Monday, July 21, 2014

{ Fabulous }

Hello and happy Monday!!! I am enjoying some fresh bread that just came out of my bread machine. I had that thing for years and I forgot about it. Well, we ran out of bread and I found this recipe. It is so good! I make my own bread in the winter, but this is so much easier.

I recently cleaned out my Feedly (it replaces Google reader). Well, I was missing a ton of blogs and upon organizing and cleaning I found more blogs, and all these new challenge blogs. So here I am, with a card, because I wanted to participate in the challenges and share some new files I created.

Fabulous by Daniela Dobson

For this card I used one of my stencils that I made in Silhouette Studio.  Do you remember Crate Paper SLEIGH RIDE Vellum Paper With Gold Foil? If you don’t you can find it HERE. I have that piece of paper and I am saving it. I did use a little bit of it on a project once. Anyway, I made a stencil similar to the paper. See below for a link to download. The stencil is 5x7. I was just playing around to see what it would look like. After I cut it out I made this card so I kept it. I can make a larger one if anyone wants a 12x12.

I have seen these hand drawn circles popping up all over the place and figured I should have some too. I did draw them by hand and then cleaned them up a bunch in Studio. I am sharing three different ones. See below.
The green watercolored tag was left over from another project, but it fits the colors for the color challenge. It’s a Technique Tuesday Label - DIY Steel Die.

Fabulous close by Daniela Dobson

“Fabulous” is another Technique Tuesday die Say It - Fabulous by Ali Edwards - DIY Steel Dies. I know the photo is not the best, but I love how layered this looks. I die cut it from cardstock three times to get it that thick. I figured out this awesome way to layer the die cuts using iCraft Adhesive from Therm O Web. I will have to show you.

Fabulous dimension by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me. I hope you enjoy these files and let me know if you have any problems or questions.

***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 the photo to download the files.

Hand drawn circles by Daniela Dobson

Bubble stencil by Daniela Dobson

Just Us Girls Challenge #250: Turquoise, Green & Lime

CAS(E) This Sketch #85

Thursday, July 17, 2014

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Nautical/Beach }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Nautical/Beach!

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

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

Here is my card.

Best fishes by Daniela Dobson

I don’t have many beach/nautical stamps. I need to fix that problem. We have lots of stamps in the store to choose from. Not sure why I only have a few.

For this card I started with a Wave Border. I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I sprayed the background with color shine. I found Ocean Martini in my jumbo folder and I thought it would be perfect. I used watercolor crayons to color the image. How cute are those fish? The sentiment is Best Fishes and I stamped it on one of the flags from Flags Die Set.

I added some modeling paste with a stencil for more bubbles.

Best fishes close by Daniela Dobson

I am entering this card in Curtain Call Challenge – Anything Goes and Simon Says Stamp Spots and Dots challenge.

Here is what the stamps look like. Just click on the photos and it will take you to the stamp in the store.


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
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon ------> new DT member
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

{ Technique Tuesday July Greenhouse Society and Summer sneaks }

I had the opportunity to play with the July Greenhouse Society stamp set and this is what I created.

Thank you by Daniela Dobson

I used Story Card DIY Steel Dies to stamp the rose with VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it with yellow embossing powder that was sprayed with color shine. It looks gold. I love how it pops against the bright patterned papers.

Thank you close by Daniela Dobson

The new stamp set consists of four clear stamps on a 3" x 4" storage sheet. The stamp set starts shipping around July 25th to Greenhouse Society members.

Not a Greenhouse Society member yet? We have you covered! It's on sale to non-members for $12.99 (plus shipping and handling).

If you like botanical-themed stamps, you may want to consider joining the Greenhouse Society. We release a new stamp set every month as part of this collection. Members get the Greenhouse sets for $9.99 each (plus shipping and handling) and enjoy other benefits. Check out the Membership Agreement and FAQ page on our Web site for more details on joining the Greenhouse Society.

Here are some other cards I created with other Greenhouse Society stamp sets that I haven’t shared.

Hello - Greenhouse Society June

Hello by Daniela Dobson

May Day - Greenhouse Society May

Thank you by Daniela Dobson

The Technique Tuesday team is "so, so close" to revealing their Summer release. Here are some of my samples. If you want to see more, check out the blog post HERE.

You brighten my day close by Daniela Dobson

Loved this day story card by Daniela Dobson

Fun week story card by Daniela Dobson

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

{ Exclusive July kit from Elle’s Studio }

Exclusive July kit is ready for purchase now.

Here is what I created with the July kit, July cut files and Life is Good stamp set.

Beautiful day by Daniela Dobson

I love the cut files this month. The photo frame is the same size as some other cut outs that come in the kits and tags. I finally used my brand new Canon SELPHY CP910 White Portable Wireless Compact Photo Color Printer. I was able to print straight from my iPhone. I used FrameMagic app to get the photos this square size and they fit perfectly in the frames.
I added gold and navy stars from Heidi Swapp and stamped #favorite with Navy ink on white cardstock that I cut out. I sprinkled some Color Shine and added some enamel dots to finish the page.

Beautiful 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!

The kit includes:
3) 4 x 6" tags
7) 3 x 4" tags
1) 3 x 4 frame
2) 2 x 2" tags
18) die cuts (5 are transparent)

July Kit:
Life is Good Stamp:
July Cut file:



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