Wednesday, April 7, 2021

WWC313 - Tristan's Challenge: All Things Masculine

Today's post is coming to you live from my phone.  My first time ever trying to do it this way.  So, yes, it is going to be short.  I'll be so glad when my Internet is set up.

Our challenge this time is All Things Masculine.  I made a calendar.  Once I have the ones for 2022, I'll switch out the calendar.

Once my Internet is up and running, I'll add info on where instructions are for these cute calendars.

Remember, you have until Monday, April 19th at 6 p.m. to share your project with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. 


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

WWC312 - Helen's Challenge: All About Occasions

Spring has come to Iowa in the form of gray skies and rain.  The grass is turning green and the flowers are starting to peek their heads up out of the ground.  When the sun finally comes out things are really going to pop!

My card for this week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is all about flowers.  The occasion I chose is thank you.  I always need thank you cards and I really like the way this one turned out.  I used two different embossing folders to give some texture to the layers. 

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, April 5th at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

WWC311 - Kath's Challenge: All Things Feminine

It's that time of year when you just want to see green and flowers.  Here in Iowa, it is slowly turning to Spring.  While I wait for the real thing, here is flower I colored using my Copic markers.  I've not used them in a very long time and I can sure tell I'm out of practice.  This is one of the images I had already stamped and added to my stash.  I attached it to a Lemon Meringue card base.  For the finishing touch, I added a few Gold Drip Drops.

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, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

WWC310 - Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions

The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is making a transition from a weekly challenge to a bi-weekly challenge beginning with this challenge.  Going forward, there will be two challenges a month and we will be keeping to the current themes for our challenges.  Don't worry, we'll remind you as we go along.

This week I'm hosting our All About Occasions challenge.  I needed another birthday card, so, with my limited supplies, this is what I came up with.  Funny thing is, this is not the card I intended to make.  But, Sunday, my son and his wife came over to help me go through totes and get more stuff put away.  All of my craft stuff was put in the closet still in totes and I once again don't have a clue where anything is.  I know, some day soon it will all be in a place where I can find it easily.  I have a dream!

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, March 8th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

WWC309 - Dawn's Challenge: Anything Masculine Goes

It's been so cold here in Iowa that I've gladly stayed inside my cozy little apartment.  I will admit that I am tired of the site of totes that still need unpacked.  Of course, being distracted by these cute little snowmen may be one of the reasons I'm so slow getting the unpacking done.

Our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week is our masculine challenge.  I thought these sweet snowmen would make a perfect card for one of my grandsons.

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 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

WWC308 - Tristan's Challenge: All About Occasions

Well, sometimes things just don't go as planned. Since I've moved, I can't seem to get myself in gear to remember anything that I should.  Today my post for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is so very late, but you probably wouldn't have known that unless I pointed it out to you, which I just did.  As for the day, it's a beautiful, sunny day that is frigid.  I'm not going out in the cold until I absolutely need to do so.

Tristan is host for our All About Occasions challenge this week.  I am still in the process of getting stuff out of totes and placed where they need to be in my apartment.  I came across some pieces that were already colored and cutout so I put them all together and came up with this sympathy card.  I love using up my scraps.

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 15th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for visiting,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

WWC307 - Heidi's Challenge: Anything Feminine Goes

Given the fact that the vast majority of my craft supplies still reside in totes, I was able to make this simple heart filled card from what supplies I could find.  A few scraps of patterned paper, some sequins and a wee bit of glue and this is what I made.  It could be a Valentine, anniversary or simply a thinking of you card.

Well, the move is complete.  The train ride was wonderful.  Seeing my youngest granddaughter for the first time was a joy.  She is so precious.  Now it's time to get all of those totes unpacked and my house in order. I have a very cute little apartment and am having so much fun furnishing it.

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 8th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for visiting today,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WWC305 - Helen's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

The train ride from Nevada to Iowa was fantastic but I'm glad it is behind me and I can get on with getting ready to move into my new apartment.  That could happen next week.

My card for Helen's Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist is a Valentine for a guy.  I've made similar and love this color combination.

And, here's a view from the inside.

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, January 25th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for visiting,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WWC304 - Kath's Challenge: All About Occasions

The wheels on the train go round and round.  I started my journey back to Iowa last evening and as of this writing, I have no idea just where I am.  Well, yes, I do know but in order to share my Design Team card with you, I scheduled my post a few days ahead of time so I'm not able to share where I am at the time of this post.

I chose birthday as my occasion as I have several coming up and wanted to have them all done before I moved.  Now I just have to get them unpacked in order to send them.  Hmm?  I wonder what tote I put them in.

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, January 18th at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.


 

Thanks for visiting,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

WWC303 - Karen's Challenge: Feminine Anything Goes

Hello and Happy New Year!  My year is starting out on the move.  I'm leaving Reno, Nevada to return to Iowa.  I'm leaving next week so my days are spent packing and my nights falling exhausted into bed.  But, in the mean time, I managed to get my Design Team card done for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Fortunately, I already had this image stamped as everything else is packed.  I decided to do a simple black and white as, you guessed it, my inks, watercolors and colored pencils were already packed, too.  Ah, life on the move.  Isn't it grand!

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, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for visiting,

Marsha

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

WWC302 - Marsha's Special 3-Week Anything Goes Challenge

Well, I don't know about you, but I can hardly believe that this year is slowly winding down.  Such turmoil and such uncertainty during this year and I must say, I'll be glad to have it behind us.  It has to be better come the new year, right?.

As you can see by my post title, this is a special 3-week Anything Goes challenge on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It makes for a nice break for our Design Team and let's all of us enjoy the holidays.

My project is one that is going out as Christmas gifts this year.  I always make calendars for my three sons and their wives and girlfriend.  Anna Helman gets all the credit for this cute little mini calendar.  You can find her video HERE.

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, January 4th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,
 
Marsha

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

WWC301 - Dawn's Challenge: All About Occasions

Well, I finally have all of my Christmas cards made but I am a wee bit late getting them in the mail.  But, I do have all my shopping done.  It will be my last Christmas in Reno as I'm moving back to Iowa in the new year.

I did a white on white card with a splash of color.  The products I used are all from Taylored Expressions.  They are the Brick Embossing Folder, Seasonal Sprig Cutting Plate and the Mini Slim Seasonal Sprig Layering Stencil.  The inks used are Cherry Pop and Cilantro.

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, December 14th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

WWC300 - Tristan's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

We have a feminine challenge this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Tristan is our host for this week.  I've made another Christmas card.  I so far  behind in making them.  I usually have them done by this time and in the mail.  Not this year.  It's been an off year for me as I'm sure for many others. 


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WWC299 - Heidi's Challenge: All About Occasions

The Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, hosted this week by Heidi, is All About Occasions.  As tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I thought I should share at least one card I made, for this occasion, with you. A little stamping, a wee bit of stenciling and what do you have... a very pretty background for my Thanksgiving card.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 30th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

WWC298 - Kath's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

 You may not know this, but I really do love a silhouette.  I have several from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  This one is of a wolf and perfect for this week's challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Kath is hosting our Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist challenge.  With three sons, seven grandsons as well as several male friends and brothers, it's always nice to have a stash of masculine cards on hand. 


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday 23rd, November  at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

This week's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is hosted by Helen and it's All About Occasions. Here's a gate fold card I made from one that has been laying around for such a very long time.  I've been using up bits and pieces.  It's been so long since I made some of them that I can't remember what products I used.  No matter, as it gives me another card to add to my stash.



For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

WWC296 - Michelle's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

So, how is your Wednesday going?  It's a wonderful Autumn day here in the Sierra Nevada.  I'm enjoying it now as we have some cold coming our way this weekend.  I hope any snow stays in the mountains and out of the valley.  I'm sure that's why I thought flowers were a way to keep warm and sunny on my mind.

This week Michelle is hosting our Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist over on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  If you get a chance, come join us.


For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

WWC295 - Karen's Challenge: All About Occasions

And, Wednesday has rolled around again.  Karen is hosting our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and it's All About Occasions.  It gave me the chance to play with some new stuff from Taylored Expressions.  I used the Seasonal Spring stamp set, the Seasonal Sprig Mini Slim Stencil and the Stitched Rectangular Stacklets.  There is also a Seasonal Sprig Cutting Plate but that one I did not use this time.  You'll see it in upcoming Christmas cards.

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking HERE.  We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, November 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

WWC294 - Marsha's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

This week I'm hosting the Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I needed a birthday card for my grandson who has just turned 14.  I thought fireworks was a good way to start the celebration.

This is the Fireworks Background Stamp & Stencil set from Taylored Expressions.  You stamp the stars, then add the fireworks using the two stencils in the set.  It is so easy to do and you can get so many different color combinations.


 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 26th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

WWC293 - Tristan's Challenge: All About Occasions

 Well, it's Wednesday and that means it's time for another challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Tristan is hosting our All About Occasions challenge.  I had another background made using Taylored Expressions Scribbled Rose Cling & Clear Stamp set.  It does make for a nice background, don't you think?

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 19th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

WWC292 - Dawn's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

Wednesday has come around again and it's time for a new challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week it's our Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist.

I had a play with a new set of stencils.  It's Taylored Expressions Bokeh Layering Stencil.  All you do is line up each layer of stencil, add your color and you get all these neat little circles.  The sentiment is from the Bubble Greetings stamp set also from Taylored Expressions.  I'm looking forward to using these stencils again.

 

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 12th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

WWC291 - Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge

Well, it's  the fifth Wednesday of the month and it's time for the Watercooler Wednesday Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge.  I'm sharing a sympathy I recently made.  This was a background I had done some time ago and I added the sentiment strips and a wee bit of a leaf branch I had in my stash.  I must say that my stash is steadily dwindling and it won't be long before I'll have it all used up.  But, of course, that means I can fill up the stash bin again.  It never ends.


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 5th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WWC290 - Michelle's Challenge: All About Occasions

 Another Wednesday and another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Michelle is hosting our wonderful All About Occasions challenge.  I'm sharing my last kit card showing off those lovely succulents.

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 28th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

WWC289 - Heidi's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Welcome and a happy very smoky Wednesday to you all.  With so many fires burning in California, we are getting lots of smoke blowing into Reno.  I can't see my mountains!  But be that as it may, it's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Today Heidi is hosting our Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist.

I made a very simple birthday card as I have several coming up next month and I need cards for each and every one.  This is the Ship with Clouds stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I added a wee bit of blue for the water and a wee bit of gray for the clouds and stamped the ship image in black.  I didn't color any part of the ship but I have some ideas percolating in my head that I'll share with you at another time.


Be sure to check out the wonderful projects from the Watercooler Artists.  Then, take the challenge and link up your creation  You can find all of our challenge details by clicking the image below. We’d love to have you join us.  You have until Monday, September 21st at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha