Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Welcome to the second half of the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. This month the theme is to use those, "Hidden Gems". Anything goes, just be sure to include a Serendipity stamp or die in your design. New to the challenges? You can find the guidelines here on the SSCB. There is always a $20 Gift Certificate up for grabs! The winner will be announced on Feb 4th.

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Here are some "Gems" to inspire you!
Kimberly Wiener...guest designer
Julie Warner...out this week
Karen Amidon are here!

My first gem is the Herbs and Jars. I have kept it CAS to show just how lovely the stamp is on its own. You can almost smell the herbs drying!

Here I have made tags using three more gems! 
For the first one I have colored the Flower Pitcher. The script is from the Spring Flower Background stamp.
Daffodils are a sign that spring is coming...please hurry! The shading on this image makes for an easy color. I have stamped the,"Spring" in the background with Memento's Cantaloupe. 
Succulents and cactus still remain very popular. I love the detail on this Cactus image that I've colored up with Copics. Having tags made up for all different occasions always comes in handy.

Thanks for looking!



  1. Oh Karen! these are so beautiful!! I just love how you included the sweet fiber on your first card. It really adds fun dimension!! And your coloring on both cards is stunning : ) You made these images really come to life!

    Hope you are enjoying a great week!!


  2. very pretty! and simple, too!

  3. Karen I LOVE your card and tags. I love how you left the Herbs and Jars image simply floating on the card with the twine above and just a spot of color. And the tags are stunning with just the slightest touch on the backgrounds.

  4. Wow Karen! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! The herbs and jars have NEVER looked this good and the tags take my breath away!

  5. Karen your cards and tags are beautiful my dear!!!

  6. A hidden gem I don't remember , love the way you colored this ! What a neat stamp! Oh my gosh I love the tags you made!

  7. Your card and tags are just lovely! Great coloring!