Sunday, November 30, 2008

Caleb's Rock Star!

Caleb loved the "Rock Star" stamp I brought home from Seattle. He decided to make his own card - Here is the front - He used the Fiskars Threading Water punch all around the outside edges to make it look "rock stary-ish". He colored the dude with Copic markers and signed his name with a flourish (no, they haven't covered cursive in 2nd grade yet - he needs to work on the "a" a little)

The inside has lots of little strips of paper that are supposed to make you think of guitar strings (nice touch, huh?)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hello - House

I just love the simplicity of this card - "Think Simple, Think A Muse" -
I colored with my Copic Markers- maybe a gray house doesn't rock everyone's boat but it makes me happy - If you look closely you can see where I outlined the house and trees with my Cool Shadow marker (BG10). Makes a big yet subtle (sounds weird but it is true!) difference when the card is finished!
Stamps - A Muse 2-7011E House & Trees, 9-8248B Just saying hello
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Paper - A Muse Square notecard in Lime Peel - band
Accessories - Copic Markers, A Muse Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Palm

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Truck Shot -

The group shots are starting to trickle in from our training weekend in Seattle - This is where we all climbed onto Linda's husband's old truck that was parked in front of the shop - Don't think that truck will ever be the same again!! (I couldn't get my little typing box to work for some reason, hence the spraypainted label - LOL!!)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rock Star!

I picked up this stamp in Seattle for my 7-year old, Caleb - He loves all things guitar and his rock 'n roll name is - "Crud" - (hee hee). Anyway- This is a VERY simple card - since it is a masculine card I left off all ribbon but did add a few twinkle stars!
Stamps - 2-6095D Rock Star, 8-8454B You're Cool
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Paper - A Muse Vintage - Red 4 bar notecards, A Muse Red 4 bar notecard, scrap of blue (from my stash)
Accessories - Copic Markers, Gelly Roll Pen (shocking, huh?), A Muse Mini Star Twinkle Stickers, popdots

Friday, November 21, 2008

Coffee Break Class

This week I've been having fun teaching the two Coffee Break classes - Here is a little slide show of the ladies in action!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monster Duo

These little monster dudes (or dudettes, you make the call) just crack me up!! When all the training was done in Seattle on Sunday afternoon my SIL Jen and I stamped away - I had to make two cards with this stamp cause one just wasn't enough - I never seem to have enough time to stamp just for fun so this was just what I needed that day!!
Stamps - 2-3077D Monster Duo, 9-8248 Just Saying Hello, 9-8431B One of a Kind
Ink - A Muse Black Dye
Paper - A Muse Vintage - Orange 4 bar notecard, Madeira - Brown 4 bar notecards
Accessories - Corner rounder punch (for scalloped edge), Copic markers, Twinkle Stickers (colored with Copic markers to match - love that!!!), A Muse Sheer Ribbon - French Roast, Fine tip Black Sharpie (for doodling)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I Love Markers, too!

Hey look! Marianne Walker mentioned me in her other blog - I Love Markers!

I love Markers!

Hey look - Marianne Walker mentioned me on her other blog - I Love Markers!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Seattle Pics -

With the help of my BIL Ben (computer dude), I have been able to attach this slide show with a few more pics from Seattle - I'm still tired!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Home from Seattle!

IT training weekend was a blast!! I learned so much and met so many cool, talented and smart chicks - Here are a couple of pics - I'll post more when I get a chance - Friday started out with Copic Marker Certification - WOW!! Those markers are so versatile - can't wait to show you some tricks (I need lots more practice though). This pic is of me, Marianne Walker is on the right. She is the uber talented Copic trainer - Do you recognize the person on the left - Ellen Hutson! She arrived for an after class meeting with Marianne and I can see a photo op from a mile away!!

Me and Julie - Can you believe it??!! She is so warm and funny - super enthusiastic - all the things you think she would be - AND more!!

This is my girly group - Dawn, Kamilla, Liz, me. We had a great time!!!
Look who else is at our table!!! Linda Carnell the founder/owner of A Muse!!! Her passion for what she does just shines through -

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Clear Sets

LOOK!! Two new clear stamp sets from A Muse! Cupcakes are so popular right now - I can't wait to play with this set - All the cupcakes you want - NO CALORIES!!!

It is only 2 more days until I leave for my trip to Seattle - I'm very excited and a little nervous too - While I've flown lots of times, I've never flown across country by myself! I won't know what to do for multiple hours solo!
Friday is Copic Marker Certification training, followed by the Cupcake Social. Saturday and Sunday is A Muse IT (Instructor Training). I am SO excited for this opportunity and I'm going to soak in all I can and then come back and share!!
In the meantime to prep for the long plane ride - I'm checking out books from the library, Corey has supplied me with Sudoku puzzles and I'm going to try to catch up on balancing the checkbook (exciting!!) - who knows, maybe I'll even take a nap! Stay posted for Seattle pics coming up soon!!