Sunday, December 24, 2017

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!  Hope Santa brings you something crafty because we can never have too many supplies!  And hope you and your families enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Exciting news!

So excited to share that I am staying on with The Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) for another term!  Love all the stamps (I have quite a collection)  and the new name!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sketches in Thyme December Reveal

Today I am excited to share this layout I created for this weeks sketch at Sketches in Thyme!  Looking at Alex here I cannot believe how much he has changed.  The attitude hasn't changed much *wink* but he has grown up! Hope you enjoy this week's sketch and play along at Sketches in Thyme.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Christmas Wonder

Greetings!  Today I am sharing a scrapbook page I created.  I always take tons of pictures at Christmas but then struggle to scrap them after the holidays are over!  But I love adding stamping to my scrapbook pages!
Supplies needed include:
D2BA Tis the Season - Red Sweater paper (B side)
D2BA Tis the Season Stamp Set
D2BA Merry Christmas Layer Die
D2BA Ornament Die Set
D2BA Pomegranate Ink
Letter stickers
white, red and green card stock
gold wire cording

Hop on over to the Dare 2 B Artzy page for all the details! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Owl be Home for Christmas

Greeting Chris here and today I am super excited to share my card with you!   You can even see that cute sled I created for last week's Blog Hop in the background.   My oldest daughter is an "OWL" nut so I love collecting owl stamps to create things for her!

 To re-create this card you will need

 D2BA Owl Be Home 4 Xmas Stamp Set 
 D2BA Totally Black Ink 
 D2BA Tis the Season - Holly Days paper 
 Markers (I used Chameleon RD3, NV3, NV4, BR5) 
 and jute, and green and white  cardstock. 

 I started out by stamping the Owl  and greeting from with the D2BA Owl Be Home 4 Xmas Stamp Set using the D2BA Totally Black Ink onto white cardstock.

I then Colored my Owl with my Chameleon markers and then fussy cut him out.

I added the D2BA Tis the Season - Holly Days paper to my card base and then matted a piece of the same paper (using the "b" side of the paper) onto green cardstock and added it to my card.  I attached my Owl and matted greeting and finished the card with a simple jute bow!   Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!!!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Octopus Tag

When I saw this stamp I new I had to have it! As soon the stamps arrived I got to play (I can't really call stamping work, now can I?) To recreate this project you will need:
Other Supplies: Tag, black & Cream cardstock, Black Archival Ink, Watercolor Mists, Washi Tape, Fibers
Start by masking off the center sprocket in the wings from the Sin City Stamps Classic Spark Rubber Stamp Set  with Washi Tape
Stamp onto tag with Archival ink. (Note: gently ink your stamp so the the washi tape doesnt pick up the image underneath.)  
Stamp Octopus lady from the Sin City Stamps Octopus Time! Steampunk Art Rubber Stamp Set  leaving wings in the background. 
Stamp Grunge Circles along edges of tag with the Sin City Stamps Background Grunge Art Rubber Stamp Set
Mist tag with Yellow, Orange, then Purple water color mists. Let dry. 
 While tag is drying stamping sentiment onto cream cardstock. Cut into banner and mist to coordinate with tag. Let dry.
Mat tag onto Black cardstock and add fibers.
Add sentiment to finish tag! I hope this project inspires you to get stamping!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Sketches in Thyme November Reveal

Today I am excited to share this layout I created for this weeks sketch at Sketches in Thyme!  Even more excited because I scrapbooked memories from our Alabama trip.  I had worked so far ahead that I actually hadn't scrapbooked most of the summer.  One day I sat down and whipped out 3 scrapbook pages! Hope you enjoy this week's sketch and play along at Sketches in Thyme.

Dare 2 B Artzy Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's 3D Holiday Blog Hop!!
Can you believe the Holidays are right around the corner once again?!
We at D2BA are so excited!!  We decided to have a fun holiday blog hop featuring 3D projects!!  We hope we inspire you to get artzy this holiday season!!

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You should have arrived here from Tasha'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, November 19th at 7:00pm Central. 
We will then post a winner!!

Today I am sharing the project I created for the 3D Holiday Blog Hop.  

First it all started when I found this sled I found at the local Goodwill Store. 

Super cute but a little "retro"!  Well I decided to fix it up a bit and here is how I did it!

I cover the sled with Dare 2B Artzy Winter Plaid papers and Mod Podge. 

While that was drying I Stamped my greeting onto a tag with D2BA's Tis the Season Stamp set and spritzed my tag with Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. 

Once everything was dry I added a couple of greenery sprigs and the tag and a ribbon to finsh my project!

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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Cozy Cocoa Greeting

Hi I am  excited to share this cozy greeting card to warm your heart! These stamps are perfect for sending a warm greeting on chilly winter and fall days!

 Supplies needed include
D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper
D2BA Cup of Cheer Stamp Set
D2BA Totally Black Ink
Colored Pencils, Scallop punch, Embossing folder (basket weave) Coordinating Cardstock ribbon, flower,
and card base.

Start by embossing D2BA Blue Sky Artzy Doodles Paper and then cutting into squares and matting onto blue coordinating card stock and attach to the card base. Stamp cocoa cup and greeting onto to white card stock. Color cup with your favorite coloring tool (I choose colored pencils for this project.) Punch greeting and punch another scallop circle from coordinating card stock.  Add to card, finishing with a bow and flower.  Here is a close up

  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!    

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thankful Canvas

Hi!  Chris here and today I would like to share my project I created for Sin City Stamps! 
I love the colors and textures of fall leaves (even if my allergies don't like them!)  So I decided to try to recreate them! 
To recreate this project you will need:
6x8 Canvas
Thankful die cut
Card stock - green, white and orange (for die cut)
Distress inks
Spanish Moss
Glue gun
Start by stamping your leaves onto green and white card stock. 
Fussy cut all the leaves.  Dip "white" leaves into distress ink.
Here are some of the finished leaves.
Glue Spanish Moss to bottom left of "back" side of canvas.
 Attach leaves to canvas.
Finish by adding the die cut Thankful to canvas. You can see all the texture in the close up!
Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy's November Challenge

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Today I would like to share my take on this month's challenge at Dare 2 B Artzy!   I always seem to run out of thankful cards!  So I created this simple fall colored thank you card.   

Hop on over to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to play along for a chance to win!  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Boo to you!

Today I am excited to share this cute Halloween greeting.  I love when I can use my stamp sets for multiple seasons! To recreate this card you will need the following: D2BA Ruff Day Stamp Set, Totally Black Premium Ink, and Artzy Doodles papers in Bright Pumpkin, Wild Orchid, and Slate Kraft Card Base, web border punch
 Start by stamping the bone all over the background of the card  and along the edge of the envelope. Punch edge of Slate Artzy Doodle papers and add to card.  Cut banner and punch scalloped circle from Artzy Doodles papers and add greeting! The result? an adorable card for all your favorite ghosts and goblins! Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Be Brave Halloween Greeting

Today I am sharing with you this adorable Halloween Card I created with my Sin City Stamps! 
Supplies needed:
Sin City Stamps Dandelion & Iron Works Stamp Set 
Sin City Stamps Halloween Cobweb
Sin City Stamps Jack-o-Lantern
Card Stock - black, kraft,
Oxide ink,
Black ink
Paper Dolls and Chipboard greeting

 To recreate this card start by stamping Sin City Stamps Dandelion & Iron Works Stamp Set  with oxide ink onto kraft card stock.
Trim stamped image. 
Stamp Sin City Stamps Halloween Cobweb onto upper right corner of background.
Mat background onto black card base.
Rub orange and green oxide ink onto Kraft card stock.
Stamp Sin City Stamps Jack-o-Lantern with black ink over inked card stock.
Fussy image and add to card.  Finish card by adding paper dolls and chipboard greeting! I hope you0 are inspired to break out your stamps and get stamping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October Sketches in Thyme Reveal

Today I am excited to share this layout I created for this weeks sketch at Sketches in Thyme!  Even more excited because I scrapbooked memories.  I had worked so far ahead that I actually hadn't scrapbooked most of the summer !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sure I made a card here or there but no actual scrapbook pages! Hope you enjoy this week's sketch and play along at Sketches in Thyme.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Marching Band Stamps!!

Today I am excited to share this layout I created for Dare 2B Artzy Stamps!  Marching Band has been a huge part of my kids' high school careers! (Carrying on the family tradition!)  So I was super excited to find these Marching Band Stamps in the D2BA store! 

   I paired the stamps with D2BA Totally Black Premium Ink and Winter Plaid papers!  I love when I can use my stamps for scrapbooking.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Halloween Greetings!

Hi Chris here and I am excited to share this bright Halloween Card with you today! Supplies needed Sin City Stamps Background Grunge Sin City Stamps Halloween Web Sin City Stamps Alphabet Cardstock- white, black Spider Punch Watercolor ink pads - orange, purple, bright blue To recreate this card, start by covering blocks of cardstock with orange, purple and bright blue inks.
Splatter inked cardstock block with water.
Stamp  Sin City Stamps Halloween Web onto the Purple block.
Stamp roses from Sin City Stamps Background Grunge onto the orange block.
Add Orange and Purple blocks to card base. Stamp BOO with Sin City Stamps Alphabet onto blue inked block.
Mat onto black cardstock and add to card.  Add a couple of punched spiders to card to finish!  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!