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!