Wacky Watercooler Celebrates the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration “Take Two”

Are you ready for round 2 of the mini Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop for January?  Well, ready or not, here it is!

We will once again be sharing with you some of our favorite products from the 2017 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration Brochure.  There are 12 of us participating this time, so you are sure to have plenty of ideas to CASE!

How the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Works: 

Before I show you my projects I wanted to remind you that 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 Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Deborah Smart ’s blog.  She always knocks my socks off!

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Dragonfly Dreams

We live in rural Oregon and have a creek fed pond on our property.  During the summer months we have so many dragonflies around and about.  They are so beautiful.  So I was excited to see the wonderful Dragonfly Dreams bundle in the Occasions Catalog.

The In the Meadow stamp set paired perfectly with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle to make this card.

Supplies you will need to CASE this card!

  • Dragonfly Dreams bundle
  • In the Meadow stamp set
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
  • Old Olive card stock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ folded in half for the card base.
  • Early Espresso card stock 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla card stock 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Sponge
  • Your choice of ribbon or lace
  • Rhinestones

How to recreate this card –

  • Die cut out the dragonfly pieces from Old Olive and Early Espresso card stock
  • Using Crumb Cake ink, stamp the flowers 3 times across at about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom on the Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Using the Soft Suede ink, stamp the flowers 2 times beneath the previously stamped flowers, with a third flower stamped even lower and partially off the paper.
  • Using Old Olive ink stamp the splatter beneath the Soft Suede flowers.
  • Sponge the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock with Soft Suede.
  • Adhere your lace or ribbon to the bottom portion of the Very Vanilla piece.  I also tied a piece of Baker’s Twine around the lace to add interest.
  • Glue the detailed dragonfly to the plain dragonfly and adhere to the Very Vanilla card stock as shown.
  • Add the rhinestones.
  • Glue the Early Espresso card stock to the folded Old Olive card stock.  Then glue the Very Vanilla piece to the Early Espresso piece.

For the inside of the card:

  • Stamp the dragonfly in the corner using Crumb Cake ink.
  • Stamp the flowers in the corner using Crumb Cake ink.

Hey, Chick

The Hey, Chick stamp set has got to be one of the cutest chicken sets I’ve seen.  The chickens are so sassy to me – just love them!  And, this stamp set is a Sale-a-bration set so it is free if you spend $50 (USA), before shipping and tax.

When I was coloring these chickens I thought of all the people I know who have been putting fun colors in their hair like purple, blue, red…  So when I colored these gals I decided they needed to have their own  “do” going on!

Don’t you just love these girls!  These particular chickens are Polish Frizzle Bantam White Chickens and the stamp set was designed by Lori Sume.

I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you for this hop.  If you would like to leave a comment, click on the bubble at the top of this post. I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by.

It’s time to visit with our next talented blog hop artist, Lisa Kmiec.  I wonder what you will be CASing from her projects.

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Lift Me Up

Hi there.  Last time I posted I had told you we had experienced some snow here.  I was browsing through some of the pictures I recently took and came across this one of our winter wonderland.  The snow makes everything look so clean and fresh, and pretty – but it was cold!

 

Even through it made the world look peaceful, it definitely make traveling up and down our road extremely difficult.  Thankfully it’s all melted!

Today I’m sharing another card that the layout was inspired by the sketch at the Mojo Monday site.

This card features the Lift Me Up set from Stampin’ Up!, and the telescope technique.

 

To create the telescope look I stamped the red hot air balloon on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  After stamping it I used three different sizes of squares from the Layering Squares Farmelits to cut it out in pieces. Then the pieces were popped up with the Foam Adhesive Strips, with the first piece adhered to a piece of Whisper White card stock that had been cut out using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Each layer I added an additional strip of Foam Adhesive Strip to increase the depth with the top layer of the balloon having three strips layered together so it was higher than the previous piece.

You can use almost any stamp when using the telescope technique.  I hope you try it soon!

Thanks for stopping by….don’t forget if you spend $50 while Stampin’ Up! is having their Sale-A-Bration you get a free gift!  Check it out today!

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Moon Baby

We’ve been experiencing some very cold weather accompanied by lots of snow here at our home, so I’ve had some time to spend in my craft room.

The new 2017 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration Brochures are full of some wonderful new stamp sets to make some wonderful projects.  It in the Occasions Catalog is the set Moon Baby.   I normally do not like baby stamp sets, I don’t know why, but I don’t!  But Moon Baby stole my heart!

Sharing a shaker card made with the Moon Baby set today with the layout inspired by the design on Mojo Monday’s site.

 

 

Isn’t that just the cutest little baby sleeping on the moon!!!

Here’s a close up of the shaker portion.

I had a stash of star and moon sequins that I’ve had so long I can’t remember where I got them!  They were perfect for this shaker card!

I used the new Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter to create a “Milky Way” effect on the watercolor paper in the background of the shaker card and the stripe down the side.  The stars are colored in with the pencils and then I applied Clear Wink of Stella over the top.  The moon also has Wink of Stella applied over it.  (I wish I could have captured the shine this card has with my camera.)

If you would like to leave a comment, there is a “bubble” at the top of this post.  Just click on it and it will direct you to the comment sections.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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Wacky Watercooler Celebrates the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration “Take One”

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop of 2017.  We are celebrating the 2017 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration Brochure with two mini hops this month.  For this first hop we will each be sharing with you two projects from new products that we just couldn’t live without!

How the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop Works: 

Before I show you my projects I wanted to remind you that 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 Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Marsha Reed’s blog.  She she always has such fun projects for us to CASE.

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Everyday Hero

Who doesn’t love an everyday hero?  Especially little boys, and of course little girls!  From Spiderman, to Batman, or perhaps to Superman you will find children eagerly hoping to get a toy of their favorite one for their birthday.

I have a grandson who has been into super-heroes since he was a little guy so the Everyday Hero set was one I knew I wanted the minute I saw it in our Celebration Catalog.  I love the buildings, the greetings, the capes, and especially the way I can make my hero male or female depending on how I combine the stamps.

Now I want you to know this is also a perfect set for the adults in your life who are your hero!

This is my first double Z fold card.  It was extremely easy to assemble.

I really spent some time on this card practicing my coloring skills!  But it was a lot of fun to create.

What do you give the little guy that has everything!  A super-hero box of course to hold that tiny gift or money.

This was pretty quick to make.  I just stamped the buildings on Soft Sky card stock along the bottom of each flap and then colored them. I then adhered the box together leaving the back panel loose so it will open and close – that way I can put my gift in!  I stamped the super-hero on Sahara Sand colored card stock and then colored in his hair and suit.  Ta-da it was done!

Well that’s it for this hop.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you would like to leave a comment, click on the bubble at the top of this post. I’d love to hear from you.

You next stop is with the fabulous Penny Hanuszak!  She never fails to amaze me with her wonderful projects.

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