Happy Together for #GDP049

“Be strong… and believe in miracles because anything…anything can happen.”

~Marlo Javidando

These summery colors are the stars over at http://global-design-project.com this week!  The “to the lovelely pair” pears are stamped with Silhouettes & Script, the “congratulations” is from “Something to Say” and is heat embossed with gold embossing powder, the background “splatters” are stamped with Gorgeous Grunge, along with the lines that the pears are sitting on.  The gold “ties” are cut out with the Sunshine Wishes Dies, and the little heart is from the new In Color Enamel Shapes.  The sentiment on the inside of the card is heat embossed in gold and says “happy together”, which is from “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  Thank you for the weekly inspiration Global Design Project!  Happy Stamping, Dawn  P.S.  Stamping Peacers…our next classes will be on August 29th and 30th.  Looking forward to seeing you.  xoxo

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Celebrating for #GDP048

“Every day is a good day.  There is something to learn, care and celebrate.”

~A. Ray

Good day, stampers!  Hope you are having a fabulous summer.  Busy here…made this card on Monday and just getting on the computer to post it!  The challenge this week over at http://global-design-project.com is a “case the designer.”  I went looking for balloons and came up with these.  It’s so funny where challenges lead us, I had never used this stamp before, but for some reason it just popped out at me.  I love how challenges inspire and stretch us.

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The balloon image is from the 2013 Ronald McDonald “Tag It” stamp set, the background dots are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set and the happy birthday sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  Cardstock and ink colors are Blackberry Bliss and Garden Green.  Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer, Dawn.

Anchors Away for #GDP047

“The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.”

~Svetlana Alliyeva

It’s a nautical theme over at http://global-design-project.com this week and I was inspired by my neighbor Whitney who came over to use the Acorny Thank You stamp set for a military parachuting card she had made.  That gave me the idea to use the same sentiment, but with the anchor from The Open Sea stamp set.  The anchor rope is made with the Party Pants stamp set and the water is made with the Timeless Textures stamp set (Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay Inks).  Hope you are enjoying some water days this summer!  Cheers, Dawn.

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Seascape for #GDP046

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“Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me:  If we choose the simple things and find joy in natures simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.”

~P.R.M.

This beautiful beach is Sand Beach in Acadia National Park here in Maine.  We visited it recently with our out-of-town guests.  Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

The challenge this week over at http://www.global-design-project.com is a design challenge:

And this is my card:

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#GDP044

“Find ecstasy in life – the mere sense of LIVING is joy enough.”

~Emily Dickinson

Good Morning and Welcome back to Stamping Peace!  This week’s Case the Designer card over at http://global-design-project.com is so pretty but instead of a butterfly I wanted to try out the new pineapple stamp on the right side of my card.  It’s going to someone who used to live in Hawaii!  : )

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#GDP043

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Nothing is dearer to an old father than a daughter.” – Euripedes

My dad, who is a champion candlepin bowler, turns 80 this week.  I made this card for him and used the party theme from this week’s Global Design Project for inspiration.  (www.global-design-project.com).  Our computer is on the blink again (we keep losing internet connection), so it will be a miracle if I can get this post shared via my phone!
I made the candlepin bowling pins and bowling ball with the Work of Art stamp set.  The words come from the Number of Years stamp set and the “80” is cut with the Large Numbers Framelits.  The card bases are cut with the Circles Framelits.  I wanted a round base to compliment the round bowling ball!  Happy Birthday Dad!  Love, Dawn

With Sympathy for #GDP042

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

This weeks challenge over at http://global-design-project is a sketch challenge and I’m sorry that I can’t add the sketch but I’m on my phone posting this note because for some reason we still don’t have internet connection on our computer and I have no idea how to get the sketch!  This card was inspired by the sketch and the colors were inspired by a wreath of flowers from a memorial service that I attended this weekend.  The embossing folder for the front panel is “Softly Falling” and “Pretty Print” behind the cut-out circle.  The flowers and leaves are cut from the Botanical Builders Dies and the sentiments (front and inside) are from Rose Wonder stamp set.  Have a beautiful week, Dawn.