Sunday, September 7, 2014

Guest Designing at Blessings Ink -with A Muse Studios

Hello Everyone!!
Fabulous news:  I am Guest Designing with Chris over on the Blessings Ink blog!!!  Chris is an A Muse Studios Demonstrator and hosts weekly challenges with  weekly winners and top picks.  The weekly winners are eligible for the monthly prize.   So, I will be hanging out with Chris all during the month of September.

The Theme of the current challenge is:

Use Ribbon or Twine

An easy one for me, right??!!   It ain't done until it has ribbon.  LOL

****Just a few Guidelines for entering  the Challenges:
 2 entry limit and no digis please!
Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave Chris a reminder in the comments please)

Now, I went a bit crazy stamping, again!  Are you surprised??   I ended up making three cards--each a little different using the same stamps.  I just can't stop myself!!   Here we go!

Materials List:
Stamps: Springtime Day set from A Muse Studios
Ink: Mushroom, Nutmeg pigment from A Muse Studios
CS: Cream, Peach; White; Corals; Rusts
Clear Embossing Powder
White Pearls
Ribbon: Poppy and Moss Satin Ribbon from A Muse Studios
French Roast/White Bakers Twine from A Muse Studios
Pink Twine
Distress Markers (to color)
Tag Punch
Gold Stickles


  • Make an A2 card
  • Stamp the Bee Hive on white or cream CS with pigment ink
  • Heat emboss with clear embossing powder
  • Color some of the flowers and leaves with Distress Markers
  • Layer and add to card

  • Stamp the sentiment and punch out
  • Punch hole in tag and add twine
  • Tie ribbon or tulle around card
  • Add the tags 
  • Add a few pearls



  • Dry emboss the top and bottom edge on this card
  • Tie ribbon in a bow and add to card
  • Add gold Stickles

**********A Few Challenges for my Bee Hive cards:
Simon's Wednesday: stamps/no digis
Sister act: anything goes
Vintage Stamping: anything goes
Crafting at the weekend: anything goes
613 Avenue: anything goes
Come and get it: autumn in the garden

Thanks for stopping by!!   I will have more projects for Blessings Ink throughout the month!!  And lots of other fun stuff!!  See you soon.  Love ya


  1. I think all 3 are fabulous, and can't pick a favorite, your tags and pearls just fit right in. Thanks for joining us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

  2. Gosh - I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite...this is such a great color scheme and I love all the details. Thank you again for being a guest designer over at Blessings Ink this month!

  3. I don't blame you for making three cards with that fabby stamp! Love them all, but the 3rd one really catches my eye. I like the honeycomb embossing on the background, the sequins are yummy and the green ribbon really makes everything pop. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  4. Just lovely Karen, it has a real Autumnal warmth to it. Thanks so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  5. Lovely beautiful card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  6. All three are very beautiful cads. My favorite is the last one. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. Fabulous cards. Love the colors. Thanks so much for celebrating STAMPtember® with us and playing along with the Stamp It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Beautiful card!! Love the color!! and the stamp!
    Thank for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge #88 Anything Goes w/optional Create Your Own Color Challenge

  9. Such a fun card. Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon :

  10. All of these cards are so lovely and unique! What pretty color combos and ribbon treatments! Thanks so much for joining us over at Really Reasonable Ribbon for the Fall Challenge! :)


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