Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BSU051617

Hello stampers,
     WOW, it's hard to believe that I haven't put ink to paper in almost a month. At the end of April, I had to put my oldest baby girl, Cami to sleep as her kidneys began to fail rapidly, it was probably the hardest thing I had to do. She was a very special girl who everybody loved as soon as they met her. She was a stray that was the best kitty & thankful to be off the streets who showered us with lots of kisses. So needless to say, I was pretty much a wreck for about a week. Then with rescue, things have started to ramp up here with kitten season being in full force, I think we took in kittens every day last week & we are busting at them seems.
     Anyway, I finally took some time to think of a card for this week's BSU challenge which was a color combo of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red & White. In my head, I thought it would be easy but it took me some time to come up with something useable. I started with a Basic Gray Card Stock base followed by a Basic Gray layer of Neutrals DSP. I then took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock using the retiring set Penned & Painted I stamped the background flower in Real Red Ink & the outline of the flower in Memento Black Ink. The sentiment is from a new set called Daisy Delight which I also stamped in Memento Black Ink. Before attaching this piece to the card I backed it with a layer of Basic Black Card Stock.

     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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Thursday, April 20, 2017

BSU041917

Hello stampers,
     For this week's BSU challenge we chose the color combo of Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive & Crumb Cake. Now, when we decided on this color I had no idea what I was going to do for these colors but I figured I could do something floral & hopefully use all the colors. Well, I ended up finding another set that I thought would be better & since it hasn't seen any ink yet I thought it would be perfect.
     I started with an Old Olive Card Stock base, then layered it with some Tasty Treats Specialty DSP. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock & using the Cool Treats Stamp Set started to stamp- the cone uses Crumb Cake Ink & the ice cream parts use Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz & Calypso Coral Inks. Both the cones & ice cream parts were stamped off once then stamped over it full ink. The sentiment was stamped using Old Olive Ink. This piece was then layered with Old Olive Card Stock before the whole card was assembled.
    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, April 12, 2017

BSU041217

Hello stampers,
     Well lookie here I got a challenge done the day it was actually due, I just forgot to post it. Today's challenge is a technique I never heard of but I found while searching for techniques on the web. Someone had made a technique page with it & it is called Classic Ink Wash, my take is you use a lined stamp & with an aqua painter you make the lines blurry. That's the best way I can explain it, although looking for that today brings a whole different technique up.
     I started the card off with a Dapper Denim Card Stock base, then followed it with a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that I stamped with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to look like rain using Soft Sky Ink & then stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in Dapper Denim Ink. For the main image, I used Whisper White Card Stock & stamped one of the girls from the Beautiful You Stamp Set in Dapper Denim Ink. Next, I went over the lines with an Aqua Painter in some areas in blurred better than others, but I like the end result.
     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.

Monday, April 3, 2017

BSU032217

Hello stampers,
     WOW, it's been a hectic 2 weeks! I was able to stamp a little today so I'm catching up on BSU Challenges. On the 22nd we chose to showcase the Beautiful You Stamp Set.
     I started off with a Wisteria Wonder Card Stock base, this isn't a color I use a lot so wanted to try it out. Basic Gray Card Stock was then layered on top of the base. For the stamped piece, I started with the now retired Delicate Details Stamp Set stamping in Wisteria Wonder Ink on both the upper & lower parts of the card. Next, I took one of the ladies from the Beautiful You Stamp Set, stamped her in Basic Gray Ink, then followed it by using one of the sketch stamps in Wisteria Wonder Ink. I decided not to put a sentiment on the front as I didn't think it looked right, so I'll do something on the inside.

     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, March 21, 2017

Cherry Blossom Thank You

Hello stampers,
     Here is another card I made at one of Kerri's classes.
     So this card reminds me of the cherry blossom trees (aka Sakura) I saw while stationed with my hubby in Okinawa. We started with a Whisper White Card Stock base. Next, we used a layer of Pink Pirouette Card Stock & Early Espresso Card Stock. For the stamped piece, we used the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set, stamped the truck in Early Espresso Ink & the leaves in Pink Pirouette Ink & Melon Mambo Ink (several times to add dimension). The sentiment comes from the Flourshing Phrases Stamp Set stamped in Early Espresso Ink. Lastly, we used retired Melon Mambo 1/8" Ribbon.
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