Friday, April 1, 2011

a muse consultants blog hop

Time for another blog hop!  Yesterday's hop involved my A Muse upline "cousins" (if you're here for that and came from Lianne's blog scroll down to the next post).   We are all lucky to have Krystie as our upline lady.

Today's hop includes a variety of A Muse consultants who connected through the online forum.  If you are participating in this blog hop (first of all, congrats because that's a lot of hopping), you should have come from Jeanette's blog and if not, then you should start from the beginning with Samantha's blog until you come to my blog. There are lots of prizes to be won, so leave some comment love!!

Enough nitty gritty.

Do you ever have scraps of adorable paper that you hate to throw away?  Well, here's a reason to start hoarding your scraps (did you need one?).  You can tape them side-by-side to a piece of scrap paper and die cut a beautiful image.  I can't take any credit for this idea though.  I saw it on the cover of a Stampin' Up catalog.  Brilliant!

I also really wanted to play with A Muse's paper flowers.  I'll be honest, I didn't think I'd be a fan of them.  Plain, white, boring, blah.  But you can make them ANY color you want.  To match any paper, ink, copic marker, ribbon, jewel, etc that you want.  I personally used the A Muse ink pads to color mine, but you can also use Copic markers and other mediums as well.  From a girl who loves to "match" colors, I'm sold.  Plus the flowers are thin and you get a bunch in a single pack!

Enough words.  Here's my card
stamp: A Muse "just for you"
ink: A Muse ocean, grass, latte, & french roast
other: Papertrey die cut, A Muse flowers, A Muse twinkle sticker clear

If you are inspired to shop, my webstore is now open!  I have 5 more A Muse cards to share with you here, so start "following" and come on back to see the goodness.

okay, now you're off to Veronica's blog

36 comments:

Opus36 said...

Cute paper piecing! What a fun card, Kari!

Melissa said...

Great use of small pieces of precious paper! Love your card!,

KathyN said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous Kari! So you colored those flowers with the ink. Yeah, I love the idea of using the ink pad versus Copic marker. And love the scrap pieces of paper with the die!

di said...

great card, love the use of the scraps. I'll have to give that a try.

cardblog said...

You've been busy! Great card, great idea!

Regina Ellison said...

Loving the color combination and the use of patterned paper strips. The flowers are cool too. I haven't played with mine and I didn't know how they would look with color on them. I'm pleasantly surprised. Did you use ink around the edges to distress it up some? Love that!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a clever way to use different designer papers... lovely!

leah said...

I can borrow this idea. I have a mountain of scraps.

Darlene said...

Just look at all of the rich colors together like this! So pretty. Makes for an eye catching card!

Lindsay M. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it! Very very pretty!

Kelly Spivey said...

Wow-wee Kari! You out did yourself again today with another gorgeous card!! Love the idea for scraps cuz heaven knows I have enough to last an eternity!!

Chelsea said...

Love the colors!

Dee in N.H. said...

Love those papers on this pretty card!

Super Jen said...

This a great idea for my "scrap box.\" which is full of treasures too rare to throw out. Love the blue dot strip with the scalloped edge (or maybe it's the solid brown with the solid edge).

Beth Thomas said...

Adding that little scallop in your paper strips is wonderful! I love this technique! Such a pretty card!

Heather McNally said...

Sweet! Fun way to use some different papers, great colors!

Linda said...

yea! I love it when I can you those bits up...I hate to throw out any Amuse paper!

Doris Garvey said...

What a great idea! I love the effect. Great job!

theneatery said...

Those flowers are so perfectly colored. I'll have to try out using ink + flower! -Amber

Teresa said...

Very cool how you used the die

Sassy said...

Great use of scraps and love the color combination.

VanessaB said...

awesome!

Princess said...

Aaugh...I don't want a reason to save scraps...who has room for all of them! Your card certainly makes a great case for keeping them. I love the shape you selected... and the white edging makes it all pop!

Courtney said...

this is a great card! The colors blend well even though they are all so different. What a great idea to piece the scraps together to make something new. I never throw scraps away! Thanks for sharing!

Mae said...

I like this card--simple is my style too.

Cynthia said...

wow, that's really nice. how long did that take you?

Shawn Klinkner said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea! I have lots of little scraps and this is the perfect way to use them up. Thanks for sharing your idea!
Dana K.

laura jean said...

love your card!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

adorable, I LOVE it!!! Thanks for participating in the hop!

EleeK said...

Great use of scraps -- but you created a wonderful color palette here. The brown polka dot row could almost be ribbon!

Gena said...

My resistance to yet another crafting machine is wearing thin...that adorable die cut is NOT helping LOL! Super cute!

MiamiKel said...

STUNNING! These colors are absolutely DIVINE together! Fab!! TFS! :)

Paula said...

Pretty card! Like the edging that is a bit distressed! Great job!!

Sue D said...

I have so many scraps--thanks for the fabulous idea!

Lisa said...

What a great idea!! And, again, you wowed me with your color combination!

Maureen said...

genius!! this is a great idea and that I must use soon!