Monday, December 14, 2009

Serendipity Stamps December Design Team Challenges!

Time for my December Serendipity Stamps Projects! One Easter project and one Valentines project. We'll start with Valentines day! Isn't this stamp just gorgeous? It's so intricate and stamps so perfectly! Around the edge it says you are Always in my heart (stamp # 419E)! And I had a great time converting a pattern for Christmas ornaments into Valentines day because who says ornaments are only for Christmas? I think I'll be making plenty more of these!

And for my Easter project a shaker card! I stamped the eggs (stamp# 685M) on Shrink plastic, colored them with Copic markers then shrunk them! Added them with some seed beads to the shaker on the front and waa laa a card with movement!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other ladies on the design team:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Sue's Blog

And as always check the new contest at and don't forget to sign up for the newsletter to get those awesome deals!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beautiful Butterflies!

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

Bella 3rd Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop! If you happened upon my blog first you can find the start of the hop HERE!!

I used the JavaBellas stamp! Isn't it adorable! I thought the off-white ink looked great on this brown card stock! The papers I used are from Cosmo Crickets Gretel line. Please enjoy the rest of the blog hop, and don't forget to leave love along the way!

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

Merry 1st of December!

I picked up this stamp over the weekend! The little stamp store where I got it had used it in an autumn colored card! But I thought it would make a super cute, away from the norm, Christmas tree! The tree is made by memory box! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy! And happy December!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

As my second project for Novembers Shaped Card challenge I made this cute little purse shaped card! Perfect for any little girls on your card sending list!
Don't for get to visit 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!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November Serendipity Challenge!

Shaped Cards
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)
White Cardstock
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.

And Don't forget to Hop to Serendipity's Blog as well for this months challenge!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another batch of cards!

I've been stamping again! This deer card is one I made for my Dear Ole Dad's birthday! I think he'll be very happy with the big buck on it!

Isn't this little kitty just the cutest! Someone will be meowy happy to get him for Easter!

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

Too early for Christmas stuff?

How about Valentines and Easter?

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?

And last but certainly not least.. my favorite of the three.. this little ducky is sooo adorable! I colored him with my copics.. and I just love the depth they give to the flower.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween

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!

Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I just fell in love with Basic Grey's new Halloween paper! So I thought it would be perfect for this challenge about Vices! Especially since my number one Vice is scrapbook supplies!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Well it's official...

winter is here and we got no fall at all!

This is my front yard this morning! I went to bed last night hoping and hoping that it wouldn't come true! Now i've got to make sure Jac's Halloween costume will fit over his winter coat!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October's Serendipity Stamp Challenge!

This month's challenge was to create a gift or ornament! I chose a set of star stamps only to find out an even cooler thing about them, they fit perfectly with McGill's Super Giant Star Punch! I can just picture a Christmas tree covered with these!


*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 wire

*Silver earring stems (a thick wire with a flat almost pin head bottom)

*Silver toned beads

*Silver ribbon

*Wire pliers and cutters


  1. Stamp 7 stars on the blue cardstock with the versamark ink. Cover with embossing powder and emboss with heat tool.

  2. Punch out stars with punch (designed to match) and fold each star in half. Coat backs with adhesive.

  3. Put stars together by securing each half to another star and then putting the open ends together.

  4. 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.

  5. Cut a length of wire to use as a hanger and attach it to the loop at the top of the star.

  6. 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:

And don't forgot to hop on over to the official Serendipity Stamps blog to enter this months challenge, and get a chance to win free stamps! Everyone loves free stamps, right?

Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's almost time...

It's almost time for Serendipity Stamps October Design Team Challenge! We are to make at least two projects a month, and for October we had two choices, my first choice is a gift item. I made bookmarks for the Chime group I'm in at my church. I just love those ladies and thought they'd like a little something to keep their pages marked.

I just love my glitter pen, it gives so many projects just that little something extra! Sparkle! I used Serendipity Stamps Steeple Set. I just love how the words look stamped over top of the snow covered church.
Please be sure to come back on the 15th and see my next project and hop to the other design team member's blogs to see their fantastic projects as well!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

There was frost...

I woke up this morning to frost on my windows! Yuck! That makes me realize that winter is sooo close! One happy thing about that is this card I recently created! I used this beautiful tree stamp from Serendipity Stamps. I stamped it with my glue pad on mulberry paper and covered it with silver glitter! It's just so sparkly and beautiful! I love it!

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

Can you believe it?

Can you believe it.. yesterday was three months till Christmas... so in the spirit of that... here is a card I made using a Serendipity Stamps snowflake! It seemed like such a simple stamp but a little glitter and it went to a whole new level. I stamped the stamp with my glue pad around the card base. You then heat the card some so the glue gets tacking and sprinkle on the glitter. It's so shiney it's amazing! Then added a little ribbon and wala card in no time that still looks like it took forever!
A close up of the glitter, becuase who doesn't love shiney!

Don't forget you still have time to head over to to snag a great deal on Halloween stamps which are really more seasonally appropriate!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Your Lucky day...

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 for all the details!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ring in fall....

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

Serendipty Challenge for September...

Here is my September project for Serendipity Stamps! It's a Halloween Candy holder, but it would be great for gift certificates or money too!

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!

Serendipity stamps: Costume Kids 1172G
Happy Trick or Treating 1173D
Black Cardstock
A double sided pattern paper (I used a bat pattern from Reminisce Designs it's yellow on both sides but one side also has bats)
Fiskars paper edgers Bat Wings
Yellow Sheer Ribbon Close To My Heart
Versa Mark Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Heat tool
Gold Pen
Paper Trimer with a scoring blade (or bone folder, or score pal)
Hole punch
For this project the cover dimensions and such will all depend on the size of paper you started with!
In the spirit of not reinventing the wheel I got the directions for folding the candy pockets here:
Once you have your inside pocket made... cut a piece of black cardstock so that it will be sligthly bigger. Center the pocket in the cover and punch two holes in the spine to thread the ribbon through. Stamp the kids image on the yellow side of the pattern paper, and emboss with black powder. Trim the image with the bat wing scissors and adhere to the front of the book. Use the gold pen to doodle around the edges.
For the inside cover stamp the trick or treating on the yellow side of paper and emboss with black powder. Trim strip to fit inside cover along middle. Trim two small strips with bat wings on one long side.. Adhere to top and bottom inside cover. Doodle with gold pen.
Put yellow ribbon through holes and tie in bow on outside of cover. Enjoy!

Check out the work by my fellow design team members on their blogs:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Yvonne's Blog

Sue's Blog

And don't forgot to hop on over to the official Serendipity Stamps blog to enter this months challenge, and get a chance to win free stamps! Everyone loves free stamps, right?

Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery

I'm Thankful!

Fall is in the air here! I love it... cool temps, earlier nights, and all things fall for decorations! Here is a banner I made to remind me to be Thankful for all that I have. The indian corn stamp is from Serendipity Stamps! It's a great fall image and with just a few changes in coloring so versatile! I cut it out put it on some pop dots and attached them to the first and last squares of my banner!

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 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

Fall is in the air?

I'm ready for fall, cooler temps, beautiful leaf changes, and to help get you ready, check out these cards I made with some of the new Halloween stamps from Serendipity Stamps!

This little girl is by far my favorite, isn't she just the cutest!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Challenge....

Yeah it's that time again to blog hop and see all the great art created for Serendipity Stamps August Challenge... Monochromatic. Now this was a challenge that is out of my comfort zone.. I love color and lots of it on cards and layouts! But had fun non the less! Enjoy!


*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)
*Water brush
*Large corner rounder
*Pop dots

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:

Shannan's Blog

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Yvonne's Blog

Sue's Blog

Details about this month's readers contest can be found on the Serendipity Stamps blog here:

A sneaky peak at August's challenge...

Just a little look at what's coming up for August's Serendipity Stamps Challenge... get ready...

All the papers on this card are Close to My Heart! And the Stamp Set is Palm Tree (004QCL)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Two Things!

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!

Christmas In July!

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

80's Throwback!

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

Thank you!

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

Filled with Joy!

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

Christmas in July!

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)
White flocking
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:

Anya's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Shannan's Blog

Sue's Blog

Yvonne's Blog

Don't forget the Serendipity Stamps website: they are having a fantastic Christmas in July sale going on right now. It ends July 19th so hurry over now so you don't miss the great deals.

And if you haven't yet don't forget the blog and gallery as well you can find them at: 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!