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

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cards


I've been making some holiday cards, tags and envelopes with 
Graphic 45's St. Nicholas papers and embellishments.
The tag above was die cut with Bo Bunny's tag die and the tree is
Yvonne Creations Snowy Trees die.  I
 snuck in one of Tim Holtz's Jingle Brads. So cute!


This one is an A-2 and I used the matching chipboard and some 
Wild Orchid Flowers.  The tree charm in the corner is from Maya Road.


This one is an A-2 as well.  The deer and the trim is from Maya Road.


I used the Herringbone technique shown on Splitcoast Stampers
for this background.
The Merry Christmas die is from Impression Obsession 
and the tree is Yvonne Creations.


The stamp inside is from Impression Obsession too.
The deer is from the IO Merry Christmas die.


Tags and Pockets from the St. Nicholas line are featured on this 
A-2 card.  The deer is Maya Road.
I inked all the edges with a Cat's Eye Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink Pad.

All the papers are either the 12x12 or 6x6 from Graphic 45 and are 
available at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, Ga.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - November Blog Hop!


If you are hopping along with us you should 
have arrived here from the talented:
Marybeth Lopez



Our Blog Hop theme is WELCOME this month.  
And, the SSCB Challenge is Texture.  I used the Herringbone
technique for my background using strips that are 5/8" wide.
Check out the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers.


After coloring with Copics, I added some Glossy Accents 
on some of the pumpkins to add some texture.


Inside I stamped the lovely Every Leaf sentiment on a
liner I cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle die.

Just comment on all the blogs to be in the running for a 
$20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.    Hoppers can leave comments through November 20th. The lucky winner will be announced on Mary's blog on November 21.

The sale this month is 20% Autumn and Halloween categories - no coupon required.  The sale is good through November 21st.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is the 
Snowperson with Wreath 




Check out what the other talented designers have created: