Thanksgiving Card

“We need a community to help us reach our goal.  Faith is not an individual journey; it’s a team sport.  We need each other.  We are on this journey together.”

~Allen Hunt

If you are reading this right now, thanks for being a part of the stamping community.  We have such a fun hobby that is connecting us with each other and with people all over the world!

Sometimes when we need a card in a hurry, it’s easy to let some designer series paper do the work for us.  This paper is from the “Come To Gather” series.  This color combo, inspired by the DSP, is Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzaz and Cajun Craze.

Thank you for the comments, texts, emails and calls about our dog, Teddy.  He is doing great physically. Emotionally he is having his ups and downs adjusting to his “new normal.”  He was a little wary of the snow on the steps this morning!  It was snowing like crazy and I was out grocery shopping with some Scouts for our camping trip this weekend.  Crazy fun!!!

Have a stampin’ good weekend!


Dawn xo

Time to Make Thanksgiving Cards!

“We are at our best when we are grateful.”

~Matthew Kelley

I am still playing with the beautiful “Come To Gather” Designer Series Papers! This stunning color combination above is Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and the retired “Peek-a-boo” Peach.

This is a monochromatic card that we just finished making at one of the two stamping classes that I hold at my home each month.  We used the new “Day of Thanks” stamp set and the leaf was cut from the “Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies.”

Have a great weekend, hope you have fun plans.  I will be camping out with 300 Boy Scouts at Acadia National Park!!! : )



Come To Gather!

“Gratefulness isn’t hard.  Forgetting to be grateful is what makes life hard.”


Hello Stampers!  It has been a long time since I have blogged, because I have just a tiny bit of space left on this free blog (thank you WordPress!)  I hope you had a fun summer and are having a beautiful autumn (we are supposed to get a little snow tonight here in Maine!) : )

This is a card and treat box I made for the November Maine Stampers Blog Hop.  You can follow the monthly hops on my Facebook Business Page, which you can find by searching “Stamping Peace” on Facebook! Hope to see you over there!  I’ve started to post a few projects over there as well.

For the card above, the little leaves were stamped with a stamp from the “Colorful Seasons” stamp set.  The image in the circle is a piece of DSP from “Come To Gather”. The sentiment is from the “Gather Together” Stamp Set and the leaf is cut from a “Gathered Leaves” die.

The treat box is made from the fun new “Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies”.  The leaves are cut from the “Gathered Leaves” dies.  There is a little chocolate treat inside. : )

Happy Stamping and please say a little prayer for our dog. He had a leg amputated last week due to bone cancer and he is still adjusting to a “new normal.”  He has made great progress in just one week…he can now go DOWN, and up, stairs, so that is huge!

Peace, Dawn xo

Happy Easter!

“The very first Easter taught us this:  that life never ends and love never dies.”

~Kate McGahan


Last night was the beautiful Easter Vigil, when new catechumens and candidates are welcomed into the Catholic (which means “universal”) family.  Welcome to our little friend Genevieve and Happy Easter everyone!  Have a wonderfully holy day! ❤

Hold On To Hope

“I am the handmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to your word.”

~the Blessed Mother


Happy Feast of the Annunciation…only 9 months until Christmas! : )  This card was made with the Hold On To Hope stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  I’ve been wanting this set for a very long time, and got it just in time for the arrival of a friends baby.  (I got a call at 3:00 a.m. a few weeks ago to babysit while she went to have her second daughter…it was so exciting!)  Welcome to the family, little one! xoxo

This is the floor we sealed over the weekend with five of our Boy Scouts, among other service projects at the Transfiguration Hermitage here in Maine.  Hope you had a great weekend! xo Dawn


Florentine Filigree

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.”

~Psalm 143:8

It’s a crazy good Lent going on at our house this year.  If Lent is part of your life, I hope it’s bringing the changes you want to see!  So, this was my first try with the new Florentine Filigree set and I love the soft  “old-fashioned” look.  I changed the sentiment, replacing “you” with “God”…the card is for the Sisters at the hermitage where I am an Oblate.  We’re taking some of the Scouts to the hermitage this weekend to do some service work.  Can’t wait, it’s such a beautiful and peaceful spot. (100 acres of land).  Have a great weekend!

Peace, Dawn

P.S.  As of this post, I only have 2% space allowed left on this free blog.  Not sure what to do next…I’m not good with technology!  Any ideas?


Feast Card for As You See It Challenge #196

“We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more.”

~St. Joseph

Happy Feast of St. Joseph! This is my second post today.  I wanted to make a card to celebrate today’s solemnity. (A Solemnity is a “high feast” in the Church).  A symbol for St. Joseph is a staff growing lilies out the top, so I wanted to try to reproduce that.  I think we came close?  This is the inside of the card:

I used the color challenge from this week’s As You See It Challenge at for this card.  Last week I was chosen as their Featured Artist with a Lent card I had made…that was a fun surprise! Thank you, As You See It!  This is the current challenge, which lasts for two weeks:

If you have time to play with it, have fun!