Sunday, January 22, 2017

BSU011817

Hello stampers,
     So I'm catching up on last weeks BSU challenge which was a color combo challenge. We chose Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Real Red & Melon Mambo.
     Now I realized that I didn't have any Valentine stamps that I thought I had but have no fear January's Paper Pumpkin came to the rescue for this card. I started with a strip of Whisper White Card Stock, which I stamped the Love heart in Real Red Ink, the 2 outline hearts in Melon Mambo Ink, the sentiments in Wisteria Wonder Ink & then little bitty hearts in Pink Pirouette Ink. Next, I ran a layer of Pink Pirouette Card Stock through the Big Shot with the Happy Heart TIEF. Everything was then attached to a Wisteria Wonder Card Stock base.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sheltering Tree

Hello stampers,
     So while it is a bit cold in my area I thought this card just radiated Spring or I guess it could be more Fall type colors. This card was done in one of Kerri's classes that I haven't gotten around to showing yet.
     We started with a Whisper White Card Stock layer, then using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set we stamped the trunk using Memento Black Ink in different ways followed by Old Olive Ink, Daffodil Delight Ink, Pumpkin Pie Ink & Melon Mambo Ink for the leaves on the trees. I haven't figured out how I want to use this card yet, so I left off the sentiment. The stamped piece was then layered onto Basic Black Card Stock & then these were added to an Old Olive Card Stock base. A really quick card to make!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BSU011117

Hello stampers,
     Happy Wednesday everyone! Today's BSU challenge is a technique & we are going old school back to when Joseph's Coat was all the rage. This was much more simpler than I remember it, but then again I'm not really a technique type of girl unless it is easy & this was pretty simple.
     For this card, I chose to use the new Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set from the Occasions catalog. I LOVE dragonflies! When we lived overseas, I always knew when a storm was coming because they always came out to warn us ahead of time. I started with a 2.75 x 3.5 sized piece of Whisper White Card Stock, I sponged the middle of this piece with Emerald Envy Ink & either side with Marina Mist Ink. I then stamped the dragonfly in the middle using VersaMark Ink, then covered it with Clear Embossing Powder & heat set it. *TIP* make sure you use your embossing buddy before stamping it, I couldn't find mine so I had to use a paintbrush to take off all the excess since it stuck to the sponged ink. I then went over the whole piece with Memento Black Ink, which with the clear embossing made the colors I had sponged earlier pop. This was then layered onto a piece of Marina Mist Card Stock. For the base, I used Emerald Envy Card Stock, stamping the dots from the set in Emerald Envy Ink along one side & then stamped one of the sentiments from the set in Memento Black Ink.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Monday, January 9, 2017

BSU010417

Hello stampers,
     Happy New Year everyone! I finally got a chance to stamp a card for last weeks BSU challenge which was Stampers Choice.
     I decided to go with the new Sale-A-Bration Avant Garden Stamp Set. I started with a small layer of Whisper White Card Stock, where I stamped the stem & petals with Pear Pizazz Ink, the flower in Peekaboo Peach Ink , the inside of the flower with Tangerine Tango Ink & the sentiment with Memento Black Ink. I layered this piece with Basic Black Card Stock. For the next layered piece, I used the retired Fancy Frost Specialty DSP & sponged over it with Pear Pizazz Ink then finished off the card with a Peekaboo Peach Card Stock base.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Friday, December 30, 2016

BSU122816

Hello stampers,
     I finally got a challenge done after missing a few. Haven't touched any of my stamps for almost 2 weeks, YIKES & I have all these new stamps from the mini catalogs that I want to play with. So I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. And with  New Year's just around the corner, I'll wish you now to have a SAFE & HAPPY New Year!
     This week's challenge was all about Winter, now I thought I had quite a bit of winter type stamps, they just happened to be retired & since the only thing we don't do is use retired stamps I had to go a different route. I was staring out my window this morning, watching the snow come down & tried to figure what I could do. I figured I could use one of my many tree stamps, but I wasn't getting the right look then I came across the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set & decided to go with the flow. I started with a layer of Whisper White Card Stock, stamped the tree using Soft Suede Ink for the trees (2 outside trees are stamped off once) then I ran this layer through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling TIEF to dry emboss. Next, I used the sentiment from the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set stamping it with Cherry Cobbler Ink. I then layered this onto Cherry Cobbler Card Stock followed by Soft Suede Card Stock for the base.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

~Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.