Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SSCB #46 - Anything Goes #2


Earlier this year Serendipity Stamps released a matching stamp and die set called Spring Flower Pops.  I never got around to using them so I pulled them out for this Anything Goes challenge. 
Click here for the details to enter the challenge.

For my first card I clustered the flowers together for a Get Well card.  For both cards I heat embossed the blooms on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossing powder.  I die cut and watercolored them the my new ZIG Clean Color Markers and my Wink of Stella clear pen.



You can't tell in the picture but the blooms have a nice shimmer to them.



Still can't see the shimmer in the close up! 


 The finished size is 5" x 5".


My second card has the same blooms colored the same way but on a birthday card.  I dry embossed the background on white to keep the card light but give it some texture.  I heat embossed my favorite birthday stamp from Serendipity.



Another close up of the blooms.  Still can't see the shimmer! 
The finished size is an A-2.


The 50% off Stamp of the month is Veggie Basket Large: 


 



Check out what the rest of the Design Team made for the Challenge:


  • Stamps & Dies: Serendipity Stamps - Spring Flowers POP Stamps & Dies 1347SD, Happy Birthday 093D, Get Well Small 1302A, Sending Smiles 1361E
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Paper:  My Minds Eye - Happy Day 6x6, Misc card stock - black, green, Strathmore 140lb Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White
  • Other: Wink of Stella Pen - Clear, The Twinery - Lilac Stripe twine, Mini Perfect Layers, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Spellbinders - Classic Circle dies, Darice embossing folder, clear embossing powder

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SSCB #46 - Anything Goes!

It's a new month so we have a new theme over at the 
This month it's Anything Goes!  As long as you use at least one Serendipity image or die, you can play along!  Check out the blog for the details.


The new little bird dies are so cute and fun to color and assemble!  You can mix and match the accessories including: top hat, spring hat, holly, worm, cap and flowers.  I added the 1/4" punched circle for color around his eye.


Birdie close-up!  I used a VIVA black paper pen for his eye.


Inside the card I just used some paper scraps to finish it off.  
Finished size is 4 x 4.


My second card uses the same bird decked out a little differently.  I die cut his body in dark brown and blue.  I colored his head with a grey COPIC marker and cut out a body from the blue.  His wing was die cut from some matching paper.  I inked the edges of everything before I glued him together.


Here is a close-up of the little guy.  I intentionally offset the 
wing from his body so you could see the wing below.
This card is an A-2.

The 50% off Stamp of the month is Veggie Basket Large: 


Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Bird Dies 063JD
  • Ink: Colorbox - Cat's Eye: Charcoal, Black
  • Paper:  Authentique - Harmony 6x6, Misc card stock - red, black, brown
  • Other: Wild Orchid flower, Impression Obsession - branch die & leaf branch die, VIVA Paper-Pen - Black, 1/4" hole punch, COPIC marker - C8

Friday, August 7, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - August Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps AUGUST Blog Hop!  
We have some GREAT new products this month.
I have two cards to show you and Country/Western is definitely my theme today!

You should have arrived here from the talented:
Marybeth Lopez 


This cute rooster just begs to be colored!  
I used my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol for blending.
Graphic 45's Home Sweet Home paper goes perfectly as a background!
And...a little sunflower accent finishes it off.


Inside is the new sentiment stamp Cock-a-doodle-do! 
The card is 5 x 5.


I wanted you to see how beautifully the new BANDANA image stamps!
I used my MISTI tool and stamped it twice with Versafine - Majestic Blue.


I stamped it on a 4 x 4 card and popped the little cowgirl and fence on it.
She is colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol too.
Check out what the other Design Team members did with it!

The current SALE is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more. 
Good August 7 to August 9.  
The 50% off Stamp of the month is Veggie Basket Large: 
Leave comments on the blogs through Sunday, August 9 for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Serendipity Stamps.  Mary will announce a winner on her blog on Monday, August 10.

Next up on the HOP is the talented:
  •  Serendipity Stamps: Rooster on Fence 1369GCock-a-doodle-do 1368DBandana Stamp 1365BK, Cowgirl 1364H
  • Ink: Versafine - Majestic Blue & Vintage Sepia, Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Natural White, misc green and black, Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home 6x6
  • Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 34, MFT Squares
  • Other: Prismacolor pencils, Jolee Sunflower, Gamsol, paper blending stump, MISTI

Friday, July 31, 2015

Mini Blueprints - School Style

Happy Friday everyone!  I have four cards to show you today using 
Tim Holtz's Mini Blueprints.


For the globe I stamped it twice, colored it with Distress Markers and used a water brush. I cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.


For the apple I paper pieced it and shaded it with a COPIC marker.


I stamped this one twice, cut out the books, colored them with 
Distress Markers and popped them up with foam tape.


For the pencils I just die cut and colored them with Distress Markers.
The sentiments are all from a great Impression Obsession set called 
Life Stuff Sentiments.  Great for so many occasions!

Have a great weekend!
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz - Mini Blue Prints, Impression Obsession - Life Stuff Sentiments
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Versafine - Onyx Black, Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
  • Paper: Neenah Natural White, 140 lb watercolor paper, Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6, Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6, Kraft, Bazzill Heavyweight - Black
  • Other: Spellbinders dies, May Arts - Natural Twine, Mini Perfect Layers, COPIC marker, Distress Markers, Collall - Odorless Silicone

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SSCB #45 - Monochrome! Part 2

Monochrome is the theme this month for the 
Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge. We're looking for projects - 
any theme - any occasion with a monochrome  color scheme - 
you can use any color you like - but one color only!  
 Just make sure you include at least one 
Serendipity Stamps image on your design.
Our favorite design will receive our winner blog badge 
and one random winner will receive a $20 discount 
off their next order from Serendipity Stamps.
The deadline is midnight US Eastern Standard Time on
 August 10 to link your project. The winner and our 
next challenge will be posted on August 12.
 
 I have two cards to show you today.


When I saw this great US Map stamp I knew I wanted to do a line joining
Atlanta and San Francisco! I was born there and have 2 sisters that live there.
This would be a good "miss you" card.


Here is the perfect sentiment for the States stamp!
Finished size is 5" x 3 3/4"



I'm dreaming of FALL after so many days with temperatures in the 90's here in Atlanta!
I paper pieced the leaf with patterned paper to keep this card monochrome.


Finished size is 4 1/4" square.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


Jenny Gropp

The 50% off stamp of the month is Winter Doe:  
 http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/297H.html

  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Sending Smiles Cling Set 1361QCL, Maple with Quote 389G
  • Ink: Versafine - Vintage Sepia, Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Natural White, Black, Brown, Authentique - Harmony 6x6, SU! patterned paper
  • Other: MFT rectangle & square dies, misc ribbon, May Arts Natural Twine, black brads, Bow Easy, Mini Perfect Layer, Copic BG11

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

SSCB #45 - Monochrome!


Monochrome is the theme this month for the 
I went with blues and was inspired by Jenny Gropp's Blog Hop 
card last week found here.




Serendipity Stamps has 2 Chips are Down stamp sentiments.  
One says "When the Chips are down you can always count on me".  
The other is "When the Chips are down I can always count on you".
A "Chips" sentiment for many occasions!  
I love the "Saloon" look of the font!


My second card has the wonderful "You make me Happy" sentiment.
I never tire of it and you can color in the words and the dots.
It's hard to tell but there is black glitter in the dark lines.
Finished size is an A-2.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


Jenny Gropp

The 50% off stamp of the month is Winter Doe:  
 http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/297H.html

Friday, July 3, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps JULY Blog Hop!  
We have some GREAT new products this month.
I have two cards to show you and Western is definitely my theme today!

You should have arrived here from the talented:


This Western card has two new dies - Bandana and Howdy!  
The Bandana die is 3 1/4" square so it makes for a great small card. 
 I cut it in red and black and took some of the black pieces and glued them in.



I die cut the HOWDY three times and glued them together to make it extra thick.
It needed to be bold to stand out against the busy die.
Finished size is 4 1/8" square.



Isn't this cowgirl the cutest?  I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils and blended them with Gamsol.  My card base and green strip are both embossed.



I used the Howdy die to cut into my liner and back it with red.
Finished size is 4 3/4" square.

Special:   Free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Continental US only.  

Stamp of the month is Winter Doe Link:  
Leave your comments through Sunday, July 5 for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate!  Mary will announce a winner on her BLOG on Monday, July 6.

 Next on the HOP is the amazing:

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps -  Bandana Die 062MD, Cowgirl Stamp & Die Set 1364QCL
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White, Natural White,  Bazzill Red, Blue & Green Heavyweight card stock, PTI Kraft
  • Other: heavy twine, Spellbinder Square Dies, Embossing Folders, black gems, Prismacolor Pencils, Mini Perfect Layers