Two “Cased” Cards


“Very much within our REACH, and meant for us to SHARE, once-in-a-lifetime moments, encountered EVERYWHERE.”

~Grace E. Easley

The first stamping blog that I ever came across was Becky Roberts “Inking Idaho” blog.  This is one of her cards that I cased (“case” in the stamping world means “copy and share everything”).  I just loved the simplicity of this card.  My hearts ended up a little higher than hers, but I’ll try again with the fun new Sealed With Love stamp set. : )


A newer blog that I follow is “shawnstamps”.  I saw this card that he made and loved the “frilly” hearts made with the new Love Notes Framelits Dies.  The only thing I changed was to tie the ribbon into a bow, he had the strings loose and hanging.  Have a great day!  Peace, Dawn


Soft and Bright Valentine Cards


“The poetry of the heart is never dead.”

~John Keats

Shalom!  Last weekend I was able to travel over to Dennysville in Downeast Maine for a Beth Mills Stamping Event.  These are two of the Valentine Cards that I made (we also made three other cards that I will post tomorrow).   If you ever get a chance to attend one of her classes, they are always amazing!



Sending Love


“Love is the epiphany of God in our poverty.”

~Thomas Merton

We’re usually thinking a month ahead when we’re stamping for holidays, so tomorrow at card class we’ll be making this Valentine card with the new “Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack”.  The class is full, but if you and your friends would like to start up a class, just let me know.  We meet once a month and make three projects! xoxo Dawn

That’s the Ticket!

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“Who, being loved, is poor?”

~Oscar Wilde

Meet Hubby and Youngest Son, enjoying the beautiful decorations on our shopping trip to Southern Maine (you may have seen the gorgeous lights at LL Bean on yesterday’s post!)  We saw a lot of Christmas sparkle, but today’s card is some Valentine sparkle for #GDP014 over at

As soon as I saw this week’s design challenge I thought of the “That’s the Ticket” stamp set.  There is a Christmas ticket, but I felt Valentine jibes coming on!

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The “ticket” is heat embossed in gold, as is the stripe on the top and the little row of cupid’s arrows from the Project Life “Point & Click” stamp set.  The Very Vanilla 4″ base card is embossed with the “Pretty Print” Embossing Folder.  It’s hard to see in the photo but the red heart, punched with an Itty Bitty Punch, and the red around the 3″ center square are both made with the sparkly red glimmer paper.  It was fun to switch holidays for a few minutes, and as always, fun to play along with the Global Design Project.  Hope to see you over there!

Valentine Love

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“The heart can do anything.”


This is a late post (had planned to do it on Valentine’s Day but I can never seem to get time for the computer on the week-ends)!  When I designed this card I had planned to use Real Red cardstock, but I was out, so I turned to Cherry Cobbler and I think I like it better!  (We have such a forgiving hobby!)  The pink cardstock and ink is Pirouette Pink.  The black is Momento, which is a shade lighter than Staz-On, but it’s a better match to the light pink.  This is the new Sheltering Tree stamp set and it is really showing it’s versatility!  I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine week-end.  We had Children’s Class on Friday and along with stamping and sewing, the girls learned how to make homemade chocolate pudding.  It was divine! (much better than boxed pudding)  : )

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Valentine Cuteness


“The happiest business in all the world is that of making friends.”

~Anne S. Eaton

As much as I love stamping, I love the friends that have come with the hobby even more!  A Valentine shout out to Lorraine, who started the whole stamping thing, and to Stacy, Marlene, Lucy, Diane, MaryJane, Nancy in New York and all our blog readers, Mimi, Terry, Beth, Sue, Val, Johanna, Mark, Katherine, Whitney, Marti, Joy, Wendy, Pat, Hope, Jayden, Ella, Charley, Sarah, Grace, Maggie, Annabelle, Julie, Tricia, Kendra, Molly, Caroline, Audrey and Patti, who made this cute, cute, cute Valentine card and brought it to me at our Monday morning class this week.  I think I need to frame it…thank you Patti!  Thank you friends, for sharing your creativity and friendship and I hope you have a Valentine’s Day filled with love and laughter  (and coziness during the blizzard tomorrow night!)  : )

One More Pile of Wood


“Never, never, never give up.”

~Winston Churchill

I have been trying for well over an hour to load the cropped version of this card, but for some unknow reason, it wouldn’t load!  This is yesterdays card, embellished.  It is based on a Dawn Griffith design.  I’m not sure if it’s better to keep it plain or embellish it for a “guy card!”  : )   Off to start up the woodstove and prepare for more snow later today…. hope you have a warm and productive day! : )