Friday, February 4, 2011

Bloomin' beautiful with some Elegant Eggplant by Stampin Up and me

Good Friday morning dear you.
How is your day going? Didn't this week fly by AGAIN like crazy? I can't keep up.. Well in this household we are so looking forward to the weekend. I would love to get a haircut.. Nothing fancy.. but it needs to be done.. I hope we can fit it in that silly busy schedule of ours.

I am sorry if I am talking about the weather way to much on my blog.. But it is +9 Celsius today in Calgary Alberta. I have to tell someone! Wowsy! I feel so blessed. We are going for a walk today that is for sure.. Breath in some fresh air. My windows are open in the house.. Yip, if you see a house with all the windows open.. That's ours! Don't laugh though.. It is like out with the old and in with the new air!
I visited the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog this morning and saw that their main focus is on Psalm 23. The Lord is my Shepherd. They inspired us to use blues and greens to remind us of the still waters and the green pastures. Although life is so not like that all the time.. it is a blessing when we can walk in it sometimes. God is with us in the deeps and the lows! Whatever that sometimes means.
  • As a base for my card I used the Baja Breeze. Yes a very familiar color on my blog.
  • The next layers of card stock you see is the Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White from stampin Up.
  • I rolled my Whisper White card stock together with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (#120175 - $10.95) through my Big Shot to add some pretty texture.
  • Then I used my Extra Large 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch (#118874 - $23.95) to create a nice flowery border around the main picture of my card.
  • The 1 3/4 Extra Large Circle punch (# 119850 - $23.95) fitted perfectly inside that one.
  • I am a layer girl, what can I say. I love it when the 'thingy' on my card gets all study because of the layering. So for the last two layers I used the 1 3/8 circle punch + the 1 1/4 large circle punch from Stampin Up.
  • The Whisper White Organze Ribbon from Stampin Up (#114319 - $8.95) gave it that beautiful final touch.
  • That silver little flower that you see is from the Designer Brads from Stampin Up. (#112579 - $7.95 for 16 flowers) Isn't it the cutest thing ever?
  • I inked up the sentiment of the retired 'Bloomin Beautiful' stampset by Stampin Up in the Elegant eggplant ink and stamped it about 4 times on the Whisper white Card stock. I love how it turned out! Very elegant.

Well.. I got to make some luch here and feed my 3 kiddo's.

Enjoy the rest of your day and have a beautiful weekend.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Just beatiful, Pauline! That color combo is going into my list of favorites. i really like how you stamped the definition stamps repeated in a row. I really struggle to use that stamp and I love the idea. Thank you for the inspiration! Have a great weekend and enjoy your nice weather! :)

  2. Pauline - so very beautiful!! I love how you created a textural panel by repeating the definition stamp. What a great idea! And that layered scallop circle is fabulous with the DSP center.

    Enjoy the lovely weather today and that fresh air!!!

  3. I really can never say how cold it is here again! 9 degrees and your windows are open...WOW! There are many days in the winter when I like throwing open the windows for some fresh air..it's just not 9 degrees. :) I'm glad it's warming up for you, though! I love your card. Elegant Eggplant is one of my favs and it looks great with the Baja Breeze. Lovely card!

  4. Oh this is so pretty! I love how you used the dp as the focal point in the circle! Beautiful take on the SSIC blue/green challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  5. Hello Pauline - whata lovely card! I love the layuot you have used and the script on the side - it is a lovely touch,along with that gorgeous flower - very creative! What a great take on this weeks challenge - thank you for joining us at theis weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  6. Bedankt voor je leuke berichtje !
    Uiteraard ben ik ook meteen volger van jouw leuke blog geworden.
    Ik neem aan dat je gewoon Nederlandse bent, dus hoef ik niet in het Engels te typen hihi.
    Jullie wonen wel ver weg hoor daar in de bergen, maar ook fijn, iedere plek heeft zo zijn 'ding'. Ik vind het fijn dat we zo aan de zee zitten, en gisteren was een dag om letterlijk uit te waaien.
    Ik ben al ietsie langer bezig met mijn kaartjes, maar ik ben mijn blog pas begonnen, vandaar dat er nu nog niet zo veel op staat, maar ik hou idd van de 'simpele' dingen, die kunnen net zo leuk zijn. Nou tot blogs dan maar :)
    Grtjs, Erica

  7. Hi Pauline! I love you blog!! I especially like the tunes...great touch! Thanks for checking out my blog and becoming a follower...I am happy to return the favour! Looking forward to lots of great inspiration from you!


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