Friday, March 27, 2015

{ Elle’s Studio Thank You card }

I have a card up on Elle’s Studio blog. The challenge was to use March kit, February stamps and wood veneers. This is what I created. Instructions and a list of products used are on the blog.

Thank you by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Friday.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge–Happy Flowers }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Happy Flowers.

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!).  Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between March 19 – April 1. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Here is my card.

Smile by Daniela Dobson

I fell in love with the colors at Color Throwdown – Orange, Navy and Pink. My plan was to use Spring Medley stamp set that has a matching die Flower Trio. For the background I used Mosaic Tile stamped in orange. The base is navy cardstock with a white core, embossed and sanded to expose some of the core. I die cut Instant Photo Frame from the same navy cardstock and layered stamped and die cut flowers in the corner over banners. I colored the flowers with watercolor crayons.

Smile close by Daniela Dobson

Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

I hope you play along.

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson ----> you are here
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Sunday, March 15, 2015

{ March 2015 Memory Keepers Studio by Technique Tuesday }

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I know I haven’t been sharing the Memory Keepers Studio in a timely matter, but I hope to change that.
I saw this awesome sketch at Paper Issues last week and it reminded me of a layout I created several years ago using Silhouette Cameo sketch pens.  I basically copied my own layout - Summer Tradition. Whenever I create a file in my Cameo I make sure I save it in case I want to use it again.

#lovestoread by Daniela Dobson

You might have seen me post these photos on Instagram or Facebook from our trip to the library the other day. I used our March 2015 Memory Keepers Studio stamps and March 2015 Fresh Cut Studio. In addition, I used Daily Flair which fit perfectly in the Fresh Cut Studio die cut.

#lovestoread close by Daniela Dobson

I used a mixture of products from Emma’s Paperie, my go to store. It’s been cloudy and raining all week, our Spring Break, and getting decent photos was very hard. Can’t wait to see some sun soon.

#lovestoread close 2 by Daniela Dobson

Here are my layout that uses February 2015 Memory Keepers Studio.

Family by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Sunday!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Thursday }

I hope you enjoyed our three day die blog hop. Make sure you check Impression Obsession blog for winners.

Today is my turn to share a project using Impression Obsession stamps and die and it’s not a card. I am participating in Documented Life Project over at Art to the 5th. Each week there is a different challenge and the page I am sharing today is week 7. I am a little behind, but that is OK.

Here is the finished page. I will show you the process in photos. It’s all about the layers. I just start and keep adding until it looks complete to me. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

Mixed media page finished Happiness by Daniela Dobson

Here is how it started.
I used four different Faber-Castell Gelatos as a base that I added water to. Once it was dry I added white paint with a card.  The circles were next, painted with acrylic paint and then more of the same color added to the page with the card.

Happiness step 1 by Daniela Dobson

Here is the left side of the page. This is where I outlined the painted circles and started adding stamps. You can see a complete list, with links, at the bottom of this post of all the stamps I used.

Happiness step 2 by Daniela Dobson

I sprayed color shine over The Crafters Workshop stencil and toned everything down by adding white paint.

Happiness step 3 by Daniela Dobson

I added a quote I found on Pinterest using some alphabet letters from my stash. More stamping.

Happiness step 4 by Daniela Dobson

I die cut several Hollyhocks and added them to the right side. I added more paint and washi tape.

Happiness step 5 by Daniela Dobson

Happiness left side by Daniela Dobson

Here are close ups of the finished sides. I outlined the quote and the Hollyhocks. I changed the chevron circles, if you noticed. I tried painting them with orange Gelato, then orange paint, then I just added white paint to cover everything up and stamped the Grunge Circle 2.

Happiness right side by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed my project. Let me know if you have any questions.


Really Useful Stamps – Stripes
Really Useful Stamps – Circles
Wood Alphabet
Number Strip
Grunge Circle 2
Hollyhocks die
Julie Balzer Mini Layered Beads

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

{ Impression Obsession Spring Designer Die Hop Day 3 }

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Spring Designer Die Hop!

We have some beautiful new dies to share AND Gift Certificates to give away!

The hop will start each day (March 9th – March 11th) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST.  The more blogs you visit each day… the better chance you will have to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!!!

All of the new dies are available NOW!

Today is the last day of our blog hop and if you missed Day 1 or Day 2 you can still go back and leave  comments. Two prizes will be awarded on Thursday. One will be for Wednesday’s comments and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. So….if you miss a day or time deadline your comments will still count for a chance to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate!

Here is my card.

Easter greetings by Daniela Dobson

The Basket is not new, I had it and I thought it would be perfect for this new Egg Block die. First I stamp the Egg Block stamp in several different colors of ink and then I line up the die and die cut the eggs. I added some glitter and Stickles to some of the eggs. I used Grass Border and Sm. Grass  for the grass around the basket and the Square Shaker Frame Die for the border. Easter Greetings is die cut from white cardstock.

Easter greetings close by Daniela Dobson

Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

Impression Obsession Blog
Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson ----> you are here
Dina Kowal
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

{ Exclusive March 2015 kit from Elle’s Studio }

Exclusive March kit is ready for purchase now.

Check out our NEW Design team gallery. You can bookmark your favorites, leave comments and see close ups of our design team’s projects in our gallery.

Here are my March 2015 creations.

For a list of supplies used on all my projects, please visit my gallery.

Hello spring by Daniela Dobson

You are so loved by Daniela Dobson

*It is available today, on the 10th, for $9.99 and then the price goes to $11.99 at midnight PST.*
*The kit is exclusive to Elle’s Studio and a limited edition – once the kit is sold out it is gone for ever!*
Our add-ons are also limited and while supplies last, and are made to coordinate with the kit.

March Kit:
March Cut Files:
Daily Grind  Printables: