Sunday, February 8, 2015

Penny Black in Paris

Here's an adorable image from Penny Black from her Mimi stamps in Paris theme. While visiting family this Christmas in Iowa I learned that one of my nieces just loves Paris. I had given her a set of stickers and a little book that she could decorate.  She made me a darling little handmade card.  When I got home I cut her a bunch of Eiffel tower die cuts and gathered some assorted Paris theme items to send, along with this card.  Also while we were crafting together I was able to show her my sister and her husband who happened to be celebrating Christmas in Paris that year.

Be sure and leave a comment today for the blog candy drawing.  If you haven't been commented each day, go back starting on Feb 1st and leave comments on the other days this month as the drawings haven't happened yet....and you have until this evening before new drawings happen!!

So, have you ever been to Paris?  I have not. The only place that I have traveled to is Istanbul. It was wonderful, I highly recommend it and I would go back there again, any time that I could.  I would love to hear where you guys have gotten to travel.

67 comments:

  1. This is adorable and I know your niece will love it! The image is so cute! Love the Eiffel Tower! No, I have not been to Paris. I have travelled to New Brunswick and PEI (Canada) and extensively around Nova Scotia, the province where I live. I've also been to Maine and New Hampshire, that's it. Not a big traveller!

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  2. Brilliant ... Lovely card ..
    I wish I could travel a bit, but I have not money.. I have never been to Paris, sorry...

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  3. Oh, lovely card..
    I wish you could go to Paris oneday.. I have not been there, but one day..

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  4. I love this image, and the papers are good.
    Yes, I was in Paris 2 years ago - a nice memory :)

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  5. This card is so pretty! I love Love LOVE your Eiffel tower die cut! So slinky and fancy!

    I have been from coast to coast across the US, up into Canada a bit, and across the border into Mexico, but never any further than the nearest Mercado! lol
    There are 3 places I dream about visiting...London, St. Petersburg and ... Paris. lol I honestly don't know many artists who don't want to visit at least 2 or 3 of the old European cities. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card today!

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  6. Ooh la la Holley this is gorgeous. Oh my where do I start, I was morning in Malta, lived in the Far East, Singapore, Malaya as well as Istanbul Turkey. Travelled to Spain, Crete, Rhodes and Austria. I am coming to the USA in June to meet my good friends.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. I love this cute creation, your niece will surely love it! The Eiffel tower is very pretty with fabulous LO.
    Who doesn't love to visit Paris, I wish I could !

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  8. Super sweet card I know your niece loved it and I'm loving that wonderful die cut of the Tower!

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  9. This is darling, Holley. I have been to Paris many years ago. It was only for a few days so I couldn't see everything I hoped to see, but the places I did go were beautiful. I've been all over the continental U.S. as well as England and Switzerland. I love traveling. The place I would love to visit is Australia. I don't think I'll ever make it, but it's fun to dream.

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  10. Hi Holley what a cute and very beautiful card.
    Well I only bin in Gemany and Austria when I was 18.
    My husband don't like to travel so for the last 33 years we know eachother were always home.

    Gr Karin

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  11. Cute!
    CUTE! !
    C U T E !!!
    I have a FrIend that is using the Paris theme for her Daughter's Graduation from Cosmetology School. She's having models wearing Paris Fashions - which I'm one. Great Food, Good Friends, and FUN!! She A Crafter too...She'd LOVE to make your Card & Me too!!! So C U T E!!!
    I've been to to CANCUN, MEXICO - It's Beautiful!!!

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  12. Cute!
    CUTE! !
    C U T E !!!
    I have a FrIend that is using the Paris theme for her Daughter's Graduation from Cosmetology School. She's having models wearing Paris Fashions - which I'm one. Great Food, Good Friends, and FUN!! She A Crafter too...She'd LOVE to make your Card & Me too!!! So C U T E!!!
    I've been to to CANCUN, MEXICO - It's Beautiful!!!

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  13. This is just adorable. I haven't been across the pond ever hugs Nikki

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  14. This is just adorable. I haven't been across the pond ever hugs Nikki

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  15. Great card and love the die cut Eiffel Tower. I've been on an Alaskan and Carabbean cruise, I was born in IN and have been back there and to MI where my sister lives. When I was younger I went to TX and over the border near Brownsville, TX to Mexico.just to shop. Also spent a week in AZ over Christmas to visit relatives. Our budget is limited now for any traveling.
    Virginia Montagna

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  16. Very cute card. It it has everything I think of when someone talks about Paris. I have never gone to Paris. The furthest I have ever been is the Bahamas.

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  17. Adorable card. I know you niece just loved it. Its wonderful when we find what kids like and can inspire them to create. I adore the Eiffel tower die too. It's so pretty. I've never been to Paris. I did get to go on a cruise years back. Because of the storms we did miss one of our stops. But Jamaica was wonderful. Everything was so green and the ocean was beautiful. We actually went horse back riding and got to at one point ride the horses in the ocean. It was neat. Surely I would go back and explore more.

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  18. OH my gosh I love this super adorable card! Mimi and her poodle are so cute and love the die cut! I have not traveled outside of the US much at all....just to Mexico!

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  19. When I was a senior in high school (many years ago) I was an exchange student in Germany. Our class spent two weeks in Paris visiting a sister school.

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  20. This is fabulous Holley - I love the Paris theme, and that is a wonderful die. Our main overseas travel is to Canada where our daughter lives

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  21. Hello Holley, Such an adorable card, and love the card. Great colours. I have been around Paris driving through to Switzerland, Italy. We went camping and camped in these countries. A wonderful time.

    Chrissy xx

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  22. This is an adorably cute card Holley and I love the Eiffel Tower die-cut and colourway.
    I spent many years living in Paris as well as Belgium and Holland. And I lived in New York for a couple of years when I was a child. I came back to England, from Paris, 31 years ago to marry my husband and we've lived in Wales for the past 8 years. We've vacationed in France, Spain, Italy and Tunisia.
    Hopefully you and your niece will get to Paris one day x

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  23. Hi Holley! Lovely card.
    I have travelled a lot. I have been to Paris twice, but since I live in Germany, it's not such a long trip.
    I visited many european countries and citys, but also Turkey, Russia and the US. :)

    Greetings,
    Natalie

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  24. Beautiful card. Present Paris very well. I have been in Paris 10 years ago, but visit was to short to look everything that I want. Hope I will go there once more. Anyway I enjoy travel. The most distant country I have been was Thailand. It was wonderful.
    Marjeta

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  25. Hi Holley this is a gorgeous card I love the image the is so cute I love the little dog. Hugs Jackie

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  26. I've spent three months in Germany, three Spring Breaks in Cozumel and three hours stuck in Heathrow airport!! Oh, and was a chaperone for World Youth Days in Australia in 2008-best and worst trip of my life. LOL I remember your trip to Istanbul-you bought lots of gorgeous lace and trim!!

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  27. Ahhh MIMI she is my most favorite stamp, I have been buying her ever since they came out, but had to stop due to being disabled now and less income I wish I had all of them, This Paris one is really cute. My travels have taken me as far as Canada clear down to Florida (where I now reside)and all the states in between.

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  28. wow, I LOVE that Eiffel Tower! Thanks for sharing

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  29. By the way, I have never travelled outside of North America, but the only place I have been to exciting is California. I was there for three incredible weeks with my spouse....we even got to see the amazing redwoods...

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  30. Super adorable. I love Penny Black. No. I have never been to Paris... Maybe some day.

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  31. I've been to Paris and love the card! The details, as with all of your work, are amazing.

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  32. I love this cute card with the french theme! Haven't been to Paris yet, but I do love all things Parisian!

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  33. Omg holly! That card is adorable and i love that color combo too!

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  34. This is super adorable Holley! I love your coloring on this little girl.

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  35. Never been to Paris either! lol But I've been to Canada, Mexico and have covered most of the USA (probably 3/4 of the country).

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  36. Sweet card colors are greate.I have been to Paris a young girl with my friend.Beautiful memories.

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  37. Sweet card colors are greate.I have been to Paris a young girl with my friend.Beautiful memories.

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  38. This is my kind of card. Whimsical. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing it!.

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  39. Wonderful card. Love the colors and Eiffel tower die. I havn't been to Paris. Most of mine have been around India and now in US.

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  40. Love the bright happy card. The only time I have ever travelled outside of the US was when I was a teen and went to Mexico City with my Girl Scout troop.

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  41. I have never been to Paris.. I would love to go there someday :)

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  42. So cute! Love the image, love the Eiffel Tower, love the colors, love the buttons, love the papers...just love everything about this card! I have never been to Paris. The only place outside of the USA that I have been is the Bahamas.

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  43. S brilliant card Holley, takes me back to my trip to Paris. I have been to China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka to name but a few! xx

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  44. Fantastic creation, such an adorable image! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  45. Love that cute poodle. What a lovely image. The Eiffel Tower cut is gorgeous. Hugz and happy happy to you

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  46. Just adorable, you are SO talented!!!!

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  47. Although it has been my dream since I was 7 years old I have never been to Paris! I love all things Paris though and I may be in Heaven before I get to Paris but it will always remain on my bucket list! Great card today!

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  48. So cute lovely image and love the Eiffel Tower , Hugs Jennifer xx

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  49. Lovely card. Your niece will love it!!!
    I lived in Germany for one year so I had the opportunity to travel around and visit other countries as well. I simply love to travel!!!

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  50. Beautiful Card Holley. The furthest I ever gotten to go is the US. My dream trip would be to Australia. I've always been fascinated by that country.
    Hugs, Rosalee

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  51. This is lovely Holley. Fabulous, bright and cheering. I love Paris.
    Laine
    xx

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  52. Audrey R in AustinFebruary 9, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Hi Holley - I love the ski country in Colorado!

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  53. Tres chic!! Love this cute little card - the colours and image are super!! Great design.
    xx

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  54. Very Cute mon amie! Have not been to anywhere in Eurpe yet. Been to a few different places in Mexico but my favourite place in this world so far is the Masai Mara in Kenya -where we got married last year!! Loved Tanzania also & can not wait for a return trip to Africa!

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  55. Holley this is fabulous, adore the image, you have a wee girlfriend there for my wee Jet, LOL...I have so wanted to visit Paris for the longest time, hopefully some day, hugs xxx

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  56. I have never been to Paris, but I love the card!

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  57. Your card is absolutely adorable! I just love the Penny Black image.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  58. The poodle is just simply too sweet! OMGosh...I LOVE it. I am still amazed about how detailed these stamps all are. And LOTS of room in them for coloring them up with my copics.

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  59. Nope never been to Paris I Have only been to Canada and the U.S. Maybe someday

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  60. Very nice, I have that stamp and never used it, need to get it out, lol. The fartherest I have been is Mexico on a cruise.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  61. no, haven't been to paris. that little girl walking her dog is too cute.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  62. This is sooo cute!!!! Love it! I went to Paris when I was a senior in High School on a citywide school trip with kids that studied French. I wish I had kept up with the French after graduation, but unfortunately I didn't and can't speak it anymore. I still like to travel but now a days my travel consists of family road trips across the USA.

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  63. The closest I have been to PARIS is at EPCOT and VEGAS!

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  64. The closest I have been to PARIS is at EPCOT and VEGAS!

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  65. Nope, Paris not in my past and not in my future, no money for that kind of travel. Have been as far west as Coloado, New Mexico, Arizona. North to Connecticut, south to Florida.

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  66. I would love to see Paris. My kids were able to go...for me it will be a dream.

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