Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WWC278 - Michelle's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Michelle is hosting our Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist challenge.  It was an opportunity for me to play with one of my new silhouette stamps from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  You'll see more of those stamps in the future.

I stamped the image on white cardstock and colored it using my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  The stamps is Rainy Day and I can see all kinds of seasons using this image.  I mounted the colored image panel on a layer of colored cardstock and for the life of me I don's remember what the color is.  I can't find the name of it anywhere but I like the way the image stands out on it.


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, July 6th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

WWC277 - Tristan's Challenge: All About Occasions

Today, Tristan is hosting our All About Occasions challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  As ever, I'm needing more birthday cards and this one was such fun to create.  I used my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to make a background to showcase the Wild Grass stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  The ink colors I used are Salt Water Taffy, Gumball and Toffee from Taylored Expressions.  The image was stamped using Altenew's Jet Black ink.


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, June 29th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WWC276 - Marsha Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

It's time for an Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I'm hosting this week and would love to see those masculine cards you create.  I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration as I make a lot of masculine cards.  Come join us!

This is a very simple one.  I stamped the trees from the Lovely As a Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!, cut out a black bear using a die from Taylored Expressions, added a sentiment and it was done.


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, June 22nd at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

WWC275 - Karen's Challenge: All About Occasions

This week Karen is hosing our All About Occasions challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  Hope you will come join us this week.

This one was made to add to my thinking of you stash.  It will most likely find its way to one of the guys in my life.  I love the silhouette of the tree and the giraffe.  It's the Grace and Peace stamp set from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.  I used my Taylored Expressions blending brushes to make the background, then stamped the image over 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, June 15th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

WWC274 - Dawn's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

Wednesday has rolled around again and it's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Dawn is hosting our Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist challenge.  The card I'm sharing is one that I made when I helped a friend with a class way back before we couldn't get together any more.  I don't remember the colors we used or each particular product but you could use what you have and change it up.

Love

Love

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, June 8th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

WWC273 - Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week I'm hosting our All About Occasions challenge.

Elephants are a favorite of mine and when I found this silhouette from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps, I just had to have it.  The background was done using the Set the Scene Clouds Stencil from Taylored Expressions.  The Mini Moon Stamp and Die is from Altenew.  For the finishing touch, I added some Icy Sparkle Crystals.


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, June 1st at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Product Used

Walk by Faith from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Mini Moon from Altenew
Mini Moon Die from Altenew
Jelly Donut, Salt Water Taffy, Confetti Cake, Sprinkles from Taylored Expressions
Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Jelly Donut cardstock from Taylored Expressions
Set the Scene Clouds Stencil from Taylored Expressions
Icy Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

WWC272 - Helen's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

Today Helen is hosting our Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist on the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I colored up some feathers, placed them on navy cardstock and added a sentiment and some gems.  I think this one will go to one of my grandsons.


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, May 25th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

WWC271 - Kath's Challenge: All About Occasions

This week Kath is hosting our All About Occasions challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday.  For my card I used one of those I made using a kit I had on hand.  I send a lot of just a note and thinking of you cards so it's time to replenish my stash.



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, May 18th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

WWC270 - Tristan's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

It's Wednesday and time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist challenge.  As long as it feminine, it can be anything you want it to be.  So us what you've got!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made when I helped a friend with her card class.  I love the bright color.



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


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

WWC269 - Fifth Week Anything Goes Challenge

With a fifth Wednesday in April, the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge has an Anything Goes challenge for you.  That means that whatever you are working on will fit this challenge. 

This is one of the cards I designed for our February stamp club.  We've not met since then and we are all missing the time spent together crafting.  I've used the Timeless Tropical stamp and dies to create this card.  The flowers and leaves were colored using Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Gamsol.



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


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

WWC268 - Dawn's Challenge: ll About Occasions

This week is All About Occasions at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  I'm always in need of birthday cards.  I had a kit on hand and made of a bunch of cards.  This is one of them.  It's clean and simple and the foil gives it a bit of shine.



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  27th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Standard Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Friday, April 17, 2020

Happy Mail Just For You

You know, life is good even when you can't be out and about as you would like.  In the last month, I've been out of the house only twice.  But, I have a most wonderful family who shops for me and sees that I have all that I need.  I am truly blessed.

Today's card was made for the Taylored Expressions #TEMakerChallenge over on Facebook.  The objective is to use at least one of the themes for your card and at least one Taylored Expressions product.  This month's was embossing, stripes and orange.  I decided to try to use all three on my card and I think it turned out rather well.

For the embossing, I opted to dry emboss using a Tim Holtz embossing folder that has rarely been used.  I like the way it looks in the background.  It's also stripes so with one, I got two.  Love when that happens.

The card base is Candy Corn cardstock and the embossed layer is Pumpkin cardstock both from Taylored Expressions.  I have a friend who's favorite color is orange but it's one color she cannot wear as she has red hair.  So, whenever I make a card to send to her, I always include orange somewhere on the card. 


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Products Used

From Taylored Expressions
Simple Strips - Friendship stamp set
Candy Corn, Pumpkin, Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Milkshake, Cookie Monster, 
Jelly Donut and Sweet Basil cardstock
Simple Strips Die
Petal Pop-Ups 2 Die (retired)
Pitcher Vase Die
Leafy Branch Die (retired)
Silhouette Stems 4 Die (retired)
Drip Drops

From Altenew
Jet Black ink
From Tim Holtz
Candy Stripes Embossing Folder

From Stampin' Up!
Whisper White cardstock

From Copic
B00 Marker

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

WWC267 - Karen's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist

It's time for a new Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Karen is hosting our "Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist" challenge.  I thought it would be a good time to make a card for my brother to let him know I'm thinking of him.

I don't remember what colors I used for the card base as it's been in my stash box for quite some time.  The stamp set I used is Sailing Home and the Smooth Sailing Dies from Stampin' Up!  The images were stamped using Poblano Pepper ink and Toffee ink from Taylored Expressions


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


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

WWC266 - Heidi's All About Occasions Challenge

This week our challenge is All About Occasions at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  The card I'm sharing is one I made using elements from a kit I had on hand.  I added a cake I stamped and colored from the Happy Birthday to You stamp set.


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, April 13th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Feathered Hello

One of the things I've been doing is keeping busy making cards to send to family and friends.  I can't see them so the next best thing is to send them a special note to let them know I'm thinking of them.  It's hard for all of us to be away from each other.

Today found me playing along with a couple of challenges.  The theme from the Just Us Girls Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of my new Mini Delight:  Strength stamp set from Altenew.  It's one of their mini stamp and die combos and I love the feather outline and the little stamp that colors just the tip of the feather.  The colors of pink, gray, green and Kraft, from the Color Throwdown Challenge, worked well for the feathers. 

I've entered my card into the following challenges.  For the challenge details, click the image(s) below.

https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/04/color-throwdown-587.html

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/04/just-us-girls-530-word-week.html
Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Products Used

Mini Delight:  Strength stamp set from Altenew
Hello stamp from Taylored Expressions
Toffee, Pink Champagne and Lime Zest inks from Taylored Expressons
Jet Black ink from Altenew
Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Mini Delight:  Strength Die and Rounded Rectangles Die Set from Altenew
Drip Drops from Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

WWC265 - Marsha's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist

Hello everyone!  How are you all faring?  Me, I'm doing well but would really like to leave the house.  Due to my age and a couple of health concerns, I have been keeping myself away from all except those who live in the house with me.  I'm so thankful I have all of these wonderful craft supplies to keep me busy.  Stay cautious and stay safe!

The card I'm sharing to day is the one I designed for our February stamp club as it was my turn to do the projects.  We made our own patterned paper using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's a simple floral design but it reminds me that Spring is here.  Even in these difficult times, beauty can be found all around us as the buds and blossoms of Spring begin to show themselves.



Be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the Watercooler Artists.  Then, take the challenge and share your creation with us.  You can find all of our challenge details by clicking the image below.  You have until Monday, April 6th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Product Used

Thoughtful Blooms from Stampin' Up! (retired)
Rococo Rose, Gray Granite, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up!
Gray Granite, Rococo Rose, Whisper White from Stampin' Up!
Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! (retired)
Icy Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sending You A Big Hug

Today is my birthday.  I had not planned to spend it being stuck in the house but given it is the safest place for me to be during this trying time, I made a card to send to one of my grandsons.

First, I stenciled the grid onto the card base using my blender brushes.  I really like the way it looks with the brighter color I used on the feathers.  It was a simple card to put together and with mail nicely with no extra postage required.  I always like that.


I've entered my card into the following challenges.  For all the challenge details, click the image(s) below.

http://cardz4guyz.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-241-use-stencil.html


https://atlanticheartschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/03/sketch-362.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Product Used

Mini Delight: Strength stamp set from Altenew
Simple Strips Background stamp from Taylored Expressions
Salt Water Taffy and Cookie Monster ink pad from Taylored Expressions
Jet Black ink pad from Altenew
Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Simple Strips Die from Taylored Expressions
Wavy Grid Stencil from Altenew
Cookie Monster Enamel Dots from Taylored Expressions

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

WWC264 - Helen's Challenge: All About Occasions

Hello and welcome to the next installment of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Helen is hosting our All About Occasions challenge.  It's the last challenge of the month and that means I'm sharing a new Christmas card with you. 



Stamp Set: Holiday Florals, Mini Strips Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Milk Chocolate, Jet Black (Altenew); Sweet Basil, Guava (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Pear Pizzaz,  Vellum, Whisper White (Stampin' Up!); Glittered Cardstock (The Paper Studio)
Dies: Holiday Florals Die (Taylored Expressions)
Other: 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.  You'll see all the great projects from our Watercooler Artists.  We’d love to have you take the challenge and link your project.  You have until Monday, March 30th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WWC263 - Tristan's Challenge: Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist


Wednesday is back and that means it's time for a new challenge at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Tristan is hosting our Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist challenge.

I love this silhouette die.  I'm thinking you could even cut it apart and use the deer separately.  Hmmm?  Looks like I'm going to have to give that a try.


Stamp Set: Mini Strips Holiday (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock: Basic Black
Patterned Paper:  Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: Winter Deer (Sizzix)

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  You'll see all the great projects from our Watercooler Artists.  We’d love to have you take the challenge and link your project.  You have until Monday, March 23rd at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

WWC262 - Marsha's Challenge: All About Occasions

It's Wednesday and you know what that means.  It's time for a new challenge at of the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  This week Marsha is hosting our All About Occasions challenge.

I like to have a stash of just a note or thinking of you cards on hand so whenever I think of someone, I already have a card made that I can send.  Many times there doesn't have to be a specific reason for sending a card other than you just might brighten that person's day without even knowing it.

This one was made using one of the panel cards from Taylored Expressions.  They are pre-printed panels that you can color on the borders and stamp.  What I like is that you can actually foil over the border and add just a bit of shine to the card.  They are the perfect for adding to a card base.


Stamp Set: Bubble Greetings (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Oreo Premium Hybrid (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Cookie Monster, Boxed in Basics (Taylored Expressions)
Other: Cookie Monster Enamel Dots (Taylored Expressions); Copic Markers

For all of our challenge details and to share your project, visit the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge by clicking the image below.  You'll see all the great projects from our Watercooler Artists.  We’d love to have you take the challenge and link your project.  You have until Monday, March 16th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to link up your project.


Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Llama Birthday

So, what do you do when you wake up early?  I usually grab a book and read while the house is still quiet but this morning it was a make a card morning.  I had such fun making this cute llama birthday card.

To add more texture, I used the Bubbles Embossing Folder on the layer of Blushing Bride and the Subtles Embossing Folder on the banners cut from Shaded Spruce.  For the party hat, I stamped the hat image on some Shaded Spruce cardstock, then on some Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I fussy cut the part of the darker hat and added the pieces to the lighter layer.  For the finishing touch, I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to add some shimmer to the hat but it doesn't show up well in the photo. 


Isn't that llama just the cutest!  I used my Prismacolor Colored Pencils to color it.  Yes, there is a white pencil.  

I've entered my card into the following challenges.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/freshly-made-sketches-425-sketch-by.html


http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-360-colors.html

Thanks for stopping by,

Marsha

Products Used

Look Who's Talking stamp set and Look Who's Talking Dies from Taylored Expressions
Shaded Spruce ink from Stampin' Up!
Oreo Premium Hybrid ink from Taylored Expressions
Blushing Bride, Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam cardstock from Stampin' Up!
Modern Label Punch from Stampin' Up!
Icy Sparkle Crystals by Studio Katia
Bubbles Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions
Subtles Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen