{nerdspecs gets crafty}

~ adventures in rubber stamping & scrapbooking ~

Friday, March 30


I love the random number generator website - makes blog giveaways easy as pie! Mmm, pie.

Anyway - the random number was #16 ...

Michelle R ... you are the winner! A stack of yummy Pretty Little Papers will be on their way to you - just send me your mailing address! (nerdspecs@yahoo.com)

I am a HUGE fan of A Muse stamps, and have quite a few. But I don't have ANY A Muse papers! What great blog candy!

Michelle R

Stamping Bella

I'm in love. IN LOVE, I tell you.


Are they not the coolest stamps ever?! I've seen them linked on a few blogs lately, so I think I'm probably the last person on earth to discover them.

I am going to purchase a few of these lovely bellas. I rarely buy non-A Muse stamps because I don't use them very much anymore. But these - I just have to have! They are so me. The bridal ones will be so fun!

Do any of you have any of the bella images? I'd love to see your creations!

(PS ... don't forget to comment on the previous post! I'll be drawing a lucky winner this afternoon!)

Wednesday, March 28


I have this hefty stack of yummy Pretty Little Papers by A Muse. These are discontinued patterns and/or colors, so I can't use them in classes anymore.

They are up for grabs! Just comment here and I'll draw a random winner this Friday.

Tuesday, March 27

A Muse Spring 2007 Release

Here are some cards I've taught in my recent A Muse classes - Spring & Easter! They showcase images from the Spring 2007 release, as well as some oldies-but-goodies. ENJOY!

This is one of my favorites - the colors make me happy!

Surf Solid Notecard (NS500), Lime Peel Tiny Dots Notecard (N201-TD), Field (7-4071G), Happy Easter (9-8036B), Flower Doodles (2-4087B), Chocolate Bunny (7-2217C), Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers (TW-101), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Lime Pastel, Dark Brown), Prismacolor Marker (Walnut, Pink), May Arts Ribbon, White Cardstock, 3M Foam Tape

I thought these bunnies looked like they were just sittin' there thinkin' of someone special!

Palm Solid Notecard (NS501), Popsicle Pink Solid Notecard (NS203), Cottage Green Argyle Band Notecard (N701-AGBA), Scalloped Oval Creative Candy Sticker, Sittin' Here (9-8414B), Bunny Line (2-2218C), Tiny Heart (3-1039A), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Dark Brown, Rouge), Prismacolor Marker (Pink), Sakura Glaze Pen (Dark Pink), May Arts Ribbon

I currently have a thing for googly-eyes. Don't they make this new froggy look even cuter?

Orange Crush Solid Notecard (NS200), Lime Peel Solid Notecard (NS201), Lime Peel Polka Dot Pretty Little Paper, Skinny Oval Block Small (3-5012C), Dot Block (3-5013B), Daisy Doodle (3-4106C), Frog (2-3084C), Happy Spring (9-8047B), Micro Dot Twinkle Stickers (TW-101), Palette Hybrid Ink (Noir), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Tangerine, Lime Pastel, Yellow Citrus), Zig Marker (Light Green), Queen & Co Brad, Googly Eyes from craft store, May Arts Ribbon, Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Punches (Super Jumbo Square, Mega Scalloped Square), 3M Foam Tape

This photo doesn't do any justice to this card. The butterflies and flowers along the yellow strip all have glitter ... sparkly and spring-y!

Jasmine Solid Notecard (NS100), Cabana Blue Solid Notecard (NS202), Cabana Blue Tiny Dots Notecard (NS202-TD), Flower Doodles (2-4087B), Tiny Butterfly (3-4079A), Think Spring (9-8227B), Flower Stack (7-4104C), Mini Dot Twinkle Sticker (TW-102), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Ice Blue, Creamy Brown), Marvy Uchida Markers (Light Blue, Light Green), Stickles Glitter Glue (Star Dust), Fiskars Deco Scissors (Cloud), Prima Flower, Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Punches (Super Jumbo Oval, Mega Scalloped Oval), 3M Foam Tape

This is another one of my favorites - love the fun colors!

Passion Solid Notecard (NS502), Lime Peel Solid Notecard (NS201), Lime Peel Asterisk Pretty Little Paper, Chick (2-2205D), Eggstravaganza (8-8314C), Grassy Stems (2-4074C), Easter Basket (from Simple Celebrations Clear Set), Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (Wisteria, Lime Pastel), Palette Hybrid Ink (Noir), Sakura Glaze Pen (Dark Purple), Marvy Uchida Markers, Marvy Uchida Clever Lever Punches (Super Jumbo Circle, Mega Scalloped Circle), May Arts Ribbon, 3M Foam Tape

Thursday, March 15

Upcoming Classes

All classes listed below are scheduled at Memory Mania (Woodbury, MN). Please call them directly to sign up - 651-731-7766.

Just for Friends – $22 per person or $36 total for 2 people (5 cards/envelopes each)
Sunday, April 15 - 1:00-3:00 pm
We'll make 5 adorable cards using fun new friendship images by A Muse. Bring a friend and you both save $4 on your class fee!

Spring Bling - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Tuesday, April 17 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Spring has sprung! Let’s get together and create some sparkly cards to celebrate. We’ll make 5 fun cards using new spring images from A Muse, Twinkle Stickers, glitter, and more!

Celebrating Mothers & Fathers - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Sunday, April 29 - 1:00-3:00 pm
Let’s honor the wonderful mothers and fathers in our lives. We’ll make 3 cards perfect for the mothers, and 2 cards perfect for the fathers – all using fun images by A Muse, old and new.

Monogram Madness - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Tuesday, May 8 - 6:00-8:00 pm
We’ll make 5 fantastic cards using the fun new acrylic alphabet and monogram stamps by A Muse, and a mix of other A Muse images. All letters will be available for use, so you can choose your own monogram!

Everything for Spring - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Tuesday, May 15 - 6:00-8:00 pm
What’s on your calendar this spring? Weddings, Babies, Graduations? We’ll make 5 cards to get you ready for those upcoming spring celebrations, using some fun new images by A Muse.

Sunny Spring Birthdays - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Sunday, June 3 - 1:00-3:00 pm
Just in time for spring! You'll have fun making 5 happy cards perfect for spring birthdays, using some of the new birthday and spring images from A Muse.

Sunny Thanks - $22 (5 cards/envelopes)
Tuesday, June 12 - 6:00-8:00 pm
What better way to say ‘thank you’ than with a handmade card! We’ll make 5 sunny cards perfect for thanking someone this Spring.