Wednesday, November 16, 2011


with a great Die-Versions font thrown in for good measure!

Karen, one of the awesome Design Divas from Scrapy Land, took the new Fri-DARE-day Challenge and ran with it!

She opened her new Sizzix Framelits Fern Die & Stamps and was thrilled with the results. See for yourself...

She stamped the large fern with Tim Holtz Forest Moss Distress Ink, the humming bird with Victorian Velvet and the dragonfly with Faded Jeans. I love the light colors of the ink, and how it almost appears dimensional because of the details in the Hero Arts stamps.

When using these new Framelits you will appreciate the perfectly cut outline each die provides. Stamp first, place your die, and die-cut. PERFECTION!

Karen placed her image on a die-cut Spellbinders Nestabilities and pop-dotted both the humming bird and the dragon fly. Love the look she got with this simple addition!

Her sentiment was die-cut with Die-Versions Tickled Pink. I think the light and airy font looks perfect with the die-cut, stamped image!

So Karen is done with her challenge - have you started on yours yet? You still have two full weekends to ink up some rubber and/or acrylic. Just make sure you leave the black ink in its spot. Colored ink is all you will be using this time!

If you have any questions for Miss Karen, please leave a comment below. And thank you Karen - I so appreciate you! 

Thursday, November 3, 2011


if you thought I was M.I.A. Well, I guess I was - but I wasn't buried under rubber stamps or anything like that. Just busy - getting things planned and schedules worked out. Between Stampy Land and Scrapy Land - we like to keep things hopping.

What that means for you, right now, is that I'm going to change up the Stampy Land DARE schedule just a bit. Starting this month, I will be posting the DARE on the first Thursday of the month. One DARE per month. I am getting feedback from stampers that they'd like more time to prepare. And I figured now that we are officially in the "holiday season" - time is pretty precious. So today - the NOVEMBER DARE goes live!

I figured that since time does get pretty scare this time of year - let's make it easy. No coloring of images, no cutting out stamped images. Break out those colored ink pads that are gathering dust in your drawers and put them to good use! No black ink allowed! No image coloring necessary. Just colored ink pads, stamped images or patterns and a die-cut or color ink stamped sentiment!

Here is what I did with DARE #8...

I kept this one really REALLY simple. I used the Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 1  and then stamped a bunch of the small flowers from this American Crafts Enjoy set and this Sentiments set. I stamped everything with Ranger Distress Inks - all of which are available on our sister-site Scrapy Land. I love the light look that the Distress Inks create. The edge of my die-cut frame was inked with a coordinating Distress Ink. 

For my sentiment I die-cut one of Die-Versions NEW Micro fonts - this one being Mucho Micro. I love this font - very tiny but also chunky. The stamped frame was pop-dotted, and wrapped with bakers twine. 

Now for the news that everyone has been waiting for - the long overdue Golden Essie for DARE #7...

Congratulations to Miss Nancy! She just won a background stamp of her choice from the Stamp-Ede line...Love Definition, Love Background or Love Word Search. You can see Nancy's card by clicking here! Nancy if you'll email me {} I'll get your shipping information and send you your Golden Essie...

Our two DARE Diva-ettes this time are...

Annette and Nikki. Both of these stampers did great coloring on their cards and made stunning Halloween card creations! You can see their cards HERE and HERE!

The link-up form is below. Upload your "colored ink only" stamped project to an online gallery {like Photobucket or Flickr} or post it on your personal blog. When you share the link with us you'll get fun feedback and warm fuzzies! If you have any questions about what to do, please leave a comment below or email me directly!