Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's Hot Outside - Serendipity Stamps Guest Designer!

Hello friends!  I realized I went on vacation without announcing when I'd choose a winner for the twine package from this post so just to be fair, I'll choose and announce the winner on the 4th of July.  Comment by midnight Thursday to have a chance…

Okay, now to the fun stuff!  I am soooo very excited to be a guest designer for Serendipity Stamps' Challenge Blog this month!  I've been a big fan for a long time and had so much fun playing with some really great stamps and dies!  This month's theme is twine and I can't wait to see what everyone creates!  For the beginning of the month, we're talking "it's hot outside" and boy is it where I live!  You see, I'm about 15 miles north of San Francisco and since it is temperate most of the year, we don't have air conditioning.  Ugh.  Today it is 90 outside and just about the same inside my house.  Blech.  There are a few things I think of when it is hot outside - one is the 4th of July and the other is getting on the water!
For my first card, I used the fabulous month of July stamp with wonderful imagery for the 4th of July, colored it with some Copics, and added some Stickles for a glittery touch.  I cut out and layered the image over some patterned papers wrapped with twine, stamped the sentiment, and added a few die cut stars to finish it off.
My next two projects feature boating and the ocean which is a wonderful place to spend some time when it is hot outside.  I stamped the boat onto a journaling card and added some fun embellishments and some twine to finish the first card.  The second card has a wonderful sentiment stamped onto a journaling card (aren't they versatile?!)  I die cut the lighthouse twice in red and navy and pieced it together and finished the card with a twine "frame" and some glass glitter "sand."
Thank you so much for visiting today!  It has been an honor to play along with the very talented team at Serendipity Stamps and I look forward to another post later this month!


  1. Welcome Jen! My goodness you sure made some gorgeous cards! I love the colors you chose, perfect for July! Loving all the layers!

  2. These are all fabulous, Jen! So summery and patriotic. Great colors and papers!

  3. Jen, This is the first time I have been on your blog, and it definitely won't be my last. You have created so many lovely things.
    I really like these cards you have done with Serendipity dies and stamps...I like them all, but I do have a favorite...the sailboat card!
    I thought you hometown sounded familar to me...and it's because I was fortunate enough to be in your hometown 7 years ago. Probably will never get that way again, but so enjoyed my visit to your beautiful state.

  4. All 3 of these cards are great and just shout out SUMMER! Love the touch of burlap behind your layers.

  5. Eeeks... No air!! Sorry had to comment first on that...we're in the 90's and humid! Wonderful cards! Perfect choices! Love the colors and images! Hope the little one is doing well!

  6. What a nice addition to the DT, welcome! Great cards and perfect for kicking off summertime fun! Love the twine too! Have a happy and safe 4th!

  7. I can't believe you made three beautiful cards. They all have lots of wonderful details and clever ways to incorporate twine! So happy to see you featured at Serendipity Jen! Thanks for sharing your talent!


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