Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop!!
I'm sure you're wondering about a couple of things (at least!)
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!
And now – on with the Blog Hop!
If you started at the beginning, you've probably joined me from the talented Heidi Weaver's blog http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com/. Aren't her creations amazing!? I always love going to Heidi's blog and checking out her latest creations.
The Blog Hop goes in a 'circular' fashion, so it doesn't matter where you start – if you just keep clicking the 'next' button after viewing each blog, you'll make your way through all of the blogs. If you're not sure if you've seen all of them, you can always click the 'Home' button, or any of the blogs listed (below).
Without further ado – here are my cards, created specifically for this inaugural Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!
This card is made using the 2 new stamps sets from the new Catalogue; World Map (item #130342wm/130345cm), and Chalk Talk (item #130631wm/130634cm).
I achieved the colouring on the world map by first lightly dragging my Crumb Cake and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads over the image, then added So Saffron, Sky Blue and Island Indigo with Sponge Daubers.
As soon as I saw the new stamp set called 'Perfect Blend' (item #130745wm/131392cm), I knew I had to have it!! I am a major coffee lover, and I know so many other people who are too, I knew I'd get lots of use out of it!
Of course, to 'rule the world' does take a lot of coffee, which inspired me to stamp a lot of coffee cups! (I don't drink that much during the day!)
I wanted to showcase some of the new In Colours as well; the background coffee cups are stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink, and the front cup is stamped in Coastal Cabana. The card stock base is also in Coastal Cabana, topped with the new Soho Subway designer series paper.
Before you head off, I would just like to say 'thank you' to the very talented Jean Fitch, demonstrator extraordinaire, who coordinated this Hop for us, and is always there for us demonstrators when we have questions. ((Hugs)) to you, Jean !
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my cards! If you'd like to leave a comment, I love reading them 🙂
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 stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project; whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page – 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 stamp and create with me! :) If you’re in Canada, you can Join My Team as a SU! demonstrator. If you’re in the Great Vancouver area, you’re welcome to join my classes – we always have fun!