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Still on for Coffee and a Card TOMORROW + OnStage Pictures

Yeah! That’s me, standing on the right, with my awesome OnStage roomies Gwen and Pamela. I wanted to pop in and let you all know that I am still planning on having Coffee and a Card tomorrow! Right now I am not sure what card we will make…
…I am still catching up with myself!

Maybe I will post a picture of the Coffee and a Card card on my Kitchen Table Stamper Facebook page after I decide. If you don’t like and follow me over there, buzz over to Facebook and give me a follow. Quit missing stuff! 😉

Today is another catch up day here at Kitchen Table Stamper. I might need the whole week! OnStage was FUN, but I totally need regroup after the announcement of the Stampin Up Retirement List and after seeing the new 2017-18 Stampin Up catalog!

Check out the Stampin Up! Retirement List and get what you want while you can! The speed at which items are selling out has me spinning and therefore I am scrambling to keep offering you valuable content. I don’t want to tease you with things that are sold out and gone for good! Browse the sale, some items are up to 50% off, and I will regroup!

Shop HERE – use the host code: 3ZVWZEXR for a special thank you gift from me.

Thank you for stopping in today. As a reward, here is the tiniest little sneak peek at some things you will see in the 2017-18 Stampin Up! catalog. Do you see some new colors that you might not recognize? Yup! That’s right. You are looking at some of the 2017-2019 In Colors! The OnStage logo was in our face all along!

You are looking at four of the five new In Colors, from left to right on the OnStage logo on the Planner, are Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. More sneak peeks to come, tomorrow I get my Product Premier Preorder. I will do an unboxing video!

See ya tomorrow at Coffee and a Card. It’s a drop in from 10am to noon and all are welcome. $5 includes your card and a coffee, tea or cocoa. Coffee and a Card is FREE if you place a $35 Stampin Up order. Call me if you need directions (847)922-6795

Stampin! Up Starter Kit – Unboxed!

It’s here! It’s HERE!! I am so pleased with the value of my Stampin’ Up! starter kit. I paid $99 and got $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, PLUS a paper pumpkin kit, Stampin’ Up! business supplies and FREE shipping! Are you ready to join the Stampin’ Up! team? Click here, it only takes a few minutes. Do you have questions about Stampin’ Up! or about our team, just call/text (847)922-6795 or email me. I would love to talk to you about the things that are holding you back.

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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Treat Yourself! Join Amuse

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It’s time to get real honest, we love our family and know they mean well when they give us those sweaters and knick-knacks. The food gifts just end up on our butts and bellies, so the Ab Blaster just makes sense, right? I am sure that the vacuum, mixer, and steam mop are not reviews of, or comments on, our domestic skills. Those gift givers mean well, but those gifts are going to gather dust.

Right now, it’s time to treat yourself!

Make a little magic this holiday season!

Let us show you how you can turn your passion for paper crafting into a FUN rubber stamping business that allows you to create the life you want. In just 5 minutes HERE and for just $39 you can give yourself the gifts of:

  • new friends
  • fresh inspiration
  • shared passion
  • discounts on every A Muse Studio order
  • AND more spending money or a full time income

For just $99 you can have all those benefits and stuff your Christmas stocking with all this too:
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I have been an A Muse Studio Creative Consultant for almost five years now. I love it more today and every day. I have a great team of creative women, an upline that is solid gold, incredible support from Amuse staff and a sisterhood with other Amuse Consultants. Have you thought about joining A Muse Studio? Email me if you have questions or just pop over to my A Muse Studio Website and join Amuse today. Go ahead, treat yourself!

how to make a card – my card making and paper crafting process

Hello from your A Muse Studio Consultant! It is a chilly rainy day. I call that stamping weather! I am locked in my studio all day today. There is so much that I have to get done for YOU! I thought I might talk to you today about my creative process. Lots of stampers ask me how I make a card or paper craft project. It varies, but often starts this way:
A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets
First I will choose a color palette, I usually do that with A Muse Studio Card Stock. Here I have:

  • A Muse Studio Honeycomb Cardstock (available June 2015) in Sky, Navy and Apple
  • A Muse Studio Mini Dot Cardstock (available June 2015) in those same colors
  • A Muse Studio Solid Cardstock in Navy, Sky, Apple and Sugar
  • Then once my color palette develops, I grabbed my Amuse stamps. This color palette was begging to be paired with A Muse Studio Bottle Rockets (also available June 2015).
    Last step before I get started with the actual card making is to do a mad grab of any A Muse Studio Dies, accessories and embellishments that fit or enhance the theme that is developing.
    A Muse Studio Dies and Treat Bags
    As you can see from the picture, I don’t hold back! I grab anything that might work or anything that I might want to feature. Obviously I can not use all of this on one handmade card or paper craft project. The object is to get the creative juices flowing and make more than one card or project in a sitting. I need to be efficient to keep you inspired.
    Well, that’s it for today. Come back Wednesday for a look at one of the handmade cards I made with this pile of A Muse Studio goodies!

    Watercolor Buddies Class Coming in October

    Watercolor Fun
    Happy Labor Day weekend Yo. I am busy with my family but in the down time (mostly before they wake up) I am getting ready for a full fall schedule of card making classes, rubber stamping classes, crops, expos and events! I hope you have a relaxing, safe and maybe even a little bit creative holiday weekend. Stamp on!

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    Oh, by the way…If you only want a great discount on the craft you love and are not interested in a business – that is ok!

    Think of it as the Costco or Sam’s Club of Crafting. It’s $99 to get started, that is your ‘membership fee’, but you only pay it once – not every year! You get your $99 ‘membership fee’ back in free product on your first consultant order! As a ‘member’ you see it all FIRST (like the new Holiday Catalog coming September 1st) and have access to all the great A Muse Studio products at 20-40% off all the time!

    See what the starter kit includes and to join Amuse Studio CLICK HERE, then click Start a Business in the upper right corner.

    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:
    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.

    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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    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!

    New Amuse Stamps and Sweet Sunday Sketch

    Amuse Bathing Beauties
    I am getting together with friends for a shoebox swap with a beach theme. My new A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties are perfect for a beach theme. Thank you Karen for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Crafters Choice! I went to flicker and decided on sketch 215. LOVE all the sketch inspiration there.
    I have a couple of news and reminders for you.
    First: Don’t forget to get signed up for my free birthday card tutorials! The last tutorial is going out by email tomorrow. Sign up today and you will get the whole month of birthday card tutorials FREE! Here are a few sneak peeks:
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    Sign up for my newsletter here and let the inspiration begin!

    Second: Have you ever thought about joining A Muse Studio? If you have please mark these dates:
    June 11th at Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific
    June 23rd at 9:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Pacific
    You can call in and talk with Linda Carnell the CEO and founder of A Muse Studio. She will tell you a little about A Muse Studio and what it’s like to be a consultant. These calls last about 15 minutes and end with an opportunity for you to ask Linda anything you want to know about A Muse and the demonstrator opportunity.
    Call in number: 1-646-307-1300 (long distance charges may apply)
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    Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Stamping!

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    A Muse Studio supplies used on this Beachy Card:
    Stamps: A Muse Studio Bathing Beauties (available July 1st) SVSG045, Sea Shells SJEH003, and Life’s a Breeze SNSM039
    Paper: A Muse Studio Vanilla PAPS002, Kraft PAKRAFT, and Shell PAPS201 Cardstock
    Ink: A Muse Studio Bermuda IAPF601, Shell IAPF201, and Memento Rich Cocoa IMMP800 Ink
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Vanilla Twine RATW002, Mini Clothes Pins EACMINI, Vanilla Bag of Buttons EABT002, Copic Markers and Nestabilities Classic Ovals Lg TNS4110.

    my favorite green smoothie

    Power to Paper Craft
    It has been a while since I have shared a recipe. I thought you might like to try this one. It’s my favorite green smoothie. Enjoy!

    Power for Paper Crafts Green Smoothie
    1 banana – frozen
    1 cup of fresh pineapple
    1/2 cup kale tightly packed
    1/3 cup coconut milk
    2 ice cubes
    Put frozen banana, fresh pineapple, kale and coconut milk in single serve 16oz blender cup in that order. TIP: If you are using a traditional blender, reverse the order. Smoothies blend better if liquids and soft solids are closest to the blades while frozen fruits are farthest from the blades. Pulse on low until all ingredients have been chopped. Add ice and pulse on low. Increase power to high and blend until smooth. ENJOY!
    Thank you for stopping by today. Please let me know if you like my Power for Paper Crafts Green Smoothie!

    Angry Bird Thank You & R U missing stuff?

    A Muse Studio Angry Bird
    Hi Guys!
    It’s gotta be another super quick post, I have so much to do! I am behind and need to get caught up! I have to make and send my May thank you notes today. It’s terrible – I know. If I really hustle I might get June thank you noted done too…It’s only about 50 cards – I can do it!
    Today, I thought I would share my A Muse Studio Red Angry Bird punch art – well really it’s die art, because that’s what I used to make this big guy. Here are some quick instructions:

    Start by cutting the body with the largest circle from the Nestabilities Standard Circle Lg.  I cut one complete circle from Kraft.  I also cut a one from Cherry. Then I ran the Cherry circle back through the machine with the same die to cut the crescent belly.  I layered them together and then added the eyes.  The Sugar pieces are cut with the second smallest Nestabilities Standard Circle Lg. die.  The Onyx eyeball pieces are cut with the very smallest Nestabilities Standard Circle Sm. die.  Once I had the eyes adhered on the body, I cut two of the bracket shape word windows using A Muse Studio’s Word Windows die set.  I snipped them short and at an angle.  They made the perfect angry eye brows.  The top of the beak is a 1 1/4 inch Papaya square cut diagonal in half and adhered with 3D foam adhesive.  The bottom of the beak is a 1 inch Papaya square cut in half on the diagonal.  I adhered the bottom of the beak flat for contrast.  The feathers and tail are cut with an old Basic Grey flower die that I had on the shelf.  You could check your flower punches too.  You are looking for a flower with 6 pointed petals to make the job easy.  The banner is embellished with some A Muse Studio Cherry Bakers Twine.  The thank you stamp is from A Muse Studio’s Let Freedom Ring. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I made over two dozen of these for my son’s birthday thank you.  They came together quick and I got lots of complements from those that received them.

    Thank you for stopping by today!
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    Happy Independance Day!

    A Muse Studio Let's be Adventurers

    Happy Independence Day!  Celebrate safely.  Enjoy your family and friends.  Count your blessings.  God Bless America land that I love!

    Stamps: A Muse Studio Let’s Be Adventurers, Let Freedom Ring, Swanky Backgrounds, Hello From Camp
    Paper: A Muse Studio Kraft, Sugar, Eucalyptus
    Ink: A Muse Studio Eucalyptus, Pistachio, Cherry
    Accessories: A Muse Studio Holiday Washi Tape, Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Dies

    G’s Angry Birds Live Action Game

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    Here is a quick photo share of the Angry Birds Live Action Game we played at G’s 3rd birthday party.  We had a really great time at the party.  I think it was well worth all the work!  Thank you for sticking with me and checking the blog!  I’ll be back tomorrow with my June card kit pictures!