Sunday, April 6, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop: Day 3 (FREE Digis and Prizes!)

Final Day of our Blog Hop!
Welcome to the SPRING HAS SPRUNG blog hop sponsored by Daydream Designs!
Even if you are just joining it's not too late to get in on the fun.

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. As you go through the blogs today, note that some of our designers have posted everyday with different 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--

Spring has definitely sprung at Daydream Designs, and if you've joined us each day of our hop you've walked through a huge garden of inspiration.  We are so glad you've spent time with us.  For this project I just couldn't resist using one of our own Katlyn Traxler designs. I absolutely love her style of art, and her images just make the cutest cards.  The image and sentiment used here is from her Critter Garden Outline set.  I used Copic Markers to color in the images.  

The digi paper used for the background layer is from Sassy Frassy, and I just matched the colors of my Copics to the paper.  I love Katlyn's sweet little images.  The simple lines are perfect for using a wide variety of mediums for coloring or paper-piecing.  I will have to say I debated about the center of these flowers for awhile.  I thought about black or about adding a pearl.  I opted for extra simple...nothing at all, because that echos the open flower centers in the paper. 

Card #2--

It's easy to create a collage or mixed media look with digi stamps.  Here I used the outline version of Poppies for You, because I just felt like coloring (Copics).  I printed out just the sizes I wanted for my little digi paper mats (from the same set) to use behind the image.  Another advantage of digis--no waste.  You can resize our digi papers for just the dimensions you need by either cropping or pushing/pulling the image "handles."  I opted for cropping to maintain the scale of the designs.  I have an old hymnal that comes in handy for music ephemera.  I love using these pages because it general makes me sing the hymns while I work.  

I used the sentiment from the Poppies for You set too, cutting the words apart to echo the patchwork look of the card.  Fast, simple, colorful.  I hope it brings a smile to the recipient.

Card #3:

 My last card demonstrates that I really did get my "sparkle on!"  The image is literally covered in Dazzling Diamonds.  Again, I took all the pieces of this card--background digi paper, polka dot digi paper, image and sentiment from the same set, Bouquet of Daisies.  I'm just loving these new sets that contain all three components.  

By adding colored cardstock and a few embellies, you can complete the finished card in minutes.  

Can you see the sparkle now?  I know there is more sparkle yet to see as you travel through the blog hop again as most of our design team has multiple posts for the blog hop.  Once we got creating with these springy sets, we just couldn't quit! 


Here's a little thumbnail composite of all our new spring sets, which we've 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. Wow these are all so cute! I need to get some more ink so I can buy digital papers!

  2. What a nice thing to do for us blog away free digis!! Thanks so much, Diane!!!

  3. Hi, I just finished the hop for Day 3! So glad I'm a follower and didn't miss this event. Thanks so much for all the digis I picked up along the way and I commented on each DT blog for day 3!! Thanks again and big hugs!

  4. Back for Day 3 - thank you for the awesome freebie sentiment! Your cards are so beautiful! I am particularly drawn to Kaitlyn's bunny - I love little critters of any kind! Your flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful blog hop - I wouldn't miss it!

  5. Hi Di -all of your projects are so lovey - I am lifting some of these layouts - I need help in that category -you did a great job -thanks for having us do this hop -it was fun - blessed day!

  6. Love your cards, Diane! Absolutely beautiful! What a fun blog hop!

  7. Lovely examples on how to use all these lovely sets. I have enjoyed this hop very much, Thank You too for all the freebies.
    xx Nana April

  8. I just finished Day 3 - thank you for a fabulous blog hop and all the wonderful inspiration - a beautiful showcase of your (and Kaitlyn's) images was provided by your DT. I enjoyed myself - and thank you for the wonderful freebies! Wishing you a wonderful evening!

  9. Three more gorgeous cards. The perfect blog hop. Thank you.

  10. Hi Diane! I followed along with your hop but due to nursing duties, couldn't comment on each...I did make a little visit to your store and hope to play soon with some of Katlyn's designs. I am so impressed with all your beautiful designs and gorgeous cards!! I wish you the best in your business and hope it has been fun for all of you as it has been to be blessed to see all the designs!

  11. Wow, 3 more gorgeous cards! So very pretty. The one with the Grace on it is awesome.
    Thanks for doing this hop!

  12. These are such beautiful cards! I love the first card. The papers and ribbon are so pretty. That bunny in the flowers so cute. Thanks for sharing and for all the wonderful digis, sentiments and paper. I have enjoyed the hop. Edwina Brown

  13. Beautiful cards and wonderful stamps sets.

  14. EEK! That first card is just too cute!!! LOVE the bright colors and I adore all the other cards you've shared, too! Beautiful! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  15. Your cards are so pretty, love the colours & style. Really enjoyed the blog hop, the 3 days have been very inspirational of your new releases, thank you.

  16. These are all lovely!! I just adore the card you made with my bunny - the colors you chose just make me happy. It is so nice that Spring is here! I really like the layout on the daisy card. So pretty!!


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