Sunday, September 25, 2011


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. =)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get picky sketch

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:

And here's my take:

I used Crate Paper's Portrait collection. TFL! =)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Long time no see..

I'm so happy I finally got to meet my dear uncle again. It was 18 (!!) years since the last time. I'll make sure it doesn't take that long until next time. =)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cupcakes for dummies. ;-)

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:

You need:
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
Scoring board
Edger punch
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! =) 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Occational visits by Mr Mojo.

Aloha all scrappers. =)

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.


Hugs & Blessings,