Wednesday, December 23, 2015


As the end of the year is winding down, so is Serendipity's December challenge! But, it's not over still have time to play! Join in by making a tag using Serendipity stamps or dies and enter to win a SS $20 Gift Certificate. All the details can be found on the SSCB.

Our special guest designer for December is Susan Wuthrich.
You are in for a treat! Check out her blog

From the DT
Karen Amidon...that's me!

 The sweet Snowman with Birds image is peeking through the window shaker.
Serendipity carries several Pretty Pink Posh dies. For this tag I have used Stitched Duo 3.  
I have masked off the word outside and stamped only, "Baby it's COLD".

For this tag Stitched Duo 1 has been used. The Happy die was cut and inlayed. Champagne ink was used for stamping the Snowflake Set and New Year.
The New Year stamp is only $1. Check out all the cling that SS has for $1+

Stamp of the month
50% OFF

Thanks for looking!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015



 The challenge with Impression Obsession is, Snowy Wishes.
Join in the fun and show something to do with wintery wishes and snow. As always there is a $25 IO Gift Certificate up for grabs!
The rules are easy, just use all IO stamps and dies in your project. If you are new to the challenges or need a refresher, you can find all the guidelines on the IO Blog.

 We truly love seeing all your wonderful designs and appreciate the time you take to play along with us.

From the IO DT:

I am sharing 3 cards today  so I will keep it short!

Simple and elegant!
 The graceful Silhouette Skaters come in a clear cling set with 3 designs complete with winter wishes or the Skaters come cling or wood mounted.

The Elegant Pine Trio is the background for the Merry Snow Couple! The design was framed with the All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.

The Chin Up Snowman is the perfect image for any winter scene. I have trimmed him for the holidays with tradition Christmas colors and adding the Fa la la la!

On that note, Happy Holidays and as always, thanks for looking!


Merry Snow Couple

Chin Up Snowman

Monday, December 14, 2015


There is a challenge going on over at Art Impressions and I'm playing along!
They have 5 NEW sets of Ai People that were just released. These ladies are all about loosing weight, keeping their cool and a smile while trying! All favorites for New Years resolutions, lol!

This little lady is from the Skinny Yet Set and she is seeing things from a different view... not sure how that's working out! 

I love a balanced diet too!

Thanks for looking and Happy Holidays!

  • Stamps: Art impressions- Skinny Yet Set 4672, Technique Junkies-Balanced Diet
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Doodle bug, Bazzill
  • Dies: Lawn Fawn- Stitched Squares, MFT-Stitched Circles, Nellies- Circles
  • Ink: Memento, MFT-Ripe Raspberry
  • Other: Copics, Viva Gloss Pen, Echo Park- enamel dots, craft foam

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Welcome to the December Challenge at Serendipity.
For the whole month of December, Serendipity's Challenge is Tags! Play along by making any kind of tag using Serendipity dies or stamps. Link up and you are entered to win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate.
You can find all the details on the SSCB.

Our special guest designer for December is Susan Wuthrich.
You are in for a treat! Check out her blog

Karen Amidon...that's me!

Holiday tags that are hand made add a special touch to your gift.
Serendipity has many stamps and dies that make tagging beautiful and easy!
The graceful Angel die has been used here. Let Heaven was heat embossed in gold. 

The Christmas Chapel is a favorite of mine. 
This image is gorgeous stamped in a rich green ink onto the music design paper.
The Pretty Pink Posh tag die has been edged with a metallic gold thread.

Stamp of the month
50% OFF

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 4, 2015


 Welcome to Serendipity Stamps December Blog Hop. We are sharing with you all the latest! Check it out and hop along to see what's NEW!
 Leave comments as you go and one lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate. 
Leave comments through Sunday Dec 6th. The winner will be posted on Mary's blog Monday Dec 7th.

Special: 40% OFF highest priced item in cart
Coupon code is "40fromhigh1215" 

On to the hop!
You should be arriving here from

Mixed greens, sparkly pinecones, a few twigs and a yummy red bow! Ahhhh, the holidays are here!
The Pine Swag is an easy color. For a little sparkle, I have added Bo Bunny Glitter Paste to some of the tips on the pinecones.

This stamp was just begging to be embossed with glitter!
Leave A Little Sparkle was stamped in Elf Green ink. Using the MISTI, I was able to go back over the same area with Versamark. It was then heat embossed with Rangers Holographic ep.

Your next stop on the hop should be

The stamp of the month is
50% OFF All of December

If you got lost along the way, here is a full list!

  • Stamps: Serendipity-1378 Pine Swag, 1381 Leave A Little Sparkle
  • Dies: Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Duo 3
  • Inks: MFT-Elf Green, Memento- Tuxedo Black, Versamark
  • Papers: Neenah, Bazzill, American Crafts-Hot Cocoa, Stardream
  • Other: Copics, Echo Park- Winter Chill ef, Ranger- Holographic ep, Bo bunny- Sugar Glitter Paste, May Arts- ribbon, twine, Perfect Layer Rulers, Bow Easy, LF-Stitched Squares Dies

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Love is in the air!

Impression Obsession is squeezing in a little love before the holidays and changing things up a bit!
The challenge is, "Love You More". In addition to our regular challenge and the chance to win a $25 IO gift certificate, we are adding another chance to win!!
You can find all the details on the IO Blog.
We are so excited to be sharing with you beautiful NEW Valentine stamps that are available NOW!
Just in time to add to your wish list!

Leave comments along the way. The more blogs you visit...the better chance you have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!
 Comment entries will be open until December 6th and a winner will be announced on The IO Blog  Monday December 7th. Good luck!

Love inspiration and hop links!

You gotta love this Pug, he's too cute!
IO has several very talented artists that design the stamps that we are so lucky to work with. Dina Kowal is one, her work is incredible!

Girly Girl!
Sweetheart Sally is colored with Copics, sparkled with Stella and embellished with a jewel.

A sweet silhouette from Dina, the Balloon Bouquet.
The background has been created using 3 NEW Cover a Card stamps.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Happy Thanksgiving! 
Welcome to the second half of the Serendipity Stamps Holiday challenge.
For the month of November we want you to share with us your holiday creations. This can be projects for any holiday! Use Serendipity stamps or dies and link up for a chance to win a $20 Serendipity Gift Certificate. You can find all the details here on the Serendipity Blog.

 Shipping on all US orders of $20 or more!
Good Wednesday 11/25-Sunday 11/29

Need a little inspiration?
Take a look at what the DT has come up with for their holiday designs!
Karen Amidon...that's me!
Hazel Hodgkins...guestie!

Serendipity has some wonderful new dies for the holidays. The Angel is one of my favorites. 
The Angel die cut was made using a mirror gold paper and cryogen white. The detail cut outs in gold were inlaid. 
The Peace die cut has been shadowed with the metallic gold paper also.

Stamp of the month 
The Snowman Skating is 50% OFF!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


Join the IO Team and play along in the Season Greetings Challenge for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession gift certificate. Just use IO stamps or dies and link up! You don't have to have a blog to play! 
For more challenge info you can go here to the IO Blog.

Seasons Greetings from the DT

I was so excited when I saw the Small Cabin die. I knew that it would be fun to use in a pop-up holiday box!
Have you heard about the precut boxes from the Paper Cut? They take all the guess work out of making these more measuring or scoring!

IO came out with four different landscapes dies. I've used the, Hill Layers, Mountain Layers and Tree Layers

The Small Deer were edged with Creamy Brown Cat's eye. 
One of my favorite winter trims is the Pine Sprig Cluster and the Fir Sprig Cluster. These dies are great for adding that little extra something onto a project!
The gingham was made using the Gingham Texture stamp. Seasons Greetings is from the Holiday Bottom Word Edgers.

Birds eye view!

Here is a quick card using the, "Most Wonder Time" stamp.
It's been framed with the All-in-One Oval Frames.
The embellishments are from the Pine Sprig Cluster and Holly Flourish.

Thanks for looking and hope to see your design in the Season's Greeting challenge!