[12.28.2014] paper smooches SPARKS

More SPARKS fun


Boy, did this month fly by fast. This is my last week to guest design with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!! I’ve seriously had a blast playing along. A great big THANK YOU to Paper Smooches for letting me play along.

This week’s challenge…

{1.14.2012} SPARKS designer drafts


dahlhouse designs | 12.2014 SPARKS2

I have this thing about switching up sketches, which they are good for. You take the bones of the sketch and then make it yours. I made a tall card instead of a landscape card and then tilted my patterned paper at an angle over top, like the sketch. Next, I did some masking with the deer from Happy Camper and the flowers from Blossoming Buds. I used two different sentiments from Happy Camper and Birthday Sampler to create my sentiment. After stamping, I used my Cameo Pixscan mat to cut out the talk bubble and flowers with deer. I colored everything with Copics and added some sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen. Last, I tied a little bow on my deer to mimic the bow from the sketch.

Check out the other girls sharing their SPARKS cards this week too.

Now it is your turn to come and play!!! Just CLICK HERE to find out all the details and to link up your project.




  1. Lynn

    Oh I love how you changed up the sketch. The deer peaking out from behind is adorable Lisa!

  2. leslie

    This is adorable! I also love switching up sketches to make them my own. Great mixing and matching of sets, too!

  3. Indy

    Way too cute! Love that peek-a-boo deer!

  4. Larissa Heskett. ;)

    OMG OMG OMG!! I LOVE This Card!! Such an AWESOME Flip/Take on the sketch!! I also REALLY LOVE what you did with the Deer and Blossoming Flowers Stamp!! That is so COOL how you were able to cut it all out with a border on your Cameo!! I WISH I had one and could use it that well!! 😉 The Sparkle and the FUN patterned paper just make this even more AMAZING!! 😉 THANKS for sharing and CONGRATS on being the GD!! 😉 Have a Fabulous New Year’s Eve Week!! 😉

  5. savannahland2

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that you were able to play along with us this month—you are the BEST! THANK YOU!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The patterned papers are the perfect match— love the deer with the flowers— love love love your coloring! WOWZA! You nailed it! Fab x10000000000, Lisa;)

  6. Lindsey

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has no idea where this month went. 😉 I rather love this card, Lisa! — the deer amongst the flowers is perfect!

  7. RUBY M

    Happy New Year. Lovely projects.

  8. fairy Lora

    Lisa, beautiful card and great colours! Happy New Year!!! x

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