Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WWC179 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  This week Heidi is our hosting our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It's a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, dig out those great masculine stamp sets you don't use often enough and play along with us.

Once again I used the Reel Great Guys stamp set by Art Impressions. This cute little pooch looks so peaceful floating around in his inner tube surrounded by water.  A great way to spend a summer day.


Stamp Set:  Reel Great Guys (Art Impressions)
Inks:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); VersaMark
Copic Markers:  E33, E37, R22, R27, B00, B02
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns - Savory (Taylored Expressions)
Dies: Mini Frame 4 Die (Taylored Expressions); Bold Borders Diagonal Die (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Black Embossing Powder (Ranger)

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, June 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WWC178 - Crystal's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This week our brand new Design Team member, Crystal Komara, is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

As you can see, I was in the mood for bright colors when I created this card.  It's the first chance I've had to play with the Beautiful Peacock stamp set.  I love the swirls in this set.


Stamp Set:  Beautiful Peacock (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:   Faded Jeans, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Distress Oxide Inks:  Lucky Clover, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Jewels (Bead Landing), Clear Wink of Stella Brush

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, July 16th 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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Favorite Color

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Darlene is our host and she has challenged us to design a card using our favorite color.

Now that wasn't hard for me at all because blue is my favorite color.  I created this pretty blue rose using the Bold Blossom stamp set from Altenew.  It has turned out to be one of my favorite stamp sets. 


Stamp Set:  Bold Blossom (Altenew)
Inks:  Lime Zest (Taylored Expressions); Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  Rainbow Brights Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Bold Blossom Die (Altenew); Thanks Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Brick Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Blue Sequins, Clear Wink of Stella Brush

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WWC177 - Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Charlotte is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It was a perfect opportunity to add another note card to may stash.

I love this beautiful flower from the Bold Blossom stamp set from Altenew.  And, I love that it has matching dies.  It's one of their layering stamps and that makes it so easy to get the depth in the blossom.  All you have to do is follow the guide and when done, you have such lovely flowers.   


Stamp Sets:  Bold Blossom, Floral Elements, Rustic Linen (Altenew); Cutting Edge: Flowers - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid, Plum Punch (Taylored Expressions); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up!); Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Bold Blossom Die, Floral Elements Die (Altenew)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

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, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

I'm also entering my card in the Just Us Girls Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/just-us-girls-challenge-447-wild-card.html
 
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WWC176 - Kath's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Kath is hosting our "All About Christmas" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  My card today is a very simple snowflake card with a big sentiment.  The snowflakes actually sparkle but it just never shows up in a photograph.  The tiny circles were left the die-cut snowflakes and I wanted to add a spot more of the dark blue.  They were perfect for the snowflake centers and around the card front.  I daubed them using the Blue Corn ink from Taylored Expressions.


Stamp Set:  Merry Christmas (Co-Motion Stamps)
Ink:  Blue Corn (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Glitter Paper - snowflakes (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns - Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Seasonal layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush

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, July 2nd 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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Something You Might See/Find in the Sky

Hello and Happy Wednesday to everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Darlene is our host and she has challenged us  to design a card with something you might see/find in the sky.  Examples would be the sun, stars, airplanes, birds, butterflies, balloons, just to name a few.

With flowers blooming and bees buzzing, my new stamp set, Buggy Love, from Maymay Made It was perfect for the challenge theme.  The set is full of cute little bugs and I know will be so much fun to use.


Stamp Sets:  Buggy Love (Maymay Made It); In the Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Blue Corn, Peapod, Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions); Pear Pizzazz (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:  Black Soot, Wild Honey (Tim Holtz)
Distress Oxide Ink:  Wild Honey (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Perfect Pearls Perfect Pearl (Ranger)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, July 8th at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WWC175 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  This week it's my turn to host the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It's a Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, dig out those great masculine stamp sets you don't use often enough and play along with us.

When I first saw the Reel Great Guys stamp set by Art Impressions, I knew I just had to have it.  With three sons who like to fish, it will be a nice change for the birthday cards I usually make for them. In the weeks ahead you'll see more of the great images from this set.


Stamp Set:  Reel Great Guys (Art Impressions)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Colored Pencils:  30% Cool Grey, Sienna Brown (Prismacolor) 
Copic Markers:  B00, B02, E33, E37, E29, YG11, YG13, N0, C1
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Whisper White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

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, June 25th 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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Floral Thanks

Just a quick post for you tonight as it's late and I'm fading fast.  It's been a long day but a productive one.  Now it's time to share the card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge and then get myself to bed.  I had a lot of fun playing with some new stamps and dies.  I love the bright colors and cheerful flowers.


Stamp Sets:  Floral Elements, Rustic Linen (Altenew)
Inks:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up!); Poppy Seed, Cookie Monster (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Floral Elements Die (Altenew); Thanks Die (Taylored Expressions)

The colors I used for today's card are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/06/color-throwdown-497.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WWC174 - Gail's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This week Gail is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I had a request for graduation announcements and this is one of the designs I made.  The school colors are black and teal.  Given that they must go in the mail, I kept the design fairly simple to avoid additional postage.


Stamp Set:  For the Graduate (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Peacock (Bazzill), Oreo (Taylored Expressions), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Double-ended Flag Stacklets (Taylored Expressions), Mat 1 Die, Graduation Cap (Papertrey Ink)
Other:  Graduation Cap Embossing Folder (Darice), Cookie Monster Enamel Dots, Silver Mini Brads

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, June 18th 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

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Animal Crackers

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week your host is Terri.  She has challenged us to create a design using animals as the focus.  I've not used my Party Pandas stamp set is a while so I decided to do a very simple card.  I stamped the panda, added some confetti and a flag and that was all there was to it.  Very simple but what a cute little panda.  I hope you stop by and share your animal creation with us.


Stamp Set:  Party Pandas
Inks:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions); Real Red (Stampin' Up!); VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Double-ended Flag Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Morning Glory Thinking of You Birthday

One of the things I like doing, is to make up flowers and die-cuts ahead of time so when I need them they are ready for me to use.  That's the case with today's card.  I had the morning glories all stamped and cut as well as the sentiment.  I thought they would look well together and so they do.

The challenge at The Flower Challenge is to "use a previous challenge" and the one I chose to use is from November 5, 2016.  It was their second challenge and was an occasions one.  My thinking of you card is actually a birthday card for my daughter-in-law.  I love those flowers from the Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory stamp set from Altenew.

The inside of my card is stamped using the now retired Beautiful Birthday stamp set that was in the 2012-13 Annual Catalog from Stampin' Up!


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory (Altenew); Beautiful Birthday (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Thinking of You Die (Altenew)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

The challenge from The Flower Challenge is to "Use a Previous Challenge."  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-flower-challenge-21-use-previous.html

The theme of anything goes is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2018/06/challenge-88-anything-goes.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WWC173 - Tenia's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

This week Tenia is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  My clean and simple design focuses on using embossing powder to add color to your card.  It was fun using the different colors of embossing powder and using sticky tape to add the turquoise powder.  It's an easy way to adhere the powder and heat emboss it.


Stamp Sets:  Painted Poppy (Altenew), Colorful Seasons - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions), VersaMark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Vellum
Other:  Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up!), Scor-Tape

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, June 11th 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

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Thinking of You

A few months ago I decided to join the Maymay Made It Stamp of the Month Club.  Since doing so I've really enjoyed receiving these stamps but must confess to not using them much.  Today I decided it was time to get busy and make a card using the Happy Hibiscus stamp set for May.

The first thing I did was cut out four of the sentiment from Oreo cardstock using the Thinking of You Die from Altenew.  I layered them together using Art Glitter Glue and set them aside to dry while I stamped the card.

The three flower images were stamped using Confetti Cake ink for the base layer and Cookie Monster ink for the lined image.  The center of the flowers were stamped using Lemon Meringue ink.  The leaves were stamped using Lime Zest ink for the base layer and Peapod ink for the lined layer.  These were stamped on a layer of Sugar Cube cardstock which I then attached to a card base of Cookie Monster cardstock, which you can't see but it matches the color of the striations in the flowers.

After stamping the leaves and flowers, I took my quilling tool, which has a round ball on the end of it and I tapped it on a Blue Corn ink pad, then tapped it onto the card layer.  I kept doing this until I had all of the dots I wanted.  Before I added the sentiment, I covered it with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush and it has a wonderful shimmer to it in real life.  For the finishing touch I added a few sequins.


Stamp Set:  Happy Hibiscus (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Confetti Cake, Cookie Monster, Lemon Meringue, Peapod, Blue Corn (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube, Cookie Monster (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Thinking of You Die (Altenew)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Seuqins

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, May 31, 2018

You Are the Best

It's been a while since I've played along with the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.  I had started coloring this with Copics but didn't get it finished.  When I saw the challenge of "flowers", I knew it would be perfect and I needed a thank you card.  I didn't do a lot of blending but decided to simply color the flowers.  I love the bright colors.  I really enjoy using this Cutting Edge - Flowers stamp set and die from Taylored Expressions


Stamp Sets:  Cutting Edge - Flowers (Taylored Expressions); So Very Much (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Cutting Edge - Flowers Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Glitter Gems (Triveni Crafts)

Today's card was made for the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.com/2018/05/challenge-22-flowers.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WWC172 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and Happy 5th Wednesday of the month.  That means we have an "Anything Goes" challenge for you this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.   Whenever we have a fifth week in the month it's always an anything goes.  So, whatever you are creating will fit this challenge.  Show us what you've got!


Stamp Sets:  Wild Roses (Flourishes), Jar of Love - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Copic Sketch Markers:  YG11, YG13, YG17, B00, B02, B05, Y11, Y13, 15
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  Secret Garden (Graphic 45)
Dies:  Postage Stamp Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  White Embossing Powder, 5/8" White Organza Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

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, June 4th 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