Monthly Archives: January 2017

You’re One Lucky Dog

It is with a little sadness that today is my last post as a Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artsy.

That said, I just love this adorable set; Puppy Talk.  This puppy is so cute!  [There is also a matching die to cut him out easily.]

He just makes me smile!

I had such a blast this month creating cards with the super fun images!  Thanks D2BA for having me!
Now, for the last time, pop on over to Dare 2B Artsy, and check out ALL the fun sets! You won’t be sorry. :)



Thanks for stopping by~

Welcome New Designers!!

Hello D2BA Followers!

We would once again thank everyone who applied for our Design Team Call!!  We had an overwhelming amount of applications!  We wish we could have asked everyone to join, but we only had room to add 5 new designers this time around!  Such lovely work by so many wonderful designers!

So we are excited to welcome our 5 new designers!!

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But first we would like to welcome back these lovely designers:

Kendra

Tracy

Tonya

Karen

Chris

Melody

We really enjoyed their work and are excited for them to continue designing with us!!

We are also just as excited to see what these 5 new ladies create, so help us give them a nice warm welcome!!

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Janette

Janette

Hello, Hello! I am Janette Kausen, I am the wife of my high school sweetheart and the mother of 4 amazing daughters (2 in elementary, 2 in college). We raise our family in the citrus rich community of Exeter, California. We grow oranges, almonds, cherries, grapefruit and recently added persimmons to our commodities. You may have even had our locally grown goodness at your grocer or even at your table. I am an old soul with a Type A personality. Crafting allows me to decompress from the stresses of everyday life. I find my Creative Bliss in being a Paper Crafter, Stamper, Copic & Watercolor Lover, Quilter, Aspiring Modern Calligrapher and overall ProCraftinator!

Blog: janettekausen.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janettekausen/

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Leslie

Leslie Turner

Hi, my name is Leslie Turner. I’m married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland – before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I’m addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and mini albums. I’ve been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy design team!

Blog: Love To Scrap 2

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lbturner58/

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Tasha

Tasha

Hi everyone, I’m Tasha. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two adorable little doggies. In my free time I enjoy paper crafting, traveling, drawing, and I love going to musicals! My craft style ranges from clean and simple to one uniquely my own. I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember and I am so excited to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy design team!

Blog: http://www.craftypinkpixie.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crafty_pink_pixie/

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Vicki

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I’m Vicki Dutcher, and I have been stamping now for 20+ years.  I live in Arizona, with the fabulous sun, son and DH.  I am a Barista at Starbucks.  In my spare time, I stamp.  That’s it, just stamp. I love this hobby – between getting to work with fabulous images, and meeting some of the best people around, well, it doesn’t get much better then that!  I’m looking forward to getting  back into designing with D2BArtzy products.

Blog: http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vdutchr/

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Be sure to check out all of our fabulous designers, follow them and leave some love if you’d like!

Our new designers will start sharing their ARTZY projects with you in February!!

Have an Artzy Day!

Easy Watercolor Technique

Hi crafters! Today I am going to show you how easy it is get a nice watercolor look using the Dare 2B Artzy premium inks. I will be using my Dream Catcher stamps set along with the matching dies to make my card.

Watercolor Technique

First, I took waterbrush pen from Derwent along with inks from the Tropical and Festive cube sets  to watercolor with.  I stamped 4 of the feathers from the stamp set and stamped them onto watercolor paper.  Once I was done I then used the matching dies and diecut each of the feathers out.

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If you want to add some color to your background paper you can spritz some water onto your paper and use your waterbrush to create a watercolor looking background even.  Just push the water out as you touch the tip directly to you watercolor paper and watch the ink float along the paper.

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I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to come back and see all the amazing creations for 2017 from the Dare 2B Artzy team and don’t forget their challenges!!to see more tutorials and videos be sure to visit my blog: Simply Monica thanks for having me!

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Romantic Greetings!

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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.

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I fussy cut the heart and added a bow and a flower to finish off the card!

 

Totally Tracy Release

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Happy Tuesday!

We are so excited to be posting this post today!!  If you seen over the weekend, we shared a bunch of amazing new stamps and dies we released at CHA!!  Today, we are sharing some more exciting new products!!

And if you didn’t see our posts over the weekend, you may want to scroll to find them!!  It will be so worth it!!

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Tracy Weinzapfel is adding 7 new stamp sets to her Totally Tracy stamp line!!

We hope you are excited, just as much as we are!!

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Aren’t they fun?!

In the top left you will also notice, Tracy is releasing some chipboard sets which coordinate with some of her stamp sets!!   Pictured are only two chipboard sets!  But she is releasing 12 chipboard sets!!  So awesome!!

Just imagine all the ARTZY possibilities!! 

Which new stamp set is your favorite?

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Check out all of our products on our website here!  We’ll be adding these new stamps and chipboard soon!!

Have an Artzy day!

Treasured Friends

Hello Stamping Friends!

On to my 3rd post for Dare 2B Artzy as their Guest Designer!

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I love pet sympathy cards.  I try to send them out every time I have a friend who loses their 4 legged kids.  I am a huge pet lover, and I know from personal experience, losing them rips your heart out.  Using Pet Sympathy made for a fabulous card.  I just adore the fun paw print!

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There are even sentiments for the inside of the card –

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There are many fun pet sets over at Dare 2B Artsy.  Pop on over and check them out!


Thanks for stopping by~


New Products Day 2

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

As promised we are back today sharing some more new amazing products!!

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Where to start?!  All of the new products are so exciting to share it’s hard to figure out which ones to begin sharing first!

How about a fun new masculine stamp set?!

Introducing the new Classic Dad stamp set:

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Here’s some inspiration for you:

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We’re so very excited to share this next stamp set and die….are you ready?!  We sure hope so!!

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Our new You’ve Got Mail stamp set and Mailbox Gift Card Die are going to be so much fun to work with!  The mailbox fits a gift card inside!!  How cool is that?!  Just think of all the fun possibilities!! So exciting!!

We’re adding another fun lighthouse set called Hope Lighthouse to our collection:

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As well as another set to our Bible Journaling line, called Joyful Noise:

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Sympathy cards are so hard and sad to create, but the new Wishing Comfort stamp set has a great mixture of sentiments for sympathy cards!

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The DT is in love with the new Raggity Rabbit stamp set!!

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We are releasing 4 new sentiment dies!!

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Which one is your favorite?!

And lastly we have 2 new fun background dies!!

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A beautiful leaf background die!

And a fun cupcake background!!

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These are going to make some fun cards!!!

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We’ll Be sharing Totally Tracy’s new line of products Tuesday!!

Check out all of our products on our website here!  We’ll be adding these new stamps and dies soon!!

Have an Artzy day!

Exciting Stuff

Happy Saturday Stamping Friends!!

We are so extremely excited to share some posts with you over the next few days!

One today, one tomorrow and then we’ll wrap it up with another post on Tuesday!

So are you you curious to what we are ready to share with you?!?!

NEW STAMPS!!!

Yep, we have a bunch of new stamps that will be available for you to order soon!  We can’t keep it in any longer and are so anxious to share the sets with you and share a few examples!!

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So first off, check out our NEW catalog, here!!

So let’s take a look at some of the new sets!!

First we’re going to share some of our new Coffee and Cocoa sets!!!

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Aren’t they fun?!

We sure think so!!

Our very own Melody created a sweet card using the Cup of Cheer and Hug in a Mug:

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From Melody – “What can warm your heart more than a steaming cup of hot cocoa on a cold winter day?  I think it’s the new D2BA Cup of Cheer and Hug in a Mug stamps!  Combined with the colorful new Playful Field and Orange Plaid papers, this card will surely chase away those winter blues!”

We couldn’t agree more!!

We are super excited to share our new Fields of Joy Paper line as well!  Since Melody used some on her card above, we thought we’d share the entire line with you right away….

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Such a fun and bright variety of papers!!

Our Fields of Joy Paper collection was designed with all paper crafters in mind!  With a beautiful mix of small and larger coordinating patterns, the possibilities are endless!! These papers are 12″ x 12.5″ with an added graphic strip for embellishing your projects!  All papers are double sided, acid free and linen free.

There are some matching stamps and dies as well!!

First up the matching stamps:

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I, Kendra, am personally in LOVE with these new sets! (Well all of them to be exact, but these 3 really won my heart over!!)

Here are the coordinating dies for the Flowers for Mom and Hoot Hoot sets:

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DT member Tonya created this stunning card using the new Butterfly Inspiration set:

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From Tonya – “Tonya here, I’m thrilled to get to play with the latest & greatest, Dare 2B Artzy stamps. This card features a butterfly and a small flower from the upcoming release Butterfly Inspiration. In this CAS card design, I paired one of the new butterflies and a flower from the set with the awesome Blooms Paper. They coordinate beautifully. I pulled a few colors from the paper and used them to color the butterfly and small flower with my Copics. With the images colored, I fussy cut them out and set aside. I die cut a piece of white cardstock with a scalloped edge die. Once cut, I masked the edges of the cardstock along the scallop border; I was then able to sponge on a soft blue for the background. I added some subtle water droplets to my background as well. Next, I placed my colored images that I’d fussy cut and popped them up on the white cardstock with some dimensional adhesive.  I kept my sentiment simple by die cutting the Be Transformed sentiment with a small banner die and adding some dimensional adhesive to the back. To finish, I added some green sequins that matched the green in the flowers from the Blooms Paper.”

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Be sure to visit our blog again tomorrow for some more stamp set reveals!!

Check out all of our products on our website here!  We’ll be adding these new stamps soon!!

Have an Artzy day!

CHA

Happy Friday Stamping Friends!!

For those going to CHA, visit us!!

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 Booth #1360

We’d love to chat with you!!

Great show specials, make-n-takes and demos!

Have an Artzy Day!!

Retro is a Hoot

Hello and happy Wednesday to everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week. It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I’m popping in today to share another fun card with Dare 2B Artzy using the ever-adorable Retro Owl stamp.  Have I mentioned how much I adore the owl line of stamps from D2BA? They are all so cute and fun to play and get creative with especially when you can get a bit retro with them too.

For today’s project I used the leaf boarder that comes with the Retro Owl stamp and created my own background. To do this I used two different kinds of embossing powder. I stamped the first two leaf borders onto some Canson watercolor paper, using my MISTI and some Versamark ink for embossing. Then I sprinkled with some Ranger Verdigris colored embossing powder. This embossing powder has a unique blend of greenish-teal, black and gold in it so it sort of gets a turquoise finish. Next I stamped the leaves in the opposite direction with Versamark ink and sprinkled on some Charcoal embossing powder that has holographic elements in it. I really like the look of the contrasting colors. To add a bit of pizazz to it, I used my Gansi Tambi Starry Colors blue gold #901 watercolor and added some gold to the center of the open leaves. Once the background was finished and the watercolor was dried, I die cut the panel down using a cute scalloped frame die.

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For my sentiment, I used the Hello from the Retro Pattern stamp set and stamped it at a bit of an angle with some Versamark ink and then heat embossed with some black embossing powder. Next I added the Friend sentiment from the Retro Owl stamp set and embossed with some black embossing powder as well.

Next, it was on to color up that super cute owl. I wanted to match the turquoise color on the owl so I used my Copics in G000, G00 and BG32 and BG13 for the front and wing and Black 100 and Y28 for the squares on the chest. Then I used my E41, E42, E43, E44 and E47colors for the body of the owl. I had one little area where my Copic marker blurbed (as I like to call it) – I nice blob of ink onto my owl because it was super juicy. EEK!! I was able to blend it out pretty well so it’s not too noticeable. I also added some softer peach-pink touches to the ears using YR01. I added some Spectrum noir sparkle in clear and black onyx to the front of the owl to carry over the sparkly themed background into my owl.

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With my owl completely colored, I was able to die cut it out using the matching die, D2 Owl Star Die that coordinates with my image. I was then able to add the cute little googly eyes to my owl and glued them in place.

I created my card base from some 110lb cardstock and added a piece of teal-green cardstock horizontally across the card base for a pop of color that coordinates with my background.

My background was layered on top of the card base using some dimensional foam to raise it up a bit from the card base. I added some dimensional foam to the back of my owl and added her to the center of the card.

To finish the card, I added a few, matte dots to the upper left side of the card to add a bit more dimension and to balance the card out.

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Hope you enjoyed this cute retro owl card today! If you like owls, please check out the Dare 2B Artzy store and see variety that’s available (plus the matching dies). They’re all super cute, it’s hard to decide sometimes.

Make sure you’re checking the Dare 2B Artzy blog regularly as the DT will be sharing some fun new stuff in the next few weeks. You don’t want to miss all the great new stamps that are being released very soon…TRUST ME! You’re going to love it!!

 Also, for those of you that love the chance to win free stamps, check out the lovely Kendra’s Instagram page. In honor of her Birthday this week, she’s giving away a set of the Dare 2B Artzy Snowflake Wishes stamps on Friday.

Here’s how to enter:

Follow Kendra On Instagram – HERE

Follow D2BA’s Instagram Page – HERE

For extra entries Tag your Friends on Instagram in the Comments on my Giveaway Post

Follow Kendra’s Blog – Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards

It’s that easy & the beautiful Snowflake Wishes stamp set could be yours!!

 

Hugs,

Tonya