I started too late on the christmas cards this year so I didn't have as many as I would've liked to have. So I've decided to start early this time. I've already made 7 cards for next christmas. =) I hope to have at least 50 next December. Hopefully 100.
Here's 2 of the ones I've made so far:
I wish you all a very
Happy Scrappy Blessed New Year!
May 2012 be the year when your dreams come true! <3
Tonight I played with my new Big Shot, and inspired by the super talented Danni Reid I made some christmas cards. I had to work quickly since my baby and toddler was sitting at the same table. ;) They came out really simple, but I'm quite pleased with the result.
I'm not the most active blogger. I guess you've noticed. ;-)
Last weekend I was at a 2 day crop, and it was so much fun! Lots of scrapping, chatting and shopping. =) I bought a bunch of promarkers and boy are they fun to use! So the last days I've been printing digi stamps and coloring them with the promarkers. Awsome to be able to be crafty without having the kitchen table full of scrap stuff. Nice therapy too.
Unfortunately my page got a bit crumpled before I got to take a pic. I used papers from Echo Park Papers collection "Happy Days". I just love that one! So bright, fun and happy! DD Camilla in the photos.
Fall is here. And I love it! Can't wait until I get the fall paper collections I ordered in the mail. I scrapped this one last night. Baby Junie in the pic. PP from Graphic 45. I love the leaves from Prima! Got to get more of those. =)
Hi there! I hope you all are having a great day. Here in northern Sweden fall has arrived. I love fall! Cool fresh air and gorgeous colors! I've had a bunch of photo shoots to get nice pics for all my awsome fall paper collections that will arrive in my mail box this week. But my youngest kids isn't that cooperative. Baby Junie is often half way out of the pic or turns her head just as I click... I'll have to bribe my older children to join me for another shoot. I need those pics! =)
Get Picky's September sketch challenge is up!
Here's the sketch:
I've been asked to make a tutorial about how to make those cupcakes with paper roses. I had to wait for more roses and more inspiration, but now here it is:
1 piece 3" styrolit ball (I hope it's called the same in English... )
1 strip of patterned paper
1 piece of cardstock
Paper roses in 2 sizes and 2 colors (about 16 pieces of almost 1" (2-2,5cm) and about 45 pieces of ½" (1-1,5cm)
Hot glue gun
Fluid chalk ink pad
2 pieces of 14" (ca 36cm) lace
Ribbon + decorations of your choice
Cut a 2"x12" (5cm x 30,5cm) paper strip of patterned paper. Punch one side with an edger punch. I used Martha Stewart's Doily Lace. Put the strip of paper on your scoring board and score every 1/4 inch (ca 0,5cm).
Fold the paper strip.
Ink the folds and the top of the paper strip.
Glue the ends together. I used Glossy accents.
Gently squeeze the ball down into the paper circle, until it reaches the table.
Then find something round that matches the size of the bottom of the cupcake. It's better if it's a little too big, than a little too small. I used this glass.
Take the glass (or whatever you found) and trace on a piece of cardstock, then cut out, glue around the edges and add some lace around it.
Put glue at the inner edge of the lace. Measure with your cupcake first so you know more exactly where to put the glue.
Put the paper circle on the glue and keep a gentle pressure on for a while until it sticks.
Then use the hot glue gun to glue the ball to the bottom. I also put a little glue at the inside, but not to close to the top.
I glue a not so wide lace just inside the edge.
Then it's time to add the roses. I start with one circle of the bigger ones. Make sure you glue them tight together to avoid the ball to shine through.
After I complete the circle with the larger roses, I move on to the smaller ones. I keep adding them, tightly together, one circle at a time until there's just a little space left on top. Then I add a "cherry" or a bigger rose as in this case. Then decorate with what you like. I used ribbons, a pin, a punched out butterfly, half pearls and stamped a little message that I glued to a little wooden stick. Voilá! =)
It's been a hectic time. Both happy and sad. My stepfather and my husband's sister and oldest brother all died within a period of 3 weeks. My stepfather's been battleing cancer for many years and the last 6 months he rapidly got much weaker. So it was expected, but it happened sooner than we thought. My husband's siblings deaths came sort of right of the blue. A chock for us all, especially for my DH ofcourse. Since we live thousands of kilometers from them and their families and can't go there, it's tough.
Well, in the middle of all this, there were/are happy times too. Thank God! I've showed you some pics from our beach wedding. It was so beautiful and romantic! Just perfect. A nice moment to cherish for the rest of our lives. The second thing is that our oldest daughter will give birth to her second son, our second grand child, any day now. Can't wait to snuggle with him! =)
I haven't had much time or inspiration to scrap at all, but I get occational visits by Mr Mojo. Today I'll show you a layout I actually did for a challenge at the midsummer crop at MyScrapbookNook, but I didn't have the energy to take a pic and upload. I used a photo of our beautiful daughter Ida, taken when she was a bridesmade at a friend's wedding.
Yes it is! DH and I was married 22 years ago, but not in church, so we decided to go ahead and get the blessing from above too. The date is 27th of August and it will be outside on our favourite beach. =) Pray for nice weather, I refuse to have a plan B. LOL
Here's a layout I scrapped the other day. It's my fav photo of my hubby! Surprising title to a photo like that, huh? Not if you read the journaling:
"I love this photo of you! It portrays true masculinity at it's best. A proud father, taking care of/protecting his child is the sexiest thing there is!"
Aloha scrappers! Yes, I'm alive. ;) My mojo just took a vacation, but now it's back.
This photo is my favourite one from this summer. Baby Junie at the beach. It speaks volumes to me. It's one of those precious moments when you wished you could stop time. Summer, sun, beach, sea, happy playing children, pure joy and thankfulness! There's so much in life to be thankful for. And how easy it is to miss those moments, if you don't "stop and smell the flowers".
So push the stop button, open your eyes and enjoy the little things, the everyday golden moments. If you capture it on camera, why not enter this challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.
p.s. I used Pagemaps October 2010 for the design. d.s.
I'm in a creative flow and it feels so good! To be creative, work with colors, shapes, patterns, really is an energy boost! Pays off better than sleeping! I know, because I've been scrapping 3 nights in a row, sleeping only 4-6 hours a night, and I'm still not tired. Not more than usual any way. ;) And I hope to have some scrappy time tonight too. =)
Here's a page showing my oldest daughter and her son. I love that photo! I used patterned papers from Swedish Maja Design. Gorgeous papers!
This one is about my daughter Petra turning 10 years old this summer. Where did the years go? Time really flies so fast it's scary...
And now the "center piece", in my opinion the best layout I've ever done so far. I'm so pleased with everything! Colors, photos, design... *happy sigh* My darling baby Junie is in the pictures. I used a cake paper (is that the right word in english?) as background, and the big pink roses are handmade by me. And this is the first time I managed to add a bling swirl without it looking misplaced. Yay! =)
Will I ever get this feeling of "perfect" again? I sure hope so! =) TFL!
I've been busy busy busy! We've painted the kitchen, had a major clean out at home that took days, 20 year old son graduated so we threw a party. *phew* I'm still not back on track, but at least I've got some scrappy stuff to show you. =)
This is my latest DT- layout for MiMas Scrapbooking. Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye, wooden flowers from Kaisercraft.
For this one I used gorgeous patterned papers from Swedish Maja Design! My daughter Maia in the picture. =) I thought since she's PINK I wanted some neautral colors for the balance.
Here's Maia again. This layout (DT for MiMa's) tells the story when Maia found her new never used dress and decided to wash it in the watering can. =) Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye.
Maybe you remember I told you about that new christian scrappy challenge blog, Scrapping Everyday Miracles? Well, I won their Kickoff giveaway! *yay* Haven't got it yet, but I'm waiting by the mail box every day. =)
Long time no see! It's been a busy week or two. =) This easter I participated in an online crop at Scrappiz, and entered a challenge sponsored by Mimas Scrapbooking. I didn't win, but the sponsors liked my layout so much they asked me if I wanted to be part of their DT! Yay! Ofcourse I said yes! I have the house full of kids, not much scrappy time at all, but I have to try.
In january 2010 I sold everything scrappy I owned and took a break. I knew I'd start to scrap again, but I didn't know I would start again only 7 months later! =) And then I decided to really go for it. My goal was to join a DT and get published in a magazine. Well, one to go! =)
I got my first DT-kit last week and I really enjoyed it! Beautiful papers from My Mind's Eye and lots of other goodies! Here's my first page from the kit:
I'm looking forward to create with the rest of the kit!