Archive | September 2013

Hello, You!

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“We are rarely ill, and if we are, we go off somewhere and eat grass until we feel better.”

-Paul Gallico

Hello, You!  And welcome back to Stamping Peace.   After four sick days of cold and flu, I’m back and I’m ready to stamp!  Two friends became grandmothers while I was down and out, so it’s time to send out some cards.  : )

This card was made with the Regarding Dahlias Stamp set. (one of my favorites)  : )  I sponged the ink onto the flower, Blushing Bride in the center and Saffron Yellow on the outer petals.  The Black is Stayz-On Ink.  The papers are Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  The Crumb Cake is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  The card is a Becky Roberts design.

Stamps aren’t just for notecards anymore! : )

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“Around here, however, we don’t look backward for very long.  We keep moving forward,

opening up new doors and doing new things, because we are curious, and curiousity

keeps leading us down new paths…Keep moving forward!

-Walt Disney

Good Morning Stampers!  Aren’t we always open to new ways to use our rubber stamps?   What about using a Wonderfall stamp to decorate a lunch bag…no wrapping paper necessary!  Wonder what’s inside the bag???  The ink colors used are pumpkin spice, daffodil yellow, gumball green, midnight muse and rich razzleberry.   The tag was made with the Framelits Label Collection.   Huge Happy Birthday Wishes and girlfriend love to my friend Lisa (we’ve been friends since we were 9 months old), and my “daughter” Sue.   xoxo

P.S.  Like the quote says, we don’t look backward for very long so I guess we can say that I’m recovering from the loss of my kitty.  Thanks again, friends, for the cards, calls and FB notes.

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Cards from my in-laws, Chris and Scott, and my niece Heather, and from my friend and stamping buddy Marlene.  : )

Eat, Drink and Be Scary

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“Eat, Drink and Be Scary!” 

-Author Unknown

Aye Mates!  Happy National Talk Like A Pirate Day!!!  And we did find some treasure at our stamping class last night.   The folk all arrived to find a big treat at their place on the deck, but alas, it wasn’t for consumin’.  Now it be hiding inside this fun treat cover that we constructed!  Come find out what the booty was at a new stamping class starting up this coming Monday night at 7:00 p.m.   Hope to see you there, me lads and ladies!  (I think I’m sounding more Irish than pirate-ish, but I gave it my best shot!)

Treat Cover:

Stamp Set:  Tags Four You

Paper:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Spice, Very Vanilla and Witches Brew DSP (Designer Series Paper).

Ink:  Stayz-On Jet Black

Dimensions:  Black Paper- 4″ x 11″ ;   Pumpkin Spice:  1″ x 11″;  DSP:  3 1/4″ x  3 3/4″

Scoring:  Black- 3 1/2″ and 7 3/4″

Spider Web Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by Stamping Peace.  Have a great day!


Eat, Drink and Beware!

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“I love the nostalgic myself.  I hope we never lose some of the things of the past.”

-Walt Disney

And here’s a little project from the recent past!  I made these treat boxes with apples on them for the first day of school, but these use the “Halloween Bash” stamp set and Pumpkin Spice and Stayz On Black Inks.   We’ll be making this at our stamping classes tomorrow and next Monday.   Hope you can join us!

Sept. Stamping Class

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“The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure out upon the leaves.”

-Charlotte Fiske Bates

September Stamping Classes are coming right up!  There is a Wednesday, Sept. 18th class at 10:00 a.m., a Wednesday evening class at 7:00 p.m. (just one opening), and a repeat of the class next Monday evening, Sept. 23rd at 7:00 p.m.  This is one of the cards we will be making, along with two Halloween projects.  I hope you can come stamp with us, meet some new friends and have some refreshments!  We have a lot of fun and go home with three beautiful projects to send out to others.   It’s hard to see, but the vanilla background is embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder.  It adds another layer of dimension to the card.  It’s all in the details!  The first card I made (top)  didn’t have the brown matting and it looked like it was missing something.  The brown matting did the trick!

Stamp Set:  Wonderfall

Inks:  Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Spice, Gumball Green and Early Espresso

Papers:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Gumball Green

Dimensions:  Green:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Early Espresso:  3 3/4″ x 5″ and Very Vanilla:  3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Thanks for stopping by “Stamping Peace” and hope to see you at a stamping class!  (Class is $10.00 or free with a $25.00 Stampin’ Up! catalog order (before shipping and handling and taxes).


Brighter Days!

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“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”

-John Taylor

Hi Friends.  This card was for my sister-in-law last week, after she lost her dad.  Doesn’t getting a card in the mail make us feel better?  I hope this one helped her just a little bit.  It’s made with the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set, a sympathy and get well set that really comes in handy.  The little butterfly is made with the “Beautiful Wings Embosslits.”

Well, you know that I also had a loss last week, the death of my cat, Tiger, who was killed by a fisher.   I so want to see his little white face in the kitchen window, waiting to come in!   I have been consoled by a lot of notes, phone calls and cards, and I sincerely thank all of my beautiful friends.  You have given me such comfort at this sad time.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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This card came from my very precious, irreplaceable friend, Mimi.  I remember the night this past summer when a group of us had a cardmaking session with our dear friend Terry’s Swallowtail stamp.  This is a huge stamp and so fun to play with.  I used it to make some gift bags.  Mimi is so adventurous, I love all the different colors.  It’s a soft little reminder that brighter days are coming!

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This card was stamped by my neighbor, friend, and fellow cat lover, Whitney.  Whitney is always so supportive, she had my very first Stampin’ Up party!  She used to bring Tiger a Christmas present every year, a can of wet food, homemade treats or some other special treat.  Thank you for being a good friend to Tiger, Whitney!  The card was from her mom Laurie, too, a good friend of mine.  Cute kitten, Whitney!

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My poor little friend Sue went out and bought a card, since I had borrowed her sentiment set and keep forgetting to bring it to church to give to her.  I need to put it in my car so I won’t forget!   What good friends I have.  I’m so appreciative of you all.  xoxo Dawn

Joseph’s Having A Party!

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“We are in for a spell of perfect weather now, every day luminous, every night brimmed with stars. 

Picnics at noon, supper by the applewood fire at night,

a walk in the cool moonlight before bed.”

– Gladys Taber

Joseph is stamping invites for his apple themed “getting to you know you” party for his six new classmates.  We even have some applewood to burn in the backyard campfire!  : )

Stamp Sets:  Perfectly Preserved (apple); Regarding Dahlias (“hi”)

Inks:  Real Red and Island Indigo

Papers:  Whisper White, Real Red and Gingham Garden DSP (Designer Series Paper).

Note:  To make the banner end on the checkered paper, just cut a small slit in the bottom and then cut from the middle down to the end points.

Thanks for stopping by stampingpeace!





Bats About You!

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“It’s love, it’s love that makes the world go round.”

~from a French song

The sign on the front of this little 3″ x 3″ card says “Bats About You”.  It’s part of the prize patrol gift that I received at Convention this summer and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you at our Sept. 18th stamping class.  There is one opening for that class (one of our regulars can’t make it that night), so please spread the word to your friends.  We’re also starting a monthly Monday evening class on Sept. 23rd for some new stampers.  It will be a repeat of the Sept. 18th class.  Our projects for those classes will have a Halloween theme.  They will include this cute little card!  It’s the first time that I tried the ghosting technique (see the little white bats behind the black ones?) and the first time I used a brayer (the gray paper was white when I started).  It’s so much fun to try new things!

Paper:  Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Halloween Hello and Tags 4 You (the yellow tag).

Inks:  Staz-On Black, Craft White, Pumpkin Spice, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate

Embellishments:  Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Ribbon

Bats about you,

Dawn  : )