Only Worry in the World

** 6/19/17 Winner at Rubbernecker Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you have had a great week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Flip Flops stamp set, and Margarita Lime, Midnight Blue and Paradise ink, as well as a thin strip of the reverse side of the Chevron paper used on the inside. A green and blue color combo has always been one of my favorites!

This clean and simple card was a breeze to make – I love quick and easy cards. I’m hopeful that my friend will love it as much as I do! I stamped the beach chair in the Margarita Lime ink and the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink. I adhered the stamped panel to some fun foam for a little dimension and layered it on a blue panel which I adhered to the card base.

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I colored in the word “Tide” with a Spectrum Noir marker and added a few sequins matching the colors used on the inside.

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The inside shows off a strip of the reverse side of the Chevron paper, a stamped sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and flip flops stamped in the Paradise ink. I colored in the polka dots on the flip flops with the same Spectrum Noir marker used on the front and added some tiny dots in the center like the patterned paper. :)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #355 – Summer Fun Activities
A Bit More Time To Craft: #46 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges: #255 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #375 – Anything Goes w/optional Spots and Stripes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Summer Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #130 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #165 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #48 – At The Beach
Not Just Cards: #45 Summer Challenge – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1724 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: June Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #248 – Anything Goes or twist of Quilting/Stitching (real or faux)
Rubbernecker Challenge: #11 – Summer Time!
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #37 – Anything Goes w/ option of Summer Colors
Use Your Stuff: #267 – Use Warm, Summer Colors
Word Art Wednesday: #286/287 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green cardstock, SU Night of Navy cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- IB2, Copic black multi-liner pen
Accessories:  Assorted blue and green sequins, fun foam, MISTI

Wishing You Comfort

** 6/15/17 DT Favorite Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **
** 6/16/17 Top 3 at Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog! **

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Wishing You Comfort stamp set, Wild Orchid Ink, Leaf Background die and a scrap of Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper. I created a pretty sympathy card.

Isn’t this leaf background die just gorgeous?! I love purple so I used two contrasting shades for this card. I placed a layer of vellum with tiny flowers between the lighter die cut piece and the darker bottom piece. I stamped the sentiment in white dye ink and added a pretty dotted double-loop bow.

I decorated the inside with a scrap of the Wild Orchid paper and thin strip of dark purple cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in Wild Orchid ink. Sympathy cards aren’t easy for me but I’m really loving how this turned out.

I’d love to share this card in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #15 – Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore Challenge Blog: June Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #342 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #125 – Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog: Fabulously Floral
Craft-Dee BowZ: June Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #319 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #129 – Anything Goes (no shaker)
International Art & Soul: #9 – Stitching (Real or Faux)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1722 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #246 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #165 – Monochromatic Theme with Ribbon or Lace
Tuesday Throwdown: #345 – Stitching
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #22 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You’re going to love everything you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, GKD Wild Lilac cardstock, SU Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum cardstock, SU Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack
Ink: Sweet Stamps white dye ink
Accessories: Studios Blackbird dotted ribbon

Butterfly Kisses

** 5/28/17 Top 3 at International Art & Soul! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had a most awesome week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the absolutely amaaaaazing Butterfly Tangle stamp set, Butterfly die, Midnight Blue and Totally Black inks and Artzy Doodles Midnight Blue paper. I created a clean and simple get well card in bright colors! I LOVE this stamp set!

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This happy-go-lucky butterfly with tons of sentiments included in the set made a delightful get well card that’s sure to make anyone feel better! This was super easy – the butterfly was stamped in Totally Black ink on the white background panel which I layered on the Midnight Blue paper and adhered to the card base. I stamped the butterfly again on a smaller piece of the white cardstock and colored both stamped images identically. I cut the butterfly image that I stamped on the smaller piece of cardstock with the coordinating die and layered it onto the background panel. I stamped the sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and added some randomly placed sequins.

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I popped the wings up with Kool Tak clear foam pads for dimension.

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I stamped the inside sentiment in the Midnight Blue ink and added a strip of the Midnight blue paper across the bottom with a heart punched out on one side for a little interest.

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Happy to to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #44 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #180 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
CASology: Week 249 – WARM
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week 20 – Anything Goes Crafty Challenge
Crafting When We Can: #144 – Bright and Colorful
Crafty Creations: #341 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #275 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: May Anything Goes with Dies
International Art and Soul: #8 – Hot Colors
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog: #5 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenge Blog: #228 – Something Beginning with B (butterfly, blue sequins, blue paper)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1720 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #16 – Things With Wings
QKR Stampede: #244 – Things With Wings or Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: May Challenge – Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy
The Crafty Addicts: #36 – Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts
Use Your Stuff: #264 – Metallics (hoping sequins qualify! :)
Word Art Wednesday: #282/283 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #22 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Deep Sea Blue, Hot Aqua, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Woodsy Brown, Summer Melon, Key Lime
Accessories: Doodlebug Design blue sequins, Kool Tak clear foam pads, Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty heart punch

Sandal with Heel

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – can you believe we’re a week into May already?! Wow! I created a fun sandal for our Dare 2B Artzy Girly challenge going on this month. I used one of my favorite stamp sets- Flowers for Mom, Joyful Flower dies, papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. Come on over and play with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice! How awesome is that?! :)

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I have a huge shoe fetish. Love shoes. Any kind of shoes. Well, most any kind… no stilettos or anything too high at this ripe old age – don’t need to break an ankle or a hip, lol. I made this adorable sandal to add to my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking. I created a flip flop template several years ago which I used to make the other sandals in my collection. This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel).

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After cutting the sandal base from cardstock, I covered the top of the sole with a bold print paper from the Fields of Joy Collection paper pack and the straps with a more subdued print paper from the same pack, then assembled the sandal. I stamped, colored and die cut the ornamental 3-D flower and affixed it to the center of the straps.

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I decided to do something a little different with this sandal, so I fashioned an impromptu heel from cardstock, attached it to the base and covered it with a striped paper from the same paper pack.

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I adhered fun foam to the bottom of the sole and the heel for a more finished look. I will admit that I intended to re-create this sandal – without the heel – and when I went back to it, much later, I saw it in an entirely different perspective and LOVED it! With the heel! :D

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog – #5 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #92 – Life is Colorful
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: #36 Anything Goes/Use Die Cuts

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack
Stamps: Flowers for Mom stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink
Dies/Punches: Joyful Flower dies

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Tomato Soup cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- OR2, OR3, CR1, DR2, TB3, TB6; Sharpie white paint pen
Accessories: Red Darice foam, Glossy Accents

Dream

** 6/1/17 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope everyone has had a good week! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Dream Catcher and Dream Big stamp sets, Wild Lilac ink and the top strip from Artzy Doodles Wild Lilac paper. I created a beautiful mixed media encouragement card.

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A few weeks ago a fellow teammate inspired me to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to do some watercoloring. This dream catcher image is perfect for that technique so I heat embossed it in white and proceeded to get inky! I scribbled some purple on my craft mat and spritzed it with water. I lightly wet down the watercolor paper and painted it with the watered-down purple, then dried it with my heat tool. I scribbled some more purple on my craft mat and spritzed it with less water to create a deeper shade of purple, then flicked the brush downward to create dark purple spots over the entire piece. I dried that with my heat tool, then colored in the inside of the dream catcher with red, pink, orange, yellow, green, aqua, a couple shades of blue and a lighter shade of purple. I dried that and flicked some water on it to wash the colors out a bit and then dried it again. I then inked around the edges of the piece with three distress inks and dried that. I went around the outside edges once again with the darkest distress ink to get them just a tad darker and then flicked slightly watered-down white paint around the outside edges of the dream catcher.

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I used Crystal Drops for the beads which I think looks pretty neat, and I really love the paint splatters and the dark inking! I’m really pleased with how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with the strip from the top of the Artzy Doodles Wild Lilac paper and a very narrow strip of dark purple cardstock down the left side. I stamped the image in Wild Lilac ink and cut it with a stitched rectangle die that I layered on a stitched oval die cut.

I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog – #5 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #92 – Life Is Colorful
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Great Impressions: May Challenge – Feminine
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #162 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You are going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Aqua Watercolor cardstock, SU Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Ink: Versamark; Ranger distress ink- Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Chipped Sapphire; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Cornflower Blue, Pink, Red, Orange, May Green, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Yellow; Sharpie white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Ink Scalloped A2 die collection
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Niji waterbrush; Crystal Drops- Carnation Pink, Red Berry, Caribbean Ocean, Ripened Pumpkin

Flip Flop Wreath for Dare 2B Artzy Spring 3D Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone! Happy Friday – I hope you all had an awesome week! I know there are lots of people out there who are ready for some FUN ‘N’ SUN, so the Dare 2B Artzy design team has decided to have a Spring 3D Blog Hop! This will be a three-day hop (April 28-30) and we have a couple guest designers joining us, so get in on the fun! Come on over and hop with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

You should have arrived here from the lovely Tasha’s blog! If you’re just visiting and want to hop along with us, head over to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start from the beginning! Trust me… you don’t want to miss a thing!

A winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs on the hop, so be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way to increase your chance of winning! You have until 7:00 PM CST on Sunday, April 30th, when the hop will close and the winner will be posted!

I created an awesome flip flop wreath for one of my long-time besties who lives and breathes BEACH! I used the amazing Flip Flops stamp set with coordinating Flip Flop dies, and Totally Black and Paradise inks. These stamps and dies are perfect for this project!

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Here is the ‘heart and soul’ of this wreath – the awesome sentiment that I stamped on plain white cardstock in Totally Black ink. I stamped the Adirondack chair in Paradise ink and cut it with the corresponding die, and affixed it to the left of the sentiment. I then angled the sentiment panel in the bottom of the wreath opening for a little interest.

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Every wreath needs a bow so I added my signature big bow with a starfish charm in the center. ;)

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The next several photos show all the embellished flip flops (eight pairs in all). I randomly placed flowers, sea glass, star fish charms, heart gemstones and flat-back pearls all over, with absolutely no kind of pattern. I’m really loving how this turned out and I sure hope Cindy likes it as much as I do! ;)

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Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Stamps: Flip Flops stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink, Paradise ink
Dies/Punches: Flip Flop dies

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock
Accessories: Rubber flip flops, RRR 1.5″ Silky Crush teal ribbon, sea glass, star fish charms, assorted Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima paper flowers, pink heart gemstones, assorted flat-back pearls


Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Melody’s blog! We hope you find good inspiration along the way! Be sure to check out all the amazing products at Dare 2B Artzy – you’ll be doing a double-take because of all the awesomeness!

I’d love to enter this fun wreath into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz: #368 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #120 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes Challenge
Creative Inspirations: #273 – One For The Girls
Cut It Up: #120 – Music (Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville… flip flops/beach – yeah!)
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #153 – Spring
PDE Linky Party: #170 – Anything But A Card
QKR Stampede: #241 – Wheels or Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #162 – Put A Bow On It
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #89 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #91 – Use Your Favorite Color Combo (pink and green)
That’s Crafty: Bright Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters: The Letter “B” (bling, blue, beach)
Word Art Wednesday: #280/281 – Anything Goes

Have fun hopping, and thanks so much for stopping by today! We’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Boxed Set of Note Cards

** 5/7/17 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! And yep, you guessed it… I’m doing the happy dance just like I do every Friday, lol! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using Flowers for Mom stamp set, Paradise ink and Blissful Bloom paper.

I created a fun boxed set of 6 note cards. This is the second set of these I’ve created and I can’t tell you how much fun they are! My inspiration originally came from a tutorial I found for a set created on a smaller scale, however, I adjusted the measurements to accommodate regular A2 sized cards. I’m happy to share these instructions on my “Freebies” page (right sidebar). My version has a magnet closure under the flap and I also decorated the back of the box.

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I used both sides of this gorgeous double-sided paper along with the strip across the top. I always say that you should keep that strip on the top of all the Dare 2B Artzy papers because it coordinates perfectly and makes a great embellishment!

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I designed the ‘hello’ note cards to coordinate with the box, using both sides of the paper and the decorative strip. I added a stamped sentiment on a punched ticket ‘tab’ tucked under the strip along with some flat-back pearls.

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And here’s the back of the box. Loving how this turned out!

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Would love to enter this boxed set of note cards into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #178 – Use a Stamp for your Sentiment
Card Mania – #91 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Color Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 16 – Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenges: #142 – One For The Girls
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring
Crafty Gals Corner: #119 – Embellish It
Creative Inspirations: #273 – One For The Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #153 – Spring
Happy Little Stampers: April Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #39 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: April Challenge – Spring
QKR Stampede: #240 – Feathered Friends or Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: April Challenge – Spring
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #171 – Easter and/or Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stamp It Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 278/279 – Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD In The Navy cardstock, SU Whisper White cardstock
Dies/Punches: SU extra large oval punch, Marvy extra large scallop punch, SU Ticket Duo punch
Accessories: SU Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig