Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Good Morning- so glad you stopped by today. The Serendipity Stamps DT are showing off some new goodies in the store and combining it with this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge-- This month it's all about embossing!! AND this time around the DT were asked to add an additional challenge... Get Well/Thinking of You!


You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  

SSCB#54 Emboss - dry, heat, deboss - so many design options. The choice is yours... just make sure your project includes some type of embossing and at least one Serendipity Stamps image!

I have three cards for you today.... couldn't help myself :)


My first card uses the SWEET kitties in the Little Critters die set along with a sentiment from the Meow Mix Cling set. The background was stamped with the Beaded Strings background stamp using versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Next I water colored with Gansai Tambi watercolors (Kuretake) in rainbow colors. Die cut a PPP Stitched Duo 1 frame and some kitties in rainbow colors. Popped the frame up adding the kitties in the windows. The sentiment was the finishing touch- also stamped and heat embossed. My thinking of you card for all my cat/kittie lover friends :)

Here's a little close up so you can see the embossing AND the detail on those sweet kitties :)



Then... I thought all those sweet critters would be perfect for a baby card...



The background was water colored- and stamped with the Beaded Strings stamp and heat embossed with white. Die cut all the sweet critters...did a little water coloring... added a die cut stitched circle from Cherry Lynn (Mary stocks Cherry Lynn in the store)- placed the water colored critters in a cluster- some popped up. Added the "Sweet" sentiment die cut several times using gold paper for a little dimension. 
Another close up of the embossing and those critters....


Last card....


Love this Open Book image... added a few water colored die hearts from the Critters die set.

And the inside.... this sentiment is perfect!! Not the best pic but... perfect sentiment!! I am a book lover myself... read every night before sleeping. 



Play along with the monthly challenge (emboss) you still have time as it's a monthly challenge AND you can win a GC to the Serendipity store!! We're at the halfway point so there's still time to join!!

The special for the hop is  is free shipping on all US orders $20 and up  – good Wed through Sunday 4/20 – 4/24.  

Want to go shopping? The 50% off stamp of the month is the...Adirondack Chair.


Another prize...Leave a comment on the DT blogs to be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps.You have until April 24.  Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday April 25.

Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna (the full list is below). Jeanne is the Queen of bright colors... they're beautiful too!!

Here's the hop list... 





There are lots of new goodies :) in the store, you can find them here

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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22 comments:

Kat said...

I love the bright fun colors...

Marybeth said...

Vikie you did an amazing job with the tiny critters! Love the way you used them in so many fun ways! That first one with the tag is darling and so are the harts above the book! You rocked the hop!

Marybeth said...

Oops.... Vickie!

Mary Holshouser said...

Happy to see the kitty card. I like
to make cards that are divided into sections
but not they are not a favorite of a lot of
people.
The kitties are darling - love the colors.
The second card is so different from the kitty
card but pretty too.
thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

Wow! what a terrific line up!! I just love those little critters! and you used them in such a sweet and colorful way! Beautiful watercolor background : )

Patti

ChristineZ said...

The card with the cats is so darn cute! Love it.

cm said...

How adorable your critter cards are, especially the colourful cats! So sweet! Your book card: marvelous! I'm an avid reader as well (love mystery novels, especially)...
~carol

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. I love your rainbow kittens, it is so adorable. TFS

Geri Stuart said...

That kittie card is so colorful and fun! And the books with hearts - cute!

Sue D said...

I like your cute and colorful animal cards and the hearts are perfect with this book sentiment.

Michele Henderson said...

Those colorful round cats are the cutest! I LOVE this!
Take Care!
Michele

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable....love that cat.

Karenladd said...

I can't resist a cute critter card and oh my goodness, those kitties are the cutest! What a fun and colorful design.

Talitha Wright said...

Love the kitties! Cute as can be.

karenajo said...

Love all your cards! The two with the cats and critters are so very cute and love the colors ! The sentiment on the book card is super and love the little added hearts !!!

A splash of color said...

Very nice set of cards.. gotta love the sweet little animals and the watercolor background is great.

cghundley said...

Fun cards with the
kitties and really
like the open book
card.
Carla from Utah

Sande said...

Your cards are just adorable especially the one with all the cats.

Denise Bryant said...

Fun cards!Love your rainbow of kitties!

Janis said...

I am in love with those colorful kitties!!!! Such a creative card.
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Vickie Y said...

Love your colorful cards.

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I love all those splashes of color!