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.