Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Celebrating Our 3rd Anniversary


It's a very special hop for us this month as it marks our 3rd Anniversary of blogging together.  What makes it even more special is having the original hop group join us.

As always, our Hop runs in a circle.  If you start at the top and go through or whether you start at the bottom and go through, you will wind up where you started.

So, sit back and enjoy the fantastic projects of all twelve of our participants.  Prepared to be Wowed!

My first card is an anniversary made just for our blog hop.  It's a little of this and a little of that.  I think I just wanted to have fun with shapes.


Stamp Sets:  Papillion Potpourri, Swirly Bird, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack; Other:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Decorative Label Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

My next card uses Gorgeous Grunge which is an original stamp set used on the blog hop when it started in 2013.  It's also one of my favorite stamp sets.  I paired it with the butterflies from Papillion Potpourri.  My card is a CASE of a design by Anne Laflamme.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Gorgeous Grunge, Papillion Potpourri; Inks:  Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder; Cardstock:  Crushed Cucumber, Whisper White; Other:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


My final card is a CASE (Cope And Share Everything) of a project that Heidi Weaver shared on that very first Blog Hop.  She made a box but I made a card and of course changed up the paper and the colors.  If you'd like to see her project, click the following link:  Stampin Along With Heidi.


Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Sprinkles of Life (sentiment); Ink:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper; Other:  Pansy Punch, Circles Collection Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Silver Gelly Roll Pen

Next up is Gail Allen.  To take another look at her projects, click on the image below.

http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.ca/2016/07/celebrating-3-years-of-hopping.html

To take another look the projects by Penny Hanuszak, click on the image below.

http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.ca/2016/07/celebrating-3-years-of-hopping.html

To head home to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com/2016/07/wacky-watercooler-blog-hop-3rd.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #77

This week I'm hosting the challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  I've picked four colors, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Sweet Sugarplum, that all work well together.  For the neutral, I chose Very Vanilla.  I love how the Night of Navy layer makes the flowers and jar pop.

So, come join us and share how these colors inspired you.  You have until 1:00 p.m. Central Time on Monday, July 25th to link up your project.


Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla; Other:  Everyday Jars 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.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #76

Summer is in full swing here in my little corner of the world.  Hot days, warm nights and dreams of cooler weather.  For this week's Clean And Simple (CAS) challenge, Penny has chosen the theme of Butterflies.  I love butterflies and I seem to have a tendency to make them all blue.  Although I used the In the Meadow stamp set for the grass and flowers, I pulled out my Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and used those butterflies.

While our challenge rules state you can add one layer onto your card base, I chose to keep it a single layer card.  I love trying to come up with a simple card that looks nice but has no embellishments other than the stamp and ink you use.

At this time, I'd like to share with you our rules for the Clean And Simple (CAS) challenge we have at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  You can make a single layer card or you can add a single layer to your card base.  No embellishments, no embossing folders and no die-cuts are allowed.  But, you can add color by heat embossing with your favorite embossing powder.  Just take a look at all the Design Team projects to get an idea of what we expect.  Follow these rules for your Clean And Simple project and you could be our next winner!


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (sentiment), In the Meadow, Perpetual Birthday Calendar; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede; Stampin' Write Markers:  Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Whisper 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.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #75

This week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges, Deborah has given us a wonderful sketch to inspire our creativity.   When I first saw the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, I fell in love with it.  Night of Navy and Whisper White, what a great combination!  To keep the card from being a monochromatic blue, I added a touch of Peekaboo Peach as one of the layers.  I didn't have a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker so I used my Dapper Denim marker around the edges of the Peekaboo Peach flower.  It darkened just enough that it almost looks navy.  The stamp set I used is the new Fabulous Flora.


Stamp Set:  Fabulous Flora; Inks:  StazOn; Stampin' Write Markers:  Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White; Patterned Paper:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper; Other:  Metal Rimmed Pearls

For all the challenge details and to share your project inspired by Deborah's sketch, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

I've also entered my card in the SUO Challenge #152, Delight in Nature.  For all the challenge details, visit SU-Only Challenges.

My card has also been entered it in the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.  For all their challenge details, click the image below.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2016/07/challenge-201-anything-goes.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #74

It's Theme week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges and I'm hosting an it's all about "tags".  It can be a tag or a tag on a card (like what I made) or a tag on a tag or a tag on a bag.  It just has to be a tag or show a tag.  So, now that you know what you need to do, tag, you're it!  

This card is a bit of an odd shape given I wanted to get three of the tags on the card.  The card base is 7" x 4" made out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  I added a layer of Basic Black and the tags on top and popped them up with Dimensionals.  The tags are cut out of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  The center tag is the reverse of the other tags.  Across the tags I added a strip of printed vellum from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.  At the top of each tag, I added a little bit of Gold Baker's Twine.  The butterfly is cut from the cut from Basic Black and Very Vanilla using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies and the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies.  I layered the black one onto the vanilla one.  For the flower, I used the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and cut it out of Pool Party card stock.  The brad is one I've had for a while and I think it's Island Indigo.  It's one of the In Color Polka Dot Brads but I can't remember the year.
In Color Polka Dot Brads
In Color Polka Dot Brads


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pacific Point Hello

The Stampin' Royalty Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use my favorite Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  That's what the challenge was, use our dies.  That little fish is so cute!  This one is Pacific Point and I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the fins for a little sparkle.  They don't show up well in the photo but there are some little pearl bubbles floating up to the surface.  It's just a simple note card that I'll add to my stash for a time when I want to send off a note to someone.


Stamp Set:  Botanical Blooms, Jar of Love; Inks:  Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate; Cardstock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White; Other:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Doily, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread

My card was made for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge where we were to use our dies.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.ca/2016/06/stampin-royalty-challenge-sr335.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Swirly Heart

Today I combined one of my favorite challenges, CAS(E) this Sketch, with a new challenge for me, Global Design Project.  I love the colors, Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White.  One of the things I like to do is use up bits and pieces that are left over from other projects.  The Sweet Sugarplum swirly die cut is one of those pieces.  The Gorgeous Grunge splatters are Night of Navy but I stamped off to give it a softer look so the Night of Navy heart inside the swirly image would stand out.  I really like how it came together.


Stamp Sets:  Love You Lots, Gorgeous Grunge; Ink:  Night of Navy; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White; Other:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart), Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers (heart)

The colors I used are from the Global Design Project Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://www.global-design-project.com/2016/06/global-design-project-041-colour.html

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

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/06/case-this-sketch-178.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #73

It's time for another Clean And Simple (CAS) challenge here at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Gail is the host this week and she has added Summer as a theme for this challenge.

On a layer of Whisper White, I stamped two images from the Happy Home stamp set using Jet Black StazOn ink.  Over the images, I used various Stampin' Write Markers to add color to the card.  I used Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped using Basic Black Archival ink.  The card base is Daffodil Delight.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, June 20, 2016

Congrats!

Funny thing happened to me this morning when I woke up.  I went right to my craft table and made a card that is a three-in-one as it works for three different challenges.  It's celebrating along with The Paper Players Challenge as they are the occasion of their 300th challenge.  I combined it with the Stampin' Royalty color challenge using Carries' colors and Leigh's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!  I think they came together well.

Now that I have totally rearranged my day by playing first, I now have to get busy doing all the things on my list so I can come back to the craft studio tonight and get in another round of creating.  I have some new things I want to play with so I'm out of here to get all those other things done.

Have a fantastic day!


Stamp Set:  Crazy about You; Ink:  Old Olive; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White; Other:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Metal Rimmed Pearl, Wooden Congrats Embellishment

The theme for my card is from The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2016/06/pp300-cas-celebration-from-jaydee.html

The colors I used are from the Stampin' Royalty Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.


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


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Wacky Watercooler June 2016 Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Wacky Watercooler June 2016 Blog Hop!  As you may know, we have a new Annual Catalog full of some great new product.  Our blog hop this month has us celebrating some of our favorites among the new product.  Our favorite new In Color.  Our favorite Stamp Set/Bundle.  Our favorite Designer Series Paper.  There is so much I like in this catalog that it was hard for me to finally narrow it down.

Our blog hop runs in a circular fashion so, no matter where you begin, you will eventually find yourself back where you started.  Of course, that is not a bad thing.  With eight participants, I'm sure you'll want to take more than one look at all the great projects we have created for you.

My first project is showcasing my favorite new 2016-2018 In Color, Dapper Denim.  Yes, if it's blue then it's a favorite!  I also added just a touch of Sweet Sugarplum as that runs a close second.  Both the Dapper Denim and the Sweet Sugarplum inks were stamped off to give them a lighter, softer look.


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  2016-2017 In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Whisper White; Other:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels

The sketch I used for my card is from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.ca/2016/06/sssc128-its-sketch-time.html

My next project showcases my favorite stamp set, Jar of Love and favorite dies, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.  There is so much that can be done with this bundle.  I love those little lightning bugs.  They bring back fond memories of childhood when we chased them all over the yard and put them in a jar.  Before heading in for the night, we'd always let them go so they could go do whatever it is that lightning bugs do.


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love; Inks:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black; Cardstock:  Dapper Denim, Shimmery White; Other:  Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Silver Gelly Roll Pen

My third and final project showcases the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  I absolutely love Night of Navy and Whisper White together.  And, in case you haven't noticed, I seem to have a blue theme running through all of my projects.  What can I say?  I so totally love blue that it's my go to color. It wasn't planned but, trust me, I can so live with it.  :-)  Oh, and let's not forget that fantastic Copper Embossing Powder.  If you don't have it yet, you are definitely going to want to add it to your list.


Stamp Sets:  In the Meadow, Kinda Eclectic, Swirly Bird; Inks:  Night of Navy, VersaMark; Cardstock:  Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Other:  Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies, Copper Embossing Powder, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Elegant Butterfly Punch

Jean Fitch is up next and I'm sure you are going to love her projects.  Just click the image below see.

https://jlfstudio.wordpress.com/

Want to see the wonderful creations from Penny Hanuszak again?  Just click the image below.

http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.ca/


Want to go back to where it all began?  Just click the image below to go to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #72

Hello and welcome to this week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  The new 2016-2018 In Colors are fabulous and this color challenge from Jean has us using those new In Colors.  At first I wasn't too sure about a couple of the colors but I've decided that I like them all.

For the card base, I used the neutral color Crumb Cake.  I used a piece of Whisper White that had already been embossed using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and cut an oval from the retired Oval Collections Framelits Dies.  In the grooves I added some Wink of Stella Clear but it doesn't show up well.

On a separate layer of Whisper White, I stamped an image from the Work of Art stamp set in three of the new In Colors; Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach inks.  The sentiment is from the Trust God stamp set and stamped using Basic Black Archival ink.

The leaves are punched from Emerald Envy using the retired Bird Builder Punch.  The little flowers are punched from Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum using the Petite Petals Punch.  Then, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of each flower.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  We'd love to have you join us.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tea Time

Would you be surprised if I told you that I am a huge Downton Abbey fan?  It's true.  I'm hooked!  I love everything about it, right down to having the whole series on DVD.  I was so sad that the series ended but on a rainy day, it's not unusual to find me having a Downton Abbey marathon along with a nice cup of hot tea. 

When I discovered that there was a whole set of stamps and dies and papers and embellishments...well, I think you get the idea.  I knew I just had to have a few of them.  In the future, you'll see other projects made with more of my Downton Abbey stash.

The tea kettle is from the Time for Tea stamp set.  I embossed it using the new Copper Embossing Powder then, fussy cut it and popped it up with dimensionals.  Since I'm entering this in the Retro Rubber Challenge, the stamp has to be at least a year old.  It  says 2015 on the package, so I'm hoping it fits the requirements as that was all the information I could find.  If not, I still had fun playing with the stamp set and sharing my project with you.


Stamp Sets:  Time for Tea (Crafter's Companion), Timeless Textures (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Night of Navy, VersaMark; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper; Other:  Copper Embossing Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels

The sketch I used for my card is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2016/06/challenge-40-kind-of-sketchy.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bless Your Heart

A one layer card, you say.  It's not as hard as you might think to create one.  I always shied away from them thinking I would never be able to pull it off.  I was wrong.  If I can do it, anyone can do it.  I kept this one to no bling, no bows, no embellishments of any kind.  This one is going into my note card stash.  Many times I leave the inside of my cards blank so I can write a personal note to someone.

The stamp set I used is the Jar of Love from the new Annual Catalog.  It's the first time I've had a chance to use it and I am really going to like it.  I can't wait to use the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies that coordinate with the set.

On Thursday the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog Hop begins at 8:00 p.m. CDT.  Come back then to see another of the projects I made using this stamp set and the dies. 


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Whisper White

My one layer card was made for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

Create a card using one layer.
http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.ca/2016/06/stampin-royalty-challenge-sr333.html
 
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,
 
Marsha

Sunday, June 12, 2016

America the Beautiful!

When I saw the colors that LeAnne chose for the current challenge at The Paper Players, I knew exactly what card I wanted to make for the challenge.  I've been wanting to use this new cutting plate since I purchased from Taylored Expressions.  This challenge was perfect for it.  Although you can't see it, there are actually 50 of those little stars on that cutting plate.  They will make perfect little pieces to add to some shaker cards I want to make.


Stamp Set:  Stars & Stripes (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Cherry Cobbler; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, Whisper White; Other:  Triple Banner Punch, American Flag Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), America the Beautiful Download (Taylored Expressions); Lined Thread, Dimensionals

The colors I used are from the current challenge at The Paper Players.  To see all the challenge details and link up your own project, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2016/06/pp299-color-challenge-from-leanne.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Watercooler Wednesday Challenges #71

Who's up for a challenge of Tic-Tac-Toe?  That's what Heidi has in store for us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  Diagonal, horizontal or vertical.  You decide which one appeals to your creative sensibilities.  Then, get busy and make that project and share it with us.

For my card, I chose the left vertical line.  So, I made a birthday card using the Emboss Resist Technique and any shade of blue.  I actually got in two shades of blue.  The card base is Marina Mist.  I stamped the sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set using VersaMark then, heat embossed using Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  The plants are from the In the Meadow stamp set and were also stamped using VersaMark and heat embossed using Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder.  Then, I sponged So Saffron over the sunburst and across the top.  Next I sponged Marina Mist through the middle and finished off with some Garden Green over the embossed plants.  Those cute little butterflies are from the In the Meadow stamp set and stamped using Night of Navy ink.  The final step was to stamp the sentiment from the Butterfly Basics stamp set also using Night of Navy ink. 


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Simple Thanks

You know, you just never have enough thank you cards.  When I saw the sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, I knew it would be perfect for a one layer thank you card.  Keeping it clean and simple without embellishment also means no extra postage when it's mailed.  Now that I like!


Stamp Sets:  Reason for the Season, For Being You (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Whisper White; Other:  Silver Gelly Roll Pen

The sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch!  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2016/06/case-this-sketch-175.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sweet Sugarplum Flower

For this card I combined two challenges, Stampin' Royalty and What Will You Stamp?  The theme of Flowers from Stampin' Royalty and the stamp set You've Got This from What Will You Stamp? were perfect for each other.  This has been one of my favorite stamp sets and I haven't used it for a while, so combining these two challenges made for a pretty card.

And, with that, I'm going to say goodnight.  It's late here in my next of the woods and I'm almost out of time to get this into the Stampin' Royalty challenge.  My day just got away from me.


Stamp Set:  You've Got This; Inks:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum; Cardstock:  Whisper White; Other:  Dimensionals, Gelly Roll Pen

To visit Stampin' Royalty to see more projects using their theme of Flowers, click the image below.

http://stampinroyalty.blogspot.ca/2016/06/stampin-royalty-challenge-sr332.html

For all the challenge details about the You've Got This challenge at What Will You Stamp?, click the image below.

http://whatwillyoustamp.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/wwys-challenge-67-youve-got-this.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha