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A big congrats to Vicki, the newest Featured Stamper! She has such a fab gallery & always leaves the sweetest comments. After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the gold embossed tree & Christmas theme but used different images & different dies. Also as a nod to her living in Hawaii, I used a beach shells tropical themed tree.

I gold embossed the image on some confetti sand card stock then I added just a touch of color w/ some Prismacolor pencils. On the darker sand c/s, I gold embossed the Splatter Bg on the lower section then used a curved die to cut the lower part of the tree layer. The new greeting was also gold embossed & die cut w/ a circle die. I added some gold thread tied in a bow just under the top of it.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: DRS Designs – Seashell Christmas Tree Seas and GreetingsSplatter Bg (inside: 4 in 1 Seashells Deco Peace & Joy )
Paper: Staples 110# white, confetti sand, dk sand, pale pink
Ink:Encore ultimate metallic gold (inside: Brilliance lightning black)
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle StitchCircle Stitch dies, Prismacolor PencilsMirror Gold embossing powderSpellbinders A2 Curved Borders 1 

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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is is Summer’s Last Hurrah! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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Well, this is one of those cards that the idea was different than the result. It also is prettier sparkly and not anywhere near as dark as it is the pics. And somewhere along the line, the paper piecing part totally got lost. Maybe we can call the stamping and fussy cutting of all those shells as paper piecing 🙂 I have some packages of coated glitter sticker card stock and this particular sheet was silver. I added the blues & greens with Copics then stamped the shells and palm tree with Ancient Page on top. I had to color then stamp because the ink and Copics don’t work together if I do it the other way around and Memento won’t stick to the coating. I did briefly heat set the ink just to be safe. The frame was die cut out of glittery designer paper with a gray patterned sheet behind it w/ the greeting stamped on it. I added some small punched circles of the same colored glitter paper inside the frame.

 Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit and comment on all the Summer inspiration cards from the DT.

This month we also have a special guest designer!  

Bridget Finlay (Guest Designer)

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Palm Tree 004K, Shell set 638QCL, Haiku-Long the Summer 379E1
Paper: ,dp (SEI – On the Coast), silver glitter sticker card stock (unknown)
Ink:   Versafine onyx, Ancient Page (for the glitter c/s)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, Copic markers, hole punch


Judging from Fan Club response so far, Dare to Get Dirty 2010 is a hit! And it’s a lot of fun. Not only do the FC Members get a chance to play in the dirt with the past and present Dirty Girls, they get to ask us questions or chat with us in the DTGD Forum. We still have more challenges – all the way thru Friday!

Today, I’m hosting a DTGD challenge and also made a sample for my friend Cindy Haffner’s DTGD challenge! So I have a twofer today. (You can click any image to make it larger.)

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This first card is for my challenge DTGD10justwritedesigns02.
All images are DRS Designs.

I just love these ladybugs! I stamped the ladybug stack twice, die cut one with a Mega Oval, sponged the background and drew a few grass sprigs. The second one, I colored the ladybugs with marker, cut them out and popped them up just a smidge on top of the base image. I used the same oval die to draw a slightly larger frame on black c/s and hand cut it.

The greeting was also die cut w/ a long rectangle (it was resized) and sponged w/ lt blue ink while the die was still in place. I used an embossing folder on the green panel. After stamping  and coloring the ladybug border, I cut the bottom with a Quickutz scallop border and sponged as before. I cut another scallop border out of black and offset it.  The front of the 4.25 x 5.5 (A2) card was stamped w/ the ladybug background and colored as before. I made 3 black Faux Brads and attached them.

stamps: DRS Designs
paper: white, black, green
ink: Ancient Page coal, Memories soft baby blue & soft green
accessories: Tombow markers, Spellbinders mega oval & long rectangle dies, Quickutz scallop border, Cuttlebug Welcome Baby combo (used the emboss folder only)

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This second card is for Cindy Haffner’s challenge DTGD10cindy_haffner.
All images and embossing powders are Sparkle N Sprinkle.

For this one, I stamped and embossed the seashore circle first w/ white on the teal and again w/ teal on the white. I die cut the center only of the teal and the entire circle of the white one. The smaller teal is popped up slightly on top and I cut a bigger teal circle to back the two. The white panel has the upper corner punched with a deep edge punch and the center lower section punched w/ a small border punch. I used a Cuttlebug border to emboss the flourish across the center.

The teal elements were die cut using the Spellbinders Symbology set. I left the die in place, sponged on white ink and embossed w/ the vanilla ice ep. I cut the ends off the two fan like elements and attached them under the embossed strip. An 1/8 inch hole punch was used on the parts I cut off and I glued the 3 tiny circles under the lower punched border. I used a small pencil eraser to dot the white ink on a teal scrap and embossed it then placed these circles under the upper punched corners. I made 2 vanilla ice embossed faux brads and attached them to the upper corners of the teal panel.

stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle
paper: white, teal
ink: white & teal pigment inks
accessories: Vanilla Ice & Poolside embossing powders, Spellbinders lg circles & Symbology dies, Cuttlebug organic flourish border, Martha Stewart daisy fan punch, small border punch, 1/8 & 1/4 inch hole punches

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll drop by Splitcoast and check out all the fabulous challenges. You’ll need to be a Fan Club Member to view them. So if you’re not a FC Member, why not join? It’s less than most magazine subscriptions and way more fun.