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May 04, 2010

A Muse Birthday Blog Hop! And giveaway...

Welcome to the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop!


A Muse is turning 9 this year!  I love hearing of companies that have been around in the industry so long... who have good people and make great products.  A Muse is a favorite of mine, so I was honored when they asked me to hop along with them.  Thanks, A Muse.

I love the new release from A Muse called Everything's Rosy.  So classic.  Here is one card I made.  It also uses their tiny gingham patterned papers - something I have mentioned loving before.  Every color is gorgeous - you can see the multi-pack HERE.

050310 Amuse 3 JenMcGuire
050310 Amuse 2 JenMcGuire
Supplies: A Muse Stamps (Marigold, Solid Marigold, Merci) and papers and notecard; Distress Inks; American Craft button; String

I decided to do one more.  Wanted to do a more vintage-look... at least a bit vintagey. :)  I stamped the flowers with Versamark Ink on the pink gingham paper and clear embossed.  Then I applied lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink for a resist.  I also like the border stamp used as a "frame" for the stamped piece.

050310 Amuse Vintage 2 JenMcGuire
050310 Amuse Vintage 1 JenMcGuire
Supplies: A Muse Stamps (Scroll Border, Solid Marigold, Merci) and papers; Distress Inks; Clear Embossing Powder; Versamark Ink

And remember how I said that the A Muse people are wonderful?  To prove that, they said I could give away some of their goodies.  Woohoo!  So, just leave a comment here on this post by Sunday, May 9, at 11:59pmEST and they will pick a winner of these two stamps...

Winners will be announced on A Muse's blog on Monday the 10th.

Next on the blog hop is the uber creative Heather - click HERE to head that way. 

(To start back at the beginning of the blog, click HERE.

And remember to leave comments on all the blogs on the hop for better chances of winning.  An additional Grand Prize winner will be picked from one of the comments on our blogs in addition to each individual blog's prize.  Love it!


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Love your cards made with these stamps! What a cool idea using it on the gingham paper. Thanks Jennifer for all the videos that you do. I have watched all of them several times each...always see something new that I missed the first time!

I love the ginham paper you used-simply adorable!!!

It all can stand a repeat: You do some really great stuff!!! Your work inspires me to try a lot of things with card making/scrapbooking that I might not have! Love, love love the way those flowers turned out on the gingham. More please!

I love how you layered the flowers.

Love, love, love the chocolate/pink combo on the vintage card.

WOW! Love these cards! Your work always inspires me and your recommendations from yesterday finally pushed me to buy those Tonic scissors! Love, love, love them! Thanks for all you do!

Your cards are always stunning, but WOW..these are amazing!

Your cards are beautiful. I love flowers. You can never have enough. Thanks for the chance.

Love amuse stamps! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

Oh, I love A Muse, too!! Awesome projects... Thanks so much!

These are fantastic....

Jennifer, what beautiful stamps. I'll have to go hunting for them in Australia. Wish me luck!!

Beautiful card and great technique. Count me in also in the drawing. Thanks!

wow. the little pattern is so cute. such a pretty stamp.

These are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I LOVE what you did!!!!

Love the flower stamp on the gingham paper. So adorable!

Beautiful cards, Jennifer! I've always wanted to try Amuse stamps and love how you used them on the gingham paper.

Love them! And that 'Merci' stamp - that is adorable :)

How beautiful! The cards are so simple and elegant and showcase the stamps so well. They are truly inspirational. Thank you!

Love the cards and that gingham paper is perfect for the flower!

Such fun to see you play with Amuse stamps! I love the new release from them.

Love the cards. The embossed/resist technique is one of my faves!

WOW!!!! You never disappoint! These cards are simply STUNNING!!! And the way you embossed/resist on that second one was AMAZING!!!! You are so very talented and offer so much wonderful inspiration...fantastic!!!!

What a wonderful duo of stamps for making layered flowers! I can see me using them over and over. So glad you were part of this Birthday Hop!

brown and pink are my FAVORITE colors!!! LOve the cards!
I have not gotten into a blog hop before, and i see i will be in trouble :) Can't wait to check out the rest of the blogs


Such great flowers and you always show us wonderful ideas to use all that we have. Thanks.

Such cute stamps. Love the ideas you presented too. Would love to win them.

heidi @ dicarlo1 dot com

Love the new flower stamps. Love the combination you used on your cards. Thanks for sharing

I often forget that I could stamp on patterned paper! Thanks for the cute reminder!

Love em both!

Love that flower! Gorgeous cards.

Very pretty! Love your creativity and always look forward to seeing your next creation!

Beautiful cards. That flower is gorgeous! Happy BDay A Muse!

Love, love, LOVE these cards! I've got to grab some of that paper - sooooo cute!

What pretty stamps and paper. Thanks for sharing.

Great job....nothing like a little cutting therapy, too! Wow such a pretty result though!

gorgeous work! Love what you did with the A Muse images!

How incredably amazing are your cards!!!! Wow!!!!!! I love how you cut and layered the marigold!!!!!! That is amazing!!!!! I just love it!!! All the colors you chose, simply gorgeous!!!!

Love how you used the flower stamp, especially the layered one. Too cool!

As always, your cards are gorgeous and oh-so-inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win some of Amuse's amazing product!

These cards are fantastic, Jennifer! I especially love the second one you did with the resist method - very cool!

Woo hoo! Those cards are beautiful! I love that color palette! And also the design of your cards!

Beautiful stamps & cards! I especially love the last one with the embossed effect on the pink gingham :)

These cards are so beautiful. This resist technique is fantastic. I have to give it a try soon. And what a gorgeous flower stamp. Thanks for the change to win these stamps.
Sandra :-)

These cards are stunning and I love the gingham paper. I have to get some of that!

Such bold use of color!!! Wowzers!!

I love both cards you made with those flower flower stamps. They are amazing.

Gingham and flowers! What could be more perfect! Love both of these, and I must try your idea of stamping a solid image stamp in versamark over a printed paper, then sponging the details in a distress that idea!! Off to play! These are beautiful stamps; thanks for the chance to win them.

I absolutely LOVE the layered flower on the first card. Did you use little foam dots to pop them up? And how did you get the tips of the flowers a little darker then the part more towards the middle? Sorry for so many questions!

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