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Monday, November 30, 2015

A couple of Christmas Cards

I was tooling about the house the other day with my family here visiting and was able to steal away and make a couple cards. I'm not sure yet what happened to November.....I seemed to be off kilter all month. Hoping to head into December with a better drive. Hope you enjoy these cards....Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BSU Sheltering Tree

Hello and welcome to another Broke Stampers Unite post!! This week we are featuring a stamp set.  The stamp set is called Sheltering Tree. This week I layered a base of garden green with a layer of Sahara Sand. I then added a layer of whisper white and stamped the tree base in Sahara sand the middle image is full strength the other two are stamped off to give a faded into the background look. I then stamped the grass in garden green and did multiples of stamping off. I also stamped my sentiment in garden green at full strength. I used a length of retired pear pizzazz chevron ribbon. Below you will find other cards I have previous made with this set. Just showing the versatility of it.  Hope you enjoy this weeks stamp set. If you don't have it I'd suggest getting it. You can do so much with it,  

Don't forget to check out Terri's blog as well as Stace have a great week and Enjoy you Thanksgiving!!! I have family coming so our house will be full and a buzz with all the usual activities. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Broke Stampers Unite

Hello and welcome to this weeks BSU challenge. This week we are featuring a technique. The Bokeh Technique. This was way new to me....! I had to research it and look it up for how to's. BUT, I found an easy tutorial and faked my way through it. Then today I found out that one of my Fellow BSU members has actually already done a really good tutorial and I'm going to share that link HERE Yes yes....Miss Stace has done a great job explaining this fun technique. Check it out! She makes it so easy. So without any more delays........here is my card.......



I was really happy with the results. Its a fun effect and a way different look for me. Not sure that I would do it a lot but I'm a lazy broke stamper and well I have my go to's that are much cleaner. But it was fun to stretch out of my comfort zone if ever so breifly. I used Thoughts and Prayers stamp set and Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso and then Whisper White craft ink for the spots. If you haven't yet, then give this technique a try. Also...be sure to hop over to Terri and Stace blog and see what they came up with this week.
Have a great week everyone and Thank You for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BSU.....yes I'm a lil late......

I know I know....I'm a lil late....But better late than never right??? LOL
Broke Stampers Unite....this weeks theme is Thankful/Grateful.

I love sheltering tree. This stamp set is pretty flexible when it comes to a varied look. I stamped the tree in Early Espresso and then the leaves I stamped in Crushed Curry then tapped in some Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso. I then took a strip of Into The Woods DSP and did a cut and flip for the two patterns.  I added a length of Daffolid Delight cotton ribbon for a finishing trim. 

This time of year has started to get really busy for me. I had a day off and planned on stamping but ended up cutting out wood shapes and painting right up until I headed to bed. Oh well I've been wanting to get some of this stuff done and so I guess now is better than never. 

Hop over to Stace and Terri's blogs to see what they came up with this week. I love how we manage to come up with such diffeent ideas. Thank You for stopping by...Have a great week. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

More Market Fresh

Here's a couple more I was meaning to send all weekend long but my lil goblins were here and well I never had a chance lol