LNS Challenge #23

Today’s post is card #2 of a three card set for the Challenge at Late Night Stampers. I decided to use a circle on all three cards. This one uses the Scallop Circle #2 die and the Circle Scissors Plus. I just love how easy circles are to cut out with my handy new tool.

Heartfelt 2

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Oval All
Cardstock: Cameo Coral 4.25 x 11, 2 7/8″ round; Kiwi Kiss 3 1/8 x 4; Shimmery White 2 3/4 circle; Walk in the Park DP 3 x 3 7/8
Ink: Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss Ribbon, Linen Thread, Small Oval & Scallop punch, Piercing Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Scallop #2 die, Big Shot, Circle Scissors Plus


Hope you enjoy!

Dacia Smith

Retiring Heartfelt Thanks

Well my first stamp set is retiring at the end of this month. I’m sorry to see it go. I normally sell all of my retired sets. I might hold on to this one for sentimental reasons.

Challenge #23 over at Late Night Stampers is to make three cards with different sentiments using a retiring set. I’m planning to create a box and share them with my son’s teacher tomorrow. Friday is the last day of school. He is so happy and can hardly wait for summer to begin. I had a great time making them. Hope you enjoy.

Heartfelt 1

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Thoughts and Prayers
Cardstock: Cameo Coral 4.25 x 11, Kiwi Kiss 2.75 x 5.25, 2 7/8 circle, Shimmery White 2.75 circle, Walk in the Park DP 2 x 5 1/8
Ink: Cameo Coral, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Piercing Tool, Circle Scissors Plus, Paper Snips, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig


I’ll share the other two later. Have fun stamping,

Dacia Smith

Polished Stone Technique

Today’s post is another polished stone technique card following sketch SC231 on Splitcoast Stampers. This card is made with scraps, and adds an Anniversary card to my stash. This sheet was my very first, and didn’t achieve the results I was after. I almost threw it away. Aren’t you glad it made the cut?

If you missed last months class or would like to learn this technique, please see my website for details. There is no fee for the class and new stampers are always welcome. If interested, send me an email with a RSVP.


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Always, Tres Chic
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Brushed Gold, Riding Hood Red, Glossy White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Gold
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Eyelet, 1 3/8, & 1 1/4 Circle Punches, Button Latte, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Hope you can join us. Trusting you will enjoy a little stamping fun this week.

Dacia Smith

Designing with MOJO89

I haven’t been able to complete a card for the MOJO Monday sketch in a couple of weeks. When I saw this weeks design I was so anxious to play along. This design has been rolling around in my head for several days. I have been so busy putting my schedule together for the summer I have not stopped long enough to create it. I am so happy with how it turned out.

The inspiration came from a video I saw by Amy Celona on the marbling technique. It looked like fun and I wanted to give it a whirl. During my technique class last month we played around with several different color combinations. My favorite was tempting turquoise, summer sun, and baja breeze. I created this one with a leftover piece of scrap from the class.

Always MOJO

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Always, Tres Chic
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Brushed Gold, Glossy White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Versamark
Accessories: Ribbon Originals, Chocolate Chip Corduroy button, Ticket, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle, & 1 3/8 Circle Punches, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Vintage Brads, Piercing Tool


The card measures 4 3/4 x 4 3/4. The background was overstamped in Taken with Teal using the background stamp Tres Chic. The focal image was punched to wrap the ribbon through and tie.

This one removes several things from my to do list. I can mark off the MOJO Monday card, my design team Challenge card for Late Night Stampers, and an Anniversary card. Hooray for multitasking!

Dacia Smith