Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - JUNE Blog Hop!

For the HOP you should have arrived here from the talented Mary Beth:

We are at the half way point of this months challenge and we're showing more samples for the latest challenge and we have a blog hop. The hops are to show you what's new at Serendipity Stamps and to give you a chance to win some goodies of your own!

Why use pattern paper when you can stamp your own beautiful background? Use a background stamp or make your own pattern using smaller images. Just make sure you use at least ONE Serendipity Stamps image on your design.
You can find the details HERE.

For today's HOP the Design Team has the added challenge 
of a Wedding or Anniversary theme.  So, I made a card with this beautiful 
sentiment and the underlay has background stamping.

I used the Pansy Corner stamp on my corners and heat embossed 
it with gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is also 
heat embossed with gold.  This could be an anniversary or wedding card.

The inside is ready for a sentiment when I send it.  
The pansies are gold embossed here too.
The finished size is 5 x 5.

For some more inspiration check out the Design Team's creations:

Mary's Blog (Start here!)

We have a very special Guest Designer this month - We're so excited to introduce you to Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! 

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs as you hop 

because one lucky commenter will be selected as winner of a 
$20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! 
Deadline is Midnight US EST on Sunday June 19 to leave comments.  
The winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday June 20.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Thanks for stopping by!
  • Serendipity Stamps: Pansy Corner 343H, And they Lived 1009E
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Gold and Cream shimmer paper, Neenah Solar White 110lb (card base)
  • Other: Gold embossing powder, Cheery Lynn - Princess Garden Window Frame, MFT - Pierced Squares

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SSCB #56 - Backgrounds!

This months Challenge is to use a stamp to create your background!  EASY!  
You can find all the details to play along HERE.

I selected this giraffe stamp and used the corner 
leaves to create my background.
I stamped the giraffe in 2 colors of Versafine ink, 
Toffee and Vintage Sepia.  I used the darker Vintage Sepia 
on the right side of his neck and head.

See how the leaves match? 

Inside I stamped him again in Creamy Brown ink for a lighter image.
The finished size is 5 3/4 x 4 1/2.

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Love is Patient stamp!

We have a very special guest this month - 
We're so excited to introduce you to 
Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp

  • Serendipity Stamps: Giraffe 046L
  • Ink: Versafine- Vintage Sepia, Toffee, Spanish Moss, Chalk Ink: Creamy Brown
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - Safari Adventure 12x12 & 6x6, Bazzill - Licorice Twist
  • Other: Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Rectangles, Mini Perfect Layers, Queen & Co Rivets

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - May Blog Hop!

The Challenge theme for May continues to be Die Cuts.  
For the HOP the Design Team
has the added challenge of RELAX/ENJOY.

I decided to do a cocktail card for ENJOYING and RELAXING! 
The die cut balloons 
are from the Party Balloons Reverse Die.  

For a little added something I put "salt" on my margarita!
Queen and Company makes "Sugar" in a bunch of different colors
so I added white to my drink because it looked like salt.

Inside I added a few balloons and matching paper.
Finished size is an A-2.

The 50% off stamp of the month is the Lemonade Pitcher 

Leave comments on each DT Members Blog and the prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected  You can leave comments through May 22.  The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on May 23.

Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna 
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez

The sale for this HOP is a 40% Off Coupon. 

The code will be “40fromhigh0516” which gives 40% off the 
highest priced item in the cart.   It is good from 
Wednesday, May 18th through Sunday, May 22nd.  

Mary is having a “Yard Sale” – it’s contains lot’s of bargains, 

some one-of-a-kind.   
Here’s a link: 

  • Stamps & Dies: Serendipity Stamps - It's Five o'clock 1389G, Party Balloons Reverse die 071LD
  • Ink: MFT - Black Licorice, Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Photoplay - Summer Daydreams 6x6, Bazzill - Candy Corn
  • Copics: YR12, YR14, Y08, Y11, Y23, YG01, YG13, RV13, RV14, RV17, C0, C01, 0
  • Other: Spellbinders Card Edger dies, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles, Glossy Accents, Bow Easy, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Queen & Co - Sugar in White

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SSCB #55 - Die Cuts!

This months Challenge is to use a die cut! EASY!  
You can find all the details to play along HERE.

I used the Happy Birthday die cuts for my card.  
Initially I popped the words with black fun foam but it was too bold.  
So, I went back to one layer.
The black picks up the black center of the flower nicely.

Inside my card I stamped part of the From Me to You stamp.
Finished size is 6 3/8 x 4 3/8.

I made a little tag with the Daisy Garden die.
Finished size is 3 1/2 x 2 3/8.

Feel like shopping? Our Lemonade pitcher stamp is 50%
off this month.

We have a very special guest this month! 
It's Carol Mayne of Just Me : C Blog

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:

Jenny Gropp

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:

  • 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!