Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My umbrella by Pure Innocence MFT and me.


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this post finds you all well.

There has been some changes in my life as a Stampin Up demonstrator.

After many years, I decided with many mixed feelings, to stop being a Stampin Up demonstrator. The reason is, because I know that the time I spend working on the business side of it, was really cutting into the time that I wanted to spend on the 'creating- side' of it. Also, for me, I know that I will overspend, if I try to just do it as a hobbyist. 


+ I was very ready to start using some other crafting products, then just the Stampin Up goodies that SU allows us to use as SU demonstrators.  Also my photography hobby is really starting to take a lot of time as well and I just don't have the time to do it all, anymore.

Stampin Up as a company has thought me a lot. They are one lovely and caring group of people and they have a great bunch of beautiful products. That I will continue to love, while I craft my heart out.



On my card of today, I used the 'My Umbrella' stamp set from MFT. So super cute. I love that tiny face of this little girl.



I used the layout of this weeks card Sketch Challenge #161 from My Favorite Things. It is the first time I am joining those lovely ladies.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Thank you for being so honest.
    I love to see this card, because MFT is one of my favorite brand (-:
    The little girl is so sweet and you colored her beautifully!
    Good Luck with your photography business,
    have a nice day,

  2. What a lovely card. I understand your decission. I also strugle often with the fact that I don't have time anymore to create something for myself..... But I don't want to miss Stampin' Up! either. )-: It's a difficult decission and I have respect for you that you made it.

    Regards from the Netherlands,

  3. Hoi Pauline,
    Wat leuk om weer eens iets anders te zien! Ik zag dat meisje en die paraplu en moest inderdaad gelijk aan MFT denken. Ik heb veel dies van dat merk; ik ben niet zo goed in inkleuren:). Wat is dit schattig. En het ontwerp van je kaart is zo mooi!
    Ik kan me voorstellen dat je hebt gekozen om te stoppen. Het leven loopt zoals het loopt en op gezette tijden maak je keuzes. Niet makkelijk maar zoals je schreef...werken met je hobby is anders dan zelf aan de slag gaan met de hobby waar je zo van houdt. Fotograferen is ook hartstikke leuk maar vreet tijd. En last but not least; je gezin en jezelf. Je hebt drie opgroeiende kinderen; dat is een dagtaak op zich.
    Hoop gauw meer te zien want je kaarten zijn altijd erg mooi. Ik kom graag kijken!
    Liefs en groeten,

  4. What a cute take on the sketch challenge! Just love the cute paper piecing!


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