Vintage to you, new to me!

As with most things in my life, I’m a day late with my A Muse Bouche offerings this week but I was totally inspired last night after seeing all the other Muses work their magic with the wonderful Special Edition Vintage Stamp set. It’s been a tumultuous week, preparing for the Wedding show last Sunday at the Delta, and now getting ready for The Paperie’s BIG Scrapbooking Retreat at the Wilds in Salmonier this weekend.

Here’s a mini 3×3 card I made which was completely copied from Heather Meeson – I gasped out loud when I saw her card yesterday. Being such a music junkie, y’know I had to break out my Rock star stamp and make my own version of Heather’s card…

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The rest of my cards are 4.25×4.25 – with all the new 8.5×11 paper from A Muse, I love being able to make this size card again! For the next card, I had to use my favourite stamp from the vintage release, the Tire Swing. I paired it with my all-time favourite stamp, the Big BL – you MUST go buy this rectangle background stamp before it’s too late – I’d hate to see you snooze and lose 😉 The sentiment on this card actually comes all on one line, but I cut it up so I could easily stagger it. I do this with 75% of my acrylic sentiment stamps – gotta love versatility. I used my scor-pal to create an “embossed” border to add a little extra interest to this card.  

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Finally, I could NOT resist the Dragon and matching sentiment – hilarious! I love that A Muse paired brand new sentiments with all of the retired stamps for this Vintage release. Again, I used my Scor-Pal and the Scor-bug to create a bit more interest – this technique was inspired by Emily’s Card yesterday.  

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To see cards from all the other Muses using the vintage stamps, check the links below!  

A Muse News – Happy & Vintage A Muse
Beth (A Muse Instructor in AL): What’s Up?
Cheiron (A Muse Instructor in NY/NJ): You Make Me Smile
Jill (A Muse Instructor in CA): Welcome to the Party
Glenda (A Muse Instructor in BC, CA): Clearly Vintage
Jennie (A Muse Instructor in NV): What’s Up?
Donna (A Muse Instructor in AK): Dragon of Life
Lori (A Muse Instructor in AZ): Keep Calm
Becky (A Muse Designer): What’s up?
Elena (A Muse Designer): Picnic Time
Geeta (A Muse Instructor in TX): Ride On
Dawn (A Muse Instructor in WI): Keep calm. Ride On
Michelle M (A Muse Instructor in KY): Vintage Bicycle
Novell (A Muse Instructor in WA): Dragon of Life
Sherry (A Muse Instructor in NY): Life’s a Picnic
Michelle C (A Muse Instructor in GA): Picnic Time
Emily (A Muse Designer): Vintage Snappy
Lexi (A Muse Designer): The Old is New Again
Krystie (A Muse Designer): Happy Birthday, A Muse
Heather (A Muse Designer): You Make Me Smile

Pajama Party – Challenge #4

It’s 12:43am and I’m finally headed to bed after a late night of stamping and chatting with my fellow A muse addicts. For Geeta’s challenge (Make a card for a mom you know), I made a quick card for my mama – she’s had a hard week so I treated her to breakfast.

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Mom’s favourite colours are navy blue and red and she sure does love coffee, so I made this card to have on hand. The inside says “let’s get together for coffee”, and there’s a little pocket to stash a Starbucks gift card. My mom is such an amazing woman, she deserves to be treated more often.

Pajama Party – Challenge #3

I always seem to use my Zinnia stamps and they just weren’t going to work for my favourite flower (Lilacs) so I had to improvise. I used the two little flower stamps from the Cupcake Builder stamp set to create this pretty little branch of lilacs, and I used the Leaf frond stamp for the leaves.

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Thanks to my mother I have always shared her love of lilacs – they are her favourite flower and every spring we used to go to graveyards to pick lilacs. Shocking, I know – we are practically grave robbers. Don’t tell!

Pajama Party – Challenge #1

I couldn’t resist playing along with Jennie’s inspiration challenge – create a card inspired by these cupcakes. You know me and cupcakes 😉

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Don’t recognize that cupcake stamp? Look closer… I used a cupcake top and a bottom from the Cupcake Builder stamp set and inked up the back of them. To quote Julie Ebersole, I am hugging myself right now.  🙂