Friday, February 12, 2016

Doily Fun


Today is my FuN post day over at Cut@Home!  My post today is all about doilies.  I love adding pretty doilies as embellishments to my cards, so I decided to expand that with different types of doilies and came up with the following.

First, here's my video showing you the cards up close:


The doily on this first card is die cut - Tattered Lace Doily Flourish!  So much pretty detail!



Then I stamped a doily using the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Fun Stamp!


Next, I embossed a doily using the Spellbinders Celebra'tions Doily Art Embossing Folder.  (Of particular note in this card is that fun and funky flower from Dare 2B Artzy, Totally Tracy Collection - Be Bold.  


And finally, I used a "regular" doily, inked up with TH Walnut Distress Ink on this fun-filled Graphic 45 card.



To see my full supplies list, be sure to check out the Cut@Home Blog Post.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ahoy Fox

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!

Masculine cards are hard for me; I know that they are for a lot of you too.  The fun and fabulous Dare 2B Artzy Ahoy Fox stamp is perfect for both masculine and feminine cards.  Check out what I did:


The paper is from Graphic 45 patterns and solids.  I added some pearls and twine just to spice him up.  My hubby and I are boaters, so I know he'll love this nautical inspired fox (since that's what my hubs is!!).  Here's a close up of the fox that I stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink, and I colored with Copic Markers.  


The senitment is stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Midnight Blue Ink.  

Check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration, and have a crafty day!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, February 5, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop!!
We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of our new stamps for this year!! 


We have released 25 NEW stamp sets!! You can check out all the new products here!!
You should have arrived here from Chris'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!!

Our Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!


During the hop Dare 2B Artzy is also offering a special Blog Hop discount of 10% off your order placed during the hop!

Enter code: BLOOM at checkout.
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 I am so honored to be part of this crazy, crafty team of beautiful artists.  I know you'll find such beautiful inspiration along the way!  Here's what I created:


I used the fabulous Dare 2B Artzy - Happiness Blooms stamp set along with some Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters collection paper.  The stamps are stamped with Dare 2B Artzy black ink and are colored with Copic markers.  (This ink is FaB - can use water or alcohol markers!)  Here's a close-up of that beautiful flower:


I stamped it three times, colored them, and then fussy cut them.  I then popped layers to add the dimension!  Fun, fun, fun to color this beautiful detailed flower!

It's so much fun to color, in fact, that I'm going to show off a second card:


The background is Tim Holtz Distress ink and some splatters of Mr. Huey's ink.  Such a fun and versatile set!

Your next stop in the hop is Kel's blog! Here's the whole hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Karen (you are here)
Kel  (here's your next stop)

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!  Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen 





Monday, February 1, 2016

Superstar Dancer

I'm up over at the Oak Tree Stamps blog today with this fun step card:


I love those tiny dancers!  Definitely one of my favorite Oak Tree Stampsets - Moody Ballerina. She is colored up with Copic markers and is the centerpiece of that fun Sizzix Step Up card.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please check out all the fun at Oak Tree Stamps! Also, stop and LIKE the Oak Tree Stamps Facebook Page for more fabulous inspiration!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mon Amour Printer's Tray

I've got a project up today at Cut@Home that I absolutely love.....because it's about me and a guy I love.  I used the beautiful Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection and a 7Gypsies printers tray to make this:


Here's a close-up of some of the boxes....I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered rolled flowers - LoVe them!


To see my full supplies list and a video showing you the project details, check out the Cut@Home blog post - here!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, January 22, 2016

Coffee Gift

Today, at Cut@Home, I have a fun way to make a gift out of a package of coffee using the beautiful Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk Collection!

Here's what I did:



I bought a package of instant Starbucks coffee from Walmart and dressed it up with paper.  Here's what the back side looks like:



A fun idea for a little gift for the coffee lovers!  To see my blog post there with my video and my supplies list, go here.  And thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Baby Dresser Card

I'm up over at the Oak Tree Stamps blog today with this sweet baby card:


That little girl (from the Oak Tree Stamps Baby Bump set) is so freakin' adorable!  Love her.  She is colored with Copic Markers.  That fun dresser is a Sizzix die set from Lori Whitlock.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms collection.

Thanks for stopping by on this Happy Humpday!  Please check out all the fun at Oak Tree Stamps! Also, stop and LIKE the Oak Tree Stamps Facebook Page for more fabulous inspiration!

Craftily yours,

Karen