Sunday, June 30, 2013

{ Google Reader is going away }

Google Reader Is Shutting Down; Here Are the Best Alternatives (click on the link)

I have been using Feedly and like it. Read the article above for some other alternatives. I hope you still follow my blog. You can also sign up for my blog via email and you get email updates only when there is a blog post. ------->>>>> Look to the right in the side bar for a box that says Email Subscriptions powered by FeedBlitz.

I hope to see you around. What are you using instead of Google Reader?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

{ Samantha Walker and JustRite blog hop }

Hi and welcome to our blog hop. There are going to be two blog hops, one today and one tomorrow.

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Here is what I created.

It's a boy by Daniela Dobson

I used All Boy stamp set and Giddy Up Boy Collection papers. The yellow patterned paper is stamped with a diamond pattern from Pattern Basics stamp set.
I stamped the boat with blue ink on white cardstock and colored the sails with watercolor crayons. I cut the sails out and adhered them to the base boat using 3D Foam Adhesive by Therm O Web. I doted the dots with Crystal Lacquer.
I stamped the sentiment on one of the sticker tags that came with the Giddy Up Boy Collection paper. The little ticket is from Pattern Basics stamp set. I just cut it out, folded in half and stapled it to the card.

It's a boy close by Daniela Dobson

Enter to win this prize.

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***Go visit our other blogs on the list for today for more inspiration.***

Justrite Inspiration
Samantha Walker
Debbie Olson
Kathy Jones
Guiseppa Gubler
Eva Dobilas
Michele Kovack
Maya Oren-Dahan
Kristi Schurr
Darsie Bruno
Kellie Fortin
Chrissy Guido
Sheri Holt
Angela Barkhouse
Daniela Dobson ---->> you are here!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

{ Impression Obsession /Flower Soft blog hop }

  Flower Soft Impression Obsession

We’re having fun being Patriotic today with Impression Obsession stamps and Flower Soft. You’ll be inspired by creative projects as you hop along the Designer’s blogs.


One random comment author will be chosen by Impression Obsession to receive a $25.00 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate.

One random comment author will be chosen by Flower Soft to receive a $25.00 Flower Soft Gift Certificate.

Here is my card.

Live the dream by Daniela Dobson

For this card I pulled out one of my favorite older stamps called Riding Pretty. I colored the bicycle with Prismacolor pencils and I cut the bicycle out. There are different things that you can put in the basket. I chose the roses that I stamped, colored and cut. I added Flower Soft and adhered it to the basket using 3D Foam squares.

The blue patterned paper is stamped with Grunge Circle Star. I stamped the Grunge Star, which is a perfect match for Grunge Circle Star, on white cardstock in red ink. The stars are cut out and adhered to some of the circles.

The tag is stamped with Cover-a-card Distressed Lines and adhered to the card using 3D Foam Squares. I stamped the banner from This is My Country and added Flower Soft to the stamped image. I cut the banner out and added it under the bow. The sentiment is stamped and cut out so it fits in that area.

Live the dream close by Daniela Dobson

Leave a comment on all the blog hop posts to be eligible to win.
Winners will be announced on June 30th at the Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Blogs.

Flower Soft Blog
Impression Obsession Blog
Jeanne Streiff
Dina Kowal
Cibele Glazer
Lorie Souther
Jenny Gropp
Dawn Lusk
Vickie Harper
Linda Beeson
Daniela Dobson ------>> You are here
Kittie Caracciolo
Deb Felts
Laura Fulcher

Have fun hopping!


Thursday, June 20, 2013

{ Impression Obsession DT Challenge–Colors of Summer }

Hi and welcome to our  Impression Obsession challenge – Colors of Summer.

Our challenge starts today, June 20, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, June 26, at 10 PM.

Create a new project using  Impression Obsession stamps and post it on Impression Obsession Blog, between June 20 -26. A winner will be chosen randomly to win a $25 gift certificate to the Impression Obsession store.

This time I created a layout with some bright summer colors, mixing several different stamp sets.

The background is created with Full Bloom Hollyhocks stamp and new Hero Arts Neon paint dauber. Timmy is the cutest little stamp that reminded me of my son, Alex. I had perfect photos to go with Timmy, Alex eating watermelon, which he does not like.

Happy summer days by Daniela Dobson

I stamped Timmy on watercolor paper and colored him with watercolor pencils. I did the same with Party Pinwheels. I used watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell and Koh-I-Noor. They are both very vibrant.

The banner is from This is my country stamp set and I stamped it in three different colors and cut out the pink and turquoise ones to layer over the yellow base.

Little banner tags are from Elle’s Studio and the patterned paper is Basic Grey, Crate Paper and Echo Park, all from Emma’s Paperie.

Happy summer days close by Daniela Dobson

What do you think? I hope you have time to play and create something for this fun challenge.

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

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Daniela Dobson <------- you are here
Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber
Kittie Caracciolo
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Make sure you follow Impression Obsession:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

{ Make a wish display }

I have a blog post up on Samantha Walker blog today with tutorial on how I created this with my Silhouette Cameo. I hope you check it out. Let me know what you think.
Make a wish by Daniela Dobson

Friday, June 14, 2013

{ Free Cut Friday! }

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.

You are my anchor by Daniela Dobson

Using papers from Emma’s Paperie. New Studio Calico Atlantic Collection, Fancy Pants Designs Park Bench Collection and Authentique Renew collection. The circle cut I sprayed with mist and layered over white cardstock circle. The frame is adhered with 3D Foam Squares from Therm O Web.

My anchor close by Daniela Dobson

***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.

My anchor by Daniela Dobson

Do you remember me mentioning that Technique Tuesday offers Digital Cut Files?

Wondering just how our digital die lines work with Technique Tuesday stamps?

Wendy Sue Anderson is set to give you the scoop! Check out her post on the Create blog from Northridge Publishing. We think it's super fun!

Not just is Wendy Sue sharing a super cute card made with our Banner Up stamp set and Banner Up Digital Die Lines, but she is also showing how she cut the die lines out with her digital die-cutting machine and stamped on them!

In addition, this year marks the 10-year anniversary of Technique Tuesday, and that means we are bringing back some our popular stamp sets from the past!

One of them is called Everyday Words by Ali Edwards.

Here is a layout I created with the set. I used some fun new goodies from Emma’s Paperie, Elle’s Studio and Heidi Swapp (butterfly mask). There are some beautiful samples created with this stamp set on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Everyday life by Daniela Dobson

Another set is called Simple Sentiments.

Here is my card created with this set. Our DT made some wonderful creations that you can see on our Technique Tuesday blog.

Just a note by Daniela Dobson

Scrapbook Circle June kit – First Avenue is available for purchase now. Here is a layout I created for Lifting You challenge. There are some fun items in this kit.

Awesome by Daniela Dobson

Have a great Friday! I had Thursday off and this is where I was, my back yard, with my sweet boy. Back to work today.

Daniela Dobson