Thursday, December 1, 2016

Serrendipity Stamps Blog Challenge!!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. The challenge begins on the first of the month with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us! At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. 

Ready for our latest challenge?




SSCB#62 Sparkle!!!! It's the perfect month for a little sparkle in our lives!! There are so many ways to add sparkle to a card- sequins, glitter, glitter paper, glitter ribbon, an image with a sparkle.... you get the idea!! Whatever you choose just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design!

Want to go shopping? The stamp of the month for December is Winter Doe (50% off- can't beat that!)


Here's my card...



So I had a little fun coloring and decorating this Christmas Tree. Love the font on that Happy Christmas sentiment too!! What's my sparkle... a glittered star for the tree topper, some sequins for ornaments, and that ribbon has sparkle in it!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

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



Marybeth Lopez
Julie Warner 
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Color Throwdown #421

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Amy- we're playing with some bright ones and I love them!! 


It's purple, aqua, celery green, and black..

Here's my card...



I played with PTI's Vintage Ornaments II. It's a pretty CAS card but, I love these colors with the Vintage Ornaments set. (Yes, I am an "antiquer" and have some vintage ornaments pretty close to these.)

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Marisa Ritzen.... Rosemary Reflections as our guest designer for the month of November!  Thrilled you have played with us this month!!

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 CTD421 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd421 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

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

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!






Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Color Throwdown #420!!


Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda- we're playing with light blue, sage green, yellow, and gray. 


Here's my card...



These "wild eyed" penguins made me smile!! Used a few new products from MFT... Snow Drift di-namics and the Chill Wishes stamp set/matching die-namics. Sponged some light blue on a background adding random glitter for that sparkly snow. Not clear in this picture but, totally fun!! Overlaid this piece with the Snow Drift die-namics using PTI white cardstock. Stamped several penguins and trees from Chill Wishes, colored loosely with copics and die cut with the matching MFT die-namics to create my soft winter scene. Love that sentiment!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Marisa Ritzen.... Rosemary Reflections as our guest designer for the month of November!  

Another Big Welcome to Kim Hahn, Guest Star Stamper - Kim Loves Flowers

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 CTD420 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd420 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

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

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!






Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Color Throwdown #419!!

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by yours truly- we're playing with red, green, and orange. 


Ha... this girl's been dreaming about the Thanksgiving Holiday Celebrations... I need a little break :-)


So, I used  some new to me... Holiday Greens from PTI!! I really should have a glass of something, something instead :-) Created a little collage stamping the greens in my requested colors, layering to the side after I added a few red and orange "dots" in the background. Finished off with a layered sentiment die from PTI.

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Marisa Ritzen.... Rosemary Reflections as our guest designer for the month of November!  

Another Big Welcome to Claire Grantham, Guest Star Stamper - Ham'n'mule Designs

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 CTD419 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd419 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

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

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!




Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. The challenge begins on the first of the month with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us! At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps

It's the halfway point, and... Mary gives the DT an extra challenge- this month it is a "Welcome" theme!!


The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. 

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



SSCB#61 Texture!!!! Easy peasy, right!! There are so many ways to add texture to a card- distressing, ribbon, twine, glitter, enamel dots, sequins.... you get the idea!! Whatever you choose just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design!


Here's my card... I only have one this month. Hubs had a big ole' clot (DVT in the medical world- short for deep vein thrombosus) that slowed me down a little... dang, that man!!



I played with a few Serendipity goodies for this one. The trees were created using three different Serendipity tree stamps stamped in different greens for the background. Stamped the cottage, colored with copics and fussy cut to make a winter scene. Don't you love that Welcome die! Added some wood sequins from Serendipity and twine for the "texture". 



Want to go shopping? The stamp of the month for October is the  Snowperson with Wreath (50% off- can't beat that!)



And there is always a prize.... $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.    Hoppers can leave comments through 11-20 The winner will be announced on Mary's blog on 11-21.

The sale this time is 20% off in the Autumn and Halloween categories - no coupon required.  Sale good through 11-21.


Looking for some more inspiration....



Next up is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna --- as always, it's sure to be bright and beautiful!!

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