Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Madison Avenue Thank you card by Stampin Up and me

Hi dear Stampers.
I  am so happy I had some time to play with my Stampin Up goodies last night. Some of my days are just so filled with sweet and important moments and interruptions, that I really look forward to the evening where the kids are asleep and I can craft my heart out.

Last night I had hopped over to the Just Add Ink Challenge Blog and right away fell in love with their #14th Challenge. They encouraged us to use Lace and/or Ephemera in our cards or scrapbook pages. Now, being dutch wasn't really helping me with the word Ephemera.. so I took some time to soak that word in.. What I found out was the following:
Ephemera is anything that wouldn't normally be considered something to collect, save, cherish or keep (or for that matter, display on a scrapbook page). Make sense? If not, here's a list of some items that might be considered ephemera (and this is just a very small list):

- playing cards
- postcards
- dominoes
-  coin and paper money
- ticket stubs
- lottery tickets
- game pieces
- office objects like paper clips, post its, Rolodex cards
- keys
- toothpicks
- tiles or mosaics
- old maps
- miniature items such as those found in doll house stores
- compasses
- glass
- watch parts
- packaging of all kinds
- magazine ads
- old book pages
- wire
- plastic and acryllic
- feathers, leaves etc.
- film or film strip materials
- chop sticks
- fabrics, especially antique
- flat pebbles and stones, etc

Now, how fun is that.
I love my Stampin Up rhinestones and really wanted to use it on my next card. I never knew these tiny blinkies were also considered Ephemeras :)

Here is the Stamp set that I played with. It is called 'Madison Avenue' from Stampin Up. It is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set which you can earn for free with your $60 order until March 22-nd 2013.

Here is another sentiment that I used from one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration 2013. It is called Vintage Verses.
What a gorgeous set this is. Love it, love it!

For my card I used (yes :) Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, whisper white 
and Basic Gray from Stampin Up
Those colors never get old in my books :)

In case you were wondering if Stampin Up has any other colors than Pool Party and Crumb Cake.. (I am sure you were wondering about that after seeing teh cards on my blog :) Then here is a complete list of Stampin Up's beautiful line of colours !






Well, it's time for me to go outside.
The sun is shining here in Calgary and I have to get my dose of Vitamin D before it leaves this country again :)
Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Wow, lovely card again Pauline!
    I just did something simular with these flowers yesterday. ;-)
    You make me regret selling this backgroundstamp...ouch!
    Anyway, great card again Pauline.
    I really like your style.


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