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.


 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.


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!