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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast (FS485) so a big Congrats is in order to Sarah, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a wonderful, growing gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the umbrella & plaid bg, but I used different paper, different images & added a couple more layers.

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After die cutting the layers, tags & Wishing word out of the different papers, I stamped the rest of the greeting on some aqua & die cut it. I added a dk orange umbrella a little down to show under the edge of the coral umbrella, A smiley face was stamped on the coral umbrella & I went over it w/ a black glaze pen. Like Sarah, I added some sequins to finish.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Congrats again, Sarah! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Wishing Words, Sunshine Blessings, (inside – Shower of Blessings)
Paper: Staples 110# white, coral textured (DCWV matstack), dk orange, aqua, dp (MME- Check Her Out (discontinued)) 
Ink:  Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Wishing, Umbrella, Tag Trio, Double Stitched Rectangles dies, sequins, black glaze pen

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Welcome to the May Blog Hop for Serendipity StampsIf you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog,  you are in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.
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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 May 22 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on Mayl 23. Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Lemonade Pitcher. The sale this time a 40% Off Coupon.    The code will be “40fromhigh0516” which gives 40% off the highest priced item in the cart.   Good Wed May 18th – Sun May 22.   And check out the  “Yard Sale” – it’s contains lots of bargains, some one-of-a-kind. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!   On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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Does this image make you thirsty, lol? It’s been a 5 O’Clock kind of week around here. And I just love images w/ colorful, tasty beverages in them. After coloring them I die cut them & added some equally colorful layers of papers behind them. I thought the Relax die would fit in perfectly w/ the image.

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I added some stickles here & there for a little sparkle. 

I’ve shown this on other posts, but I’m always amazed at how much sharper the image looks after over stamping w/ Versafine. Below.. left is just w/ Memento & Copics..right is after stamping again w/ Versafine (click any picture to enlarge). 
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Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – It’s 5 O’Clock
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples #110 white, black, dp (Amer.Crafts – #Summer, Pebbles -Fun in the Sun)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Relax die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies,  Copic markers, MISTI, double stitched rectangles dies, fishtail flags dies, stickles

Please be sure to comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning! Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s Blog. Here’s the order in case you get lost.

Mary’s Blog

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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A big HOWDY to you & welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs May Mid Month Release! I tell you, this release is exactly what a Texas girl loves! And since that describes me to a T, I LOVE these! Not to mention how much you can do w/ a fabulous silhouette image.

Prize Information: – Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until May 18, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on May 19th, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

To start my first card, I knew I wanted a brightly sponged background, so I dug out a few Kaleidacolor ink pads. They have the most vibrant colors and that’s what I wanted.

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 I used a a torn mask for the ground & sponged on the greens, reversed the mask & sponged on some yellow for the sky. Then I added a big circle mask & sponged on more yellow, some orange & a little red. I used the edge of the sponge to add the streaks coming from the sun, then highlighted them a bit w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I put the bg into my Misti then stamped the silhouette cowboy, lg cactus & the eagle from the Bookmark Trees set. The small cactus & little cloud are punches. I die cut the scene w/ a Double Stitched Rectangle, doing a little out of the box for the eagle. The black background was done w/ a small border punch. I made a corner template out of copy paper & used it to help punch all around the edges and have it be as symmetrical as possible.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Howdy, Bookmark Trees
Paper: Staples 110# white, black
Ink:  Kaliedacolor inks Desert Heat, Melon Melody, Fresh Greens,  Versafine onyx, (habanero -inside)
Accessories: ODBD  Double Stitched Rectangles diesMisti, cactus punch, SW border punch, cloud punch, white Prismacolor pencil

My second cowboy card started w/ pieces of a leftover watercolor bg. I liked the bright sunset colors w/ flecks of metallic gold & thought it might be fun to use them in a split background configuration.

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Having them separated like this was very challenging to say the least. I placed them on top of the die cut turquoise bg w/ temporary adhesive & stamped the silhouette on top. Leaving the turquoise mat in place, I removed the orange w/c layer & stamped the silhouette again.
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I liked the look the textured turq c/s gave to the ground area, but not so much on the cowboy. So I stamped him again on a separate piece & fussy cut him. Yikes! That was some fancy cutting, let me tell you! Then I had to go over all the cut edges w/ a black marker to keep them from showing. I added the greeting & big star frame to finish. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –  Ride ‘Em Cowboy
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, textured turquoise, water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD  Pierced Rectangles, Pierced Circles, Circles, Sparkling Stars, Double Stitched Stars diesMisti, Brushos water color crystals, gold acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs! It will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Melissa * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Dawn * 

Lori * Robin * Chris * Angie

 

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