12 Jun 2014

The Wacky Watercooler June Blog Hop---Welcome to the new Annual Catalog(ue)

That's right!  We have a brand new catalogue that launched at the beginning of this month.  There are so many new products that we wish to show off to you.  Are you ready?

As usual, this is a circular Blog Hop.  That simply means that wherever you begin, if you keep clicking on the "NEXT" button once you've finished looking through each participant's post, you will, eventually, wind up in the exact place that you began.  We have participating blogs from both the United States and Canada, from East to West, North to South.  As a result there will be wonderfully different creations even if the same products are used by several participants.  The beauty of the Blog Hops is that we can let our inner artist out and give it our all.

Ready?  There are six participants this time.  Computer problems have decimated our ranks this time, but prepare to be amazed despite the small numbers.  The line-up, in order of appearance, will be:

                    Kath Ricks - All That Scrap

                    Gail Allen - Stamping and Other Stuff

                    Terri Antoniw - Stamp With Ter

                    Marsha Reed - Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe

                    Heidi Weaver - Stampin Along With Heidi

                    Stefanie Pletscher - The Crafty Medic

We're not especially wacky (maybe a little eccentric) but we do like to chat around our virtual watercooler.  We invite you to join us and have a look at our blogs.  If you get a moment, please leave a comment.  It really does make our day to hear that you've enjoyed our presentations.

Thanks for joining us.  And now, as they say, "On with the show!"

4 Jun 2014

Patti Leeke celebrates the new Annual Catalogue

Our good friend and supporter, Patti Leeke, is back again to show off  some of the wonderful projects that made her new Annual Catalogue Open House such a success.  As well as two gorgeous cards, Patti included some bookmarks and a look at the Blended Bloom stamp set flower coloured with the new Blendabilities.

I love all the pops of colour in Patti's projects, don't you?  The Father's Day card is just perfect featuring the new Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  The Thank You card spotlights three of the pansies from the Flower Shop bundle, beautifully coloured using four of the new Blendabilities markers.

Those two bookmarks show one of the cute stamps that are included in the Something for Baby stamp set, the little Rock-a-Stack that almost every new baby receives.  The best thing about this stamp set is that one can buy the matching framelits to cut out all the shapes.  Such a bonus, especially is you're making a lot of baby cards or, perhaps, give-aways for a shower.

As usual, Patti's projects are a treat to share.  Thanks so much, Patti, for your continued support of the Watercooler Blog Hop and for sharing your projects with us.