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A Muse News: Our New Spring & Easter Release Unveiled!.

They're all so fun, it's haaaaard to pick a favorite!

OK, true confessions:  I'm especially fond of one.  And, it makes me giggle.  Every time I look at it.  Because it's so tiny.  Because it's my first.  And, quite possibly, my only! *chortling*  But, it was really fun!  Dave wants to put it in a shadow box.  Which made me bust a gut–cuz, seriously, I don't think they make shadow boxes small enough for this!  BAH HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! 

Geeze Louise was it ever frosty here this morning–I had to make my own Spring for today using the new release!


I love the Buttercup Yellow note cards!  I wanted to call them just "butter", but, that made Linda laugh–for some reason, I apparently seem to think of color in relationship to FOOD all – the – time!!!  

In an event, I *do* think it (buttery yellow) looks awesome with warm reds and pinks, and a hint of fern green, of course.  And, the touches of black really seem to set the whole color combo off, doncha' think?


This is a trick I've seen Em doing, and I just LOVE it!  She uses the brush nib of her Copic Ciao or Sketch Blender Pen, to wick color from the chisel tip of another color marker–this diffuses the intensity of the color–and then she brushes this gentle swath of color directly over or beneath a sentiment–it's such a COOL effect!  In this instance, I wicked color from an R21 Blush marker (one of my favorites–I use this color all the time for cheeks on my peeps [people]), taking a chance it would coordinate with the rest of the card, and it did!


BTW, I love that sentiment–one of my all time faves–an itty bitty A Muse classic, fo'h sho'h!


It may be harder to tell in the photo, but, I first inked up the Long Grass with Lime Pastel chalk ink (I really like Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks for this), and then added some Olive here and there and towards the edges.  With Mini Flower, I used Rose Coral and Warm Red.  I love the added depth and dimension this (Rock & Roll) technique adds–altho it is a little bit trickier when working with such small images.  Anyway, I approach it a little differently, in that instead of actually rocking and rolling the stamp against the pad, I usually flip my stamp rubbah side up, and ink from that direction.  I seem to have better control that way, especially with tiny images.

I had to accent the centers with some black gem stickers from Hero Arts–I've been hoarding them, as I only have one package.  Note to self:  GET MORE!!!  And, the black gingham just seemed to suit this design well, and give a little more interest.

Methinks it turned out cheery–perfect for sending sunshine to a friend, eh?! *wink*


  1. SO pretty! Congratulations on your first stamp- I love it!! I hope there’s many more to come!! :)

  2. LOVE this Jules! It’s pretty and it pops! Glad you like my word highlighting trick and I love your family Valentine’s too – Happy Valentine’s Day!! HUGS!

  3. Just soooo sweeeet! Got it. Bought it. Very cute!

  4. Love the flowers with the tall grass. Such a pretty scene.

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