Monday, February 19, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #252

Hello and welcome to another sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Today's card was so much fun to make.  It's a Twist Pop Up Card.  As you see, the front looks quite normal but when you open it, out pops the inside of the card.  This one it for my oldest granddaughter's birthday which isn't until May but I do like to plan ahead.  I like to get all of my cards done and filed by month.  When needed, I add a personal note and send them on the way.  It's an easy way to never forget a birthday or anniversary.  You can find the tutorial I followed HERE.



Stamp Sets:  Amazing You, Beautiful You - sentiments (both Stampin' Up!), Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions) ; Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi (all Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper:  Curtain Call 8x8 Paper Pad (Graphic 45); Other:  Frame in Frame 2 Cutting Plate (Taylored Expressions), Leafy Branch (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions), Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 26th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/2018/02/sketch-251.html

I'm also entering my card in the  Retro Rubber challenge.  The Beautiful You stamp set is from the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  And, while the photo doesn't show it well, the patterned paper I used has dots all over it both the front panel and the inside panels.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2018/02/challenge-80-dotty-for-you.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Daisy Thank You

Today I'm playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge.  It's been a while since I've done so and I loved the colors they had for this challenge.  I decided to do a one layer card so the first thing I did was emboss the image of my Big Blooms - Daisy from Taylored Expressions with white embossing powder.  Then, I used my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to watercolor it.  I was pleasantly surprised that the Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin' Up! held up to the water as well as it did.  The sentiment is actually stamped in Basic Gray ink but it looks black in the photo.  I love those oxide inks.


Stamp Sets:  Big Blooms - Daisy (Taylored Expressions), Background Bits - sentiment (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Basic Gray; Distress Oxide Inks:  Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Other:  Whisper White Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up!)

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/02/color-throwdown-480.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WWC157 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Wednesday has rolled around again and that means it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Occasions" Challenge.  When spending some time looking over various blogs I follow, I came across a wonderful design done by Nance Leedy.  She made her own designer paper which you can see HERE.  I loved it so much, I just had to give it a try.  I didn't have some of the colors she used so I substituted and I changed up the images. 


Stamp Set:  Timeless Textures, Sunshine Sayings (both Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum (all Stampin' Up!); Cardstock:  Whisper White; Patterned Paper:  My Own Designer Paper; Dies: Sunshine Sayings (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Silver Embossing Powder

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, February 19th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

I'm also entering my card in the following challenge:  Unicorn Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week Terri is your host.  She has challenged us to use a banner or a pennant or a flag in our designs.  It should be so much fun to see how everyone interprets that challenge.  Be sure to check out all of the Design Team projects for some inspiration.


Stamp Set:  Oh So Succulent - sentiment (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive (both Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper:  Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper - retired (Stampin' Up!); Dies:  Delightful Daisy Dies (Heartfelt Creations), Sunburst Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

For all the challenge details and to share your project at The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge, just click the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Sunday, February 25th at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #259

This week we have a sketch challenge CAS Colours & Sketches and the Design Team has some wonderful inspiration to get you started.  As you can see, rather than place my sentiment at the lower right, I put it on the tag.  I wanted to keep it as clean and simple as I could.  What you can't see in the photo are the two strips of sparkly washi tape on each end.  It just does not want to photograph well.  And, on top of that my digital camera is no longer working.  I used my new cell phone and it didn't do a very good job.


Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons - sentiment (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Dapper Denim (Stampin' Up!); Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Tags, Scallop Combo #2 (Sizzix), 1/4" White Ribbon, Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape (Stampin' Up!)

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 19th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Hearts Have It

Whew!  A new challenge that has you make two different designs using the same stamp or die and different occasions.  The Twofer Card Challenge should be a fun one.  I played along with it as well with the CAS Watercolour Challenge and The Paper Players Challenge.

The card on the left is done using Candied Apple and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks to make a watercolored background for the heart.  Actually the heart was cut out of my first attempt and I didn't like it but it did beautifully as a die cut.  The stamps I used are both from Stampin' Up!  The sentiments are from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and the other is the Amazing You stamp set.  They were stamped using Poppy Seed ink from Taylored Expressions.

For the card on the right, I used the colors from The Paper Players.  I made my own background paper by stamping Real Red ink and Crumb Cake ink using the little heart from the Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I stamped it off so the colors would be softer and stay in the background.  The sentiment on the bottom right is from the retired Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent stamp set.  It was stamped using Poppy Seed ink from Taylored Expressions

The hearts were cut using the Sunshine Wishes Dies by Stampin' Up!  For the labels I used the Modern Label Punch and the Word Window Punch both retired from Stampin' Up!.  The finishing touches were adding some Nuvo Winter Blizzard Glitter Drops to the birthday card and Pearl Basic Jewels to the anniversary card.


Both of my cards have been entered in the Twofer Card Challenge.  I've also entered the card on the left in the CAS Watercolour Challenge and the card on the right in The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your projects, click the images below.

https://twofercardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/twofer-card-challenge-2.html

http://caswatercolour.blogspot.com/2018/02/cas-watercolour-february-challenge.html

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2018/02/pp380-color-challenge-from-laurie.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

WWC156 - Penny's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's a snow covered Wednesday here in Iowa but that doesn't stop this week's new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Penny is our host this week and it's time for our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  For my card I decided to try my hand at a never ending card.  I know they have been around for a very long time but it is my first attempt.  I still have some things I want to add to it but am not certain what occasion it will be for so I'm going to wait for those.

I tried to make a video of how it looks on the move but it just didn't work out.  I don't have a stand for my phone and my digital camera has quit working.  I hope the photos give you somewhat of an idea.  I followed a tutorial by Dawn Griffith and you can she how hers opens up HERE.





Stamp Set:  Sunshine Sayings (Stampin' Up!); Ink:  Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!); Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla (both Stampin' Up!); Patterned Paper:  Once Upon a Springtime (Graphic 45); Other:  Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!)

For all the 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, February 12th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #258

It's time for a color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches and the Design Team has some wonderful inspiration to get you started.  By the time you read this, I'll be covered in snow so I thought I'd like to make some pretty flowers to help me forget that's it still winter.


Stamp Set:  Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions); Inks:  Poppy Seed (Taylored Expressions), Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up!); Cardstock:  Berry Burst and Powder Pink (Stampin' Up!), Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Dies:  Stitched Stems Stamp & Die Combo (Taylored Expressions), Square Lattice - retired (Stampin' Up!), Rhinestone Basic Jewels

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, February 5, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #250

Hello and welcome to another sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Today's sketch turned into another thank you card as I'm still in need of several.  I love how bright and cheerful this one turned out. Stripes are so much fun.


Stamp Set:  Jar of Love - sentiment (Stampin' Up!); Inks:  Cookie Monster, Poppy Seed (both Taylored Expressions); Cardstock:  Cookie Monster, Sugar Cube (both Taylored Expressions); Patterned Paper:  Rainbow Brights 6x6 Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions); Other:  Pool Party Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up!)

For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Two or More Layers

Wow!  Where did January go?  Here we are in February and ready for the next challenge at Crafty Calendar.   The challenge this month is to use two or more layers on your card.  Our sponsors this month are Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Crafty Ribbons.

For all the challenge details and to share your project at the Crafty Calendar Challenge, just click HERE.

So, let me introduce you to Keith the Cool Koala from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  Don't you think he is adorable?  He was such fun to create.  I printed him onto a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock and a piece of Shimmer White then, fussy cut the inside of his ears and belly from the Shimmer White and added those to the Smoky Slate image.  Then, I fussy cut the whole image.  Oh, his nose was fussy cut from the white one and colored using a Black Wink of Stella Brush.  His nose does have a wee bit of sparkle.  I also added a touch of SU Blush Blossom to his ears.  I added Keith to the card using a Mini Wobble Spring.  He's such a jolly koala!

I started with a card base of Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube cardstock.  I used the TE Splatter Embossing Folder to add texture to the layer of TE Cookie Monster cardstock and added a piece of patterned paper from the Hello Happiness 6x6 Paper Pack from TE.

The sentiment is from the Epic Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up! and stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Poppy Seed ink from Taylored Expressions.  The banner was made using the Triple Banner Punch.  The finishing touch was adding some TE Cookie Monster Enamel Dots and some TE Sugar Cube Enamel Dots.


Here's a short video I made to show the wiggle and the wobble.  It's my very first video and I have no idea what I'm doing.  ☺  Hopefully, it works and you all get to see Keith's moves!


Our sponsors for the month of February are Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and Crafty Ribbons.  You can click on the images to check them out.

http://www.doctor-digi.com/


https://www.craftyribbons.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, February 2, 2018

Thinking of You

Well, it looks like I'm going to be forced to get a new camera.  I'm not sure if it's the battery, the charger or it has simply worn out for all the use I give it.  I'm headed for the camera store in a day or two to have them check it out for me and I'm hoping it will be an easy fix, like a new battery.  In the meantime, I'm using my cell phone.  It's not doing too bad a job but I much prefer the camera.

My card today is a very simple one.  I used my Water Droplets stamp set by Designs by Ryn and stamped directly on the TE Sugar Cube card base using Marina Mist ink from Stampin' Up!  I cut a strip of Marina Mist cardstock and added it to the card front.  The sentiment was stamped on TE Sugar Cube cardstock using Poppy Seed ink from Taylored Expressions.  It's from the Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up!  Next, I punched the ends using the Banner Punch from Stampin' Up!  The finishing touch was the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  As I said, simple but I think pretty.  I love those water droplets.


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

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2018/02/case-this-sketch-257.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #155 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

Having been hit with some kind of bug over the weekend, I decided to keep my card quick and simple for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It's an anything goes, so you have plenty of leeway to show off your creativity.

I took a card base of Sugar Cube I added a layer of Night of Navy and embossed the pretty from from the Amazing You stamp set using Copper Embossing Powder.  I love how the copper looks on the navy.  Then, I added some iridescent sequins that really do change color in the light.  It's just not possible to show that in a photo.  And that, as they say, is that. 


For all the 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, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #257

Fun!  Fun!  Fun!  It's the fifth Tuesday of the month so we have a double challenge for you at CAS Colours & Sketches.  It's where we combine colors and a sketch.  Be sure to visit the blog to see the Design Team's wonderful inspiration.

As you can see I've made the one layer bigger than in the sketch.  It was kind of unintentional but I stayed with it as I've been ill for the past several days and my poor brain was not processing anything well.  I did mange to use the right colors for the inks I used but I think the flowers are a bit different than the actual Coastal Cabana color.  Sigh...

It was fun to bring out the Clarity Brushes again as I've not used them in a while.  I layered the Coastal Cabana, Peekaboo Peach (in place of the Apricot Appeal) and Certainly Celery (I had the Stampin' Write Marker) inks to make my background.  I embossed that with the Splatter Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions.  The sentiment was stamped using Coastal Cabana.  The flowers were punched using the Petite Petals Punch.  I added a pearl to the center of each flower.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, February 5th at 5:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #154 - Judy's "All About Christmas" Challenge

Wednesday is back and it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Judy is hosting our "All About Christmas" Challenge.  I love that we have a Christmas challenge in our lineup.  By the time Christmas comes around, I have most of the cards I need done for the year and all I have to do is get them ready to mail.  One of my hassle free Christmas projects.

For today's card, I played with the new Barn Door stamp set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!  I have developed a thing for slider cards and this one was fun to put together.  I must admit that there was a bit of a learning curve and certain things I'll do differently when I make my next one.


Stamp Sets:  Barn Door, Christmas Magic, Holiday; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Poppy Seed; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Sugar Cube; Dies:  Evergreens Dies (Taylored Expressions), Sliding Door Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Weathered Embossing Folder (Taylored Expressions), On The Right Track Discs (Taylored Expressions), Foam Adhesive Strips, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

For all the 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, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. Central 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 - Dashing through the Snow

Hi everyone!  It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  This week I'm excited to be your host.  With winter still upon many of us, I thought it would be fun to play in the snow.  It can be a snowman, a snow angel or a wintry scene.  Your challenge is to use snow on your project.

The Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions) card front was embossed using using the Snow Flurries Embossing Folder.  The snowman was embossed on Sugar Cube cardstock, then I fussy cut it out so I could pop it up with Scotch Foam Tape on the front of the card.  After cutting it out, I used a Clear Wink of Stella Brush to give the snowman some sparkle.  Unfortunately, the brush sprang a leak and you can see that in the middle part of the snowman it looks darker.  In real life, it doesn't look bad but the photo makes it look different.  For the hat and his arms, I used a Black Wink of Stella Brush and for the carrot nose I used an Orange Wink of Stella Brush.

The scarf was stamped on Sugar Cube cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with R27 (Cadimum Red) and YG17 (Grass Green) Copic Markers.  It's from the Penguins Stamp & Die Set by Hampton Art.  I fussy cut it out then, added it to the snowman using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

The sentiment is from Compliments of the Season stamp set by Waltzing Mouse and stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I used an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! and popped it up with foam tape.  The finishing touch was adding a coal black eye using the Black 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, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #256

It's sketch week at CAS Colours & Sketches and the Design Team has some wonderful inspiration to get you started.

It took a bit of thinking to decide how I wanted to use the sketch.  I tend to forget that you don't necessarily have to punch or die-cut the shapes that are part of the sketch.  You can actually just stamp them.  What a revelation! ☺

To a Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions) card base I added a layer of Cookie Monster (Taylored Expressions) cardstock .  Then, I stamped the sun from the retired Kinda Eclectic stamp set by Stampin' Up! onto Sugar Cube cardstock using Lemon Meringue ink (Taylored Expressions) and added it to the layer of Cookie Monster cardstock.

On a scrap of Sugar Cube, I stamped the sentiment from Sunshine Sayings (Stampin' Up!) using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I popped it up using Scotch Foam Tape.  The word sunshine was cut from a piece of Basic Black (Stampin' Up!) cardstock using the Sunshine Wishes Dies by Stampin' Up!  I attached it to the card using Tombow Multipurpose Glue.  For the finishing touch, I added Cookie Monster Enamel Dots (Taylored Expressions).   


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, January 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Monday, January 22, 2018

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #248

Hello and welcome to another sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Today's sketch said it was perfect for a thank you card, of which I need quite a few.  I'm behind in sending out cards to family and friends who helped me through my recent surgery.  And, it was perfect for the color challenge over at the Color Throwdown Challenge.

To follow the colors of the challenge, I used Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!) and Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions) cardstock.  It's a Crumb Cake base with a layer of Sugar Cube and I followed through with it for the squares cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!)  The flowers and the little sprig, were cut out of Crumb Cake and Soft Sky cardstock using the Bloomers 4 Dies (Taylored Expressions) and the Flower Box Sprigs & Flowers Dies (Taylored Expressions).  The sentiment is a stamp I received from Taylored Expressions as a thank you when I placed an order.  It was the perfect size for the area available to stamp.  And, for the finishing touches, I added some Soft Sky Twine and blue sequins.

I'm very pleased with the way the sketch and the colors all came together to make such a clean and simple thank you card.    


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.ca/

The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2018/01/color-throwdown-476.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #153 - Gail's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Wednesday is back and that means it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Gail is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Have you ever had one of those times when you were really glad when you finally managed to put a card together?  My crafting over the past couple of days has been a study in frustration.  After many false starts, here is the card I made for my grandson's birthday.  He'll be thirteen in a couple of weeks and all of these images remind me of him.

The card base is Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions) and I attached a piece of patterned paper to it but I can't remember from which paper pad as I've had it for a while.  On top of that I added a layer of Sugar Cube cardstock.  The images and sentiment are stamped from the Epic Celebrations (Stampin' Up!) stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink.  I fussy cut the sneakers, guitar and headset and attached them with Scotch Foam Tape.  The sentiment circle was cut from Sugar Cube cardstock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!).  I attached the stitched circle to a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and fussy cut around it to give just a hint of the color.  Using the next largest circle die would have made it too big and I didn't want a large border of color.  I think he is going to like it!


For all the 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, January 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

The sketch I used is from the Sunday Stamps Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2018/01/ssc170-new-year-new-sketch.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #255

This week at CAS Colours & Sketches we have a color challenge for you.  My sister has a birthday next month and she loves purple.  Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder fall into that color family and I used the Soft Sky as my accent.

The apron was die cut using the Apron Builder Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!  The trim and ties are also part of the die set.  I stamped the sentiment from the Another Year Older stamp set by Taylored Expressions using Perfect Plum ink.  The layer under the apron was embossed using the retired Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  The card base and embossed layer are Sugar Cube.


For all the challenge details and to share your project, visit the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge by clicking the image below.  We'd love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, January 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #152 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hi and Hello!  Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath is hosting our "All About Occasions" Challenge.  It can be any occasion of your choosing so that leaves the playing field wide open.

For my design this week I, for the very first time, made a Corner Pop Up Card.  It was a rather fun project to make.  There are so many possibilities with what you can add to the card.  I had a few things already made up so I mixed and match to get the final look.  You can find a great video from Dawn Griffith HERE.

For the daisies, I used my Delightful Daisies stamp set and matching Delightful Daisy Dies from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped the flowers and leaf in Basic Black Archival and sponged the daisies with Sweet Sugarplum.  The centers are Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue ink.  The leaf Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.

The patterned paper I used is the retired Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!  I love that gingham check and, being that it's Sweet Sugarplum, it matched the daisies and card base perfectly.

The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the one on the inside is from the retired Thankful Life stamp set.  Both are from Stampin' Up!  They were stamped using Taylored Expressions Poppy Seed ink.



For all the 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, January 15th at 6:00 p.m. Central Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha