Saturday, August 19, 2017

Holtz - Silly Monsters Day 2


I've made a bunch of Silly Monster cards with Tim Holtz's new dies.  
I'll post one a day over the next few days.  
I die cut the Silly Monsters from Stardream Metallic paper with Distress
Oxide Inks on them.  I find using a coated paper helps the ink move 
and react with water better than card stock and 
metallic paper adds a little shimmer!


Finished size is an A-2.
Have a great week!
  • Stamps: Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk
  • Dies: Tim Holtz - Silly Monsters, MFT - Vertical Stitched Frame, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles, W+9 - Conversation Bubbles
  • Ink: Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Stardream Metallic - Hera 12x12, Neenah Solar White, Bazzill Licorice Twist
  • Other: Gelly Roll Glaze Pen - Black, Glossy Accents, Holtz Ornate Stencil.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Holtz - Silly Monsters Day 1


I've made a bunch of Silly Monster cards with Tim Holtz's new dies.  
I'll post one a day over the next few days.  
I die cut them from Stardream Metallic paper with Distress
Oxide Inks on them.  I find using a coated paper helps the ink move 
and react with water better than card stock and 
metallic paper adds a little shimmer!


Inside is another little monster and a Penny Black sentiment.
Finished size is 4 1/4" square.

Have a great week!
  • Stamps: Penny Black - Happy Snippets, Tim Holtz - Slate & Stone CSM299
  • Dies: Tim Holtz - Silly Monsters, MFT - Stitched Square Frames, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares, W+9 - Conversation Bubbles
  • Ink: Distress Oxides, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Stardream Metallic - Hera 12x12, Neenah Solar White, Bazzill Licorice Twist
  • Other: Gelly Roll Glaze Pen - Black, Glossy Accents, Clear Embossing Powder


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - Blog HOP #2!



Welcome to Serendipity's Second Hop for August!

I'm going with a baby theme this time.  Continuing with my love of 
Distress Oxide Inks, I made this background with 3 pink/red colors. 
It has a lovely shimmer that can't be seen in the photo.


Inside is just a little sweet sentiment stamped with Distress Oxide
Worn Lipstick, like the booties on the front.
Finished size is 5 1/4 x 4 1/8".

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.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Airplane 1261J

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

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - AUGUST Blog Hop #1!



Welcome to Serendipity Stamps first HOP for August!
I used the small Tractor stamp and embossed it on white paper.
For the background I used Distress Oxide inks then wet the 
Bandana stamp and let it sit on the oxides for a few minutes.  
It gave a unique impression!
Finished card 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 Monday.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Airplane 1261J

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: Tractor Small 1062E, Bandana Stamp 1365BK
  • Inks: various Distress Oxides & Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Curious Cryogen and Neenah Solar White & black
  • Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Dies

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop #2!


Welcome to the 2nd HOP for JULY! Our new Design Team Member, 
Beth Chiu has her new blog up and running so see 
the link below to see her creations! Welcome Beth!
My card background is Distress Oxide inks again for a spring-y look.


Inside I stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.
They make a great sentiment ink too!
Finished size is an A-2.

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.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Sunflower Rake 1248G

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

Mary's Blog
Beth Chiu


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop #1!

Welcome to Serendipity's JULY Blog HOP!
Summertime makes me think of flowers so I pulled out
this wonderful Sunflower die.




It pairs up perfectly with Graphic 45's French Country collection which has
recently been rereleased as a Collection Pack.
The background for the sentiment and paper for the yellow part of
the sunflower were colored with Distress Oxide Ink.



Inside I used the Daisy Garden die for a bit of style.
Finished size is 4 5/8 x 5 7/8.

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.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Sunflower Rake 1248G

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

  • Serendipity Stamps & Dies: Thanks for Listening 1412D, Sunflower die 032GD, Daisy Garden die 052KD
  • Other Dies: MFT Stitched Cover Rectangle, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - French Country Collection Pack, Heavyweight gold, brown, black



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - JUNE Blog Hop #2!


Welcome to the second BLOG HOP for June!
This time I used the cute SUMMER die!
On this card I used Distress Oxide Inks on shimmer paper
and clear embossed it before I die cut SUMMER.
It gives it a nice shine!

 

For the background on this one I applied my Oxide inks then clear
embossed some shells on top.
Glossy Accents is added to the sun to make it SHINE!  
I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide ink 
to color the edges of my card so it would match.


Inside I stamped one of the cute shells In Distress Oxide Broken China.
Finished size of both cards is 4" square.

We have a Guest Designer this month!  She is my good friend
ANN WONG 
and here is her blog link: 
http://itsaboutthecolors.blogspot.com/ 
Check out what she created for us!

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.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is:

Provence Window 605K

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

  • Serendipity Stamps & Dies: Seasons Dies 083NDShells Cling Set 638QCL
  • Dies: Nellies dies - Rounded Squares , IO Scribble circles dies, MFT Pierced Rectangles
  • Ink: Distress Oxides - Faded Jeans, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade
  • Paper: Penny Black 6x6 Summertime, Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Stardream Metallic - Hera, Heavyweight blue