Wishing You Well, Take Two : )

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

When I posted earlier I realized I had gotten Brian Kings layering design wrong, so I had to go and fix it.  THIS is what the layers should look like!  xoxo



Wishing You Well

“When ‘i’ is replaced by ‘we’, even ‘illness’ becomes ‘wellness.'”

~Sushan R. Sharma

I’m a fan of Brian King’s layering style, and this card draws on one of his recent creations over on   I just went back and looked at his card because this one just didn’t look like I remembered in my head, and his green borders are thinner…that makes all the difference in the world.  Oh, so much to learn, but we’ll get there!  : )

This morning I needed a quick and easy card to send to a friend who was recently hospitalized, so I pulled out the “Wishing You Well” stamp set for the first time. (Brian’s card was a totally different stamp set).  The bow is just gorgeous with it’s light and dark shades!  There is a little flower stamp to add to the spray, but I just drew in some cherry cobbler “berries.”  The cherry cobbler background was given some texture with the “Subtle” embossing folder.  The base of the card is gray granite and the green is shaded spruce.  Have a beautiful day, we’re off to the post office!  xo Dawn

Freshly Made Sketches #333

“Visitor’s footfalls are like medicine, they heal the sick.”

~African Proverb

I used the sketch over at for this Thinking of You card.  It’s for a close friend who is going to have a biopsy done next week.  I used an old Stampin’ Up stamp set called Regarding Dahlias that  I also used for the very first card on this blog back in 2013! The sentiments are from the So Many Shells stamp set.  Both the dahlia and the pink pirouette circle are cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.

I wanted to use pink because that is a healing color.  I always head to Pink Pirouette but  I think Powder Pink (the color of the little bow) will be my new go-to pink for Get Well Cards since Pink Pirouette will be retiring!  The dahlia was inked with Basic Grey and sponged with So Saffron, with Pink Pirouette in the center.  The sentiments were stamped with Basic Grey.

The sentiment on the back of the card was a Hobby Lobby sale item I picked up a few months ago.

Thank you for your congratulations here on the blog yesterday and on my Facebook page for our son Jonathan’s second place win at the Bangor (Maine) Garden Show this past week-end.   Our whole family appreciates your kindness!  This photo is part of the booth that he had across from his display.  Have a peaceful day everyone!  xoxo Dawn

Courage for CAS(E) This Sketch #268

“Healing takes courage and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.”

~Tori Ames

This card will be sending a little courage to my brother’s fiance.  She battled uterine cancer and got the “all clear”, but now the doctors think it may have gone into her back.  Waiting for tests!  For this card I used the Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, the Support Ribbon Framelits Dies and the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  The lacy white paper is a gift I received from my dear on-line friend, Nancy Farrell.  She attending OnStage and sent me a whole package of goodies from the event.  Thank you so much Nancy!!!  For the design layout I used the sketch over at

I hope everyone had a great week-end.  We were having fun at the Bangor (Maine) Garden Show.  Our son, Jonathan, and his Summersweet Landscaping/Hardscaping/Maintenance/Lawn Care crews won second place!  It’s so much work but there’s no feeling like walking into spring after a long Maine winter!  Have a peaceful day, Dawn xoxo


Get Well Wishes for #GDP039

“A cheerful heart is good medicine.”

~Proverbs 17:22

The challenge this week over at is a theme project and here is what I hope will be a soothing card for someone when needed, made with the Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set, the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder:

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Have a great weekend, Stamping Friends! Cheers, Dawn

P.S.  I don’t get the ads on the bottom of my blog posts, but I’m told that you do, since I use a free blogging site.  I hope they are all appropriate ads!

Hello Spring!

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“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.”

~George Elliston

Good Morning from Maine and welcome to all of our visitors from Brian King’s blog!  What a funny surprise when I checked his blog this morning to see the weekly Global Design Project and discovered my photograph.  Thanks, Brian!  If you don’t already play along with the Global Design Project, come join us…it’s a lot of fun and really helps the creative process.

We have stamping classes today and tomorrow at my house, and this is one of the cards we are making.  This is the Circle of Spring stamp set and the little pink line on the bottom is from the Sale-A-Bration Hello stamp set.  The inside sentiment is from Suite Sayings and says “Wishing you all the beautiful blessings of Easter.”

If you follow my blog, you have heard about my friend Barbara who has uterine cancer that has spread to colon, liver and lung.  She has four boys, the youngest in 8th grade, so we are really praying hard for her healing.  This morning she is in surgery for the colon cancer and we are praying that the doctors can remove every speck.  Thank you again to our faithful blog reader and friend, Nancy Farrell, who crocheted Barbara a prayer shawl which I posted earlier.  This is a card that I made this weekend for Barbara.  It’s made with the Tag It Stamp Set.

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A Lemon for #GDP022

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“He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”

-Psalm 103:3

  I needed two “gentlemen’s” cards this week and the challenge over at the Global Design Project com provided the perfect inspiration!

I used the new “Apple of My Eye” stamp set for this challenge.  I immediately thought of the lemon stamp when looking at this challenge.  Not sure why, but maybe because of two big “lemony” situations this past week (my friend Barbara’s cancer spreading and another friend that had a heart attack while shoveling snow on Tuesday!)  I’ve been setting up a prayer effort for Barbara and almost 150 people have joined in the gift of having at least one person a day say a decade of the rosary for Barbara’s healing journey.  It is just awesome how kind and giving people are.  If you can, please remember Barbara and her hubby and four sons in your prayers.  The “Hang in There” sentiment in the card below comes from the new Sale-A-Bration “Honeycomb Happiness” stamp set.  I cut the lemons out with a Starburst Framelit Die, it adds extra texture and pizzaz to the card!  The striped paper is the new thin envelope paper.  Ink Colors are Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry.  The yellow stripe is embossed with the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder.  The stripe was so pretty, I hated to cover it up!  I made matching envelopes, using just half of the lemon stamp and a smaller leaf that is in the set.

Stamping Classes will be held here next Monday morning, Monday evening and Tuesday morning.  We’ll be using the Apple of My Eye stamp set.  Looking forward to seeing all the Stamping Peacers!  Have a beautiful weekend, enjoy the snow that is coming! xo Dawn

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