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?

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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!