Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Christmas Project Kit – October 26th

Watercolor Christmas Project Sheet

October 26th: Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Come stamp a stack of 20 Christmas Holiday Cards and take home the Watercolor Christmas stamp set to keep. Class is $46 we will make five each of four festive designs.

Please bring an Archival Basic Black Stampin’ Pad, Acrylic Blocks (two size D and one size E), SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, a Fine Tip Glue Pen, Bone Folder, Scissors and a Ruler. Adhesive is not included but will be available for purchase for your convenience.

Class starts at 6:30pm. We will enjoy cocoa and maybe some Christmas music while we stamp the night away! Please RSVP with your payment by October 18.

Not local, no worries! You can order your Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Christmas Project Kit and Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set right HERE.

Classes and Promotions

PAINTED HARVEST STAMP A STACK CLASS

Painted Harvest Stamp a Stack Class
Did you know that you can now take my classes in person, To Go or online? For more information and to register, click HERE.

FREE TRIO OF CARD TUTORIALS


Place any order with me in the month of September and receive this FREE trio of Pick a Pumpkin card making tutorials!

Merry Patterns Host Promotion

Stmapin' Up!! Merry Patterns
Qualifying Stampin Up orders receive the EXCLUSIVE Merry Patterns Stamp Set FREE from Stampin’ Up! Learn more HERE. Place your qualifying order HERE.

Shop HERE – use the host code: A2QP6WF6 for a special thank you gift from me.

Chicago area paper crafting and card making class February 8th

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Do you love paper crafting and card making? Then join me for an A Muse Studio card making class!
•Go on, get out for a little ‘me time’.
•Keep your new year’s resolution to make time for paper crafting.
•Meet new crafty friends in an enjoyable and creative environment.

Card making class is the second Monday of the month, February 8th, at 7pm in my Chicago suburban home studio. We are making four perfect paper crafted projects, including the adorable Short Popcorn Box treat pictured above, for just $13! What a phenomenal value! Got questions, call me (847)922-6795 otherwise, classes are filling fast, register today to guarantee your spot.

**WAIT** You’re not local? I hear it all the time, “I wish I lived closer to Marisa!” Stop lamenting and get a kit! There’s an option for that! $15.50 and you have a personal card making class in your own home! Use the pull down menu to order your class kit or register for card making class right now.


Class or Kit




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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Short Popcorn Box Die Treat:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Our Town SNSB091 and *Tiptoe Through the Tulips SSSD036 *from the A Muse Studio February Collection available February 1st while supplies last
Paper: A Muse Studio Sky Reverse Polka Dot PAPR600, Sugar PAPS001, Bermuda Petite Polka Dot PAPP601, Mermaid PAPS509 and Wasabi Petite Hexagon PAPH506.
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Tuxedo Black IMMP900
Accessories: A Muse Studio Short Popcorn Box Die TAD0108, Rounded Pennant Duo Die Set TAD0180, Tag Bundle Die Set TAD0209, Lime Organdy Ribbon RAOR502, Copic Markers and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

March Card Kits Available

March Card Kit
Card Making Kits are shipping this week. Maybe you were busy, maybe you don’t live local, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the beautiful cards we made in class. Send cards that will impress your family and friends. Get one of my few remaining A Muse Studio card making kits delivered right to your door while supplies last. Paypal today – I will mail your ready to assemble card kit tomorrow!





getting ready – Rockford Stamp Scrap Art Tour

Sealed with a Fish
I just wanted to pop in and let you know I am “inking about you”! I am so busy getting ready for the Rockford Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show (March 7&8 at Clocktower in Rockford) and preparing for the Festival of Art & Crafts at Harper College (March 21&22 at Harper College in Palatine). It’s crazy FUN! here. Some dates and things I want to remind you of:
The A Muse Studio February Collection is here – but only until 2-28! Don’t miss the Berry Box Die, Card Catalogue Tag Die, Somebunny Loves You Stamp Set and all the other favorite limited time Amuse Stamps and items! Place your secure order right here – don’t miss out.
A Muse Card Kits
I still have a VERY limited number of card kits from my February Open House. When these card kits are gone, they are gone! These kits are all cut and stamped for you – just color (if necessary) and assemble according to the picture. You can get yours for $15, that includes local pick up or first class postage. Reserve yours using the paypal button below.




My March and April Open House and Card Making Party dates are all set and starting to fill – if you live in the Chicago Area JOIN US!! For just $13 my A Muse Studio Open House includes lots of inspiration, fun friends, three cards or projects & cards, and other special treats! If you have never been to one of my events – don’t hesitate they are FUN, friendly and EASY! I cut everything and provide adhesive, you just stamp and assemble. RSVP by email or call me (847) 922-6795.
March 16th 7pm – 9pm
March 17th 10am – 12noon
April 20th 7pm – 9pm
April 21st 10am – 12noon
Now more about the cute card at the beginning of the post, it’s a simple paper pieced sea scene. Check out the CUTE ink splat behind the squid – just screw the top off of slate splash! ink and flick drops of ink onto the Bermuda background. FUN – huh?!

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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this sweet Thinking of You Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Sealed with a Fish SVSH060
Paper: A Muse Studio Sugar PAPS001, Kraft PAKRAFT, Bermuda PAPS601, Cocoa PAPS804, Papaya PAPS402 and Sage PAPS501, Seattle PAPS103, and Toffee PAPS802
Ink: A Muse Studio Memento Rich Cocoa Ink IMMP800 and Splash! Slate Ink IASP101
Accessories: A Muse Studio Be Brave Die Set TAD0148, Copic Multiliner MCMLB05 Nestabilities Large Classic Rectangle TNS4132 and Large Scallop Rectangle TNS4133 Die Sets and 3D Foam Adhesive ASFA001

Candy Package One Band-Aid

A Muse Studio Candy Package One
Another great use for the A Muse Studio Candy Package One Die, make it a Band-Aid! I know two stampy ladies recovering from recent surgeries. I am going to pop these bright feel better cards in the mail to them tonight. Don’t miss the A Muse Studio Candy Package Die One and Candy Wrapper Die Set, as part of the January Collection they are only available through February 14th. Buy both right now and get your FREE ‘Candy Package for All Seasons’ 7 page tutorial & Inspiration guide as my gift to you! Learn more about this incredible FREE bonus HERE.
Buy the A Muse Studio Candy Wrapper Die Set and Candy Package Dies HERE while they are still available.
A Muse Card Kits
Did you miss my February Open House? Are you too far away to attend? If you couldn’t attend attend my open house for any reason, you can still order your card kit using the paypal link below. Don’t miss out on the crafty fun, card kits are limited to what I have on hand. They sell out fast! Order now and let the A Muse Studio Studio stamping fun begin!





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A Muse Studio supplies used to make this Feel Better Band-Aid Card:
Stamps: A Muse Studio Say it with Style SASF035 and Mod Backgrounds 1 SASG027
Paper: A Muse Studio Margarita PAPS511, Bermuda PAPS601, Bubblegum PAPS203, Toffee PAPS802, and Heart Breakers Bubblegum PAHB203 Cardstock
Ink: A Muse Studio Cocoa Ink IAPF804 and VersaMark Ink IVMP001
Accessories: A Muse Studio Candy Package One Die TAD0135, Heart Trio Die Set TAD0015, and White Embossing Powder EAEP001

SOLD OUT Amuse Studio January Collection Card Making Kits

A Muse Valentine Collection

You love A Muse Studio, right!? I hear this all the time – “I wish I could attend your event!” I know, you live too far away to attend my events! Or maybe you were too busy last Friday. Still want to make the projects? Cool! I have a limited number of A Muse January Collection card kits available. They are $15 with basic US shipping or pick up included. Everything you need is to make 3 cards and a treat is in the kit – just add adhesive and a Hershey’s Nugget. Click the Paypal button below and get your card making kit today while they last.
SOLD OUT

Autumn Card with Best of Times

A Muse Studio Best of Times
Here is card design number three in the October Kitchen Table Stamper Stamp of the Month Club Kit! The stamp set for October is A Muse Studio Best of Times.  That’s all I got for today.  I need to get showered and then it’s off to work I go!  I am exhibiting at the Donald E. Stevens Convention Center with the CKC – Chicago Show.  Come visit me from 9 am – 5 pm TODAY!

For more info and to join the club just click the link below!
Still got questions? Check out the FAQ video in my previous post.

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question.

October Stamp of the Month – Best of Times

October Stamp of the Month Club - Best of Times
In October Kitchen Table Stamper is featuring A Muse Studio’s brand new ‘Best of Times‘ stamp set in the Stamp of the Month Club Kit!  This is one of the three designs you will be able to make with the kit.  I just love this card.  What do you think?  Leave a comment and let me know.  If you love the card, why not join the club?!

For more info and to join the club just click the link below!
Still got questions? Check out the FAQ video in my previous post.

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question.

Sharing September Stamp of the Month Club – Catching Up

Monster Bash September Stamp of the Month Club

You guys! I am so behind in sharing! I have a camera full of photos and so little time to share. Really, I need an assistant.  I know that this is a little late, but they are SO CUTE and for Halloween, they are perfectly seasonal! These are the other two card designs included in my SEPTEMBER Stamp of the Month Club Kit. The September’s Kitchen Table Stamper Stamp of the Month Club Kit featured A Muse Studio’s Monster Bash Stamp Set.   With your membership in the club, you receive the featured Stamp of the Month stamp set and card kits with the supplies to make 2 each of 3 card designs.  The Stamp of the Month Club is a six month commitment, but you can stay as long as you want!  Every six months, you will receive a free A Muse Studio stamp set valued up to $24.99!  Not a bad reward for your consistent participation!   If you want to see the other cards design included in the September Stamp of the Month Club Kit check out this post.
Monster Bash Halloween Card Septmeber Stamp of the Month Club
For more info and to join the club just click the link below!
Still got questions? Check out the FAQ video in my previous post.

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question.

KTS Stamp of the Month Club Peek

Stamp of the Month Club

Hi Guys!  I am back from the Rubber Stamp Events Show!  I know my blog has been a little quiet and the newsletters haven’t been flowing!  YIKES.  I need an assistant!  No worries though, I am here and working hard behind the scenes!  All the September Kitchen Table Stamper A Muse Studio Stamp of the Month Club Kits are or will be postal by tomorrow!  So I thought now would be a good time to share a peek at October’s Stamp of the Month!  What do you think?  Cute HUH?

Kitchen Table Stamper is featuring A Muse Studio’s Brand New ‘Best of Times’ stamp set!  This is one of the three designs you will be able to make with the kit.  For more info and to join the club just click the link below!
Still got questions? Check out the FAQ video in my previous post.

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question.

September Stamp of the Month

Monster Bash KTS SOTM
Hey you Guys!  I wanted to share a quick picture today.  It’s been a little while since my last post.  This is a peek at one of the cards you can make with the Kitchen Table Stamper Stamp of the Month Kit.  September will feature A Muse Studio’s Monster Bash stamp set.  If you would like to join the Stamp of the Month Club it’s EASY!  Just click the link below, and fill out the form!  The club is a six month commitment – but stay as long as you want!  You earn a free A Muse Studio stamp set, up to a $24.99 value, for every six months you participate.  Your kit is delivered right to your door with stamps, cardstock and embellishments to make 2 each of 3 card designs.  I include full color inspiration and instructions!  Sign up and let me take the mystery out of creativity for you!  Still got questions?  Check out the FAQ video in my previous post.

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question.
On a personal note: I am working so hard gearing up for busy season and I am also in the process of dealing with some things personally.  I think it’s important that I share, I got some news about my health at the doctor about two weeks ago.  Nothing life threatening – just life changing.  I think it’s only fair that you know.  I hope you understand, I might not be as quick on my email replies or blog as much for a little bit.   I am here and I am committed to you!  SO don’t hesitate to email me again if I don’t get back to you quick enough, or use my phone number above and call me if you need me!

Deck the Halls – 12×12 2-Page Layout

A Muse Studio Scrapbook Pages
I am having fun learning to scrapbook again! A Muse Studio products are great for scrapbook pages as well as cards. I found these pictures from my first Christmas as Mrs. Alvarez. These pictures are from 2003.  The colors in the photos worked so well with the papers, I had to get these memories preserved!

Here is the left side close up.  Pictured left to right, Max Alvarez, our daughter Desi. The stamp sentiment, from A Muse Studio’s Deck the Halls, inside the wreath says “At Christmas, all roads lead home” I thought that was the perfect sentiment for Max and my first Christmas as husband and wife. Those of you who know us, know that we have been a couple since 1995. We took the longer, more difficult road getting to wedded bliss. My journaling was done with a old school DYMO label maker. There is a little glare of the plastic, in case you can’t make it out, it reads; ‘My first Christmas as Mrs. Alvarez. I’ve found my heart’s home.’
12 x12 A Muse Studio scrapbook layout
Here is the right side close up.  Pictured left to right, Ruth Alvarez, Joe Alvarez, and our nice Tati. I cut my title out of A Muse Studio Vanilla cardstock using my Base Camp Cricut cartridge and added the year with my handy dandy DYMO. Notice how the brown mat is cut like a window sill or fireplace mantle? The holly garland is cut from A Muse Studio Sage and Cherry felts using our brand new Spellbinders Exclusive Holly Die Set. The stockings, from A Muse Studio’s new Deck the Halls stamp set, are paper pieced in various colors and patterns and the tacked on the mantle with silver mini brads. Spoiler alert: If you like the stockings and holly – you will love the Kitchen Table Stamp Stamp of the Month kit for November! This layout was actually FUN to make. I feel like I am getting the groove back! Think the scrapbookers at the CKC show in Rosemont are going to like my layouts? Let me know what you think. Leave a comment!
Here is a list of products used to make these pages:

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Stamps: A Muse Studio Deck the Halls
Paper: A Muse Studio Sage Petite Polka Dot, Cherry Woodgrain, Grass, Cherry Petite Polka Dot, Candy Cane Stripe, Cherry Vintage, Sage, Cherry, Vanilla, Grass Petite Polka Dot, and Bazzill Brown 12×12 Cardstock. The red background 12×12 cardstock has been in my stash for so long, I don’t know the source.
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: A Muse Studio Sage and Cherry Felt, Cherry Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon, Scallop Border Die Set and Holly Die Set, Silver Mini Brads, Nestabilities Circle and Scallop Circle Dies, DYMO label maker, Cricut Base Camp Cartridge, Stampin’ Up Ticket Corner Punch.

Stamp of the Month FAQ


Hi Guys!
OK Don’t laugh! Sometimes I feel soooo dopey making videos! I hope that I will be more comfortable with them soon! I just need more practice. Practice makes perfect – right? Here is a quick video with some frequently asked questions about the A Muse Studio Kitchen Table Stamper Stamp of the Month Club. There is a sneak peek at next month’s cards and stamp set at the end, so be sure to watch the whole thing. Hope this helps those of you with questions about the club!

One thing I forgot to mention – the minimum commitment is 6 months, but you can stay as long as you want, and earn as many free stamp sets as you want!

Click HERE – join the CLUB.

E-mail or call me if you have any other question. Happy Stamping!

eiffel for you

A Muse Studio Monthly Card Kit

One more Let’s be Adventurer’s card to share!  This is the third card in the Kitchen Table Stamper A Muse Studio Stamp of the Month Club.  Isn’t it romantic?  Isn’t if CUTE?

Do you sometimes buy a stamp set and then put it on the shelf not knowing what to do with it?  Do you ever buy a stamp set and never ink it because you just don’t feel inspired?  Is designing cards difficult for you?

If you answered yes to any or all of those, then my Stamp of the Month Club is here to help!  Let me take the mystery out for creativity!  Join my Stamp of the Month Club and each month you will get a brand new A Muse Studio stamp set with 3 Kitchen Table Stamper designed card kits.  Right out of the envelope you will be able to make six cards with your new stamps!  NO MORE stamp sets that never get inky!

Click HERE to learn more.

E-mail or call me if you have any questions about the Stamp of the Month Club.  Happy Stamping!

 

love A Muse Studio? Join the Club!

A Muse Studio Let's Be Adventurers

Here’s a look at another Kitchen Table Stamper A Muse Studio Stamp of the Month Card for July!  Love A Muse Studio?  Join the Club!

Here’s what you get when you join the club:

  • a brand new A Muse Studio stamp set each month
  • all the pre-cut cardstock you need to make 6 cards
  • full color photos with instructions
  • a FREE stamp set of your choice (up to a $24.99 value) in your sixth month as a reward for consistent participation
  • flexibility if you already own the featured stamp set

Let me make it easy for you to get stamping!  With my club there is no driving, no time out of your calendar for meetings, and no more buying stamp sets just to have them sit on a shelf while you try to figure out what to make with them!

Go ahead join the club.  It’s just $45 per month and can be delivered right to your door! EASY and FUN!

Click here to join the CLUB!

Do you have questions before you sign up for the Stamp of the Month Kit?  Don’t hesitate to email or call me!