Saturday, June 14, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop- Day 2!

Good Morning and Welcome to Day 2 of the Serendipity Stamps blog hop!!
 

Sooo... I had my days a little mixed up- I'm sure we've all done that. (Please tell me yes!) Yesterday I focused on Jenny's Zen- the new background stamp being released. Today I'm showing a couple of cards using the new dies.
 
I'm in love with the Sunflower die set! It actually cuts in three parts... the flower, the center, and a stem. My card focuses on the flower and center. 
The outer layer was die-cut in two different colors of yellow and the center in black. For the centers, I left in some of the "pieces"- you can see in the close up above. AND... sunflowers scream summer to me, thus the sentiment-from the Seasonal Sayings set. When I lived on the farm in IN, we always had a row of sunflowers on the side of the vegetable garden-need lots of space to grow. Well, maybe they have a hybrid now that is smaller.

My next card....

This card uses the Lighthouse die set and Joy is a Net sentiment. In Love with this one too. The die cuts out the stripes and windows so you can switch up colors, I left them open for my card. The die was cut twice- layered the navy over white for a little contrast and sturdiness. Added some twine and wood stars. Love this sentiment- thought the "net" of love and "catching" souls fit with a water theme.

My sweet friend Jeanne is the next stop on hop... it's sure to be something bright and beautiful!!

The blog hop list- 
 
Don't forget to leave comments as you hop... one random commenter will win a $20 GC to Serendipity Stamps. You have until June 18th to leave comments and the winner will be posted on the Serendipity Stamps blog on the 19th.
 
And a couple specials...Free mini grab bag w/ $20 purchase and Free small words stamps with many of the word dies.
 
All of the stamps and dies are currently available in the Serendipity Stamps store... here.
  
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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18 comments:

Karen Amidon said...

Fun, fun, fun, two wonderful card Vickie! Love the look of leaving some of the center seeds in the Sunflower. Your lighthouse is a beauty!

Suzette said...

I am loving everything nautical now - is that a summertime thing? Love your card!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Your first card is just perfect for me... love the yellow and all the white!!! These sayings are great for so many things, love them.

Diane Jaquay said...

Vickie, these are both FABULOUS! The perfect summer flower paired with that sentiment make for a perfect summer card!!! And the lighthouse card is spectacular, love the colors you used and your design is stellar!

seamom said...

WONDERFUL cards! And I especially love the sentiment! It is a "must have" stammp/set for use when I am creating cards for my Church card ministry. Thank you.

l.m. said...

The sunflowers say it all!
Really like the use of the stars and the red, white and blue with the lighthouse(it feels American)

Girl_Scout_Belle said...

with it being "Flag Day" here in America, the lighthouse card colors are so appropriate! Good job on using both of the dies!

craftymom205 said...

Love both of your cards.

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gobarb26 said...

Great cards. Love the dies!

JD/ Jill said...

Two very nice cards!

Sandra said...

your card has me ready for Summer!
Sandra ltb

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are fabulous, Vickie! Love the classic colors you used on both...yellow/black is perfect for the sunflower and red/white/blue is the best for your nautical lighthouse card.

Jen said...

Lovely nautical card. Great colors and detail. Awesome new dies - love them all!

Marybeth said...

I LOVE them both! Your layered sunflowers are gorgeous! Your red ,white and blue card is a perfect summer scene! Love the hills.

Tammy Pope said...

Love, love, love these cards! Your sunflowers scream "summer," and the sentiment with the lighthouse die is terrific.

Jeanne J said...

Fab cards! Love that you kept bits of the sunflower center - you can really see the bitty flower pattern inside. and OMG that lighthouse with the torn landscape in the red white and blue? STUNNING!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards Vickie! I love those sunflowers too~such a fantastic quote on your second card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

These are delightful, Vickie! I like how you left parts of the sunflower center die in place. Genius idea!