“Peace” for #GDP028

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“People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.  If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.  If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.  What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.  If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.  The good you to today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.  Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.  In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.”

~Mother Teresa

In light of the bombings in Brussels this week, I wanted to make a “Peace” card, so I decided to make a Christmas card.  What has appealed to me since the beginning of the Global Design Project is the universality of it…it makes it a peace initiative in my eyes, bringing together people from all over the world.  I love that…thanks, Global Design Project!  I love works of peace in any form, so I decided to add this great picture of my son Joseph, taken yesterday when he helped serve lunch at our local soup kitchen.  Way to go Joseph! (He’s watching me type, with a big grin on his face).  If you are new to Stamping Peace, Joseph has Down’s Syndrome and is one of the happiest people you could ever meet! 🙂

The challenge at the Global Design Project this week is a “Case the Designer” challenge.  I didn’t have much time this week so I didn’t change much with the design!  This was the very first time that I used the “Peaceful Wreath” stamp set…I wanted to test out everything so I had fun with the inside of the card too!

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GDP, Soup Kitchen, Holy Thursday 003The green bow was made by a new technique that my stamping friend Sue Hayes sent to me.  Just tie the ribbon around a glue stick (or something smaller or larger) and tie a knot.  Slip the ribbon off and there will be a loop.  Cut the loop in half and there you have it!  It’s a pretty slick little trick. : )

A blessed Good Friday to you, and thanks to all for each and every little work of peace that you add to our world!

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13 thoughts on ““Peace” for #GDP028

  1. A lovely card! I never get tired of seeing Christmas cards. The colours are so beautiful and I love the ribbon trick. Thank so much for joining in on this week’s Global Design Project and for CASEing my card!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Dawn, with such a sweet sentiment behind it. You are such a kind and loving person – and I love that. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at the Global Design Project – I’m glad you did.

  3. Hi Brian! I was going for a “country” look…not my usual style, but the couple that I’m going to end up sending the card to have a country motif in their home. Ha ha, it’s God that is kind and loving, but I try to spend time with Him every day. Happy Easter, my friend! ❤

  4. Dawn- your thoughts about peace and Global Design Project is so awesome! Peace can come through so many different avenues connecting total strangers and making them friends. Also, tell Joseph way to go!! Thanks for sharing Mother Teresa’s words. They really brought though to me today! AND last but not least, your card is so pretty ! I love the style…not my typical …but, you really make it shine!!! Thanks again for all your thoughts

    • Hi Jennifer! It’s so good to hear from you. Your blog doesn’t come through anymore for some reason…not sure what happened. This card isn’t my style either, I made it for some “country-loving” friends. Peace be with you my friend! ❤

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