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Archive for January, 2014

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Welcome to the Serendipity Blog Hop! We are show casing some fabulous new dies over the next 3 days and Hoppers have until Feb 5 to leave a comment! Winners will be posted on Feb 7.  Blog candy is hidden – meaning the winner will be chosen at random from one of our DT blogs.  Be sure to leave a comment on each blog so you’ll be in the random drawing.   The prize will be  $10 discount code each day of the hop!
If you came here from Mary’s Blog (Serendipity Challenge Blog), you are in the right place. If not you might want to start there so you won’t miss a thing!
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Today we are introducing this wonderful Shamrock die! Don’t you love the Celtic knot work in the shamrock petals? I die cut the shamrock out of some recycled box panels. I loved the dk green color and it is really heavy weight, but the die handled it with no problem. I also die cut a couple more shamrocks out of plain card stock and stacked them together w/ the green one on top for some extra dimension. It’s attached to a die cut circle of textured aqua and I die cut larger circles on the top layers of mossy green and patterned dp. The dp was also die cut on the lower edge w/ a curved die and I attached a strip of white die cut w/ a coordinating curved border. The greeting was stamped on an angle in the lower right corner with green ink. I outlined the letters w/ a dark green Micron pen and added shading and sparkle with a Stardust pen. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop will be the blog of the super talented  Karen Amidon! Julie2 sig

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Happy St. Patty’s Day
Paper: white, textured aqua (DCWV), mossy green, striped dp (unknown)
Ink:  Memento bamboo leaves
Accessories: Serendipity Shamrock die, Spellbinders circles  & curved borders dies, clear Stardust pen, rhinestone


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Julie Warner –
What a wonderful color combo we have this week for the Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC463)! Peggy chose Tangerine, Saffron & Coastal Cabana! And I went with dessert using a wooden shape. I know I have a baggie of those cute little wooden things, but all I could find was a bag of wooden buttons that had this little heart in it so that’s what I used 🙂

I sponged on the distress inks then stamped the two silhouette images. I lined up where the images would be on the front of my white card, and stamped them again so it looks like they go from the card to the sponged panel. I don’t know why, but I trimmed off a couple of strips from the right side but only added the narrowest back on, a little apart from the main panel.

The die cut oval sentiment was added along w/ the wooden heart. A few highlights were added with a white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 2, Find Beauty
Paper: X-Press It white
Ink: Versfine onyx, Distress Inks in ripe persimmon, scattered straw, peacock feathers
Accessories:  Spellbinders oval die, wooden heart charm, white gel pen


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Julie Warner –
 was so inspired by Doni’s gallery I made a second, very quick card for the Featured Stamper this week (FS364). This time I cased THIS card of Doni’s. I kept the layout and all the white space, but I used different images, different colors and made mine a Valentine instead of get well.

I stamped the jar, masking out the top, then stamped the heart flowers inside. After coloring with Copics, I added the ribbon like Doni did, but my greeting was smaller so I put it on a separate little strip and used a corner rounder on one end. I added some little rhinestones just ’cause I still get a little worried about all the white space 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by! Congrats again, Doni!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Heart Flowers, Jar, For You
Paper: X-Press It white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories: Copic markers, Copics markers, ruby seam binding, small corner rounder, rhinestones
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