Friday, January 31, 2014

Ikat Flower

Last week's Wacky Watercooler Welcome 2014 Blog Hop was a lot of fun! There are some amazingly talented stampers out there, and even though most of us only know each other online, it is great to work on a project together.

Now I want to share a project I did a little while ago for a challenge for my stamping group. My upline posted an image on Pinterest and we were to create a project inspired by that image. The project that gets the most pins wins a prize. This is what I came up with.

Stamps: Eyecatching Ikat photopolymer set, See Ya Later - a new Sale-a-Bration set free with a $60.00 Cdn. order.
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
Cardstock: Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Other: Ornament Keepsakes Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits; twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack - also from Sale-a-Bration and a Basic Metal Button a new item from the Celebrate the Everyday occasions catalogue.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new year - a new Wacky Watercooler Welcome 2014 Blog Hop ...

Wow! It's 2014. Not only do we have a new Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop, but we have a new seasonal catalogue and Sale-a-Bration coming up.

If you started at the beginning, you've arrived here from the fabulous Jean Fitch's blog.

I challenged myself to go beyond my comfort zone with this Hop. By that I mean I decided not to use any Crumb Cake! It seems I use a lot of Crumb Cake. Guess it is my go-to colour. And why not? After all it goes with practically everything!

But it's good to stretch myself and see where I can go. For my first project, I'm still thinking Christmas. In the 2014 Celebrate the Everyday seasonal catalogue is the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi Tape. I thought it would make a great contemporary Christmas Card.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Gold Encore Metallic
Other: Watercolour Wonder Designer Washi Tape, gold stars I had from I don't remember what or when

Next up I used a stamp set I received at Convention last summer - Yippee-Skippee! It's a fun name and I tried to create a fun card.

Stamps: Yippee-Skippee!, Chalk Talk, Eye-catching Ikat photopolymer
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Staz-On Black
Other: Candy Dots, Chalk Talk Framelits, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Sweet Sorbet Designer Series paper - a Sale-a-Bration item.

And finally, I wanted to make a set of 4 X 4 cards with custom envelopes created using the Envelope Punch Board and Sweet Sorbet DSP.

Stamps: Petal Parade and You're Lovely - both Sale-a-Bration items.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate
Other: Sweet Sorbet (SAB), Envelope Punch Board

Your next stop is the wonderfully talented Buffy Cooper. Just click the Next button to see Buffy's offerings. If you want to go back and visit Jean's blog again, click the Back button. You can also click Home to see the complete list of participants. Happy Hopping! -

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