Friday, April 4, 2014

Daydream Designs Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop sponsored by Daydream Designs! We are so glad you are joining us!  We hope you’ll join us each day since some of our design team will be posting each day of the blog hop with 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.  Other prizes for qualifying participants:  3 winners get 3 FREE stamp sets, 2 winners get 2 FREE stamp sets, and 1 person will win 1 FREE stamp set...all from Diane’s Daydream Designs Stores. 
To qualify, comment on each DT blog   (one time for each DT is sufficient even if they post each day.  Start the blog hop at Diane’s blog and continue through this list:
 Diane Noble
Amy Almeida
Carole Robb Bisson
Elizabeth Hart
Gail Scott
Helen Phelps
Jerusha Borden
Margaret Ashby
MariLynn DeGroot
Marsha Drain - you are here
Miesje Flach
Mynnette Kitchen
Pam Phelps
Vickie Yeakley
Katlyn Traxler
Tricia Traxler

 I will be showcasing three cards - one each day of the hop.  So without further chit chat, here is my first card using the Garden Accessories Color Set

There is quite a bit of dimension and I am not very good at close up shots but the next picture will give you a little idea of some of the layering and dimension:
The poppies are layered, the gloves over the planting pot and the spade on top of those.  Lots of fussy cutting but I love how much 3-D was achieved.
These beautifully drawn images are also pre-colored - perfect for me, seeing that I am not the best when it comes to shading.
Hope you liked how I used this set.  Your next stop is the talented Miesje Flach .  I know you are going to love the eye candy she has prepared for you.

BUT WAIT.  Before you head over there, pick up this free sentiment : No longer available

Challenges I am entering:
Pile It On - floral
Kaboodle - Spring is coming
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Stamp and Create - ready for Spring
Simon Monday - anything


  1. Super card creation - lovely layout and placement of digitals!

  2. Like the Garden Spring theme Card. Like how your card has dimension with the cut outs & placement of the digis. Hubby got our garden ready. We have a greenhouse & more. We have vegs (broccoli, cucumbers, garlic, lettuce - Red Romaine & Argula, onions, potatoes, spinach & tomatoes), strawberries & prettiest of all my BlueBonnets in my backyard are blooming.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. What a pretty card. It sure looks like spring! I love this sweet cut outs on this card. So much fun!

  4. Beautiful card! Love the colors and coloring. Thanks for freebie.

  5. Such a beautiful card. Awesome coloring! Very "spring"

  6. Marsha, what a beautiful card. I love how the paper tole looks on your card. Love the dimension. I think these poppies are just the most fun to work with!!! Great job!

  7. What a fabulous card, Marsha. I just love the way you've layered and created your own little scene. That's the real fun of digi. So glad you are a part of the Dream Team.

  8. Such lovely cards you make Marsha. I just had a look at your blog

  9. Marsha,
    The layout and colors combo's on your card are exquisite. I like this set sooooooo much. Blessings, Carole

  10. Beautiful card - love the new set you used! Wonderful sentiment - thank you for the freebie! This is a fun blog hop! Wishing you a joyful day!

  11. Fabulous card.. Love the layering you did..

    DT Pam

  12. Great card Marsha. Thank you for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  13. This is a lovely card! I like how you layered the poppies. :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. Great card love the image and how you created a scene hugs xx

  15. The colors you achieved with your coloring is amazing! Simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pile It On! :) -Alycia

  16. Marsha, your card is beautiful. I love this set. Thanks for the cool freebie. Can't wait to see what you create for tomorrow.

    Emily T.

  17. Your card is beautiful! Love the dimension of the images.

  18. This is so very pretty. Coloring is amazing, love it

  19. LOVE this fabulous card! I adore the way you used the seed packet as the main image--so creative! :) HUGS and have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Your card is terrific, and thanks for the lovely wording. xx

  21. I too love precolored images. Love the dimension you added too.

  22. Oh I like colored images for the same reason...not good in the coloring department. I like how you combined the sets.

  23. Great layering. The shading and deep colors of these images is wonderful. TFS a lovely card and sentiment.

  24. So pretty! I love all the fussy cutting. Your card is just fabulous! Love it! Thank you for the sentiment. Edwina Brown

  25. Wow, beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  26. What a fabulous card, it's gorgeous and so very pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

  27. Love the gardening images! Perfect card for spring!

  28. Wonderful card, Marsha! Love, love those poppies! And with the gardden theme...perfect!
    Hugs! Sandie

  29. I love the bright colors in your card. Wonderful lay-out too. We are so blessed that you joined us at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Hope you join us again shortly in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 29:11, "The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace."

    Hugs always,

    JO ANN