Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thinking of you star chevron card created by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

I hope your Sunday has been beautiful. Our weekend just flew by. With lots of snow outside we all cozied up inside and I had some time to craft.




The dear Paper Players encouraged us with their #140th Challenge to use some re-purposed material in our projects. So I went with a piece of a LEGO paper box and used it on my card. Can you spot it?



The CAS(E) this Sketch Ladies gave us one sharp looking layout to work with. Their #22 Challenge really inspired me to go for it! I love all the layers that I was able to work with. And as you can see I used many of the Stampin Up punches to make my job easier..



I was also very excited to create craft along the Fusion Ladies on their new Challenge Blog. The Chevron really jumped at me and I knew I wanted to play along.


FREE SHIPPING CONTINUES on any size order . . . no minimum or maximum limits . . . today, Monday, April 8 is the last day you can take advantage of this beautiful offer. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to start shopping!  Choose from any Stampin' Up! products, including Clearance Rack items and specially priced bundles. + any current catalog items.  Please note that expedited shipping is excluded from this offer.     


Well, I am off to bed. If your day is just starting, I hope you will enjoy this new day a lot!

Inky hugs, Pauline  

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Swallowtail butterfly card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers.

Thanks for hopping by my blog today.

And yes, I am back with another Summer Starfruit coloured card.

I really love the warm tones it holds, when it spreads it's love :) all over my card.



Today, I inked up for the first time my Swallowtail stamp set from Stampin Up.

I love this stamp set. I so see God's beauty in these elegant creatures, called butterflies. To me they reflect hope and new life.

And for that reason, I was so thrilled when Stampin Up added this stamp set to their collection.



Please CLICK HERE, if you would like to purchase this stamp set in my Online Stampin Up store.


This gorgeous, plus-size butterfly will provide a breathtaking focal point for scrapbook pages and  cards. Or sprinkle it with adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, then turn it into a one-of-a-kind tag for an extra-special gift



I created this card for one sweet friend and downline member of the Pursuit of Stampiness Pals (and one that I see and connect to, way to little). She had send me one gorgeous card over Easter. We were gone, so it was a sweet surprise coming home to her beautiful handmade card.

So when, all was unpacked from our little get away, I jumped into my craft studio and got crafty.



I had hopped over to the Paper Players to find one sweet and fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #139 created by the lovely and talented Jaydee. I picked the pearls (uche 'dazzling diamonds'), a tag and ribbon. And I came up with my butterfly design card.

The dear Stampin' Royalty Challenge ladies had one similar idea on their beautiful blog with their Pearls and ribbon theme Challenge #170. I hope my dazzling diamonds are close enough. They spark as well, right. I was just out of pearls and I hope they don't mind me using these other cute blingies!



Oh, how I love the Rocky mountains here in Canada. We actually already spotted some beautiful butterflies in the valleys.. It seriously made my heart jump. I loved watching them dance around in the open skies!


Well, I hope you enjoyed todays post.

Hope to connect again soon.

Inky hugs, Pauline