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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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Welcome to this weeks Brike Stampers Unite Challenge, and because this is the fifth week we are doing an ABC challenge..... anything but a card. 
I elected to do a small 8x8 shadow box frame using the No Bones About It stamp set as well as the School House Designer Series Paper pack. I used garden green, cucumber crush, pacific point, pool party, crumb cake, smokey slate, old olive and soft suede ink pads. I did some layering with Pacific Point and Garden Green card stocks. 

I was really at a loss as to what to do but I knew I wanted to break out this fun stamp set because I haven't had a chance to use it much. The fun thing was how well it matched Rylens favorite Dino blanket. 

Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge. Go make something now that isn't a card and share it with us!! We'd love to see what you come up with. Hope on over to Terri's blog HERE  and Stace's blog HERE  to see what they came up with for this week.  Have a great week everyone and THANK YOU for stopping by. 





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******Carol*****

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Hello Everybody! Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week we are featuring a stampset called Flower Patch. This has been one of my favorite stamp sets. It was nice to pull it out and work with it this week. I sort of put it on the shelf last fall and it was getting a bit dusty. What a nice set for spring flowers. 

I used a base of Watermelon Wonder, and i embossed it with the triangles embossing folder. I then added a layer of Watermelon Wonder DSP. I stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe on a peice of Whisper White and used the triple banner punch to get that banner look on the end. I stamped the leaves solid and detail stamps in Mint Macaron. I then stamped the flower in Watermelon Wonder and cut it out with the matching framelits. In the center of the flower I placed one of the white enamel dots and ran a qTip over it with some Mint Macaron. (I still need to updtae my markers) otherwise I would have used that. I stamped the small flower in Tip Top Taupe and finished it all off with a tie of Tip Top Taupe lace ribbon. 

Hope you are enjoying our weekly challenges....we are in the planning phase for some upcoming challenges and are open to suggestions on some techniques that maybe you'd like us to feature! There's a post on our Facebook page reguarding this and so please feel free to leave us a suggestion. 

As always you can play along with us by making a card featuring this week stamp set and post it to the proper folder on our BSU facebook page. Be sure to hope on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE

The link to our FB page is HERE

Wishing you all a great week....and a very HAPPY EASTER. See ya next week....

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******Carol*****

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Hello....hope your week was a good one. I did a lot of relaxing. It was Sunday before I started doing some crafting again after working so hard on the Market. It was a nice break but happy to be creating again.
 This weeks BSU challenge is COLOR! Our colors are Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, and Blushing Bride. Interesting combo. But this lovely card here is what i came up with. I broke out the Watercolor Wings for this week, and added the Perfect Pairings Sale a Bration set as well as the Gorgeous Grunge set. I layered the butterfly using Blushing Bride and di the outer sections of the wings and the body in Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the wing veins in Calypso Coral. I used Wisteria Wonder for the splatters and the sentiment. Layered this all on a base of Pool Party card stock stamped with the small butterfly and the dotted background piece in Pool Party ink. I made a lil bow of Pool Party cotton ribbon and finished with a bling jewel. 

Hope you've enjoyed this lil challenge...be sure to try it out for yourself. Also don't forget to head over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with for this week. Take care and enjoy your week.........

******Carol*****

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Hello and Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week is for techniques....so we chose Faux Embossing. I admit this is another one of those where I had to look the "How To" on. There are lots of YouTube videos to guide you in this technique. (thank goodness). I chose a base of Elegant Eggplant and did my faux embossing with Craft Whisper White Pad and Elegant Eggplant. So a quick run down with this......you stamp your image in the craft whisper white, let it dry real good....I used a fan LOL once it's dry you then line up your stamp inked with a bit of the same color as your cardstock...in this case the Elegant Eggplant, I used a stamp a majig to line up my stamp just to the left of my white image....just a smidge to the left, then stamped it. you then let that dry....when you are done your image should look as if you dry embossed it. Like it has a raised texture, when it really is just a flat image. (I freak my man out with that) LOL he thought it was a raised image. I then cut out some flowers using the botanicals thinlits and built the rest of the card.  It sounds way more complicated than it is. Give it a try....look at videos, check it out....then when you're done share your creation with us on our Facebook Page. 
Also be sure to hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what these wonderful ladies came up with this week. Have a great week everyone, Thank You for stopping by and do please come play along with us!