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In The Woods

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  But I have promises to keep.  And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

~Robert Frost

This is exactly what my backyard looked like this morning…snowing with a light dusting of snow on the trees.  This tree was made with the “In the Woods” Framelits Dies.  I saw a video on You Tube that suggested putting sequins under the “flaps” of the tree to keep them open.  I haven’t tested it out by mailing the card yet, but it sounds like a good tip!

I may need to take a break from the computer for awhile in order to prepare for Christmas, it’s getting overly busy here, so enjoy the Advent anticipation until we are together again!  Peace, Dawn xo

Color Blocking for #GDP133

“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.”

~Robert Baden-Powell (founder of Boy Scouts)


This weeks color challenge at the Global Design Project http://www.global-design-challenge.com/  is a combination of Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake.  I needed a card for a father-son duo that went on our Boy Scout Snowshoeing Trip last month, so I decided to use the challenge colors and color block the photo.  I added some dry embossing with the Lightly Falling Embossing Folder to resemble snow. (It snowed the entire four hours we were out in the woods).  The snowflakes were cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

If you know of any young men ages 11-18, Boy Scouting may be a good recommendation for them.  It is such a great program, it can change a boy’s life!



A big thank you to the team at the Global Design Project for choosing my Earth Day Card last week as a special mention.  It’s always an honor to have a card recognized!  On another note, the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products list is coming out this afternoon…always an exciting event to take a look see!  Peace, Dawn xo


Bubble Over!

“May all our troubles be bubbles.”


Good Morning and I hope everyone had a great week-end.  We had a little birthday luncheon for my brother-in-law yesterday and I was finally able to play with the new “Bubble Over” stamp set to make his card.  I stamped the bottom part of the bottles twice so it would look like there is liquid in the bottles.  The background is made from a very old embossing folder called “Square Lattice.”  I have used this folder over and over and it taught me not to wait to get a new embossing folder because once they are gone from the catalog, they are gone!  The red band is embossed with the “Softly Falling” Embossing Folder.  The little red stars are the new enamel shapes…my first time using them and just love them.  They add texture and pop!  The inside sentiment is from one of last years stamp sets called “Suite Sentiments.”

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



Happy 30th Birthday Jonathan!

“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.”

G.K. Chesterton

Yesterday was our oldest son, Jonathan’s, 30th birthday. (I can’t believe we are old enough to have a thirty year old!)  Jonathan owns a landscaping business that does snow removal in the winter, so I wanted a snow theme for his birthday card.  These snowflakes were cut out with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  There is something for every season in this set, I just love it!  And here we are, getting ready for a big snowstorm tomorrow!  : )

The “30” was cut with the “Large Numbers Framelits Dies”, and a wonderful thirty years it has been.  Thank you Jonathan!

Peace, Dawn

Cards from friends!


“What can I give him, poor as I am?  If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;

If I were a wise man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give him:  give my heart.”

~Christina Rossetti

Happy Feast of the Epiphany again!  We celebrated it Friday but we celebrate it in our churches this weekend.  Today I’d like to showcase some of the beautiful cards I received over the Christmas season.  The dove was made by Nancy Farrell, a dear friend I have made through this blog.  This is the kind of person Nancy is…when I mentioned my friend Barbara who is fighting cancer, Nancy crocheted her a prayer shawl and sent it to her, despite the fact that she has never met Barbara, or me, in person!  Thank you for the clean and simple card Nancy, so appropriate for “Stamping Peace!”  On a side note, Barbara just found out this past week that her cancer has spread and would like the prayers to keep coming.  We have a prayer chain for her, if you’d like to be on the three month rotating schedule, just let me know, or if you’d just like to offer some prayers for her, it would be appreciated.  Barbara has lived down south for the past two years, but lived here in Maine for thirteen years.


Here is another sweet “clean and simple” card, made by friend and Stamping Peacer Michele.  Michele does not have the use of her left arm or hand so does all her stamping one-handed.  She is one amazing young woman!  Thank you for the cute card Michele, and thank you for the video from your mom, capturing your reaction to your new Big Shot that you got for Christmas!!!


This beauty (I love plaid anything) was made by my friend, neighbor and Stamping Peacer (and Michele’s best friend!), Whitney.  Whitney is an avid stamper and makes beautiful cards for all her family, extended family and friends.  She is another amazing young woman!  Thank you for the gorgeous card Whitney and thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful creations with me.


This pretty card was made by friend and side line, Beth Mills.  Beth holds amazing stamping events over in the Downeast area of Maine (I’m in central Maine).  I will post the dates here on the blog when she hosts an event in case anyone wants to travel over to Dennysville for a fun-filled day of stamping!  Thank you for the beautiful card Beth, and for sharing your great talents.


This showstopper was made by my friend and sideline, Mimi, who you may have seen, had a birthday yesterday.  Mimi is incredibly talented and inspires me in so many ways.  Thank you for this beautiful card Mimi!  Hope you had a nice birthday!

Thanks for visiting some of us “Stamping Peace” stampers today, have a wonderful day!

Cheers, Dawn

With Sympathy for #GDP042


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

This weeks challenge over at http://global-design-project is a sketch challenge and I’m sorry that I can’t add the sketch but I’m on my phone posting this note because for some reason we still don’t have internet connection on our computer and I have no idea how to get the sketch!  This card was inspired by the sketch and the colors were inspired by a wreath of flowers from a memorial service that I attended this weekend.  The embossing folder for the front panel is “Softly Falling” and “Pretty Print” behind the cut-out circle.  The flowers and leaves are cut from the Botanical Builders Dies and the sentiments (front and inside) are from Rose Wonder stamp set.  Have a beautiful week, Dawn.

Swirly Scribbles for #GDP038

“These are the days of miracle and wonder.”

~Paul Simon

The sketch challenge over at http://global-design-project.com this week offered the perfect opportunity to try out the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to make the black panel on the right side of this card. These dies are another winner, as is the  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies that I used for the flower and leaf.  This card has a white base that is embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  (I had to lay the card on a piece of Island Indigo Paper to remove the shadows that appear when photographing a white card.) I turned the embossing folder sideways so that the “clump” of dots on the folder would be on the right.   Thanks for the great inspiration for this graduation card Global Design Project!  Have a wonderful weekend, Dawn.

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FaBOOlous Is Us for #GDP006

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“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved.  It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.”

~Charles Morgan

Good Morning from the glory of our backyard and Happy 32nd Anniversary to my hub today!  I made the card above for him after making one for the Global Design Project #GDP006 with the sentiment going in the other direction:

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The feathers on this card are a spoof on our next door neighbors insistence that he is an “angel”… these represent the feathers on his angel wings!  I added the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to the white cardstock to continue the dots on the feathers from the “Four Feathers” stamp set.  I added the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder to the black cardstock to continue the flow of the diagonal of the sentiment strip. The sentiment comes from the new “Six Sayings” Hostess stamp set. Hope you can play along this week at http://www.global-design-project.com/   See you over there!  Peacebewithyou, Dawn

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