Friday, July 29, 2011

CAS-ual Friday ~ 1st challenge

What's up?  ... You're one of my nicest thoughts!

dets: all a|s unless noted: CS: sugar, gingham: buttercup, sage and grass; Stamps: Vintage A Muse, ovalicious, woodland friends, friends fur-ever; Inks: sky, french roast, memento black; Copics: E33; Other: Kawaii tape (green washi tape)

Happy Friday, blogworld!

Today I get a chance to participate in my first CAS-ual Friday!

click on picture to go to CAS-ual Friday blog

CAS-ual Friday challenges focuses on the "Clean and Simple" style of card making.  They embrace the white spaces and the simplicity of cards.  I love A Muse Studio products because they too love the clean and simple look. 

My A Muse Studio business is off to a very good start and I want to be really good at what I do. What I challenged myself is to participate in challenges to let my creative juices flow and to get better at my trade.  These challenges are a great starting off point especially since I get to learn different techniques and go "out of the box".

For this challenge, we had to create a 4x9 card. I've never made a long and short card.  It took me a while to think of what I actually wanted to do. I even cut the cardstock wrong! It's okay tho.

 Karen Baker's Critters of the sea was so cute, I had to force myself not to use the a|s whale in "keep swimmin'". 

The cool thing about this challenge is that they have sponsors who gives away prizes.  Who can turn away from a chance to win cool stuff?  Bonus ~ Sweet!!! This week is Lawn Fawn, a company that sells cute clear polymer stamps.  The winner wins a $25 gift certificate from their company.  Check out their website:

Talk about awesome sauce! 

Happy TGIF, everyone and keep stamping! 

To purchase any a|s products, shop at my webstore:

email me to get your free products:

analynm808 {at} gmail {dot} com

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

You Rock!

You Rock!
dets: all a|s: CS: sugar, papaya, bubblegum, and slate; Stamps: Rock star, harlequin background,  and avian notes;
Inks: papaya, bubblegum, french roast and momento black; Others: twinkle stars.
The girls at Studio Stampers have a challenge blog for a|s products. They have weekly stuido stars and they host different challenges.  This week the star is Kathy Hatzke and her technique challenge is ~ Masking.  This may be the first technique I learned from Jill Grace
It is a great way to add dimension and depth. 
I was having a difficult time using the Harloquin Background.  It's so huge that it didn't apply all the way.  Am I missing something?  Is there an easier way to stamp a large background?  Help anyone? 

Well, enjoy the other consultant's work!  Stop by and leave the others comments, we would love it! 

All products can be purchased in my webstore:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A*Muse*A*Palooza 2011

August 22 ~ September 30th, 2011

What is it? 
It's A Muse Studio's week long extravaganza stamp event!
I've been in <3 with A Muse for a few years now and have not had the chance to play along.  This year, as a consultant we got a chance to get to see the new holiday catalog a month early to get ready for the extravagant affair. 
I'm super duper excited because ALL the products are WONDERFUL!!!

Would you like to see the new products? 
Wanna book the next A*Muse*A*Palooza event?
email me at: analynm808 at gmail dot com

**i've been typing out my email addy bc i've been receiving a few more spam than normal**

For the current Catalog:

You'll be hearing from me soon!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July Birthdays

happy birthday, wilma
dets: CS: sugar, sage, making memories; Stamps: happy everything, simple celebrations, dots (sampler set); Copics: chinese orange and blue shadow.

Happy Birthday, undecided
dets: CS: sugar, burmuda, burmuda polka dots; Stamps: sampler sets; Copics: BG10 and B04: Other: embroidering floss (multicolor green/blue)

Products are listed on my webstore:

Happy July Birthday shopping! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July Spotlight ~ Neighborhood Block Party

Yay!!!  The July Spotlight is ready and it's awesome!!!  Lots of bright colors and fun projects! Here's a list of the sale items:

Featured Stamp Sets:
Birthday Builder
Tini Time
That's the Ticket
Graphic Sunflower
Swanky Backgrounds

Featured Color Palette - Sorbet:
I can't wait to get my stamp sets in and play!!

check out my webstore to order:

email me to schedule a Neighborhood Block Party:
analynm808 at gmail dot com


Sunday, July 10, 2011

2nd a|s workshop!!!

Elegant Summer Event
July 10, 2011  6pm - 8:30 pm

The girls created 3 wonderful cards, inspired by A Muse's Ready to Roll Workshops.  I love those workshops!  They are fairly easy, the measurements are already listed so I just cut the pieces for my class and they just put it together! 

I did have 2 cancellations so I had 2 extra sets of cards and treat bags.  It's all good tho, now i get to use them for future workshops. 

and now from the Guestbook:

LM (the BFF's sister):
"Hi, Analyn- I had fun today.  Easy cards to make.  Thanks for inviting me! :)

VM (the dedicated BFF):
"My Fave card was the "just keep swimming" card..I got to rip paper to make sand! Very cool! and making the goodie bag project w/ candies."

AV (the BFF's daughter)-
*She got to use more of the Greeting Farm stamps and she created cartoons filled with doggies and military Ians*

Next month's workshop:
Tini Time!!!

Visit my webstore for next month's spotlight

email me to reserve a spot for next month

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Life's a breeze and sea shells

dets: CS: sugar, cherry, bermuda, blue gingham; Stamps: Life's a breeze; inks: slate and ocean;
Copics: B10;  Others: NYGB-blue buttons.

Inspired by July RTRW
dets: CS: sugar, cherry, and blue gingham; Stamps: Life's a breeze; Inks: amuse dye black and ocean;
Copics: golden yellow, honey, and lipstick red; Others: multiliner pen-black and twinkle star.

Thinking of you
dets: CS: sugar, latte, and sky; Stamps: sea shells and essential sentiments; Inks: amuse dye black, slate,
lemon whip, french roast, sky, and grass.
Distressed sides using fingernail.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lani!!!

Life's a breeze...Happy Birthday, Lani!!!
dets: CS: sugar and bermuda; Stamps: life's a breeze and essential sentiments;
 inks: amuse dye, latte, and blackberry; colored with Bic - Mark It colored pens;
Other: french roast twine

We'll be celebrating her birthday at Jade dynasty at Ala Moana mall...maybe we get to check out Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works. I hate being broke...all the things retail therapy can do for me.  Too bad I don't have any mullahh (maybe it's a good I'm left to wishing on a star and window shopping. 

C'est la vie!

Happy Sunday!

Life's a breeze and essential sentiments for sale at my webstore.
June spotlight on sale till July 15th!
*Life's a breeze, Keep Swimming, Sea Shells, and Classic Alphabets*

Purchases over $150 qualifies for $25 in free product!
email me to get your free stuff:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Blog Hop!!!

You Rock!
in the spotlight
dets: CS: sugar, blueberry, and cherry; Stamps: rock star and tiny star;
inks: amuse dye and momento lady bug; Others: cherry twine.
July's blog hop is about what this month stands for: our freedom and independence but most of all: those men and women who was, is, and are out there sacrificing their lives defending our freedom.  A very special friend of mine lost his life in Iraq 3 years ago and I have family members who are currently in the military.  This card is especially dedicated to them: Josh M., Gordon D., Jonathan D., Wilma L., Jesand A., John M., Russell S., and many others....

"If you are participating in the blog hop, you should have come from Dana Vincent's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog.  Now on to your next stop Regina Ellison's blog.

Thank you for visiting!  Enjoy the Blog Hop!

Purchase any of these stamps and products at my webstore!