Sunday, May 1, 2016

Serendipity Blog Challenge!!

Good Morning!! Welcome Sunday morn'- I am on the beach right now (take that back it's 12:00 am- have been on the beach and will be soon!!) Good friends' wedding- both Bride and Groom that we met through my oldest daughter and her hubs. They're all a bit younger than Bill and I- so we're probably REALLY worn out as opposed to a little tired :-)
Anywho.. welcome to the start of this months Serendipity Stamps Challenge!! This month we're talking about using die cuts.... easy peasy, right!!

Here's my card...



A little CAS with this image!! Thinking of all those summer days of my youth... State Fairs... always loved the Ferris Wheels but, totally paranoid about getting stuck on the top!

Mary released some new sentiments... Uplifting Sentiments







Looking for some awesome inspiration?   We have a very special guest this month too!

                                                    Carol Mayne from Just Me:c



Here's the rest of the DT for some more inspiration...


AND.. Mary has added a new feature to the store.. you can now start a wish list!

AND.....Here's a link to all the new goodies at Serendipity Stamps.

   Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Color Throwdown # 390- Happy Day!!

Good Morning!! Happy Hump Day!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! I had a blast looking at all the cards using my bright colors... dang, wish I had a little more time to stamp!!!! That being said... I love all the different interpretations of the colors... design, stamps used... etc. etc.

Wanda picked the colors this week....we're playing with yellow, navy, and white!! 



Beautiful cakes... yummm!!

Here's my card...




Totally not the cake them, although it works!! So I played with some more NBUS as Darnell would say!! I need to... it's piling up!! All from MFT...Tweet Friends and coordinating Die-namics. The sun was a freebie a while back- it's a stitched sun... totally fun!! The sentiment is from MFT's Wings with Things!! Those clouds are also MFT die-namics but, may have been one of the original sets... gotta love dies that last!

This girl has been busy and little stressed these last few weeks- dealing with family illness from afar- that can be more difficult than just being there!!


Don't forget to check out our guest this month and featured star stamper....

Amy Rohl (April Guest Designer) - Ink About Me

AND...

Linda Beeson, Guest Star Stamper - PaperCutting Kind of Day


Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD390 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd390 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink 

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Kind- Fierce- and Barve

In between life--- a four year old -my sweet daughter's fiances' little one- she's the sweetest thing- loves to cook but, at 4 that's a little project :-) Especially when she wants to cut veges with a sharp knife AND that won't work :-)

I did happen to have a chance to make a card using a sentiment from Verve- that I LOVE-- actually love all of Julee's sentiments but, this spoke to me at the moment! My dad just had open heart surgery (he'll be 85 in June- a very, very, health 85- he had an aortic valve replacement and two bypasses) It was a little rough- oozed/bled for 15 hours (yes, I did an all-nighter at the hospital with my hubs and sister-it's been a long time!) Instead of going home in 5-7 days, which is the normal now, he went home at 11 days but, he's doing Great!! 

For my Dad and Mom...


Yep-- fits perfectly!! Sweetest people I know!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

Love ya!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Color Trhwodown #389

Good Morning!! Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to this week's ColorThrowdown challenge.... hosted by yours truly!!


I picked some bright ones... aren't those shoes adorable!!

Here's my card...


I played with MFT's Sweet Succulents along with both sets of dies. The sentiment is from the same set. I did a little no line copic coloring and added some glossy accents to the cacti AND a twine bow (this girls loves a little bow)

Don't forget to check out our guest this month and featured star stamper....

Amy Rohl (April Guest Designer) - Ink About Me

AND...

Jerrie Mead, Guest Star Stamper - Coloring Outside the Linez


Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD388 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd388 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink 

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Good Morning- so glad you stopped by today. The Serendipity Stamps DT are showing off some new goodies in the store and combining it with this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge-- This month it's all about embossing!! AND this time around the DT were asked to add an additional challenge... Get Well/Thinking of You!


You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  

SSCB#54 Emboss - dry, heat, deboss - so many design options. The choice is yours... just make sure your project includes some type of embossing and at least one Serendipity Stamps image!

I have three cards for you today.... couldn't help myself :)


My first card uses the SWEET kitties in the Little Critters die set along with a sentiment from the Meow Mix Cling set. The background was stamped with the Beaded Strings background stamp using versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I water colored with Gansai Tambi watercolors (Kuretake) in rainbow colors. Die cut a PPP Stitched Duo 1 frame and some kitties in rainbow colors. Popped the frame up adding the kitties in the windows. The sentiment was the finishing touch- also stamped and heat embossed. My thinking of you card for all my cat/kittie lover friends :)

Here's a little close up so you can see the embossing AND the detail on those sweet kitties :)



Then... I thought all those sweet critters would be perfect for a baby card...



The background was water colored- and stamped with the Beaded Strings stamp and heat embossed with white. Die cut all the sweet critters...did a little water coloring... added a die cut stitched circle from Cherry Lynn (Mary stocks Cherry Lynn in the store)- placed the water colored critters in a cluster- some popped up. Added the "Sweet" sentiment die cut several times using gold paper for a little dimension. 
Another close up of the embossing and those critters....


Last card....


Love this Open Book image... added a few water colored die hearts from the Critters die set.

And the inside.... this sentiment is perfect!! Not the best pic but... perfect sentiment!! I am a book lover myself... read every night before sleeping. 



Play along with the monthly challenge (emboss) you still have time as it's a monthly challenge AND you can win a GC to the Serendipity store!! We're at the halfway point so there's still time to join!!

The special for the hop is  is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wed through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24.  

Want to go shopping? The 50% off stamp of the month is the...Adirondack Chair.


Another prize...Leave a comment on the DT blogs to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.You have until April 24.  Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday April 25.

Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna (the full list is below). Jeanne is the Queen of bright colors... they're beautiful too!!

Here's the hop list... 





There are lots of new goodies :) in the store, you can find them here

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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