Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Four You Thank You

Catchy title, huh?  Just kidding.  Actually, the thank you is from the Four You stamp set from Stampin' Up!®  As much as I would like to attach a special name to each of my cards, I do run out of names.  Then again, would you consider a name special no matter what it is?

The other day I received a very cool card in the mail from Kim Glover.  I've been participating in a swap with a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators for that last few months and have gotten some very nice cards.  I plan to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) several of them.  I needed another thank you card and thought this would be a perfect one for a guy.  I changed mine up just a wee bit and used different colors and I do like how this turned out.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, God's Blessings (retired) Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate; Card Stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Baked Brown Sugar Sequins, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, July 28, 2014

Work of Art Thank You

This week's challenge over at Watercooler Challenges is all about color; Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.  I had one piece of Crumb Cake card stock left.  Looks like that will be on the top of my list when I place my next order.  You just can't be without Crumb Cake!  These colors worked great together for a thank you card I need to give to a guy.


Stamp Sets:  Work of Art, God's Blessings (retired); Inks:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry; Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Star, Daffodil Delight Brads (retired), Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can get the details and join the Watercooler Challenge HERE.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.ca/2014/07/wcc05-color-challenge-2-crumb-cake-rich.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #35

Wow!  Another week has come and gone and they just seem to keep getting busier and busier.  I'm so glad I'm making a Christmas card a week so I can stay on top of that holiday project.  This week's Christmas Card Challenge is 'anything goes.'  For this one, I pulled out one of my favorite retired Stampin' Up!® stamp sets, Bells & Boughs, and did a little bit of paper piecing.  I stamped the first image on Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink.  Then, I stamped the same image on Strawberry Slush card stock and cut around the poinsettias.  Once cut I glued them to the image on the white card stock, added some embellishments (I love that Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon) and this is the finished card.

One of the things I did differently, is stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card.  Usually, I simply hand write  a note but this year, I'm changing things up a bit.  Instead of writing a mini book in each card, I'm adding a sentiment along with a one sentence personal note. 


Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Bells & Boughs (retired), God's Blessings (retired); Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 3/8" Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tim Holtz Alterations Stripes Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL, Dimensionals

Click HERE to visit the Sunday Christmas Card Challenge blog and share your Christmas cards with us.  We would love to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fancy Thank You

Okay, so I needed a thank you card.  Would you believe I have a whole box of them made up and ready to go?  And, yes, I had to make a new one!  When I saw the sketch over at Pals Paper Arts, a design popped into my head almost instantly.  I originally stamped the circle image on the card front but didn't like the flat look so I stamped them again and punched them out.  Much better, don't you think?  The little flowers are punched from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack and matched my ink colors perfectly.  I don't often add a sentiment to the inside of my cards as I hand write a note but I love this one from God's Blessings and it was so appropriate.  Here is the card inspired by the sketch. 


Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes, God's Blessings (retired), Fancy Thank You (Hero Arts); Inks:  Perfect Plum, Lost Lagoon; Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Flower, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Baked Brown Sugar In Color Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge HERE.

http://www.palspaperarts.com/2014/07/ppa213-a-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kinda Eclectic Hello

With my ten year old granddaughter, Mariah, visiting for a few days, I've not had many chances to get into my craft studio.  She does well entertaining herself but I love doing things with her when she is here.  We spent yesterday afternoon putting together some past Paper Pumpkin kits and she had a ball.  She is quite creative and has many very cool ideas.  I did manage to sneak in a little solo creating last night and this is the card I made for Freshly Made Sketches.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Crisp Cantaloupe; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Blossom Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals
 All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find the details for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge HERE.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/07/freshly-made-sketches-146-sketch-by-amy.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Happy Birthday, Heather!

My friend and stamping buddy, Heather, has a birthday today.  The card is on its way and should arrive just in time to let her know I'm thinking of her on her special day.  It's been such a busy summer for her, that we've not had a lot of time to spend crafting together.  She loves pink, so I added as much pink as I could to her card but not so much it looked like Pepto-Bismol.  :-)  Because I love blues, I don't have a lot of pink paper on hand but I really like the way this came together.  The sketch made all the difference.


Stamp Set:  Bloom with Hope; Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding, Great White (Darice), Baby Girl Paper Pad (DCWV); Accessories & Tools:  Scalloped Circle Punch, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted. 

The sketch can be found, HERE, over at RetroSketches.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2014/07/retrosketches-124.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thinking of You in Shades of Purple

My sister, Terri, loves purple.  She lives in Wisconsin so we don't get to see each other often.  We talk or text on the phone whenever we can.  I was thinking of her today so made her this card using the color challenge I found at The Paper Players.  It's monochromatic although it's hard to see the three different colors I used.  The map is from the Map It Out photoplymer set from Stampin' Up!® and was stamped using Perfect Plum, the little hearts with Elegant Eggplant, the sentiment and borders with Wisteria Wonder.  There is a very small border of gingham checked paper behind the white but it's hard to see as well.  It matches the little heart I punched and added to the lower right.


Stamp Sets:  Map It Out, Gorgeous Grunge, Four You; Inks:  Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker; Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Gingham Paper Pad (Creative Imaginations); Accessories & Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Heart, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

HERE is where you can find all the challenge details for The Paper Players Clean and Simple challenge with a Monochromatic theme.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2014/07/paper-players-challenge-205-sandys.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wild Tangelo Twist Rose

This week's Friday Mashup challenge is all about background or something 3-D or both.  For my background I dug out one of my favorite Tim Holtz stamps and stamped a wood background to showcase my flower.  To color the rose, I stamped the Tangelo Twist ink pad down on my craft mat, spritzed the ink with water then, laid the flower in the diluted ink.  After drying the rose with my Heat Tool, I sprayed it with some Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist to give it a little sparkle.  As you can tell, I still need to get a light of my photo tent.  The picture is a little dark and does not show off the true color of the flower.  It is much prettier in real life.


Stamp Sets:  Work of Art, Tim Holtz Wallpaper and Wood (Stampers Anonymous); Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo (Ranger); Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Doily (Bo Bunny), Wild Rose Flower (Petaloo), Radiant Rain Gold Pearl Shimmering Mist (Creative Imaginations), Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find The Friday Mashup Challenge HERE.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha





Monday, July 21, 2014

Bloom with Hope

Two challenges, one card.  It's all good.  I love combining a sketch challenge and a color challenge.  For me, it's creating made easy.  Fab Friday's color challenge uses colors I would not necessarily put together.  Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight, yes, but Strawberry Slush... now that one with the others I wasn't so sure about.  Can I just say, I've changed my mind?  I did stamp off the sentiment to give it a softer look.  I was afraid the fully inked stamp would be too much.  And, I loved the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  It was perfect for showcasing the flower.  So, here is the finished project.


Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Copic Sketch Markers Y13, Y19, Paris Dusk Memento (Tsukineko); Card Stock:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush; Accessories & Tools:  Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

The Fab Friday color challenge can be found HERE.

http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/07/fab-friday-46.html

The CAS(E) this Sketch challenge can be found HERE.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2014/07/case-this-sketch-85.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha