Saturday, April 5, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop: Day 2 (Free Digis and Prizes!)

Day #2 of 3
Welcome to the SPRING HAS SPRUNG blog hop sponsored by Daydream Designs!

We are so glad you are joining us! We have over 20 new spring-themed sets in our store this month. And we can't wait to show you some ways to use them.  We hope you'll join us each day since some of our designers will be posting everyday with brand new projects to inspire your spring crafting. 

This is a unique blog hop because EVERYONE WINS!  There will be FREE DIGI STAMPS on each DT blog available only for the duration of the blog hop.  So grab them while you can.  

MORE PRIZES from the Daydream Designs Store:
3 winners get 3 FREE digi stamp sets 
2 winners get 2 FREE digi stamp sets
1 winner gets 1 FREE stamp set
Finally there will be a grab-bag drawing for 3 discount coupons.
Winners will be announced on this blog by 12:00 noon, CST, Monday April 7.


Freebies have expired. Thank you for joining our 3-day hop.

To QUALIFY:  Comment on each DT blog.  Start the hop right here...and continue through our fabulous DT blogs:

Diane Noble (That's me!)

My Samples for Today:  (See yesterday's projects HERE if you missed it.)

Card #1--

I am still totally enamored with bingo card ephemera.  They just make such fun nostalgic embellishments to any card or project.  Using the image and sentiment from Garden Gifts, I printed all my elements for this card on SU Naturals Ivory cardstock.  It's one of my all time favorite cardstock colors.  I distressed each piece heavily to give a little more earthy look to my project.

I use nearly all my digi creations in a more traditional way.  Rather than creating fully digital projects, I print them out and use them as I would hand-stamped images.  To me, that's the best of both worlds.  Then by adding other real embellishments, like the butterfly and brad, some people would never guess I've even used digital images.  

Card #2--

Another amazing advantage of digital stamps is the flexibility to resize, flip and rotate.  By doing this you can have hundreds of image possibilities from only a few original digis.  Here I created my own digi background dp, by just covering the top half of a word document sheet with different sizes of the three looped flowers in Doodle Garden color set.  You can use any image in any set and create your own scenes or background dp like this.  

I used the ruffled flower as the main image, but copied 4 images the same size.  The I cut out the ruffled "layers" and popped them up with dimensional foam.  Highlighting them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter helps make the layers pop.  The sentiment is from our Garden Inspirations Sentiment set

Card #3--

My final sample is as simple as simple can be, but I think it's bright and cheery too.  This project showcases the Pot of Tulips set.  I used the color flowers, the digi paper, and one of the sentiments that comes with the set.  I love these sets, because you get "it all" in one set...everything you need for the basics of your project.

When printed from my printer, the tulips match one of my favorite SU cardstock colors...Calypso Coral...and I still had some of their delightful skinny organdy ribbon in the same color.  

YOUR NEXT STOP IS Amy at Lil Cutie Creations!

Here's a little thumbnail composite of all our new spring sets, which will be showcased all weekend long on our blog hop. Or you can go to our store and see them all in our Spring Has Sprung collection.  (Click on any row to enlarge.)

Newest Sets by Katlyn Traxler for KnK Designs at Daydream Designs store. (Click on composite set to enlarge or go see all of Katlyn's creations HERE.


  1. Love your cards! Both are beautiful. Thank you so much for doing this blog hop, and for sharing all the freebies!

  2. Back for Day 2. All of your cards are so beautiful! I really like the bingo card that you gave us - it looks so nice on your first card! Thank you! Your tulip card is very striking too! Wishing you a joyful day! Great blog hop - thank you!

  3. Diane, your cards are beautiful! Love the background you created!

  4. love all 3 of your cards and love that you used the freebies in them to give us all inspiration.

  5. Your cards are lovely Diane - I like the doily added to the last card - have a lovely Day!

  6. These are beautiful, Diane! I love how you made your digi background paper. It is so pretty! The tulip card is lovely, too. I love the colors!!

    - Katlyn

  7. Love your very creative cards, especially the one with the bingo card. Thanks for the freebie.

  8. All of your cards are lovely, great designs and beautifully colored.

  9. I just love your cards, so colorful and creative. Thank you for the freebie.

  10. Fabulous creations you've created, your images are beautiful hugs xx

  11. Liked the layers on your card. Was a bit confused by some people listing in participants that had only a Hop Day 1 post and others had both Hop Day 1 & 2.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. Our hop covers three days, and we are exciting that we are getting new guests every day. Several of us are posting new projects each day, others are posting one post to stay up for the duration. It was just a bonus to have additional projects to share, not a requirement for my team. I hope you enjoy the additional projects for designed for anyone who wants to come back on subsequent days. Thank you for your comments and we are so glad you are participating!!!

  12. Diane,
    You and your DT have put together a truly inspirational blog hop. You have showcased some lovely stamps with wonderful sentiments. The freebies are a bonus. Thank you so much.

  13. These cards are so pretty! I love the one with the bingo Digi and butterfly. I was surprised as I normally do care for bingo cards on a card. But this one is Wow! Love all the flowers. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  14. wow that's soooo fun! Just love the great cards! Thank you for the freebie

  15. Love to join in the hop, I have met so many talented people this way. Thanks so much!! for the freebie too. ;-))

  16. Didn't realise I had to let yopu know I'd commented on all the blogs and want to enter the competition, so hope it's not too late. Thanks for organising the blog hop

  17. Lovely cards and thank you for the freebie !
    Monique ( niki1 )

  18. So many lovely cards from you, Diane, and your great DT! Thanks for showcasing all the new wonderful designs AND for all those freebies!! Fun hop! TFS
    Hugs! Sandie

  19. I LOVE the way you used those colored line image flowers to make a background paper! That looks SO cool! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx


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