Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Valentines card by Stampin Up and me

Do you see the herd of elk in the left corner. What a sight for the eyes!

All in the family!

Forever Friends

Fairmont HotSprings BC Canada

3 generations having fun while playing ice hockey

Oh how I love my family!

and my hubby

So beautiful.. Here I am thinking that I am crafty :) These birds are so talented. I could not build a nest like they do :)

The Hoodoos in Fairmont HotSprings BC Canada

And back to my card :)

Hi dear you!

So glad you took the time to hop by my blog today. Welcome!

I hope you all had one beauty of a Christmas with the ones you love and that His Peace, Hope, Love and Joy be yours this new 2012!

We had our dear friend Ellie over from the Netherlands this Christmas. It's hard to put in words what she means to our family. We love her to pieces! I have known her for many many years and I feel so blessed that we still connect so well across all the miles that are now between us. We laughed so much and we shared our hearts out in the coffee shops and we enjoyed the Canadian nature on the ice and on our hikes in the mountains. It's so great to see again Canada through her eyes and to build again memories together. She left 2 days ago and we all totally miss her. Hopefully this Spring I will be able to visit Holland and see her again! I can't wait! (Hi Ellie.. we love you!)

Now on to my card of the day. I hopped over to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge Site and saw there one cute challenge #99 (So excited for you ladies.. you're almost at your 100th Challenge. Love it!)

They showed us some yummy cupcakes. There was some bling, some sparkle, some blue and lots of sweetness.. I thought this card would work perfect with this challenge.

The idea of this card I found somewhere on the blog a long time ago.. so it's not totally my own.. not sure where it was though. Please contact me if you recognise some of your card in here, I would love to link his post to your blog :)

Well.. I think that's it for today. I still have lots of catching up to do on many of your blogs. I hope to connect to you soon.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Pss.. Did you see that the New Ocassions Mini Catalogue went life today! Please take a peek at it.. I am sure you will love it!


  1. hey lieverd, ik had al van je fotos genoten op facebook en wat heerlijk dat je nog altijd bevriend bent met je hollandse vriendin helemaal top net als je kaart die je weer hebt gefreubelt...blij weer wat van je te zien...knuf peet

  2. So pretty, Pauline - both the family and the card! Love the little row of hearts and the hemp twine! The glitter heart is just perfect! Happy New Year, my friend!

  3. Oh lovely family and a lovely card - thanks for sharing such beautiful photos with us. I particularly like the birds nest photo :)

  4. Very pretty card, love the little hearts, the twine and especially the cut-out, nice job!

  5. Brrrr looks cold (while I sit with the summer sun beaming through my windows making me melt). Lovely to see your family pics, thanks for sharing.

    I do like your card very much, love that beautiful glitter!

  6. Wat een prachtige foto's, Pauline! Heel sfeervol en intiem... Prachtig!
    En je kaart is ook super! Mooie kleuren en layout!

    Ik wens je het allerbeste voor 2012, veel liefde-geluk-gezondheid en veel creativiteit!

    Liefs, San

  7. great card ! lovely pictures you've got there, here in belgium we got a storm, it's now 10 AM and it looks about 7 AM, not nice !
    greetings, martina

  8. Woon ik hier in het noorden van Nederland met voor nederlandse begrippen zo'n weids uitzicht; ha ha! En dan zie ik dit. Oh wat is het daar bij jou mooi! Wat geweldig dat je vriendin er was; mooie gelegenheid om weer eens Nederlands te beppen :)
    Prachtige foto's; mooie familie. Je bent ongetwijfeld een super trotse moeder! En voor ik het vergeet; je kaart is prachtig. Schoonheid zit soms in een simpel ontwerp; zoals dit...

  9. Thanks for sharing your memories of your friend's visit. The photos are spectacular! I love your card's sentiment and the hearts are perfect. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Happy New Year!

  10. Such a sweet clean and simple card. Love the added interest with the glitter heart. Thanks for joining is this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  11. Very pretty! Love how you popped up one heart. Thanks for sharing your craftiness with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  12. Wow the card is so elegant and simple. Every element stands on it's own. And double wow to the photos of your beautiful friends and family and the gorgeous country you live in. Canada is on my bucket list of places to visit. It's simply stunning.

  13. So simple and so cute! I love the sparkle too! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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