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


  1. Beautiful, Karen! Love your blue morning glories and your layout is just wonderful. Happy New Year!

  2. your design was very inspiring! Very very nice! coloring is Beautiful ! love the laying! Happy New Year!

  3. Hi Karen , sorry I am so late to comment. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to You!
    This card is stunning! I love this design and your coloring. Thanks for sharing pictures on how you did this.

  4. Wow! What a beautiful card! Great image and great design. This stamp is on my wish list for sure!