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  • Serendipity October Blog Hop!

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    Welcome to the Serendipity October Blog HopWe are showing off some fabulous new images & dies! If 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 October 4 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announced a winner on Monday Oct 5. Special:  40% off the highest priced item in your cart when you use Code  “40fromhigh1015”.  Offer good Friday Oct 2 – Sunday Oct 4th.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Wheel in SnowBe sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!
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    For my first card, I put this super cute little witch from the Halloween Pops set into my Misti, stamped her with Memento & colored her with Copics. To add a little interest, I used the blender to add polka dots to her dress. Then I over stamped the image with Versafine (this really brings out the details!) & die cut with a stitched rectangle. I had to do a little out of the box treatment to keep from cutting off her hat & broom & I also trimmed the edges a little closer. The moon & top of the cauldron were stamped with white ink onto the black c/s & the dp strips are all from the same sheet…I just used a few areas of it. I added some orange stickles to her belt & hat band & crystal stickles to the moon.

    Here’s a look at the inside, using leftover strips & below it are the Copics I used.
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    Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Halloween Pops set, Happy Halloween
    Paper: X-Press It white, black, dp (Recollections – Midnight Magic)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
    Accessories:  Serendipity Creepy Wreath die (inside), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MISTI, Copic markers, stickles, stitched rectangle dies, fishtail flag dies

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    For this card, I used the fun new Hocus Pocus image. Usually, I color first then see if I have paper to match, but I picked the paper first on this one so I could use Copics to go with it. I love open areas on words…it gives me a lot of opportunity to change the colors to suit. 
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    After stamping, coloring & over stamping, I die cut it..but I had to do a little resizing (pls click link for explanation) to make it fit, so the panel is now much longer than the actual die. It’s backed w/ a vanilla rectangle layer & I added some of the die cut Creepy Wreath on top & bottom. A few bats & a cat from the wreath set were also added.
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    You can probably see it better in the pic above..I added some Wink of Stella to the colored areas. I wanted a little sparkle but I didn’t want to cover all the coloring. Here’s a look at the inside & also the Copics I used.
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    Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hocus Pocus -(Wicked Good Day – inside)
    Paper: X-Press It white, ivory, black, dp (Jillibean Soup – Witches Brew)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
    Accessories:  Serendipity Creepy Wreath die (inside), Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MISTI, Copic markers, Wink of Stella

    Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you!

    Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost.

  • Halloween Pair

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    Today’s Ways to Use It Challenge (WT500), has us caseing our own first uploads to our Splitcoast galleries. Yikes! Since that’s a scary proposition, I went with 2 Halloween cards I uploaded my first week as a member on Splitcoast. For this card, I cased THIS one of mine (below). 

    witch_shoesFor new card, I used a piece of glitter sticker back c/s for the upper section. It was silver but I used an orange Copic to color it then a curved border die to cut it.The little cat in the moon was also stamped on some of the glitter c/s & colored before fussy cutting. The witch legs were colored w/ Copics and I added some stickles to the purple stripes of her stockings. A few sequins were sprinkled around for more glitzThe finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 & these are the Copics I used.
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    On my second card, I cased THIS card from the very next day (below) which was appropriately, from the very first WT Challenge I did! 

    WT111 Fright NightFor my new card, I have no clue as to why I thought it would be a good idea to split the pumpkins image in two. After I did that, I spent probably an hour trying to figure out how to arrange them. 2 of something in most cases doesn’t look as pleasing as 3 of something. So I have a tiny little greeting underneath (no room for anything larger). 
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    After coloring & die cutting the pumpkins, I matted them on larger black squares and added a stacked die cut button to sort of “join” them. I had this fun orange/black polka dot ribbon but the orange was too light so I took a darker orange Copic and colored over the dots. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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    Well, that’s my updated cases of my early uploads. I don’t think I can take any more embarrassment today after looking at my first uploads, lol.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you haven’t, please head on over and check out the DRS Thursday Challenge…this week, Food (include an image, die cut, punch of something you can eat). DRS images are not required so be sure to link up your creation.
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    Stamps: DRS Designs-  Witch Legs cardWitching You Greeting, Silhouette Cat & Moon, Witch Feet       Jackolantern card – Peculiar Pumpkin PatchHalloween Brewed by
    Paper: Witch Legs card white, black, silver glitter sticker back c/s   Jackolantern card– white, black, orange
    Ink:    Witch Legs cardStazon black, versafine onyx (for greeting) Jackolantern card– Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories: Witch Legs cardCopic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, curved borders dies,sequins   Jackolantern card- Copic markers, ribbon, Spellbinders squares & scalloped borders 3 dies, word window punch (McGill), button & scallop button dies (Memory Box)Copic markers, stickles, narrow olive ribbon, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, acorn confetti, Micron pen

  • Witch Shoes

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    A couple of fun challenges on Splitcoast today! This is for the MIX Challenge (MIX83) & QFTD Challenge (QFTD225). For the MIX, when I’m creating cards, I usually go for COLOR..I love it vibrant, no matter what hue. This particular card, since it’s Halloween uses the warm fire spectrum. And for the new Queen for the Day (& new hostess), I was inspired by THIS card of Jenn’s w/ the cute little witch.

    Love this fashion forward witch legs image and the greeting is perfect! I stamped her lovely legs, colored with Copics then added the die cut greeting and a fussy cut witch hat on top. Just a little stickles was added to the stripes on her legs and the hat band. I added a black leftover negative from a die cut border underneath the panel.

    For the background, I sponged on yellow & orange ink then stamped the stars at the top. I used a white marker to color in the stars then added stickles on top. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

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    Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t, please click on over to the DRS Thursday Challenge..this week show us a Creepy or Crawly or Scary card! DRS images are not required!
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    Stamps: DRS Designs- Witchly Accessories, Interlocking Star Bg, Witch Legs & Greeting (new!)
    Paper: white, black
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor melon melody
    Accessories:  Copic markers, white permapaque pen, stickles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, labels 28 & decorative labels 28 dies, Cheery Lynn southern charm valance die (negative portion)