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Archive for January, 2018

It’s my turn to host the Splitcoast Featured Stamper Challenge, so a big congrats to Karen! She has a lovely gallery & I was very taken w/ THIS card…the colors, the layout..I just love it. Which is a little strange, because every time I try to use this blackberry or razzleberry color, I get into trouble. For me, they are very hard colors to work with. Anyway, I kept the colors & layout, but used different images & dies & made mine a birthday card.

After I white embossed the flowers & leaves onto white c/s, I sponged on the Distress inks in the purples & blues then die cut the flowers w/ the matching dies. I didn’t have paper anywhere near this purply color so I also sponged the wider strip down the side, then stamped the leaves w/ Versamark. I had to sponge the Wishing word to match, too. The white linen bg was sponged w/ the tumbled glass & the rest of the greeting was stamped w/ the Versafine purple ink. I came across a large bottle of dew drops (remember those?) so I added a few.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Altenew – Striped Florals, Our Daily Bread designs –  Wishing Words Stamps/Die), (inside: DRS Designs – All Your Wishes)
Paper: Staples 110# white,  Neenah white linen, teal
Ink:  Colorbox frost white pigment, Versafine imperial purple, Distress inks wilted violet, seedless preserves, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, tumbled glass, Versamark
Accessories:  Altenew striped florals dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, white embossing powder, dew drops, stickles

Welcome to the Jan #2 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 Jan 21 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Jan 22 on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special is the Floral Alphabet stamps – 50% off!

Aren’t these birds adorable? I love the stitch lines & patterns on them. While I was unpacking some crafty stuff (after our recent move), I came across some backgrounds I made ages ago. I used a portion of the blue/green wax paper resist Cuttlebug bg on this card. To me, it looked similar to the Floral Cuts Bg die, so I thought they’d work well together. I colored the little birds using colors from the bg piece, then fussy cut them. The Hello die was cut once out of white & once out of teal & stacked, a little offset.

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

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

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: Embroidered Bird FlowerEmbroidered Bird Vine (inside: You’re So Tweet)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, X-Press It 
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps Hello die Mini Scroll Heart dieFloral Cuts Bg die– Copic markers, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, Misti, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Floral Fantasy)

A big congrats to Lisa, the newest Featured Stamper (FS571) on Splitcoaststampers! She has a lovely little gallery & I chose THIS to case. I kept the circle for the central image, but turned mine vertical, left off the divided panel & made mine a sympathy card.

To make my sympathy card, I used a large circle as a reverse mask, a smaller circle as a mask for the moon/sun, and a straight edge piece of paper for a horizon mask then sponged the blues below & red/oranges above. I went back in w/ a white pencil & added some reflection lines then stamped the Silhouette Branch in black & highlighted them w/ a white gel pen. After adding the stitched circle frame, I stamped the greeting & one of the little corner flourishes in 3 corners. After I die cut the whole panel, I sponged on color on the little narrow layer & put it back around the white panel. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs – Our Thoughts are with You, Silhouette Branch,  Scroll Corner (retired)  Tile (inside- Condolences )
Paper: Staples 110# white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks broken china, tumbled glass, worn lipstick, ripe persimmon
Accessories:  white Prismacolor pencil, white gel pen,  ODBD double stitched rectangle, double stitched circles dies