Wednesday, August 10, 2016

BSU081016

Hello stampers,
     Happy Wednesday y'all! This week for BSU challenges is Technique Week & we chose to do Inked Embossing Folder. I'm not a big fan of this, I went through lots of mistakes to come up with something I could use. So I hope you like it too!
     For this card, I started with a Night Of Navy Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Marina Mist Card Stock. For the embossed piece, I used Whisper White Card Stock, then used Marina Mist & Night Of Navy Ink which I applied to the Woodland TIEF with a sponge, then ran it through the Big Shot. I wrapped some White Twine around this before applying it to the base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock then used Night Of Navy to stamp one of the trees from the new set Thoughtful Branches that is only available this month. This was backed with a layer of Marina Mist Card Stock before attaching it to the embossed piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.
     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.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BSU072716

Hello stampers,
     Once again, I'm very, very late! Better late than nothing, right! Last week the BSU challenge was to showcase the Swirly Bird Stamp Set. Now I didn't think a lot of this set when I first saw it, but it's grown on me. Of course, it would have been even better if I ordered the bundle like I thought I had to have the thinlets to go with it, this is the reason why you are supposed to check your order, LOL!
     I'm really loving the Sweet Sugarplum In Color, I think it is my favorite of the bunch. I used Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock for the base of the card. For the image, I used Whisper White Card Stock- stamped one of the flower looking stamps from the Swirly Bird Stamp Set in Sweet Sugarplum Ink, the leaves in Emerald Envy Ink & then added the little splash stamp from the set using Peekaboo Peach Ink. I finished with a sentiment from Watercolor Words Stamp Set, stamped in Smoky Slate 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.

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


Thursday, July 21, 2016

BSU072016

Hello stampers,
     I didn't get my post done yesterday, but I at least got my card put up on our FB page so that counts right?
     This weeks challenge is a color combo & since July is a patriotic month we went simple with Red, White & Blue. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with this challenge & the One Wild Ride Stamp Set jumped into my head, probably because it was sitting in an unopened SU! box **GASP**. My husband's birthday was yesterday, so I thought I would make a masculine card with it, he has wanted a bike for awhile, although I think he has given up the idea since we now live in NY. So I presented him with his "bike", or at least the closest thing he will have to it.
     I started the card off with a Dapper Denim Card Stock base, I'm really liking this in-color, followed by a layer of Real Red Card Stock. I used Whisper White Card Stock for the inked portions, I stamped the wheel markings on the background piece in Real Red Ink & the bike in Dapper Denim Ink. For the sentiment, I stamped Dapper Denim Ink onto Real Red Card Stock & fussy cut the banner out, then adhered it using Stampin' Dimensionals.
     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.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BSU071316

Hello stampers,
     Well, I managed to get a card done for this weeks BSU challenge, YAY! This week it is all about the Spotlighting/Reverse Spotlighting Technique.
     I decided to use Bella & Friends Stamp Set. I stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with Memento Black Ink for both the dog & sentiment, then backed it with Basic Gray Card Stock I stamped a second time on a scrap piece of white, then punched it out using the retired 3/4" Square Punch. I colored this in using Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede, Basic Gray & Real Red Marvelous Markers, then backed this piece with Basic Gray Card Stock. Next, I took the layer of Pear Pizazz Card Stock ran it through the Big Shot using the Lucky Stars TIEF, then adhered it to the base of Soft Suede Card Stock. I forgot how much I liked this technique, although it is a bit harder to do with the current sets I have since I don't have too many line stamps anymore.
     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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BSU062916

Hello stampers,
     Here we are another week of BSU challenges. This week we focus on ABC (Anything But Cards) or 3D, whichever you like to call it. These are things I don't do too much of since I'm running out of space to display in my craft room. One of my favorite places to go when I need something like this is Sam Hammonds Pootles Blog and this time is no different.
     I found this cute little bag that could be used as a wedding favor or as Sam says to put a few "sweets" in. This little bag was super easy to make and if you are inclined to make a few for yourself you can check out her video HERE.
     Unfortunately, I believe everything but the stamp set is now retired, but easily exchanged for current materials. I started off with a piece of the retired GO Wild DSP and followed Sam's directions securing it with Tear & Tape Adhesive. I used retired Whisper White Cotton Ribbon to secure the lid of the bag. Finally, I used a sentiment from Bella & Friends Stamp Set to make this a little bag of thanks.
     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.