Archive | January 2018

Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love Box

“Each day comes bearing its own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.”

~Ruth Ann Schabacker

Untie the ribbons, or in this case, open the box! : )   This box with the new Lots to Love Box Thinlits Dies was featured on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Page.   As soon as I saw it I sat right down and cased (copy and share everything) it with a young niece and nephew who come to spend a morning with me every week for home-ec lessons.  We sew, cook and stamp!  Let me tell you, they were mighty pleased with this box that they made with the Love You More and Hardwood Stamp Sets.  I should have photgraphed it at an angle so it would be more obvious that it is a box.  For a more professional picture, please head on over to the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page.  Have a great week-end!

Peace, Dawn

My Black Ice Accident

“Love is happiness given back and forth.”


I love this little sentiment that is part of one of my oldest stamp sets called “Delightful Dozen.”  I posted this cardfront last week (in pink), but thought I’d show the inside after we made it with a darker color at stamping class this week.   The little heart glued in the sentiment was made with the  Stampin’ Up! Confetti Hearts Punch.  Isn’t it fun to think of all the people we want to send Valentine’s to!


I wasn’t going to post this next picture, but we’ve had two fatal accidents involving black ice in our area in the past week.  This is my Subaru Forester after I hit black ice on the top of a hill on January 4th.  I was not hurt, thanks be to God, but my car was a total loss.  There was a bit of comedy amidst the trauma of it all when a young woman who stopped to help (my oldest son, Jonathan, was with me) yelled to someone up on the road…”it’s a young man and a dog!”  Then she looked back in and yelled back “and an old lady!”  When I crawled out I looked at her and said “I’m not old! : )   Anyway, I’m just sending out a caution to beware of black ice!

Have a wonderful day!  Peace, Dawn





Winter Wonder

“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”

~Linda Ellerbee

I’ve really been mixing up the old with the new lately.  This quick and easy winter card was made with the new Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, but I paired it with some old 2012 ribbon. (I adore Stampin’ Up! ribbon…very high quality).  The sentiment is also from an old set called Curly Cute.  The Night of Navy small “snowflake” was made from a die from the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

The inside of the card also uses some old supplies.  The “Wishing You” sentiment comes from the “Holly Jolly Greetings” stamp set,  the little snowflake comes from an old hostess set called “Warmth & Wonder” and the “Peace” greeting comes from “Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies.”  I know that some of my older stamping friends have some of these sets and we like to use both the old and the new! : )

Have a wonderful day!  Peace, Dawn

Lots to Love Box

“Just because someone doesn’t love you in the way you want them to, doesn’t mean that they don’t love you with all they’ve got.”


Well, the snow stopped yesterday in time for our card class, but we have a few more inches coming down this morning!  It’s nice to have such a great hobby on these snow days!  It was so much fun to see fellow stampers yesterday.  This is a Valentine Box that we made to match the Valentine Card that I posted yesterday.  This was made with the new Lots to Love Box Thinlits Dies & the Sure Do Love You Stamp Set.  We used Rose Red Cardstock since I have it and don’t seem to ever use that color!

If you’re in the mood for a little romantic reading for St. Valentine’s Day,  I’ve recently discovered Jenny Colgan.  She’s a New York Times bestselling author from the UK.  She is so funny and witty and sensitive at the same time.  I found her “Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery” in the donated book bin at the supermarket, now have to go to the library and look for the first two books in that trilogy before Valentines Day comes round. (“comes round”….that’s my new british accent after just finishing the book early this morning!)  : )

Have a great Day!  Peace, Dawn

Sure Do Love You

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.”

~Irish Blessing

As long as the present snowfall stays light, this is a card we will be making at card class this afternoon.  The warm words come from the new “Sure Do Love You” Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set.  It’s complimented with some new pretty Designer Series Paper called “Painted With Love.”  Inside, I used some of the DSP to cut out a tiny heart with the new “Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies”.   The little doily that the hearts are sitting on is made with the new “Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.”  The sweet little “candy hearts” are also from the “Sure Do Love You” set.   Hope you’ll be sending out, and receiving, some warm words this Valentine season!   Peace, Dawn.

Let’s Par-Tea!!!

“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things.”

~Chaim Potok


Peace be with you my friends!  I’ve had alot of fun playing with the new Stampin’ Up! Winter Wonder Embossing Folder during the three week deep-freeze we had here in Maine. : )  This is a card I made with it using the Merry Cafe Stamp Set.  The “steam” coming from the cup was made with the new “Swirly Snowflakes” Thinlits Dies.  We won’t be making this one at class tomorrow, but we’ll take a look at it and some others for a little inspiration when looking at new products. : )  The cardstock colors are Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.



Thinking of You

“Be truly glad, there is wonderful joy ahead.”

~1 Peter 1:6

Peace be with you,  Stamping Friends, and Happy New Year!  I haven’t posted in a very long while…not because I haven’t been stamping but because of other obligations (mostly Boy Scout related). : )   This card is one that I received in a card swap hosted by my friend Mimi.  I liked it so much that I made more.  I added the red hearts which were cut from an old embosslit that I have called “Fashionable Hearts.”  The stamp set is one that has been around for quite awhile called “Wetlands”.   The brush stroked stamp is from the ever versatile “Work of Art” stamp set.  Cardstock colors are Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla.  Our son Joseph used one of these cards to send to one of his Scout buddies who unexpectedly lost his grandmother this past week.  That reminds me, many of you prayed for my close friend, Barbara, who battled ovarian and colon cancer for two years.  I’m sad to say that she lost the fight in October.  Thank you for your prayers and kindnesses to her, and a special thank you to blog follower Nancy Farrell in New York, who sent Barbara a homemade prayer shawl and several cards without having ever met Barbara (or me, for that matter!)  Nancy has become a dear on-line friend and we hope to someday meet.

Our next stamping class is this Monday afternoon.  One of our cards will be made with the new “Smitten Mittens” Stamp Set, Many Mittens Framelits Dies and the new Winter Wonder Embossing Folder.  The colors will be a little different than this card that I made here…we’ll be using Crumb Cake, Rasberry Ripple and Whisper White during class.  We’ll also be making a Valentine Card and a Valentine Box.  See you then, Stamping Peacers!  Have a great weekend everyone.  Take Care, Dawn