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Such a cute site for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC642)!After a lot of browsing, I chose THIS for my inspiration. I liked the sweet little duck & all the Easter eggs & I needed an Easter card so it was perfect.

For my Easter card today, the baby ducks were stamped, colored & die cut, and I had to do a little out of the box on the grass along the way. The large green bg started out white but I sponged Distress & Distress oxide inks onto it, splattered it & also stamped the Splatter Bg on it in blues, greens & finally white. The white splatter was heat embossed w/ white powder & I left an area at the bottom w/o too much on it so I could add the greeting. I was going for that speckled egg look on the bg. 

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs –   Deco Easter Greetings Easter Sleepover, Splatter Bg (inside: Favorite Peep, Simple Easter Bunny )
Paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white, cornflower blue
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment, Distress inks &/or Distress Oxide inks in cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch, evergreen bough 
Accessories:  Misti, white embossing powder, ODBD double stitched rectangles &  stitched ovals dies, Spellbinders ovals dies



Welcome to the Mar #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 Mar 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 26  on her Blog. The special this week is buy 3 stamps get the 4th (of equal or lesser value) FREE! Special good from 3/21 thru 3/24. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

For my typewriter card, I knew I wanted to watercolor this wonderful, vintage image, so I put it into my Misti & stamped it w/ Versafine onto watercolor paper. I added a water glaze on the areas I wanted to color then dropped in the different colors one at a time. The colors are a little different, but I like the way they blend into each other. When it dried, I went back & added more color in areas & added shadows. Then I over stamped it to sharpen up the details. I added a white linen frame & only used part of the greeting. 

Here’s the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

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: TypewriterJust a Quick Note (inside: Rest Relax )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, watercolor, Neenah white linen, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx  (Distress ink used on inside)
Accessories: water colors, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies


Just a quick card for the Color Challenge (CC679) on Splitcoast today. The little flower image was colored w/ Copics then die cut into a square along w/ the yellow square behind it. The large yellow bg was heat embossed w/ white powder using a bigger daisy image.
For the blue layer, I die cut it into a square then used a postage stamp die to emboss it. A little yellow flower border was die cut & added down the side w/ some white brad centers.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs –   Happy MailMed Daisy Bloom
Paper: Staples 110# white, blue, yellow
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment 
Accessories:  detail white embossing powder, Spellbinders squares, postage squares, A2 matting basics B, Edgeabilities postage stamp & decorative inserts 3 dies, brads