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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Thanks

It's been a while since I've made a card for the Retro Rubber Challenge.  I loved the sketch for this challenge.  I decided to do black, gray and white with just a pop of Strawberry Slush.  I seem to neglect my Jar of Love stamp set so I pulled it off the shelf and got busy.  It also fits the year or older stamp set requirement of the challenge as it's from the 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  I rather like the way this turned out.


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Stitched Oval Stacklets (Taylored Expressions); Everyday Jars Framelits (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  1" White Nylon Ribbon (May Arts); Whisper White Embossing Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

Today's card was made using the sketch 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/2018/05/challenge-87-lets-get-sketchy.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Birthday!

You know, sometimes when life throws me a curve, the best thing I can do is spend time in my craft room.  Making cards is therapy for me and I always come away with a much better perspective.  The result of my therapy is this pretty poppy card I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge.


Stamp Set:  Painted Poppy (Altenew); Beautiful Birthday (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube
Dies:  Painted Poppy Die (Altenew); Cross-stitched Rectangle Dies (Unknown)
Other:  Copper Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!); Jewels (Bead Landing)

Today's card was made using the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/05/color-throwdown-494.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hope Today is a Good Day

It's always a good day when I spend it in my craft room.  Today found me trying to decide what to do with these pretty roses I made last night.  What you see is the finished card.  The roses are from the Bold Blossom stamp set from Altenew.  I love the layered stamps they have and this is my first time using this stamp set.  I love how these roses turned out. 


Stamp Sets:  Bold Blossom (Altenew); Clear Mini Stamps/Mini (Inkadinkadoo)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Fresh Fig, Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Bold Blossom Die (Altenew); Hope Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up!)

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

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2018/05/pp394-clean-and-simple-challenge-from.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WWC171 - Heidi's "All About Christmas" Challenge

This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Christmas" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I love plaid and found this Christmas paper in my scrap stash and knew it would be perfect to go with the Old Olive and Poppy Parade colors I used to color the image. 


Stamp Set:  Wishing You a Merry Christmas (PSX)
Ink:  Oreo Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Poppy Parade, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Bashful Blue (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions), Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:   Unknown (from my scrap stash)
Other:  Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (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, May 28th 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 following challenges:  Fab 'n' Funky Challenges  and Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click on the challenge name.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Poppies for Memorial Day

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I'm excited to be your host. With Memorial Day just a few days away, the challenge is to create a project using poppies.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day set aside to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving their country in the military.  The poppy was inspired by the World War I poem, "In Flanders Fields" written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.



Stamp Sets:  Painted Poppy (Altenew), Pick A Pennant (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Poppy Seed, Guava, Lime Zest, Peapod (Taylored Expressions)
Distress Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Painted Poppy Dies (Altenew), Raged-edged Dies (Unknown)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

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 10th 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

Friday, May 18, 2018

From My Two Lips

It's late and I'm falling asleep at the keyboard but I just had to share this card I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge before I shut down for the night.

It was the perfect sketch for me to use with the Maymay's Two Lips stamp set.  I love all the different sentiments and lip images.  One image was stamped using Poppy Seed ink but I stamped off so it would leave just a soft image.  The red pair of lips was colored using Real Red ink.  I did fussy cut the red lips out and added them next to the sentiment and popped them up on dimensionals.  Clean and simple and just fun to make.


Stamp Set:  Maymay's Two Lips (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Real Red (Stampin' Up!); Oreo Hybrid, Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Sequin

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/2018/05/case-this-sketch-272.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha