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Welcome to the Aug #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 Aug 6 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 7 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Airplane! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my summer lighthouse card, I used a small piece of a Brushos watercolor background I had in my stash. After die cutting the white rectangle, I also die cut a large oval & placed the watercolor bg behind it. The Lighthouse was die cut once out of white & once out of royal blue & pieced together. The little windows were colored w/ a couple of yellow Copics. The Summer & lower part of the hello tag were also die cut twice each & stacked. I used the clouds from the Hot Air Balloon Reverse die & also a larger cloud on top of the Hello. I had the die cut frame leftover from something else, so I sponged on similar colors & added it behind the white layer.

Here’s a look at the inside. I left it blank for now, until I decide who it’s going to.

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

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

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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Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples #110 white, water color, royal blue
Ink:  none
Accessories:  Serendipity Lighthouse, Seasons , Hot Air Balloons Reverse dies,  Spellbinders lg oval dies, Gina Marie UDIO rectangle die, Memory Box Puffy Clouds & Hello tag dies, Brushos water color crystals


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Today’s Color Challenge (CC625) (gold, white, green) & yesterday’s Clean & Simple Challenge (CAS419) (Luck of the Irish),on Splitcoast, seem destined to go together. For my easy card, I used gold & emerald embossing powders to heat emboss the Good Luck circle onto mirror gold card stock.
These were all die cut using 2 sizes of circle dies & a couple of them were layered onto a larger, fancy edge circle die cut. I also gold embossed some of the clover centers of the image onto green c/s & used a small 4 leaf clover punch to punch them out. The punch wasn’t an exact match, but it was close enough. The white frame was die cut, the greeting added & I had a piece of dry embossed green c/s left over from something & since it had clovers & shamrocks on it, I put it behind the opening.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by! May the luck of the Irish be with you!


Stamps: DRS Designs  Irish Gold Luck Circle, Luck o’ the Irish, (inside- Gold Rainbow, Shamrock Bg)
Paper: white, green, mirror gold
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Encore ultimate metallic gold pigment
Accessories: detail gold & emerald embossing powders, Spellbinders circles dies, MFT diagonal stitched rectangles dies, Gina Marie UDIO circles dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Simply Charmed set), Family Treasures sm. 4 leaf clover punch


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Today’s Free For All (F4A363) Challenge asks us to make a Valentine. My Valentine  greeting & Love Maze images are wonderful all by themselves…but I couldn’t resist putting a pink pig into the mix. Especially when it’s Cupig! I colored him a little more pinky so his colors wouldn’t clash w/ the very pinky reds I’d already used to color the other images. I’ll admit…there was a lot of fussy cutting going on here, but I really liked having a black bg & it was the only way to have the lighter images show up. 
After I die cut the black panel, I added all the fussy cut images. It’s a toss up which was harder..the teeny tiny arrow or the teeny tiny hearts. The inside of the O was tough, too. Inside curves are always hard but a little trick I figured out. If you’re going to attach it to black, just use a black marker around the inside (& outside edges) to cover any white that’s showing & it will disguise any imperfections in the cutting. By the way..there is a way thru the Love maze. I found it pretty easily but when I drew it w/ a red pen, it wasn’t very visible so I colored everything below the line. There may even be more than one way, but this is mine.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs Amazing Love PuzzleAmazing Valentine’s DaySmall Hanging HeartsCupig, (inside: Valentines’ Full of LoveSm. Silhouette Heart )
Paper: white, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (inside: Memento angel pink)
Accessories: Copic markers, Misti, Gina Marie In/Out rectangle dies, MFT stitched arch dies

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