Friday, April 29, 2016

Hello Spring!

Today I am sharing this card I created for this month's Kreaxions/Just Imagine DT reveal.  This month's theme is Spring/April Showers.  I starting off with my American Craft papers to create the card.  I created a doily using my Kreaxions Star Template and the #303 punch with the A insert. I toped the card off with some ribbon from my Really Reasonable Ribbon Kit. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Welcome Little One

Today I am sharing this  cute baby card I created for Dare 2B Artzy!  I started by cutting 6 squares from the Artzy Doodles Variety paper pack. I adhered them to my card and added some faux stitching.  I used my scallop deco scissors ( Yep! You read that right!  I still have my deco scissors and love them!) to cut a border strip from the pink Artzy Doodles paper.  

I stamped the Turtle from the Turtle Couple Stamp Set. I used the coordinating Turtle Die to cut out my stamped image. I colored my image using my Copic markers ( Y11, V06, V01, B21, G24, Blender) . Here is a close up of my Turtle and faux stitching. The color on my turtle ended up being a little darker than I wanted so I used my blender pen to take away a little bit of the ink. 

 I cut a greeting block and hand wrote my greeting and added faux stitching to finish off the card! Can't wait to see what you create with these adorable papers and stamps! 


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Just Having a little Fun!

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch from Sketches In Thyme.  I used Simple Stories Say Cheese line to create this layout! I substituted some journal blocks and start for the flower accents. Be sure to jump over to their blog to play along!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

US Capitol -Use Your Stash Challenge

Today I am sharing this layout I created for this month's mini crop at Turtle Soup.   This month I am challenging everyone to use their inks.  I chose to use my distress inks to recolor my papers to match my background papers. The background was a grungy dirty paper color while all the other papers had white accents.  So I used my Old Paper distress ink to recolor the white. Jump on over to Turtle Soup to play along!

Monday, April 11, 2016

For My Sister


Today I would like to share this pretty card made using Just Imagine/Kreaxions Punches.
I starting by using my #903 punch and used the tear away strip to create the borders on my card.  After adding my Graphic 45 papers I added the Rose corner punch with my # 309 punch and the C insert. I topped the card off with a large banner and ribbon and twine bows and a single white rose. I hand wrote my greeting to finish off the card!  I hope you enjoyed this project.

Sweet Sweet Cupcake card

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created for Sin City Stamps. Hop on over to their blog for complete instructions!

Friday, April 08, 2016


Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans!!
We are so excited to once again have another blog hop!!

Dare2BArtzy Blog

The D2BA DT has some inspiring projects to share with you!!

Our theme:Non-Card&Celebrate

You should have arrived here 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 one stamp set and an ink pad!! Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central. We will then post a winner!!

Now on to my project!

To create this tag I stated by coloring my background with Gelatos.  I then stamped the border strips using the Bright Birthday Set using Wild Orchid Premium Ink.

I then Stamped the bird from the Be Yourself Stamp set and used the coordinating dies to die cut out the stamped image. I then re-stamped the bird one Arzty Doodles Paradise and Wild Orchid Papers and fussy cut out the body parts! 

I then matted my entire tag onto the Wild Orchid papers and topped the tag off with some matching ribbon and bling. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Your next stop in the hop is Cindy at the Dare 2 B Artzy Blog!
We hope you are inspired all along the way! Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!


Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Happiness Blooms


Today I am sharing this layout I created using Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps! To create this project I started with the following supplies: Dare 2B Artzy Trellis Paper; Dare 2B Artzy - Artzy Doodle Paper pack -Doodles Slate, Sunset Yellow; Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Premium Ink; Dare 2B Artzy Big Bloom Stamp Set; Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms Stamp Set

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 I started this layout but cutting a wide strip of the Artzy Doodle Paper pack -Doodles Slate and adhered it to the right side of my layout.  I then added a trimmed 10 inch square of the the Dare 2B Artzy Trellis Paper.   After placing my photo I used the cut away strip from the Doodles Slate paper to add the border strip. I stamped the Big Bloom images onto my card stock and colored the images with my Spectrum Noir Markers ( CT1, IB1, PP3, DG3, CG1, CG2). I fussy cut out my blooms  and added them to the left of my photo. Here is a close up of the blooms!
To finish off the layout I added a large banner on the top left of my layout.  I used a butterfly punch to punch the butterfly from the Artzy Doodle Sunset Yellow paper. I punched a scalloped circle and stamped my title block using the Happiness Blooms stamp from the Dare 2B Artzy Happiness Blooms Stamp Set.  I hope you are inspired to create!  I know I am loving these new papers and stamps!

Monday, April 04, 2016

Turtle Soup DT SKetch

Today I am sharing my take on this month's Design Team Sketch at Turtle Soup.  This month we used this amazing sketch by Bev Code.  I choose to use the new Dare 2B Artzy paper!

Be sure to hop on over to Turtle Soup to play along!

Imagination will get you Everywhere

Hi Chris here and today I am sharing my first mixed media canvas I created for Sin City Stamps. I want to say that this is so different from what I normally create but I loved the quote and I just let my imagination go!
Sin City Stamps Supplies
Die Cuts- Ballon, Frame, Flower Outline, Daisy Border Chain, Stars
Silver/Blue 1/2 Round Flat Back Embellishments
Other Supplies -  canvas, Gesso, Molding Paste, Beacon Fabric Adhesive, Glossy Accents, StazOn Ink (Brown), ColourArte Twinkling H2Os (yellow rose, sky blue, persimmon, moss green, blue bayou), miscellaneous small alphabet stamps, brown journaling pen. Graphic 45 Paper,  paper lace doily, sand paper
To create this canvas I started by first applying Gesso to my entire canvas. I then added some texture to my background by applying some molding paste over the Pattern 2 Stencil
I then added some patterned papers and die cuts onto the canvas. 
I continued layering a few more dies cuts and some lace.  You'll notice that the colors don't necessarily match.  That won't matter once I am done. 
In added my gear charms and bits of a paper doily and then applied gesso again over the whole project. 
I then stamped my Globes Stamp using my StazOn Ink. 
I then randomly painted my canvas using my ColourArte Twinkling H2Os. I just kept laying colors until I was satisfied.  I then painted my balloon with Twinkling H2Os
I then used a combination of my alphabet stamps and my journaling pen to add my quote. I topped the balloon with my butterfly button.  I then sanded my edges to smooth the edges and lightly sanded my gears to allow the metal to shine through. Once again here is my finished project. I hope you are inspired to step outside your comfort zone and create something!   Just let your imagination take you away! 

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Polka Dot Thinking of You Card

Today I am sharing this card I created for this month's Dare 2B Artzy Challenge.   This month's theme is POLKA DOTS!!!!!  I had so much fun creating this card.  I started by stamping my background using the large circle from the Bright Birthday Set using Dare 2B Artzy's Bright Pumpkin Premium Ink.  I then stamped the mini flower in a circle stamp from the Thinking of You Stamp set using Paradise Premium Ink.  

I matted my card base on the Brand New Artsy Doodle- paradise paper line. I then used the Make a Wish die set to create my greeting.  I added a simple orange ribbon to finish off my card. Be sure to jump over to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to play along! 

Friday, April 01, 2016

Turtle Soup Blog Hop

I have a treat for you today.  Today is the Turtle Soup Design Team Blog Hop! This month's theme is Spring!!!! If you came straight to my blog be sure to hop on over the the Turtle Soup Blog to play along.

For this hop I created this bright springy card using American Crafts papers. I cut the window from the card using my favorite Just Image/Kreaxions Circle cutter. I added some ribbon and a punched butterfly to finish off the card!

Here is this HOP -a-long list.
1. Sara - (using Turtle blog)