Thursday, April 12, 2012

Labels Collection Framelits die birthday card by Stampin Up and me.

Today I used for the first time my Labels Collection Framelits Dies. the innovative, thin, wafer-like design of these dies lets you see where you're placing the design before you cut! Layer dies inside each other to cut frames for stamp images. Cut single labels for accents or layering. Use with single sheets of card stock or Designer series Paper. The Labels Collection coordinates with our Apothecary Art Stamp Set. The Largest label is approximately 5-7/16" wide. This set includes 6 dies in a sturdy envelope for easy storage in our Big Shot Die storage (#125598 - $32.95)

Oh, how I love this beautiful little face of our oldest daugther. For my hubbies 35th birthday we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory with the kids.

And yes, in all the business to get ready with the kids, I completely forgot to look in the mirror :) (sigh) and yes my hair has 'I am a mom' written all over it...
But we had fun and it was such yummy food! Very kid-friendly and mom - friendly. No dishes to clean and we had left overs for the next day, so I didn't have to cook :)

All smiles!

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I love it, how simple details and accents keep a card fresh and elegant.


Mark your calendars! Stampin' Up! has announced the dates they will be releasing the stamp and accessory retired products lists.

  • The Retired Stamp List will be released on April 15, 2012 and stamps will be available through May 31, 2012.

  • The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last so be sure to mark your calendar and ORDER EARLY.

  • I am sad to include in this little news flash, that the 2010-2012 In Color items (Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade) will be retiring with the release of the new catalogue as well. So if you're like me, then you want to make sure that you have enough of these colours in your stash of card stock, ink, markers and ribbon.

  • Stampin' Up! also announced, that starting this year, they have eliminated the Summer Mini Catalog. The future Holiday and Spring Minis will be bigger and last longer (5 months vs. 4, much easier on my brain). The annual catalog (new In Colors, stamps, designer series paper--woo hoo) will start a month earlier (June 1, 2012) and the Holiday Mini will start a month earlier as well (August 1, 2012--better timing for Halloween and fall projects). I'm really excited about this simplified schedule!

  • SO, PLEASE REMEMBER that the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog will be released June 1, 2012, a month earlier than in the past :)

Hi dear Stampers, This card is guaranteed to get your paper crafting heart beating. I adore layers of colour and the perfect balance of textures, pearls and ribbon.

LeAnne from the Paper Players set the stage for a beautiful color combination of Not quite Navy, Pool Party and Certainly Celery. I added a little Old Olive colour touch myself and I was ready to roll.

And yes, I can almost hear you thinking... 'Isn't this card a bit to elegant for a masculine birthday card?' Yip, you're right.. I didn't create this card for my hubby. This one is coming in my suitcase to Holland. A dear friend of me will be having her birthday while I am there and I love to give this one to her. My daugther made this years birthday for her daddy. And he loved it! She is so creative and she just loves to come into my room as soon as I set my feet in the door to craft. Mom, can I help? Now, how can I resist ... It's so much fun crafting together anyway, right!

So I guess that's it for this post. but before I leave, I have to tell you how spoiled I am this week. Monday a dera friend came over and we created some beautiful cards together while catching up. Last night my dear friend Darlene came over and we worked on her super cute wedding favors and if all turns out well this evening I am creating cards again with another dear friend. I know what a week. My hubby has been out of town a whole lot these last few weeks, so these evenings are well spend in the mids of all my Stampin Up goodies. I am loving it and although he is missed, having the time to create and to be with my friends is sure a nice ad on!

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. allereerst nog proficiat met je " hubby " vind dit zo geinig klinken. Je kaarten zijn weer juweeltjes en toevallig was ik net in het su boek aan het bladeren wat ik toch allemaal nog een keer wil bestellen..keuzes keuzes en nog is keuzes...maar we komen er wel uit...Dikke knuf Peet

  2. Oh, Pauline.....this is BEAUTIFUL! SO simple yet elegant...I think it's the pearls in the strategic spots that really nail it home! Your friend in Holland will love it! Thanks so much for playing with my Paper Player colors!

  3. Een super CHIC verjaardagskaartje! Prachtige kleurencombinatie! En tja ... mijn Stampin' Up wish list wordt maar langer en langer ... wat een mooie produkten heb ze toch!

    Hugs, Laura

  4. Pauline - This is gorgeous and I love the pearls accenting the corners of the frames! Such an elegant touch!!! I've so missed visiting your blog, I need to catch up!!!

    The colors are gorgeous and will make for a perfect birthday card for your friend in Holland!

  5. Before I get to that pretty card, Pauline...I just have to tell you that I always love the wonderful photos you share on your blog posts! Everyone looks like they had a great time at your hubby's birthday dinner. Your little ones are so adorable!

    Now, your card! SO pretty! Love the clean design, the pop of texture and the perfectly plced pearls. All around beautiful! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  6. Als eerste van harte met de verjaardag van je man! Ziet er uit als een gezellige dag!
    En je kaart is ook een beauty! Mooie kleuren en prachtige details.
    Love it!

    Liefs, San

    p.s. dank je wel voor je lieve reactie op mijn blog! Waardeer ze altijd heel erg.

  7. Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met je man en je kaart is ook weer mooi geworden je hebt hele mooie frame's gebruikt.Groetjes Joke

  8. Love how you used the dies and the colours Pauline, this is really pretty! Looks like a fun birthday for dad...and you look great!!!

  9. Your card is Gorgeous! So soft and pretty!

  10. This is totally gorgeous!!! Love those dies!! And your family is adorable!!! Have a great weekend!!

  11. Elegant and Beautiful Card!! The pearls add just the right amount of Bling to showcase the framelits! Thanks for joining us at Paper Players this week!!

    Shirley GD April


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