Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wacky Watercooler February Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop


Oh, yes!  It's time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  Don't you just love 'em!  I do.  There are so many wonderfully creative projects and no two ever seem to be alike.

For my first card I managed to use a bit of product from all of the current catalogs.  At my last Stamp Club, the ink smeared on the original center layer so I didn't finish the project and just took the parts home with me.  When I committed to the hop, this immediately came to mind.  I changed it up a bit and this is the final product.  I love these colors look together.

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Trust God; Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and  Summer Starfruit, Tuxedo Black (Memento); Card Stock:  Sahara Sand, Basic black, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals(Stampin' Up!)

The Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper is from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and is one of the free choices you have when you place a $50 order with your Demonstrator.

For my second card, I went bright and cheerful.  I made this card on what would have been my mother's 88th birthday.  Instead of making it a birthday card, I went with a Mother's Day card because I love this sentiment from Delightful Dozen.  She was a wonderful mother and she loved butterflies and flowers.

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Delightful Dozen; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral; Card Stock:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Labels Collection Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Well, what do you know!  Again, I used product from all of the current catalogs.  And, no, this was definitely not planned but I'm on a roll!  Will it carry through for my final project?

For my third and last project, I decided to do something a wee bit different, a mixed media canvas.  As you can see, I wasn't able to carry through with a product from each of the current catalogs.  I just couldn't figure out how to use the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and make it look good on the canvas.  At the moment, it's the only Sale-A-Bration product I have until my next order gets here.  So, here is the end result.  I love those blue flowers!

And here is a close up of the sentiment.  If you look closely at the Soft Sky flowers, you can see that I added just a bit of sparkle to the center of the flower.  Thank you to Jackie Topa for the great punch art tutorial for the cute flowers.  I will definitely be making them again!

Stamp Sets:  Everything Eleanor, Trust God, Petite Petals (used for the background); Inks:  Crushed Curry Ink Refill, Pear Pizzazz Ink Refill, Island Indigo Ink Refill, Soft Sky, Island Indigo; Card Stock:  Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Marker, Wild Wasabi Stampin' Write Marker, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack Flower, Bird builder Punch, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Antique Brad, Pearl Modeling Cream, Wedding Cake Acrylic Paint

That's all for me, folks.  Now it's time to see what great things Bev has in store for you.  Just click on the cooler below.

If you'd like to go back and take another look at Heidi's fantastic projects, just click on the following cooler.

And, to start all over again because you just can't get enough of all the great projects, just click on the Home cooler.

Hasn't this hop been great!  The really great thing is we are going to be doing monthly hops and they will occur every second Thursday to Saturday of the month.  Come back on March 13th for your next dose of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Beautiful projects! Love the mixed media one!

  2. Your cards are just what I needed, Marsha - bright & cheerful! I love your mixed media canvas; I'll have to figure out how to try that, myself! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Love, love, love the canvas. I've been wanting to try mixed media and yours is very inspiring!

  4. Everything is gorgeous!! Loving your canvas especially - great work!

  5. All so beautiful but I think I like your Live Simply card the best. You are right, those colours look super together.

  6. Great mixed media piece! Love your flowers and background.

  7. Love all your projects, but your mixed media project is a stunner. Now I have to try those flowers as well.

  8. Beautiful projects, Marsha. The cards are lovely - and the mixed media is a "wow," for sure!

  9. I love the violets on your card but all of your projects are wondwrful.

  10. Hi Marsha, thank you for being part of the blog hop. As usual, I love your projects, especially that wonderful mixed media creation. I really am going to have to stop procrastinating about doing one of my own. I love everything about that canvas creation---have to ask, however: what is Pearl Modelling Cream?

    What a bright and cheery Mother's Day card you've made! The Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral are such happy colours together. I think the Decorative Dots are a perfect compliment to the Polka Dot Parade DSP. That Sweet Sorbet is terrific DSP, isn't it? I love the subtlety and most of the designs. The strip along the side of your card works beautifully with the scallops of Summer Starfruit and Basic Black. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. I told you the mixed media canvas would be a hit Miss Marsha. It's wonderful. My fav of the three projects you created this hop. Clicking on the picture for the close up really shows off all its charms. Of course the cards are pretty wonderful too especially the Trust God one at the top, but the canvas has won my heart. :D
    Thanks for once again joining in the hop. Hugs - J.