Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BSU012319

Hello stampers,
     So at the beginning of the year we decided to change up a few of our BSU challenges, to continue to challenge ourselves & not fall into a rut. Although I've been in a stamping rut for awhile, I do my best to keep up with these challenges. We hope you join us on our FB Broke Stamper Unite Challenges page, we'd love to see what you make.
     This week's challenge was changed from a sketch to #simplestamping challenge, it's a social media challenge that was thought up by Stampin' Up! to show new stampers how easy & fun stamping can be by challenging the demonstrators each month. Now, BSU may or may not follow the exact challenge but we'll at least get back to the basics of making simple, easy cards.
     I started this card as a Valentine's Day card but it soon switched over to an anniversary card since my husband & I will celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. YIKES, I feel old even saying that! To start this card off I began with the stamping on Whisper White Cardstock. I used the retired Sweet & Sassy Framelits to make a mask to stamp over the heart using a new Occasions Catalog set called To Have & To Hold with Memento Black Ink. Before removing my mask I outlined the heart with the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends & colored it in. I used the Light Daffodil Delight, Light Night Of Navy, Bronze & the retired Ivory Stampin' Blends to color in the couple. I then added a sentiment from the set using Memento Black Ink, before attaching it to a Pool Party Cardstock base. This card was very easy to make & the good thing about it is you could really use anything to color it in (markers, chalks, watercoloring, etc.)

Card Measurements
  • Pool Party base-5.5"x8.5"
  • Whisper White layer-4"x5.25"
  •      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.

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Butterfly Birthday

    Hello stampers,
         What twice in 1 week? Yep, I managed to get another card done yesterday so thought I would post today. And if I'm not packing all weekend I'm going to try to stamp some more as well since we are supposed to be getting a big snowfall amount.
         I need some extra birthday cards made up, so I wanted to try a new Occasions Catalog set called Butterfly Gala. I started with a Pumpkin Pie Cardstock base, where I stamped the sentiment from the retired Number Of Years Stamp Set using Memento Black Ink. For the squares, I used the Layering Squares Framelits with the Big Shot to cut 3 scalloped squares from Basic Black Cardstock. For the butterflies, I stamped the butterfly body using Memento Black Ink, then filled it in using Pumpkin Pie Ink to make them look like Monarch Butterflies. After I was done I then used the Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them out before adhering just the middle part of the butterfly to the square so I could bend the wings up a bit.
    Card Measurements
  • Pumpkin Pie layer-5.5"x8.5"
         
  • ~Thanks for stopping by!
    All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    BSU011619

    Hello stampers,
         I hope everybody is doing well, we are bracing for a significant amount of snow this weekend. I'm hoping it's on the lower end than the higher end I guess I'll just have to wait & see. So there is a very good chance that we will be moving in the very near future, so hubby has decided to start purging & packing things now so we can get some of the things we need to finish the house before we sell. Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to packing everything up especially my stamp room.
         So I managed to sit down & focus on yesterday's BSU challenge which was the Spotlight Technique. This was one of my favorite techniques back in the day! I started with a Daffodil Delight Cardstock base, where I used one of the Petal Pairs TIEF to emboss down the center of the card. Next, I stamped the big daffodil stamp from the You're Inspiring Stamp Set onto Whisper White Cardstock using Memento Black Ink. To do the spotlight, I stamped the part of the stamp that I wanted to color onto a scrap piece of cardstock as above then colored in the section I wanted with Light/Dark Daffodil Delight & Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends before punching it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I backed the circle with Old Olive Cardstock that I had punched out using the 1 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch before lining it up with the Memento Black ink part. This was then backed by a layer of Old Olive Cardstock.

    Card Measurements
  • Daffodil Delight base- 5.5"x8.5"
  • Old Olive layer- 3"x4.25"
  • Whisper White layer- 3"x4"
  •      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, January 9, 2019

    BSU010919

    Hey everybody,
         I hope y'all had a great holiday season & New Year! I finally got around to sitting at my desk &  put ink to paper for this week's BSU Challenge & hopefully pound out a few more but we'll see. This week was all about the color combo of Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo & Lovely Lipstick. Now, I have to tell you I had a really hard time with the Lovely Lipstick it just seemed to overpower what I was trying to do. So I went back to step one of choosing a different set & finally something worked. However, the downside was that I used a retired set, we try to use current sets & everything else can be either. I guess I have to go back through all my current sets & make sure I don't have any other retired sets that I may have missed.
         I started my card with a Crumb Cake Cardstock, followed by a layer of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock that I ran through the Big Shot using the new Lace TIEF in the Occasions Catalog. Next, I stamped the heart from the retired Bloomin' Love Stamp Set onto Whisper White Cardstock using Flirty Flamingo Ink, then stamped a sentiment from the same set using Lovely Lipstick Ink, which was then layered on top of a Lovely Lipstick Cardstock layer. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the stamped piece onto the embossed layer.
    Card Measurements
  • Crumb Cake base- 5.5"x8.5"
  • Flirty Flamingo layer- 4"x5.25"
  • Lovely Lipstick layer- 3"x3"
  • Whisper White layer- 2.75"x2.75"
  •      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.

    Saturday, December 29, 2018

    Rescue Christmas

    Hello stampers,
         I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas or another holiday that you celebrate! It was a quiet one for us & we like it that way. I realized I never shared the card I made for a few rescue people & 1 special card for a family that adopted a litter of 3 kittens from me.
         Both cards used the sentiment from the Hung With Care Stamp Set which I stamped using Cherry Cobbler Ink. I used the retired Christmas Stocking Thinlets to cut stockings using Cherry Cobbler & Shaded Spruce Cardstock then ran the stockings through the Quilt Top TIEF. I then stamped a kitty & doggy head from a few My Favorite Things stamp sets & dies using Memento Black Ink. I colored them with various Blends Markers.
    Card Measurements

  • Cherry Cobbler base 5.5"x8.5"
  • Shaded Spruce layer-4"x5.25"
  • Whisper White layer-3.75"x5"
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