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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Hello and Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge. We decided with the upcoming retiring catalog we would focus on a fav retiring set. So I threw together the card above....more as a warm up. I then attempted to move on and do another card I had rolling around up in my lil brain and when it came to heat embossing it with my heat gun I discovered after many many years of faithful service.....my heat gun that I dropped off the table the other day, was no longer able to serve me.  UGH.....Terry will try to operate on it sometime soon but I'm thinking it is time to retire it also and get a new one. So.....I decided to stick with my first attempt. 

I started with a base of Basic Gray....I then stamped a layer of whisper white card stock in Pink Pirouette ink using the Petal Potpourri all over the surface....once I masked off the center strip. I then stamped and punch out the lace flower image on a scrap piece of whisper white with the matching medallion punch. and layered it on the front with a dimensional. So the stamp set is retiring but not the medallion punch. I used a length of smokey slate bakers twine and Stamped the Hello stamp from a sale a bration set from this year called Hello (also retiring) in the center of the card. I added some retiring candy dots from the Neutrals collection. Hope you have enjoyed this weeks submission. 

Don't forget to hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE and you can always play along on our facebook group page HERE

Thank You so much for stopping by.....Hope you have a fabulous week. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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Sorry for the quick post but I'm late and will need to come back and fill in more info later today......Broke Stampers Unite color challenge this week. Can you guess what colors they are??? Lol I'll leave it a mystery until this afternoon.  I even had my card ready early but got involved with the Playoffs for Basketball and forgot to write my post!!! Ugh!

Alright well I have made it to work and back and had some lunch so now for the real post LOL.....

This weeks post is color challenge and the colors we chose were... Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Blushing Bride and Melon Mango.

I started with a base of crumb cake and layered a piece of Very Vanilla card stock...I then pulled out my trusty Work Of Art stamp set and stamped the three colors, MM, OO, BB using the heart and fussy cut those guys out. I then stamped the three arches in the same colors and added the heart cut outs with some dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake and added a (retired) Melon Mambo double loop bow. (it's my new fav way of making bows)

Have to admit these colors were interesting to work with, but really came together nicely.

Now.....hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE
Then check our Facebook Page HERE and enter your take on this weeks challenge. We would love to see what you make and please do share!

That's all for this week.....be sure to stop by again next week when we'll be featuring a stamp set......! Have a great week!
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******Carol*****


Friday, April 15, 2016

Retiring In-Colors

Just thought I would do some cards with the retiring in-colors before they're gone for good.

in this card I used the 2014-16 colors Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Hello.....it's Wednesday!!!! Yaaaaaay. Hope everyone is doing great! This weeks post topic is Technique. How many are familiar with Baby Wipe Technique? I did some research and there are a couple ways to do this. One is where you put drops of ink from your reinker on a baby wipe and then stamp your stamp into it, like you would a stamp pad. This gives you a variegated rainbow look to your stamped image. I tried this with a balloon stamp and well I need more practice. LOL I then noticed that others were folding their baby wipe and then applying a few drops of coordinated inks and then swipe the baby wipe across their card stock multiple times. As you can see above I had better success with that option.  :)   I used pacific point, cherry cobbler and crushed curry reinkers. Remember red and blue make purple lol. I managed to blend my colors together pretty well while trying to perfect this effect. Not on purpose mind you, but this was one of my end results.  The cool thing about this technique is that your results are quite different each time.  So, after I made my background and set it aside for a while to let it dry. I then stamped my tree image from Thoughts and Prayers in basic black over the background. I layered it in island indigo and then onto crushed curry card base.  I added a bit of retired lost lagoon bakers twine to finish it off.

So there ya go....! Now go try this technique yourself if you haven't.  But first hop on over to Terr's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with this week.  Don't forget to check out our Facebook page at Broke Stampers Unite Challenges

Thanks So Much for visiting.....have a great week.

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******Carol*****
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If you want to set up a monthly stamp kit try Paper Pumpkin out for a month or three and see how you can make great projects each month.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Hello Everybody.....Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week were are doing a Theme....and the theme is Mother's Day/Feminine Cards. I went for Feminine....I think! Well it's my interpretation right? I haven't really stretched my wings too much with this fun Rose Wonder set so I decided to use it here. I wish you could see the glitter effects that are on this card. 


 I used the Wink Of Stella pen clear glitter. It makes this card so dazzling in real life....something I wasn't able to catch in the photo.  I started with a base of Garden Green and layered a piece of Daffodil Delight. I used the Rose Garden Thinlits dies and cut my out lines in Basic Black. I then glued the pieces down. Then with my Aqua Painter I painted in the sections using Garden Green and Daffodil Delight ink pads. I love the lightness of the Aqua Painter verses using markers. I think it gives it a softer look. I stamped my sentiments in Garden Green, and used Daffodil Delight for the label outline. I added some dimensionals to pop up the label. Finished the whole card off with a knot of Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon and a few pearls.  

Hope you enjoy this weeks submission. Be sure to hop over to Terri's blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE  to see what they came up with for this week cards. Thank You so much for stopping by and remeber we'd love it if you'd make a card using this Theme and post it in the proper album on our Facebook page HERE





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