Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Waterfront Hyacinth BSU0450218

Hi Stampers!

I have another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  Today we are celebrating Mother's Day/ Feminine.  

Can you believe these flowers were made with the Waterfront stamp set???  Those flowers are made with the pine trees!  Absolutely CRAZY!

I so wish I could take credit for thinking out of the box.  I learned this technique from Kathie Zaban. My mom has huge flower gardens.  I think she will love this card.

The verse is from Apron of Love.  I added a few rhinestones for a little bling because all moms deserve a little bling.  😊

Let's see what Carol and Terri have created this week.
Carol's blog is here.  Terri's blog is here.  Join us on Facebook because we would love to see your creations as well.

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Color Challenge BSU041818

Hi Stampers!

This week is another color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.

It was a challenge for me this week.  We had to use Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White.  Usually, I think of flowers when they are colors I wouldn't put together because flowers come in all color combinations.  I believe it was Carol who said they were desert colors. Lightbulb moment.

I instantly thought I would do a sunset.  I could use the palm trees in the Waterfront set.  Being in the mountains, I see lots of pine trees so I was drawn to that set.  I really didn't know when I'd ever use the palm trees.

I have a question for you all.  Do you ever have an idea in your head and it doesn't work the way you want it to?  I had originally wanted to sponge blue water with a warm sunset. That didn't work they way I wanted so I decided to shrink my white card stock down. I only used stamps and not sponges. 

I used the Swirly Scribbles thinlits for the waves on the front of the card for a layer of water.

Let's see what Carol and Terri created this week.  Carol's blog is here.  Terri's blog is here.  Join on Facebook.  We would love to have you share your creations with us.

Until next time,


Monday, April 9, 2018

Floral Challenge BSU040418

Hi Stampers!

The first Broke Stampers Unite challenge of April is a floral theme.

Flourishing Phrases is a great set. It has several flowers and wonderful verses and coordinating thinlits. 

I always need thank you cards. That made this weeks card a no brainer. 

Let's see what Terri and Carol created this week.  Terri's blog is here.  Carol's blog is here.  Join our group on Facebook because we would love to see what you are creating.


Note:
After seeing Terri's card, I'm a little sad that my card isn't very springy.  However, I haven't seen signs of spring yet.  It snowed the first week of April. It was warmer at the end of February than it is now. 

Until next time,

Sunday, April 8, 2018

BSU Sketch Challenge BSU032818

Hi Stampers,

I have a sketch challenge for you today. 



I knew exactly what I wanted to create with the awesome Waterfront set!  I love this set. Living in the mountains, these stamps can make many local themes. The verse is from the You're Delightful hostess set.


The Woodland embossing folder works well with this set too.  I aged everything with some Crumb Cake ink.

Let's check out what Carol and Terri created for this challenge.  Carol's blog is here.  Terri's blog is here.  We would love to have you join us Facebook  to share your creations with us!

Until next time,



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

White Crayon Technique BSU032118

Hi Stampers!

Welcome back to another Broker Stampers Unite challenge. This weeks technique is to use an embossing folder with a white crayon.


Now you may be thinking that sounds difficult.  Nope!  Ok, if you count getting the wrapper off the crayon I can see why you'd think that.  

Once you finish getting that darn paper off the crayon, place your white (or vanilla) card stock on the embossing folder.  You want the paper on top of the raised side of the embossing folder.  With the side of your crayon, rub over the card stock.  Go over it several times so you have a nice thick layer of crayon.  

Select the colors to paint your background.  I used three: Dapper Denim,  Night of Navy and Island Indigo. I squeezed the ink pad so there was ink on the cover then used my aqua-painter to paint with.  Paint lightly so the paper doesn't pill. 

My inspiration for this card was snow (unfortunately).  In Maine we are on our 3rd Nor' Easter storm in two weeks. There is another storm coming next week. Yesterday/today's storm has brought almost 2 feet of snow and it hasn't stopped yet.

Let's see what Carol and Terri have created this week.  Carols' blog is here.  Terri's blog is here.  Join us on Facebook here.

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Color Challenge BSU031418

Hi Stampers!

Today my card is for another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  We have to
use Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, and Whisper White.

February was very warm in Maine.  Very spring like temperatures.  The first week of March we had a massive snow storm.  I am ready for spring and these colors are very springy.
I used Thankful Thoughts for the verse.  I cut it out with the largest oval in the Stitched Framelits. I used the Flourish Thinlits to cut all the flowers.  I used a 1/4" punch for the center of the flowers with rhinestones for bling.


I used Gently Falling embossing folder for the texture on the card base. The flowers and verse are raised with dimensionals.

Let's see what Terri and Carol have come up with this week.  Terri's blog is here.  Carol's blog can be found here. Please join us Facebook and share your creations with us!

Until next time,



Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spring Broke Stampers Unite Challenge BSU030918

Hi Stampers!
This months challenge for Broke Stampers Unite is Spring/Easter.

I am a little behind (only a day this week).  My daughter received a concussion on Monday.  We survived fall and winter sports without an injury this year; and she hits her head in gym class .

Today it is snowing like crazy.  It's predicted 16-18" by the time it ends tonight.  Needless to day I am ready for spring.

I went through my Designer Series Paper (DSP) and this paper from Delightful Daisy was right on top. Doesn't it just shout spring??? I added it to a Crushed Curry card base.  I stamped the verse from So Many Shells in Old Olive ink.  I love the verses from this set.  Stampin' Up!'s DSP makes some cards come together so quickly and easily!

I wonder what wonderful cards Carol and Terri came up with this week.  Carol's blog is here.  Terri's blog can be found here.  Please join us on Facebook here, we would love to see your creations as well. 

Until next time,