Thursday, March 16, 2017

Wacky Watercooler March Blog Hop


Welcome to our March Sale-A-Braion Blog Hop.  Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs.  It's always a lot of fun.  Today's hop is all about the Sale-A-Bration BrochureSale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so if you have your eye on one of the products, now would be a good time to get that $50 order in to get your free item.

You should be coming to my blog from Heidi Weaver.  After your visit with me, you'll head on over to Marie Green.  And, as always, our Hop runs in a circle.  Whether you start at the top and go forward or start at the bottom and go backward, you will always wind up where you started.

All three of the projects I've made feature just one of the Sale-A-Bration stamps sets.  It's the Avant Garden Stamp set and I just love it!

The inspiration for my first card came from Jo Anne Hewins.  You can see her card HERE.  While I used the Elegant Eggplant as she did, I used Emerald Envy for my green and the Triple Banner Punch for the sentiment.  What I liked most about the card is making my own patterned paper using one of the stamps from Avant Garden.


Stamp Set:  Avant Garden; Ink:  Elegant Eggplant:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Elegant Eggplant, Emerald Envy; Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White; Other:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Linen Thread

My second project is all blues and yellow.  I hadn't used Dapper Denim and Marina Mist together before but they played well together.


Stamp Set:  Avant Garden; Inks:  Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick; Other:  Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Orange Wink of Stella Brush

My final project is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of a card done by Melissa Kerman.  I couldn't find the a link to her blog so I can't direct you to her card.  I made a few changes to my design since I love butterflies.  


Stamp Sets:  Avant Garden, Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri, Timeless Textures; Inks:  Always Artichoke, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla; Other:  Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

That is all from me.  The next stop on your tour is Marie Green.  She always has such great projects.  To see her wonderful projects, click the image below.

http://mytanglewoodcottage.net/

If you'd like to revisit Heidi Weaver and see her wonderful projects again, click the image below.

http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com/

To start at the beginning you can click the image below to go back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog.

http://wackywatercoolerstamping.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

18 comments:

  1. Hi Marsha, you have really shown off some of the many uses of that wonderful Avant Garden stamp set. I love the way you've changed up the appearance of the flower image in the second and third card by adding the darker coloured tips to the petals. It certainly compliments both the Butterfly Basics and the Timeless Textures sets. That last card is so vintage looking. Love it.

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    1. Thanks, Heidi! I love this stamp set.

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  2. Great inspiration for that lovely set. Your cards are beautiful.

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  3. Love how you've showcased the Avant Garden...originally I passed over the stamp set but I think in the end...it's my most fave SAB set! Really love how you stamped the flowers on the last card. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sheri! This was my one and only pick from SAB. Love this set.

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  4. Marsha what a terrific array of cards using just one set. You've really shown how versatile this little set can be. For the flower lover this is a must have. While I really like them all, my favourite is the first card for its clean and simple lines. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful cards.

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    1. Thanks, Marsha! Being a flower lover, flower stamps are high on my list.

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  5. Gorgeous use of Avant-Garden Marsha. How similar your first one was to Heidi's too - great minds think alike! My favourite is the last one - I just adore the composition of all the different elements.

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    1. Thanks, Fiona! I didn't even know there was DSP that matched the stamp in the set until I read about it in Heidi's post. :-)

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  6. Love your samples, Marsha! I'm only just beginning to play with this set,and you've given me lots of inspiration. Your first card is a stunner--the background is perfect, and the colors simply pop! Thanks for all the ideas!

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla! I have used this one many times. It's one that will remain on the shelf long after it is retired.

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  7. Marsha,such gorgeous designs, giving two different looks to the same stamp set. What I love about your photos is your props - they are always so complementary to your creations.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! Staging is something I'm just beginning to really get a grasp of and enjoy trying to find different things to use in my pictures.

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  8. Great cards as always! I especially like the first one in Elegant Eggplant - simply beautiful!

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  9. Marsha, I really enjoyed how you used the Advan-Garden set for all of your beautiful cards. It really shows the versatility of the set. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! Avant Garden is a keeper.

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