Sunday, December 22, 2013


Just a fun card to say, "Happy Holidays"!

The owl die from Serendipity Stamps is a favorite of mine. The detail on this is fabulous and cuts flawlessly! The solid owl die was recently released...wonderful!

Thanks for your wonderful comments!

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 945E Joy is Everywhere, Prickley Pear- Flourished Oval 3 Holidays
  • Dies: Serendipity- 1290ED Owl Die, 1291EOD Owl Solid
  • Ink: Versafine
  • Papers: Neenah- White, doodlebug- home for the holidays, cardstock
  • Others: Versamark, detailed white embossing powder, Spellbinders-circles, A2 Matting Basics, Impression Obsession-Holiday Leaf Cluster Die, Nellies- Oval dies, double adhesive tape, foam tape, pens, ribbons, threads, jewels   

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


 The new challenge from Serendipity is to use chalk! All you need to do is use a Serendipity Stamp (or die) in your design and incorporate chalk!

We love to see your creations
Play along and enter to win!
All the details can be found here

Take a look at all the fabulous "chalky" designs!


I have chosen a chalkboard technique. The fun Butterfly Garden image was stamped with VersaMagic- Cloud White, and embossed with detailed white. 
The image was colored with chalk pencils.
 When the card is closed, the left corner of the framed image is tucked under an embellished die cut with a bow.

When you open the chalkboard flap it reveals the  
"Happy Birthday" stamped message.

Unfold the bottom flap and there is room for a hand written personal note!

Ready to go shopping?
 Here is the link to the Serendipity Store and to see what the special is this week!


  • Stamps: Serendipity: 1280H Butterfly Garden, 1060D Happy Birthday
  • Ink: VersaMagic- Cloud White, Versafine- Onyx Black
  • Papers: Neenah-Ivory, G45- Mother Goose, Bazzill- black
  • Other: Stampendous- embossing powder, Color Box-Black Chalk, Spellbinders-A2 Matting Basics, Circles, Classic Scallops, MFT- Scalloped Ribbon Die, X-Static, black foam tape, ribbon, black foam tape, black dots

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Make a shaped card! Have fun, get creative, and share it with us for a chance to win! All the details can be found here on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.

Want a gift for a stamper friend or for yourself?
 Special now thru 12/11
Buy 3- Get One Free!
Happy shopping at the Serendipity Store!

Get inspired by all wonderful shapes from the DT here:

The holidays are here and I love making Christmas cards! Don't you love this image of the Bayleaf Wreath from Serendipity Stamps?

 The center of the wreath has been fussy cut. The beautiful "Let Heaven and Nature Sing" Serendipity stamp was used on the oval die cut. I inked up a small part of the wreath again and cut a portion of the leaves out. The cut leaves were put on top of the original stamped image giving the appearance of the oval being tucked into the wreath. The leaves were lifted and held in place with Collall dimensional glue. Each of the layers have been popped up with foam tape.

Using Eclipse tape, I covered part of the "Peace on Earth" stamp leaving only the word "Peace"!
 I took a small cutting of the bay leaves again and embellished them with a bow.

One More Shaped Card!

I've used the Bird Die from Serendipity on my second card. This bird is so graceful and cuts beautifully.

Cryogen paper was used for this card. It has a slight shimmer to it. All the color has come from sponging with Distress Ink. I made three die cuts of the bird and left the wings partially open. 
  I thought the elegant Peace Stamp paired nicely with the bird. A simple ribbon, some pearls and bow finishes it.

 Inside, I've embossed the same beautiful script of "Let Heaven and Nature Sing".

Looking forward to seeing your shapes!

Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 159C Peace, 392D Let Heaven and Nature, 935K Bayleaf Wreath Large, 528E Peace on Earth
  • Die: Serendipity- 1289ED Bird Die
  • Ink: VersaMark, Versafine, Memento, Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint
  • Paper: Flourishes, Cryogen, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics,Stampendous- Embossing Powder, Spellbinders- Labels One, Decorative Labels One, Scalloped Labels One, Labels 28, Decorative Labels 28, Labels 22, Ovals, Elizabeth- double sided adhesive, Eclipse Tape, Collall, Glossy Accents, foam tape, sponges, pearls, ribbon