Sunday, July 11, 2010

AMuseAPalooza Pajama Party

Last night was the Pajama Party on the AMuse Lounge. Such fun to stamp and chat. Our hostesses did a fab job of providing 4 great summer-themed challenges. The first one was to create a card inspired by the word "HOT"! I decided on a BBQ card. Here it is. That little BBQ pit is so stinkin' cute!

The second challenge was a beach party card! I decided to use the “BEACH” sign that was in last summer’s stamp release and changed it to “PARTY”. Added the little cabana and a sunny sky to complete the scene.

Challenge #3 was a water-themed card. I again chose a beach scene. The little BEACH sign points the way. I had to have some surfboards to and a fence to stand them against. The wood for the signpost and the fence were done with the Modern Wood Block stamp and I trimmed pieces to make the parts. The surfboards were done with black embossing power first, then colored with PearlEx paints to make them sparkly.

The 4th challenge was summer food. When I was a kid we had an A&W Rootbeer stand near our home. It was always a treat to go there on a hot summer evening and have a root beer float. Although those long ago floats came in frosty mugs, the Milkshake stamp was as close as I could get in my stash of stamps.

These online events are always so much fun. It's the fastest 2 hours to spend stamping and online chatting. As usual I spent more time watching the chatting than I did stamping so I had to do the cards later. I guess I'm not much of a multi-tasker.

Over on the Amuse blog, the sneak peeks of the newest release are on. The stamps are for Halloween and Christmas and as usual they are SOOOOO CUTE! Check them out if you have time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rock Star Sighting

Music, Music, Music! From Rock 'n' roll to country, to John Phillup Sousa, he's tunin' up for the start of Aquapalooza.