Good Thursday to you dear Stampers.
I think it's now 2 weeks ago that I received my Lace ribbon border punch from Stampin Up. I can't tell you how excited I was to use it. Well.. I have to tell you.. It was not easy to use.. I wrecked so much card stock with this one punch. The paper got stuck in it, many times it didn't punch through it at all.. and I needed both my 2 hands to use it... If possible I could use another hand :) This was a tough one! For one 'perfect-looking' strip that I had punched out, I had to throw out at least 3 or 4 silly looking ones. This morning I was done with the thing.. and I called Stampin Up. I explained my frustration with the tool. Right away the sweet lady on the phone said.. 'You know, I am so sorry to hear that, that sometimes happens, we will send you a new one!' Now how generous is that!' She didn't make me feel bad at all, she just trusted me. I know it would have been great if the first one would have been perfect.. But that's life right! But I so appreciate that with no hassle they will replace this one for me. What a great company I work for.
So on to my card. I used the Challenge over at Our Creative Corner. And what a corner it is. What a beauties out there. Loved roaming around there! They challenged us to take a peek at the photo's of Copenhagen. And find our inspiration in there. In one of the photo's there is one huge tree. Just like the one in my card :) I actually inked up my stunning tree of the 'Forever Young' Stampin Up set for the first time. Wow.. what an easy task to create a beautiful card with this image. I love trees and I love that little girl having a blast on the swing. It reminds me of myself when I was young.. I loved being on the swing. I would sing songs on the swing until our neighbors would go a bit crazy I think from all the nonsense that was coming out of my mouth. I would pretend that I was flying all over the world.. what couldn't I do while I was swinging on the swing! But you know what?.. I just tried it the other day again, but I got so seasick.. what happened to me? What happened to the 'Forever Young' idea? After going back and forward a couple of times I really had to stop + I didn't really seem to fit so well anymore in those seats.. Oh well.. I will just keep my good memories and enjoy watching my kids enjoying the swing for now.
Inky hugs, Pauline