Saturday, April 22, 2017

Floral Birthday Greetings

Say It Words

 Today I am excited to share this bright and cheery  birthday card.   I just loved the combination of the Pomegranate and the Margarita Lime inks together with the Totally Tracy Say it with Words Stamp Set!  To create this card, Stamp the  flower repeatedly with Dare 2B Artzy Pomegranate Ink onto white cardstock.  Stamp swirl with Dare 2B Artzy   Margarita Lime Ink.  Mat onto red cardstock and attach to card base. Add cardstock strip to card as shown. Stamp greeting from Dare 2B Artzy You've Got Mail Stamp Set and cut into banner.  Attach to card. Stamp one extra flower onto cardstock and fussy cut. Attach to card. Here is a close up of the card.
Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Circus Birthday Greetings

Check out this adorable Circus Birthday card made for Sin City Stamps! Hop on over the the Sin City Stamps Blog for all the details on re-creating this card!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

My Son Sketch Reveal

Today I am excited to share my take on this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme! I love using sketches to jump start my creativity! Hop on over to Sketches in Thyme to play along!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Sunny Daisy Greetings



Today I am super excited to share this cheery card I create with Dare 2 B Artzy's New Totally Tracy Find Your Purpose stamp set! 

 I started by stamping the flower image from this stamp set several times onto white cardstock filling my background piece. I then lightly outlined the flowers with Specturm Noir IB1 marker.  
 The little pop of color added so much to the flowers! I then colored the flower centers with my Y15 Copic marker and added accents with my Spectrum Noir GB8 marker!

  I matted the flower background onto black cardstock. I stamped my greeting from the Blissful Blossoms Stamp set and matted it on black cardstock.  I added a Sunshine Artzy Doodle banner and a coordinating bow to finish off the card! Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!!    

Monday, April 03, 2017

Pretty in Pink Baby Layout

Today I am sharing this sweet baby layout I created for an album I am making!  Hop on over to the Sin City Stamps Blog to get all the details to recreate this stamped baby layout!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

May your Coffee be strong and your Mondays short!


 Greetings!  Today I am sharing this coffee card with you! This card was created for this month's Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Card Makers. To re-create this card start by cutting my Flower Power paper slightly smaller than my card base.  Add a large cardstock block across the center of my card. Stamp the coffee cup and greeting from the Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend Stamps set onto white cardstock. ( I originally stamped the steam, but my card went off in another direction and the steam did not get used. )
 Cut the greeting into a banner shape.  Color the coffee cup with your favorite markers. I chose Spectrum Noir markers in TN 2, TN 3, and IB 1. Stamp cup wrap with coordinating greeting from the stamp set. Fussy cut your colored coffee mug.

 Add your cup and banner greeting to the card base.  Accent cardstock with doodled stitches.  Hope you are inspired to get stamping and play along with the Blog Hop at Coffee Loving Card Makers.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sin City Stamps Blog Hop - Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls

Welcome to the Sin City Stamps Blog Hop!   We are having a blog hop so that you can meet all of our  Inspiration team members along with a few guest members,  We are hoping you discover more ways to create with these stamps and possibly win a set for yourself!

No matter where you have started, To qualify to win your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls stamp set, (we are giving away 3!) we ask that you visit each of the blogs participating, leave a nice comment and then come back to the Sin City Blog and let us know which blog projects you liked the most and why.

The blog hop will end on the 27th and the 3 winners will be announced on the Sin City blog and on our FB Fan Group on March 28th.

Blog Hop Participants:
Start here ----  Sin City Stamps
Michelle Frae Cummings
Katie Lamb
Chris Pozzi - you are here
Irit Shalom
Now on to my project!
Supply List
Tattered Angels Coal Baseboard 
Tattered Angels Splash Baseboard
Tattered Angels Canary Baseboard
Tattered Angels Fire Baseboard
Tattered Angels White High Impact paint
Memento Ink Markers

To create this project, spray your canvas with the Tattered Angels Coal Baseboard.  Keep adding the Coal mist until canvas is mostly covered. 

Using Tattered Angels Splash, Canary, and Fire Baseboard Paint and White High Impact paint to splatter the canvas and let canvas dry.

Grab your Sin City Stamps Sugar Skulls and stamp multiple images and fussy cut images. 
Color images with Memento Markers.

Stamp letters and embellish with flowers from the Sugar Skulls Stamp set. 

Add skulls and and hang letters from wire cording.

Finish by adding sequins to skull eyes. 

Remeber to hop along with the entire hop for your chance to win a set of these awesome stamps! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Alice in Wonderland Birthday Greetings

Today I am sharing this sweet birthday greetings created for Sin City Stamps! Hop on over to the Sin City Stamps blog to catch all the details including the 3 stamps sets I used for recreating this card!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Turning a 1 page sketch into a 2 page sketch

Today I am sharing my take on this week's sketch from Sketches in Thyme!  I chose to spread out the 1 page layout into a 2 page layout by creating page 2 as a mirror image of the original sketch1!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Embossed Floral Greeting

 I am so excited to share this card I created with the New Totally Tracy Spring into Life Stamp Set! To create this card I started with a 5 1/2 inch card base.  I cut 2 squares of grey cardstock ( 4 1/2 inch, 3 1/2 inch) and dry embossed the square with an embossing folder (Cuttlebug-Oxford). Adhere the larger square to the left side of your card. I then cut 2 squares from white cardstock (3 3/4 inch, 3 inch) and stamped the flower onto the 3 inch stamp using Dare 2B Arty's Totally Black Ink.  I then stamped the flower two more times onto white cardstock and fussy cut these 2 images, one using the full image and one using just the flower center petal.

  I lightly colored my flower and flower pieces with a Distress Marker (Shaded Lilac)


I added the full image on top of the stamped square using dimensional tape and then added the center petal with dimensional adhesive tape.

   I matted the dimensional stamped image onto the embossed grey cardstock and then matted again with the remaining white cardstock square. Adhere to card. Stamp you greeting and mat on grey cardstock and add to your card.  Add your ribbon bows and you are done! Here is a close up of the dimensions on this card.

 Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Dare 2 B Artzy March Challenge

Greetings!  Today I am sharing my take on this months's Dare 2 B Artzy's Challenge.  We were challenged to use Lots of Layers.  When creating layouts with layers, I always struggle.  I don't want my layouts that will be going into a scrapbook to be too thick. This one has at least 9 layers without too much bulk!   Hop on over to the Dare 2 B Artzy blog to play along for a chance to win some awesome stamps!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Who's Having a Birthday?

IMG_0385wm Hello!  Chris here and today I am sharing this adorable Owl Birthday Greeting!   I started with the brand new Hoot Hoot Dare 2 B Artzy Stamp Set!  Isn't that owl Just adorable!  My oldest daughter collects all things "owl" so I am always on the look out for Owl-y things!   To create this card I started by Matting the Dare 2 B Artzy Medallion Bliss paper onto card stock and adhering it to my card base.  I added a thin card stock strip to my card trimmed it with lace.  I added to pearls to the lace to create additional elegance!  I stamped  the Owl and greeting from the Hoot Hoot set and coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and added to my card! Here is a close-up of the owl cutey! Isn't he adorable??

   Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy 2017 New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!
We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:
1: NEW STAMPS and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!
2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are super excited about this term!!
We decided to combine the two and have a blog hop!!!
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You should have arrived here from Melody'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 of their choice!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Now for the discount Code, enter
HEART for 10% off

Today I am excited to share 2 different stamps sets and 2 different projects with you!

First up Check out this amazing new set called YOUV'E GOT MAIL

There is even a coordinating MAILBOX GIFT CARD HOLDER DIE SET

And here is my card!   

I paired the brand new stamps and dies with the Dare 2B Artzy Winter Plaid!  Thats right Holiday papers for Valentines Day!!! and  I have to tell you I am ADDICTED to the little envelope die! You will be seeing more of those little envelopes!!!


and here is my creation with "Spring into Life"

I chose to use the flowers from this set to create some whimsical candles!   I colored my images with distress markers and matted the stamped images on the Sunshine and Wild Orchid Artzy Doodles papers.

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bright Floral Greetings with Sin City Stamps

I am excited to share this bright and cheery card I created with Sin City Stamps.

Sin City Stamps Supplies 

Canvas Corp Brands Supplies
 Yellow and Ivory Lattice

Other Supplies
Distress Markers, water brush, Archival Ink, cardstock

You can detailed instructions on the Sin City Blog.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lighthouse Greetings

IMG_0386wm   Hi Chris here today and I am excited to share this uplifting card created with the brand new Hope Lighthouse Dare 2 Be Artzy stamp set!  This amazing set is now available in the store.


Here is a close up of this amazing stamp set.

After stamping this image with my Dare 2 Be Artzy Totally Black ink, I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  After matting my images onto blue cardstock, I paired this stamp set with the Blissful Bloom papers to create a bold nautical feel for my lighthouse. You can see how these colors just pop!


Thursday, February 02, 2017

7 Gypsies Architextures and Canvas Corp

HI all today I am super excited to share this card created with the brand new Architextures line from 7 Gypsies!  See that fountain ink pen???!?!?!!  Its from the Trinkets- Ink Pens.  That's part of their brand new collection!  The new dimensional look and feel like the real thing!  I love how the metal tip on this pen looks so real!   I paired the pen with Canvas Corp Brand papers!

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Winter Blues

Today I am excited to share my take on this month's Canvas Corp. Brands challenge. 

This challenge might not fit those of you who has summer in February - you might think... But maybe you dream of visiting a cold country, or maybe you have done that already. Or you could be inspired by the colors in the moodboard. 

I decided to play along with the colors and the theme.

I love all the textures going on in this layout. I started off with a Canvas Corp Brands C Flute Kraft paper.   I slightly inked the edges using Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Ink.  

I cut a my Canvas Corp Brands Blue and Ivory Ticking paper to 10 1/2 inches square.  I then added a 6 x 10 1/2 inch piece of the Canvas Corp Brands Blue and Ivory Dot Reverse aprroximately 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the Blue and Ivory Ticking paper. I edged the Reverse Dot paper with Canvas Corp Brands Jute Cord , and then added my double matted photo and added my journaling strips. 

To create the large snowflake,  I cut a scrap of Canvas Corp Brands Canvas Fabric and ran it through my Big Shot machine with my Sizzix Tim Holtz snowflake die.  I then spritzed the snowflake with Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

While the snowflake was drying I went to work on creating my reindeer. Using my Big Shot again I die cut the reindeer from CCB Burlap Fabric .  Just a hint adhere your burlap to a piece of cardstock with spray adhesive before running it through your die cut machine so that the shape doesn't fall apart. I layered the snowflake and the reindeer and then added a jute bow and placed them on the lower left side of my photo. 

 I punched my banner flag from the same cardstock I used to mat my photo using my Paper Studio Banner/Triangle punch.  I punched some little snowflakes with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch.  I actually punch these from scraps of the Blue and Ivory papers, since the back side of these papers are ivory!  A Perfect color match! After punching them out I spritzed them with the Pearl Glimmer mist and once they were dried I added them to my banner.  

I strung my jute across my layout using my CCB Small Clothespins add added my banner flags, finishing off the banner with jute bows.

I then added some Doodlebug Sequins as accents. 

I hope you are inspired to get creating and join in with the Canvas Corp Brands Challenge.  Hop on over to their Blog to play along. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Canvas Corp Brands 4 x 4 Canvas

Today I am sharing this adorable canvas I created for Canvas Corp Brands.  Each design team member was given a 4 x 4 Canvas Corp Brands canvas to create a project representative of their personal style.   I choose to feature my two latest obsessions  -- Birds and Butterflies!

I have been playing around with making slide show videos and made one of my creation process.  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Love is in the Air!

Hello Chris here and today I am sharing this romantic greeting with you! I started by repeatedly stamping my Texture stamp onto the  Pomegranate Artzy Doodles paper.  I love the design it created! I then matted the Artzy Doodle paper onto black card stock.  I added a paper doily.

I stamped the heart and the greeting onto water color paper, and colored the heart, using Tattered Angels Festival Glimmer Mist. I fussy cut the heart and added a bow and a flower to finish off the card!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bright Birdie Greetings!

  Hello!   today I am excited to share this super cheery card with you!  I started by stamping this adorable birdie from the Be Yourself Collection.  I then "colored" my birdie with my Tim Holtz Distress markers Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Evergreen Bough) I then fussy cut out my birdie. But if you don't want to fussy cut, Dare 2 B 

Artzy has these coordinating dies!  I
 then cut a banner and stamped my greeting from the Flip Flop stamp set.  I added the greeting and the birdie to the bottom of my card and added a fussy cup flower and a border strip cut from the Blissful 

Blooms paper. I then added a few doodled dots to coordinate with the paper. Thank you so much, hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Make a Wish

I am up on the Sin City Stamps Blog today, sharing all the details on how to recreate this birthday card.  Hop on over to their blog to check it out! 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Brrr... Its Cold outside

This card is perfect for our latest Cold Snap!  All the mild emperatures we had around CHristmas are gone again and Mother Nature is reminding us that its stilll winter.  Check out my latest card for Sin City Stamps!   You can see all the supplies and instructions on their blog. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My Word for the Year

As a new member to the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew, I joined as many committees as I could.  I know always the overachiever!  But one of the main reasons I participate in Design Teams is to push myself.  The Fun and Games Committee groups is for helping with the monthly blog challenges.   
"This month our challenge is based on a popular topic – Word of the Year!  " You can check out all the details at the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

For my word I choose SHINE.  I used to sit back and watch everything, content to be an observer.  Well SHINE is to remind me that i should be striving to stand out and SHINE! for all the world to see.  

For the challenge I choose to really step outside my boundries - first using mixed media and second using a color pallet that is way outside my comfort zone....pastels!!!! 

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer mist to re-color my Glass bead medium and my modeling paste.  

And did you see the stamps on there?  I stamped my Sequence Waste Stamp from Sin City Stamps using Tattered Angels Coal Chalkboard Mists!!!

Hop on over the the  Canvas Corp Brands Blog to play along and for a chance to win a prize!