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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Hello and Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. 

I have to say I'm super proud of myself for not only making my post on time...but actually early. Don't faint...I know. I have been playing with wood a lot lately. I got myself a scroll saw. Something I've wanted for years, and so I was having fun creating with it. Making fun wood cut outs and painting them all while teaching myself to do this. Yea.....I'm about 20+ years behind this trend but like I said it's always been something I've wanted to do. So one thing led to another and someone approached me and now I'm finding myself prepping for my first big market booth and it has been pretty much consuming all my spare time. So that means that the stamping has been lacking lately. I'll find a balance once I get through this market and decide if I want to do a monthly booth or not. 
So that is why I have been sporatic. Now back to the post.....

We are featuring the stamp set Rose Wonder. I went with the stamp set and the matching Rose Garden Thinlits. I started with a base of Night of Navy and added a layer of Soft Sky. My top layer is Whisper White. I cut out the rose twice. Once in Garden Green and once in Pacific Point. From the PP cut I trimmed away the leaves and layered the rose section on top of the GG cut. I then used my Aqua painter to color in the images, making them lighter and darker to give it some dimension....(I have to say I'm not good at this part...I don't have the eye for it) But I try lol  I stamped the label in NN and cut it out with the thinlits. I then stamped the sentiment in PP and popped it up on my card with dimensionals. I have discovered a fun lil splatter stamp in the Timeless Textures stamp set and used it to add a lil something around the rose. This could be my next favorite stamp lol 

So this is my card....be sure to hop on over to Terri's Blog and Stace's Blog to see what they have come up with this week. Also please go and check out our Facebook page and if you'd like to play along you can recreate any of the challenges and post them into the albums dated for each one. Love to see your ideas, so come and play with us! Broke Stampers Unite Challenges  Facebook page 

Have a great week.....Thank You for visiting. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Hello and welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge. This week we are focusing on Color. Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla. I played around with a few different options, but the card above was the only one I could get to come out to my liking. My stamping Mojo was a bit lacking I guess. I kept making simple stamping mistakes and ruined a few cards. This was the first one I did nd it came out fine so maybe I was trying to hard lol. 

I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped my flower images from Flowering Fields in Sahara Sand. I then used an aqua painter and colored in the flowers using Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, and Marina Mist. I stamped the sentiment in Wild Wasabi using the Hello stamp from the Sale A Bration set named Hello. I really like this sentiment stamp. Sad that it was only a short time stamp. Anyway......I layered the Very Vanilla layer onto a piece of Melon Mambo. I finished it off with  few hits with the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  

Don't forget you can always join us in these challenges, and post you work on our Facebook group Here  We would love to see lots of participation in these challenges so please join us won't you?

Be sure to hop on over to Terri's blog Here and Stace's Blog Here Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Hello and Welcome to this weeks technique challenge for the Broke Stampers Unite weekly challenges. This week was a challenge for me to just get posted lol. I must again apologize for my tardiness. It was my Birthday week and I failed to plan ahead and then on the day I planed to stamp I came down with a terrible bug. I spent most of my birthday on the couch. So that's my excuse. Lol. I went in to work today and found out that I'm not the only one that came down ill we had several that were out because of this nasty lil virus. But enough with my excuses, I'm feeling a lil better now but not %100. So I made sure I made it in here to stamp a fun triple stamp card.  I used Rose Red for my colors of ink and card stock, and stamped the Rose stamp from Birthday Blooms, as well as the sentiment. I chose a monochromatic look for this week. I'm loving the Rose Red color for this time of year! So simple, quick, but still nice looking.  I used a bit of wink of Stella brush pen to add some sparkle that doesn't really transfer with the camera shot but it looks good in real life! 

So that's my card....be sure to check out Terri's Blog and Stace's Blog to see the lovely creations they came up with. Also you can play along and create your own triple stamping card and share it on our Facebook Page here

Thank You for stopping by, enjoy your week. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Hi....it's Wednesday and well I'm late. No reason other than I sat down last night after stamping and forgot to actually write the post. I know, I've been distracted. It was nice to spend some time at the stamping desk though. These are the cards I came up with for an Occasions Catty Theme.  The three roses card are from Picture Perfect stamp set. Wisteria Wonder card is from Birthday Blooms water colored with an aqua painter. The Sympathy card is done using the Timeless Textures stamp set as well as the sentiment and label from Rose Wonder. The remaining three cards were done with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanicals Framelits. There are so many great sets in this catalog. It's so hard to really show it all but I at least got a variety in there for you!  Hope you are enjoying these sets and don't forget that sale a bration is in full swing! Every $50 you spend you get a free stamp set out of the sale a bration catalog. All catalogs are posted to the right of this post. Take a look if you haven't yet!  Be sure to hop over to Terr's Blog and Stace's Blog have a great week everyone!! Thank You so much for being patient with.