Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Wacky Watercooler "Best of..." December 2014 Blog Hop

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/2014/12/the-wacky-watercooler-december-best-of.html

It's the Wacky Watercooler The Best of... December 2014 Blog Hop.  It's the "Best of..." a fellow blog hopper, a retired product, and a current product.  Of course, this is my take on what I think is the "Best of..."  It's been fun to see what others consider their picks for the "Best of..." and if you haven't guessed by now, I'm very attached to using the "Best of..." as many times as I can in this post.  :-)  Not really but it just seems to have gone that way.

The first card you see is one that Gail Allen designed for the first Watercooler Blog Hop of 2014.  I liked the way she used the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape for the tree and chose this card as my "Best of..." pick from Gail.  I think it made for a beautiful Christmas tree, don't you? 

http://stampingandotherstuff.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-new-year-new-wacky-watercooler.html

We were to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) the design we picked and what you see below is my take on Gail's card.  Instead of Washi tape, I cut strips from the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack for my Christmas tree.  Bordered the tree on the four corners using the Confetti Star Punch instead of star sequins and added a Silver Glimmer Paper star and a Red Glimmer Paper star to the top of the tree.  Just call me star crazy!


Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Sahara Sand; Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Whisper White, Trim the Tree Designer Series paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Confetti Stars Border Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Dimensionals

My next project features the Secret Garden Stamp Set and the Secret Garden Framelits Dies.  I really like Secret Garden and was very sad to see it retire which is why I chose it for my "Best of..." retired product.  It was also a great way to combine some die cuts that were laying around and crying out for a home.  I rather like the color combination.  What do you think?


Stamp Sets:  Bloomin' Marvelous (retired), Secret Garden (retired); Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi; Stampin' Write Marker:  Daffodil Delight; Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Garden Green, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Top Note Bigz Die, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Decorative Label Punch, Secret Garden Framelits Dies (retired), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

For my final project, I chose for my "Best of..." current product the Work of Art Stamp Set.  From the time I first saw it, I have loved the images in the set.  With so many birthdays coming up next month, I made a Tic Tac Toe game board for one of my grandsons.  He's the gamer in the family and while they are usually video games, I know he'll get a kick out of this.


Stamp Sets:  Four You, Work of Art; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango; Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Chalk Talk Framelits Dies, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Dimensionals

Next up is the ever talented Jeanne Kupsh.  Click on the image, to head on over to see what projects she has created.

http://happy-jeannie.blogspot.com

If you'd like to revisit Kath Ricks, just click on the image below.  I'm sure you'll want to check out her great projects again.

http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/

And, to head back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog, click on the image below.  It's so worth looking everything over again.  You never know what you might have missed.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

26 comments:

  1. Marsha, I just love your version of my Washi tape tree! I think I need to CASE your verison. Also, great use of the Work of Art set - very imaginative. Love all your projects.

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    1. Thanks, Gail. Loved your Washi tape tree!

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  2. Love all your projects as always Marsha!! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Marsha your CASE card is wonderful, I had forgotten Gail's so now I have two to CASE.

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    1. Thanks, Kath. I have a few from the hop I know I'll be CASEing. :-)

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  4. Love them all, but especially the Secret Garden card - the layers and the colors are great!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I love that Secret Garden. It's one of those sets I probably won't part with.

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  5. It looks like I have more casing of my own to do! All three projects are winners! I really like the way you used the punch on the Christmas tree card.

    I was sorry to see the Secret Garden set go...glad you used it.

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I love that Confetti Star punch! Now I want the Star punch in the new Occasions Catalog. :-)

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  6. Wow - love your 'case' of the Christmas tree, Marsha - it's stunning! Beautiful colours in the Secret Garden card, and I love your ingenious use of the Work of Art set :)

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. I loved working on the projects for this hop.

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  7. Thank you for being part of this wonderful blog hop. I think it's our best so far, don't you? I love the way you've taken Gail's wonderful Washi Tape tree and made it your own while still staying true to her inspiration. Your card, with all those great stars, turned out brilliantly.

    I think the Secret Garden bundle got too short a run. The stamps and framelits were wonderful and I am definitely keeping (and using) mine. Your colours work so well together. How providential that you had some orphan die-cuts just begging for a "home". What a great idea, to use the stamps in the Work of Art set to make a Tic Tac Toe game board. It works beautifully and I agree that it's one of the best stamps of the current catalogue. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. I love our blog hops. I think it has been the best one for this year.

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  8. Marsha, love the "stepped up" version of Gail's card--the star punch is a hit! And I really like the tic-tac-toe card; what a cute idea for the Work of Art set! Great projects!

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I loved the "Best of..." theme for our hop.

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  9. Truly wonderful cards!!! I've been in "Christmas card mode", so it's nice to see something different, lol! I really loved the Secret Garden set too. I love the color combos you've used and I've written them down for future use - thank you! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne. Being on a Christmas card Design Team and making one each week, I was ready for something different, too.

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  10. Love your "case". Love the confetti stars in the corners. I never would have thought to angle that punch. Secret Garden was one of my favorites as well, but then I love my flowers.
    The Tic Tac Toe card is going in my case file for future use with my grandson.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. I have no idea what made me think to angle it but I like the way it looks. I, too, love flowers and don't plan to give up my Secret Garden easily. :-)

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  11. Great projects!! Love how you used the Confetti Star punch and Work of Art!!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. I love that Confetti Star punch. I'm thinking the new heart one in the Occasions Catalog will be a winner, too! :-)

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  12. Super projects Miss Marsha. Love the tree CASE especially and the Work of Art that is so perfect for that set. Your Secret Garden card gives me hope that Spring may one day return. Always a good feeling in the depths of December! Thanks for being a staunch supporter of the hop since it's inception. I always find myself adding to my CASE file when I visit your pages.
    Hugs and love my hop sister!

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  13. Love your projects! I guess we can all be a little star crazy :P

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