Friday, March 28, 2008

Running + me = not friends. :)

I am a HORRIBLE runner. I was the kid who when you had to run around the block in gym class would run half the first street, and then walk the rest. I wasn't out of shape-I just stink at running! :) I've been trying to do it lately-and while it's a bit better...I still never look forward to it.

So, I was surprised that I was as drawn to cutie runner girl! But, really how could you not be? This sentiment + this girl DO equal friends--so perfect for running-and will now be my mantra when I'm huffin & puffin on the treadmill! :) Emily has a super card on her blog with the same sentiment---I'm secretly loving hers a bit more than mine. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I'm not a good golfer...I lose it in the putting. :) I do love this little golfer girl-she's too cute & fits so well with many of the other A Muse golf stamps, like the sentiment used here. This card could not have been easier-stamp the scene, color & go! I also love the clear twinkle stickers (used as the golf ball)-you might need to add some of those to your purchase!

Don't forget-this new release will be available on March 31st....only a few more days of waiting!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The ballet. (sigh of happiness)

This card is really supposed to be me when I was younger. I ADORED ballerinas-especially those at Pacific Northwest Ballet. I did A LOT of dancing as a kid & just was so amazed & inspired that you could really be a dancer for your job. I still am in awe of dancers & get super happy when I get to attend a performance.

So, the card. :) For once, you can tell that her dress is super glittery-hooray! The outside edge of the scallop punch is done with a Copic marker which is so easy-I love "edging" this way.

Hope you're enjoying all the sneaks...tune in tomorrow for another!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sneaks are coming! Sneaks are coming!

Tomorrow is the day-sneaks all around! Make sure to check back here & all the other A Muse designers & instructors blogs-it will make for a happy happy day!

This is part of my desk...aka-the bomb. The other side (with LOTS of new stuff) is crazy I just like all the pens in this photo. At least this could prove I've been hard at work! :)


Saturday, March 22, 2008

I'm a princess!

Not me of course. :)

I have been an off & on nanny for a family for 6 1/2 years & today we are celebrating the 5th birthday of the little girl, Lucy. I asked her what kind of party she was going to have & she said, "Melissa, OF COURSE fairy princess party." I was like, well that will be fun, but I thought you would have chosen Hello Kitty or Polly Pocket or something. She says, with a very dramatic pause, "but Melissa............I AM a princess." Right, duh, how did I not know that!! :) Gotta love the 5 year old. :)

Pretty sure she'll love this card--it's pink, it's purple, it's princess, it's got glitter & her name is on it. Phew---hope I didn't miss anything! :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Just because

I *love* Elzy girl in her it. I smile whenever I see a cute little bug on the road-& now I can smile every time I look at my "bug" stamp.

I think I might re-do this card with different colors...I'm not overly happy with it. I wish I had done the sentiment in pink like the butterflies....& not outlined anything. Oh well, you win some you lose some. :)

Enjoy the last day of winter---YIPPEE!!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Almost Easter???

Craziness. I can't believe how quick Easter is coming this year...was it not JUST Valentine's Day? :)

Here is a simple & quick Easter card-I love the juggling duck & there are so many things you can do with the little eggs (check out the Elzybell blog to see 2 other ideas!)


Friday, March 7, 2008

Can we discuss

the *LOVE* I have of cupcakes? (they were my wedding "cake"!) Of course, the delicious sweetness is a big part of my love affair-but I also just love how cute they are, how people are getting so DANG clever with designs & flavors, & how many shops are popping up dedicated solely to the cupcake. Genius. :)

My favorite of these shops is Trophy Cupcakes. The place makes me want to pack my pillow & blanket & move right in. It is the :) Oh, & the sweet cakes themselves are to die for. Ummm, Red Velvet? Chai tea? Snickerdoodle? Seriously, I'm smiling thinking about them. HIGHLY suggest going there.

After that's probably clear why I made this card. :)

Pretty sure I've got to have a cupcake this weekend!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Whoooo likes yellow?

So I finally got around to doing Heather's challenge: having yellow as the main focus of your card. Thank goodness for the Yellow Kitchen Collection 4bar note perfect for this challenge. I also got around to using one of the owls from the new Nature clear sets---I *heart* this owl. It's hard to see in the photo (of course), but his wing & eyes have a great brown/copper glitter on them.

I wish my sentiment was a bit darker, but alas, I finished the challenge! :) Maybe this week I'll actually get it done on Friday!

Sunday, March 2, 2008


This Elzybell image is just the sweetest-my girlfriends mean the world to me & this image captures how happy I am when they are around-hugs for all! :)

I really like the colors on the card-just not sure if I love the layout-hmmm, I'll keep thinking & get back to you. :)

I had a super day of stamping with the girls ( Adelina, Novell & Joyce)-so fun & such a treat to have inspiration right next to you! :) Hope you all had a great weekend!