Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - Monograms & Verse 2


We are continuing the Monograms & Verse challenge 
 Create a monogram card or a card that features a verse. 
Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.


This round I was asked to do a Monogram project.  I just love the "H" in the Hello die so I went with that!  I die cut it 3 times out of heavy 110lb paper and glued them together to make a nice, thick "H".



Here is the closeup of the H.  I used some Spellbinders dies to make the rest of my card. 
 I wanted to have a spring look so I went with some new Penny Black paper.


This sentiment is one of my favorites for SPRING!
Finished size is 4 3/8" square.

Feel like shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This month it's the Jar Label.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through April for 50% off. 
 You can see it here.
Also...
50% Off select Wood Mounted stamps (click here to see them!

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

Vickie Zimmer
  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Hello Die 027DD, The earth laughs 417D
  • Ink: Versafine: Vintage Sepia
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White , Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6
  • Other:   Spellbinders - Adorning Squares & Classic Circles, Mini Perfect Layers

Friday, April 10, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - APRIL Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps April Blog Hop!!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new products on the HOP!  I made a Peony card with the darling new stamp shown on the banner above.

You should have arrived here from:
Marybeth Lopez

  
I made a unique folding card for the HOP.  The flap with the Peony on it opens up and the flap at the bottom opens down to reveal the message on the inside of the card.



Just something different for a change! 
I embossed the pink background paper with an embossing folder for texture.



I have 2 peony shrubs in my garden and wish I could grow more.  Here in Atlanta it gets too hot too fast for the blooms to survive very long.  So, almost as soon as they open, the petals start falling off.  A professional told me to get the Festiva Maxima variety for the best result.  It is white with a streak of magenta in the center.  I can wait till the blooms open!


Here is a picture from last May.  You can barely see the magenta streaks.

I am the last blog on the list. 
 Here is the whole list in case you need it:


There is also a SALE!   Buy 3, Get a 4th Free.   
Good Friday through Sunday  April 10 – April 12

If you comment on all the blogs you will be in the running for a prize! It is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs. You can leave comments through April 12 and the winner will be announced on Mary's blog on April 13.

  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Peony 1346F, The Little Things 435E
  • Paper: Echo Park - Sunny Days Ahead 6 x 6, Neenah Solar White & Black Linen
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Die: Bo Bunny - Lattice Frames Dies 
  • Copics: R81, R83, R85, RV10, BG0000, YG23, YG25
  • Other: Mini Perfect Layers, Anna Griffin Butterfly Embossing Folder, black gems




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - Monograms & Verse


With the new month (can you believe it is APRIL already?!) 
we are starting a Monograms & Verse challenge 
 Just create a monogram card or a card that features a verse. Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.


I just LOVE this verse for spring or garden cards.  
It is also good for someone who is going through a big change. And, I've been wanting to use this cute little $1 butterfly stamp for ages!  It's perfect with the sentiment.

 
 Here is a closeup of the butterflies and even though I put some Wink of Stella on them, you can't see the shimmer.  So hard to photograph!



For the inside I stamped the butterfly on the liner then again on the patterned paper.  I cut out the peach butterfly and glued it to the liner.


Finished size is 5.25" x 5.25".


Feel like shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This time it's the Jar Label.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through April for 50% off.  You can see it here.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

Vickie Zimmer
  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Butterfly Doodle 0902SALE, There's Nothing In A Caterpillar 732E
  • Ink: Versafine: Onxy Black, Cat's Eye - Charcoal Chalk Ink
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White & Black Linen, Stampin' UP! - misc DSP
  • Other:   Spellbinders - Labels 25, SU! ribbon, Wink of Stella - Clear, Mini Perfect Layers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Serendipity - SSCB Spring Fever #41 Part 2

 

With the month of MARCH
(can you believe we are half way through March already?!) 
we are continuing with the SPRING FEVER challenge 
To participate just use any of Serendipity's images or dies in your creation 
with this theme for a chance to win!


The Design Team was asked to use Glossy Accents on our projects 
so I put it in my flower centers.
Hard to tell in the picture!  I also put it on the little flowers on the BLOOM die which will be available soon!



Here is a closeup of the BLOOM die cut.  This die has great detail!!



Inside my card I stamped my sentiment and glued some flower centers from the BLOOM die.

Finished size is 6" x 4 1/4".

The sale this week is.....FREE SHIPPING on all US orders of $15 or more!
Offer good through March 25.

Our Guest Designer this month is Karen Dunbrook:
Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!


  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Bloom Die 058CD, Practice Random Acts 1348D (available NOW!)
  • Ink: Versafine: Olympic Green, Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 & 12 x 12, Misc blue card stock
  • Other:  Glossy Accents, foam tape, Mini Perfect Layers


Friday, March 13, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - MARCH Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps March Blog Hop!!  We have a bunch of new products to show you!  I have made a BABY card with the darling new baby bootie dies shown on the banner above.

You should have arrived here from our Guest Hopper:


This adorable baby bootie has a cut out die and a solid die to layer behind it.  
Makes for an easy 2 color bootie!



Here is a close-up of the bootie. 
 On the backside I used a stylus to push the blue paper through the holes of the peach layer.  
It makes it look like the 2 papers are embedded.  
I just love that there is a separate bow die for on top!


I just had to use the new curved Congratulations die inside my card.  
There is just enough room inside to write a short note.

If you comment on the blogs by Sunday, March 15 you'll be eligible for a PRIZE of a $20 gift certificate! It will be awarded to one commenter that is randomly selected from all the blogs!   
The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on Monday, March 16.

Next on the HOP is the talented:
Vickie Zimmer

Here is the Blog Hop order:
 


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Serendipity - SSCB Spring Fever #41


With the new month (can you believe it is March already?!) 
we are starting a SPRING FEVER challenge 
To participate just use any of Serendipity's images or dies in your creation 
with this theme for a chance to win!  I have 2 cards to show you today.


The design team had an added challenge to make a 
Saint Patrick's Day project this time.  
I just love the cute shamrock die with the little hearts cut out of the stem!



I die cut and glued 3 shamrocks together before adhering to my card.  
The little clovers are from the LUCKY word die.


Inside I stamped the great sentiment in Smokey Grey ink.
Finished size is 4 5/8" square.


On my second card I used a new background stamp from Serendipity.  It is called Beaded Strings Background and its available now!



I die cut LUCKY twice and glued them together.  
Only one layer of the little clover on this one!



For the inside I cut off one heart from the 
shamrock die and glued it to the liner.


Finished size is 5" x 4".

Our Guest Designer this month is Karen Dunbrook:
Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

Vickie Zimmer

Medical Leave copy

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Graphic 45 - Artisan Style cards


Today I have 2 new Graphic 45 cards to show you.  I LOVE the new Artisan Style Collection!  
The colors are fantastic and it has an architectual and floral theme.  
I stamped the floral corners in black on the orange floral paper.


I fussy cut the house front out and popped it with foam tape.  
Glossy Accents give a little interest and shine to the blue glass of the door.  
This wonderful house front reminds me of the houses in San Francisco where I was born.


Inside I added some scrap paper and stamped a border on the liner.  
The matching Stamp Set #3 in this collection has the BEST stamps!


My peacock was fussy cut to show off all the detail.  
It was also popped with foam tape on the background piece.


The peacock fits just perfectly on the blue frame piece.  
I put some Glossy Accents on the blue eyes of the tail for shine.


The inside looks much like the house card.  
A little stamping and some scrap paper finish it off.

  • Stamps: Graphic 45 - Artisan Style Set #3
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Cat's Eye - Blackbird
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - Artisan Style - 12 x 12 & 6 x 6, Neenah - Black Linen & Natural White
  • Dies: Spellbinders - Curved Rectangles
  • Other: Glossy Accents, Mini Perfect Layers