Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Welcome to the Daydream Designs Blog Hop!

Join the Fun--It Begins TODAY!

January 15 –January 19

Welcome to the Daydream Designs BLOG 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.

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) 


My first sample for the blog hop is a sweet card with a postcard theme.  The postcard, postal stamp, heart and sentiment come from the Sending You Love ensemble, one of our most popular sets.

My style in crafting is primarily a hybrid mix of traditional paper crafting and digital artwork.  I love personalizing digital images to exactly fit the project I have in mind.  Because they can be resized, recolored, flipped, rotated and layered, crafters have endless possibilities.  I printed the heart image from the color set, and cut it out to pop it up on the postcard.  I copied the postcard image, but before printing and cutting it out, I superimposed the sentiment and postal mark digitally.  I distressed the image, adding pearl/metal rimmed brads and matted the postcard with Riding Hood Red cardstock (retired SU).  The card base is Blushing Bride cardstock, currently available from SU.  The postcard and heart were printed on Whisper White cardstock.   I further embellished with hand-dyed seam binding that has been wrinkle set.

My second project for today, is a mini clip board, from Stampendous.  The digi paper used for the background is from the Tweetheart paper collection, and the tickets are from the Ticket to Bliss set.  I embellished with rhinestones, crochet ribbon, a smashed bottle cap, small heart and 7/8" scallop circle.  I used three colors of twine for the bows.

Here's just another view.

Sets Used:


 Be sure to leave a comment on EVERY Blog, and subscribe to the newsletter for another chance to win.  (If you've already subscribed, tell me and I'll still add your name!)

Your next stop is Elizabeth Hart at Warm Hearted.  You'll love what she has for you.


  1. So adorable Diane! The heart is so charming!

  2. Beautiful card and clipboard.
    I've just subsribed to the newsletter.
    Thank you for the free digi image. It's really beautiful.
    Thank you, too, for the chance to win.


  3. Good morning Diane,
    I wakened early so I could start this wonderful blog hop. Your samples have me drooling they are so deliciously beautiful. Blessings, Carole
    I of course get your lovely newsletter.

  4. Good morning Diane,
    Blog Hops are so much fun and I can't wait to hop along this one! I am already subscribed to the newsletter and love what you did with this set. TFS!

    Come and see what I've done lately and follow me!

  5. Thank you for this great blog hop. Thank you for all the free images. I loved all the projects and have left a message on each blog. I thought I had already subscribed to the newsletter but subscribed again in case I didn't. I will go look at Dee Dee's tomorrow as it is getting late here in Sydney. It is 12.25 am on Thursday 16 January.
    Thank you again. Best wishes, Margaret A

  6. Gorgeous creations - I am particularly taken by your postcard - I love it! Thank you for the freebie too - it's beautiful - and perfect for Valentine's Day! I am just starting your blog hop :-)

  7. I already subscribe to your newsletter - thank you!

  8. Your projects are so beautiful! Thank you so much for the free digis!
    Beth's Beauties

  9. I just subscribed to your newsletter as well!
    Beth's Beauties

  10. I have finished your blog hop. I can't thank you enough for all the wonderful freebies - these are are going on my Valentine's creations. So grateful for your generosity - thank you! It was one of the best blog hops I've done - so many beautiful cards and projects all showcasing your gorgeous designs - and perfect inspiration for me to get going on my Valentines. Thank you, Diane. I wish you much joy and many blessings.

  11. WOW - what a fabulous hop!! Everyones creations were amazing. Love your card and the wonderful mini clip board! Thanks for all the freebies and have subscribed to your newsletter :-) Have a great day.

  12. Adorable projects! Love that postcard! Thanks for the freebies and fun hop!

  13. Such a pretty card with a scrumptious wrinkled bow!!! Love it.

  14. Thank you for the sweet hearts!

  15. The hop is here - I've been looking forward to it. It's going to be so fun. Lovely postcard - beautiful colors and ooh, that ribbon is yummy. Clip board is such an art piece. Thank you for the digis.

  16. What adorable projects! Thank you for the digi!!

  17. Beautiful creation!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the freebie.
    I subscribed to the newsletter!
    Ardilla :)

  18. These are adorable!!! That mini clipboard is so awesome!!! Have a blessed day! ~H

  19. I'm so excited the blog hop day is finally here!! LOVE your samples! That postcard is darling and what a fun project with the clipboard! Thanks for the freebie, I'm just starting my Valentine cards so this is perfect! God bless!

  20. Oh I really like the postcard!! Love the colors. And clipboards are so much fun. I've never tried decorating them, but I love using them! :) Thanks so much for the freebie!

    - Katlyn

  21. Super Hop Diane - things are going well - thanks for the freebies and love your samples!

  22. Awesome Blog Hop, I loved all the freebies given away ( except Jill she didn't offer one). All the DT's created beautiful projects. I been a follower for sometime, and also now subscribe too, have a great day and thanks again hugs xx

  23. Oh I forgot to say Love your creation beautifully done hugs xx

  24. Awesome! I love your samples and the wonderful detailed explanations on how you created them. Such a great idea to give away digis. Great hop - such fun!

  25. Beautiful creation!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the freebie.
    I subscribed to the newsletter! thanks for the Invite...
    God Bless
    m Dottie

  26. What a sweet release, glad to be here.
    hugs, Jenn

  27. Beautiful creations and lovely digi sets! Thank you for the great freebie!

  28. ps I've subscribed to your newsletter. :)

  29. Hi Diane, I love your blog and look forward to seeing what you are up to - you're so creative! I haven't done much stamping since we moved to TX, but hopefully in the next few weeks life will slow down and I can start creating again! I subscribe to the newsletter and look forward to reading it and looking at all of your awesome creations! Donna

  30. Diane, I love your newsletter and blog. You are always so creative! Donna

  31. So pretty! I love both the post card and the tag. I liked the postcard best. It has a vintage feel to it. Love the bow. Great use of your digi.
    I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thank you. Edwina Brown

  32. Great fun! Love all you've done to inspire us!!

  33. beautiful card!!! love the mini clip-board project.. very nice.. thanks for the freebies :)
    I have subscribed to the newsletter.. got the newsletter today..
    Moxie Craftie

  34. I was passing through MariLynn's blog and saw the amazing free digi postcard stamp with which she created her gorgeous card. I had to go to the start and hop along. I'm glad I did, your creations are stunning. Your colouring and design is fantastic.

  35. I love your card and clip board. They are both very pretty.
    I signed up for your newsletter and email.
    Thanks so much for the freebies.
    Is there a way to get the black line one in JPEG form like the colored one?
    GIF ones open up in my browser and copy at 8-1/2x11.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  36. Oh love the heart on the postcard! What a beautiful image for Valentine's Day. Thank you for all the freebies! Thanks for the blog hop of inspiration! Kathy D.

  37. Wow! Love your projects! Thanks for the digital stamp!

  38. Love both samples. Really like the post card. :)
    Hugs, Cynthia
    Deedee's DT member

  39. love your projects and the vintage look they have! :)


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