Monday, November 26, 2012

Naturals Designer Buttons love card by Stampin Up and me

Good Monday Morning dear Stampers.
Just a quick little post from me today.
I have some catching up to do in this home of mine.

I love the natural wood look in my card that the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin Up gave me. . (#127821 - $(9.95)
It is the perfect card background for any season.
Folder: 4-1/2" x 6-3/8". Use with Big Shot machine, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.

I created this card with the Colour Queen #164 in mind. It's good for me to be challenged in using some different colours these days. Crumb Cake is one I almost use every time I create a card. So I was happy to play with some other colours.
I wanted to keep it simple and clean looking.

I am in love with these Naturals Designer Buttons from Stampin Up (#.127554)
They are just perfect. For $6.95 you get 24 of the cutest buttons. 
Add a trendy, wood-like adornment to your cards and projects.
• 24 buttons: 8 ea. of 3 designs
• Sizes: 3/8"; 5/8"; 7/8"

Have a beautiful rest of the day.
Inky hugs, Pauline

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christmas Lodge Christmas card by Stampin Up and me


Good morning dear everyone!

Thanks for stopping by. I love to have you visit.

Guess what, today's my 39th Birthday.

I love it! I am so happy to be alive, to be healthy and to have a family that loves me.

To have so many beautiful and sweet friends who care about me.

Through Facebook alone, I think I had over 120 of the sweetest little message from all of my friends and family. They seriously live somewhere all over this big world of us. I loved reading each one of them. FB rocks. I am blessed!


Here is a sweet photo of my dear family.

They mean the world to me!



Yip, pearls, pearls, pearls... what's a girl.. I mean card,  without her, I mean - it's little bling :)

What do you think of this cute card? My oldest daugther created it.

We were making cards yesterday together and she wanted to make a Christmas card for one of her friends. I love what she made. So sad to see the card go.. hahaha.. It is just so cute. SO I thought, I am just going to make a photo of it and post it on my blog :) And there you go! 

I love spending this kind of time with her. She is so crafty and so sweet. And I love seeing her enjoying herself, while she is doing something she is so passionate about :)



You might be wondering where I got this cute little house image from. It is from the Christmas Lodge Stampin Up stamp set. I love every image and sentiment that comes with it.

For $31.95, you will get 6 of the most precious stamps. (#123769 - page 13 of you SU catalogue)



I used the Layout of this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge # 268 

What a great sketch to work with! Please play along, if it inspires you :)

I don't know how they come up with so many beautiful layouts. All I know is, that I am just a happy camper using them in my cards.




I have to say. Old Olive is so my must go to - kinda colour, when it's about Christmas cards..

It has such a nice sweetness to it! 



Well.. I gotta go.

Have a beautiful day!

Again thanks for stopping by. I would love to read your comments.

They always make me smile :) I so appreciate them.


Inky hugs, Pauline

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lovely as a tree Christmas card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers. 

Today I though I’d pop in with a quick Christmas Card featuring a bit of an elegant take on a traditional Christmas scene - the Christmas tree.


 The other day I walked into the Pottery Barn store here in Calgary and in my humble opinion.. their store was SOOO beautifully decorated with everything Christmassy - under the sun.. I loved it! If only I had the money.. I would transfer this store into our home :) There were 3 huge Christmas trees with 3 different themes. Just a beautiful sight for the eyes. I tell you, I could just sit on one of these comfy couches there and read a book, have a cappuccino and relax.. It smelled great in there, the music was so peaceful.. But he! I didn't do that just yet, but it sure all inspired me for this card.


These are all Stampin Up products I used on my card.

Some products I used are now sadly retired and some are still available through my online Stampin Up  store.

If you don't have any of these pearls at home to ad to your cards. I would highly recommend you getting some. Please click HERE, to visit my online store.

For $6.50 you will get 150 beautifully crafted pearls.


Jewels are just as magical in paper crafting as in fashion. Add a pearl here, a rhinestone there, and your projects take a subtle step up. With our pearl basic jewels, it’s easy to add a touch of class to your projects in an instant.

• Small, self-adhesive pearls

• 150 pearls per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)

• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected pearls perfect for borders



And did you know that for the next 8 days you will be able to order a set of 150 Rhinestones / jewels for only $4.55, instead of the $6.50 they usually are.

They are on sale now at the Online Extravaganza Sale of Stampin Up.

Please CLICK HERE to ad these beauties to your Card making supplies!



What do you think of my own little jewels.


I am so excited about these photo's of our 3 kiddo's.
We so love them.


(this photo is for my dear friend Ellie. :) I tried to explain to her how I love the 'fake' flowers I got on sale at the Pottery Barn last week and how they just make me smile.
Anyhoo.. a picture says more than a thousands words, right.

I always love stopping over at the CASU-AL FRIDAYS.
This week their Challenge # 79 is all about Winter Blues!
Well, Calgary is also all about winter these past few weeks.
Snow is everywhere and cold that it was today. Brrrr.
So here is my take on their challenge :)



Trees, glorious trees! With a variety of trees to choose from, the Lovely As a Tree set offers so many options. Stamp a solitary tree or stamp an image multiple times to create your own forest.

I used one of the images of my Lovely as a Tree Stampin Up stamp set.
For $33.95 you will get this gorgeous set of 6 wooden stamps.
Well, that's all for now dear you.
Have a beautiful evening and as always I would love to hear from you!
Inky hugs, Pauline

Monday, November 19, 2012

Make a mitten Christmas card by Stampin Up and me

Hi dear Stampers.
Happy Monday to you!
And a beautiful Thanksgiving to all my dear friends in the USA.
Enjoy your family, your friends and yourself during this special day!

How did your weekend go?
I seriously can't believe that it is only 5 more weeks until it is Christmas.
Don't these weeks fly by?

I haven't posted many Christmas cards yet on my blog this year. I am not sure why.
But I am glad this one is kicking off my Christmas cards. I love all the colours. The Old Olive, the Crumb Cake and whisper white are just a recipe for success!
And I have to say that my Stampin Up Mitten builder Punch (#127824 - $21,95)  just rocked it!
What a fun punch to use!

The three little kittens lost their mittens? We think we may have a few of them here! Tiny mitten images and borders make adorable accents for all of your winter cards and paper crafting projects. This ten-piece set coordinates with our Mitten Builder Punch.

And did you know, that today marks the first day of Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza!

Let the excitement begin with our Biggest Online Sale of the Year. This is always and exciting time at Stampin' Up! because we are bringing amazing deals your way. 


There are 2 door stopper-days in these 9 days of Extravaganza.

So please click HERE to download and print the Online Extravaganza flyer with all the products and discount prizes.

 There is one to start off this Huge sale TODAY and one beautiful one to end it!.

Here are the Door Busters for Monday, November 19th ONLY!

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586) $15.95 SALE price $12.76
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $122.95 SALE price $98.36
Big Shot Doctor's Bag (113474) $93.95. But the SALE price is today $75.16.
November 19th might just be the day, you finally get the Big Shot, you have been wanting!





This morning I hopped over to the Catered Crop Card Challenge Blog.
This is what they had to say about their fun Arsenic and old Lace Challenge of this week:
Your challenge is to add lace to your paper craft projects. For extra credit get a little crazy and add "arsenic" to your project. By arsenic, I mean something a little rugged or rustic, like kraft paper, hemp twine or burlap. Combining frilly lace with rustic textures is such a stunning combination, I can't wait to see what you come up with.
I hope you can see the ARSENIC edge to my card and the 'paper lace ' on the inside of my card. :)
Thanks ladies for the inspiration in all your beautiful cards.

Well, what can I say..
Enjoy your Monday and create away!
Inky hugs, Pauline

Friday, November 16, 2012

Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza with up to 50% off!!!!


Ooh - it's coming soon!! Stampin' Up!'s 2012 Online Extravaganza Sale will be here soon, to kick off your holiday shopping season!

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 19, 2012, and will run through Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Be sure to log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 19, to take advantage of all the great savings!

So click HERE to download and print the Online Extravaganza flyer with all the products and discount prizes.

 There will be discounts range between 20 and 50 percent-awesome on beautiful Stampin Up punches, brads, ribbon, stamp sets, jewels tools Big Shot dies, etc etc!


Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).

There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!

For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer.


So what is on sale? Lots! First thing to notice when you PRINT the Extravaganza Online sale pdf, is that there are two 24-Hour Only sale products on two different days

On Monday, Nov 19th, you can receive a 20% discount of The Big Shot, the Doctor's Bag (that holds the Big Shot and lots of stuff), the Simply Scored Diagonal plate.



The Big Shot Die cutting Machine #113439 - $122.95

But with the 24 hour sale you can purchase this Big Shot for only $98.36. But don't forget, if you are a Stampin Up demonstrator you will receive an additional 20% discount on the already low price!

With the Big Shot machine, you can create die cuts with any of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies—or any Sizzix die. The Big Shot machine comes with Standard Cutting Pads and a multipurpose platform so you can start cutting immediately. From crafting to quilting and everything in between, the Big Shot is a big deal!


 On Wednesday, Nov 28th, you can receive a 20% discount of Clear Block Bundles and Storage caddy, and the Stack and Store caddy



Clear Block Bundle #118491 - Normal price is  $89.95, but for 24 hours only it will be $71.96. 

+ if you're a Stampin Up demo, you will receive an additional 20% off :) this already low price! 

If you stamp with clear-mount stamps, you'll need a clear block to adhere your stamps to. Our blocks are a clear choice. Made from high-quality, sturdy acrylic, these blocks can hold one stamp or multiple stamps if you want to create a collage of images


The Big Shot doctors Bag #113474 - $93.95.

With the 24 hour sale you will be able to purchase this beautiful and handy bag for only $75,16. + don't forget the extra discount that is out there for the Stampin Up demo's.

Carry your Big Shot machine, cutting pads, and dies in stunning style. This black-and-white checked doctor’s bag makes storing and transporting your Big Shot machine easy and convenient. It has handles for carrying and a shoulder strap for when your hands are full of other crafting supplies.


And there will be much much more on sale!!! 

SO...make sure you don't miss the online Extravaganza and the first 24 hours of the Online Extravaganza! & watch for more detailed information to come on November 19th 2012!


Wowsy!! What an additional great reason to become a Stampin Up hobby demo while this event kicks off! Purchase the SU starter kit on Monday and receive even more beautiful Stampin Up products for a way better deal during the Online Extravaganza!! Way more SU products will fit in the $155, that you can spend when you sign up!!!

Click HERE to read more on the details of the extra free 10 ink pads, Stampin Up is offering when you purchase the Starter Kit!


You will get even more products for your money during this Online Extravaganza event!

Some Stampin Up items will be with a 80% discount for you!

Yes, that's right!!!

On your first real order as a Stampin Up demo, (this is your first order that comes after your starter kit order) you will receive an additional 30% discount.

So, instead of the 50% discount all the other people will get during their online ordering, you will receive 80% discount :)




Well.. to much excitement here I have to say and it is late :).

I hope I will be able to sleep after writing all this down.

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is coming January 22-March 22nd, so pace yourself....

I appreciate your business and happy shopping!

 Inky hugs, Pauline

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Talking Tag Message Label tags by Stampin Up for your Smart Phone


Hi dear friends!

It's Thursday and I have something that is really EXCITING!!  

Stampin' Up! is on fire bringing products that are just mouth dropping Amazing!


With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts, scrapbook pages,  . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!


How to send a voice message:

  1. Download the FREE Talking Tag App on your smartphone from talkingtag.mobi, iTunes® or Google PlayT.  Click HERE to go to this website!

  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift, scrapbook page.

  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.

  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!). You have 60 seconds to record on your Tag. Don't worry if you don't get it right the first time. You can retry as many times as you need.


You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you’ve completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.


How to Buy Talking Tags:

Buy ‘em by the sheet!

You get 10 Talking Tag Message Label tags for just $9.95 (item 129723).

Watch a quick Demo Video from Stampin’ Up!


Wow, what a way to wake up this morning to these fun surprises!! Call or email me to order or Order Online.


Please click on the link to HERE to go to my online Stampin Up store to order you Talking Tags / Labels. What a great thing to add your personal message on your Christmas Cards :)

Inky hugs, Pauline

Make an impression with the new Stampin Up Texture Boutique embossing machine

Oh my sweetness, how cute is THIS?!

It’s an itty bitty embossing machine! If you don’t have a Big Shot yet, but love to emboss paper, this might be for you. Or if you want a machine that is easily portable to go to a crafting day with friends, then this is your new fashion accessory to bring along!

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
You're welcome to watch this Stampin’ Up video with Carrie Cudney:

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary card stock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. (It's probable better if you get the Big Shot, if you want to cut with dies as well as emboss)

Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores.

(the beauty of buying it from Stampin Up is, that you can use it to earn Hostess dollars as well :)



'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $10.90. If you prefer,

 you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone.


Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.


Texture Boutique Bundle

Item 132700$45.95 (a $56.85 value)


  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine,

  • 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads,

  • 1 Mylar Shim

  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This folder lets you create instant floral masterpieces all year round! The deep embossed look adds interest, dimension, and texture on single layers of card stock and Designer Series Paper. Folder coordinates with the Beyond the Garden suite and measures 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".er-Stampin' Up! exclusive.

  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive


Texture Boutique Embossing Machine


Item 132657

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine,

  • 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads,

  • 1 Mylar Shim


Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

I would love to hear from you.

Inky hugs, Pauline