Tuesday, February 28, 2017

{ Sassy Birthday Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday }

I have one more card to share with you using Sassy Birthday Stamp Set and Celebrate DIY Steel Die.

Celebrate by Daniela Dobson

I embossed a part of the circle using my new embossing diffuser tempate from Sizzix. I love it. The font in Celebrate DIY Steel Die is my favorite. I die cut the word from pink cardstock. To adhere the die cut word I like to use my Therm O Web Mini Dot Sticky Runner. The background is inked with a mask and distress ink. I heat embossed “happy birthday” from Sassy Birthday Stamp Set.

Celebrate close by Daniela Dobson

Thursday, February 23, 2017

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Thursday }

It is my turn today to share a card I made using Impression Obsession stamps and dies. Here is what I created.

I used a brand new stamp set called Mix It Up Florals.

Miss you by Daniela Dobson

I traced a circle die on white cardstock and stamped the flowers in black ink. I colored the flowers with my brand new Mermaid Markers from Jane Davenport. Once it was dry I die cut the circle.
The scalloped frame is from Circle Shaker Frame Die.

Miss you close by Daniela Dobson

The background is stamped with Vintage Briar Rose Background in yellow ink and embossed with a triangle folder that I love!!! Some twine and “miss you” from Social Greetings 1 propped up with tiny 3D foam squares from Therm O Web.

Miss you close 2 by Daniela Dobson

Impression Obsession stamps and dies:

Mix It Up Florals 
Circle Shaker Frame Die
Social Greetings 1
Vintage Briar Rose Background

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

{ Many Candles Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday }

Have you seen the brand new samp set from Technique Tuesday Many Candles Stamp Set?  You have to check it out. It is perfect for all you birthday stamping needs.

Here is a card I made using Many Candles Stamp Set and Many Candles DIY Steel Die. I stmped the candles first and then I used the die to die cut the edge.

Birthday by Daniela Dobson

For the card base I used Elle’s Studio bits and pieces that were laying around while I was creating. The little hearts are from Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies that were left over from another project.

Birthday  close by Daniela Dobson

Here is what the stamp set lookis like.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

{ Two new mini collections from Elle’s Studio }

We are excited to announce that we just added two new mini collections to our shop! The first collection is called TV and it includes journaling tags, wood veneers, and a stamp. Our second mini collection is called Feel Better and it includes journaling tagswood veneers, and a stamp set, too! Both collections include fun illustrations by Rachel from Citrus and Mint!

Our new products would work great on all types of scrapbooking projects – layouts, mini albums, pocket pages, planners, and more! And, our design team will be sharing some fun projects with these new collections here on our blog this week!

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Stop by our site to see the new products that were just added! And, we’d love to hear what mini collection theme you’d like to see next!

Monday, February 20, 2017

{ Deco Foil Transfer Gel from Therm O Web }

It’s here. Our Deco Foil Transfer Gel is available for purchase. I am sharing this project on the blog today that I created using the gel. It is super easy to use. White when applied and clear when it dries. 

You can visit the blog for step by step instructions.

Love by Daniela Dobson

I shared this card last week that I created with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel. I know that some of you asked when the gel will be available.

Love by Daniela Dobson

We have lots of projects and ideas on Therm O Web blog on how to use Deco Foil Transfer Gel.

Features & Benefits:

  • Mask off any areas where you don’t want Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel
  • Use a palette knife or old credit card to apply Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel
  • For best results, hold tool at 45 degree angle to spread Deco Foil™ Transfer Gel, using slow, smooth motion. Gently scrape away excess gel from stencil and return to jar for future use
  • Goes on white; dries completely clear
  • Wash tools right after use using soap and warm water
  • Wipe rim of jar with paper towel before closing lid

Friday, February 17, 2017

{ Maya Road Guest Designer–Wood Pallet }

Hello and welcome back. Today I have one more project I created for Maya Road as a guest designer for February. I got to work with their 8x8 wood pallet. I painted it add added Deco Foil from Therm O Web. You have to stop by the blog to see the instructions and more photos.

Fresh beginning pallet_Daniela Dobson_01

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Somebunny Loves you }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Somebunny Loves you (Easter or bunnies).

Here is a card I created with our brand new stamps.

Happy day by Daniela Dobson

I started this card by stamping Vintage Briar Rose Background on white cardstock in yellow ink. The Ornate Rectangle Frame is die cut from white cardstock and I lightly inked the edges with the same pink as the bunny.

Happy day close by Daniela Dobson

I stamped and fussy cut the bunny, along with his tail. He is adhered with 3D foam squares. I tied thin ribbon at the bottom, by his feet, and added a stamped sentiment from the same stamp set: Bunny Love.

Happy day close 2  by Daniela Dobson

Impression Obsession stamps and dies:

Vintage Briar Rose Background
Bunny Love
Ornate Rectangle Frame

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 February 16 – March 1. 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
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

{ Maya Road Guest Designer }

Hello and happy Wendesday. I am a guest designer for Maya Road this month and I have a blog post on their blog today. This is one of my projects I created using Maya Road supplies.

Easy and quick card with pieces of patterned paper and then layering trinkets and diecuts. The sentiment is stamped and fussy cut. I couldn’t resist adding watercolor splatters to match my watercolor Notepaper die cut.

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Stop by the Maya Road blog for a list of supplies and more photos of this card. I will share one more project on Friday.

Stop by tomorrow for our Impression Obsession DT challenge.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

{ Floral Inspiration with Elle’s Studio }

Good morning and happy Valentine’s Day. I have a card on Elle’s Studio blog showcasing our February 2017 kit and extras. I knew I was posting on Valentine’s Day, but wanted to create someting different.


I was inspired by the 3″ x 4″ floral background tag from the kit and wanted to use it as a focal element on my card. I used my watercolor crayons to color in the flowers and leaves on the journaling card background- just a little touch of color with the crayon and a little water with the paint brush to move the color around. I added a little bit of color to the diamond patterned paper of the card base as well.


I cut a strip of yellow from one of the patterned papers in the Sunny Days 12 x 12 Paper Collection and used my fringe scissors to add a fringe to the paper strip. I cut the striped border journaling tag from Love You Journaling Tags in half and adhered it behind my watercolored flower journaling card. The fringe was added to the bottom and a little twine tied in a bow to the front. I added the yellow heart sticker from the Speech Bubble Stickers and layered the colorful banner tag from the February 2017 Exclusive Kit. It was the perfect way to pull all of the colors together.

I used a gray marker to draw the flowers onto white cardstock, then I colored them with the same watercolor crayons. They are a larger version of the ones on the journaling card. I fussy cut them and adhered them to the front with 3D foam squares. Above the flowers, the “hello” sticker from the Speech Bubble Stickers created the perfect sentiment!


Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your projects inspired by this post using Elle’s Studio products using the hashtag #EllesStudio on social media for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop!

Monday, February 13, 2017

{ Kyle The Cool Cat Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday }

Have you seen Kyle? Isn’t he adorable? He is our February addition to Animal House Collection. Last month we had Frederick & Fiona Stamp Set and you can see my card from that set HERE. You can, also, find the FREE cut file for the Diamond Hearts in the same blog post.

Thanks by Daniela Dobson

I added distress ink to the background with some splatters. I colored Kyle with Prismacolor pencils. He is die cut and adhered with 3D foam squares.

Thanks by close Daniela Dobson


Are you a card maker or paper crafter who loves cute animals? On the first of each month, we release a new set of Animal House™ clear stamps and matching steel dies. The hand-drawn images and funny sentiments in each stamp set can be used on their own. Or use the stamps and matching dies together to add some extra cuteness to your projects!

Join the monthly auto-ship program and SAVE! Members enjoy 25% off each month's Animal House stamps and dies, 15% off selected products, free shipping on add-on orders, and more. You can learn more about the benefits in the Animal House Membership Agreement and FAQ. To join now, click on the first item below. Plus for a limited time, you will also receive a FREE Go Wild stamp set if you join this auto-ship program!

Visit our Technique Tuesday blog and website for more ideas and inspiration using this stamp set.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, February 10, 2017

{ Exclusive February 2017 kit from Elle’s Studio }

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

Here are my projects using February Exclusive kit and extras.



*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.*

February kit
What Happened Stamp
Speech bubble stickers
Date stickers
Heart Circle Acrylics
XO Acrylic - White
XO Acrylic - Black
Sweetheart Acrylic
Fav Acrylic
LOVE w/Arrow Acrylic
Broken heart Acrylic
Wood Veneer Stars
So Happy Wood Veneer
February Labels
February Cut Files
What Happened Printables




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

Saturday, February 04, 2017

{ My Favorite Things sketch and color challenge }

It’s Saturday and so gloomy outside. I was cleaning my desk and wanted to look around to see if there was a fun challenge. I totally love the blue and gray from the Color Challenge #62 and decided to participate in the sketch challenge, as well. I love all the new stamps that are coming out and really need to add some more to my very small collection.

Here is my card.

Sending hugs by Daniela Dobson

I love how this card came together. I used Beast Friends stamp set and dies. I colored him with watercolor. “Sending hugs” was the extra die that came with my order. The hearts are die cut from white cardstock that I colored with Blueberry ink. The heart die is from Tag Builder Blueprints. The diamond shape under the Beast is a tree from Oh Christmas Trees stamp set. I stamped them with Tropical Teal and Spearmint and cut them out. The polka dot strip is a piece of washi. I used 3D foam squares to add dimension to the little Beast.

Sending hugs close by Daniela Dobson

That is all I have for today. Let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great Saturday!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

{ Valentine Crafts with iCrafts Adhesive }

I have a project on Therm O Web blog today using iCraft Adhesive and our brand new Deco Foil Transfer Gel (available in March). If you follow me on Instagram I shared the gel and have a little video on there using  Deco Foil with it.

Love by Daniela Dobson

For this card I used Elle’s Studio January 2017 kit (journaling cards) and Technique Tuesday stamps and dies - Charming Hearts DIY Steel Dies, Meant To Be Stamp Set, Long Love DIY Steel Die. Isn’t that Deco Foil just beautiful? I love it.

Love close by Daniela Dobson

Visit the blog for more photos and step by step instructions.

Don’t forget my earlier post from today Think Pink.

Have a great Thursday!

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Think Pink }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Think Pink.

Here is a card I created with our brand new stamps.

Love you by Daniela Dobson

I stamped a white piece of cardstock with Cover-a-card Background stamp called Desiderata. It’s a poem. I loosely covered it with white gesso and added Whipped Spackle through a chevron stencil. I colored the space with watercolor.

I created a little tag by stamping  a part of Rambling Roses stamp on the right side and adding watercolor. The sentiment is from Delightful Donuts stamp set. I layered a tag with twine and a glitter strip and a flower and stitched the front with black thread.
 Love you close by Daniela Dobson

Delightful Donuts
Rambling Roses 

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 February 2 – February 15 . 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
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

{ February 2017 Memory Keepers Studio by Technique Tuesday }

Our February release of Let’s Party - Memory Keepers Studio – Feb 2017 (shipping 2/15/17) and Let’s Party  DIY Steel Dies - Fresh Cut Studio – Feb 2017 (shipping 2/15/17). Plus, check out all that is new and available for February.

Here is what I created using several stamp sets and dies.

Happy birthday by Daniela Dobson

I thought the Shamrock Owl Stamp set was super cute to go with Let’s Party stamp set. The base is Postage Card DIY die that I colored with distress ink. The Owl is stamped and watercolored along with the balloon. I used 3D foam squares to pop up the images.

Happy birthday close by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Wednesday!