Monday, February 2, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

What an honor it was to be asked by both Heidi of Stampin Along With Heidi and Kath of All That Scrap to be a part of the Creative Blog Hop.  They are two very talented ladies and I enjoy seeing the amazing projects they create.  I blog hop regularly with them through our monthly Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop and we have a new one coming up soon that you will want to check out.

The Creative Blog Hop works in a rather interesting way.  You are nominated to join the blog hop and the only requirements are to nominate two others to follow you on the next Monday and to answer four questions about yourself and your creative process.  Nothing to it!

For my project, I chose the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set featured in the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  It has turned out to be a favorite.  The sentiment is from the new Painted Petals Stamp Set found in the new Occasions Catalog.  Can I say it's another favorite?  Okay, I'll have to admit that there are many from those two catalogs that are favorites.  Stampin' Up!® outdid themselves with them.

With over ten inches of snow on the ground, I needed to cheer myself up with some bright Springlike colors.  I love the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper.  They are hand painted designs and all gorgeous.  Pacific Point and Rose Red certainly made for a bright, cheerful card.

Stamp Sets:  Lotus Blossom, Painted Petals; Inks:  Garden Green, Rose Red, Tuxedo Black Memento; Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, SNAIL Adhesive, Dimensionals

There are the four questions those of us who participate are asked as part of the Creative Blog Hop.

1.  What are you working on now?  As a Design Team member for Christmas Card Challenges, I weekly design a Christmas card to contribute to the blog.  I also love challenges so I enter quite a few and am always working on a new project to share.

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?  Well, there are so many styles and so many talented people, that it's hard to know where I fit in the mix.  I tend toward clean and simple but I do like to try different things so you never know what you'll see from me.

3.  Why do you create what you do?  You know, I hadn't really thought of myself as very creative.  I do like to sew and crochet.  I'm working on a mystery novel so that tells you I like to write.  Since I became a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, my passion for card making has taken center stage and I spend most of my time creating cards and other projects for friends and family and for sale.

4.  How does your creative process work?  Inspiration comes from a variety of sources.  Pinterest, magazines and the challenges I enter.  I've even taken a photo of a shadow on my wall and tried to translate it to paper or canvas.  Then there are times, I just sit down at my craft table and start playing with paper.  I'm also a doodler.  I keep a journal and colored pencils next to my recliner and when I'm taking a wee bit of a rest, I'll pick it up and doodle.

And, now it's time to share with  you the two people I've nominated to participate in the Creative Blog Hop next Monday, February 9th.  Alanna, from Alanna's Spot in the World, and the Design Team Coordinator at Christmas Card Challenges, and Jean, from Rogue Thoughts...Jean's Stamping Studio in the Rouge Valley.  Two very talented artists.  I know you'll love their projects!

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. What a great card.. Thank you for sharing!

    Jessica Lynn

    1. Thanks, Jessica. It was a fun card to put together. Bright & cheerful.

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Kath. With all the snow on the ground from a recent storm, I needed cheering up with a bright Spring card.

  3. I can't believe I haven't commented on your gorgeous card yet, Marsha. I was so sure I had but unless the internet swallowed it, I can't have done so because it's not here. (Mind you, my comments have gone MIA before).

    I love the contrast between the background DSP and the stamped image. Those blues and greens are the perfect compliment to the wonderful Rose Red. That's a great stamp set anyway---love the Lotus Blossom! I knew you'd have a great post for the Creative Blog Hop and you didn't disappoint me. Thank you so much and congratulations for a post that really rocks.

    1. Thanks, Heidi! And, thank your for asking me to participate. It was fun. Now I can concentrate on the next Watercooler Blog Hop! :-)