About Me


Hi, my name is Lisa Arana, and welcome to dahlhouse designs. I began this crazy artistic blogging adventure in March 2009.

Who am I?
I’m a wife, an adoring ‘mom’ to my furry babies, a hiker, a baker, a computer/science nerd, a full-time worker, and a weekend crafter. I’m obsessive yet lazy, a procrastinator with lists, and one sarcastic lady who loves to laugh.

Why dahlhouse designs?
It all started at a young age. I used to make cards using that uber-cool (at the time) computer card program for friends and family. My hallmark was dahlhouse cards based on my maiden name – Dahl.  Clever right? So to carry on my legacy, I now have dahlhouse designs.

This paper-crafted world is full of cards, projects, challenges, and friends.  Since beginning this incredible blogging adventure, I have taken on some design team assignments, been published (Paper Crafts Magazine and CARDS), started making videos, became a stamp illustrator, and found a fabulous community of friends in fellow paper crafting addicts!

Hope you see something you like and if you do please leave me a comment! I love little love notes.

FTC Disclaimer:
My design teams may generously provide me with compensation or products for use in my creations. I am also an affiliate for many companies. I choose to promote and use their product because of their quality and service, not because they compensate me. I appreciate the support if you choose to shop via these affiliate links.