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!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Designing holiday cards and being Merry...what could be better!

I'm playing along with Art Impressions this week and entering my card in their Be Merry Challenge 172
Be sure to head over to the Ai Blog and take a look at all the Merry designs in their 2015 Christmas release.

You can't help but to be merry when you receive a fun card stamped with this image.
This little cheerful gal has been colored with Copics, shined up with Viva Gloss Gel and sprinkled with sugar!

Her hands, corsage, glasses, and jingle bells have been fussy cut and raised with foam tape for dimension.
I added a few spots on her fur coat for fun.

Thanks for looking!


Come celebrate the holidays with Serendipity by playing along in the November challenge!
 Create a design using Serendipity stamps or dies and enter the challenge for a chance to win a Gift Certificate for $20 to the Serendipity Store. Find all the details on the SSCB. Pic, Link don't need a blog to play!

 November Guest Designer!
Please welcome Hazel Hodgkins as our guest.

Karen Amidon...that's me!
Hazel Hodgkins...guestie!

I love making all types of holiday cards. There is something special about a traditional Christmas card though. The Holly with Bells ring true for me with a holiday tradition from my childhood memories!
 The artist has shaded the areas for you on this image, making it an easy color!

 It's been colored with Copics and the top bell was stamped and fussy cut for added dimension.

Stamp of the month
50% OFF

Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Serendipity-415 QCL Bells with Holly
  • Papers:Neenah, Bazzill, Kaisercraft- Yuletide, Carta-Bella-Christmas Time
  • Other: Copics, Viva Gloss Gel, Tim Holtz- Tidings Tokens, Wink of Stella, Bow Easy, 3M Foam Tape, craft foam

Friday, November 6, 2015


Welcome to Serendipity Stamps November Blog Hop. Each month there is a NEW release with stamps and dies. We love sharing with you our designs created using these new products! All that you will be seeing on the hop is available for purchase now. Everything can be found in the, "Whats New?" section at Serendipity.
Play along by leaving comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a Serendipity $20 Gift Certificate.
You can leave comments through Sunday November 8th. Mary will post the winner on her blog Monday November 9th.

Special: Buy 3, Get the 4th (least expensive item) FREE!
Offer good through Friday November 6 through Sunday November 8

The stamp of the month is
 Skating Snowman

You should be arriving here from the fabulous

I love gingerbread cookies and these adorable Boy and Girl stamps are perfect for holiday giving, no calories! They were heat embossed in white and their trimmings were paper pieced.  Have a Merry little Christmas was stamped in Poppy Red.

The Christmas Tree Farm was colored with Zig Watercolor Brushes. I have added a dusting of Bo Bunny Glitter Paste for the sparkle. (My new Favorite!)

If you are following the hop your next stop is the very talented

Her's a full list of the hop:

Thanks for looking and enjoy the hop!

  • Stamps: Serendipity-941E Girl, 940E Boy, 1377 Have Yourself, 1375 Christmas Tree Farm
  • Inks: MFT- Poppy, Memento- Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Bazzill, Taylored Expressions-Build a Scene Christmas
  • Other: Bo Bunny-Glitter Paste-Sugar, Nested fancy Frame Dies, Versamark, detailed white-ep, Zigs, 3M foam tape 

Thursday, November 5, 2015


Welcome, It's an Impression Obsession Challenge Thursday!
This challenge is an easy one, Give Thanks! 
Play along with us by using all IO stamps or dies and create. Link up for a chance to win an IO $25 Gift Certificate. You don't have to have a blog to enter.
New to challenges? You can find the details here

See how the IODT give thanks!

I needed a fast and easy project this week! 
The Pumpkin with Text was used for the main image. I stamped it first and then masked the pumpkin with Eclipse tape. Tangy Orange ink was used to stamp on the Grunge Building Borders along the bottom.
Always Thankful! The sentiment used is from the wonderful collection, Be Grateful.

  Brown ink was stamped onto the orange paper with the Gingham Cover-a-Card making this sweet design.

Cityscapes, Landscapes and Friend-scapes! I adore the House Collage Set by Dina Kowal.
I had fun  stamping with different colored inks and many possibilities!
I used the same border again from Grunge Building Borders.
 Love Lines has it all to be thankful for: family, memories, faith, love and friends!