Thursday, January 18, 2018

MFT Super Girl!


What happens when you combine a Super Girl, Copics and 
Distress Oxide Inks?  Some really fun color combinations!  
For this first card I matched my Copic Markers
with Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans and 
Black Soot for the background.


Used Distress Oxides on the inside too. I love them
for sentiments.  They stamp opaque and sharp!


No Oxides here but some Copic coloring on Super Girl.
I think her mask is so cute!


So easy making the insides match!  MFT's Stitched 
Inside & Out Star embellishes the corner.


MFT's Sun Ray stencil & Fossilized Amber make 
the background here.  The bottom section is a shaker 
with gems and white stars in it.


The inside is finished with the same ink and stencil.
Have a great week Super Girl!

  • MFT: You're Super stamps and Die, Congratulations Circle Die, Stitched Star Stax, Stitched Inside & Out Stars, Sun Ray Stencil, Stitched Rectangle STAX, Stitched Squares STAX
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans
  • Other: Copic Markers, Versafine - Onyx Black


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Serendipity Stamps -January Blog Hop #2!



Welcome to Serendipity's 2nd hop of 2018.  Mary gave us
the theme of "Anything Goes" so I pulled out my Oxide inks 
and this great Mill stamp.


When you have a beautiful detailed stamp like this one you 
can stamp it on a pretty background and you have a card!
Lately I've been using Bristol Smooth paper for my Oxide
backgrounds and I love it! Makes for smooth and easy blending.



Here is another version in different colors without the 
black frame.  When you don't have paper to match
your inked background, just use the same inks
on white paper for your mat and you've got a match!

Both cards are 4 1/4" square.

The HOP Prize is a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate 
to a random commenter.  
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday
 and Mary will announce the winner on January 22.

Serendipity's sale this month is
the INDIVIDUAL Floral Alphabet letters are 50% off.   
Here’s a link where you can see them....
 


Here is the list of Design Team members participating in the HOP:

Mary's Blog
Beth Chiu
Miriam Napier (that's me!)
Julie Warner 
Vickie Zimmer 
Marybeth Lopez

  • Serendipity Stamps:  Mill 1408H, Uplifting Words set 1398QCL
  • Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Oxides - Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Fired Brick, Black Soot
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White 110lb, Bristol Smooth, black
  • Dies: MFT - Stitched Square Frame STAX, Stitched fishtail sentiment strips, Stitched Squares STAX


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Serendipity Stamps - January Blog Hop #1!


Happy New Year!
Welcome to another year of HOPS with Serendipity Stamps!
I have one last Christmas card to show you today.
The background is done in Distress Oxide inks with a 
highlight around the Holy Family.

The finishes size is 4 1/4 square.

The HOP Prize is a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate 
to a random commenter.  
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday
 and Mary will announce the winner on Jan 11.

Here is the list of Design Team members participating in the HOP:

Mary's Blog
Beth Chiu
Miriam Napier
Julie Warner 
Vickie Zimmer 
Marybeth Lopez


  • Serendipity Stamps:  For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set 1422 CSS
  • Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Oxides - Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo
  • Paper: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Bristol Smooth
  • Dies: MFT - Stitched Mod Square STAX

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - December Blog Hop #2





Welcome to the last Blog Hop of the year for Serendipity Stamps!
Today I have a lovely NOEL die highlighted.  This card was one of
the projects I taught in my recent Christmas Card class.  The NOEL 
die was the perfect sentiment for the chipboard circle on my card.



Here is a closeup of how the die is popped up from the center of the
circle.  I used tiny slivers of foam tape behind parts of the letters
to give it support.  I glued several of the NOEL die cuts together
to make it a little thick and easier to work with.


Inside I used the sentiment from the FOR UNTO US stamp set.
I just love the font!  Finished size is 4 1/4" square.



Also from the FOR UNTO US stamp set is this cute Nativity
scene and KING sentiment.  They are colored with Chameleon
colored pencils and the tag is a Bo Bunny die.
It is 4 1/4" tall.

The December Stamp of the Month is:

The HOP Prize is a $20 Serendipity Stamps Gift Certificate 
to a random commenter.  
You can leave comments from Wednesday through Sunday
 and Mary will announce the winner on Monday.

Here is the list of Design Team members participating in the HOP:

Mary's Blog
Beth Chiu
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Miriam Napier
Julie Warner 
Vickie Zimmer 
Marybeth Lopez


  • Serendipity Stamps:  For Unto Us Cling Stamp Set 1422 CSS, Noel die 091ED
  • Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black, Olympia Green
  • Paper: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Bazzill Wax Lips, Kaisercraft Vanilla, Bo Bunny Double Dot CLOVER, Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland, Neenah Desert Storm
  • Other dies: Bo Bunny - Scallop Top Tags, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares, Tonic - Square Scalloped, Impression Obsession - Cardinals, Tim Holtz -Laurel punch

Thursday, December 14, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge - 363 Happy Pawlidays


My Favorite Things has a great Sketch Challenge this week!  
It is a simple format that will work with most any image.
I colored up the puppy with Copics and die cut him 
with the Wonky Squares die.
I added some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall glitter to the white parts of his hat.


Inside I paper pieced the little present and stamped the holiday sentiment.
Finished size is 4 3/8 square.

Why not play along in the Challenge to win $50 in MFT products?

  • MFT Products: Happy Pawlidays Stamps, Snow Globe Sentiments, In & Out Stitched Squares, Wonky Squares, Stitched Sentiment Strips, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black for sentiments
  • Topics: W1, W2, R22, R27, R37, R39, E31, E33, E34, E50
  • Paper: Neenah - Natural White 110lb, Ella & Ivy - Lumberjack London Fog, Bazzill Black Heavyweight & Red Hots
  • Other: Mini Misti, Mini Perfect Layers, Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter




Friday, December 8, 2017

My Favorite Things - Cross Stitch Holiday Card


Lately I've been into cross stitching using both Paper Smooches 
and My Favorite Things cross stitched dies.  This one is 
Paper Smooches which is bigger than MFT's.


I used Distress Oxide Inks to do the trees and sentiment.


Inside I did the sentiment in the ombre style by stamping the 
whole word in the lighter color then stamping the 
lower half with the darker ink.  A very cool effect!

I hope you are having a festive December!

Finished size is A-2.
  • MFT: Handwritten Holidays stamps, tree die, Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches: Cross Stitch Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Candied Apple, Fired Brick
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Cherry Splash Bazzill, Bristol Smooth for trees


Thursday, December 7, 2017

MFT Color Challenge 82


This week I decided to enter the My Favorite Things Color Challenge.
The color scheme wasn't Christmas but I decided to go that
way anyway.  I'm addicted to cross stitching lately and found this 
cute image on Pinterest.  


I outlined the image in grey so it wouldn't be as harsh
as black.  The sentiment is stamped in grey as well.



Inside I used a color similar to Cornflower blue in ink and paper.
You still have 5 days to participate and possibly win a $50 
Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things!

Finished size is an A-2.


  • MFT: Hand Lettered Holiday, CROSS STITCH Tag die
  • Ink: Versafine - Smokey Grey, Majestic Blue; Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn - Cross Stitched Rectangles