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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge  (FS545) on Splitcoaststampers, so a big congrats to Cindy, the newest Featured Stamper! After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the circle element at the top & the layout, but I used different images, different colors & left off the shaker. 


I love me some boots & no matter how many pair I have, I’m always on the look out for a snazzy pair like these.  I call these my Texas Bluebonnet boots. I used colors that remind me of bluebonnets in the spring. Do you think somebody somewhere has actually made boots like these? I hope so..& if I ever find them, they’re coming home w/ me! 

After I stamped & colored them, I die cut the circle burst above them then cut a series of circles out of the lime & lavender to fit behind the rings of dots. Half of the greeting was stamped in the center & the rest of it was stamped onto a pennant flag. I added a couple of matching mats to finish.
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Better in Cowboy Boots ,Cowboy Garb  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting Lasso Cowgirl )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, lime, lavender
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Kaleidacolor riviera on inside)
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, sm & lg circles dies, Memory Box sm. circle burst die, MFT fishtail flag dies

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Welcome to the July #1 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 Sunday July 9 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on July 10 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Sunflower Rake! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

When I think of sunflowers, I seem to gravitate toward a blue & yellow color palette. And it went that way here when I came across this blue & white striped paper then found the printed flower paper went so well w/ it. The Sunflower die  was die cut a couple of times..once out of the flower pattern paper & once out of the blue stripe then layered as seen. I added a white scallop circle & yellow stitched circle behind it to add a little more weight. The papers were all die cut & layered & I added a yellow Dragonfly to the side of the sunflower. The two words were combined to make the greeting. 

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

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 – Hello, Sunshine (inside – Just Wanted to Say)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, butter yellow, dp (blue= American Crafts- Marine, patterned= Pebbles -Family Ties) 
Ink:  Versafine majestic blue
Accessories:  Serendipity Sunflower, Floral Frame & Embellishment dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border, scalloped circle dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, ODBD double stitched circle dies,  Misti

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It’s my turn to host the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge so a big congrats to AJ Bodine (aka rutabagapie)! Her gallery is full of beautifully colored images & fun designs. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I liked the image running over onto the circular frame & the flower theme so I kept those, but I used different images, different colors & I used a die cut for the greeting instead of stamping it.

I’ve had this image for awhile & I’ve been wanting to get it out & use it. So today is the day! After coloring,  I smoothed out the blends a little using Prismacolor pencils then I die cut it a couple of times w/ 2 sizes of large ovals.  I didn’t have a pierced oval that large so I did it the old fashioned way…w/ the SU piercing set. The outer frame is actually popped up just a bit from the  rest of the image. Due to the size of the image, there wasn’t a lot of room left for a greeting but I had a die cut that fit in pretty well. I double stacked it, black on white to give it a little depth.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

 

Supplies:

Stamps: Art Gone Wild – Cup & Vine (inside – DRS Designs –Birthday Wishes, Magenta – Stenciled Flower)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It, black, dp (Pebbles -Home for Christmas)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, petite ovals lg, grand ovals dies, Sizzix , SU piercing mat set

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