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Welcome to the April #2 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 April 21 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on April 22 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 Morning Glory stamp – 50% off! This week’s sale is 40% off the highest priced item in your card, Good 4/18 thru 4/22. Use Coupon Code: “40fromhigh418”.
My card today is on the very CAS side of things. Don’t let that fool you..I’m sure it takes longer for me to do CAS than to do a “normal” card. For the most part, I have trouble w/ CAS. The images are really cute but I need more practice w/ these type of images. The hearts were stamped on the linen bg & I thought it needed more so I outlined them w/ a glue pen & sprinkled on some glitter. For the Love word, I sponged Distress inks from left to right then stamped & glittered it. I found a piece of patterned paper just the right size & colors so I used it to back the white & to die cut the swirly.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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Mary’s Blog

Sabrina Friel  (guest designer)

Beth Chiu

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer (off this week)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Wedded Bliss  , Friends set
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white linen, dp (Basic Grey -Phoebe)
Ink:  Versafine onyx Distress inks bundled sage, twisted citron, spun sugar
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, Reverse Confetti swirl dies,  bubblegum pink glitter, Quickie glue pen, sequins


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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge (FS584), so a big congrats to Susy, the newest Featured Stamper! She has such a lovely gallery & there are many I wanted to pick..for my card I chose THIS to case. I kept the cute camera & Bokeh bg, but I used different images & dies & added a little snapshot to mine.

To make my variation of the Bokeh background, I used a stencil I made quite a while back by die cutting different sizes of circles in a piece of copy paper. I sponged  the Distress inks thru the various sizes of circle masks, then I added a few sponged circles on top using white Brilliance ink. For the smallest circles, I used a pencil eraser. The little snapshot was made by die cutting a rounded square out of a rectangle die cut. I stamped part of the Palm Tree line on the back of a piece of vellum w/ Stazon & attached it to the back side of the frame.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs Picture Perfect Day, Palm Tree Line (insideSunny Day Birthday Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass, broken china, cracked pistachio,  twisted citron, mowed lawn, Brilliance moonlight white
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, rectangles, rounded squares, circles dies, MFT cute cameras dies, sequins, ribbon, Sizzix Sizzlets classic alphabet (hashtag)


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For the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC645), Angie chose Cuddle + Kind. A really cute place w/ a big heart. I chose THIS as my inspiration because I knew I had a similar greeting. I didn’t have a similar cute reindeer that I could use so I used a pig w/ a big grin. 

Normally, this pig image has a party hat along w/ a balloon but since I fussy cut him, I cut off the party hat. The small balloon was stamped again w/ lt blue ink, colored & fussy cut. All the other balloons were made by die cutting 2 sizes of balloons in a piece of copy paper & using the negative as a stencil. After I sponged the Distress inks thru the stencil I added some Wink of Stella to some of them. The greeting was stamped at the bottom & I used Copics to make the shadow underneath. A few grad caps & some drawn balloon strings & I was done!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Stamps: DRS Designs Birthday Party Pig, Dream Big (insideBrush Mortarboard, Bright Graduation Greeting)
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks tumbled glass, broken china, cracked pistachio, spun sugar, shaded lilac, twisted citron, squeezed lemonade
Accessories:  Copic markers,  Spellbinders A2 modern stationery dies  Misti, small grad cap punch, ODBD Balloon dies (used as a stencil), Wink of Stella



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