Stamping Class Today!

“There are people whom one loves immediately and forever.  Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.”

~Nancy Spain

Good Morning Stampers!  Stamping class is this afternoon at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll be making a Mother’s Day Card, an Easel Card and a Tulip Card.  If you’d like to join us, just let me know!

Thank you to Nancy Farrell in New York for this beautiful card.  She made it at the OnStage event in Connecticut last month with products from the new bundles available this month.  I meet such beautiful people through this blog!

Thanks for visiting and have a peaceful day,




You Are Blessing To Me

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.”

~Author Unknown

Good Morning Stamping Friends!  This is a second card I made with yesterdays layout from   You, Stamping Peace visitors, are a blessing to me, and I thank you for your visits and comments! ❤


~Numbers 6: 24-25

Good Morning Stampers!  This card was inspired by the sketch over at    For the first time ever, I got a few “non-Stampin’ Up!” stamps…only because I had a gift card at Hobby Lobby…and this sentiment stamp is one of them.  I needed a card for the leader of an eight week pilot program I just finished at our parish.  The program is called “Endow” and the first guide we studied in the program was centered around Pope John Paul II’s “Letter to Women”.  He extolled the “feminine genius” and the gifts women bring to the world.  It was lovely!  For this card,  I used the Stampin’ Up! Layering Ovals and don’t we love those In-Color Bitty Bows!   Cardstock colors are Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  Here is the challenge sketch:

Have a peaceful day,  xo Dawn


“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   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, 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

An Epic Run

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

~Steve Prefontaine

Good Morning Stampers!  My son Joseph and I made this card the day of the Boston Marathon last week.  We were tracking a fellow parishioner, Tracy Guerrette, who was chosen to run with the first group of elite women runners.  She gave it her all, despite the rainstorm and 30 mph headwinds that day.  She finished 25th out of thousands and thousands of runners!!!  Yay, Tracey!!!  For the card, we used the beautiful Painted with Love DSP and the Sale-A-Bration “Epic Celebrations” stamp set.  Three cheers for our local champion!!!

Have a peaceful day, xo Dawn

Little Notes

“Do small things with great love.”

~Mother Teresa

Hi Stamping Friends!  Have you had a chance to try out the sweet little “Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes?”  I was able to play with them yesterday and they are such a sweet little size!  This small shell is from the “So Many Shells” stamp set.  The “For You” sentiment is from that set as well, and the “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.  I tried to double stamp the sentiments with the retiring Marina Mist and the in-color, Berry Burst, but I think I need new glasses!  : )   The squares are cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and are up on dimensionals.

Have a peaceful day!  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