Archive | July 2014

By the Ocean

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“We feel happy when we sit near an ocean because our vibrations try to synchronize with the frequency of the waves.”

~Ed Viswanathan

Good Morning and Welcome to Stamping Peace. If you are new to our little spot, I should explain that when the blog post comes to our e-mail, we have to click the title to get “inside” to see the photo. We had one follower that kept saying that the pictures weren’t coming to her, and we finally figured out the problem (after a couple of weeks).  This computer stuff isn’t always so easy for us fifty somethings!  : )

I wasn’t able to go to Convention this year, but have you seen the three minute convention video? It is so uplifting!  I haven’t paid the extra money to post videos on our blog, but you can see it on my FaceBook account or our Stamping Peace Facebook account or you can see it on You Tube. Every time I watch it, it leaves me smiling and dancing!

Today’s card was submitted by Terry, another one of our Stamping Peace Leaders, for our July Leadership Challenge…to make a card with a seaside theme.  I’m not sure if the banner is supposed to be a pier post, but that is what it makes me think of, along with the woodgrain “pier”.  (The doily the card is sitting on reminds me of a starfish!)  Terry used the By the Seashore Stamp set, and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  It looks like the “nautical rope” was tied with Linen Thread.  It’s a beautiful, soothing seaside all-occasion card Terry.  Thanks for playing along with our challenge!

The Waves Are Rolling In!

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“Every loving word and action create a far reaching ripple effect – like the waves of the ocean.”

~Swami Dhyan Giten

Beth Mills, one of our incredibly talented leaders at Stamping Peace, made this card for our July “Seaside Card” challenge.  She made it look like waves with whitecaps coming into shore.  She used the Striped Scallop Die in whisper white and used two way glue to add Dazzling Diamonds to make it sparkle . The  “water” includes 5 different blues, starting light to dark : Pool  Party, Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon,  Bermuda Bay and finally Island Indigo. The “waves” are set on  a Crumb Cake “beach ” with stamped Crumb Cake splotches with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The greeting in Bermuda Bay is from A Dozen Thoughts.  She colored 6 rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendables  (to cover up some ink lines!) : )  The card base is Bermuda Bay.  Beautiful card, Beth!!!

By the Seaside


“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Our July Stamping Peace Leadership Challenge was to make a card with a seaside theme.  This is Sue’s entry.  I love her choice of the chevron embossing folder…looks like waves!  The stamp set is “By the Seashore” and the sentiment is from “Sassy Salutations”.  Beautiful color combo Sue, such a pretty card!!!

Missed You!

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“These are the days of miracle and wonder.”

-Paul Simon

Hello!  I missed you and thought of you the week I’ve been away at Boy Scout Camp…Camp Roosevelt here in Maine.  It’s a gorgeous spot…the picture above is our outdoor chapel.  It’s a peaceful life there, walking from our campsite on the mountain down to the waterfront or to the trading post or dining hall, to handicraft or the science building, field sports or the archery range, to the quartermasters shack to get supplies to clean the “kybo” (outhouse) or to the chapel for vespers, or to the many, many activities offered.  Definitely days of miracle and wonder.  This week Joseph goes to Camp Capella for day camp (a camp for children with disabilities), so I’m going to have some time to stamp.  Hope you get some stamping time and hope you are having a great summer!

Peace, Dawn

Thinking of you

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“May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too,

and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.”

~Irish Blessing

This morning we welcome “starsfan” and “hotshot” to our stamping blog.  Welcome to Stamping Peace and welcome to Maine if you are “from away”.   We hope you will find a little bit of inspiration in our little corner of the blogging world.  : )

This morning Joseph and I are off to our annual week at Boy Scout Camp.  I will be thinking of you and will try to get some good photos of the gorgeous spot we’ll be at to share with you when we get back home.  In the meantime, this “thinking of you” card was made with gumball green and pink pirouette on a Stampin’ Up! notecard.  (Sorry for the glare that is fading out most of the flowers.)  Have a great week everyone!  Peace and Warm Thoughts, Dawn.

July Team Challenge

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“Friendship is a sheltering tree.”

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I went to visit my friend at a high-end resort on the coast of Maine, and we ended up climbing a tree that looked inviting along the disc golf course!

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We watched her husband and children and my son Joseph swim.  I forgot my bathing suit (it was pouring rain when we left home and I guess I wasn’t thinking about swimming!)

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and the Maine Tourguide (me) is showing off the beauty of the state …a lighthouse at the end of the 3/4 mile breakwater we had walked out on…AND a pink lobster bouy that was floating in the water next to me (even the lobstermen know my color coordinating fettish!)  : )

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We did some stamping in the time-share and I discovered that we can make pictures with our Work of Art stamp set!  (I saw it on Stampin’ Connection)…

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I made this card for our Stamping Peace July Team Challenge.  The challenge is to make a card with a “seaside” theme.  The cards are due on Aug. 1st.  Until then, I hope the team (and you) are getting some seaside time for inspiration!  : )

With Peace and Friendship,


Hi Mom!

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“Her children arise up, and call her blessed.”

~Proverbs 31:28

Today is the third birthday of my mom’s entrance into heaven.  (She had pancreatic cancer.)  I saw this card on Monday and knew it would be perfect to give to my Dad at a Mass he is having said at the chapel in our local hospital this morning.  It’s a Susan Itell design.  The original card used the new Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, but I don’t have that one, so I substituted with the Vine Street Embossing Folder.  The new Flower Patch stamp set sure is getting a workout!

I’d like to welcome Janet and Linda to our blogging family.  It’s so nice to have you with us ladies!  Hopefully you’ll find a little peace, a little inspiration and a little stamping family here at Stamping Peace.

I’m off to the coast later today to visit with my best college bud who is still here in Maine.  Her husband has arrived so she left here to join him at a beautiful resort and they have invited us to visit them for a couple of days.  I’ll talk to you on Friday!  Until then, Peace and Happy Stamping!  Dawn

Pretty Flower Patch

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“A woman who is loved always has success.”

~Vicki Baum

So many cards are coming out with the new Flower Patch stamp set, and all of them are beautiful!  This card is a Becky Roberts design and is quite easy to make compared to the card we are making at classes this week (see yesterday’s post).  I made it for team member Sue’s birthday.  HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SUE!!!  The tangerine tango candy dot adds a little “pop” along with the Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay flowers.  Gotta run, two more stamping classes today…come join us if you can!  Peace and Flower Power, Dawn.

Come Stamp With Us!

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“…it is not JOY that makes us grateful; it is GRATITUDE that makes us joyful.”

~Brother David Steindl-Rast

Stamping Classes begin today, July 14th  at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and continue tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  We have one opening tonight and a few openings in all the other classes…come stamp with us!  This is one of the cards we will be making…a variation of a Becky Roberts design using the new Flower Patch stamp set.  Come make the perfect card for any summer occasion!

The Eagle Has Landed!

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“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys and dividing our grief.”

~Joseph Addison

Meet “Miss Pat” (on the right) who arrived yesterday from California.  We went to college together and have been friends for 35 years!  We’ll be vacationing (and stamping) for the next few days.  See you on Monday!  Have a GREAT week-end!  Peace, Dawn