Watercooler Challenge WCC28


It is that time again for a Watercooler Challenge!  This time Buffy gave us a color challenge.  I don’t know why, but I had a hard time with this one.  I guess that is why they call it a challenge!  If it was easy, then it might not be as much fun.  Here are the colors we needed to use:


Wondrous Wreath

I managed to use four out of the five.  I just couldn’t fit that last one into my design without getting a rash.  I used the Christmas stamp set called Wondrous Wreath but made it a spring/summer wreath instead of a Christmas one.  The background is a new embossing folder called Brick Wall and the punch at the bottom is also new and is called Washi Label.  The sentiment is from Tin Of Cards.

If you would like to see the other participant’s gorgeous creations, click HERE.  We would love for you to participate.  Just make a card using these colors (or as many of them as you can without giving yourself a rash) and post it to the Watercooler Challenge web site!

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Watercooler Challenge WCC27


It is that time again for another Watercooler Challenge!  This time Jackie gave us an Iris Fold Challenge.  I have to admit, this was a hard one for me.  I haven’t ever done an Iris Fold so first I had to try to figure out how to do it from the picture she gave us and then design something.

Awesomely Artistic

I am not sure I got it quite right but you get the idea.  I decided to use a new stamp set called Awesomely Artistic.  I actually bought this set for the dragonfly because I thought it was cute.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set called Tin Of Cards.  This set actually goes with an adorable kit where you decorate a tin to store cards in.  I just liked the sentiments so I use the set without the kit too!

If you would like to see the other Watercooler creations click HERE (they will post at 7:30 MT).  We would love for you to play along.  Make an Iris Fold card and post it to that web site and maybe you will will a Watercooler Artist Winner badge!

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Watercooler Challenge WWC26


It is time again for another Watercooler Challenge.  This time it is a color challenge by Jean.  I am not sure which I like better.  The Lemon Pie or the colors but both are delicious looking!Lemonade Pie Color Challenge - June 14 2015Here is my card:

Crazy About You

I used the stamp set called Crazy About You.  This set was originally in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog and was carried over to the Annual Catalog.  I am so glad it was.  It has a ton of sayings (even though I didn’t use one of them on this card) that are very versatile.  The flower I used matches a punch we have called Flower Medallion.  I did use the sentiment from Butterfly Basics because it seemed to fit better in the space I had.

If you like to see the other Watercooler Artist’s creations click HERE.  We would love it if you participated by posting your card using these colors on that web site too.  You could be picked as this week’s favorite and have the honor a winner’s badge.

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Watercooler Challenge WCC25


It is that time again for another Watercooler Challenge!  This time our inspiration is from Kath.  She gave us this photo to work with.


The colors are amazing in this photo.  The first thing I though of was our stamp set called Four Feathers.  I am so sad that this set is retiring.  It has a matching set of Framelits that is also retiring.  I am thinking about doing a write in campaign for Stampin’ Up! to bring this set back.  In any case, you can only buy it until June 2nd when it will be gone for good.  Here is my card:

Four Feathers

If you would like to see the other projects made with this photo click HERE.  The rest will post at 9:30 EST.

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Watercooler Challenge WWC019

It is time for another Watercooler Challenge!  This time the challenge was to make a card or project using a photograph.  You could use the colors in the photograph or the shapes.  Here is the Challenge photo.


I decided to make a simple card using the colors in this photo.  It was tough for me because there are actually 5 different colors in it.  I used Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Hello Honey, Garden Green and Island Indigo.  Here is my card:

Butterfly Basics

I used the stamp set called Butterfly Basics.  It is in the 2015 Occasion Catalog and has a set of matching Thinlits.  You can save 15% by buying both!

If you would like to see the other cards made for this challenge click HERE.  It will post at 11:00 EST.

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Watercooler Challenge


It is time again for another Watercooler Challenge card.  The challenge is to CASE (copy and share everything) a card from the Stampin’ Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I chose to CASE the card on page 36.  Here is my version of this card:

Petal Potpourri, Celebrate Today

I used the designer Series Paper called Stacked With Love (the same as the catalog card).  The flower is from Petal Potpourri that has a matching punch called Flower Medallion Punch.  You can buy both in a Bundle and save 15%!  The tag is from a Big Shot Bigz Die called Party Pennants Bigz L (no idea what the L means!).  The sentiment is from Celebrate Today which is also in the 2015 Occasions Catalog.

If you would like to see the other entries click HERE.

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Watercooler Color Challenge

Four Feathers, Work Of Art, For All Things

The other day I was in my stamp room trying to design a new card and wanted to use some colors I haven’t used in a while.  I pulled out Night of Navy and was trying to figure out a couple of other colors to use when I got an email from the administrator of the group that does the Watercooler challenges.  The email said the next challenge was a color challenge using Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Silver.  Perfect!  I now had my my colors.

I didn’t have any silver cardstock so I decided to heat emboss the card using Silver Embossing Powder.  The middle feather from the stamp set called Four Feathers is embossed with silver as well and the chevrons from Work of Art.  The sentiment is from For All Things.

If you would like to see the other cards made with these colors you can go to the Watercooler Challenge Web site starting at 10:00AM.   There are some awesome creations there.

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Watercooler Card Challenge

This week’s Watercooler Challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here is the card sketch that was drawn by Stefanie:

WCCsketch1Flower PatchI used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch to make my card.  I love this new set.  It has a bunch of two step stamps where you build a flower by stamping two different ones on top.  The set has 19 different stamps that are both flowers and leaves.  That is the best part of using Photopolymer Stamps.  They are clear so you can place the stamp exactly where you need it to be.  No need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig!  The set also has matching Framelits called Flower Fair Framelits.  No need for fussy cutting.  The ribbon I used is 1/2 ” Seam Binding in Wisteria Wonder.  It is beautiful to see in person.  This ribbon comes in 11 other beautiful colors too!

To see the other entries in this card challenge chick HERE.

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Watercooler Challenge Card #2

DSC02183The Watercooler Challenge for this is to CASE (Copy & Share Everything) a card from the new 2014/2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  For my card I chose to CASE the card on page 46 in the upper left corner.  When you CASE something, you can copy it exactly or you can use it for inspiration.  I took the basic layout of this card but added different stamps and colors.

I chose the stamp set called Flamingo Lingo.  This is the 2014/2105 Ronald McDonald stamp set.  Every y ear Stampin’ Up has one stamp set that when purchased a portion ($3) goes to the Ronald McDonald House Program.  I knew I had to buy it the minute I saw it.  Not only does it support a great organization, it also has the cutest Flamingo!  Who doesn’t like Flamingos?

Here is what the stamp set looks like:


I also used Bitty Banners Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Petite Curly Label and Apothecary Accents Framelits.  All of these punches and Framelits have a matching stamp in this set.

To see the other entries for the Watercooler Challenge click HERE.

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