Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WWC243 - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge.  I decided to make a masculine Christmas card.  It's a four-fold card.  I love this fold technique and plan to make more in the future.

Stamp Set:  Christmas Gleaming  (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

This is what the four-fold card looks like from the inside.  I followed a video by Dawn Griffith which you can find HERE.  I love that patterned paper and how it looks so realistic.  It reminds of snow on the pine trees back home. 


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 21st at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Monday, October 14, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #338

It's time for a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Fall is in the air here in the Sierra Nevada and the colors are truly beautiful.  I had some scraps of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper left from a previous project so I used them for my leaves. 

Stamps:  Autumn Leaves Background, Simple Strips Background (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Jet Black, Vanilla Cream (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Simple Strips Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  1/4" Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon

For all of our 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 Sunday, October 20th at 8:39 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

WWC242 - Marsha's "All ABout Occasions" Challenge

The Toile Christmas stamp set and dies are my favorites from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  It is such a realistic cardinal and such fun to color.  It was perfect for this weeks' Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I'm hosting the "All About Occasions" challenge and I've been working on Christmas cards.


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

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Monday, October 7, 2019

A Day Spent Stamping

Now that's my kind of day.  Saturday was World Card Making Day and I was busy making lots of cards and celebrating my oldest son's birthday.  Here is just one of those that I made.  The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper is one of my favorites.  When you see it up close you can actually see the brush strokes on the canvas.  It is so realistic.


Stamps Sets:  Very Versailles (Stampin' Up!); Simple Strips-Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!);  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips Dies (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

I am entering my card into the Just Us Girls Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/10/just-us-girls-word-week-508.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

WWC241 - Dawn's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello everyone and welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Dawn is hosting our ever popular Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.

One of the things I enjoy doing is creating my own backgrounds.  Over the next few challenges you will see several that I created using various stamps and inks.  They are all floral and I kept them very simple.  I only added a sentiment strip and no other embellishment.  I wanted that cheerful background to really stand out.


Stamps:  Floral Elements (Altenew);  Simply Strips - Friendship (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Grapefruit Grove (Stampin' Up!); Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Simple Strips (Taylored Expressions)

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 7th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Monday, September 30, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #336

It's time for a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  For this one, I just had to stick with the butterflies.  As you can see, I pretty much followed the exact design.  I thought it was  perfect for a clean and simple card.



For all of our 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 Sunday, October 6th at 8:39 p.m. to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WWC240 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  We'd love to have you join us and share your project with us.

Usually by this time of the year, I have lots of my Christmas cards done but this year I didn't keep up with my demand.  ☺  So, now, I'm playing catch up and only have a few dozen more to go.  Here is one made with one of the new sets from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog.  It's called God's Peace.  I heat embossed it on vellum using gold embossing powder and colored it with colored pencils.


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 30th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

WWC239 - Helen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's Wednesday and time for our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Many of my male friends and relatives live a distance away now so I like to have plenty of note cards on hand just to drop them a line.  Here is one that I made in stamp club.  It's perfect for one of my guys.


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 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #334

It's time for a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I widened the window so it covers the whole card front.  You can't see it but the die-cut words are covered with shimmer and in real time they have a nice sparkle going.  Hope you can join us this week for the challenge.


For all of our 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 Sunday, September 22 at 8:39 p.m. to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

WWC238 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Tristan is this week's host for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge is "All About Occasions."  Here is another card made at last month's stamp club.  It also uses the Flourishing Phrases stamp set from 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 16th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WWC237 - Michelle's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Today Michelle is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  The card I'm sharing is one I made at last month's stamp club.  It was fun to play with a stamp set that I don't have.  It's  the Flourishing Phrases stamp set from 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 9th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Monday, September 2, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #332

It's a new sketch at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This sketch gave me the change to show off another of the pretty flowers I've had in my stash.  I love the blue and white and touch of green. 



For all of our 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 Sunday, September 8th at 8:39 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

WWC236 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello!  It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  This is another card I made using up some already stamped layers.  It's been such a long time since I stamped this that I don't remember what product I used, so you won't find a listing of product for it.  It's just a simple thank you card.


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 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Happy Birthday

Lately my creativity has been very limited or non-existent but late this evening I finally pulled myself together and made this card for a couple of my favorite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches and CAS Colours & Sketches.  It's been a while since I've played along so I decided to combine them in mone card.  I totally love the Gorgeous Grape and the Highland Heather colors from Stampin' Up! 

The flowers are from the Floral Elements Stamp Set and Floral Elements Die from Altenew.  For some texture, I embossed with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  For the finishing touch I added a few rhinestones.


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

https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/freshly-made-sketches-400th-sketch_21.html

The colors I used are from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-335-colours.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WWC235 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

With plenty of birthdays coming up for me in the next few months, here is one that will go to one of my grandsons.  The panel is a pre-printed one that comes in a pack from Taylored Expressions.  I colored it using Copic Markers.  The stars and circles are Cookie Monster Enamel Dots also from Taylored Expressions.


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

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WWC234 - Dawn's "All About Occasions" Challenge

This week's challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is all about Occasions.  I didn't have a specific occasion and my time has been limited so I went with some of what I had in my stash and this is the card I made.  Love fits a multitude of occasions.

The stamp set I used is Just Believe from Stampin' Up!  It is from 2010.  It's such a pretty set.


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

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

I'm also entering my card in the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/08/challenge-117-anything-goes.html


Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

WWC233 - Karen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Karen is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge this week.  This simple flower design is one I've had made for quite some time.  I've recently moved again and I'm still unpacking and putting things in order so it came in handy to have something in my stash that would make a pretty birthday card.


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

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Monday, August 5, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #328

It's time for a new sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Due to having moved again, my creating time has been limited while I get settled once again.  Good thing I found a pretty flower I made up before the move.  It was perfect for this sketch.


For all of our 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 Sunday, August 11th at 8:39 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WWC232 - "Anything Goes" Challenge


Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  It's the fifth Wednesday of the month and that means it's an "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, show us what you've been creating.

Today I'm sharing the final card, for now, using that pretty rosy copper foiled patterned paper from the Everything is Rosy kit.  This one is so pretty with its blues and pinks.  I added a tag but have not yet decided what the occasion is that the card will be used for.  I always like to have a few cards made up that can be used for whatever I need at the time.


Stamp Set: Everything is Rosy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  None
Cardstock:  Whisper White,Night of Navy
Patterned Paper:  Everything is Rosy (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  None
Other: County Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Night of Navy Ribbon, White Baker's Twine

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

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

WWC231 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge


Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  We'd love to have you join us and share your creation.

Remember the Everything is Rosy paper from last week?  Today's card is made using one of the sheets of patterned paper and one of the dies that matches the flower.  The three flowers were cut from the pretty paper with the rose gold foil.  The leaves behind the flowers were cut from the Rosy Copper foil paper included in the kit.  It is so pretty.  And, see those sets three little dots?  One of the items in the kit was a bottle of Rose Gold All Purpose Ink.  You shake it up and can use it to  stamp or add details to your design like I did for this one.  I dipped the tip of my stylus in the ink and made the little design with the ink.  Just the right touch to finish off the design.


Stamp Set:  Everything is Rosy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Rose Gold All Purpose Ink (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rosy Copper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Everything is Rosy Thinlits Dies

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, July 29th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.
http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for visiting today and I look forward to seeing you again at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe.

Marsha