A Passion For Creativity

Unleash Your Creativity, by Mary Sara Pipia

Meet me Sunday, Auugust 14th for A Muse Studio On the Road August 11, 2011

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Just a reminder that this Sunday, August 14, 2011,  A Muse Studio will be in Nashua, NH.  What a fun way to spend the afternoon in air conditioning while getting crafty with Linda Hartwich, the Founder of A Muse Studio.  All the details and how to register can be found on my web site .  Get a couple of girlfriends together, take a ride and spend the afternoon geting creative.  Send me an email with any questions and to let me know that you will be there so I can say hello.  Hope to see you there.


Did you hear? A*Muse A*Palooza is Coming August 10, 2011

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You may have heard by now that a•muse | studio has announced A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA 2011, beginning August 22nd and running through September 30th.  If you haven’t seen the new 44-page 2011 holiday supplemental catalog yet… you will not be disappointed.  The new additions include custom stamps, fun paper and products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter/Holiday, and Valentine’s Day.   You can’t order from the 2011 holiday catalog until August 22, 2011, but you can start your wish list early.  Want a copy of the catalog?  I’d be happy to email you a PDF version.  If you’d like one, please email/contact me.  

During A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA (8/22-9/30), I can not only offer you fun projects using a|s’s beautiful new products, BUT ALSO increased, even more awesome hostess benefits!  If you’ve been toying with the idea of hosting an a•muse | studio workshop… let’s talk and get a date on the calendar!

I am also holding several fun A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA events in my home.  If you’re a Facebook user, you can fan my page, A Passion for Creativity – Mary Sara Pipia, and get all my event details that way!  I’ll also post here too.

While A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA ends September 30th, please know that you will be able to order from the 2011 holiday catalog through January 31, 2012.  The “even more awesome hostess benefits” are only available through September 30th.


Just Keep Swimmin’ August 7, 2011

It’s hard to believe that it’s already August and that summer is flying by.  Today’s card is inspired by summer and the ocean.  I love the ocean and water.  I live within 10 minutes of the ocean, and although I’m not much of a beach bum, I love going to the beach at the end of the day and watching the sunset over the waves.

I recently made this card for a Workshop I held.  I used the a|s stamp set, Keep Swimmin; that you can see on my web shop

The card base is size A2 (4 1/4″ b y 5 1″2″) and in Sugar.  I cut a strip of Ocean cardstock to add a pop of color.  I then stamped the sea grass slightly off center in Fern ink on a square of Sky cardstock.  I briefly used the heat gun on it to set it and then stamped the school of fish in Cherry ink slightly on top of the grass.  The bubbles are stamped in Ocean ink that I let dry and then I filled in with Crystal Clear Glaze to give them a touch of gloss and bubbles.  How fun!  You can also add a touch of glitter.  The sentiment is also stamped in Ocean ink.  I used Latte ink in slightly sweeping at the end of the Sky cardstock to create a bit of a “sand” effect.  I used foam tape to pop up the Sky cardstock onto the Sugar card base.  I hope you enjoy this little bit of a summertime card in August.

Just a reminder, that a week from today, A Muse Studio On the Road will be in Nashua, NH and Linda Hartwich the owner of A Muse Studio will be leading the workshop.  I’m sharing the AS_Nashua_On the Road_August 2011 flyer for the Nashua, NH event and you can register through the link on my web site.  I hope to see some of you there.


Happy Friday August 5, 2011

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Just stopping by to say Happy Friday.  It’s been a busy week and I’m glad that it’s Friday and the weekend is upon us.  Hope you are enjoying your Friday night and I’ll be back over the weekend to share some more inspiration.  Enjoy the weekend and do something creative.


It’s Block Party Time, July Spotlight by a|s August 1, 2011

I can’t believe today is August 1st and that summer is flying by.  Are you enjoying your summer?  Have you taken a vacation yet? 

Tonight, I wanted to share with you a couple of ideas from our a|s design team for our July Spotlight, Neighborhood Block Party, which are on sale until August 14, 2011.  Take a look at the A Muse Studio July 2011 Spotlight flyer, which highlight the five stamps sets that are on sale and also a fun assorted paper pack, Sorbet, which is item #PAST711.

Here are two ideas using our stamp sets, That’s the Ticket and Graphic Sunflower, part of our July Spotlight, Neighborhood Block Party. 

 The a|s stamp set, That’s the Ticket matched with the a|s ticket die, is not just for creating cards.  How cute are these sandwich picks, made with the a|s ticket die and stamped with the Graphic Sunflower?  Then stamp paper to make matching sandwich wrappers.  Wouldn’t it be fun to serve sandwiches like this at block parties, summer picnics and family dinners?  Perhaps a ladies luncheon. 

I also love how our a|s design team used the That’s the Ticket along with the ticket die to decorate these jars. 

 Happy is just one option with the a|s That’s the Ticket stamp set.  You can also make holiday ones that will be fun to use with the upcoming fall and winter holidays.  How fun would it be to create a teacher’s or co-worker’s gift and fill the jars with candies or homemade cookies?  Even a centerpiece for a holiday table?

Let me share one more fun idea.  These fun popcorn holders were made with the a|s butterfly dies and stamped with our Graphic Sunflower and made with watermelon paper.  Aren’t these fun?  How cute would these be for a family movie night or your child’s birthday party for favors?  Lots of versatile options. 

If you want more information about the a|s A Muse Studio July 2011 Spotlight flyer or A Muse Studio, please fill out the Email/Contact Me form and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.  You can also check out my my web site for the details and to place an online order.  Remember, special pricing on the a|s July Spotlight, Neighborhood Block Party is available through August 14, 2011. 

Thanks for stopping by tonight and have a great day tomorrow.