A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Archive for February, 2009

My Mind’s Eye

Posted by swewi on February 27, 2009

Like I said in my previous post, I got some lovely products from Scrappin’ Patch  to create with a couple of weeks ago. The papers and embellishments are mainly from “My Mind’s Eye”, and their new range “Bellezo”. Its’ pink, brown and blue and faaaaaaaabulous. I bought the whole kit for myself, and also the “French Flea Market” kit, which have the blue, green and red colours in it. If you havent’ already, you NEED o check this stuff out!!! I also got one of my FAVOURITE things – mini alphas from Carolee’s creations. Scrappin’ Patch shop have got lots and lots of those… 🙂


So, this is what I created with all these goodies:




The title are American crafts thickers, from my own stash. I also added the pearls.



On this LO I added some gold stickles, the pink pin, a button, and the BG “Bittersweet” alphas. My little girls is only five days on that photo. She seems HUGE now, almost 8 weeks, in comparison…


Well, that’s all for me for now. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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From budget to blitz

Posted by swewi on February 26, 2009

From my “DT-moms” at Scrappin’ Patch, Adrienne and Pauline,  I got a lovely bunch of stuff a couple of weeks ago. One of the assignments was to create a couple of LO’s on “a budget”.


I did three LO’s and a card, and it all summed up to around 10NZD (approx 50 SEK). Quite amazing, huh?! This is what I created:











Check out the Scrappin’ Patch blog for a breakdown of the products!


I also got some new stuff from MME to play with, but my baby girl is in need of feeding, so I will have to share later.


And don’t forget my give away in the post below!!!!! Ciao!

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Clean out!

Posted by swewi on February 23, 2009

There’s a lot going on at my house as you can imagine… 🙂 One of the things that I did in the weekend was getting a new shelf for my scrap room. Yes – I have a room to myself now! Luxury!!! So, I bought a shelf, and have been organising my stuff all weekend. I realised I have a lot of stuff I will never use. Some of it is from when I started a couple of years back, before I knew much about anything, and before I knew what I liked. Instead of throwing it away, I decided to offer it to someone else. My “junk” might be someone elses treasure, right?


So, if you’re interested in this – leave a comment to this post, and you’re in the draw. Simple as that!


I’ve got one pizzabox of miscellaneous stuff, and one box with different stamps. Let me know what you would prefer, if you should be one of the two lucky ones! Yes, I will ship worldwide…


But – before you go all excited, you need to know that there might be things in the box that you would never use, there are uncomplete alphabets, and some of the stamps have been used.  THERE ARE ONLY A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT ARE BRAND NEW.


OK. On to the next thing. 🙂


I’ve just posted the new “Word challenge” over at the Sketchbook! This fortnight’s word is MOMENT. Sorry about the bad photo of my LO, haven’t leant how my NEW camera works yet…





I’ve also been busy with DT work for Scrappin’ Patch. Got looooooooovely stuff to play with. I’ll be able to share soon…


Right, gotta fly… Good luck with the draw!

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Why I love me?

Posted by swewi on February 13, 2009

It’s all in the hidden journaling… 🙂


This is my last Valentine’s day inspiration, and I turned it into a challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch; scrap about what you love about yourself! Everyone who take my challenge on gets a RAK from me!


Happy Valentine’s day everyone!



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Sweet stuff!

Posted by swewi on February 12, 2009

My inspiration over at Scrappin’ Patch today is very sweet…


My DH loooooves his sweets… So, I’m giving him chocolates for Valentine’s! I got this one – his favourite:





And with a little bit of help from – yep, you guessed it – BG’s bittersweet range, some mini alphas, some twine, a heart pin and my pearlmaker from overseas it now looks like this:





He might complain about all the pink to begin with, but I know that the chocolate will shut him up…

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Another card

Posted by swewi on February 11, 2009

Have you made your Valentine’s card for that special friend yet? Maybe this one can inspire you, it’s suuuuuuuper simple! You can find most of the products in the Scrappin’ Patch shop!



Also – I’m hoping to win this amazing blogcandy, check it out!!!!

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Loooooove your kids!!!

Posted by swewi on February 10, 2009

Another valentine’s day inspiration for you – a LO about how you love your kids through every little tantrum…


Have used BG’s lovely Bittersweet collection &  Carolee’s Creations minialphas, which you can find in the Scrappin’ Patch shop. The ribbon is from my personal stash.



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Valetine’s inspiration

Posted by swewi on February 9, 2009

It’s a lot of fun happening over at the Scrappin’ Patch forum. Lots and lots of challenges, and this week the design team is sharing some ideas for Valentine’s day. I made a card for my DH, have mostly used Jenny Bowlin pp’s and embellishments. Tomorrow I’ll share a LO about looooooooove… 😉




Oh – I almost forgot! I got challenged by Anna/morfen (a scrapping Swede, married to a kiwi!!!). This is the challenge:


  • Go into your “My pictures” folder
  • Go to folder no 6 and choose the 6th photo in that folder
  • Put the photo on your blog, and tell your readers about it
  • Challenge 6 others by comments on their blog to do the same

Here’s my photo – it’s one I love actually! It’s Ahipara beach, up north in NZ. DH took me there during a visit to his family who lives nearby in April 2005.




And who do I challenge to the same?




Mrs Frizz





Have fun ladies!!!

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As promised

Posted by swewi on February 4, 2009

I promised I’d be back tonight to share some more stuff. Well. I have one more LO to show you. 🙂 The sketch challenges are back @ The Sketchbook, and I’ve done an example to the fortnightly sketch. Get over there and check it out, it’s an AWESOME sketch!!


I just looooooooove this photo of DH and Tova, so laaaaazy…




And it’s summer still here in the lovely New Zealand…



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Posted by swewi on February 3, 2009

How did this happen? January is over, and it’s now February. I guess having a baby, having visitors from overseas and moving house would make time fly. Yep…


Haven’t done much scrapping, go figure. 🙂 But that’s OK. I’m sure I will. Soon. I hope so anyway…



This is what I have to show you anyway. The first LO is for Scrap the girls  February challenge. It’s a GREAT one this month, be sure to check it out. And there are amazing prizes to be won, as always!



The LO is about Tova’s first trip on a train, for my Sweden albm. It’s a 8 x 11.5″ LO!


And then – my first LO with baby Elsa!! 🙂 She’s only 30 minutes old in this picture. MUCH chubbier now that’s for sure… And getting bald… 🙂 I’m planning to submit this LO to Prima’s frugal scrapper comp, but haven’t had the time to register yet!



And then I have done a couple of more LO’s that I can’t share – yet! Check in tomorrow night, and there’ll be at least one more!




Back to the motherly duties now, thanks for stopping by!!

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