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

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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.

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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

 

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.

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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

 

 

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

Color Challenge BSU101916

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a Broke Stampers Unite color challenge.  This week we had to use Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.

stamping with stace flower patchMy card could also been used for last weeks two step stamping challenge as well  since I used the Flower Patch stamp set.

I originally thought these colors would be difficult to use together until I decide to use Flower Patch.  I am not sure if this is a fall card or a spring card with this color combination.  Maybe it is an all year card.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Let’s see what type of projects Terri and Carol came up with this week. Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’s blog is here.  Would you like to join us in the color challenge?  You can on our Facebook page, which is right 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

Two Step Stamping BSU101216

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Two Step Stamping for a Broke Stampers Unite Challenge.

stamping with stace two step stampingPhotopolymer stamps make this technique so much easier.  Of course, I still seem to get one image slightly off (sigh).  Like they say, hand made is never perfect.

I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which has these really fun balloons.  I used Marina Mist for the solid balloon stamp.  Island Indigo is the dots that give the balloons a 3D effect.

The white card stock is layered with Basic Black with a Marina Mist card base.

Let’s check out what Terri and Carol created this week.  Terri’s blog is here.  Carol’s blog can be found here.  We would love it if you joined our Facebook group and shared your two step stamping with us.  Join us 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

Halloween Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 100516

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

 

haunted house card

 

So this week, my daughter and I made Halloween cards.  When I got the Holiday Catalog, I knew I wanted the Home Sweet Home Bundle and Ghoulish Grunge.

I started making Halloween cards.  Then my daughter got in on the act.  Her’s is the one that says HELP ME in the window.  According to her-all the scary movies have that written in blood on the windows.  I always thought it was a girl in high heels who falls down.  I guess I haven’t watched a scary movie in awhile.   🙂

I love making 3D Halloween items. I made some Haunted Houses.  These are stamping with stace home sweet home halloween broke stampers unite challengegreat.  You can cut the side door open for a haunted house;  or leave the sides solid and fill it with candy.  What do you like to make for Halloween?

Let’s see what Carol and Terri have created for Halloween.  Caro’s blog is here.  Terri’s blog is here.  If you’d like to join us in our challenges, 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

Timeless Texture Broke Stampers Unite Challenge 092816

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

Ttimeless textures broke stampers unite challenge stamping with staceimeless Textures is our stamp set of the month of September; and we’re into October.  Well, I had to make my card a thank you card for my dear coworker who is lending my daughter a pair of crutches for the next month!

The card base is Elegant Eggplant stamped with matching ink.  A layer of Pumpkin Pie.  The flower is several pieces of velum punched with the Pansy Punch.  I sponged  the velum with Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant.  A large pearl is in the center.  A couple pearls for an accent are on the left.

Let’s see what Carol and Terri created with this wonderful set.  Visit Terri’s blog here. Visit Carol’s blog 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 BSU092116

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  I love these because I tend to use just a couple colors on my cards.  This week we had to use Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla.

stamping with stace color challengeI had a such fun with this.  I love my framelits and Big Shot, and I wanted to use my Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies. I used to the small flowers from In the Meadow.

The word HOPE is raised with small pieces of dimensionals.  I also used up some of my retired candy dots.  Rhinestones could be used for a little bling as well.

I wonder what the girls are creating this week with these beautiful colors.  Carol’s blog is here and Terri’s blog 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

 

Shaker Card Challenge BSU091416

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features making a shaker card for the Broke Stampers Unite challenge this week. I used make shaker cards all the time when I first learned to stamp.  It seems so amazing to have glittery items shaking about in a card.

stamping with stace you've got this shaker cardGuess what I discovered when I went to make this card.  I didn’t have any glitter.  Eeeek!! Stampin’ Up! is so wonderful, you can always create what you need.  A little glitter cut into small pieces using the fringe scissors!!  There you have homemade glitter.

I used the texture stamp of You’ve Got This on the top layer of my card. I cut out an oval with my oval framelits.  On the back of the oval layer, I cut a piece of window sheet and glued them together. I put a layer of Foam Adhesive strips around the oval shape.  This will leave a space between the window sheet and the stamped image.

On a Very Vanilla piece of card stock, I stamped the flower of You’ve Got This.  I put my pieces of glittery glimmer paper in the center of the image.  I placed the window sheet layer over the stamped image.  This keeps all the glitter inside. People will be amazed that you could make a card with such a special feature.

I wonder what Terri and Carol came up with this week.  Terri’s projects can be found here. Carol’s projects are found here.  We would love it if you joined us on Facebook and shared your creations with us.

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

Holiday Catalog BSU090716

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features Stampin’ Up!’s Fall/Holiday Catalog.

stamping with staceI used the Tin of Tags stamp set.  It is suggested to use for making Christmas tags.  I think it can be used for so much more than tags!

I used up some of my retired DSP (designer series paper).  I think it shows how versatile this set is since it isn’t used with Christmas DSP.   These cards could be used for almost any occasions that would would like to surprise someone or to let them know that you love them.

Terri and Carol have come up with wonderful cards using stamp sets from the Fall/Holiday catalog.  Let’s check them out!  Terri’s blog is here.  Carols blog is 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

BSU083116 3D Project

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

frankie box stamping with staceI made an adorable little Frankie box using the gift box maker and  various circle punches.

This cute little guy is the smallest box the box maker makes.  It measures 1.75″ cube.  His hair is a 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ band of Basic Black.  I used the 1″ circle punch for his eyes and 1/4″ paper punch (a basic back to school hand held paper punch) for the pupils and his nose.

I can’t wait to see what Carol and Terri created this week.  Let’s check out their blogs.  Terri’s is here.  Carol’s is here.  Share your 3D projects with us on  Facebook here, 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

Work of Art Surprise BSU082416

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features using Work of Art for this weeks Broke Stampers Unite challenge.

Stamping with Stace Work of Art & Tin of TagsI love these types of stamps.  They make great backgrounds. I also used a new stamp set from the Fall/Holiday catalog called Tin of Tags.  This stamp set should be a must on your list.  It is featured as a set to make Christmas tags with.  I think there are some words that can be used for other things such as birthdays and Valentines Day.

Garden Green is used for the card base,  The Cherry Cobbler strip is 1″x 4 1/4″.  The Crushed Curry layer is  an3 3/4″  square.  The white is a 3 1/2″ square.  I randomly stamped the images from Work of Art.  Surprise is stamped with Cherry Cobbler.  Surprise is from the Tin of Tags set.  I think it is great for a birthday, don’t you?  September 1, you can visit my store and pick it up.

I can’t wait to see what Carol and Terri have come up with this week. We would love to see what you create.  Please share with us on our Facebook page.

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 BSU081716

Hi Stampers, welcome to my Creative & Chaotic craft room! Today’s project features a color challenge for Broke Stampers Unite.  We had to use Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.

Stamping with Stace Paisleys & PosiesOnce I pulled my card stock out, I knew which stamp set I had to use: Paisley & Posies from the Fall/Holiday catalog and will be available for purchase September 1.  It has a matching die set as well.

To make the plain area to stamp the verse, I masked off the area using Post-It Note tape.  I love this stuff!  It’s great for masking because it peels off so easily.

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