Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gift Yourself Lofty Thoughts....Serendipity Stamps Challenge #59 Half-Way and Blog Hop~Cheer Up!

Hello,


I'm delighted to welcome you to the Serendipity Stamps September Blog Hopwhere this month's theme is Cheer Up! What a great opportunity to think about those special folks in our lives who need some hugs, love and a pretty card to buoy their spirits and bring a smile to their face. We all know how amazing the power of 'sending positive thoughts' can be for both the receiver and the giver. Let's brighten someone's day, okay? Okay!!

When you hop along with us (you should have arrived here from wonderfully talented Patti's blog), you'll be treated to some dazzling creativity AND and a prize opportunity. 

Here's the hop order:

Leaving comments puts you into the running for a prize: a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs. You can leave comments through to midnight Sept. 25th (US EST) ; the lucky winner will be announced on Mary's blog on the 26th.

My card features the brand-spanking new Speech Bubble and Uplifting Words sets. Even though the sentiments were designed for the balloon-themed dies, I think they're wonderful tucked inside those fun, sketchy thought bubbles....


 I've created a matching envelope for my little cheer up card, using  a couple more images from the same sets...


How cool that the Speech Bubbles also double as clouds! I can visualize them inked in blue..or rainbow *grin*...for a colourful, splashy sky background...


Before I send you off, three important items:
  • Sale Alert #1. The sale this week will be Buy 3, Get a 4th Item free. No coupon code required AND, the lowest priced item is free! If you order 8 items then 2 of them are free, etc.  The sale runs until Sept. 25. Happy shopping!
  • Sale Alert #2.  A reminder of the other amazing deal this month:  50% off  the gorgeous stamp of the month:  Postoid Cling Set.  Several of the DT have showcased this set and oh my! Simply fabulous!

  • Big Question:  Have you played along with our current Leave It Bare challenge?
Let your detailed Serendipity stamp (or stamps) play a starring role on your design stage, in all its naked glory! No markers, no pencils, no water-colours - nothing! Serendipity's red rubber stamps make gorgeous detailed impressions - just ink and stamp and smile...then link up! 

That's it from me....time for YOU to hop and create!! See you in the gallery!

Thank you so much for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!



32 comments:

Jeanne said...

Very positive and uplifting, Carol! I think this is a neat challenge and will create many happy hearts. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Janice M said...

Cute! Like the matching envelope!

Tracey McNeely said...

The card and coordinating envelope are fantastic! Love that sentiment--so thoughtful! xo

McStamper said...

Love your idea. Great sentiment.

Patti said...

Awwww! you rocked this challenge friend!! how clever to stamp your envie too!

Patti

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

This is an awesome sentiment. I love that it is the center piece to you project. Thanks for sharing

Mary Dew Lee said...

What a purely wonderful CAS card! Wouldn't this make a fun set of cards? Use different types of DP and different phrases from the same sets you could have a really nice variety of cards!

*Vicki* said...

Really adorable and thoughtful design here Carol! I love that you've made the matching envelope with it! :) HUGS

Marybeth said...

Carol I love this fun card and what you did on the envelope! Instagram quick comments are good with me. I know life is busy! Hugs!

Norma A. said...

I love the simplicity of this card. This stamp set makes the message the focal point and I like that. The added touch of matching the envelope was perfect!

Jo4Him said...

Great card; love the cas style. Thanks for sharing

ionabunny said...

A fun and inspiring card. Hugz

Dana said...

Awesome card!!! And i love your stamping for a matching envelope!!

Jean said...

Such a fun card!

Gina Howe said...

Very cute card and bonus envelope!

Sue D said...

I like your uplifting card and envelope.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Miriam said...

Love the black, white and Kraft colors! So glad you used the speech bubble!

cghundley said...

Lovely design
on your card
and envelope.
Carla from Utah

Geri said...

Such a cool, clean & simple card! I love the whimsical font and the almost 'cartoon-ish' look of the image...totally fun, fun, fun! You're right - the speech bubble can also become an awesome cloud!

Shelly said...

Super sweet! The speech bubbles are fabulous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great card and envelope.
thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

how sweet of you to include a matching envelope

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment!

Pat said...

What a great idea to use the sentiment as the central image and then the wordy paper behind which complements it beautifully Carol. x

Greta said...

Love the matching envelope!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful designs.

Anita in France said...

So fun, Carol ... wise words indeed ... love how you matched up the envelope! Hugs, Anita :)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome sentiment! Love the font!

Joyce said...

Now this is such a cheery sentiment--love the matching envelope and also the text background on your card.

shirley-bee said...

What a great way to send thoughts!

Bobby said...

So cute and clever, Carol.