“Be truly glad, there is wonderful joy ahead.”
~1 Peter 1:6
Peace be with you, Stamping Friends, and Happy New Year! I haven’t posted in a very long while…not because I haven’t been stamping but because of other obligations (mostly Boy Scout related). : ) This card is one that I received in a card swap hosted by my friend Mimi. I liked it so much that I made more. I added the red hearts which were cut from an old embosslit that I have called “Fashionable Hearts.” The stamp set is one that has been around for quite awhile called “Wetlands”. The brush stroked stamp is from the ever versatile “Work of Art” stamp set. Cardstock colors are Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. Our son Joseph used one of these cards to send to one of his Scout buddies who unexpectedly lost his grandmother this past week. That reminds me, many of you prayed for my close friend, Barbara, who battled ovarian and colon cancer for two years. I’m sad to say that she lost the fight in October. Thank you for your prayers and kindnesses to her, and a special thank you to blog follower Nancy Farrell in New York, who sent Barbara a homemade prayer shawl and several cards without having ever met Barbara (or me, for that matter!) Nancy has become a dear on-line friend and we hope to someday meet.
Our next stamping class is this Monday afternoon. One of our cards will be made with the new “Smitten Mittens” Stamp Set, Many Mittens Framelits Dies and the new Winter Wonder Embossing Folder. The colors will be a little different than this card that I made here…we’ll be using Crumb Cake, Rasberry Ripple and Whisper White during class. We’ll also be making a Valentine Card and a Valentine Box. See you then, Stamping Peacers! Have a great weekend everyone. Take Care, Dawn
“Nothing is dearer to an old father than a daughter.” – Euripedes
My dad, who is a champion candlepin bowler, turns 80 this week. I made this card for him and used the party theme from this week’s Global Design Project for inspiration. (www.global-design-project.com). Our computer is on the blink again (we keep losing internet connection), so it will be a miracle if I can get this post shared via my phone!
I made the candlepin bowling pins and bowling ball with the Work of Art stamp set. The words come from the Number of Years stamp set and the “80” is cut with the Large Numbers Framelits. The card bases are cut with the Circles Framelits. I wanted a round base to compliment the round bowling ball! Happy Birthday Dad! Love, Dawn
“Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond
The Global Design Project at http://global-design-project.com/ has thrown out a color challenge this week and did I have a time of it. The colors are Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz and Soft Sky. I knew I wanted to make a card to honor the 33 crew members of the El Faro that were not found at sea this week and the somberness of the occasion did not lend itself to color. My husband graduated from Maine Maritime Academy (where five of the crew members also went to school) and at times he does work on the academy ship through his work. He remembers seeing two of the crew members in the past few years. It has been a roller coaster of a week here in Maine waiting for news from the search and rescue mission. My husband used to work at sea and I can empathize with what the families have gone through. Anyway, what I finally did was combine all three colors to make the ocean water with a stamp from the Work of Art stamp set. The ship stamp comes from the Traveler stamp set and the lesson on layering the background cardstocks came from Brian King. Thanks Brian, and thanks Global Design Project team members for another great challenge. Peacebewithyou and may the souls of the El Faro Crew Members rest in peace.
“A dreamer… it’s a mind that looks over the edges of things.”
We’ve said good-bye to the ship, hopefully we’ll say hello to some survivors. My husband graduated from Maine Maritime Academy and now occasionally works on the ship there through his work. He had seen two of the Mainers that were on El Faro down at the academy in the past. We believe in miracles and are praying for one.
This is a Mary Fish card that we made at stamping classes last week. This was my first try and isn’t the prototype we used, but I forgot to take a picture of the other one and have already sent it out! We ended up using a wider stripe on the bottom, from Work of Art, and the rectangle was lowered a bit (this one is a little too high). The original Mary Fish Card used the Washi Tape Stamps for the stripe.
Hope you had a nice weekend! I had a big birthday (55), will have to find a picture to share when we meet again! Believe, Dawn
“Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion!”
Good Morning and a special welcome to Cre8te Cards, a new blogging friend that has joined our Stamping Peace Family!
For this card, I wanted to try out the new Boho Chic Embossing Folder. Now the Marina Mist cardstock definitely makes a statement! I used the Work of Art stamp set to create this background for the leaf, stamped in Sahara Sand. I wasn’t satisfied with that blank white area on the right, so I stamped the whiteness away before sending this card off with a charitable donation for a friends cause! (but didn’t get a photo). I had seen this leaf layout on http://www.seanstamps.com/, his was purple and pink with a watercolor wash background and a different sentiment. His base was purple, but not embossed. I am really liking this embossing folder! It’s hard to see in the photo, but the leaf and the sentiment are both heat embossed in gold.
“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
Oh, the pain of forgetfulness! I forgot to add this picture of the envelope that went with the card that I posted yesterday. I think it’s the prettiest envelope I’ve ever clothed. (We stampers don’t usually send naked envelopes!) : ) Happy Weekend, friends. xoDawn
“Peace is God’s dream, his plan for humanity, for history, for all creation.”
I came across this quote recently and had to search for the paper I had written it on this morning in celebration of Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States. Welcome Pope Francis!
Do you know the name of this style of cardmaking? It is my favorite and I’ve recently been studying it over at Cards by Sylvia. This is as close as I could get to one of her cards…I didn’t have all the stamps that she used. For this I used Work of Art and En Francais for the background stamps, Vintage Leaves for the leaves, An Open Heart for the bird and Butterfly Basics for the postal stamp. Ink colors are Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Early Espresso. I used a blender pen to color the bird with Hello Honey and Soft Suede inks. I’m hoping it is a sparrow because Joseph used this card to write a thank you to the waitress we had at the Stone Sparrow Café, a sweet little restaurant in Veazie (Maine) that seats just 18 people. Joseph and I went there last week as part of a reading lesson. He read the entire menu to me, front and back. I was so proud of him! And here I would like to welcome Stamper Dog to our blogging family. Stamper Dog, Joseph is our 19 year old son, born with Down’s Syndrome. I am homeschooling him for his 5th year of high school. He’s awesome! : ) P.S. The new Writing Notes Background Stamp was used to make the notebook paper on the inside of the card.