Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #17

As I think I've mentioned before, I love our "Anything Goes" challenges.  Well, I like them all but I love being able to just look at what I have and get busy making a card.  This one again has the Twelve Days of Christmas patterned paper from Graphic 45.  I didn't do any stamping on this one.  Sometimes you just don't need it.  I will add a Christmas greeting to the inside when I'm going through and getting cards ready to send.  I sometimes a certain sentiment especially for the person who will receive the card.


Card Stock:  Mossy Meadow, The Twelve Days of Christmas (Graphic 45); Accessories & Tools:  Mossy Meadow 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive

Come join us for this week's "Anything Goes" Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Black & White Birthday

This is the first time I've used the Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink that is in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I was afraid it wasn't going to show up for you in the photo but it did better than I thought.  I needed another masculine birthday card and I do so love black and white.  With just a touch of Bermuda Bay, I think it turned other rather well.  I love the crisp clean lines of the card.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Ink:  Aquamarine ColorBox Chalk Ink; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Chalkboard Paper, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current Retro Sketches Challenge.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/retrosketches-157.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thanks

Sometimes I think the cards I make have a mind of their own.  All I'm supposed to do is let it guide my hands in whatever direction it wants to go.  I'm not sure how I came up with this combination.  I'll grant you it's different.  I do like that big 'thanks' from the For Being You stamp set.


Stamp Sets:  For Being You, (thanks), You Brighten My Day (yay!); Ink:  Mossy Meadow; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Banner Punch, What's Up Punch, 2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current Paper Players Challenge.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2015/03/pp237-leannes-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, March 23, 2015

Pretty Little Bluebird

The robins have been finding their way back to Iowa and now that Spring has officially arrived, there just may be a bluebird in the mix somewhere.  Since I've not spotted one as of yet, I decided to make this cute little bluebird for a birthday card I need for today.  I love that Bird Builder Punch.  And, the feather from Lovely Amazing You stamp set was just begging for a chance to show off. 


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Lovely Amazing You (feathers); Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (bird), Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Bird Builder Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels (eye - colored black), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2015/03/case-this-sketch-115.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Birthday for Him

Here, at the place where I live, we have what we call the Residents Association and they like to be sure all those who need a card for any occasion get one.  Since I make cards on a regular basis, I've volunteered to provide cards when they are needed.  Each month we get a newsletter with all the birthdays listed for the month and I hand deliver a handmade card to each person on the list.  I really enjoy brightening someone's birthday with a special card made just for them.

Today I've combined two challenges to make this birthday card.  The colors from The Friday Mashup Challenge were perfect for a guy card.  One of the elements was to have a "see-thru" element on the card so I simply cut a circle out of the front of the card and stamped the image from The Open Sea stamp set on the inside of the card.  I used the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.


Stamp Sets:  Four You (sentiment), The Open Sea; Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate; Card Stock:  Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Circle Collection Framelits Dies, Linen Thread, 1/8" Mini Brads, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

You can find this week's challenge at The Friday Mashup! 

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/03/fm201-can-you-see-it.html

The sketch is from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge.

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-136-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #16

It has been quite some time since I did any coloring on one of my cards and it has been a while since I used one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets from Flourishes.  It's sad that they are no longer in business.  They had some beautiful images for coloring.

For this card I used some of my hoarded Twelve Days of Christmas patterned paper from Graphic 45.  I'm getting so much of it stacked up that I now have to start using it in my projects.  There just isn't room to keep everything I have on the shelves.  Well, I should admit that it's not all on shelves.  I do have too much so it has spilled over onto the floor!  :-)  I also didn't add a sentiment to the front.  I didn't want to detract anything from the image.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Candles (Flourishes); Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Copic Markers:  YG11,YG13, YG17, R22, R24, R27, Y17, Y19, B00; Card Stock:  Always Artichoke, The Twelve Days of Christmas Patterned Paper (Graphic 45), Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Styled Labels Die (Tim Holtz), 1/4" Red Satin Ribbon, Jute Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot-Die Cutting Machine

Join us for this week's "Anything Goes" Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Watercooler Challenge #20

It's time for another challenge at Watercooler Challenges.  This time it's all about the sketch.  I loved the sketch Buffy gave us for this challenge.  Every time I wanted to use some Washi tape I never seem to have the right ones one hand.  So, I created my own by stamping the images onto White Vellum.  It works well and gives the illusion of Washi tape.

We would love to have you join us and show us how you were inspired to use the sketch.  We look forward to seeing all of your lovely projects.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, White Vellum, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Adhesive Sheets, Blossom Punch, Dimensionals, Hexagon Punch, In Color Sequins, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive

Here is the sketch Buffy made for our current Watercooler Challenge.

http://watercoolerchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Birthday Wishes

It's way past my bedtime and what am I doing?  Staying up and making cards.  Actually, I wanted to get this card made and entered in a couple of challenges before shutting things down for the night so it's going to be a short post.  I stamped the flower image from Nature's Perfection three times and fussy cut two of them to make layers on the flower.  A little Dazzling Details, some rhinestones and  that as they say, is that!  I'm off to get some sleep.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Nature's Perfection; Inks:  Sahara Sand, So Saffron; Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Dazzling Details, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from Freshly Made Sketches.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/freshly-made-sketches-178.html

The pretty colors are from Colour Me...!

http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/cmcc63-colour-me-subtle.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wacky Watercooler March Madness Blog Hop


Welcome!  I'm so glad you have joined us on our journey through March Madness!  There are many ways you can interpret that and I'm sure you're going to see a bit of "mad" that will have you wanting to dabble in the "madness," too!

This month I have the honor of being first stop on our Hop, but no worries if you came here from somewhere else.  The Hop goes round and round, so no matter where you start, as long as you keep clicking on the "Next" button, you'll go through all the participating blogs.  If you get a little lost along the way, just click the “Home” button and head back to the Wacky Watercooler Blog home page to start all over.

My first card is one I made for a Birthday Shoebox Swap for my local demonstrator meeting.  It uses product from the Annual Catalog and two Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Big Day and Nature's Perfection.  Those sets are only available until March 31.  It's a clean and simple design that has you wanting to reach out and pick some pretty Strawberry Slush flowers.


Stamp Sets:  Big Day, Nature's Perfection; Inks:  Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Glue Dots, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

One of the cards we made in the Shoebox Swap was this spinner card using the Bow Builder Punch from the Occasions Catalog.  I had never made one before and love how that bright bow slides back and forth and spins while doing so.  Clever!  I think my oldest granddaughter will like this one for her birthday in May.  The stamp set is Big Day from Sale-A-Bration.  All other product can be found in the Annual Catalog.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Ink:  Tempting Turquoise; Card Stock:  Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Boho Blossom Punch, Bow Builder Punch, Brights Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Pennies, SNAIL Adhesive, Word Window Punch

And I saved the best for last.  Well, so I say.  :-)   For this hop, we hoppers were all to make a fun fold card.  I chose to make a Dutch Fold card.  I found a tutorial from Beccy that was easy to follow and I just had to make one adjustment.  When I cut the first piece, it was too narrow to match well with the second piece.  I adjusted the measurement from 3-3/8" to 4-15/16" and it was perfect.


Stamp Set:  Big Day; Inks:  Jet Black StazOn, Pistachio Pudding; Stampin' Write Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Blushing Bride, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  2013-2015 In Colors Sequin Assortment, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

Here's a look at what the inside of the card looks like.


Your next moment of madness comes from Anna Smith.  This is her first time joining us on our hop, so please give her a warm welcome.  She is a very talented artist and I love her work.        

http://www.scrappingstampingandstuff.com/

Click the button below to revisit the great projects from Buffy Cooper.

http://buffycooper.com/

Click the button below to go back to our main blog, Wacky Watercooler Stamping.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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A Work in Progress

Just a short post for you today.  I've got a full day of busyness but I wanted to share a project I'm working on the brighten up the wall above my dining room table.  I took a bunch of frames I had on the shelf collecting dust, cleaned them up and filled them with the beautiful Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  As titled it is still a work in progress as I want to add some embellishments to the frames as well as add a few more items to the overall grouping.  Any suggestions?

Also, I wanted to remind everyone of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop that starts tonight at 8 p.m.  We're celebrating March Madness (sorry, not the basketball version here) and I'm sure you are going to be amazed at what group has in store for you.  So, be sure to come on back when the hop starts and let us know what inspires you.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flower and Ferns

Seriously?!?  Eighty-three degrees in Iowa in mid-March!  All I can say is Wow!  I, for one, am loving it.  The windows are open and the fresh air is pouring in giving my home a crisp, clean smell.  Is it okay to admit that I'm looking forward to our first spring rain, too?  Talk about a clean fragrance.

Anyway, today's card is for The Paper Players Challenge.  The challenge was to create a clean and simple floral design.  I pulled out my Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and got to work.  Truth to tell, I just had fun with this one.  I actually designed it in my art journal first then, transferred it, with a few changes to a card.  Even though the butterfly is a punch out, I really think the eye is drawn first to the flower.  I went with all Rich Razzleberry so it would stand out.


Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Rich Razzleberry, Tuxedo Black; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

The inspiration for my design came from The Paper Players Challenge.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2015/03/pp236-anns-clean-and-simple-floral.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Amazing Grace

It's a new challenge for me today.  It's over at Our Daily Bread Designs.  I only have a few of their stamp sets but I do love them.  This one is the Amazing Grace Hymn stamp.  It's one of the hymns I remember my dad singing.  He had such a beautiful voice and sang at weddings, funerals, in the church choir as well as solos on Sunday mornings in church.  I do so miss hearing him sing.  It's one of my fondest memories of him.  His signature song was How Great Thou Art.  He did a recording of it and the radio station, where he was the news director, played it a few times.  They got so many calls to hear it again that it became a part of the regular morning lineup.

Vintage is not something I do very often but thought it would be a good look for the background paper as well as the hymn.  I used some vintage pearl lace that was in my stash.  It just seemed to jump out at me.  Because the entire hymn is on the stamp, it was just too big for me to use the whole thing, which is why you just see a portion of the hymn in the circle.  It would have covered up all of that pretty Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper. It's a simple design with the hymn as the focal point.


Stamp Set: Amazing Grace Hymn (Our Daily Bread Designs); Inks:  Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz); Card Stock:  Botanical Tea (Graphic 45), Early Espresso and Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!); Accessories & Tools:  Tear Drop Circles (Spellbinders), Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!) Pearl Lace, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tape Runner

The sketch and all the details for this challenge can be found at the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/odbdslc230-sketch-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pretty Pastels

Would you believe I've used butterflies again?  It seems that so many of my projects lately have included butterflies and flower.  It's a good thing that both are favorites of mine.  The one thing I miss most about living in my current apartment building is the fact that I can't have a flower garden.  I love getting my hands dirty planting and weeding and just sitting on the porch watching the butterflies come visit all my pretty flowers.  These days they visit the pretty cards I make.


Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics, Lovely Amazing You; Inks:  Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine,  Dimensionals, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive

The soft, pretty colors are from the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.

http://www.palspaperarts.com/2015/03/ppa243-a-color-challenge.html

The sketch is from a new challenge for me found at Craft Project Central.

http://craftprojectcentral.com/creating-pretty-cards-card-challenge-45-3

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #15

Hello!  It's time for another Sunday Christmas Card Challenge.  It took me forever to get a card made for this one.  I'm not sure what it was that I was wanting to do but it just didn't seem to want to materialize for me.  I do love these colors, though.

So, join us this week and show us what you can do with the challenge.  I always enjoy seeing all of your great projects.  I've been inspired by many of you.


Stamp Set:  Christmas Bliss; Inks:  Pacific Point, Smoky Slate; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Whisper White, Silver Glitzy Glitter Paper (DCWV); Accessories & Tools:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

For more inspiration and to join us for this week's challenge, visit Sunday Christmas Card Challenges.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Hello

Do ever have days when you make a card and you wonder where it came from?  Well, that's how I feel about this one.  I started with the Whisper White card base and the Bermuda Bay layer and it just grew from there.  Feathers, flowers, buttons, twine and lots of color.  I think Spring has sprung in my craft studio.  The weather has been so nice, I've been able to open the window that's above my desk and listen to the birds sing.  Hmmm?  I wonder if that's what made me add the feathers! 

When I started to add the Blackberry Bliss Baker's Twine, it was originally just going to be a couple of rows tied off with a bow.  For some reason I couldn't get my fingers to cooperative so I nixed the bow and braided three strands of the twine.  It doesn't show up well in the photo but it really does look neat.  I think next time I'm going to try a braid using three different colors.


Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes - sentiment, Everything Eleanor, Four Feathers, Petite Petals; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky; Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  What's Up Punch, Banner Punch, Pansy Punch, Feathers Framelits Dies, Glue Dots, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

The sketch I used is from Paper Craft Crew Challenges.  

http://www.papercraftcrew.com/pcccs-135-card-sketch/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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Through the Window

Today had me ending it with a very special treat!  My grandson, Nic, came over and had some supper with me while Dad went to check on one of his projects for work and Mom rode along.  It gave them a short kid break and gave Grandma a grandson fix.  It's been a few weeks since I've seen them so it did make my day!

As you may have seen lately, I'm going through a Spring, flowers and butterflies phase.  Today, the butterflies got a break but bright Spring colors and flowers made the lineup.  I can't wait to see flowers through my windows.  I'm thinking this will make a very nice thank you card.


Stamp Sets:  Best Day Ever, Painted Petals, Petal Potpourri; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red; Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Picture Window Die (Taylored Expressions), Extra-Large Oval Punch, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

The sketch I used is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/freshly-made-sketches-177-sketch-by.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

It's a Celebration!

One of my favorite challenges is The Friday Mashup!  It has been a great boost to my creativity as many times the challenges take me outside my little box and get me to do something I haven't done before.  They are celebrating their 200th challenge and this one was such fun.  I really enjoyed going back through previous challenges and finding the ones that I wanted to use for this special challenge.

I used the Butterflies with Dimension from FM01 (the very first challenge) and the Black, White and Square from FM03.  It was fun to try to use as many elements as I could from both challenges.    


Stamp Sets:  Nature's Perfection, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Adhesive Sheets (Scrapbook Adhesives), Dimensionals, Simply Scored Stylus, Paper-Piercing Mat

You can find all the details for the current challenge over at The Friday Mashup!

http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/03/fm200-lets-get-this-party-started.html


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Current Hostess Code:  BDU2XPTT

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine birthday cards are not something I get to make very often.  Rather surprising when you factor in I have three sons and seven grandsons.  I think that's because of the three sons two birthdays are in October and one is in December.  Of the seven grandsons three are in January, one is in February, one is in July, one is in October and one is in November. That bunches most of them together so I don't get to stretch them out throughout the year.  Now that I'm volunteering to make sure each resident in my building gets a birthday card, I'll get to make more masculine ones.  I'm looking forward to it.


Stamp Sets:  Simply Sketched - sentiment (retired), Traveler; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack (retired), Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  1/8" Silver Mini Brads, Ticket Corner Punch (retired), SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Trimmer

The colors I used are from the current Colour Me...! Challenge.

http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/cmcc62-colour-me-striking.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha Reed

Current Hostess Code:  BDU2XPTT

Butterfly Birthday

While it is still to early for butterflies here in Iowa, the colors for the current Paper Players challenge had me thinking that Crisp Cantaloupe butterflies would look really pretty on a Crumb Cake card.  Along with the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum, I'd say a breath of Spring has come my way.

To color the flowers and leaves on the vellum, I used the So Saffron and Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Markers.  It's so easy to put a little color on the vellum.  You color on the back, flip it over and attach it to your card.  It does make for a pretty background.


Stamp Sets:  Endless Birthday Wishes, Nature's Perfection; Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe; Stampin' Write Markers:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi; Accessories & Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Adhesive Sheets (Scrapbook Adhesives), Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer
All Stampin' Up!® products unless otherwise noted.

The colors are from the current challenge at The Paper Players.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2015/03/pp235-anne-maries-color-challenge.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Think Spring! Think pretty flowers!

The sunshine and blue skies and the fact that I have my windows open for some fresh air have truly made me feel like Spring is really on the way!  I can't begin to tell you how happy that makes me.  To be honest, we really didn't have that bad a winter here in Iowa.  It seems as though each snow that came along either went north of us or south of us.  I'm not complaining but I could have done without the bitter cold temperatures Winter brought with it.  So, I hope you enjoy these pretty Spring flowers.


Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor, You Brighten My Day; Inks:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz; Card Stock:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Banner Punch, Fun Flower Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Petite Petals Punch, Silver Rhinestones, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired), SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

The colors I used are from the current Fab Friday Challenge.

http://fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/03/fab-friday-59.html

The sketch I used is from the current CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge.

http://casethissketch.blogspot.ca/2015/03/case-this-sketch-113.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Current Hostess Code:  BDU2XPTT

Sunday Christmas Card Challenges #14

It's Sunday morning and that means it's time for a new Christmas Card Challenge.  This week we are challenging you to make a card using only sentiments.  That's right, no images, only sentiments.  It's up to you how many you use.

I don't know about you, but I found it rather difficult not to use some kind of stamped image.  :-)  I think that's because I am so used to having some kind of image on my cards.  I finally decided to add a couple of die cut layers and added the sentiment from the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set.


Stamp Set:  Beauty of the Season - sentiment (retired); Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits Dies, 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearl Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

You can find more details for the Sunday Christmas Card Challenges HERE.

http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

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