Archive | February 2014

One More Team Meeting Card

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“If I could have a star for every time you’ve made me smile, I’d have the whole evening sky in the palm of my hand.”

~Unknown

Welcome to Stamping Peace, a little blog of homemade cards and papercrafts that I share with my Stampin’ Peace co-demonstrators, stamping friends, blog followers and internet browsers.  Hopefully the projects provide a spark of inspiration and if you’d like to order products outside of the monthly classes I offer in my home, just let me know!  This is another project that we made at our first Stamping Peace Team Meeting last week-end. We used the new “Perfect Pennants” Stamp Set, and the Simply Stars set.  I originally saw a variation of this card on the internet, but I don’t know where.  I follow a few blogs for inspiration and it may have been one of them.  One that I follow is Debbie Henderson up in Northern Maine.  Imagine my surprise when I opened her post yesterday and saw my name!  I won a stamp set from her in celebration of her 5th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Thanks Debbie!  I’m coming up on my first anniversary as a demonstrator next month, I think I will do something similar.  : )  Have a great week-end, hope you have some time to stamp!  Dawn

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So Sorry

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“Unable are the loved to die.  For love is immortality.”

~Emily Dickinson

Peace to you this morning!  At our Stamping Peace Team Meeting last week-end, we were able to try out the new Spiral Flower Originals Die.  We started with white paper, cut the image that is rolled up into a flower, sponged it with Melon Mambo Ink, and then rolled it using a pair of tweezers on the smallest end.  We can curl the edges with a bone folder before rolling for a looser flower, but we were working with a  3″ x 3″ card, so our flowers needed to be smaller.   The leaves are made with the Little Leaves Sizzlet and the sentiment is from the So Sorry Stamp Set.  Have a nice day!  Dawn

Welcome New Stamping Peace Team Member!

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“Where there is life there is wishful thinking.”

~Gerald F. Lieberman

Good Morning and Peace to you.  I’ve been wishing that our Stamping Peace team will grow, God willing, and it did as of yesterday.  Move over Gentlemen Demonstrators and make room for Mark!  We’re so happy to have you on the team, Mark.  This is going to be fun, having a “man demonstrator” in Maine!  In the meantime, this card was made by our talented team member, Beth Mills, who holds stamping events over in Downeast Maine.  She used the new watercolor DSP and the Hexagon Hive Die, which we also used for the Make and Take shown below that we made at our Team Meeting last week-end.  These cards sure shout spring, which takes awhile to arrive here in the northeast, but we can wish!  : )

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Stamping Peace Team Meeting Swap

Team Meeting 009 “Love only grows by sharing.  You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”

-Brian Tracy

Peace to you this morning!  At our Team Meeting last week-end, we all brought a card that we had made for a “yankee swap.”  This was Beth’s card, made with the new hardwood stamp and the “Lovely as a Tree” stamp.  She said it’s the longest running stamp set that Stampin’ Up! has kept in the catalog. : )

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Mimi, gardener that she is, used “Backyard Basics” for her beautiful tulip graced get well card.  The embossing folder is “Lacy Brocade.”

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Terry reminded us how versatile the bird punch is.  She also used the scallop border punch and the Pansy Punch.

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My swap card was a large version of this card, but I forgot to take a picture of it!  I used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed our Team Stamping Peace cards and thanks for visiting!  Dawn

Meet Team Stamping Peace : )

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“Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

~Henry Ford

Good Morning from Stamping Peace… Terry, Mimi, Beth and those not pictured… Dawn (I was taking this picture), as well as Linda (Beth’s downline) and “Miss Pat” (deactivated but honorary member).  Here we are this past week-end at our very first Stamping Peace Team Meeting, having  the “business” portion of the gathering.  From there we moved to the “stamptuary” where everyone received a little thank you gift for their part in adding such dimension to Stamping Peace…a package of dimensionals!

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And here is the team working hard on three different “Make and Takes”….

Team Meeting 017And here’s what we made…(I’ll post close-ups later in the week)…

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Thanks for stopping by.  You are invited to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator or hobby demonstrator on our Stamping Peace Team and attend our next gathering!  Stamping Peace, Dawn

Never too much happy : )

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“The best way to cheer ourselves up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

~ Mark Twain

A very warm welcome to Grace, a new blog follower.  We’re happy to have you with us Grace!  Today’s card is the inside of a make and take that we’ll be making at our very first Stamping Peace Team Meeting tomorrow.  I’ve never hosted a team meeting for stamping before, but Ann Maxwell at Stampin’ Up! gave me some nice ideas.  It will be so much fun to get together (we all live in different towns).  I don’t know how to make a video yet, but I’ll take some pictures!  : )  Stop back in on Monday if you have time and see the front of the card.  Have a great week-end.  Stamping peace, Dawn.  P.S.  A shout out to Brenda in Indiana…hope you didn’t get that tornado and you are safe and sound, ready for some week-end stamping!  : )

Tulips!

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“Prayer begets faith, faith begets love and love begets service.”

~Mother Teresa

Good Morning from Stamping Peace.  Today’s card belies the fact that last night we had our fourth snowstorm in six days!  It’s a modification of a Katy McGloin design and lends such an air of promise of spring and new life.  It’s meant to be a get well card for a relative over in Holland…tulips, Holland…what a match!  It’s actually the new Stampin’ Up!  Easter stamp, but I masked the Easter sentiment, meaning I covered it with masking tape, inked up the stamp, removed the masking tape and stamped.  I colored the tulips with yellow, orange and pink colored pencils, and used a blender pen to mix the colors.  The butterfly was added to cover up a smudge, and the candy dot was added because I masked the “I’m” on the praying for you and accidentally covered up the dot on the “i” !   All the products used are Stampin’ Up! except the ribbon.

Thank you for the e-mails and phone calls about my Aunt Maggie yesterday.  She passed at 4:20 this morning.  : (   Such a beautiful person, inside and out, always giving service to our family.  When I was 15, I called her to take me for my driving test.  My mom didn’t drive and my dad made me too nervous (and vice versa)  She took me, and I passed!  She was always there for us. Rest in peace Aunt Maggie.  Love, “Dawnie Ree” (that’s what she called me)  : )

Little Get Well Cards : )

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Throughout history, “tender loving care” has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing.”

~Larry Dossey

Sending peace on this snowy morning!  Peace that is bursting with excitement because THE Brian King, Stampin’ Up! Rising Star down in Atlanta commented on our blog way up here in Maine yesterday.   Thank you for the visit Brian…I’m so happy to know you through the great family that is created in the stamping world.  And thank you for the perfect advice.  I stamped the sentiment in red as you suggested and the card was sweet, but with all the red it looked like it should be saved for a December card.  So the little red candy dot is orphaned again.  : )  I switched to a Soft Suede Ribbon and it gives the card a “Western” look…which is where the card is headed…out West to our friend Andy, who called us from the car on the way home from his surgery yesterday.  All is well…he’ll get lots of tender loving care from Miss Pat! (his wife).

When I was having such problems with his card yesterday, I decided to switch gears and I went to black and yellow to remind Andy of a fun family adventure we had one year.  His family used to come to Maine every two years and our families would take a vacation together.  One year we went to Cape Cod and entered a small town Fourth of July parade.  The boys all made bee costumes and Joseph made a sign that said “Save the Bees.”  We went to a dollar store and found yellow t-shirts that the boys painted black stripes on.  We found black knee socks.  We found plastic headbands that the boys attached pipe cleaners with ping pong balls to for “antennas.”  We found large tea strainers (the balls) that the boys took apart and made “eyeglass” bug eyes.   It was so cute.  It’s amazing what can be found at a dollar store!

Lastly, I made yet another get well card yesterday for my Aunt Maggie, who is the hospital fighting for life on a ventilator.  I was so close to her growing up…she even took me for my driving test almost forty years ago.  I finally broke down and got some of the stretchy ruffled ribbon and isn’t it cute!  I don’t think it would work for a “man card” though, would it?  Stamping peace, Dawn

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Which one looks better?

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

~Winston Churchill

Good Morning and Welcome to Stamping Peace.  We needed another “gentleman’s card” today… for our friend Andy who had a skiing accident out in Utah and is having knee surgery today in California.  What do you think looks better?  The plain white tag, or the tag printed on the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper?

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I love those candy dots, but they come in sets of ten and I always use them three at a time.  That leaves an extra one, which is how this little red one found it’s way onto this card.  Finally, a home!  The color red is supposed to raise spirits (and make us hungry), so this one’s for you Andy.  We hope Miss Pat feeds you well as you recover.  : )

Well, I’m feeling on top of the world this morning.  Yesterday I received not one, but two e-mails from THE Rising Star, Brian King, down in Atlanta.  He’s one of the “rich and famous” in the stamping world.  Thanks for putting a big smile in my heart Brian!   If you haven’t discovered Brian’s blog yet, it’s very entertaining.  : )

Stamping Peace,

Dawn