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Welcome to the March Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog,  you are 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 March 20 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will  announce a winner on March21.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the To the World.. The special is buy 3 items get your 4th (least expensive) item free.   Good through 3/20. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps!   On the third Wednesday of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!  For another chance to win,  be sure to play along with our monthly challenge. You can get all the details on the challengHERE.
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The idea for my baby card came from some paint chips I had in my stash. I thought the colors would be perfect for a baby girl card. With the colors in hand, I picked out the closest colors of Copic markers & refills & loaded a mini mister w/ isopropyl alcohol & spritzed a plain white panel w/ it. No need to use your Copic blender refill for this when the alcohol will do the same basic job at much less cost. With the paper wet, I dropped the blender colors here & there & let the colors spread, spritzing w/ more alcohol when needed. When the colors looked like I wanted, I dropped a few droplets of alcohol to make the paler circles. When it dried, I die cut it, put it in my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, added just a touch more color to the image, then over stamped w/ Versafine. I used a white gel pen to go over the eggs. The Congratulations was die cut out of another paint chip & I shortened it by snipping off part of the word & repositioning the curlicue tail of the G. 

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used. I also used the exact same colors of refills for the background.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Nest in Tree
Paper:  Martha Stewart paint chips (no longer available),  Hammermill white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp)
Accessories:  Serendipity Baby set, Congratulations dies,  Misti, white gel pen, med. corner rounder,  Copic markers & matching refills, stitched rectangle dies, isopropyl alcohol 91%, mini mister

Old Barn cu 08678 Weekly-Favorite  x3  best-of-2016-scs-smaller
This card is continuing the Serendipity Challenge Theme this month of circles/dots. To make this card, I started by making a watercolor background w/ a series of washes for the ground, sky & hillside in the back right.When dry, I die cut it, placed it my Misti & stamped the barn scene w/ Memento. 

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Since the colors for the barn would be darker, I just added some detail watercolor on top of the barn. It turned out to be a little darker than I wanted, so I stamped the barn roof & front again on a separate piece of watercolor paper, used Brushos on the roof (to get the rusty look), painted the front, then paper pieced them on top of the original. Then I die cut w/ a pierced circle, added the white circle & put them back on top for a sort of spotlight look. A narrow white frame & the die cut Hello were attached on top.

Her’s a look at the inside. The narrow strips were about all I had left from the piece so I stamped the barn scene using the lilac distress ink then added the greeting.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Barn w/ Windmill, (inside- Quick Note)
Paper:  watercolor, Neenah white
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp), (inside- Distress ink shaded lilac)
Accessories:  Serendipity Hello die, Misti, watercolor pan set, Brusho watercolor crystals, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles, pierced circle dies

I made this card a few days ago using more of the new images. You can get all the details on it by clicking HERE.
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Please be sure to visit & comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be much appreciated & also increase your chances of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost. 

Mary’s Blog

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Welcome to the December Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge it’s Tag It! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off.  Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Large Cupcake.  Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And mini grab bags are back!  5 cling stamps/$1, 5 sticky cushion stamps/$1 or 10 UM stamps/$1. And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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Since the challenge is tags, I started with a couple of large manilla tags I’ve had in my stash for a loooooong time. I’m surprised I was even able to find them! After locating my craft sheet, I made a bunch of tags using Distress inks & a mister by smooshing some red & pink inks for the red tag, and different green inks for the green tag, then spritzing them w/ water & pressing the tag to the inked craft sheet. Each shade of color was done separately & I used a heat gun to dry them in between colors.  As an extra something, I smooshed a Brilliance galaxy gold ink pad to the sheet then pressed the tags onto it.
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The red tag was also stamped with the And the Angel Said multiple times using barn door ink before the die cut gold angel & Joy were attached on top.
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For the green tag, I placed the tag into my Misti, stamped the Pine Swag w/ Memento then used a white chalk marker on the wood & some Copics on the pine branches. I over stamped it w/ Versafine then stamped the ribbon part onto another red tag and the pine cones onto a gold tag & fussy cut them. After the Merry was added, I used a glitter gold gel pen to outline it and around the wood rectangle. A gold Krylon pen was used to edge both tags & I also added some sequins & twine to both.

Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Our special Guest Designer this month is Susan Wuthrich!

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – And the Angel Said, Pine Swag, Merry Merry Merry
Paper: manilla tags, lt gold metallic
Ink:  Distress Inks ink in angel pink, worn lipstick, festive berries, barn door, twisted citron, evergreen bough, cracked pistachio, mowed lawn, Brilliance galaxy gold, Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories:  Serendipity Angel, Joy dies, Zig white chalk marker, gold gel pen, sequins, baker’s twine, teflon craft sheet, mister, Misti 
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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC521), we are to use a forgotten favorite we have saved. I admit, I had forgotten about the favorite feature on Splitcoast, so my Favorite List is very slim. I did have THIS one from way back & I love the candles so that’s what I picked for my card. 

Instead of a stamp, I used a Christmas Candle die & attached it to a white frame w/ designer paper behind it. The center & right candles just have the dp showing thru, but since the left candle is partly on the frame, I added a piece of dp behind it. I added more of the holly on the upper left & also added some inlay pieces to all the the holly leaves. The Merry Christmas was die cut 3 times & stacked so it would sit up higher on top.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Supplies:

Stamps: ODBD – (Christmas Tunes –inside greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, bright metallic gold, dp (ODBD – Christmas Collection 2015),
Ink: (inside- Distress ink fired brick)
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern,  Christmas CandlesMerry Christmas,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B
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