Saturday, January 18, 2014

Lovely Daydreams - Blog Hop Day 5

Welcome to your next stop on the Daydream Designs Blog Hop.  It's already DAY #5 - the final day of the hop - and I hope you have had very happy daydreams as you've hopped along.  I've added a new Daydream Designs card or project to this post each day of the hop - January 15 -19.  You don't need to leave a new comment if you've already been here.  I'm just SO glad you're here.  If you arrived from Jill's blog, you're in the right place.  But if you just happened to find me, please go back to Daydream Designs to get started.  You will find lots of inspiration along the way, get to save some adorable FREE images, and will be eligible for some awesome prizes.  There are so many sweet digital sets in Diane's Shop that will make card-making, scrapbooking and gift-giving a breeze.
It's Day #5, our final day of the Daydream Designs Blog Hop.  For today's project, I'm sharing a little treat bag I made with some of Daydream Designs' sweet images.  I started with a large glassine bag and filled it with Sweethearts Valentine candies.  I folded over the top of the bag and added a half of a doily that I sprayed with blue Glimmer Mist.  I added some Lacey Blueberry Seam Bind from Paper Sweeties.  I placed a hot pink button in the center of my bow and added a blue gem sticker to the center of the button.  The sweet bird image is from Daydream Designs' sweet Sending You Love Color Set.  Then, I placed a glittered Tiny Wooden Clothespin at the top.  These sweet images from Daydream Designs make crafting and gift-giving so easy.  Don't you just love how sweet that bird looks on top of the glassine bag?  SO fun, and an easy way to give a yummy treat to a friend or your special "love" for Valentine's Day!
OK.....as promised, there's a GIVE-AWAY today here on my little blog.  To celebrate the final day of the Daydream Designs blog hop, my new Design Team position with Top Dog Dies, and just life in general....I'm offering this special prize.  This is a small antique floral frog.  Most people in crafting tend to use them for taking photos of their cards.  I love them for photographing cards as well as for home décor in general.  All you have to do to win this sweet little floral frog is become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already), and leave a comment.  I will leave this give-away open until the end of January.
This is my DAY #4 project for the Daydream Designs Blog Hop, and for this day's project I decided to share this sweet little card.  I started with a cream cardstock base, and added some scalloped October Afternoon patterned paper to that and machine stitched them together.  The image I used on this card is the sweet little Pink Rosette from the Baby Girl Color Set.  This is the freebie I've shared, and you can pick it up at the end of this post.  I printed the Pink Rosette on vellum and put several sequins underneath it, and machine stitched it down.  You can see the sequins through the vellum.  Next, I printed the sentiment Giving You All My Love, but cut off the word love and replaced it with a Papertrey Ink LOVE die-cut.  I also added some washi tape and sequins.

For this, my DAY #3 project, I made a sweet little tag and tucked in into a decorated glassine bag.  First, I took a Grungy Prim Shipping Tag and attached a smaller tag to that which is made from the Love You Always Bingo Card Set.
I also added some washi tape and some wide pink gingham ribbon.  Next, I decorated a Small Glassine Bag with an image from the Sending You Love Color Set, a wooden arrow from Freckled Fawn, washi tape, sequins and machine stitching.
As you can see, I took several different pictures of this project!
This DAY #2 card is one that I made some time ago using the Chalkboard Valentine Love Set.  It remains my favorite of all the cards I've made for Daydream Designs.  I used cardstock in black, pink and turquoise and machine stitched them.  I added a seam binding bow with paper flowers, a wool felt heart border die-cut over a piece of matching washi tape, and stuck an October Afternoon rubber charm in the upper right corner, and an October Afternoon sticker tab on the left side.  The chalkboard effect is very popular right now; but not always the easiest to achieve in the traditional manner.  Diane's chalkboard digi sets make your chalkboard projects super easy, and they're SO cute.
This DAY #1 project is a Mason Jar that I filled with Valentine's candy.  The sentiment is from the Snowbaby Love Sentiments, the heart is from the Sending You Love Color Set, and the circle is from the Sending You Love Sentiment Bundle.
These sets go together so well, and have so many possibilities.  You will just love them.
 
Here are the rules of the Blog Hop, and the line up in case you get lost along the way.
1.  Visit each blog on the list
2.  Leave a little comment on each blog to let us know you stopped by
3.  You can receive an extra entry by subscribing to our newsletter - you can do this at Diane's Blog which is the first stop on the Blog Hop.
4.  When you reach the final stop (Jerusha's Blog), you can make one additional stop at Deedee Anderson's Blog and have the chance to win some more sweet prizes from Deedee's Digis Blog Hop with her amazing Design Team.

Three winners will each receive their choice of THREE SETS from Daydream Designs. (Excludes KD Kits)
One winner will win the Blog Hop Candy - See Diane's Blog for pictures
Everyone is a winner - You can pick up free Daydream Designs digis at each stop on the hop.  How cool is that?

OK....here's the line-up just in case you get lost along the way:
Diane Noble - Owner/Illustrator Daydream Designs
Elizabeth Hart - Warm Harted Designs
Gail Scott - I Like Paper
Gemiel Matthews - Gem Scraps
Helen Phelps - Stampin' With Helen
Jill Dien - Jie Craft
Karen Letchworth - That's me!
Marilynn DeGroot - Mississippi McGyver
Miesje Flaum - Craft Room With a View
Jerusha Borden - I Love Papercrafting
Deedee Anderson - Deedee's Digis

 
Your next stop on today's Blog Hop is at Marilynn DeGroot's lovely blog.  I'm sure she will have something extra special to share with you all.  Thanks for stopping by, and have fun hopping!  I'll see you again tomorrow with a new project.

Happy Daydreams, and may God bless you!
Karen

78 comments:

  1. Lovely project. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop. Thank you for the free image

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  2. Good morning Karen, You have absolutely outdone your self with this truly beautiful mason jar decoration. Blessings
    Carole

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  3. Karen, you amaze me! This is a fabulous gift idea and I love your artistic way of using all the digi elements. It's just beautiful. I LOVE the glittery lid. Absolutely adorable creation!

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  4. Oh, Karen, what a treat to be able to leave a comment on your blog about this beautiful project. I love the lace elements and how you mixed in the digs and tags. So lovely and such a beautiful gift! I will be right over to get it! TFS!

    kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
    Come and see what I've done lately and follow me!

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful, Karen! I love it! You give great Valentine's gifts! Thank you for the freebie rosette - so cute!

    Thank you for the fun blog hop - I am enjoying seeing Diane's beautiful designs showcased by her talented DT.

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  6. Your jar is so sweet! I love the glittered ring and all of the beautiful elements you have added.
    Beth
    Beth's Beauties

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  7. What a beautiful gift - fabulous!

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  8. Pretty jar adornments. Cute little flower bud digi!

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  9. That is one beautiful mason jar!

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  10. Karen, this is such a sweet jar. I love the heart tag that you made for it. Great job showcasing the sets.

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  11. What a "sweet" jar. Seriously, you have decorated it so beautifully. I need your inspiration to do cute things like that; great for several recipients I have in mind. TFS

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  12. Hi, Karen! Love your project!
    I also like how your blog looks now, long time I didn't visit you...
    Hugs,
    Ardilla :)

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  13. What a fun project, Karen! I love it! (and I may have to copy your idea!) Have a blessed day! ~H

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  14. Karen, this is so pretty!! Love the way you've used the 3 digis. Love the shabby chic style and what a great gift idea

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  15. What a great project, and a nice gift! I love the Valentine colors. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  16. This is gorgeous! I am so looking forward to working with you on TDD DT!

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  17. Your projects are super Karen - thanks for sharing the freebie too - have a hopping good week! Gail DT

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  18. What a yummy designed candy jar.

    Hugs Diane

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  19. Lovely designed jar , so sweet are those tags, thanks for the lovely freebie hugs xx

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  20. What a great jar! Why didn't I think of that!?!? I seem to think of cards more than anything else. Great job. Loved it.

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  21. I just love love love your Jar ! great job looks so loving and sweet.
    God Bless
    Hugs
    Dottie

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  22. trying to become a follower but it keeps getting rejected
    Hugs
    Dottie

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  23. What a beautiful treat jar! Great tags!

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  24. Karen, you make the most beautiful gifts! Love the the heart and tags hang together!

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  25. How sweet! I love your candy jar decorated with the heart and rosette digis. I love the lace and tag. Thank you for the digi. Edwina Brown

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  26. What a cute treat jar! Would be awesome as a teacher's gift!

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  27. Such a sweet gift idea! The heart reminds me of Mary Englebrite..so cute! Fabulous and fun Karen! Would love to be a guest designer for WAW! Too cool!

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  28. What a precious project! I'd just love this filled with SweetTart hearts!!

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  29. beautiful project Karen!! nice jar.. thanks for the freebie :)
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  30. What a great project Karen - and thank you for the freebie!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  31. Your project are fantastic. I especially love your gorgeous chalkboard card - the blue and pink with the black - stunning. Thank you for the freebie too.

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  32. Karen, that chalkboard card is amazing. The colors in the seam binding bow with the paper flowers just pop the whole page. The heart border is beautiful. Blessings, Carole

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  33. These are GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for sharing and for the invite.
    Crafty hugs.
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  34. How very beautiful! Love the chalkboard card --

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  35. Gorgeous - just gorgeous! Your chalkboard looks beautiful - love your colour scheme too!

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  36. I like your chalkboard card. So pretty.

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  37. Karen, your day 2 card is GORGEOUS!! Love it as much as yesterday's project!!! Blessings! ~H

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  38. Chalkboard card? I thought it was a mini chalkboard! How cute is that! The mason jar was embellished so pretty! Beautiful creations.

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  39. You did great with the color choices on the chalkboard card and the sewing! Happy Week!

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  40. I like how you have baby pin on the heart with the attached tag. Love the design of the tag works perfect for your jar. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Kathy D.

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  41. I love the chalkboard digi and esp your design of beautiful ribbons/flowers! Quite lovely!

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  42. I love your card. It looks like a real chalk board. Love the embellishments and digi on it. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  43. Good morning Karen. I was just hopping by on day three and got blessed all over again with your sweet projects. Carole xo

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  44. beautiful chalkboard card Karen.. nice images...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  45. I' not into the new chalk board phase but love yours. I think this is the first I have seen with different colors of chalk - great idea.

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  46. Hi Karen,
    Arriving from Jill's blog :). Your projects are so inspiring :)

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  47. Karen,
    This is just soooooo cute and very cleverly constructed. It is BEAUTIFUL. You are such an artist with those glassine bags. The sequins add a bit of a haut couture to the whole thing. Blessings
    Carole

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  48. I love your pocket tag. It is so pretty. All your items are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  49. Stunning little projects all with your lovely creative flair.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  50. Oh my goodness I wasn't able to stop by yesterday but am back today.
    Your projects are all wonderfully inspiring.
    Day 1~Your candy jar is beautiful. Love your sweetly colored tag.
    Day 2~I love the sweet soft colors and pretty flowers on your chalkboard project.
    Day 3~Your beautiful tag in a bag can easily be used for a bookmark that would be the envy of everyone who sees it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  51. WOW I love them all. I really love the jar with the heart on it.
    Hugs, Cynthia
    Deedee's DT member
    http://handmadecardsbycynthia.blogspot.com/

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  52. Once again - lovely work my friend - happy day! I am spending the day with my first born granddaughter - a teenage that wants to hang out with grandma! Now how cool is that!

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  53. I'm back for Day 3. Gorgeous tag, Karen - I love how you made it's own little envelope. I wish I could think of things like this - it's beautiful! As are all your projects. This is a fun and inspirational blog hop!

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  54. All your projects are fabulous. But I really love your candy jar and all the embellishments.

    Thanks for the freebie too.
    Pam

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  55. Day four, so much talent in one sweet girl. At first glance I thought you had popped buttons behind the vellum. On closer inspection I saw those lovely sequins. Its beautiful. Blessings Carole

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  56. Wow, I love your inspirations for Valentine Day or just any day to say I <3 U

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  57. Love all of your creations! So pretty! :)

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  58. Love all your projects - all gorgeous! So much inspiration here! Elizabeth

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  59. Your projects keep getting better and better....well....they are all stunning. Couldn't really rank them. Love your shabby chic style, yet you are so creative and versatile even within that general type. Just love everyone of your projects. This has been such a fun hop and I've been delighted by every project. Thank you so much Karen for the time and effort to inspire us everyday. Can't wait for tomorrow's creation. Can these really be topped???

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  60. What great Valentine creations. Couldn't pick a favorite if I had too because they are all super!
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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  61. I love your card. The vintage feel is wonderful. I love how versatile the rosette is. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  62. Your creations just keep getting better and better each day.
    Love this beauty.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  63. Wow Karen, what awesome creations! Love how you incorporate all the embellishments and such with the digis. Your projects are so beautiful!
    Blessings!

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  64. Loving that floral frog! Even though I have one - it is super! Thanks for the inspiration all week Karen - have a lovely day - I am off to church now - Gail

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  65. I'm back for Day 5 - Wow! You've made some amazing creations all week for this blog hop! Today's little envelope is adorable - I've never seen these glassine envelopes before (aside from your glassine bag the other day) - I need to get out more! (I live in a very small town and there are now scrapbook stores around here - I have to travel 2 hours to get to a good store so I'll use that as my excuse LOL). I love the little bird and I'm particularly taken by the glittery clothespin - so eye-catching, as is your bright button and seam binding bow. You are very creative and I have so enjoyed your inspirational projects this week.

    And to top it off you are generously offering candy - thank you - that little frog is great to display cards - I don't have one of those. I'm already your follower so thank you for the chance!

    Thanks again for the wonderful blog hop and all the inspiration. Wishing you much joy and many blessings.
    Kitty

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  66. Karen, the bluebird is so sweet. Carole

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  67. Another amazing project. LOVE the bird on the glassine bag. I love those and need to buy some. The bird is beautiful perched above that cascade of ribbon. Just beautiful. You have gone above and beyond expectations in this hop. So many gorgeous inspirations, Karen. Thank you for all you've done to make this hop so successful!

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  68. What a fantastic delight to see all these gorgeous projects you've created. I particularly love the bird with the envelope!

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  69. WOW - such gorgeous work Karen - love the way you have used that little bird and the chalkboard - it looks so real! Thanks too for the opportunity to be in the draw for the Floral Frog - love it! {{{hugs}}}

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  70. Everything is so lovely, Karen. I didn't get a chance to hop but I wanted to take a peek. Thanks for inviting me. It gives me a chance to visit other blogs or stores that I didn't even know about.

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  71. Such a pretty treat bag. I like the digi. it is so cute. The grassine bag with the doily and seam binding on it is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  72. Stopping in on Day 5 to congratulate you on a successful blog hop! I've been looking everywhere for one of those flower frogs. Maybe ladies in Florida never arranged flowers? Cute project and wanted to let you know you are the blog hop winner of the Deedee's Digis for my blog! Congratulations!



    kReN@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  73. Your projects are very very pretty.So cute the digi !! GBY and greetings from Costa Rica.

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