Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

We're baaaack!!

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!
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Wacky Watercooler 2013 Holiday Blog Hop – Participating Demonstrators & their Blogs

Jeannine Tarrio – http://www.jeanstamps.com/
Deborah Smart – www.stampandcreate.net  – You are Here!
Thanks so much for visiting!!  If you have the time, please leave a comment – I love reading what you have to say 🙂


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

16 thoughts on “Wacky Watercooler 2013 Holiday Blog Hop!

  1. Deborah, Ijust love your JOY banner! Next week I’m holding a mini class for my two daughters to make the spooky banner, I may have to get the Joy on for myself! Cards are wonderful!

    1. Thanks for visiting the Blog Hop, Mary!  I’d love to see the Spooky Banner you create – I’m going to try that one, too!!

  2. You tricked me!! Your comment section is at the top, lol!

    Gorgeous creations! It’s nice to see someone as in love with their Big Shot and framelits as I am!!!! Thanks for giving me more, great ideas with how to use them too. Your cards and banner are stunning!

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments, Misty!  I’m so glad you enjoyed my creations; I hope you enjoyed the entire Blog Hop 🙂

  3. took me a couple times coming to your blog hop to see where to add a comment. I love your projects! The Halloween card is cute. I need to learn how to make that bat! The snowflake card is so cool. I love how you cut the snowflake out then have it above the rest of the card. The style works well and who could not LOVE the paper! Thanks for sharing with all of us. I love your art. Sherrill Graff lnsconvention@aol.com

    1. I’m so glad you came to visit my blog, Sherrill – thank you!  I hope you enjoyed the whole Blog Hop; lots of amazing talent in Stampin’ Up! 🙂

  4. Hi Deb, I was sure I had left a comment, but apparently not. Love the cards, especially that Christmas card. What a clever idea, making the snowflake stand up when the card is displayed. I’ll have to try that for sure.

    I see you also got on the “banner” wagon. It sure is fun to come up with new banners, isn’t it? The colours are great and I love your rosettes. I think the banner kits are one of Stampin’ Up!’s best ideas in this new Catalogue. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments, Heidi!  It’s been such fun being part of the Blog Hop.

      Yes, the banners are terrific, aren’t they?  I can see myself making lots more, for different season/occasions.

  5. Deborah, you, too have inspired me! How wonderful your projects are. Cool trick with the butterflies/bats on your card. I can hardly wait to get the rest of the supplies I need to make more banners.

  6. hi deb, i’m finally making my way through the hop & it has been awesome! although i don’t usually send halloween cards, i love how you created the ‘bats’. it will be fun to show that to my granddaughter as she loves the butterfly punch! i too have a weakness for snowflakes & really love what you did to make it stand up! i may have to come back & get some more details on how you did that! i appreciate all the inspiration here for the banner as i haven’t tackled mine yet…thought that would be fun to do w/addie! thanks for sharing your awesome creations ~ smiles, karen 😉

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Karen!  I’m so glad you had time to hop through all the blogs; the fabulous creations are well worth the time, I think! 🙂

      I don’t usually ‘do’ Hallowe’en cards, either, but I just fell in love with the images in the Best of Hallowe’en set; I’m glad you liked the improvised bats!  Thanks again for visiting!

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