Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop


Yes, I know, April Fool's Day has come and gone but you have to remember that we are a bunch of wacky Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who love to have fun and do the unusual.  We're up to more April trickery and some interesting projects that aren't what they appear to be.  Should be a fun time for all.

For my first project I made a birthday card.  This is just one of the six I need to make for the birthdays this month at the place where I live.  I volunteered to make certain everyone gets a birthday card on their special day.  I'm not sure it fits the bill for the "it isn't what it appears to be" but, as you can see on the inside of the card, I added a gift card holder but without a gift card.  I simply made a card to fit the holder.




Stamp Sets:  Crazy About You, Kinda Eclectic, Painted Petals, Work of Art; Inks:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding; Card Stock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla; Accessories & Tools:  Butterfly Thinlits Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Envelope Punch Board, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Stampin' Trimmer

For my next project, I used the new photopolymer stamp set Just Kidding.  I wanted to do a fun card and the sentiment I used is so me.  Even my kids comment that a day Mom is not stamping is a day that should be marked on the calendar!  I have such funny kids. 


Stamp Set:  Just Kidding; Inks:  Basic Gray, Jet Black StazOn; Stampin' Write Marker:  Rose Red; Card Stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  What's Up Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the Retro Sketches Challenge.

http://retrosketches.blogspot.com/2015/04/retrosketches-160.html

The colors I used are from the current ColourQ Challenge.

http://colourq.blogspot.com/2015/04/colourq-challenge-287.html

For my final project, I used the Label Love stamp set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch both of which were birthday gifts from my friend, Jean.  They have both been on my wishlist for quite some time and it was such a pleasant surprise to open up that package to find them inside.  Thanks, Jean! 


Stamp Set:  Label Love; Ink:  Blushing Bride; Card Stock:  All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Rose Red, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Artisan Label Punch, What's Up Punch, Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine, SNAIL Adhesive, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Stampin' Trimmer

The sketch I used is from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge.

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/04/freshly-made-sketches-182.html

The colors I used are from the current Colour Me...! Challenge.

http://colourmecardchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/cmcc67-colour-me-subtle.html

Now it's time to move on and see what Heidi Weaver has created for you.  I know you going to love her projects.  She is amazingly talented!

http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com/

If you'd like to take another look at what Penny Hanuszak shared, click on the image below.  Your going to love her projects.

http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.ca/

To head back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog and start from the very beginning, a very good place to start, click on the image below.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.ca/

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

26 comments:

  1. I love your butterfly card. The colors are perfect. Just looking at it has a calming effect!

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    1. Thanks, Anna, for your kind comment!

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  2. Love your projects. You do wonderful work and I am sure those that get your birthday cards love them.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I appreciate your kind comment.

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  3. Such fun projects! Now that I've seen the Just Kidding card I'm going to have to get that stamp set - darn!

    I think it is really sweet of you to make sure everyone get a birthday card. You are a special lady.

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I knew the minute I saw the Just Kidding that I had to have it. It's a fun set. The person who was doing the birthday cards was unable to continue and I just couldn't stand the thought of people not getting a card on their day. Some of those who live here have outlived their families.

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  4. Such beautiful work, as always, Marsha. And I love that Just Kidding set! Love how you not only posted for the hop but ALSO included four (!) challenges! Don't know how you kept it all straight...wonderful creations!

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    1. Thanks so much, Priscilla! What can I say? I love challenges. Besides, I was pressed for time and the challenges are a very nice way to get things done with limited stress.

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  5. I love that birthday card! So pretty!! And "Just Kidding" is one of my favorite new sets. Love it in red, white, and black!

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    1. Thanks, Buffy! It is a great set.

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  6. Hi Marsha, thanks for being part of the Blog Hop. Your creations never disappoint. I love the birthday card and have to applaud your efforts to ensure that no-one goes without a birthday card where you live. Consider yourself hugged, you sweet lady! I just got the "Just Kidding" set and am dying to use it. It's great to have a fun set that evokes an instant laugh or grin from the recipient. Your "funny" kids certainly know your sense of humour. Great job including the challenges, too. It gives us more exposure and certainly gives you added incentive. TFS

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    1. Hey Heidi! Thanks for your lovely comment. Well, the person who was doing the birthday cards was unable to continue and no one else came forward. Now everyone gets a handmade card. I really enjoy making them and giving them.

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  7. Wonderful projects, Marsha! I'm partial to the Just Kidding card, myself - it's my new favourite set to play with :)

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! I really like that Just Kidding. I've got some more ideas I want to put to ink and paper.

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  8. super projects all the way around! Thanks for playing with us at Colour Me!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! Loved the colors for the Colour Me challenge.

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  9. Wow, you've been busy! What a beautiful array of cards. I love how you used the accents for our sketch at FMS. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy! It was a labor of love that's for sure. I had this blog hop obligation but I wanted to enter the challenge so I got busy and used challenges for all but one of my card. :-)

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  10. Fabulous cards...just so fun. I love your sweet image and sentiments. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim, for you kind comment. I will definitely be back often. I love the ColourQ challenge!

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  11. Great cards!! I really like all the sneaky surprises the recipients will get :D Thanks for sharing with us at the Colour Me challenge this week!

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