A Muse Birthday Blog Hop! And giveaway…

Welcome to the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop!


A Muse is turning 9 this year!  I love hearing of companies that have been around in the industry so long… who have good people and make great products.  A Muse is a favorite of mine, so I was honored when they asked me to hop along with them.  Thanks, A Muse.

I love the new release from A Muse called Everything's Rosy.  So classic.  Here is one card I made.  It also uses their tiny gingham patterned papers – something I have mentioned loving before.  Every color is gorgeous – you can see the multi-pack HERE.

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050310 Amuse 2 JenMcGuire
Supplies: A Muse Stamps (Marigold, Solid Marigold, Merci) and papers and notecard; Distress Inks; American Craft button; String

I decided to do one more.  Wanted to do a more vintage-look… at least a bit vintagey. :)  I stamped the flowers with Versamark Ink on the pink gingham paper and clear embossed.  Then I applied lots of Vintage Photo Distress Ink for a resist.  I also like the border stamp used as a "frame" for the stamped piece.

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050310 Amuse Vintage 1 JenMcGuire
Supplies: A Muse Stamps (Scroll Border, Solid Marigold, Merci) and papers; Distress Inks; Clear Embossing Powder; Versamark Ink

And remember how I said that the A Muse people are wonderful?  To prove that, they said I could give away some of their goodies.  Woohoo!  So, just leave a comment here on this post by Sunday, May 9, at 11:59pmEST and they will pick a winner of these two stamps…

Winners will be announced on A Muse's blog on Monday the 10th.

Next on the blog hop is the uber creative Heather – click HERE to head that way. 

(To start back at the beginning of the blog, click HERE.

And remember to leave comments on all the blogs on the hop for better chances of winning.  An additional Grand Prize winner will be picked from one of the comments on our blogs in addition to each individual blog's prize.  Love it!