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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Watercooler Anniversary hop adventure

Earlier this week I got back to challenges, now I'm back to blog hopping - Woot! fun and more fun!  This is the 3-year anniversary of Watercooler blog hops.  You can find the home page for the original hop here.  I enjoyed revisiting those projects (they're still wonderful), but we were a bit inexperienced with permanent links back then, so it's no longer circular, as intended, and you'll have to return to the homepage and hop from there in order to see all of the original 2013 pages.  Three years later, we've had some practice, so you'll find the circular, permanent links should all be in working order.  Since you can progress all the way around simply by choosing Next or Back links, you've likely just been wowed (as I always am) by Deb's projects, and you'll find Kath's amazing projects next.

Happy Anniversary to all of us:
stamp set - Number of Years; ink - Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride; card stock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach; designer series paper stack - Playful Palette; Big Shot with Large Numbers framelits and Happy Hearts embossing folder   

This is a gate-fold card, and I forgot to take an "open" picture, but the Anniversary banner opens to the right and the Happy opens to the left.  We made these cards at a workshop last week because the hostess requested a fun/fancy fold.

Unfortunately I completely forgot I signed up for this hop until yesterday, so I had to make my other projects in a hurry!  (See what I did there - "huge hurry"?  Sometimes I just crack myself up)  While I was revisiting our 2013 posts, I knew that Kath's washi Halloween card would be fast-and-easy to CASE, so here's my Thank You to all of you for joining us in our special celebration:
stamp set - Rose Wonder; ink - Basic Black; card stock - Emerald Envy; designer washi tape - Playful Palette

I also CASE'd my third card (from Tracy Evans Langley), using Marsha's beautiful color challenge from Watercooler Wednesday (because I just couldn't resist combining the two watercoolers), in combination with three stamp sets that were new in 2013 and are still available three years later: 
stamp sets - Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge, Wetlands; ink - Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum; card stock - Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron

It was so nice of you to join us for our third anniversary; I do hope you'll continue on by choosing one of the buttons below!


Terri said...

Great job on your projects Kathe! I also had to do my projects last minute but because I ran out of adhesive mid way!! Yikes!! Now maybe I'll be back on a more regular basis. New laptop which means I can post and comment again! :)

Gail said...

Love your post Kathe - and all your projects. You sure did a fantastic job for last minute. And with such a sense of humour! Welcome back to challenges and hops!!

Bev said...

I like the anniversary card the best. The colours blend so well.

Jeannine Tarrio said...

I can't imagine getting this post together at the last minute. Great job.

Heidi Weaver said...

Kathe I love the way you manage to make so many of your posts do double duty. Great card, by the way, for both this hop and our challenge. You've used Marsha's colours beautifully. I love your version of Kath's diagonal Washi tape card, as well. The Playful Palette Washi tape is such fun as is the Designer stack you've used for your first card. Great use of the gatefold for that special Anniversary creation.

Deborah said...

Well, you've proven that you work well under pressure, Kathe! :) I love all 3 projects; fun folds are - well, such fun! I'm so glad that you were able to join us for this 3rd anniversary hop.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Three great projects Kathe. I really like how you've used the banner on your anniversary card as a latch, that's a cool idea and so is your card. Good thinking on the washi "huge hurry" card. It looks great too! Great job incorporating all three of the still current stamp sets in your third card. I really like the layout and how you've used the Gorgeous Grunge to off set the flower placement. Thanks for sharing!

Marie Green said...

You are my hero to be able to get your cards done at the last minute! I would not have been able to pull it off. Such fun cards. I especially love the CASE. The Playful Palette Washi Tape is my favorite tape, so you get a 10!

libbystamps said...

You card is lovely Kathe! I like the layout and the way you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week!