Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hello Cupcake - thank you card by Pure Innocence - MFT / Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

Welcome to a new post on my blog. Sharing the cards I create is always so much fun. I know how much I get inspired by all your lovely cards out there and I am glad that I have this little place on the web as well.




I decided to combine 2 challenges for this card. Ann's theme 'Thankful for Spring' Challenge of this week at the Paper Players and the Curtain Call's Inspiration Challenge: 'Perfectly Peach'. 


I thought this sweet little girl in her Spring/Summer dress was perfect for the Paper Players theme Challenge. So I inked up my 'Hello Cupcake' image from the Pure Innocence stamp set of MFT.

 The background stamp that you see is from Stampin Up, called: 'Hardwood'. I used the Pool Party and Basic Grey ink to give it some depth.


Well, I have some sweet kids, that need to go to bed, so I will keep it short and sweet today.



Inky hugs, Pauline

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Peaceful Petals - Birthday card by Stampin Up and me.


Hi dear Stampers.

I was so excited to create and to give this card to my dear friend this last weekend. She means the world to me and I am so thankful for our friendship. .



I had inked up my Peaceful Petals Stampin Up stamp set for the first time. What a beauty of a stamp set. These images are so well done and I loved the colouring part. It is such soothing thing to do :). 


The dear Jaydee from the talented Paper Players gave us a brilliant layout to work with.  Her Sketch Challenge #184 was really fun to work with. And I am so happy how my card turned out. I will for sure keep this sketch in mind.



Birthdays are good for you.
Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.
~Larry Lorenzoni



The Catered Crop ladies have a Birthday theme on their blog, so this card will be added to their list of beauties as well!

Well, that was my little post of today and as always I super duper love your little comments, they really make my day :)

Inky hugs, Pauline

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Watercolor thank you card by Stampin Up and me


HI dear you.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I love to have you visit on my blog.

I am really thrilled about this card I created today. I love the vibrant colors and the sweet cuteness that comes along with it, while using them. 

The sweet 'Curtain Call Challenge Inspiration' Ladies inspired me to play along this week with their beautiful 'Cuppa Cocoa' cards. I loved each one of them.

& I have to admit, they had me with: cocoa :)


For the first time I inked up my new 'Happy Watercolor' Stampin Up set. I know, this set will be a keeper. It has beautiful flowers and the cutest sayings.  

I am sure you agree when you take a peek at this card.



I love the different layers that bring this sweet taste of dimension to my card.


These cute banners were as easy as 1-2-3 with my new banner punch from Stampin Up. So, so clever.



I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge :)

Have a beautiful rest of your weekend.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My umbrella by Pure Innocence MFT and me.


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this post finds you all well.

There has been some changes in my life as a Stampin Up demonstrator.

After many years, I decided with many mixed feelings, to stop being a Stampin Up demonstrator. The reason is, because I know that the time I spend working on the business side of it, was really cutting into the time that I wanted to spend on the 'creating- side' of it. Also, for me, I know that I will overspend, if I try to just do it as a hobbyist. 


+ I was very ready to start using some other crafting products, then just the Stampin Up goodies that SU allows us to use as SU demonstrators.  Also my photography hobby is really starting to take a lot of time as well and I just don't have the time to do it all, anymore.

Stampin Up as a company has thought me a lot. They are one lovely and caring group of people and they have a great bunch of beautiful products. That I will continue to love, while I craft my heart out.



On my card of today, I used the 'My Umbrella' stamp set from MFT. So super cute. I love that tiny face of this little girl.



I used the layout of this weeks card Sketch Challenge #161 from My Favorite Things. It is the first time I am joining those lovely ladies.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Petite Pairs sympathy card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

How is your week coming along? I hope you didn't have as much snow as we did here in Calgary for the last 2 weeks. It has been cold, and wintery here in this part of the world.


I created this card for my sweet cousin. Her mom (my moms dear sister) past away 2 days ago.
She has been incredible in caring for her mom in the last .. many many years. I respect and admire her so much. I don't know how she and her brother did it.
But the strength that they have has blown me away.
I am so thankful to know, that my aunt is now with the One Who created her. No more sickness and pain.. What a gift that must be for her, to suddenly being able to walk again, talk again and ... BE again.
I wish there was a way for me to go to the funeral which is coming up soon. But the truth is, I am in Canada and all my family lives in the Netherlands. So that is not going to happen...
But my heart will be there for sure.
And they are all in my thoughts and prayers.



I used this sentiment from the 'Petite Pairs' Stampin Up set.

It has 18 of the cutest and most sincere sentiments.

Really lovely.



I used the sketch that Julee Tilman created for for my card from the Mojo Monday Layout Challenge this week #323

I hope you can still recognise the sketch :)


Well.. thanks for stopping by.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prince of Peace Christmas card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks so much for stopping by. As always I love to have you visit.

& Yes, that's right. Here is my first Christmas card of the year :) I know, I know...  many of you start creating these cards in July.. But.. I am usually kinda late with my beauties.

But today I thought.. why not get this 'party' started :) We will see, who knows.. maybe this is going to be a fling.. and this is all that it is going to be for this year :)

I have to admit, I am still in denial about all the snow here in Calgary.. I am still wishing it was summer.. so creating this card .. kind of was a wake up call for me. So yah.. it is winter and I better face the facts of the cold snow and wind outside :)



The Stampin Up Only #83 Challenge Blog, has one interesting challenge this week. It is called: A Favorite Sentiment.  


Well, this new Stampin Up stamp is for sure one of my favorites. It is called Prince of Peace. (#134811 - $8.95) To me, this is what Christmas is all about. That the Son of the most High God is born and that we can celebrate His birth and His life. Don't get me wrong I also love connecting with our friends and family during these Christmas holiday times.. But I couldn't do one without the other.


'Celebrate the birth of Christ with this label. It will make a great addition to your Christmas cards and other holiday creations + it coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. 


Have a beautiful evening!

Inky hugs, Pauline

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kind & Cozy Cupcake Thinking of you card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.


Welcome back to my blog. & Thanks for stopping by again. First of all, I totally want to thank you for all the Blog Love I got after my last post. It so made me smile. It was so good to read your little notes of encouragements. I love how this blog and these 'silly' cards of me, have the ability to make me feel connected with so many other talented crafters out there. You all are such an inspiration to me in your art and creativity. Thanks for being that sweet blog person in my life, that takes the time to send me a little note.. it is so appreciated.



This morning I hopped over to the Mojo Monday sketch #318 Challenge and got  inspired by Julee's sketch. Did you see all those talented ladies at work this week. I am sure they put their sweet creativity hearts out there each week to make us smile.

And yes.. I wanted to play along.


For the first time I used my new Stampin Up Kind & Cozy stamp set. I so Love this set!! & It matches so well with my SU Cupcake punch.. It kind of has the same flair to it.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this sweet little post of today. I sure enjoyed putting it all together.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky hugs, Pauline 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Backyard Basics birthday card by Stampin Up and me.


Hi dear Stampers.


Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. I think that this has been the longest time I have been away from my blog. A lot of beautiful and fun things have been happening in my life and creating cards have been .. lets say... less present in this daily life..

I have had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest families these past few months. What a huge blessing and joy has that been. + I have been editing their photos for many hours after these photo shoots.. Fun, but making cards.. kinda got into the back ground of this little side job...!

But now winter is completely back in Calgary and with that I have been more inside my home then during those gorgeous summer days.

So, today I was wandering around my home and peeked into my craft room.. and suddenly I just had to play with all my beautiful goodies.  I hopped over to some of my favorite Challenge blogs to see if I could play along. And guess what I found...



The sweet and talented Jaydee from The Paper Players created one super cute Challenge (#170) this week.. Called 'Wildlife". I hope butterflies and (tropical) birds are considered .. wildlife as well. They do live in the wild (smile) that counts for something right :)



My sketch (#110) I took from the Freshly Made Sketches of this week. Dear Rita.. who always rocks her cards.. just like every lady on that blog.. created it. I loved working with it.


I used the 'Backyard Basics' and the Positively Chevron - Stampin Up stamp sets to create my card.

2 great stamp sets, that I will use for sure on many other cards. 



Well, my bed is calling me.. it is kind of tricky with this time change.. yesterday it was already my bed time.. at this time of night.. but this evening it shows that it is an hour earlier then my body thinks it is.. And you know, how it goes when you have kids.. they are still up at the same time.. because they don't care if it the clock says anything different.. So I am off to bed.

I hope you will have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by.


Inky hugs, Pauline