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Friday, March 26, 2010



Oh, it's so difficult to choose just ONE favorite!!! Guess I liked the Sushi fan used as flower etals and butterfly wings best because it was so surprising and cute - nevertheless, I really enjoyed everything, and you gave me tons of inspiration!


I have loved all of the great ideas and fun color combinations!

linda monroe

My favorite part of the swap was to see all the many cards you guys made. I loved it.


I love just seeing new ideas...was fun to follow along - coming from the Hero Arts blog that I follow!

sue wisniewski

My favorite part of the designer swap are seeing all the great card ideas. thank you so much for sharing. stamping sue

Karen (Sterling Scrapper)

I always love any new ideas and bringing in some new designers gives a fresh look at some stamps that have been around for a while...thanks, it was a blast!

Karen from Ontario

loved the cards this week...love the swap...so fun....

Cindy Lee

I loved all the ideas and fresh colors! Great way to start the morning!

Regina (The Stampin' Bean)

Everything is so pretty! I love the springtime colors. I think I like the balloon floating away best because my little boy LOVES balloons!

Cindy C.

Had a lot of fun looking thru all the lovely cards! Thanks for an interesting 'artist swap' week.

Kathy E.

I love the varied ideas but mostly the use of color...it looks like spring all around this week! Thanks

Vicki R in OH

What a FUN week!
For today's card -- I just LOVE the bling on the lamp shade! Lovely card, Nancy.
I also loved the gingham cards Jennifer did, but my favorite has to be the instructions given to make the little notebook card that Lisa did.
I've already cut my papers to make one myself!


It's too hard to pick one thing, so I'll say I liked seeing the creative ways that the stamps were used for something other than the obvious. Everyone is so clever!


Well, I just love to see and know about so many wonderful, talented ladies and their work. That is the best part of this Designer swap week for me.


I love the designer swap. Fun to see new ideas and all the gorgeous colors. Helps to start my morning.

Carrie O

I think my favorite was just being introduce to a Muse. I love your stamps and loved seeing all the wonderful cards that were made with them this week.


My favorite card is the last one with the gorgeous zinnia, eucalyptus and such fresh and spring-y colors. Love it!

Anne G

Loved how the designers looked at old stamps in a new way. They sure know how to think "outside of the box". A great source of inspiration!

Sherry Winchester

Seems like orange is her color of choice on these, and that is just fine with me...seems to be "springing" up all over, doesn't it?......


wow... these are adorable!! I love the giraffe card, it is perfect for a baby card (incidentally, I needed to make one today and I am totally CASEing this idea!!!

This has been a great week I have loved all the cards!! I loved seeing how the designers gave the stamps a new feel and provided a new view on them.


Great job Nancy! Love all the bright colors you used :-)

Pam Spradlin

This has been a fantastic designer swap. To have to choose just one project that stood out from the rest is impossible. I think that everyday we got loads of inspiration to to jump start us on our stamping projects. So 'inspiration' has been the favorite of mine for this blog hop.

krolski (kathy)

Adorable cards Nancy! Love the giraffe card! Too cute! :) Such great ideas this week on both blogs!

Sarah M

Beautiful cards, Nancy!


Fabulous and inspiring cards. I just love the color combo with all the wonderful images. I just loved all the creative and inspiring MOJO that was shared. Thanks for letting me tag along on this fun swap.


LOVE that picture of Nancy and her stacked stamps! All of her cards today are so birght and cheery, and I see those mini-ginghams again! My favorite thing about this week was seeing how different designers use these stamps. Thanks for a very interesting week.


Nancy's picture is just too fun and love the zinnia and eucalyptus! Gorgeous card.


OMGosh, these are absolutely fabulous!
I'm loving this swap week!


Fabulous week! Love the swapping of designer talent, to see each one of them using another's product...so inspiring :)


I really liked the eucalyptus stamp - so peaceful and pretty. Perfectly matches with the big flower. Great idea!


loved the creativity in all these cards (and also the photo!) Lamp shade is "brilliant" (haha), and gorgeous coloring on the zinnia. This designer swap week was particularly fun because of double the inspiration, and I really enjoyed seeing each artist create using different stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela Bennett

I love the little giraffe card, so sweet for a little childs birthday. great designer week, great ideas

Linda E

It was fun seeing all of the designers projects this week. Hope there will be other swaps in teh future!


I love all of the little checked papers used on today's cards.


Wonderful card ideas and wonderful cards. Loved the giraffe one...

Anne B.

The best thing about the swap week is just seeing all of the ladies different styles and some great inspiration here! I am in love with that mini gingham now!

Barb :)

Wonderful, fun cards from Nancy today!! My favorite part of Designer Swap week was being introduced to the A Muse blog! Love it!! :)


I love Nancy's giraffe card-- so cute and
creative! My favorite part of Designer
swap week was all of it! I looked forward
every morning to seeing who the artists were
and what they came up with. Such fun and
so inspiring!


Thanks so much for doing this week's swap. It was a lot of fun and I can't pick a favorite because each new card I see becomes my new favorite!!

It's awesome to see two competitors joining together to inspire their customers and I'm sure their own staffs of creative, talented people.

It's been a blast and I hope both companies can join together again in the near future.

Thanks so much!

Virginia L.

I adore all the colors and design that Nancy's cards have to offer today! What a FABULOUS week to see the artists using the different brands of stamps. So refreshing! Thank you for the inspiration, A-Muse (& Hero Arts, of course!)

Amber Lee D.

I loved the little twinkle stickers on the first card, and I have to agree you had me at damask too!

Summer Braxton

wow, nancy, these are great. The lamp one is my favorite


This was great fun! I loved seeing all the great ideas.That giraffe sure has my vote!

Zena B.

I loved seeing all the ideas and creative ways the designers used the different stamps.


Great cards! This swap has been so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


My Favorite part of the swap was seeing all of the adorable A Muse stamps! I had never seen any before but now I love them!

Janet L.

Wonderful cards! This has been fun, seeing the different ideas from different gals!

Sherri Thompson

My favorite part of this week was finding this blog! I love to peruse other cardmakers' blogs for inspiration.

Deb Lorence

Great cards! Love the one with the lamp. I think this designer swap was a fabulous idea. It shows how wonderful the world of rubber stamping is.


What a fun week! My favorite part is seeing some products from each company that I hadn't seen before. All the designers are so talented and it's fun to see a different perspective!


So very pretty, and fun and whimsical at the same time, I adore that little lamp image on the first card!

Linda aka Oz

I have really enjoyed this week! Thank you so much. I will be back to purchase some of that yummy gingham paper too! Oz

Amy Ybarra

love seeing some different ideas for cards with the stamps and the great color combos.

Bridget N

Honestly, the best part of the week was just being introduced to this blog (which I had never heard of) and seeing all the different ways that a variety of talented women use all the stamps and products. I grab inspiration anywhere I can find it, so this week has been a huge inspiring find and then some. Thanks so much!

Kathy JH

Loved the Zinnia card today - so bright and cheerful! Loved seeing how others took a stamp and used it in a way that was different. Loved discovering your blog - it is fabulous!

Jackie W.

SUPER cute projects! Love them all! Thanks for the chance to win!!


Everyone did an amazing job!! I think this must become an annual event! So fun to see what other designers can do with 'our' images.

Lillian Child

My favorite part of designer week was having so much talent showcased in one space!

Dana C.

Oh Nancy your cards are beautiful. Love the butterfly card and that baby card is gorgous. I have a baby shower this Sunday and this gives me an idea for a card.

The thing that I loved so much about this swap with A Muse gals is the opportunity to see many different ways to make cards, but also the versitality of the stamps used and the different takes on one stamp or another. From soft and subtle to bold and bright the cards were all amazing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.


Oh the flutterby card is just beautiful. When I first saw it, I said, "Ohhhh Awwww!" My favorite part about designer swap week has been seeing all the different techniques used by the designers. It is amazing to see how some favor layering while others are more simple. Some use lots of embellishments while others use less. Such great inspiration from all! Happy Stamping everyone!


I liked seeing the cards everyone made.

Heather Maria

Nancy's designs are wonderful and I love the yummy colours she used! The best part of the week has been seeing all the inspirational ideas!


Great cards by Nancy. The giraffe one is my favorite


Love the giraffe card... always fun to get some fresh new eyes "rediscovering" all those A Muse classics :-)

Susan McRae

I really enjoyed seeing the HA designers work with Amuse stamps, it was fun to see them create cards out of their comfort zone!

Tina Mayo

these ..pick just one I cant they are all my favorites..this week has been a blast..love all cards

Marla J

I love the bright colors in all of these great cards! My favorite part of the swap was seeing how the different designers interpreted the stamps and came up with cards that really showcased their own styles.

Melanie K.

This has just been an awesome week! All my favorites!

Nicole K

Love that lamp... Off to go be inspired now, thanks!


I have so enjoyed this week's "meeting of the creative minds" swap. Nancy's cards today are just as fabulous as she is!

jen shears

I love Nancy's stamp stack in her pic!! Awesome! The week has been so fun- I've loved seeing how other designers choose to incorporate the fab supplies!!! :)


lovely cards.. thanks for the inspiration...


The giveaways are always nice, but I love the inspiration of seeing how different people interpret the stamps. Thanks for a great week!

Sandy F.

Thank you for this week, it has really been inspirational to me. It's hard to pick a favorite from all of the great examples you've shown, but it I had to, I would say that Lisa's mushroom trio note folder is amazing.


I just really enjoyed seeing mixed products! All too often companies showcase ONLY their own stuff. I love that you have come together to showcase things being used in conjunction - you know...the way we have to use our stuff at home!

Beth Watson

I loved all of the inspiration from all the designers this week! Thanks for the chance to win some A Muse goodies!


Love all the stamps/cards this week! I have really enjoyed seeing all the artists/designers styles. Thank you so much!


First I loved the cards (especially the Giraffe card) and the fun photo.
My favorite part of Designer week is just seeing all the great creations the designers came up with.


well its just too difficult to pick just one thing from this week. it's been a fun week seeing all the talented ladies with their cards. thanks for sharing.

Sandi James

All the wonderful talent and beautiful cards. Just a fountain of inspiration.


I had forgotten about the lamp stamps ... must go get it out and use it!

Lety Kalmikov

It's difficult to choose just one...But if I have to pick I'd have to say that my favorite has to be Thursday's post! I love the many uses for the borders and enjoyed the Asian theme cards--don't see enough of that out there! Thanks for the inspiration--you gals ROCK!


the more I see all that gingham paper, the more I have to have some!


I have a lot of Hero Arts stamps and am thrilled to see new ways to use my A Muse stamps! Thanks for such inspiration!

Christina L.

What a wonderful week! I love seeing new inspiration for some stamps I already have, plus being introduced to some I need to go get (like that lamp)! Thanks so much!

Ashley M

Fun cards Nancy! Love your magic touch with the AMuse stamps!

Nat Murdock

love them all!! The butterfly card is super cute!!

Sue D

I really enjoyed seeing all the different styles of stamping--great inspiring week!


yumm damask and those adorable gems on the lamp, so sweet!


Love the lamp, smiple yet sweet!


love the baby card


i have enjoyed new inspiration and knowing these 2 companies are not intimidated by linking each other's sights or designers- good use of your resources!

Amy L.

Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration! Hmm... my favorite for the week was probably the lantern card. But I also really liked the happy birthday card...

Kelly in Cincy

Love the card ideas. That little giraffe is so sweet!

Norma J

So much fun watching the different styles of the artists. So creative and inspirational ~ Thanks ladies for a great week!!


I love the giraffe card-perfect for a new baby!

Laura Bax

Oh wow her cards are simple and so stinkin sweet! I love them all!


Oh my!! These are all so wonderful! I love the one with light the best.


I loved just having the different styles of designers used for each companies products. It was a fun week! Thanks!


this has beens such a fun week! thanks!

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