A Passion For Creativity

Unleash Your Creativity, by Mary Sara Pipia

Blink and It’s October October 10, 2011

While, it’s been a while since I posted and now I’ve blinked and it’s October.  How did that happen?  Since my vacation at the end of August, I’ve been dealing with some health issues, but hopefully I am finally on the mend.  Because of this, my blogging has suffered a bit.  Thanks for hanging in there with me. 

So even though it’s October 10 and Columbus Day weekend, we’re in the middle of warm weather here in New England.  Yesterday, I couldn’t believe it was 85 degrees and short weather.  However, as any true New Englander knows, just wait and it will change.  It’s supposed to be more fall like by the middle of the week.

So, what have you been doing lately to express your creativity? The 2011 a muse| studio Holiday and Inspiration Catalog is good through January 31, 2012.  I am working on some holiday classes/workshops and more information will be posted on my Facebook page as well as a future post here.  If you haven’t “Liked” my page, what are you waiting for?  When I reach 77 fans, I will be giving away an A Muse Studio goodie.

World Card Making Day was Saturday, October 1, 2011 and I did a workshop with these two cards. 

If you click on the picture you’ll see it in more detail.  I used the Spooky Boo Day stamp set for the sentiment and the images came from the Too Cute To Spook set, which has a lot of fun images to play with.  I glittered the ghost and then thought afterwards about glittering the cat with the new onyx black glitter.  Everything was stamped with Memento black ink and the witch’s hat was stamped with Blackberry ink.  I used orange and blackberry papers and cut out the 1 1/2″ and 1 3/4″ squares or you could use a square punch.  Sugar cardstock was used for the A2 card base.

The next card I did is for fall and could be used around Thanksgiving.   I used the Bounty of Season stamp set for the image and sentiment.  I used a 4-bar card size in sugar cardstock and heather cardstock as the layer color along with our fine twill french roast ribbon.  I stamped the wheat stalk in french roast ink on a scrap of sugar cardstock and cut it out, leaving a little white around the edge.  I tied a little bit of our french roast/white baker’s twine around the stalk and then used foam tape to pop it up to give it some depth.

All supplies used in these cards are from A Muse Studio  and can be found on my web site or drop me a note if you want more information.

I hope that you remember to do something creative today.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Your’e Invited..A*Muse A*Palooza Is Well Under Way September 14, 2011

I can’t believe that it’s already the middle of September, which means there are only a few more weeks left of  A*Muse A*Palooza,, which wraps up at the end of this month.  The awesome, extra hostess benefits for  A*Muse A*Palooza  end September 30, 2011, so there is no better time to host a workshop or place a workshop order ($150+) for these fabulous benefits, including a free, exclusive stamp set and free products you select.   You can download a 2011ASHolidayCatalog to look through.  If you want to schedule a workshop or place an order contact me.

I am hosting a workshop along with Jeanne Blanney, a Creative Memories consultant on Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Learn how to combine stamping and scrapbooking in new creative ways.  There will be a make and take, door prizes and special discounts during the Open House.   The details are here on my Facebook page.  Drop me a note for more information.  Feel free to stop by and bring a friend.  Hope to see you there.

 

2011 A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA Coming July 19, 2011

Who doesn’t love the holidays?  2011 A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA is coming and will be a fun six weeks from August 22 to September 30, 2011.  Shh, it’s still a secret so more details will be shared later on, so stay tuned for sneak peaks. 

If you would like to host your own personalized A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA workshop during the month of September, please contact me directly or you can leave a comment here on this post.  Learn something new (no experience necessary), make some holiday/fall cards, share laughs with friends and earn free products as a  2011 A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA hostess. What could be more fun?

You can also “Like” my Facebook page  as my workshop dates and information will be posted there as well as here on my blog.  

I can’t wait to have fun at 2011 A*MUSE*A*PALOOZA. Who wants to join me at the party?