Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Feeling Sentimentel Celebration card by Stampin Up and me

Hi dear Stampers.

 Welcome back at my blog. I am so thrilled to show you my card today. Outside it is cold here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 2 days ago, it was + 15 Celsius outside. I had a nice coffee with my hubby in the sun outside. And we both felt like Spring was in the air. But today.. Seriously.. Today is a whole other story. It is - 34 Celsius with the wind chill.

So guess what I did today. Yip.. I stayed inside and I created a card. And I wanted it to have happy colors. Something bright and cheery.


It wasn't hard to pick the image for my card today.

 I had earned this 'Feeling Sentimentel' Stampin Up stamp set, when I placed my order back in January 2013. As SU demonstrators we had the privilege to earn them a month before Sale-A-Bration started this year. So with all the new SU craft goodies that came out in the Spring Catalogue this year it was easy to spend $60 on some pretty beautiful items, so I could pick this gorgeous stamp set for free.


The layout of my card was designed by the lovely and sweet LeAnne of the Paper Players.

It really is a beauty to work with. Thanks LeAnne for the inspiration. You did it again! What a beautiful design.

Please click HERE to go to their fun Paper Players Blog Challenge #130, to see what the sweet ladies and man have created this week.

I like to show you the Inkpad that I used to ink up my image from the Feeling Sentimentel stamp set.

It is 'Midnight Muse from Stampin Up (# 126860 - $7.25)  It is one of the In Colors of 2012-2013.

Classic Stampin’ Pads and refills come in a wonderful variety of exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in families to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.
■ Dye-based ink
■ Acid-free
■ Coordinate with exclusive Stampin’ Up! card stock, pastels, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, and Stampin’ Write Markers
■ New firm foam pad provides better ink coverage for your stamps!
■ 1/2 oz. ink refills sold individually or in color families

Here you see one of the luxurious ribbons that you can also earn for free during Stampin Up's Sale-A-Bration - 2013. It is the Island Indigo Sycamore Street 1/4 ribbon. It comes with 2 other spools of ribbon and a set of beautiful and matching buttons.

Free, with your $60 order.

Please click HERE to start shopping.

 I would also like to ad my card to a blog I found today on the web. It is called: Dutch Card Lovers Challenge site #171.

 As you may know, I immigrated about 11 years ago from Holland to Canada, so I will always have a special place for that beautiful country in my heart. Anyhoo.. This blog had so many fun challenges in the past, and I have totally missed them :)

They encouraged us to use 5 colours from their collection of colors that they say are from the 2013 Spring Collection of fashion in Holland.

Well sweet ladies (dames) Here is my card. I hope you enjoy it.  

 Well.. again, thanks for stopping by.

I love to have you visit.

Stay warm and I hope you will find some time in your day to get crafty.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Love your Blog Pauline! So glad you found mine or I wouldn't have found yours! I may have to case some of your ideas! :-) xxx Paula xxx

  2. Such a beautiful card with the colors you chose! That bicycle is a reminder of the spring that is ahead. ;) stay warm, my friend!!

  3. Pauline, this is so fun! I just ordered this set myself and I can't wait to play with it! You used the nicest colors, too! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week! So glad you joined us--stay warm!

  4. What a pretty card! I love this color scheme and stamp. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  5. Pauline, I love the way you paired this stamp with the bright colors in the SAB paper. Often it's used with a vintage style in dark or neutrals but you really brought it out into the daylight! Such a happy card...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. Lovely bright card. Like the way you haven't gone down the vintage road!

  7. Leuke kaart en de stempel is super!

  8. Hoi hoi,

    Een hele mooie kaart zeg!
    Prachtige kleuren ook.

  9. Hi Pauline, thanks for stopping by my blog! A beautiful card and I'm loving the midnight muse colour. I'm off to an SU party this weekend...might have to put that one on my list!

  10. This card is really a eye catcher, I love it. :)

    Hugs, Rosalien

  11. I see you entered our Challenge at the DCL, great to have you join us. Like I said in the post above, I love your colourful card.:))Thanks for joining us.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  12. Nice card, with a great stamp! Thanks for joining us at DCL!

  13. A very pretty card thank you for joining us at DCL.

  14. Minus temps are a great excuse to sit inside and do something creative! I love your use of this set. the colors are so bright and cheerful and the little brad unexpected. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  15. Leuke vrolijke voorjaarskaart met deze super leuke papiertjes!
    Bedankt voor je deelname aan DCL.
    Groetjes Ellen

  16. Wow, that's cold, Pauline! I would have stayed indoors stamping, too! I love this stamp set, too, and like how you combined it with bright happy colors. Thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players this week, and stay warm!

  17. Pauline, your cards always bring a smile to my face. So fresh, fun and full of color! Love this one! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)


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