Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WWC205- Donna's Holidays "Around the World" Challenge

Hello and welcome back to Wednesday and the next challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week, Donna, is hosting our Holidays "Around the World" challenge.  You will be amazed at the wonderful creations the team has shared.

This card is a simple one done with stamping and one die.  I love that Pine Bough Background from Taylored Expressions.  There is a matching die, too, and I love the different looks you can get with this set.  pine boughs are not just for Christmas.  The Merry Christmas Die from Cheapo Dies is one of my favorites.  It's intricate but so pretty.

 

Stamp Set:  Pine Bough Background (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Cilantro (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Merry Christmas Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  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, January 28th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, January 21, 2019

AECP Celebrations: Stencil Techniques

Today finds me sharing a card I made for one of my classes in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  With all that has happened in the past six months, I had to take a short break from classes.  Now that I'm mostly settled into my new home, it's time to get back to it.  This card was for the Celebrations:  Stencil Techniques class.

I started with a piece of black cardstock and used modeling paste and the Wavy Grid Stencil from Altenew to make the background.  Once the paste had dried, I added all the pretty flowers.  They were stamped and die-cut using the Delicate Primrose stamp set and dies.  All the product I used is listed below the photo.


Stamp Sets:  Delicate Primrose, Build-A-Flower:  Poppy - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Buttercream, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Soft Lilac, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Jet Black (Altenew); VersaMark
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die (Altenew)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew); Light Modeling Paste (Liquitex); White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again soon at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Thinking of You

Today's card features the new Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth stamp set from Altenew.  It is a beautiful layering stamp.  I wish you could see this in person as the phot does not do it justice.

I'm entering my card in The Flower Challenge.  It is a color challenge where we have to use pink and gray.  I don't use a lot of pink so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  I think it turned out rather well.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Hycinth (Altenew);  Wonderful Romance (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Frosty Pink, Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Cloudy Night, Charcoal Suit (Altenew); Strawberry Milkshake (Taylored Expressions); Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Die (Altenew)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew); Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

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

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-flower-challenge-28-colour-pink-grey.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Yes, It's a Birthday Card!


It feels so good go be able to, once again, play along with some of my favorite challenges.  Today's challenge is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  We could only use black and white, so it was fun trying to figure out a design and make it look good.  I kept it clean and simple and made a birthday card.  I know just who is going to get this and I'm sure she will find the humor of it.

It is all stamped on one layer of white cardstock.  I stamped the flowers from the Billowing Blossoms stamp set from Altenew and the sentiment from the Another Year Older (2015) stamp set from Taylored Expressions in Jet Black.  I colored the three pearls with a black Sharpie and the card was all done.  The speckles on the white layer were left after I splattered another project and this was in the way.  It works here so never throw those accidents away.  You never know when they will come in handy.


Stamp Sets:  Another Year Older (Taylored Expressions); Billowing Blossoms (Altenew)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

The colors I used are from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/01/challenge-102-black-and-white.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stampin Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, January 18, 2019

Believe

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again soon.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.

Today's card features the Believe Die.  It's a simple design with a layer of glimmer paper attached to a white card base.  The die-cut is cut from Night of Navy cardstock.  For the finishing touch, I added a gemstone to each of the dots about the "i's."


Stamp Set:  Believe (Momenta 2013)
Ink:  Blue Corn (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Bold Glam Glimmer Solids (The Paper Stuido)
Dies:  Believe Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Gemstones (Bead Design Co.)


To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to clink on the links below.




Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pretty Primroses

Would you believe that for the first time in a long time I'm actually able to play along with some of my favorite challenges again.  This past year has been full of recovery from cancer surgery and a major move that took me from Iowa to Nevada.  And, that's not counting all the little things in between.  It feels good to be back to doing what I love best making cards and playing along with the challenges.

For this card, I combined a couple of challenges.  The sketch is from Sunday Stamps and the colors are from CAS Colours & Sketches.  And, I got to play with my new Delicate Primrose stamp set from Altenew.


Stamp Set:  Delicate Primrose (Altenew)
Ink:  Real Red, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die (Altenew)
Other:  Pearl Basic Rhinestones

The colors I've used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-304-colours.html

The sketch I've used is from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2019/01/ssc196-sketch-fun.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WWC204 - Gail's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to Wednesday and the next challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week, Gail, is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Be sure to check out what the team has for you.  You're going to love them all.

I finally had a chance to play with the new Wild Ferns stamp set from Altenew.  The moose is a die-cut from the Woodland Silhouettes 2 Die from Taylored Expressions.  This is the other masculine birthday card I told you I needed just lasrt week.  They have all been received and they really liked them.  I'm always happy to hear that.  Oh, and yes, I took some artistic license when I combined the ferns with the moose.  I just love the way it looks.


Stamp Sets:  Wild Ferns (Altenew); Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Jet Black (Altenew); Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Woodland Silhouettes 2 (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, January 21st at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, January 11, 2019

Daisy Butterfly

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from 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.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies I've been sharing over the last several weeks.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.
Today's card features the Daisy Butterfly Die.  When I was unpacking from my move, I came across a tote full of bits and pieces and backgrounds that I had done but never used.  The background for this card is one of those.  It's a watercolor background but I can't remember the colors I used other than they were a yellow, blue and green.

The die-cut was cut from watercolor paper and I colored it using some of my Taylored Expressions Liquid Watercolors.  Since I just did this one, I can give you the colors.  I used Blue Corn, Peapod, Lemon Meringue and Cherry Pop.  To all of the colors I added some Shimmer so the whole die-cut has a sparkle to it.  What I didn't realize, until I took the photo of the card, is that the background also has a shimmer.  It's subtle but very pretty.

The sentiment is from the Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo and stamped using Jet Black by Altenew.



To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below. 

Cheapo Dies Store 

CheapoDies Blog

Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WWC203 - Karen's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome to Wednesday and the next challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week, Karen, another new member of our team, is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  You will be amazed at the wonderful creations the team has shared. 

The first week of the new year has come and gone and, now that I have my craft area kinda, sorta set up after my big move, I'm finally getting back into a regular routine of crafting and creating.  And, with the view I have, I love spending time at my craft desk.  Check out the view below.

Today's card is a birthday card for one of my grandsons.  I have three of them who have birthdays one right after the other in January.  Next week you'll get to see another.       


Stamp Sets:  Vinnie's Favs (Maymay Made It); Buffalo Plaid Background, Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Ruby Red, Milk Chocolate, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Double-Ended Flag Stacklets (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, January 14th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, January 4, 2019

Floral Hello

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from 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.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies I've been sharing over the last several weeks.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.
 
The die I've featured today is the Floral Hello Die.  I colored the die-cut using my Copic Markers and glued it to a layer of Sugar Cube cardstock that IL stamped images from the Billowing Blossoms stamp set by Altenew.  The sentiments are from the Painted Encouragement stamp set by Altenew.  For the finishing touch, I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to each of the flowers on the die-cut.


Stamp Sets:  Billowing Blossoms, Painted Encouragement (Altenew)
Inks:  Silver Lake, Charcoal Suit (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Green (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Floral Hello (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)



To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below. 
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha
  

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

WWC202 - Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  The holidays are over and it's time to get back to the fun of creating.  This week Dawn, a new member of our team, is hosting our first challenge of the new year.  It's a Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge and it will be a nice change from all of the holiday creating we've been doing of late. 

Today's card uses a new stamp set from Altenew along with some of their great new ink colors.  I love this new set of Gentlemen's Gray inks.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Poppy (Altenew)
Inks:  Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Cloudy Night, Charcoal Suit (Altenew)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions);  Flirty Flamingo (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Poppy Die
Other:  Sheet Music Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions)

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, January 7th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, December 28, 2018

Snowflakes

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from 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.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies I've been sharing over the last several weeks.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.

The dies featured today are the Snowflakes Die and the Typewriter Font Die.  The card base is Sugar Cube to which I added a layer of patterned paper.  I cut the snowflakes out of Sugar Cube cardstock and the letters are the reverse side of the patterned paper.  Using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, I covered the snowflakes and, while it doesn't show in the photo, they have a pretty shimmer to them.  The finishing touch was adding a few rhinestones to the center of the snowflakes.


Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  Silent Night (KI Memories)
Dies:  Snowflakes Die, Typewriter Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Rhinestones



To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below. 
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha
 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Season's Greeting

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from 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.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies I've been sharing over the last several weeks.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.

The die featured today is the Season's Greetings Die.  Using Cilantro ink, I stenciled the background using the Wavy Grid Stencil from Altenew.   I attached the die-cuts on top and added the layer to the card base using foam tape.  The last Christmas card of the season.
 
 
Ink:  Cilantro (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Green (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Season's Greetings, Merry Branch (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew)
 

To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below. 
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WWC201 - Marsha's Special Two-Week "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  This week I'm hosting our last challenge of the year at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and it's an "Anything Goes" challenge.  It is a special two-week challenge to give us all time to enjoy the holidays.  We'll be back on January 2nd, 2019.

Is everyone excited that Christmas is only a few days away?  I know I am.  This happens to be my favorite time of the year.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!


Stamp Sets:  Rustic Wreath, So Many Thanks
Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Sweet Basil
Cardstock:  Buttercream Frosting, Dijon, Mulled Wine, Sweet Basil, Toffee
Dies:  Bloomers Greenery, Mini Bloomers 2, Stitched Oval Stacklets
Other:  Sugar Cube Enamel Shapes

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, December 31st at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, December 14, 2018

Angel

Hello and a Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from 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.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies I've been sharing over the last several weeks.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.

The die featured today is the Angel Die.  I used up some things I aready had made.  The cardbase is Sugar Cube cardstock to which I added a layer of Lovely Lipstick I had embossed with the Regency Swirls 3-D embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Florals stamp set and was stamped using Oreo ink.  The angel is cut from Powder Pink cardstock and glued over the embossed layer.  For the finishing touch I added a few rhinestones for a bit of bling.  Another simple but pretty Christmas card.

Again, you'll have to forgive the photograph.  I'm still getting sorted after my move and I'm just not there, yet.  It's been an interesting time trying to find what box my boys packed things in.  There was absolutely no labeling done, so I'm being surprised with every box I open.  It's an adventure!
 
 
Stamp Set:  Holiday Florals - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions
Cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick, Powder Pink (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Angel Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Regency Swirls 3-D Embossing Folder (Crafter's Companion); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)
 
 
To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below. 
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha