Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fabulous Phrases and Fox & Friends by Stampin Up and me

Hi everyone.
And what a beautiful day it was!
  • My dear friend Caryn came over this morning with a hot Chai Latte for me to sip on and while our kids were playing together in perfect peace, we were able to make 3 cards! You have to know this part.. Caryn is so so sweet. She has a heart of gold! And she got so excited while she was making her cards. She did so well.. Less glue this time :) Just kiddin'.. last time she used so much glue that her cards got all wrinkle.. But that's how we learn right.. At least I do.. We do .... In this house.. Nothing goes easy the first time.. I can tell you that one.
Now something about me.. I am a perfectionist. I'll tell you why... One card was done.. just laying around and being pretty.. Now, while I was working on my next card, something that had ink on it and that wasn't dry.. touched my finished card.. sigh.. Sad sad!
Now I look at this grey card and all I can see is this stainy thingy on that cute whale.. Forget about all the others that are still happy and clean critters.. but.. I don't like my card anymore..
I got to work on that.. That's not good.. All I can think is.. How can I fix it.. or maybe I should just throw it out.. I know.. it's sad.. But.. I posted it on my blog.. and that is one thing a real perfectionist wouldn't do right? I hope so...
  • We used the Fox & Friends Stampin Up stamp set for these 2 cards.
  • The card stock that you see is Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.
  • We inked up the critters in Basic Grey ink and Early Espresso.
  • The 1-1/4 large square punch and the 1-3/8 extra large square punch from Stampin Up helped us to quickly have the perfect sized squares for our cards.
  • the flower brads were the cutest thing to ad to the fox and the lion. Suddenly the whole card had a whole new level of cuteness :)
  • The little 'hi' is from the Fabulous Phrases Stampin Up set. This set has 30 different words. Just perfect for that extra little touch!

And there you have it. Another 5 minute card.

+ The day is not over yet.. This evening if everything will work out as planned. 3 of my dear friends are coming over and while the kids are sleeping we will stamp our hearts out (is that even an expression.. sounds more cruel than I meant it!)
Anyway.. Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for stopping by. I always love to have you visit and your comments are just the best!
Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. I just love it when a card comes together in no time. Lovely to hear you and your friend had such a nice time. I like the cards you created together.

  2. Oh, I so hear you on the perfectionist thing! I didn't even notice that little smudge on the whale. Maybe you could heat up the back of panel and peel it off ever so gently and stick on a new square with a "unsmudged" whale. I know I've done that before.

    And what a fun day for you - stamping with friends! Have a blessed time, Pauline!

  3. Yes! I am going to give that a try for sure. Thanks for the idea Christy.

    Hugs, Pauline

  4. I love these!! Great job!!! Thanks for inspiring me, and adding some some merchandise to my new list too :)

  5. I've been thinking of doing a Fox & Friends week on my blog. I just might CASE this! TFS! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. Oh, your cards are simply adorable! The itsy smudge just adds charm ( wouldn't have noticed it!!). I have this set and I don't know if I ever used it, but I'm not inspired!!! TFS!!

  7. I completely understand how you feel about being a perfectionist...but I want to give you big kudos for just letting it go and posting it anyway. I wouldn't have seen it if you didn't point it out. We are our own worst critics, aren't we? These are adorable! Love how you used the set! :)


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline