Wednesday, June 18, 2014


The monthly challenge for June at SS is to make a project using Serendipity stamps or dies and incorporate a die cut window. The DT has been given the added challenge to make an accordion card with a window! Play along for the chance to add to your Serendipity stash by winning a $20 GC! Details can be found here on the SSCB.

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Accordion Cards by the DT:

 Serendipity has come out with some wonderful new dies, I love this one!
I have always been drawn to the sea. When I heard that Miriam (oh so talented!) was working with SS to assist in the design of a Lighthouse Die, I couldn't wait. Nice job, it turned out fabulous!

The Lighthouse Die was cut once in the red. I ran the die through three more times only embossing, not cutting.

There was a reason for my accordion card to be folded backwards! I wanted my sentiment to be showing in the center of the front of my card. I also wanted the G45 image to be seen through my window!

The sentiment, "My Life" has been inked with Memento Nautical Blue.

This is the back side of the card. The left panel is where you would write your individual message. The middle image is what you see on front when the card is closed. The right panel is the backside of the die cut window!

Thanks for Looking! 
What can we see through your window?
Hope you join us in the SSCB Window Challenge

  • Stamps: Serendipity- 288E My Life
  • Dies: Serendipity- 031ED Lighthouse
  • Ink: Memento- Nautical Blue
  • Papers: Neenah- ivory, G45- By The Sea, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, G45 Chipboard, Spellbinders- A2 Matting Basics, MFT- Pierced Oval Stax, Pierced Rectangle Stax, Perfect Mini Rulers and Cutting Mat, Scor-tape, foam tape, rope

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Day three and the last day of the hop! Don't forget to leave a comment on ALL the blogs! You can go here to get the details and to leave a comment on Mary's blog!
Today we have the Nouveau Stamps to share. There are three different stamps to this collection.

You should be arriving here from Julie's blog!

I have used the Peacock Nouveau stamp along with the Branch Nouveau. Both of these have such beautifully curved lines and look great individually or as the pair. I've colored with Copics, used touches of Wink of Stella, and the edges are graced with a 18KT. leafing pen!

Here's a close up of all the details on this design. Beautiful image! Love that Wink of Stella!

Here are the Copics I used!

Last day to SHOP and receive a FREE mini grab bag with $20 purchase 
FREE small word stamps with many of the dies!

You are almost to the end of the hop! Marybeth Lopez is next!

Karen Amidon

The winner will be posted here on Wednesday June 19th. You have until June 18 to leave a comment. Good Luck! 
Thanks for looking!
  • Stamps: Serendipity-E1313 Peacock Nouveau, E1314 Branch Nouveau 
  • Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Neenah, Bo Bunny- Somewhere in Time, SU
  • Other: Copics, Wink of Stella, Krylon 18KT. Leafing Pen, MFT- Four Corners, Stitched Circles, Nellie's- Circles, Perfect Mini Rulers, Scor-tape, foam tape, Bow Easy, seam binding, pearls

Saturday, June 14, 2014


Day 2 of the Summer Release Hop at Serendipity. Today we are featuring Verses and Backgrounds. Visit ALL the blogs and leave a comment to be eligible for the $20 GC. Details can be found here on the Serendipity Blog.

The order of the hop stays the same, you should be arriving here from Julie Warners' blog!

Got your wish list going yet?
Great time to SHOP!
Mary's special durning the hop is- FREE mini grab bag with $20 purchase
FREE small word stamps with many of the dies!

Jenny's Zen!
This is a partial showing of the large background stamp by Serendipity's DT member Jenny Gropp! Jen's Zen Stamp has been created from a wonderfully detailed drawing that Jenny has done. So talented!

  "Be Happy" fit together great with this fun stamp. The new Be Kind, Be Happy, Be Well Stamp can be used as one saying or individually as I have done here.

Thanks for looking and playing along!
Your next stop is the sweet and talented Marybeth!

Here is the full list of the blog hop order
Karen Amidon
Miriam Napier

Thanks for looking!
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 1309L Jen's Zen, F1312 Be Kind, Be Happy, Be Well
  • Ink: Versafine- Onyx Black
  • Papers: Neenah, Bo Bunny- Double Dots, Bazzill
  • Other: Spellbinders- Labels- Thirty-Four, MFT- Stitched Circles, Blueprints 14, Corner Chomper, Scor-tape, foam tape, linen burlap, bakers twine, button, enamel dots

Friday, June 13, 2014


It's time for a new die and stamp release from Serendipity. The DT is excited to share with you some of their creations using these new products by having a blog hop!
The hop will run Friday 6/13, Saturday 6/14, And Sunday 6/15. Comment on ALL the DT members blog daily for the chance to win a $20 GC. You can find all the details here on the SSCB.

Great time to SHOP and receive some FREE goodies!
FREE mini grab bag with $20 purchase!
FREE small word stamps with many of the dies!

Be sure to comment on Mary's Blog too!
You should have arrived here from the talented Julie Warner! 

Introducing the Sunflower Die, just in time for summer! Isn't this fun? The stamp i've used is the Summer Stamp which comes in the set of seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. 

The die cuts in three separate parts, the stem, petals and center. Great idea! This made it so easy to cut an extra row of pedals and emboss the center.

The inside has the Sunflower made with the extra cuts from the front! I've use one of the embellishment corner dies from the wonderful new Floral Frame Embellishment Set.

Your next stop is Marybeth Lopez

Here's the full blog hop order and links:

Karen Amidon

Thanks for looking! You have until June 18th to to leave your comments. The winner will be announced June 19th on the Serendipity Blog

Thursday, June 5, 2014



Yeah, it's Thursday and Art Impressions has a new challenge! Make your card a Square...easy peasy!

The girlfriends are back together... being square! Well at least they are framed by a cork square! They are so "hip"! It looks like they are having fun, no whining there!

A little paper piecing, Copics, Wink of Stella and embossing powder made these gals come to life! 

My square card was made using the "Girlfriends" Wine Tasters Set. Gotta love these girls and their sentiments!

The Ai Challenge "Hip To Be Square" is going on until June 18th. Check out the Ai Blog here and thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Art Impression-Girlfriends- Wine Tasters
  • Papers: Neenah, MME- Indie Chic Ginger, Bazzill
  • Dies: Impression Obsession- Square Shaker Frame, MFT- Blueprints 14, Pierced Oval Stax, Fancy Flourish
  • Other: Copics, Versa Marker, Memento- Dual Marker, ep, Wink of Stella, Perfect Layer Rulers, cork, Bow Easy, foam tape, twine, brads, seam binding 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


What do we see through your window?
Serendipity has a fun challenge for the month of June. On the front of your card we would like to see a die cut or shaped opening creating a window! A blog is not required to play along. Any theme works, just use a Serendipity Stamp or die along with your window. Details can be found HERE and as always there is a $20 prize up for grabs!

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The DT was asked to CASE one of our favorite past cards from a DT member.

This Teddy stole our hearts when JULIE WARNER brought him to life with her incredible talent as seen HERE! Her colors and button border were brilliant! 
Aren't these two friends adorable?

After trying several different color combinations, (couldn't get hers out of my mind!) I chose the cool blue-greens and buttery yellows to compliment the brown. TEDDY FRIENDS was fussy cut and is raised with foam tape. My window was kept simple using the circle die with a stitched frame. 

Looking through the window to the inside of the card the new BABY DIE can be seen. The green die cut shadows the brown is also popped up with foam tape. 

Here are your links to see the DT inspirations:

Thanks for looking and hope you will join in the Serendipity Challenge!

  • Stamps: Serendipity-331G Teddy Friends 
  • Dies: Serendipity- 023CD Baby
  • Ink: Memento- Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink- Antique Linen
  • Paper: Neenah, ep- Bundle of Joy, Paper Cottage, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, Darice EF- Buttons, MFT- Blueprints 1, Pierced Circles, Impression Obsession- Button Die Set, Spellbinders- Circles, A2 Matting Basics, foam tape, seam binding