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A big congrats to Suzy, the newest Featured Stamper (FS585) on Splitcoast! She has a wonderful gallery & since she lives in Texas & I am from Texas, I couldn’t resist picking THIS card to case. She has a lot of Tx themed cards but I liked the Tx flag on the balloon so I kept that. I used different stamps & dies & put my Tx flag on a punch out of the state outline.

This card turned out to be a little trickier than I thought it would. Mostly because the big Hot Air Balloons bg die actually has a very large balloon in the lower left that I didn’t want to be there. So I had to die cut it pretty carefully using a smaller top plate to avoid cutting it out. A tiny bit of it did start to cut so I covered it up by die cutting a small cloud in that area (just to right of her face). I also die cut a lt blue layer & lined it up a little off to shadow the white. The right balloon has a colored Tx state punch under it. The little cowgirl was done separately & fussy cut around the top & sides to go on top.

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Cowgirl, (inside: Sending Smiles , US Map )
Paper:  Staples #110 white, X-Press It, lt blue
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (summer sky also used on inside)
Accessories:   Serendipity Reverse Hot Air Balloon die, Howdy die Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle die, Copic markers, Misti, Memory Box puffy clouds die, Punch Bunch Texas punch, small star punch

 

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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.

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

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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Supplies:

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 Inspiration Challenge (IC644) on Splitcoast, and I went with a site suggested by my friend Kia…Carlyle Avenue. There was a lot of very interesting stuff there but ultimately, I went with THIS. I really liked the gold & the textured look of the wall behind the shadowbox.

To make my card, I started by using an embossing folder on the piece of kraft c/s then I sponged a little of lightning black ink over the high points. I wanted a little more gold, so I also went over it using a metallic gold Prismacolor pencil. Then I used the fringe scissors all along the edges & roughed up the fringe a bit.
All of the dragonflies & daisies were embossed w/ gold & fussy cut. I used Prismacolors on the 2 kraft daisies & left the white one uncolored. The white circular frame was die cut & the flowers added in & under.

Here’s a look at the inside. The greeting was stamped w/ the lightning black so it has a nice metallic look in person.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Dragonfly SetDaisy, (inside: Happy Birthday)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft 
Ink:  Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment, Brilliance lightning black
Accessories:  Serendipity – Hello die ,  Spellbinders large & small circles dies,  Prismacolor pencils, gold Irock gems, MFT stitched arch dies, detail gold embossing powder, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Diamonds in the Rough), fringe scissors

 

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