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Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US! 

This month the challenge is to make a Christmas or Holiday card! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Skating Snowman. From 11/25 thru Sunday 11/29, Free Shipping on all US orders of $20 or more! Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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Since my greeting is big & mentions sparkle, I made it the main focus & everything on the card is super sparkly! The greeting could really be used any time of year, but I made mine a Christmas card by adding the embossed ornament background & the ornaments & greeting on the inside. I was lucky enough to have some glittery embossing powder that matched exactly the very glittery card stock I used for the backing layers & bow on top & all the stamped images were heat embossed using it.  

Here’s the inside. These ornaments were originally intended for the front, but it started looking crowded so I put them on the inside.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Leave a Little Sparkle, Ornament Background, (inside – Have Yourself, Ornament Pops Outline, Ornament Pops Solid 
Paper: Neenah white, glitter  dp (DCWV -Christmas Glitter stack)
Ink:   Colorbox peacock pigment ink (Distress ink dusty concord on inside greeting)
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics  B, labels 28 & decorative labels 28 dies,  Cheery Lynn Pretty Bows dies, peacock glitter embossing powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle)

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs! This is so much appreciated! This month our special Guest Designer is: Hazel Hodgkins

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Today we’re taking another look at the Our Daily Bread designs November release! There are some really fabulous dies & images this month & they work so well with the previous Christmas releases.  Merry Poinsettias retake07870
For my Christmas wreath card, I die cut the large dp layer & the white layer. After edging the white layer w/ a gold paint pen, I attached them together. For the wreath, I die cut a Doily out of white along w/ some Peaceful Poinsettias & Merry Mosaics. I also die cut the two poinsettias out of the same dp I used for the large layer. I used a small circle die for the gold poinsettia centers & I tucked in a few gold branches on the right I die cut using one of the Lovely Leaves dies & a couple of Pinecones on top. I tucked a white die cut Windowsill Candle die cut into the center of the wreath.
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After die cutting one large & one medium bow out of the brushed gold c/s, I though the medium was a tad too small but the bow part looked super on top of the large bow. I also die cut one gold Merry & 3 heavy white Merrys then stacked them together for more dimension. 

Paper: Neenah white, metallic gold, dp (ODBD- Christmas Collection 2015)
Accessories: ODBD- Flourished Star Pattern, Lovely Leaves, Merry Christmas,  Medium Bow, Large Bow, Peaceful Poinsettias, Merry Mosaics, Windowsill Candles, Pinecones, Doily dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies (I used the small circle from the Circle Ornament dies for the poinsettia centers). gold Krylon pen

Please be sure to stop by & visit all of the DT Blogs!

Sandee * Julie * Cathy * Amy * Dawn * 

Lori * Robin * America

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Here are the fabulous dies & papers I used. 



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NCC CHristmoose cu 07867 This is for the Color Challenge (CC557) today on Splitcoast. Originally, I was trying for the “not fussy” dessert option of the challenge. But seriously…trying to do that really started to wear me out, so I gave up & did what I do..mostly fussy. After I stopped trying to reinvent the wheel, this is the result. It’s not too super fussy, just a little bit.

NCC Christmoose 07863 After stamping, coloring w/ Copics & over stamping, I made a little star stencil on copy paper by die cutting two different sized stars in it & sponging the blue ink through it on the background. I die cut it then sponged 3 sides. On the left side, I used a curved die to cut off a little bit & I replaced it w/ some dp, then added some die cut stars on top. I die cut the greeting & a couple of dp circles and pretty much done.

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftovers & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: North Coast Creations –Christmas Tree Maxwell, Merry & Bright 
Paper: X-Press It white,  dp (Pebbles – Home for Christmas  &  American Crafts – Jolly)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring). Distress Ink tumbled glass
Accessories:  ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Sparkling Stars, Leafy BorderdiesCopic markers, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A, circle dies
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