Thursday, May 18, 2017

Happy Day Sketch Reveal

Today I am excited to share my take on this week's Sketch from Sketches in Thyme!  This one was a little outside my comfort zone  as it has a lot of white space!   But working outside your comfort zone is always a good thing!  This layout uses the brand new papers from Dare 2 B Artzy! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

End of your Rope- Encouragement Greeting


Today I would to share this quick encouragement card I created with Sin City Stamps!  Often you need a quick greeting to send off to a special friend as a note of encouragement.  This card is just the thing! Check out all the details on  their blog

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy Coasters

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Hi today I am excited to share these decorative coasters I created with Dare 2B Artzy Stamps!  To get all the details hop on over to their blog

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy's May Challenge

Today I am sharing my take on this month's Dare 2B Artzy's Monthly Challenge! this month we were challenged to create something girly!   For this challenge I used
Dare 2B Artzy's Totally Tracy Journal Quotes 
Dare 2B Artzy's Big Bloom Stamp Sets
Dare 2B Artzy's Premium Inks - Totally Black & Pomegrante
Dare 2B Artzy's  Fields of Joy papers

Be sure to hop on over to their blog to see all of the creations!

Friday, May 05, 2017

Sin City Stamps VIntage Spring Greetings

Today I am sharing this sweet spring-y birthday greeting I created for Sin City Stamps!  As a bird owner (Mr. Pickles the Quaker Parrot) I am addicted to all things bird-y!  So I HAD TO HAVE these stamps - Vintage Sheet Music with Birds!  Check out all the details on the Sin City Stamps Blog! 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Sin City Stamps national Crafting Month Blog Hop

In honor of National Crafting month in May, Sin City Stamps is hosting
a (open to the public) blog hop showcasing Arts and Crafts made with
Sin City Stamps. All the projects are created by our Inspiration Team
Members and friends from our Fan Club!
The premise is to share the love Sin City Stamps, to meet new people,
and inspire others!
The hop will begin on May 3rd, 2017, and ends on May 9th, 2017.
Giveaways for the hop will include assorted crafting supplies for you to
have fun with!
To be eligible to win, please visit all the blogs participating, then comment
on the Sin City Blog and let them know about some of your favorite
projects! Be sure to Start at the Sin City Stamps Blog.
Have fun hopping!
For the hop I created this Spooky Tag.
Supplies used include
Kraft Tag (7 Gypsies), Fibers, Glimmer Mist Sprays
(Tattered Angels),
Black Cardstock,
Black Archival Ink

Start by stamping the Fall Bare Tree with Archival Ink onto your tag.

Stamp Barbed Wire over tree on bottom of the tag. Then Stamp
Halloween Cobweb onto top Right of Tag.

Stamp Happy Haunting onto a scrap of White Cardstock with
Archival Ink.
 Spray Tag and Haunting greeting with Glimmer Mists, layering
Purples, oranges and green Mists.


Once dried, Mat tag onto black Cardstock and add greeting.
Finish tag by tying on fibers.
Here is another view of the finished tag! Hope you are inspired
to get crafting!  



Friday, April 28, 2017

Dare 2 B Artzy Spring 3D Blog Hop


Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!
Who's excited for Spring?!
Here are D2BA we are super excited for some sun shiny days and warm weather!
To celebrate we decided to have a Spring 3D Themed Blog Hop!! 
We are super excited to have two Guest Designers joining us for this hop!!


You should have arrived here from Michelle '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, April 30th at 7:00pm Eastern. 
We will then post a winner!!
Hop Order:
Vicki  - April GDT
Michelle - May GDT

Today I am excited to share this 3 D canvas I created!


Supplies 
4 x 4 Canvas
Gesso
The Crafter's Workshop - Chickenwire Stencil
Distress Ink- Pumice Stone
Canvas Corp Brands/Tattered Angels Chalkboard Paint -  Splash
Fiskars- Flower Punches (medium and large punches)
Hole Punch
Scallop Punch
Leaf Border Punch 
Ribbon, Buttons, Brads

Step 1 - Create flowers 

Punch flowers.  Large flowers use 2 large punches and 2 medium punched flowers.  Medium flowers use 3 punched flowers. 

Punch center of flowers with hole punch. Layer flowers and add brad to center of the flowers.

Mist flowers with water. (you want them to be wet but not soaking wet.)

Scrunch flowers.

 Separate each petal of flowers and let dry.


 Step 2 Create canvas.

Paint Canvas with Gesso. Let Dry.
Splatter canvas with Tattered Angels Splash Chalkboard paint. Let Dry.

Layer stencil over dry canvas.  Sponge Distress ink over stencil.




Step 3 -Assemble Canvas.

Stamp Sentiment onto white cardstock and punch sentiment with scallop punch.  Attach to right side of canvas. 

Add flowers. Punch leaf border and trim.  Add among flowers. 

Fussy cut butterfly from Fields of Joy papers. Attach to top right of canvas.  

Finish off the canvas with a ribbon and button accent. 

Here is a close up view of the canvas.

Thanks for stopping by! 
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, April 22, 2017

Floral Birthday Greetings

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 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.
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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

   


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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! 

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 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!

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 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. )
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 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.
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 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
Canvas
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
Sequins


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

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

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