Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy NSD! *Giveaway now closed*

Well, hello there! A few of my scrapbooking and cardmaking friends and I have put together a fun blog hop in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Are you getting crafty today? There will be a few giveaways and special things along the hop, so be sure to hop along, get to know all of these creative people, and see what they are up to!

First, we thought it would be fun to share a little bit about each of us. Please feel free to play along and post your favorites too! Currently...

1. Favorite YouTube clip: Jimmy Fallon's Ew! videos...my 9 year old daughter, Kati, and I laugh and laugh! We love Jimmy Fallon!
2. Listening to: Pandora on my iPad - Today's Hits Radio.
3. Watching: Game of Thrones.
4. Reading: I'm not much of a reader, just online news and blogs!
5. I can eat this everyday: definitely chocolate.
6. Favorite drink at 4pm: Diet Dr. Pepper.
7. On my wishlist: a Heidi Swapp Minc machine and some foils to experiment with.
8. Enjoying: time with my husband before he starts his new job.
9. Favorite quote right now: "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement." I always like to have an optimistic outlook on things!
10. Smiling about: Spring and all its beauty.
11. My favorite project for the year is...

Probably my Craftsy.com workshop that came out in January! It's called Cards With Dimension: Lovely Layers, Textures and Embellishments.  (Today I'd love to offer you 50% off my class! Just click on the class title link above to get 1/2 off.) I teach tips on working with patterned papers, layering with vellum, choosing and placing embellishments, other ways to add texture and dimension, stitching - hand and machine, and more. You'll see over 70 cards throughout the class. If you'd like to read more about it, you can see my original blog post here. Here are some samples from the class.
Love me some layers!

Now, before I go, a few things...Wilna has graciously offered a freebie for us to share with you, which you can download here.  See image below. She also has a new class with Craftsy titled Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts. Be sure to check it out, it's fantastic! She's so creative.

And one last thing...I'd like to give away a spot in my Cards With Dimension class!

If you are interested, please leave a note and tell me what you would most like to learn or improve on in your card making or scrapbooking. I'll choose a random winner by May 4th. Have a happy and creative day!

Danielle Flanders (you are here!)

79 comments:

Holly Saveur said...

gorgeous cards!

Kimberly Rendino said...

Sounds like a great class! I struggle a bit with layering. I could certainly use some tips!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful cards!! I'm still relatively new to card making, so I'd soak up everything I can to improve it :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Fun learning some little facts about you. I want a minc too! I often make really cool backgrounds and then get stuck on what to do with them, so help with that would be great.

Susanne said...

I'd most like to learn how to make the best use of leftover bits and bobs on my card. I always feel good about the first layer of papers, and then get in trouble when it is time to build up on that. Would love to see how you do it!

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness... Your cards are so gorgeous and so beautifully stunning!!
I would love to learn how to add more layers and textures to my cards. I look and see so many beautiful cards online and just drool!! With the flowers, lace,ribbon,leaves, etc. Oh my.. I could go on forever!!!!

Angela said...

Love your beautiful cards! What a fun thing it would be to win a spot in a class of yours! I would be so thrilled!

inkspell said...

I'll like to make better cards! Not really good on my color combos.....thanks...Gina F

Melanie Stanczyk said...

Your cards are always so beautiful. Your class would be awesome. I feel my cards are always awkward looking and don't flow right. Basically I need to help with style!

Melissa F said...

When I read the class description for Cards With Dimension I was excited to learn that you cover placement and choosing embellishments. Sometimes I have too many options and don't know when to be done. Also, ideas for adding texture and layers without bulk would be helpful, as I mail many of my cards and gift sets of cards to friends as well. Thanks for doing a giveaway for this class, and sharing your talents!

bev said...

I'd most like to improve my planning skills when trying to put together a card.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Happy NSD Danielle! For my cardmaking I'm not sure what I'd most like to learn. Maybe how to make cards that mix media a little! Thanks for the discount code too!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

WOw..Who wouldn't want to win a spot in your class !gr8 opportunity to learn how to improve card making and add dimensions without making the card bulky !:) Thanks for the Giveaway !

Karen Beldon said...

I love all of your work...it's always beautiful and inspiring! :) And thanks for the chance to win a spot in your class...that would be so awesome! I would love to learn how to use vellum better. I have a lot of it but never really sure how to use it creatively. Happy NSD!

littlesavedgirl said...

I'm not even sure where to say hi on here but this will have to do 😘

littlesavedgirl said...

I think I'm lost , so many creative sites!

Anonymous said...

I would like to improve my paper combinations. I like the mix of different pattern papers on a card, but would like guidelines on choosing patterns that make an appealing mix.

Diane Jaquay said...

Would LOVE to be able to take your class, Danielle! I've been "channeling" you lately through all of your samples on the Elle's Studio website, trying to get better at the layering thing, and I think I'm making some headway lol :)

hodgins said...

Beautiful cards! Would love to watch you on YouTube!!

hodgins said...

Beautiful cards! Would love to watch you on YouTube!!

Deeps said...

Your cards are lovely and very pretty. Happy NSD to you too.

Lady Fair said...

Lovely, lovely cards! I've tried layering my cards without much success. Your class is something I need.

Kim Barrera said...

I would to get a spot in your class. I have a hard time using patterned papers on my cards, but I want to use them. also putting the right combination of colors together. I am glad I have found your site through this blog hop.

Robin said...

I listen to books on my IPOD anything with a mystery. Love to drink coffee and water. Love playing with our 5 rescue Westies. I always enjoy making cards and participating in card drives for a good cause and OWH.

Charlene said...

Beautiful cards!!

jengd said...

mmmm... Dr. Pepper. :) Lovely cards! I definitely pop things up on my cards but I'm not good at mixing papers- I usually stick to cardstock with images I've colored so that's definitely something I'd like to work on.

BeverlyBL said...

I'm terrible about mixing patterned papers. I stew and fret about it and then just go with plain. Boring!

Karen Lai said...

Oh how nice it would be if i win. I could learn how to use more pattern paper ( I have so many paper pads) and still be able incorporate lots of stamping techniques.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous cards - that spot in your class would be exactly what I need!!!

Carleen Balduc said...

Beautiful cards, and wonderful detail!

snazzyjj said...

I would like to learn how to use embellishments and other details to really up the look of my pages and cards. Love the depth and layer on your cards.

Válint Bea said...

I'd like to make more colourful layout! Happy NSD!

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Yvonne B. said...

Your cards are very pretty. I love the way you incorporate a scrapbooking style on your cards! I would like to get more ideas for good (and more interesting) design for cards. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Dot said...

I am continually trying to learn new techniques and to incorporate more stamping on to my layouts as I have so many stamps just waiting to be used.

Reel Girl said...

I have always been so inspired by your cards! So beautiful! I struggle with cards, would love to take your class!

Dorothy C. said...

I love layering but have a hard time mixing & matching patterned paper. I'm currently on a CAS kick but layers is what I really love.

Karey said...

At one time I had a blog friend that sold card kits. Her kits included computer generated words that she would die cut shapes from. Something like that would be helpful. I have been a longtime blog reader of yours, but somehow I missed your Jan announcement. So glad you reposted about your classes. Thanks!

Virginia Lu said...

It's always fun to know more about you! I just signed up Wilna's class today and I'm so looking forward to see the entire thing! Love your Craftsy class and may go back to re-watch the lessons! For my card-making, I want to learn how to use colors and apply techniques effectively! Happy NSD to you, Danielle!

julie e said...

I'm a scrapbooker and only make cards once in awhile. I would love to be better at adapting by sb style to cards
juliee 181 at gmail dot com

petunia670 said...

I'm the worst carmaker, I could learn some cool tips. Love your layering!

Leslie M. said...

I'd love to learn more about layering and placement of embellishments.

Kat said...

What beautiful cards! So colourful!!

Kaatje said...

love to learn more of coloring on cards.

Kaatje said...

love all the colors and cards with dimension sounds great can be so much

Karen said...

I'd love to win a spot in your class! I've been following you for a long time, and love your work. My cards are much, much simpler so I'd love to figure out how to add some layers to them.

Doreen said...

My cards are too flat. I would love to learn how to add layers that work and look great.

Jennifer said...

Your cards and class look awesome. I'd like to get over my hurdle of blah days when I go to create and I nothing seems to work or go together on my project. I'm sure I can learn a lot!

Ann Kulseth said...

Such pretty cards .... I am a diet pepsi lover but my hubby is a huge diet dr pepper fan.

Walena said...

Love national scrapbooking day

Dawn Motakef said...

Oh, I'd really love to learn how to choose different pattern papers to pair together and layer to get a cohesive look. Thanks for the giveaway!

CrizzyJ said...

Lovely cards. Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Katherine Sutton said...

Beautiful :)

Jenny McGee said...

I would love to learn more about stamping on scrapbook pages. Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the way you layered the different elements and patterns. I would love to learn how to add interest to cards through use of patterned paper and design.

Dawn Nudi said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I can make 100's of pages but I am intimidated by a card... I think this class is what I need. (and another DDP to go with it).

Leslie Kiley said...

I am such a beginner at cardmaking compared to my scrapbooking. I would love some help with the sentiments!!!!

Anonymous said...

I need help with layering. Thanks for the chance to win a spot. I'm really enjoying this blog hop, getting a lot of inspiration from everyone!

Katy
Primitivehouse@aol.com

Patricia said...

I am not a card maker period, but would love to be motivated to use my layout scraps to creat beautiful and use cards. Thanks for your inspiration and the chance!

Margie said...

Your cards are beautiful! I struggle with making my cards feel like "me".

kristinkat2 said...

I want to know how to better use vellum, especially tips to adhere it without the adhesive being seen. Since you are a MASTER vellum user, you would be the best to learn from. Thanks for the offer. Blessings!

Kris said...

I'd love to learn more creative layering...especially using vellum and other mediums...you have such a gift in that area!

dannigirl said...

I have made cards before but I am not very good at it. So any technique would help.
~danni

Natou77 said...

Making the layering look cohesive

Anonymous said...

Would love to do your class, and even better to win it! Thanks for the chance!!!

Meghan said...

If anyone knows about lovely layers, it's you! I just can't make them look like something other than a hot mess!

Linda said...

I need to learn more about layers. I pop up flowers and tie on ribbon, but I know there is so much more!

Emily said...

I would love to learn more about layering for cards and layouts. Thank you for the chance to win!

Helen Gullett said...

Your class will help me to improve my cardmaking for sure! I would love to win :)
I am struggling with using layering and pattern paper. I'd love to learn more. Thank You!

Jeannine H. said...

Very lovely cards. I am relatively new to making cards so design is something I'd like to know more about. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Mc said...

Loved reading about you, Danielle. You mentioned spending time with your husband before he starts his new job. You aren't moving again, are you? Your creations are always beautiful works of art the way you layer, design and use various textures...and of course, gorgeous color combos. Wish I could get my brain to mix and match better and stop hoarding. I do need your class but have been too busy yet to sign up. Into tidying up our house for new flooring. : )

ShelleyJo said...

Beautiful cards!

Janis said...

Your cards are so lovely. I appreciate the chance to win a spot in your class. My cards are all pretty flat and I would love to know how to place embellishments in creative ways!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Raquel Castro said...

I love watching cardmaking videos. But I'm not a card maker really. Im a scrapbooker. Making cards intimidates me for some reason. Which I know should acutally be the other way around. I just don't know where to start!

Janet said...

I would love to win a spot in your class!!

Bev Karolak said...

I do struggle with layering! Love to know more! :)

Heather said...

I'd love to learn how to layer better. Thanks for the chance!

(And we love Jimmy Fallon at our house, too!)

Rufred said...

Always love your inspirations.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous post, Danielle! So fun to read about your favourites...