Archive for June, 2013

Welcome Summer!

Friday is the first day of summer!   The longest day of the year.   Get out and soak up all that sunshine, enjoy some freedom, and pick a flower.   Cathy Weber created this perfect summer card for our Zentangle Challenge.   She used two stamps that are currently on our 50% Off Wood Mounted Sale (while available).   Just Living and Half Sun.

 

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Are You A Basket Case?

This week’s special at www.serendipitystamps.com is 20% off our Basket Category – good through 6/26.

Have you played in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog yet?   Our current challenge is – you got it – Basket Case!   Use your favorite Serendipity stamp or die to create a card with a basket on it.   The basket can be stamped, die cut, or even patterened or woven paper!  You have until July 8th to enter and you could win $20 off your next order!

We have some happy news and some sad news.   The card you see above was created by Vickie Zimmer who has just joined the Serendipity Stamps Design Team!   Welcome Vickie!   Be sure to check out her blog.  Vickie used our Daisy Basket Small and Miss You Stamps.

The card you see below was created by Cathy Weber who is stepping down from the Serendipity Stamps Design Team to spend more time on some other projects she has going.   We will miss Cathy’s beautiful clean and simple style.  Cathy used our Bicycle and Everyday Words Small Horizontal stamps.

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50% Off These Mounted Stamps

We still have quite a few wood mounted stamps on sale for 50% off.    These stamps from the cards above are on sale while supplies last.  Plus there are lots more – to see them all click here.

590 June – http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/590FW.html

701 Jeannes Easter Basket – http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/701HW.html

935 Bayleaf Wreath Large – http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/935KW.html

973 Heart Quilt – http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/973HW.html

1149 Summer Barn – http://www.serendipitystamps.com/product/1149KW.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun Garden Cards

Yesterday I told you about the “12 Kits” group using Serendipity Stamps new Garden stamps in their latest group posting.   Here’s a beautiful gallery of Sun Garden cards created by the 12 Kits group and by the SS Design Team.   Here is Marybeth Lopez’s post about 12 Kits.  http://marybethstimeforpaper.blogspot.com/2013/05/12-kits-thinking-of-you-thank-you-and.html

 

Today, June 12th, is the last day for the www.serendipitystamps.com Buy 3, Get the 4th item free sale!

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Butterfly Garden Cards

A couple members of the Serendipity Stamps Design Team are part of the “12 Kits of the Holidays” group.  They’re posts recently included several cards created with two of of Serendipity Stamps’ new summer Garden designs – the Butterfly Garden and the Sun Garden.  They are so beautiful and so varied I thought it would be nice to see them all in one place!   Some of the cards in this gallery were not part of “12 Kits” but I wanted to show everything I have.   These are all made using our Butterfly Garden.   Stay tuned for a Sun Garden Gallery!  Here’s a link to Marybeth Lopez’ post about 12 Kits – check out all the designers cards!   http://marybethstimeforpaper.blogspot.com/2013/05/12-kits-thinking-of-you-thank-you-and.html

Don’t miss the current sale at www.serendipitystamps.com!   Buy 3 items, get a 4th one free.   And it goes on from there -if you buy 8 items, two of them will be free!   And so on, and so on.   Good through June 12th.

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Doodling and Stamping

I wanted to share two different examples of our current challenge.   Officially it’s a “Zentangle” Challenge, but that just means we’re asking you to use your favorite Serendipity Stamp image to create a project that includes some of your own hand-drawn images, sentiments, or doodles.   You can make it as simple or as involved as you like!   The card above was created by Design Team member Anya Schrier.   I love how she described her “technique”.  We all know exactly what you’re talking about Anya!

If you aren’t familiar with Zentangle, it is basically elaborate doodling.  Being not a Zentangle pro, I basically added very non-elaborate doodling to my card. I tried to just doodle without getting too caught up – you know, the pass the time, waiting for the meeting to be over kind of doodling.

Jenny Gropp’s card, shown below, incorporates Zentangle as most folks traditionally think of it.   Jenny provided the definition from zentangle.com.  She also has a great idea – make a photocopy of your original Zentangle and then you can use your copy when you don’t have time to create one from scratch!  Be sure to visit her blog to see her full zentangle drawing.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Visit the Zentangle Website for more fun info! 

Be sure to visit www.serendipitystamps.com for our “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free” sale and our 50% Off Wood Mounted Stamp sale!

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The Zen of Card Making

I have been sooooo excited for this challenge!   It’s Zentangle time!   Haven’t heard of Zentangle?   Well don’t worry – for our challenge we’ll just call it “doodling”.   Create a design that includes your own hand-drawn images, doodles, on hand-written sentiment.   How easy is that?   Of course your design must also include a Serendipity Stamps image.  As always our design team out did themselves!   Check out the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog and you’ll see lots of great examples that range from some simple doodles to all-out amazing zentangle.

Here’s the really exciting news!   Enter our challenge by June 17th and you could win a set of 30 Alcohol Markers donated by Marvy Uchida.  By the way, the Marvy Le Pen Drawing pens are great for Zentangle.

Be sure to stop by www.serendipitystamps.com to take advantage of our “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free” sale and our Wood Mounted stamp sale!

 

The card above was created by Miriam Napier and the one below by Marybeth Lopez.

 

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

This card was created by SSDT member Cathy Weber for our current Victory Garden challenge.   She used our Daisy Seed Packet stamp.

Want to join our challenge?   You have 1 day left!   Enter your garden themed design that includes at least one Serendipity Stamps image to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog – you could win $20 off your next order!

I spent a couple hours in my garden this evening – picking strawberries and weeding the asparagus.   We had such a late spring that that’s about all there is other than some lettuce and arugula.  I thought I’d send you a picture of what garden means to me – this is last year’s garden.

Our Wood Mounted Sale is still going on!   Get them while they last!

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What’s In Your Garden?

I bet just about every one of you has a different picture in your head when you read the word “garden”.   Me?   Mine is mostly vegetables, with a few strawberries thrown in.   Oh I have some flowers, but they are definitely not anything that requires much work.   How ’bout you?   What comes to mind when you picture a garden?   Submit your design to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog by June 3rd and let us know!

SSDT member Pauline Pollington’s Victory Garden card above shows off our Herbs and Jars stamp.   Miriam Napier’s card below was created using our Olive stamp.

Our Wood Mounted Sale is still going on!   Get them while they last!

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