Thursday, July 21, 2011

Forever Young + the lace ribbon border punch by Stampin Up and me

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


  1. I love that image and the lace die is so cool - gonna have to get one... I love that you used the tree from the photo as your inspiration, I never noticed it until you brought it to my attention! Fantastic job on the challenge, thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  2. Pauline, this is gorgeous!!! Love how ui have the silhouette stamped!! So clever. I love the card above your friend made and the sweet photo of your daughter! Funny both our husbands are away!! We are surviving. I must need to have plans everyday! Best of luck to you!

  3. I came across your blog through another blog. :) LOVE this card and how you highlighted the child in the swing! Now off to see what else you've created here! :)

  4. Pauline this is so very pretty! Love how you used the spotlighting technique to showcase that little swing. The tiny pearl accents on the tree are a beautiful accent, too. I always enjoy visiting your creations! Hugs! :)


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