It's another BSU challenge and this month has a fifth week in it for us so that means we get to showcase a 3D project. I'm not big on 3D projects so when this happens I generally pull out my giftbox punch board. Tada....yup a gift box. I received these lovely products a while back and have just now been able to pull them out and take them for a spin. I don't know what it is about the fruit sets but I always just fall in love with them. This set used today is called Fresh Fruit. 

I started with a peice of 8x8 designer series paper from the fruit stand pack. If you haven't eyed this pack you need to, It's just gorgeous. With my 8x8 peice using the gift box punch board, I punched and scored at the large line all the way around the page. I then fliped the paper and punch the second set of notches. Don't forget to turn the board around and punch your corners to get the hooks to hold your box together. Once I was done with that I pre folded all my score lines and the box just easily folds together. IF YOU DON'T HAVE THIS BOARD.....GET IT! hahaha it makes whipping up a treat box so much easier! I mean look at how adorable this box is and it was literally a 10 min project. Gotta have it! 

I then took a square of Whisper White card stock and stamped my lovely lil peach in none other than Peekaboo Peach and Cucumber Crush inks.  I then stamped my sentiment....also in this same set... across my peach. I hole punched the corner and slipped a length of Whisper White bakers twine through it to tie it onto my bow of Cucumber Crush mini striped ribbon. Then just like that, I have this adorable little gift box. 

Now.....head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see wha these lovely ladies came up with this week. THANK YOU so much for stopping by and remember you can always play along with these challenges on our FB page Here we would love to see your creations. Oh and it doesn't have to be just this weeks are free to try out ANY of our challenges at any time and then post them in the proper album. Have a great week....


It's Wednesday so here's a look at this weeks BSU challenge. This weeks theme is Stamp Set. So we have chosen the Work Of Art stamp set. I honest haven't picked this set up in a while and usually when I do decide to focus on a specific set I hop on over to Pinterest and see what others have done with it.  Wow.....just wow. It's been a while lol. I was certainly impressed with the directions that stampers have taken this set. So many great ideas out there.  I was even more impressed with the fact that trying to come up with a unique design was nearly impossible. There's very little that hasn't been done with it.  So I grabbed a concept I liked and put my own twist on it.  Usually when we spotlight a stamp set I try to use just that one set and maybe a sentiment set if it doesn't have any.  In this case, Work Of Art has sentiments also so I was pretty much able to use just the set, but I did throw in a die from swirly Scribbles thinlits. Added with a piece of washing and I came up with a masculine sort of Fall card lol. 

My color pallet is Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Always Artichoke. I'm not going to go into the how to of this one because it's pretty well self explanatory.  So....if you don't have this set you need it. There is such a plethora of ideas out there to get a lot of mileage from one set.  Hope you enjoy this weeks submission and now head on over to Terri's blog Here and Stace's blog Here to see what these lovely ladies came up with this week.  Have a great week everyone. Thank you for stopping by.  


Welcome to this weeks BSU Challenge. I made's been a crazy few days and now due to rain in this ever so dry South Texas town my craziness gets to be prolonged. New windows.......They'll get done eventually. Unfortunately just about every window in my house has a sea of stuff that has to be moved away from it in order for them to do work. Which has made a huge disaster of my set up and normal rutine. Now with it being delayed until next week I still have a mess of misplaced rooms. Ok enough of my whining.....lets get on with it......

This week is our color combination week and the colors we've chosen are...

Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder and White

I started with a base of Wisteria Wonder card stock and stamped my cute lil bear from the Baby Bear stamp set in Crumb Cake......Just Crumb Cake. I did this by inking the first of the three layers ink Crumb Cake but stamped it off once before applying to my Whisper White card stock. Then with Layer two of the bear I inked it in Crumb Cake then stamped it off once before applying over the base layer stamp. Doing this made my second image a lil darker than the first even though I stamped them both off once. Then my third layer I inked it in the Crumb Cake but didn't stamp it off. I left it full strength and layered that over the other two. Great effect and great way to get a lot of shades out of one color ink pad. I then used Pink Pirouette on the flower stamp for my sweet background. I pulled that stamp from the Flower Patch set. I finished up my stamping by stamping and cutting out the cute bow that comes with this set using Wisteria Wonder ink. It's a two layer bow so I just stamped both layers at full strength. For my sentiment I punched out a piece of Whisper White using the Tree Builder punch and stamped the Hello Baby greeting in Crumb Cake. I added a small rhinestone to the bow and a bit of White bakers twine for a finishing touch. ( as well as using some dimensionals to pop the sentiment and the bow). 

There you have it....this weeks color challange is in the books! Hope you enjoyed this go make something with it! I want to see what you come up with. You can post it to our facebook page Broke Stampers Unite Challenges we really do love seeing your creations. 

Now....hop on over to Terri's blog Here and Stace's blog Here to see what lovely creations they came up with this week. 

Have a great week everyone.......


Happy BSU Wednesday Everyone! 

This week we are focusing on Techniques. The one we have chosen is um....does it have a proper name? Hmmm Applying ink to an Embossing Folder before embossing with it. 

So here's what I did...I took the woodland Textured Impressions embossing folder and applied crumb cake ink directly to the folder. I then placed my card stock panel in the folder lining it up on the non inked side until I had it straight. I then closed the folder and ran it through my big shot, pretty cool. I then cut out the swirly thing from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in Tip Top Taupe card stock. I used the nest shape as well as the bird and eggs stamped out in Choctlate Chip, Marina Mist and smokey slate. cut them out with scissor....fussy cut...and layered them on the swirly. I grabbed the sentiment from Baby Bear and stamped it in Chocloate Chip ink layered it across the front using dimensionals. I layered all of that on a base of Marina Mist card stock. 

Okay that was it...pretty simple. I had just never tried this but it's been around for a while. Hope you enjoyed my sample.

Now hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with. 


                                                Welcome to this weeks Broke Stamper Unite Challenge! This week we are focusing on a Theme. Anything if it has a butterfly if fair game. 

I chose to bring out and dust off my Watercolor Wings stamp set with matching framelits. I was having a great time with this set last year and then put it away for winter and have just FINALLY managed to pull it back out. I used a base of Dapper Denim and layered a swatch of Whisper White.  I stamped the main butterfly base in Dapper Denim, stamped off once and then the second layer also in Dapper Denim at full strength. I used some Flirty Flamingo on the third layer to give it a push. I then used the matching Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon to create a line in the center of the card. I finished it off with my sentiment stamped also in Dapper Denim ink. To give it some pop I used the matching framelits and cut out a small butterfly in yep....Dapper Denim to layer in the middle of my stamped butterfly. I added a bit of pear accents down the center for a nice touch. 

It felt really good to get back to stamping again. I just got a bunch of new goodies today to try out so I'm sure you will be seeing a lot of stamped stuff in the coming weeks. So sure to head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what lovely creations they came up with this week. Have a great day and Thank You so much for stopping by.