Friday, July 1, 2016


Splish-Splash it's summertime and all you need to do is, "Just Add Water" to play in the  Serendipity Stamps challenge. Design with SS stamps or dies and create anything that is associated with water! All the details on how to play along in the challenges can be found here on the SSCB

If you haven't heard...Serendipity has two new very talented gals on the DT.
Please give a BIG welcome to Patti and Carol!

Here's some inspiration from all the gals at SSDT!
Jenny Gropp
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

 The Triton Shell has been stamped onto glossy paper with a rich chocolate brown ink. Once the ink was dry, I masked the shell with Fineline Masking Fluid. Copic inks and blending solution were used to create the splashes of color. The masking glue rolls off easily when the inks have dried. This is a very simple technique and makes a beautiful bg for a card!

The same technique was used here on the Sea Horse. Around the top and backside of the Sea Horse I used the Copic Sketch markers to outline the body.

I had to get a little coloring time in so I've colored this darling image, that I love, of playing in the sprinkler. If you like it are in luck!! The Sprinkler is 50% OFF for the whole month of July. 

50% OFF!

July 1-4th
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be FREE! (be sure that you have 4 items in your cart!)
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free-and so on, and so on...
Lowest priced items are free

NEW items have been added to the Yard Sale category on the website.
How cool is that! Going to a Yard Sale in the comforts of your home!
Check out all the deals HERE...
Who knows what treasures you might find!

Thanks for looking and see you back here for our blog hop on Wednesday July 20th!

  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: 280H Triton Shell, 994D Sea Horse1265G Sprinkler, 581K Summer
  • Papers: Neenah 110, Glossy, Photo Play- Summer Dreams, MFT 6x6 Trail Mix, Painted Prints Citrus
  • Inks: MFT-Chocolate Brown
  • Other: Copics, Blending solution, Fineline Masking Fluid Pen, Glossy Accents, craft foam, Spellbinders Label 49, Bow Easy, blue jean fabric strip


  1. Karen your cards are beautiful! And you worked the challenge theme "Just Add Water" in two ways - with the ocean themed stamps and your technique. I'm running out today to buy some of the masking fluid - gorgeous effect! Your little sprinkler kiddo is adorable!

  2. Oh my stars! Karen, I'm completely captivated by your cards and the techniques you've used to create them! The images are incredibly pretty and your 'ocean' background brings them to life in a most striking fashion. In awe! Masking fluid on my wish list (oh, to have a crafting supply source nearby...). Your sprinkler card: seriously cute! Thrilled to be on the team with you; you're definitely an inspiration!

  3. Cards so down to earth but with such meaning. Awesome

  4. Wow I love your shell & seahorse cards! Beautiful!