16 Feb 2014

Happy Valentine's Day from the Wacky Watercooler Gang!


Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are enjoying our current Sale-a-Bration Hop now in progress.  Check out the post for details and hop route.

To celebrate this day devoted to love we wanted to showcase some projects from one of our Wacky Watercooler thread gang who doesn't yet have a blog.

 Patti really went to town for this holiday don't you think?   A 6"x6" decorated Kraft box from the last Holiday Catalog.   Scored pieces from the Rosette die to surround a votive light with beauty. And of course cards and a sweet little treat holder made from the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  The larger card has a Real Red embossed section that used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.


Stamps: Just Sayin' (Occasions 2014 Catalog)

Paper: Real Red Cardstock and retired Designer Series Papers.

Other: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelit Dies (Occasions 2014 Catalog), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (Occasions 2014 Catalog), Small & Large Heart Punches, Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch

And here's Patti's  Wacky Watercooler Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop entry:

Same Real Red theme in a lovely contrast with the Sweet Sorbet Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper.  This time Patti embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder also from SAB (and also will appear for sale in the upcoming Annual Catalog).  The Decorative Label punch makes for a terrific layering element for the sentiment (Wacky Wishes retired hostess set).  Gotta love that sassy Love Ya text from the Just Sayin' stamp set that's die cut with Word Bubbles Framelits from the Occasions Catalog.

Excellent entries Miss Patti.   Thanks for flooding the Wacky Watercooler blog with lots of color and love this Valentine's Day!


There's another Watercooler tradition in our chat thread on Stampin' Connection (site for Stampin' Up Demos only).  The Princess Bride.   Somehow that book and movie manages to make a regular appearance every few weeks or so in our chats.   In honor of that recurring theme I used some graphics that came across my desk from The Toymaker website to create this fun and fast mini poster.    Gotta love that My Digital Studio and other graphics capable software these days makes creating so fun & easy.  

Just a little peek into the life of the Watercooler.  Fun isn't it?   If you haven't ever read the book or seen the movie...really you have to...that's a requirement for honorary Watercooler membership right?   OK...just kidding...but really...it's a lot of fun.

13 Feb 2014

Let's Celebrate Sale-a-bration with the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!

Wacky Watercooler New Catalog(ue) Blog Hop

Welcome to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  We're happy to announce that we'll be having a Blog Hop each month, beginning on the second Thursday of that month, unless otherwise posted here on the Wacky Watercooler blog.  It is your enjoyment of these Blog Hops that has encouraged us to make this a monthly affair.  Thank you for all your support!

Why do we call it the Watercooler?  There is always friendly chatter going on around an office watercooler and we enjoy socializing with each other on the internet (the modern-day version of an office situation).  Why Wacky?  We all delight in our eccentricities and each have rather an off-the-wall sense of humour.  Wacky fits the bill and we're proud of it.

What are we featuring in this month's Blog Hop!  As suggested by the title of this post, the hop is going to be all about Sale-a-bration.  You're going to see all sorts of projects made using various Sale-a-bration products.  Why so much attention to Sale-a-bration?  It's the one time of the year when you can order the things you love from the Stampin' Up! catalogues and products online and, with each $50 that you spend ($60 in Canada), you receive your choice of one free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Since the prices of the products in the brochure, if they could be bought outright, range from just under $10 to about $25, you can see what a bonus you get during Sale-a-bration.  Your Demonstrator can tell you more about all the other benefits of Sale-a-bration, especially to those having a Stampin' Up! party during this event.

If you're in search of a demonstrator to place an order, any one of the participants would be happy to be of service.  Or you can check out the demonstrator locator at www.stampinup.com to find one in your local area.

Here's the line-up of demonstrators participating in this Blog Hop.  You can see they come different areas of Canada and the United States.  Each name is hot-linked to their blog, so you can begin by clicking any name from this list.  Since the blogs are linked, you can move forwards or backwards through the Blog Hop as you may wish.  If you simply keep clicking the "next" on each blog, you will be moving in an endless circle.

         Buffy Cooper  (Virginia, USA)
         Kath R.  (Utah, USA)
         Deborah Smart  (British Columbia, Canada)
         Gail Allen  (British Columbia, Canada)
         Jackie Susnik  (Ohio, USA)
         Jean Fitch  (Oregon, USA)
         Susan Horr  (New York, USA)
         Heidi Weaver  (Alberta, Canada)
         Marsha Reed  (Iowa, USA)
         Bev Q.  ((Alberta, Canada)
         Christine Giuda  (New Hampshire, USA)

Note:  All posts will be active as of 6 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  If you log in before that you may miss a stop or two.  If a link isn't working when you check out the Blog Hop, please try again later as technical problems can arise and will be fixed.

We hope you enjoy this look at some of the current Stampin' Up! products and get some great ideas from our blogs.  Bookmark our site and join us again for another Hop.  The next one is scheduled for March 13th.  See you then!

10 Feb 2014

Oh my! The hop is this Thursday!

Time passes so quickly.  This Thursday we are sharing another blog hop.  This time we are celebrating Sale-a-bration.  I can hardly wait to see what everyone is going to create---how about you?

Don't forget to save the date!  And remember, if you aren't able to join us on Thursday, the hop continues from Thursday, February 13th until Saturday, February 15th.  This is so exciting!

4 Feb 2014

Monthly? That's so exciting!

That's right!  We're going to be having a monthly blog hop because of popular demand.  The first of the monthly hops is scheduled to take place from February 13 to 15th.  After that, the blog hops will occur every second Thursday to Saturday of the month.  Excited?  We certainly are!

Let your friends know about this exciting news.  They'll want to see all the wonderful designs we come up with using the new Sale-a-bration products just like you will.  

Sale-a-bration products are FREE!  Check with your Demonstrator for all the details.