Stamping Class Tomorrow!


“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tomorrow we have stamping class at my house and we’ll be trying out the new copper paper and copper embossing powder on this autumn card.  If you aren’t signed up and would like to stamp, just let me know.  We meet once a month and make three cards, have some refreshments and enjoy one another’s company!

Harvest Pears for #GDP054

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest reaped, but by the seeds planted.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Hi Stampers!  It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been on the computer, and that’s because I’ve been canning our garden, along with 12 quarts of applesauce from our next door neighbors apple tree!  It’s nice to be able to take a break from the kitchen and get back to stamping.  And what stamp set did I reach for…one featuring food! : )  It’s the new “Fresh Fruit” set in the Annual Catalog.  I was just playing around with it and made this banner for this weeks challenge over at


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 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


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 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.


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 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


“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.”


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 is a design challenge:

And this is my card:

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“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 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!  : )