Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Welcome September and time for Serendipity's new challenge, Summers Last Hurrah! This could mean a vacation, back to school, your garden shoes! Almost anything goes as long as you use a Serendipity Stamp or Die. One design will be chosen for the SS Winners Badge and one design will be chosen randomly for a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Serendipity Store! If you are new to our challenges you can find all the details here on the SSCB!

SALE~ 20% off the Words and Verse category~SALE
Good through September 10th

A big welcome to Bridget's Finlay who is our guest designer for September. 

Here's some inspiration from the DT 
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna
Jenny Gropp 
Julie Warner
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Bridget Finlay

There is always a twist for the DT! Along with the Summers Last Hurrah we are to add paper piecing! If you like, play along with us and add that too!

 How cute are these Tennis Shoes? I have this fun dp called, "Summer Lovin" that worked great for paper piecing. Here the Tennis Shoes have been stamped three times. First I stamped them onto white Neenah paper. I then stamped onto the pattern dp just the pair of shoes I wanted, masking off the other two. I repeated this step only this time I stamped the shoes onto the solid color papers.

After paper piecing them together I used a small hole punch to make the eyelets. I've laced up the shoes and tied the bows with a thin silk ribbon. With the left over short ribbons I used Copics to color them to match the papers. I've randomly tied the ribbons together and used them for a border across the bottom.

Here's the inside of my card.
Summertime ends, memories made, and we remember our Friends Forever!

I am also entering my card in Virginia's View Challenge #7

Thanks for looking and hope you are enjoying the last hurrah of the summer!
  • Stamps: Serendipity- 221G Tennis Shoes, 255D Friends Forever
  • Paper: Neenah, Carta Bella- Summer Lovin'
  • Ink: Versafine
  • Dies: Spellbinders- A2 Matting Basics, MFT- pierced Rectangle Stax
  • Other: Copics, Perfect Mini Layers, hole punch, silk, foam tape


  1. Karen I LOVE what you did darn adorable! The eyelets , ribbon , paper piecing ,paper and the shoe stamp all just perfect! Amazing and I want to CASE this creative card! You should link this up with Virginia Views challenge's paper piecing!!!!!i have a link on my sidebar.

  2. Wow, this is by far one of the most clever designs I have seen!! The tennis shoe idea is amazing!! Love the cards and am in awe of your creativity!! Joleen

  3. Wow! Great paper piecing! So well done, and a perfect image to use paper piecing on with this fabulous stamp.

    It's on my wish list...It would be a perfect image for me to use to make cards for my teenage grandchildren...

  4. Those shoes? Nothing short of amazing - I almost grabbed these but was stumped with what to do about the laces - well you had no trouble there did you? LOL! I love the eyelets and ribbon - I bet this was a labor of love!

  5. Oh. My. Word. Those paper pieced shoes are adorable - the only thing wrong with them is that I can't WEAR them!! Soooo pretty and very creative!

  6. Awesome cards! Love those cool! Thanks for joining us at Virginia's View Challenge!

  7. This is so pretty, Karen! Love those shoes and have had them on my wish list. Your paper piecing and tied ribbons are perfect.

  8. WOW Karen this is an awesome card!!! Thanks for joining the fun with us at Virginia's View Challenge.

  9. Totally creative and FUN, Karen! Your attentions to details really come through with your creative design.
    Hope to see your beautiful work again! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge!

  10. How fun! I love those shoes!
    Thanks for playing with us at Virginia's View Challenge!

  11. AMAZING! Love your shoe card with the wonderful paper piecing and laces! And love how you used the leftover ribbon to make the border! Your attention to detail is incredible and so special! :) Jill