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Happy Summer!

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”

~Swedish Proverb

 

Are we having a wonderful summer, stamping friends?  I wonder what everyone has been up to!  I’ve been on two exciting Boy Scout Camp-Outs, spent a week with 400 Scouts at Katahdin Scout Reservation, and had lots of fun days at the lake!  I don’t stamp much in the summer because the humidity affects the paper (no air conditioning here in Maine).  If you look at the top of the wavy green bottle on my card, made with the Bubble Over Stamp Set, you will see what I mean about the humidity!

This layout is from a card I saw on Artisan Stamper Charlet Malletts blog “Painted Orange”.  She had used Brusho for the background but I instead sponged on some Daffodil Yellow ink, and added some Calypso Coral bubbles.  I also added this lemon lime ribbon and a different lemon segment.  I love the summery look of this card so much that I made 12 of them! (Six for a Card Swap).  I hope you are able to do a little stamping this summer.

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Wishing you peace,

Dawn

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Enjoy Life Stamp Set

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”

~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

This is the new “Enjoy Life” stamp set that we used at yesterday’s stamping class.  The images are heat embosssed with white embossing powder and then sponged with Coastal Cabana ink.

I hope everyone is finding a little time to stamp during this busy planting season.  I’m still busy with my son’s landscaping business but hope to be back to stamping in a couple of weeks!

Have a peaceful day,  xo Dawn

CAS(E) This Sketch #272

“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.”

~Matt Bevin

We went out for brunch on Mother’s Day with some of my husbands family.  One of my sister-in-laws totally surprised me with a box of beautiful white chocolate and dark chocolate dipped strawberries.  I wanted to make a strawberry themed thank you card for her, so I used today’s “Case This Sketch” challenge for inspiration.

For this card I used the old “Market Fresh” stamp set for the strawberries.  I masked off part of the stamp and just stamped the fruit and not the sentiment that is above it on the stamp.  The sentiment comes from the “So Many Shells” stamp set.  I used Wink of Stella (a glitter pen) for the very first time on the red strawberries.  It adds a fun touch!  I tried to add a lemon lime twist bow above the red strawberries (which are popped up on dimensionals) but it surprisingly didn’t look good.  All the strawberries I painted with the Stampin’ Up! aquabrush.

Here is the sketch from https://casethissketch.blogspot.com ….hope you can play along!  Have a peaceful day,  xo Dawn

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#GDP136

“When [we] hear false identities whispered in [our] ear, replace them with [our] real identity:  LOVED.”

~Chris Stefanick

Good Morning Stampers!  Hope you had a great weekend.  We had an indoor camp-out with the Boy Scouts and it was a blast!  Todays card was made for Chris Stefanick, an internationally acclaimed author and speaker who spoke to a sold-out audience in Bangor, Maine last Thursday night.  Whatever your faith, he has a one minute video that’s worth watching on rewriteyourname.com   It’s all about loving ourselves and it’s pretty powerful!  Anyway, we took our Boy Scout Troop to see him, so this is the card we are going to send him.  The layout is from this weeks Global Design Project at http://www.global-design-project.com, along with inspiration from GDP Designer Brian Kings take on the layout.

 

I used the Painted with Love Designer Series Paper, an old Heart Embosslit, and an old Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “One Big Meaning.”  Thanks for the inspiration Global Design Project and Brian King!   Have a peaceful day,  xo Dawn

#FabFri135

“A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.”

~Robert Baden-Powell (founder of Boy Scouts)

 

Good Morning Stampers!  I hope you had a great week-end!  I spent Saturday and Sunday mornings selling Camp Cards (Discount Cards to area businesses ) with the Boy Scouts outside of Sam’s Club.  For every card they sell, they get half the money ($2.50) towards their registration to Boy Scout Camp this summer.  The boys all did very well, so last night I made this card for them to send to Sam’s Club to thank them for letting us sell outside the store.  It was freezing cold (high 20’s ) but we are appreciative of the opportunity (and thankful of everyone who purchased one)! ❤  I used the sketch from http://www.fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com to design the card.  I used the Burlap Background Stamp, the old Great Outdoors stamp set for the tent, the Waterfront stamp set for the ground and the sentiment came out of an old Paper Pumpkin kit.  Thanks for the inspiration Fab Friday!   Peace, Dawn xo

Fusion: Peace Begins With Me Pilgrimage

“We don’t think about pilgrimage in this country.  The idea of taking a six week walk is totally foreign to most Americans.  But it’s probably exactly what we need.”

~Emilio Estevez

I have never sent fan mail to the movie industry, but this card will be a first.  I made it to send to Emilio Estevez for his movie “The Way”.  It stars his dad, Martin Sheen and three other actors who are making their way across northern Spain (wine country, hence the grapes on the card) : )  on pilgrimage on “The Way”, also known as the “Camino de Santiago” (The Way of St. James).  It’s a 500 mile trek that pilgrims have been making for 1000 years.   The movie inspired me to suggest a “Peace Begins With Me” pilgrimage to my Boy Scout Troop and we are planning a 25 mile route to all six churches in our parish over Memorial Day Week-end. : )

I used the design lay-out from this weeks  http://www.fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com

for this card.  I used the old “Market Fresh” stamp set, along with Gorgeous Grunge, the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Stampin’ Up! markers and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  The cardstock is Mossy Meadow, which is coming back into the line-up with the new color refresh in June.  Yay!  : )  Have a great day, Peace, Dawn xo

Florals

“[We] can complain because roses have thorns, or [we] can rejoice because thorns have roses.”

-Ziggy

Good morning stampers!  Yesterday I used the Detailed Floral Thinlit Die for the very first time, so I turned to the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog for some direction.  I cased (copy and share everything) this design while changing the color, adding the vertical greeting and adding my friend Miss Pat’s watercolored rose.  My tip is to add the vertical greeting before you glue the designer paper down. (This is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack).  I decided to add a vertical greeting after the card was finished and had to take the bow out in order to stamp.  It was quite a job trying to thread the ribbon back through when everything around it was glued down.  : )

Have a great day!  xo Peace, Dawn