Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - APRIL Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps APRIL Blog Hop!  
We do our HOP's on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

To enter the HOP Contest to win you can leave comments on the 
Design Team's Blogs through Sunday, April 24.  

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday, April 25.

This month the theme is "Embossing".
Check out the SSCB here to play along in our monthly challenge.  
We are just about 1/2 way through the month so you still have time!

The Design Team has an added challenge on this hop to include
Get Well/Thinking of You/Sympathy in our projects.

You should have arrived here from:


I made two cards to share with you today.  My first card has heat embossing on the
image and sentiment.  I used a Canvas paper which is bumpy and doesn't take
stamping ink so well. So, using my MISTI tool I stamped them twice using
Versafine ink then clear embossed them.


The finished size is 4 1/2 square.


For my second card I used the new Sympathy die. 
The layout is from the MOJO Monday 422 Challenge on April 4.


 I heat embossed the word WITH from the small With Sympathy stamp.  
I thought the font looked good with the Sympathy font.  

The finished size is an A-2.

Next on the HOP is:

Here is the order of the HOP:

Julie Warner
Karen Amidon

The special for the hop is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wednesday through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24.  


The 50% off  stamp of the month for April is the Adirondack Chair:  http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/712G.html



  • Serendipity Stamps & Dies: Thinking Of You 171F,  Sympathy Die 074E, With Sympathy stamp 782B, Open Book stamp 1393E
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Paper:  Bazzill Heavyweight - Brown, Bazzill White Canvas, Bo Bunny - Secret Garden 6x6
  • Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Mini Perfect Layers, MFT - Stitched Circles die, Lifestyle Crafts Dies - Nesting Frame 7, MISTI, Fun Foam

Friday, April 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - Embossing!


It's April 1st so its time for a new
challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!  
It is EMBOSSING!  Pick your favorite: HEAT, DRY, or DEBOSS!
You have until Midnight April 30 to linkup your designs! Be sure to
use at least one Serendipity image in your design.



I decided to go with the GET WELL die for my floral card.  
I thought the pretty blue flowers would make a good companion to the sentiment.


My card is just shy of an A-2 size at 4 1/4 x 5 1/4.  Add a bow tied with seam binding
and a BOW EASY and a Wild Orchid flower and Voila'!


Inside I stamped the beautiful dogwood image in blue ink to match.
I was inspired by the white dogwood trees that are blooming
in my backyard and all around Atlanta right now!

Now my card is ready for a sick friend or family member.

We have a very special guest this month! 
Our good friend from the North (Canada)

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp

  • Serendipity Stamps: Get Well Die 073EDLarge Dogwood Branch 444G
  • Ink: My Favorite Things - Cornflower Blue
  • Paper: Bo Bunny- Secret Garden 6x6, Neenah Solar White 110 lb, misc green
  • Other: My Favorite Things - Pierced Rectangles dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder, blue seam binding, BOW EASY, Wild Orchid rose

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mini Crazy Birds for EASTER

Recently I was inspired by Richele Christensen's 
Easter Crazy Birds card shown HERE.

I decided to do mini versions with the new Mini Bird Crazy!


I chose to use some different products than Richele but got a similar result.
My background papers and the paper I die cut the birds from was sprayed
with Dylusions sprays instead of Distress Sprays.


After spraying them and letting them dry I cut them 
into squares and added Ranger's
Texture Paste over some different stencils.  
LOVE the effect - thanks Richele!


I stamped and die cut the Mini Birds from the same papers.


The bunny ears and hats were not cut from the Dylusions paper so
I could color them myself.  All the birds have Glossy Accents
on the eyes. The inside scalloped frame used on two of the cards
is new by My Favorite Things.

Finished size is 3 5/8 square.  These are on display at
Impressive Ideas in Norcross, Georgia.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - March Blog Hop!




Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps March Blog Hop!  

This month the theme is "Circles or Dots".
Check out the SSCB here to play along.  
We are just 1/2 way through the month so you still have time!

The Design Team has an added challenge on this hop to include
Encouragement/Congratulations in our projects.

You should have arrived here from:


For my "Dots" blue layer I stamped the Beaded String Background
stamp in Versamark and sponged on Phahalo Blue PanPastel.

My big orange butterfly was stamped in Tangy Orange ink twice with
my MISTI tool then stamped one last time in Versamark.  
I clear embossed it for some shine.


Inside my card is the encouragement quote, What Lies Behind Us.
I embossed it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.


The small butterfly is cut out of patterned paper which ended up
being too busy for the fussy die cut.  So, I added some Versamark ink
to it and sponged on Chrom Oxide Green PanPastel.

Finished size is 4 1/2 square.

To enter the HOP Contest to win you can leave comments on the 
Design Team's Blogs through Sunday, March 20.  

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday, March 21.

Next on the HOP is:

Here is the order of the HOP:


Our guest designer this month is Jinny Newline  


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - Circles n' Dots




It's March 1st so its time for a new
challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!  
It is Circles and Dots!  What could be easier???
You have until Midnight March 31 to linkup your designs!



This is the NEW Serendipity GET WELL die!  Sometimes if you don't
want to stamp, use a sentiment die instead.


The bandana die goes with so many of Serendipity's products.
You don't have to have a western theme to use it.


Remember the old adage: An Apple a day keeps the doctor away?
A good stamp for getting well!

Finished size is 4 x 4.


We have a very special guest this month too! Jinny Newlin from Soaring!  

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp
  • Serendipity Stamps: Get Well Die 073 (coming soon), Apple 210H, Bandana die 062MD
  • Ink: Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Paper: Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6, Bazzill Heavyweight - Brown, Neenah Natural White
  • Other: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square and Rectangle dies, Wild Orchid flowers, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Bow Easy, Mini Perfect Layers


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - February Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!  

This month the theme is "Anything Goes".
Check out the SSCB here to play along!  
We are just 1/2 way through the month so you still have time!

You should have arrived here from:


I wanted to do something cute with a few birdies I made awhile ago.
Enter: Pretty Pink Posh!  If you haven't checked out their dies, look HERE.


Here is a closeup of the birds.  I thought they should both be 
dressed up with hats!
Finished size is 3 3/4 x 5 1/8.

The SPECIAL for the HOP is  is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart –
 good Wednesday through Sunday 2/17 – 2/21.  Enter “40fromhigh0216”.

To enter to win you can leave comments on the 
Design Team's Blogs through Sunday, February 21.  

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday February 22.

Next on the HOP is:

Here is the order of the HOP:


February's 50% off Stamp of the month is:








Monday, February 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - Anything Goes!

It's February 1st so its time for a new
challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!  
It is ANYTHING GOES!  What could be easier???
You have until Midnight February 28 to linkup your designs!



I decided to go the nature route for my card today.  I just love the butterfly and plant
images Serendipity has.  My background is made with Dylusions paints then die cut.
All the images are stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder.


Inside my card I stamped the fern again with Dylusions paint.  
Finished size is 4 1/8 square.

The 50% off stamp of the month is the Tandem Bicycle stamp! Cute, huh?


For our Guest Designer this month,
we've got the Queen of Never Before Used Schtuff - 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp



  • Serendipity Stamps: Butterfly Background 465G, Butterfly Set 708K, Fern Plant 996F 
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Candy Necklace, Dylusions Journal (page ripped out), Neenah - Black Linen
  • Ink: Versafine- Onyx Black
  • Paint: Dylusions - Fresh Lime, London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise
  • Other: Clear Embossing Powder, May Arts - Black Twine, wax, Bow Easy, Lifestyles Nesting Frame 8