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

Altenew's Layering 3 Class - Lesson 1

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made after taking the free Layering 3 Class at Altenew.  I love the layered stamps but sometimes they can be a bit intimidating.  With all three of the Layering classes, I really see an improvement in my understanding of the layering and how to get the best effect.

This is the design I made for Lesson 1.  I rarely have the same stamps and dies that the instructor uses but I use what I have.  This is the Bold Blossom stamp set and it is one of my favorites.  There are four layers to this stamp and I love how pretty the flower looks once you've completed all of the layers.


Stamp Sets:  Bold Blossom, Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Jet Black, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet, Firefly, Grass, Filed, Shadow Creek, Silver Lake, Charcoal Suit (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Bold Blossom Die (Altenew)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew); Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

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

Friday, January 25, 2019

Typrewriter Font Alphabet Dies

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 Typewriter Font Alphabet Dies.  With Valentine's Day fast approaching, I thought this would be a good time to use these dies.  I cut the letters out of the Bold Glam Glitter Solids paper pack.  It's glitter paper but without the mess.  I love it!  I placed them on a layer of red foil using Scotch Foam Tape.  This layer was glued to a white card base.  A simple card but pretty and shimmery.


Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Bold Glam Glitter Solids (The Paper Studio)
Dies:  Typewriter Font Alphabet Dies (Cheapo Dies)



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 23, 2019

WWC205- Donna's Holidays "Around the World" Challenge

Hello and welcome back to Wednesday and the next challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week, Donna, is hosting our Holidays "Around the World" challenge.  You will be amazed at the wonderful creations the team has shared.

This card is a simple one done with stamping and one die.  I love that Pine Bough Background from Taylored Expressions.  There is a matching die, too, and I love the different looks you can get with this set.  pine boughs are not just for Christmas.  The Merry Christmas Die from Cheapo Dies is one of my favorites.  It's intricate but so pretty.

 

Stamp Set:  Pine Bough Background (Taylored Expressions)
Ink:  Cilantro (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Merry Christmas Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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 28th 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

Monday, January 21, 2019

AECP Celebrations: Stencil Techniques

Today finds me sharing a card I made for one of my classes in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  With all that has happened in the past six months, I had to take a short break from classes.  Now that I'm mostly settled into my new home, it's time to get back to it.  This card was for the Celebrations:  Stencil Techniques class.

I started with a piece of black cardstock and used modeling paste and the Wavy Grid Stencil from Altenew to make the background.  Once the paste had dried, I added all the pretty flowers.  They were stamped and die-cut using the Delicate Primrose stamp set and dies.  All the product I used is listed below the photo.


Stamp Sets:  Delicate Primrose, Build-A-Flower:  Poppy - sentiment (Altenew)
Inks:  Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Buttercream, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Soft Lilac, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Jet Black (Altenew); VersaMark
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube, Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die (Altenew)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew); Light Modeling Paste (Liquitex); White Embossing Powder (Ranger)

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

Marsha

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Thinking of You

Today's card features the new Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth stamp set from Altenew.  It is a beautiful layering stamp.  I wish you could see this in person as the phot does not do it justice.

I'm entering my card in The Flower Challenge.  It is a color challenge where we have to use pink and gray.  I don't use a lot of pink so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  I think it turned out rather well.


Stamp Sets:  Build-A-Flower:  Hycinth (Altenew);  Wonderful Romance (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Frosty Pink, Silver Lake, Gray Denim, Cloudy Night, Charcoal Suit (Altenew); Strawberry Milkshake (Taylored Expressions); Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Basic Gray (Stampin' Up!); Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Die (Altenew)
Other:  Wavy Grid Stencil (Altenew); Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

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

http://theflowerchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-flower-challenge-28-colour-pink-grey.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Yes, It's a Birthday Card!


It feels so good go be able to, once again, play along with some of my favorite challenges.  Today's challenge is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  We could only use black and white, so it was fun trying to figure out a design and make it look good.  I kept it clean and simple and made a birthday card.  I know just who is going to get this and I'm sure she will find the humor of it.

It is all stamped on one layer of white cardstock.  I stamped the flowers from the Billowing Blossoms stamp set from Altenew and the sentiment from the Another Year Older (2015) stamp set from Taylored Expressions in Jet Black.  I colored the three pearls with a black Sharpie and the card was all done.  The speckles on the white layer were left after I splattered another project and this was in the way.  It works here so never throw those accidents away.  You never know when they will come in handy.


Stamp Sets:  Another Year Older (Taylored Expressions); Billowing Blossoms (Altenew)
Ink:  Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Oreo, Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions)
Other:  Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin' Up!)

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

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/01/challenge-102-black-and-white.html

Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Pot Stampin Cafe,

Marsha

Friday, January 18, 2019

Believe

Hello and a 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 they have available.  I'm having so much fun with all of the dies.  They are good quality and you can't beat the price.  I know you'll love them as much as I do.  You can see them HERE.

Today's card features the Believe Die.  It's a simple design with a layer of glimmer paper attached to a white card base.  The die-cut is cut from Night of Navy cardstock.  For the finishing touch, I added a gemstone to each of the dots about the "i's."


Stamp Set:  Believe (Momenta 2013)
Ink:  Blue Corn (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock:  Sugar Cube (Taylored Expressions); Bold Glam Glimmer Solids (The Paper Stuido)
Dies:  Believe Die (Cheapo Dies)
Other:  Gemstones (Bead Design Co.)


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




Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Pretty Primroses

Would you believe that for the first time in a long time I'm actually able to play along with some of my favorite challenges again.  This past year has been full of recovery from cancer surgery and a major move that took me from Iowa to Nevada.  And, that's not counting all the little things in between.  It feels good to be back to doing what I love best making cards and playing along with the challenges.

For this card, I combined a couple of challenges.  The sketch is from Sunday Stamps and the colors are from CAS Colours & Sketches.  And, I got to play with my new Delicate Primrose stamp set from Altenew.


Stamp Set:  Delicate Primrose (Altenew)
Ink:  Real Red, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die (Altenew)
Other:  Pearl Basic Rhinestones

The colors I've 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/2019/01/challenge-304-colours.html

The sketch I've 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/2019/01/ssc196-sketch-fun.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha