14 Nov 2013

The Wacky Watercooler's 2013 Year End Blog Hop--Celebrate with us!

Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

Welcome everyone!  This is our third Blog Hop.  If you enjoyed the first ever Wacky Watercooler Crew blog hop back in July and the second one in September, you will love this Year End Blog Hop!   If this is your first time visiting us, you're in for a treat.   As you can tell from the banner, we're celebrating the end of the year. 

Why do we call it the Watercooler?  There is always friendly chatting going on around a watercooler and we enjoy socializing with each other on the internet. Why Wacky?  We delight in our eccentricities and each have our own rather off-the-wall sense of humour.  Wacky fits the bill and we're proud of it.

Since this is our year-end blog hop, we're featuring anything that Stampin' Up! is currently selling---except for items from the Clearance Rack.  Yes, there are a lot of products in the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog and we probably could have left it at that, but then we would have missed out on so many great new products that never managed to made it into either of the current catalogs.  Aren't you excited to see what our "hoppers" are going to show you this time?

For this blog hop we're definitely focusing on the upcoming holidays.  Expect to see samples featuring Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's. As you discovered last time, we have some very talented people participating in our Blog Hop. 

Of course since all virtual watercoolers and water itself flows in a neverending stream, we've arranged the hop so you can go forwards, backwards or in any order you wish.  If you get lost along the way click on the HOME button to return to this page and find your next stop from the list that's included here.  To go forward or back just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons.  We also hope you'll take a minute to tell us what you think and leave a comment.

Should you be in search of a demonstrator to place an order...any one of the Hoppers would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area.

Here's the lineup (split fairly evenly between Canada and the United States). Each name is hot-linked to their blog:

                                  JeannineTarrio (American demo)
                                                                  Bev Q (Canadian demo)
                                                            KatheD (American demo)
                                                       DeborahSmart (Canadian demo)
                                                      Christine Giuda (American demo)
                                        Kath R. (American demo)
                                      Gail Allen (Canadian demo)
                                     Jeanne Kupsh (American demo stationed in Germany)
                                                     Heidi Weaver (Canadian demo)        
                                       Terri Antoniw (Canadian demo)

Note: All posts will be active as of 6 pm Pacific Daylight  time.  If you log in before that you may miss a stop or two.  If a link isn't working when you check out the Blog Hop, please try later as technical problems can arise and will be fixed.

We hope you enjoy this look at some of the current Stampin' Up! products.   Bookmark our site and join us in January for another Hop---which will spot-light the brand new Occasions Catalog coming out on January 3, 2014.  

8 Nov 2013

It's coming next Thursday! Are you excited yet?

It's no secret!  You can tell your friends...


Yes, another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop will be coming up on Thursday, November 14th!  Remember, nothing will be posted before 6 p.m. Pacific Time (that's 9 p.m. Eastern time) but the hop will run from the 14th till the 17th.  Lots of time for viewing and commenting.

For those of you who have enjoyed our last two blog hops, we welcome you to see what terrific projects are being shown this time around.

12 Sep 2013

The Wacky Watercooler's Stampin' Up! Demonstrators' Holiday Blog Hop is Here!


Welcome everyone!  If you enjoyed the first ever Wacky Watercooler Crew blog hop back in July, you will love this Holiday Blog Hop!   If this is your first time visiting us, you're in for a treat.   As you can tell from the banner, we're celebrating the upcoming Holidays.  There will be projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue), the carry-over list from last year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog(ue) and some of the appropriate specials being offered by Stampin' Up!  Our wacky crew of demonstrators for this hop are from Canada and the United States so you'll see a few different spellings as you travel through the hop.   Of course since all virtual watercoolers and water itself flows in a neverending stream, we've arranged the hop so you can go forwards, backwards or in any order you wish.

Should you get lost along the way click on the HOME button to return to this page and find your next stop from the following list.  To go forward or back just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons.  We also hope you'll take a minute to tell us what you think and leave a comment.   Should you be in search of a demonstrator to place an order...any one of the Hoppers would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area.

Here's the lineup (split fairly evenly between Canada and the United States).  Each name is hot-linked to their blog:

Heidi Weaver (Canadian demo)
Jean Kupsh (American demo based in Germany)
Kath R. (American demo)
Terri Antoniw (Canadian demo)
Jeannine Tarrio (American demo)
Bev Q (Canadian demo)
KatheD (American demo) 
Gail Allen (Canadian demo)
Deborah Smart (Canadian demo)

 Note: All posts will be active as of 6 pm Pacific Daylight  time.  If you log in before that you may miss a stop or two.  If a link isn't working when you check out the Blog Hop, please try later as technical problems can arise and will be fixed.

We hope you enjoy this look at some of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday products.   Bookmark our site and join us next time for another Hop---which will spot-light Christmas and Hanukkah.  

In the mean time we'll also be posting fun tidbits, tips and product information you'll also want to see.  Happy Stamping from the Wacky Watercooler Stamping Crew!

9 Sep 2013

This Thursday! Are you excited yet?

Are you looking forward to this Thursday's blog hop?  For some wonderful ideas and projects from the Holiday Catalogue, you will have to come by and check out the hop.




30 Aug 2013

It's coming! Really! It is definitely coming soon!

Remember that first Blog Hop back in July?  Remember all the fun you had, hopping from blog to blog and seeing all those wonderfully creative minds at work?  Well, I have a surprise for you!

You only have to wait until September 12th for the next fantastic Watercooler Blog Hop.  Yes, that's right---less than two weeks to go.  This time we are presenting creations that are all about the holidays.  The hop will be featuring the Holiday Catalog(ue), the carry-overs, and all the other new 25th Anniversary "Best of" stamps and single stamps that are appropriate.

Excited?


 Now go tell your friends and pass on the addy to this site.  No-one will want to miss the Holiday Hop.

15 Aug 2013

Trefoil Cross: Patti's Baked Brown Sugar Blog Hop Submission

This post could also have been titled:  Best laid plans of mice and mailmen.


Another of our Wacky Watercooler participants Patti Leeke who is short on a blog (blogless) but long on talent is being featured today.  For our New Catalog(ue) hop she popped this lovely confection in the mail to your's truly for inclusion in the hop....that's where the mailmen and the mice for all I know come in.   The hop was close to a month ago but the card just arrived 5 days ago!    Patti mailed it in plenty of time but...as I say...mice and mailmen intervened.  Don't you wish mail had minicams on it so you could find out the "rest of the story"?

Patti's Trefoil Cross in Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla


Lovely isn't it? A perfect blend of image and sentiment for a difficult type of card to have to craft and send.   In person it's a rich and luscious mix of Very Vanilla and our newest In Color - Baked Brown Sugar.  Given the names you just expect those two to mix well together don't you?  :D   One of my favorite things about the Trefoil Cross image is that it is a single stamp!  Lots of presence with very little cost.  And as you can see, by Patti's inclusion of the new Beautifully Barogque embossing folder in the background, it also coordinates very well with our Mosaic & Baroque design collections.

Supplies:

Stamps: Trefoil Cross (pg. 122 of the Annual Catalog(ue)), Love and Sympathy (pg. 68), Background Borders (pg. 119) on the interior

Paper: Very Vanilla & Baked Brown Sugar cardstock

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar

Other: Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Baked Brown Sugar 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim (our newest In Color ribbon style), Paper Snips, adhesives & dimensionals.

*****

Thanks Patti for showcasing these new images and products so beautifully.

Patti and the rest of the Wacky Watercooler stamping gang will be back September 12th with a look at Stampin' Up's new Holiday Catalog(ue) and other Holiday Offerings.

In the mean time...keep your eyes peeled for the occasional post from the watercooler.

Happy Stamping!

25 Jul 2013

The Wacky Watercooler's Stampin' Up Demonstrators New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop is Here!

Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hop!!

The Wacky Watercooler Crew are happy to welcome you to our first ever hop!   As you can tell from the banner we're celebrating the recent release of Stampin' Up's latest Annual Catalog or for those of you from overseas or Canada...the Annual Catalogue.   Ah...ha....now you get the banner right?   We melded both North American spellings into one form "catalog(ue)".    Our wacky crew of demonstrators this hop are from Canada and the United States so you'll see a few different spellings as you travel the hop.   Of course since all virtual watercoolers and water itself flows in a neverending stream we've arranged the hop so you can go forwards, backwards or in any order you wish.
 
Should you get lost along the way click on the HOME button to return to this page and find your next stop from the following list.  To go forward or back just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons.  We also hope you'll take a minute to tell us what you think and leave a comment.   Should you be in search of a demonstrator to place an order...any one of the hoppers would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area. 
Here's the lineup (split fairly evenly between Canada and the United States):

 Note: All posts will be active as of 6pm West Coast time. If you log in before that you may miss a stop or too.
We hope you've enjoyed this look at the New Annual Catalog(ue).   Bookmark our site and join us next month for the Holiday Catalog(ue) Hop we are now preparing.  We'll be featuring product and projects from the soon to be released 2013 Holiday Catalog(ue). 
In the mean time we'll also be posting fun tidbits, tips and product information you'll also want to see.
Happy Stamping from the Wacky Watercooler Crew!




19 Jul 2013

A World Record!

It's not every day that a new Guinness World Record is set.  Last night, however, Stampin' Up! set a new world record when 2,984 hand-stamped cards were sent from a single location at one time by those demonstrators attending the 25th Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.  According to one convention-attendee, "They would have had more had they set up more people to inspect!  I know many that couldn't stand in the line that long."  Be that as it may, they didn't need more since the record was set with the cards that were sent.


Working together, we can all "BE the Difference" as the title of this year's Convention suggests.

12 Jul 2013


Psst....there is a brand new Stampin' Up Demonstrator Blog Hop coming soon!!!

 
Check back on July 25th for our first Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop.