Welcome Aboard Blog Tourists

Occasions Mini Blog TOUR 2 STOP 1


We are so glad you have decided to join us for this fun filled tour. Do we ever have a treat for you! There are 19 stops featuring beautiful projects created with items from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.

Before we get started we need to go over a few details.

1.    There are 19 stops on the tour. All of the stops will be active today only. The tour ends at midnight.

2.    Post a comment with your favorite of the four projects and why. Leave your name and email address. Each comment will be numbered and a $20.00 gift certificate for Stampin’ Up! product will be given to the winner.

3.    Complete the entire tour and email me with a list of each site name and your favorite project of the day. Each correct entry will be numbered and the winner receives my first kit free.

I’m sure you will have a great time. Finishing the tour in one sitting is not required. You have the entire day to view the links. Hope you have fun playing along with us.

The first stop of the tour featuring the set Soft Summer.



Without further delay, hope you enjoy the first project…


Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, So Saffron, Always Artichoke DP, So Saffron DP, Rose Red DP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Rose Red, More Mustard, So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Accessories: So Saffron Poly-Twill ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber, Clear Embossing Powder, Small Oval and eyelet border punch, piercing tool, dimensionals

My featured technique this month was watercoloring with the Aqua Painter brush. It is easy to use and loads of fun. I have been learning right alongside my wonderful stamping friends. I don’t know who taught who this month. Can you tell I am still learning?

The second project features the cracked glass technique. This technique is one of my favorites. It requires a little extra time, but so worth the effort. I created several of these for Anniversary cards this month. The card follows the MOJO Monday Sketch # 83. Hope you enjoy!


Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, So Saffron, Pale Plum DP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Accessories: So Saffron Poly Twill Ribbon, Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Small Oval and Eyelet Border Punch, piercing tool, dimensionals

The third project is my personal favorite. An upcoming wedding this month and roses from my husband on Easter inspired this creation. It was so much fun to create and I can hardly wait to share it. Hope you enjoy…


Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Watercolor Paper, Bella Birds DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Small Oval

For the final project I did a little die cutting of my own…

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Watercolor Paper, Bella Birds DP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, More Mustard
Accessories: Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Coluzzle Cutting System, Crystal Effects, Aqua Painter, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

I had a wonderful time opening my stamp room to you today. All of these creations will go in the mail this week to share with my cherished friends and family. I am also answering the call of Sherrill with Late Nite Stampers challenging us to share more cards with others this week. We will post our totals at the close of the week.

Hope you enjoyed hanging out with me. Stay on the bus, a wonderful adventure awaits you as we share our talents and the Occasions Mini with you today! Jot down your must have wish list and when you complete the loop and finish back up here, connect to my website and place your order. A $40.00 online purchase before April 30th from the Occasions Mini entitles you to a free catalog and stamp set from page 208.

If you want to do a little more shopping, check out my first online kit. The kit features the Rockability Specialty Designer Paper and the stamp set Short and Sweet. This cute little purse would make a lovely gift to share. It would also make an easy class for any demonstrator to host. A complete supply list, step by step instructions, and color photos are included.



Click here to order the above kit


Don’t forget your comment for a chance at a free $20.00 gift certificate.  Complete the loop and email me each site name and your favorite project of the day for a chance to win your very own free kit. I wonder what your favorites will be!

The next stop’s link to the blog tour has been removed. It’s okay now, more Blog Tours are coming. Stay tuned and watch for the details.

Happy Stampin,

Dacia Smith

127 thoughts on “Welcome Aboard Blog Tourists

  1. Hello,Dacia!

    Well, choosing my favorites is hard because they are all so neat! But if I have to–I really liked project #3 because I love the color combination and the feminine touch! Nice Job!

    Thank you for being part of the tour!

  2. I really enjoyed this tour! You are so talented. My favorite is probably the 4th card. It’s very feminine & would be a really nice card to send a friend. Or, to send to someone to recognize something nice they have done. Thanks for sharing your work!

  3. I liked the 2nd card, purple and green are my favorite colors and I would like to learn the cracked glass technique. Very cool.

  4. I really enjoyed your cracked glass card. It was so pretty with all the different colors used in it. And it can be used for almost any occasion! Thanks for sharing.

    Deborah Vanderburg

  5. I just love your cards. I love the one with the top note and a circle cut out of it. I think it was the 4th one. Great work.

  6. Love your cards! The third and fourth ones are my favorites. Love pink but I also love how you designed these cards. Thank you for sharing your art and inspiration.

  7. Wow–Stunning! I am so happy to see these cards–Wow again. I think my favorite is the one done in pink with the pearls–card #3. I am so glad you were part of the hop–what a great way to start off the tour.

  8. I like them all but the last one with the middle cut out is my favorite. Did you know dogwood had symbolism for Easter and Jesus resurrection? love it…..love the blog idea to , I”ve found so many blogs I never knew about but I have written them all down and will be back to visit

  9. I loved both the 3rd and 4th cards. I loved the pink ribbon on both cards. I think I like the 3rd one best with the pearls in the center of the flowers. Very elegant looking.

  10. Your cards are wonderful. I love the flowers there is so much that you can do with them. I love looking at other ppls work gives me wonderful ideas and you had a bunch of them. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win

  11. The 4th is awesome. I love it because I would have never thought to cut out the flowers. Nice touch. You make me like this set ……

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