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A big Congrats to Linda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS527) on Splitcoast! After strolling thru her sweet gallery, I chose THIS to case. I kept the CAS design & sponging, but used different colors, different images & made mine a Christmas card. 
I had the white piece already die cut so I used some Distress inks to sponge in some pink/reds from the upper left & some lime greens from the lower right. The pine bough was stamped a couple of times w/ a combo of the green Memento inks and the greeting was stamped w/ black. I added a narrow pine green layer & instead of using another white layer to use the embossing folder on, I embossed the front of the card. The trick w/ this is, because I only wanted the front embossed, I had to put the card front in upside down in the folder, so it needed to be a pattern that looked good going either direction. Anything else would just look upside down 🙂

I added a die cut paper bow to finish. Here’s a look at the inside. The embossed card front also gives a nice look to the top of the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs-  Pine Bough, Christmas Everyday (inside- From My House)
Paper: Staples 110# white, pine green
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, cottage ivy, northern pine, Distress inks candy apple, fired brick, twisted citron, mowed lawn
Accessories:  Misti, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles, Sizzix embossing folder (Alpine set 658191), ODBD small bow die

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Today’s Free For All Challenge (F4A368) on Splitcoast wants us to use a food or a food related image/theme. So I’m going w/ a tasty cupcake!

The cupcake was stamped & colored, then I used parts of 2 greetings and die cut the word “wish” twice & stacked it. After lining it up on the cupcake, I matched the colors & lines so it would blend in. A single candle was fussy cut & I made a small slit to insert it. A dry embossed dk red panel, some stickles & sequins were added to finish.

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

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs-  CupcakeHey Cupcake, Birthday Candle Burst, (inside- Happy Happy Day, Birthday Candle)
Paper: Staples 110# white, dk red
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (inside Memento rhubarb)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Font One lower case dies, Copic markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder (birthday wishes combo 37-1162), stickles, sequins

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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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