Monday, June 28, 2010

Cool Down with...

nice glass of lemonade!

This stamp from Serendipity just screams summer to me. I used Copics for coloring for nice vibrancy. And even though it's hard to tell I coated the picture with some liquid glass so it looks like it's made of glass! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Simple is as Simple does...

Junes second challenge involves simple cards, and since they were so simple I made two... each card took me less than five minutes to put together with just things laying on my desk at the time!
My first card uses the small set Martini glass cling set (896MCL). I made a standard A2 sized card 4 1/4" X 5 1/2". Stamped the image on white colored the glass blue and cut it out with Nestabilities and matted on a coordinating card stock. Adhered a half inch strip of patterned paper and stamped It's a Party below that and attached the circle on top of the strip! See Simple.

Card number two was just as easy! I cut the flowered card stock to the A2 size. Ran a yellow ribbon around the middle and inked all the edges in black. Then I stamped The Sweetest Joy is Love (1082D) on light blue and matted it in dark blue and stuck it to the middle of the card! Done and Done!

I couldn't even drive to the store to get a card as quickly and cheaply as I made these two! Don't forget to check out the other great Design Team creations:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have you seen a cuter dessert?

I'm getting back at my Disney album from our trip over a year ago... feeling the urge to go back and I can't if the last scrapbook isn't finished!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

I knew I'd find them....

As soon as I got this fantastic new train stamp from Mary I knew what I wanted to do with it... as soon as I found the pictures... and I did. Toot toot! A few summers ago we visited the Strasburg Railroad in Strasburg PA! Jac had the best time checking out the trains and riding the rails!

I decided to try that aged look with the stamp again. I think it came out well...I used water color crayons and some sponged ink! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

With Sympathy

This months Serendipity Stamps Challenge was a sympathy card using the following sketch created by Lynda from the Design Team. I chose to turn the sketch on it's side. And go with mostly subdued colors.


With Sympathy Stamp Serendipity Stamp (783D)
Patterned paper
Two coordinating card stocks one dark, one light
Hemp fibers
Off white pigment ink
White pen
foam mounting squares


* Use the dark card stock for your base
* Adhere three strips of patterned paper one to each edge and a larger one in the middle
* Attach hemp to sides of patterned paper
* Cut rectangle from dark cardstock, a second smaller one from the light, and a third smaller from the dark adhere the rectangles together
* Using the pigment ink stamp the with sympathy in the middle of the small square (pigment ink takes a while to dry so be careful not to smudge)
* Using the pen make dots in corner of the large brown rectangle
* Using foam squares adhere the rectangles to the center of the card

The most challenging part of this card was keeping things low key. For a sympathy card I just didn't figure lots of bling and such would be appreciated or necessary!

Now onto more fun ideas from the rest of the Design Team:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Coming by....

to say HI!

And show you one of Serendipity Stamps newest stamps! Isn't this steam train just wonderful. It's so full of detail. I chose to stamp it in white on black to give it a chalkboard feel, and to keep it as simple as I could so that the image would shine!