{5.7.2013} i have issues…

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I’m working on some stuff for my blog behind the scenes and things are going horrible WRONG.
I’m trying to move my blog over to a self-hosted site and of course in my techie world, nothing ever goes smooth.  If you are having trouble finding me, my domain (dahlhouse-designs.com) is currently down.  I do not have a timeline on when it will be back, but it may be a little while.

So… dahlhousedesigns.wordpress.com is where you can find my blog for now.  I’m excited to host my own blog, but I guess I need to go through some growing pains.

Thank you for your patience as I get this all worked out.  I think my feeds and definitely my email subscriptions still work so if you are not already following, you might want to in case I get lost.  I don’t like being lost.  Lol.  You can find both sign ups in my blog sidebar to the right.

I’ll update you when all is good again.
Hugs.

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{5.5.2013} wanna sketch reminder

Getting ready for Mom

Unity Stamp company is helping you get ready for Mom.
This week’s STAMP of the WEEK is for Mother’s day.

Mother’s Day Daisies

Supah adorable and oh so sweet.
What mother doesn’t deserve some flowers?

I’m using this set with my Wanna Sketch.  I’m so excited for the ENTRIES already.
They are FABULOUS and it makes me so giddy to see what you all come up with.

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I thought I’d share the evolution of this card and WHY sketches are so fabulous.  Plus, I don’t think of sketches as restricting, but as inspiring.  They get you started and then you let your creativity (or in my case, mistakes) guide you.
I actually started with the yellow patterned paper covering the entire card.  The daisies were on the white banner, but not trimmed out and I went to stamp my saying along side the banner and effed it up!  Crooked and bad.  Goodness gracious.  So I stared at it for awhile and a new plan evolved into what you see now.  I trimmed out the sides on the banner to help the flowers pop more.  Super cute right?  Please say yes.  Ha.  Then I trimmed the yellow paper and attempted a straight sentiment at the bottom.

A new Wanna Sketch will go up May 19th, so you have plenty of time to play with this one.
Link up below so I can stop by and see your beautiful project.

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{5.2.2013} Happy Birthday Unity…

THANK YOU
to our Unity Friends.

It has been an AMAZING 5 years
of fun and inspiration with the Unity Company!!!
I’m so excited to join in on today’s hop to share my gratitude with you all.
All the action starts on the Unity blog.

There is nothing BETTER than our Unity FRIENDS.
You all are the SWEETEST and most SUPPORTIVE people I know.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

I wish I could HUG you all!!!  So instead, I’m sending you a virtual SMACK.
I’m using April’s Kit of the Month.

LOTS of greatness happening today with Unity.
TONS of new RELEASES.
ACK, I need them ALL they are so amazing.

But we are not done hopping and of course we have this:

** COMMENT PRIZE **
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Joslyn next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Andrea
Eryn
Jen E.
Jimmi
Karen
Lisa H.
Robyn
Shemaine
Thienly
Jolande
Lisa A.
Joslyn
Stephanie
Erin
Renee

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{4.29.2013} anything goes today…

SPaRKS!

It is a fun day with the SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.
ANYTHING GOES!!!

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This is a great week to JUST PLAY!!!  The Party Posse is a new stamp set for me, though it is “vintage” Paper Smooches.  I just adore that little hamster.  Who knew a hamster could be so cute???  He is colored with some Copics and then popped up on the card.  I cut the balloon out with my Cameo and then did a little surgery on the hamster to be able to thread the balloon string out his little hand.  So adorable.

Check out the other girls sharing their SPARKS cards this week.

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{4.28.2013} HB2U

**I apologize to all my email and feed readers.
My post went nut-so this weekend and went out early twice.
So, third time’s a charm right?**

I am THRILLED to be using this week’s Stamp of the Week.
Isn’t it darling?

The design team has a bunch of amazing samples on the UNITY BLOG today.

Unity Stamp of the Week

You can find more information and to sign up for the Stamp of the Week HERE.
Who wouldn’t love a little Unity delivered EVERY week.
Awesome.

I’m also submitting this to Simon Says Stamp since ANYTHING GOES this week.

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{4.25.2013} Unity Thursday + Cameo file FREEBIE

Whoop Whoop!

I just LOVE when I get to hop on Thursday’s with Unity.
It is my favorite day for sure.
All the action starts on the Unity blog.

I am using the current KIT OF THE MONTH today.

Eeek, fun right?  The stamps are some I designed as well.  I loved the idea of geocaching for a card theme.  Lots of friends I know have husbands or kids that like to go on these little adventures.  It is quite a trendy theme right now as well.  The Here and There paper pad had the PERFECT matching paper.

I have a little freebie for you as well.
I created that card base for the Cameo and I’m going to share it with you.
It is available in both .studio and svg files.
Just click on the picture and download the file you need.

** COMMENT PRIZE **
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog today.
We’ll be giving away 3 prizes from comments left on the participating blogs.

That is all from me, head on over to the amazing Renee next!!!!

Here are the list of blogs hopping today.

Angie
Erin
Jen B.
Jolande
Joslyn
Lisa A.
Renee
Shellye
Shilo
Stephanie

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