Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Serendipity Stamps May Blog Hop and Challenge Reminder

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge!

If you're hopping along with us you should have reached me from Vickie Zimmer's blog! That means your in a good mood because Vickie always makes beautiful things! If you want to start from the beginning you can see the prize that's up for grabs and get all the details here at Mary's Blog! Now.. let's get started! :)

I made two cards today - both very different - for this one I left the Wine and Cheese image naked. To add a little more interest I stamped the "Welcome" sentiment right on top of it.
This card was made using papers that you can find in the Yard Sale section of the store. Mary has some paper assortments that include at least 20 sheets of paper for $1. You don't know what papers you will receive - there's lots of different patterns. My pack included these.
Do you love the little wood grain sequins? They're at Serendipity here.
I cut a few grape vines from gold foil paper to tie in with the wine and cheese image. Gold is always so rich!
The pretty scallop border along the bottom of my card is from Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3. Did you know Serendipity stocks Pretty Pink Posh dies? They compliment the images beautifully and you can find them here.
For my second card I colored up this sweet little cowgirl. The image came out a few months back but Mary has just added the cutest little sentiment to the store! They just belong together don't you think?
I love the bits of rope at the beginning and the end of the sentiment!
I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I wanted to give the image a little more pop so I backed it with a stitched scallop circle die and only let part of it peek out. I chose blue to pick up on the colors of the Cowgirl outfit and the blues in the background papers.
A few trims like the peek of brown stitched border (Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4), Twinery Espresso Twine and a sprinkle of wood sequins complete my card.

Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month is the Lemonade Pitcher

There's a sale too! The code “40fromhigh0516” will give you 40% off the highest priced item in your cart. Good Wed May 18th – Sun May 22.

Mary's also having a “Yard Sale” – it’s contains lot’s of bargains, some one-of-a-kind. You can find it here!

Join us for our latest challenge - Die Cut! We're looking for projects that include die cuts (any brand) and at least one Serendipity Stamps image! You can find our challenge here at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!

Our special guest at the challenge this month is Carol Mayne of Just Me: C Blog! I hope you'll stop by and tell her hi! I know she's going to rock your socks off!

The next stop on this hop is Jenny Gropp! No one does layers and coloring like Jenny! But Before you go..

Please leave me a comment!!!!

There is a $20 gift certificate that will be awarded to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs. Hoppers can leave comments through 5-22 .. the winner will be announced on Mary's Blog on 5-23.

Here's a complete hop list for your convenience!

Mary's Blog (Start here)
Jeanne Jachna (That's Me)

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5:
Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Wine & Cheese, Welcome
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Borders 3 | Memory Box Grape Vine
Paper | Serendipity Yard Sale Mixed Paper Pack
Twinery Gold Shimmer Twine
Wood Sequins Serendipity, Gold Sequins Pretty Pink Posh

Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Cowgirl, And She Was Good
Dies | Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Circle Layers, Stitched Scallop Circle Layers, Pr
etty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4
Pattern Paper | Authentique Homestead 6"
Twinery Cappuccino Twine
Wood Sequins Serendipity
Pin Tim Holtz


Marybeth said...

Jeanne the first card is gorgeous uncolored with the wonderful patterned paper and layers, now I need that stamp! Love the sweet second card , that stamp so reminds me of my granddaughters! Beautiful cards, no suprise!

PJ said...

I never noticed the wood sequins, glad you pointed them out! The cards are great, you put a lot of (art) work into them and it shows!

Late Blooming said...

Little cowgirl is just too cute.

A splash of color said...

Two great ones. Love the naked look to the first one.. and the second.. wow your coloring was just great..

McStamper said...

what great cards. Love the background you used with the welcome - such a unique and perfect look. Darling little cowgirl.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like your choice of papers and your coloring on the second one.

Mary Holshouser said...

Leaving the wine set uncolored is a great idea.
The background paper really sets it off.
I have that little cowgirl - glad to get
ideas on coloring her.
thanks for sharing.

Ann D said...

Love both cards for different reasons -- one is more plain, the other full of well-thought-out details.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Jeanne, your cards are both amazing! I love how you keep coming up with new ideas all the time! I love the wine card idea!
Take care!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome cards. Perfect paper choices. TFS

Lisa Elton said...

You couldn't have picked a better background for your first card!! And that little cowgirl is precious!!

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful cards! Love the wood sequins on the first! Love the bright colors on the second! Thanks for sharing.

Joyce said...

Love both of these, Jeanne. You always show off stamps and papers so well.

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful cards. Your coloring on the little cowgirl is fantastic.

Sharron said...

The colors and pattern of the paper on your first card are perfect for the image. And the little cowgirl is such a cutie. Fabulous papers on this one too!

Pat said...

I love that cowgirl Jeanne and I see what you mean about the sentiment with the little bit of rope .. just perfect, and the simply stamped topper with the lovely bright bp works wonderfully. x

Vickie Y said...

Love the rustic background papers with the wine and cheese card! The cowgirl is one of my favorite stamps; so adorable!