Serendipity February Blog Hop #1!


Welcome to the February #1 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 Feb 5 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Feb 6 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Fun Heart Cling Set! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! 

To make my Valentine, I did things backwards from the way I usually do. I picked the paper first, instead of coloring the images, then picking paper. It just seemed the better way to go since there isn’t a lot of coloring to do w/ these images. After I had the 3 pieces I wanted to use from the collection, I found a solid pink that would work & put it into my Misti. They were stamped first w/ the Memento, then I added just a hint of pink w/ a couple of Copics & a little white to the mailbox & envelope w/ a white Prismacolor pencil. I stamped over it w/ the Versafine, added the greeting, then added some pink sparkle w/ a Wink of Stella pen. Sorry you really can’t see it in pictures, but in person, it adds a nice sparkle. The little hearts were cut using the Love die onto some leftover pink w/ another partial image of the Mailbox w/ Hearts

Here’s a look at the inside w/ more of the hearts.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Mailbox w/ Hearts, Envelope w/ Hearts, Sending Love (inside – Valentine’s Day II)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, pale pink, dp (Pink Paislee – Bella Rouge)
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:   Serendipity Love die, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, R81 & R85 Copics, white prismacolor pencil, Wink of Stella pen (pink)

16 Responses to Serendipity February Blog Hop #1!

  1. Great card.

  2. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Fantastic card. Love the inside, too.

  3. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Love your color combo and layering on your pretty card! Love that mailbox of hearts stamp you used too!

  4. Avatar Renee Drew
    Renee Drew says:

    Julie, I LOVE how you’ve used these stamps, as well as the softer colors!

  5. Great card, love the way you stamped the mailbox!

  6. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Awesome color combination. Thanks for the inspiration

  7. Sweet sentiment. I like all the hearts and your choice of papers.

  8. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Love your card. Love the color combo.

  9. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    Awesome design and
    love the mailbox
    with the hearts
    spilling out!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Wow, what a beautiful card. I do so love your work, Julie. You have such a signature style whether you know it or not.

  11. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    A fantastic valentine! Love the color selection! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Love the layers and color combo! Wonderful image, and I love the envelope image in the corner!

  13. Love the dark and light of the pink and black. It makes it so elegant. The mailbox reminds us that mailing cards to our friends and family is so much better than emailing.

  14. Great! I always look forward to your creations.

  15. The pinks and the blacks look beautiful together! Very pretty inspiration!

  16. I have this paper pack and was recently wondering what I might do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!