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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wacky Watercooler October Blog Hop adventure


Hopping is fun, isn't it?  I'm not too old (yet) for hopping on one foot, but blog hops are so much easier!  The Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who gather at the Stampin' Discuss Watercooler are a talented & fun-loving bunch, and we're glad you've joined us for this tour of Holiday inspiration.  If you've arrived here from Marie's Tanglewood Cottage, welcome!  Stay as long as you like, but leave time in your busy day to continue on to Stamp with Ter and the rest of the fabulous blogs.

I've been concentrating on clean & simple designs this week, starting with a Holiday Home scene, which I'll be entering in challenges at Addicted to Stamps and More! (Holiday), and CASology (Home).  I decided on the embossed Santa based on the CAS on Sunday Emboss it! challenge, but unfortunately I missed the link-up time there.

stamp set - Holiday Home; ink - Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Encore Silver, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Iridescent Ice; card stock - Silver Glimmer, Real Red, So Saffron, Night of Navy, Whisper White; Big Shot with Homemade Holiday framelits; punch - 1/16" circle (for wreath center)

My next card was inspired by this beautiful card which I found on the Stampin' Up! Pinterest board, so I'll link it at the Watercooler Challenges site.  I love to combine challenges, and it's even more fun when the challenge and the blog hop coordinate! ♥  Because this card is one layer, it will qualify for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and it also fits right in for The Paper Players CAS Silver (or gold):
stamp set - Cheerful Christmas; ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; Stampin' Dazzle marker - Silver (on envelope) card stock - Shimmery White; Big Shot with Filigree Frame embossing folder; Frosted Sequins

Thanks for visiting with me, it's always pleasant to have someone to chat with.  Please use the buttons below to continue hopping, forward to Stamp with Ter, backward to My Tanglewood Cottage, or home if you prefer to work from the list of all hoppers.



18 comments:

Christine said...

Love both of these. Simplicity is key in today's busy schedules.

Marie Green said...

Love the Cheerful Christmas card. I have the set and haven't used it yet. You have inspired me to get it out!

Terri said...

great projects Kathe! Thanks for the shout-out for my blog as well as for the Watercooler Challenges!!

Kath Ricks said...

Sometimes simple cards are so hard to do, I think you nailed them!

Priscilla Ivler said...

Fun cards, Kathe! Thanks for sharing!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Hi Kathe,
I can see that Clean and Simple are your metier. Beautiful additions to the hop. I really love the pop of that red house and the simplicity and style the filigree folder adds to your sweet SU CASE. Terrific idea to add to the challenges too! Hugs and thanks for hopping.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Kathe, thank you so much for being part of the blog hop. I love seeing your wonderful projects. CAS is definitely not an easy style. You, however, have mastered it and then some. The Holiday Home card is lovely but the one that really has the "WOW" for me is your Christmas Cheer card. I love the ef embossing as well as the heat embossing. The combination of gold and silver is brilliant. TFS

Deborah said...

I just love the Christmas Cheer on that Shimmery card stock - so pretty! You've nailed the CAS technique - one I have such trouble with. Great cards!

fabiola jaques said...

très élégante création Kathe, pleine de charme, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Jackie said...

Kathe, I love the Christmas Cheer card. I like CAS and this card hits me where I live!

Cornelia W said...

So pretty, you little scene! That red house really pops! Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM!
Like your second card, too!

sandie said...

Love the embossed Santa and the dark base of yor card. Thanks for joiningus at ATSM

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially love what you've done with that stunning sentiment. It just pops right off the page.

Thank you for leaving such a sweet and supportive comment on my blog. It means so much to me.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wonderful cards - I love the cheery warmth of your red house and the embossed frame and thin font of your Christmas Cheer card - the lines have about the same weight which brings unity to the design! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

laurie said...

Awesome cards! Perfect for the challenges. Love that shimmery card stock!Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Deborah Frings said...

Both cards are super. I do like Santa flying over the house. But your Christmas Cheer card is stunning. I do like the embossed frame and touch of bling. thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Deborah Frings said...

The embossed Santa is super and I do like the clean, layered look of your house Christmas card. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Rahmat said...

I like the pop of color on the house, thanks for joining us at at ATSM.