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Welcome to the December Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Sparkle! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. November’s  “Stamp of the Month” is 50% off  & this month- it’s the Winter Doe!  Be sure to check out the Yard Sale items and the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Love this little cardinal sitting on the Holiday Mailbox! We have soooo many cardinals in our yard. It probably helps that we have an evergreen hedge that has berries in the winter, a bird feeder, a bird bath/water dish & plenty of trees. Up until today, it’s been so dry that the water thing (holds a gallon) has had to be refilled every day for over a month! Last week, we had a whole flock of robins lined up to get a drink. Anyway, after coloring the image, I added some stickles for sparkle & while it was drying, I die cut the papers. Instead of layering the image on top, I went w/ making frames to go around it. I like how the paper complements the image & the sparkle of the pink glitter paper adds texture & holiday fun.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Holiday Mailbox, Tis the Season  (inside – Celebrate the Magic
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It white,  pink glitter (DCWV),  dp (Studio Calico – Magical)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, curved matting basics A & B dies,  stickles, Misti

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I made this for the Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC611)..red, green & vanilla. Perfect color combo for a Christmas card.
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Truth be told, this is the first thing I’ve made in over a week. I’ve been seriously under the weather. Fever is gone, but so is my voice! And my throat & chest feel like they’re on fire w/ the cough that’s still hanging in there. I’m pretty sure this was helped along by all the smoke we’ve had from the fires north of us. 

The pinecone was colored & fussy cut. I found a scrap of ivory linen so I stamped the pine branches & greeting on it then added the pinecone. The kraft bg was die cut then embossed w/ a corner flourish. I rubbed over the top w/ a white pencil then added sequins & some stickles for the sparkle.

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used on the pine cone.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – PineconeMerry Christmas, Pine Bough (inside- Richly Blessed
Paper: X-Press It white, ivory linen, kraft
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy, northern pine, love letter
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Sizzix flourish corner embossing folder, stickles, white Prismacolor pencil, sequins

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Weekly-Favorite
It’s my turn to host the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge, so a big congrats to Jan, the newest FS! She is such a sweetheart, always leaving wonderful comments & playing in the challenges & she has a really lovely gallery! I chose THIS to case. I kept the Christmas theme & joy greeting, but I used a die cut image instead of a wreath & added some sponging & snowflakes.
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These lovely bells were stamped onto pine green card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color them, then over stamped them & die cut. I really like the look of pencils on dark card stock. The large white panel was stamped first w/ just the Joy using little red & green Memento inks then I used an embossing folder to add the texture.

The big J & Y & snowflake were die cut then sponged on the lower half. I added little snowflakes on top of the O’s on the red & green Joys. Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –- Holly Jingle BellsJoy to You  (inside – Snow Bg, , 1 line Merry Christmas)
Paper: Staples 110# white, pine green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, northern pine, love letter, new sprout
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, MFT Stitched Arch die, knit embossing folder, Snowflake Reverse die

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