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Clean n Simple Stamping

Card Challenge:  Do something on your card that you're "afraid" of! (ie. CAS style, stitching, a vintage look, etc. Just do something you wouldn't normally do!)  I challenged myself to create a "clean & simple" card because I do like others' CAS but it's just not typically the style I create.  Not sure what it is... maybe I'm just not happy with all the “white space”  ~ I keep wanting to add stuff to it.  So, I stepped out of my comfort zone, stripping it down to the bare necessities to let my image shine.  Well, ok… I did add a few adhesive brads and a punched border.    *Ü*  What do you think? Card Supplies: Stamps: Tilda Picking Lilacs; Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Everyday Words cling set from Serendipity Ink: black Memento Ink on Neenah White cardstock 80lb and colored with Copics Punch: Martha Stewart

Serendipity Stamps & Dies Blog Hop

Welcome to our “Die Cuts” blog hop with Serendipity Stamps Designers!!  The designers have created some fabby projects to introduce these dies to the public and I’m thrilled to be a part of it as their Spring/Summer Guest Designer!!  For my first card, I’ve used the Floral Dragonfly Die to create a simple yet elegant Birthday card.  The sentiment is from a fabulous set called Everyday Words (Small Horizontal).    For my next card I cut out the Floral Butterfly Die and mounted it on the Butterfly Outline Die .  I added some stickles to some flowers and leaves for a li’l sparkle (it’s still wet in my photo, so it doesn’t show up real well).   I also added some yellow/gold rhinestone flourish for a trail.   My other creations using Serendipity’s awesome dies that you may have missed:                 

Fun, Creative Use for Serendipity Egg Dies

Hi and Hap-Bee Thursday to ya!! Time sure "flies" when you're havin' fun *Ü* I can't bee-lieve how fast my 2 months as Guest Designer for Serendipity Stamp s is going-- I only have 2 more weeks left! Anyways, while I was going through my wonderful stash of stamps and dies yesterday, I thought "What could I do with the Egg Dies that has nothing to do with Easter?" ... and with a little pinching here and a stripe-cutting there, look what you can create!! I used the Solid Outline Egg die for his body, cutting one in black and one in yellow and then cut a couple of stripes out of the yellow one and adhered onto the black body.  And with the Egg Scroll Die , I cut out of vellum cardstock and pinched the smaller end together, added a glue dot and wha-la! I cut the head using a circle Nestie and drew my face on.  The white teeth were an after-thought on scratch paper and my hubby said I should definitely add them.  This was one time I followed his

Flutterby with an Octagon Gift Set

Happy Tuesday!! Today I have a fun duo I made for Mother's Day, using Serendipity Stamps' new Dies and Stamps!  They are so so pretty, I am having so much fun with all of them.       I’ve used the Floral Butterfly Stamp & Dies set .  For my card, I stamped the Floral Butterfly in Versamark and then colored with Q-tips and Pastels (chalks).    For the box, I followed Beate's instructions for her Heart Box on SCS , except I changed the shape to a hexagon Octagon (Yes, I can count!) using my Spellbinder's Nesties. Instead of coasters, I just used a big cereal box from Costco.  It cut just fine in the Cuttlebug and is sturdy for the box to hold it’s shape (and candies or whatnot).  The butterfly on top of my box is cut with the gorgeous Floral Butterfly Die and the Solid Outline Butterfly Die .  I then added some 2-way glue to some of the flowers and sprinkled pink glitter on them and added 3 pretty glass balls that have some floral thing in them that pic

Summer's Great for Swingin & Flip Flops

... and a li'l Sprinkler action too!! Good morning friends!  Today I have a fun Swing Card (aka. Flip Flop Card) using a couple of new stamps from Serendipity Stamps; Sprinkler & Keep Your Face to the Sunshine .    I cut the sun with my Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge and drew the face on.  Then pop dotted the face to the back.       On the "Flip Side" I re-stamped the Sprinkler image in Sage Shadow for a soft effect and so the sentiment is the focus.    Hope you enjoyed my card for today!   Have a S U N S H I N E Y   Day!!

Big & Beautiful… and Proud to Show It!

I am talking about the new dies at Serendipity Stamps !!   Who doesn’t love pretty dies?  Seems they’re everywhere lately… and Serendipity Stamps has has come out with some big beautiful Dragonfly and Butterfly Dies.  Today I’m showing you the new stamp, Water Lilies with the gorgeous Dragonfly Dies ….   This would be really fun with colored (or clear) glitter or chalks etc.  I wanted to keep it simple for this card to really showcase the exact pattern.  Love them!!  You can purchase just the Floral Dragonfly die separately… or you can buy the Cling Set which includes the rubber stamp as well as the floral & solid Dragonfly dies!  PLUS… if you order in the next 3 days, you will get FREE SHIPPING (U.S. only) with your order of $10 or more!!  Doesn’t get much better than that.   For the water lillies , I stamped it on white c.s. with Bordering Blue ink and colored with Copics.  For the water, I pressed the top of my classic ink lid and used a water brush to give

My 1,500th Post & a Butterfly Blog Hop

Welcome friends!!  It’s a Wonderful Wednesday today as I celebrate my 1,500th blog post!!  I’ve been blogging since August, 2006.  I wanted to do a special post for today but wasn’t sure what… that is until yesterday!  Mary of Serendipity Stamps asked me if I’d like to participate in her DT’s Butterfly Blog Hop !  Of course I said, YES!!  So I created a very special project for mom as my “special” post today.  Thanks for being here with me and for all the wonderful comments you guys leave.  I’m truly blessed to have made some wonderful blogging friends out there.   I would NOT be blogging today if it weren’t for your encouragement.  *Ü*    For my project I made a Bird Cage Gift Box to hold a flameless candle and some li’l flowers.  I decorated the outside with these gorgeous floral butterflies from Serendipity!!  They also have matching dies to cut them out.  I don’t have those… yet, so I cut them by hand.     I inked up the butterfly stamps in coral and Saffron classic ink