Wednesday, October 17, 2018

WWC192 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to another challenge from the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm your hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, break out all those great masculine stamps and dies you have in your stash and show us what you can do with them.  


Stamp Sets:  Buffalo Plaid Background, Look Who's Talking (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Sea Salt Hybrid Ink (Taylored Expressions); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide, Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Hills Die Set (Your Next Stamp); Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Evergreens, Woodland Silhouettes 2 (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Crystal Clear Sparkle (Spectrum Noir)

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, October 22nd 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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Caroler Quartet

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Caroler Quartet Die Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the new Caroler Quartet Die.  I love these carolers in silhouette.  Reminds me of something right out of Dickens.  I wanted the silhouette to be the focal point so I kept embellishments to a minimum and added only one small rhinestone as the dot for the 'i' in Christmas.  The card is a 6" x 6" card as I just couldn't bring myself to cut away any of that beautiful patterned paper.  I cut the image out three times and glued them together to give it some dimension and I also popped it up even more with some form tape.


Stamp Set:  Reason for the Season - sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Ruby Red (Altenew); Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Swirl (Bazzill Basics Paper); Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  (Authentique)
Dies:  Caroler Quartet (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)



If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

WWC191 - Charlotte's "All About" Occasions Challenge

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to you all.  It's time for for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Charlotte is hosting "All About Occasions" challenge.

While putting this card together, I forgot to write down all of the different supplies I used, so, I'll share what I remember.  The stamp set I used is the Build-A-Flower:  Rose from Altenew.  I know that I used various inks from Altenew, Stampin' Up! and some Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from the Cutting Edge - Flowers stamp set by Taylored Expressions.  I used a black card base and added a layer of white to which I added some splatters.  I did pop the flowers and leaves up on foam tape.  And that, as they say, is that.


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, October 15th 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 - Cute Spooks

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Terri is our host and she has chosen "Cute Spooks" as the challenge theme.

This one was a true challenge for me as I don't have any cute spook type of stamps.  So, I used some Graphic 45 patterned paper and found two small stamps that were in a box a friend gave me and stamped a dangling spider and the legs of witch for my spook feature.  I hope it works.


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, October 21st 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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' October Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for another challenge at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  The challenge is always about Christmas, so every month you can make a Christmas card and have plenty in your stash come time to send them all out to your family and friends.  I love making my Christmas cards throughout the year.  It sure does eliminate the stress of making last minute cards.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Christmas at Sweet Stampin; Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Addicted To Stamps and More #313 - Holiday

Hello everyone!  It's Holiday challenge time at Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge.  This is a card I made when I attended the new release party at Taylored Expressions.  It so nice to have a local rubber stamp company in my own back yard.  I try to take classes as often as I can and I rarely miss a release party.  They are always so much fun.

A bit of stamping, a die-cut, some foam tape and here is a perfect masculine holiday card.  Oh, and I love that new Cilantro ink color.  So, what do you think of the buffalo plaid moose?


Stamp Sets:  Buffalo Plaid Background, Pine Bough Background, Hand-lettered Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Cilantro, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Carstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube, Sprinkles, Red Pepper (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Woodland Silhouettes 2

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, October 5, 2018

Elf Boot Home

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Elf Boot
Home Die and the Christmas Ornament Die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  You can see them HERE.

Today I'm featuring the new Elf Boot Home Die along with the Christmas Ornament Die I showcased last week.  I had cut out two of them and colored this one and thought it would look nice with the Elf Boot Die.  It does.  The boot die is actually three layers of cardstock to give it some dimension.  Putting it on foam tape was not an option.    


Stamp Sets:  Holiday Florals - sentiment (Taylored Expressions);  Never Ending Calendar - little snowflakes (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Jet Black (Altenew); VersaMark
Cardstock:  Real Red, Old Olive (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Sugar Cube)
Dies:  Elf Boot Home Die, Christmas Ornament Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush



If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

WWC190 - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to you all.  It's time for for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Gail is your host for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge. With Fall definitely in the air I wanted to make a pretty purple rose to remind me that the flowers will bloom again in the Spring.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Rose (Altenew); Cutting Edge - Flowers -sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Jet Black, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Caribbean Sky (Altenew); Plum Punch, Peapod (Taylored Expressions); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Rose Die
Other:  Feeling Dotty Stencil (Altenew); Purple Sequins

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, October 8th 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

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christmas Ornament in White

Hello and a Happy Friday to everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using the Christmas Ornament Die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  You can see them HERE.

To a white card base, I added a layer of patterned paper in green then, added a strip of coordinating patterned paper from the same pack.  The Crumb Cake oval was one I had in my stash and it shows off the Christmas Ornament die-cut perfectly.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to each of the ornaments to give them a wee bit of sparkle.  Of course, you can't see it in the photo, but it is there.


Stamp Set:  Bells & Boughs (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Playful Patterns:  Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Christmas Ornament (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)



If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

WWC189 - Heidi's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Wow!  It's already Wednesday again and time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is your host for our "All About Holidays" challenge. I love to color on vellum and this big poinsettia bloom is perfect.  I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, flipped it over and colored on the back side.  I love how all these colors came together to make such a pretty card.


Stamp Sets:  Big Blooms - Poinsettia, Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  VersaMark
Copic Markers:  RV29, YG12, Y17
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Berry Burst, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder (Ranger);  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, October 1st 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 - Fall is in the Air

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I am your host and the theme is Fall is in the Air.  So, show us what you think of when you think of Fall.

With Autumn (Fall) officially here, the weather has turned cooler and some of the leaves are starting to change.  My card was made from an older Paper Pumpkin kit.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and what could be better than a shaker card made with some pretty Fall colors.  I laid the card down in the second photo so you could see the different colors and shapes of the sequins I used.



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, October 7th 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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #311 - Anything Goes

Hello everyone!  Today the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge is an Anything Goes one. I really like these because it gives me a chance to show off some of the cards I make and keep in my stash.  I love how that diagonal die cut frames the stamped flower image.  Colors I don't normally put together but I do like the way they look.


Stamp Sets:  Mother's Love, Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Sparkleberry Delight (Bazzill Basics Papers)
Dies:  Bold Borders:  Diagonal Die (Papertrey Ink)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Pumpkin and A Crow

Happy Friday everyone!  Today starts my new journey as a Design Team member for Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you so I hope to see you again.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies they have available.  You can see them HERE.

My card today features the Pumpkin & Crow Die.  There is so much you can do with it but I decided to make a silhouette and added it to Halloween colors.  It's for my oldest son who considers Halloween his holiday.  Too funny.  I did cut the image out three times and stacked them to get some dimension.  I also covered it with Clear Wink of Stella.  The patterned papers are from Graphic 45 and ones I had left over from other projects.  I really like how that Copper Glimmer Paper sparkles around the edges of the card.  It's all mounted on a black card base.

Stamp:  None
Ink:  None
Cardstock:  Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Copper Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Place in Time (Graphic 45)
Dies:  Pumpkin & Crow Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush

If you are not familiar with Cheapo Dies and would like to know more, here's where you can go to check them out.
Cheapo Dies Facebook 

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WWC188 - Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is your host for our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  My youngest grandson has a birthday coming up and he'll be nine years old, which doesn't seem possible.

The images and sentiments were stamped with Jet Black ink then, colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.  The little bow tie was stamped using Persian Blue ink.  I added a small rhinetone to the center of it for just a touch of sparkle.

The stamp set used is this month's club set from Maymay Made It.  It's called Heads & Tails.  It has a couple of dog images and a couple of cat images along with several sentiments that curve to fit between the front and back of the dog or cat.  It's a cute set and I can see me using it often.


Stamp Set:  Heads & Tails (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Jet Black, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Grass Green, True Blue, Canary Yellow, Crimson Red, Sienna Brown
Cardstack:  Garden Green (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Rhinestone 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, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WWC187 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath is your host for our "All About Occasions" challenge.  Last week I had the fun of attending Taylored Expressions 10th birthday party.  There were lots of new products to look over and yummy cupcakes to eat.  Thankfully, they were the miniature variety.  There was also a make 'n take and that is the card I'm sharing with you today.

The balloons are one of her new stencils and so easy to use.  These balloons are so bright and cheerful.  The sentiment is a die-cut that has a shadow layer of vellum behind it.  Would you believe I actually hand drew the balloon strings?  I did!  I'm not known for being great with a pen but I'm really pleased at the way these turned out. 


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, September 17th 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 - Cozy Plaids

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Diane is our host and she has challenged us to design a card using some cozy plaids.  It's a perfect theme for me as the weather has turned cooler and you know that Autumn is nearly here.

Autumn (Fall) is my favorite time of the year.  I love how the various Fall colors work so well with the plaid.  What doesn't show up well it the shimmer I added to the flowers, leaves and the word celebrate.  The second photo gives you an idea of what the sparkle is like.





Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya (Altenew)
Inks:  Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Meringue (Taylored Expressions); Buttercream, Jet Black (Altenew)
Brusho Crystal Colors:  Brilliant Red, Prussian blue, Yellow, Moss Green, Gamboge
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
Patterned Paper:  Plaid (Unknown)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya Die (Altenew); Celebrate Die, Stitched Oval Stacklets Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush (Spectrum Noir)

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, September 23rd 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

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' September Challenge

Hello everyone!  It's time for another challenge at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.  The challenge is always about Christmas, so every month you can make a Christmas card and have plenty in your stash come time to send them all out to your family and friends.  I love making my Christmas cards throughout the year.  It sure does eliminate the stress of making last minute cards.


Stamp Set:  Carols of Christmas (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Just Green, Ruby Red (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Red Foil (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Peace (Taylored Expressions); Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up!); Clear Wink of Stella

For all of our challenge detail and to share your project, visit the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #309 - CAS

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge we have a CAS (Clean And Simple) challenge for you.  This is one of my favorites as I get to showcase a favorite image and surround it with white to let it stand out.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower: Cattleya (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black (Altenew); Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Sequins

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WWC186 - Marsha's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm your host for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Today's card was made using up some bits and pieces I found in a drawer while I was going through all of my stuff when I changed my craft studio around.  I love it when I can use up, rather than just throw away, left overs from other projects.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Morning Glory, Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Sapphire, Persian Blue, Caribbean Sky, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crisp Cantaloupe (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily Die
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella, Jewels (Bead Landing)

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, September 10th 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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WWC185 - "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:  Floral Elements, Painted Poppy (Altenew)
Inks:  Cookie Monster, Poppy Seed, Guava, Lime Zest, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Floral Element Die (Altenew)
Other:  Jewels (Bead Landing)

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, September 3rd 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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Addicted to Stamps and More #307 - Make Your Mark

Hello everyone!  This week at the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge it's time to Make Your Mark.  You can use your pens, pencils, watercolors, markers, anything that creates a mark.  I was again in the mood to do some coloring with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  So, I got busy and made this pretty purple dahlia.  I didn't want to add a lot to it as I think it would have taken away from the pretty flower.  I think the sequins were just the right touch.


Stamp Sets:  Dahlias (Flourishes); Another Year Older - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Peekaboo Oval Die Set (Gina Marie)
Other:  Prismacolor Colored Pencils; Sequins

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge by clicking the image below.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, August 24, 2018

AECP - Let It Shine

As promised, I'm back today to share the card I made for my Let It Shine class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I love adding shine and sparkle to my cards.  For this design I used heat embossing and shimmer pen to add the shine.

For my flower image, I stamped the image from the Mother's Love stamp set from Altenew onto a piece of watercolor paper and stamped it with VersaMark.  I covered it with Copper embossing powder and heat set it.  It made a pretty outline for the water-coloring.  The colors I used to watercolor the image and background are Persian Blue and Coral Berry inks from Altenew.  I think they look so pretty together.  Then, I die cut it using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

To finish the card, I a 1" strip of Scor-Tape down the left side of a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  After I peeled the protective layer off, I added Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder by Ranger and set it with the heat tool.  I attached it to a card base of Sugar Cube cardstock using Art Glitter Glue.  The patterned paper and second piece of Elegant Eggplant were both cut using the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  To the Elegant Eggplant label I went around the edge with a Clear Wink of Stella Brush which gave it a very nice shimmer.  For the finishing touch, I added three Pearl Basic Jewels from Stampin' Up!


At first, I wasn't going to add a sentiment but decided that I couldn't have too many birthday cards, right?  I used a sentiment from the Another Year Older stamp set from Taylored Expressions.

And, that, as they say, is that.  Well, at least for today.  Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again soon at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Thursday, August 23, 2018

AECP - For The Guys

Today I'm back to share the card I made for my For The Guys class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  I loved the city skyline silhouette that the instructor did using the Galaxy Technique.  So, this is somewhat of a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of her card.  I used a different cityline and insted of gold foil, I used copper foil cardstock.  I've not done may galaxies.  I think this is like my third one and it's by far, the best one I've done.  It was fun create and I'm still cleaning up little flecks of white from my crafting area.  I did get a wee bit messy.

I didn't have a stamp or die of a city skyline so, I found a free image online, printed it onto white cardstock and traced it onto the back of the galaxy background and did some fussy cutting.  I love the way it turned out.  I didn't add a sentiment, as I'm not sure what occasion I'll use it for but sometimes I don't add one and just write a note or stamp one on the inside of the card.


Inks:  Maple Yellow, Persian Blue (Altenew)
Distress Oxide Inks:  Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Black Soot (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Copper Foil (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Picket Fence Distress Paint (Tim Holtz)

Tomorrow I'll share my next class project with you.  Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WWC184 - Helen's "All About Holidays" Challenge

Hello Wednesday!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is your host and the theme is "All About Holidays".  Any holiday such as Easter, Canada Day, Thanksgiving and on and on.  It's all about holidays all over the world.  So, come share your holiday with us.

This week I've made another Christmas card.  While giving my craft room a makeover, I came upon bits and pieces of this and that.  So, rather than continue to sort and organize, I got busy and made a few cards.  This is one of them.  The card base was already done with the Mint Macaron layer and the patterned paper layer so I did stamp a bunch of images and cut them out.  This is the result.


Stamp Set:  Holiday Florals (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades (Altenew); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Mint Macaron, Lovely Lipstick (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Unknown
Dies:  Peekaboo Oval Die Set (Gina Marie); Holiday Florals Dies (Taylored Expressions); Merry Christmas Die (Unknown) 
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Orange Wink of Stella Brush

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, August 27th at 6 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 - Bloomin' Flowers

Hello and Happy Wednesday to all!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Gwendolyn is our host and she has challenged us to design a card using bloomin' flowers.  This is one of the card bases I came across in my sorting through some already made up but not used things.  The blues of the lily really look nice against that Dijon cardstock.


Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily (Altenew)
Inks:  Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Sweet Leaf, Just Green, Jet Black (Altenew); Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Inks:  Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions); Delightful Dijon (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Peruvian Lily Die
Other:  Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!); White Embossing Powder (Ranger); Clear Wink of Stella Brush

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, September 9th 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