Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – October Holiday Round-Up!

October 2015 BannerWelcome to The October Holiday Round-Up Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.   My projects center on Christmas, which seems to be just around the corner.

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop. That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post. The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs.

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after visiting sweet Jaylin’s blog.  Isn’t she incredible!

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too. Happy hopping!

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While I was taking pictures today I was thinking about how the flowers behind the card(s) truly don’t go with the theme of the cards I was photographing.  We are still experiencing summer weather here in Oregon.  Today was in the low 80s (crazy)!  My flowers are still blooming and for the most part still look good.  I do love the flowers, and outdoors seems to be the best place to take my pictures.  I know many other places don’t experience the seasons like we do and have warm weather in December.  So, I guess the location and flowers will work for my pictures!

First up – Wonderland

I was truly having a creative block when I made this card.  All I knew is I wanted the trees from the beautiful set Wonderland to be on an oval.  Not much to work with for me.

After many trials and errors (lots of errors!) I decided to stamp the trees using Versamark ink and then emboss them with Silver Embossing Powder.  I cut out a circle and adhered it with temporary adhesive to the oval, tore a piece of a sticky note and placed it beneath the trees for a mask and began sponging with Night of Navy ink.  Once done sponging I removed the masks and sponged a little ink under the trees.

Wonderland 10-15The greeting was stamped prior to embossing the Whisper White layer behind the oval and banners.  The layer was dry embossed using the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.

Next In Line – Christmas Cuties

The stamp set Christmas Cuties truly has cuties in it!  All three images are adorable!

It is so easy to achieve this brick wall look by directly applying Cajun Craze Ink from the ink pad to the Brick Wall EF on the front inside of the folder.  Then, lay your Cajun Craze card stock in the folder and emboss!  If you get your folder a little messy that’s good, it adds a lot of character to the look.

Christmas Cuties 10-15Can’t you just image a little elf dancing around the room while getting ready to “deck the halls”?

Last by not least – Christmas Cuties (again!)

I really enjoyed making this card.  Unlike my first card for this hop, I had the design in my mind before I even sat down to make it.

The boy image from Christmas Cuties is so darn cute that it makes me want to squeeze his cheeks if I could!  He looks like one happy little fellow with that smile.

Christmas Cuties Boy 10-15Marina Mist and Smokey Slate were brayered on to the front inside of the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder before laying the Whisper White card stock on the EF and running it through the Big Shot.  The little boy was colored in using a Blender Pen and ink.

Well, that’s all for today.  Thank you for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage.  I hope you were inspired to create!

Shop-2Bnow-2BButton-2BOnline1Your next stop is with the talented Lisa Kmiec.  I’m sure you will be amazed with her wonderful projects!




20 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – October Holiday Round-Up!

  1. The Wonderland card is gorgeous! Those trees are so versatile. And your Christmas Cuties cards are so fun. Great look on the Brick Wall embossing folder.

  2. Marie your backdrops for your pictures are always so beautiful, and this time, the white flowers look like tiny snowdrops, so I think they’re most appropriate. Your first card is absolutely stunning. Love those trees! Both of your Christmas Cuties cards and beautifully coloured and I really like how you’ve used the Woodland and Brick TIEF’s in the background. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Here I thought I was going to make it through not ordering anymore from the Holiday catalog (maybe some more DSP only), but now I have to have those Christmas Cuties. I love your use of those little “cuties”.

  4. I love your cards Marie! The trees on the first card are beautiful embossed in silver, especially on top of the inked background! I also like your Christmas Cuties cards. Those kids are adorable!

  5. Your Wonderland card is beautiful and I loved the cutie cards as well. All the cards were beautifully done. Very inspiring! Great ideas.

    • Debbie, I love the Christmas Cuties – they remind me of sweetness and innocence. Planning on using them a lot more! Thanks for stopping by!

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