Archive | April 2015


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“Finish each day and be done with it.  We have done what we could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as we can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  We shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with our old nonsense.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I got the water right on this card…it’s not flowing up and down like it was on our card below!  : )  This card has a clear window sheet behind the opening on the front, and the sentiment is stamped on the inside of the card…a great little porthole!

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There was a problem with yesterday’s post…this was the card…

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The Adventure Begins

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“Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees. 

Rock’d in the cradle of the western breeze.”

~William Cowper

Good Morning!  This is another card with the new “Adventure Awaits” stamp set.  It’s hard to see, but I used a white gel pen to cover up the glue lines.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder.   It is for a forestry student from the University of Maine who has just joined the staff of our son’s landscaping company (on the lawn mowing arm of the company).  I don’t think there are any bloopers on this card, and I was so excited to discover the perfect paper for a forestry student!

P.S.  I just learned something…when you open a post, don’t click on the name of the picture, but on the name of the post. (Ha!  I learn something new every day…)  : )

Calm Seas

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“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

~Amelia Earhart

This is the new “Adventure Awaits” stamp set.  We’ll be using it at next months stamping classes.  I started playing with it yesterday and can you see the big blooper I made on this card, which was tweaked from a Patty Bennett design?


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“Life is a great big canvas and we should throw all the paint on it we can.”

~Danny Kaye

Looking forward to meeting a new class of stampers this evening.  It’s so much fun to make new friends through our great hobby!

One Last Easter Card

image “This is the value of the Resurrection – that things unvalued now reveal their worth.”                         

-Lucy Larcom

This card was sent by my friend Pat in California.  She likes to recycle old cards into new ones. (Reminds me of the Paper Pals Blog hop this week!) Thank you Pat…it makes us think Spring even though we woke up in the north pole again this morning, and it’s still snowing!  It’s a “sugar snow”… the sap has been running since last Wednesday…we collected 23 gallons from the trees in our backyard yesterday!  Have a great weekend everyone…hope to see you at the Bangor Garden Show Saturday or Sunday!

From the Garden


“This rule in gardening never forget, to sow dry and set wet.”

-old proverb

This is the third card that we made at our stamping classes this week.  We used the new “From the Garden” stamp set and framelits.  We used Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantelope cardstock,  inks and sequins, along with Pistachio Pudding ink.  All three colors will be retiring in June.  They are such a pretty combo for spring/summer!  The whisper white is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I was trying to achieve a watercolor paper look with the embossing! I got this set to benefit Jonathan’s Summersweet Landscaping Company.  Come on out and see him this weekend at the Bangor Garden Show at the Cross Center!  He actually won the show last year and also won the “Best Hardscaping” award (proud mother here!). This year he is having a booth instead of a display, but he’s having a mini-display in his booth.  He’s forced some beautiful plants…




OK, I got off track there for a minute!  Here’s a picture of the inside of the card…



Have a great day.  No more snow in the forecast that I know of! : ) Dawn



“We are an Easter people and Hallelujah is our song.”
-Pope John Paul II

This pretty little Easter card arrived in the mail yesterday from our great blogging friend, New York Nancy.  What did you use for the clear window sheet Nancy?  It is embossed!  Thank you so much Nancy, you are so creative!

Enjoy the snowstorm my Maine friends!