Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time for a Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

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Yes it's time for an Occasions Catalog Blog Hop with the Wacky Watercooler gang. With the release of the new Occasions Catalog AND the Sale-A-Bration brochure, there's lots to show off.  Our hop is a circle; jump on anywhere and click the "next" or "back" buttons to travel to another blog.

You may have just seen Buffy Cooper's fabulous samples--isn't she the best?  And if you've joined here, be sure to visit all seven Watercooler artists and see what they have to show you.

I got to preview the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs in November at an event in San Diego.  I was SO excited to take home this first stamp set, Beautiful Ride.  Because my first love - my VW Bug - was so very special to me, this set really tugged at my heartstrings.   Take a look:

As soon as I saw the stamps, I had a vision of the beach.  I grew up on a beach on Long Island, NY, and now spend time twice a year on Cape Cod.  So this card was in my mind and I had to get it onto paper!

I started with Shimmery White Cardstock and masked off my "beach" and the "water".  I sponged the sunset, then the ocean and finally the sand with my Stampin' Sponges and Sponge Daubers.

My bug was stamped with Basic Black Archival ink on Watercolor paper and then colored with Aquapainters.  Be sure to notice the "Love" on the door--what a great touch (as this is an anniversary card for my niece and her husband).  The bug was snipped and popped on Dimensionals.  I repeated the process for the couple and added them to the roof of the car.

Now since my niece's husband enjoys surfing, how fun was it that this set includes a surfboard?

That, too, was stamped, colored and cut out and adhered with really skinny pieces of Dimensionals.

Isn't that fun?

And speaking of fun, wait until you see the offerings in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  My next sample spotlights a new set that can be yours for FREE (with a qualifying purchase) as well as some absolutely yummy designer series paper:

Wowsa!  I got hungry just looking at these luscious colors!

This card shows off Birthday Bouquet DSP - beautiful prints and colors in Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaroon, Blushing Bride and Pool Party, along with a few more.  So soft and romantic!

I used two of the prints on this card, AND there's a wonderful scallop of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper...WHAT?  OMG...what a fabulous addition to our glimmer papers!

"Hooray" is a Sale-a-Bration offering called Perfect Pairings (I used the Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of this card).  Love the font!  My banner has a wash of color (Aquapainter and Blushing Bride ink refill swiped across my Whisper White cardstock) and then Hooray is stamped in Watermelon Wonder.

And see that little cupcake?  Also from a new set in the Occasions Catalog - Party Wishes - and three of the stamps have coordinating punches!  The Party Punch Pack includes the cupcake, a balloon and a candle!  Woo Hoo!

"It's Your Day" is from another new Occasions Catalog set - Sunburst Sayings - a perfect combo of sweet phrases to be used for many occasions.

That's it for me!  I hope you have enjoyed my creations highlighting lots of goodies now available in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!

Now on to see what Deb Smart has to show you!  She always wows me with her ideas; I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Unknown said...

Priscilla, what a fabulous job on your Beautiful Ride card. What an amazing beach scene!

Jackie said...

Priscilla, what a beautiful background! It totally changes the "feeling" of that beautiful ride set. very cool!

Christine said...

Wow! Simply wow. Both of your cards are just outright amazing.

Stampin' Amigos said...

Oh, thank you, Marie! I really enjoy doing sunsets!

Stampin' Amigos said...

Thanks, so much, Jackie!

Stampin' Amigos said...

Oh thank you, Christine!

Marsha Reed said...

Great cards, Priscilla! Love that 'bug.'

Buffy said...

Beautiful cards, Priscilla! I love the VW card. Great sunrise!

Stampin' Amigos said...

Me too, Marsha! Reminds me of my first car!

Stampin' Amigos said...

Thanks very much, Buffy--what a fun hop!

Heidi Weaver said...

Wow, Priscilla! I love that sunrise! The colours all blend into each other seamlessly and compliment each other so very well. The beach and the horizon are perfect. I love how you've done that. What a romantic setting. Your second card is beautiful as well. You have me reconsidering that birthday paper.

Stampin' Amigos said...

Oh thank you Heidi! Yes, get that Birthday Bouquet paper--it's one of my favorites with such soft, romantic colors...just beautiful!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Sunset at the beach, young love and of course that cute "bug" are just perfect! Love your inspiration. I know lots of gals who had VW bugs in their youth and they're sure to go gag-ga over this stamp set! Your second card is very sweet. TFS.

Stampin' Amigos said...

Thanks, Penny; miss you this hop!