Monday, February 27, 2017

Wish Flower

It's been raining stupid crazy in Northern California!  We have been in a drought for several years, and it's been painful to watch our flowers die and our lawns go "golden brown" due to lack of water.  Wellllll, I guess we got what we asked for, but now, I feel like we're all just going to float away!  When it rains, it pours and pours!

So, on rainy soppy days, I've been crafting!  My card today features a FuN stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs called Flower Power.  I paired it with the Ready to Bloom and Circle Background dies:

I got some NEW Marvy Uchida watercolor sticks and colored the flower with them.  Not bad for a first attempt with a new toy, I think!  

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,



Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Flower Power Stamps
Flower Power Dies
Circle Background Die
Ready to Bloom Die
Soft Finish Cardstock, 85 lb White
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - Tape 6mm

Other –
Heartfelt Creations Birds and Blooms paper
Marvy Uchida Watercolor
Pop Tape
Black ink

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wings of Joy Christmas

Christmas Card Challenges has a new (and optional) challenge this week.

This week's challenge is a color challenge.  I had a hard time with this particular challenge; the colors are not in my normal wheelhouse.  The good news is that challenges are left open for a little interpretation.  Here's mine:

I used the adorable image Angelic Wings image from Tiddly Inks.  The paper is Recollections North Pole Gazette.  I used the following Copic markers:

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20, BV00
Dress:  C1, C3 (and a Wink of Stella Marker too!)
Wings, Shoes:  E41, E43
Hair:  E00, E21, E33

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you join us in the challenge!  No time like the present to get a start on those FuN Christmas Cards!

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 24, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Happy Friday!  I'm having such fun with the new stamps (and many new-to-me) dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  There's a fun variety - something for everyone.  Go check them out!

Today, I used Jungle Cuties for this card:

The monkey is colored with Copic markers:  W0, W2, Y21, Y23, E31, E33, V20, V22, and the leaves are colored with G40, G43.  For the frame around the image, I cut a fitted rectangle from the dove grey soft finish cardstock adhered the image to it.  I then used two of the stitched rectangles to cut the upper frame from the perfect purple soft finish cardstock.  I used pop tape to adhere it.

Then, I created the background with the little dots that come with the stamps and colored them with Y23, G43, and V22.  How fun is the background?  I wasn't terribly careful with lining it up or coloring the dots in any order, and I like the random feel of it!  I stamped a sentiment from the Dream Sentiments set and die cut it with the circles dies.  Then, I die cut a dove grey dotted scallop circle and just used it as a little off-set.  Here's a close-up of the background:

My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Everything Real

Hi Y'all!  It's my day over at Dare 2B Artzy, and I am excited to show you a card with the sweet lil basket of flowers that comes with the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit Stamps.  Here it is:

So sweet and simple.  The background is a few washi tapes that I've had in my stash forever.  I colored the basket and flowers with the following Copic markers.
Y00, Y02
BG53, BG57
R81, R83, YG03, YG06
E41, E43

Thanks for stopping by today.  Before you leave, be sure to "like" the Dare 2B Artzy Facebook Page!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Things with Wings

It's time for a new Elizabeth Craft Designs, Designer Challenge.  I am so honored to be on this team with such beautiful talent.  This month's challenge to us was "Things with Wings."  Be sure to go check out the other designer creations.  Here's what I did:

I used the new Jungle Cuties stamps, and colored up that FuN elephant (and bird!) with the following Copic markers:
C1, C3, C5, G43, G46, YG03, YG06, R27, Y15, Y18, BG53

I really love how this turned out.  There is an AMAZING prize package being offered at Elizabeth Craft Designs for SIMPLY leaving a message on their blog.  Go check it out - HERE!  My full supplies list is below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Craftily yours,


ECD Products Used:
Jungle Cuties Stamps
Stitched Circles Dies
Dotted Scallop Circles Dies
Pair of Leaves 1 Dies
General Sentiments Stamps
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive, 6mm

Supplies from my Stash Used:
Timeless Twine, Black
Graphic 45 Patterned Papers
Copic Markers

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Team, New Stamps --- Blog Hop!

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy's Blog Hop!!

We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:
1: NEW STAMPS and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!
2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are super excited about this term!!

We decided to combine the two and have a blog hop!!!

You should have arrived here from the ever-so-fabulous Leslie'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!!  The winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!  The Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central. We will then post a winner!!

I did two cards today.  Both of them use the fabulous new papers - Fields of Joy.  This first card features the new stamps - Joyful Noise.  For all you bible journalers out there, this stamp is perfect for that.  I used it to make this card:

Here's a close-up of that adorably sweet lil bird colored with Copics R22, R24, B24, B26, and YR16:

The next card I made uses the new Leaf Background Dies.  Love this set.  It cuts out that super detailed background beautifull and has that sweet little flower too.  The sentiment is from the new Flowers for Mom stamps.    

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is the talented Melody's blog!  I'm sure she has an awesome treat for you!

Check out all D2BA's products here!  And put in discount code "HEART" for a discount of 10%....during the hop only.  Happy Hopping!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happiness is a Pink House

Happy Valentine's Day! Today, I've created a card using a fun new stamp set to Elizabeth Craft Designs, called Row Houses.  Here's what I created:

I just love how close and perfectly the dies cut out the stamps! I used the following Copic markers to color the house and the trees.

G40, G43, G46, R81, R83, R85, YR15, YR00, E43, E44, E31, E33, Y21, Y23

The rest of the supplies I used is below.  Thanks ever so much for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Row Houses Stamps
Row Houses Dies
Fitted Ovals Dies
Entwined Hearts Dies

Supplies from my stash:
Heartfelt Creations Paper
Copic Markers

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Snow Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Challenges.  The (always optional) challenge prompt this week is an image of horses in snow.

I had a hard time with this one, but inspiration comes in all sorts of ways.  Here's what I made being inspired by the light/white, snow and horses (which I changed to a horse-like animal).

It's a stretch on the inspiration, but I still think it turned out pretty cute.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations.  The image from Paper Nest Dolls.  Fun to color with the following Copic markers:

Clothes:  R35, R37, R39, E11, E13, C1, C3
Reindeer:  E42, E43, E44, E31, E33, E74, R81, C5
Skin:  E000, E00, E11
Hair:  Y00, Y21, E53
Jingles:  W3, Y26, Y28

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Friday, February 10, 2017

Love Doll

I'm on the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today!  Whoop!  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I thought I'd give some LOVE inspiration while giving inspiration for you to join the Paper Nest Dolls Anything Goes Challenge.

Here's what I made using Daisy Emma:

These are the Copic colors I used:

Flower:  R35, R37, YR12, G43, G46, Y00, Y23, Y26, E33
Dress:  B12, B14, B16, YR00, YR02
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair:  E23, E25, E27

The paper is from Dare 2B Artzy, and the dies I used are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Thursday, February 9, 2017


It's my Dare 2B Artzy day, and I am excited to be showing off a card I made for a CHA display using the Dare 2B Artzy, Totally Tracy Vines of Loves stamps and coordinating chipboard.  

 The background is done with a couple stencils and distress ink in Walnut Stain and Festive Berries.  The little words are from a Tim Holtz word page.  I stamped the "leaves" in Mowed Lawn and painted the flower with picket fence crackle paint with a Nuvo Drop / Stickles center.  I added some Nuvo drops, twine and a key for embellishment.  I simply LoVe this card....even if I do say so myself.  haha

This card is also GrEaT inspiration for the "All You Need is Love" challenge this month.  Have you entered?  Go ahead, enter - I dare you!

Also, have you "liked" us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There's all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA's products here!  
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bearie Happy Birthday

Today, I used the new and super cute Elizabeth Craft Designs, Teddy Bear Picnic, stamps and dies to create a birthday card.  Here's what I did:

Such a sweet image!  I colored it with the following Copics:

E11, E13, E15, E31, E33, E41, E42, E43, E44, Y32, Y35, R20, R22, R81, B91, B93

My full supplies list for this card is below.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Teddy Bear Picnic Stamps
Teddy Bear Picnic Dies
Stitched Fishtail Banners Dies
Garden Notes Aster Dies
Happy Birthday Dies
Fitted Squares Dies
Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock

Supplies from my Stash
Carta Bella Traditions Paper
Nuvo Drops
Copic markers

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cupcake Emma

Hi Everyone, it's time for a NEW Anything Goes Challenge over at Paper Nest Dolls!

This month, I used the Cupcake Emma stamp to create this:

I seriously LoVe these dolls!  She is colored with:

Hair:  E23, E25, E27
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R21, BV20
Outfit:  G43, G46, YG03, YG06, B93, B95
Boots and Belt:  E31, E33, E35
Cupcake:  Y15, Y18, E42, E43, YG00, R29
Ground:  W0, W2

The flowers are made from the Elizabeth Craft Designs, Garden Note Zinnia dies.  The paper is from Heartfelt Creations.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Sunday, February 5, 2017


Hey Y'all Dare 2B Artzy'ers!  Today, I'm doing a post to provide INSPIRE-ation for the Dare 2B Artzy Challenge, All You Need is Love!  FuN!

I'm using one of the NEW Dare 2B Artzy Stamps, My Path Lighthouse.  Here's what I did:

The background is done with the following Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Victorian Velvet, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch.  I then spritzed with water to get the mottled effect.  I used Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint through an Elizabeth Craft Designs template (Hearts and Paw Prints) to add the hearts across the "sky".  The lighthouse is colored with the following Copics:

Y00, Y02, W0, W2, C1, C3, E41, E42, B32, B34, V91, V93, BV20, BV23, E33

Here's a close-up:

Well, thanks for stopping by....and do join our challenge!  Who doesn't need a little more hearts and LoVe!


Friday, February 3, 2017

Flowers and Hugs

It's my turn to be on the blog at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  FuN!

Today, I am showcasing on of the new Stamps by Krista, Flower Power.  Love this set.  Using it, I made a sympathy card for a co-worker who suffered a major loss.

All of the steps I used to make this card are on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Go check it out, k?  My supplies list is below.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Craftily yours,



Elizabeth Craft Designs -

Other –
Designer Paper - Heartfelt Creations
Seam Binding Ribbon
Nuvo Drops
Copic Markers
Pop Tape
Prima Chalk Inkers

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Think HaPPY Thoughts

Think happy thoughts - think happy thoughts - think happy thoughts!  Life is so much better that way, so I made a card with that sentiment and an adorable bunny for my post today over at Dare 2B Artzy!

I totally adore him!  This ALL NEW stampset will be released in February, but I am lucky enough to be able to provide a sneaky peek!  The paper is from the Artzy Doodle Variety Pack, and he is colored from the following Copic markers.
YR14, YR16, G40, G43, C1, C3, R81, R85

Here's a close-up:

Because Karen L was so sweet and left me a nice comment, I am linking up this card to Word Art Wednesday!  They have a fun and uplifting "anything goes" challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,