Friday, May 22, 2009

Is it summer yet?

Memorial Day weekend kicks off camping season here in the Pacific NW and means summer is on it's way. There's a little something else on it's way too, notice anything "new" in this post?

Don't tell my family that I was stamping instead of packing tonight. I just couldn't resist a little "amuse bouche" before I left. We are going camping but I'll dream that I'm going somewhere tropical.......with palm trees and beautiful sunsets. I do love a good campfire surrounded by friends and family though and we're supposed to have good weather. I plan to take some stamping goodies with me. We just got new Copic and Spica colors into the A Muse shop so I have lots of new stuff to play with!

I'm teaching 2 classes next weekend. Terrific Teacher Treats was rescheduled to Saturday, May 30th 4-6 pm (just in time for end of the year gifts) and Intro to Copic Markers is on Sunday from 2-4 pm. I still have a couple spots open so call the A Muse shop ASAP to register.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, what are you doing for your teachers? My kids go to a non-graded school with multi-age classrooms which also means multiple teachers so I need to come up with easy things that I can make several of (Think simple, think A Muse!!).

The new anniversary set from A Muse was the perfect touch to set off these apple punches. This Limited Edition Classic Labels set is free with a qualifying order to celebrate A Muse's 8th year in business. Yep, you read that right.........FREE! Click here for more details. This set has SO many possibilities, you're going to love it!

I popped the apples up on foam tape to give them some dimension. I was so pleased with the card that I decided to make some thank-you notes in a similar design for each teacher. I may also add a little notebook if I have time.
The apple punch is from Martha Stewart, the edge punch is Fiskars, Scalloped Circle is Marvy Uchida, circle and square punches are EK Success. All paper, stamps and ribbon are A Muse.