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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Hello.....It's BSU time again! This week, because it's a fifth week this month, we are doing an  ABC/3D project. So I decided to make an ornament! It's that time of year right??? LOL Actually I've been needing to do ornaments for my Craft Market and what a great way to merge my two favorite things. Wood Crafting and Rubber Stamping. 

I harvested some old branches off the trees in the back yard earlier this year and once they dried out I had my trusty man slice them for me so I could make lovely little wood slice ornaments and well as many other crafts with them. I actually for once thought ahead a little. Yes I'm patting myself on the back LOL ANYWAY....back to the ornaments. 

A few weeks ago I pulled out and old retired favorite Loads of Love....its a cute truck you can dress up for the season......Super Cute set.....sad to see that one go.....But I used it by stamping the trcuk in stazon ink and painting it in on the wood slice. They can out super super cute. Big Hit. But I can't show them here because my trusty fellow BSU girl Terri reminded me we nixed using retired sets.....oh bother. So I came up with this pretty one using a wood slice I painted with acrylic paint. Let dry real good, then stamped my image of a tree from the current Peaceful Pines stamp set with versamark ink and heat embossed it with the beautiful Copper Embossing powder. It has that look of rose gold that is so very popular right now. So because that worked so well I stamped the Tis The Season sentiment on it as well, drilled a hole and strug it with some Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine. That's all there is to it.  I did also stamp a to/from on the back so they can be used as either gift tags or ornaments or both LOL You can purchase wood slices at the craft store if you are interested in trying this yourself. It really was about a 20 min project. AND they came out so much cuter than I thought so I think I will need to make some more of these and experiment with the wonderous wreath stamp set as well. 

Ok I will close this out by saying to be sure to hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE and see what lovely projects they came up with this week. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Hello and Happy Holidays everyone. This weeks BSU challenge is using a stamp set Called Petite Petals. Trying to incorporate a flower stamp set into the season was pretty interesting. But I had a fu. Time coming up with this creation. I used a aqua painter brush and watercolored the splash of Emerald Envy ink. I then stamped the flowers in Cherry Cobbler and layered them over the splash with dimensionals I layers that on top of a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock then layered the whole of it on a base of Emerald Envy. I had fun pulling out my washintape and adding a few strips to the side. I tied on some Whisper White Bakers Twine and added my sentiment from Sheltering Tree stamp set. Finished up with some rhinestones in the center of the flowers.

I saw this as a festive seasonal card that took a moment to say "I'm thinking of you" instead of wishes for the season hahahaha ANYWAY....hope you have an Awesome Thanksgiving. We will be making dinner tomorrow and digging out Christmas trees and decor today! So that we can start the holiday cheer this week. We usually try to put up the tree on the night of Thanksgiving.

Don't forget to hop on over to Terri's blog HERE and Stace's blog HERE and see what my stamping buddies came up with for this week!

Enjoy your holiday and I'll see ya next week.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Good day everyone....hope all are well. This weeks BSU challenge is COLOR. 
Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Old Olive and White. I went for a fun country look. I used the Jar of Love set.  I stamped the jar first in Marina Mist and then filled it in with stems in Old Olive. I topped off the stems using the fun flower verities included in this set using the Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Crushed Curry. I added in the glass balls at the base using Marina Mist stamped off in various degrees. Added the fun string bow stamp at the top of the jar and finished it of with a sentiment also from the same set! I love all that this set has to offer. So many different ways and looks from it.  

I'm neck deep in Holiday Events over the next month so things have been crazy at my house. So crazy Terry had to take up house chores hahahaha Thank You Terry. 

Now head on over to Terri's blog HERE and Stace's blog HERE to see what they came up with for this weeks color combo. 
Have a great week everyone and I certainly hope everyone is getting ready for the Holidays. They are coming fast!!! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Okay don't faint.....I'm finally making a BSU post after a month of doing other stuff. Been a busy time for me with all that's going on but I did get in the craft room and found enough room on my table to break out a card!  This weeks BSU theme is a technique and we have chosen Fancy Folds. I believe I have mentioned before that it's not my forte but I elected to do a pleated card because I have yet to try one.  I started out small.  So with a piece of 4x11.5 DSP I made my score lines at 3,4,6,7,9,10. I then maneuvered my DSP it at angle in my paper trimmer to slice an angle to one edge. I then folded my score lines in a fan fold style. I used adhesive to stick down each pleat before layering the whole thing on a card base of Cherry Cobbler. I added a ribbon then stamped my sentiment in versamark ink and used the new copper embossing powder. Rose gold is one of my favorite trends right now and that copper embossing powder really carries that look.  

Hope you've enjoyed this weeks creation. Be sure to hop on over to Terri's blog Here  and Stace's blog Here to see what the other ladies came up with this week. Have a great week everyone.....I'll try harder next week. :)