Saturday, June 15, 2013

Perfect blend & Chalk Talk card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear you.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

When this new Stampin Up stamp set came to our home with the UPS man this past week, I couldn't wait to ink it up. What a great coffee set.

I knew I wanted to use it for this years Father's Day card.

Not sure how it is in your home, but Coffee is our to go to 'thing' when we want to connect, travel, or just take it easy.. and there are days, that it is just the perfect drink to keep us going!

 For that reason, I thought it was perfect to ad it to this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #105, where the theme is 'travelling' .. Now who leaves home without a coffee or tea?



I wanted to create something bold and colourful, but still masculine with not to much detail. (Yes I know, I am not that picky :) Coffee seemed the right theme for this last year in this family of ours. I tell yah.. As parents we can get so busy during the week. But in the weekends, me and my hubby always try to have a little 'us-time' over a cup of coffee / cappuccino :) in the morning. It is our time.. Love it.





if you would like to order this beautiful Perfect Blend stamp set for yourself!

#131392 - $13.95



I stamped this sentiment on the inside of my card..

 It just seemed so perfect to have it there.



 if you would like to ad this super cute Chalk Talk Stampin Up stamp set to your collection of beauties!

#130634 - $22.95

Why write it on a boring ol' whiteboard when you can use a trendy chalkboard? Recreate the look and feel of a chalkboard with the Chalk Talk Stamp Set. Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle and Extra-Large Oval Punches, and the Chalk Talk Framelits Dies. Clear-mount.



Well, Have a beautiful Sunday everyone.

& Give your dad or that sweet father figure in your life a big hug today.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

By the seashore summer card created by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers and crafters.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I was so happy that I had a moment this morning where I felt' the peace' to create. Yip, I just SEASed the day. Everything went as I had planned it  and I actually had an hour to myself.

So perfect! I loved it. I listened to some Bach music in the background and it wasn't hard to come up with an idea for my card.



The Paper Players Theme Challenge of this week #148 was the perfect start for my card this morning.

When you hop over to their blog then you will see their Summer Holiday inspiration cards. There are so many sweet and summery ones.

I can't wait to ad mine to the beautiful bunch of them all. (is that even English.. oh well :)



As you can see I used one of the images of the 'By the Seashore' Stampin Up stamp set. What a gorgeous set it is. I used some different colours of blue SU card stock and just started to torn them in different strips. After that it was just a matter of layering them on top each other and voila.. there was my ocean!

I am sure I am not the one who invented this idea of tearing apart card stock.. I just thought of it while I was sitting in my studio.. Anyhoo..  it sure looks cool and fresh with these ocean images.


I am sure the release of the new 2013 - 2014 Stampin Up Catalogue didn't pass you by last week. I love so many of the new stamp sets and I can't wait for the UPS man to knock on our door this week :)

I will keep you posted for sure!



NEW RELEASE! Introducing Stampin' Up! Wanderlust Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set. Perfect placement and great cling.

Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp set $16.95 - #133452

Use this exclusive photopolymer stamp set for all things travel. Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and give a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price! We recommend clear block sizes A, B, C, and D (not included in the set).Set Quantity: 12  



NEW RELEASE! June Best of 25 Years Greetings (#133485 - $17.95)

You never have to be at a loss for the right words with the Best of Greetings Stamp Set. With this set, you have the perfect saying for almost any occasion!
Every month during 2013, we’re combining some of our all-time-favorite stamps with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. Best of Greetings is our June offering, but don’t forget to check out the sets from previous months as well. They’re available all year!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and G needed for this set.


Well, there is SO MUCH MORE going on at Stampin Up,

but I will leave it at this for today.


Inky hugs, Pauline