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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS624) so a big congrats to Marge! She has an absolute fabulous gallery & for my first card I chose THIS card of Marge’s. I liked the circle w/ the heart  inside & coffee theme, so I kept those. But I used different images & dies & a different layout.

After coloring & die cutting this cute owl, I die cut the royal & turquoise pieces. On the big banner, I had to use my die resizing technique to make it longer. The hearts were also die cut & added along w/ the greeting.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used.

My second card was inspired by THIS card of Marge’s. I liked the different scenes inside the circles so I kept that. But I have way more circles & different images & colors.

After die cutting the stitched circle bg, I colored & die cut the little images & more circles out of a couple of black & white pieces of dp. I added a larger red-violet layer & let it show thru on a lot of circles. It originally was a deep rosy pink so I sponged on some picked raspberry Distress ink to darken the color.

Here’s the inside & Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps – Hippo setGranger Good Cup of Coffee
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It Blending Card, deep rose, royal blue, turquoise, dp (Elegant Chic Black & White)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink picked raspberry
Accessories:  Rubbernecker  Granger,Hippo set, Rounded Corner Rectangle Stitch, Circle Stitch,Circle Scallop w/ Pierce,Circle Bg,Nested Banner Stitchdies, Copic Sketch Markers, MISTI


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A wonderful site for the Inspiration Challenge! There were many I loved but I was really drawn to THIS. I love the white snowflakes on the deep red background.

My card was pretty easy..I started by white embossing the snowflake onto red card stock then I sponged around the edges w/ Distress inks in various dark reds & finally a little black on the very edges.


I also used the Reverse Snowflake die to die cut some white snowflakes & popped them up a little on top. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Snowflake Cling set,  Christmas (inside: Have Yourself )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cherry red
Ink: Distress inks candied apple, fired brick, aged mahogany, black soot, Clolorbox frost white pigment
Accessories: Serendipity Snowflake Reverse die Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, white embossing powder


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Welcome to the Nov #1 Blog Hop
 for Serendipity Stamps

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 Nov 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Nov 12 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Covered Bridge stamp & Merry Christmas die – 50% off! 

For my very wintry scene, I placed the image into my Misti, stamped & colored the bridge scene, then masked it & the ground area. Since the trees are basically solid lines, I didn’t worry about masking them. The right side of the sky was sponged w/ the pink Distress inks & blue on the left. Then I spritzed it w/ mixture of very thin white acrylic paint & water. I mixed it about 3 or 4 to 1, (water to paint) in a mini mister. I’ve had this mix in this mister for at least a couple of years & so far it hasn’t clogged. I just shake it well before using each time. After removing the mask,  I used a white gel pen to add snow to the trees & rocks then stamped over the image again. The vellum overlay was embossed w/ a snowflake frame folder & I fussy cut out the center before sandwiching it between the cut out card front & a stitched frame, then I attached the bridge scene underneath. I also added a few snowflakes I punched out of white glitter paper. This is also for the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS614) & I chose THIS to case. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are Copic I used.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

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Beth Chiu  

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier

Marybeth Lopez 

Vickie Zimmer 

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Covered Bridge (inside: Warmest Wishes , Snowflake SmSnowflake Cling set )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It Blending Card, VellumDCWV Glitter Matstack
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black,Distress Inks spun sugar, tumbled glass, worn lipstick
Accessories:   Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch & Rectangle Stitch Frame dies, MISTI, Copic Sketch Markers, snowflake punch, Darice Snowflake Trim folder, White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister w/ watered down white Acrylic paint

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