Hello again, Stamping Friends! That's right – the Wacky Watercooler gang is back for another fabulous Blog Hop – this time featuring the many products in the Holiday Catalogue, the new ' Best of' stamp sets, and anything else new & wonderful that has come out recently!
In case you missed our first Blog Hop in July, you may be wondering (or maybe you forgot) a few things:
First – why 'Wacky Watercooler'?
Well, I met this fabulous group of demonstrators the website that Stampin' Up! set up just for demonstrators, on a thread that the original poster (Darrah Hopper) decided to call the 'Watercooler', as it's a place to gather, and talk about anything & everything – not just stamping related.
Here's the description you'll read on the Home page for this Blog Hop " We are a creative group of Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrators who hang out together on our demonstrator website in the Wacky Women's Watercooler thread. We share stamping, business, life, love, animals and pretty much whatever comes into our heads with a generally wacky slant on most things. Luckily being virtual the watercooler is always open for fun, frivolity and most of all creativity."
Next, if you're one of my Canadian friends, you may be wondering 'why is catalogue spelled 'catalog(ue)'?
Well, of course that's because some of the demonstrators are from the United States, and even other places around the world! And of course, we don't always spell things the same way, so this is our (hopefully funny) nod to that!
So, maybe that explains it, maybe not – but we certainly hope you'll have fun joining in the Blog Hop with us!
No matter where you start on the Blog Hop, as long as you keep clicking on the picture of the watercooler marked 'Next', you'll go around all the blogs (like in a circle) and arrive back here – that way you'll know you've seen them all.
If you prefer to jump about, willy-nilly; well, that's okay to!! Just be sure you don't miss anything! The creations by these oh-so-talented demonstrators are too good to miss 🙂 So if you do want to Hop at your leisure, at the bottom you'll see a list of all the participating Demo's and their blog addresses.
Now, without further ado – here are my creations for this edition of the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!
Yes, Hallowe'en is a-coming, and it's always good to be prepared – or instead of Treats, you may get Tricked!
This card is made with the wonderful 'Witches Brew' Designer Series Paper (item #132185), and this month's Best of Hallowe'en set (item #134381). The bats I created by altering the Elegant Butterfly punch 🙂
I have to admit – I love
snowflakes, and this new Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Die Bundle
(item #133284 wood/#133285 clear) was at the top of my list when the Holiday Catalogue came out! The Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
(item #132341) was a natural to pair up for this card. I stamped the snowflake in the centre of the card, then using the Framelit, cut only 1/2 way through the stamped image, so that the snowflake stands up, when the card is displayed. And how about those Frosted Finishes Embellishments
(item #132150) as the finishing touch, in the centre of the snowflake? Can you say 'bling'!!
Finally, I just had to make my own banner, as shown in the Holiday Catalogue, using the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
(item #133507) and the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
(item #132697). I have to tell you – this went together so much more easily than I expected!! I used the Sponge Daubers to apply the Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Smoky Slate inks, and they went on perfectly. These banners are a good quality fabric material – and such fun to work with. I've got lots of left over banners & accessories, so I'm going to be making more!
I hope you've enjoyed my creations for this Blog Hop, and that you've been inspired to make some of your own! But before you head off to your craft table – take a look at all the other Blogs – everyone's been working hard to share & inspire you!