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

Love/Valentine’s Day BSU020117

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

I made this card with my daughter in mind.  She isn’t a girly girl and she doesn’t care for pink very much.  Oh well, I’m her mom and she will have to put up with a little.

I stamped the background with Timeless Texture using Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Basic Gray.  The heart is from You’re So Sweet and it was cut with the die from the Mini Gift Bag set.  I placed a pink ribbon on the heart.

I wonder what the girls made this week.  Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’s blog is here.  Join us on Facebook for this challenge or our other challenges.  We would love to see what you come up with.

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

 

 

Mediterranean Moments BSU012517

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features using a set from the Occasions catalog for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  I chose Mediterranean Moments.  Its such a great set for all sorts of coloring techniques. I used markers this week.

I used Versa Mark to stamp a background.on the Tempting Turquoise. Smokey Slate are the gray layers and card base.  I stamped the image with black and used markers to color the moped.

These images remind me of old Audrey Hepburn movies, or is that just me??  Either way, they are beautiful.

Let’s see what Terri and Carol have come up with this week.  Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’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

 

Joseph’s Coat Technique BSU 011117

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the Joseph’s Coat Technique for a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.

For some reason, even though this isn’t a difficult technique, I have never done it.

It starts of with sponging colors onto white card stock.  Next, stamp with versa mark ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. 

Once the embossing is complete, cover the entire project with a dark color.

 

Let’s check out what Terri and Carol created this week.  Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’s blog is here.  Join us on Facebook here.

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 BSU 011817

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  We had to used Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, and Real Red.

These girls really challenge me,  There is always one color that throws me off.  I stamped with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri have come up with this week. Carol’s blog is here. Terri’s blog is here.  Join us on Facebook here.

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

Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 010417

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  This week was stampers choice for a stamp set.  I chose Timeless Textures.  The verse is a retired set called So Sorry.

Unfortunately, I needed a lot of sympathy cards.  I had a half dozen to send out.  I made this a one layer card since I needed so many.  I stamped with Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder on Very Vanilla. Sorry the photo is a little dark.

So lets see what Carol and Terri made.  Visit Carol’s blog here and Terri’s blog here.  Join us on Facebook here.

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

 

Winter Challenge BSU122816

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

Stamping with Stace winter birthdayMy family has lots of birthdays from mid-May through June; and mid-December through February.  Summer birthday cards are fairly easy.  Winter birthdays are a little harder since many winter stamps have to do with holidays.

I took this winter challenge and added birthday to it.  I used Sheltering Tree which can be used for any time of year. Happy Birthday is from Butterfly Basics.  Does the snow swirl seem somehow familiar? It is the beard to Santa from he Detailed Santa thinlit cut from velum!  I cut off the top section.

I used Marina Mist card stock and ink for this project as well.

Let’s see what my stamping buddies Terri and Carol came up with this week. Please join us on Facebook.  We would love to see your creations.  I cannot believe this is our last challenge for 2016!  Make sure you keep following us for new challenges in 2017.

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 BSU122116

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  We had to use Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.

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I just love these colors!  They are so warm and cozy.  Adding the Cable Knit Sweater embossing folder makes everything even cozier!

Let’s check out what Carol and Teri created this week.  Please join us on Facebook.  We would love to see your creations.

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

Sketch Challenge BSU121416

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

Stamping with Stace You've Got This

I used You’ve Got This stamp set for this challenge. I used Smokey Slate, Calypso Coral, and Very Vanilla card stock. Calypso Coral ink was used for the stamping. Rhinestones were added for a little bling.img_1087

Here is the sketch with the measurements.  I turned my card 90 degrees.

Let’s see what my stamping buddies Terri and Carol have come up with this week.  Please join our Facebook group, we would love to see your creations.

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

Christmas BSU120716

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

Happy Christmas from Stamping with StaceWhat says Christmas more than Santa.  I used the Greetings from Santa stamp set with the Detailed Santa thinlits.

This is card was a project I made with my stamp club.  It is a shaker card.  I layered Whisper White on top of Night of Navy.  I used some retired “snow” from quite a few years ago.  A small pinch goes a small ways.  I used this instead of glitter or sequins.  Note to self order more.

The verse is from Greetings from Santa stamped with Night of Navy ink.  Inside it says HO HO HO in Night of Navy ink as well.

Let’s check out Carol and Terri’s blogs this week to see what they are creating for Christmas.  Join our group on Facebook, we would 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

BSU113016

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a 3D project for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

Stamping with Stace envelope gift bagStampin’ Up!’s medium sized envelopes can be made into the cutest little gift bags!

The image on the front is from the Tin of Tags set.  I think this set is wonderful, and can be used for so much more than tags.

Once I saw this verse, I knew I had to make something with chocolate kisses!  Who doesn’t love getting something with chocolate!

I wonder what Terri and Carol have created for 3D projects.  Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’s blog is here.  Would you like to share your creations 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

 

Petite Petals- BSU112316

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

Stamping with Stace petite petals swirly birdIt has been awhile since I have used this stamp set.  Since it is late fall, I have noticed lots of fall wreaths on doors of the homes in my area.  That was an inspiration for this card.

The Swirly Bird thinlits make a great wreath.  I cut it from Old Olive.  I stamped a flower from Petite Petals onto Crushed Curry card stock with Pumpkin Pie.

The card base is Garden Green with a layer of Pumpkin Pie.  I stamped with the Swirly Bird images with Pumpkin Pie ink as well.  Surpised is stamped with Basic Black.  I used Surprised from Tin of Tags.  I have a great birthday card for one of the many birthdays I have coming up.

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

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 BSU111616

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  We have to use Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Whisper White.

Stampin with STaceI used the flower and from You’ve Got This and the background is Timeless Textures.  I just love Timeless Textures for adding backgrounds to cards!  Add a few rhinestones for bling!

Let’s check out what Carol and Terri are creating this week.  Carol’s blog can be found here.  Terri’s blog can be found here.  Please join us for our weekly challenges on Facebook here.

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

 

Adorable Ugly Sweater

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features the cable knit embossing folder to make an adorable ugly sweater!

Stamping with Stace ugly sweaterWinter is coming and soon we will need our winter seaters.  The cable knit embossing folder is great for this!

I cut my tree out first and adhered it to my card stock before I used the embossing folder.  This way it looks like your images was “knit” into the pattern.  I cut a V shape out of the sweater and added a half inch collar.  I used an old crimping tool, but if you don’t have one of those, use your score board to make the ripples in your card stock.  All of this is placed on a vanilla base.  A circle framelit cut the neckline.  You could leave this straight if you wanted to.

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

 

Twist & Turn BSU110916

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

stamping with stace twist and turn cardI know there are so many fancy fold cards out there so it was hard to choose what to do since I knew Terri wanted to a new Z fold card. ( I want to try that soon too, but I didn’t want to have the same thing as Terri.)  I went to Pinterest to look for something.  An older technique was the twist and turn card.  I don’t remember ever doing one of these.

I love the Tin of Tags stamp set.  I know I constantly say it can be used for more than just Christmas.  I used it for a Valentine’s day card.  I used some retired DSP-designer series paper. I found another stash of paper I haven’t used.  My head is hung with shame.

Let’s head over to Terri and Carol‘s blogs to see what they came up with.  Would you like to share you fancy fold cards with us?  Join our Facebook group here.

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

Thanksgiving BSU110216

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

stamping with stace sheltering tree give thanks

I used Sheltering Tree for a nice fall tree.  I added a little brown to my autumn grass since we have had drought conditions this summer and everything has a brown tinge to it.

We always thankful for our friends, so of course I had to stamp the verse thankful for you!

Another thing I am thankful for is burlap ribbon.  I almost always unravel it to have burlap threads to put on my cards.  It’s great for a country look or masculine cards.

Let’s see how Carol and Terri interpreted a Thanksgiving theme.  Please join our Facebook group to share your Thanksgiving creations with us!  We would love to see and be inspired by them.

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

Hello

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a super quick card for those chaotic times in our lives when we need a card for a quick hello to someone.

I used up a little left over Designer Series Paper (DSP) for one of my layers.  stamping with stace hello friendHowever, my goal is to use up all that DSP I have been hoarding.  If it is pretty enough to buy it–put it on a project for others to enjoy as well.

 

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Heck, put a little on the inside of your card as well!  Spread the pretty.

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

 

 

Swap Cards

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features cards from all my stamper friends.  I participated in a swap this summer. (Yes, I am very late posting these even though they have been on my computer for a very long time.)  So here are some beautiful cards made by a group of beautiful ladies.

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Shari Dudek

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Debbie Peterson

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Robin Messenheimer

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Mary Grauel

Aren’t these great holiday cards??  I just love these cards.  That is the great part I love about swaps.  I now have cards made with sets I don’t own.  I hope these ladies will inspire you to stamp the same way they inspire me.

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

Leaves-BSU102616

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Leaves for a Broke Stampers Unite challenge.  When this challenge first came up, I didn’t think I even had any stamp sets featuring leaves.  Guess what?  Paisley and Posies has some wonderful leaf stamps in it!

Stamping with Stace Leaves BSU102616

Even the matching thinlits have some awesome leaves in them.

I chose to use Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip.  These colors are everywhere near my house.

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Here is a photo of color inspiration I took last week from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory. It is 447 feet in the air.  It is glass all the way around at the top.  GORGEOUS views once you get passed that queazy feeling for being up so high and you can look straight down.

I wonder what Terri and Carol have come up with the leaves them this month.  Carol’s blog is here.  Terri’s blog is here.  Would you like to join us in our challenges.  Join our Facebook group here.

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