Monday, September 17, 2012

Daydream Designs September Blog Hop

Welcome to the first blog hop presented by Daydream Designs!  Play along with us, have fun and win some amazing prizes.

As you've seen by now, our theme this month is Fall and Owls.  My project uses the Owl Always Love You Color Digi Set and Paper Pack.  I decided to embellish some simple white note cards and envelopes and have a unique gift for a friend.  Honestly, now that I have finished the set, I'm thinking about keeping it!

I couldn't resist the cutest owl ever with a pink outfit and bow.  I made it the main focus of the front of the card.  It was easy to make it the perfect size.  There are several sentiments included and I thought this one would fit lots of occasions. When I saw it was already colored pink I knew it was the right choice.  I used a low tack artist's tape and joined two cards together.  It ran through the printer just fine.  Wow, almost too easy!

Isn't she a hoot!!!  I printed 4 cards with this design and decided to do 4 more in a different design.  I went back into my choices in the digi set and used the tree branch.  After lining it up in the center of the design area, I resized a different owl using the PNG file so I could layer it on the top of the branch.  The sentiment was available only in black so I recolored it to match the teal green of the owl's eyes.

In tomorrow's post I will show you how I made the envelopes special and a photo of the complete set.

Now on to the prizes.  There are two ways to win.  First, by commenting on all the designers blogs, one winner will be chosen randomly to receive 1 FREE set of digital images OR paper from Daydream Designs.  Second, if you leave a comment on each blog AND participate in the blog theme to create a project for Fall or Owls and link your project at the end of this post, one winner will receive 3 FREE sets of digital images OR paper from Daydream Designs.  I don't know anyone woooooooooooo doesn't like free!  And speaking of free, Daydream Designs has contributed a free digi at the end of the post on Diane's blog!  So go back to the beginning and get your freebie.  What a wonderful time to start your journey into the world of digital scrapbooking.

The contest runs until Thursday so get busy crafting and winning!  The winners will be announced on Diane's blog so be sure to head there to see if you've won.  I will give you a few reminders too.

If you haven't already, please visit the Daydream Designs Team Members blogs listed below.












  1. Wow Vicki your post is so informative and your card is just adorable now I know where to go if I have questions;-) and I wish I was receiving this gift.

  2. These are awesome! I love them!!!! Such a wonderful idea! Have a blessed week! ~H

  3. Vicki, these are fabulous. What a great idea! Can't wait to see the matchy-matchy envelopes. Will probably have to CASE this idea!! :) Love it. Great explanations and wonderful way to show the versatility of the digi by recoloring. I love that flexibility!! Wonderful post/projects!

  4. Hi Vickie! Your card is just darling, and I'm SO excited and honored to be joining this fabulous team of crafters at Daydream Designs. I hope you will come by my blog and follow me. I LOVE your sweet blog and look forward to visiting often.

    Also, I have a challenge blog....if you ever get the opportunity, I'd really LOVE to have you play along in our challenges. ANything is fine (G-rated, uplifting, inspiring sentiments, scripture, etc,) your art is perfect for our chalenges!

    So nice to meet you, and I look forward to getting to know you better.

  5. What an adorable set! Thanks for the opportunity to win and the free digi!

  6. Too adorable! And CAS! Just the way I like it!

  7. What a great gift card set. I can certainly see why you are tempted to keep them for yourself. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them.

  8. Vicki - These are great!! What a great gift idea. And I would probably decide to keep them myself. :) Until I fell in love with the next project....can only keep so many :)

  9. I love these owls and you made such a cute set of notecards! I may have to give that a try!!

  10. Love these - my goodness you have been busy and these are amazing!

  11. I am so late in joining in on the hop, it is emabressing! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. Everything on your blog is soooo much fun. And I love the pretty colour. LOVE IT! :)