Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Serendipity Stamps - February Hop #2!

💗Welcome to the February Blog Hop💗
for Serendipity Stamps!



To make this Valentine, I embossed the hearts on pink paper with white
embossing powder after stamping with Versamark. 


I made a shaker card by putting acetate behind my stitched frame
and lining it with foam tape.


Inside I stamped the darling Heart Bouquet stamp in light pink
and stamped the flourish heart in the corner.

The finished size is an A-2, 5.5 x 4.25.

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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.

Here is the list of Design Team members participating in the HOP.
Check them out:

Marybeth Lopez


  • Serendipity Stamps: Heart Scroll Stamp 1253E, Love die 011DD,  Heart Bouquet 1297G 
  • Ink: Versamark, MFT - Cotton Candy
  • Dies: MFT - Stitched Frame
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Bazzill heavyweight pink

  • Other: Queen & company Diamonds, clear micro beads, white embossing powder

  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Serendipity Stamps - February Blog Hop!

    💗Welcome to the February Blog Hop💗
    for Serendipity Stamps!


    We are featuring fun images and dies for Valentine's this month!
    I just love this Mailbox with Hearts image!
    The finished size is 4 3/8" x 3 1/2".


    Inside I heat embossed the Sending Lots of Love image.


    My second card is a classic square with the same image. You can't tell from the 
    picture but the color of the image and papers do match!


    Inside I kept it simple and used the LOVE die for the center.
    Finished size 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.

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


    • Serendipity Stamps: Mailbox with Hearts Cling Set 977QCL, Love Die 011DD
    • Ink: Versafine - Crimson Red
    • Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares, MFT - Large Stitched Fishtail Stax, Square Stitched Frames
    • Paper: Neenah - Natural White 110lb, Graphic 45 - Childrens Hour 12x12 February Montage, September Montage
    • Other: Clear Embossing Powder, May Arts Silk ribbon, Bow Easy, Black Rainbow Tape, Mini Misti




    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Serendipity Stamps - January Blog Hop!


    Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps January Blog Hop!
    The theme this month is Anything Goes!



    Lately I've been playing with Graphic 45's Nature Sketchbook 
    paper and thought they would be a good pairing with some of 
    Serendipity's floral and garden stamps.

    I decorated an envelope and tag for the HOP.



    I made a little seed packet with a subtle patterned paper and the
    Serendipity Stamp Daisy Seed Packet.  It tucks into a pocket on the big tag.




    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.

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


    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Serendipity Stamps - DECEMBER Blog Hop!


    If you are hopping along with us you 
    should have arrived here from:
    Mary's Blog

    The HOP prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs!   You can leave comments through December 25th.  
    The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on December 26th.


    Our Blog Hop theme is THANKS this month.  
    I used the Herringbone technique for my background 
    using strips that are 1/2" wide.
    Check out the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers.
    You can't see my SPARKLE but I highlighted some of the 
    elements on the patterned paper with a clear Wink of Stella pen.


    Inside my card is the You Make me Happy image colored with Copics.
    The finished card size is 4" square.

    My next cards are done on Kraft card stock to show off the
    wonderful detail of the flowers.


    To show off the lovely detail of this Queen Anne's Lace stamp I
    stamped it in Versafine on Kraft paper.


    The small version of the stamp is on the inside.  The finished size
    of this card is 4" x 5 1/2".


    Here is an A-2 in the same format with a stitched frame around it.  
    I omitted the upper butterfly so I could stamp the Thanks so much sentiment.
    The center panel is popped up.


    Again, inside I stamped the small version of the butterfly bush, 
    upper butterfly included this time!


    And completing the set is the lovely water lily!


    The finished size of this one is just 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".

    Next on the HOP is the talented:
    Patti Kehl


    The sale this time is 40% off the highest priced item in your cart!
    Use code 
    " 40fromhigh1216" now through December 25!

    This month's 50% off stamp is the Winter Doe.



    Check out what the other talented designers have created:

    Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    Christmas Crazy Dog!


    Some time ago on Pinterest I saw a card with a 
    Crazy Bird with a speech bubble.  
    The words in the speech bubble were in a foreign language 
    but it still inspired me!
    So, here is a Christmas Crazy Dog with a speech bubble!


    A friend loves the Georgia Bulldogs so I thought he'd 
    appreciate a bulldog Christmas card.
    I colored him with Copics and added a Santa Hat and 
    Candy Cane from the Crazy Things stamps set.  He is die
    cut and popped up with foam tape.


    All the sentiments are from Holtz's Crazy Words and the speech bubble is
    They have a set of 3 sizes with the tiny lead circles too.

    Have a Merry Christmas!
    • Stamps & Dies: Tim Holtz - Crazy Dogs, Crazy Things, Serendipity Stamps - Speech Bubbles
    • Ink: MFT - Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine - Onyx Black
    • Other: Copics, MFT - Wonky Square dies, Glossy Accents


    Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Dear Santa Kitty


    I just LOVE this little retro kitty from the Avery Elle 
    stamp and die set called Dear Santa.
    On this card I paired her up with an Impression Obsession 
    sentiment and the My Favorite Things Quilt die.  

    After assembling the quilt I ran it through my
    Vagabond with an embossing folder.
    The finished size is 5x5 and I used 
    Penny Black Holiday Trimmings 6x6 paper.


    A very simple tag die cut with Bo Bunny's tag set.  
    A little Copic coloring and done!


    Another tag in Bazzill Heavyweight papers and a 
    Serendipity Stamps snowflake die cut.  
    I make lots of tags every year because they
    are FAST, LITTLE and FUN!

    Have a great week!

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    SSCB - SPARKLE Challenge #62



    This month's Challenge is SPARKLE!!  FUN!!!

    You can find all the details to play along with our 
    Texture Challenge HERE on the SSCB.
    Enter the challenge to be in the running to win a prize
    from Serendipity Stamps!

    I added SPARKLE to my card by using a stencil and Bo Bunny
    Sugar Glitter Paste for one of the layers (it is very hard to see in the photo).
     I also heat embossed the image to add some shine.
    I think these chickadees are the cutest!


    Inside is my favorite holiday Serendipity Sentiment!


    Here is another card with the same image......


    and a third!


    This month's 50% off stamp is the Winter Doe.



    Check out what the rest of the design team made:

    • Serendipity Stamps: Chickadees 682E
    • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
    • Paper: Neenah - Solar White 110lb, Penny Black - Holiday Trimmings 6x6
    • Other: Lawn Fawn Die - Stitched Squares, Black Rainbow Tape, Clear Embossing Powder, Bo Bunny - Sugar Glitter Paste, Stencil Girl - Basket Stencil 6x6