Dashing Deer

Today is the 13th day of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. The theme today is Fairy Tail Christmas, which is about creating a card to include some type of animal image. I didn’t have a current set with an animal image so I pulled out a retired favorite Dashing Deer. The deer is mounted on a rosette for a 3D card. Hope you’ll consider playing along with the challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Itty Bitty Christmas (150513), Serene Snowflakes (115438)
Card-Stock:
Mossy Meadow (133676), Shimmery White (101910), Heartwarming Hugs DSP (153492)
Ink: Real Red (147084), Early Expresso (147114)
Accessories:
Detailed Deer Dies (147915), Layering Circles Dies (141705), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527), Sponges (141337), Real Red Satin Ribbon (151155), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Stitched Triangle Cheer

We’ve reached the 12th day of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Recently, I decided to take part in the Crafty Carrot Collective to learn and grow as a designer. Susan Wong taught a wonderful technique this week, how to create a starry night sky. I just had to give it a try. My stars were done by loading the Water Painter up with Whisper White Craft ink and then tapping on the barrel with a pair of scissors. This flicked the white ink across the paper in a random pattern and sure enough it looked like snow falling. How do you think I did for my first go at this? Hope you’ll check them out and play along with the challenge.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Tree Angle (153442)
Card-Stock:
Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Crumb Cake (147116), Blushing Bride (147100), Soft Sea Foam (147102), Whisper White Craft (147277)
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched Triangles Dies (152710), Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine (146288), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Poinsettia Petals

Card 11 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. I’m a third of the way through the challenge, my time is flying by fast. It won’t be long and I’ll have most of my Christmas cards completed. Come on and play along with us.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Poinsettia Petals (153475)
Card-Stock:
Poppy Parade (119793), Just Jade (153079), Blushing Bride (131198), Bumblebee (153077), Vellum (101856), Flowers for Every Season DSP (152486)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Poppy Parade (9147050), Whisper White Craft (147277), Wink of Stella (141897)
Accessories:
Poinsettia Dies (153522), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Christmas Gleaming Sketch

Just finished the post for Day 10 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. This one was so hard to photograph, it has so much sparkle and sheen in real life. I filled in the ornaments with Wink of Stella and they just glow. This one was fun to put together. Don’t you want to join us in the challenge?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Card-Stock:
Very Vanilla (101650), Pretty Peacock (150880)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Blends – Pretty Peacock (154895), Mossy Meadow (154890), Wink of Stella (141897)
Accessories:
Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (149634), Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon (121000), Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (152475), Copper Embossing Powder (141636), Heat Tool (129053), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Pals September 2020 Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team created projects where “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For the focal point of my card is a sentiment found in the Beautiful Autumn Stamp set. My heart is truly thankful for all the wonderful customers and friends Stampin’ Up has brought my way. Each of you are special and my life is so much richer because you are a part of it. The highlight of each month is creating little projects to share and give away. I enjoy helping each one to learn new techniques, a variety of ways to fold a card, sweet little treat pouches and custom packaging for giving away that special gift. I’d love the opportunity to be your demonstrator if you don’t have someone you are working with at the present time.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Beautiful Autumn (153450)
Card-Stock:
Very Vanilla (101650), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP (153520)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (147083), Mint Macaron (147106), Early Expresso (147114), Crumb Cake (147116), Soft Suede (147115)
Accessories:
Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Stitched Be Mine Dies (151814), Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder (152725), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created!

Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 14th when our theme is “Tag, You’re It!” Participants will showcase tags or 3D items that will be great for gifts for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop Line-up

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
    4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
    5. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
    6. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
    9. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
    10. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
    11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
    14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
    15. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
    16. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days – YOU ARE HERE!
    17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
    18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
    19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
    20. Christine Eck at Dances With Hooves Paper Design
    21. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
    24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
    25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    26. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Heartwarming Christmas Tree

This was a quick and easy Christmas card for Day 9 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. The Heartwarming Hugs DSP strips made putting this festive tree together easy peasy. The greetings on the tree are from the Trimming the Town DSP pack. I’m well on my way to stashing up on Christmas cards for this year. Don’t you want to play along with us.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
No stamps for this one
Card-Stock:
Soft Suede (115318), Crushed Curry (131199), Heartwarming Hugs DSP (153492), In Good Taste DSP (152494), Trimming the Town DSP (153491) 
Ink: No ink for this one
Accessories:
Warm Wraps Dies (153521), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

In the Pines Night Sky

Well we are now into week two of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today was a technique challenge using ink blending. I’ve never done an ink blended card but you’re never too old to learn something new. I had fun creating this night sky. I’ve got to work on the water droplet part but I didn’t think it was too bad for a first try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
In the Pines (153448), Poinsettia Petals (153475)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730), Pacific Point (111350), Basic Black (121045) 
Ink: Pacific Point (147098), Misty Moonlight (153118), Rich Razzleberry (147091), Versamark (102283)
Accessories:
Pine Woods Dies (153563), Sponge Daubers (133773), White Embossing Powder (109132), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

 

 

Warm Hugs for the Holidays

Here’s the post for Day 7 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today’s theme is Green like the Grinch. Green is one of my favorite colors but I haven’t been challenged to create a card all in green. Either way, at least I’m getting closer to getting my Christmas cards done early. Hope you’ll consider playing along with us.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Warm Hugs (153478), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676), Real Red (102482), Heart Warming Hugs DSP (153492) 
Ink: Mossy Meadow (147111)
Accessories: 
Warm Wraps Dies (153521), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Subtle Embossing Folder (151775), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

 

 

Joy to the World

I just finished the post for Day 6 of the #30DayChristmasCardChallenge with Martin Stone. Melon Mambo isn’t a color I would have chosen for Christmas but that’s what challenges are all about. I’m more of a traditional color Christmas gal. I had fun playing along anyway. Don’t you want to join us?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Peace & Joy (153430)
Card-Stock:
Whisper White (100730), Melon Mambo (115320), Basic Black (121045) 
Ink: Melon Mambo (147051), Memento Black (132708), Granny Apple Green (147095)
Accessories:
Joys Dies (153530), Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder (151801), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Coming Home for Christmas

Well it’s Day 5 of the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. Today’s theme is Driving Home for Christmas. Most of the images were cut from the Trimming the Town DSP, I don’t mind fussy cutting. This is such a fun set, so many different scenes can be created, just let your imagination run wild. Before long I’m going to have a big part of my Christmas cards completed, don’t you want to play along with us?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Coming Home (153500)
Card-Stock:
Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Trimming the Town DSP (153491), Subtles DSP (146966) Retired
Ink: Craft Whisper White (147277), Pool Party (147107), Basic Gray (149165), Stampin’ Blends – Smoky Slate (154904), and Pool Party (154894) 
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched So Sweetly (151690), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith