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Welcome to Serendipity Stamps & The Twinery Blog Hop Day 2!
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If you arrived here from the blog of Stacey Schafer, you are in the right place.  If not, you may want to head over to the Serendipity Blog to start from the beginning. Are you having fun so far? Lots of fabulous inspiration and there is still one more day to go. Just a reminder…you will need to comment on all blogs all 3 days to be eligible to win one of the following prizes:

There is also a sale…20% off all items in the “Garden” category thru Aug 3 at Serendipity Stamps.
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For my “into the window” card,  I stamped the beautiful Hat w/ Flowers close to the corner of 4 x 5.25 piece of white card stock, colored it with Copics then lightly penciled in my frame using the die as the template. I cut into & around the parts of the hat & flowers that would stick into the opening, placed the die under the hat & die cut the opening. I used a slightly larger stitched die to emboss the stitching around the window.  The greeting & ferns were stamped on a slightly larger piece of white, colored & I used the BG10 Copic to add the aqua around its edge before attaching it under my slightly elevated window. Another fern was fussy cut & added on top of the window along w/ a valance die cut. I threaded a blue button with Peapod Stripe & Denim Stripe twine & tied them in a bow. 

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop is the blog of Melyssa ConnollyPlease be sure to visit & comment on all the posts to be eligible for the prizes! Here is today’s Hop List:

Serendipity Stamps 
The Twinery 
Tifany DeGough
Anya Schrier 

Rebecca VanDeMark
Vickie Zimmer 

Stacey Schafer
Julie Warner
 (you are here!)
Melyssa Connolly
Karen Amidon
Melania Deasy 

Cathy Weber
Suzanna Lee 


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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Hat w/ Flowers 423E, Fern Plant 996F, More Than Anything 372D
Paper: X-Press It white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for greeting)
Accessories:  Copic markers, Cheery Lynn die (Southern Charm Valance), Spellbinders matting basics A & B dies,  denim stripe & peapod stripe twine (The Twinery), Wink of Stella clear, button, stitched rectangle dies


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A big congrats to Heidi (stamptek), the newest Featured Stamper (FS390) on Splitcoast! What a beautiful, colorful gallery she has! I chose THIS card to CASE. I just loved the flowers and trimmed edge w/ the embossing on the right, so I kept those. I used different images, different embossing folder and different colors. 

For my version, I stamped the outline flowers w/ worn lipstick close to the edge of piece of white card stock then trimmed around them. On an acrylic block, I smushed the lipstick & marigold ink pads, then spritzed the rubber of my solid flower image and pressed it to the inked block then stamped them on another piece of white c/s. I used a stamp positioner to line up the outline ( but slightly off, to keep a bit of the white) and stamped it in black on top. I used the matching die to die cut them and attached them down the side. The left side was die cut and I sponged the two Distress inks, pulling them near the flower edge. 

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Congrats again, Heidi! Thanks so much for stopping by!  

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1304M Flower Pops, Flower Pops Negative Set 1318QCL, Be Kind Be Happy Be Well 1312F
Paper: X-Press It white,coral, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (for greeting), Distress Inks marigold, lipstick
Accessories:  Copic markers, Serendipity Flower Pops dies, Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder (honeycomb set), gems, SAMJ (stampa-ma-jig), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B
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RWB Bday cake 04052 The Ways to Use It Challenge on Splitcoast today (WT489) is lots of dots. After stamping & coloring the cake, I fussy cut it because I knew the tall candles would end up very close to the top. On the top of the background, I white embossed the polka dot background..I think the white on white adds a nice texture without making it look too busy. I added a die cut fancy border w/ a blue ombre strip behind the top that I just colored w/ Copics. The greeting was stamped in the opening & some sequins added for a little sparkle. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week…Inchies! DRS images are not required so head on over.
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Stamps: DRS Designs-  Girly Swirl Cake, Polka Dot BgBirthday Multi Greeting
Paper: white
Ink: Distress ink chipped sapphire (for cake), Memento danube blue (for greeting), Colorbox white frost pigment (for polka dots)
Accessories: white embossing powder, Copic markers, sequins, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B die, Cheery Lynn die (Southern charm valance)
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A big congrats to Karren, the newest Featured Stamper on Splitcoast (FS389)! Such a fabulous gallery she has! Lots I want to case, but I was drawn to this really cute card. I kept the Christmas theme and colors, but I don’t have anything like those cute little Christmas kitties, so I used different images, an oval instead of a square & a grid die instead of the scallops & twine & moved the greeting. 

I’ve always loved this candy cane image & for a quite a while I’ve wanted to try the “no line”  technique. Well, it’s harder than I imagined. I stamped the image w/ gray ink (so it wouldn’t really show) then carefully colored it with Copics. I definitely need more practice with this technique, but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I added a white grid die cut w/ a red background and a fussy cut holly image to finish it. Pretty CAS. Here are the Copics I used.

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Congrats again to Karren! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs-   Candy Canes, Triple Holly, Merry Christmas Arc
Paper: white, red linen
Ink: Memento London Fog & tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Impression Obsession grid die #172-1,Spellbinders petite oval dies
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Today we are taking a look back at the Our Daily Bread designs fabulous July release! Don’t you LOVE those trendy pennant dies and coordinating stamps? I sure do! I can see lots of uses for these babies in my future! I had a lot of fun with this card….and it’s a combination of dies and left overs from earlier projects. Isn’t it great when you find bits & pieces that all come together in a new project? This is also for the Inspiration Challenge (IC450). I was inspired by THIS pillow. 

The other day, we had a Splitcoast challenge to “color the embossing” (TLC489). The aqua lower section is one of my “try outs”. After I embossed it, I colored over the top with a white marker. The top section, is a small leftover of a die cut ODBD Daisy Chain die. I had a few white asters left, so I die cut a few more from the Asters die and layered them together w/ a black print Candi dot on top. I used a white strip to stamp the rest of my greeting (from the Dad set) and bordered it w/ a black die cut from the Beautiful Borders dies. 
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And for the grand finale, I die cut a white Pennant Row and stamped the Happy on it from the Pennant Alphabet stamp set then added an aqua scallop pennant form the same Pennant Row dies underneath. A few more Candi dots finished it all. 

These are the wonderful sets and dies I used. 

ODBD Custom Aster dies Pennant Alphabet GCS24 Pennant Row Daisy Chain Background CSBD37





Please be sure to stop and visit all of the team blogs for more inspiration!
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Julie * Grace * Lori * Cathy * Chris * Sandee * 

Dawn * Paula * Wanda * Silke * Stacy * Angie


Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs  Pennant Alphabet, Dad
Paper: X-Press It white, aqua, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: ODBD Pennant Row dies,  ODBD Aster, Pennant Row, Daisy Chain BG, Beautiful Borders dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white permapaque marker, Darice embossing folder, Candi dots
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