By Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator December 31, 2015 A Nice Cuppa, Balloon Builders, Bloomin Love, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanicals For You, Cups and Kettles framelits, Flowering Fields, Picture Perfect No comments
By Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator December 30, 2015 3D, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanicals For You No comments
Hello Everbody! LOL How was your Christmas? Mine was fun but slightly exhausting. I had a houseful and still had to work each early morning so late late nights and early early mornings make for a very tired me. LOL But the goodnews I get a day off tomorrow. so the couch and movies sound really good for a Thursday! I am looking forward to the new year and all the upcoming goodies that are on the way.
This weeks BSU Challenge is a bonus week, or 5th week if you will so its time for a 3D project. I chose to finally make a one of these ever popular box bags. The first video I look at when searching had this rather large sized bag so I decided to roll with it. my finished size I believe is 6x5ish. I'm not going to go into the how to's of this box bag because you can easily do a video search on youtube and get several different versions and sizes so I'll leave that to you to choose. I did use the Fun and up and coming Botanicals goodies from the new Occassions Catty and the 2016 Sale a Bration catty so drool over these products and know they will be available starting January 5th. Theres a combination of products used here. I started with the DSP called Botanical Gardens. I used Cajun Craze for my base and handles. I then cut out some flowers using the Botanical Builder Framelits and Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Whisper White card stocks. For my sentiment I used a stamp from the Botanicals For You set which is a Sale A Bration set, so I got it for free....Wooo Hoooo. You may notice some non SU contraband in the leaf shape brads but I liked how tey went so I used them ;) One other item that was used here was the triple banner punch for the sentiment tag. Hope you enjoy this project. It was def a learning experience for me LOL
By Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator December 23, 2015 Peaceful Pines, Perfect Pines Framelits No comments
This week we are featuring a stamp set. Peaceful Pines or Festival of Trees. I chose Peaceful Pines. I started with a base of Whisper White. I added a strip of DSP from the Merry Moments stack. This has been a really fun stack. I've loved using the great patterns in this. Okay I added a knot of woven satin ribbon in Real Red. I then stamped my trees in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive ink and cut them out with the Perfect Pines framelits. Popped them up with dimensionals and arranged them at the bottom of my card. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler as well. I finished with a few candy dots at the top left. This set is really nice and I like all the different tree style options.
So there ya have it! Now go see what Terri and Stace have come up with this week. You can hop over to our Facebook page and even try out the challenge yourself! Have a great week......I've already started trying to work out my project for next week! But my house is about to explode with the sounds of 3 boys.........so weLl see how far I get lol.
I used Thoughts and Prayers and Sheltering Tree for my stamps. I based my card with TTT and added layers of NN and RR. I stamped my image of the flower in TTT and added a ground effect also in TTT. I used Soft Sky for my background. Stamping my sentiment in NN. I used a length of Rich Razzleberry into the woods trim. It seems I've been having to make quite a few of these types of cards lately.....hope that slows down. This is the Holidays.....things should be wonderful right?? Any way be sure to head over to Terri's blog here and Stace's blog here and see what they came up with for this week. I'm betting it's pretty fantastic they always do such great work. Thanks for stopping by, and check back often for upcoming new goodies!!! A Happy Holiday season to you all!!!
By Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator December 09, 2015 Peaceful Pines, Reason for the Season, Sheltering Tree 1 comment
Hello and welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week the challenge is Fancy Folds.....and let me tell you for me it's a challenge lol. I love straight stamping, not too many layers, clean and simple. Fancy Folds give me the hives lol. But I did manage to pull off a double gate fold....I think that's what they call this lol. Above is the card closed, below is the card open
It took me only three stamp sets to accomplish this. I used Peaceful Pines and the matching dies, Reason for the season for the sentiment, and Sheltering tree for the ground effects. I used Garden green for the card base and the trees. Sahara sand for the ground and Cherry Cobbler for the sentiments, the gift, some lights and ornaments. I also threw in some Crushed Curry for the stars. I used a velcro dot to keep the card closed...see I told you I wasn't very good at this fold stuff... I added a bit of bling and some silver 1/8 inch trim. Hope this qualifies for this challenge. Be sure to check out our Facebook group and become a member if you enjoy these challenges. You can play along each week by adding your version of the challege to the posted album for that week. Here's the link for our FB page Broke Stampers Challenges Thanks for stopping by this week. Be sure to check back often. Have a great week and Happy Stamping.
By Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator December 02, 2015 Festival Of Trees, Reason for the Season No comments
It's time for another Broke Stampers Unite challenge. This weeks theme is Winter/Christmas
I played around with a few ideas and decided to go with some non traditional colors. So I pulled out come Rose Red, Blushing Bride, and Crumb Cake cardstock. Paired that with with some Very Vanilla and below is what I came up with. The stamp sets I used are Festival Of Trees and Reason for the Season
I really like the way these came out. On the bottom one I added some Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and sentiment. I included a bunch of bling to spice them up. I just love the way the bling adds so much.
Hope you decide to join us and play along with this weeks challenge. If you don't have these stamp set no worries, try it out with different stamps. Just Winter/Christmas is your only requirement. We have started a facebook page here and you can now add your versions of the weekly challenge to the posted album for that week.