Wednesday, March 20, 2019

WWC213 - Karen's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's the third Wednesday and that means it's time another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Karen is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  We'd love to see your masculine projects, so I hope you can join us this week.

My card features the Look Who's Talking stamp set that I received free when I attended the Taylored Expressions Stamp Joy annual event in October 2018.  There are matching dies, too.  It's such a fun set and I'll be showing more of the images in upcoming projects.


Stamp Set:  Look Who's Talking (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Chocolate Truffle (Taylored Expressions)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Dark Brown, Peach
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper - retired (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Look Who's Talking Dies (Taylored Expressions); Cross Stitck Rectangle Dies (Unknown)

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 25th 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

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Shades of Pink Hyacinth

Today I'm playing along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge 200th challenge.  I've always enjoyed their challenge and hope it continues for many more challenges.  Here is a pretty pink hyacinth I made to celebrate the occasion.

I started with a Powder Pink card base.  To that I attached a layer of Soft Sea Foam after embossing it using the Candy Stripes Embossing Folder from Tim Holtz.  The hyacinth is one I did a while ago.  I used the Build-A-Flower:  Hyacinth stamp set and dies by Altenew.  I used foam tape to pop it up for some dimension.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set as the hyacinth.  I added some Snowball Droplets from Ellen Hutson   For the finishing touch, I added sparkle to the flower using Spectrum Noir's Sparkle Pen.  A simple but pretty Spring card.


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/2019/03/ssc200-sketchy-200th-celebration.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WWC212 - Tristan's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Well, Wednesday has come around again and it's time for our "All About Occasions" challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Tristan is hosting this week.  We'd love to see all of your creations, so join in and celebrate occasions with us.


For my card, I used a white Center Step Card from Divinity Designs as my base.  To that, I added layers of Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper for a pretty background.  The flowers are ones I had done when I first got the Wonderful Romance stamp and Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up!  I made up several sets using Primascolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set by Stampin' Up! and it was stamped using Jet Black ink from Altenew.

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 18th 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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Pretty Pansies

It's getting late here so I'm going to keep this post nice and short.  But, I wanted to share the card I made for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge and the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge.  I combine the sketch and the colors and made some pretty pansies.  Since it's so late at night, the photo isn't as bright as I'd like but you can still see how pretty those pansies are.


Stamp Sets:  Cherry Pansy (Heartfelt Creations); Stitched Stems (Taylored Expressions)
Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather, Pool Party, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Cherry Pansy Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Other:  Seed Beads, Crystal Clear Droplets

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/2019/03/challenge-311-colours.html

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.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2019/03/freshly-made-sketches-378-sketch-by-amy.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

WWC211 - Kath's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Kath is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  We hope you will play along.

You can never have too many thank you cards.  I find I'm always needing one so here is one I made for my stash.  I like to keep a good supply on hand so when I need one, I have it.

What you can't see in the photo is the fact that the flowers all have such a lovely shimmer to them.  I love the way it looks. 


Stamp Sets:  Corner Adorner:  February (PaperTrey Ink); Fancy Thank You (Hero Arts)
Inks:  Shadow Creek, Midnight Violet, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Maple Yellow (Altenew); Blackberry Bliss (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Blackberry Bliss, Dijon Delight, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Corner Adorner:  February Dies (PaperTrey Ink)
Other:  Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

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 11th 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, February 27, 2019

WWC210 - Heidi's "All About Occasions" Challnege

Hello and welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  With so many birthdays coming up for me in the next few months, designing a card to celebrate was just the ticket. 


Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Copper Foil, Mint Macaron, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Garage Gears Thinlits Dies (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, March 4th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard 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

Friday, February 22, 2019

Toadstool

Hello and another Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you, so I hope to see you again soon.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies that are available.  They are good quality and you just can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I.  You can find them HERE.

Today's card features the cute Toadstool Die.  The toadstool was cut from Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Garden Green cardstock.  After adding a bit of color to a layer of white cardstock, I stamped the butterflies sentiment and face using Charcoal Suit ink.  The butterflies were colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol then given a coat of sparkle using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  For the finishing touch, I added rhinestones to the toadstool.


Stamp Sets:  Friendly Faces, Buggy Love (Maymay Made It)
Inks:  Firefly, Caribbean Sky, Caramel Toffee, Charcoal Suit (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  toadstool Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!); Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen


To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WWC209 - Marsha's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to Wednesday and another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm your host for our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  I have bunch of birthdays coming up and they are mostly for the men in my life.  Since this has to go in the mail and travel a bit of a distance, I kept it very clean and simple.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base to which I added a layer of Early Espresso cardstock.  On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the dots, the sentiment and sponged around the edges all in Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  I cut the mustache out of Crumb Cake and embossed the die-cut using the Weathered embossing folder.  On the inside of the card I added a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock to be able to write a short note to the recipient.  And that, as they say, is that.  


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth - dots (Altenew); Stitched Stems - sentiment (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Mustache Die - retired (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Weathered Embossing Folder (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, February 25th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard 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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Daisies

Hello and another Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you, so I hope to see you again soon.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies that are available.  They are good quality and you just can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I.  You can find them HERE.

Today's card features the Daisies Die.  For the background, I started with a piece of Sugar Cube cardstock and added color to it using my Clarity Brushes.  The daisies were cut from Sugar Cube cardstock.  I cut out four of them and layered them to give the flowers some dimension.  The top layered I colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol.  Using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, I added some sparkle to the daisies.  The sentiment was stamped using Jet Black ink.  The finishing touch was adding a few rhinestones.


Stamp Set:  Painted Encouragement (Altenew)
Inks:  Potato Chip, Blue Corn, Peapod (Taylored Expressions)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Grass Green PC909, Dark Green PC908, Canary Yellow PC916, Yellow Ochre PC942, Sienna Brown PC945
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Daisies Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!); Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen


To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

WWC208 - Charlotte's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Welcome to Wednesday and our next Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Charlotte is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  For my card I chose birthday as my occasion as one of my sisters birthday is in a few days.  Purple is her favorite color and I always try to include that color in any birthday card I make for her.


Stamp Set:  Lovely Lattice (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Maple Yellow, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet, Charcoal Suit (Altenew); VersaMark
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Watercolor Paper (Master's Touch)
Other:  Pewter Embossing Powder, 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, February 18th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, February 8, 2019

Lighthouse

Hello and another Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you, so I hope to see you again soon.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies that are available.  They are good quality and you just can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I.  You can find them HERE.

Today's card features the Lighthouse Die.  I started with a Crumb Cake card base.  On the patterned paper, I stamped the sentiment and the sandpipers in Jet Black ink.  The lighthouse is cut from Oreo cardstock and glued to the card front.  It's a simple but wonderfully clean and simple masculine birthday card.


Stamp Set:  Wetlands (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!); Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Patterned Paper:  Serene Scenery (Stampin' Up!) - retired
Dies:  Lighthouse Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone (Bead Landing)


To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WWC207 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Well, Wednesday has rolled around again and you know that means it's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  This card was such fun to create.  I love the new Wonderful Romance stamp set along with the matching dies by Stampin' Up!.  It makes for such a pretty design.


Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils:  Violet PC932, Parma Violet PC1008, Grass Green PC909, Apple Green PC912, Yellow Ochre PC942
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Gamsol

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 11th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, February 1, 2019

Heart Frame

Hello and another Happy Friday to all of you!  Today I'm sharing a card I made using a new die from Cheapo Dies.  I'll be here every Friday to share a new die with you, so I hope to see you again soon.  In the meantime, be sure to take time to check out all the different dies that are available.  They are good quality and you just can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I.  You can find them HERE.

Today's card features the Heart Frame Die.  There aren't too many cards I need to make for Valentine's Day but this one was a perfect one for my stash.  This die would also be pretty for a wedding card, too.

On a Petal Pink card base, I added a layer of patterned paper.  I cut each heart out of a different color from the Bold Glam Glitter Solids Paper Pack and attached them to the top of the card.  I stamped the sentiment using Jet Black ink.  For the finishing touch I added a few pearls.

The photo does not show that glitter paper off at all.  It is a very pretty sparkly paper without the mess of glitter.  I really do love it!


Stamp Set:  Layered Leopard - sentiment (Maymay Made It)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Petal Pink (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Nature Garden (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Dies:  Heart Frame (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up)


To find out more about Cheapo Dies, be sure to click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WWC206 - "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's Wednesday and time for the next challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week, being the fifth week in January, means that it's and "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, whatever you are working on at this moment will fit the challenge so I do hope you will join us and share your projects..

For my first play with the Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth stamp set from Altenew, I don't think I did to bad of a job.  Lining up these layered stamps can be tricky but each time I use it, it will get easier.  I think it is a beautiful stamp set.  And, of course, it has matching dies.


 Stamp Set:  Build-A-Flower:  Hyacinth (Altenew)
Inks:  Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet, Green Field, Shadow Creek, Maple Yellow, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Hyacinth Die (Altenew)
Other:  Feeling Dotty Stencil (Altenew); 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, February 4th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time to link up your project.

http://watercoolerchallenge.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Altenew Layering 3 Class - Lesson 2

Well, in order to share this card with you I had to make a separate post as it wouldn't let me link up different cards from the same post.  Lesson learned.  So, I'm giving you a double dose today.

This is the design I made for Lesson 2 of the Layering 3 Class.  Again, I didn't have the same stamp set the instructor used so I substituted  the Build-A-Flower:  Poppy stamp set.  This is a three layer flower.  I love these Build-A-Flower sets as they come with matching dies.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Poppy, Rustic Linen, Birds of a Feather - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black, Buttercream, Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Caramel Truffle, Gray Denim (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower:  Poppy Die

To find out more about their product and the classes they have to offer, click on the image below.

https://altenew.com/

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

Marsha