Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog #37 - Thankful!

We're at the half way point for this month's challenge at 
Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  We start the challenge on the first Wednesday of every month, and then post a second time at the half way point.  So there is still plenty of time to play.  This time the challenge is "Thankful".  This could be a Thanksgiving card, Thank You card, or a card for or about something you are thankful for.  Autumn is my favorite time of year.  It always makes me sentimental about all the things I am thankful for.  My birthday, anniversary, the birth of my children, all took place in November.   Serendipity was my first design team appointment - also in November.   I'm grateful for all my blessings and the wonderful things I've been able to experience.  Life is good!

 Mary (the owner of Serendipity) likes to give the design team an extra challenge when we're making our samples for the challenges.  This time we were asked to "repurpose" something.  I won't even begin to tell you all the trouble that gave me. Where to begin?  It just seemed so "open ended" to me.  SO many different household items to choose from.  I thought about coffee filters, cupcake liners, aluminum foil, bubble wrap, canning jar lids. ...  
You know I'm addicted to color, so while at the hardware store this weekend trying to find some varnish I wound up in the paint department and all these pretty paint samples jumped at me. Special thanks to Dutch Boy!   They have lots of pretty colors to choose from!! 

Do I have you curious now about what the rest of the ladies used?   You're going to have to pay them a visit to figure it out.   

Our special guest this month is - my very sweet friend Lisa Minckler from You Made Me Ink! Lisa is the QUEEN of repurposing things in the most wonderful and unexpected ways!  She always amazes me!!  I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi!

Jenny Gropp

I hope you'll join us at Serendipity Stamps Challenge!  Oh yes... the sale this time is Free Shipping on any US order $15 or more.   Good through Nov 26th.

Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Serendipity Delicious Autumn
Dies:  Serendipity Owl, Owl Background, Memory Box Branch, Cheery Lynn Circles, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
Paint Samples Dutch Boy
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black

Autumn Leaves
Stamps:  Serendipity Autumn, Leaf Pops
Dies:  Serendipity Leaf Pops, Paper Smooches Flag Tags
Paint Samples Dutch Boy
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Fresh Impress Ink
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh
Enamel Dots 


Anonymous said...

I LOVE these car--so colorful! You know how much I love that owl too -- he's on my Christmas list! Beautiful cards and the paint squares are pretty smart!

Lisa Minckler said...

Seriously??? Paint swatches??? I LOVE THAT!! I can't believe this had you pulled out a fabulous idea. I nearly wet myself when I saw that you kept the name of the colors on there too.....OMG....LOVE THAT!!
These are AWESOME Jeanne. Seriously, seriously COOL idea.
Stores worldwide are going to be bombarded with salivating crafty women looking for samples!!
Great job my friend. So cool!
Lisa x

Deborah Frings said...

My favourite owl - such a gorgeous card, love it. And those leaves are stunning.

I really like the way you've used the paint swatches - brilliant idea!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Oh I LOVE how bright and fun these cards are! Heading out the our little Ace Hardware asap!

Marybeth said...

I have a stack of these paint paper as well, the man told me to take as many as I want ..I forgot that I had them.
Both your cards are wonderful Jeanne.....But that second card is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!! I love the offset colors and squares.... LOVE It!

Karen Amidon said...

Come on down, you can come play anytime! Lisa said it beautifully, seriously?! I had a hard time too, but you really pulled the rabbit out of the hat on this one! Awesome idea, and of course your swatches are happy colors!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

I love these bright colors together!