“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”
~Ruth Ann Schabacker
Untie the ribbons, or in this case, open the box! : ) This box with the new Lots to Love Box Thinlits Dies was featured on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook Page. As soon as I saw it I sat right down and cased (copy and share everything) it with a young niece and nephew who come to spend a morning with me every week for home-ec lessons. We sew, cook and stamp! Let me tell you, they were mighty pleased with this box that they made with the Love You More and Hardwood Stamp Sets. I should have photgraphed it at an angle so it would be more obvious that it is a box. For a more professional picture, please head on over to the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page. Have a great week-end!
“Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park.”
One of our Stamping Peace Leaders, Beth Mills, always “hits it out of the ballpark” with her projects. On Sunday four of us traveled to DownEast Maine for Beth’s monthly workshop. As always, we made some awesome cards, had some fellowship with some very funny ladies and enjoyed a spread of delicious food (which included homemade veggie pizza!) This was our first project and we used the Hardwood stamp, stamped with Lost Lagoon and colored with Pool Party and Baked Brown Sugar (BBS) markers. It was cut with the 2nd largest Oval Framelit (not counting the scalloped framelit), and the Lost Lagoon oval behind it was cut with the largest Oval Framelit. The shells are from “By the Tide” and were stamped in Baked Brown Sugar. The top seashell is glued down and the starfish and the sea urchin are up on dimensionals. The divots on the side of the Whisper White frontpiece were punched with a hole punch, 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ up from the bottom. The “nautical rope” is the new thicker Baker’s Twine in BBS. When the smaller oval was punched for the “thanks” sentiment, we traced around the inside of the framelit with a BBS marker before popping the piece out. Thanks for that new tip Beth, and thanks for a grand day!
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
This is the first of two cards (the second one was posted last week) that were sent in by Beth Mills for our July Stamping Peace Leadership Challenge. I think it was the “seaside-iest” card of all that were entered. Congratulations, Beth…you will be awarded a Lost Lagoon Ink Pad! The card starts with Whisper White cardstock that is stamped with the hardwood stamp in Lost Lagoon. Beth used blender pens and added some Baked Brown Sugar(BBS) and Pool Party to the wood! The next layer is cut with the Striped Scallop die in Baked Brown Sugar. This is to mimic a cargo net. Three strips of cork (non SU item) distressed with BBS on the left serve as a wharf. (She got this idea to use cork from Justin Krieger). The shells and crab are from the By the Tide set and stamped in BBS on WW and Pool Party. The front is mounted on a Lost Lagoon card base. The inside and the envelope flap are stamped with some shell images. We definitely would be missing something is we didn’t see this creation, Beth! Whoever receives it will be blessed by your talent and your kind and giving heart.
“Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force,
that thoughts rule the world.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
This past Friday I went to Joseph’s Special Ed. Class for our monthly stamping project, and this was the card we made for Father’s Day. This stamp is called “Look Up To Father” and it is in the Spring Catalog that expires today. The Hardwood stamp was used for the background on Soft Suede Cardstock. The base is Whisper White and the Starburst around the stamped image is Early Espresso. For one young man whose father has passed, we covered the words with masking tape so that he could make the card for his brother. He used the “You make me happy” sentiment from the “Happy Watercolor” set in the spring catalog, while the rest of the class used the “Happy Father’s Day” from the “Delightful Dozen” set on the inside of the card. I was sad that it was our last stamping session for the school year, but they put a big smile on my face with this giant card that they made for me. They said the card is “all about Dawn.” I love it!
This is “off topic”, but I want to tell you about a great movie that we watched Saturday night. It’s called “Forks over Knives”, and it is excellent. It’s a documentary that lays the case for a plant based diet instead of a meat based diet. Part of it focuses on a research project in China, where they don’t have the heart disease, obesity, arthritis, diabetes, etc. that we do. They use meat only to flavor their vegetable dishes. It is an EXCELLENT film, and would make a great Father’s Day gift! : ) There is a website of the same name where it can be ordered, but I ordered ours through Amazon for a less expensive price. Have a great day! Dawn
“For I remember it is Easter morn, And life and love and peace are all new born.”
Happy Easter to you with this little treat holder made with the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and Dies Set (graciously loaned to me by my friend Mimi) and the Designer Frames Embossing Folder (graciously loaned to me by my friend Laurie.) Whisper White paper was stamped with the Hardwood stamp with Crumb Cake Ink. The Pistachio Pudding leaves were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlet. The top of the treat holder was punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and sponged with Coastal Cabana Ink. The egg is also sponged with Coastal Cabana. The flower is stamped with a Petite Petals stamp with the middle colored with a Daffodil Yellow marker and then sponged with So Saffron ink. The “hardwood” strip is 1 7/8″ x 11″ and scored at 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. Have a blessed day friends! Dawn
“A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”
Those of you that know me “in person” know that I am very involved in Boy Scouts. I was the Scoutmaster for St. Paul the Apostle Parish Troop #17 for the past four years, and this year am volunteering as Assistant Scoutmaster. For the first three years of summer Boy Scout Camp our friend Wyatt would come from Massachusetts Troop #8 and join our troop of three Scouts (who all had disabilities). Wyatt was so great with the boys, helping as much as he could while still participating in his own classes. We absolutely loved having him with us…he has one of those “larger than life” personalities. This week-end he advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouting. We congratulate you Wyatt!
The “Cub Scout Blue” (Marina Mist and the “Boy Scout Green” (Old Olive) frame was made with # 3and #5 (blue) and #4 and #7 (green) Square Framelit. I number the framelits with a sharpie, with the largest being #1. The frame is raised on three sides (leaving the top open to insert a photo) with the leftover side strips of the Stampin’ Up! dimensionals, and the medallion is raised with dimensionals stacked two high on the outer edges. I made one mistake…I attached the pennant before writing on it and misjudged the distance, leaving too much white space on the right (hence the arrow). Live and learn! Pax, Dawn