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

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Cute Spooks

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Terri is our host and she has chosen "Cute Spooks" as the challenge theme.

This one was a true challenge for me as I don't have any cute spook type of stamps.  So, I used some Graphic 45 patterned paper and found two small stamps that were in a box a friend gave me and stamped a dangling spider and the legs of witch for my spook feature.  I hope it works.


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, October 21st 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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' October Challenge

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.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Addicted To Stamps and More #313 - Holiday

Hello everyone!  It's Holiday challenge time at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge.  This is a card I made when I attended the new release party at Taylored Expressions.  It so nice to have a local rubber stamp company in my own back yard.  I try to take classes as often as I can and I rarely miss a release party.  They are always so much fun.

A bit of stamping, a die-cut, some foam tape and here is a perfect masculine holiday card.  Oh, and I love that new Cilantro ink color.  So, what do you think of the buffalo plaid moose?


Stamp Sets:  Buffalo Plaid Background, Pine Bough Background, Hand-lettered Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Cilantro, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Carstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube, Sprinkles, Red Pepper (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Woodland Silhouettes 2

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 9th 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 5, 2018

Elf Boot Home

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Elf Boot
Home Die and the Christmas Ornament 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 Elf Boot Home Die along with the Christmas Ornament Die I showcased last week.  I had cut out two of them and colored this one and thought it would look nice with the Elf Boot Die.  It does.  The boot die is actually three layers of cardstock to give it some dimension.  Putting it on foam tape was not an option.    


Stamp Sets:  Holiday Florals - sentiment (Taylored Expressions);  Never Ending Calendar - little snowflakes (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Jet Black (Altenew); VersaMark
Cardstock:  Real Red, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Sugar Cube)
Dies:  Elf Boot Home Die, Christmas Ornament Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  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 3, 2018

WWC190 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to you all.  It's time for for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Gail is your host for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge. With Fall definitely in the air I wanted to make a pretty purple rose to remind me that the flowers will bloom again in the Spring.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Rose (Altenew); Cutting Edge - Flowers -sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Jet Black, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Caribbean Sky (Altenew); Plum Punch, Peapod (Taylored Expressions); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Rose Die
Other:  Feeling Dotty Stencil (Altenew); Purple Sequins

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 8th 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, September 28, 2018

Christmas Ornament in White

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Christmas Ornament 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.

To a white card base, I added a layer of patterned paper in green then, added a strip of coordinating patterned paper from the same pack.  The Crumb Cake oval was one I had in my stash and it shows off the Christmas Ornament die-cut perfectly.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to each of the ornaments to give them a wee bit of sparkle.  Of course, you can't see it in the photo, but it is there.


Stamp Set:  Bells & Boughs (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns:  Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Christmas Ornament (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger); 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, September 26, 2018

WWC189 - Heidi's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Wow!  It's already Wednesday again and time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is your host for our "All About Holidays" challenge. I love to color on vellum and this big poinsettia bloom is perfect.  I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, flipped it over and colored on the back side.  I love how all these colors came together to make such a pretty card.


Stamp Sets:  Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  VersaMark
Copic Markers:  RV29, YG12, Y17
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Berry Burst, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder (Ranger);  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, October 1st 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 - Fall is in the Air

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I am your host and the theme is Fall is in the Air.  So, show us what you think of when you think of Fall.

With Autumn (Fall) officially here, the weather has turned cooler and some of the leaves are starting to change.  My card was made from an older Paper Pumpkin kit.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and what could be better than a shaker card made with some pretty Fall colors.  I laid the card down in the second photo so you could see the different colors and shapes of the sequins I used.



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, October 7th 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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #311 - Anything Goes

Hello everyone!  Today the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge is an Anything Goes one. I really like these because it gives me a chance to show off some of the cards I make and keep in my stash.  I love how that diagonal die cut frames the stamped flower image.  Colors I don't normally put together but I do like the way they look.


Stamp Sets:  Mother's Love, Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Sparkleberry Delight (Bazzill Basics Papers)
Dies:  Bold Borders:  Diagonal Die (Papertrey Ink)

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 2nd 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, September 21, 2018

A Pumpkin and A Crow

Happy Friday everyone!  Today starts my new journey as a Design Team member for 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.

My card today features the Pumpkin & Crow Die.  There is so much you can do with it but I decided to make a silhouette and added it to Halloween colors.  It's for my oldest son who considers Halloween his holiday.  Too funny.  I did cut the image out three times and stacked them to get some dimension.  I also covered it with Clear Wink of Stella.  The patterned papers are from Graphic 45 and ones I had left over from other projects.  I really like how that Copper Glimmer Paper sparkles around the edges of the card.  It's all mounted on a black card base.

Stamp:  None
Ink:  None
Cardstock:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Copper Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Place in Time (Graphic 45)
Dies:  Pumpkin & Crow Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  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, September 19, 2018

WWC188 - Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is your host for our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  My youngest grandson has a birthday coming up and he'll be nine years old, which doesn't seem possible.

The images and sentiments were stamped with Jet Black ink then, colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The little bow tie was stamped using Persian Blue ink.  I added a small rhinetone to the center of it for just a touch of sparkle.

The stamp set used is this month's club set from Maymay Made It.  It's called Heads & Tails.  It has a couple of dog images and a couple of cat images along with several sentiments that curve to fit between the front and back of the dog or cat.  It's a cute set and I can see me using it often.


Stamp Set:  Heads & Tails (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Jet Black, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Grass Green, True Blue, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown
Cardstack:  Garden Green (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Rhinestone 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, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha