Sunday, December 25, 2016

We wish you a Merry Christmas

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Wishing you and your family and friends a very Merry Christmas!  and a safe and happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Design Team News

So excited to be playing along with Sin City Stamps for another term!  this term they have a new owner, a new blog and a new store! Hop on over the the store and take a look around!  and stop by the blog to welcome everyone!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

December Sketches in Thyme Reveal

Today I am sharing my take on this week's Sketches in Thyme sketch.

Here is the awesome sketch for this week.
So hop on over to Sketches in Thyme to play along.

Friday, December 16, 2016

D2BA Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Holiday Blog Hop!!
Can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner?!
It's already the middle of December!! 
Our Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing Holiday inspiration with you!  Just in case you still need some holiday crafting ideas!!  They all have created some lovely 3D Holiday Gifting Ideas!! 

You should have arrived her from Karen's Blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!
Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  
We will then post a winner!!

Today I am sharing this candle holder I made for the Dare 2 B Artzy Blog Hop.  This would make a super easy and cute gift for anyone on your list!

I started by cutting my transparency to fit my candle holder.  I stamped my poinsettia and greeting with Dare 2B Artzy's Poinsettia Tangle onto the vellum using Dare 2B Artzy's Totally Black ink.

I then turned my vellum to the back side and colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I used GB5, DR1, DR3, DR5, DR6,  and DR7.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Your next stop in the hop is Monica's  blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way!  
Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Embossed Vellum Card


Hi Chris here and today I would like to share with you this embossed poinsettia card. To create this card I started by creating the card base with cardstock.  I then added the green cardstock and punched the border for some visual interest.
I then added the Holly Days paper and the cut away strip from the Poinsettia paper as an accent. I then stamped the Poinsettia with Versamark and added white embossing powder. I filled in the center of the poinsettia with red Stickles. While that was drying I stamped and embossed my greeting. Here is a close up. To finish off the card I added some hand cut holly leaves.  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Poinsettia Wishes


Hi Chris here and I am so excited to share this adorable Christmas Card! I just love these new stamps and papers from Dare 2B Artzy!

I started by matting my Holly Days paper onto coordinating card stock and attaching it to my card base.

I then stamped my Poinsettia Tangle stamp onto a piece of dictionary paper with the Pomegranate ink.

If you are an avid book person like me, and have a hard time tearing a page out a book I have a little hint for you.... go to your dollar store and buy a cheap dictionary...then you won't feel guilty for tearing out the pages.

I then fussy cut the stamped image and matted onto the coordinating red card stock and then fussy cut the matted image.  I added some liquid pearls to the center of my poinsettia and added the flower to my card, tucking in a few die cut holly leaves.


I then stamped my greeting and double matted the greeting into a banner and attached to the card.  I topped the poinsettia off with a coordinating ribbon bow.

So.... what have you stamped lately?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Exciting News

Super exciting news!  I will be joining Canvas Crop. Brands Creative Crew for 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So excited I have have always been a lover of Tattered Angels products and 7 Gypsies products.  I fell in love with Canvas Corp products while designing for a local scrapbook store (thanks Lynnette!).   AND NOW I GET TO CREATE WITH ALL THREE!!!!!!!!!!!   So excited and humbled to be joining this aweseom team!  Stay tuned for more inspiration!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sin City Stamps Love

Hi.Today I am happy to show off my love of Sin City Stamps.  They are under new ownership and finally announced their Design Team Call!  As I look back alot of my favorite projects were made when I was designing for Sin City Stamps!  The stamps always inspired me to create! So I want to share some of my favorite projects!  I started off showing you the canvas above created with Fairies & Blossoms Sets. 

 Below I have more fairies mixed with some Graphic 45 papers.   The fairies here are stamped on vellum  to create a transparent look to fairies.

Next is a cool layout I created with the nautical stamps!

One last layout showing some vintage stamps. 

Next are some of my other (non-card, non-layout )projects
My Alice in Wonderland Tea Cup.  

Next is a Canvas I created  using Sin City Stamps and die cuts.

Then I have this adorable Easter Tag

Then here are a few of my favorite cards.

I hope you are inspired to get stamping and thank you for letting me share my projects!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Creative Inspiration Mini Crop and Sketches in Thyme Sketch

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch at Sketches in Thyme and my challenge for Creative Inspirations Mini Crop.

Here is this week's sketch
The sketch fit in perfectly with the crop theme of Banners!   so hop on over the Sketches in Thyme and Creative Inspiration to play along

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Thanks- Paisley Style

110916thanks Hi  today I would like to share my take on this month's challenge. To create this simple but stunning card I started by laying the stamps from my Paisley Bliss set out on my block.
I then ink my stamps using my Wild Orchid Ink, and stamped onto white card stock, rotating my stamp block as needed to fill my background. I then cut the card stock into 3 pieces and matted onto a piece of coordinating card stock. and then placed the matted images onto my card base.  I created a simple banner greeting using letter stickers and topped off my card with a double ribbon bow, some netting and a rose. I really love how the finished card turned out.

 Hope you are inspired to get creating! Chris

Monday, November 07, 2016

Creative Inspirations DT Sketch

Today I am sharing my take on this month's Design Team Sketch from Creative Inspiration!

Here is Bev's orignal Sketch.

As you can see I did rotate the sketch.  I love how many options there are with every sketch.  Hop on over to Creative Inspiration to play along!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dreams Come True

Hi!  Chris here and today I am sharing this adorable card I created using Dare 2B Artzy's new papers and Stamps! To create this card I started by matting 2 pieces of the Blissful Bloom paper (the A and B sides) onto dark blue card stock and then attached it to my card base.  I then stamped the Dream Catcher from the Dream Big Stamp Set onto white card stock.  I then used a scalloped circle punch to punch out the dream catcher and matted the scalloped circle on silver scalloped circle and then a dark blue scalloped circle. I added the scalloped circle onto the bottom of the card. I stamped my greeting from the Dream Big set and double matted the greeting onto the silver and then the blue card stock.  You can see how the tiny bit of silver really makes everything POP!

  I finished off the card by adding a silver bow and a white paper flower.  I did use a Tim Holtz Distress Marker to tint the edges of the flower!   I hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Good Stuff

Today I would like to share my take on this weeks Sketches in Thyme  sketch!  I decided to some of the Brand New Dare 2B Artzy Modern Bliss Papers  just look at these pretty papers!


So hop on over to  Sketches in Thyme  to play along with this week's sketch.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Dare 2 B Artzy Modern Bliss Papers

1012awm Hi Chris here!  Today I would like to share a layout I created using the Brand New Dare 2B Artzy Stamps and papers! To create this layout I started by stamping the Flower from the Blissful Blooms stamp set using the Premium Midnight Blue ink.  I then created the "leaves" by stamping the Paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set. I fussy cut both the flowers and the leaves. img_4095 I placed the matted photos onto my background which I created using the Modern Bliss papers - Botanical Breeze and Paisley. The thin blue polka dot strip is a bonus "cut away" strip on the Paisley paper.  After adding my stamped flowers and leaves as accents I created my title block using the "Beautiful" stamp from the Big Bloom Stamp set. Using my scraps I created this coordinating card using the Thinking of You stamp from the Blissful Blooms stamp set. 1012bwm
 Hope you are inspired to get stamping!