Friday, January 31, 2014


It's the last day to show off the great designs with new dies and stamps.
 We love and appreciate all your comments. You will have until the 5th of February to share some "love"! Blog candy is hidden so be sure to visit and comment on ALL the DT members blogs!
On February 7th the winners will be announced on the Serendipity Blog. More details on how to play can also be found here.
You should be arriving from
Your next hop is 
 Who says the ladybug is red?
There really is white, yellow, pink, orange, black, and yes, red!

The Ladybug Die is too cute! I really had fun with this layout. The Ladybug Hugs stamp is also a new spring release. I think it works just perfectly with the die! All layers and bugs are popped up with foam tape! 

It's whimsy feel, crisp cuts and embossed details make this die so great.
Don't you just love the designs on her? 

I've used the Love Die to finish the inside.
The little scrollies and circles used at the bottom were actually the cut outs from the Ladybug Die
Such fun, right!

Blog Hop Order:
Karen are here!

Be sure to go on ALL DT members blogs and share your comments! 
Thanks for playing in the Serendipity Blog Hop!
Good Luck!

  • Die: Serendipity Stamps- Ladybug Die-1295ED, Love Die 1277CD
  • Stamps: Serendipity- Ladybug Hugs-1296E
  • Ink: Versafine-Onyx Black
  • Paper: Neenah-white, Bo Bunny-Head Over Heels Collection, Bazzill- red, black
  • Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, Spellbinders- A2 Matting Basics A and B,foam tape, Score-tape, Bow-Easy, ribbon

Thursday, January 30, 2014


I love anything nautical! JustRite Papercraft has an awesome Anchors Away Stamp Set that is perfect to complement all the new nautical papers.

I love the fact that there are so many different combinations you can use with this one set! 

Layers, layers and more layers! 

Here is the inside of my card.
Thanks for looking and love to hear your comments!

  • Stamps: JustRite- Anchors Away
  • Ink: Memento
  • Papers: Neenah- white, Authentique- Abroad, Anchored, Bazzill
  • Dies: JustRite- Vintage Label and Banner, Nested Oval Medallion Labels, Spellbinders-A2 Matting Basics A and B, Scolloped Labels One, Labels 22
  • Other: Copics, Viva Pearl Pen- Bronze, jute twine, netting


It's A Bunny Hop today!
Serendipity's new Bunny Die is adorable! 
It's day 2 of our hop and we couldn't be more excited to share this die with you. 
To play along remember to leave a comment
 on ALL of the fabulous DT members blogs! You never know where the blog candy is hidden!  
To find the details on how this Hop works you can go to the Serendipity Blog found here.

You should have arrived here from 
Julie Warner
Your next stop is
Marybeth Lopez

I think this Bunny Die is precious! 

 This reminds me of a chocolate bunny...Yum! I went with an Easter theme but don't you think the Bunny Die would also be great for a baby card!

The embossing detail lines are beautiful!

On the inside I used the sweet "Somebunny Loves You" stamp. I think that this stamp would also be wonderful on a baby card.

Here are all your links
Blog Hop Order:
Karen are here!
Thanks for looking and playing along.
 Now, Hippity-Hop on over to the next DT members blog and share some "Bunny Love"!

  • Die: Serendipity Stamps- Bunny Die 1294GD
  • Stamps: Serendipity- Somebunny Loves You 1243D
  • Ink: Memento- Peanut Brittle
  • Paper: Neenah- ivory, Authentique- Bundle-Hope, Bazzill
  • Other: Darcie-embossing folder, Spellbinders-A2 Curved Boarders One, Ovals, Perfect Layer Rulers, Bow Easy, Color Box- Chestnut Roan, foam tape, Scor-tape, silk ribbon, twine, thread, buttons 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


It's Here...Time for Serendipity's Blog Hop!
 Three days... THREE NEW DIES!

 Play along by commenting on EACH design team members blog. We have 3 days of fun new designs! You will have until February 5th to leave some "love". Three lucky winners will be chosen at random for a $10.00 gift certificate. The winners will be announced February 7th on the Serendipity Blog
More details can be found here.
Blog Hop Order:
Mary's Blog 
Karen are here!
Jenny Gropp

Our first die to share is the Shamrock. Isn't the detail beautiful! I love how this is made with the Hearts and Celtic Knots. I am always amazed by how clean and easy these dies cut.

 I went with a CAS design. The edging around my card is actually the shamrock cut into 3 pieces which formed heart shapes. I repeated the steps 4 times. I attached the hearts around the square layer to give a nice scalloped edge. Each layer is popped up with foam tape. The shamrock is embellished with a simple jewel in the center. Soooo easy!

 I also edged the sentiment with the Shamrock Die leaving a little more of the design showing.

On the inside I used the Happy St. Patty's Day stamp.

Now, on to the next blog...
See you tomorrow!
Thanks for Playing
  • Die: Serendipity Stamps- Shamrock 1292DD
  • Stamps: Serendipity- Happy St. Patty's Day 1293E
  • Ink: Stampabilities - Lime Green
  • Paper: Neenah-Ivory, Graphic 45- Bohemian Bazaar, metallic gold card stock, Bazzill- Gumdrop
  • Other: Perfect Layer Rulers, foam tape, Starform Stickers- gold trim, jewels

Monday, January 27, 2014


 This is one of the many fun Ai Valentines stamps.

Tina is showing through the opening of the heart die cut from Serendipity. 
I've trimmed the edged with purple twine. Purple is the HOT color this I am told!
I've added embellishments of hearts and pearls and of course the funny sentiment from the Tina Stamp Set.

Inside the card you can see Tina being carried away! She has been colored with Copics and I've added a touch of Wink of Stella to her dres for shimmer.
Gimmie Hugs is from Ai's new 2014 Valentines collection.

Thanks for looking and I always appreciate your comments!

  • Stamps: Art Impressions- Tina Set 4215, Gimmie Hugs F4365
  • Ink: Memento, Versafine
  • Papers: Neenah- white, cardstock
  • Dies: Serendipity Stamps-Heart Solid Die 1253EOD, taylored expressions- Cupis's Arrows, Spellbinders- A2 Matting Basics A and B, Circles, Nellie's- Ovals, Circles
  • Other: Copics- E00,11,13,42,43,44  R00,22 RV52,55,66 BV01,02,04 Wink of Stella Brush, Darice- Embossing Folder, Bow-Easy, Zig-Squeeze & Roll Glue, foam tape, twine,  

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Who doesn't love a vacation with the girls! 
Every year for the past 25 years, my girlfriends and I have done a trip together...all 10 of us! CRAZY FUN, right?!! 
"Trips Ahoy"! AI Challenge 126 is to create something with a nautical, or travel theme. 
The "Picture Perfect" image from Art Impressions is sooooo us! 

I wanted the arm holding the camera to be raised and on the outside of the lifesaver. To achieve this, the out of box technique was used.

I love all of the Girlfriends stamps from AI. Their challenge is going on until 1/29...check out all the fun!

Thanks for looking!
Love hearing your comments!

  • Stamps: Art Impressions- Picture Perfect
  • Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Neenah-Ivory, Glitz- Uncharted Waters, MME- Sunny, cardstock
  • Dies: Spellbinders- Circles, Memory Box-Anchor 
  • Other: Copics, Perfect Layer Rulers, Glossy Accents, Scor-tape, foam tape twine, rope, jewel


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Welcome to the second half of the Button challenge!
If you are just joining's the scoop!
Serendipity is running their challenges for the full month.
We want to see buttons in your design along with a Serendipity stamp or die.
Remember they can be real, or faux!
Shop Serendipity for FREE shipping on US orders over 10.00

The DT was challenged to use a chalkboard technique and buttons. Here are their links:

The Cottage image was inked with Versa Magic- Cloud White onto black cardstock. It was then embossed with detailed white. I repeated the same steps with the "friends" stamp. With a white chalk pencil I ran a line near the edge of the rectangle die. The fun buttons repeat the colors in the paper.

For the inside, the Welcome stamp turned out perfect for the chalkboard technique! I thought this card would be fun to give to a new neighbor. The buttons were made from circle dies and a small hole punch.
Splitcoaststampers has wonderful tutorials. The Chalkboard technique can be found here by Beate Johns.

Thanks for looking!
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 1150F Cottage, 581K Flowers, Leaves and Family Friends Set, 1008D Welcome
  • Ink: Versa Magic- Cloud White
  • Papers: Flourishes-White, Fancy Pants- The Good Life, Bazzill
  • Other: Spellbinders- Circles, Scalloped Circles, A2 Matting Basics, Nellie's Circle Dies, Sizzix- Labels Wavy, Stampedous- Detailed white embossing powder, X-Static, Pigma- Archival Ink, Chalk pencil, buttons, twine, ribbon, thread, hole punch

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!

To start off the year, Serendipity has a new twist to their challenges! You will have ALL month to enter your design!
To get acquainted with the new details you can visit the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog 
As always, a fabulous gift certificate is up for grabs!

The new challenge is to include buttons in your design. They can be stamped, die cut, real, faux, on a coat, in a basket, you get the idea! Along with your buttons, we still want to see a Serendipity Stamp or die in your design. Have fun!

Here are your links to our buttons!
Karen are here!
I love the detailed image of these Morning GloriesWe were challenged to use Words Of Encouragement or a Get Well theme along with buttons. I got a little carried away in coloring and almost forgot the buttons...oops!

  I inked up the Morning Glory stamp several times.Taking the circle dies, I moved them around on the flowers until I chose my image. Next I took the two die cuts and placed them in position on the card. I matched up the same stamped flowers and fussy cut them.


  The petals and leaves were curved with a ball stylus. I cut some of the petals almost to the center of the flower. I lifted each petal and used Collall to help pop them up and keep their shape and dimension.  

 The Never Give Up stamp was used inside.
 We all need words of encouragement! 

Looking forward to seeing your designs!
Thanks for looking and love to hear your comments!

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 339L Morning Glory, 727E Never Give Up
  • Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Neenah-Solar White, ep-Bundle of Joy, Kathy Davis- Journey, cardstock
  • Other: Copics, Spellbinders-Circles, Perfect Layer Rulers, Collall, ball stylus, foam tape, scor-tape, ribbons, buttons