Friday, August 29, 2014


There are some fun things going on at Serendipity! Serendipity Stamps is going to have a New Release Blog Hop each month in addition to the monthly challenge! 
Todays hop is sharing some goodies from Halloween and Autumn.
Hop along and leave a comment on ALL the blogs for a chance to win a $20 Gift Card to be used at the Serendipity Store. You will have until September 1st to leave a comment. Mary's Blog will have the winners posted on September 2nd.  
Like us and Share on Facebook for another chance to win $20 off your next order!

You should be arriving here from

Here is the full Hop order~enjoy the Hop!
Mary's Blog
Kecia Waters~ Special Guest
Jeanne Jachna
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen are here!
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Vickie Zimmer

I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable Halloween image, Kitty and Jack! This is one of the NEW stamps from Serendipity. I've taken the beautiful die cut in black and rubbed Inka Gold in Violet and Green Yellow on it and popped it up with foam tape. Wink of Stella was used on the clouds for a little shimmer. I have mixed textures of the ribbons and twine to trim the card. A few lavender jewels finishes it off! 

Don't be a Fraidy Cat! Love the "Y" being a cats tail! 

I made a second card using these beautiful Oak Leaf Outline and Acorn Dies
I started on a textured water color paper. Here I used several colors of Distress Inks and water. After drying I rubbed some Inka Gold in Green Yellow and Gold over it. I've splattered a dark ink with a stiff brush to make the spots on the leaves. On the edges there is Chestnut Roan and gold leafing. Two coats of UTEE has been applied. Autumn has been stamped in Rich Cocoa.

The sentiment inside, "All those Golden" has been stamped in Rich Cocoa.

Your next stop on the hop will be the talented

Thanks for looking and good luck!
First Card
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 1325G Kitty and Jack, 1120D Don't Be a Fraidy Cat
  • Ink: Memento
  • Papers: Neenah, ep Chillingsworth Manor, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, Blender Solution, Wink of Stella, Inka Gold- Violet, Green Yellow,  Color Box Chalk, Bow easy, Maya Road Twine, Anna Griffin Die-Flourish Medallion, MFT-Pierced Oval Stax, Scor-Pal tape, foam tape, silk ribbon, ribbon, twine
Second Card
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 582K Autumn, 306D All those Golden
  • Dies: Serendipity- 034ED Oak Leaf Outline and Acorn Dies
  • Ink: Memento Luxe- Rich Cocoa, VersaMark, TH Distress Inks
  • Papers: Neenah- Ivory, water color, Prima- Epiphany
  • Other:Inka Gold- Gold, Green Yellow, Color Box chalk- Chestnut Roan, Krylon- 18 kt Gold Leafing Pen, Utee, Nellies- Ovals Dies, Spellbinders- Pierced Squares, MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax 


  1. Love both cards.

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  2. Showcased beauty on the first card, and die cut wonder on the second! Love them both Karen!

  3. These are awesome cards, I LOVE them! Super inspirational, I am definitely doing these, TFS!! Joleen

  4. Gorgeous Matt on the first and wow did you ever dress up those leaves!! Stunning!

  5. Wow!!! Your cards are both just fantastic! I don't know which I love best. Great job!!!

  6. Such an elegant spin you put on these products - wish you could touch me with your talent!

  7. That pumpkin really looks evil. No wonder poor kitty is frightened.
    Great coloring. Love the card
    thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the look of your oak leaves and the burlap, so beautiful! the black tattered bow is perfect on your first card.

  9. Fabulous coloring and I like the frame on the first one. I like how you made the leaves and acorns on the second card.

  10. Both of these are wonderful, Karen! Your trims and colors on the Halloween card are super and I love your UTEE coated leaves on the second.

  11. WOW! good job on coloring kitty & are so talented. Love your work!

  12. Both are beautiful cards...I like how you added the twine on the first and the addition of the burlap on the second card...Very nicely done.

  13. What gorgeous cards. I love the background on your Kitty and Jack card and the leaves and acorns are amazing on the autumn card.

  14. Your cards are beautiful! I love what you did to the leaves and I love the die behind Kitty and Jack!!

  15. Both cards are so pretty. I'm loving how the purple sky pops against that gray, and the use of purple rhinestones just elevate the card into spectacular. Loving the use of UTEE on those leaves. The shine looks great!