Polished Stone Technique BSU061417

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Polished Stone Technique.

I love that Stampin’ Up! brought back Glossy White card stock back.  It is great for this technique.  It may look complicated but if you have a cotton ball, a little rubbing alcohol and reinkers, you can do this technique.

Dampen the cotton ball with a little rubbing alcohol.  Put a few drops of reinkers (at least two colors).  Tap the cotton ball all over the card stock.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri are up to this week with their creations.

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Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Masculine BSU060717

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Father’s Day/Masculine cards.

Summer time is very busy with birthdays in my family.  I decided to make a masculine birthday card.  Timeless textures is one of my favorite stamp sets.

I used Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Pacific Point card stock. Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso ink.

Let’s see what Terri and Carol are up to this week.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Anything But a Card BSU053117

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a challenge from Broke Stampers Unite.  It is to create Anything But a Card.  I created 3D roses that can hold either a battery operated tea light or a chocolate.

I unfortunately didn’t get the best photo of these rose and I gave them away before I truly looked at the photo on my iPad. 🙁

I can’t wait to see what Carol and Terri created this week.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Lovely As A Tree BSU052417

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Lovely As A Tree stamp set.

Being from the Pine Tree State, I use the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree a lot.  The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases.  I sponged an oval. Super fast note to send to someone  special to let them know you are thinking of them.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri created this week.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Color Challenge BSU051717

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features  color challenge.  We had to use Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, and Whisper White.

I work with a little boy that is super special.  He is going to Disney once school is out.  He is so excited to see Micky.  Once the challenge was given to use the colors, I knew what I had to make.  I didn’t have to stamp anything but Happy Birthday on the inside.  Framelits can be so fun that way!

Let’s see what Carol and Terri created this week.

 

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Spotlight Technique Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 051017

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the  Spotlighting Technique.

I used You’ve Got This stamp set and circle punches to create this card. Markers were used for the Spotlight!

Let’s see what Carol and Terri created this week.

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 050317

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  This month’s theme is retired set.

I actually had many sets that I like retiring. In The Meadow and Gorgeous Grunge. Both are awesome.  In the Meadow is a great nature scene set.  Gorgeous Grunge is great for almost anything.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri used for this weeks challenge.

 

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Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 041917

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.  I am a little behind on my stamping and posting.  Basketball and track have taken up much more of my time than I care to admit.

The challenge this time wasn’t a specific set, it was to stamp with flowers. I stamped on velum with black ink.  I colored using various markers on the backside of the image.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri came up with for this challenge.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Color Challenge BSU041917

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge using Old Olive, Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, and Crumb Cake.

I used the Sweet Cupcake bundle.  This set makes me hungry for yummy chocolate cupcakes with frosting!

I love the dimensional look of multi-step stamping.  Photopolymer stamps make it so easy too.

Let’s check out what Carol and Terri created this week.  We would love to see your creations on Facebook.  Please join our group and share your ideas.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Classic Ink Wash BSU041217

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Classic Ink Wash technique.

Doesn’t it look gorgeous?  It was much easier than I thought. I colored my flower with my markers since I wanted multi colors.  Simply use your classic ink pad if you only need one color.

Once stamped, use an Aqua Painter to go over the outline with water.  This gives the ink a slight watercolor look.

Let’s see what Terri and Carol have for beautiful creations this week.  Terri’s blog is here and Carol’s is here.  Please share your creations with us on Facebook!

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

 

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Bunnies Everywhere BSU040517

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Easter for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

I don’t send very many Easter cards.  I didn’t have any current Easter sets.  So, I made bunnies instead.  I used several circle shapes I had from different framelits for the body.  I used a leaf framelit for the ears.  Easy peasy.  Inside is stamped Happy Easter from a retired set that I am not even sure of the name any more.

Let’s see what Terri and Carol created for Easter.  Terri’s blog is here, and Carol’s is here.  Join us on Facebook, we’d love to see what you are creating!

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Magic Card

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the retired Tasty Truck from Saleabration.  I have been behind the eight-ball during March.

I just love this little truck and all the options it has.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play with it nearly as much as I liked.  Oh well….

So here is the Magic Card closed.  It looks like a plain white truck.  Once you open it, you see the magic of color! Isn’t it adorable?

 

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

 

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

 

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

 

May you have Creative Chaos today!

 

Stace

 

No Fooling! BSU032917

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a Hey Chick chocolate holder.  No fooling I forgot to post this last Wednesday for the Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  What’s worse, Saleabration is now over and you can’t get this stamp set.  For those who have this can make this chocolate holder,  However, if you don’t have it, use a stamp set you do have.  That’s the great thing about stamping!

This holds a Ferrero Rocher chocolate.  Why  not have a special chocolate for Easter??? I am surprised I could keep the chocolate in this long enough to photograph, even though you actually can’t see it 🙂

So let’s see what Carol and Terri created this week.  Carol’s blog is here.  Terri’s blog is here. Do you have a Anything But a Card item you’d like to share with us?  Join our group on Facebook.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

 

Stace

 

Beautiful You BSU032217

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Beautiful You for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  This is one gorgeous set.

I love black and white to begin with. I decided to add just a pop of red for color. I added Real Red to here dress and the verse.  The verse is made using the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.  I cut the “for” off on the “for you” verse.

I love this set because I think it is so important to celebrate the strength of women.

Speaking of women, let’s see what Terri and Carol are up to this week.  Join us on Facebook, we would love to see what you come up with using this set.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Color Challenge BSU031517

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  This week we had to use Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzaz, and Daffodil Delight.

I am itching for spring.  We went from a blizzard one week, to warm weather the next week. So I am hoping the worst of winter is over, but then again it is only March in Maine.

Many times I when we have color challenges, I tend to think of flowers.  I am waiting for daffodils to poke through the ground.  That’s what inspired this weeks card.

I wonder what Terri and Carol created using these colors.  Join us on Facebook to show us what you create.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Ink to Paper BSU030812

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Ink to Paper technique for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

I absolutely love In the Meadow stamp set!  I use it a lot.  It can be used for masculine cards, but at the same time look how stinkin cut that little fawn is….

I used Very Vanilla card stock for this technique.  I ran the edge of Marina Mist on the top half of the card stock for the sky.  I used Old Olive on the bottom half of the card stock for the grass.  I then stamped all the images with Early Espresso. Once everything was dry, I layered it onto Early Espresso card base.

Let’s check out what Carol and Terri created this week.  I am sure it is something really awesome.  We would love to see what awesome creations you can come up with for this weeks challenge.  Join us on Facebook.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Hey Chick It’s Saleabration BSU030117

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Hey Chick from the Saleabrations catalog for a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.

 

OMG just look at this chicken.  I don’t know the name of the breed but I just love the “hair doo”.  I sorta look like that when I wake up. This chick alone is worth getting this set!

There is a super cute little egg that goes with the set as well. Click the image to the right to see how stinkin’ cute the little egg is.

 

What do you think the other chicks of Broke Stampers Unite have come up with?  Terri’s blog is here and Carol’s blog is here.  We would love to see what you can create with these chicks, join us on Facebook.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Dragonfly Dreams BSU02222017

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Dragonfly Dreams for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

 

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My background is actually the salt technique.  If you haven’t heard of this, it is very easy.  Mist your whisper white card stock with water.  Add a few drops of re-inkers to the card stock.  If you want the ink to spread a little more than what it is, mist a little more water on it.  While the card stock is still wet, add corse salt.  Do not move the salt until the card stock is dry.  To make this go faster, you can use a heat tool.

I cut the dragon fly from retired black glimmer paper which I think is really pops off my “galaxy” background. Everything is layered on a Tempting Turquoise card base.

Let’s check out what Terri and Carol made this week.  Don’t forget to share your creations with us on Facebook.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

Color Challenge BSU021517

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  We have to use Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

 

If you are like me, color challenges can be difficult.  I usually think of flowers, but this week I decided Paisleys and Posies would work just as well. I added a little ribbon to add some dimension.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri are up to this week.  Carol’s blog is here.  Terri’s blog is here.  Join us on Facebook for this and other challenges.  We would love to see what you create.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace

AquaColoring BSU020817

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features coloring with Aqua painters or a coloring technique for this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

I paint with acrylic paints somewhat, so I like using the Aqua Painters and ink pads to color with. It is very similar to painting with regular paints and a paint brush. My more difficult decision to make was picking which stamp set to use to color with.

Mediterranean Moments would be nice for this technique as well, but I figure it’s always nice to have a more masculine card on hand.  In the Meadow it is!

I really like In the Meadow since my folks live in the country and see deer (and other critters) quite frequently.

Let’s see what the girls are up to this week.  They are so creative.  Carol’s blog is here and Terri’s blog is here.  Join us on Facebook for this and other challenges.

If you enjoyed this project, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and You Tube. Don’t forget to share me with your friends.

Join me next time in my Creative & Chaotic craft room for some Creative Chaos and possibly chocolate too.

Creative Chaos never follows a schedule; luckily my online store is open 24 hours a day! Everything you need can be purchased there, except the chocolate.

May you have Creative Chaos today!

Stace