Friday, July 22, 2016

Dare 2B Artzy Relaxation Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's New Release Blog Hop!!
Yup, you read that right!
Dare 2B Artzy recently released 17 new stamp sets! and 6 Dies!



We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of the new stamps!!
Which is why we decided to have a blog hop!
Our theme:
Relaxation
You should have arrived here Cindy's Blog - Dare 2B Artzy!  
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!!
The Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!

For me, the best relaxation happens in winter, when it's cold, all snuggly warm in a sweater, by a toasty fire, or under a blanket, so I used the AdOrAbLe Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun Stamps


I adore this sweet penguin with his fun sweater, and, of course, there is a sentiment perfect to go with it.  The trees are also part of the fun set.  Here's a close-up of the cutie:



He is colored with Copic Markers (RV52, RV55, B93, B95) and stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink.  The paper is from the Artzy Doodles Paper Pack.  This paper is perfect for crafting year-round!  


Your next stop in the hop is Kendra's blog! Thanks for stopping by! We hope you are inspired all along the way! 

Check out all D2BA's products here!
Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas in July - Dare 2B Artzy Style

I've got a new post over at Dare 2B Artzy today.  Are you ready for Christmas?!  Yeah, I'm not either....but no time like the "present" to get started making those cards, like this one made with the ALL NEW Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun stamps!



SO cute.  The Copic colors I used are:  G43, G46, E33, E35, R56, R59, YR12, YR14

I stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink.  The papers are from Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia.

Be sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy Blog and the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook page for more fun-filled inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, July 15, 2016

Christmas in July

I sent out tons of Christmas cards every year, and I love making them.  I start early!  Ok, really, I just make them all year-round...

Today's card uses a super cute Tiddly Inks image, Wryn - Santa's Helpers.


The paper is from Heartfelt Creations, Sparkling Poinsettia.  I made the flower with the stamps/dies from that collection.  She is colored with Copics.  LoVe her.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Be Yourself

I have been going through fiscal close at work.  I have accounts with about $20M in expenses, and in some ways, I love fiscal close because all of the accounts get so clean and pretty.  In some ways, it's VERY stressful.  When that stress comes on, I love to color.....and I've been coloring a lot lately!

Today, I'm posting a card for the Paper Nest Dolls, Anything Goes Challenge.  I recently got my hands on the Paper Nest Dolls, Messy Hair Ellie stamp.  Check her out:


Don't you LoVe her hair??!  And her clothes?  She is perfection, and she is colored with:

Skin:  E000, E11, E01
Hair:  Y21, E23, E25
Clothes:  BG45, BG49, Y13, Y15, R81, R83, RV66, RV69

The paper I used is So Fancy from Simple Stories.  The border die is from Tattered Lace.

Well, that's it for me for now.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Friday, July 8, 2016

Safari Adventure

My post over at Cut@Home this week was all about the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Collection papers and chipboard accents.  I made several cards using the collection!

First I made a tri-fold card, here's the front:


Here's one view from the inside:


And here's the inside:


And here's my second card for the post, mostly in green:



And finally, I absolutely LoVeD the "wild" chipboard and pretty much decorated the rest of the card around it:


Thanks for stopping by today.  For more details, check out my Cut@Home Post.

Craftily yours,

Karen


Poppin' It Up

I have been just obsessed with coloring here lately.  What a great way to reduce stress!  And I really love the images at Tiddly Inks!  I decided to color up one of their Molly girls - Molly Shares - to enter their new challenge - Make It Pop!


Isn't she just adorable??!  I used Heartfelt Creations, Peacock Paisley paper.  The border around the image is a Tattered Lace border die.  I used the following Copic Markers:
Skin:  E000, E11, E02
Dress/Shoes:  B93, B95, B97, E41, E43
Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Flowers: Y35, Y38, YG41, YG45, W0, W2

For the "Pop" part of the challenge, I colored and fussy cut the flowers that Molly is holding and popped that up.  I also popped up the entire image panel.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Turtles in Love

I'm up over at Dare 2B Artzy today with these fun-filled turtles - the Dare 2B Artzy Turtle Couple!


Those turtles are SO much fun to color!  Here are the Copics I used:

YG03, YG06, B93, B95, R81, R83, YG61, YG63, BG53, BG57

They are stamped with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black Ink, and I added a couple scraps of the Dare 2B Artzy In Bloom Papers.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,

Karen

Monday, July 4, 2016

Special Cards for a Friend

I recently applied for the Tiddly Inks Design Team.  Once I started coloring up those images, I just had to do a few more.  I love to color, and these images are so cute!

I have a friend who is going through a rough patch right now.  I decided to make her a few cards that I'll leave for her on her desk randomly.  Here's the first one using Tiddly Inks Genius.  I usually write down the Copic numbers as I'm coloring, but I forgot to do it on this one!  The paper is from Basic Grey Recess.


And I purchased another of the new Molly digital stamps, Molly Shares.  Her hair is SO pretty!  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations.  She is colored with the following Copic markers:
Skin:  E000, E11, E02
Flowers:  RV66, RV69, YG61, YG63
Clothes:  RV52, RV55

Finally, I colored one of the mermaids from Amy and her Mermaid Friends.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations Peacock Paisley.  She is colored with:

Hair:  YG03, YG06, YG07, YG17
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, BV20
Outfit:  YG03, B93, B95, B97, G24, G28




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Karen