Friday, September 21, 2018

A Pumpkin and A Crow

Happy Friday everyone!  Today starts my new journey as a Design Team member for Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  You can see them HERE.

My card today features the Pumpkin & Crow Die.  There is so much you can do with it but I decided to make a silhouette and added it to Halloween colors.  It's for my oldest son who considers Halloween his holiday.  Too funny.  I did cut the image out three times and stacked them to get some dimension.  I also covered it with Clear Wink of Stella.  The patterned papers are from Graphic 45 and ones I had left over from other projects.  I really like how that Copper Glimmer Paper sparkles around the edges of the card.  It's all mounted on a black card base.

Stamp:  None
Ink:  None
Cardstock:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Copper Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Place in Time (Graphic 45)
Dies:  Pumpkin & Crow Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush

If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WWC188 - Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is your host for our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  My youngest grandson has a birthday coming up and he'll be nine years old, which doesn't seem possible.

The images and sentiments were stamped with Jet Black ink then, colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The little bow tie was stamped using Persian Blue ink.  I added a small rhinetone to the center of it for just a touch of sparkle.

The stamp set used is this month's club set from Maymay Made It.  It's called Heads & Tails.  It has a couple of dog images and a couple of cat images along with several sentiments that curve to fit between the front and back of the dog or cat.  It's a cute set and I can see me using it often.


Stamp Set:  Heads & Tails (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Jet Black, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Grass Green, True Blue, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown
Cardstack:  Garden Green (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WWC187 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath is your host for our "All About Occasions" challenge.  Last week I had the fun of attending Taylored Expressions 10th birthday party.  There were lots of new products to look over and yummy cupcakes to eat.  Thankfully, they were the miniature variety.  There was also a make 'n take and that is the card I'm sharing with you today.

The balloons are one of her new stencils and so easy to use.  These balloons are so bright and cheerful.  The sentiment is a die-cut that has a shadow layer of vellum behind it.  Would you believe I actually hand drew the balloon strings?  I did!  I'm not known for being great with a pen but I'm really pleased at the way these turned out. 


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Cozy Plaids

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Diane is our host and she has challenged us to design a card using some cozy plaids.  It's a perfect theme for me as the weather has turned cooler and you know that Autumn is nearly here.

Autumn (Fall) is my favorite time of the year.  I love how the various Fall colors work so well with the plaid.  What doesn't show up well it the shimmer I added to the flowers, leaves and the word celebrate.  The second photo gives you an idea of what the sparkle is like.





Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya (Altenew)
Inks:  Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Meringue (Taylored Expressions); Buttercream, Jet Black (Altenew)
Brusho Crystal Colors:  Brilliant Red, Prussian blue, Yellow, Moss Green, Gamboge
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Patterned Paper:  Plaid (Unknown)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya Die (Altenew); Celebrate Die, Stitched Oval Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush (Spectrum Noir)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' September Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for another challenge at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  The challenge is always about Christmas, so every month you can make a Christmas card and have plenty in your stash come time to send them all out to your family and friends.  I love making my Christmas cards throughout the year.  It sure does eliminate the stress of making last minute cards.


Stamp Set:  Carols of Christmas (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Just Green, Ruby Red (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Red Foil (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Peace (Taylored Expressions); Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!); Clear Wink of Stella

For all of our challenge detail and to share your project, visit the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #309 - CAS

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge we have a CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge for you.  This is one of my favorites as I get to showcase a favorite image and surround it with white to let it stand out.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower: Cattleya (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black (Altenew); Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Sequins

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WWC186 - Marsha's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm your host for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Today's card was made using up some bits and pieces I found in a drawer while I was going through all of my stuff when I changed my craft studio around.  I love it when I can use up, rather than just throw away, left overs from other projects.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory, Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Sapphire, Persian Blue, Caribbean Sky, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily Die
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella, Jewels (Bead Landing)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WWC185 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Happy 5th Wednesday of the month.  That means we have an "Anything Goes" challenge for you this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Whenever we have a fifth week in the month it's always an anything goes.  So, whatever you are creating will fit this challenge.  Show us what you've got!


Stamp Sets:  Floral Elements, Painted Poppy (Altenew)
Inks:  Cookie Monster, Poppy Seed, Guava, Lime Zest, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Floral Element Die (Altenew)
Other:  Jewels (Bead Landing)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 3rd at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #307 - Make Your Mark

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge it's time to Make Your Mark.  You can use your pens, pencils, watercolors, markers, anything that creates a mark.  I was again in the mood to do some coloring with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  So, I got busy and made this pretty purple dahlia.  I didn't want to add a lot to it as I think it would have taken away from the pretty flower.  I think the sequins were just the right touch.


Stamp Sets:  Dahlias (Flourishes); Another Year Older - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Peekaboo Oval Die Set (Gina Marie)
Other:  Prismacolor Colored Pencils; Sequins

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, August 24, 2018

AECP - Let It Shine

As promised, I'm back today to share the card I made for my Let It Shine class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I love adding shine and sparkle to my cards.  For this design I used heat embossing and shimmer pen to add the shine.

For my flower image, I stamped the image from the Mother's Love stamp set from Altenew onto a piece of watercolor paper and stamped it with VersaMark.  I covered it with Copper embossing powder and heat set it.  It made a pretty outline for the water-coloring.  The colors I used to watercolor the image and background are Persian Blue and Coral Berry inks from Altenew.  I think they look so pretty together.  Then, I die cut it using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

To finish the card, I a 1" strip of Scor-Tape down the left side of a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  After I peeled the protective layer off, I added Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger and set it with the heat tool.  I attached it to a card base of Sugar Cube cardstock using Art Glitter Glue.  The patterned paper and second piece of Elegant Eggplant were both cut using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  To the Elegant Eggplant label I went around the edge with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush which gave it a very nice shimmer.  For the finishing touch, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels from Stampin' Up!


At first, I wasn't going to add a sentiment but decided that I couldn't have too many birthday cards, right?  I used a sentiment from the Another Year Older stamp set from Taylored Expressions.

And, that, as they say, is that.  Well, at least for today.  Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again soon at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Thursday, August 23, 2018

AECP - For The Guys

Today I'm back to share the card I made for my For The Guys class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I loved the city skyline silhouette that the instructor did using the Galaxy Technique.  So, this is somewhat of a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of her card.  I used a different cityline and insted of gold foil, I used copper foil cardstock.  I've not done may galaxies.  I think this is like my third one and it's by far, the best one I've done.  It was fun create and I'm still cleaning up little flecks of white from my crafting area.  I did get a wee bit messy.

I didn't have a stamp or die of a city skyline so, I found a free image online, printed it onto white cardstock and traced it onto the back of the galaxy background and did some fussy cutting.  I love the way it turned out.  I didn't add a sentiment, as I'm not sure what occasion I'll use it for but sometimes I don't add one and just write a note or stamp one on the inside of the card.


Inks:  Maple Yellow, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Copper Foil (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Picket Fence Distress Paint (Tim Holtz)

Tomorrow I'll share my next class project with you.  Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WWC184 - Helen's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is your host and the theme is "All About Holidays".  Any holiday such as Easter, Canada Day, Thanksgiving and on and on.  It's all about holidays all over the world.  So, come share your holiday with us.

This week I've made another Christmas card.  While giving my craft room a makeover, I came upon bits and pieces of this and that.  So, rather than continue to sort and organize, I got busy and made a few cards.  This is one of them.  The card base was already done with the Mint Macaron layer and the patterned paper layer so I did stamp a bunch of images and cut them out.  This is the result.


Stamp Set:  Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades (Altenew); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Mint Macaron, Lovely Lipstick (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Unknown
Dies:  Peekaboo Oval Die Set (Gina Marie); Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions); Merry Christmas Die (Unknown) 
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Orange Wink of Stella Brush

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, August 27th at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Bloomin' Flowers

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Gwendolyn is our host and she has challenged us to design a card using bloomin' flowers.  This is one of the card bases I came across in my sorting through some already made up but not used things.  The blues of the lily really look nice against that Dijon cardstock.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily (Altenew)
Inks:  Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Jet Black (Altenew); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Delightful Dijon (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily Die
Other:  Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Wink of Stella Brush

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WWC183 - Gail's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  This week Gail is hosting our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It's a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, dig out those great masculine stamp sets you don't use often enough and play along with us.

A few months ago, I subscribed to a monthly stamp club and today I'm showcasing the most recent stamp set that I received.  It's called Stuck On You by Maymay Made It.  It has some really cute images in it.  Today, I've shared a few of them to make this cute Shadow Box Frame Card.  I followed a tutorial by Dawn Griffith, which you can find HERE.  It was surprisingly easy and I like that it folds to fit in a regular sized envelope.



Stamp Set:  Stuck On You (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  True Blue, Dark Green, Apple Green, Process Red
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Weathered Embossing Folder, Harvest Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Gamsol

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #305 - Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge we have a photo to inspire your creativity.  I had thought it would be fun to make up a bowl of fruit to follow along with the photo but, alas, I don't have any fruit stamps.  I had this image already stamped and ready to color so I made all of the zinnias into a rainbow of color.  I don't have the matching die so I fussy cut the image after it was all colored.  To color the image, I used my Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  So, rather than a bowl of fruit, it's a pretty bucket full of zinnias. I did add some sparkle to the flowers and you can see it in the close up below.


Stamp Set:  Zinnia Bouquet (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew); Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Peekaboo Oval Die Set (Gina Marie)
Patterned Paper:  5th Avenue 6x6 Paper Pad
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush; Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, August 21st at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha