Tuesday, July 07, 2015

{ Card kit Monday }

Hi, here is my Card kit Monday post on Tuesday, LOL. It didn’t work out how I planned (posting on Monday), but it was fun using the same items again to create this new card.

I used Mojo Monday 405 sketch for this card. I loved it the moment I saw it and thought my elements would work perfectly for the sketch. The bright paper is from Echo Park that I received recently from Emma’s Paperie.

Celebrate by Daniela Dobson

Here is the kit I used. Same as last week, except I added a balloon and a different sentiment. I needed the balloon as part of the Curtain Call – Celebrate challenge.  I have never made a balloon before and it was easy. The only thing that is different from last week is that the arrow is missing and I have a different sentiment. 

Celebrate kit by Daniela Dobson

“Celebrate” is my own handwriting and after I cut it I didn’t like that it wasn’t standing out on the busy background. I used the offset function to create an outline around the word that I cut from white cardstock.

Celebrate close by Daniela Dobson

That is all from me for today.

***If you would like to create something with this kit, and are willing to share your creation, leave me a comment or email me and I will email you these files.***

Monday, July 06, 2015

{ July 2015 Memory Keepers Studio by Technique Tuesday }

It’s time for July release of Memory Keepers Studio- Favorite Things and Fresh Cut Studio – Page Makers. This stamp set is shipping July 15. If you are not a member of Memory Keepers Studio come and see how you can sign up --->>> HERE.

Here is a layout I created using the stamps and dies.

 Perfect moment by Daniela Dobson

I combined several different stamp sets here, but the focus is on Favorite Things stamp set and Page Makers dies. I couldn’t resist the large letters that I colored with watercolor crayons. Big Timber Outline Lowercase are awesome. I stamped the name on white cardstock and cut the whole word out. The little bike and “have fun” is from On Vacation - Memory Keepers Studio - May 2015.

Perfect moment close by Daniela Dobson

There are other new releases for July that you need to check out, especially the alphabet sets. We have 4 new ones. In addition, we released 4 new planner stamp sets. I have been using them in my June planner and have my July ready to go.

July planner 3  by Daniela Dobson

These are the sets I worked with and love them.

Make sure you check out the Technique Tuesday blog for more ideas.

I have a card made form Card Kit Monday. I will have that later today or tomorrow. Have a great Monday!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge – Christmas in July }

Hello and happy Thursday. It’s that time again, Impression Obsession DT challenge. Today I am sharing a card that I created with brand NEW stamps from Impression Obsession. This is from our Fall/Winter 2015 release and will be available soon.

Merry Christmas by Daniela Dobson

How fun is this tree? It is called Graphic Tree. I used watercolor pencils to color it and I added Deco Foil for extra sparkle and shine. The background is stamped with Cover-a-Card Quatrefoil. On top of that I layered our new die from the last release called All-in-One Frames - Rectangles 2. As you can see it is stitched! Love that. The oval is from last release, as well, called All-in-One Frames – Ovals. Striped Banner is an older stamp and I love how versatile it is.

Merry Christmas close 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 July 2 – July 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
Ellen Taylor
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Karen Amidon
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Monday, June 29, 2015

{ Card kit Monday }

So I had this brilliant idea. Ha! I saw this awesome canvas with a pineapple on it. I updated my Silhouette Studio to the new software and I had some cutting issues with the brand new blade. It’s all working now. I just had to turn the machine off and back on. Anyway, it has nothing to do with the pineapple, even though I did design several different versions and some awesome girls helped me pick the best one on Instagram. (Finished project coming soon).

Back to the card kit. I love to participate in different challenges and lately I have been making mini card kits in my Studio and cutting everything up and making a card. Today’s card took minutes. I wanted to create a card for MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I went into my stash of cut files, and by my stash I mean all the cut files I have created from scratch. Here is my card based on the sketch.

Hello by Daniela Dobson

These are the items I had in my file stash. The doily is really old. I made that when I discovered how to make them years ago. The arrow is old as well and I had that one, along with some others, turned into stamps. Hello is my own handwriting that I created the other day. I took an awesome class from Kerri Bradford and that was one of the lessons. 

Here are the items I used.

Card kit by Daniela Dobson

I used the sketch exactly as is, adding my own elements. What I would like to do is make another card with the same card kit and share it with you next Monday. I might pick a different sketch/challenge, or just make my own creation. What do you think? Let me know. If it’s something you like I might be able to share these kits with you.

Hello close by Daniela Dobson


Friday, June 26, 2015

{ Die Week: Adding Dimension Without Bulk }

Hi and happy Friday. Last week we were celebrating Dies on Technique Tuesday blog. If you missed it, make sure you check it out. Lots of great ideas using Technique Tuesday dies.

Here is a card I created using several different dies.

Happy day by Daniela Dobson

Dies used: Marquee Label, Photo Frame, This Tag, Label and Story Card.
Oh Happy Day stamp set
I added some gesso to the patterned paper for those watercolor colors to pop. I cut the dies from various papers and vellum. Everything works so well together. Look close and you'll see six different die-cuts underneath that pretty butterfly. Die-cuts are a great way to add dimension to a card without adding a lot of weight and bulk, which helps keep the card affordable to mail!  

Happy day close by Daniela Dobson

If you remember when I shared this card, for the watercolor blog hop, I used the Marquee Label to make the flower.

Smile close by Daniela Dobson

July 1st is coming, and you can "plan" on some fun new goodies from TechniqueTuesday.com.

We'll be sharing some cool projects made with all the new items after the reveal.

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Here is one of the sneaks from me.

Perfect moment close by Daniela Dobson

Saturday, June 20, 2015

{ Happy Moments card tutorial }

I have a card tutorial on Elle’s Studio blog today showing you how I made this card. I used lots of fun little techniques.  I hope you check it out.

Happy moments by Daniela Dobson

Happy moments close by Daniela Dobson