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Welcome to the February #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Feb 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Feb 6 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Fun Heart Cling Set! The sale this time is Free Shipping on US orders of $25 or more, good until 2/19. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my clean & simple St. Patrick’s Day card, I die cut all the pieces and parts out of a water color background I had in my stash. It was a largish leftover from something else, made w/ yellows & greens Brushos crystals. The colors were perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day card & the little bird was die cut out of an area where the greens faded into white. I liked the way it made him look more like a real bird w/ varied coloring. (The shamrock in his hat is part of the Little Critters die set.) The Lucky die was cut once out of the w/c bg & once out of a lime green I used underneath for a bit of a shadow. For the embossed edges, I used a scallop ribbons folder then cut away only one part to use as the edges on either side. The shamrock balloons were added w/ some Baker’s twine strings.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – (inside- Happy St. Patrick’s Day)
Paper:  Staples #110 white,  Neenah white linen, watercolor, lime green
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Birdies, Lucky, Little Critters, Shamrock dies, Brushos water color crystals, Sizzix embossing folder, TE shamrock dies, Lil’ Inker Stitched Rectangle dies

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Welcome to the January Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through SundayJan 22  to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Jan 23 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Wear & Winter Fun Backgrounds! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! 

To make my Valentine card, I had a tag and little strip of water color background & thought the colors would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. I also had a little piece of white w/ the negative (left over part) of a die cut & trimmed the bottom to fit the tag; just to dress it up a bit. The Mini Scallop & Scroll dies were cut out of a paint chip I found w/ colors that went w/ my watercolor tag. One of the colors was “Coral Kiss” & I thought that went as well, so I left it. The little hearts were cut out using the Love die & the top 3/4 of the white panel was embossed w/ a woodgrain folder to add a little texture.

Here’s a look at the inside. 

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Love You sm. (inside – Valentine’s Day II, Bird w/ Hearts)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It white, water color, paint chip, coral textured (DCWV)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:   Serendipity Mini Heart & Scroll, Love dies, Misti, woodgrain embossing folder, Brushos water color crystals, twine, ODBD TagTrio & Filigree Frames (negative edge only) dies, MFT Blueprints 21 die (outer only)

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Welcome to the October Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps! If you arrived here from Jeanne’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday October 23 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on October 24. The sale this week will be free shipping on US orders of $25 or more good Wed the 19th through Sunday the 23rd.  There’s no coupon code  required.   Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the  Pumpkin Border.  On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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This is also for the Splitcoast Featured Stamper, Bev! I chose THIS card to case, keeping the Christmas theme & layout, but I used different images, water colored my image & used a die cut greeting. For my card, I used this beautiful Poinsettia. I just love poinsettias & I can’t wait for the stores to get them in for Christmas. This image just said “water color” to me but instead of using my usual pan w/c, I used Brushos water color crystals. I sprinkled a few reds & greens on a blank palette then added water & painted w/ them as if they were pan w/c. Since this is a large image, I was pretty sure I was going to have to use my out of the box technique w/ the chosen die. I’ve shown this technique before, but a dear friend of mine, Kittie Caracciolo, who works w/ dies like you wouldn’t believe, mentioned that she just doesn’t “get” the out of the box. So here it is again 🙂 Once you understand the principal, it’s pretty easy. And it’s probably my most used & favorite technique. You can click the green link above for the original tutorial & you can also click any of these pictures to enlarge them.
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The reason I didn’t fully cut out the little branches before die cutting is because they are so fragile & it’s easy to break them off. After die cutting, I’ll fully trim them out.
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The most important thing to remember is that anything that falls out of the box, must be lifted above the die or else it will be cut off.
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Here’s a look at the inside.
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Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Poinsettia Lg
Paper:  Staples #110 white,  water color, red pepper, dp (Paper Studio- Holly on Black, HOTP- Green Plaid, both retired)
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories:   Serendipity Celebrate & Season’s Greetings dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Brushos water color crystals, MFT diagonal stitched rectangle dies

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