Wednesday, May 25, 2016

{ Therm O Web Deco Foil and Taylored Expressions }

I have two cards on Therm O Web blog today that I created with Therm O Web Deco Foil and Taylored Expressions stamps and dies. I have close up photos and step by step instructions there ---> Therm O Web blog, plus there is a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Taylored Expressions store.

Hello friend by Daniela Dobson

Best wishes by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, May 23, 2016

{ New class from Elle’s Studio - From Sketch to Finish }

Simplify your scrapbooking process and start with a sketch! Our new class “From Sketch to Finish” will show you how working with sketches takes the guesswork out of the process and will allow to you create layouts, cards, and pocket pages in no time!

This 50 page PDF class starts with 10 different sketches with 10 contributors each sharing two papercrafting projects created from a sketch. You’ll get to read their tips and see their techniques in action as they share their process of working with the sketches. Then, we will end the class with an extra bonus of 20 full-page sketches and you’ll be on your way to creating projects in no time!

This class comes as a downloadable self-paced PDF file. Once you have purchased the class, you will receive a link, via email, to download the class.

We are also excited to announce that our new Documented mini collection is here! You’ll find double-sided journaling tags, basic journaling tags with a grid on one side and polka dots on the other in pink and gray, a 4 x 6 stamp that also coordinates with our tab die, and acrylic words in white and black!

We are taking the guess work out of your stamping and photo cropping with our Crop and Stamp Acrylic Block! You can use this block to stamp your clear stamps and center stamped images easily using the center grid lines provided. How fun is that!

We also have a limited number of Little Moment bundles available while supplies last to celebrate our new From Sketch to Finish class! Our contributors used this collection on their projects and it’s the perfect addition to add to your class purchase!

One last thing! Complete a survey and recieve a code for 20% or your order.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

{ Awesome layout for Elle’s Studio }

I have a layout on Elle’s Studio blog today and instructions on how I created it if you want to take a look. All the items I used on this page can be found >>>> HERE. Everything is from the May Kit plus stamps and extras.

Awesome by Daniela Dobson

Awesome close 2 by Daniela Dobson

We have some brand new items coming to our shop on Monday, May 23rd at 8:00 am PST and it will include a new sketch class called “From Sketch to Finish”, along with our new Documented mini-collection that includes some journaling tag sets, a stamp set, and acrylics! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale!  I will share more details with direct links on Monday.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Masculine cards}

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Masculine cards.

Here is my card.

Happy father's day by Daniela Dobson

I used several different stamps on my background starting with Painted Stripes. I added white gesso to the painted stripes background to tone it down a bit. Once it was dry I stamped the others. You can see the full list below. I had my little box of stamps out that I use for mixed media journaling. It was pretty easy and fast to create. I die cut the “happy” word from kraft cardstock and adhered it to a white cardstock panel that I backed with 3D foam adhesive from Therm O Web. I added color shine splatters and sequins to the finished background.

Happy Father's day close by Daniela Dobson

Impression Obession stamps and dies:

Really Useful Stamps – Circles
Happy Day
Sketchy Chevron Border
Grunge Circles
Grunge Circle 2
Grunge Circle 1
Happy Die
Painted Stripes


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 May 19 – June 1. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a$25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

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

I hope you play along.

Impression Obsession Blog
Daniela Dobson ---- you are here
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Karen Amidon
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

{ Layered butterfly freebie }

I know totally random post today since I am sharing a freebie. Didn’t quite make the Card Kit Monday, even though I am thinking about it. I was sharing files every Monday and making a card with them and sometimes I even had a video. There were lots of downloads, but I have never seen anyone make anything with them. I am still thinking about sharing free files, I have lots of them.

Today I am sharing a card I created using Silhouette Studio files that I designed. I was cleaning my studio yesterday and placed a stack of layouts (40) in an album. One of them had these cute layered butterflies from Crate Paper, Notes and Things. I decided to make my own. I used a freebie butterfly I already had that I created last year and used on a card I created for Card Kit Monday. I changed this butterfly a little bit by adding a center piece. I layered all three and used my sewing machine for the center. The exact size of the butterflies: L 2.25 M 1.625 S 1.25 You can make them any size that you need.

Hello by Daniela Dobson

I used Fab Friday 87 for the sketch and The Challenge #73 for the colors. The diagonal stripe background was cut from white cardstock and for the insert from a different card background. I have been seeing diagonal lines like this on various cards and I like it.  I added some whipped spackle  to the background and watercolor paint. I added a vellum frame and a strip of polka dot vellum as a banner for the House of Cards challenge. For the hand drawn circle I have several different ones here and here. Make sure you visit the FREEBIES page and download what you like. I cut “hello” from black and white cardstock and layered them with a little offset. It’s my own handwriting.

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

***These Silhouette Studio files are created by me, and are for personal use only. If you use my designs, please give proper credit and link back to my blog and/or original file.***

Click on photo to download files

Layered butterflies by Daniela Dobson

SVG file is available here.

Have fun with them. If you make something please share so I can see. Post a link to you creation in the comments below, email me, or share on Instagram or Facebook and tag me. Pretty please.
Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Thursday }

It is my turn today to share a card I made using Impression Obsession stamps and dies. Here is what I created.

I used our brand new Painted Leaves & Petals. I stamped the flower and the leaves with Ranger distress ink on watercolor paper. I was able to add water with my watercolor brush to make it look like I painted it. The background is stamped with Painted Strips background stamp. It’s stamped with very light blue ink.

Thanks by Daniela Dobson

I die cut “thanks” from gold cardstock that I adhered to a Deco Foil White Foam Adhesive from Therm O Web. It gives it dimension and is sticky on two sides so once it’s die cut, just peel off the back and adhere it to the card. I used the accompanying Thanks stamp set to stamp “so much”. To finish the card I sprinkled color shine.

Thanks close by Daniela Dobson


Impression Obsession stamps and dies:

Painted Leaves & Petals
Painted Strips
Thanks die
Thanks stamp set