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 Janette‘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!!  Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!

I have been having so much fun with my new stamps and chipboard!  This is my latest framed original piece of artwork using my new chipboard!  I created that piece HERE on Mixed Media Monday!

I have been designing new tags and cards too for future classes!

and Andy Skinner has been using them with me too!  We have a class coming up March 19th using my stamps and his at Stamp Fever in Orange, CA!  Details HERE!

and using them in my art journal with new paints and mediums!

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop in the hop is Kendra blog!  We hope you are inspired all along the way!  Check out all D2BA’s products here!  Order and receive a 10% off your order in honor of the blog hop. Enter code:  HEART for 10% off.

Life’s dynamic nature continually renews the possibilities before you; you honestly never can be certain when the next gust of wind will arrive and what it will blow in your direction.  Open yourself to these surprises and pay attention.  Many of them will bring goodness you never knew you were missing.  You are never too old, too young, too busy, or too educated to find value and joy in new, unexpected moments.  So stay on the lookout, and keep track of these pleasant surprises.  Be sure not to lose them in the haste of your weekly routines.  For example, there are little, random moments – the silence just before the sun peaks over the horizon, coming up the driveway to the house after a long day, the smell of a home-cooked meal in the kitchen, standing at the back window and looking out at the greenery, hearing a burst of laughter coming from my son’s room, the hush of the neighborhood at midnight – when I feel an unplanned and unexpected wavelike rush of peace and joy.  This is a big part of my faith as a spiritual being: little moments of nearly tear-jerking happiness for a life I feel privileged to live.”