Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #42

Hello and welcome.  It's an optional color challenge this week at Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.  Of course, the only real requirement for the challenge is to make a holiday or Christmas card.  I love those little houses and Santa flying through the night sky.  I am so looking forward to Christmas and all the hoopla that goes along with it!  What do you want Santa to bring you this year?  :-)


Stamp Set:  Holiday Home; Inks:  Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Blushing Bride; Card Stock:  Whisper White, All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Silver Dazzling Details, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

You can find all the details for the Sunday Christmas Card Challenges HERE.  We would love to have you join us.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pals Paper Arts #219

Okay, so I'm procrastinating.  I'll admit it!  I should be finishing up three sets of swaps I need to have done within the next two weeks.  Instead, I'm playing along with the great color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  I totally love these colors and, thanks to Angie Crockett, I have a wonderful single layer card design to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).   To see her card, you can visit her Body, Mind, Spirit, and STAMPS!

For my 'clouds,' I made a template using the Cloud Punch from My Digital Studio.  I printed it out then, cut around the clouds.  Using the cloud mask, I first sponged Crushed Curry over the entire area.  Then, sponged Cajun Craze to give the varying definitions of color.  I used Always Artichoke to stamp the image and sentiment from the For All Things stamp set found on page 41 of the 2014 Holiday Catalog.


Stamp Set:  For All Things; Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry; Card Stock:  Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Sponge Dauber

Clean and simple and full of wonderful Fall colors. You can find the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge HERE.

http://www.palspaperarts.com/2014/09/ppa219-a-color-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Green and Gold and Purple, Oh My!

A few months ago, someone asked me if I would help with invitations for a birthday party, to be held in February of next year, that had a Mardi Gras theme.  When I first saw Justin Krieger's card, it was perfect for the birthday invitation.  So, I knew I was going to CASE (Case And Share Everything) it.

I wanted the traditional colors of Mardi Gras and with a little research, I found those colors to be green, gold and purple.  I didn't have a current sentiment stamp that I liked for my card so, I dug out my retired Define Your Life.  It's one of the few sets that I have kept from those that have retired since I've been a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator.


Stamp Set:  Four Feathers, Define Your Life (retired); Ink:  Elegant Eggplant; Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Gold Foil Sheets, Vellum; Accessories & Tools:  Confetti Stars Punch, Four Feathers Framelits Die, Mustache Framelits Die, Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, VersaMark, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, PEARLustre Amethyst Embossing Powder(non-Stampin' Up!®), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

This was a really fun card to make and I want to thank Justin for the inspiration.  Here is the card that Justin designed.  I love the black and orange he used.  Click on his name above or the photo below to see his blog post about his card.

http://jkcards.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/mojo-360-bonus/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Paper Players 212

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the changing colors of the trees, the cool, crisp evenings and the huge beautiful harvest moons.  Consequently, I loved the challenge this week at The Paper Players.  It's a Happy Fall, Y'all theme challenge.

The leaves are from the new For All Things stamp set and I fussy cut them so they looked more 3-dimensional.  And, that tag...it's one of the little houses from the Holiday Home Framelits Dies


Stamp Set:  For All Things; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Real Red, Tangelo Twist; Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Circles Collection Framelits, Holiday Home Framelits, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Button (from my stash), Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find the inspiration photo from The Paper Players HERE.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha