“There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.”
Good Morning and thanks for stopping in to Stamping Peace. Today’s card was sent to me by Dianne Sisneros when I won some incredible blog candy last week on her blog, Stamp With Bee. It’s a card that is in the catalog on page 105, but look how creative Dianne is…she changed the colors of the “Six-Sided Sampler” stamps (p. 104) to showcase the new 2015-2017 “In-Colors!” The butterfly is from the “Papillon Potpourri” set of butterflies (p. 107) and the background ink splatters are made with the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set (p. 123). The little strip that sparkles is cut from glimmer paper (p. 149). It’s such a pretty and delicate card, I just love it. And the lined envelope! It was my first glimpse of our new light weight Envelope Paper (p. 149)… an elegant finishing touch. Thank you Dianne!
“We are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…”
Good Morning! This card is a variation of one that I saw over at SplitCoast Stampers and is one of our projects for our stamping classes being held today and tomorrow. We’re using the last of the Midnight Muse paper before it retires, along with Crumb Cake and Whisper White. The butterflies, stamped in Midnight Muse and Marina Mist, are from Papillon Potpourri. The ink splotch is from Gorgeous Grunge, the little flowers are from Summer Silhouettes and the sentiment is from Loving Thoughts. We have one opening for tonights class (one of our regulars has a meeting she has to attend), and there is one opening in tomorrow nights class. This morning’s class is full, but there are two openings in tomorrow morning’s class. Come join us to make this card and two other projects! Cheers, 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 single rose can be our garden…a single friend, our world.”
I’m still spring cleaning…I finished the bedroom this week-end and bought myself some flowers at the market to celebrate all the hard work. I’m trying to get permission to paint the room a nice soothing pale pink, but hubby isn’t going for it, and he’s got the three boys to back him up so I’m not sure if it will fly or not. But don’t those boring walls need some color?? (I need girl power here) : ) Gracing the pretty flowers is another card “out of the archives.” (for a close up of the card, click on the picture and then wait a minute…or two…and it will enlarge. At first it gets so large that you can only see a corner of the picture, but then after it finishes loading it will adjust to screen size). I just love the folds of this card…I learned the technique at a stamping class of my upline, Stacey Coombs, last year. Just cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ the long way, fold in half, and then fold the top layer back on itself. The little rectangle with the butterfly is glued half on and half off and measures 2″ x 2 3/4″. The sentiment is from a 2013 Sale-A-Bration set (which means it is no longer available), but the butterfly is part of the Papillon Potpourri set. The inside of the card is embellished with some ribbon and a 1″ slice of DSP (Designer Series Paper). Speaking of spring cleaning, I’m still spring cleaning my body…Day 12 now of drinking half my body weight in ounces of water daily. The whole family is on it now and we’re drinking 6 oz. of water on the hour every hour for ten hours. (A little more than that for Tim and Jonathan…but me and Josh and Joseph all weigh about the same). The results have been amazing with a big landmark for me this morning…this is kind of gross, but I was excited…now my “spit” is completely watery and not “heavy.” There’s a simple test to see if we need more water in our diet…first thing in the morning, spit into a glass of water. If “threads” hang down, it’s phlegmy and you’re invited to become a “water warrior” with us! Peace and Rehydration, Dawn : )