Scrapping for Friends

I’ve been working on some scrap pages for several friends. This is one of my favorites. It uses this month’s scrapbook template.

One of my closest friends, Patsy, lost her husband last year to cancer. Her son Benji and his wife Casey had Walker in February of this year. He is the first boy to carry on the Houston name. What a blessing! After framing, we plan to share it with her over the Thanksgiving holidays. Hope she likes the gift.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Medallion, Rustic Rooster, Friends 24-7
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Paper Snips, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button, Distressing Tool

Have a stamp happy week!

Dacia Smith

Love Notes

More Christmas gifts today. These are little love notes to share with that special someone. Who doesn’t like a sweet note every now and then?

Project Recipe:
Paper: Green Galore, Kaleidoscope
Accessories: On Board Book Basics, Regal Rose ribbon, Eyelet Punch, Sticky Tape


Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Birthday Wishes

Today is my darling husband’s birthday. I just had to celebrate with a special card. Shhh this is it! Planning to share it tonight at dinner. Photographing gold is always a challenge for me, and this was a doozy.

By the way, the star book created for my daughter won a blue ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair. I can hardly wait to share it with her this Christmas. Hope she likes it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Always, Sincere Salutations, Delightful Decorations, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Gold
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Real Red ribbon, Scallop, 1 3/8″ 1 1/4″ punches, Paper Snips, Dimensionals


Have a special day,

Dacia Smith

Merry Notecards

I’m working on some 3″ x 3″ Christmas notecards. Old Olive is my favorite, and paired with Real Red it is a traditional Christmas pallet. How are your Christmas projects coming along?

Merry Notecard

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Short and Sweet
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, Big Shot, Backgrounds #1 Plate

Hope you have a stamp happy day!

Dacia Smith

November Scrapbook Class

We had a great time at the scrapbook class last night. All of the pages were beautiful, and I am so ready to put up the tree for Christmas. Putting together winter holiday pages will do that for you.

If you would like assistance in putting together a page of your own, I am making the templates available each month for $2.95. Each pattern includes a supply list, step by step instructions, a color template, and an inspiration page. If you have questions, just leave me a comment. For demonstrators, the template would make putting together a class of your own so easy.

Well here is the page we put together last night. Hope it inspires you to set aside the time and put together a page of your own.

November Blog Photo

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Family Phrases
Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Shimmery White, Brocade Blue, Bella Bleu DP
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly, Billboard, and Snowflakes #2 dies, 1/4″, 1/2″, and 1 1/4″ punches, Rhinestone Brad from Pretties kit, Paper snips, dimensionals


Have a great day!

Dacia Smith

More from the Class

This is another card we created last night following the sketch. Wish you could have been here to play with us. This was a bright and cheery Christmas card.

Snowman Sketch

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Punch Pals, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Real Red 4 1/4″ x 11″, Whisper White 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, Bermuda Bay 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Versamark, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Accessories: Bermuds Bay Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Paper Snips, White & Black Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Heat Tool, Dimensionals


Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith


Fall Birthday Wishes

Want to come on over and play with us today? At 6:30 tonight we are making 4 cards following a sketch. We’d love to have you join us. Guy cards are sometimes a challenge for me, but this one went together quick and easy thanks to the color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers this morning. Hope you’ll play along.

Fall Birthday

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wow Flowers, Autumn Harvest
Paper: Soft Suede, Kraft, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, Versamark
Accessories: Big Shot, Backgrounds #1 Impressions plates, Color Spritzer Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Blender Pen


 Have a blessed day!

Dacia Smith

Friends Challenge

Playing in the Krafty Black Melons Color Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers today. This is a 15 minute or less card share in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness! Hope you’ll find the time to play along, and post to the link here.

True Friends

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Simple Friendship
Paper: Kraft 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Melon Mambo 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Black ribbon, black embossing powder, heat tool, rhinestones

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith