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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

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For the New Scouts

“In assisting his ‘neighbour’ every day to the best of his ability, and keeping truth, honesty and kindness perpetually before him. the Boy Scout, with as little formality as possible, is pleasing God.”

~Lord Baden Powell

This week is the birthday of Boy Scouting in America and troops are celebrating everywhere with different activities.  Our Pack and Troop will be assisting at Mass Saturday afternoon and then we have an awards banquet afterwards.  These are cards I made for our two new Scouts who made Scout rank last month. (The ranks of Boy Scouts are Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle).  Each rank comes with its own requirements and Merit Badge requirements.  The boys already received their rank patch but in these little Old Olive envelopes will be “Good Turn Coins” which the boys put in their pocket.  When they have done their good deed for the day, they switch the coin to their opposite pocket.  The little pocket was made with the Love Notes Framelits Dies.

This card design was inspired by one of the many card design challenges that can be found on the internet every week.  I used photos from a big Scout trip we took this past weekend to the annual Klondike Derby for Boy Scouts held every year on the Maine coast at Maine Maritime Academy.  It was cold (11 degrees) but so much fun!

The base of the card is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder and the sentiment, “our friendship is a very happy thing” is from an old Sale-A-Bration set called “A Happy Thing”.  (The two Scouts in the photos are best friends.)  The sentiment on the inside of the card is also from a very old set called “Happy Day” that some of my earliest stamping friends will have.  Another sentiment I considered was “Best.Day.Ever.” but we were at the event for three days so it was knocked out of the running. : )  The inside looked a little plain so I added a small strip of Pacific Point Cardstock.

And finally, since this card will be presented at a banquet of 125 people, I wanted the envelope to be embellished.  I used the new “Celebrate You” thinlits that are offered free with a $100.00 purchase in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  The “ribbon” on the side of the envelope is made with cardstock.

Enjoy the day!  Peace, Dawn

 

 

Photo Card

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“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”

~Linda Ellerbee

Shalom!  I just love the new “Falling Petals” Embossing Folder…it makes a beautiful backdrop for a photo card.  The little mini envelope is made with the new “Love Notes” Framelits Dies, and the little note inside is stamped with the new Suite Sayings stamp set.  This was a picture I took of Joseph (in the red coat) and one of his Scouting buddies at a big “Klondike Derby” that we went to at Maine Maritime Academy this past weekend.  250 Boys out in the woods with dog sleds full of gear, practicing their outdoor survival skills…it was so much fun!!!

We’ll be making this card at our monthly Stamping Peace card class tomorrow morning.  If you are attending you may want to bring a photo to mount on your card, or you can leave that part unfinished until you can sort through photos!  I printed this photo on my computer with regular computer paper and it looks just great.

Cheers,

Dawn

Two “Cased” Cards

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“Very much within our REACH, and meant for us to SHARE, once-in-a-lifetime moments, encountered EVERYWHERE.”

~Grace E. Easley

The first stamping blog that I ever came across was Becky Roberts “Inking Idaho” blog.  This is one of her cards that I cased (“case” in the stamping world means “copy and share everything”).  I just loved the simplicity of this card.  My hearts ended up a little higher than hers, but I’ll try again with the fun new Sealed With Love stamp set. : )

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A newer blog that I follow is “shawnstamps”.  I saw this card that he made and loved the “frilly” hearts made with the new Love Notes Framelits Dies.  The only thing I changed was to tie the ribbon into a bow, he had the strings loose and hanging.  Have a great day!  Peace, Dawn

Soft and Bright Valentine Cards

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“The poetry of the heart is never dead.”

~John Keats

Shalom!  Last weekend I was able to travel over to Dennysville in Downeast Maine for a Beth Mills Stamping Event.  These are two of the Valentine Cards that I made (we also made three other cards that I will post tomorrow).   If you ever get a chance to attend one of her classes, they are always amazing!

 

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