Amusing Challenge – birds!

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This week’s theme and monthly prize

Birds of a feather, flock together…have you ever been lucky enough to get together with a group of stampers?  Sometimes it can be a lonely hobby but I am blessed to have quite a few friends that come over and stamp with me from time to time.  It is a BLAST!!  Ah, the sharing of stories and laughs…and yes, we do get some stamping done too!  🙂  This week’s  Amusing Challenge will be a bird theme, so get creative!

Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along (and LINKS BACK to the challenge) will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.  A random winner this month will win this retired Amuse Studio stamp set which is perfect for summertime…Sunshine and Shade.

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Design Team Inspiration

Cyndi finally got to play with her new Amuse Studio stamp set, Be Yourself.  It was part of their June Collection and is now on backorder – hopefully they will be getting more in stock but it’s a super popular set!  Even if you don’t have a lot of inks, try Cyndi’s tip of using second generation stamping – stamp once and then again without reinking!  It’s a great way to get different tones.  Cyndi also added some glitter to the center of the flowers and she used Wink of Stella (amuse studio carries this too!) on the flamingo.  Isn’t this card gorgeous?

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amuse studio supplies:  Be Yourself stamp set (June Collection), Apple, Evergreen, Bubblegum and Onyx ink, Wink of Stella


Juliet is BACK!  This week she really wowed me at my Summer Soiree cardmaking class.  In fact, I instagramed one of her images as she worked on it…   Juliet is the queen of doodling and zentangle and this week she does not disappoint!  Here is her note to me:  “colored with copics, out of the box technique, cut out and popped extra flowers, and used stickles in the flower centers. As you can see, I can’t stay inside the lines at all.”

Ummm…no faults here!  To me it looks like it’s been professionally illustrated in a book and I know I will be studying Juliet’s coloring because I find it fantastic.

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amuse studio supplies:  Vintage Bird stamp set (May Collection), copic markers


I too used Be Yourself from Amuse Studio’s June Collection.  This is a graduation card for my cousin’s daughter – I hope she likes it!  I love the little ruffle I made from layering Seattle crepe paper (did you know amuse studio carries this?  Not sure if it makes the new catalog cut but we’ll see soon enough since the National Convention is THIS WEEKEND!).

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amuse studio supplies: Be Yourself stamp set (June Collection),  Bubblegum, Sugar, and Onyx cardstock, Blush, Bubblegum, Seattle and Onyx ink, Seattle crepe paper

I hope you join us!

Just as a reminder – I have another Amusing Challenge going on until midnight Sunday night and you can take a peek at that one right here.

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit  
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this Amusing Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

2 thoughts on “Amusing Challenge – birds!

  1. Like the Bird theme & wonderful Flamingo & Vintage Bird creations. I have enjoyed & photographed baby Robins from eggs in nest, eggs hatching, eyes closed, being fed by adult birds and was even there when the first & other 2 flew out of nest. The Robins were in a Mini Magnolia Tree in our backyard right outside our bedroom. Since then I have seen & photographed baby BlueJays in a nest. Blue Jays are the most territorial of birds and will swoop you when they have a nest and they think you are invading their space. I got swooped on head when I went to mailbox forgetting to wear my cowboy hat and felt the BlueJay down on my head. have a Bee-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”


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