Friday, July 1, 2016

SSCB#57 Just Add Water!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. On the first of the month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not display a Serendipity Stamps image.

The challenge begins on the first of the month. At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples by the design team as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

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Our winner from the last challenge - Background Stamping is Donna Whitten!




The lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate is Ann Catherine Wong

Please contact Jeanne at serendipityblogchallenge@gmail.com for your prize.

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Ready for our latest challenge?


SSCB#57 Just ADD Water! Watercolor is a fun and creative way to make projects! We're asking that you add water to your projects this month. Just a few different ways you can add water include:

  • Inking up a stamp and spritzing it with water before stamping for a neat watercolor effect. 
  • Emboss a stamped image and watercolor over it and watch it appear like magic.
  • Splash on spots of paint to add color to an image.
  • Use a stamp that incorporates water elements - seashells, boats, etc.


Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Sprinkler stamp!


We've got a sale this time too!!
Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be free (be sure you have at least 4 items in your cart!)
Buy 8 items and 2 will be free – and so on, and so on…
Lowest priced items are free
Clearance, $1 Stamps etc are included (but do you want your freebie to be a $1 stamp?)
Good through Monday July 4th


And.. Mary's having a Yard Sale - lots of odds and ends for great prices here!

Looking for some awesome inspiration? Our design team is sure to spark your creativity!




















You have until Midnight July 29 to link up your projects!  We can't wait to see your water inspired creations!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Welcome Patti and Carol - new Design Team Members!!


We are so excited to introduce our two new Design Team members! Please give a warm and hearty welcome to Patti and Carol! These two fun and talented designers LOVE color – can you tell from their sneak peaks above? Read a bit about them below, then hop over to their blogs to see the full view of their cards. And get ready to see lots more of their work right here!



 Patti Kehl

Hi! I’m Patti from StationeryStyles blog. I am mom to 4, grandma to 6 and wife to the best person I’ve ever known. We recently moved to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and totally love it!! Since 2010 I have been designer and co-founder of a wonderful little cottage business that makes scarves called neckStyles™. I love beautiful fabric almost as much as I love beautiful paper. My DH and I also enjoy travel, photography, cooking and eating! I’ve been creating cards for about 19 years and have enjoyed teaching others, in my home as well as in the classroom. I am so blessed to have been asked to be a designer for Serendipity Stamps!! I look forward to working with the amazingly talented Design Team!! And the outstanding Serendipity products. I also look forward to seeing cards in the gallery from talented paper crafters from all over the world! I appreciate the friendships and inspiration this of this great Blogland Community. I’m so thankful for this exciting opportunity!



Carol Mayne
Hello , I’m Carol (aka *~c*) from Just me: c, waving from my small town at the edge of the scenic Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada. My journey into cards began when I decided to make and send Happy *Month Old* cards to my niece, who was 2 at the time (she’s now 6 and my nephew 4 – and yes, the monthly card ‘tradition’ continues). The ‘epic messes’ of my first attempts sent me searching the internet for ideas and WOW! Did I find them! The discoveries revealed sparked a ‘passion’ and here I am, thoroughly immersed in playing with paper, stamps, dies and ink. Of course, the friendships made through this warm, encouraging community are treasured immensely. When I’m not at my ‘craft counter’ or at work, I’m usually found at road, mountain or cyclocross bike races throughout our province, with stop watch and clipboard in hand, in my role as a racing official, or in the feed zone as #1 fan and support for my husband, passing water-bottles to him and cheering when he competes. As for me riding a bike and racing: no way! Words cannot fully express how honoured and delighted I am that Mary, Jeanne and the rest of the designers have welcomed me into the Serendipity team. THANK YOU for this dream-come-true opportunity!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SSCB#56 Half Way and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. On the first of every month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!

At the half way point of each challenge we'll be showing more samples for the latest challenge and have a blog hop. The hops are to show you what's new at Serendipity Stamps and to give you a chance to win some goodies of your own!

This month's theme is Wedding / Anniversary and this is the blog hop order for today!

Mary's Blog (Start here!) 

Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs as you hop because one lucky commenter will be selected as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! You have until Midnight US EST on Sunday June 19 to leave comments - the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday June 20!
Want to go shopping?

The 50% off June "Stamp of the Month is the Love is Patient verse.

Would you like to play along with our latest challenge?


SSCB#56 Background Stamping! Why use pattern paper when you can stamp your own beautiful background. Use a large background stamp, or make your own pattern with smaller images. The choice is yours! Just make sure you use at least ONE Serendipity stamps images (die or stamp) on your design!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?

We have a very special guest this month - We're so excited to introduce you to Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! This one is absolutely dreamy!


And some projects from our amazing design team!









Link up your designs on the original SSCB#56 post (scroll down or Click Here).

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SSCB#56 Background Stamping

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. On the first of the month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not display a Serendipity Stamps image.

The challenge begins on the first of the month. At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples by the design team as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

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Our winner from the last challenge - Die Cutting is... Michele Henderson with this yummy pear on a watercolor background.

The lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate is Janice Barker

Please contact Jeanne at serendipityblogchallenge@gmail.com for your prize.

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Ready for our latest challenge?


SSCB#56 Background Stamping! Why use pattern paper when you can stamp your own beautiful background. Use a large background stamp, or make your own pattern with smaller images. The choice is yours! Just make sure you use at least ONE Serendipity stamps images (die or stamp) on your design!


Want to go shopping?

The 50% off stamp of the month for June is the Love is Patient stamp!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?

We have a very special guest this month - We're so excited to introduce you to Katie Gehring from Stamping Lightly! Isn't this one absolutely stunning?


Supplies: Leave a Little Sparkle, Retro Starburst Cling Set

And some samples from our design team!








Now it's your turn! We're looking forward to seeing your designs! You have until Midnight June 29 to link up your design!



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SSCB#55 Half Way and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. On the first of every month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!

At the half way point of each challenge we'll be showing more samples for the latest challenge and have a blog hop. The hops are to show you what's new at Serendipity Stamps and to give you a chance to win some goodies of your own!



Here's the blog hop order for today!

Mary's Blog (Start here!)



Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs as you hop because one lucky commenter will be selected as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! You have until Midnight US EST on Sunday May 22nd to leave comments - the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday May 23!


Want to go shopping?

The 50% off April "Stamp of the Month is the Lemonade Pitcher!

The sale this time?? A 40% Off Coupon. Enter code “40fromhigh0516” to receive 40% off the highest priced item in your cart. Good Wed May 18th – Sun May 22.

Check out Mary's “Yard Sale” – it’s contains lot’s of bargains, some one-of-a-kind.

Would you like to play along with our latest challenge?


SSCB#55 Die Cuts have become so popular - you can use them in so many different ways - to cut out a stamped shape, add a border, frame a project, embellish, deboss, or cut a window! We want you to show us projects that feature a die cut somewhere on the design! The choice is yours.. just remember to use at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?

We have a very special guest this month - Carol Mayne from Just Me: C Blog! Carol has a clean graphic style packed full of bold beautiful color!  Take a closer peek and see all the glitter sparkle!



And some projects from our design team! 






Link up your designs on the original SSCB#55 post (scroll down or click here).

Sunday, May 1, 2016

SSCB#55 Die Cutting!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. On the first of the month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not display a Serendipity Stamps image.

The challenge begins on the first of the month. At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples by the design team as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

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Our winner from the last challenge - Emboss is A Splash of Color by Susan Beckman


The lucky winner of the $20 gift certificate is Teresa Godines

Please contact Jeanne at serendipityblogchallenge@gmail.com for your prize.

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Ready for our latest challenge?


SSCB#55 Die Cuts have become so popular - you can use them in so many different ways - to cut out a stamped shape, add a border, frame a project, embellish, deboss, or cut a window! We want you to show us projects that feature a die cut somewhere on the design! The choice is yours.. just remember to use at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design!


Want to go shopping?

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

Looking for some awesome inspiration?



We have a very special guest this month - Carol Mayne from Just Me :C Blog! Carol has a clean graphic style packed full of bold beautiful color!




And here's some projects from our amazing design team! 













We're looking forward to seeing your project featuring embossing. You have until Midnight on May 30 to link up your designs!