A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Friends for Life

Posted by swewi on February 23, 2015

I found an older photo of Elsa and two of her besties from pre-school. One of them came to be in the same class in year one as her, but now in a different class for year two. The other one goes to a different school entirely. What I love about their friendship is that when they get together, at a play date or someone’s birthday party, is that they just pick up where they left off last time. They speak of each other as their BEST BEST friend, even if it’s months in between their catch ups.

I have this sort of relationship with many friends as an adult, but weren’t expecting it to work like this with 5-6 year olds. It warms my heart…

I felt this photo was perfect for the “Sugar & Spice” line from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The soft colours in these papers with the gorgeous embellishments to match – and those CORK HEARTS – swoon! My title is a Silhouette Cameo cut. I’ve just coloured it in with gelatos & a water colour pen :)

friends for life

For detail shots of the LO, head over to the blog!


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My first LO for Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Posted by swewi on February 10, 2015

Hi everyone! Thanks for coming for a visit today!

I am so thrilled about FINALLY being able to share my first ever Cocoa Vanilla Studio LO! If that blog is not on your blog roll already, it needs to be added. The DT will share inspiration pretty much every day of the week over there, and you DON’T want to miss that!

So here’s my first LO, using mainly the “Flying High” collection. I am a sucker for the blue, red & white colour combo, so it was natural to start off with those colours for me. And you know by now I am a huge fan of stickers and veneers. So this is basically my happy place :)

For detail photos, head over to the CVS blog, here’s the LO – featuring Tova on her first ever pony ride. Something she’s been wanting to do for ages!

a dream come true

Make sure you tell your favourite scrabooking store about Cocoa Vanilla Studio , so that you can get your share of this goodness! Bye for now!

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Scrappy weekend

Posted by swewi on February 8, 2015

I’ve had quite a creative weekend. Friday was a day off here in NZ, and I got to play with the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio products that arrived in the beginning of the week! Can’t show you any of that today (soon though!) but can show you another LO that I did.

I used my Hip Kit Club January kit on this LO, lots of lovely Dear Lizzy stuff in there! The mask is a cut file from The Cut Shoppe , and so is the little cloud on the page :)

honestly I love you

honestly I love you detail 3

honestly I love you detail 2

honestly I love you detail

Have you been creative in the weekend?? Or are you planning to be today?

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Posted by swewi on February 3, 2015

Hi! Just wanted to quickly share a LO today! A “just because” LO with mostly Crate Paper on it. And my lovely family of course! Thanks for stopping by today!




best detail 3


best detail 2


best detail

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Happy Scrappy News!

Posted by swewi on January 30, 2015

I’ve got happy news to share today! I have been asked to join the inaugural Design Team for the Australian Manufacturer Cocoa Vanilla Studio! So exciting!

Here is the 2015 DT, some amazing talent on there I tell you. I am of course THRILLED to share this experience with my BFF Michelle :)


At the moment, there are two fabulous collections out, check them out:

Capture 2

Capture 1

I just can’t wait to get my hands on these collections! If you like what you see, make sure you tell your local scrapbook store to get them in!

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Cyber crop fun

Posted by swewi on January 22, 2015

Hi! I’ve been participating in a cyber crop with D-Lish scraps, all through FB. Well, participating might be a lie – I did LO’s for two challenges. :)


Just wanted to share these LO’s today. I still don’t have my mojo fully back, but am pretty happy with these LO’s!


summer rocks


summer rocks detail


summer rocks detail 2




six detail


six detail 2



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Saying farewell to an old friend

Posted by swewi on January 20, 2015

I have been involved with Creative Scrappers on several levels the last few years. I’ve had 3-4 stints on the DT, and I’ve been lucky enough to be part of Kristine’s e-books as well. Crazy Monday has also sponsored a challenge or two. Kristine is an amazing lady who has shaped the challenge world with great sketches for years! She is now moving on to other things, and yesterday the last sketch ever was revealed on the blog. I feel honoured to have been part of her journey – thank you!


Here is the sketch, and my take on it – using mostly Amy Tan goodies:



family trip


family trip detail 2


family trip detail


The photo is from our 24 hour whirlwind trip to Wellington in November last year. We are already planning our next adventure…


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Hello 2015!

Posted by swewi on January 14, 2015

Happy New Year dear readers! It’s two weeks into the new year, and I have finally found some mojo and some time to scrap! What about you?


The LO I’d like to share today is a “just because” LO, a page to get me going again after a wonderful Christmas break with my family. I’ve used a few goodies from the Crazy Monday Kits January embellishment kit, and some new products from Dear Lizzy’s “Serendipity” line. LOVE the colours in this collection!


Here we go, hope you like!!




today detail 2


today detail 3


today detail



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2014 favourite LO’s

Posted by swewi on December 30, 2014

Well, another year bites the dust. It’s been another rollercoaster year for me, both in my personal life and in my business life. But I don’t like to dwell on things, so I’d just like to say SO LONG 2014, don’t hit yourself on the door on the way out. And MAKE WAY for a fabulous 2015!!

Scrappingwise, I’ve slowed down. I’m not up to date at all with my Project Life, but that is OK. I’m still doing it, albeit slower and more rarely.

Still loving it which is the main thing, isn’t it?

So, here is my 10 favourite LO’s from 2014 – in no particular order :). If you’d like to check out previous years go here: 2013, 2012, 20112010, 2009, 2008.

Do you have a favourite from MY favourites? :) Or is there a LO of mine that you think should be on this list?

Let me know – and thanks for the bottom of my heart for visiting my blog this year!!

days like these

christmas photo 2013




this happened

yes love


captured together

lucky me

you will always be my first love

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More in December

Posted by swewi on December 28, 2014

Hi – hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas! Just a quick post for me, I realised I had forgotten to blog my latest Creative Scrappers LO! I will be back in a few days though, with my usual “Fav LO’s of the Year” post :) Please come back for that!

Now for the LO for sketch #284. A fun & different sketch, and we also played with sponsored cut files from 17 Turtles! Here is the sketch:


And my LO, using mostly Crazy Monday Kits November kit:

just run


I’m sorry – my internet is not playing nice tonight, so no detail photos… Thanks for stopping by, see you in a few days again!

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