Serendipity Blog Challenge #1

Today is a very special day...a first, actually.  It is the very first day of the brand new Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.   I have been using on the Serendipity Stamps Design team for six months and am so excited that we have our very own challenge blog now!   Serendipity Stamps Design Team member Jeanne Jachna of A Kept Life put a ton of work into getting this challenge up and running.  She had some help from the very talented Anya Schrier of Life is What You Make It.  Everyone knows how talented Anya is,  not only designing cards, but also as a graphic designer.  Anya designed all of the graphics for the challenge blog and is also re-joining the Serendipity Design Team beginning in January.  How lucky are we?  We also have another new Design Team member who will be joining us today...Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper.   Marybeth designs beautiful cards and you can expect to be totally inspired by her beautiful designs.  I hope you will all leave her a little note of congratulations...she will be fabulous! Every two weeks a new challenge will be posted with lots of inspiration ideas from the Serendipity Design Team members.  And prizes.  Did I mention prizes too?  To have a chance to win all you have to do is make a card or other project using at least one Serendipity image or die, link it on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog (where you can also get more details about the challenge) and then cross your fingers.  Not only will there be a best card winner (who receives a special badge to display on their blog) , but a "random" winner too! The "kick-off" prize this week is $20 off your next purchase at Serendipity Stamps.  That is a great prize, especially when you take a look at all the beautiful, detailed stamps and dies in the Serendipity store.

Ready to see what the first challenge is all about?  Honeycomb.  I know, I didn't know what it was either other than something sweet made by bees.  It only took a quick Google search to find out that it is something really interesting and very fun to make.  Here is a link to the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers by Lydia Fieldler that I used to make my honeycomb project.
 This 9 x 16 framed honeycomb project is now hanging on my craft room wall.  Every time I see it I smile because the colors are so pretty and it was such fun to make using Serendipity Stamps Heart Outline Die.  I used thin cardstock and cut two hearts at a time.  Eleven hearts for each project.  They are folded in half, glued right end to left end and fanned out like an accordion.  I used a glue stick to glue mine together, left it dry for a while and was all ready to finish my project.
 I stamped three mats using Serendipity Hug Squeeze Background stamp and glued the hearts to it.   I love red, pink and black together.
Are you ready to give it a try with your own honeycomb project?  Need a little more inspiration before you dive in on your own?  You will want to check out the projects made by my talented Design Team friends.  After you do, I know you are going to want to get out your Serendipity dies and stamps and get to creating.  Remember, all it takes is one image or die from Serendipity to participate.  If you don't have any...Serendipity is having a sale this week, a perfect opportunity for you to buy some great stamps so you will be ready to play along with our next challenge on December 19th.

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Now grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the Serendipity Honeycomb Projects:

15 comments:

Joyce said...

What a great project. I can always count on you to do something above and beyond a card. This is a great addition to your craft room, and I can see that a honeycomb isn't that hard, after all.

Renee said...

It's gorgeous Cathy!!
Love the hearts and layered onto the matted background...
perfect!! :)
And YAY!!
Jeanne is amazing...
I know she put so much work into this...
and Anya!
Anya is my inspiration...
everything she does just blows me away...
always in awe of her creativity! :)

Marybeth said...

Your project is amazing ,I maybe never told you that in all the helpful emails back and forth. You made such a beautiful project ...I love that it's hanging in your craft room . Great idea to add a bit of a color mix to this. Thanks for your kind words and help .

Miriam said...

Beautiful project Cathy! Bet it looks great in your craft room. I never thought of using the honeycomb challenge that way!

Helen said...

Such a pretty project Cathy and what a great idea to create a home decor piece. Bet it looks stunning in real life too!

Pauline said...

This is a fabulous piece of home decor Cathy! Lovely stamped background too, it would make a wonderful valentines gift!

Beautiful project Cathy, you have such a keen eye for design. That that centre heart in all the colours and the background stamp--stunning.

Sharron said...

Cathy, your project is just amazing! What a fantastic idea for using the honeycomb technique. I have seen the honeycomb material that you can cut out but never thought you could create your own. Love the colors you chose and the great script background--just beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy I love your hearts - the stamped background looks fab and the 3-D hearts are so fun! I would love to see this hanging on the wall all year long!

Vickie Z said...

You always do wonderful 3D creations and this is no exception!! Love all those hearts!!

Suzanne said...

Cathy, you always take on the most ambitious home projects and do such amazing things with them! Love this!

This is just lovely! A wonderful idea to do a framed project for your craft room!

maria f. said...

Uh oh - danger ahead. Don't (yet) know Serendipity Stamps...
This project is so fun. I love hearts and that BG stamp is adorable.

Kristine said...

Hi Cathy! Wow, I'm really loving this elegant piece of wall art!! Why am I seeing the hearts as a hot air balloon? LOL The heart might even make a cuter balloon than the Christmas ornament?! Anyways, thanks so much for commenting on my blog today. I'm very excited about your new challenge blog and hope you get lots of players!! Can't wait to see what the next one will be!

You make the most wonderful projects! LOVE this!

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