Monday, April 28, 2014

{ May Studio AE Sneak Peek, Mixed Media Monday and Silhouette Cameo }

I have a quick peek to share with you today of our new May Studio AE.
We will have a full reveal on May 1.

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

Today we have a new feature on Elle’s Studio blog called Mixed Media Monday. Here is what I created for this feature. If you would like to know how I made this you will need to go to the blog. In addition, they have two more layouts using mixed media. If you would like a video of anything you see here or have questions, please leave a comment or email me. (email address on the side bar <-------).

Hooray by Daniela Dobson

If you are looking for a sketch to get you started, check out April sketch at Emma’s Paperie blog Here is my card. I am using all new My Mind’s Eye Now & Then collection. You can find a list of all the supplies on the blog.

Congratulations by Daniela Dobson


I have recently updated my Silhouette Cameo software to the new version – V3…  I subscribe to Kay’s blog Clever Someday and read about all the problems with the new release, so I waited. She has worked with Silhouette to get some problematic issues fixed, and she has a ton of info on her blog if you have any questions. I was really worried, but so far no problems. I was able to design and cut without any issues.

Silhouette Studio Daniela Dobson

All my FREE FILES that I have created are still OK and you can open them no matter what software version you have. The new ones I create I will save as Legacy (V2) and you will be able to open them in any version.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{ Emma’s Paperie April and March }

I haven’t been good about sharing all the projects I make for Emma’s Paperie. Every day there is something fun on the Emma’s Paperie blog from our designers. Make sure you check it out. I will try to be better about getting them posted here on my blog.

Here are some of the projects from April and March.
This first card is “focus on texture”. I used American Crafts embossing powder and glitter for my stripes. You can find a list of supplies here.

Hello by Daniela Dobson

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

March sketch

Smile by Daniela Dobson

Company Spotlight on Webster's Pages

Sweet moments by Daniela Dobson

Focus on Journaling Cards

With you by Daniela Dobson

Company Spotlight on My Mind's Eye

Friends by Daniela Dobson

April Color Challenge

Hello by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Wednesday!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

{ a flair for buttons Spring Blog Hop }

Hi and welcome to {A Flair For Buttons} Spring blog hop. We are sharing fun projects on our blogs today. Maker sure you leave a comment on all the blogs along the way for a chance to win a set of flair of your choice.

spring 2014 blog hop banner

Here is a card I created for today.

Happy by Daniela Dobson

I used some left over scraps that were on my desk and I added Just Hearts 2 Flair to one of the stickers. I used a Branch Die and die cut two branches, one from patterned paper and one from vellum. They are layered one on top of the other.

As a thank you, please use the coupon code SPRINGHOP14 to receive 10% off your purchase in the {A Flair For Buttons} Etsy shop. This works for International customers, as well, or use the standing coupon code INTERNATIONALFRIENDS.

coupon code

Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win a set of flair of your choice. Make sure you visit each designer's blog in the hop for more chances to win. Comments will be open until April 21 at Midnight (CST).  We will announce the winners on Wednesday.

Erica Weinstock
Michelle Hernandez
Joy Taylor
Mary Ann Maldonado
Ashli Oliver
Diane Payne
Els Brige
Sherri Funk
Daniela Dobson <--------- You are here
{a flair for buttons}

Thursday, April 17, 2014

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Out of the box }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Out of the box!

Our challenge starts today, April 17, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, April 23, at 10 PM.

Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between April 17-23. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Here is my card.

Feeling better by Daniela Dobson

I used Border Duo 2 to create card my background. I layered three different die cuts to make it look like lace. I used a similar color combination yesterday, except I added a touch of yellow on here. I die cut a feather and two leaf stems that I stamped. Well, actually, I stamped them first and then I aligned the die for die cutting. I tucked a little banner with a sentiment under the flower with some twine.

Feeling better close by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created.

I hope you play along.

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


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{ Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge }

Hi and welcome to our April Color Challenge – light blue, green and plum.
Here is my card.

Hello by Daniela Dobson

I only used one stamp set on this card and that is BeBe Bunny. Isn't she cute? I colored her with Prismacolor colored pencils and used 3D foam squares to pop her up on the card. I used plum cardstock as my base and for another touch of plum I added plum jewels around the card.
I used Deconstructed Sketch #146 for the card.

Hello close by Daniela Dobson

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Please visit Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{ Exclusive April kit from Elle’s Studio }

***This is my second post for the day. If you are looking for April Studio AE blog hop click here.***

Exclusive April kit is out and ready for purchase.

Here is my layout.

Happy day by Daniela Dobson

This came together really quickly using April kit and wood. I added some flair from {A Flair For Buttons}, Heidi Swapp stickers and lots of little enamel dots.

Happy day close 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!

We have lots of fun items this month.



Please visit Elle’s Studio blog if you have any questions and for additional inspiration ideas.

{ April Studio AE Blog Hop from Technique Tuesday }

Welcome to our April  2014 Blog Hop. Today we are featuring projects made with Good Times - Studio AE - April 2014.

Here is my layout.

Great memory by Daniela Dobson

Lots of little things happening on this page. I framed the photo with the stamped images from Good Times stamp set. I added some arrows to the bottom of the page from Look At This stamp set. The strips are from So Much Heart by Ali Edwards.
The flair buttons are from a {A Flair For Buttons}.

Great memory close by Daniela Dobson

***We are going to give away one $25 gift certificate after the hop. To be eligible to win, all you need to do is comment during the hop! The lucky winner will be announced on the 15th on the Technique Tuesday blog.***

Daniela ---- you are here


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

{ Reverse Confetti April blog hop }

Thinking of you by Daniela Dobson

It looks like spring has finally sprung, and we can’t think of a better way to get some crafty spring inspiration than with a fun new Blog Hop from REVERSE CONFETTI! Today, the Confetti Crew and a few other “friends” will surely brighten your day with their fabulous cards and projects. We hope you will take some time and be inspired as you hop along with us right now!

The hop started over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and you should have made it here from Lisa Addesa’s blog.

It would be worth your while to start at the beginning of the hop, so you don’t miss a thing. We have tons of inspiration for you to see using all of Reverse Confetti’s amazing stamp sets!

I used a mask and some modeling paste for the background. I stamped a banner from So Stripey stamp set and a flower from Petals ‘n Posies.

Thinking of you close by Daniela Dobson

I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration!

*****Now it’s time to hop on over to Amy Kolling’s blog. *****

If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop order and list of all the participating designers over on the Reverse Confetti blog.

How would you like to win some Reverse Confetti goodies of your very own? Leave a comment on each stop along the way for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI. Comments are open until Thursday, April 10 at noon CST, and the winner will be announced on the Reverse Confetti Blog!

A few things before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

April’s SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along. Click HERE for a chance to win. AND, be on the lookout for another great COLOR challenge on April 16th and another way to win!

Celebrate the creative side of you!