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Advent Banner

“He (Jesus) says that the only chains that matter are fear and hate, because they chain our souls.  If we do not hate anyone and do not fear anyone, then we are free.”

~from The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

This is a banner I am making for the first week of Advent, which starts this weekend.  The first week of Advent symbolizes “Hope”, the second week “Faith”, the third week “Joy” and the fourth week “Peace.”  My huge prayer for Advent is that we are all freed from any fear or any hate that we may hold in our hearts.

For the banner I used the Buffalo Check Background Stamp and the Stamparatus.  A winning combination that makes it quick and easy to make banners.  And how about the new Gorgeous Grape ink and cardstock…it’s one of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! colors!  Now, just three more banners to make.  : )

Peace,  xo Dawn



“I wish that for every extra candle on your cake, you receive an extra reason to smile.”


I had quite the fun surprise when I learned that I was the “Featured Artist of the Week” over at the “As You See It” challenge last week!  Thank you to the team for voting for my card.  xoxo

“And our Featured Artist is: Dawn MacKay”

“Dawn’s beautiful card was layer after layer of loveliness! She had everything including colour, texture and gorgeous design elements in her effective entry! The design team loved the whole mix and especially the vertical elements, combining Gorgeous Grunge with Timeless Textures! “

That is just so fun, thanks again “As You See It” team!  : )

This week the challenge at “As You See It” is a Collection Challenge calling for “Bits and Pieces” of all the following elements:

My rainbow is on the cake and candles, which was stamped with “Embellished Events”, the very first stamp set I ever bought. : )  The stamp did alot of gymnastics as I bent back each section to ink it up with ink pads!  The confetti behind the candle flames (which are the stars) is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The letters are made with the Bigz Alphabet Typeset which I haven’t used for years and was glad to have the opportunity to use it again!  Hope you can play along at http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com

Here we go again with another northeaster!  More stamping time, and more outdoor snow time.  This past weekend we took our Boy Scout troop snowshoeing at the Outdoor Center at Sugarloaf Mountain in Western Maine.   It snowed the whole day and we had a fantastic time!  One in our group is a forester and he showed us how to harvest chaga from a birch tree.  We made some tea with it and it was very sweet and mild, not what I had expected.  It’s always an adventure with the Scouts. : )