A Scrapbooking Swewi

This is the place where I share my creations!

April

Posted by swewi on April 17, 2014

We’re half way through April, and I’m not getting much creating done. Thankfully, that will change next weekend when I’m off for a long weekend of scrapping with my BFF – we’re off to AE in Taupo. Can’t wait!!

Today, I’d like to share my two latest LO’s for Sketchabilities!

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delight

#113

you are my sunshine

Happy Easter everyone! If you feel like doing a little online shopping, go check out the Crazy Monday shop here.

Use the code EASTER14 on any purchase over $10 and get 10% off!

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March

Posted by swewi on March 23, 2014

So the best thing about blogging once a month?? The blog post titles :) Don’t have to come up with anything cool, the name of the month is enough!!

I’ll keep it short and sweet – as always. I am busy with some behind the scenes stuff for Crazy Monday Kits!!

I have two LO’s to share today, both for Sketchabilities:

#110

this is what life is all aboutg

I have used some products from the Crazy Monday January kit here, but also a few VERY OLD things from my stash!

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#111

you are so fabulous

For this LO I went back to the November kit from Crazy Monday. LOVE LOVE LOVE that kit!

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today, have a great week!!

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February

Posted by swewi on February 23, 2014

Well it seems I am blogging once a month now. Which is better than nothing I suppose. I just don’t know how people find the TIME! I am useless obviously :)

I haven’t had a lot of creative time either, or mojo for that matter. It’s a sad state of affairs, but I will keep on pushing. There’s nothing else to do :)

So – I have two LO’s I can share with you today. First LO is for the current Sketchabilities sketch, you have ’til end of month to participate. Of course it’s Crate Paper on this LO – what else :)

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always a princess

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Then a LO I did for PaperHaus, it’s a “use your stash” LO really. It’s an older Crate Paper line, “Pretty Party”:

4ever friends

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Thanks for stopping by today. I’m glad you remember me although my posts are few and far in between!

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January

Posted by swewi on January 29, 2014

I really need to squeeze a blog post in before January is over! This blogging thing is really getting ridiculous!

So. First up is a LO that just went up on the PaperHaus blog. I’m not afraid to say that I LOVE how this LO came out. We need to be proud of our work, right? My silhouette and my gelatos did the main work on this LO. It came out great I think :)

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This next LO is also for the PaperHaus blog. For the January sketch – a sketch by me! Here is the sketch and my LO where I have used the Crazy Monday January kit:

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#home

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#home detail

And two LO’s for Sketchabilities, first sketch is sketch #106. On my LO I have used some products from the Crazy Monday  December kit, and some lovely D-Lish scraps products:

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summer girl

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summer girl detail 2

summer girl detail

On sketch #107 I have used the Crazy Monday January kit again. Love the colours in that kit!

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two teeth missing

 

two teeth missing detail

two teeth missing detail 2

 

 And the winner from my RAK in the last blog post from December is: TERYL! Email me and I’ll send you something scrappy!!

 

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Bye 2013 – Welcome 2014

Posted by swewi on December 31, 2013

With the year I have had in my personal life, I am happy to see the back of 2013!

From a creative perspective, it has been OK :) I didn’t get as much time to create as I maybe wanted, but I treasured each creative moment massively. In 2013 I joined two amazing teams/sites: Sketchabilities and PaperHaus. I was also lucky to be a guest designer for D-Lish scraps, my GO-TO shop for most of my embellies! I am so thankful for the opportunities I had this year!

I decided to close my own challenge site, Challenge Me Happy. Not an easy decision, it was so much fun running it!

I kept myself busy with Crazy Monday Kits, adding PL kits to the family in July! It’s hard work when you already work full time and raise a family but I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing it! The scrapbooking business is a very hard business to be in. I am hoping things will run smoothly and successfully in 2014 for Crazy Monday Kits, and me!

I have been enjoying doing Project Life this year as well, and have been sharing some of my pages here. I am a few months behind at the moment, but who cares! It will get done, and my family LOVES looking through my albums, and that’s all that matters to me!

And finally, my favourite LO’s of 2013. In no particular order, here you go. (My previous favourites can be found here: 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008).

Tell me your favourite in the comments, and I will send a RAK to one lucky commenter. Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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you-are-worth-it

 

 

watching-you

 

 

together

 

twinkle

 

this

 

sister

 

moments

 

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ill-be-watching-you

 

best-day-ever

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Quick quick quick!

Posted by swewi on December 28, 2013

Just a quick post to share my latest LO’s. The next post from me will hopefully just be a couple of days away, showcasing my favourite LO’s from 2013!

So, first a BOM that I did for PaperHaus. Pretty chuffed with this LO, it came together quite nicely.

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This next LO is sketch #105 over at Sketchabilities. You still have a day or two to try this sketch on! I have used the Crazy Monday November kit for this LO! Here’s the sketch:

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glow

glow detail

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And lastly – the only LO I have managed to do so far, with the  Crazy Monday December kit:

family time

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family time detail 2

family time detail

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by! Come back soon for my favourites of 2013!!!

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December

Posted by swewi on December 6, 2013

November/December are just CRAZY months – do you feel the same? There is so much in the calendar, and then there’s the list of things I WANT to do, either with the kids, or just for Christmas sake :) Blogging tends so suffer because of all this, and I apologise for being MIA for over a month. It’s late and I should be in bed, so a short update it will have to be :)

For PaperHaus “Remember Me” – basically BoM pages; again using Crate Paper :)

 

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For Sketchabilities, sketch #103, using the wonderful Crazy Monday November kit:

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together (Adrian)

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Sketch #104, mix of Crate Paper collections here :) This sketch is still active, so go and play with this one yourself!

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Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog today!

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Crate Crazy

Posted by swewi on November 2, 2013

 

So. I have three LO’s to share today, all – yes you guessed it – full of Crate Paper goodness :)

 

First up is a LO I also shared a tutorial on, on the PaperHaus blog. Go check it out if you have some time :)

 

I'll be watching you

 

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I'll be watching you detail 2

I'll be watching you detail

Then my LO for the latest Sketchabilities sketch, no #102. This is the first LO I have done about my dad since he passed away:

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And last today (but there are more Crate Paper LO’s in the works people!!), a LO for the PaperHaus November sketch:

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watching you

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watching you detail 3

watching you detail 2

watching you detail

Do you have a favourite? Thanks for stopping by today!!!

 

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New Sketchabilities Reveal and a RAK winner!

Posted by swewi on October 16, 2013

Today there’s a new sketch reveal up for Sketchabilities! I’m extra excited about this months sketches, because Crazy Monday Kits is the SPONSOR for this month! So make sure you play along to be in to win our October kit!

 

This is the amazing sketch #101:

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And my take, using CRATE PAPER of course. :) Don’t seem to be able to stay away from the Crate lately!

 

 

 

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And theeeeeen, I have a winner of the RAK from the last blogpost:

 

Oct RAK

That’s you BRENDA MCKAY! Congratulations! Email me and I will send you some scrappy goodies!

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You take my breath away

Posted by swewi on October 2, 2013

So a few days ago my computer decided to poop itself. Just a tad scary for me who hadn’t updated my photos for a couple of months. That’s one of the main goals these next few days I tell ya… On my recent trip to Sweden I took almost 500 photos, but even my day to day photos of the girls and our lives are just as important for me.

That’s why I love Project Life. Did you know that I upload my PL pages here? I haven’t uploaded anything recently, but I have 6 months worth of pages from both 2012 & 2013 if you want to go and have a look…

My first post over at the PaperHaus blog was also sort of PL inspired :) In the way that I used PL cards on my LO. There are so MANY beautiful and funky designs in Becky Higgins core kits, and I have just a few of those (aherm…)

Here is the LO that just pops because of my gorgeous Elsa. I just love this photo of her, and it captures her personality so well… She really DOES take my breath away sometimes when I look at her…

you take my breath away

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you take my breath away detail 3

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My next LO to share is for the latest Sketchabilities sketch, it’s #100. Here’s the awesome sketch:

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And my example using the AWESOME Glitz line Finnley:

the best part of me

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the best part of me detail 3

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Lastly, a LO I did for my GDT spot over at D-Lish scraps (I LOVE the LOVE paper from Studio Calico by the way!):

oh my goodness

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Phew! Well done if you made it to the end. :) Leave me a comment and I’ll send a little RAK to someone who did. Good luck and thanks for visiting my little home in cyberspace!

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