Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - September Blog HOP!




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


I hope this card would cheer someone up!  I love the way this die
cuts the leaves in different sizes and at an angle.



I cut the die into the white paper then cut it in several colors.  
I put adhesive on the paper behind the leaves so I just had to 
stick them down in the open shapes. No glue needed!

The finished size is 4 5/8 square.

This HOPs Prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.    You can leave comments through September 25.  
The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on September 26.

The sale this week is Buy 3, Get a 4th Item free!  No coupon code required.   
The lowest priced item is free and the sale good through September 25.


Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for September 
is the Postoid Cling Set stamp set.


Check  out what the rest of the design team created:


Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jacana 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - Leave it BARE!


This months Challenge is to Leave it Bare!  

My interpretation is not to color the stamped image. 
But, I used colored ink to do my stamping. 
You can find all the details to play along HERE on the SSCB.
Enter the challenge to be in the running to win a prize
from Serendipity Stamps!


I scattered some leaves from the new 
Leaves Reverse Die on the card for a cute fall accent.


The finished size is 5 1/4 x 4 1/8.

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for September is the 
Postoid Cling Set stamp set I used above.

The next Blog Hop will be on Wednesday, September 21 and
there will be a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Serendipity.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:






  • Serendipity Stamps: Postoid Cling Set 273K, Leaves Reverse Die 078HD
  • Ink: MFT Hybrid - Brick Red, Gravel Grey, Tangy Orange, Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Paper: Authentique -Harvest 6x6, Neenah - Natural White 110lb, Bazzill Heavyweight - Banana Split
  • Dies: MFT - Pierced Rectangles, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles (inside)
  • Other: MISTI, Mini Perfect Layers, Echo Park Enamel Dots - Fall is in the Air

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Art Impressions Cards


Recently we had Sandy Allnock teach her classes at Impressive Ideas
at it got me started again on the Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps. 
I bought my first wood mounted Watercolor Stamps about 
10 years agoand I've been hooked ever since!



I can't draw so these stamps are ideal for me to get a 
watercolored look.  I usually copy the ideas off the package 
and find that works for me.  I need an image to start my 
stamping and find that there are also great ideas on Pinterest.  
Get some stamps and give it a try!


Card 1
  • Stamps: Art Impressions - WC EZ Project B set 4272, Altenew - Sketchy Cities 2
  • Ink: Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Color: Zig Clean Color Markers
  • Paper: Echo Part - Bundle of Joy BOY 6x6, Ranger Watercolor Paper, The Paper Cut - Jellybean Green 12x12
  • Dies: MFT - Pierced Rectangles 
Card 2
  • Stamps: Art Impressions - Flower Cart set 4703, small vine, teeny tiny grass, Penny Black - Happy Snippets (inside)
  • Color: Zig Clean Color Markers
  • Paper: MFT - Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar White 110lb
  • Dies: MFT - Pierced Squares, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares
  • Other: May Arts twine and ribbon

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - AUGUST BLOG HOP!


Welcome to another BLOG HOP by Serendipity Stamps!
This month's theme is BABY (and fabric for the Design Team).

For the AUGUST 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!



I attempted to make a mobile-like card with the cute
Little Critters Dies and the new Speech Bubble stamp.


As you can see from the above close up, the animals hang free
from the card.  They can move around just like they were
hanging from a mobile. I glued the thread in between 
2 layers of each animal and ornament.


Inside my card I glued some more die cut animals and a balloon.

Finished size is 4 x 4.

If you comment on all the blogs the prize is a $20 gift certificate 
to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.  
You can leave comments through August 21.  
The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on August 22. 

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for August is the 
LAMB with heart stamp!  So Cute!!


AND - There is a SALE!
The sale is 40%  the highest priced item in your cart.  
Use code “40fromhigh816”  The sale is good August 17-21.   


Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna 


Next on the HOP is the talented:

Thanks for hopping by!



Monday, August 1, 2016

SSCB #58 Add Fabric!



This months Challenge is to Add Fabric!  You can use
fabric, ribbon, lace, linen - use your imagination! I used silk ribbon.  
You can find all the details to play along HERE on the SSCB.



I made 2 baby cards and tied the tiny bows onto a salad fork!  
It was the only thing I had that would make such tiny bows.  
They measure about 3/8".


Light blue for the baby boys.....






Medium pink for the baby girls (its much lighter in person!)


The finished size is 3 3/4" square.

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for August is the 
LAMB with heart stamp!  So Cute!!



The next Blog Hop will be on Wednesday, August 17 and
there will be a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate from Serendipity.


Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


  • Serendipity Stamps: Baby Booties Small 629C, Uplifting Words 1398QCL
  • Ink: MFT Hybrid - Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Sno Cone, Berrylicious
  • Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka in the Meadow 6x6, Neenah - Solar White 110lb
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Squares, MFT - Stitched Square Frames
  • Other: MISTI, mini buttons, Queen & Company White Rivets, Collall, May Arts - White Silk Ribbon 1/8"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop!


For the JULY 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!




Our theme is Just Add Water and the Design Team has the added challenge of Dream, Imagine, Create, Believe.  I put DREAM inside my card.


Here is a close-up of the gold embossing of the shells. 
The layer behind the shells is cork from DCWV.


Finished size is 4 1/4 square.

If you comment on all the blogs the prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.  You can leave comments through July 24.  The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on July 25.

The sale this time is Free Shipping on orders $25 and up - USA only.  
The sale is good July 20-24.

The 50% off Stamp of the Month is the Sprinkler Stamp

http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/1265G.html



Jeanne Jachna 
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Vickie Zimmer

Next on the HOP is the talented:

Thanks for hopping by!
  • Serendipity Stamps: Shells Cling Set 638QCL, Dream die 025DD
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Paper: Cork sheet, Neenah Solar White 110lb (card base)
  • Other: Gold embossing powder, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 8

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

G45 Safari Pop-Up Box


I've got another Graphic 45 Safari Adventure card to show you today.
This one is an A-2 when folded flat.  To start I used a card base from
The Paper Cut, Pop-Up Box in Black.


I decorated the outside of the box before I assembled it.  
After assembling it I added the inside 
layers with the birds and grass.


I fussy cut the birds and some of the flowers on the front tag.
The grass is an Impression Obsession die.


Here is a closeup of the birds.  Some of them are glued to the inside
by their tails and others I added with a strip of acetate.
This card can be seen in person at Impressive Ideas in Norcross, GA.

Have a great week!

  • Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection: 12 x 12 paper, 8x8 paper pad, 6x6 paper pad
  • Dies: Impression Obsession: Grass  DIE038-J
  • Card: The Paper Cut- Black A-2 Pop-Up Box Card