Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{ Season’s Givings blog hop and January SFYTT }

Happy New Year and welcome to the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! 

If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome, and if you have been coming for a while, thank you so much!!  I have been in the blogging land for a while. 7 years to be exact. This month is my anniversary! What a great opportunity to be hopping with friends and give back a little. It’s a fun way to start off 2014!

If you arrived from Lori Tecler you are in the right place.


Today I am sharing a card created for December SFYTT.

Thanks by Daniela Dobson

Lots of layers on this card using Elle’s Studio tags and My Mind’s Eye embellishments. The sentiment is from Lots To Say stamp set and I added some fun bits from Tinsel ‘n Trim stamp set. To finish the card I splashed a little Heidi Swapp color shine.

If you would like to play along, and I hope you do, here is the sketch. Click on the photo and it will take you to the Reverse Confetti blog where you can find all the details and a full list of participants.




I am giving away $75 dollars worth of goodies.
(just leave a comment to win, everyone is welcome)
I will pick a winner on Monday, January 6th.

Seasons Giving 2014 prize by Daniela Dobson

Studio Calico, Maya Road and Pink Paislee stamps
Various Elle’s Studio tags
Faber Castell Mixed Media Sampler
Maya Road canvas tags and Sei twill and twine
Heidi Swapp color labels and Basic Grey pocket assortment (not shown in the close up photo, but it is in the large photo above)

Prize details Seasons Giving 2014 by Daniela Dobson

Hope * Joy * Happiness

Let this New Year bring you all things that really matter in life!

****Your next stop is Savitri Wilder. ****

I am joined today with some lovely crafters for this blog hop where everyone on the list is giving something away. It’s really easy. Hop along and leave a comment for a chance to win.

Lawn Fawn
Reverse Confetti
My Favorite Things Stamps
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Julee Tillman: Verve Stamps
Avocado Arts Stamps
A Jillian Vance Design
Latisha Yoast
Amber Hight
Amber Kemp-Gerstel
Alice Wertz
Debbie Corbari
Vera Wirianta Yates
Lori McAree
Carolyn King
Sharon Harnist
Amy Tsuruta
Beth Pingry
Becky Oehlers
Angie Blom
Julia Stainton
Sharon Johnson
Michelle Woerner
Cindy Lawrence
Lori Tecler
Daniela Dobson ---->>> YOU ARE HERE
Savitri Wilder
Theresa Momber
Giovana Smith
Kimberly Crawford
Maria Levine
Colleen Schaan
Lydia Fiedler
Kelly Klapstein
Kim Kesti
Laura Williams
Shanna Vineyard
Jennifer Gallacher
Heather Pulvirenti
Stacey Schafer
Leigh Penner
AJ Otto
Teri Anderson
Julie Overby
Margie Higuchi
Jimmi Mayo
Tenia Nelson
Lee Ann Barrett
Iwona Palamountain
Kim Jackson
Linda Lucas
Sarah Gough
Dina KowalElena Roussakis
Lisa Henke
Jodi Collins
Joanne Basile
Melanie Muenchinger
Darsie Bruno
Libby Hickson
Dana Joy
Jody Morrow
Heather Campbell
Savannah O'Gwynn
Lee Murphy
Lisa Arana
Jocelyn Olson
Isha Gupta
Piali Biswas
Ashley Harris
Bunny Vance
Anabelle O'Malley
Andrea Murdock
Stephanie Muzzulin
Alyssa Bennett
Christiana Reuling
Laurel Seabrook
Melody Rupple
Emily Branch
Megan Hoeppner

Saturday, December 28, 2013

{ January Studio AE Sneak Peek }

Here is a little sneak peek for January 2014 Studio AE. I can’t believe the new year arrives in just a few days.

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Be back on January first for a full reveal of the project and the stamp set, plus a fun little giveaway from me to you!

Here is one more card I didn’t get to share that I created for Technique Tuesday using Say It - Hello steel die to die-cut "hello" from patterned paper. Then I stamped the word "friend" with our Say It - Hello stamp set. In addition, I used our Home Circle Card die to create the fun frame element and Fun Flair by Ali Edwards set to stamp the frame's circle element.

Hello friend by Daniela Dobson

Here are a few photos from our adventures this week.

My birthday.

IMG_4890 Daniela Dobson

Visit to Vitruvian Park in Addison.

Vitruvian park photo Daniela Dobson

Christmas day.

Photo Dec 25 Daniela Dobson

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Have a great weekend.

Friday, December 20, 2013

{ Free cut Friday and Christmas cards }

I haven’t shared any freebies in a long time. Why? I don’t know. I have plenty to share. Today I have these that I made the other day. These are perfect size for those project life pockets or any pocket. These are Studio files, just click on the photo to download. Don’t forget my other free files ----> HERE. Let me know if there is something you need or want and I can make it for you.

Holiday PL cards by Daniela Dobson

If you are looking for last minute Christmas cards I have a few to share that I created for Technique Tuesday.

Season's greetings by Daniela Dobson

I embossed the stamp with green, sparkly embossing powder after I stamped it on vellum. I used Season's Greetings stamp.

Season's greetings close by Daniela Dobson

Here is one more where I got the look by cutting a Story Card base (with the Story Card DIY steel die) from cardstock and then painting it with chalkboard paint. I stamped on top with stamps from the Merry Christmas stamp set.

Merry Christmas by Daniela Dobson

On December 26, Technique Tuesday is releasing a a bunch of NEW stamps. Here is a little peek.

On December 26th, we're going to reveal all the stamps and dies in the Love Collection during a special VIP-only shopping event. If you would like to be the first to shop this new collection (and would like to see more of the sneak peek), go here!

Here is a little sneak peek from something I created.

Love by Daniela Dobson

I will have more to share in the next few days.

Today is the last day of school for Alex before his winter break. I am getting ready to go to his class and help with his winter party. It’s pajama day!

A Daniela Dobson

Have a great weekend!

Monday, December 16, 2013

{ Reverse Confetti December Color Challenge }

Hi and welcome to our December Color Challenge – red, pink and lime.

Here is my card

Jingle all the way by Daniela Dobson

I used So Stripey stamp set to stamp the bottom of white cardstock. I added a strip of washi tape. It matched these colors perfectly.

Two more stamped banners in lime and pink added to the top of the card. For my red, I added twine with a jingle bell and a sentiment from Tinsel ‘n Trim stamp set.  

Jingle all the way close by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Please visit Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration.


  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.

  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 29th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.

  • Just like the Sketch For You To Try, we are allowing “anything goes” until the end of the year. Note, that we will be adding the Reverse Confetti stamps only in January.

  • You may enter as many times as you wish.

  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of 'Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Thursday }

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

Thank you by Daniela Dobson

You know me, I used more than one set of stamps on a card. I didn’t know what I was going to do, so, I went into my stamp drawer and pulled some stamps that I haven’t used (in a while). It all worked well together.

I started by stamping the Ledger cover-a-card on my card base. I did use ink and a splash or two of color shine. It gives it that watercolor look. Two random tags adhered together. Next, I stamped the photo reel frame from Say Cheese stamp set. I added a flower and a bow next. The sentiment from Thank you stamp set is stamped on white cardstock and cut out. I used 3D foam squares to adhere it to the card.

Last minute addition was the Stripped Flag pennant. I remembered that I had a die for it after I cut it out. My brain doesn’t function well when I am sick. Anyway, we do have a Pennant die in the store. In addition, we have a Pennant stamp set if you want all the pennants. Love them! Click on the photo link below so you can see a close up.

To finish the card I added color shine splatters, twine, photo corners and a flag.

Thank you close by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me for today. Have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

{ Samantha Walker December Creative Team Blog Hop! }

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Chrissy Guido.

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Samantha Walker's blog to start at the beginning!

This month one lucky winner will receive Holiday Magic Clear Stamp Set.

All you need to do is enter below using the Rafflecopter widget! You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

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Don't forget to sign up for Samantha's Newsletter through the Rafflecopter widget to receive your FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file!

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The blog hop will begin on Wednesday 12/11 at 12:01am MDT and they will have to comment by Sunday, 12/15 at 11:59pm MDT.

We will announce the Blog Hop Winner on Monday, 12/16 on Samantha's Facebook Page.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This month’s theme is Holiday gifts. I made this ornament to give to a friend.

Snowflake by Daniela Dobson

Samantha Walker Supplies:

I did, I used one little snowflake file to create this ornament. I resized the snowflake to 3.5 inches tall. I offset the snowflake so that I have a nice outline. I cut three copies of each. 

Samantha Walker snowflakes by Daniela Dobson

I sprayed the base with Heidi Swapp color shine in Tropicana Teal and the snowflake in Tinsel and a touch of White.

Snowflakes color shine by Daniela Dobson

I scored all of them down the middle so they can fold. I adhered the snowflake to the base using Sticky Dot Runner by Therm O Web. That is some strong adhesive. Then, I adhered them to each other so you have three sides to the snowflake.

Finished snowflake by Daniela Dobson

I think it would look great four of them together, too. I added a pin to the top and bottom, and tied some twine. I love how it turned out. Really easy and beautiful gift for anyone.

Snowflake close by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by! Click on the image below to head over to Aimee Maddern!