Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by! It's a great day for a visit! There's lots going on so I hope you take some time to look around - there's more than one chance to win something here today! Serendipity Stamps is having their September blog hop today to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge! Our blog hop theme this month is Cheer up! If you're following along you should have reached me from my sweet friend Vickie Zimmer's blog. If you want to start from the beginning you can find all the details at Mary's Blog

Our challenge this month is "Leave it Bare".  We want you to let your detailed stamp take center stage. No room for covering up this time - we want you to leave the stamped image bare! No markers, no pencils - nothing - nada! Our red rubber stamps make gorgeous detailed impressions - just ink and stamp! Just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design!    You have until September 29 to join us at the challenge - you can find it here at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.

Stamping in colored ink is a great way to help these images come alive and add lots of color.  I stamped mine in hot pink!

The Welcome die cut word is new.  I double cut it layering some gold glitter paper underneath for a little sparkle.  I love that the letters in the Serendipty word dies are always connected.  It makes the die easy to work with since it's all in one piece.  The dots on the "i"s are always connected too so you can't loose them! 
I'm still loving the wood grain sequins in the ship and I think they go with everything!

If you love the stamp I used it's called "Postoid Cling Set".  This is four separate stamps -they're not attached to each other.  This set is the 50% off stamp of the month for September - no code required.

I made one more "Naked" card featuring the Sledding Snowman stamp!  Isn't he adorable!  Another way to add color is to stamp on colored paper.  I love adding pink to traditional Red for Christmas!   

The "Snow" word die is a fun font with a snowflake for the center of the "O".  I cut some extra snowflakes to add as embellishments to my card.  I cut them from white card stock and scattered them about adding pink pearls in their centers.

There's quite a few Pretty Pink Posh dies on this card as well.  Did you know you can find them in the Serendipity Stamps Shop?  The stitched outline details make everything look rich and elegant.   I used the Stitched Borders One (gold scallop border), Stitched Duo One (Pink Flag Tag for Snowman)  and Stitched Labels One (Red Flag Tag).
I'm the last stop on this hop.. so I guess this is the end of the road. :( But before you go... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. One random comment will be selected from the blogs on the hop as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! Who knows it might just be YOU! But you have to leave a comment to enter! You have until midnight US EST on Sunday, September 25 to leave a comment. Mary will announce the winner on her blog on Monday September 26.

Want to go shopping? How a bout a sale? The sale this week is Buy 3, Get a 4th Item free. There’s no coupon code required. Lowest priced item is free and if you order 8 items then 2 of them are free, etc. Sale good through 9-25.  

Here's the complete blog hop list for your convenience.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp | Serendipity Stamps Postoid Cling Set
Dies | Serendipity Stamps Welcome Word Die | Cheery Lynn French Pastry
Pattern Paper | Websters Pages "Painted Passport" 12"
The Twinery Pink Sorbet Twine
Wood Veneer Butterflies

Stamp | Serendipity stamps Sledding Snowman
Die | Serendipity Stamps Snow Word Die
Pattern Paper | Photoplay "Dear Santa" 6"
Embossing Folder | We R Memory Keepers Quilted
Pink Pearls


cm said...

Gorgeous...times two! The postage stamps, in pink, are soooo pretty and oh, how lovely the stage you've created for them! Your snowman...too. much. fun! Love these!

Janice M said...

Cute cards! Love the one with Pink!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love all the elements you used for the stamp card.

Jo4Him said...

Cute card-love all the details. Thanks for sharing

Patti said...

Your cards are always so bright and happy Jeanne! I love them both : )


Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful cards. Love the pretty color combination on your first card. The now sentiment on you second card looks so festive with that gold background. TFS

Mary Dew Lee said...

I'm always so amazed at how good you can make a card look when you simply stamp an image with black ink and don't color! You're a genius! And love the postoids in that bright pink!

Marybeth said...

Oh my goodness that first card and all the pretty linkers layers are wonderful! That snowman looks like he his having way too much fun!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the hot pink postage. Hugz

Jean said...

Such fun cards!!

Gina H said...

Both of your cards are great! Love all of the elements you used!

Sue D said...

Cute snowman card and I like the design on the first one.

craftymom205 said...

Love the snowman card.

cghundley said...

Wonderful cards and
love the snowman card
with the pink paper!
Carla from Utah

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful "naked" cards, Jeanne! I love the tip about using bright ink colors to make your image stand out. These are both festive and fun and they really are cheerful too!
Take care!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the snowman. he is so cute
and roly-poly.
the stamps look great in the one
color. The layering is fun.
thanks for sharing.

Cynthia said...

these look like they were such fun to make!

Michele K. Henderson said...

These are both so colorful and bright! Love the designs!

Pat said...

I love this cute snowman on that pale pink stitched fishtail banner against that bright red patterned background which really makes it pop Jeanne. x

Kathy Krug said...

Great designs. Love the colors layers and dimension.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty color combos and layering on both of your delightful cards! Fun snowman!