Archive | August 2013

Naked Envelopes

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“It’s astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen. 

~Frances Burnette

Who wants naked envelopes when they can be dressed up so pretty with stamps that match the card inside?  Although my husband gets a little crazy when I start stamping the envelopes for the bills!  : )

Stamp Set:  Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Preserved (retired)

Inks:  Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Gumball Ink

Envelopes:  Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake

Have a fabulous Labor Day Week-end.  We’re off to “Zuckerman’s Farm” at the Blue Hill Fair!

Hope we all have some time to stamp this week-end!


First Day of School Teacher Treats

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“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.

Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

~Henry Ford

First day of school teacher treats (and niece and nephew and Joseph treats too).  These treat boxes, made with a half sheet of paper, are filled with chocolates!

Paper:  Very Vanilla           Ink Pads:  Real Red and Gumball Green

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge (for the lines that make the plaid): Perfectly Preserved for the apple and Delightful Dozen for the sentiment.

Embellishments:  7/8″ Natural Ribbon

Tools:  Scoring Tool, Small Oval Punch

Happy First Day of School 2013, and Happy Stamping!


Do You Have Someone Going Back To School?

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“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon,

and the deeper it sinks into the mind.”

~ Samuel Taylor Coloeridge

School begins tomorrow and this “color me” card went out to our eight nieces and nephews that are of school age (even the collegiate).  : )    It was my first attempt at using the paper piercing tool and I was trying for a pegboard look.  (I used to have a pegboard in my classroom for a woodworking center!)  This stamp set, called “Greeting Card Kids”, reminds me of my mom.  She would have loved it.  The sentiment is from the new “Yipee-Skipee” Stamp Set that I received free at Convention!  : )

Card on top of a Card

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“My rule is to welcome you and send you on your way in peace.”

~Early Desert Fathers

Stampingpeace and Stampin’ Up!  is welcoming a new member to the family today…congratulations and a big welcome to Beth!  I just love Stampin’ Up’s! team approach…it feels like one big family, with members all around the world.  Welcome to the family Beth!

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Beth’s congratulations card is a card on top of a card.

The base card is 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 3″.   The smaller butterfly card is 8″ x 3 1/2″, scored at 4″.

The butterflies are made with the Butterfly Sizzlet, and the sentiment is from the Border Banter stamp set.

Happy Stamping to Beth and her friends over in far eastern Maine!

Happy Stampers. : )

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” I am for everything starting into full-blown perfection at once.”

~ Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

Welcome to STAMPINGPEACE and meet Wednesday stampers Marlene, Lorraine, Johanna and Sue.  (Not pictured:  Patti, Whitney, Mimi and Terry).   We need a catchy name for our Wednesday stampers.  Any suggestions?   Our Wednesday evening group is full, but I’d like to start a monthly Monday night group if there is interest.   The monthly Wednesday morning group does have openings.  The next class is Sept. 18th and it will have a Halloween theme.  We have some cute projects lined up, one being a muslin goodie bag.  I’ll post pictures in a couple of weeks.

Yesterday the ladies were working on a gift card holder when this picture was snapped.  I’ll post a picture and instructions tomorrow.  See you then, Dawn.