Wednesday, March 2, 2011

We're back and unpacked in winter wonderland.

Our Reuben all bundled up heading to school early in the morning. So different from last week, when we all walked in our Summer gear.. Sigh.. I miss the sun....

Hi dear you!

Wow, that took me a while to get back on track in this household. It has been almost a week ago that we came back home from Mexico and yesterday was the first day I took the time to create again. I loved it.. But it's not the same. I think I left my Mojo in the heat of the sun.
We had such a great time.. and we so miss Ray and Carolyn. They turned our holiday into a beautiful blast! They are the sweetest grand parents to our kids. I miss their presence and their love for all of us.
  • I created this card for Malann and Nathan, our dear friends. I am going to give it to them with some fun spices I bought for them in Mexico!
When we came home late on Thursday night (Nathan picked us up from the airport) There were Tulips in our home to welcome us (Yes this means a lot to this Dutch woman) and there was milk in our empty fridge. They got us a bread and fruit and sandwich meat.. Now how thoughtful is that? I was just so touched by that simple gesture.. but it meant so much to me..that I didn't have to run to the grocery store the next morning. They are so so sweet to us. And the best thing is in about 2 weeks, we will be neighbours! Just perfect!
  • I hope the photo I took does justice to this card.. because I dry embossed the card with the 'Elegant Bouguet embossing folder' from Stampin Up. Isn't it the cutest thing ever?
  • I used the textured Peach Parfait cardstock from stampin Up as a base for this card. It just pops so nicely with the tempting Turquoise color, don't you think?
  • The Basic grey from Stampin Up really gives it that elegant look, that I was going for.

Well.. I am in the middle of cleaning my oven.. What a project.. I sure need a shower after this finishing.. But it is sure worth it! I love a clean oven :)

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Welcome back, Pauline!! I love the color combination you used. So good to see a card from you again - I've missed seeing you around! What sweet friends you have - comes from being a sweet person too!

  2. Less is more... wat een mooie kaart Pauline! Geniet lekker van je tulpen, ik heb ze hier ook al regelmatig in huis. En buiten langs de wegen bloeien de narcissen al weer. Sterkte met alle sneeuw na de zon!

    groetjes uit Holland!

  3. This is a really nice color combo - it's going in my faves file!

  4. Welcome back! Wow, talk about a climate change from the sun and sand, huh? Your card is so beautiful! Your friends are very special for all of the thoughtfulness they put into your homecoming. Very sweet! Have a good rest of your day! Hugs! :)

  5. Hallo Pauline,
    Mijn complimenten voor je kaarten een prachtige stijl heb je, heel anders dan wat ik maak. Ik kom zeker vaker bij je buurten. Ik vind het ook erg leuk om je verslagen te lezen wat je zo in dat verre westen meemaakt. Geniet maar heerlijk van je tulpen en die zon, die komt vanzelf wel weer.
    Lieve groetjes Gretha uit Nederland

  6. Hi Pauline!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I am also following you now from SU Connections. I'm #367. Thanks so much for following my blog:) I'll be back to soak up the inspiration from your blog. Have a great day!
    Kendra Richardson

  7. Love the colours on this card ... and the faint trees ... can't wait to create again with you!! I am at my in-laws for the next 3 weeks starting tomorrow so my days will be out of town but would love to come hang out when I am in town! And Malann is a great lady and sounds like she will be a great neighbor for you to have ... you have been working so hard on so many of us to move by you!!!


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