Saturday, September 24, 2016

I Thank You

It has been a while since I've been able to spend the day in the craft studio creating and having fun.  Today happens to be such a day.  I've missed participating in some of my favorite challenges so I've combined two of them, the Pals Paper Arts color challenge and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge, to bring you this simple and bright card.  The Paisleys & Posies stamp set has turned out to be a very versatile one that covers all types of situations.  Whether it's a birthday, a thank you or thinking of you card, you won't go wrong with this set.  I even think my little scarecrow is impressed!


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron; Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White; Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The colors I used are from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://palspaperarts.com/2016/09/22/ppa319-a-color-challenge-from-peggy-noe/

The sketch I used if from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/09/freshly-made-sketches-255-sketch-by-amy.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #86

The first day of Autumn is tomorrow and what a perfect way to usher it in with this great "fall" theme challenge from Gail.  Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the changing colors and the crispness of the air.  So, come join us and share your beautiful fall card.


Stamp Set:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Shimmery White

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 26th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop


Welcome to the September Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs.  It's always a lot of fun.  This month we are focusing on those products that first caught our eye when we had the chance to view the new Holiday Catalog.

You should be coming to my blog from the blog of Jan McQueen, a new addition to our hop.  After your visit with me, head on over to see what delights Fiona Whitehead has in store for you.  And, as always, our Hop runs in a circle.  Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.

One of the stamp sets from the new Holiday Catalog that I knew I had to have was Christmas Magic.  I love all the stamps in this set and know I'm going to get a lot of use out of it.  My first card is one I made for my youngest granddaughter.  I put the snowman from Christmas Magic in one of the jars from the Jar of Love stamp set then, cut it out with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  He is such a cute little snowman.


Stamp Sets:  Christmas Magic, Jar of Love; Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Shimmery White, Sweet Sugarplum; Other:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Emerald Envy Baker's Baker Twine, Silver Gelly Roll Pen, Silver Sequin Trim, Softly Falling Embossing Folder

My next card also features the Christmas Magic stamp set.  I love this train image.  Reminds me of the one in the movie Polar Express.  My cards this year are mostly in non-traditional colors as you can see.  The only I colored on the train is the greenery and the bows and the gold ornaments. 


Stamp Set:  Christmas Magic; Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White; Other:  Gold Gelly Roll Pen, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

My last card was made using the Father Christmas stamp set.  This set and the Christmas Magic set were my must haves from the Holiday Catalog.  I love them both.  I did this one in Dapper Denim and Crumb Cake with a touch of gold in the cording down the left side.


Stamp Set:  Father Christmas; Ink:  Crumb Cake; Cardstock:  2016-2018 In Color Designer Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Other:  Gold Cording

Next in line is Fiona Whitehead.  Click on the image below to head over to see her projects.

http://craftystamping.blogspot.ca/

If you'd like to revisit the great projects from Jan McQueen, click the image below.

www.janscreativecorner.blogspot.com/

If you want to start at the very beginning, head over to the Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #85

It's a color challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges and Jean has given us three great colors with which to work.  As you can see, I am still captivated by the Paisleys & Posies stamp set and the Paisley Framelits Dies.  These are both from the new Holiday Catalog which comes out on September 1st.  And, let's not forget that new Copper Embossing Powder found in the Annual Catalog.  The small images were heat embossed with the copper then, cut using the dies. 


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Inks:  Tuxedo Black Memento, VersaMark; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White; Other:  Copper Embossing Powder, Paisley Framelits Dies, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 19th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #84

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  For this one, I paired the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit with Deborah's great sketch.  All of the product you see used in this card came from the kit.  The only thing I added not found in the kit is the one rhinestone in the center of the flower.  The colors are Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Tangerine Tango.  It's another card for my note card stash.


Stamp Set:  Bold Botanicals; Ink:  Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Paper Pumpkin Kit; Other:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us. You have until Monday, September 12th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, September 5, 2016

Enjoy the Moment

You may or may not know that I am a huge Downton Abbey fan.  A while back I was able to purchase a few stamps and dies that are all about Downton Abbey.  One of my favorite is this clock that I used on today's card.  I decided to do a blue on cream and keep it really simple.  Next time I'm going to do a whole lot of coloring and make those flowers pop.


Stamp Set:  A Moment In Time (Downtown Abbey Collection); Inks:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist; Cardstock:  Very Vanilla

The inspiration for my card came fro the One-Layer Simplicity Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://onelayersimplicitychallenge.blogspot.com/2016/09/ols31-back-in-time.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Bright Music

Here we have another card destined for my note card stash.  I'm thinking this one will go to one of my grandsons.  I always try to make up some cards that are easy to mail so they don't get damaged in the mail and don't require extra postage.  This one is perfect.  I've not used Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry together in a while and I love how well they complement each other.


Stamp Sets:  Sitting Here (sentiment), Timeless Textures; Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Other:  Sheet Music Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

The sketch I used is from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/09/case-this-sketch-188.html

The music theme is from The Male Room Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://themaleroomchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/challenge-43-theme.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pumpkin Harvest

Today found me in my craft studio playing with the new Bushel of Blessings stamp set and the new Bushel of Blessings Dies from Taylored Expressions.  I have been looking for a pumpkin stamp and totally fell in love with this one.  Now I can get all of the Thanksgiving cards made so they are ready to send out to friends and family.  Yes, I like to plan ahead...way ahead!  :-)


Stamp Set:  Bushel of Blessings (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Dijon Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Timber Brown StazOn; Cardstock:  Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White; Other:  Bushel of Blessings Dies (Taylored Expressions)

The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/08/freshly-made-sketches-252-sketch-by.html

The theme is from the Addicted to CAS Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com/2016/09/challenge-96-harvest.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #83

It's a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  Penny has given some wonderful options for creating some great projects.  I chose the left down line using dry embossing, any shade of green and a die-cut.  I couldn't decide on a sentiment so I didn't add one.  I think this one is slated to go in my note card stash for when I just want to write a note and not have to worry about a certain sentiment for the card.


Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge, Timeless Textures; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe; Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Whisper White; Other:  Emerald Envy Baker's Twine, Seaside Embossing Folder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us. You have until Monday, September 5th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.


 Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, August 29, 2016

Butterflies

The sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge was perfect for the CAS-ual Fridays color challenge.  I love the way the butterflies line up on the card.  I had planned to pop all of them up which is why I punched all the bitty butterflies out but changed my mind and decided the only one that needed popped up was the Watermelon Wonder butterfly. 

Butterflies

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love (sentiment), Papillon Potpourri; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Whisper White; Other:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

The sketch I used is from the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/08/case-this-sketch-187.html

The colors I used are from the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2016/08/cfc155-black-white-with-pop-of-color.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bold Flower

It isn't often that you can make a card fit three challenges but today I was able to accomplish that feat.  The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the colors from ColourQ and the theme from Stampin' Royalty all came together to give me this card.  I really like the bold look of it.

Bold Flower

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Fabulous Flora; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Other:  Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, Postage Stamp Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)

The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2016/08/sketch-251-sketch-by-cindy.html

The colors I used are from the ColourQ Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://colourq.blogspot.com/2016/08/colourq-challenge-356.html

The theme I used is from the Stampin' Royalty Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.com/2016/08/stampin-royalty-challenge-sr343.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Swirly Thank You

Today's card is one that was inspired by Frenchie Martin.  I love the new Swirly Birds stamp set and when I saw the one she made, I just had to CASE  (Copy And Share Everything) it.  You can see her version Here.  The lime, teal and yellow colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  I matched what colors I had as closely as I could and I think it turned out rather well.


Stamp Sets:  Fancy Thank You (Hero Arts), Paisleys & Posies, Swirly Bird; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White; Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bitty Butterfly Birthday

It's a short post today simply to share a card I made for a couple of my favorite challenges, Retro Rubber Challenge and Sunday Stamps Challenge.  The colors and the sketch came together beautifully, don't you think?

Both of my stamp sets qualify for the older than a year rule at Retro Rubber.  The Bloom with Hope stamp set came out in 2014 as a Host Set.  Papillion Potpourri is over a year old, too, but I don't know the year it came out.  It's still a current set available in the Annual Catalog.


Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope (2014), Papillion Potpourri; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Marina Mist; Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Other:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Silver Sequin Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels

The sketch I used is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.


The colors I used are from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.


 Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #82

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this week Libby has given us the theme of trees.  I love trees so this was a fun one for me.  I kept it very simple and used some of that gorgeous Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and Copper Embossing Powder.  And, you can't go wrong with Lovely As a Tree.  I think it made for a very pretty card, don't you?


Stamp Sets:  Lovely As a Tree, Rose Wonder (sentiment); Ink:  VersaMark; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack; Other:  Copper Embossing Powder

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, August 29th at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wacky Watercooler August Blog Hop


Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler August Blog Hop!  Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs.  It's always a lot of fun.  This month we're Stepping it up:  One, Two, Three!  We are taking the same card and showing you how to take it from a simple design to one with all the bells and whistles.

It's my privilege to start off our Hop.  I've been having so much fun creating with the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set and the Paisley Framelits Dies that I wanted to give you a sneak peek.  It is a new bundle from the upcoming 2016 Holiday Catalog that launches on September 1st.

As always, our Blog Hop runs in a circle.  Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.

You should be coming to my blog from Penny Hanuszak.  Weren't her projects great!  After your visit with me, head on over to Gail Allen and her wonderful projects.

For my first card, all I did was stamping.  The center is a square layer with a design stamped on it and a rhinestone just to fill in the center of the card.  Very basic and very simple.


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Ink:  Dapper Denim; Cardstock:  Whisper White; Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

My second card is a stepped up version of the first one.  I added more layers and some twine.


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Ink:  Dapper Denim, Whisper White Craft; Cardstock:  2016-2018 In color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Other:  Triple Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

My cards were inspired by one done by Debbie Mageed.  This third version used die-cuts and lots of layers.  While the first two used different images, the die-cuts give a special look all their own.  I had intended to use the came stamp but the die-cut I used doesn't have a stamp to go with it so it's simply the die-cute.  I really like the way this one turned out.


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Ink:  Dapper Denim; Cardstock:  2016-2018 In color Designer Series Paper Stack, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Other:  Paisley Framelits Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Next up we have Gail Allen.  To see her wonderful projects, click the image below.

http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.ca/ - 2810gaila@gmail.com

 To revisit Penny Hanuszak and check out her great projects, click the image below.

http://stampandcreate.net/

To visit the Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Amazing Grace

Today found me stumped on my projects for an upcoming Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop that I participate in each month. Nothing like waiting until the last minute which is so unlike me.  Things just weren't going well so I decided to take a time out and work on something else.  I had a few die-cuts laying about my craft desk so I put them all together and came up with this card.  It's going into my note card stash as I like to keep a box of them on hand to send notes to family and friends.

And, I also found a new challenge.  It's the Love To Scrap Challenge and this time around it's an "anything goes" challenge which is one of my favorite type of challenge.


Stamp Set:  Amazing Grace Hymn (Our Daily Bread Designs); Ink:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe; Other:  Paisley Framelits Dies, Petal Pop-Up 2 (Taylored Expressions), Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Metal Rimmed Pearl

My card was entered in the Love To Scrap Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/ltscb-84-anything-goes.html


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #81

This week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is all about color.  Gail has given us four colors that I don't often use so it was a real challenge for me.  But, I had a new stamp set to play with so the card came together much more quickly than I thought it might.  Paisleys & Posies is one of the new stamp sets that will be available in the new Holiday Catalog on September 1st.  Stay turned for some more sneak peeks.


Stamp Set:  Paisleys & Posies; Inks:  Archival Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White; Other:  Paisley Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to link your project.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha