Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Wacky Watercooler Gang Welcomes the New Annual Catalog(ue)
Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler June Blog Hop! This is so exciting--a brand new catalog (or catalogue if you are one of our Canadian viewers) and 13 participants! Thanks for stopping by; as always we are linked to each other so by clicking on the links below you can get to each of our submissions. If you just stopped by from Gail Allen (I always love her creations and she didn't disappoint this time!) thank you. And if you just joined here, please continue around the "hop" and see what our creative artists have to show you.
A new catalog is always a treat--I get a little giddy and do silly things (like set my alarm and get up at 1:00 a.m. to place an order on the first day! Yes I really did!). But I LOVE new Stampin' UP! products and I think this year's catalog is really fun! So let's take a look and see what I've been playing with:
Sweet and Simple:
My first card is so simple, but I love all the new toys I used to create it -
I used the fabulous new Whisper White Thick Cardstock (love!) as my base. It was run through the Big Shot with the all-new Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Then I stamped "Just for you", a sentiment from the Watercolor Wings stamp set, using Blackberry Bliss ink.
A final touch was added with a few of the White Perfect Accents scattered on the "wall". Lovely!
My next card didn't turn out ANYTHING like I had planned. Ever have one of those days? I got this great new single stamp, A World of Thanks, and inked it up using Pear Pizzazz ink.
Then I sat and stared at it for quite a while, not knowing quite what to do with it. And I stared some more. I started playing with some layers--Old Olive...Garden Green...Mossy Meadow--Yes! That looked right. But then what?
Eventually it morphed into this:
But it still looked plain...more staring...
How about I use the new Greetings Thinlets and cut out a "thanks" in the middle of my stamped image? Then when layered on the Mossy Meadow, it will be obvious in the center.
But wait! I cut out the "thanks" but had this great stamped "thanks" sitting on my desk--why not layer it on two more "thanks" in Mossy Meadow, and nestle it back into the cut out area? LOVE IT!
What else did I do?
The last word:
And speaking of the Envelope Punch Board, here's a little sample I made with it and the new Farmers Market Designer Series Paper:
And to finish it off:
Well that does it for me! I hope you enjoyed my projects and are getting excited about playing with your new goodies! Won't you leave me a comment and let me know if I've inspired you?
Thanks for visiting; come back next week for directions on my little Punch Board Curvy Box. And now it's on to the uber-creative Deb Smart - whoo-eee - Just wait til you see what she has in store for you!