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5 posts from May 2009

May 26, 2009

gone fishin' ...


... for sparkly things.  Be home soon!


May 19, 2009

a*muse*a*palooza classes in nj ...

July is sneaking up on us and that means it's A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA time!

I'll be back at One Little Spark in Tuckerton, NJ for a week FILLED with fun classes, make & takes, and more!  Call the shop at 609-296-2751 for more details or to register!  Hope to see you there!

Slick Tricks & Fantastic Folds
There's nothing better than having a few tricks up your sleeve to make your card designs really "pop!" And in this class you'll learn some of Heather's favorites!
July 10th - 1pm
July 17th - 6pm

Totally Tags
Creative tags for all your pretty holiday packages!
July 10th - 6pm
July 17th - 1pm

Make it Merry
An all day event that's sure to get your handmade holiday cards well underway (or even finished)! Join us for a little food, a lot of fun, and cardmaking! Call the store for details on how to sign-up for this unique event, being offered twice during A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA! You won't want to miss it!
July 11th - 11am - 4pm
July 18th - 11am - 4pm

A Copic Christmas
Let's get out those markers and put 'em to use on holiday cards sure to dazzle, while learning a few fun tricks! (Basic blending knowledge helpful, but not required.)
July 11th - 6pm
July 18th - 6pm

Pretty Packages
Clever gift packaging ideas + fun ways to present gift cards! We'll be using the latest A Muse holiday images during A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA, but the ideas you'll go home with are perfect for any occassion!
July 12th - 1pm
July 15th - 1pm

Copics 101: A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA style
Back at One Little Spark by popular demand: Copic 101! A great way to learn the basics (and a little more) in this introductory class. The first in a series meant to build your skills with these popular markers! Required Supplies: basic class kit & a Copic Colorless Blender Pen.
July 12th - 6pm

And from July 10-18 in celebration of A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA, join us everyday for a free make & take between 12pm - 2pm!

A basic class kit: adhesive of choice, detail scissors, & pencil, is required for all classes.

May 12, 2009

thank you ...


Everyone has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to stamping and being crafty.  My weakness ... thinking "outside the box."  (Which is kinda' sad to admit, actually.)  But while I've been playing with the A Muse Anniversary Classic Labels set I've actually had a few "out there" ideas (for me, anyway)!  This flower was one of 'em! 

Have you guys been following the contests and inspiration posts over on the A Muse News Blog (you can get there from the A Muse website)!  Lots of great ideas (and giveaways too) as we continue to celebrate A Muse's 8th birthday!  Be sure to check it out!


May 08, 2009

home from seattle ...

I spent this week out at A Muse HQ and thought I'd share a few photos with ya'!

Nina always makes the most fabulous window displays!

Julie at work ... 


Linda in the shop ... 


The shop is just too stinkin' cute.  I'm glad I took at least a couple of photos to share.  It seems like I always realize too late (once I'm home) that I didn't take as many "fun" photos as I should have.  I'll work on that next time!  *wink*

But I did take a couple quick shots at Pike Place Market early one morning ...



That morning I ate the yummiest bread, cheese, and onion concoction at Piroshky, Piroshky in the market.  You gotta' eat something from that place if you're visiting (or live in the area).  I thought I'd died and gone to foodie heaven.  Man, that thing was good!  *laugh*  I know, I should have taken a photo, but I was too busy eating.  *grin*

Other things I learned on this trip to Seattle ...

  • Me and varnish, do not mix.
  • My hair products are not meant for rainy Seattle weather.
  • I like Seattle's Best coffee better than Starbucks. (Which is saying a lot because I don't normally drink coffee unless I'm in Seattle.)
  • Cupcake Royale in Ballard opens at 6:30am!
  • No matter how rainy the weather, I love Seattle.

I'm gonna' be hunkered down in my crafty space this weekend working on A Muse goodness! 


May 01, 2009

happy 8th birthday, a*muse ...


Happy Birthday, A Muse!  8 years, wow! 

It's been a pleasure being associated with Linda and the whole A Muse crew over the years!  They're a great bunch of folks! 

I hope you'll help us celebrate!  Check out the details on the A Muse website!


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