Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #17


As I think I've mentioned before, I love our "Anything Goes" challenges.  Well, I like them all but I love being able to just look at what I have and get busy making a card.  This one again has the Twelve Days of Christmas patterned paper from Graphic 45.  I didn't do any stamping on this one.  Sometimes you just don't need it.  I will add a Christmas greeting to the inside when I'm going through and getting cards ready to send.  I sometimes a certain sentiment especially for the person who will receive the card.


Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow, The Twelve Days of Christmas (Graphic 45); Accessories & Tools:  Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive

Come join us for this week's "Anything Goes" Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Black & White Birthday

This is the first time I've used the Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink that is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I was afraid it wasn't going to show up for you in the photo but it did better than I thought.  I needed another masculine birthday card and I do so love black and white.  With just a touch of Bermuda Bay, I think it turned other rather well.  I love the crisp clean lines of the card.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Ink:  Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Chalkboard Paper, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current Retro Sketches Challenge.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/retrosketches-157.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thanks

Sometimes I think the cards I make have a mind of their own.  All I'm supposed to do is let it guide my hands in whatever direction it wants to go.  I'm not sure how I came up with this combination.  I'll grant you it's different.  I do like that big 'thanks' from the For Being You stamp set.


Stamp Sets:  For Being You, (thanks), You Brighten My Day (yay!); Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Banner Punch, What's Up Punch, 2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current Paper Players Challenge.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2015/03/pp237-leannes-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pretty Little Bluebird

The robins have been finding their way back to Iowa and now that Spring has officially arrived, there just may be a bluebird in the mix somewhere.  Since I've not spotted one as of yet, I decided to make this cute little bluebird for a birthday card I need for today.  I love that Bird Builder Punch.  And, the feather from Lovely Amazing You stamp set was just begging for a chance to show off. 


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Lovely Amazing You (feathers); Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (bird), Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (eye - colored black), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2015/03/case-this-sketch-115.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Birthday for Him

Here, at the place where I live, we have what we call the Residents Association and they like to be sure all those who need a card for any occasion get one.  Since I make cards on a regular basis, I've volunteered to provide cards when they are needed.  Each month we get a newsletter with all the birthdays listed for the month and I hand deliver a handmade card to each person on the list.  I really enjoy brightening someone's birthday with a special card made just for them.

Today I've combined two challenges to make this birthday card.  The colors from The Friday Mashup Challenge were perfect for a guy card.  One of the elements was to have a "see-thru" element on the card so I simply cut a circle out of the front of the card and stamped the image from The Open Sea stamp set on the inside of the card.  I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.


Stamp Sets:  Four You (sentiment), The Open Sea; Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate; Card Stock:  Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Circle Collection Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 1/8" Mini Brads, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

You can find this week's challenge at The Friday Mashup! 

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/03/fm201-can-you-see-it.html

The sketch is from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-136-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #16

It has been quite some time since I did any coloring on one of my cards and it has been a while since I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets from Flourishes.  It's sad that they are no longer in business.  They had some beautiful images for coloring.

For this card I used some of my hoarded Twelve Days of Christmas patterned paper from Graphic 45.  I'm getting so much of it stacked up that I now have to start using it in my projects.  There just isn't room to keep everything I have on the shelves.  Well, I should admit that it's not all on shelves.  I do have too much so it has spilled over onto the floor!  :-)  I also didn't add a sentiment to the front.  I didn't want to detract anything from the image.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Candles (Flourishes); Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Copic Markers:  YG11,YG13, YG17, R22, R24, R27, Y17, Y19, B00; Card Stock:  Always Artichoke, The Twelve Days of Christmas Patterned Paper (Graphic 45), Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Styled Labels Die (Tim Holtz), 1/4" Red Satin Ribbon, Jute Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot-Die Cutting Machine

Join us for this week's "Anything Goes" Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Watercooler Challenge #20

It's time for another challenge at Watercooler Challenges.  This time it's all about the sketch.  I loved the sketch Buffy gave us for this challenge.  Every time I wanted to use some Washi tape I never seem to have the right ones one hand.  So, I created my own by stamping the images onto White Vellum.  It works well and gives the illusion of Washi tape.

We would love to have you join us and show us how you were inspired to use the sketch.  We look forward to seeing all of your lovely projects.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, White Vellum, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Adhesive Sheets, Blossom Punch, Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch, In Color Sequins, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive

Here is the sketch Buffy made for our current Watercooler Challenge.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Current Hostess Code:  BDU2XPTT

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birthday Wishes

It's way past my bedtime and what am I doing?  Staying up and making cards.  Actually, I wanted to get this card made and entered in a couple of challenges before shutting things down for the night so it's going to be a short post.  I stamped the flower image from Nature's Perfection three times and fussy cut two of them to make layers on the flower.  A little Dazzling Details, some rhinestones and  that as they say, is that!  I'm off to get some sleep.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Nature's Perfection; Inks:  Sahara Sand, So Saffron; Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from Freshly Made Sketches.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/freshly-made-sketches-178.html

The pretty colors are from Colour Me...!

http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/cmcc63-colour-me-subtle.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wacky Watercooler March Madness Blog Hop


Welcome!  I'm so glad you have joined us on our journey through March Madness!  There are many ways you can interpret that and I'm sure you're going to see a bit of "mad" that will have you wanting to dabble in the "madness," too!

This month I have the honor of being first stop on our Hop, but no worries if you came here from somewhere else.  The Hop goes round and round, so no matter where you start, as long as you keep clicking on the "Next" button, you'll go through all the participating blogs.  If you get a little lost along the way, just click the “Home” button and head back to the Wacky Watercooler Blog home page to start all over.

My first card is one I made for a Birthday Shoebox Swap for my local demonstrator meeting.  It uses product from the Annual Catalog and two Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Big Day and Nature's Perfection.  Those sets are only available until March 31.  It's a clean and simple design that has you wanting to reach out and pick some pretty Strawberry Slush flowers.


Stamp Sets:  Big Day, Nature's Perfection; Inks:  Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Glue Dots, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

One of the cards we made in the Shoebox Swap was this spinner card using the Bow Builder Punch from the Occasions Catalog.  I had never made one before and love how that bright bow slides back and forth and spins while doing so.  Clever!  I think my oldest granddaughter will like this one for her birthday in May.  The stamp set is Big Day from Sale-A-Bration.  All other product can be found in the Annual Catalog.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Ink:  Tempting Turquoise; Card Stock:  Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Boho Blossom Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Pennies, SNAIL Adhesive, Word Window Punch

And I saved the best for last.  Well, so I say.  :-)   For this hop, we hoppers were all to make a fun fold card.  I chose to make a Dutch Fold card.  I found a tutorial from Beccy that was easy to follow and I just had to make one adjustment.  When I cut the first piece, it was too narrow to match well with the second piece.  I adjusted the measurement from 3-3/8" to 4-15/16" and it was perfect.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Inks:  Jet Black StazOn, Pistachio Pudding; Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

Here's a look at what the inside of the card looks like.


Your next moment of madness comes from Anna Smith.  This is her first time joining us on our hop, so please give her a warm welcome.  She is a very talented artist and I love her work.        

http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/

Click the button below to revisit the great projects from Buffy Cooper.

http://buffycooper.com/

Click the button below to go back to our main blog, Wacky Watercooler Stamping.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Current Hostess Code:  BDU2XPTT

A Work in Progress

Just a short post for you today.  I've got a full day of busyness but I wanted to share a project I'm working on the brighten up the wall above my dining room table.  I took a bunch of frames I had on the shelf collecting dust, cleaned them up and filled them with the beautiful Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  As titled it is still a work in progress as I want to add some embellishments to the frames as well as add a few more items to the overall grouping.  Any suggestions?

Also, I wanted to remind everyone of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop that starts tonight at 8 p.m.  We're celebrating March Madness (sorry, not the basketball version here) and I'm sure you are going to be amazed at what group has in store for you.  So, be sure to come on back when the hop starts and let us know what inspires you.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha