Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stampin Up Scallop Circle banner for Zoe

I love how buttons can add so much 'love' to any project

For those sharp looking Letters on this cute banner, I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet Bigz Dies from Stampin Up. (#113464 - $183.95 for 7 Dies) The letters are approx. 2'' x 2''. I bought them with the 30% birthday discount, Stampin Up gave me as a demonstrator. I love being spoiled.

Don't you love the Pool Party color in combination with the Early Espresso colour letters?

Hi dear Stampers.

How is your week going? Spring is here in Calgary.. Not sure for how long.. but all te snow melted away and there is sun and wind.. but sun.. I love it!

I wanted to show you this cute banner that I created for my dear friend Angela. She is one of the best moms I know. I am so proud of her. How she hangs in there and loves on her little daugther. Do you remember that I wrote about her little one being so sick. I am so thankful to be able to tell you, that her daughter Zoe (who's about 7 months now) is slowly doing a little better. She had a bone marrow transplant a couple of weeks ago and it engrafted. Zoe's immune system was so broken before and she kept having fevers and her body just started to break down because of the HLH disease. Now since the bone marrow transplant her body is slowly functioning again. It is such a miracle. I am so happy for this little girl, but also her parents. Here is a link to Angela's blog. She is an amazing writer and she has such a great heart.

Angela asked me to make some sort of banner to hang up in the hospital room where Zoe had to stay full time for the next couple of months. I wanted to create something cheery and beautiful. Zoe's name means life.. So I thought the 2 of them for sure needed to be in the banner. I loved creating this for her. I felt honoured that she asked me to create something for her Zoe. And she loved it. I hope it will brighten the room in that hospital a little each day.

The Stampin Up scallop Circle die (#113468 - $24.95) that I have, really helped a lot in making this banner. Can you imagine what it would be like, if I had to cut out all the details myself through that thick cardboard :) Yip, that's right, I have a big crush on my Big Shot :)

The Paper Players have one fun challenge #87 for this week. They are encouraging us to create something with buttons. Well .. it so happens that I love using buttons. Can you find them in this banner. The add so much beauty to it. I love it.

Well it is another day today and I am enjoying my daily routine. Getting up, being amazing and going to bed again later.. :) I'm just kiddin'. I hope you will have one beautiful end of the day where ever you are!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. What a wonderful project, especially with the meaning behind it! It will brighten up the hospital room, for sure! I will say prayers for Zoe's continued improvement! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. wat fijn dat het stilletjes aan beter gaat met Zoe.
    Je banner is zoals gewoonlijk helemaal leuk en idd de kleuren combinatie is perfect, kunnen we aan jou ook wel overlaten toch? Knuf Peet

  3. Prachtig gemaakt, Pauline! Mooie kleuren en details!
    En vooral het idee erachter, het zal Zoe's kamer zeker opvrolijken! En fijn dat het langzaamaan bergopwaarts gaat met het meiske! Maar we blijven bidden voor haar!

    Liefs, San

  4. WOW, wat een schitterende banner heb je gemaakt Pauline! Wat een lieverd ben je toch! Fijn te horen dat het een beetje beter gaat met Zoe.

    Hugs, Laura

  5. Pauline, this is one darling banner! I'm sure it will bring some smiles during Zoe's hospital stay. I will be keeping her and her family in my thoughts. You are such a sweet friend to create this for her. So glad you joined us and shared your banner at the Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)


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