Monday, December 31, 2012

Spotlight on Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman"

How do you as a crafter who does mostly feminine crafts create something masculine?

That was the challenge I had this month when I opened my box from Angela Holts Designs, Design team that is being sponsored by the Awesome Graphic 45 the whole month of Jan.

How many of us has seen this gorgeous collection from Graphic 45 and shied away from it because you were not quite sure how to do a masculine project? 



I’ve always loved this line “A Proper Gentleman” but until this month, never worked with it.  I tell you I racked my brain, trying to come up with something awesome, something masculine that showed off this paper to its full glory. Not just me but the other ladies on the team have also come up with some awesome knock your socks off projects, using Graphic 45’s “A Proper Gentleman” I hope my team and I can inspire you to create something masculine that you will be proud of.

My First Project is this Desk Caddy:



In addition to the paper line “A Proper Gentleman” from Graphic 45, I also used Graphic 45’s 12x12 Matchbook box for the bottom drawer and a cigar box for the top.  
My next step was what can I trim it with that will coordinate with the paper and still have that masculine feel.  Burlap! Now why didn’t I think of this before? Along with some of the other images from the paper line and some scrabble tiles, I think it came together well. What do you think? Here are more photos 





This whole month will be Graphic 45! Be sure to come back on Jan 7th for the start of our first Angela Holts Designs Blog Hop:
to see the rest of the coordinating projects I make with this paper line, to go with my Desk Caddy.  Along with a few feminine projects using another Graphic 45 Paper Line I adore.


Hope to see you there...

aka Dare's Designz

Friday, December 14, 2012

Exciting News!!! Exciting News!!! Exciting News!!!

Here’s my big news, the news I’ve been waiting to share, I am excited to announce a new chapter in my crafting journey.  I am a member of Angela Holts Designs Creative Team. WOOT!!!!

I am very excited about this and I hope you will be too.  Each month will feature products from different companies, Angela will offer live classes on her Ustream Channel, and there will be challenges, blog hops and more. I hope you join in its going to be an exciting year.

Up first for January we will be featuring Graphic 45!!!  How cool is that! 

I’m not alone there are 4 other talented ladies on the team with me; I am very excited to be working with these ladies.  Click on the links below thier photos  to meet them and you will see why.

It’s going to be a great year with lots of excitement. I hope that we will inspire you to try new things, or

Reinvent old techniques.  It’s going to be a fun filled crafty New Year that’s for sure.

                                                            Angela Holts Designs Blog




Monday, December 10, 2012

Archivers Rosette Christmas Tree


Although I do not have an Archivers in my area, I came across a video recently by Jim the Gentleman Crafter, where he shows how to put the tree together using the free project sheets available at Archivers.

I issued a challenge to the Ladies in the Facebook Group Scrap, Craft and Chat VIPs and here is what

We came up with.   I hope you all enjoy the photos and perhaps try to make one of your own.

To See Jim’s Take on the Tree Click Here:

Now on to the Photos:

Here is My Take on the Tree, I added WOC roses, and Ribbon Streamers and some really cool beaded trim.


This Tree was made by Christy W Moore. She dressed hers up with beads and stars... How Awesome is that.



Last but not least this tree was made by Kelly Lambdin, She used glue and embossing powder to make the snow, decided to make her own tree trunk out of paper for her tree to stand up some, and the snowflake on the top, was made from a video from Jim TheGentleman Crafter, she just reduced in size. Here's what she had to say:
"Here's my take on the
Archiver's Rossette Christmas Tree. I left off 2 layers for my personal touch of the tree trunk. I punched 10 circles the size of a quarter. Then I placed pop dots in between each circle and filled the gaps between the circles with hot glue to stiffen up the trunk to be able to hold the tree as a base. For the final accent I daubed embossing glue & applied embossing powder on the areas I placed the glue. Then heated it to look like snow on the branches." Kelly Lambdin





Thanks for looking, and I hope you make one too.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Changes Coming.. Exciting News Stay Tuned..

As you can see I've updated the look of my blog, which is a work in progress.
I have some exciting new things coming, so Stay Tuned right here for the big Anouncement!

I also want you all to know, that I am more than a digital graphic designer/artist. I also do
Traditional Crafting, as well as Hybrid Crafting. Part of the New Blog and New Design and a little hint to the upcoming Anouncement is I will be sharing traditional crafts, tutorials, blog hops, challenges and more...

Meanwhile while your waiting to hear my big news and see whats coming to Dare's Designz and you all my Followers..

Check out Angela Holts Designs for chances to win big, great tutorials and more!! Click on the Picture below and Like her Facebook Page...

See you soon..


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Blog Hop and a Freebie

Angela Holt Designs is having a Blog Hop starting tomorrow 11/12/2012  Be sure to hop along and leave comments for chances to win BLING!!!! How could you not want to win BLING? Check the link below and bookmark!!!

Sometime during the week she will be showing a craft using the following image.. to get yours click on the photo below.. To see what Angela Did with this image and a lot of other cool things made by Angela to inspire your creativity, be sure to check out her blog See Link Above and Leave Comments for a Chance to win some BLING!!!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dare's Designz Simply Halloween & Freebie

I hope you enjoy this kit and ad on as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Simply Halloween
Contains Stickers, Embellishments, Papers and More...

Happy Halloween Scrapping..


Purchase the Kit Here


Download the Freebie Here

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Freebie Christmas Yorkies Ornaments

Become a Fan of My Facebook Page to Download
Check out my Facebook Contest while your there
to win one of my New Christmas Kits
Bundled Set Seen Here not Included
You can Purchase the Kits Here

Freebie Christmas Kitties Ornaments

 Become a Fan on Facebook to download
While your there check out my Facebook Contest to win
Your Choice of one of my New Christmas Kits
(does not included bundled set seen here)
you can purchase the kits Here

Friday, September 21, 2012

New Christmas Kits Just Released and A Chance to Win one....

Just Released  Christmas Kits By Dare's Designz

In Stores Now: Link to My Store

Want a Chance to Win One!
Check out the Details on my Facebook Page Here
(does not include the Bundled Set)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Freebie Picture Pockets....

I loved making these Pockets and The layout and thought why not share the fun..
Download the freebie below..

This Layout was made with a Kit Called Vintage Plume by Numb Bumm and is a freebie
Download the Kit Vintage Plume Here

Freebie Expired

Printable Freebie- Vintage Girl with/Doll Decoupodge Card Set

Freebie Expired... Hope you got it.. :D

Get it on my Facebook Page
Look Under The Star

Enjoy :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New "Chelle Collection" Grundge Paper Pack & Free Mini Kit

New in stores now  "Chelle Collection" Mixed Media Art Paper Pack for Personal Use.
Scroll Down for  Preview.
This Paper Pack has 12 300 DPI jpeg papers, in 3 sizes for ease of printing for traditional crafting and standard Sizes for Most Digi Scrappers. 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6

This Paper started from a Hand Dyed Paper Towel, from a Traditional Crafting Friend, your gonna love it..
You can find this paper pack HERE

Now for the Freebie Dare's Designz "Once In A Blue Moon" Mini Kit
I designed this mini kit for a design Challenge, you can get it and many more
Free Mini Kits with the same Pallette at The Studio  Freebie Expired hope you Got it.
You will have to sign up for a free account but it's so worth it.

Now for two Layouts done using both the kit and the "Chelle Collection" Papers

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hybrid Fan Made with Dare's Designz Victorian Flower Fan Printable

Just to show you an example of what can be done with the Printable Fans
Which can be found in my store here:


New Products in store Now... Check it out

Digital Stamps, Printable Journal Spots, Hybrid Fan Printables..

Check out My Facebook Page For a Fan Freebie
Halloween Journaling Spot

Friday, August 17, 2012

New In Store Vintage Yellow Rose, Butterfly & Child Printable Card Set

Another Printable Paper Tole Card Set
This one with Yellow Roses my Fave and Butterflies not to mention the pretty child riding a butterfly as the focal. Instruction sheet included. This is a Printable PDF file.
There are many things you can do with this set besides make cards, use on Tags, altered Canvas and more..
For a full Preview of what is included in this Set See Below for the video slide show
For Personal Use, you may gift your completed project but not the files themselves either as a PDF or in Printed Form Un-Completed..
Thank you

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New in store Now Vintage Lady Printable Card Set

I am branching into another area for the store, I will be offering printables, card sets, digital stamps and other digital products for both the traditional crafter and digital crafters.

Here is a new Set that I've just uploaded to the store, and a video overview of it.
I hope you are excited about the new products coming soon to Dare's Designz as I am.

Store Sale

Click on the picture to go to my store and start saving

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New CU KITS and A Freebie..

I realize I have not done much with my Digital kits or loaded much into my store lately, but I would like you to know that I am back and going into a different direction, look for new CU packs, Embellie Packs and Paper Packs Soon instead of fulll kits, although from time to time I may do a full kit, I'm working towards bringing you exciting and new products that I'm sure you will all love.. Dare

With That Said

Here are  some New CU Flower Packs and a Freebie

Availible in my Store at

Down Load Freebie Here