Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Eclipse Technique BSU 022118

Hi Stampers!

Broke Stampers Unite has another great technique challenge this month.  Have you heard of the Eclipse Technique?  It can be done with any punch or framelit. Many ideas I have seen online are used with the Alphabet framelits.  I decided to use the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits.

I stamped the large image from Dragonfly Dreams and used my Aqua Painter to color in the wings. Next, I cut it with the thinlits. 

For the Eclipse technique, you can raise the image with dimensionals directly above the opening or off set it slightly. 

 Let's check out what Terri and Carol have come up with this week.  I am sure they have some great creations.  Join us on Facebook, we would love to see your creations.

Until next time,

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friendship Cappuccino Color Challenge BSU 021418

Hi Stampers!  Happy Valentines Day!

Today I am sharing a Broke Stampers Unite color challenge.  We had to use Basic Black, Read Red, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White. Very Valentine colors.

I tried switching it up a bit, since most people will have already created and mailed their Valentine's Day cards.  I decided to make a card for a dear friend.  We have plans to meet up next week.

I fell in love with the Coffee Cafe bundle as soon as it came out.  I am a coffee lover and so are many of my friends.  What a better combination. 

Let's see what Carol and Terri are up to this week.  Join us on Facebook, we would love to see your creations as well. 

Until next time,

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 021018

Hi Stampers! 
Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  I created my beautiful daughter a Valentine's Day card who turned 13 a few days ago.  Where did the time go? 

Her favorite color is purple which was the starting point of this card. Ellegant Eggplant. I love the Timeless Textures stamp set which inspired the Crumb Cake cardstock.  It is great for antiquing. I used the the heart from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.

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, we would love to see what you create.

Until next time,

Monday, February 12, 2018

Daisy Delight BSU Challenge 013118

Hi Stampers!

I have another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  This one is a layout design challenge. 


I used the punch from the Daisy Delight bundle, along with the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The base is Calypso Coral.  The layers are Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  The flower is punched from Daffodil Delight.  I sponged the leaves and center with Calypso Coral and Old Olive.

I used the square stitched framelits to cut the layers. The verse is from Flourishing Phrases. The ribbon is a piece of burlap I unraveled. 


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

Until next time,

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Glitter Technique BSU Challenge 01242018

Hi Stampers!  Welcome back.  I have been a little behind on my blogging.  I am working on getting caught up today.

Today I am posting a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  The Glitter Technique.  I have wanted to do this technique for sooooo long but haven't tried it because sometimes glitter gets everywhere!

Have you ever tried this technique?  It is actually quite easy.  Start with a cut image.  I used the Rose Garden thinlit. Then I placed packing tape on the back side of the cut image.  You want the sticky side of the tape facing up. Trim excess tape off so it is only behind the image.  Sprinkle glitter on the tape.  

I know you are thinking "Stace, Stampin' Up! doesn't sell pink glitter!" You can make any color glitter you want.  I put some glitter in a ziplock baggie, added a few drops of reinker. Mix it together.  Taaadaa, a coordinating color!

Let's check out what Carol and Terri have come up with for this challenge.  Carol's bog is here. Terri's blog is here.  Join us on Facebook here, we would love to see your creations.

Unitl next time,

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Color Challenge BSU011718

Hi Stampers!

I have another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge today.  This week it is a color challenge.  The colors are Sweet Sugar Plum, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, and Whisper White.

I used the hostess set You're Delightful for the verse and Beautiful You for the image.  I just love the ladies in this set. 

Let's see what Terri and Carol have created this week.  Don't forget we would love to have you join us and our challenges on Facebook.

Until next time,


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

New Year New Challenges BSU011018

Hi Stampers!

Welcome back.  With the changing of the blogs etc., I am a little behind.  Here is the first Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  This months theme is Birthday.  As it turns out I needed to make birthday cards.  Perfect timing.

 I used Night of Navy for the base.  The layer of Chocolate Chip has been stamped with the Hardwood background stamp with Early Espresso ink. 

I stamped the  the fern from Butterfly Basics with Night of Navy on Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out using the largest oval in the Stitched framelits. I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink.  A little twine wrapped around the card.

I wanted to make a masculine card this week.  I wanted it to deal with trees.  The oval is too small to hold the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree that I was planning on using.  I let my friend borrow my wood embossing folder....so this is what I came up with instead.  Does that ever happen to you when you stamp.  You have something all planned out in your head and then it turns into something completely different??? 

I wonder what Carol and Terri have created this week.  You can see Terri's blog here.  Carol's blog is here.  We would love to have you join our group on Facebook.

For those of you who didn't follow me over from my old website, here is a little history of our group Broke Stampers Unite.

We are a group of Stampin' Up! demos who have been friends for years, who wanted a place where we could challenge ourselves to reach outside of our comfort zones & try new things so we decided to do delve into weekly challenges. All team members will be using Stampin' Up! products, but if you join us you are free to use whatever you have at your disposal. We hope you will share with us what you make each week by putting a picture of your creation in the comment section of that week. You are free to go back & make something from prior weeks as well.
Wednesday Challenge lineup:
1st week- Theme
2nd week- Technique
3rd week- Color Combo
4th week- Sketch
5th week- Stamper's Choice 

So I hope you will share your creations with us on Facebook.