Friday, November 17, 2017

Peace

It seems like it's been ages since I last sat at the craft desk and made a new card.  Life has been moving fast for me this past month.  It's been a whirlwind of doctor's appointments and various tests.  Only one more hurdle to jump and life can go back to normal.  But, that is a discussion for another day.

For now, it's time to share this pretty white on white card I made for The Paper Players.  The card base and the snowflakes were done using Sugar Cube.  For the wreath I used Shimmer White to offset it from the white of the card base.  It let's you see more detail of the Wreath Cutting Plate.  It's one of my favorite dies from Taylored Expressions.  The snowflakes are cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies from Stampin' Up!  The word peace is a die from Taylored Expressions.


Stamp Set:  None; Ink:  None; Cardstock:  Shimmer White, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Wreath Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions)

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

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2017/11/pp370-color-challenge-from-nance.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #145 - Judy's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Judy is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I needed a Thanksgiving card for a guy I know so I decided to send him the one I made in my Fall Shine class at Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.  It was perfect for a masculine card.


Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Leaves; Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Plum Punch, Pumpkin; Dies:  Label Stacklets 2, Simply Stamped - Leaves Dies; Cardstock:  Plum Punch, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Other:  Copper Glitter Tape, Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder, Floral Vine Embossing Folder; Tommy Art:  Copper Metallic Paint

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, November 20th 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, November 13, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #238

Hello and welcome this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Just before I sat down to design my card, I went through the drawer where I throw all of my left over die-cuts and punched pieces.  All of the flowers except the ones on the upper left and lower right were in my drawer and just begging to go on a card.  It was a great way to use them up.  Now I get to start over.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, In the Meadow, Jar of Love; Inks:  Basic Gray, Dapper Denim; Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy, Marina Mist, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango; Other:  Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Embossing Diffuser (Tim Holtz), Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Mini Bloomers 2 Dies (Taylored Expressions), Pearl Basic Jewels, Stitched Oval Stacklets (Taylored Expressions)

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

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #144 - Penny's "All About Birthdays" Challenge

This week Penny is host to our "All About Birthdays" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Here is another of the cards I made at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event last month.  I love that Curly Q Cutting Plate.


Stamp Set:  Simply Said - Birthday; Inks:  Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Oreo; Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Granny Smith, Lemon Meringue, Poppy Seed, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Balloon Strings, Bold Balloons, Curly Q Cutting Plate; Other:  Clarity Stencil Brushes

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, November 13th 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 - Let The Sparks Fly

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  Darlene is our host this week and she has challenged us to "let the sparks fly" on our projects.  So, grab those sparkles and glitters to show us how you let the sparks fly!

Sometimes you just can't get a decent photograph no matter what you try.  That was the case with this photo.  You can't see the glitter and sparkle but, I assure you, they are there.  I'm thinking I may need some new bulbs for my lamps or my digital camera is slowly giving up.  I've had it for quite some time.  Anyway, the bow has glitter on it and when the light hits it, it gives this little sparkle.  The gold rectangle is cut from glitter paper but the kind that is smooth and doesn't rub off.  I like that.


Stamp Set:  Thankful Life (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Elegant Eggplant; Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Glizty Glitter Cardstock Stack (DCWV), Golden Grove (KaiserCraft); Other:  Glitter Ribbon, Stitched Rectangle Stacklets (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders)

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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Autumn Colors

It's the first Saturday of November and you know that means it's time for our November challenge at Crafty Calendar.   Our theme is all about Autumn Colors.  And, for this challenge, you can use any stamp or image you wish.

This is one of the cards I made in the Fall Shine class taught by Lori Craig of Imagination International.  It was one of the classes offered at the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017 event.  As you can see we did some stenciling and some rock and roll stamping.  I wish the photo did this justice as the card is very pretty.


Stamp Set:  Simply Stamped - Leaves; Inks:  Chocolate Truffle, Dijon, Mulled Wine, Pumpkin; Cardstock:  Mulled Wine, Sugar Cube; Other:   Bold Lace Cutting Plate, Build a Tag 1, Gold Thread, Simply Stamped - Leaves Dies, White Pearl; Tommy Art:  Copper Metallic Paint

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

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, November 3, 2017

Feathers

Today I have for you a clean and simple card showing off my Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo from Taylored Expressions.  While I did have the Baja Breeze and River Rock colors, my red is not Riding Hood Red as I'm out of it.  I substituted a red but I'm not sure which color it is as it was a scrap in my left overs box and it looks more orange in the photo than what it really is.  And, as you can see, I have this little spot going on at the top of my photo.  I'm not sure if that means there is dust within the lens as I've cleaned everything twice now and it still shows up.  Sigh... I'm hoping it doesn't mean that my camera is wearing out.

Now I'm off to run some errands while the sun is still shining.  It's been gloomy and cloudy the last few days and the sunshine is a welcome relief. 


Stamp Set:  Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Baja Breeze, River Rock; Cardstock:  River Rock, Sugar Cube, Unknown Red; Dies:  Light as a Feather Stamp & Die Combo; Other:  Linen Thread, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

The colors and sketch that I 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.co.uk/2017/10/challenge-247-double.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #143 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes"

This week Gail is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I'm sharing one of the cards I made at a class I attended at Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy 2017.  Actually, in the coming days you will see more of the wonderful cards I made at the event.  It was a day and a half of fun filled creating.

This card is from the Fall Shine class that was taught by Lori Craig of Imagination International.  The flowers and feathers were painted rather than inked.  While all but one feather was done for us, we were able to play with the Turquoise Chalk Color and the Timbrillo Paste.  We mixed the Timbrillo Paste into the Turqouise Chalk Color and applied it to card stock and let it dry.  That didn't take long at all.  Then, we cut out the feather.  The next step was to sand that feather which allowed the sparkle of the Timbrillo Paste to shine through.  I do hope you can see it in the photo as it gives the most pretty glitter to the feathers and flowers.  It was a fantastic class!


Stamp Set:  Unknown - sentiment; Ink:  Chocolate Truffle; Cardstock:  Peapod, Sugar Cube, Toffee; Dies:  Bloomin' Accessories, Bloomin' Stacklets 1, Bloomin' Stacklets 2, Designer Mini Tags, Fine Feathers, Wreath Cutting Plate; Other:  Linen Thread, Subway Tiles Embossing Folder; Tommy Art:  Indian Orange Chalk Color, Plum Chalk Color, Sunflower Chalk Color, Turquoise Chalk Color, Timbrillo Paste

Here is a close up view of the flowers and feathers.  Hopefully, it will show some of the sparkle from the Timbrillo Paste that was mixed with the Chalk Colors.


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, November 6th 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 30, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #236

Hello and welcome to this week's sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Just a few more Thanksgiving cards and I'll have all that I need to get ready to send out.  As Autumn is my favorite time of the year, I stamped and colored some pumpkins for this design.  The Bushel of Blessings stamp set and dies from Taylored Expressions is one of my favorite Fall sets.  What can I say?  I love pumpkins!


Stamp Set:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions); Copic Sketch Markers:  YG11, YG13, YG17, YR07, YR09; Inks:  Black Soot Distress Ink - sentiment (Tim Holtz), Peekaboo Peach - stripes, Tuxedo Black Memento; Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Other:  Bushel of Blessings Dies, Hemp Twine, Weathered Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Stamping Mask Paper

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Flowers of Hope

Ever have one of those days when you just need to cheer yourself up?  That's been my today.  I have some stressful days and weeks ahead of me and something that always cheers me up and gives me hope are pretty flowers. I made these using one of my favorite stamp sets, Bloomin' Birthday Stamp & Die Combo by Taylored Expressions.

Usually, when I use my Distress Oxide Inks, I add water but today I simply stamped the colors and made these pretty flowers.  I love the way these inks look even without the addition of water.


Stamp Set:  Bloomin' Birthday Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Distress Oxide Inks:  Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey; Cardstock:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Sugar Cube Enamel Dots, Sunshine Wishes Dies (Stampin' Up!)

The sketch I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  It's the second step in their Design Team process.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.


Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #142 - Charlotte's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Charlotte is hosting our "All About Christmas" Challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I love poinsettias and one of my favorite Taylored Expressions stamp sets is the Holiday Florals.  It has some very lovely images for Christmas.


Stamp Set:  Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Whisper White; Other:  Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), Golden Harvest Glitter Drops (Tonic Studios), Holiday Florals Dies (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, October 30th 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 - I See Spots

Terri is our host this week at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and she's having us see spots.  That's right, it's all about embossed dots, dotted paper, dotted ribbon, just all kinds of dots.  So, dig out all of your spotty, dotty goodies and show what you can do with them.  Be sure to share your project with us on the challenge.  We'd love to have you join us.



Stamp Sets:  Delightful Daisies (Heartfelt Creations), Sheltering Tree - sentiment (Stampin' Up!), Water Droplets (Designs by Ryn); Inks:  Antique Linen (Tim Holtz), Blue Corn (Taylored Expressions), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Lemon Meringue (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper:  Down By The Shore Paper Pad (Fancy Pants); Other:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!), Delightful Daisies Dies (Heartfelt Creations), Glitter Gems

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Just a Note

The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge is having a Design Team call and, since I love this challenge, I got to work and made this bright, cheerful note card to enter in the challenge.  I used the challenge colors of Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy.  I love how that Lemon Lime Twist patterned paper makes the flowers pop, don't you?


Stamp Set:  Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Sugar Cube; Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Sugar Cube; Patterned Paper:  Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Stitched Rectangle Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions)

The colors I 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.co.uk/2017/10/design-team-call-and-challenge-245.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #141 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Heidi is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  My youngest grandson turns eight in November so I thought I'd make this bright, cheerful card for him.  I used the Party Pals Stamp and Die Combo that I won during Taylored Expressions 9th birthday celebration.  I've had my eye on this set for quite some time.  It's one that I first used at a TE event and fell in love with it.  In fact, this card is very similar to the one we made at the event.


Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Party Pals Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Copic Sketch Markers:  B00, B05, Y13, Y17, YR09; Inks:  Cookie Monster (Taylored Expressions), Tuxedo Black Memento; Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper:  Rainbow Brights Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Cookie Monster Enamel Dots, Party Pals Stamp & Die Combo (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, October 23rd 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

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