Happy 6th Stampin’ Up! Birthday!

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.”

~Helen Keller

 

My 6th Birthday with Stampin’ Up! is this month, and what better gift than three new team members!!!  A warm welcome to Nancy, Marti and Gloria! ❤   And welcome to all who have joined our blog family this past month!

We made this simple and sweet card yesterday at card class.  We were trying out the new Rectangle Stitched Dies…how did we craft without them!!! The stamp set is the new Amazing Life set from the new Occasions Catalog.  Such a versatile set! (Concentrate on the cute cake and we won’t see the gray shadow on the card…TOO much sunshine in the room when I took the photo.)  : )

Hope you have a great weekend with some stamping fun!

xo Dawn

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day Stamping Friends!


“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

~Zora Neale Hurston

 

Hello Stamping Friends!  And welcome to those of you who have joined our little Stamping Peace family in the past couple of months.  I hope everyone is having alot of fun making Valentines for your loved ones!

I’ve been away for quite awhile, busy with those Boy Scouts of mine!  But I’m happy to share with you the news that Joseph (our youngest son that has Down’s Syndrome), after 9 years, passed his Eagle Board of Review last month and is now an Eagle Scout!!!  He was so very proud, he’s wanted to be an Eagle Scout like his older brothers!  His best friend, Caleb (on the left), also accomplished Eagle the same night Joseph did.  Yay!!!  I’m a proud and happy mother and Scoutmaster! This photo was taken minutes after they came out of their Boards of Review.  I can’t say enough good things about Scouting…it is SO good for boys (and now girls too can have their own troops).   I have another Scout working on his Eagle rank before his 18th birthday in March, and giving me more gray hair in the meantime! LOL!!!  : )

So, here’s another Valentine, made with the middle part of the heart from the pink Valentine above (an Ashley Van Camp design).  The pink card I made with watercolor paper but the blue and purple card is made on thick white cardstock.  The sentiment fell off the block so is a little crooked…it’s not a new cling stamp that NEVER has that problem!  : )

I have made a ton of these cutie pies.  I gave them out at all my stamping classes in January as a “party favor”, and I’m going to give them out to the residents at the Assisted Living Center that I volunteer at.  There is a chocolate behind the tea bag, and the tea bags I found in the “Nature’s Place” aisle in our grocery story.  On the back of the tag it says “I’m ape over you”….such a fun new stamp set!

Soooo, this card has a little story behind it.  There was a woman demonstrating the new “So Hoppy Together” Sale-A-Bration stamp set at convention in Orlando in November.  She was showing us how to mask the frogs so they could stand together and the “girl” frogs hand sort of ended up in the wrong position!  The woman’s face turned beet red and the thousands of us in the audience were roaring with laughter.  I couldn’t tell you what her card looked like, but I made up this one as a joke to showcase to my stamping classes.  So silly, but funny!

Two friends have recently been diagnosed with cancer.  If you could say a little prayer for them, every little bit helps!  Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer and Becky with pancreatic cancer.  I made this card for Mary, to send along a little St. Peregrine, Patron Saint of Cancer patients, medallion that I found on-line at St. Patricks Guild.

This is the back of the coin..it says…”help me, guide me, in this fight, give me courage, strength and might.”

 

This is a Rhonda Griffith design that I tweaked a little bit by using a cardstock base instead of a foil base.  It showcases the new “All My Love” Designer Series Paper (DSP) so beautifully, and the little frogs are just plain fun to work with!

 

 

Until next time,  I hope you get time to stamp some love.

Peace,

Dawn

Merry Christmas Stamping Friends!

“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”

~Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas Stamping Friends!  From our house to yours, I hope you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends.   Love, Dawn

In The Woods

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep.  And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

~Robert Frost

This is exactly what my backyard looked like this morning…snowing with a light dusting of snow on the trees.  This tree was made with the “In the Woods” Framelits Dies.  I saw a video on You Tube that suggested putting sequins under the “flaps” of the tree to keep them open.  I haven’t tested it out by mailing the card yet, but it sounds like a good tip!

I may need to take a break from the computer for awhile in order to prepare for Christmas, it’s getting overly busy here, so enjoy the Advent anticipation until we are together again!  Peace, Dawn xo

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 stampwithbrian.com.   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

Invitations

“The more we praise and celebrate our life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

~Oprah Winfrey

 

I am making multiples of this card for a Boy Scout function, so I made a template of the “flap” because it is such an odd shape.  The layout came from a hobby demonstrator I met at the pool at convention in Orlando…thank you Tracie Salo!  Her card was made with cherry cobbler cardstock and  had a larger, round snowflake that was just beautiful.  This pretty snowflake came from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the sentiment was cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.

Wishing you a week full of hope,   xo Dawn