Monday, January 26, 2015

The Friday Mashup! 194

For some reason I rarely have the need to make a baby card so I really enjoyed making this card for the current Friday Mashup Challenge.  The challenge was to make a project with a baby theme or make a project with the colors of aqua, brown and tangerine or mash it up and combine the two.  I mashed it up and really like the way this one came together.  I wanted to focal point to be the cute little brown duck so I framed him with the aqua and orange. 


Stamp Set:  One Tag Fits All; Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Blendabilities:  Coastal Cabana; Copic Markers:  E33-Sand, E37-Sepia, YR02-Light Orange, YR07-Cadmium Orange, YR09-Chinese Orange; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Coastal Cabana In Color Sequins, Baked Brown Sugar In Color Sequins, Multipurpose Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.

Here is The Friday Mashup! I used for inspiration.

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/01/fm194-oh-baby.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #8

Happy Sunday everyone!  Can I begin by saying how glad I am that my week is over?  It was a week full of swap cards, a blog hop, a local demonstrator meeting and a three day headache that kept me in the dark.  Whew!  I'm so glad it's a new day and a new Christmas Card Challenge.  This one is an "anything goes" and I kept mine very basic and easy.






Stamp Set:  Christmas Bliss; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler; Card Stock:  Whisper White, All Is Calm Designer Series Paper, Red Glimmer Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die (retired), Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, In Color Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

I hope you'll join us for this weeks' challenge.  We'd love to see what you create.  For all the challenge details visit Christmas Card Challenges.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Wacky Watercooler Welcome 2015 Blog Hop


Hello!  Welcome to our first blog hop of the new year.  We are, again, CASEing a past favorite project from a fellow Watercooler Hopper, a favorite from current products and just an "anything goes" favorite.  With the new Occasions Catalog and the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog, there were many favorites to choose from.

My first card is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) for Marie Green's Secret Garden.  It was featured in the Occasions Catalog in 2013.  Although it has retired, it remains one of my favorites and one that I still use often.  I changed mine up some since I didn't have the stamp set she used for the sentiment and I used different flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set.  The sentiment on my card is from the Oh Hello stamp set that was also featured in the 2013 Occasions Catalog.


Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden (retired), Oh Hello (retired); Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Blendabilities:  Coastal Cabana; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die, Circles Collection Framelits Dies, Secret Garden Framelits Dies (retired), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Here is the card that was made by Marie Green.  She does make some beautiful cards.  It was fun to browse through her blog to find one of her designs to CASE.

http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/2014/04/secret-garden/

One of my current favorites from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog is the Lotus Blossom.  There is so much you can do with it but due to limited time and space, I just can't show you all the neat ideas I've seen using this stamp set.


Stamp Set:  Lotus Blossom; Inks:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder; Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  1/8" Silver Ribbon, Frosted Sequins (clearance), Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

For my "anything goes" project, I stayed with the Lotus Blossom stamp set but added a layer of one of the designs from the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  While working on my blog projects, I'm also making 24 swap cards for my local demo meeting this evening.  We chose which stamp set we were going to use either from the Occasions Catalog or from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I chose the Lotus Blossom set for my swap cards.  Both of these are what they will get tonight.


Stamp Sets:  Lotus Blossom, Painted Petals (sentiment); Inks:  Garden Green, Rose Red, Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Garden Green, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Accessories & Tools:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Well, that's all there is from me.  Now it's time to go see what Kath Ricks has created to inspire you.  She always makes such lovely projects and is so talented.

http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/

If you'd like to revisit, Priscilla Ivler's blog, just click on the image below.

http://priscillastamps.blogspot.com/

To start at the very beginning, a very good place to start, click the image below for the Wacky Watercooler Stamping blog.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pretty Scraps and a Cool Sketch Challenge

Well, despite my plans to get oodles of stuff done, a very nasty headache had other plans for me.  I've not been at my craft table or online much for the past three days so now it's time to play catch up.  I have 10 swap cards to make before Wednesday (tomorrow) and 24 swap cards to make before Thursday but I wanted to get a card posted to the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  I'm sliding in under the wire with the deadline is just hours away.

For this card, I used up more of my pretty scraps I had laying on my craft table.  Everything but the little banners were already done.  Now how's that for getting a card to come together fast!


Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Painted Petals (sentiment), Lovely Little Labels (retired); Inks:  Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Copic Marker YR09 Chinese Orange; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack (butterfly), Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Banner Punch, Linen Thread, Stick Strip, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.

The sketch from Paper Craft Crew Challenges can be found HERE.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-127-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Christmas Card Challenge #7

Wow!  Can you believe that January is half over?  My mother always said time seemed to speed up as she got older and now that I'm getting older, I have to say I agree.

For this week's Christmas Card Challenge we have an inspiration photo for you.  I loved the red and white colors and the sparkly on the little cupcake hat.  I do hope you can join us this week.  All you really have to do is make a Christmas, Holiday, Hanukkah or Winter card to play along.


Stamp Set:  Holiday Home (retired); Inks:  Real Red, Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Red Glimmer Paper, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies (retired), Frosted Sequins (retired), Dazzling Detail Silver Sparkle, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

The Christmas Challenges details can be found HERE.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pretty Little Red Bird

Just have time for another quick post.  I'm busy making up 35 swap cards all of which need to be done by Wednesday.  Oh, and don't forget the Watercooler Blog Hop on Thursday with three projects.  Would you say I'm spending a lot of time in my craft studio?  I am so thankful the sunshine is streaming through my window.

Today's card was made using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colors from C.A.S. Colours & Sketches Challenge.  It's a new challenge for me but I love the colors they featured.


Stamp Sets:  Hardwood, Punch Potpourri (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake; Accessories & Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Circle Framelits Dies, Modern Label Punch, Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Pearl Basic Jewels (colored with a black sharpie), Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.

Here is the sketch I used from Freshly Made Sketches.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/01/freshly-made-sketches-169-sketch-by-jen.html

Here are the colors from the C.A.S Color Challenge.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2015/01/challenge-107-colours.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, January 16, 2015

Triple Time Stamping for The Friday Mashup!

It has been quite a while since I've done any triple time stamping.  This week's Mashup Challenge was to create a project with the Triple Layer Technique or a project with a Floral theme or Mash it Up!and create Floral Triple Layer Project.  I tell you, I had fun with this one.  I love the look it gives  you with all the different layers.  With my younger sister's birthday fast approaching, it made for a very pretty card I can send her.  She loves purple!


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Flower Shop, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, So Saffron; Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals

All the challenge details for The Friday Mashup! can be found HERE.

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/01/fm193-saras-going-triple-time.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Hearts Have It!

It's a busy day here for me so this is going to definitely be a very short post.  I wanted to share my heart card I made using the colors from the current Colour Me...! Challenge.  It's very dimensional which doesn't show up well in the photo.  I love that Pacific Point!


Stamp Set:  Pictogram Punches; Inks:  Pacific Point, Real Red; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, True Love Paper Pad (Basic Grey), Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Hearts Decorative Mask, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.

You can find the Colour Me...! Challenge HERE.

http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/01/cmcc54-colour-me-striking.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hello

What do you get when you combine Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand?  Well, I think you get a very pretty 'hello' card.  What say you?

I combined the sketch from Retro Sketches and the colors from The Paper Players challenge for this card and really like those colors together.  Of course, anything with blue in it is okay by me.  I kept the design very simple so the Crisp Cantaloupe flower would pop on the card.


Stamp Set:  Four You; Ink:  Sahara Sand; Card Stock:  Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

You can find the Retro Sketches sketch challenge HERE.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2015/01/retrosketches-148.html

You can find The Paper Players color challenge HERE.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2015/01/the-paper-players-challenge-227-anns.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #6

Hello and welcome to this week's Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.  It's all about CASEing a card from one of our Design Team.  But, remember, the only "real" challenge is to create a holiday or Christmas card.  I really enjoyed going back through and looking at all the great cards from our past challenges.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge (sentiment); Ink:  VersaMark; Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Gold Foil Sheets, Very Vanilla, Silver & Gold Collection (Bo Bunny); Accessories & Tools:  Gold Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® product unless otherwise noted.

Here is the card I CASEd from Alanna.  I, too, love this patterned paper from Bo Bunny.  I changed mine up just a bit as I didn't have all of the same products she used on her card.  I really like the way both of them look.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/2014/01/christmas-card-challenges-6-no-coloring.html

For all the details, check out Christmas Card Challenges HERE.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha