Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving - Artzy Style

Happy Thanksgiving, Y'all!  I've got a thankful post up today over at Dare 2B Artzy!  Here's that I did using the Embrace and Blissful Blooms stamps:

I first wet embossed the leaves randomly using ranger embossing powder and then inked up the background with Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Walnut Inks.  I colored the flower with Copics C1, YG00, YG03, YG06, YR12, YR14, YR16, Y13, Y15 and Y18.  I cut the flower in half and used the two halves to frame the sentiment.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pop-Ups Designer Challenge

It's time for a new Designer Challenge over at Elizabeth Craft Designs!  We were challenged to use the General Pop-ups die in our creation!  There's a $20 gift card available to win over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.  All you have to do is answer a question on their blog!  The question is:  "What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use with the General Pop-ups Die set if you were making a Pop Up Card?"

Be sure to check it out at their blog for your chance to win!

Here's what I did:

Making the inside of your cards extra special is super easy with the pop-up die.  I remember making my first pop-up, all that measuring and creasing.  With this die, it's SO simple to do!

And seriously, how cute is that snow globe (cut with the Snowglobe Scene dies)??!  It comes with all the pieces you need to make adorable snowglobe scenes.  To create my scene, I added a mixture of Kids Choice Glue and Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the snow die cuts in the set.  I added a colored house and trees from the Row Houses Clear Stamps and cut them with the coordinating dies.  The colors I used were E31, E33, E35, R35, R37, YG61, YG63, C1, and BG10.

I decorated the inside with the Christmas Collection Clear stamps.  The outside circles were die cut with the Stitched Circles die as was the popped up snowflake.  The thin inside circle comes with the Snowglobe die.

The card base and accent circle were colored with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean, Faded Denim and Peacock Feathers.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Supplies from my stash:  black ink, distress oxides, Copics

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dare 2B Artzy 3D Holiday Hop

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy Fans to the 3D Holiday Blog Hop! 

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner??!  Crazy, seems like it was just summer yesterday!  We are so excited about the holidays and decided to have a fun holiday hop featuring 3D projects.  We hope we inspire you to get Artzy this holiday season.

Did you come from the ever-so-talented Pam's blog??!  If you didn't and would like to hop along with us, 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 Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad.  The blog hop ends Sunday, November 19, at 7 p.m. Central.

For my project, I made a sweet little treat box and matching card:

I cut the box with a die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and then decorated it and the card with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies.  The stamps are colored with Copics R35, R37, YG61, YG63, Y23, Y26 and C1.

Here's a couple close-ups:

That beautiful paper is from the Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next step on the hop is super creative Kendra's blog!

Craftily yours,


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday to my DADDY!  Whoop!  I seriously have the best dad.  He and my mom are there for me - always - no matter how many stupid mistakes I make.  He can do and fix anything.  Seriously, just like McGyver!  I created him a birthday card using fabulous products from from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Neat, huh?  The owls are from the Give a Hoot Clear Stamps and are colored with Copics:  E41, E42, E43, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG10, E07, E09, and YR16.  The stars are colored with Y23 and Y26.  I used the Manly Man paper from the 12x12 collection.  The image border is done with the Stitched Rectangle dies (and I just cut off the ends).  I finished the card off with a die cut from the Celebration Flags and some twine!

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

Craftily yours,


Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Supplies from my stash:  Black ink, Copics, twine

Monday, November 13, 2017

Warm Holiday Wishes

I've got a card over at the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge blog today that shows this fun Christmas card using the Winter Gift Emma:

I love coloring these sweet dolls.  I used the following Copics:

Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R20
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Clothes:  R35, R37, R39, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5
Gift:  C1, Y23, Y26

The paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs - called White Christmas, and I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Circles.  I also used a sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Penguin Fun set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Craftily yours,


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Make a Wish

Posting today using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The paper is mostly the scraps from a 6x6 pad.  I love it!  Here's what I did:

That adorable stamp is from the NEW ModaScrap Cucina with Love stamps and is cut using a Stitched Circle.  Behind it, I placed a doily.  The paper is also from ModaScrap and is also called Cucina with Love.  Everything coordinates so beautifully.  The owls are colored with E41, E42, R81, R83, R82, YR14, Y23, Y26, C1, C3, YG61, YG63, and E33.

The sentiment is called Birthday Sentiments.  There is a coordinating set of dies (Labels 1) to cut it out.  I colored the edges with R81 and R83; stars with Y26.

Thanks for stopping by.  My supplies list is below.

Craftily yours,


Supplies from my stash:  Pearls, Doily, Copics, Black ink.

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Christmas Poinsettia - Artzy Style

I've got a fun Christmas card over at Dare 2B Artzy today!  Here's that I did with the Poinsettia Tangle Stamps and Coordinating Dies:

Isn't that poinsettia pretty!  I love the Zentangle!  I colored the top layer with Copic markers R35, R37, R39, C1, C3, Y23 and Y28.  The bottom layer is just done with the cool greys and rimmed with red.  I popped the top flower onto the bottom flower.  The paper is from the Holly Days collection.

Hope you have an ARTZY day!

Craftily yours,