Friday, July 3, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - JULY Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps JULY Blog Hop!  
We have some GREAT new products this month.
I have two cards to show you and Western is definitely my theme today!

You should have arrived here from the talented:


This Western card has two new dies - Bandana and Howdy!  
The Bandana die is 3 1/4" square so it makes for a great small card. 
 I cut it in red and black and took some of the black pieces and glued them in.


I die cut the HOWDY three times and glued them together to make it extra thick.
It needed to be bold to stand out against the busy die.
Finished size is 4 1/8" square.


Isn't this cowgirl the cutest?  I colored her up with Prismacolor Pencils and blended them with Gamsol.  My card base and green strip are both embossed.


I used the Howdy die to cut into my liner and back it with red.
Finished size is 4 3/4" square.

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Stamp of the month is Winter Doe Link:  
Leave your comments through Sunday, July 5 for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate!  Mary will announce a winner on her BLOG on Monday, July 6.

 Next on the HOP is the amazing:

Check out what the rest of the Design Team made:


  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps -  Bandana Die 062MD, Cowgirl Stamp & Die Set 1364QCL
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White, Natural White,  Bazzill Red, Blue & Green Heavyweight card stock, PTI Kraft
  • Other: heavy twine, Spellbinder Square Dies, Embossing Folders, black gems, Prismacolor Pencils, Mini Perfect Layers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

SSCB #44 My Guy (Part 2)

We are continuing our challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
It's MY GUY.  Your project can have anything manly or a masculine theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to add texture.


My first card has the added texture of purple twine and an embossed word.  I airbrushed the background after stamping the fence line and masking it.  It is not nearly this blotchy in person!!
I added a small amount of purple to the sky (thanks for the tip Karen!).


This sentiment was perfect with the theme of the card.  It could be used for  Father's Day or retirement!
 

I used the same masking technique here with different colors.  Again, not nearly this blotchy in person!
 

Both cards are A-2.

Stamp of the month is the GRILL - 50% off 



Our June Guest is 
Tracey McNeely

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!


Vickie Zimmer

  • Serendipity Stamps:  Winter Fenceline 1194H, Rest Relax 1005E, Dad lg 823DRelax die 056DD,
  • Ink: Versafine: Smokey Gray, Vintage Sepia, Onyx Black
  • Paper:  Neenah Natural White, SU! brown, misc Bazzill textured card stock
  • Copics: CARD 2 - Y19, YR21,23,27, V25, E57, YG93,95; CARD 1 - V25, E57, B91,93,95,97, E84,87,89
  • Other:  Mini Perfect Layers, May Arts twine, Tim Holtz embossing folder - woodgrain

Friday, June 12, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - JUNE Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps JUNE Blog Hop!  
Can you believe SUMMER is just a few days away?!

You should have arrived here from the talented:
Marybeth Lopez 

I have two cards to show you.  Birds are definitely my theme today!


My first card uses the darling new Bird House stamp.  I decided to keep it simple with colors and format.  The background of the card base was stamped with the Wood Background stamp to go with the wood of the bird house.
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The bird came from the NEW Bird Bath stamp.  I stamped it, colored it, cut it out and popped it with silicone.  I did the same with the butterfly.



Inside I stamped the Bird House again to dress up the liner.  
The finished size is an A-2.


My second card uses the new Bird Bath stamp.
Isn't it cute?!?!?  I just love the little bird.


It is colored with Copics and I added a cute little "Thanks" tag.
Did you know Serendipity has all kinds of little words you can buy for $1 or less?


The inside is finished off with the same stamp in red.
The finished size is 4 3/8 x 4 3/8.
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Good on the highest priced item in your cart.
Good from today, Friday, June 12th to Monday, June 15th.
Please leave comments through June 14th for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate for Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce a winner on Monday, June 15th on her blog.


Stamp of the month is the Grill - 50% off 

Here's the link: 
http://www.serendipitystamps.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SRCH

Next on the HOP is the talented:

Vickie Zimmer



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

SSCB #44 My Guy


We have a new challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
It's MY GUY.  Your project can have anything manly or a masculine theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to add texture.  I used an embossing folder with my card and some rustic ribbon.


I just love these pheasants and they look good stamped in one color as well. But, this time I decided to color them with Copics.  I also embossed the image with Moss embossing powder for texture.



Here is a close up so you could see the embossed background.  Love the weave pattern!  Autumn is stamped in my favorite Versafine color - Spanish Moss.


I decided to make this a birthday card and stamped the inside with the pheasants again.
Finished size is 4 3/4 x 5 1/4.


Stamp of the month is the grill - 50% off 

Just in time for Father's Day!


Our June Guest is 
Tracey McNeely

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

SSCB #43 My Girl - Part 2


We are continuing with our My Girl challenge over at the  
Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
Your project can have anything girly or a girly theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to have a special fold or pocket in our project.  I made a pocket on the front of my card.



I think I have enough pink and peach on my card for it to be considered "girly"!
To make the card I cut a piece of heavy card stock 5" x 12" and scored it at 2" and 7".  The 2" section is the pocket.



I stamped this seed packet on white card stock and colored it with colored pencils and blended the colors with Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and a paper stump.



I decorated the inside with more patterned paper.  
The finished size is 5 x 5.

Feel like shopping?  The "stamp of the month" is Aprons.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through MAY for 50% off.  You can see it here.  

Our Guest Designer for May is Isha Gupta:
http://hobbyandideas.blogspot.ch 

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

  • Serendipity Stamps: Butterfly Cling Set 708QCLDaisy Seed Packet 462H,  
  • Ink: Versafine - Spanish Moss, Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Marshmallow, Penny Black - Painted Blooms 6x6
  • Other:  May Arts - silk ribbon, pink flower eyelet, Echo Park - Enamel Dots, Bow Easy

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SSCB #43 My Girl


We have a new challenge over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  
It's MY GIRL.  Your project can have anything girly or a girly theme to it!  The added challenge for the Design Team is to use part of a die cut.  I used the lattice from the Daisy Garden die at the top of my card.


I just love these little dresses on the clothes line! They remind me of the dresses my Grandmother made for my sisters and I when we were little.  She was such a talented seamstress.

I thought they would be cute paper pieced to look like prairie dresses in gingham.



Here is a closeup of the corner of the card so you 
can see the detail of the dresses and grass.


I stamped the dresses again in Antique Linen ink so a 
sentiment or writing could be put over them.
The remainder of the die is at the bottom for a cute floral look.

Finished size is 5" x 4 5/8".

Feel like shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This time it's Aprons.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through MAY for 50% off.  You can see it here.  Below is a card I made a long time ago with the sale stamp.


Here are a few more things on SALE:
50% Off Select Mounted Stamp sale -
20% Off Clearance Sale - 
$1 Grab Bags and Cling Stamps - 
Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!

  • Serendipity Dies and Stamps:  Daisy Garden Die 052KDThree Dresses 017G
  • Ink: Versafine: Onyx Black, Distress - Antique Linen
  • Paper: Bazzill Heavyweight - Gold, Black, Graphic 45 - Home Sweet Home 6x6
  • Other:  Impression Obsession - Grass Die, Mini Perfect Layers


Friday, May 1, 2015

Serendipity Stamps - MAY Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps MAY Blog Hop!  
Spring is flying by and I can't believe it is already MAY!

You should have arrived here from the talented:


It seems a lot of us chose this cute hammock image for the hop!  I decided to do a Shaker Card with mine.  I had a plastic disc from Impression Obsession that I put some green Flower Soft in.  I die cut the circle out of my white layer and put it over the disc.  Can you see the loose "grass" inside?  Some of it stuck on the background due to static.  I am hoping the little pieces will drop!


Inside I stamped the image again in blue.  
This would make a great retirement card!

Special: Free Shipping on US orders of $15 or more.   
Good from Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3rd.
Please leave comments through May 3rd for a chance to win a 
$20 Gift Certificate for Serendipity Stamps.  
Mary will announce a winner on Monday, May 4th on her blog.

The 50% off stamp of the month is Aprons!

Next on the HOP is the talented:
Vickie Zimmer


Vickie Zimmer

  • Stamps and dies: Serendipity Stamps - Hammock 1353GRELAX Die 056DD
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress-Stormy Sky
  • Paper: Neenah - Solar White, Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6, Bazzill Red & Blue Heavyweight cardstock
  • Copics: B91, B93, B95, YG23, G46, G43, R24, R17, 0, E43, E44, E50, E51 
  • Other: Spellbinders - Classic Circles, Classic Squares, IO Shaker Disc, Flower Soft