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Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Our February Guest Designer Kathy is back today to share another beautiful card with us!

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It’s been great guesting this month with Dare 2B Artzy!

There are so many fabulous new products that are so fun to play with like this Spit Happens stamp set and Alpaca coordinating dies!

For my card, I  embossed a brick background and used a strip of pattern paper from one of the new designs in the Summertime Petals Collection.  The super cute alpaca and cactus images from the Spit Happens stamp set were copic colored.  The sentiment was white embossed on black cardstock.

Though I went with a general sentiment for this card, there are a few sentiments in this set that really make me laugh and I’m looking forward to using them for a few future cards 🙂

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There are so many fun new products and Dare 2B Artzy is having a Blog Hop to share off some of the amazing new things!!  Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  A randomly chosen winner will be selected from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and stencil of their choice!!  Blog Hop ends tonight Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm Central.  Then a winner will be posted!
  
Use code FEBHOP10 for 10% off your order!!!
Here is the entire hop list:
Be sure to leave some love for each of the Artzy Designers!!

Have a nice day!

Kathy

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have new Guest Designer joining us this month!!

Please help us welcome the talented Kathy!

We are so very excited to have her designing with us this month!!

Here is a little bit about Kathy:

I’ve been married to my honey, Mark, for 22 years and we have a beautiful daughter, Danielle, who is a junior in college.  Since I was little, I enjoyed all kinds of crafting, but then stamping found me and it was love at first inking.   Stamping and paper crafting just plain make me happy and keep me sane!  I was first introduced to Dare 2B Artzy at Legacy Paper Arts – the first store to carry the line – and I’ve been a fan ever since!!

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I’m so thrilled to be Dare 2B Artzy‘s Guest Designer for February!!!

My cards today are featuring the new Bouquet 4 You stampsFresh Picked dies, coordinating Summertime Petals pattern paper and Trellis die.

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I needed a touch of spring and the new Bouquet 4 You  set did the trick!

For the first card, I layered two different pattern designs from the Summertime Petals collection.  I cut white cardstock using the new Trellis die; cutting out a small rectangle from the die cut Trellis piece to fit behind the frame.

The sweet flower pot images were copic colored.

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Need to make a quick card?  Is coloring not your thing or you don’t have the time?  Then you are gonna LOVE this!  The Fresh Picked dies perfectly coordinate with images on the Summertime Petals collection!  Simply line up a die to the coordinating image on the pattern paper and send it through your die cutting machine!

My second card literally took 10 minutes to put together!  I layered pink cardstock for the background and cut white cardstock with the Trellis die.  I then lined up the bouquet die and bow die with the coordinating pattern paper image and ran through my Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and I added a few large sequins.  Voila!

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There are so many Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies you’ll fall in LOVE with and tons of new goodies in the store (psst…even stencils)!  Looking forward to sharing more projects with you in the coming weeks!

Have a nice day!

Kathy

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have one last post from Guest Designer Theresa!

We’ve really enjoyed having her GDT with us this month!!  THANKS!!!

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Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
I’m back as Guest Designer for
Dare 2B Artzy during the month of January!


This is my Last Post (inserting SAD FACE)
 I have totally enjoyed my time here and can’t THANK
Everyone at Dare 2B Artzy Enough for having me
be apart of their team this month!!
 
Now, Let’s see what I made this week —
Isn’t this just the Cutest??? OMGOSH! I LOVE this
I started out by using some 110lb White Cardstock – then I Die cut a piece
of Neenah Silver Metallic Cardstock with a Postage Frame Die
 
I found some Stitched Slope dies in my stash & die cut them out
to create 3 different layers — Then I pulled out a Background design 
I made using the Baby Wipe Method –
 
I adhered the white snow slopes to my Background design
then I used a Rectangle Stitched die to trim it down
the final size was 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
Here’s a close-up, so you can see this sweet Penguin riding on his sled
and I think the sentiment says it all! He looks like he’s just having a ball!!
 
I stamped all the images on some KOH-I-NOOR Bristol
Smooth White Watercolor paper – Then colored them
with my Zig Real Brush Pens – I added some Clear
Wink of Stella to the Hat & Scarf 
I adhered the Sled to the slope and then used some
Dimension to POP up my Penguin over the sled —
 
The Sentiment was made by using 2 circle dies
to help give it that curved look – then I just
fishtailed the ends to give it a banner design —
I popped the sentiment up as well and now
my card is ready to mail off!
Thanks so much for joining me this month!
Have a FABULOUS DAY!!!
 
 
Theresa

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have Guest Designer Theresa on the Blog today sharing another lovely project!!

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Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
I’m back as Guest Designer for
Dare 2B Artzy during the month of January!
 
I’m just so Excited to be their Guest Designer
and I’m totally Lovin this Super CUTE
 
 
Check out what I created with it this week —
 
I started out by stamping the Cup & Topping images on some
Water Color paper, using my Misti Tool & some Versafine Onyx Black ink
 
Then I pulled out My Zig Real Brush Pens to
color up my images – I also Pulled out my
White & Clear Wink of Stella Pens to color the
Topping images – I thought they should sparkle! 
Once I got the mugs colored I thought it was time to 
pick some matching Papers & Dies —
I pulled out some Doodlebug Paper and a piece of Vellum
Then I added a couple of Rectangle Stitched dies & a Doily die
 
 I decided I wanted to use a stencil & make my own background – 
So I pulled this adhesive back dotted swirl stencil from my stash and 
grabbed some Distress Inks to match up with my mugs —
I did some masking off since I didn’t want the colors
all over my white cardstock piece —
 
Here’s a close up so you can see how I mixed the colors
together with the swirls – I tried to use different shades
of purples, blues, & grey… After I was done I
used a stitch die to cut out my cardstock – 
the final size is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
This is my card completed – I Cut the Vellum with the Doily Die
because I wanted the swirls in the background to stand out —
It adds just enough to also make the mug Pop!
I cut a strip of grey Designer Paper and Stamped the sentiment 
with Versamark ink then Heat Embossed it with some 
Fine White Embossing powder – then I cut the ends
to give it that banner look – I also POPPED up my
Yummy Topping for just a little extra dimension – 
 
I had SOOOO MUCH Fun Making this card!
I can’t wait to mail it off to one of my Crafty Friends!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Theresa

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Please help us give a warm Welcome to this month’s Guest Designer….she is so sweet and very talented!!!

Theresa

Hi! I’m Theresa and I live in Southern Utah with my sweet husband  –  We have 3 amazing boys and I started crafting when my oldest started Kindergarten – that was over 20 years ago! Seems like yesterday sometimes! LOL I started with scrapbooking but found that I like making cards way more!
I also have a second love which is home decor projects! I like to paint them & vinyl them up with fun sayings! If I’m not in my craft room (which is all the time) you’ll find me in my kitchen because baking & cooking are some of my other loves – I’m Excited & Honored to be Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy amongst these beautiful and talented ladies!

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Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
Today is a HUGE honor for me as I’m Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy this Month! EEK!
You have no idea how excited I am to be doing this!
 
Anyway, They have a wonderful Challenge that started last Sunday
The theme is Winter Wonderland!
 Here’s what I created to inspire you to play along:
I just LOVE how this card turned out!
I’m using the adorable stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy called Cup of Cheer!!
I really like how the sentiment matches up perfectly with my card design!
I stamped my cup on some Watercolor paper and colored it with my Zig Real Brush Pens.
I created the steam by stamping on Vellum with versafine Onyx black ink then
heat embossing it with some Fine Black embossing powder! 
Then I fussy cut around the steam and attached it with a quickie glue pen!
 
This is gonna be a great card to send to one of my crafty friends!
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a Fabulous Day!!

Theresa

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Guest designer, Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2, is back with us today to share one last card with us!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share my final Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project for the month with you today, a Christmas card using the You’ve Got Mail stamp set, Mailbox Gift Card Holder die and Winter Plaid paper. I’ve had a great time guest designing this month along side the D2BA DT and providing you inspiration! Thank you, ladies!

Okay, since my three previous GD projects this month have all been clean and simple, I created something with lots of distressing and tons of layers… my kind of card, lol! Can’t tell you how much fun this was! I created a card base slightly larger than A2 size (to accommodate the mail box die cut) and distressed the edges. I layered a distressed piece of the Winter Plaid paper on green cardstock, added a piece of crocheted lace and a scalloped border across the bottom, then adhered the entire panel to the card base.

I created the mail box using the die, stamped the sentiment on it, distressed it a bit, and added the flag with a tiny brad. Then I created a tiny envelope with a red heart closure (dies also in the mailbox die set), distressed it and adhered it in the mailbox. I went through my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack and picked out several pieces to use on this card, and distressed them all. I added a couple poinsettias from the pack to the upper left corner and proceeded to ‘stuff’ the mailbox full of all kinds of fun goodies! The finishing touch was a simple bow on the mail box.

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a creation with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Guest designer, Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2, is back with us today to share another card!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a fun CAS friendship card using the Perfect Blend stamp set Coffee Cup die, scraps from several papers from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. I’m absolutely loving this October guest designer gig and playing with more D2BA stamps!

I know I said the card I created for my last post was one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while, but this one runs a close second. Super fun and super easy! And yep, you guessed it… another clean and simple creation! I shied away from them for so long, now I can’t get enough of them, lol! I stuck with the October challenge theme of Fall Colors and used Halloween colors of black, orange, purple and green! I prepared the card base and rounded the lower right corner. I cut a strip of white cardstock and rounded the two right-hand corners, then layered it on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base for a little interest.

I stamped the coffee cup three times on a small piece of cardstock and cut each one with the coffee cup die. I stamped the coffee cup again on small scraps from three of the papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack, making sure to get the cup wrapper centered on the scrap. I fussy cut each cup wrapper and adhered them to the white die cut coffee cups. I stamped a sentiment on one of them, then adhered them with foam pads to the front. I finished the card with dots of English Mustard Crystal Drops and a few Pewter sequins.

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a creation with us this month using Fall Colors! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! Guest designer, Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2, is back with us today to share another card!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a fun CAS birthday card using the Birthday Balloons stamp set with coordinating Balloon die that comes with the stamp set. I’m having a blast being back as a guestie for the month of October!

This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while. It’s super simple and really packs a big punch! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been creating more clean and simple cards which have always been a challenge for me. I stamped the balloon cluster, strings and stars on the front of the card base. Can you believe it… yes, this is a one-layer card! LOL! I then stamped three individual balloons in different colors on a smaller piece of cardstock and cut each of them with the balloon die.

I colored the balloons  and the stars with a Crystal Clear Sparkle marker which gave them a really pretty shimmer. I finished the front of the card with a few sequins. Yes, I am a sequin freak too, lol! And didn’t this turn out just darling?!

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a creation with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Happy Sunday, crafty friends! We have a new guest designer for the month of October!

Please help us give a warm welcome to Leslie Turner from Love To Scrap 2!

Hi, my name is Leslie Turner. I’m married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in beautiful Colorado. 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. I’m absolutely thrilled to be back as a guest designer for Dare 2B Artzy!


Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy GD inspiration project with you today, a get well card using the Restore the Soul stamp set and the Duck/Fish die set. I’m totally stoked to be back as a guestie for the month of October!

I used a color palette to coincide with the October “Fall Colors” challenge – brown, red, orange, yellow, green and purple. I’ve been getting my feet more and more wet with clean and simple cards lately. CAS has always been a challenge for me because I love colors, layers and big bows! I stamped the cattails and sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink on the card front, and then stamped the mama and baby duck twice on a smaller piece of cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the ducks from the first image and the mama duck’s wing from the second image. I colored both pieces and adhered the wing to the mama duck with a dimensional pad.

I adhered mama and her baby to the card front, then colored the water. I layered the panel on yellow cardstock and then adhered it to the card base. I added ripples in the water with White Blizzard Crystal Drops and some randomly placed dots at the top with Dark Walnut Crystal Drops.

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a creation with us this month using Fall Colors! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share one last card with us!!


Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a card to share with you!

 Let me tell you it has been such an honor to be chosen to work with these great stamps and dies.

For this project I have gone with using the Flip Flops stamp set.

The first thing I did was prepare my base. This was made using a White A2 size 110 lb card stock and an oval cut out, followed by a piece of Seafoam layering weight with a slightly larger cut out.

Using my stamp positioner and black ink I stamped the flip flops and the sentiment. Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in 091 Light Gray and 003 Florescent Pink I colored the flip flops. With a few well placed enamel dots on the flip flops and the ‘…’ in the sentiment, this Clean and Simple project was complete.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Again, thank you to D2BA for allowing me this guest designer spot.

 

Thank you for coming by, be sure to stop by again soon!