Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

The challenge at Addicted to CAS was to use pumpkins so I used my favorite Bushel of Blessings  stamp set from Taylored Expressions to make this copper embossed pumpkin.  Once I had the embossing done, I water colored the pumpkin.  The photo doesn't do it justice since you can't see how pretty that copper embossing looks. 


Stamp Sets:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions), You've Got This (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Old Olive, Poppy Seed, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Shimmer White, Sugar Cube; Other:  Bushel of Blessings Dies (Taylored Expressions), Copper Embossing Powder

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

http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2017/10/addicted-to-cas-challenge-122.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Holidays

One of the Make & Take cards I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 Event is this beautiful ornament card.  As you can see, I didn't get my small ornament lined up with its string but just image the string is a wee bit bent behind that big ornament and comes out fine at the end.  I know, I know! 

Anyway, I wanted to share this card with you and enter it in a new challenge to me, Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  I love making Christmas cards throughout the year.  By the time they need to be sent, all I have to do is address envelopes and put a short note in each card.  It has eliminated the stress of sending those cards.


Stamp Set:  Twinkle Twinkle Background; Ink:  Sugar Cube; Cardstock:  Gold Foil, Red Pepper, Sugar Cube, Sweet Basil, Toffee; Dies:  Ornament Accessories Dies, Ornament Overlays Dies, Picture Perfect - Vertical Dies

I've entered my card in the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/10/merry-monday-261-ornaments.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #234

Hello and welcome to another great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This card is another of those Autumn birthday cards that I need.  For this one, I used up bits and pieces that were lying around my craft desk.  I love it when they can all come together for an interesting design.


Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Distress Oxide Inks:  Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey (Tim Holtz); Ink:  Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Wild Wasabi;   Patterned Paper:  Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack; Other:  Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Linen Thread, Sequins, Word Window Punch

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.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 13, 2017

Stamp Joy 2017 Kickoff Party!

Today was the start of Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017.  I took a class  this afternoon called Fall Shine that was taught by Lori Craig and was it ever a fun class!  We made four cards using different products that "shined" things up a bit.  I will share those with you in the coming days.

For now, I'm want to share with you the card we made at tonight's kickoff party.  We used the Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo that we received free for attending the event.  I have to say I love this set and I'm sure you are going to see more of it in my future designs.

The two small flowers were stamped directly on the layer but the larger one was cut out using the die that comes in the combo.  What I love is that the large flower, the small flower and that cute butterfly all have a die to match.


Here's a picture of the stamp set and the dies.  That butterfly is so cute and I can't wait to use it.


Now I'm off to make it an early night as tomorrow is another day of crafting and fun.  If you ever get the chance to attend her Stamp Joy annual event, you are going to have so much fun.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #140 - Libby's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

This week Libby is hosting our "All About Birthdays" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I don't know about you but, I always seem to need a birthday card every time I turn around.  The Background Bits stamp set from Stampin' Up! makes for a lovely birthday card.


Stamp Set:  Background Bits; Ink:  Sahara Sand; Stampin' Write Markers:  Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder; Cardstock:  Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder; Other:  Modern Label Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Word Window Punch

For all the 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, October 16th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pink October

Our host for this week's Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge is Diane.  She has challenged us to create anything pink.  Pink pumpkins, pink Autumn leaves, anything as long as it is "pink."  For my card I used one of my favorite Taylored Expressions stamps, Big Blooms - Daisy.  So, put on your creative cap and make something pink.  We'd love to have you join us.


Stamp Set:  Big Blooms - Daisy (Taylored Expressions); Copic Markers:  B00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YG11, YG13, YG17; Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Stampin' Write Markers:  Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink; Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Toffee (both Taylored Expressions)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, October 9, 2017

Just A Note

Big, bold and bright.  That's what I would call my daisy.  The colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge were orange, kraft and white so I used some orange Copic markers to color the daisy and added a few orange sequins.  To get the white in there, I added a white pearl to the center of each sequin.  I love this Big Blooms - Daisy stamp set from Taylored Expressions.


Stamp Sets:  Big Blooms - Daisy, Simply Stamped-Butterflies - sentiment; Ink:  Basic Black Archival; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Other:  Harvest Matched Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/10/color-throwdown-463.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, October 8, 2017

May Your Dreams Come True

Today found me up early so I figured why not start the day with a session in the craft room.  The background for this design was one I did a week or so ago.  I used the Twinkle Twinkle Background stamp from Taylored Expressions and heat embossed it using White Embossing Powder.  To get the stripes, I cut strips out of Stamping Mask Paper, placed them over the background and sponged over it with Pumpkin Pie ink.  It sure made those twinkly stars pop, don't you think?

The feathers are stamped and cut using the Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo from Taylored Expressions.  I stamped them in Pumpkin Pie and Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment was stamped using Sugar Cube ink from Taylored Expressions.


Stamp Sets:  Light as a Feather, Twinkle Twinkle Background; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Sugar Cube, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Sugar Cube; Other:  Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo, Linen Thread, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, White Embossing Powder

The colors I used for my design are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-243-colours.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Halloween

It's the first Saturday of October and you know that means it's time for our September challenge at Crafty Calendar.   Our theme this month is all about Halloween.  One of our sponsors for the month is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.

First I created a background using Distress Oxide Inks.  The word boo was colored with my black PrismaColor colored pencil.  I took a paper towel and smeared the black all over the image then colored the ghost with a white Signo Uni-ball Pen to make it stand out.  After fussy cutting the image, I mounted it to the background using foam tape.


Stamp:  Spook (boo) - Dr. Digi's House of Stamps; Distress Oxide Inks:  Black Soot, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet; Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Watercolor Paper (Strathmore), Whisper White; Other:  Harvest Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Black Prismacolor Colored Pencil, White Prismacolor Colored Pencil, White Signo Pen

For all the challenge details and to share your project at the Crafty Calendar Challenge, just click on our name.


Our sponsor for the month of September is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.

http://www.doctor-digi.com/
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thinking of You Shaker

Shaker cards are so much fun to make and I don't why I don't make more of them.  Guess I'm going to have to change that as I think my grandchildren would like them as well as the adults.  I wanted to do one with Fall colors to go with the new Harvest Sequins from Taylored Expressions.  The Pitcher Vase Die is perfect for a shaker card.  This one is going to my oldest favorite granddaughter.  Being as I only have two granddaughters and she is the oldest, she definitely qualifies as the oldest favorite.



Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Butterflies (Taylored Expressions); Ink:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns - Harvest (Taylored Expressions); Other:  1" Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon,Bloomers 4 Dies (Taylored Expressions), Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Foam Adhesive Strips, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Harvest Sequins (Taylored Expressions), Pitcher Vase Dies (Taylored Expressions)

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

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2017/10/case-this-sketch-242.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Hello Friend

It's just a short post for me today.  It's one of those days where there is much to do and so little time in which to do it.  But, I wanted to share the card I designed using a stencil I made from various leaf dies.  It was a fun way to create my own background and use my Distress Oxide Inks.  I spritzed a bit of water onto the inks as well as added some drops of Glossy Accents all over the card front.  Of course, the Glossy Accents drops are not showing up well in the photograph.


Stamp Set:  None; Distress Oxide Inks:  Fired Brick, Frayed Burlap, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick; Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Sugar Cube; Other:  Assorted Leaves Dies (Darice), Friend Die (Taylored Expressions), Glossy Accents, Hello Die (Taylored Expressions), Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

I've entered my card in the following challenges.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2017/09/wild-card-week-413.html

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/10/pp364-theme-challenge-from-sandy.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #139 - Kath's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, Kath is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  For my card, I stamped in black and paper pieced the umbrella using Real Red cardstock.  Sometimes in life we all hit a bump in the road and need encouragement to keep looking for the bright side.


Stamp Sets:  Beautiful You, Leafy Branch (Designs by Ryn); Ink:  Basic Black Archival; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick

For all the 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, October 9th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, October 2, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #232

Welcome to another Monday and our next sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This sketch had so many possibilities that I couldn't decide what to do with it.  In the end, I kept it very simple and let the pretty rose be the focal point.



Stamp Sets:  Delicate Details, Zinnia Bouquet - sentiment (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Elegant Eggplant; Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Sugar Cube, Whisper White; Other:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Rose (Prima)

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.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, September 29, 2017

Just for You

You know, some days I just can't seem to write a blog post that makes any sense at all.  Unfortunately, today happens to be one of those days.  It's taken me five minutes just to get these three sentences written.

I  think I'll just share that I made my card for The Paper Players Challenge.  It was a great sketch with which to work and I think those patterned papers made a great background for that pretty flower. 


Stamp Sets:  Delightful Daisies (Heartfelt Creations), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Fired Brick Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Lemon Meringue, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Golden Grove (KaiserCraft); Other:  Delightful Daisy Dies (Heartfelt Creations), Pocket Die (Taylored Expressions)

The sketch I used is from The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/09/pp363-sketch-challenge-from-nance.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, September 28, 2017

You Make Me Smile

Well, today dawned bright and sunny and I dawned with the start of a cold.  I'm so not happy but to make things better, I headed for my craft room for some therapy.  No matter how lousy I feel, I always find comfort creating.

Today, I combined the sketch from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge with the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  The colors were rust, green, orange and aqua so I pulled out my Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie and Pool Party.  The Pumpkin Pie is hard to see but it is on the center of each flower.  I think the glitter gems covered too much of it up but you can see some of it peeking out.  I really like the way this came together.


Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons (Stampin' Up!), Delightful Daisies (Heartfelt Creations); Inks:  Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Timber Brown StazOn, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Pool Party, Sugar Cube; Other:  Chicken Wire Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Delightful Daisy Dies (Heartfelt Creations), Glitter Gems (Triveni Crafts), Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)

The sketch I used is from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-242-sketch.html

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the images below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2017/09/color-throwdown-462.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha