Monday, March 11, 2013

When You Hear Hoofbeats...

...think horses!  Unless you are me, of course, then you can think it is Beelzebub himself.  Whatever you do though, don't be thinking zebras, not at a time like this!
What time is it you ask?  Why it is time for another A Muse Studio Challenge!  That was a quick two weeks.  This challenge is all about getting tied up and using twine.  Well, I just so happen to be an absolute twine addict these days.  It started with an unnatural love for baker's twine in all sorts of colors imaginable (except for white on white, which I can image but can't find) then it moved on to the "natural" twine in all sorts of colors.  I've even tried jute twine but I find that stuff too thick to enjoy.

For these two cards I used one of the new stamp sets from A Muse along with some of their natural twine and again with baker's twine.  I am pleased that their new cardstock color called apple matches their red and white baker's twine very well (better than cherry methinks).

Anyway, if you feel like tying one on and playing with some twine, please do and join in our challenge.  And hey, if you lacking twine, swing by my house.  I got plenty to spare!

The Fine Print: Stamps used--First in My Book (horse set), Venetian background, Come Fly with Me (greeting, top card), Let Freedom Ring (greeting bottom card); cardstock used--mushroom (formerly known as rialto), apple, and navy petite pinstripe; natural twin in French roast; baker's twine in cherry and white; white embossing powder; and mushroom, Seattle, French roast, and navy inks all by A Muse Studio.  Freedom stamped in Memento lady bug red.

6 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Crazy horses lady! Love both cards, and as for your twine addiction ..... Hugs Sxx

Linda Suarez said...

I love those horses Judy! That stamp set is definitely on my wish list! And the petite pinstripe is quickly becoming a favorite of mine too. Both of your cards are great!

Craftychris said...

These are both fabulous! I need to use twine more! xx

Connie said...

Hi Judy, I just found your very inspiring blog and I am about to become your 60th follower. Your cards are wonderful and I love the line in your profile where you say that, "you sometimes sleep". I know the feeling . . . there are never enough hours in each day. I have been retired for the last three years and I still wish my days had more hours in them. When I was in the seventh grade we lived in Tucson and I attended the Amphitheater Jr. High. That was 1958/59, is it still there? I loved Tucson and remember the incredibly warm and friendly people and the amazing sunsets.
I would love to invite you over to follow me back. I love paper crafting and getting my hands messy in just about anything artful :)
Your newest blogging sister,
Connie :)

Queen Lightwell said...

Hey Princess! Long time, no comment...completely my fault and boy have I ever been missing out on some fab work by you! But I had a kinda tip on working with jute so I thought I would share it. :) I love using the thicker twines too, but, like you said, they are too thick. So I cut the length I want to play with and then unravel a few strands off, however many I want, and use just them. That way I still get the look/color/texture but I don't have to deal with an unmanageably thick piece of twine, see? :) Maybe that will work for you too? Well, now I'm off to stalk the rest of your blog and add you to my blog roll because I keep losing track of you and that just won't do for one minute longer! :)

Karen Peterson said...

You make such cute cards! I wish I had the steady hands for that kind of thing.