Friday, September 23, 2016

D2BA Christmas Blog Hop

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

With Christmas a few months away (3 months to be exact on Sunday!!), the D2BA Designers thought it would be fun to have a Blog Hop sharing some inspiration with the new Christmas stamps! 

Creating Christmas cards is so much fun and D2BA has a bunch of fun Holiday stamps for you to choose from!!

You should have arrived her from the Dare 2B Artzy Blog!! 

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!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad!!

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

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For my Christmas card I wanted to share with you today, I was inspired to use the beautiful Poinsettia Tangle stamp set!!!

The large poinsettia in this stamp set is absolutely gorgeous!! 
I could see it colored in so many different ways, but for my card today, I decided to stick with the traditional red poinsettia!  Wanted and elegant holiday card!!

I really like the "Wishing a Beautiful Christmas" sentiment in the set as well!!  Perfect with the image!!

I decided to stamp the poinsettia two times, so I could trim it up to have a couple of the petals popped up, to make the flower look 3D!  
How beautiful!!

I added some yellowish/gold rhinestones to the center, which I think adds the perfect touch!  Before adding the poinsettia to the card, I used a clear sparkly spritz to add sparkle to it!! LOVE!!

Behind the poinsettia I added a strip of the new Winter Plaid Paper!  I just love this paper for holiday cards!!  And even better, the opposite side is snowflakes!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Your next stop in the hop is Chris's blog! 

We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
Check out all D2BA's products here!

Happy Hopping!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

YNS September Feature Day

Hello Stamping Friends!

It's Feature Day at Your Next Stamp!!

Feature Day Theme Is....
Spooky/Scary

What a fun theme, with Halloween coming up next month!!

I decided to alter a glass jar, to put some yummy candies in for my kiddos!!
I just love putting new life to glass jars!!

I used the super fun new Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set!!
I thought the "Frightfully Fun Treats For You" sentiment was perfect with the theme in mind!!
I also added the spider web and spider from the set!!

I used the Circles with Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set for the circle for the top of the lid, one of them was the perfect size!!!! Yay!!

I finished the jar off by adding some Halloween Divine Twine wrapper around the lid a few times!!  As well as three black gumdrops from the Cupid Gumdrops set!!

Just love all of YNS's Gumdrops!!!!

Be sure to check out the other DT projects on the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance at winning a stamp set of your choice!!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun card to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

Have you seen the adorable new pilgrimGIRL2stamp?
She is so adorable!!  I love her!!
I started by die cutting her from a piece of white cardstock, as I set it back down on my work table!  I thought it would be fun to not color her in and pop her up above where I die cut her from!  Something a little different then normal!!

I decided to add a wood heart to her hands, as if she was holding it!!


TSOL Products Used
Stamps:  pilgrimGIRL2stamp
Dies: Pilgrim Boy & Girl Dies
Ink: Pumpkin, Chocolate
Paper: Gingersnap, Powdered Sugar
Misc.: Lemonade Seam Binding, Enamel Dots, Wood Hearts, Banana & Powdered Sugar Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here!!

Have a lovely day!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Autumn a Second Spring

Hello Stamping Friends!!

I'm on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog today!!

With Fall in the air here in WI, I thought for my post today I would feature the beautiful Tangle Leaves stamp set!


I collected a few supplies:

Paint Brush
Ink (Totally Black, Pomegranate, Bright Pumpkin, Sunset Yellow)
Watercolor Paper
Water
Stamp Set (Tangle Leaves)

I started by first deciding what leaf I was going to work with from the Tangle Leaves so I would know how to make the watercolor background!

I then used my paint brush to dip the tip of it lightly in my water and then lightly brushed the water on my water color paper where I was first going to add color.  I then lightly pressed the tip of the paint brush on the ink pad to grabbed some color!  Then you can brush the color on the paper where you added the water!
 Continue working with the color and water till you get a watercolor piece you like!

I was really happy with this:
 Now the hard part...letting it dry!  

I personally hate this step!  LOL.  I just would like to stamp the leaf right away, but warning if you would the ink tends to bleed a little because of the water used!

So if you are really impatient, like I tend to be sometimes, you can use your heat gun to make it dry faster!

After letting it dry I stamped the gorgeous leaf and sentiment! 

My finished card:
Isn't it beautiful?!
I sure think so!

I just love the lead images in the Tangle Leaves stamp set!!


Check out all D2BA's products here!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have a beautiful day! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Birthday Shaker


Hello Stamping Friends!

I have another card I created to submit in the My Favorite Things 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest!!

This time I am featuring the super fun Die-namics Birthday Centerpieces Die!
I absolutely LOVE this fun die!!
I created a double shaker with the die, so that the center could be stars and the the otter circle with the "happy birthday" sentiment could be a mixture of colors!!
Here is an in process look of my double shaker I created:

I love being able to create more than one shaker in a card!

I used the awesome Trail Mix Pattern Paper for this card!!  Such an awesome pad for those masculine cards!!

So super fun!!

Have a lovely day!




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You Make My Heart Happy


Hello Stamping Friends!

My Favorite Things is hosting a 2016 Card Design Superstar!

I thought it would be fun to enter, as it would be so awesome to win a gift certificate from them!!  They have so many things that I LOVE!!

This is the first Pure Innocence stamp that I purchased from MFT Stamps!!
I'm a sucker for snowman!!
So adorable!!
I decided to keep the card as clean and simple as possible as I wanted the sweet snowman to stand out as much as possible!  

Have a lovely day!




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Stitched Daisies Thanks


Hello Stamping Friends!


Unfortunately with fall nearing all flower blooming is coming to an end soon. (Insert sad face!)

So I thought I better post this card I created for Frantic Stamper!!

Using the lovely Stitched Daisy Pair!!
There are two stitched daisies in this die set!!
I thought they created the perfect CAS thanks card!!

I also used the Many Thanks stamp set for the "Thanks" sentiment!


Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Do NOT Open until Dec 25th

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I have a fun project to share with you today using some awesome products from The Stamps of Life!!

I LOVE the newly released santa2stamp set along with the coordinating patterns4santa stamp set!!  No need to have to color Santa in completely with the patterns4santa stamp set!!  I just love all the patterns in the set that can be used to stamp fun patterns for his hat!  And even his nose and mustache!! 

I combined the stamp sets with the new new Pillow Box Die Set!!  I stamped the "Do Not Open until Dec. 25th" sentiment from the santa2stamp set!  As I thought it was very fitting for this package!!

This Pillow Box is great for any tiny gift or even just a gift card!!  I love it!!



TSOL Products Used

Stamps:  santa2stamp, patterns4santa
Dies: Pillow Box Die, Santa Claus Die
Ink: Licorice, Green Apple, Cranberry
Paper: HoHoHo Collection
Misc.: Silver Glitter Button, Strawberry and White Twine


Be sure to check out all the lovely products from the The Stamps of Life here
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Have a lovely day!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

YNS Challenge #48

Hello Stamping Friends!

Time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp!!
Click here to find the current challenge!

Here's some inspiration for you:

Here is a card sketch....


and photo/colors to find inspiration from....


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I followed both the sketch and color inspiration for my card today:
I used the Fall of Color stamp set for this card!
What a great set for fall cards!

I did some tone tone stamping using the leaves from the set!

I used the Circles With Stitching and Piercing Marks Die Set for my circles!!

I finished up my card by adding some Red Solid Divine Twine and Gumdrops!!

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Be sure to check out all of the lovely products at Your Next Stamp!!
You'll love them!!

Have a lovely day!




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Tiny Fun Square Dies


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have two cards to share with you today using dies from Frantic Stamper!!

With the last Christmas Release from FS, they released three adorable little square dies!  I received two of them!!

First up I used the beautiful Holly Square!
Such a beautiful card!

I added glitter to the open spaces of the holly!  

A very clean and simple Holiday card!!

Next up, I used the pretty Christmas Tree Square:
With this one, I decided to create a shaker window with it!  I put white and clear seed beads inside, makes it look like it is snowing!!

These cute little squares are so much fun!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy Holidays


Hello Stamping Friends!


I have another beautiful card to share with you, using a new ornament die from Frantic Stamper!!

This time I am using the beautiful new Striped Pinecone Ornament!!
So ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE with this die!!
Isn't it gorgeous!!

I die cut the ornament from a piece of silver paper and then added purple and turquoise glitter to the openings!  Looks just like an ornament I would hang on my tree!! I love it!!

I used the Stitched Corner Cut Tags to create the opening!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Happy Fall Y'all


Hello Stamping Friends!


The Stitched Pumpkins from Frantic Stamper make for a lovely fall card!
Love these two stitched pumpkins layered above the wooden like paper!

Such a fun and simple card!!

Be sure to check out all of Frantic Stamper's products here!!

Have a lovely day!




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