Monday, September 12, 2011

Just a moment to play!

Thank you first of all to all the kind posts you left about our water troubles. The water came in more than I originally realized and yesterday we finally tore out all the carpeting and pads - there was no way it would dry out and the whole house was starting to stink! Yuck...all in all though it could've been much worse and I know there are many families who suffered much more.

My new Amuse starter kit arrived on Friday but all I had time to do was look at my new stamps and oogle at all the beautiful ink colors! I chose the $149 starter kit that is normally $225 and it's a great choice if you want to load up on inks...if not, the $99 kit (normally $175) is an amazing deal and you can then add on the things you really want at your own pace.




What I really *love* is that these stamps come in a DVD type case and are precut and indexed. The indexing is so perfect that stamp placement is a breeze.



This morning I took out 10 minutes for some "me" time once I got the kiddos and hubby packed up and out of the house. It's just a simple card but I love the results of stamping pigment ink on watercolor paper.



{A Muse Studio Stamps and Inks: grass, french roast}

Now back to going through two rooms worth of "stuff" (and most of it is my crafting supplies - do I really still need a light box or my paper making kit?!?!?) that is now crammed in the garage. Hope you have a great week, the sun is shining here!

14 comments:

Juliet A said...

You are a master of the techniques necessary to make stamps like this exciting! I can't wait to see what you offer at the card workshop!

Silli said...

wow Chris, what a wonderful starter kit...I wish you ever inspiration...and fabby cards...;-) Your new card is so pretty, love the colors... I wish you sooo much luck!

Debbie G. said...

A nice elegant card! Glad you found 10 minutes!

Don't know if I mentioned it, but we had to rip carpet out of two houses!!

Just found 3 boxes that actually did get wet and working on drying out what I want to keep and throwing away the rest!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! Love what stamps come in those starter sets.

Trudy(Don't know why I can't post normally)

Lois H said...

As you are sorting don't forget about the craft yard sale October 1during the regular meetup of The Rock Paper Scissor group (Springfield VA)

Kelly said...

What a lovely card and it only took you 10 minutes to come up with a design! I love all those new ink pad colors, too!

Jovita said...

10 minutes only, you're really good :) Look at all those pretty ink colors, looking forward to seeing more.

Jen Carter said...

Yea for you!! I want some of those inks so much!! One of these days... :) Looks like tons of fun for you!!

Heidi O! said...

tried to post yesterday.... don"t know what happened. so sorry to hear about your water issues! I am really glad to see that you are staying in the stamping biz! beautiful card!

Angela K said...

Lovely!

Angela aka disneychick said...

Love the card...it is beautiful! Can't wait to start up our Hostess Club and checking out some new stamps! TAC is greatly missed, but looking forward to A.Muse! Sorry to hear about your carpet in the downstairs! Take care and talk to you soon!

Rita said...

Such a nice card! Your starter kit looks fabulous!

sunghee said...

Gorgeous card~! So glad you got the starter kit!
I'm sorry about the water problem.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Beautiful card! Don't you just love that ink!! :D