Archive for April, 2016

Blog Hop Winner!


Congratulations to Sande of Raven’s Ranting for winning the random drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate to use at!   Sande – email me at to find out how to claim your prize (I’m a bit under the weather so it may take me a day or two to get back to you).

The beautiful card above was created by DT member Julie Warner using our Spring Flower Pops stamps and dies and our Bloom die.  I had to make a dozen little cards to include in care packages to send out to the college kids in our congregation.  They needed to be super quick and easy and you see the results below.   I used our Little Critters die set and our Uplifting Sentiments Stamp set.

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How to get Free Shipping!


Free Shipping on all US Orders of $20 or more – ends Sunday 4/24!

The easiest way to be sure you get free shipping is to keep a Wish List of little $1, $2, and $3 items that you can add to your cart when you’re just short of the minimum.   Right now, we’re offering Free Shipping on all US orders of $20 or more.   But suppose you just want to make Jeanne Jachna’s beautiful card above?   The Adirondack chair is 50% Off making is just $4.32 on cling cushion.   The Get Well die is just $8.95 for a total of $13.25.   Here’s a list of items that will give you lots of bang for just the few bucks you need to get your free shipping.

Wood Sequins Combo – Get all 3 colors of our wood sequins for just $3!  See how they add just that touch of warmth to Jeanne’s cool palette above?

Designer Paper Mini Mashup – A sampler of 20 different designer papers plus a variety of stickers – all for just $1!   Did you ever notice how Jeanne combines DP in her cards?   She always makes is work perfectly!

Dollar Stamps – We have dozens of stamps, mounted on cling cushion and ready to use, for just $1.   There are also some for $2 and $3.   Check them out to add that perfect little sentiment.  Below is a gallery filled with our $1 stamps.   Add just a couple of these and you’ve got your free shipping!





Blog Hop – Free Shipping – Thinking of You/Get Well

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I’m Thinking of You
This year Serendipity Stamps is focusing on cards for all occasions.   You know, the cards you need on hand at a moments notice.   This month our team has created a collection of cards using our Thinking of You Release.  You’ll see Get Well Cards, Sympathy Cards, and cards that simply say “I’m thinking of you”.    Click the link below to display and print your own copy.

Serendipity Stamps Thinking Of You Release

Remember, our challenge this month at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog is Embossing.   You have until April 28th to enter your card for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Serendipity Stamps!



-Free Shipping on US Orders of $20 or more!

50% Off Stamp of the Month – Adirondack Chair


Blog Hop!
NOW are you ready to start hopping?   Just follow the list below.   If you get lost along the way, just come right back here and hop back on board.  Remember to leave your comments along the way!   I’ll pick one random commenter to win a $20 Gift Certificate to use at!

Mary’s Blog (you’re here!)

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Bargain Time!



I’ve added lots of stuff to our Yard Sale!   These are all brand new items!   Many of which we only have 1 in stock.   Some are just $1!

This is the perfect place to shop for that “one more thing” to add to your cart to get the free shipping.   Below are a couple of samples created by our DT using the ArtGraf water soluble graphite – a beautiful monotone watercolor.  Julie used our Mustang Cling Set and Birgit used our image For Love of Art.

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50% Off Coupon – Today Only!


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No Fooling!   We’re Not Kitten!

Today only, enter the code “AprilFool” when you check out and get 50% off the highest priced item in your cart.  One coupon per customer!

Note:  If you have any problems with your coupon please email me at or call 816-532-0740.   We’ll get it fixed!

April Challenge -Embossing

I’ll never forget the first time I saw heat embossing.   I was in my first stamping class in 1999 and we watched as the instructor sprinkled boring-looking powder on a stamped image.   Then she heated it up and Viola!   Magic!  I was hooked.   Then there were the brass stencils.   And then embossing folders.   And rubber mats to use with dies… Embossing options are endless.   Check out the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog today to see lots of embossing examples from our Design Team.   Then pull out that heat gun or embossing stylus and get to work.   Enter your card for a change to win a $20 Gift Card or maybe even our Blog Badge!

The card above was created by DT member Jenny Gropp using our new “Meow Mix” – a set of fun, crazy, cat verses.   Jenny also used one of the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats.   You can purchase the Crazy Cats through Jenny at Impressive Ideas – just email or call 678-352-0575.

The card below was created by DT member Karen Amidon using our Floral Frame and Embellishments die set.   This would be a great die to use your coupon on!   Notice that Karen “embossed” with the die?