“A moment of gratitude makes a difference in attitude.”
Good Wednesday morning! One thing we are grateful for here at Stamping Peace is our friend Mimi. She’s one of the most thoughtful, generous and creative people around. She made this sweet Thanksgiving card for the card swap on Maine Stamping Day. She used the Extra Large Oval punch for the pumpkin, the Large Oval punch and Scallop Oval punch for the sentiment and the Bird Builder Punch for the pumpkin’s green leaves. The flowers are made with the Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch. The sentiment is stamped from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. We just had to make the card fronts for the swap, so I mounted Mimi’s card front on the new Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow cardstocks. It’s such a sweet card, Mimi!
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
I finally got up the courage to try out one of the new “Project Life” Scrapbook pages. It has little pockets for the photos. There are preprinted cards that can be purchased to also put in the pockets, but I made my own. It is hard to see in the picture, but on the top left card I used a new photopolymer stamp set called “Point and Click” that will be in the new catalog that goes live on June 2nd. One of the 26 stamps in the set makes the little dotted lines that I stamped to journal on. The flowering image I stamped with Soft Suede on Baked Brown Sugar cardstock is from “Flowering Flourishes”. The little Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana flowers are punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch and are topped with pearls. The Whisper White card with the Pistachio Pudding flower is from the “Gifts of Kindness” stamp set, topped with a Strawberry Slush Petite Petals flower and a Neutrals Button. The butterfly is sponged with Coastal Cabana and is from the Papillon Potpouri Stamp Set. The other Whisper White card is stamped with Baked Brown Sugar and the “En Francais” background stamp. The Petite Petals flowers are all sponged with So Saffron, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana Inks and topped with three of the tiniest pearls. The Pistachio Pudding leaves were cut with the Little Leaves Sizzlet, and the Coastal Cabana leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch. The pockets with the colored cardstock will be filled with photographs printed in a Sepia tone. I had to put the cardstock in there to reduce the glare when I took the photo. I’m undecided as to what sentiment to add to the bottom right card. It’s a work in progress! I’m not a scrapbooker, but with this easy system, I think it may become a new hobby! : ) Pax, Dawn
“It is when we give of ourselves that we truly give.”
Love and Sympathy to my friend Mimi today. She has her mom’s funeral this morning…you’re in my heart today Mimi.
Since I have become a cardmaker, my family has started receiving packages of cards as gifts. This pink set is for my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day this week-end, and the brown set is for my brother-in-law who has a birthday on Sunday. Stampin’ Up! has these 6″ cellophane bags that are perfect for packaging up a set of cards. I love making these gifts and I hope they like receiving them!
I have some blog candy for Mother’s Day (a Coastal Cabana Ink Pad). Everyone who leaves a comment today will be eligible for the drawing. Happy Mother’s Day my friends!
“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
I have had alot of “sweet, sweet moments” in my “stamping life” but today I’d like to mention three…the moment I came across Becky Roberts “Inking Idaho” website last spring, the moment I “ran into” Becky at Convention in Salt Lake City last summer, and the moment I saw that Becky had commented on our blog last week. The moment I came across her website, I knew I had found my “stamping style.” I still have the first project I “cased” from her…I made it into an address book for the business cards of stamping friends. Then there was the moment that I actually met her at Convention in Salt Lake City last summer. I had only been a demonstrator for three months and didn’t have the supplies to make cards to swap but I made one card (with a lobster on it, signifying Maine) in case I met Becky. I actually went looking for her along the front row and found her amongst 5,800 attendees! I exclaimed “I’ll be right back!” and ran to my seat, dug out the card from my backpack, and went running back. I was able to chat with her for about 30 seconds before Shelli Gardner came on stage. She is as lovely in person as she is in her “virtual presence.” : ) It was a fun moment for me and a lifelong “convention memory.” And then there was the moment last week that I realized Becky had commented on our blog. What a thrill! So again, welcome Becky and welcome to all who take the time to visit Stamping Peace, and thank you to those who have the time to leave a comment. Your words are so supportive to a fledgling home business woman and I treasure your friendship. There is one lady in New York, her name is Nancy, who is a frequent commenter. This morning she sent me a picture of a card she made after seeing our card on Monday’s post. It’s a minor miracle that I was able to figure out how to get it from e-mail to our blog! Here it is…it’s beautiful Nancy! Thank you for sharing it. Have a creative day everyone! : ) Cheers, Dawn