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Welcome to the Mar #1 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 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 12  on her Blog. 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!

This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC641). I was inspired by THIS butterfly.

For my Lilac Note, I put the lovely image in my Misti, stamped & colored w/ Copics. I used Prismacolor pencils to do a light overlay in areas then over stamped it to bring back the details. It was die cut & I had to do a little out of the box on the leaves on the left. I had a couple of left over rectangles in 2 shades of purple & I thought they looked nice behind the upper left & helped balance out the composition. I had to finagle the greeting a bit to work around the image & I added a little white gel pen around a loop of the J to help it stand out. A little wink of Stella was added…hard to see here, but shimmery in real life!

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

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 (off this week)

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Lilacs, Just a Quick Note (inside  Just Wanted to Say, Happy Birthday II)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white, lilac, purple
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (Hero Arts soft lilac shadow ink used on inside)
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps Birthday dieCopic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, Wink of Stella, white gel pen, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies


Julie Warner –
Time for another Color Challenge on Splitcoast (CC461) and week 2 for me as a Guest Designer for the Color Challenge! What lovely colors we have this week…Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe with a dessert of a frame (either stamped, cut out or drawn). So on my card I used a huge amount of a cantaloupe clone and tiny amounts of the turquoise & cabana. Instead of white, I used ivory for my neutral and for dessert, I included a die cut window frame.

I stamped the greeting, die cut and with the die in place, lightly sponged on the pink & salmon inks ( I don’t have the exact colors so I used a combo to achieve the color). The lily corners were stamped several times, colored w/ Copics and fussy cut along w/ 1 small butterfly. The cantaloupe background piece was spritzed w/ bleach to get the splotchy look.

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After die cutting the window frame out of ivory, I added a piece of vellum behind it before attaching all the pieces. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.
Julie Warner –
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – To Have & To Hold Greeting, Lily Corner, Three Butterflies
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black & angel pink, Versafine onyx (for greeting), Adirondack salmon
Paper: ivory, cantaloupe, vellum
Accessories:  Copic markers, Cheery Lynn window die, ODBD Elegant Oval die, bleach in a fine mist sprayer


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A big Congrats to Darlene, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a wonderful gallery and there are several I’d like to case, but for my card I chose This card to case. I kept the multi pink colors and butterfly theme, but I used different images, used a die cut butterfly instead of stamped, and changed the layout a bit.

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I’m also combining this with the HYCCT1305, Pink Camo challenge and to make my “camo” in various shades of pink, I tried Lydia’s Bokeh Background tutorial because it looked like so much fun. I used the pencil eraser and the 2 pink inks to create the Bokeh bg directly on my card front. On the smaller top layer, I die cut the sunburst circle and stamped the greeting and ribbon in the lower left. I used the lightest pink ink to stamp a splatter pattern on the corners of the top layer. After die cutting the butterfly and the solid wing backing, I used Copics to color the intricate butterfly a pale pink then used the same splatter image to add some more color to the center.A pink rhinestone and some pink sequins finished my 4.25 x 5.50 card.

Congrats again, Darlene, enjoy your week! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: DRS Designs -Every Day a Miracle Greeting,  Support Ribbon,  Splatter Bg
Paper:  Neenah white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, DIstress Ink in spun sugar & worn lipstick
Accessories:  Copic markers, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Memory Box circle burst die