Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Matryoshka by Stampin Up and me

Hi everyone.

It is one NEW beautiful day here in Calgary. Today it is -5 Celsius, while yesterday and way to many days before that it was below the - 25 Celsius. After I pick up my son from school we will go for a nice walk. Oh I can't wait.. Maybe by that time it will be even warmer.
I created this card for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #72, which has the theme 'NEW' interpreted any way you would like it in your card.
  • The Scripture they refered to is: 2 Cor.5:17. 'Therefore, if anyone is in Christ; he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come.
My 'new' element in these cards is the little sentiment that says: ' We knew you had it in you!
Maybe it is to profound, but these were my thoughts.
There are days that life is like a cupcake.. just perfect and sweet and then I have those days that life is a true mystery to me. I don't know how to pull myself together or where to turn for answers or wisdom or faith.
And then someday.. I look back on it and think.. 'This too has passed and I grew and God gave me what I needed and when I needed it the most'. Still most of the time the situation doesn't make any sense to me.. I still feel the pain.. I still have many questions.. but I know that God gave me something 'NEW', something I needed to get through it.
It is so beautiful on how He wants to work with me, with my talents, my experiences and my weaknesses and how we can still be a team. It's like He says.. 'I knew you had it in you! I am with you and together we can do something NEW!!
And just like these 4 Matryoshka's on my cards.. I sometimes feel like I am all these different nesting 'dolls'.. I am a mom, a wife, a friend, I am God's creation, I am the one who wipes the bums and noses, a daughter to my sweet parents, a sister to my brother, etc.. and still many days I find something NEW about myself or in God, that I haven't seen or noticed before...
Must be part of the process of growing up. It is never ending.. & I am very okay with that :)
So yeah.. that's my thought for today I guess.. a bit more deep than other days.. but it is very true to me.. by myself I cannot handle this 'crazy' life here on earth, that's for sure.
  • The colors that you see in these cards are Tempting Turquoise and Only Orange, Old Olive and Whisper White and Taken with Teal by Stampin Up.
  • I used some stunning paper. Please don't ask me where I got it from, but it fitted the image from the retired Stampin Up set 'My Matryoshka' that I colored in with my Stampin Up markers.
  • I used my scallop border punch from Stampin Up to ad some gorgeous trim at the bottom of the cards.

Well.. that's it for today.. I hope you find something New and inspiring in your day!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Stunning, Pauline! I love that sentiment - it made me giggle when I realized it was so appropriate for the focal image. And so true about 2 Cor. 5:17 and the awesomeness that God is. He knows so many things about us that we have yet to discover (no matter how young or not-so-young we may be). :)

  2. Hi Pauline! Oh my goodness your matryoshka dolls are adorable and I love the sentiment! The colors are eye popping!!! Even more I appreciated your thoughts today! Thanks for sharing them with us! Isn't it wonderful that we don't have to go it alone if we know Him! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  3. Hi Pauline!
    This is gorgeous. Love the design paper and your coloring is stunning.
    Thank you for sharing with us. Are we not so blessed to have such a wonderful Savior!
    Hugs :)

  4. PS :)
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  5. Pauline, what a treasure your thoughts were for me to read this morning, a true blessing. Thank you so much for sharing those in addition to your artwork. What a great use of that set, and so well colored and designed. Thanks for coming alongside us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! And I live in northern Michigan, so I can 'feel' your weather. . . the snow is falling merrily right now, I think we have more than two feet on the ground!


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