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 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

WWC200 - Helen's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Wednesday here we go again!  And, it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  It's also our 200th challenge.  We've been around since 2014 and have made many transitions through those years.  It has been so much fun and I'm so thankful for all of you who have shared your wonderful projects with us.

Today, I'm sharing one of the cards I made in the watercolor class I took when I attended Stamp Joy 2018.  It's a watercolor panel we colored using the Liquid Watercolor from Taylored Expressions.  Because the inks from TE are archival, and don't play well with water, you can' color with them.  These watercolors are fantastic.


Stamp Set:  Striped Background
Liquid Watercolor:  Lemon Meringue, Plum Punch, Lollipop, Peapod, Shimmer
Cardstock:  Lollipop, Lemon Meringue
Dies:  Stitched Frame Stacklets 1
Other:  3x4 Watercolor Panels - Inspire

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 17th 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

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.

Today is my last post for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge as a member of the Design Team.  I'm sad to go but I have so much coming up that I knew I wouldn't be able to keep up.  I will miss you all on the team and you, the participants and your wonderful creations.


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, December 7, 2018

Love Collage

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 Love Collage.  First I stamped the Buffalo Plaid Background onto Cherry Pop cardstock using Earl Grey ink.  I stamped off to give a softer look to the plaid.  The heart is cut from Sugar Cube cardstock and I glued it directly to the card front.  I stamped the sentiment from the Cutting Edge - Flowers stamp set and attached it using foam tape to give it some dimension.  Then I added Sugar Cube Enamel Shapes for the finishing touch. I love how that heart looks against the red.

You'll have to forgive the photograph.  I recently moved and don't have my craft room completely unpacked and organized.  And, it didn't help that the sun did not shine today.  Hopefully, by next week, I'll have everything in order and the sun will cooperate.


Stamp Sets:  Buffalo Plaid Background, Cutting Edge - Flowers (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Earl Grey (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Cherry Pop, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Love Collage (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Sugar Cube Enamel Shapes (Taylored Exporessions)




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 5, 2018

WWC199 - Tristan's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Wednesday?  Did you say Wednesday?  Wow, time sure flies.  Here it is time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Tristan is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge this week and there are some lovely projects from our Design Team that you don't want to miss.

One of the things I loved about Stamp Joy 2018 is that I came home with 14 new cards that I can use for upcoming events.  This is one of the Make 'n Takes we made using this cute cat image.


Stamp Sets:  The Inside Scoop - Birthday, Yippee Critters Stamp & Die Combo
Inks:  Oreo, Cookie Monster, Pineapple, Lollipop
Cardstock:  Lollipop, Peapod Pod, Sugar Cube
Dies:  Build a Scene - Rolling Hills, Double-Ended Flag Stacklets
Other:  Big Bold Balloons Stencil

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 10th 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