Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy and Sparkle...Serendipity Stamps March Blog Hop #2

Hello,

Welcome to Serendipity Stamps March Blog Hop #2! Seems like only yesterday we embarked on the first one of the month. Guess all my comings-and-goings over the past couple of weeks to be with my mom and my sweet niece and nephew makes time go all the more quickly. Can't believe how jam-packed my days have been. So. Much. Fun!

Speaking of fun...

Today, the design team will be showing you some fabulous products and offering you a chance to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps. All you need to do is hop along and leave comments, which puts you in running for a $20 gift certificate.  Here's the hop list....

Carol Mayne - you are here

Even though St. Patrick's Day is rapidly approaching, yours truly's stash is bare when it comes to Irish themed images. So...adaptations must be made, and adapt I did! Today's focus: CAS cards, easily recreated and, in honour of St. Paddy, green is the theme!

My first card features the brand-spanking new Happy Background Die. This little number zips up a smile-making card base in record time and you can decide what kind of "happy" you want to celebrate by changing up the background or with an inside sentiment. I'm sure you'll find other ways to use this delight...but this version is quick. The bonus: you can save the whimsical happy cuts for another project!


I often associate St. Patrick's Day with 'sparkle', be it a twinkle in the eye of a mischievous leprechaun, the glimmer of the sun shining on the pot of god at the rainbow's end, drops of dew on deep green shamrocks...With such thoughts in mind, I turned to the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp which I think looks quite fetching on its stenciled background of Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  I'm quite loving this combination of late...


Please head over to Serendipity Stamps Blog for more details as well as for some sale and new product news.  Need some enticement? Here's a snippet of what awaits: 
  • The Marble Waves Background is the featured 50% off Stamp of the Month. I can vouch for how amazing it is....
  • New products, new products! Please be sure to check the store; the new goodies are amazing! 
A couple that have caught my eye:

Chick with Butterfly
Oops A Daisy
Playing Card Sentiments and Playing Card and Suits die set

Okay...time for you to hop and shop! Next on the list is wonderfully talented Karen Amidon. Enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. Wow Carol what a fabulous background die...it makes for a lovely quick and very striking card. Your stenciled background on your second card is beautiful and with the sentiment, it says it all! You have been busy. Hope you got my e-mail. hugs xx

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  2. These are both beautiful Carol. I'm with you third week of the month came up way too fast for me family takes front and center! Love the happy with the green background! Hugs!

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  3. Love the stenciled background you created with those fun colors! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love all those great colors and your use of the stencil. Great job and thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls.

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  5. Wow, that's quite the background die and even though you've used green here for our challenge, it's one that will work in EVERY color! But, both cards are beautiful and the stenciling works so beautiful with such a magical sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! Crystal, DT

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the Happy Background die! Great effect with the dotted paper layer underneath! And such a pretty background with the inks and stencil... perfect for that Leave a Little Sparkle sentiment!

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  7. The "Leave a Sparkle" stamp is perfect for so many occasions. Onto my wishlist it goes! The stenciled background is so eye-catching. Perfection, I must say.

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  8. Great cards. Love the background of your stenciled card. Pretty color combination

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  9. I like the creative ways you made St Patrick's day cards.

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  10. Pretty cards! My favorite is the stenciled one. I love that sentiment!

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  11. Love the second
    card's saying and
    the Happy die is
    darling on your
    green card!
    Carla from Utah

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  12. Love the background of the second card.

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  13. Carol, you've done it again. Made me smile really big with your fabulous creations! Look at all that happy on the first card. Love it! Your second card, though...oh boy! I adore the colors and the stencil on the background. I think you are the queen of using stencils and blending inks so beautifully. As if that wasn't enough to delight, you've gone and added that amazing sentiment with embodies your wonderful spirit in every way. LOVE!! Thank you so very much for sharing! Big hugs! :)

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  14. Awesome stenciled card the bigger sentiment is perfect with the background thanks for joining in at JUGS

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  15. The happy card really makes you
    feel happy. Love how the
    words can be interchangeable.
    the St. Pat's Day card is so
    pretty - soft colors.
    thanks for sharing.

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  16. Carol, I love your pretty inking technique! Your card feels so fresh and perfect for spring!

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  17. Carol, your Happy card is perfection! That die is going in my Wish List. The colors on your other card are inspiring me to get out some stencils and play!

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  18. Don't know which card I like more, the die cut one or the stenciled one! That die cut is so versatile and I love the fresh color and the polka dots! But I also love the colors of the beautifully stenciled background. It makes this gorgeous stamp shine! Glad you didn't make me pick a favorite!

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  19. Love your happy card and love the colors on your sparkle card. Both are so pretty.

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  20. Oh, that is such a happy card with all the happy happy's, Carol!!!!! Perfect to use with lots of different sentiments on the inside and so fresh and festive in the lovely bright green and fun polka dots!!!! Your second card is a winner!!!! That is such a beautiful stenciled bg in fabulous colours and the sentiment stamp is simply wonderful!!!! I really love it my friend - perfect in every way!!!!!
    Hugz

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  21. Really like Happy and the Sparkle. Can see where the Happy can be used in lots of ways.

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  22. Such a fun and happy die in your first stunner. And, gorgeous stenciling on your second. What a great way to highlight your sentiment.

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  23. Both of your cards are wonderful, Carol! Wow, the die cut on the first does it all, and works so well with the patterned paper. Your background on the second is amazing, and I adore the fabulous sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

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  24. Beautiful hello background die. Love the font. Great idea for a quick card. Hugz

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  25. Who couldn't smile seeing that delicious happy background die against sweet little polka dots, Carol ... not me, mine's all over my face! Gorgeous stencilling ... yummy colours ... just the perfect spot for that lovely sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  26. Wonderful background die...great cards...so very nicely done!

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  27. These two cards are so happy! I would love to get either of them in the mail to cheer up this cloudy, damp weather we have been having.

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  28. Just finished scrolling through all the posts that I missed...my goodness girl...you're work is AMAZING!!! So in awe of your ability to produce beautiful cards no matter the theme...fun, whimsical, soft & pretty, elegant.....you are so talented!!!

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