Pals August Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” 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.

My favorite holiday is Christmas, and with so many wonderful stamp sets in the new Holiday Mini Catalog choosing just one was difficult. This Z fold card was turned into an easel card that would look great sitting on someone’s mantle this Christmas. I love the Trimming the Town Suite, it is our making a difference stamp set this year. With every purchase of the set, $3.00 will be donated to charities devoted to adoption, foster care and infertility. Join me in making your purchase and you can also make a difference today!

Although the card has lots of dimension, it lays flat for mailing. You could even fold the house inward to protect all the layers before mailing.

Card Recipe:
Coming Home (153500), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Stampin’ Blends – Poppy Parade (154958), Old Olive (154892), Bronze/Ivory (154922) and Pool Party (154894) Early Expresso (147114), Misty Moonlight (153118)
Home Together Dies (153515), Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Stitched Rectangles (151829), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), All the Trimmings Embellishments (153540), 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 September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

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

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Bird Ballad Get Well & GDP222

Created this card for a pastor friend of mine who has been ill and in the hospital. My inspiration came from the GDP222 Sketch over at the Global Design Project Blog. Hope you’ll consider playing along this week.

Card Recipe:
Because I Care (120118), Free as a Bird (149468)
Mossy Meadow (133676), Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Gray (121044), Bird Ballad DSP (149592)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), Scalloped Lace Trim (149593), White Embossing Powder (109132), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Abstract Impressions Card Class


I’m teaching a card class using Abstract Impressions, Thursday, June 28 at 6:00 pm in Panama City Beach. The set was inspired by a card from a fellow demonstrator, Mary Brown. The new Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape are just awesome and I had so much fun creating this set.

Stay tuned and Friday after class I’ll reveal the three cards in the set. For now it’s just the cover of the card case. Happy stamping friends!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Abstract Impressions (147513), Beautiful Bouquet (143666)
Card-Stock: Gorgeous Grape (146987), Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924), Granny Apple Green (146990)
Ink: Gorgeous Grape (147099), Highland Heather (147103), Pool Party (147107), Coastal Cabana (147097), Granny Apple Green (147095)
Accessories: Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies (146326), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Pearls (144219), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430), Pool Party Ribbon (retired)