Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I just picked up these butterfly pictures yesterday! And I happened to have these very lovely butterfly stamps from Serendipity and boy did they go together nicely! I used a sketch from November Becky Higgins! I made the background paper myself and I don't know if you can tell but the stamped butterflies look like they are flying! Enjoy a bit of summer for the cold winter!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!
Thanks for visiting the next stop is:
Dana's House of Cards
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Don't for get to visit Serendipitystamps.com and see the deal they have going on now, and how to enter the customer challenge! Free shipping until Dec 23th, and a special stamp at a discount! Hurry don't wait!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Here is the card I made for this months Serendipity Challenge: Shaped Cards!
I just love this stamp set, I've always wanted a goat, and I think this is as close as I'm going to get! The supplies I used are listed below! I think the one thing that made this card extra special was adding the raffia to look like real hay sticking out of his mouth!
Don't forget to check the other Design Team member's blogs:
Goat Cling Set Serendipity Stamps (1152QCL)
Green Cardstock ( I used garden green Close To My Heart)
Green Ink ( I used garden green CTMH)
Brown ink (I used Chocolate CTMH)
Small hole punch or thumb tack
1. Cut a card base from the green to 6 1/2” x 4 1/4” and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 1 1/4” x 3” stamp the What was I thinking sentiment on this piece in green ink. Ink around the edges and lightly across the front with brown ink.
3. Stamp goat on white cardstock with brown ink, trim around the image.
4. Attach goat to back of sentiment towards the right side. Center the whole thing on the cardbase. Trim around the goats head with about a 1/4” border. Do not trim the sentiment to the left or your card will not stay together.
5. Using small hole punch or thumb tack make holes on each side of goats mouth where you can see the straw hanging out of his mouth on the stamp. Make sure to only punch through the top layer of the card. Place a small amount of adhesive on the inside between the holes, and thread the raffia through so the ends stick out the front. Trim ends to your liking.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I love bling, but not so much after making this card...I stuck each and every one of those little rhinestones by hand! uggh! Pretty but a ton of work!
And this one is my favorite of all four! I am so in love with this little Serendipity Ducky! On this card I stamped and colored the image... then stamped it again and colored the flower! I cut it apart and put it on with foam tape in different levels! It really makes the flower pop!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Here are a few cards I made up with Serendipity Stamps for Mary to send as demos! I'm not sure about the card above.. it came out a little dark for Easter, but I'm still fan of the color combo.. guess Halloween colors don't translate to Easter!
Isn't this just the cutest stamp? I love it! What says I love you like cooking for the one you love?
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Just wanted to share with you all the little project I whipped up today, and a happy accident! I was playing with chalk to make this cool background it's been so long since I'd played with it, and it was lots of fun and gave me the spooky background I was looking for.
Then when I was stamping the small black bats onto the background they happened to be part of a larger stamp with more bats and swirlys... the serendipity happened! Where the stamp wasn't inked it pulled up the chalk and make a light impression, beautiful and just that little something extra the card needed. Enjoy!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
*Stars stamp set Serendipity Stamps (452QCL)
*McGill Super Giant Star Punch (also available at Serendipity)
*Navy Blue Cardstock
*Versa Mark Ink
*Silver embossing powder
*Embossing heat tool
*Heavy duty adhesive
*Silver earring stems (a thick wire with a flat almost pin head bottom)
*Silver toned beads
*Wire pliers and cutters
Stamp 7 stars on the blue cardstock with the versamark ink. Cover with embossing powder and emboss with heat tool.
Punch out stars with punch (designed to match) and fold each star in half. Coat backs with adhesive.
Put stars together by securing each half to another star and then putting the open ends together.
Thread several beads onto earring stem, and then put the end of the stem up through the stars middle. Use the pliers to make a loop at the top of the star.
Cut a length of wire to use as a hanger and attach it to the loop at the top of the star.
Cut a length of ribbon and use it to tie a bow at the top of the star where the wire attaches to the loop.
It would be easy to use more or fewer stars to change up the look, not to mention the endless possibilities with other colors of paper, embossing powders, and beads! If you create on of these little darlings I'd love to see it, post a link here and one lucky person will win a prize from me!
Now start to hop and see the great creations from the rest of Serendipity Stamps Design Team members:
Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The secret to a nicely matching window... temporally adhere your patterned paper to your card blank and cut your window through both at the same time, this assures that when you put your paper between for the window that they will match up in the end!
Enjoy and Stay warm! Serendipity's Design team will have new posts on the 15th!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
A close up of the glitter, becuase who doesn't love shiney!
Don't forget you still have time to head over to Serendipitystamps.com to snag a great deal on Halloween stamps which are really more seasonally appropriate!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Hello bloggy readers... Serendipity Stamps is having a SALE! All their Halloween stamps are on sale until September 27th! And the Customer Challenge is open until October 15th! Which means you can submit your great Halloween designs and have a chance at winning a prize. Head over to Serendiptystamps.com for all the details!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Serendipity Stamps inspire me to use them in new and creative ways! So I pulled out some shrink plastic and went to town! Aren't these earrings just adorable? I fell in love with Fraidy Cat as soon as I saw him!
They we're also super simple to make.. stamp your image on shrink plastic with staz on ink. Color it in.. I used colored pencils (once you shrink the colors become more vibrant) punch your hole.. and shrink according to package instructions. I then used some earring findings from the craft store and a little bit of coordinating wire! And you've got earrings!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Mine is holding some yummy pop rocks a favorite with my 8 year old.
The cute message on the inside cover also a lovely Serendipity Stamp!
Here is the whole banner! I just love it! The next step for me is something to decorate where it's attached to the wall, maybe a pile of pumpkins, or some big bows? What do you think?
Want this stamp and other great fall stamps? Head to serendipitystamps.com you won't be disappointed. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for the official blog hop of Halloween/Fall goodies! It's sure to please and leave you with great ideas!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
*Serendipity Stamp “A”- Amaryllis (500E)
*Card base 4” x 5 ½”
*Teal colored carstock (mine is Juniper by CTMH)
*Mostly Teal matching Pattern paper
*Off white cardstock
*Off white twine
*Inks in off white, teal, and a pinkish (I used Colonial White, Tulip, and Juniper by CTMH)
*Large corner rounder
There is a whole alphabet of these flower stamps, and each and every one is as beautiful and intricate as this A!
Be sure to check out the other great work out there:
Friday, July 24, 2009
If you haven't had a chance to check out all the great stamps Serendipity Stamps has, you may have missed these awesome baseball stamps! I love the vintage feel that they have to them, but they still worked great for this photo of my son playing ball!
This is still in full swing at the Serendipity Stamps website! If you haven't been over to check it out, do it right away! Mary has extended the deadline for the contest till July 31st! It's not to late to play!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The idea for this layout sprang from and envelope that my dad had written JAC MAN on and it got me thinking about PAC MAN so armed with my cricut, sure cuts alot, and the internet..I found this awesome PAC FONT and dingbats with the cute little ghosties! Life is Good!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I needed a few thank you notes for ladies from my home church that we're prayer partners for me on my trip to Alaska. The background paper is made with the shaving cream and ink technique it really makes some stunning paper. The flower stamps are from Serendipity Stamps! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
These adorable little flower stamps came in my last order of Serendipity stamps. You stamp teh background in your solid color and then stamp the flower designs on the top! I just love how they turned out.. and it was perfect to layer them up and down on top of each other!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It's time again to unveil Serendipity Stamps July Challenge! Christmas in July! This month I chose to make this adorable Holiday Shopping Organizer! Use it to keep receipts, lists, and any other holiday shopping must haves close at hand. Here is a list of the supplies I used:
Holiday Mailbox Serendipity Stamp (817H)
Black Ink Close to My Heart
Winter Pattern Paper (mine is Stampin’ Up)
Three colors of coordinating cardstock
White Sheer Ribbon
Prisma Colored Pencils ( Jasmine, Muted Turquoise, Metallic Silver, Sky Blue Light, Dark Green, Crimson Red, Yellowed orange, Chocolate)
Martha Stewart circle scalloped punch
Here's a peak at the inside of the organizer.. just a few pockets to stash your goodies!
Check out the projects made by the other fantastic design team members here:
And if you haven't yet don't forget the blog and gallery as well you can find them at: www.serendipitystampsgallery.com there you'll also find the details of the new monthly contest! I'm excited to see what you can create with all the great stamps Serendipity has as well!