Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to our April “Spring has Sprung” Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  We’re a bunch of Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who love to create and share that creativity with you.

This month I have the honor of being first stop on our Hop, but no worries if you came here from somewhere else.  The Hop goes round and round, so no matter where you start, as long as you keep clicking on the "Next" button, you'll go through all the participating blogs.  If you get a little lost along the way, just click the “Home” button and head back to the Wacky Watercooler Blog home page to start all over.

For my first card, I'm sharing one I made for a recent swap.  I have totally fallen in love with the Petite Petals Stamp Set and the Petite Petals Punch!  Oh, and I decided to pull out some stamp sets I've not used in a while which is why you are seeing a sentiment from the Oh, Hello Stamp Set.

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals, Oh, Hello; Inks:  Night of Navy, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango; Card Stock:  Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Etcetera Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Petite Petals Punch, Labels Collection Framelits, Arrows Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stamping Dimensionals,Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Next up is a Mother's Day card.  I was going to add a Midnight Muse flower but loved the simplicity of the card so much that I saved the flower for another time.  I'm more of a white gold kind of gal but that Gold Sequin Trim has grown on me.  The sentiment is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set that is one of my go to sentiment sets.

Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen; Ink:  Basic Black; Card Stock:  Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Etcetera Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Gold Sequin Trim, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects

With Easter not too far off, I decided, at the last minute, to make an Easter card.  The Four Frames Stamp Set is another one I've neglected lately.  I stamped off the image so it has a softer look because I wanted the sentiment to stand out.  I've been trying to use up my paper scraps in an attempt to keep my clutter down to a minimum.  I love the colors in the Etcetera Designer Series Paper.  The addition of the little Melon Mambo butterfly gave the card just a spot of bright color.

Stamp Sets:  Four Frames, Delightful Dozen; Ink:  Night of Navy; Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Etcetera Designer Series Paper; Accessories & Tools:  Decorative Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals

Well, there you have it from me.  Now it's time to move forward on the tour.  Just click on the watercooler to enjoy some great projects from Terri Antoniw.

 To revisit Jeanne Kupsh, simply click on the watercooler below.

And, to head back to the Wacky Watercooler Blog where it all began, click the watercooler below.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Beautiful cards, Marsha! I just love your choice of colours. I don't have a favourite - I love them all!

  2. Ditto on your colour combos. Delightful Dozen - hmmm I don't have that set - yet! You've created a great start for our Hop with beautiful projects.

  3. thank you for sharing your projects!

  4. Marsha, thanks so much for stepping into the opening spot so graciously and gracefully. As usual your projects are simply lovely. I didn't recognize the DSP and then realized it was from the Etcetera. It's strange that it did not appeal to me and yet, seeing your cards, I have no idea why. How have you managed to suddenly make it appear so appealing? Your choice of colours is what makes the cards work so beautifully. I would have to agree with Deborah---I don't have a favourite - I love them all.

  5. Love your projects! Fantastic use of colour and texture!

  6. Beautiful cards, Marsha. Like Heidi, until I see a DSP used, sometimes I won't even buy it. It happened with Soho. Love the textures.

  7. Gorgeous cards! I love all the pretty layers you use in your styles - stunning!

  8. Marsha, I like all of your cards. The Thank You is my fav!

  9. Lovely cards as normal! I really liked the Thank you.

  10. Great cards, Marsha. I especially like the way you highlighted the embossing on the first card, and since I *just* got that folder, I'll have to go try it myself :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Great colour choices and layouts. I particularly like the first one. Something about all that blue I guess. Anyway thanks for sharing.

  12. Love all the colors and patterns! Gorgeous cards!