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Congrats to Julia, the newest Featured Stamper (FS402) on Splitcoast! This is also for the HYCCT challenge to keep connected.

She has such fun, colorful gallery and since she also does a lot of quilting, I chose THIS card of hers to case. I kept the colors & diamond shape, but used different images, a different layout and used a sewing theme for mine.

I had some little die cut, embossed squares that just happened to fit this quilting square image, so I stamped it inside all three and colored them w/ Copics. The greeting was die cut w/ a pennant banner and I added a button and a big thread bow.

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

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Congrats again, Julia! Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week it’s a sunny fall color challenge! DRS images are not required, so head on over & link up your creation!

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Stamps: DRS Designs- Daily Thread, Quilt Square
Paper: white, yellow
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, squares & pennant dies, button, embroidery thread, Cuttlebug Stitched Square embossing folder set
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Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT501) asks us to use denim…paper or real. I searched around and found one lonely piece of denim paper.I wasn’t crazy about the looked a little too gray, so I sponged a little of the denim ink around the edges that show.
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The chickadee was stamped w/ the denim & I added just a hint of color then die cut him. The outside circle of the Wisemen Ornament was stamped w/ the London fog ink and die cut then attached to a scallop die cut red circle. The chickadee print paper has the greeting stamped directly on it w/ the fired brick ink and the red layer was die cut w/ the scallop border and attached on top.

I die cut several sizes of the poinsettia out of white, sponged denim & the reverse side of the chickadee print then assembled them together. I’m really loving these poinsettia dies…I have the Spellbinders, too, but these are smaller so they fit perfectly in confined areas. 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!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs -  Chickadee (You Will Find Refuge), Wisemen Ornament, Jingle Bells
Paper:  white, red dp (Paper Studio- ETC), denim dp (unknown), Chickadee dp (Authentique- Something for all Seasons)
Ink:  Adirondack denim, Distress Ink fired brick, Memento London fog
Accessories:  ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia dies, Chickadee die, Circle Ornament dies,Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 Matting basics A & B, scallops borders, scallop circles dies
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Halloween Pumpkins cu 04807
Welcome to the October Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is appropriately…Fall/Autumn! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  The DT has the added challenge of making a Halloween card. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is Buy 3, Get the 4th Free …  good through Oct 22nd.
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For my fun little Halloween card, I used the really cute Pumpkins on a Fence image and colored it with Copics. I used a cloud stencil I made with acetate & scallop scissors and sponged on light clouds using antique linen ink. After die cutting, I added a frame from designer paper that just happened to be the exact right fit. There’s actually a faint pattern in it but it’s a bit hard to see. I framed it with some orange paper from the same collection and since I really liked the swirl pattern, I cut around part of it at the bottom and slid the image panel under it. Originally, I was going to add a bigger greeting in the upper left, but it just didn’t work, so I die cut the big pumpkin out of printed halloween paper and backed it with a black print. A few sequins, a Candi dot to anchor the little greeting and a big glass beaded button in the upper left finished it. 

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


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On the inside, I  used a piece I cut out behind the black frame on the front and stamped the greeting I started to use on the front. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all of the DT for some fabulous inspiration for your Halloween cards! 

 Special Guest Designer: Julia Stainton

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Pumpkins on a Fence 1249G, Happy Halloween small 659B, Have a Wicked Good Day 1228D
Paper: X-Press It white, designer paper (Recollections & Making Memories)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen
Accessories: Serendipity Pumpkin die 009LDSpellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, black sequins, black shimmer Candi dot, black glass beaded button
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 Wow! No. 500 for the Color Challenges (CC500)! Seems we’re having a month of anniversaries. Last week was 400 for the Featured Stamper so we have a ways to go! 

For my card, I went with the Winter Colors. Love these colors together! I’m also combining with Susie’s HYCCT challenge to use music. I die cut all the poinsettias out of white (the smaller ones are ODBD, the 1 big one & the leaves are Spellbinders & I love how they complement each other). I used the Distress Inks to sponge on the color then stamped the music in black on top. 

After spending 45 minutes trying to find dp to go with this, I finally gave up & made my own by sponging on the blues & greens then stamping the music again. Added an embossed white layer, a die cut ornament w/ the greeting stamped on a leftover of the bg, & a few sequins.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs -  Holly Wreath (greeting), O Christmas Tree Carol
Paper:  white
Ink:  Versafine onyx, Distress Inks in shabby shutters, tumbled glass, evergreen bough, festive berries
Accessories:  ODBD Peaceful Poinsettia dies, fancy ornaments, ornate flowers & borders dies, Spellbinders poinsettia, A2 matting basics A & B dies, sequins, gold dots, Sizzix embossing folder (Snowflake & Flourish set)

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For today’s Technique Challenge (TLC503) & Sabrina’s HYCCT challenge, to hold it together w/ something other than glue. For the TLC, we are to use a pencil eraser…so funny because I actually made this over the weekend before I saw the challenge :) 

Somewhere on Pinterest (or google…can’t remember), I saw a gold clock on black w/ points of light behind it and it gave me the idea to use a pencil eraser & the Bokeh tech. After gold embossing the smaller clock face and the larger, distressed looking clock face w/ the gilded gold (it’s clear w/ gold in it), I die cut them using the ODBD circle dies.

I also gold embossed & die cut the clock hands & for Sabrina’s challenge, I attached them w/ gold mini brad. The greeting was also gold embossed & die cut w/ the pennant die. Around the clock, I used the eraser & gold ink..stamping several times before reinking. Some metallic gold layers finished it. And here’s a little look at the inside, made w/ a left over frame and a little stamping.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs -  God’s Timing, Time Set
Paper:  black, metallic gold
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:    ODBD Matting Circles, Circle Ornament & Pennant dies, gold embossing powder, gilded gold embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, gold mini brad, pencil eraser
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