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“Think and wonder, wonder and think…”

~Dr. Seuss

Happy Autumn from Maine!  I looked out my window at sunrise two days ago and saw this flaming gorgeousness…

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Hope you are enjoying the beautiful foliage as much as we have been here!  I’ve been out in the garden for the past month, along with two camping trips with the Boy Scouts (without tents!), but today I finally had a morning to stamp.  I made a card for the challenge over at http://global-design-project.com.  I started out with the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set, but after many combinations of acorns, ended up using only the “thankful” banner from that set.  I used two older sets, Truly Grateful and For All Things for the interior sentiment and the remainder of the front of the card.

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I started out making a “fall” card, but ended up with a Thanksgiving card!  Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends! : )  Tip:  For a little contrast on this monochromatic card front, I stamped the 3″ background “frame” on Whisper White cardstock, everything else on Very Vanilla.

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Sideline cards

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“The great work of living is living with others.”

~from the film “Desperate Crossing”

One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to watch the documentary film “Desperate Crossing”.  This quote comes from the final words in the film…”the Indians taught the Pilgrims that the great work of living is living with others.  That is the true importance of the Pilgrim story.”  The narrator then goes on to tell what happened to each character and he says that William Bradford, governor of Plymouth colony, and Massasoit, Leader of the Wampanoag Indians when the Pilgrims arrived, kept peace between them for the rest of their lives.  What came after is another story, but we had a good beginning.  Interesting stuff!

These are my Thanksgiving cards for my “sideline” (formerly known as “downline”, but I never cared for that term!)    Yesterday I read the term “sideline” on Debbie Henderson’s blog, and I’ve adopted it.  Thanks Debbie!

I made this card back in August, inspired by either Leena Gersa or Understand Blue (funny funny lady, I don’t even know her name even though I read her blog!), and just love it. (I went back on their blogs to try to find the original card, but couldn’t find it).  Her card had the leaf panel, I just added to it.   I sectioned off the card with Frog Tape of all things, then sponged Marina Mist onto the rectangle.  Then I stamped with the “En Francais” background stamp, then heat embossed the three “Vintage Leaves” with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Pear Pizzaz and Cajun Craze over the leaves.  The postmark stamp and the “dotted line” are from the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set, and the sentiment is from the “For All Things” stamp set.  The first card I made with Cajun Craze candy dots, but after running out, I had to switch to homemade “dots” made with a hole punch.  : )  Now that I see the card up on the computer screen, I see that I should have put the dots up in the left hand top corner for balance.  So much to learn! : ) (Or, I may have been covering up a smudge, I can’t remember) : )  Have a great week-end, Dawn

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“Delicious Autumn!”

~George Eliot

Good Morning and Welcome back to Stamping Peace!  I learned this technique a few weeks ago from Leena Gersa and it’s a fun and easy one.  Just sponge a row of yellow ink, a row of orange ink and a row of red ink.  Stamp the leaf images (this leaf is from the “For All Things” stamp set) with clear embossing powder and heat with the heating tool.  Then, sponge brown ink over everything.  The clear embossed images will resist the ink.  Voila!

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“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back.”

~Mary McCarthy

I’m not looking back but I can see what’s coming…I saw my first red leaf when walking the dog yesterday.  And so, my first card for fall, made with the new Vintage Leaves stamp set!  I saw this layout on Pinterest made with different stamps.  I used “En Francais” background stamp on the left side, masking it off so I had just a piece of it and stamping it off before stamping the card.  The square was made by inking up an acrylic block.  The ink splatters were made with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Colors for Cardstock and Inks are Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze.  The sentiment “hello FALL” comes from the “For All Things” stamp set.

Enjoy the summer day!  Dawn

Fall Fest

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“O good gigantic smile of the old earth this autumn morning!”

~Robert Browning

Good Monday Morning and welcome to several new blog followers!  We hope you had a  beautiful week-end.  Yesterday, a car full of Stamping Peacers traveled to Downeast Maine for super talented Beth Mills’ stamping event.  We arrived to these Fry boxes filled with home-made snacks waiting on the tables.  Then we made this cute Halloween card (everyone’s were different because we had a whole selection of background papers to choose from that were cut from the Motley Monsters Designer Paper).  I chose the woodgrain to compliment the birch trees on the bottom.  Another version of the card had a little ghost from the same “Fall Fest” stamp set where the “Happy Halloween” is, and a big black “BOO” was stamped on the right.  Both sentiment stamps came from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The orange sequins also came from that kit.  We could also make a “fall card” with the pumpkins sitting on the bottom half of the card, without faces on them and with the Color Me Autumn DSP.  After the cards we made a little pumpkin with the new Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die.  We used a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set to make the stripes on the pumpkin.  The For All Things stamp set was used to make the green leaf.  Such cute projects Beth!  At the end we made a Christmas card (that I will show you tomorrow) and we enjoyed Beth’s delicious cooking!  Have a great day, I’m off to walk the dog and enjoy the spectacular foliage.   Fondly, Dawn

Fall is here!

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“October gave a party, the leaves by hundreds came ~ the chestnuts, oaks & maples ~ their costumes all aflame.  Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band, the guests were all aflutter & danced off hand in hand.”

~Aster George Cooper

Good Thursday morning and Happy (belated) Birthday to my good friend and stamping buddy, Val!  Today’s card reflects the leaves I have started to see on my morning walk with my granddog and was designed by the uber-talented and fellow Stamping Peace Leader, Beth Mills.  Beth used one of the beautiful new borders from the “Bordering Blooms” set down the the right side of the card, but I don’t have that set (yet!)  : )  The base card stock is Hello Honey, the inks are Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.   The leaves and the sentiment were stamped with the new “For All Things” set.  The mossy meadow cardstock is embossed with the woodgrain embossing folder.  We made this card at our four stamping classes this week and everyone had the choice of “Grateful for You” or “Hello Fall” for the inside sentiment.  They are included with the “For All Things” set.  I want to thank all who started the fall season stamping with us…every class is so fun and so different!

Hello Fall!

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The heart of autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure out upon the leaves.”

~Charlote Bates

Good Friday morning!  I’ve missed our blogging community this last week…hope all is well for all.  : )   This little 4″ card is one that I made with our Boy Scouts last night for their prayer partners at the local assisted living center.   Although the elders do not get out much, these cards will give them a little touch of fall in their rooms!  We used the new “For All Things” stamp set, along with some “Color Me Autumn” Designer Series Paper.   Base cardstock is Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze.  Ink colors are Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow.  Autumn is bearing down on us here in Maine…a few red leaves here and there, plummeting morning temperatures…it’s glorious weather for walking the dog early every morning!

Tomorrow, nine of us Stamping Peace Leaders are traveling to Augusta for an all day stamping event.  Please pray us safe.  Have a wonderful week-end!  xo