Sunday, December 30, 2012

{ Creating a Snowflake in Silhouette Studio }

I just can’t believe that tomorrow is the last day of 2012. I am always a little sad when a year comes to an end and excited to see what the new one will bring.
2012 was good to me!

I had several requests for a video on how I make my snowflakes in Silhouette Studio.

First, let me show you a sneak for January Studio AE.

January Studio AE Daniela Dobson

Note: I do have a Designer Edition of the software and I realize that some functions might now be available. I am able to show you how to make a snowflake with out the Center of Rotation adjustment function that is only available in Designer Edition.

Here are some of my snowflake creations…don’t forget the free Snowflake file download.

Be merry by Daniela Dobson

Joy mixed media canvas by Daniela Dobson

Let it snow  by Daniela Dobson

Hope * Joy * Happiness

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

{ The day after, giveaway winner, and photos }

Well, it’s two days after Christmas. I did start to write this post yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. It’s been busy around here with all the Christmas festivities. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

I am sharing two of my recent projects that I created for Technique Tuesday blog. One is a Thank you card that is perfect for all those Christmas gifts. The other is a tag…if you have some late gifts to give out, this little tag is quick and easy.

For this card I used Thank You and Remember This by Ali Edwards - Story Cards - Red. The snowflake is one of my creations. I created it while I was doing a snowflake video. Some of you requested a video to show you how I make them. I cut the snowflake from iCraft adhesive from Therm O Web and added glitter.

I used Jingle All the Way by Ali Edwards and Chevrons Two Step on this tag. The tree is from the Silhouette store that I cut two times, folded, and stitched in the center.

****Now for the giveaway winner. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment….The winner is….Juliana !!! Juliana, email me so I can mail you these goodies.****

Here are some photos form our festivities.

Celebrating my birthday.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Making cookies for Santa.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Christmas Eve.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Santa came.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Alex on Christmas morning.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Christmas day.Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Daniela Dobson Christmas 2012

Have a great Thursday!

Friday, December 21, 2012

{ Joy Mixed Media canvas and a giveaway }

This is my last post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft as their guest DT member. I loved it all. Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of your team. I love how this canvas turned out. It matches my other one perfectly.

Joy mixed media canvas by Daniela Dobson

Step by step photos and instructions are on Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog. If you Google deer silhouette you have plenty to choose from. I liked this one. I traced it in my Silhouette Studio and cut it on iCraft adhesive sheet from Therm O Web. You have seen me use that sheet on all my glitter projects. I used the iCraft adhesive sheet for the snowflake below. You can download that one for free.

Here is a little Snowman card that I created not that long ago using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. I created the snowman in my Silhouette Studio and colored him using Faber–Castell Design Memory Craft. Step by step photos and instructions are on the blog HERE.

Now for the giveaway!!!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft gave me this prize to give away to one of my blog readers. This prize pack is worth over $50. Today is a perfect day for a giveaway since it’s my birthday (and the first day of winter).

Leave a comment on this post and I will draw one winner.

Even if you have never used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, they are really easy to work with. You can find numerous examples of inspiration and tips on their blog and website.


Have a great Friday!

Join the Maya and celebrate the end of one of their millennia. Party like it’s 2012! That is what I will be doing – celebrating my birthday!

Friday, December 14, 2012

{ Free Cut Friday and Scrapbook Circle–All Is Bright }

Hello and happy Friday! I have several things to share with you today. Let’s start with a free file. This one is available for download on The Scrap Review blog or right below. Remember this little gift card holder I created in October? Now you can download it and use it.

***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.***

Gift card holder by Daniela Dobson

Here are some of my Scrapbook Circle layouts created with December – All is Bright.

Just us by Daniela Dobson

Twas the night by Daniela Dobson

Need this by Daniela Dobson

This last one I created for our December sketch challenge. You can find the sketch HERE. If you would like to play along, post your finished layout on our Facebook page or on our blog post.

Monday, December 10, 2012

{ December Studio AE from Technique Tuesday Blog Hop }

Welcome to our December Studio AE Blog Hop.

Today we are featuring projects made with the Studio AE – My Life – December 2012.

I created a mini accordion album. I downloaded the album from the Silhouette Store, by Lori Whitlock.

My life mini album front cover by Daniela Dobson

I used My Mind’s Eye patterned paper to cover the album cover, inside pages and the tags. I have to tell you that this was really easy to make. The hardest part for me was deciding which photos to use. They are all 2 x 2 inches, and once I had them printed the mini came together pretty quick.

The 3d accordion file folder mini album comes with a belly band, but I used ribbon. Once tied you can easily remove it to open and view the inside pages.

My life mini album by Daniela Dobson

I tried to coordinate all the patterned papers and the embellishments. I went through my stash and pulled all the yellow and pink items.

My life mini album inside by Daniela Dobson

These tags are really fun. They are all different shapes and fit nicely inside the pockets. I added stamping to each page with a photo. I will add journaling on the back to talk about each of the photos/events in my life.

For the embellishments on the tags I added different washi tape to the bottom of each one.

***Make sure you check out all the blogs because we are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Technique Tuesday. That means you can get anything you want.***
The winners will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog on the 13th.

Joscelyne Cutchens, our guest for December
Jaclyn Miller
Ali Edwards
Daniela Dobson -------> You are here
Laura O’Donnell
Sharyn Tormanen
Nichol Magouirk
Teri Anderson
Tanis Giesbrecht


Thursday, December 06, 2012

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge–Celebrating the holidays }

Hi and welcome to another Impression Obsession challenge.
Our next challenge starts today, December 6, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, December 12, at 10 PM.

Create a new card using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between December 6 - 12. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

Here is my project.

Winter wishes by Daniela Dobson

I stamped the card base with Cover-a-card Snowflakes and heat embossed using white embossing powder. The Christmas tree is die cut from patterned paper and I used 3D Foam Squares to adhere the tree to the card. I added some sparkly glitter to the edges.
The sentiment is from All I Want For Christmas stamp set, stamped on die cut tag.

***Don’t forget to visit our DT for more inspiration***


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Saturday, December 01, 2012

{ Technique Tuesday December Studio AE }

Hello December! I can’t believe you are here! Time for our December Studio AE stamp set called My Life by Ali Edwards.

Here is my layout.

I heat embossed with clear embossing powder after stamping. Love the stamp set and I came up with numerous ways of using it. I just hope I have time to create what I envisioned. If you follow me on Instagram you will recognize this photo of Alex from couple of weeks ago, helping me make cookies. I used bits and pieces from The Scrapbook Circle November and October kit.

This is what the stamp set looks like. Let me know what you think.

  Here is one more layout I created for Technique Tuesday Blog feature Memory Keeping.

Life today by Daniela Dobson

I die cut the leaves and stamped polka dots on them with the Passion for Polka stamp set. I created and cut the tag with my Cameo and then stamped the Chevrons from Chevrons Two Step right on it. “Hello Today” is a digital file by Ali Edwards that I traced and cut out with my Silhouette Studio. I stamped “love” from Days of the Week by Ali Edwards with yellow ink and cut it out to add to the Story Card."

Life today close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Saturday!