Monday, April 30, 2012

{ The “Spring” Technique Tuesday Blog Hop }

Welcome to the "Spring" Technique Tuesday blog hop.
The Stamping Techs are blog hopping again, sharing Spring-inspired projects made with Technique Tuesday stamps.

Here is my card.

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I used Spring stamp set for the images and added April Showers by Ali Edwards fro the sentiment. I stamped directly on patterned paper and used watercolor crayons to color all the images.

I cut out the cloud with the sun and used 3D Foam Adhesive by Therm O Web for dimension.

Be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop:

Daniela ---->>> you are here


We will pick one person from all the comments received during the hop to win the Fly stamp set.


The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on May 3rd.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

{ Sk8ter boy and free Silhouette files }

Here is another layout I created based on Memory Keeping Monday challenge at Two Peas in a Bucket.

Sk8ter boy by Daniela Dobson

I used Triangulation Templates DigiKit by Erica Hernandez as a sketch for this layout (top right). I created my own template in Silhouette Studio to cut out the triangles with my Cameo.

Sk8ter boy by Daniela Dobson

The triangles were cut from a white piece of cardstock. The base of the triangle is 3” wide. You can change the size and the number of triangles once your download the file.

I love the new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection from American Crafts (yellow polka dots background) and I added Echo Park to the other triangles.

Sk8ter boy by Daniela Dobson

I used a Cover-a-Card Thick Chevron stamp from Impression Obsession and stamped it on the bottom of the page with ColorBox Pigment Ink: Robin’s Egg. I crated the number border in Silhouette Studio, cut it out with the Cameo, and colored it with the same ink. The arrow is mine, too. Pretty simple to create. The arrows were inspired by this beautiful print from Lucy Engelman.

That diamond sticker on the bottom is from Crate Paper. Looking at it now, I think I want to recreate it in my studio so I am able to cut the outline and insert different papers in the centers.

I am making all these files available for download, including the heart border I used on this layout here.

***These are Silhouette Studio files, created by me, and are for personal use only. If you use them please link me up so I can check out your creations. I would love it if you give me credit and link to my blog. ***

Let me know if you have any questions or problems with the files. I am putting together some videos on how to create some of these images. Let me know if there is interest in videos or step by step photo tutorials.


Click on images to download files.

Triangles by Daniela Dobson

Numbers border by Daniela Dobson

Arrows by Daniela Dobson

Hearts border by Daniela Dobson


Monday, April 23, 2012

{ Real Life–Memory Keeping Monday Challenge }

I loved the challenge last Monday at Two Peas in a Bucket from Lisa Truesdell. She used a digital template that she cut with the Cameo and used as a layout. You know I trace and cut Digital Kits all the time. This challenge was perfect for me.

Real life Daniela Dobson

This is the kit I used. All these are 4x6 cards and perfect for project life. I traced the bottom left one in the first row and cut it out. This set comes with a PDF file so you can print them out.


I measured the slots and printed my photos to fit in those spaces. The actual cut size is 4x6 on my page. I love it. I make sure I save the file in my library so I can use it again.

I used April Studio AE – Hello Routine stamp set and Tree-Mendous stamp set from Technique Tuesday.
I cut the little arrows/chevrons by hand and stitched them to the page with my sewing machine.

I am using new My Mind’s Eye papers and embellishments. The green washi tape is from Heidi Swapp. I sneaked in some really old 7 gypsies stickers and Jenni Bowlin journaling tag (the one with a star peeking at the top left).

I have been creating new Silhouette Studio Files like crazy (if you follow me on Instagram you know)! I would like to use them before I share them! I have a layout coming up and some free files with them. There might be an arrow or two. Oh, and I can make hearts!

Arrows by Daniela Dobson

Now, for the winner from my last post.
Congratulations Peg K! Can you please email me so I can get the stamps to you.

I have more stamps to give away this week !


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