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

Merry and Bright Christmas

Here’s the post for Day 2 of #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge. It’s a technique challenge using paper piecing. The holly from Christmas Gleaming is pieced in using the Poinsettia Place DSP. It’s been quite some time since I’ve played with this technique.  Don’t you want to play along with us as we get a jump start on our Christmas cards this year?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Peace & Joy (153430), Christmas Gleaming (150464)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Mossy Meadow (133676), Heart Warming Hugs DSP (153492), Poinsettia Place DSP (153487) 
Ink: Real Red (147084), Memento Black (132708) Blends: Poppy Parade (154958)
Accessories:
Joys Dies (153530), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Winter Winds

Today’s post is my first entry into Martin Stone’s 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge. The snowman is frolicking in the latest snow flurry created using the Snowflake Splendor DSP. I just love the blues and purples together in this fun holiday selection. Don’t you want to play along with us as we get a jump start on our Christmas cards this year?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Snowman Season (150458), Itty Bitty Christmas (150513)
Card-Stock:
Highland Heather (146986), Shimmery White (101910), Balmy Blue (146982), Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (153513), Snowflake Splendor DSP (153512) 
Ink: Versamark (102283), Memento Black (132708) Blends: Balmy Blue (154830), Highland Heather (154887), Pumpkin Pie (154897), Smoky Slate (154904)
Accessories:
Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Beautiful Autumn Fab Friday 196

My card was inspired by the Fab Friday 196 Color Challenge of Bumblebee, Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider, Fab Friday 195 Sketch Challenge and Amanda Mertz’s beautiful card. I made a few changes to make it my own. What a great color combo for an Autumn card. Hope you’ll consider playing along with us this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Beautiful Autumn (153450)
Card-Stock:
Cajun Craze (119684), Shimmery White (101910), Bumblebee (153077), Vellum (101856) 
Ink: Versamark (102283), Cajun Craze (147085), Bumblebee (153116), Cinnamon Cider (153114)
Accessories:
Tasteful Labels Dies (152886), Layering Circles Dies (151770), Stitched Be Mine Dies (151814), Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder (152718), White Embossing Powder (109132), Heat Tool (129053), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Coming Home Village Card

This one has no stamps or stamping. I fussy cut all the images from the Trimming the Town DSP to create this little village scene.

Card Recipe:
Card-Stock:
Poppy Parade (119793), Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White (100730), Trimming the Town DSP (153491)
Accessories:
Home Together Dies (153515), Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820), Paper Snips (103579), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith