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A big congrats to Jo, the newest Featured Stamper (FS458) on Splitcoast! She has such a lovely gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the colors & fall theme, but I used different images, a little different layout. 
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To make my clean & fairly simple card, instead of having a long greeting flag across the bottom like Jo has, I used a layout I’ve used many times because I just love the narrow panel. Usually I’ll inset it, like a window, but this time I thought I’d change it up & have it on top. I cut all the panels first & attached the narrow one w/ temporary adhesive, then stamped the tree. I removed the long narrow panel & stamped the leaves (using the splatter bg) w/ the four colors of distress ink. The pile of leaves was stamped at the bottom & colored w/the same inks & I added the greeting. Then I added a piece of card board behind the narrow panel & put it back.

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Stamps: DRS Designs-  Summer’s End TreeSplatter BgAutumn Leaf PileBeauty of Autumn
Paper: X-Press It white, black
Ink: Versafine onyx, Distress inks mustard seed, fossilized amber, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A&B

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The Ways to Use It Challenge (WT557) today is ways to communicate. Since I don’t have a postcard or computer image, I went with good ol’ snail mail. I’m thinking this gentleman is probably expecting a box from Amazon, lol. From the look on the dog’s face, it’s probably that box of doggy toys & treats he ordered. Lately, Amazon seems to be only thing you can count on getting to you on time. Yesterday, there was nothing in my mail box..not even junk mail. I can count on one hand & have fingers left over, for how many times that has happened. 
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Anyway, I stamped the little scene, colored w/ Copics, then stamped the falling snow w/ the tumbled glass ink & die cut it. I wanted to have room for the greeting arc, so I cut off the left side of the circle even w/ the edge. The pine bough was stamped above it & all the hanging ornaments & branches were fussy cut & attached on top. 
Here are the Copics I used.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, pop on over & check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…this week make a thank you or Thanksgiving card. DRS images are not required & there’s a nice prize up for grabs. 
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Stamps: DRS Designs- Christmas Village Accessories 2 (man, mailbox). Lamp Post, Merry Christmas Arc, Ornaments Galore, Pine Bough, Snow Background
Paper: X-Press It white, brushed gold metallic
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx, Distress Ink tumbled glass
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles dies, stickles, Lil’ Inkers stitched rectangle dies

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Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is to make a Christmas or Holiday card! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Skating SnowmanBe sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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Isn’t this Christmas Tree Farm image wonderful? After putting it in my Misti and stamping it w/ Memento, I colored it w/ Copics then over stamped using Versafine. It was die cut & I added a kraft colored mat & some stickles. I also stamped, colored, over stamped & fussy cut 3 trees from the Winter Farm image & added them in the lower right corner. After adding a couple more layers, the Merry Christmas was stamped underneath the image. I had a leftover strip of green houndstooth dp that I thought fit right in, so it was attached down the left side. The large Pretty Bow (available at Serendipity Stamps!) was die cut & embossed w/ a dot folder before attaching & I added a holly brad in the bow center.

Here’s a look at the inside (using the small bow) & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Christmas Tree Farm, Merry Christmas, Winter Farm, (inside – Have Yourself
Paper: X-Press It white, kraft, red, dp (Pebbles – Welcome Christmas)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp after coloring)
Accessories:   Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border dies, stitched rectangle dies, Cheery Lynn Pretty Bows dies, stickles, holly brad, Misti

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs! This is so much appreciated! This month our special Guest Designer is: Hazel  Hodgkins

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

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