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Welcome to the July #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 July 9 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on July 10 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Sunflower Rake! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

When I think of sunflowers, I seem to gravitate toward a blue & yellow color palette. And it went that way here when I came across this blue & white striped paper then found the printed flower paper went so well w/ it. The Sunflower die  was die cut a couple of times..once out of the flower pattern paper & once out of the blue stripe then layered as seen. I added a white scallop circle & yellow stitched circle behind it to add a little more weight. The papers were all die cut & layered & I added a yellow Dragonfly to the side of the sunflower. The two words were combined to make the greeting. 

Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hello, Sunshine (inside – Just Wanted to Say)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, butter yellow, dp (blue= American Crafts- Marine, patterned= Pebbles -Family Ties) 
Ink:  Versafine majestic blue
Accessories:  Serendipity Sunflower, Floral Frame & Embellishment dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, bracket border, scalloped circle dies, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies, ODBD double stitched circle dies,  Misti

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Welcome to the September Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Stamp Your Own Background! 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. This month- it’s the Japanese MapleYou might want to check out the super deals on the Bo Bunny paper packs..there are some perfect papers for Christmas & Halloween. For all of you wanting that fabulous Hot Air Balloon Reverse die, they are back in stock so get yours now! And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

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My autumn sunflower card started with my stamped background. I love the Floral Alphabet S and I thought it would make a terrific background. I stamped it repeatedly across the kraft card stock with Versafine then added just a hint of color with a couple of Prismacolor pencils to the curvy letter S. The sunflowers (from the Fall Pops set) were stamped twice onto another piece of kraft c/s (using my Misti)..first with Memento, then colored with Prismacolor pencils…then over stamped with Versafine. I love how this brings back the details that I used to lose when using Prisma pencils. One image was die cut w/ an oval die & the other was fussy cut to add on top. I added a couple of layers behind it & on the large scallop kraft layer, I used a technique I devised way back in 2008 to “resize” the dies…I extended the length of the scallop rectangle. The original die is nowhere near as long as it is on my card. But as long as the original die is symmetrical, this technique will work. The Autumn die cut was added along with a white Candi dot. The white dots were added with a white gel pen.
Here’s a look at the inside using some leftover pieces & a scallop frame.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Fall Pops (inside – Autumn is a Second Spring)
Paper: X-Press It white, textured white, black, kraft
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories:  Serendipity Autumn die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B,scallop petite oval, scallop rectangle, petite oval dies,  Prismacolor pencils, MISTI, Candi dot, white gel pen

Please be sure to stop by & comment on all the DT blogs. It will be much appreciated & will also increase your chances of winning!

Diane Jaquay (Sept Guest Designer)

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna 

Jenny Gropp

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Welcome to the November Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is appropriately…Things you are Thankful or Grateful pt 2! You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  The DT has the added challenge of using a non-craft related item.. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. The sale this week is Free Shipping on any US Order of $15 or more …  good through Nov 26th.
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Cornucopia 04982 For my Thanksgiving card, I stamped the beautiful Horn of Plenty, colored it with Copics, then die cut it. A gold, leaf border die cut square was added underneath before attaching to a large chocolate colored layer. 

Cornucopia xcu 04991 I used a Cheery Lynn Chrysanthemum die to make the white flower and a CL sunflower die on the yellow flower. I also used a CL fanciful flourish die. Embedded in my corner fall corsage arrangement, I have my non-craft item…the netting. It’s actually from a bag of lemons and I used an orange Copic to make the yellow a bit deeper. A little raffia tied in a loose bow adds the finishing touch. The tag was die cut and stamped with the Small Happy Thanksgiving and I used a Copic to color the border of it.
Cornucopia inside 04989 On the inside, I used a leftover narrow frame that I also colored w/ Copics, some leftover chrysanthemum petals and a band of the chocolate on which I stamped the small Maple Leaf.
Cornucopia env 04997 As an extra non-craft item, I used my envelope punch board to make a sturdy envelope out of an old calendar page. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Cornucopia copics 04970 Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit and comment on all the DT blogs so you’ll be entered to win!

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Special Guest Designer: Lisa Minckler


Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Horn of Plenty 672K, Happy Thanksgiving Small 666CHappy Thanksgiving 1127D, Maple Leaf set 806QCL
Paper:X-Press It white, chocolate brown, goldenrod, lt yellow, green, fall calendar page
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, cantaloup & tangelo (for sponging the sunflower)
Accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, labels 22, leafy squares, std tag dies, Copic markers, Cheery Lynn dies (Chrysanthemum CL-B311, Fanciful Flourish CL-B117, Sunflower, mini brad, raffia, netting from lemon bag, envelope punch board (We R Memory Keepers)