Thursday, April 29, 2010

4 Sale 4 a good cause!

I made a set of cards to benefit a friend's son Will, who is going to Australia for a Walkabout! So swing by the site check out the goods and then bid on my cards! And bid on something else while your at it, or hey just make a donation! I know they would greatly appreciate it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Book Marked!

For a girl with her nose constantly in a book, the book mark challenge for April was well a challenge for me! I've been thinking about it for several days and finally decided to go a route I don't generally go.... antiqued/aged looking.

So here it is: what do you think?

Maybe not finest work but I'm pretty pleased with the results! The finished book mark is 2 1/2" x 6", and I laminated it so it would be sturdier!


~ Serendipity Stamp set: Ink Splash (320QCL)
~ Light brown card stock
~ Corner rounder
~ Various shades of brown ink
~ Sponges
~ Brown thread
~ Sewing machine
~ Hole punch
~ brown fibers
~ laminating supplies ( I used the Xyron laminating cartridge)

First I cut my card stock to size and rounded the corners. Then using my ink and sponges I aged the book mark. Then using the same shades of brown I added the ink splashes. I stamped two of the brushes from the set with dark brown and cut them out. I zig zag sewed around the edges. I then adhered the brushes to the center punched a hole and laminated it. After that I punched the hole again and added my brown fibers.

Now Check out the Design Team's other awesome projects:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Last Day of Serendipity's Garden Sale!!

Hurry Hurry Hurry!
Today is the last day for the Garden Sale!
20% off all Garden themed stamps, and boy is that
a lot of stamps to choose from!

Don't miss out!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Serendipity Mother's Day Cards!

For Serendipity's first April challenge we have a card sketch. We needed to take the following sketch and make a Mother's Day Card with it. I had a wonderful time playing around with my supplies, Serendipity Stamps, and brand new sewing machine!

Here is the card I created from the sketch. I just love purple and green together, and the white accents really make it pop to me!

Mother's Day Card


  • Mom Large Serendipity Stamp (822D)

  • Dandelion Puff Small Serendipity Stamp (860E)

  • Embossing Ink

  • White Embossing powder

  • heat tool

  • Purple white core cardstock

  • coordinating purple ink

  • sponge

  • green cardstock

  • white cardstock

  • purple and green sheer ribbon

  • dot embossing template

  • sand paper

  • skittles or dew drops

  • glue dots

  • white thread and sewing machine

  • oval template or die


Cut card front from purple cardstock. Embossing dots on cardstock, and sand to bring out the white. Finished card measures 5 1/2” x 7 1/2”. Cut an oval from white cardstock. Stamp the dandelion and mom on the oval with embossing ink, and shake on white embossing powder and heat set. Using sponge, dab purple ink over stamped image to give it a mottled effect. Mat on a green oval and stitch around the edge. Add a green strip to bottom of card and stitch edges. Add two strips vertically and stitch edges of those as well. Cover bottom strip with green ribbon. Tie a bow using purple and green ribbon and attach at the right side of bottom strip. Adhere oval over two side strips. Using glue dots adhere skittles around oval.

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Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Friday, April 2, 2010


I had a very productive morning! Working on special gifts for teacher appreciation week at our school! Now I know it isn't until May, but I like to be on top of things, and I'll be gone the end of April for my tenth Anniversary trip with my hubby! So I feel the need to finish up now!

I made 60... and of course had to order the stamp special just for these. He's from a Christmas set by Cornish Heritage Farms. The thank you is from Close To My Heart! My favorite part of this whole project was the awesome machine at Staples that cut all the small legal pads in half.... the machine does the whole bunch at once. I think I'm in love! Now only two other smaller projects to finish, and calls for food, and I'll be all done!