Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #40

It's anything goes week for our Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.  This year I decided to start sending Christmas cards to each of my grandchildren.  The adults will still get their grown up version.  I love this little sentiment from the Christmas Bliss Photopolymer stamp set.  Trust me, it reminds me of the grandchildren.  The eyes wiggle so the younger ones I'll send it to will love it! 


Stamp Set:  Christmas Bliss; Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  Real Red, Silver & Gold Collection (Bo Bunny); Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits, Owl Builder Punch, Paste-On Eyes (Darice), Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

Just click HERE to visit the Sunday Christmas Card Challenge blog and get all the details on how you can join in our challenges.  It's a great way to get your Christmas cards done before the rush of the season.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Freshly Made Sketches 151 and Color Throwdown 307

It's been a while since I've contributed to the Color Throwdown Challenge so I combined it with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I don't recall ever using Pacific Point and Crushed Curry together but I do like the effect.  While my creating time has been a bit limited lately, I finally had a chance to play with some of my new product.  The little die I used for the leaves came with a magazine I recently purchased.

I didn't add a sentiment because, at this time, I don't know if it will be a birthday, thinking of you or thank you card.  It's one of those cases where when I need it, it will fit.  :-)


Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Bunch, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Pacific Point, Crushed Curry; Card Stock:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Arrows Embossing Folder, Fun Flower Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Floral Die (unknown)
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

The colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge can be found HERE.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.ca/2014/08/color-throwdown-307.html

The sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge can be found HERE.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/freshly-made-sketches-151-sketch-by.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge 360

What do you get when you cross a new stamp set with paper scraps and beautiful fall colors?  A 'hello FALL' tall and skinny card, one that is just right for the current Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge.  It's the first chance I've had to play with my new For All Things stamp set and I must say I'm loving the images from it.


Stamp Set:  For All Things; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede; Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Harvest Plaid (Reminisce), Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquis Glue, Stampin' Trimmer
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find this week's Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge HERE.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

It's An Anniversary

Whew!  It is done!  The apartment building I live in is celebrating 35 years of service to the community.  The Facility Manager asked me to design a card for the occasion.  Their colors are Royal Blue, Red and White so I made up some samples using Pacific Point, Real Red and Whisper White.  This is the design they approved.  They needed 100, so I'm thankful it was a clean and simple design they chose.  I love how it turned out!



Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge, Kinda Eclectic, Feeling Sentimental (retired); Inks:  Hello Honey, Pacific Point, VersaMark Watermark Pad; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Label Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Simply Scored Score Board, Stampin' Trimmer, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 Holiday Catalog

Yay!  The new 2014 Holiday Catalog is available!  You are going to love the new product for this holiday season.  Just click on the image below for a look at the catalog.  If you don't have your very own Holiday Catalog, e-mail your name and address and I'll get one right out to you.

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2014-2015/Holiday_Catalog/HolidayCatalog_0714_US.pdf

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

CAS(E) this Sketch #89

Just enough time here to make a short post.  It's been a busy day and I've not had much time to be online.  I wanted to use up some of my scraps of card stock and here is what I came up with for the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch! 


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Pictogram Punches; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 3/8" Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

The sketch I used for inspiration can be found HERE.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2014/08/case-this-sketch-89.html


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Watercooler Challenge #7


It's a sketch challenge this time at the Watercooler Challenges.  I decided to keep my card very Clean and Simple (CAS).  I stayed with mostly greens except for the wee bit of yellow and white.  As you may be able to tell, I've still not changed the bulb in my photo lamp.  Guess I really need to get that done.

We'd love to have you join us in this week's challenge.  Just click on the sketch below to go right on over to the Watercooler Challenges blog for all the details.

 
Stamp Sets:  Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

You can find the Watercooler Challenges sketch HERE.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #39

Presents?  Did someone mention presents?  Okay, so I love presents and I love the inspiration photo for this week's Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.  It's all about bright, cheerful presents!  I'm not fond of green but I do love the dark, rich greens such as the new Mossy Meadow.  Paired with the Pistachio Pudding Designer Series Paper from All Abloom and Gold Sequins, makes for a lovely Christmas present.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Bliss; Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Mini Glue Dots, Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Button (from my button stash)
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find all the details about Sunday Christmas Card Challenges HERE.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Freshly Made Sketches 150

It has been a really busy week and a very hot one.  Top that off with a few days where I wasn't feeling as well as I should and you have me waiting until the last minute to get my card made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.  I just loved the simplicity of this sketch and anything with flowers gets my attention.

I just have time for a short post before heading over to my neighbor's for a visit.  Bill just got home today from the hospital after taking a fall at home.  Nothing broken, for which everyone is very thankful.  And, no, this card is not for him.  I've got a different one all ready to take over to him.


You can find the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge HERE.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/freshly-made-sketches-150-sketch-by.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Wacky Watercooler August Blog Hop


Welcome!  It's good to have you stop by on your way around the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  If you came here from Stephanie Pletscher's blog, didn't she have some great projects?  Are you enjoying your chance to see a sneak peak at the 2014 Holiday Catalog?  You'll be able to order from the new catalog come August 28th.  You are going to love it all!

For my first card, I went with a summer theme.  School has started here and summer is winding down.  It won't be long and the leaves will be changing and the weatherman is going to start talking about snow.  I thought some pretty flowers would remind us that summer is not over and we still have time to enjoy the pretty flowers.

 
Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Four You; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Petite Petals Punch, Blossom Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Circles Collection Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals

Now it's on to showing you some of what's in that new Holiday Catalog.  This card is a very clean and simple design using the new Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set.  I love those cute little trees! 


Stamp Set:  Christmas Bliss; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Chalk Talk Framelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

My last card features the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set and it's available to order right now.  That's right!  If you love this stamp set as much as I do, you can purchase it today and get a jump start on creating your Christmas projects.  It's been some time since I did any coloring and boy, do I need more practice! 



Stamp Sets:  Beauty of the Season, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Inks:  Real Red, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Tuxedo Black Memento, StazOn; Card Stock:  Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection  Framelits, Blender Pen, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive

Well, there you have from me today.  Your next stop on our hop is the talented Kath Ricks.  She always has such beautiful projects.  Just click the button below to see what she has in store for you.

http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/ 

If you'd like to go back and see, Stephanie Pletscher's beautiful projects, just click the button below.

http://craftymedic.blogspot.com/

To head back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping blog, just click the button below.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pals Paper Arts 215

It's a color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  I needed a gift card holder and the one we made at stamp club yesterday was perfect.  I changed it up for this one since I needed to use the challenge colors of Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black.  I love these colors together.



The Pals Paper Arts Challenge can be found HERE.

http://www.palspaperarts.com/2014/08/ppa215-a-color-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #38

Dry embossing, wet embossing.  That's the optional challenge for this week's Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.  I opted to do both.  I embossed the Whisper White using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  For the image, I heat embossed the cardinal using Pewter Embossing Powder.  Wet embossing and heat embossing are different terms for the same technique.  The photo does not do this card justice!  The natural light did not show the card off to advantage.  I miss my light tent!  I keep forgetting to add the bulb to my shopping list. 


Stamp Set:  Beauty of the Season; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, VersaMark Watermark Pad, E39 Copic Sketch Marker; Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Label Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Pewter Embossing Powder, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

Please visit Sunday Christmas Card Challenges HERE for details and to join us for this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beautiful Punch Board Flowers

Hello, everyone!  I just have time for a quick post today as I overslept, a rarity, and I'm meeting a friend at the theater to watch "Into the Storm."  I'll let you know if it was worth the time.  I have a free pass so I won't be too disappointed is I don't care for it.

Anyway, while watching movies at home, I didn't want to just sit and watch so I pulled out my flower punch board and some patterned papers and went to work.  I'm making new bouquets for the ladies who work in the office at my apartment complex.  The punch board makes it very easy and quick to make up the flowers.  You can make flowers from XXS (3" diameter) to XXL (22-1/2" diameter).  The sizes I used for my three layered flowers XXS (3" diameter), XS (4" diameter) and S (5" diameter).  I'm thinking the XXL will make a nice size to put on my door.  Will have to give that a try.

The only thing I need to add to the flower stems are the leaves.  You can even make those with the flower punch board.  I'm thinking some Christmas flowers are going to decorate my home this year.  I can't wait to get some of the new Christmas Designer Series Paper in my next Stampin' Up!® order!



Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, August 11, 2014

Just Add Ink 226

It's a short post for you today but I wanted to share the card I made for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  I loved the simplicity of this sketch.  Given how early in the morning it was when I made my card, it's a good thing it was an easy one to put together.  I think my eyes are crossing!


All the Stampin' Up! Product used is noted below.  The paper doily is from Bo Bunny.

The sketch can be found HERE at Just Add Ink. 

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-add-ink-226-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Paper Players 208 and RetroSketches 127

You know, there are just so many challenges out there I like that I can't keep up with all of them.  :-)  Today's card is a combination of challenges.  I loved the sketch from RetroSketches and the colors from The Paper Players.  Two great challenges, one pretty card.

Something that I am doing differently these days, is not listing all the product under my photo.  Instead, you can find all the product listed at the end of this post.  It's much easier and it lets you see exactly what the product looks like.  Oh, just so you know, the flowers were punched from a scrap left over from another project.  The Square Lattice Embossing Folder that was used is now retired so you won't see that in the list below.


All Stampin' Up!® Product.

For the color details at The Paper Players, click on the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2014/08/paper-players-challenge-208-color.html

For the sketch details at RetroSketches, click on the image below.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/retrosketches-127.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Watercooler Challenge #6

Okay, I got a little dotty with my card but I do so love polka dots.  Our challenge this time was to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a fellow member of the Watercooler.  I chose Heidi Weaver's card because I love that Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I used mostly the same colors but for my background I used Blackberry Bliss instead of Basic Black.  My little butterfly is different in that it is Hello Honey instead of the Crisp Cantaloupe Heidi used and my rhinestones are colored using the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  I pulled Hello Honey from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack.

You know,  there are just days when some things just don't go as well as you wanted.  My big butterfly wiggled his wing and my top layer went tilt just as I pressed it to the card stock.  So, while there are a few imperfections, I bravely shared the original rather than start over.  :-)


Stamp Set:  Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding, Tuxedo Black Memento; Blendabilities:  Coastal Cabana; Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

Here is the card Heidi Weaver made.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #37

Don't you just love poinsettias?  I know I do.  They are a bright spot every Christmas in my house.  This week's Sunday Christmas Card Challenge color challenge featured an inspiration photo of a poinsettia.  I had to get creative with some of my color choices but the flower, itself, uses the colors from the photo.  I used the Bird Builder Punch to make my poinsettia.  Then, stamped over the punched pieces using the tree from the retired Christmas Lodge stamp set, to give the flower a sort of vein look.  :-) 


Stamp Sets:  Beauty of the Season, Christmas Lodge (retired); Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Y17 Copic Sketch Marker; Card Stock:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Rose Red, Whisper White, Sahara Sand; Accessories & Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gold Pearl Mist (Creative Imaginations), Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can join us for this week's color challenge HERE.  We'd love to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, August 8, 2014

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 104/Pals Paper Arts 214

Good morning!  For today's card, I've managed to combine two challenges.  The sketch from Paper Craft Crew and the colors from Pals Paper Arts.  I love that little Banner Punch from Stampin' Up!®  It makes the cutest little banners.  The top banner was punched from one of the papers from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack.  Then, I got the idea to layer several banners punched from Island Indigo onto a mat of Crisp Cantaloupe in such a way as to give me a very neat diamond shape.  The little diamond tag has the HI  for Hawaii stamped on it from the Map It Out Photopolymer Stamp Set.


Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Map It Out; Ink:  Wild Wasabi; Card Stock:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Banner Punch, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Trimmer, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen, Liquid Multipurpose Glue
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

The color challenge from Pals Paper Arts can be found HERE.

http://www.palspaperarts.com/2014/08/ppa214-a-color-challenge.html

The card sketch from Paper Craft Crew can be found HERE.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-104-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Freshly Made Sketches 148

Hello everyone!  I'm back with another card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  One of the things I rarely do is make a card that is, what I call, an odd size.  Following along with the sketch, I decided to make a 5" x 5" card.  I dug out my retired Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder to emboss the Lost Lagoon mat.  I pulled the idea for the flower clusters right from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack.  The flowers are really on Very Vanilla even though it doesn't look like it.


Stamp Set:  Trust God; Ink:  Island Indigo; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (retired), Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Flower, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

For all the details, you can find Freshly Made Sketches HERE.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2014/08/sketch-148-sketch-by-jen-m.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Fabulous Work of Art - PCCCS0103

Oh yeah!  Another new challenge for me.  It's the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  As much as I love color challenges, I really, really like the sketch challenges.  I get to pick my own colors.


Stamp Set:  Work of Art; Ink:  Lost Lagoon; Card Stock:  Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack; Accessories & Tools:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Baked Brown Sugar 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You can find the Paper Craft Crew Challenge HERE.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-103-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Work of Art Hello

Would you believe I've found a new challenge?  Well, the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog is new to me.  As you know I love challenges.  They are a wonderful way to keep the creativity flowing.  So, since it's late in my part of the world, I'm going to keep this post very short.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Work of Art; Inks:  Smoky Slate, Tuxedo Black, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker; Card Stock:  So Saffron, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Black Enamel Accents (Ranger). SNAIL Adhesive
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted. 

What surprises me is that my photo turned out better then expected.  My computer won't accept the software for my digital camera, so I can't transfer my photos from my camera to my computer.  For my first time using my cell phone camera, I don't think I did too bad.  :-)

Be sure to check out the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog HERE.

http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-add-ink-225-colour-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sunday Christmas Card Challenge #36

What?  July?  Gone?  When?  Where?  How?  It sure went by fast, didn't it?  Talk has turned to the upcoming start of the Iowa State Fair and this weekend's tax exempt shopping to get needed school supplies.  I'm not going to the Fair this year nor do I have to shop for school supplies.  What I did need to do for the weekend was share the card I designed for our weekly Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.

The main challenge is to make a Christmas or holiday card.  The optional challenge this week is to use two different types of embellishments.  I chose to add some sparkle with Rhinestones and a bow made from Baker's Twine. 


Stamp Sets:  Beauty of the Season, Christmas Bliss; Inks:  Real Red, Tuxedo Black, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi;  Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Stars Decorative Mask, Blender Pen, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, White Baker's Twine, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals
All Stampin' Up!® Product unless otherwise noted.

You have all week to join our challenge. so there's still plenty of time.  To visit the challenge, just click HERE.  There you'll find more inspiration and all the details for participating.  We'd love to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha