Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prince of Peace Christmas card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks so much for stopping by. As always I love to have you visit.

& Yes, that's right. Here is my first Christmas card of the year :) I know, I know...  many of you start creating these cards in July.. But.. I am usually kinda late with my beauties.

But today I thought.. why not get this 'party' started :) We will see, who knows.. maybe this is going to be a fling.. and this is all that it is going to be for this year :)

I have to admit, I am still in denial about all the snow here in Calgary.. I am still wishing it was summer.. so creating this card .. kind of was a wake up call for me. So yah.. it is winter and I better face the facts of the cold snow and wind outside :)



The Stampin Up Only #83 Challenge Blog, has one interesting challenge this week. It is called: A Favorite Sentiment.  


Well, this new Stampin Up stamp is for sure one of my favorites. It is called Prince of Peace. (#134811 - $8.95) To me, this is what Christmas is all about. That the Son of the most High God is born and that we can celebrate His birth and His life. Don't get me wrong I also love connecting with our friends and family during these Christmas holiday times.. But I couldn't do one without the other.


'Celebrate the birth of Christ with this label. It will make a great addition to your Christmas cards and other holiday creations + it coordinates with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies. 


Have a beautiful evening!

Inky hugs, Pauline

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kind & Cozy Cupcake Thinking of you card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.


Welcome back to my blog. & Thanks for stopping by again. First of all, I totally want to thank you for all the Blog Love I got after my last post. It so made me smile. It was so good to read your little notes of encouragements. I love how this blog and these 'silly' cards of me, have the ability to make me feel connected with so many other talented crafters out there. You all are such an inspiration to me in your art and creativity. Thanks for being that sweet blog person in my life, that takes the time to send me a little note.. it is so appreciated.



This morning I hopped over to the Mojo Monday sketch #318 Challenge and got  inspired by Julee's sketch. Did you see all those talented ladies at work this week. I am sure they put their sweet creativity hearts out there each week to make us smile.

And yes.. I wanted to play along.


For the first time I used my new Stampin Up Kind & Cozy stamp set. I so Love this set!! & It matches so well with my SU Cupcake punch.. It kind of has the same flair to it.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this sweet little post of today. I sure enjoyed putting it all together.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Inky hugs, Pauline 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Backyard Basics birthday card by Stampin Up and me.


Hi dear Stampers.


Thanks so much for hanging in there with me. I think that this has been the longest time I have been away from my blog. A lot of beautiful and fun things have been happening in my life and creating cards have been .. lets say... less present in this daily life..

I have had the opportunity to photograph the sweetest families these past few months. What a huge blessing and joy has that been. + I have been editing their photos for many hours after these photo shoots.. Fun, but making cards.. kinda got into the back ground of this little side job...!

But now winter is completely back in Calgary and with that I have been more inside my home then during those gorgeous summer days.

So, today I was wandering around my home and peeked into my craft room.. and suddenly I just had to play with all my beautiful goodies.  I hopped over to some of my favorite Challenge blogs to see if I could play along. And guess what I found...



The sweet and talented Jaydee from The Paper Players created one super cute Challenge (#170) this week.. Called 'Wildlife". I hope butterflies and (tropical) birds are considered .. wildlife as well. They do live in the wild (smile) that counts for something right :)



My sketch (#110) I took from the Freshly Made Sketches of this week. Dear Rita.. who always rocks her cards.. just like every lady on that blog.. created it. I loved working with it.


I used the 'Backyard Basics' and the Positively Chevron - Stampin Up stamp sets to create my card.

2 great stamp sets, that I will use for sure on many other cards. 



Well, my bed is calling me.. it is kind of tricky with this time change.. yesterday it was already my bed time.. at this time of night.. but this evening it shows that it is an hour earlier then my body thinks it is.. And you know, how it goes when you have kids.. they are still up at the same time.. because they don't care if it the clock says anything different.. So I am off to bed.

I hope you will have a beautiful week and thanks for stopping by.


Inky hugs, Pauline