BSU012517 are you all today? Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week we are focusing on the Occasions Catalog. Ewweeee I Love so many of the sets in there this year.
ONE of my favorites is the Cool Treats Suite. I couldn't decide what to show you all so I decided to go with a few different projects and feature the Suite as a whole. I love the way all the papers, stamps, and framelits all go together so nicely. Look at the color combo also, so cute!

You can see in the picture what colors I used as well as the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. I added in some Peekaboo Peach Ribbon as well as a bit of Mint Macaroon ribbon....yes I know its not in the suite but it worked and its what I had LOL

This set is a lot of fun to just play with and piece the different elemnets together. So many fun and delicious looks!

Hope you enjoy playing with this suite like I head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE and see what they have come up with for this weeks challenge.

Lift Me Up

So I sat down with the Lift Me Up stamp set the matching framelits and the matching SAB paper stack. I approached it all a bit differently than I normally do. I cut out all my framelits pieces first. The balloons the clouds the different color backgrounds. Then I worked on assembling the cards.

This was a good thing for me I think. I get bored with cutting out the pieces and so by doing all that first it made assembling the cards so much faster and smoother.

So if you struggle with some of these sets that require a lot of thinlit cutting and like me get bored or lazy about cutting and assembling each you get one done and put the set may think about trying it like I did.

Cool Treats

Played with Cool Treats stamp set tonight. What fun lil creations you can make. I really like this color pallet also. Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Peekaboo Peach

Beautiful You stamp set

Ever just lay in bed in the morning ....thinking about getting up but fighting the idea?? I was doing that early this morning when this idea came to me. I've seen and even tried doing the watercolor add on to the Beautiful You stamp set. Only stamping half the image and then adding a full length dress to the bottom of it with watercolor pencils. Well I thought and small flower set would look awesome also. So I drug myself out of bed and trudged into the craft room sat down and stared at a few sets with smaller sized flowers. I went with this lil one from Blooms and Wishes stamp set. I liked I could add the rhinestones to the centers of the flowers.

Play around with it....I'm sure there are a bunch of images that would work great for this idea!


It's time for our BSU challenge. This week is about color. Our Pallet is Real Red Pink Pirouette Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder.

It was a bit of a stretch but I made it work. LOL Card base is Real Red layered with Whisper White. On the white I stamped using the Sealed With Love stamp set from the new occassions catalog a couple images in Wisteria Wonder and Melon Mambo to create the background DSP look. I then stamped my sentiment on Whisper White in Wisteria Wonder and layered it with Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder. Using the matching Love Note framelits I stamped the heart and cut it using the coordinating framelit. I strung a length of Silver Sequin ribbon to add bling. I don't know who came up with this combo....(it was me I think)...but it was def a challenge. LOL

Hoipe you have enjoyed this weeks card please feel free to try it out for yourself. If you do play along you can also post your verion to the appropriate album on our Facebook page.

Don't forget to hop on over to Terri's Blog Here and Stace's Blog Here to see what they came up with this week. Have a great week everyone Thank You for stopping by...

DSP Hack...

Hey everyone. I just wanted to share a fun lil Technique that my upline shared with us recently. I just love all the DSP designer Series papers that Stampin Up offers. Sometimes they are so pretty it's hard to use them. Yes I'm guilty of DSP hoarding. But this is a fun and easy way to get you to use your pretty papers and get the most out of just a lil. I used the Carousel Birthday stamp set and the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack and chose four DSP prints. I cut them all to a 4x5.25 size. And then trimmed them down to four pieces. Any sizes you want just make sure you do the same measurements for all four designs. Then you just mix up the designs. I used a 4.25 x 5.5 sized piece of scrap card stock to arrange my DSP on and then trimmed up the excess leaving a great background layer for your card. Then I just chose my images and stamped them on Whisper White card stock layered them in coordinating colors and attached them to the front. Added a bit of ribbon and bam four quick and cute cards. It's a great way to make a lot of cards quickly. But still end up with a nice full layered card. I hope my explanation was helpful. There is a video that I may be able to link to....I'll try and find that and add it below.

I have a couple more sets I plan to make up real soon so stay tuned for those in the future.

DSP Video

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my BSU post on color combos.


Welcome to this weeks BSU challenge. Our topic this week is Technique. For this weeks Technique we went with Joseph's Coat. I hadn't done this one before and it was fun trying it out. You start with a piece of Whisper White card stock and sponge some coordinating colors onto it. I used Night if Navy, Pacific Point and Marina Mist in a layered position top to bottom. You then stamp your images in versamark ink randomly, in my case, over the blues and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. You then use momento black ink and sponge it all,over the whole thing. The result is that the clear embossed areas resist the momento ink but adhere to the rest of the card stock. Once you are finished applying the black momento ink to your card then lightly wipe away the excess ink from the embossed areas. The results is a lovely verigated color effect. I then trimmed it down to desired size then layered it on Whisper White and Marina Mist layers onto my card base of Night of Navy. I stamped and embossed My sentiment in silver. The stamp set I used was Blooms and Wishes, available in the annual catalog.

Hope you enjoy this weeks sure to give it a try. Remember you can always share your creations with us on our Facebook page.

Hope on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with this week.
Have a great week everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Beautiful You Stamp Set


So I had a chance today to put some ink on this set! It's a new set from the Occasions catalog that was released today! So exciting. There are a lot of great sets in there. I have a link on the right of this post if you want to check it out. If you love to stamp I would highly suggest you take a look at it. 

Also SALE-A-BRATION has started today! Yaaaaaaaay for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax you get to earn a free set out of the saleabration booklet. You'll also find that on the right for your viewing pleasure.  This time of year is so much fun. Who doesn't want to earn free stamps??? 

So...stay tuned for my upcoming makes using these new stamps and so much more. Enjoy!!!