Archive | February 2015

Tag ~ You’re It!

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“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.”

~Thomas Jefferson

Tomorrow is our quarterly Stamping Peace Leadership gathering and we’ll be making Christmas tags!  Everyone will receive a half case as seen in the photo, and we’ll make several tags including one of these Happy Holiday Tags that came in the November Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Our friend Mimi is bringing a mystery project for us, so there is a great sense of anticipation!  Refills for this Paper Pumpkin Kit just became available…it includes 8 Snowflake Cards and 12 of these Holiday Tags.  Have a great week-end!!!

Guest Stamper ~ Nancy Farrell


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“Kindness shall bring friendship…”

~Irving Bacheller

One of our blog readers, Nancy Farrell, has become such a kind and thoughtful friend, and she recently sent me this picture of some cards she made with a sheet of the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP).  She cased the cards from   Thank you for bringing a hint of spring to this long hard winter we’re having in Maine, Nancy!

Snowflakes Everywhere!

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“Another day of friendship is another great day.”

~Heidi Satterberg

It’s snowing, inside and out!  I’m just getting to my December 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit this week, which includes 8 of these great cards and 12 gift tags.  I made a couple to get a head start on next winters card giving, but I also made some into birthday cards (we have three family birthdays this week!) and some into all-occasion cards.  I can’t say enough good things about these kits…and highly recommend them as a mother-daughter activity each month!  Enjoy the snow, xo dawn

Shake the Mountains!

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“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

~Thomas Edison

Hello!  I hope everyone had a great week last week…it was school vacation for us and I wasn’t on the computer at all, so welcome back to Stamping Peace!  I had so much fun making the shaker cards in the January Paper Pumpkin Kit that I decided to try and make my own.  These are for a relative that lives on a ski mountain so the things that I put inside to shake include some little plastic white snowflakes.  They are so much fun to shake! : )  I used the On Point Embossing folder to repeat the “mountain theme” and also used various triangle stamps on the envelopes.  The sentiment stamps were from the Paper Pumpkin kit, as well as other sets.

Valentine Love

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“The heart can do anything.”


This is a late post (had planned to do it on Valentine’s Day but I can never seem to get time for the computer on the week-ends)!  When I designed this card I had planned to use Real Red cardstock, but I was out, so I turned to Cherry Cobbler and I think I like it better!  (We have such a forgiving hobby!)  The pink cardstock and ink is Pirouette Pink.  The black is Momento, which is a shade lighter than Staz-On, but it’s a better match to the light pink.  This is the new Sheltering Tree stamp set and it is really showing it’s versatility!  I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine week-end.  We had Children’s Class on Friday and along with stamping and sewing, the girls learned how to make homemade chocolate pudding.  It was divine! (much better than boxed pudding)  : )

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Valentine Cuteness


“The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends.”

~Anne S. Eaton

As much as I love stamping, I love the friends that have come with the hobby even more!  A Valentine shout out to Lorraine, who started the whole stamping thing, and to Stacy, Marlene, Lucy, Diane, MaryJane, Nancy in New York and all our blog readers, Mimi, Terry, Beth, Sue, Val, Johanna, Mark, Katherine, Whitney, Marti, Joy, Wendy, Pat, Hope, Jayden, Ella, Charley, Sarah, Grace, Maggie, Annabelle, Julie, Tricia, Kendra, Molly, Caroline, Audrey and Patti, who made this cute, cute, cute Valentine card and brought it to me at our Monday morning class this week.  I think I need to frame it…thank you Patti!  Thank you friends, for sharing your creativity and friendship and I hope you have a Valentine’s Day filled with love and laughter  (and coziness during the blizzard tomorrow night!)  : )

Celebrate Today

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“All life is an experiment.  The more experiments we make, the better.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

This was my very first experiment with the new “Celebrate Today” stamp set.  The design came out of the new Occasions catalog.  I ripped out a page in one of my poetry books for one of the balloons and for the bottom of the card, and realized afterward that I could have just copied the page on the copier.  Oi vey! : )