Friday, November 16, 2018

Wild Grasses

Hello and a Happy Friday 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.  You can see them HERE.

The die featured today is the Wild Grass DieI cut one out of Oreo cardstock and two out of River Rock cardstock.  I stacked them together then, added them onto a piece of Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped using Chocolate Truffle ink.  For the finishing touch, I added a few Oreo Enamel Dots.


Stamp Set:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); River Rock (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Wild Grass Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Black Enamel Dots (Taylored Expressions)


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, November 14, 2018

WWC196 - Heidi's "All About Ocassions" Challenge

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to you all.  It's time for for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.

Here again, I'm sharing one of the cards I made in the Make A Splash class I took at the recent Stamp Joy 2018 event.  Taylor taught this class where we were able to use her new Liquid Watercolor.  It was such fun.


Stamp Sets:  You're In My Prayers, Happy Flowers Background
Ink:  Oreo
Liquid Watercolor:  Lollipop, Lemon Merigue, Shimmer
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Poppy Seed, Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Dies:  Prayers Script, Prayers Script Backer, Double-ended Flag Stacklets, Blooms Overlay, Stitched Frame Stacklets 1
Other:  White Fine Detail Embossing Powder

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, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.


 Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hello everyone!  It's time for another challenge at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  The challenge is always about Christmas, so every month you can make a Christmas card and have plenty in your stash come time to send them all out to your family and friends.  I love making my Christmas cards throughout the year.  It sure does eliminate the stress of making last minute cards.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, November 9, 2018

Candle Arrangement

Hello and a Happy Friday 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.  You can see them HERE.

The die featuring is the Candle Arrangement Die.  I die-cut two of them, one in Sugar Cube and one in Poppy Parade and offset the red layer so it was peeking out from behind the white.  After stamping the Pine Bough Background in Cilantro ink, I stamped the sentiment from the Holiday Florals stamp set in Jet Black ink.  I popped up the die-cut on foam tape to give it a bit of dimensions.  For the finishing touch, I added a few Cherry Pop Enamel Dots.


Stamp Sets:  Pine Bough Background, Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Cilantro (Taylored Expressions); Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Candle Arrangement (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Cherry Pop Enamel Dots


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, November 7, 2018

WWC195 - Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Today Charlotte is host for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  The card I'm sharing today is one I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2018 Event.  One of the classes offered was a watercolor class taught by Taylor.  It was very enjoyable and I learned a few more little tips and tricks for water-coloring.  And, it was a chance to play with her new Liquid Watercolor.


Stamp Sets:  Floral Frenzy, In & Out Birthday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Liquid Watercolor:  Plum Punch, Lollipop, Peapod (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Sugar Cube, Lollipop (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate (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, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #317 - Make Your Mark

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge it's time to Make Your Mark.  You can use your pens, pencils, watercolors, markers, anything that creates a mark.  For my card I used Copic Sketch Markers to color this bright string of balloons.  The stamp and dies used are the Cutting Edge - Balloons Stamp & Die Combo from Taylored Expressions.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00 a.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, November 2, 2018

Branches

Hello and a Happy Friday 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.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the new Branches Die. I die-cut two of them in green and used them for trees.  Also, I die-cut one out of white and colored the tips in lavender ink and the stems in green to make little flowers to go on each side of the door of that cute little house.  What you can't see is the sparkle of the roof line.  It just never photographs well.


Stamp Sets:  Ginger Fred, Mandy's Tulips, Jump for Joy (Maymay Made It); In the Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Buttercream, Frayed Leaf, Lavender Fields, Forest Glades, Persian Blue, Coral Berry (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Dies:  Branches (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush


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, October 31, 2018

WWC194 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our "Anything Goes" as it is the fifth week of the month and makes for a nice change in the lineup of challenges.

The card I'm sharing with you today was one I made in a recent watercoloring class I took at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2018 Event.  It was taught by Taylor and I learned a couple of new tricks using her new Liquid Watercolors.  They are so much fun.

For this card we used one color.  It's Plum Punch and to get the ombre effect you simply add more water as you do each strip across the watercolor paper.  It's such a bright, cheerful card.


Liquid Watercolor:  Plum Punch (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Watercolor Paper, Lollipop, Peapod, Sugar Cube, Plum Punch, Strawberry Milkshake, Lavender Glaze (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Hello Script, Hello Script Backer, Leafy Branch, Scribble Flowers (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Berry Patch Designer Felt

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,  November 5th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 26, 2018

Hawaiian Flowers

Hello and a Happy Friday!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using another fantastic 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.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the Hawaiian Flowers Die.  I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with this die so I started by cutting it out of white cardstock.  I got out my Stampin' Write Markers and colored the flowers using Melon Mambo, the leaves using Old Olive and the stamens using Crushed Curry.  Since I wanted to use a card base made from Melon Mambo cardstock, I thought the white would be too stark for such a bright flower.  Then, I remembered a new Feeling Dotty Stencil I have from Altenew and I created this lovely background onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock using Frayed Leaf ink by Altenew.  I popped the die-cut up on foam tape and offset it onto the card front.  The sentiment is from the Jump for Joy stamp set by Maymay Made It.  It's stamped on white cardstock using black ink.


Stamp Set:  Jump for Joy (Maymay Made It)
Ink:  Frayed Leaf, Jet Black (Altenew)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Melon Mambo, Soft Sea Foam (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Hawaiian Flowers (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Feeling Dotty Stencil (Altenew); Clear Wink of Stella Brush


If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

WWC193 - Tristan's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our "All About Holidays" challenge.  I needed another Thanksgiving card and this new 3D embossing folder was perfect for a background for these pumpkins.  This folder is so pretty.  All the detail you see is in the folder and translates beautifully to the paper.


Stamp Set:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Ruby Red, Caramel Toffee (Altenew); Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz Distress); Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Pie, Sweet Basil (Taylored Expressions); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Dies:  Bushel of Blessing Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Regency Swirls 3D Embossing Folder (Gemini by Crafter's Companion); Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger); Candy Cane Enamel Dot (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, October 29th 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, October 23, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #315 - Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge we have a photo to inspire your creativity.  I chose yellow roses with a touch of two greens.  I love layered stamping.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Rose (Altenew)
Inks:  Buttercream, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Caramel Toffee, Just Green, Sweet Leaf, Forest glades, Frayed Leaf (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower Die, Thinking of You Die (Altenew)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 19, 2018

Butterflies

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  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.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the new Butterflies Die.  They are just the right size for a card and I love the detail.  I created a background on watercolor paper using Brusho Crystals.  Then, I stamped flower silhouettes and the Hello and added the butterflies.  There are actually four butterflies in this set of dies but I decided to use just the three on this card.


Stamp Set:  Secret Garden Collage (TPC Studio)
Ink:  Earl Grey (Taylored Expressions)
Brusho Crystals:  Moss Green, Brilliant Blue, Yellow, Emerald Green, Gamboge
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up!); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)


If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WWC192 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to another challenge from the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm your hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, break out all those great masculine stamps and dies you have in your stash and show us what you can do with them.  


Stamp Sets:  Buffalo Plaid Background, Look Who's Talking (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Sea Salt Hybrid Ink (Taylored Expressions); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Hills Die Set (Your Next Stamp); Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Evergreens, Woodland Silhouettes 2 (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Crystal Clear Sparkle (Spectrum Noir)

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, October 22nd 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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Caroler Quartet

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Caroler Quartet Die 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.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the new Caroler Quartet Die.  I love these carolers in silhouette.  Reminds me of something right out of Dickens.  I wanted the silhouette to be the focal point so I kept embellishments to a minimum and added only one small rhinestone as the dot for the 'i' in Christmas.  The card is a 6" x 6" card as I just couldn't bring myself to cut away any of that beautiful patterned paper.  I cut the image out three times and glued them together to give it some dimension and I also popped it up even more with some form tape.


Stamp Set:  Reason for the Season - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Ruby Red (Altenew); Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Swirl (Bazzill Basics Paper); Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  (Authentique)
Dies:  Caroler Quartet (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)



If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WWC191 - Charlotte's "All About" Occasions Challenge

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to you all.  It's time for for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Charlotte is hosting "All About Occasions" challenge.

While putting this card together, I forgot to write down all of the different supplies I used, so, I'll share what I remember.  The stamp set I used is the Build-A-Flower:  Rose from Altenew.  I know that I used various inks from Altenew, Stampin' Up! and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from the Cutting Edge - Flowers stamp set by Taylored Expressions.  I used a black card base and added a layer of white to which I added some splatters.  I did pop the flowers and leaves up on foam tape.  And that, as they say, is that.


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, October 15th 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