Monthly Archives: August 2016

Hello friends!  kel from Scraps and photoGRAFFS here again today to share a fun Halloween card with you!!  Today’s card is using one of the newest releases in the Dare 2B Artzy Store, Witches Shoes.


I love this broom.  You know, I’m not a super huge fan of the whole zentangle drawing style but this broom is just too cute!  I think the zentangles make it so adorable and perfectly Halloween!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Hello friends!  kel from Scraps and photoGRAFFS here today to share a super fun but simple card using the lemonade jar from the Flip Flops clear stamp set in the Dare 2B Artzy Store.


I thought that this was SO MUCH FUN to work with and matched the oranges paper I had in my scrap pile!!  I’m sending this to one of my best friends because she always tells me “when life gives you lemons…” and I replied one time “what happens when it’s oranges??”  haha.  It might not be a funny joke but it still cracks us up!!!  lol!

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Do you have a fine lady in your life with a crazy sense of humor?  I do!  My mom, my crafty mentor, my BFF….oh so many!  And the Dare 2B Artzy Dancing Nana set is perfect!  SOOO funny.  Here’s what I made:
How freakin’ hysterical?!  Love it.  This beautiful, fine lady is colored with the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E11, E01, E000, R29

Clothes, V04, V06, V09, V17

YG03, YG06, YG07

E31, E33, E35, Y28

Flower:  RV52, RV55, YG17

Hair:  B00, C1, C3

 I love those stockings!  Check it out close-up!
I stamped it using Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink.  Perfect for both watercolor and alcohol ink coloring.
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AND if you DARE 2B ARTZY, be sure to enter this month’s CHALLENGE, Animals!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Lake WM

Hi Chris Here! Today I am excited to share with you this watercolor card I created with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.

To create this card I started out by stamping the dock from the Dare 2B Artzy On the Dock set with Dare 2B Artzy Chocolate Chip ink onto watercolor paper.

I then broke out my Tim Holtz Distress Markers (Old Paper and Frayed Burlap) and added some lines with the brush tip.

You can see it doesn’t look fancy just some marker lines.  I then blended the marker lines with my waterbrush. As you can see it blended so pretty.  Just like wood!

I then colored the water on the bottom 1/3 of my card by using my Tim Holtz markers again (Weathered Wood) and a water brush.  This time I colored my marker onto my craft sheet and used the waterbrush to pick up the ink and just “painted on the color.  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. Watercolors have lots of shades.

I then painted some hills in the back ground using the same technique mixing ink colors from 3 different markers – Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles.  Remember, you are going for subtle.  Let the “”eye” do the work of putting together the image! You can see its nothing fancy or too perfect below!

I then added painted the sky with my Stormy Sky Tim Holtz Marker and the water brush. I decided that my sky looked to dark so I added a sunset.  I started by adding a sun using the Wild Honey Distress Marker.  I then blended ink from several Distress markers ( Victorian Velvet and Ripe Persimmon) to add the sunset colors.

I Then die cut 3 cattails using the Dare 2B Artzy Cat tail die and Kraft Card stock.  I “colored” the die cuts using my Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Markers.  You can see what a difference it makes!

I added the cattails in the lower left corner.  I then double-matted the water colored image on the Artzy Doodles paper and added it to my card. I stamped my greeting from the Restore the Soul set with Totally Black ink and matted the greeting on the Artzy Doodles paper. I added a doodled border around my matted piece to finish off my card.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Hello friends!  kel from Scraps and photoGRAFFS here again today to share a super fun shaker card with you!!  Today’s card is using one of the newest releases in the Dare 2B Artzy Store, Witches Shoes.


I stamped the spider web in the corner on a piece of acetate/transparency and then actually heat embossed it to make it stand out a little bit.  At first I had issues with getting all the powder off… I forgot to wipe it down with some baby powder first, whoops!!  But then I thought about it and kind of like how it created kind of a shadow around the embossed image!!



Inside the shaker, I put some fun Halloween-colored sequins and a few of the spiders from the Witches Shoes stamp set… I stamped them on some white scrap paper and then trimmed them out.   So much fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!!

lovies, =o) kel


Welcome to the 2nd half of the Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp Product Match-up HOP!  As a reminder…each designer on both design teams got a box of goodies that included products from both companies.  They have created some amazing projects using a combination of these products with some fun stamping techniques.

Today we have a new lineup of designers with some amazing projects to share.  Remember to leave a comment at each designers blog from both companies to be eligible for a $25gc from Canvas Corp and the below goodies from Dare 2B Artzy!!

Stop by Canvas Corp Brands Blog to see what their team has created!!!

Monica – has created an acrylic card using Happiness Blooms and Say it With Words stamp sets. She used some fun #tatteredangels Glimmer Glaze for a great look.  Be sure to stop by her blog for more details about this unique technique. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be in the running for a $25 gc from Canvas Corp Brands and the goodies from the Dare 2B Artzy store.

Canvas Corp DAre 2B Artzy hop

Kendra – was having so much fun with her products from Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp Brands that she had to create two projects. Her first project is a little canvas square with a burlap flower and the Big Bloom stamp set. Stop by her blog to see how she made that awesome background with the Canvas Corp products.


Kendra was on a role. She was inspired by her beautiful daughter to create a special card for her. I don’t want to give too much away. You have to stop by her blog to see what she does with the burlap flower on the card. (a very unique idea!!!)


We hope you have enjoyed all the inspiration from all of our designers. They sure enjoyed getting “artzy” with the Dare 2B Artzy products and the wonderful products from Canvas Corp Brands.  We here at D2BA were honored to have the opportunity to “match-up” with this great company.

Now be sure and hop on over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog and see what their design team has created. Don’t forget to leave comments with all the designers so you can have a chance to win Dare 2B Artzy products and a $25 CCB gift certificate!!!

Hi Dare 2B Artzy fans! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week and that you’ve taken time to check out the Dare 2B Artzy & Canvas Corp Brands Matchup Blog Hop! There are some amazing projects that combine both Dare 2B Artzy stamps & inks and Canvas Corp Brands – you have to see them for yourself.  There’s a great prize pack up for grabs for some lucky winner of this Hop so check it out!

I’m back today with a quick card to share with you featuring an older Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Love Stackable.

I knew when I saw this stamp set that I really wanted to create a two toned card with it because it has these perfect elements that you can make the focal point as you’ll see today.

I started out by separating all my stamps and then laying them out on a piece of paper to figure out what layout was going to work best. Obviously these stamps could be used to create a fun Valentine’s card, Anniversary card or even a Wedding card for someone. They would be great sentiments alone or together to make a special card. I decided to let the sentiment lines of this set tell a story of how love progresses from needing love, finding love (two hearts one love), getting married (to have & to hold), having a lifetime of happiness and finally living happily ever after forever.

As soon as I had my sentiments laid out in the order I would stamp them on the card. I grabbed my mini MISTI and used it to position and line up all of my sentiments. I really don’t know what I did without my MISTI and to think that I didn’t use it for almost a year, LOL!  The grid makes is super easy to line up sentiments and stamps so you don’t get any wonky, crazy crooked lines when you’re stamping your final images.

With my sentiments all lined up, I stamped them using a thick white Pigment Ink. I actually stamped it twice to get a clean impression.

After cleaning all the white pigment ink off my sentiment stamps, I removed them from my MISTI; leaving my stamped image in place. I used my anti-static powder tool to brush across the areas that I would be embossing.

Next, I positioned the elements that would be in a bold Red color on my card. I used the cute lips and heart stamps to fill in the large “O” letters on Love and Forever.  I love that those two cute stamps are designed for exactly that purpose. It’s such a nice touch.

I positioned the strip of hearts and the sentiment “they lived happily ever after” in the gaps I’d left when I had stamped the sentiments in white.  Once I had them straight I used my Versamark ink pad to ink the stamps and I stamped and inked them onto my cardstock twice to once again get a clean image.

Love final wm

When I’d finished stamping with the Versamark, I removed my stamped image and sprinkled some bright red embossing powder on those areas. Of course, I should have thought to let my white pigment ink dry a bit longer (or heat set it) as the embossing powder stuck to a lot of the other sentiments when I put it on my card.  Luckily, it’s an easy fix. Whenever you have embossing powder stuck to areas you don’t want to be embossed, just grab a small tipped paint brush and gently brush off the embossing powder from all the areas you don’t want embossed. I keep a set of brushes in my tool caddy on my desk for just this purpose.

After brushing off all the excess powder, I was finally ready to heat emboss those areas of the card in red. The result of the red against the black cardstock and white stamped lettering is pretty cool. It almost gives it a 3 dimensional look to the card.

Finally, I added 6 little red gems to the front of the card for some dimensional interest. I popped it onto some silver & black glittered cardstock and then onto a red piece of cardstock and the entire thing was mounted with adhesive to a white card base.

For those of you wondering, the love story is my own.  After searching for the perfect love for 39 years, I found him. As we discovered after we started dating, we had been so close (in proximity) to each other on so many occasions between his school location and my work location, his volunteer work and my home, he had ice cream with friends a half block from my office downtown.  He even had a friend that he’d worked for and that friend was the one that ran the cabling in my condo. On some level we were destined to meet – our paths had been circling each other, but it had to be at the right point in our lives (I wish it would have been sooner).  We met in 2009 through an online dating site and got married in 2010 and now we’re working on sharing a lifetime of happiness. This is my happily ever after, FOREVER. I’m so blessed to have met such a wonderful, kind, caring, man. He’s the best and I’m lucky to have him in my life.

love 2 wm

Thanks for stopping by today! Again, don’t forget the Dare 2B Artzy & Canvas Corp Brands Matchup HOP. You have the rest of this week to leave some love for all the designers and then be sure to pop back in on Friday, 8/19 to the Dare 2B Artzy blog and the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see the rest of the designers showcase their matchup projects. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has created! I’m sure it will be amazing! Share the hashtag: #d2baccbmatchup whenever you visit Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.







Dare 2B Artzy is so excited to pair up with Canvas Corp Brands to bring you some great project ideas. Dare 2B Artzy offers a wide range of clear stamps made in the USA. We also have matching dies, papers and a line of dye inks. We thought it would be fun to show you how well our products work with other companies great products.  Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7gypsies.  They offer a wide variety of craft supplies including papers, paints, mists, vintage supplies, canvas and more.

Here is how this Match-Up works: Each designer on both design teams received a box of goodies that included stamps and inks from us and hand-picked products from CCB to play with.  They had to create something using some fun techniques that they could share with you.  Today we are sharing 4 projects from our D2BA design team, Chris Pozzi, Karen Nofziger and Tonya Meyer. You can also hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog to see what their designers have created.  Leave a comment at each stop in order to be eligible for the awesome prize pack being offered by both companies! Be sure and include the #d2baccbmatchup when you visit Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We will share some more projects on the 19th!

You can win a $25 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands Shop along with this Dare 2B Artzy Lighthouse stamp with matching die, Dream Big stamp and Mini Dye Inks.


Our design team members are excited to share what they have created using a combination of products from both companies. You will find a sneak peek from our designers here.

D2BA Designer: Chris


D2BA Designer: Karen


D2BA Designer: Tonya


Now head on over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see what their design team has created! Be sure and come back here to let us know what you think of this great inspiration and our product match-up for a chance to win products from BOTH companies.

Here is a project to get the hop started:


I started with these great products: D2BA Live Love Lake stamp, D2BA On the Dock stamp, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Shimmers Water Color and Glimmer Glam, canvas pennant, twine and red burlap.


  1. I stamped my images on different sized pieces of cardstock.
  2. Add some white gesso to the canvas and the stamped image to create some texture.
  3. Spritz the blue Glimmer Mist over the canvas and on the stamped cardstock.



4. I used the Dare 2B Artzy brown ink to add some distressing to some of the images.


5. The Glimmer Glam and Glimmer Mist were a nice added touch to the boat tag. I splattered some of the Glam glitter paint and used a brush to add some more to the water.



6.  I thought it would be cute to hang the canvas from a branch with the twine and I used the little blue clothes pin for the boat tag. I think these products worked so well together.

Now hop on over to see what all the designers have created and to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog then come back and leave us a comment with the #d2baccbmatchup to win some products for your next project!

Visit Friday the 19th for some more inspiration!




Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a fun card with you!!

Today I am featuring the awesome new Flip Flops stamp set!


 Many times when stamping I think the the images need to be stamped in black in and then colored in!

But occasionally remind myself that it’s not true!!!

When I first got the Flip Flops stamp set I was ready to stamp the flip flop image in black and start coloring, as seen below:


But as I was ready to color, I started thinking these flip flops would be so fun stamped in color!

So I did exactly that:


D2BA has some super fun ink colors!!

I used Paradise, Wild Orchid, Bright Pumpkin, Margarita Lime and Sunset Yellow!!

Here is my finished card:


I used a piece of Wild Orchid paper behind my sentiment layer and fun stamped flip flop layer!

How fun and bright!!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 



The Dare 2B Artzy and Canvas Corp Brands design teams are creating some awesome projects to share with you this week. Stop by August 15th to see our blog hop and WIN!