Tuesday, August 30, 2011

amuse studio Holiday Mini!

I have long been a fan of A Muse Artstamps, specifically their great sentiments! They were always funny, right on, and a great size/font. Even for GRUNGY me! And as you probably know, earlier in the year they switched their format to home party/social selling company, and became A MUSE STUDIO!

What you probably don't know is that one of my good friends, Heather, is Amuse Studio's marketing director. Last spring she asked me if I was interested in using their stamps, paper, inks, etc to create art for their upcoming Holiday Mini. I'll be honest and say I hesitated. Let's face facts...I'm grungy and complicated; and Amuse has always been CAS and cute! But Heather said not to worry, they wanted my grungy spin. So I said YES!

I have to say:
1) I *LOVE* their card stock. I love the white core. I don't have to cut up a sheet of typing paper and tape it inside to write a note. I love that when you sand it you get that distressed look! It's a great weight and the color palette is fresh and "now".
2) I love their pigment inks. I got a good clean stamp every time! I almost never get a clean stamp with a water based ink.
3) I love their wafer thin dies! You have to check out their TAG dies! (grin)

This week Heather finally got home from her travels around the country teaching classes and brought me a catalog. Until this week I had no idea if she'd used any of my cards. When I dropped my assignment off, I told her she wouldn't hurt my feelings if she didn't use anything. I would have been thrilled with just one card. So imaging my excitement that FOUR of my cards made the catalog! GRUNGY OLE ME!!!

Autumn Leaves (SBSQ005)

Perfectly Polished (SNSK070)
mini envelope die (TAD0014)

A Christmas Carol (SASQ017)
Scallop dies (sorry I'm not sure of the number)

Script background (SASJ013)

And the nicest part is that amuse studio recognizes it's contributing artists. I've never seen another company do that! WOW!

I flirted briefly with the idea of becoming a consultant. But after two failed attempts to make money "off my art", I'm just not interested in that end of the business anymore. If you'd like to order or get a catalog, please contact my friend, Lara Kalapacs!

(oh...and I got invited back for another round!) (GRIN)


  1. Beautiful! I love the little flowers of the fifth pic. Thanks for sharing!

  2. hi Deb! Awesome! Wow, I didnt realize they had a home party thing- love Amuse- really cool stuff!

  3. Your projects are great, Deb and congrats on having them published in the catalog. I love Amuse stamps too - I should contact my local rep. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Deb, your cards are FABULOUS !! Congrats for beiing published in their catalog !!

  5. Way cool, Deb! Wonderful stuff!

  6. I just thought you were famous over on Gingersnap but I'm so excited to see you are with A/S too...I love your sort of style and am so thrilled to see it used here!!