Archive | September 2015

Autumn Tree

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“Every day is a special day, a day in which to give the very best within us every day we live.” ~Gladys Adkins

This was another card that we made at stamping classes this week.  It’s a Mary Fish design that I changed from white, black and red to vanilla, black and Dijon.  I also changed the fold from the top to the left.  The leaves are colored with a chalk marker.  Everyone chose different sentiments for the inside of the card, I chose “Celebrate Today.”   Thanks for stopping by, hope you have time to stamp a little piece of yourself for someone today!  Cheers, Dawn

Lighthearted Leaf

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

We’ll be “adult coloring” this leaf and making this card at our stamping classes this morning, tonight and tomorrow morning.  It’s a card that Stampin’ Up! convention goers were able to make this summer.  Since we weren’t able to go to convention this year, convention is coming to us!  Hope you can join us, we have two openings for tonight’s class.  xo Dawn

Prettiest Envelope Yet!

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“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”

~Kenji Miyazawa

Oh, the pain of forgetfulness!  I forgot to add this picture of the envelope that went with the card that I posted yesterday.  I think it’s the prettiest envelope I’ve ever clothed. (We stampers don’t usually send naked envelopes!) : )  Happy Weekend, friends.  xoDawn

What Style Is This?

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“Peace is God’s dream, his plan for humanity, for history, for all creation.”

~Pope Francis

I came across this quote recently and had to search for the paper I had written it on this morning in celebration of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States.  Welcome Pope Francis!

Do you know the name of this style of cardmaking?  It is my favorite and I’ve recently been studying it over at Cards by Sylvia.  This is as close as I could get to one of her cards…I didn’t have all the stamps that she used.  For this I used Work of Art and En Francais for the background stamps, Vintage Leaves for the leaves, An Open Heart for the bird and Butterfly Basics for the postal stamp.  Ink colors are Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso.  I used a blender pen to color the bird with Hello Honey and Soft Suede inks.   I’m hoping it is a sparrow because Joseph used this card to write a thank you to the waitress we had at the Stone Sparrow Café, a sweet little restaurant in Veazie (Maine) that seats just 18 people.  Joseph and I went there last week as part of a reading lesson.  He read the entire menu to me, front and back.  I was so proud of him!  And here I would like to welcome Stamper Dog to our blogging family.  Stamper Dog, Joseph is our 19 year old son, born with Down’s Syndrome.  I am homeschooling him for his 5th year of high school.  He’s awesome! : ) P.S.  The new Writing Notes Background Stamp was used to make the notebook paper on the inside of the card.

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Baby Wrapping Paper for GDP#003

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“A baby is born with a need to be loved ~ and never outgrows it.”

~Frank A. Clark

This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is a Theme Challenge and the theme is “Baby!”  I love to give books for baby gifts, so I made some wrapping paper with the Gorgeous Grunge and Work of Art Stamp Sets.  The plaid wrapping paper is made with Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder Inks.  Between the lines of plaid are the very thin lines of Gorgeous Grunge in Smoky Slate, stamped off.  The polka dotted paper is made with Melon Mambo and Tangelo Twist inks.  The background ink spatters are stamped in Smoky Slate.  The tags are made with the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the “Baby, We’ve Grown” stamp set. I masked the sentiment so that the baby pacifier wouldn’t be covered by the blue ribbon.  Hope you can play along with GDP#003 at


Happy Birthday, Everyone!

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“Write it on our hearts that every day is the BEST day of the year.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday was the birthday of my oldest friend, Lisa.  We have been friends since we were 9 months old…for almost 55 years!  This was the inside of the card that I made for her, and features the new “Happy Birthday, Everyone” Hostess stamp set.  If you are interested in having it in your collection, please contact me for details.  Ink colors used are Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand.  Hope you had a nice weekend and Happy Monday!  Dawn

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