Wacky Watercooler Spring Fever February Blog Hop

I’m back for another fabulous blog hop of paper crafting talent with the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme this month is Spring Fever! And, boy did I catch it!

I’ve been itching to play with the new Window Box Thinlits and the Basket Bunch stamp set. I think they’d make a great combination! And, they did. Just look at what I created –

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A sweet little basket just filled with mini cards!!! I used half, or one, of the basket pieces to create this basket.

Here are the cards individually –

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Who doesn’t love a chocolate bunny???

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…..and, Peeps? Did someone say, Peeps???

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Of course you have your Easter eggs.

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And let’s not forget about carrots. Carrots are very springy!

The cards are all 2×3, perfect for tags or little ‘love’ notes!

The basket grass was adhered with dimensionals to give a 3D or stacked appearance.

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This little set is just too precious!

Before checking out the other wonderful creations, please leave a happy read for me!

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If you missed someone, you can always see the lineup here –

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Or go back –

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Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Basket Bunch
  • Dies – Basket Builder Framelits, Window Box Thinlits
  • Bundles – Basket Bunch Bundle, Window Shopping Bundle
  • Card Stock – Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
  • Ink – Early Espresso
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler November Blog Hop

Ahhhhh November! Just about a month away from Christmas. And, the perfect time to participate in the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

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We all have a great spread of projects to show you.

I created this nice holiday decor item –

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…..a sweet holiday frame using the Santa Thinlits and a Paper Pumpkin frame from a few years back.

I went a little non-Christmas with this –

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See it open –

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On the one side, the pages are preprinted to write in the date. On the inside cover I stamped a sentiment to remember and cherish special days.

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The added page marker is a nice touch too! I just adhered the ribbon with Tear & Tape to inside back cover.

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Together it’s a great holiday pair to have in your stash of crafty goodness for the holidays!

I’d appreciate your thoughts on my creations before moving on!

You can go back Priscilla’s blog. She is so creative!

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Or move forward to Marsha’s blog. She has some awesome projects!

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If you missed someone, you can catch up here, our ‘home‘.

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 Supplies –
  • Stamp Set – Frosted Medallion
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick
  • DSP – Candy Cane Lane
  • Ink – Bermuda Bay
  • Big Shot – Detailed Santa Thinlits, Large Numbers Framelits
  • Other – Red Foil, Silver Foil, Bermuda Bay 1/8 Stitched Ribbon
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop

Finally made time to join this wonderful blog hop again, the Wacky Watercooler!

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Our theme is fall, of course!

I created a nice little array of items.

The first is a simple, elegant card –

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Love these colors together! Very elegant and classy!

The third is a wonderful interactive card –

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Pull up on the viewable area to see this –

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…and did you see that the adorable main focal image moved up to?

Lastly, I always make some sort of Gratitude Journal for myself and as a Card Buffet item around this time. Here is the one for this year –

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Inside it has 10 sheets of paper to notate what you are ‘grateful’ for. This is one of our Tag A Bag Gift Bags folded over and decorated.

I would love to read what you think about my Blog Hop projects before moving on to the next blog! And, if you attend my Card Buffet this weekend, you may or may not see these projects again, just sayin’!

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In case you needed to see the previous one, Christine, again.

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To continue on to Heidi’s blog.

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In case you need to see who you missed!

Thanks for joining us this month! Card supplies listed below.

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Give Thanks

  • Suite Seasons stamp set
  • Very Vanilla, Island Indigo card stocks
  • Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
  • Gold Foil
  • Island Indigo Ink
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
Slider Thankful Card
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, Acorny Thank You
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Kraft Rope Trim
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Shimmer White card stocks
  • StazOn  Black Ink, Early Espresso Ink
Grateful Journal
  • Vintage Leaves stamp set
  • Leaflets Framelits, Season Frame Thinlits (currently on Clearance Rack!!)
  • Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bags
  • Copper Foil Sheets
  • Seasonal Frame Thinlits
  • Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Crushed Curry card stocks
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Cajun Craze and Garden Green Inks

Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop

Welcome! It’s time for the Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop!!!

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You may have come from the talented Marsha Reed’s blog. If not, I’m glad you are joining us. This weekend our hop will have three projects.

I decided to go with a fun, whimsical masculine theme in addition to the three projects –

ONE. Something that is retiring I will miss.

Mine is the basic shaped framelits and basic shaped punches. There is just too many to work with here or to list. I created this card with a few of my favorites – the larger circle framelits and a few of the handheld basic shaped punches.

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This card is a 4 inch round card, made using the Circles Collection Framelits.

I made the ‘cake slice’ using the retiring Scalloped Oval Punch, Chevron Punch, and the Cherry On Top Washi Tape. I used the retiring Something to Say Stamp Set (oh yeah, it’s on SALE). Here is a tutorial how to make this cake slice.

TWO. Masculine project, made with retiring or carryover items.

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I made this card using retiring the Circles Framelits, Cherry On Top Washi Tape, and again, the Something to Say Stamp. The card stock and D A D stamp will carry over (whew!).

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And, of course the coordinating inside. It’s just too cute not to show.

THREE. New, upcoming item or a carryover that we really like.

Well, I have not done a pre-order (I know, what’s up with that?). So, I went with this –

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The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I used the same  D A D carryover stamp set, Party with Cake, and added the also carrying over set, Timeless Textures. The Triple Banner Punch and Stapler – yep – carrying over!

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The pull out for the bag. Can’t forget that! It’s just as cute. Great to add a gift card or little treat on the card too!

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So, again, a nice spread of fun, whimsical, coordinating ‘manly’ items here. All the fussy cutting…….ahhhh…..I love it! Fussy cutting is therapy for me!! Lol!!

Getting around our hop, click on icon or name –

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You have most likely come from Marsha Reed.

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The next stop on the hop is Heidi Weaver.

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If you missed one of us, please check out the line up here at our blog home.

As blogger, we love to read what you have to say about our creations. Please leave comments as you hop along. It’s good ‘card-carma’!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler April Blog Hop

It’s April, and that fun time of the month again! Besides the excitement of it being my anniversary of 26 years yesterday (hence why I’m late), it’s also a fabulous blog hop over at Wacky Watercooler!

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Grab a cup of coffee Make a pot of coffee and prepare yourself for a real treat of a blog hop and some talented creators.

What we have done here is to go to another person’s blog, for me, Buffy Cooper on the hop, and find a few cards or projects and recreate them using the soon-to-retire 2014-2016 In-Colors.

You know me, I’m all about themes! The first picture will be Buffy’s items, the next will be mine using my theme. Since there are five retiring colors, I found five, yes five, cards to re-create using those colors.

First. I started with this nifty box Buffy had directions for. Can you believe it, I’ve never made a box using the Envelope Punch Board? Gasp, what’s wrong here?? Here is the link to Buffy’s box and her box –

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And, here is my box front decorated –

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This card from this post I found on Buffy’s site really caught my eye. It’s simple.
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And, here is how I re-created it –

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Remember, I got a theme going here. It’s so nice and bright!

This card was another eye-catching one for me. It came from this post.

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And I pretty much copied it. With a twist.

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Cheers because we had a nice ‘toast’ to celebrate 26 years!

Now, this card was just stunning in color. It’s from this post.

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And, my take on it –

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Because in a marriage, there’s always got to be laughter! Either with one another or at each other!!! Lol!

I really just kept finding cards to copy. Buffy has some great work! This is card four from this post.

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And, my really sweet take on it –

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Although I forgot to emboss the Tangelo Twist, you get the idea. And, guys don’t really notice things like that anyway!

Ok. Ok. Last card I found. It can be found at this link.

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And, yes, we celebrated Thursday.

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So. Nice, huh? Guess my ‘theme’ in addition to the ‘Retiring In-Colors’?

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Anniversary. All the cards have a definite theme of love. All are masculine of sorts too. So, Happy Anniversary, Ed! Lot’s of love to you for many more years to come!

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Before moving on, please scroll to the top and leave some comments! It’s good ‘card carma’ to do so. Then check out the others! So sorry once again I caused all the confusion my hoping friends! 
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Wacky Watercooler March Blog Hop

Whew! What a busy few weeks it’s been!

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For the next few days, I’m joining up with Wacky Watercooler Stamping and their March Blog Hop, Fun Folds!

This is perfect for me because I love fun folds! Check out the ensemble I have created for this –

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Fun Folds can be kind of tricky because it’s like reinventing the wheel. Most of these we have already seen. Except for one of the one I’m sharing today.

First off, have you ever heard of a Dutch fold? No, it’s not a new fold, but I received a swap using this fold and thought I’d share it –

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Opened, it’s really cool –

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The top flips up and the bottom two pieces swing open! Quite cool and fun!

The next one is called a Triangle Fold card –

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Just a nifty little square until you open it –

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The last Fun Fold is one I created. I call it a mini Triple Accordion Fold. Mini because it’s finished size is 3 1/2 x 5. It will fit our note card sized envelopes!

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And, when it’s opened it looks really cool and will stand on its own –

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So, all of my cards opened –

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For me, I liked going with the same card stock, DSP and sentiment. I really love how they came together!

I’d love to read your comments. As a blogger, I thrive on reading what you like about my projects!

Now, this is a ‘blog hop’. You can see many different creative designs by following the hop. You can click the next button to hop over to Marsha Reed, or click on any of the other participants if you have not been in order.

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Please stop by everyone and leave a comment. We thrive on compliments and kind words about our creations! And, there is lots of creativity on this hop this time around!
Happy Stampin’
Libby