Crosses of Hope Meets Petal Palette

“May the blessing of Light be on you, light without and light within…”

~Irish Blessing

Hello Stamping Friends!  It rained yesterday morning so I was finally able to sit down and make some cards.  A friend, Sister Elizabeth, had asked me to make a card for her parish priest, who is retiring, so this is the card I made for her.  It was the same lay-out as another card I had made earlier this Spring, which was a CASE from Ann Schach.  This card uses an old set, Crosses of Hope, along with the Petal Palette set and some Gorgeous Grunge.  Cardstock colors are Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy.  The inside sentiment says “Congratulations on your Retirement” from the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set.

Have a peaceful day, xo Dawn


Dream Big for #GDP029

“Heal the past, live the present, dream the future.”

~Mary Engelbreit

What an unusual color combination to work with in the springtime!  The color challenge over at the Global Design Project at this week is certainly different, but I combined it with another challenge, the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, and it was the perfect duo!

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I had a “big dream” for today’s card, but I also had a big dream this Easter weekend.  When my father-in-law and mother-in-law were first married, they were living overseas.  My mother-in-law decided to make her new husbands favorite pie…lemon meringue.  If you’ve ever made this pie, you know that it is labor intensive, and that meringue is always tricky.  Well, she slaved over this pie in a tiny little kitchen, and was quite proud of her accomplishment.  When my father-in-law tasted it, he remarked, “it’s good, but it’s not like my mothers.  She made “birds” on the meringue.”  Needless to say, my mother-in-law has NEVER made him another lemon meringue pie.  So, as they were coming to my house for Easter dinner, I decided to attempt a lemon meringue pie.  I wanted the meringue to “bead”…my mom always told me that was the sign of a good meringue.  Guess what…the big dream came true…it beaded!!!  : )  Ha ha, we dream big, but we enjoy the small things.  : )  Hope you had a beautiful Easter or Spring weekend. xoxo

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And here’s my card for the two challenges, made with the “Enjoy the Little Things” stamp set and the Arrows and the Boho Chic Embossing Folders:

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The card is 5″ square, so I had to make an envelope to fit it!

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Have a wonderful week,


Retirement Set

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 “Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to.”

~Harry Emerson

 I got a good laugh the other day when I went to visit a friend.  She had read our blog that morning and thought I was talking about a “retired set” when I mentioned the “retirement set” of Wild About Flowers stamps.  (Same card as this but it said “You’ll be missed.”)   So, I made these cards to clear things up (added a little bling with the tiniest pearls).  It truly is a set of stamps to make retirement cards!

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Wild About Flowers/Blog Candy Winner!

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“We know what we are but not what we may be.”


My husband requested that I get a retirement stamp set, and of course, I was happy to oblige!  This is the new “Wild About Flowers” set.  This is a “two step” stamp, but I went a little wild and used three stamps for the flowers on this clean and simple 4″ x 4″ card.  : )  Cardstock is Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon and Inks are Dijon and Mint Macaron.

And the winner of our Fourth of July Blog Candy is: (I’m drawing the name from a hat as I type….)

NANCY in New York!!!

Congratulations Nancy!  I will get the Dictionary stamp set out to you within the next couple of days. : )

Happy Stamping,


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P.S.  Matching envelope made with the Envelope Punch Board.  : )