“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”
Happy Monday! Stamping Classes begin this morning and one of our projects is this “May Basket” which may be used for Mother’s Day, a May birthday or just to say “thinking of you!” They were inspired by a project on Shelli Gardner’s blog, soshelli.com
“It is never too late to be what we might have been.”
This was our third and final project at Beth Mills’ stamping workshop this past Sunday in Downeast, Maine. We used the Flower Patch and Fabulous Four stamp sets, glued everything to a doily and clipped the doily to the gift bag. That way, whoever receives the whole shooting match can remove the doily and use the banner on another gift or on a card. The gift that keeps on giving! Thanks, Beth!
“We are pure potential.”
~Martin De Maat
This was our second project at Beth Mills’ class this past week-end. Gotta love that Flower Patch set (and matching framelits). We also used the new Polka Dot Embossing Folder on the front of the card. So bright and beautiful! One tip that Beth shared with us is that we should stamp flowers in three’s (or odd numbers, just like in landscaping!)
This morning we have our monthly children’s class for eight fourth grade girls. We’ll be making a back to school card for our stamping project, carrot pickles for our cooking project, and we will start learning to sew our nine-patch doll quilts for our sewing project. Too much fun! What are your plans for today? We’ll be thinking of you!
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed.”
Today is the third birthday of my mom’s entrance into heaven. (She had pancreatic cancer.) I saw this card on Monday and knew it would be perfect to give to my Dad at a Mass he is having said at the chapel in our local hospital this morning. It’s a Susan Itell design. The original card used the new Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, but I don’t have that one, so I substituted with the Vine Street Embossing Folder. The new Flower Patch stamp set sure is getting a workout!
I’d like to welcome Janet and Linda to our blogging family. It’s so nice to have you with us ladies! Hopefully you’ll find a little peace, a little inspiration and a little stamping family here at Stamping Peace.
I’m off to the coast later today to visit with my best college bud who is still here in Maine. Her husband has arrived so she left here to join him at a beautiful resort and they have invited us to visit them for a couple of days. I’ll talk to you on Friday! Until then, Peace and Happy Stamping! Dawn
“A woman who is loved always has success.”
So many cards are coming out with the new Flower Patch stamp set, and all of them are beautiful! This card is a Becky Roberts design and is quite easy to make compared to the card we are making at classes this week (see yesterday’s post). I made it for team member Sue’s birthday. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SUE!!! The tangerine tango candy dot adds a little “pop” along with the Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay flowers. Gotta run, two more stamping classes today…come join us if you can! Peace and Flower Power, Dawn.
“…it is not JOY that makes us grateful; it is GRATITUDE that makes us joyful.”
~Brother David Steindl-Rast
Stamping Classes begin today, July 14th at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and continue tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We have one opening tonight and a few openings in all the other classes…come stamp with us! This is one of the cards we will be making…a variation of a Becky Roberts design using the new Flower Patch stamp set. Come make the perfect card for any summer occasion!
“Love the life you live, live the life you love.”
I hope you had an awesome 4th of July week-end! We had a four day week-end, which on Sunday included our Oblate group’s annual BBQ for the Feast of St. Benedict. Part of the life I love is that I’m an oblate with the Transfiguration Hermitage…
…which means that I’m a lay person who shares some of the studies (and discussions) of the Sisters, shares the daily prayers of the hermitage (from home because the hermitage and chapel are an hour and fifteen minutes from me)…
and participates in the work of God in our community. It’s all very beautiful and very peaceful!
This is Sr. Elizabeth and Sr. Bernadette, who founded the Transfiguration Hermitage.
What did you do over the week-end? : )
Today’s card came straight from the Stampin’ Up! catalog and is made with the new “Flower Patch” stamp set. It was too plain to me, so I raised the large flower up on dimensionals (and used the coordinating dies to the stamp set), and added some pearls. It’s still a little too plain for my tastes, but we’ll keep experimenting! Peace, Dawn