Tuesday, May 23, 2017

{ May 2017 Memory Keepers Studio by Technique Tuesday }

Well, May is just flying by. I am posting these a little late this month. Our May release Bucket List - Memory Keepers Studio - May 2017 and Bucket List DIY Steel Die - Fresh Cut Studio - May 2017are available for purchase.

You can find all our new additions for May HERE.

Here is what I created with Bucket List - Memory Keepers Studio.

Super Memorable by Daniela Dobson

Everything on this layout is somewhat old and from my stash. Stuff I have been collecting and not using. I love the way it turned out. When I saw the stamp set I knew exactly what photos I wanted for this layout.
At the top of the page and right above the photos I stamped “Super Memorable” with black ink. On the library card I added “Focus on the finish”. “Lessons Learned” came from another stamp set called Today Tabs. Under the main image of the stamp set on the website you can see examples created with the set and suggestions of other sets you can use or that might work well together.

Super Memorable close by Daniela Dobson

I stamped “keep going” and “highlights” and cut them out. The circle fits one inch punch perfectly.

Super Memorable close 2 by Daniela Dobson

Here is what the stamp set and the DIY die look like. Pretty fun!

Our Animal House stamp set for may is Leonardo the Lion Stamp Set - Animal House - May 2017. You have to read his biography!!! He has a matching die set, as well. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils.

Greatest by Daniela Dobson

Greatest close by Daniela Dobson

Make sure you check out our new website for some fun sales, like this Treasure box sale for $24.99. A box filled with stamps.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Animal Friends }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Animal Friends.

If you missed our blog hop this week make sure you stop by and leave a comment. You have until Sunday night.

Here is a card I created for our DT challenge.

Monkeying around close by Daniela Dobson

I used Monkey Business stamp set to create the little scene. This set has a matching die with the same name Monkey Business. I colored the images with Prismacolor pencils.

Monkeying around close 2  by Daniela Dobson

The background is heat embossed with clear embossing powder and Cover-a-card background stamp called Boxwood. It looks amazing on green cardstock. I used Black ink. I sponged Chartreuse ink and Baby Blue ink around the edges of the white square.

Monkeying around by Daniela Dobson


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 18– May 31. 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
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kelli Hull
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

{ New Summer Stamps from Impression Obsession - Day 3 }

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop!

The Impression Obsession team is showcasing new Summer dies and images that are available NOW! You can visit the I.O. Blog all this week for links to the previews and ALL the challenge details. Leave a comment on our designers' posts throughout the week for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession!

Here is my card.

Birthday by Daniela Dobson

How amazing is this Layered Sundae? The new Hybrid inks make it so easy to layer. The sentiment is from Layered Twist stamp set. The background is stamped with Painted Lines with three different shades of ink.

Birthday close by Daniela Dobson

Here are photos of the new items I used on this card.

Here is a close up of the image. I used 3D foam squares from Therm O Web to give dimension to the stamped image.

Birthday close 2 by Daniela Dobson

Did you know we have ink? 48 colors of hybrid ink pads. Make sure you check them all out.

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Blog Hop links will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th. The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd. Good luck!

Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created and comment for more chances to win! 

Impression Obsession Blog

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson ---- you are here
Dina Kowal
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Karen Amidon
Kelli Hull
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

{ New Summer Stamps from Impression Obsession - Day 2 }

Welcome to the Impression Obsession 2017 Spring/Summer Release Hop!
You can visit the I.O. Blog all this week for links to the previews and ALL the challenge details. Leave a comment on our designers' posts throughout the week for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession!

Here is my card.



   I love these cute stamps by Lindsay Ostrom called ALOHA. In addition, I used the Bookmark die. I stamped the background with Cover-a-card Confetti Dot background. The sentiment is a die cut called Hello.



Here are photos of the new items I used on this card.



I watercolored the images and fussy cut them out.



Did you know we have ink? 48 colors of hybrid ink pads. Make sure you check them all out.

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Blog Hop links will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th. The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd. Good luck!
Make sure you check out what the rest of our DT created and comment for more chances to win! 




Friday, May 12, 2017

{ Elle’s Studio One Product, Three Ways }

I have a post on Elle’s Studio blog sharing my project along with two other designers using May Kit and Hexagon Wood Veneers. Come and see what we all created.

Here is my project.

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Product list:

May 2017 Kit
Hexagon Wood Veneer
Today Stamp
Spring Sequins

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

{ Exclusive May 2017 kit from Elle’s Studio }

Exclusive May kit is ready for purchase now, and all the NEW items can be found HERE.

Here are my projects using May Exclusive kit and extras.

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*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.*


All the new items (kit, extras, and new collection)

May Kit and extras

Live Laugh Love collection

May 2017 Kit

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You can subscribe to the Elle’s Studio exclusive monthly kit. Subscribers will also receive FREE SHIPPING on any other products that are purchased on the 10th each month, by midnight PST, and are shipped with your subscription. Orders shipping to International addresses will also receive free shipping on any extra products added, up to 8 oz in weight (including your kit), that are purchase on the 10th by midnight PST. Please note, anything purchased before or after the 10th will not be able to ship with your kit and will incur a regular shipping fee.

Monthly Kit Subscription USA
Monthly Kit Subscription International

Don’t forget, we have a brand new class called Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class with Stamp.

You can purchase the class on it’s own or get it with this adorable stamp set.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Unlayered }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Unlayered.

Here is a set of cards I created using Impression Obsession stamps, dies and Therm O Web Deco Foil. The challenge was less than 3 layers. This one is debatable. It’s a pretty simple card.

Thank you card set by Daniela Dobson 
For many of us this is National Teacher Appreciation week along with this Saturday being National Nurse’s Day.  Since both professions involve being caregivers of our children and loved ones it seems fitting we recognize them both! Thank you cards are perfect for anyone at any time.

Thank you card set close 2 by Daniela Dobson

I used a simple design on each card alternating colors and sentiments.

Thank you card set close 3 by Daniela Dobson

The big sentiments are die cut using Thanks die and Special die and then foiled via the laminator.

Thank you card set close by Daniela Dobson

I used Thanks and Special stamp sets for the sentiments. The triangles are from Really Useful Stamps set that were heat embossed using white embossing powder.

Thank you card set close 4 by Daniela Dobson

If you would like to see more photos or step by step instructions I created a blog post on Therm O Web blog.

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 4 – May 17. 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

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson ---- you are here
Dina Kowal
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

{ Deco Foil Flowers }

I have another blog post today using Deco Foil from Therm O Web and printed flowers using my toner printer. I have HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Wireless Laser Printer and whatever I print I can run through my Laminator and add Deco Foil. It’s pretty amazing.

You can visit Therm O Web blog for more photos and step by step instructions. 

For you by Daniela Dobson

I am using all the new Gina K Designs that were just released. If you haven’t seen them, you need to. All the NEW items can be found -----> HERE. 

For this card I used Fancy Foils, Foil Mates, Wafer Thin Dies, Premium Cardstock, and Ribbon.

For you close by Daniela Dobson

There is a free file you can download so you can print and cut these flowers. Click on the photo for a free Studio file. The PNG file can be found on Therm O Web blog.

For you step 1 by Daniela Dobson

Monday, April 24, 2017

{ Documenting with Elle’s Studio }

Hello, I have a blog post today on Elle’s Studio BLOG showcasing our April kit and extras. In March I started creating a Traveler’s Notebook, one for each month, documenting daily events. It’s been a little adjustment. I take plenty of photos, I just need to figure out a better schedule for sitting down and getting it all in the notebook. I make the notebooks myself and I started creating them a few years ago for December Daily and Listers Gotta List.

Here is a spread I am sharing today.

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I added a piece of patterned paper to the background from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. I adhered my photo to one of the journaling cards from April 2017 Kit. I created a hinge with a piece of the Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers. Above the photo, I used the “make me happy” stamp from the Sights and Sounds Stamp. I also added the “can’t get enough” die cut to the bottom of the photo so that I can lift it up to reveal what is underneath.

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Underneath is another journaling card where I added all the things I am doing currently. This card went perfectly with the “currently” stamp from Live Laugh Love Stamp. It was a pretty quick and easy page. I love creating these little hidden areas for journaling, especially if you run out of the room or want to keep your journaling private.

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Let me know if you have any questions about the project or Traveler’s Notebook.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your projects featuring Elle’s Studio products with us, using the hashtag #EllesStudio on social media!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – You take the cake }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – You take the cake.

Here is a card I created.

Happy birthday by Daniela Dobson

As much as I love fussy cutting, it is really nice to have dies to match all the stamps, including the little, tiny roses that I added around the die cut circle. I am talking about a brand new artist at Impression Obsession: Peggy Jo Ackley and Pink Ink Clear stamps and matching dies. This beautiful set is called Party Cakes and Party Cakes Dies.

Happy birthday close by Daniela Dobson

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and used my watercolors to color the image, including the tiny roses. The background is stamped with a stamp called Graph Paper, and that is exactly what it looks like. I finally got to use my brand new dies called Scribble Circles. Aren’t they fun? I die cut them from the same watercolor paper where I colored the images so some of the watercolor was left on the background. I love that. “Happy birthday” sentiment is from More Basic Greetings stamp set.

There is a huge 50% off sale going on at Impression Obsession. Make sure you check out the stamps.

Here is one more close up of the image. I added twine to the background card base and some enamel dots I created from Nuvo Crustal Drops. The colors are amazing. For my dimensional adhesive I used my trusty 3D foam squares from Therm O Web.

Happy birthday close 2 by Daniela Dobson

I used Mojo Monday 493  for this card.


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 April 20 – May 3. 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

Anna Wight
Daniela Dobson ---- you are here
Dina Kowal
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kelli Hull
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

{ Maya Road Design Team }

Hello and happy Wednesday. I have some exciting news to share. Remember when I was a guest designer at Maya Road earlier this year? Well, they asked me to join the team and I am really excited.

Today is my first post on Maya Road blog and I would love it if you stop by there and say hi, and/or leave me a comment here.

Our focus this April is flowers and we have a special going on all month. Check the photo with a link at the end of this post. I used Therm O Web Deco Foil on the flowers. I love the way they turned out.

Thankful by Daniela Dobson

You can see more photos and a list of all supplies on Maya Road Blog. The patterned paper and the tag I used on the card is from brand new collection  Live Laugh Love from Elle’s Studio.

Thankful close by Daniela Dobson

Click on the photo and it will take you to all the flowers. Use coupon code FLOWERPOWER.

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Have a great Wednesday!