Sending Love Valentine

Sketch Challenges are my favorite. This one follows an old sketch challenge SC252 over at Splitcoaststampers. Every Wednesday Roxie posts a new sketch. Don’t you want to play along?

Creative Tips:

1. Holiday Best, a hostess exclusive set is available to you for hosting a workshop. You can be a hostess for a $150.00 order or share the catalog with friends for a virtual workshop.

2. The background for the stamped image was created using textured Very Vanilla Card Stock and the Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates with the Big Shot.

3. Create beautiful watercolor images with ease using Stampin’ Up’s Aqua Painter and matching Classic Inks.

4. The Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper includes 12 different patterns and each sheet contains one pattern filled with glittered images.

5. Any feminine card wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of ribbon. The new Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon offers just the right touch. With the release of the 2010 Occasions Mini catalog, January 5, Stampin’ Up’s satin ribbon is available in 10 coordinating colors.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Best (115364)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Very Vanilla Textured (108693), Chocolate Chip (102128), Pretty in Pink (100459), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Pretty In Pink (101301), Regal Rose (105211)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Background 1 Texturz Plates (114512), Big Shot (113439), 3/4″ Circle Punch (107217), Dimensionals (104430)

Looking for help with Valentine class ideas? This just might be your solution!

Do you need an Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration Brochure? Email me with your full name and address and I will get one to you.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Pals Paper Arts 22

The gals over at Pals Paper Arts are hosting a simple sketch challenge this week. Today is the last day to get your creative beauty linked up. Will you play along with me?

Creative Tips:

1. New Brads! Dress up your projects with epoxy brads available in two sizes and three color assortments. They coordinate beautifully with the Sending Love Designer Paper. The heart added just the right finishing touch.

2. More hearts to choose from! The new stamp set I {Heart} Hearts has 10 new hearts. Choosing the right heart just got a little harder!

3. Any heart can be easily converted to a flower by simply beginning in the middle, and stamping the pointed end of the heart in a circle. The flower matches the new Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper. Hearts and polka dots happen to be my favorites.

4. Real Red Satin Ribbon to dress up your Valentine projects this year. It is also available in 9 yummy colors.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (118571), Family Phrases (114960)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Pretty in Pink (100459), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red Classic Pad (103133)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286); Real Red 1/2″ Sending Love Epoxy Brads (117270); Photo Corners (109042), Boho Blossoms (110711), 1″ Circle (109046), and 1 1/4″ Circle ( 104403) Punches; Paper Piercing Tool (116631) and Mat Pack (105826); Dimensionals (104430)

Don’t forget to register for a Valentine class in January. See my event calendar for details.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 50

Karen Giron has put together another great sketch. Click here for inspirational links and to play along.

Creative Tips:

1. Those beautiful corduroy textured buttons are now available in Real Red and Pretty in Pink. They offer a great embellishment for any project.

2. New Border Punches! Stampin’ Up is offering two new designs that include coordinating corner punches. Get one free when you place a $50.00 order during Sale-A-Bration beginning January 5.

3. Satin ribbon is now available in Basic Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, and Basic Gray. What’s your favorite?

4. New Designer Paper! Another sneak at Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper. Each sheet shines with glittery designs on one side. Aren’t they fun?

5. You can ink part of a stamp image using the brush side of a Stampin’ Write Marker. Another reason to have all the markers in 58 colors.

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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Love You Much (113756), Great Friend (113792)
Paper: Chocolate Chip ( 102128), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad (100908), Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Marker (100071)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289); Real Red Corduroy Buttons (117268); 5/16″ Jumbo Brads (112534); Boho Blossoms (110711), Large Oval (107305), Heart to Heart (113694), and Pinking Hearts Border (117649) Punches; Dimensionals (104430)

My Valentine classes feature the Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper, Laughter and Love Rub-Ons, and the Full Heart Punch. Order yours today for a discount on each product. Email me for details.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Sending Love

This week begins several sneak peeks of items releasing January 5 through the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. Isn’t this patterned paper beautiful?  It’s from the Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper collection.

Creative Tips:

1. Each sheet of the Sending Love Designer Paper has one side filled with images that are glittered.

2. The Satin Ribbon is now available in 9 colors. Coordinated accessories, one more reason to purchase your creating supplies from Stampin’ Up!

3. New Punches! Beginning with the Occasions Mini Catalog, the punch style is changing. The new design contains a larger cutting surface and a sleek body style. The new punches give you greater cutting precision, better leverage, and space-saving storage.

4. New Stamps! Now you have a choice! Enjoy the same high quality rubber and foam on our wood-mount stamps in a new clear-mount stamp option. Each set contains die-cut stamps, an optional label to assist in positioning the rubber on your clear blocks, and a handy DVD storage case with case front displays of each stamp and spine markings with thumbnail images. The best news, the price is lower!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (118571 Clear mount), Love You Much (113756)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Pretty in Pink (100459), Real Red (102482), Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (117289), Full Heart (113693), Small Heart (117193), and 1 3/4″ Circle (112004)Punches, Metal Edge Tags (103374), Dimensionals (104430)

Check out my website for upcoming Valentine Classes featuring many new products and ideas. If you are in need of a Valentine class for yourself, check out this post.

Happy stamping!

Dacia Smith

Take 2 on the Last Christmas Class

This is my take on the regional project from Stampin’ Up. I had fun resizing and working with the Berry Christmas set. The little bird image is just the cutest.
The box was resized to 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. The tags measured 2″ x 3″. We created 5 tags with ties and decorated the box to match.

The box would be just the right size for a pair of earrings. Here’s a close up of the tags and open box. Need measurements to make one of your own, just email me.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Berry Christmas
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon, Gold Cord, Scallop and 1″ Circle Punches, Eyelets, Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Merry Christmas,

Dacia Smith

Latest Christmas Class

For my final Christmas class of 2009 we made a few last minute gifts. The first was a stocking gift card holder. You can locate the directions here on the left side. The pattern was really easy to follow and made a cute project. You could insert money or a gift card and hang on the tree for a quick easy project.

Stamps: Punch Pals
Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, I Wish Simply Scrappin’ Kit DP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Gold Cord, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, and Eyelet Punches, Piercing Tool, Eyelets

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Sending Snowy Wishes

This sweet card was created for a darling little granddaughter of a friend of mine. I’m sure she will enjoy these snowy wishes on Christmas this year. Hope you will be inspired to earn this lovely Level 2 set of your own this year.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Snow Buddies, Loads of Love
Paper: Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bella Birds DP
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink Marker, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: White Silk Ribbon, Scallop Oval, 3/4″ Circle, & Large Oval Punches, Sherbet & Button Latte, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Pink Rhinestones


Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Snowflake Tags

Looking for a cute way to label your gifts this year? This little one may just be the ticket.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Season, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Real Red ribbon, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Silver Cord, Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Corner Rounder, 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ Circles, and Scallop Circle Punches, Metallic Eyelets, Clear Rhinestone


Hope your weekend is grand!

Dacia Smith

Notecard Treats

What a fun way to attach a Christmas note to your package! The kids will love it and the cup can be refilled. What a bonus!

I love Old Olive and Real Red together. Great Christmas colors, a little more traditional. The Modern Label Punch is attached to a red base, and pulls up to reveal the candy inside.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Berry Christmas, Snow Swirled
Paper: Naturals White, Old Olive, Real Red, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon, Treat Cups, Modern Label, Word Window & 1 3/4″ Circle Punches, Circle Fire Rhinestones, Paper Snips, Small Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Red Hot Candies


Treat Yourself today,
Dacia Smith

More Christmas Notes

I know Basic Black is not a traditional color for Christmas, but isn’t this black tie Christmas note just the cutest? This would make a great male teacher gift card set!

Check out this packaging idea! Makes for quick gift giving. The envelope flaps are lined and the outside is stamped to match.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Naturals White, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DP
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon, Petals A Plenty Impression Folder, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Ornament & Modern Label punches, dimensionals, Med Cello Bags


Smile and enjoy a great day!
Dacia Smith