Wednesday, August 15, 2018

White Ink Watercolor Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 081518

Hi Stampers!

Welcome back for this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  This week we are painting with White craft Ink. Some of my favorite things: painting and stamping.

I decided to stamp on the table set from Mediterranean Moments onto Crumb Cake with Soft Suede ink. Then, I got to paint!  It may look difficult; but it isn't.  Simply put a drop or two of white craft ink on a plastic tray.  I used my aqua painter to add a few drops of water. I painted the linen table cloth, and a few other accents.

The background was stamped with Timeless Textures. Everything was sponged.  I added a few retired enamel dots.

Let's check out what Terri and Carol created this week. We would love to see what you have created. Join us on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, happy stampin'!


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Let' Be Friends- Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 080818

Hi Stampers!

Have you noticed the gorgeous new colors in the new catalog?  I love them, don't you?

This weeks challenge for Broke Stampers Unite, we used Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Pineapple Punch. I adore these bright colors. 

I thought this challenge would be super easy because I thought of flowers immediately!  Ummm, one slight hiccup to that.  I didn't have a flower set that had multiple flowers.  Quick change, Eastern Medallion stamp set.  Being a photopolymer stamp set makes it easy to align the images.

Let's see what Carol and Terri have created this week. We would love to see what you create with these colors.  Join us on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by to see my latest creations.

Until next time.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

New Catalog Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 08/0118

Hello Stampers!
The girls and I from Broke Stampers Unite took part of the summer off.  We are starting back up this month.

This weeks theme is the new catalog.  I actually used sets that were from the Occasions catalog that were carried over.  I used many of the new colors though.  The color revamp is so nice and the new pads are extremely nice as well.
Did you notice my coffee cup?  I needed a little inspiration/motivation this week after not stamping for so long. The coffee in the mug may or may not have been my first cup of the day. 😋

I used Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, and Shaded Spruce ink pads.  With Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Basic Black, and Coastal Cabana card stock. The woodland embossing folder was used on the Shaded Spruce layer.  Basic Black bakers twine as an accent.  The stamp sets I used were Waterfront and Eastern Medallions. 

Lets see what Terri and Carol are up to this week.  That's pretty much everything that has to do with stamping this week.  If you'd like to hear what it took to get this blog post up; keep reading.  If not, that's ok too.

You wouldn't believe what has happened to me to get this blog post up several days late.  First I went to use my laptop.  A, S, D and the caps lock button didn't work.  Hmmmm I may need those letters for stampinstace.... Did I mention I have a week long computer training that we are supposed to bring our laptops??  Yeah, so there was no stress there at all.  NOT!!

My dear coworker got me into school on a weekend. Note to self get a door key not just a classroom key.*  I got into my classroom, grabbed my school laptop which is even older than my personal laptop. I brought that home, charged it and what happened.  THE SPINNING BEACHBALL OF DEATH!  Please don't tell me I just had to restart it, 'cuz umm no that didn't work either.

Panic set in.  I destroyed my daughters room looking for an old laptop that she used when she was very little.  It hasn't worked for awhile; but I thought maybe Windows needed to be reinstalled.  That only worked a little and kept shutting itself off.  

I even went to Walmart to see if they had a cheap chromebook or something I could use for class.  Well, if I need a new laptop, I wanted one I really liked.  Not sure Walmart was for me. 

My BFF said to just come get her laptop for my class, that she could use her school one if need.  Her wireless mouse only worked so-so.  I told her not to worry, I could just plug in my wireless mouse.

Light bulb (after an entire afternoon of total panic that I am not going to be prepared for my COMPUTER CLASS).  Gee my wireless mouse was purchased with a wireless keyboard.  REALLY??  REALLY???  Guess what?  I could hook my keyboard to my laptop!  I had a tempory fix in my house the entire time!!  Grrrr and a sigh of relief.

Unitl next time.  Happy Stamping!


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.

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,