Wednesday, September 7, 2016

BSU090716

Hello stampers,
     Happy Wednesday after a long weekend! I got a few things off my to-do list this weekend, but there are tons of things left on it, it's a never ending cycle when you have a house it seems & not enough time to do things due to your schedule.
     This week's BSU challenge is a theme & we chose to do things we bought from the Holiday Catalog that was released on the 1st. After scanning it online (still waiting on my paper copy, UGH!) I really liked the Sweet Sugarplum & Soft Sky color combo that they showcase in it & decided I was going to do at least some of my Christmas cards with this combo. Next, I went after my stamps that I pre-ordered & realized that I only picked up 4 sets from this catalog. How is THAT possible? Another UGH! So I did the best with 2 of the word sets I got & somewhat CASEing the catalog. I started with a Whisper White Card Stock stamping piece & used one of the sayings from the Wonderful Year Stamp Set, using Sweet Sugarplum & Soft Sky Marvelous Markers. Then I used the little snowflake stamp from the Greetings From Santa Stamp Set & stamped it using Soft Sky Ink in all 4 corners. This piece was then layered over Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock. For the base, I used Soft Sky Card Stock for the base, then stamped it with the Merry Medley Background Stamp in Sweet Sugarplum Ink. Easy Peasy!
     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.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thank You

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is a fast, easy & quick card to make, we happened to do it in one of Kerri's classes. We used the One Big Meaning Stamp Set and stamped that first on the bottom of the card using Memento Black Ink. Next, we took some retired DSP and used the 1" circle punch for a total of 8 circles, then we used the retired Small Heart Punch in place of the 9th circle.
     Like I said it is a very easy card to make, especially if you are making multiple cards as a thank you. Great thing about is you can replace it with any type of punches & design your own sketch.
     
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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Flowering Fields Trio

Hello stampers,
     Happy Friday everyone! Hard to believe this is the last Friday of August, I sure wish I knew where time goes because 2016 is just flying by.
     So this is one of the cards that I did at one of Kerri's classes back in April I think but have never got around to doing a post on it. This was one of the sets I really liked in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The cards all started with a Old Olive Card Stock base, followed by the Whisper White Card Stock layer where we stamped one of the flowers from the Flowering Fields Stamp Set 3 times in a descending angle using Basic Black Ink. We then used Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive Marvelous Markers to color in the flowers on each card. Kerri had an array of sentiment sets that we could choose from to put on the cards again using b. Next, we added the matching DSP polka dot paper found in the paper stacks, but before we glued to the base of the card we used Linen Twine to finish off the card.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

BSU082416

Hello stampers,
     Dang, I can't believe 2 weeks have gone by with no post, sorry everyone! I really need to step up my game, it's not like I don't have cards to show you especially some swap from VC Rocks, I guess I'm not making the time to do the posts like I should. Hopefully, I'll get my ducks in a row at some point.
     So this week's BSU challenge was a stamp set & we chose to use Work of Art Stamp Set. I'm not exactly sure why I got this set, I know I liked plenty of cards that used it, but I really haven't pulled it out to use it much. Anyway, I really like seeing the out of box ways people use this stamp & so I chose to do a card that Brenda Keenan did & it looks like she got the idea from Jackie Topa.
     I decided I wanted mine to look like a daisy or even a sunflower with the dark center. I started out with the dot in the Work of Art Stamp Set, stamping it in the middle of my Whisper White Card Stock with Early Espresso Ink. Next, I took the smaller of the 2 double brush stroke stamp and made 6 petals using Daffodil Delight Ink, stamped off once, then continued to go around a second time to fill in the blank spots. I used this same stamp to make the leaves using Old Olive Ink. For the sentiment, I again used Early Espresso Ink & the sentiment in the set to make a "thank you" card.
     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.

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 Ink 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.