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Welcome to the June #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 June 10 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on June 11 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 Iris stamp – 50% off! 

My card is almost entirely made w/ dies. The only stamped item is the word “the” & I took it from the Wedded Bliss set. For the Lighthouse, I die cut it twice in white, twice in blue & once in mint green. After a lot of arranging, I stacked them together so that the blue would show on all sides w/ the green in the middle & a little white on the left side. I had a small piece of the wavy designer paper that I cut the top along one of the wavy lines and placed it behind the oval to resemble waves. A few little die cuts were added along w/ the two die cut words (Seas was cut from the Season’s Greetings die).

This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge & THIS is my inspiration. 

Here’s a look at the inside. I left it blank until I decide who it’s going to & on what occasion. Maybe a birthday or Father’s Day.
Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier 

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Wedded Bliss 
Paper:  Staples 110# white, cobalt blue, mint green, dp (Pebbles -Special Delivery Boy)
Ink:  Memento Danube blue
Accessories:  Serendipity Stamps: Lighthouse die  Season’s Greetings dieDay die Spellbinders A2 matting basics  B, lg petite oval dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Impression Obsession seabirds & nautical dies, Memory Box puffy cloud dies

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I made this for the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club April Christmas Challenge! I’ve been having so much fun being a part of the challenge this year & the bonus is I’ll have a bunch of Christmas cards finished in plenty of time for Christmas this year. You’ll need to be Fan Club member but that’s easy…just click the blue link to find out how.
I really love these Birdbrain images & I really miss From the Heart Stamps. And I’m so thankful I bought some of these digi stamps while they were still available. After I put the digital image in a word doc, I typed the greeting & printed it out on Neenah. The little holly sprig & Christmas lights were stamped using some old clear stamps from Studio G. Then I colored everything & added a little glitter to the glass rims. The background was stamped using a retired ODBD image. Distress oxide cracked pistachio was stamped onto pine green c/s so the pattern of the image is actually the lighter color.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: From the Heart Stamps – Martini Chicks (digital), Holly Sprig & Christmas Lights (Studio G), Our Daily Bread designs – Vintage Mini Pattern 2 (retired), (inside – Studio G- greeting, All Night Media- martini glass)
Paper: Staples 110# white, pine green, Neenah white 
Ink: Memento tuxedo black 
Accessories:  Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, stickles

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Such a cute site for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC642)!After a lot of browsing, I chose THIS for my inspiration. I liked the sweet little duck & all the Easter eggs & I needed an Easter card so it was perfect.

For my Easter card today, the baby ducks were stamped, colored & die cut, and I had to do a little out of the box on the grass along the way. The large green bg started out white but I sponged Distress & Distress oxide inks onto it, splattered it & also stamped the Splatter Bg on it in blues, greens & finally white. The white splatter was heat embossed w/ white powder & I left an area at the bottom w/o too much on it so I could add the greeting. I was going for that speckled egg look on the bg. 

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


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –   Deco Easter Greetings Easter Sleepover, Splatter Bg (inside: Favorite Peep, Simple Easter Bunny )
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white, cornflower blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks &/or Distress Oxide inks in cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch, evergreen bough 
Accessories:  Misti, white embossing powder, ODBD double stitched rectangles &  stitched ovals dies, Spellbinders ovals dies

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