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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - JANUARY BLOG HOP!


It's BLOG HOP time again over at Serendipity Stamps!  We've changed things up a bit and going forward, the HOP will be on the third Wednesday of the month.  To enter to win you can leave comments through Sunday, January 24.  The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday January 25th.

We have a great new Balloon die to show you!


Who doesn't love a party?
The Design Team theme is Birthday AND stripes.  I added stripes to my 
background paper to tie in with the papers I used for the balloons.  After die
cutting the balloons 4 times with different colored papers, I pieced them
back into a white background.


Inside my card I die cut CELEBRATE into my white layer and
backed it with blue paper to show through the word.

Finished card size is an A-2.

Next on the HOP is the talented Vickie Zimmer!

50% off the Stamp of the Month for January 
is the Party Background


Want to go shopping? 

You can enjoy free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more good January 20 -24. 

               Here is the HOP order in case you want to start from the beginning.

Mary's Blog (Start here)


You still have time to play along in the 
Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!


  • Serendipity Stamps: Party Balloons Reverse Die 071LD, HAPPY die 026ED, Celebrate die 037ED
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White 110b, Bo Bunny - Double Dot
  • Other: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles die, white 2cm Fun Foam
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016

    BIRD CRAZY - FRIENDS


    I'm playing with Bird Crazy again and my ZIG watercolor pens.  
    This card took a long time to make since everything is die cut and 
    I didn't really have a plan when I started.  
    Most of my friends are crafty so I thought it would be fun 
    to put paintbrushes and a pencil under the wings.


    For the sentiment I used some of the words from 2 stamps: hello friend and 
    define normal.  Don't forget that with stamping, you can mix and match words from any set!


    Inside I stamped the sad but cute bird.  
    I used watercolor paper and Bo Bunny's Double Dots papers. 

    • Stamps & Dies: Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk, Bird Crazy, Crazy Things
    • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
    • Paper: Bo Bunny - Double Dot, Bazzill - Licorice Twist, misc watercolor paper
    • Other: ZIG Clean Color markers, water brush, Perfect Layers


    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Serendipity Stamps - #51 Stripes





    With the new year we have a new Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge for you! 
    Our theme this month is Stripes. 
    Horizontal, Vertical, stamped, embossed, or on your favorite patterned paper.  Just make sure your design has some stripes and at least one image from Serendipity stamps!

    You have until midnight US EST on January 29 to join us and linkup your design!




    I chose striped paper for my creation.  Recognize the heart in the center?  Serendipity has 
    the most beautiful fancy heart die and matching solid heart die.



    Inside I stamped a border and hearts background in a 
    really pale color so I could write over it.

    Finished size is 4 1/2 square.



    The 50% off stamp of the month is the Party Background stamp! Cute, huh?


    Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:






    Friday, January 1, 2016

    Altenew Peony


    Happy New Year!
    A few weeks ago I made a few cards with Altenew's new stamp set, Beautiful Day.  I was inspired by cards made by their design team.
    I just love peonies and pink ones especially but most of the cards I've made with Altenew's flower sets I've used pink ink.  So, I went with orange this time.


    Inside I stamped the largest layer with the solid flower around the edges.
    This card is on display at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, Georgia.


     For my second card I simply stamps the outline layer in black
    on watercolor paper.  I used ZIG Clean Color markers to color
    the image along with Tim Holtz's water brush.

    Here's hoping you have a happy 2016 and find time to create!

    • Stamps: Altenew - Beautiful Day, Label Love
    • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110b, Bazzill Heavyweight Gumdrop, Ranger Watercolor Paper
    • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, My Favorite Things Hybrid - Coral Crush, Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange, Gumdrop, Sour Apple
    • Other: Mini Perfect Layers, MISTI tool, MFT - Stitched Squares dies, ZIG Clean Color markers

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    SSCB: TAG IT! Part 2


    The month of December brings another challenge at the 
    Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!
    TAGS are the theme this month. Play along with our 
    challenge and have the chance to win a $20 Gift Card for 
    Serendipity Stamps!



    I decided to do a non-Christmas tag using the Cottage die and the cute Bird dies.
    To make the cottage a birdhouse I just used a round die to cut an entry hole.
    And, the window box makes a great perch!




    Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


    50% off the Stamp of the Month for December is the Cupcake: 



    Our guest designer for December is .... 
    Susan Wuthrich
    Blue Fog Studio
    http://bluefogstudio.blogspot.ca/
    • Serendipity Stamps and Dies: Cottage Dies 070MD, Birdies Die 063JD
    • Paper: Bazzill - Rain & Peanut Cluster, Neenah Solar White and Black Linen
    • Ink: Cat's Eye - Charcoal Chalk Ink
    • Other: MFT Pierced Square die


    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    SSCB #50 TAGS!


    The month of December brings a holiday challenge at the 
    Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!
    TAGS are the theme this month. Play along with our 
    challenge and have the chance to win a prize!


    I started with some patterned paper and stamped Serendipity Stamp's 
    poinsettia and leaf stamps in Crimson Red ink on the light
    paper.  I cut the paper into 1/2" strips and stuck them down on a piece
    of card stock using the Herringbone technique.


    Stamping To: and From: on a scrap came next and I glued it 
    to my paper.  Then I die cut the piece into a TAG.


    My second tag could be used for several occasions.  I colored
    Serendipity's wood grain stamp with Copics and used 
    Pretty Pink Posh's Die to cut the tag.  
    I passed the tag again through my Vagabond with the ENJOY die .

    Mini grab bags are back.!!  They're all at the top of the $1 Sale page.   
    5 cling stamps/$1, 5 sticky cushion stamps/$1 or 10 UM stamps/$1.
     

    Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


    50% off the Stamp of the Month for December is the Cupcake: 



    Our guest designer for December is .... 
    Susan Wuthrich
    Blue Fog Studio