Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thanks

It's been a while since I've made a card for the Retro Rubber Challenge.  I loved the sketch for this challenge.  I decided to do black, gray and white with just a pop of Strawberry Slush.  I seem to neglect my Jar of Love stamp set so I pulled it off the shelf and got busy.  It also fits the year or older stamp set requirement of the challenge as it's from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  I rather like the way this turned out.


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Stitched Oval Stacklets (Taylored Expressions); Everyday Jars Framelits (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  1" White Nylon Ribbon (May Arts); Whisper White Embossing Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

Today's card was made using the sketch from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2018/05/challenge-87-lets-get-sketchy.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Birthday!

You know, sometimes when life throws me a curve, the best thing I can do is spend time in my craft room.  Making cards is therapy for me and I always come away with a much better perspective.  The result of my therapy is this pretty poppy card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge.


Stamp Set:  Painted Poppy (Altenew); Beautiful Birthday (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube
Dies:  Painted Poppy Die (Altenew); Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies (Unknown)
Other:  Copper Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!); Jewels (Bead Landing)

Today's card was made using the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/05/color-throwdown-494.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hope Today is a Good Day

It's always a good day when I spend it in my craft room.  Today found me trying to decide what to do with these pretty roses I made last night.  What you see is the finished card.  The roses are from the Bold Blossom stamp set from Altenew.  I love the layered stamps they have and this is my first time using this stamp set.  I love how these roses turned out. 


Stamp Sets:  Bold Blossom (Altenew); Clear Mini Stamps/Mini (Inkadinkadoo)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Bold Blossom Die (Altenew); Hope Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up!)

Today's card was made for the Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2018/05/pp394-clean-and-simple-challenge-from.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WWC171 - Heidi's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Christmas" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I love plaid and found this Christmas paper in my scrap stash and knew it would be perfect to go with the Old Olive and Poppy Parade colors I used to color the image. 


Stamp Set:  Wishing You a Merry Christmas (PSX)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:   Unknown (from my scrap stash)
Other:  Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (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, May 28th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:  Fab 'n' Funky Challenges  and Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click on the challenge name.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Poppies for Memorial Day

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I'm excited to be your host. With Memorial Day just a few days away, the challenge is to create a project using poppies.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day set aside to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving their country in the military.  The poppy was inspired by the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.



Stamp Sets:  Painted Poppy (Altenew), Pick A Pennant (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Guava, Lime Zest, Peapod (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Painted Poppy Dies (Altenew), Raged-edged Dies (Unknown)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

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, June 10th 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

Friday, May 18, 2018

From My Two Lips

It's late and I'm falling asleep at the keyboard but I just had to share this card I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge before I shut down for the night.

It was the perfect sketch for me to use with the Maymay's Two Lips stamp set.  I love all the different sentiments and lip images.  One image was stamped using Poppy Seed ink but I stamped off so it would leave just a soft image.  The red pair of lips was colored using Real Red ink.  I did fussy cut the red lips out and added them next to the sentiment and popped them up on dimensionals.  Clean and simple and just fun to make.


Stamp Set:  Maymay's Two Lips (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid, Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Sequin

The sketch I used is from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/05/case-this-sketch-272.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WWC170 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Penny is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I had fun playing with the new Pick A Pennant stamp set and rainbow colors.  This is a one layer card that is full of bright, cheerful colors.   


Stamp Sets:  Pick A Pennant (Stampin' Up!), Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Island Indigo, Concord Crush (Stampin' Up!), Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Cookie Monster Enamel Dots (Taylored Expressions)

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, May21st 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, May 15, 2018

Morning Glory Birthday

It has been a while since I've been able to play along with The Flower Challenge.  I've had a lot going on in my life over the past six months, that I've felt like I've been meeting myself coming and going.  Now that it seems things are settling down, I'm wanting to get back to doing what I love, entering challenges.

Today's card features a new stamp set from Altenew.  It's Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory and I do love it.  It's one of their layering stamps and I must admit that I have fallen in love with layered stamping.  After stamping the different layers of ink, I clear embossed the flowers to give them a bit of a shine.  It doesn't show up well in the photo but looks very pretty.  The dotted Vellum layer is another piece I had in my scrap stash and it made a perfect backdrop for the morning glories.  


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory (Altenew); From All of Us - sentiment (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Peapod, Lime Zest, Confetti Cake, Cookie Monster (Taylored Expressions); Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Pool Party (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Dotted Vellum (Unknown)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory Dies (Altenew)
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

I'm entering my card in the following challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.ca/2018/05/the-flower-challenge-20-acetatevellum.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WWC169 - Charlotte's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This week Charlotte is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  My card today is a clean and simple watercolor.  I love that Picked Raspberry Distress Ink color.  It makes for a pretty May flower.


Stamp Set:  You've Got This (Stampin' Up!), Cutting Edge-Flowers - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Inks:  Crushed Olive, Picked Raspberry (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expression), Mixed Media Paper Vellum Surface (Strathmore)
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stacklets (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, May 14th 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 - Magical Fairy Garden

Hi everyone!  It's the second Wednesday in May and that means it's time for a new challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Diane is our host and she has challenged us to design a Magical Fairy Garden.  You can use a fairy, or anything magical like a unicorn, rainbow or gnome.  I pulled out my Garden Fairies stamp set by Flourishes, dusted it off and got to work with watercolors.  It was a fun project to create and, yes, I still do believe in the fairy tale. 


Stamp Set:  Garden Fairies (Flourishes)
Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Mustard Seed, Victorian Velvet (Tim Holtz)
Distress Oxide Ink:  Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Patterned Paper:  Floral Shoppe Collection (Graphic 45
Dies:  Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies (Unknown)
Other:  Scalloped Oval Punch (Stampin' Up!), 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, May 20th 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

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Just A Note

Hello and welcome to another rainy, storm filled day in Iowa.  Severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings means it is Spring.  I love the rain but the stormy stuff I can so do without.

Today I wanted to share another lesson project I made during a recent class I took at Altenew Academy.  I had the the privilege to win a free class and it was For the Love of Color.  It shared various ways to add color to your cards and it was such fun.  This card was done using sticky tape and glitter.  I had never thought of using the two together.  Once the glitter was applied to the sticky tape, we used markers to lay down the color.  In my case, they were the Stampin' Write Markers from Stampin' Up!  You can use alcohol markers but the glitter can do a real number on the brushes.  The markers I used held up well and I didn't have any frayed brushes when done.  I love how this one turned out and will likely use this technique again.

The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches worked perfectly for this card.  The only thing I changed was placing my sentiment at the top rather than at the bottom. 



Stamp Set:  Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Sweet Sugar plum, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Stitched Oval Stacklets Dies, Double-ended Flag Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Glitter

The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2018/05/freshly-made-sketches-335-sketch-by-jen.html?utm_source=bloglovin.com&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreshlyMadeSketches+%28Freshly+Made+Sketches%29

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WWC168 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Helen is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I decided to share one of the cards I made in a new class that I won from Altenew.  It was one of the best classes I've taken.  The instructor, Julia Altermann, is an excellent teacher and I learned a lot from her.

Our first lesson was about layering stamps, which I love.  The one I used is called Painted Poppy by Altenew.  And, I actually used glitter and didn't make a mess.  I'm so proud of me!  I usually have it all over me, the floor and anywhere else it can go.  Let's just say my experience with glitter has not been a good one.  Learning a new way to stick it down using sticky tape has made me fall in love with glitter all over again.  I love the sparkle it can add to your project.


Stamp Set:  Painted Poppy (Altenew), Background Bits (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Lemon Meringue, Plum Punch, Confetti Cake, Cookie Monster, Strawberry Milkshake, Guava, Pea Pod, Lime Zest, Oreo Hybrid, Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Gold Glitter, Sequins

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, May 7th 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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #262

Hello and welcome to another sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I'm sad to say that this is my last post as a member of the Design Team.  For various reasons, I need to step down and, as you can see, my card reflects my mood today.  I'm going to miss being a part of the team.


Stamp Sets:  Delightful Daisies (Heartfelt Creations), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  VersaMark Watermark Ink
Brusho Crystals:  Gamboge, Prussian Blue
Copic Marker:  Y17 Golden Yellow
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Tip Top Taupe (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Delightful Daisy Dies (Heartfelt Creations), Standard Circles Dies (Spellbinders), Double-ended Flag Stacklets (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Weathered Embossing Folder, Sheet Music Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Silver Embossing Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WWC167 - Gail's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Gail is hosting our "All About Christmas" challenge this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I love our Christmas challenge as it allows me to make my cards throughout the year and not get bogged down with making them all at once at the end of the year.  When the time comes, all I have to do is address the envelopes, write a short note in each card and put them in the mail.  Gotta love it!


Stamp Sets:  Happy Scenes - sentiment, Party Pandas (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions), Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Real Red (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  A Christmas Carol (Graphic 45), Playful Patterns - Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Balloons, Santa Hat (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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, April 30th 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 - Leaves

Hi everyone!  It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Gwendolyn is our host and she has challenged us to design a project showcasing leaves. With Spring finally here and everything is slowly turning green, I went with green leaves.  So, just breathe and enjoy that fresh Spring air.


Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Old Olive (Stampin' Up!), Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Brusho Crystals:  Moss Green
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Patterned Paper:  Golden Grove Paper Pad (KaiserCraft)
Dies:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Mossy Meadow Regals Candy Dots (Stampin' Up!)

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, May 6th 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