Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Wacky Watercooler Welcome 2015 Blog Hop


Hello!  Welcome to our first blog hop of the new year.  We are, again, CASEing a past favorite project from a fellow Watercooler Hopper, a favorite from current products and just an "anything goes" favorite.  With the new Occasions Catalog and the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog, there were many favorites to choose from.

My first card is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) for Marie Green's Secret Garden.  It was featured in the Occasions Catalog in 2013.  Although it has retired, it remains one of my favorites and one that I still use often.  I changed mine up some since I didn't have the stamp set she used for the sentiment and I used different flowers from the Secret Garden stamp set.  The sentiment on my card is from the Oh Hello stamp set that was also featured in the 2013 Occasions Catalog.


Stamp Sets:  Secret Garden (retired), Oh Hello (retired); Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi; Blendabilities:  Coastal Cabana; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die, Circles Collection Framelits Dies, Secret Garden Framelits Dies (retired), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearls Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Here is the card that was made by Marie Green.  She does make some beautiful cards.  It was fun to browse through her blog to find one of her designs to CASE.

http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/2014/04/secret-garden/

One of my current favorites from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog is the Lotus Blossom.  There is so much you can do with it but due to limited time and space, I just can't show you all the neat ideas I've seen using this stamp set.


Stamp Set:  Lotus Blossom; Inks:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder; Card Stock:  Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  1/8" Silver Ribbon, Frosted Sequins (clearance), Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

For my "anything goes" project, I stayed with the Lotus Blossom stamp set but added a layer of one of the designs from the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  While working on my blog projects, I'm also making 24 swap cards for my local demo meeting this evening.  We chose which stamp set we were going to use either from the Occasions Catalog or from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I chose the Lotus Blossom set for my swap cards.  Both of these are what they will get tonight.


Stamp Sets:  Lotus Blossom, Painted Petals (sentiment); Inks:  Garden Green, Rose Red, Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Garden Green, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi; Accessories & Tools:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

Well, that's all there is from me.  Now it's time to go see what Kath Ricks has created to inspire you.  She always makes such lovely projects and is so talented.

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

If you'd like to revisit, Priscilla Ivler's blog, just click on the image below.

http://priscillastamps.blogspot.com/

To start at the very beginning, a very good place to start, click the image below for the Wacky Watercooler Stamping blog.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

20 comments:

  1. Love you take on the CASE, in fact I like it better than my card! Love your Lotus Blossom cards, very pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Marie, for your nice comment. Your card is so pretty and I loved CASEing it.

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  2. Marsha, I love your projects. (BTW I sent you a message at the pasture since I couldn't find your email)

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    1. Thanks, Kath. Got it and sent you an email. :-)

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  3. You always have great projects and once again, you did not disappoint! Thank you for sharing! I've been so honored to be a part of this blog hop and I'll miss you all!! <3

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  4. I agree about the Lotus Blossom set, Marsha - love it, and love what you did with it! Great projects :)

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. It was my first choice out of the SAB catalog.

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  5. Marsha your cards are beautiful! I love the twisted ribbon detail on the second one--so sophisticated. And your CASE is perfect! Great job; thanks for being part of this hop!

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I so enjoy our hops.

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  6. I think the Lotus Blossom set is probably the best new thing SU came out with! So beautiful and elegant!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jeannie! I love the 3-step process. It gives such a beautiful flower.

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  7. Thanks so much for being part of the Blog Hop, Marsha. Your projects are always such a pleasure to check out. That Lotus Blossom stamp set really is fun to use, isn't it, and the results are so gorgeous. I'm not sure if I like your Lilac one better or your pink. They both evoke such different moods. Your use of the Painted Blooms under the pink tips the scales for me, I think.
    I can see why you CASEd that card of Marie's. Your card is beautiful. The flowers with the coloured pearls in the centre really put it over the top.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi. I love our hops. It's always so much fun to see what everyone does.

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  8. I love the Lotus Blossom, too. Your cards are beautiful and those ladies are going to love your swaps.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! They did like them. :-)

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  9. Gorgeous use of flowers! Great work!

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  10. All three cards are wonderful, Marsha, but I'm really struck by the bright colors and balanced design in your CASE - excellent substitutions!

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    1. Thanks, Kathe. I'm needing bright colors and pretty paper flowers in my life at the moment. I keep peeking out through the curtains to see how much snow has fallen. It's still coming down and should leave about 10-12 inches before it's done.

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