Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 102

Hi everyone, welcome back this week to another great challenge.

Before I get started on my card, I wanted to announce the winner of my giveaway for last weeks blog entry. Unless I am mistaken, there were only two individuals that posted they came to my YouTube Channel from the blog. So good luck! You have a 50/50 chance of winning!

I wrote the two names on slips of paper, threw them in a bowl & had my dog Ivy choose the person. Whoever was stuck to her nose was the winner. I know, scientific, right?

And the winner is Christine Miller. Please email me at Provide me with your address and your new stamp set will be on the way. ūüôā

On to this weeks card. This weeks challenge is hard for a lot of people. Making masculine cards can be hard because most of the stamping world provides items that are mostly feminine.

I used some Stampin Up products to make this card. I used the new wood grain designer paper that is available in two different styles. The white for the main card base, and the wood panel for acorns and trim paper. The sentiment acorn (Acorny Thank You) was stamped on brown cardstock using Versamark ink and covered in gold embossing powder. For the tops of the other two acorns, I used brown cardstock, stamped using Versamark and also heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The bottoms of the two acorns are from the wood panel paper. I inked up the solid acorn image with Versamark & then covered them with clear embossing powder and heat set. It gives the acorns a shiny appearance. I propped all of those up with some 3M foam tape and adhered everything to a Neenah Solar White 110lb card base.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks card. I can’t wait to see all your ideas!

Have a great week!





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Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 101

Hello, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Stamp, Ink, Paper celebrated it was the 100th challenge last week, and some blog candy was given away.

Since you’re here, I want to share with you how you can win a chance at a free stamp set from Concord and 9th over on my YouTube Channel. ¬†All you have to do is click HERE, subscribe to my channel and leave a comment on any of the videos stating you are from this weeks challenge. ¬†I will draw a name at random next Monday.

This weeks challenge was graduation! My card was pretty simple.  I took some Doodlebug Design Paper and used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die to cut it at four by 5.25.  I also used one to cut the black cardstock at 4.25 by 5.5.  I then used the Tim Holtz accessories to cut out three hats out of MFT silver glitter paper.  Then used a Tim Holtz die to cut the word Congrats out of black card stock.  I then adhered the pattern paper to the black cardstock and popped up everything else on the card with 3M foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this weeks card! I am looking forward to giving away my first stamp set over on my YouTube Channel! Haul Video

Hi, everyone! Thank you for stopping by today.

Over on my YouTube channel, you will find my latest haul video from  It is a great online store where I purchase some of my favorite paper crafting supplies.  Head over and subscribe to my channel for more videos!

I have also included the links below in case you are interested in any of the products.  These are affiliated links so purchasing through them helps me bring you more content.

Haul Video 

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lace Leaf –

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Hello Lovely –

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Background Blocks –

Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Perfectly Penned –

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Rectangle –

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Circle –

Hero Arts – Infinity Dies – Nesting Oval –

Hero Arts – Stencils – Deco Pattern –

Hero Arts – Stencils – Peacock Feather –

Hero Arts – Stencils – Abstract Waves –

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Blue Whale –

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Sea Turtle –

Hero Arts – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Color Layering Koala –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Scripty Aloha –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps ‚Äď Aloha –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Palm Trees –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Duh-nuh –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Lift the Flap –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Ocean Wave Accents –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Ahoy, Matey –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – You’re Claw-some –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Wild for You –

Lawn Fawn – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Upon a Star –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Magic Color Slider –

Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Stitched Cloud Backdrop ‚Äď Portrait –

Echo Park – Just Be You Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Boy – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Echo Park – Wedding Bliss Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Echo Park – Summer Fun Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

BoBunny – Down By The Sea Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

BoBunny – Serendipity Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Doodlebug Design – Puppy Love Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Doodlebug Design – Hats Off Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad –

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #100

Praise his light we got to choose our design this week for the challenge. ¬†I always like these. I can get a bit more creative. ¬†This¬†technique always comes in handy when you have a card that just isn’t finished, but gives you time to think about it.

This weeks card is made of all Stampin Up products. ¬†I rarely get to make a card with all Stampin Up products because I don’t have a lot of it. ¬†I like to use different product companies on each card, but I challenged myself this week.

This week challenge creation:

The card base is Very Vanilla card stock. ¬†The designer paper is from Moroccan Nights. ¬†The sentiment is from the dragonfly stamp set. ¬†The tassel is from the recently released Eastern Palace Suite. Behind sentiment, you will find ribbon from the Occasions¬†catalog that I ran out of. I had to search Ebay for some of it because I did love it to pieces! The coffee cup is from Starbucks ūüôā

I hope you enjoy this weeks card and can’t wait to see your creations. ¬†If you would like, I would love to have you subscribe over at my YouTube channel. ¬†You can do that by clicking HERE.

Have a great week!


Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 99 – Packaging

Hello, everyone! I have to say these challenges that are not card related are super challenging for me. ¬†This week’s challenge was “packaging.”

I have not made anything outside of envelopes, so I just stuck to a simple envelope. ¬†Some of my co-creators, wow, I can’t compete with that!

Here is envelope:


I took some Tim Holtz Oxide Stained Walnut and sponged it around the corners of the envelope. I think took a floral image from Gina K and stamped it in Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.  After that dried a bit, I offset the sentiment from the image and stamped it in Stained Walnut as well.

This technique is a very simple way of decorating an envelope for a card.

I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and I look forward to all your creations!



Cherry Lucky – Sweet Stamp Shop

Hello, everyone!

I was asked to do a video tutorial for a card I made using the Cherry Lucky stamp set from Sweet  Stamp Shop.  You can watch it HERE.  Please like the video and subscribe for more card making tutorials.

Have a great week!


Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 97

Hello everyone,

It is great to be back after two weeks of being on vacation.  It was nice down in Mexico and gave me time to relax and enjoy the smaller things in life! Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic place & I would highly recommend going to visit one day. I also started up my own YouTube channel where I will post card tutorials.  Please head over to Bromero Cards and subscribe to my channel!

On to this weeks challenge. ¬†It is children’s birthday. ¬†I have all nephews in my life, so I don’t get to make girly cards for birthdays. ¬†Below is my card:

This card was made from a Mama Elephant stamp set.  It was too cute not to use.  The children, their toys and the balloon I used colored pencils on to color.  The balloon is covered in Glossy Accents which can not be seen in the photo.  I used the Wonky MFT frame die for the cloud card stock.  I used the hillside dies, and grass dies are from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and used white embossing powder and set it with the heating gun.

I hope you enjoy this card and look forward to your creations this week!


Hero Arts Koi Shaker Card

Hi everyone!

On my latest YouTube Video Tutorial I share how to make the following card:

Please take a few minutes and watch the video.  Also, please subscribe to my channel for more videos on how to make cards.  I will also feature some product reviews and hauls as well.

Thank you and have a great week!


Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #95

Hello everyone! Wow this week has been super busy here in Chicago.  I am in the full works of trying to find a job and it seems like a full time job just doing that.  My schedule has been hectic but I found time to play along with the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge this week and it is a sketch! How much do we love a sketch?

I used the Stampin’ Up Eastern Palace suite that came out this week. ¬†I actually have a YouTube video making a card that is similar to this, so please make sure you watch it HERE.

My Monthly Hero Kit April 2017

Hello everyone.  I thought I would share a card I made with pieces from the My Monthly Hero April 2017 card kit that Hero Arts released.

I really like this stamp set because of the details of fashion.  In my video which you can watch here, you will see that the only thing I would have liked  is to have a male figure as well.

I used a Winnie & Walter stencil on top of some Hero Arts wood grain paper.  This paper was cut at 3.75 x 5.  I mixed some Faber Castell Glass Bead and Glitter Paste with two new colors from the Tim Holtz Oxide Ink line.  Worn Lipstick and Cracked Pistachio.  I mixed both colors and layered it on the wood grain paper.  I peeled up the stencil and washed it immediately along with the craft mat.  If you let it dry on them, it could ruin them.

I then cut some MFT Bubblegum Pink card stock to 4 x 5.25.  I placed the stenciled paper on top of the Bubblegum pink paper and propped it up with some fun foam. It was adhered withs some double sided scor tape.

I then used a stitched oval die from Lawn Fawn on some white card stock through the Big Shot machine. Then stamped out the dress and cut that out with the die cutting machine also.  The paper from the dress is from some scratch paper I had in my stash.

I then took the pieces of stamps for the legs, head and arms and stamped those on the white oval.  Adhered the dress on top of the body parts to form the woman. I then used the mint green ribbon to make a bow.  This is always hard with my big man hands.

After everything was put together, I used some Tombow Mono Glue to to adhere the card to the card base cute at 4.25 x 11  inches and folded in half.

I hope you enjoy this card.  If you are interested in any of the products used to make this card please see the list of affiliate links below:

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Fiskars Cutting Mat:
Ranger Craft Mat:
Sizzix Big Shot:
Fiskars Paper Trimmer:
Tombow Liquid Adhesive:
3M Micropore Tape:
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick:
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Cracked Pistachio:
Tim Holtz Oxide Ink 12 Pack:
Faber Castell Glass Bead & Glitter Paste:
Fun Foam:
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape:
Momento Black Ink:
Versamark Fine Ink:
Lawn Fawn Large Ovals:
Lawn Fawn Small Ovals:
Acrylic Blocks:
Palette Knife: