Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WWC221 - Tristan's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  With Father's Day coming up next month, I decided it was time to make cards for my three sons.  This one is for the fisherman.  It uses a die from Cheapo Dies that includes the fishing rod and all the images you see attached.

For the background, I used the Large Mouth Bass stamp from Deep Red Stamps.  I stamped it in black but stamped off one time to get a lighter image.  The sentiment is also stamped in black and it's from the Reel Great Guys stamp set by Art Impressions.  A couple of sequins and it was finished.


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, May 20th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.
 


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

Marsha

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Irresistible Inking Techniques Class with Altenew

It has been a fun, busy week working on my classes for my Level 1 Altenew Educator Certification.  Today I'm sharing the card I made for the last class of Level 1.  It's all about Irresistible Inking Techniques.  I used the ink block stamping technique for the background for the primrose.


To start, I covered my clear block with Vanilla Cream ink, spritzed it with water and stamped it on white cardstock.  The block is scalloped so I cut around the scallops so as to frame the flower.  Then, I stamped the flower from the Delicate Primrose stamp set by Altenew using black ink.  As I didn't use watercolor paper, I had to limit the amount of water I used to color the image.  The flower is done with Coral Berry and the leaves are Forest Glades.


After masking the flower and leaves, I added some splatters around the image.  For the finishing touch I add a few pink enamel dots.

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

Marsha 
 

Friday, May 10, 2019

Easy Die Cutting Techniques Class with Altenew

Here I am again today sharing a card I made for an assignment Altenew Educator Certification Program.  This class was Easy Die Cutting Techniques.

The products used for today's card are the Simple Flowers stamp and die sets from Altenew.  The inks used for the flowers are Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Pool Party by Stampin' Up!  For the leaves and flower stems I used Firefly from Altenew and Soft Suede from Stampin' Up!



First I stamped the flower then cut them out.  I added the stems before die-cutting.  The white layer was then embossed using the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  I attached it to the turquoise card base and added the flowers back to the spots where they were cut.  I used foam tape to pop them up.  The leaves where stamped and die-cut them glued down to the embossed layer.

The sentiment was heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder and added to the front using foam tape.  For the finishing touch, I added some Crystal Clear Droplets.


Here is a close up that shows off the embossing done with the Subtle  Embossing Folder.  It gives just a hint of texture.

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

Marsha 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Seasonal Scene Building with Altenew

Today I'm sharing a card I made as my assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  The assignment was for the Seasonal Scene Building class.
 

Since my move west and my camera dying shortly after, I've not had an area where I can take good photos.  I've been researching cameras and light tents but haven't settled on anything.  Bear with me as I continue to search for a solution that will fit my limited space. 

So, the products I used for today's card are the Build-A-Flower:  Cattleya Lily and the Birds of a Feather stamps and dies from Altenew.  The inks are the sets Golden Sunset, Lapis Lazuli and Green Valley.



I die cut two layers from the Leaf Frame Cover Die; one from Blackberry Bliss and one from Crumb Cake.  I layered them together but first flipped one of the die cuts to be able to see both colors.  I placed them on a layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!  I know, it's not showing up well in the photo.  Before adding the flowers and the bird, I attached that embossed layer to a card base of Blackberry Bliss.  For the finishing touch, I added some iridescent bubbles.


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

Marsha

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WWC220 - Kath's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Today's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge "All About Occasions" is hosted by Kath.  There are so many great occasions to celebrate it's sometimes hard to decide which one to make a card for.  This time I made a wedding card.  My oldest granddaughter is now engaged and she has asked me to make her invitations.  I'm so exited!  This is one design I came up with but I had not added a sentiment.  When she chose a different design, I added the 'wedding wishes' sentiment and finished up the card.

The base is Bermuda Bay.  To that I added a layer of Whisper White that had been embossed using the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder.  The swans were cut form Bermuda Bay and attached to the embossed layer using foam tape.  The swans and the sentiment are from the Swan'sational Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink as is the die set I used to cut out the swans.  The sentiment was stamps using Jet Black ink from Altenew.  For the finishing touch, I added three Snowball Droplets from Ellen Hutson but, as you can see, they don't show up well in the photo.


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, May 13th 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, May 1, 2019

WWC219 - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Heidi is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.  So, show us all those lovely feminine cards.

Remember the leaf frame from last week?  Well, here is the original card I made using the die-cut as a stencil.  It's for my Altenew Educator Certification class Celebrations:  Stencil Techniques.  Due to my move west last November, I had to take time off from the class work but I'm back at it.  I love being able to use my dies to make stencils.  It's just another way that dies can become more versatile.


Stamp Set:  Delicate Primrose (Altenew)
Ink:  Salty Ocean Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz);  Various Altenew and Stampin' Up' inks
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam (Stampin' Up!); Oreo (Taylored Expressions)
Dies:  Delicate Primrose Die, Fine Alphabet Die (Altenew)
Other:  Iridescent Bubbles (Studio Katia)

 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, May 6th 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, April 24, 2019

WWC218 - Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Today's Watercooler Wednesday Challenge is "All About Occasions."  I'm for host for this week and I invite you all to share a new card  you've created for a special occasion.

The leaf frame was actually used as a stencil but I liked it so well that I finished sponging color on it and used it to frame this pretty bird.  Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink turns out to be much brighter than I remembered but I do love the way it helps that little bird stand out on his branch.

As you can see, there is no sentiment attached.  I couldn't decide on one so I'll wait until the occasion arises before adding one to the card.  I have several made up that don't have a sentiment just for that reason.  That way, if I'm needing one and don't have time to make a new one, I can always pick one that's already to use.


Stamp Set:  Birds of a Feather (Altenew)
Inks:  Vanilla Cream, Hazelnut, Almond Butter (Altenew); Distress Oxide Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Patterned Paper:  Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Birds of a Feather Die, Leaf Frame Cover Die (Altenew)
Other:  Crystal Clear Droplets (Ellen Hutson)

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 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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

WWC217 - Michelle's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Michelle is hosting our Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Even with so many men in my life, making masculine cards can be a challenge.  This one just happens to be a shaker card.  I used the Geared Up Garage stamp set along with the Garage Gears Dies to make this fun card.  As you can see, I used some of the dies to do a bit of embossing.  It nice to have your dies serve another purpose other than just cutting out images.


Stamp Set:  Geared Up Garage (Stampin' Up!)
Inks:  Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Garage Gears Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Window Sheet, Sequins

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 22nd 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, April 10, 2019

WWC216 - Dawn's "All About Occasions" Challenge

It's Wednesday again and that means it's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Dawn is hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  So, what occasion do you have coming up that you celebrate?  We'd love to have you share with us.

Recently, my son called to let me know that I am going to be a grandmother for the tenth time.  He and his wife are expecting their fourth child sometime this fall.  So, I'm already celebrating and made this cute card using the Animal Outing stamp set.  I colored the giraffe with colored pencils rather than ink.


Stamp Sets:  Animal Outing (Stampin' Up!); Wild Ferns (Altenew)
Inks:  Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Animal Friends Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!); Wild Ferns Die, Leaf Frame Cover Die (Altenew)
Other:  Crystal Clear Droplets (Ellen Hutson)

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  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, April 3, 2019

WWC215 - Donna's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Donna is hosting our Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.

My card is another I made in the stamp group I attend.  I don't know all the colors or papers we used but it's such a bright, pretty card that I just had to share it with you.. 
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 8th 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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Thinking of You

Today the sun is finally shining again and it does look a bit like spring here in the high desert of Nevada.  Flowers aren't quite blooming, yet, but I thought a bright, cheerful card was a good substitute.  Flowers that never fade.

This card does have a few layers to it.  I started by embossing the orange layerwith the Leaf Frame Cover Die.  On a piece of Whisper White, I stenciled the dots using Silver Lake ink.  Then, I glued them together and attached that double layer to a white card base.  The flowers are from the Wonderful Romance stamp set.  I stamped the outline in black and used colored pencils and gamsol to color them.  It's my favorite way to color these days.  For the finishing touch I added some iridescent bubbles that nicely reflect the color of the flowers.


Stamp Set:  Wonderful Romance (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Jet Black, Silver Lake (Altenew)
Pencils:  Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango (Stampin' Up!)
Dies:  Wonderful Floral Framelets Dies (Stampin' Up!)
Other:  Leaf Frame Cover Die, Feeling Dotty Stencil (Altenew), Iridescent Bubbles (Studio Katia), Gamsol

The inspiration for my card came from the Festive Friday Challenge.  For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.

https://festivefridaychallenge.com/festive-friday-challenge-ff0030/

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

Marsha

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WWC214 - Marsha's "All About Occasions" Challenge

Hello and welcome to another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm hosting our "All About Occasions" challenge.  The card I'm sharing is one I made in the local stamp group I attend each month.  Since March is my birthday month, what better way to celebrate than with some bright, cheerful balloons.


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 1st 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, 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

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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