Thursday, January 16, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop: Day 2

Join the Fun--DAY TWO

NOW through January 19

Welcome to the Daydream Designs BLOG HOP!  If you are just joining us, hop right in.  But you may want to check out previous posts by our designers.  Some of them are posting new samples each day of the hop.  We have tons of inspiration for you and lots of FREEBIES and giveaways.  You will visit 10 Dream Team designers’ blogs.  Follow the linked list below to move through the blog hop in order, so you don’t miss one.  

**Three winners will win their choice of 

 from our Daydream Designs Store.  
If we have lots of players, more winners will be selected.

(Excludes KD-Kits)

**One winner will win this BIG BLOG CANDY**

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Blog Candy Contents: 

  • Cardstock:  2-12x12 toast textured, 3-12x12 pink textured, 3 sheets each of 8-1/2 x 11 in Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush.  (8 sheets total)
  • Patterned Paper: TWO 12 x 12 sheets EACH in light floral, bright floral, stripe, and heart print.  (8 sheets total)
  • Embellishments: 7 yds. total in wrinkle ribbon: pink blush, sand, caramel (hand-dyed by Diane Noble), 5 doilies, assorted prima flowers (as shown), assorted round and heart shaped buttons as shown, bird cage with pendant, rhinestone swirls, pink glass pearls, 30+ stickers
  • 3-D alterable items: 1 set of bracket covers for a mini album, one boxed fold out album to decorate.  (See more pictures at the end of this blog post) 


Collect FREE DIGIS as you go!  There will be a free digi waiting on each designer’s blog!  Here's the one for this blog.  Just copy and paste to your files.

To qualify:

1.      Visit every blog on the list.

2.      Leave a comment saying you were here.  Leave additional comments on subsequent days for more chances to win.

3.      For an extra chance to win, subscribe to our newsletter (Diane’s blog, first stop on the hop.  If you are already subscribed just tell me and I'll add another chance for you).

4.      When you get to the last blog on the list, Jerusha’s blog, you will have the choice to end the hop or continue to Deedee Anderson’s blog to start another round with her team for more prizes and Freebies!  Let’s get started!

Deedee Anderson (optional to continue to her One-Stop-Blog-Hop for additional prizes and inspiration) 


I just have to say, I'm really happy with my newest little set, Tweethearts. It's available in both outline and color sets, with a set of papers that coordinate as well.  The pink/white heart paper layered here is from that set.  The card base is Blushing Bride (SU) with a layer of Kiwi Kiss (retired, SU).  I've used simple embellishments--pink pearls, tiny pink rhinestones, and tiny green pearls. 

 I printed two sets of the flower and the birdie, so I could layer and create dimension. I cut out an extra set of petals, popped them up and flared them a little.  

And I did the same with the envelope.  I think it makes digis look more traditional to build in as much texture or dimension to your card as you can.

Here's my second sample for today. It's a 4-1/4" square card, and uses the image from Tweethearts and a 4" square of one of the Tweetheart digi papers.  To give that traditional look I added ribbon, a tag (from Snowbaby Love Sentiments), buttons and pink twine.  

All our digitally colored images are artistically colored to have shading and depth similar to techniques used when coloring with Copic markers.  If you want to digitally color our images, you can in most photo editing programs like Adobe Photoshop, and using the transparent PNG version including in the files when you purchase most of our sets. 

Hope you've enjoyed today's samples.  

Check out the rest of our DT for new card inspirations.  Some of the DT are putting up samples each day of the hop.  So come back right here to start getting all the inspiration you want.  

You're next stop puts you on Elizabeth Hart's blog, Warm Harted


  1. Diane,
    This is really quite a very 'tweet' set. I think the heart shaped flower petals with the faux stitching effect and the popped up envelope are so endearing and pretty. the black and blue contrast is dramatic as well as 'tweet'. Blessings, Carole

  2. Cute, cute, cute. As you know I am in love with hearts. Hum, I'm seeing a "tweetheart" set in my future!

  3. Cute. cute, cute. As you know, I am in love with hearts. Hum, I'm seeing a "tweethearts" set in my future!

  4. What sweet cards - I am particularly taken by the first one - love your decoupaged flower - my favourite colour scheme of pink and green. And I love the blue and black colour combo on your second one - that sweet little bird is adorable! What a great set! Another fun day at the blog hop :-)

  5. I'm back to report that I hopped over to everyone again for Day 2 but only a few had a Day 2 creation - that's okay - I loved seeing those that did and for those who didn't, I looked at their Day 1 makes again! I collected the adorable freebies at all blogs (except Jill - but I'm thinking hers will be there later so I'll keep checking back) - thank you again for the adorable freebies - so grateful for those! I had fun - a great blog hop, wonderful inspiration, and fabulous freebies! Wishing you a day filled with joy and blessings!

  6. Hi Diane,
    Beautiful samples for inspiration! Came to know about the hop through Zella's "Joyful Expressions" :).

  7. Oh, Diane! These are my favorite cards so far!!! They are too "tweet"!!! :) Blessings! ~H

  8. Oh, Diane! These are my favorite cards so far!!! They are too "tweet"!!! :) Blessings! ~H

  9. Such cute images. Really like the flower petals stacked. Both cards are really cute.

  10. I am just getting started with Copics and was looking for Valentines to color when I found this blog and the free digi heart. Thanks for the Valentine and the inspiration!

  11. Oh my Diane - these creations are just lovely! I have been gone most of the day and here it is almost 10:30 pm EST and I am just getting a chance to hop - have a crafty week! Gail

  12. I love the dimension you added to the flower and envelope. These cards just demanding my attention and I'm glad they did. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. How adorable! I love both of these cards using that little bird. I love the layered flower on the first one. That looks great!. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  14. lovely cards!! cute images.. thanks for the freebie :)
    Moxie Craftie

  15. I was sure I left a comment here yesterday, but I don't see it LOL. I love both of your cards, Diane. I am totally loving the first one - my favourite colour scheme of pink and green - that little bird is so sweet and I love how you 3-D'd the flower - beautiful! The second card is gorgeous too - I really love how you did the buttons. Thank you for an amazing blog hop, wonderful inspiration, and you cute freebies. I love your designs! Wishing you a joyful day!

  16. Cute cards! I love the bird! The black, pink, and blue colors go together so well!

  17. That little guy is sooo cute. I love how you have highlighted him on your wonderful cards.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  18. Love any type of birds. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Cynthia
    Deedee's DT member

  19. Your designs are adorable. I'm so glad I found you.


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