $12 In my Rolling Meadows home studio. Bring a friend for a special gift!
Friday, July 18th at 1:00PM
Monday, July 21st at 6:30 PM
E-mail or call me to RSVP so I can cut enough card kits.

Fruit Tart Cookie Recipe

Kitchen Table Stamper Fruit Tart Cookies
These are so fresh and delicious. The sugar cookie recipe is my own labor of love. It makes an excellent snicker doodle cookie, just roll in to balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and bake 8-10 minutes.

Fruit Tart Cookies
Sugar Cookie
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups butter – I use salted
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your over to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time beat until light yellow and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut. This recipe makes 5 dozen fruit tarts. Press each ball into a mini muffin tin. Be sure to press the bottom and sides thin and go up the entire side of the cup, you really want to define the cup shape, these puff up when they bake. Bake for about 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool in muffin tin and then on a wire rack.
Filling
11 oz of cream cheese – that’s one bar plus 3 ounces
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Beat cream cheese in mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar on low in 2 or 3 additions. Stir in lemon juice. Transfer filling to a zip top bag and chill while cookies cool. When cookies are completely cool snip corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe about tablespoon of filling into the sugar cookie shell.
Fruit
1 cup of green grapes diced small
1 cup of strawberries diced small
1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained diced small
1 pint of blueberries
Garnish cookies with bright and colorful fruit. These are a fresh and tasty treat for summer – enjoy!

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.
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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

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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