Good morning dear stampers.
Did you hear the BUZZ, yet???
STAMPIN’ UP! is EXPANDING IN EUROPE. This means that they are coming to the Netherlands & Austria.
It is with huge excitement that I can announce that Stampin Up! is preparing to open for business in the Netherlands and Austria before the end of 2012! Stampin Up! will be also opening up the borders in our European markets (UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Austria) to allow Demo’s to sell and recruit in all five countries!
In 2007 Stampin Up! decided to open for business in Europe in three languages: English, French, and German. While they continue to offer only those three languages in Europe, it is exciting news for the growth potential in Europe. Stampin UP! have therefore decided to make our products available in Austria as a German-speaking market as well as in the Netherlands, where SU! will operate in English only.
Okay.. take a deep breath Pauline :) (I am just so excited for all my dutch blogging friends.. they must be so tickled pink right now :)
Here is a little snapshot of our youngest before we hopped on our bikes to enjoy climbing the hills (smile) and soaking up the gorgeous scenery's of the Foothills of Calgary.
After months and months of rain during the Spring and the beginning of Summer here in Calgary, we are actually having some beautiful weather! They say it is going to be up to 31 Celsius today! I am loving it! We spend this past week in the Rocky mountains. We camped, we hiked, we made campfires (we even smelled like campfires) and we relaxed and re-connected to a dear, dear friend who came over from the Netherlands to spend some time with us. She is now traveling through the Rocky Mountains with some of her friends.. They left yesterday.. Oh I wish I could have traveled along with them. Canada is so beautiful and to have more time to spend with them would be such a treat!
I almost feel like doing the same as this little doggy on this card I created a little while ago, chasing them and catching up with them. (if only I had the energy to run like him/her)
Anyhoo.... As you can see this turned into one clean and simple card. I created it for a sweet friend of mine that was receiving a surprise baby shower 2 weeks ago. Her little one is just so adorable. I forget how small these babies get. They are So so cute.
This cute little image comes from an even cuter new Stampin Up stamp set called 'Storybook Friends'. (#126737 - $21.95 for 6 stamps) With this set you will get a little cat, a lamb, a fox, a duck, a bunny and this little doggy.
I used Stampin Up's 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch and the 1-3/8 circle punch to create this frame around the main image. I love how it worked out. It gives this card that sense of dimension, that I think it needed. The main colours that I used are Crumb Cake and Tempting Turquoise. I think they go really well together!
Well, that's it for today, I hope you will find some time for the things you love!
Inky hugs, Pauline