{4.25.2013} Unity Thursday + Cameo file FREEBIE

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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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other: star punch, 2 label shapes cutting file (Lori Whitlock)

{2.25.2013} hot lips

Smooches

That is what I thought of as soon as I saw this week’s
SPARKS challenge from Paper Smooches.

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Hee hee, I love how he is planting a big old kiss on her.

I designed my ‘hot lips’ in my Silhouette software and paired it with the perfect
sentiment stamp from Chit Chat.  At the last minute, I added the rhinestone beauty mark.
Just seemed necessary.

And I have a smooch for you.
Just click on the image below to download the Studio cutting file.

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

{2.8.2013} happy chinese new year…

My sweet friend Emily Leiphart (Art from the Heart) has organized a fun hop to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The New Year is on February 10th, but we are celebrating now and through the weekend. There are a great bunch of designers and stamp illustrators ready to celebrate the Year of the Snake.

I couldn't help but create something as well using my own design.

Just using some Echo Park Dots and Stripes with some washi tape.

Click on the image below to download.

Designers

Emily Leiphart

Alice Wertz

Chunyuan Wu

Kryssi Ng

Mary Johnson

Miriam Prantner

Pamela Ho

Sparkle Smith

Artists/Sponsors

Angie Blom Designs

Dahlhouse Designs (you are here)

Deasy Designs

Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Lisa Hetrick Design

There are $230 worth of Prizes to giveaway as well.

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs!Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win.You can visit Emily's blog for all the prize and hop details.

Thanks for visiting and I hope I'll see you around more if you are new to Dahlhouse Designs.Please join me by following my blog or on Facebook.

Happy New Year!

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{11.28.2012} PMB all wrapped up

I have my last project for November up to day on the Paper Made Bakery blog today.
You’ll have to stop over there for all the fun details.

And I’m wrapping up ALL my projects this month today as well.
Here they are ALL together in their Holiday wrapping and bows.

FIRST up is my card and video on how to make loopy bows.

You can download the Silhouette Studio file for this project by clicking on the image below.

{11.3.2012} TCS#7

Ready for another The Cameo Spotlight challenge?

Yummy colors.  I love this fun combo.
We have an extra special treat this week too.
Paper Smooches has generously sponsored this challenge.

Eeeek, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Paper Smooches.

Fun, Fun, Fun!  That is what this card is all about.  I adore the outdoors, so I just had to have the Happy Camper stamp set from Paper Smooches.  I paper pieced and used Copic markers to add some fun and dimension to the stamped images.  I adore that little wooden sign.  It reminds me of when we used to go to my Aunt and Uncle’s cabin in the summer.  While the signs didn’t exactly look this cute, all the signs were made of wood planks.

I used my Cameo to cut out the card base.
It is a simple design, but I thought I would share it anyway in case you didn’t want to have to design it yourself.

Hope you will join us for this 2 week challenge!


{11.1.2012} christmas treats + giveaway

November 2012 Fresh Baked Kit

We are hopping with the Paper Made Bakery and Timeless Twine design teams today.  If you came here from Michelle’s blog, you’re in the right place.  If you would like to start from the beginning of the hop, head over to the Paper Made Bakery blog!  Ready for a peek at the newly Fresh Baked kit?

PERFECT timing to get all your Christmas cards done!!!
Plenty of supplies for at least 10 cards and lots of leftovers for many more.

Check out that awesome TWINE!!!  Don’t you just love it.  It is a special pack made for this Paper Made Bakery kit by Timeless Twine.  We are lucky to have their design team joining us today too.  It is the perfect accent to any card.  I love the great papers included in this kit too, I couldn’t wait to show off some of my favorite patterns.  And don’t you think the Fresh Squeezed Stamps are darling?  I’m going to have so much fun with them this month.

This fun card has a little secret!

It holds a little lip smackin’ treat.
A lip balm will slide perfectly into the holder for a fun classroom or teacher gift.

I have a Silhouette cutting file freebie to go with this project.  It is perfectly sized to make one 4 x 4 lip balm holder out of one 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper (file can not be re-sized).

And of course I have a SCRAPS UNWRAPPED video sharing all the goodies inside this month’s kit.

Up NEXT is Jennifer

Here is a list of the Paper Made Bakery Hop, in case you get lost…
Paper Made Bakery – http://www.papermadebakery.com
Michelle McClure – http://outofmybook.blogspot.com
Lisa Arana – http://dahlhouse-designs.com (ME)
Jennifer Cuthbertson – http://jencuthbertson.blogspot.com

Paper Made Bakery is giving away a prize, so be sure to enter!  The Rafflecopter widget below gives you LOTS of ways to enter.  More details on the PMB blog.
To enter, click the Rafflecopter link below:

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{10.18.2012} CTS#2 + free Silhouette File

Let’s CAS(E) this SKETCH! CTS is a challenge blog to inspire you to to create a clean and simple card based on a fun sketch. Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge and brand new sketch.

I love how the one big element of the sketch falls off the side of the page and is cut off!  That is what inspired this sketch, something that butts right up to the edge of the card or that would normally hang over but gets cut off.  I took that part of the sketch to the center panel and mimic the sketch there.

Do you have ‘sketch fright’?  I’ve noticed a few mention they have a hard time interpreting a sketch to create their card.  I love sketches… creating them, using them, my brain just thinks they are super fab.  But if you need a few pointers on how to approach a sketch, I have a video for you based on today’s sketch.

Here is a close up of the bee card from the video.

Don’t you just adore that bee??? So cute right.  I have the honeycomb file I created for the Silhouette share too. Just click on the graphic below to download.

And card number two from the video!  Don’t you love how so many cards can be inspired by just one little sketch?

Make sure you hop over to the CTS blog for challenge rules and a blog full of inspiration. The design team girls are so talented and have the most fabulous cards to share.