Friday, April 5, 2013

Stampin Up's new Color renovation and FREE SHIPPING for 3 days starting this saturday


Hi dear Stampers.

Welcome back to my blog. Thanks for stopping by again.

I received this super cute dutch stamp set from a dear friend of mine. I loved playing with it. I am not the best at colouring images as you can see, but I am still happy on how it turned out.


It is actually my first sentiment (stamp) that I own, that is written in the dutch language. All the other ones I have are in English.. Can you guess what it says there?

Congratulations with your birthday.

Yes, in Holland we don't really say, Happy birthday.. we use 'Congratulations' . We congratulate the person who is having the birthday, their parents, their friends that are visiting at the same time as we visit this birthday person and while we are saying: 'Gefeliciteerd' ('Congratulations') we usually give each person at that party 3 kisses on the cheeks..

I know, lots of kissing when going to a birthday party in Holland. (smile)



The 'Just Add Ink' Challenge ladies have one super sweet Photo Challenge this week #160. It is a fall photo, with warm white blankets, leafs and everything. I am not sure what part of the world these ladies are living in, but they were all talking about the fall that is coming close.. Oh my.. Here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada we are just coming out of the winter and the thought of fall, really creeped me out a bit. I did get inspired by the blankets and brought that accent back in my card of today.



The Mojo Monday ladies had a beautiful layout Challenge as well. I had to turn this #287 layout to it's side (so all my layers would fit nicely on my card. With what I had in mind didn't work well when I had the card standing up straight. ) and this is what I came up with.



I took the colours for my card from this weeks Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #156. Marina Mist, Certainly Celery and Bashful blue (uche.. Pool Party.. )

Please hop over to their blogs and leave them some love, they really have outdone themselves.



 On to some other Stampin Up news:

 In 2010 we did a big colour renovation and shared our plans for smaller colour refreshes every three to five years to keep our colours on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalogue will include 10 new colours (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favourites, moving some colours around, and introducing one brand-new colour, so take a look!


Stampin Up is offering Free Shipping. And it starts TOMORROW!!!

Stampin' Up! is offering FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING (and when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING) from Saturday, April 6, 2013 through Monday, April 8.

There is NO minimum shipping charge of $9.95 on your order and there is no limit on how large or small your order must be. Expedited shipping is not free of charge.


Beginning on TODAY , all retiring and discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, refills, accessories, etc.) will be available ONLY while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period (WHICH BEGINS APRIL 24 AND RUNS THROUGH JUNE 3, 2013). Stock up on your favorites this weekend while shipping is FREE (April 6 to April the 8 of 2013).


Well, I guess that's it for today.

I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. This is so cute! I think your coloring is wonderful! I love how you used the embossing folder for the Dutch girl's apron. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

  2. This is a very sweet card, Pauline; I love her embossed apron! We are in Australia ... and coming into cooler weather now that we are in Autumn. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Like you Pauline, l am not a big fan of Autumn/Fall, mainly because it preludes winter...:0( Not looking forward to that at all. Your card and image are ever so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. This is such a wonderful card! I love the image and the coloring. Great details, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. Adorable, Pauline! Your coloring is perfect. The little embossed apron is definitely the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

  6. This is such a cute card Pauline, that little Dutch girl is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  7. This is a beautiful card. I love the coloring, it's well done. Also love the Dutch girl..., can you share the company where the stamp is from? I'm from Holland, but live in America for 16 years. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card. Carla Bosselaar


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