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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This happens to be the fifth Wednesday of the month so we focus on a 3D or ABC (anything but cards) project. I had some dear friends come over today and they showed me how to make this lovely basket. Not bad for my first try. I love the way it has the slatted sides. I have seen these floating around the Internet being made and was really excited to try it out myself. Thank You Darlene for the come to my home tutorial. I know I should probably have posted instructions but well I'm not going to. Instead I'm going to leave a YouTube link on how this was inspired. Here  I then, after making the basket, added some flowers using the Flower Patch stamp set and the matching Flower Fair Framelits from the annual catalog. The colors I used were Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi. The DSP used on the sides came from the Cupcakes and Carousels stack in the Occasions Catalog. 

So there you have it. Isn't this just the sweetest lil paper basket? 

Hope you enjoy this weeks project. Now head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE

Have a wonderful week everyone. Thank You for stopping by! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Hello and Happy Spring! It's time for another Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week we are focusing on this lovely stamp set in the Occasions Catalog...(link on the right) called Beautiful You. 
If you've been following me at all you will know this is one of my favorites from this catalog. It's just so simple to make stunning cards with and also so very versatile. I had a blast making a bunch of Thank You cards with this set for my Sister-in-Law who sells LulaRoe. It's such a perfect set for that purpose and so easy to create multiples fast. Of course she loved them. Yaaaaay! 

So for this set I went with a Pink Pirouette base and layered some Whisper White on top. I then added a piece of the beautiful Glimmer paper that was featured in Sale a Bration catty but sadly has been sold out. No wonder right? It's just gorgeous. Would be cool to see it or something similar to in in the upcoming annual catalog. (yes.....it won't be long before that one is released). I love this time of year....so much happening. Ok back on track here.....I cut out an oval in Whisper White and then a larger on in Pink Pirouette with the awesome stitched framelits. LOVE these so much. They offer a great finished look. I stamped my image and sentiment in Basic Gray ink. I love the combo of gray and pink. So pretty! 

So this is my offering for today. If you haven't purchased this lovely stamp set you should! You can't go wrong with it. Hope you've enjoyed this weeks post....now hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE  

Have a great week everyone. Thank You so much for stopping by. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Hello and Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. Alright......I'm late with this...sorry. I forgot to actually write the post and schedule it. Between watching for April the Giraffe to drop that calf and our new burst of Mario 3D World I've been distracted. 

So this weeks challenge is all about color. Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight. I chose a set from the Annual catalog that has long been a favorite. Watercolor Wings and the matching framelit dies. The sentiment is from the Occasion's Catalog set All Things Thanks. Card base is Flirty Flamingo and I cut the butterfly out of the Whisper White card front layer, and then popped the wing tips out. The smaller butterfly cut out is done with Peekaboo Peach layered on the front and then embellished with some Rhinestone Jewels. I finished off with some Wink Of Stella lightly painted all over the images to give it a wonderful sparkle. 

So that's this weeks creation, THANK YOU for stopping by. Now hop on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE  to see what they came up with for this challenge. Have a great week

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite Challenge. This week is our Technique week. Im excited because this is one of my favorite techniques to do. Its called DTP or Direct To Paper. There are a few different interpritations of this but to me it means transfering ink direct from the ink pad to the card. I seen people rub it on or just swipe the ink pad across the card stock. But I like to just lay the inkpad onto the card stock so it leaves a nice color block and then use it as my background to highlight another stamped image. On this card I used Sahara Sand as my DPT part. I then stamped my image from Avant-Garden in Rose Red. I then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso I put all this on a card base of Early Espresso and added a bit on Whisper White Cotton Ribbon.

That's it.......makes a nice quick and stunning background spotlight feature. Hope you will give it a try. Like I mentioned earlier it is one of my favorite techniques.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks card...be sure to head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with this week. Also if you'd like to play along you can do so and add it to the Album for this week on our Facebook Page Broke Stampers Unite Challenges HERE

Have a great week everyone and Thank You for stopping by.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Beautiful You again


Today I found myself playing once again with the Beautiful You stamp set. If you are a stamper and do not have this set.....you need to get it. It's so much fun to play with and they make great Girlie cards. click the link on the right to the Occasions Catalog, you'll find it in there. 

Color inspiration

  So I just did an overhaul of how I store my ink colors. In doing so it put Basic Gray and Flirty Flamingo next to each other. I LOVE this combo. So I had to make a card using those two colors. I did throw in a bit of Pink Pirouette. Anyway Just wanted to share.....

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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How is your week going? This week we are focusing on The Sale-A-Bration catty. If you haven't had the chance to get any of the fun sets from SAB 2017 you need to. I have a link to the catty on the right of this post. I love SAB each year. For me it's a fun time to stock up on all my supplies and things that I'm running low on because you can earn free sets for every $50 you spend. Besides, they always release it with they occasions catty and of course there are To Die For sets in there. LOL So meeting the minimums to earn free sets is easy.

About the card......This week I paired the Blooms and Bliss DSP out of the annual catty with the Avent-Garden stamp set in the SAB catty. I was happy with how well these two products worked with each other. I did a base of Island Indigo and layered a fun small print pattern DSP on it. I then made a couple banners with other patterns from the same DSP with the Banner Triple punch. I slipped in a length of Mint Macaron satin ribbon for texture. On my Whisper White card stock I stamped the long stemmed flower in Island Indigo and layered on a sentiment stamped in Sahara Sand. Pretty quick and cute card.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks card...be sure to head on over to Terri's Blog HERE and Stace's Blog HERE to see what they came up with this week. Also if you'd like to play along you can do so and add it to the Album for this week on our Facebook Page Broke Stampers Unite Challenges HERE

Have a great week everyone and Thank You for stopping by.