Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Grab a Cuppa...this post is L-O-N-G


Hi there!!!

OK...I know it's been a bit since I brought you any
thing from my creative space, so I thought it 
was about time to share.


I am having so much playing with my new stamps
This particular card only uses one of those fabby stamps,
but this sentiment really makes a bold statement!
I love the graphic design-style it presents.
The DP from Little Yellow Bicycle has a great pattern
for this design as well.
This design idea that was inspired
by the February issue of the UK magazine 'Quick Cards'.

This issue is the current issue, but I wanted you
to see what the magazine looks like.
I subscribe to all of the UK stamping magazines for
a different viewpoint on creativity and I love them!

 I do love A Muse Studio!

Here is the set that contains that fun sentiment...

This past week over at The Play Date Cafe, we played with a
combo that contained the color gray and I just loved it!
I was truly inspired by that color and decided to have a go
with something completely different.

I apologize my photos aren't *brighter*.  A new camera
is definitely on my shopping list right now.

What do I love about these fabby inks?
They are pigment inks that are quick drying, sort of like
a chalk ink.  You can emboss them, but you don't have to.
They are silky smooth and very true to the color chart.
Saturated colors & a beautiful variety!

The inks I used today from A Muse Studio include:
Lemon Whip & Lichen from the Spring Collection
Slate from the Winter Collection

and included images from the following stamp sets...

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and I'll personally send a brand new catalog your way!
It's a $10 value & full of beautiful projects to inspire you.

When you place your order, there is no need to order the catalog.
Just place your order and I will see that you receive your 
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Thanks so much for stopping by.
A complete recipe of all the stamps & accessories used
on these projects are coming up next....

Happy Birthday Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle 'Leaf a Note Twig Collection'
Stamps: 'Birthday Greetings' from A Muse Studio
Ink: A Muse Studio in 'Slate'
Embellishments: mini brads
Tools:  Big Shot, Sizzix 'Ornate Label 4'

You're Amazing Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: 'Beautiful Botanicals', Elegant Elements', 'Clever Girls'  from A Muse Studio
Ink: A Muse Studio in Slate, Lichen & Lemon Whip
Embellishments:brad by Making Memories
Tools:  Fiskars Corner Rounder


Emily Leiphart said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Julie!! I really love those colours and I'm tempted by your description of those inks!

Javablustamper said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL my friend!! I LOVE it!! I can also see why you LOVE those inks! Hmmm.......I may have to try some of those!! Haha! I ALWAYS love your work!! It is ALWAYS amazing!! Just wanted you to know that you ROCK!! Have a WONDERFUL night!! Take care!


Oney said...

Pretty Pretty!!! Love loitering at your blog.

Heather Innusa said...

Wow! These stamps & inks look lovely!!! Also your cards are amazing!!! Fabulous job!!

dlwidder said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the You Are Amazing card. Great way to showcase these products too! :-D

Kryssi said...

beautiful, julie!!! i recently discovered fresh inks (impress), the amuse ones looks extremely similar! i love it!

Monika Wright said...

great cards and i appreciate the ink review!

Julie Day said...

Ooo great cards! All that yummy patterned paper on the first one :) I just noticed that the images in the Beautiful Botanicals 2 are almost IDENTICAL to the images in the stamp set "The Simple Things" by Ippity....I like the A-Muse version too :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are soooooooooo gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee the colors and the bling! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michellem said...

Those cut out leaves are SO super cool!

Kate said...

Hey Julie :0)
Loving the way you have used the leaves.Sounds like your really enjoying your new venture good luck with it.
Kate xx

Dana said...

Oh Julie, *sigh* Those layered leaves are lovely. (some alliteration there? *grin*)

Jen Carter said...

What pretty cards Julie!! Those inks look so tempting to try! Very pretty colors!

Lisa Petrella said...

Pretty cards, Julie!! I just bought that Little Yellow Bicycle DP too! HA! Love how you layered the leaves!!!! And that Amuse ink does look fabulous! Michele has been using it at our inky get togethers and I'm totally in LOVE with the Lime color!!!! May NEED to place an order from you soon!!!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Super pretty samples, esp in those great soft colors! Those leaves are fantastic, btw! Congrats again on your A-Muse endeavor-looks like SO much fun!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful cards!!! I'm a big fan of pigment inks; these sound very nice!