Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hello Blossoms by Stampin Up and me

Don`t you just love the `title` of this new stamp set I used from Stampin Up.. `Hello Blossom`. Seriously.. I think I am going to wake up tomorrow morning (yip, what`s new you say.. don`t we all wake up in the morning :) Anyway.. This woman is going to wake up, she is not going to be grumpy (because it is always way to early when this house wakes up) and she is going to greet her youngest girl with a smile and say: `Hello blossoms of mine.

I understand if you want to flip to another blog right this second.. I know.. I get it.. But you have to know our kids.. They do blossom and grow and they are just beautiful and sweet (and sometimes better of behind the wallpaper :) (kind of a dutch expression) Don`t take that one to seriously..

I have to admit something here. My hubby is at the moment camping with our 2 oldest kids. It is only 2 nights.. 2 days.. and .. I actually feel space in my head to think.. It is not as loud in the house as it is usual, it`s just less busy here! I have more time to play with my craft stuff + a big plus!! I didn`t make dinner for the last 2 meals.. Naomi (the youngest) and me are just perfectly happy with cereal, eggs, some raw vegetables, some milk and apples.. water melon.. the list goes on.. Easy peacy! But of course.. now the kids are gone.. I am missing them. What`s wrong with me.. For a mom.. well this mom.. I know I am enjoying this `break`away from the kids, but why does it have to go along with that `missing`feeling.. Anyhoo.. Tomorrow they will be back.. and all will be normal and I will be kicking myself about all the things I could have done.. Yes, I will tell myself.. I told you so!! Cease the day! Right. I guess that from this (camping)distance I can only think of how perfect my other 2 kids are. Okay enough of this...

And off to my card. And `Hello Blossom` it is. I created this card for the Pals Paper Arts inspiration Challenge 102. They encouraged us to create a summer theme card. Well I think that this card has summer al over it! + I was lucky this weekend, because the talented ladies over at The Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge site also had a summery Good Day sunshine theme this week. I had to come up with something sunny! Well lots of blues and yellow in this card.. And no happpy flowers without the sunshine. I love how it turned out! Please check out what those ladies had for cards. Lots of talent and inspiration out there!

For this card I used a lot of the Stampin Up color Pacific Point and So saffron and Crumb Cake. It makes my card `jump`don`t you think.. (in the jumping out kind of way) You know what.. I can`t think anymore.. I exhausted myself today with all the things I could do and then did.. I need to go to sleep! Sorry.. No more details on this card.

Sleep well or good morning to you!. Depends on what part of the world you are, right!

Hope to connect to you soon.

Pss: Does anyone else have problems with leaving comments.. Blogger is just not allowing me to comment on anything. So sad.. I have red your blogs.. just can`t tell you I enjoyed it! Loved it! I hope this gets sorted out in the Blog world department!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. heerlijk kan dat zijn he dat je even nergens aan hoeft te denken, eten waar je zin in hebt en bijna doen waar je zin in hebt...ik kan er zo van genieten en nog erger als de kids dan weer thuis zijn dan is allles weer compleet en normaal. Jew kaart is weer super en ik vind die kleine tag zo schattig, je het er weer een plaatje van gemaakt meid...liefs peet

  2. Hi Pauline - love this card of yours - the Pacific Point and So Saffron colors go together so nicely!!! You really do have an eye for choosing colors. Hope you had a lovely weekend with Naomi and that your husband and two oldest children had fun camping!

    So sorry you're having trouble leaving comments. :( I had some trouble with Blogger earlier but it seems to have worked itself out. Did you try to clear your cookies and history? When all else fails, I try that and sometimes it works (sometimes it doesn't - LOL).

  3. Hey, Pauline!
    Gaaf kaartje heb je gemaakt! Ben geen fan van So Saffron, maar je combinatie met Pacific Point is prachtig!
    En ik snap je gevoel wat betreft de kids niet thuis hebben. Aan de ene kant geniet je van de rust, maar aan de andere kant ben je toch niet compleet...
    Fijn dat ze morgen weer thuis komen! Geniet ervan!

    Liefs, San

    p.s. ik heb geen problemen met blogger meer sinds ik Google Chrome heb geïnstalleerd, misschien een optie?

  4. Very cute card. Love the colors. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  5. I had so much trouble so I googled it and found it the Open ID was actually something I needed to sgin up for. So, I did and it seems to have worked... except it leaves my husband's name as the commenter instead of mine since we use the same home email account. I have tried to change it to say mine since I am the one that uses the account the most so we will see what it says tonight.


  6. Sorry... I did not proofread my comment... I was so anxious to see if it actually worked!! My typing was terrible. LOL. But it did work so yeah!!

  7. Hi Pauline! I have been struggling with Blogger myself. I'm so happy that I am able to leave comments this morning. Keeping my fingers crossed that it lasts! Haha!

    Your card is full of summer fun! Love that color combo and the fun mix of patterns. SO happy you shared it at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! Hope your kids had fun camping! Big hugs! :)

  8. Such a happy and cute card ... love it! Your "tile" background is awesome looking! Great finishing touch with your brad!

  9. Pauline, I too love this set. Great job and I love the quilted square background. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  10. Beautiful color combination and I love the layout. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  11. Your little one is adorable and so is the card - love that stamp!


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