Welcome to the October edition of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop! Each month, on the third Thursday of the month, a group of us get together to hop and share projects we've made using product from Stampin' Up!'s current catalogs. It's always a lot of fun. This month we are celebrating Autumn with a focus on fall colors and occasions.
You should be coming to my blog from Gail Allen. Her projects were fantastic, don't you think? After your visit with me, head on over to check out what projects Debbie Spano has shared with us. 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.
One of the things I have come to love and appreciate is single layer stamping. It's clean, it's simple and it doesn't bulk up that envelope when you are ready to send it through the mail. For this one, I stamped the leafy branch from Crazy about You in Pumpkin Pie and added the sentiment from Paisleys & Posies stamped in Soft Suede. And that, as they say is that!
Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, Paisleys & Posies; Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede; Cardstock: Whisper White
My next project adds a couple of layers and some simple embellishments. The "pumpkins" are stamped in Tangerine Tango using one of the images from the Work of Art stamp set. The stems, also an image from the Work of Art stamp set, are stamped in Emerald Envy. On the center pumpkin, I added a small twine bow and to the upper left corner I used Regals Candy Dots in Rich Razzleberry. That is the only part of this project that is retired. I really do miss those candy dots. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and it's stamped in Soft Suede.
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Work of Art; Inks: Emerald Envy, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango; Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White; Other: Twine, Rich Razzleberry Regals Candy Dots (retired)
My final project showcases some of the fall colors we see here in Iowa in the Autumn. The base color is Delightful Dijon. To that I added a strip of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper. On the popped up layer, Rich Razzleberry, Delightful Dijon and Whisper White. I used the trees from the In the Meadow stamp set and stamped it in Soft Suede. The leaf colors were done using a bundle of q-tips as a stamp. The sentiment I used is from the retired stamp set Happy Scenes. I love this color combination, don't you?
Stamp Sets: Happy Scenes - sentiment (retired), In the Meadow, Timeless Textures; Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede; Cardstock: Delightful Dijon, Rich Razzleberry, Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White; Other: Pearl Basic Jewels
Now that you have seen all of my projects, it's time to move on and check out what Debbie Spano has in store for you. Simply click on the image below to be directed to her blog.
If you'd like to go back and look over the projects from Gail Allen again, click on the image below.
To go back to the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Blog, click the image below.
Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,
All your cards are great Marsha! I especially love the simple first one, thankful, grateful, blessed! It's so my style!ReplyDelete
How clever to use Work of Art for pumpkins! Love that.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gail! Fun pumpkins. :-)Delete
Wow, Marsha, what a great display of techniques. You take us from the simplest of stamping techniques to the fancy, multi-technique finale. While I love them all, I have to admit that the last one is my favourite. What a great idea, to create those leaves by using a handful of Q-tips as a stamp. It certainly worked out beautifully. Your colours and especially the Serene Scenery piece really make this a "wow" card. I agree with you about those Candy Dots---I miss them as well. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Heidi! I have to admit that the q-tip card is my favorite, too.Delete
These projects are all so pretty. Wonderful job.ReplyDelete
Marsha, your clean & simple card is a beauty. Somehow I can never get just the right combo to feel like my cards are complete, and end up making them too fussy--this is just right! All your cards are winners; what a clever idea to use Q-tips for leaves! Who would have thought...ReplyDelete
Thanks, Priscilla! I enjoyed creating these cards and I love our hops.Delete
Love your clean and simple card, love, love it! (Obviously my fave!) Your Wor of Art card is just too cute, and your In the Meadow card is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marie! I'm really enjoying the clean and simple took. I tend to try to stick to a single layer.Delete
Three beautiful cards Marsha, all unique in their own way. I really like the clean lines of the first card and adore those pumpkins. I really like how you used the DSP to coordinate with your Fall colours in your third card. I get a kick out of your little straw man too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Penny! My little bobble head scarecrow is a dollar store find.Delete