Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Great friend by Stampin Up and me

Good Tuesday evening everyone.

The sun was out today.. Oh my.. I loved every minute of it. I hope we can have some sunshine tomorrow as well. Our oldest 'little' girl Rachel is having her 5th Birthday tomorrow.. and some sun will be the icing on her cake.. (still have to bake/buy that one ... oops :) She is so excited about it all. I still have to wrap her gifts tonight and make her a card. I know she appreciates it.. She loves making cards with me on a daily basis.. it's a bit more chaos when she's around in my card making area.. but it's so worth it. She is a little chatter box while she is coloring her cards and stamping the images. She even creates songs while she is with it. And she is actually really good at it all..

Anyway... I created this card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #86. This week they have a beautiful color challenge. I already thought something was odd when I was working on my card. But I just couldn't pin it down.. I didn't understand the Soft Suede within those colors.. But hey.. I know that I need to challenge myself sometimes with colors, otherwise I will just get stuck to my Baja Breeze and Old Olive and Poppy Parade :)

When I came all proud and content in the living room with my card I looked again at the Challenge and I saw to my surprise that the Soft Suede had to be 'orange'.. Oh Oopsy :)
Well.. it was a bit to late for me and for the card to change it now.

After walking around a bit with some dishes and cleaning up some toys,I decided to still add my card to the challenge.. I hope they don't kick me out (smile) It is still a fun card and I really wanted to share it with you all.

I used the Great friend Stampin Up set. (#113796 - $21.95) This is such a gorgeous set. I believe that is going to retire by the 1st of July of 2011. The butterfly and the sentiments are just the best. It's a keeper for sure. I also used some retired Melon Mambo pom pom trim made by Stampin UP.

The square Stampin Up punches always come in handy when I need a quick card. And this was a quick one. Within 10 minutes this card was finished. Don't you love it when that happens. Maybe I can actually use this one for tomorrow.. It is really sweet.. We'll see..

Well, I gotta go here.. Our youngest is going to have a bath and is going down for the night. Can't wait when all is quiet and I can have some me time in my craft area.

Thanks for all your sweet comments yesterday and today on my latest post and my chat with Reubs. I red them to him and he smiled from ear to ear.. He says hi to you all.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Hi, Pauline! Leuke kaart heb je weer gemaakt! Die vlinderstempel heb ik ook en dat is 1 van mijn favorieten! Gekregen voor mijn verjaardag vorig jaar, van mijn vriendin Simone (ook demonstrator geweest van SU, toen ze nog in Australië woonde). Zij heeft zelf de rest van de set nog thuis. "Samen delen" heet dat. ;-)

    Van harte met de verjaardag van je dochter Rachel en ik wens jullie een gezellige en ook zonnige dag toe. Mocht je nog wat zon over hebben vandaag, wil je dat richting Nederland blazen? Hier is het erg regenachtig en er is geen zon te zien...

    Liefs, San

  2. Super cute card--love that pom pom border! THANKS so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!!!

  3. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, This results in a very creative cards, beautiful and nice,,,


  4. Beautiful card. I just signed up to follow you. Came over from SC. Would love to have you take a peek at my blog.


  5. Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

  6. This is beautiful - I love that pom pom trim, Pauline. I never got around to purchasing it but I always wanted to. Love the punches that SU! offers - they do make card creating a lot easier with all of their coordinating products!


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