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Friday, April 25, 2008

DEAR blog readers....

My dear, supportive blog readers...

It's time for me to move on.... TO TYPEPAD, that is! Come join me over at my new home....

I hope to see you there. Don't forget to update your subscriptions, readers, etc.

I'll be sharing sneaks over on my new blog starting tomorrow (Saturday!)

Thanks blogspot... it's been fun!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stamp Salado Elzybells Class this Sunday!

I'll be teaching an Elzybells class (Elzybells North America are distributed by A Muse Artstamps) at Stamp Salado in Salado, Texas this Sunday from 1-3pm. The class is called Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Doesn't that sound like fun? Here is a sample of one of the cards we will be making:

Call the store at (254) 947-8848, if you are interested!

Hope to see you there!

Paper Tales!

I'm excited to tell you that my fellow A Muse Instructor, Michelle White and her friend Helle Greer, are opening up Paper Tales in San Diego, CA on May 1st!

The store will carry A Muse products and more! Be sure to check them out! I wish I could be there...looks like so much fun!

And I heard that Linda will be there on May 31st for the Grand Opening!

Be sure to check it out, if you can!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

VMAA #2 - ONE WEEK from today!!!

By now, you've probably seen this news on the A Muse blog and/or the A Muse Weekly Newsletter. If you haven't, VMAA #2 (Virtual Meeting of the A Muse Addicts) will have their 2nd online stamping party next Saturday evening from 6-8pm Central.

Michelle, Jennie, Rhonda, and I will be the hostesses for the evening. We'll have challenges every 30 minutes. You won't want to miss it.

SO... go to the Addicts site, register (for free) and come read all about it.

Oh... and sssshhhhh..... I have a secret, too... it will be revealed next Saturday night ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stamp Room Organization - A Muse-ified

If you haven't seen my studio, here are pictures of it from a while back.

Well, I did this back in the beginning of March and I really haven't finished but apparently, this is as good as it will get for a while. I've reorganized my studio to be more A Muse friendly. I had SU! stuff at all of my fingertips and not the A Muse stuff so much. Since I'm doing A Muse stuff more these days, I thought I should make it more accessible!

A Muse Stamps:
3 drawer organizers from Target. Perfect size for the stamps.

A Muse Ribbon:
The little holders on top of my stamp containers. They are from the Container Store and called Stack n Store, I think. I've seen them at Bed, Bath and Beyond, too.

Copic Organization: I "treated" myself and got the wire stand. I didn't think I wanted it but it's one of my favorite things. Sits right in front of my workspace.

Note card and Pretty Little Papers Organization:
3 CD black wire holders from Target. Dividers made by hand :)

Twinkle Storage:
$0.99 basket from the travel section at Target

Colorbox Cat Eye Storage:
In an empty SU! box (ok, 2 of them)

Marvy Punch Storage:
All of my Marvy Punches are in a drawer in my desk (my SU! ones are in another drawer). But I have these standing on end in a sock drawer divider from the Container Store. The Giga punches are a bit big and bend the dividers but it works well enough to not tip the punches over when I get one out.

Non A Muse Ribbon:
A ribbon holder I got off the internet two years ago for $39... holds 1 million spools... ok, not really - has 9 dowels and holds A LOT

I keep all of my scraps of A Muse notes in this basket right by my workspace. I reach in there first to get whatever I'm looking for. The basket seems to work well for this purpose. Most times I don't even have to go to the main stash except for the card layer!

Quick Tools:
Scissors, Quik Sticks, Handheld punches, brushes, etc. are stored within reach in a Pampered Chef's Tool Caddy thing. I love this thing.

As for stickles and glitter and such, those are on my spice racks right in front of my workspace above the Copics.

All of my SU! stuff is on my other table ... and that's the part that's not done from the reorg!

I've been working on some other organizational stuff that I'll post soon. But that's it for now...

Thanks for hanging with me on this really long post!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Another card from the It's A Girl Thing class

I'm teaching my first ever during the week class on Friday morning. It's another session of the "It's a Girl Thing" class that I taught this past Saturday. It will be at Memory Depot on Friday from 10am-12pm. Please call the store if you're interested! (326-8045)

Here is another sample from the class... it's using my new Fiskars Threading Water Punch... OOOHHHH I love that thing!

I'm so used to teaching technique classes (twice a month, every month for the past three years with Stampin' Up!) that I decided to show a couple of different techniques in this class. The ladies loved it on Saturday! Thanks ladies!

We're branching out to use some of the new clear sets from A Muse at this class too. The copies that were reserved for the Saturday classes were snatched up!

Images, Ribbon, and notecards from A Muse Artstamps; colored with Copics, Fiskars Threading Water punch, Adirondack Pitch Black

Monday, April 14, 2008

Little Boys!

This month Becky is spear-heading efforts for the A Muse weekly newsletter's new section called "Masculine Cards". For this week's cards, our assignment was to make cards for little boys! Easy Peasy! I have two of those.... boys, um, not cards! :D

I did a card similar to this one a while back for my nephew, but I really liked it so I thought I'd showcase those stamps again. I love the sentiment: "Happy birthday little dude". My oldest is almost 6... and now, he's a little dude! When did that happen? Anyone invent a "stop the clock" yet? I'll even take the "slow it down" version!

Images, notecards, pretty little papers by A Muse.
Billy the Kid, Balloon Bouquet, Little Dude