Photo Card


“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

Shalom!  I just love the new “Falling Petals” Embossing Folder…it makes a beautiful backdrop for a photo card.  The little mini envelope is made with the new “Love Notes” Framelits Dies, and the little note inside is stamped with the new Suite Sayings stamp set.  This was a picture I took of Joseph (in the red coat) and one of his Scouting buddies at a big “Klondike Derby” that we went to at Maine Maritime Academy this past weekend.  250 Boys out in the woods with dog sleds full of gear, practicing their outdoor survival skills…it was so much fun!!!

We’ll be making this card at our monthly Stamping Peace card class tomorrow morning.  If you are attending you may want to bring a photo to mount on your card, or you can leave that part unfinished until you can sort through photos!  I printed this photo on my computer with regular computer paper and it looks just great.




Occasions with Beth Mills


“Ah!  Life grows lovely where you are.”

~Mathilde Blind

Shalom!  As I mentioned yesterday, I spent the day in Dennysville (Downeast Maine) last week-end, at a Beth Mills Stamping Event.  Had a great time making two Valentine Cards (posted yesterday) and these three cards.  With the new Dragonfly Dreams set I learned that we can stamp on the background paper with Versa Mark and it will dry a darker shade of the color being stamped on.  Good to know, thank you Beth! (Even though I was supposed to stamp the bottom dragonfly to the right and not to the left!)



And here we have the new High Tide stamp set…this is on my wish list!



This “clean and simple” card was made with one of the dies from the new Window Box Thinlits Dies.

It’s so much fun to attend a class…great projects, great people and great food!  And it’s also fun to host a class, which I’ll be doing next Tuesday morning.  Stamping Peacers, see you then!  Peace, Dawn

Delicious Color Combo


“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.”

~Mark Twain

Good Morning and isn’t this a beautiful color combination to wake up to!  Watermelon Wonder and Peek-A-Boo Peach look delicious together (in my humble opinion) : )  and coordinate perfectly with this little frontpiece that I found on the “Free Tools” section of Ann Voskamps website (a christian blogger).

The inside sentiment comes from the new Suite Sentiments stamp set from the Occasions catalog and is a pretty close match to the font on the front!  (a small thing but made me smile!)  Hope you have a day filled with all the sweetness you can find.  xo Dawn


Anchors Away for #GDP047

“The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.”

~Svetlana Alliyeva

It’s a nautical theme over at this week and I was inspired by my neighbor Whitney who came over to use the Acorny Thank You stamp set for a military parachuting card she had made.  That gave me the idea to use the same sentiment, but with the anchor from The Open Sea stamp set.  The anchor rope is made with the Party Pants stamp set and the water is made with the Timeless Textures stamp set (Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay Inks).  Hope you are enjoying some water days this summer!  Cheers, Dawn.

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Hello Love for #GDP036

“To have JOY one must share it.  HAPPINESS was born a twin.”

~Lord Byron

I made this card for this weeks challenge over at

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The “HELLO” is from the Silhouettes & Script Stamp Set, the “love” is from the Expressions Thinlits Dies, the flowers are from the Simple Stems Stamp Set (sponged with Blushing Bride ink) and the Crumb Cake Cardstock is embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder…all from Stampin’ Up! (some items are retired).   Have a great weekend, Dawn.

Celebrate Today for #GDP034

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing.”

~Mother Teresa

Todays sketch challenge over at is very uncomplicated and I had a great time creating a card with the new Timeless Textures stamp set.  I can tell this set is going to be one of my all-time favorites.  The sentiment comes from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.  Have a great week!

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Fashionably Old Fashioned for Retro Sketch #209

“Arrange whatever pieces come your way.”

~Virginia Woolf

This is the third time I have played along with the Retro Sketches Challenge but I never exactly knew what the word “retro” means.  I had to laugh when I was doing the daily crossword paper in the newspaper yesterday and came across the clue “fashionably old-fashioned” and figured out the answer was “retro”.  : )

I made this card for a friends 15 year old son who just redecorated his room.  He picked out the paint color (gray), picked out new curtains and bedspread, and used old vinyl records as some of the picture frames on a wall of photos.  He sent me a photo (they live out of state), so I thought it warranted a card in the mail!  What tickled me about this card is the mini silver soda pop top ( a retired Stampin’ Up! embellishment) down in the left hand corner.  The young man that will be receiving this card used to collect soda pop tops when he was a little boy, so hopefully he’ll catch that little piece of nostalgia! : )

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This is the inside of the card, stamped with “the winner” (Basic Gray) and “1” (Hello Honey) from the Blue Ribbon Stamp Set.  The border (Lost Lagoon)  is stamped from the retired Daydream Medallions stamp set.  I caught an edge from the “1” stamp, so I covered the mistake with three stars from an In-Color Sequin Assortment.  It looks like they were supposed to be there!  : )

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All the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on this 5″ x 5″ card is from last years “Moonlight” Paper Stack.  The (Lost Lagoon) blue ribbon and (Hello Honey) Best sentiment are from the retired Blue Ribbon stamp set.  The “simply wonderful” sentiment is from this years “Simply Wonderful” Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  The gray and white Bakers Twine is from an old Paper Pumpkin kit.  This was a fun card to make.  I love all the different pieces of these retro sketch designs!  Hope you can give it a try over at

Have a great day,  Dawn