“May the blessing of Light be on you, light without and light within…”
Hello Stamping Friends! It rained yesterday morning so I was finally able to sit down and make some cards. A friend, Sister Elizabeth, had asked me to make a card for her parish priest, who is retiring, so this is the card I made for her. It was the same lay-out as another card I had made earlier this Spring, which was a CASE from Ann Schach. This card uses an old set, Crosses of Hope, along with the Petal Palette set and some Gorgeous Grunge. Cardstock colors are Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy. The inside sentiment says “Congratulations on your Retirement” from the Wild About Flowers Stamp Set.
Have a peaceful day, xo Dawn
“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”
Last weekend at Mass, our priest addressed the Opiate Addiction Crisis we have here in Maine (and in the world). He said “we aren’t going to arrest our way out of this problem, we aren’t going to treat our way out of this problem, we have to love our way out of this problem.” He has put together an interfaith healing service for all those affected by the opiate crisis, including victims, families, the medical community, the law enforcement community (he got to meet the Duck of Justice at the Bangor Police Department!) : ) and all that would like to help make a difference. This will take place on April 25th, 2018, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor, Maine. There will be speakers, music, educational literature and refreshments. If you are local, you may want to support Fr. Anthony’s efforts by attending. I was trying to think of what I could do to help us “love our way out of this problem” and decided to make some cards to give to Fr. Anthony to use as he sees fits in his ministry to the crisis. It’s a very small thing, but hopefully it will help in the effort to “love our way out of this problem.” I started with this design lay-out from http://www.global-design-project.com and will give that card to Fr. Anthony. Then I made some simpler ones without the background label from the Deco Labels Framelits that he can use however he sees fit in his ministry for the Opiate Addiction Crisis.
I looked it up on-line, and internationally, silver is the awareness color for overdose and its effects. Purple is the awareness color for opiate addiction. So those are the colors I used when designing this card. The hearts are cut out with the Sunshine Thinlit Dies, the flowers are from the Jars of Love Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the Petal Palette Stamp Set. The background is made with the Burlap Background Stamp. I love that stamp, it adds instant texture! You may have to click on the picture to see it. Joseph wrote out the bag topper for a set of four cards, with stamped envelopes. We’d like to add something else to the gift bag…any ideas? Are you using some of your cards to support an effort? I’d love to hear about it so our family can pray for your efforts.
Thanks for stopping by, have a beautiful day! Peace, Dawn
“The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.”
—John Paul II
“Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution” will be celebrated on April 22nd. If we can all do just one thing to help the effort, what a difference we will make!
I’ve seen stampers make just one card for two different challenges, but I had never tried it before making this card for the Global Design Challenge http://www.gobal-design-project.com and the Festive Friday Challenge https://festivefridaychallenge.com
For the Global Design Project Challenge I knew I wanted to use the Petal Palette Stamp Set, so decided to use it to also make an Earth Day Card for Festive Friday. It was my first time trying out the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and I think it paired really well with Petal Palette! The little flower is a die in the Petals & More Thinlits, as is the base for the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped with the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set. Counting down to April 22nd! In the meantime, a shout out to our Stampin’ Up! friends who are attending OnStage this weekend. Have a wonderful time! Peace, Dawn xo
“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”
~Anthony J. D’Angelo
This was my first attempt ever at making an easel card. My friend and fellow stamper, Patti, had made one for me so I was able to look at it and figure out how to make one…so easy! The hard part was figuring out how to make the BigZ Top Note Die cut so that there is a fold at the top (it cuts out one panel). Come to find out, that is very easy. Fold a piece of cardstock in two and then put the top plate of the Big Shot below the fold so that the fold is not cut. Then score the front half in the middle and fold it backwards. Glue the top half of a single panel to the backward fold. A fun card and fun to make!
Have a great day! xoxo Peace, Dawn
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
This is my second post today. It is snowing like crazy and I’m not sure if I’ll have computer service tomorrow. We lose it alot during weather events, because as the repairman explained to me, our street is the absolute outer limit of their service range. So, I’ll just post tomorrow’s card today! The other day I shared a little bit about the Hermitage where I am an Oblate. We have a new candidate that came all the way from Indonesia this past fall, and just this month we had another candidate arrive from Africa. I went searching for a card challenge this morning to help design a card for her and found a great sketch challenge at http://www.tgifchallenges.blogspot.com
Wide cards seem to be all the rage right now, and the Berry Burst Ribbon in the Occasions catalog is all the rage with me right now! : ) I used it with the Botanical Builder and Petals & More Framelits and the brightest colors I could find: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lime Twist. Trying to think Spring during this Northeaster we’re having! : ) xo Peace, Dawn
“The first fact about the celebration of birthdays is that it is a good way of affirming defiantly, and even flamboyantly, that it is a good thing to be alive.”
Good Saturday Morning! I’ve shown this card that I cased from Ann Shach (love, love, love it!) and I’ve shown how I package up sets of four cards to give as gifts, but I forgot to give you the bag topper measurements. In the top photo, the Night of Navy Cardstock measures 6″ x 2 ¾”. Score the short end at 1 ⅜”. The Pool Party piece is cut at 5 ¾” x 1 ⅛” and the Whisper White is cut at 5 ½” x ⅞”. It makes a beautiful gift!
Have a wonderful weekend, xo Dawn
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
Thank you for your visit to Stamping Peace today, and I love it when I hear from you. : ) My friend Muriel, who is a sometimes stamper, brought me a thank you card that someone sent her, thinking I would like it for inspiration. It’s so very different, it closes on the side. This is what she brought:
The measurements are 3 1/2′ x 12″, scored at 5″ and 10″. Cut the last two inches to a point. For the inside, I went back to that Petal Palette stamp set!
We are having quite a storm today…great stamping weather! xoDawn