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Welcome to the June #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 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! 

I think this looks like a real summer vacation, doesn’t it? I don’t know that I’d park that cute camper so close to the water, but it had to fit on my card, lol. Since the images are rather large, this is all on one layer. I added a narrow burlap printed layer behind it but everything else was stamped, masked, colored & sponged on the one piece of card stock. I used a circle mask for the sun then sponged it, the sky & the water in. Everything else was colored w/ Copics. With the camper colors & beach front, I’m thinking this is in Florida.

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

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –CamperHome is Where You Park It, Palm Tree (inside: Rest Relax )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, dp (Paper Studio -ETC)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, Copic markers, Misti

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This is a fairly quick card for today’s Free for All Challenge (F4A426) & yesterday’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT684) on Splitcoast. The first challenge has us fussy cutting & the second has us including bugs.

To make my card, I stamped the brick wall w/ gray ink then colored it w/ gray Copics.  The sky was sponged w/ a self made cloud stencil. I decided it was easier to just stamp Mr. Frog on a separate piece, color him & fussy cut him than try to mask out the wall & the original log the frog sits on.  I made a slit along the top of the wall to insert him & make it look like he was leaning on it. The little grass sprigs & ladybug were also fussy cut & added. The greeting was added on a thought/speech bubble along w/ some dragonflies

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs  Frog on a Log, Sitting Here, 4 in 1 Bugs, Brick Wall (inside- Just Dropping a Line)
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, gray
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, gray flannel, summer sky
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Speech Bubble dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangle dies, stickles


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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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