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Archive for July, 2009

It’s all about Scrappin’ Patch in this post!!

Posted by swewi on July 29, 2009

Scrappin’ Patch is having a sale!!!


The details: SALE 30% off until 9 August. Cardstock only .77c!! Excludes Pre-orders, Spring Release Prima, and new October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey Lemonade and June Bug, and 3 Bugs in a Rug ranges. Enter coupon code sale30 into the Coupon box in the checkout process.


You really don’t want to miss that!!


There’s also a lot of cool challenges going on over there – as always. Heidi has set a new colour challenge; use blue/white + one other colour. I picked orange, and here’s my example with October Afternoon pp’s, Jillibean soup journaling spot, AC & BG alphas & Kaisercraft flowers & pearls:


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I’ve also been busy with DT work for Scrappin’ Patch the last couple of weeks. They sent me Prima paper stack “Sasha”, Pink Paislee alphas and some other bits and pieces to work with, and here’s a LO I did:





I know I’m biased, but isn’t that girl sooooooo gorgeous???




I’ve made three more LO’s and a couple of cards so far, and will most likely do some more with those pretty papers!! Will show you some more of what I’ve done in a couple of days…

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No people

Posted by swewi on July 25, 2009

It’s not often I do LO’s without people – or my girls really – in the photos. But today I have TWO LO’s with not a single person in them to share! Funny that!!!


The first one is for this weeks challenge that I set over at The Sketchbook. The challenge is to scrap monochromatically. I choose white – and it was really hard!!! The photos are from the house where my parents live, in south of Sweden.




Products used: Bazzill embossed cs, Queen&co felt swirl, punchinella, Zva Creations flowers, MM pin, Pink Paislee alphas covered with pearlmaker, BG chipboard alphas covered with crackle paint, misc ribbon and buttons.


The next LO is a cute little story about a stone…





Products used: Bazzill cs, MME patterned pp, Pink Paislee chipboard (branch), Maya Road chipboard (love) sprayed with glimmermist, AC ribbon, Heidi Swapp pins, flower from Spotlight, Rose Moka alphas, lots of Pinecone ink, twine, & misc charm & buttons. Have also used Fiskars lace border punch.


I’ve got a few more things finished, but it’s all DT stuff so I can’t show you just yet!


Hope your weekend is a good one. I’m struggling, as I haven’t slept much the last few days. Baby stuff… Thank goodness for scrapbooking to keep me happy!!!



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Oh my…

Posted by swewi on July 19, 2009

…over a week since my last post. Not good is it… I’ve  been so busy, and I have had little or no sleep the last few nights as my baby Elsa is teething.


Anyway… There’s been moments of creativity almost every day, and for that I am grateful!


Here are my latest projects, and I warn you – there are a LOT of photos!!!


First off, some stuff I have done for Scrappin’ Patch – my favourite shop in the whole wide world!!! They have sooooo much new products in the shop at the moment, I’m loosing my mind!!! (and my DH’s hard earnt money…) At the moment they’re putting up NEW PRIMA stuff pretty much every day. But you better get in quick, they are selling it just as fast!!!


So. Like I said, time to share.


This first LO was a class kit that Scrappin’ Patch  provided to the lucky ladies attending their crop a couple of weeks ago. I have used one piece of cardstock, one piece of patterned paper from My Little Shoebox, one Green Tara flower, one journaling ticket from Jenni Bowlin, some pom pom ribbon from Bazzill, some buttons, the Fiskars “apron lace” border punch and a couple of different colours of glilmmermist. The title is cut out on my cricut.




Adrienne and Pauline also sent me half a Fancy Pants “Delight” journal book, some flowers, buttons and acetate. This is what I made from that – and I had SO MUCH FUN!!!
































I added lots and lots of buttons from my own stack, some more flowers, got a bit crazy with my pearlmakers, also added some American Crafts ribbon, Peterlina and Prima stamps, Inkadinkado aplha stamps, alphas from Basic Grey and Carolee’s Creations. The album rings are Kaisercraft.


I can’t wait to get the book back and give it to my MIL. She’s gonna love it!


This next LO is for the latest sketch challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch , set by the lovely Heidi. Get over there to check out the other contributors examples. They rock!!!



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 Products used: Jenni Bowlin die cut pp as base, patterned pp, embellies and chipboard letters are Basic Grey “Marrakesh”. The bling swirl is also BG. Have also used punchinella and Carolee’s Creations minialphas.


And then we have a couple of Lime Rickey LO’s – of course!!! I’m starting to run out of those papers though… 🙂 On this first LO I have added a journaling thingie from Little Yellow Bicycle, isn’t it cool?? You can of course find it in the Scrappin’ Patch shop… 😉 The alphas are BG. And if you look closely, there’s some stiches there!!!

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 This next LO is about a girl that is not mine. Therefore the blurred photo. She’s such a joy this girl, and this photo was perfect for the “joy” challenge at the OLW blog. Apart from the Lime Rickey I’ve used Pink Paislee alphas.

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 On the next LO I used a couple of scrap papers (yay me!!). The pearl swirl and flower vine is of course Prima, the butterflies from 2Crafty are sprayed with glimmermist. The alphas are AC & Carolee’s creations, and then there’s some lace, buttos and AC ribbon too. Isn’t she sooooo cute on this photo my little Elsa??

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OK, last one. Good job if you made it all the way here!! A very simple LO with Bazzill cs, and then pp’s and embellies from American craft. The alphas are also AC, and OCtober Afternoon.




Believe it or not, I actually have more to share, but not now. I’m far too tired now, and I’m sure you are too!!!


Have a great start to the new week, I hope to see you back here soon!!!

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Posted by swewi on July 11, 2009

Was just wondering… Does the fact that my two latest LO’s are TOTALLY different mean that I’m schizophrenic? That sure would explain a couple of things…




See for yourself…



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Title says “little froggy”. Products from Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass, MM. Alphas from Carolee’s creations and Pink Paislee. White space, anyone???



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Products used: Papers from Webster’s Pages, flower vine and leaves from Prima, flowers from Zva Creations and Spotlight, alphas from American Craft.


So. What do you think?

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RAK draw

Posted by swewi on July 9, 2009

It was so nice to read all your comments to my “RAK post”. I for one know that it’s not always easy to think about the good things that has happened, but it’s so important that we do!! Thank you so much for sharing!!


I wish I could send a little something to everyone who commented, but since I still haven’t found my money tree, I just had to draw one… With help from random.org, the lucky lady is BEVERLEY! I’ll email you to get your details!


I wish I had something to show you as well, but I have nothing. But I will soon, so please check back!!


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Scrapping the girls

Posted by swewi on July 6, 2009

There’s a new challenge up at Scrap the girls. A lovely colour combo challenge this time! The team LO’s are just awesome as usual! Go check it out, and have a play! Wonderful prizes to win as always!


This is my LO, a scraplift form AnnaB, an EXTREMELY talanted Swedish lady!


July challenge Annelie


Have used Bazzill cz, patterend pp from Jillibean soup and… Um… Can’t remember the brand of the dotty paper, sorry. Kaisercraft rhinestones, AC thickers, and the beautiful flower vine is of course Prima. Got some new ones to play with last week from Scrappin’ Patch!


Speaking of which, here’s a LO for the latest shabby chic LO over at Scrappin’ Patch. The criteria was to use earth tones and a bird/s.






Products used: Bazzill swiss dotted cs & kraft cs sprayed w “creme de chocolate” glimmermist, corrugated cardboard, Fancy Pants die cut kraft pp, scrap pp, Prima flowers, K & Company paperclip, Tattered angels chipboard sprayed w “creme de chocolate” glimmermist, twine, alphas fr AC & Pearlmaker.


REMEMBER  – there’s still time to win a little something by commenting on the post below. And as always, I send worldwide should there be any Swedes or other nationalities checking in…


See ya!

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Half the year is gone…

Posted by swewi on July 1, 2009

…and a lot has happened in my life so far in 2009!!! New baby, new house – and everything that goes with that, new challenges in my scrapbooking world, lots! It has certainly been ups and downs in both departments, but that’s how it’s supposed to be, isn’t it?




So let’s celebrate that 6 months of 2009 is gone. OK? Leave a comment in this post – tell me the best thing that has happened to you so far in 2009. I will draw a name and send something scrappy. Let other people know by posting this on your blog, and your name will be put in twice (the value of the prize will be around 20NZD).


Right, moving on… There’s a new lift up at Liftvarning, and this week you can win a RAK by entering. Here’s my lift:


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Title – meatballs. 🙂 Products: Bazzill cs, patterned pp from Cosmo Cricket and BG, MM flower ribbon, Kaisercraft flowers, AC thickers & Jillibean soup journaling spot.


A LO I did for a challenge over at Magistical Memories


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Products: patterned pp from Cosmo Cricket and 3Bugs in a rug, chipboard from Cosmo Cricket and Magistical Memories, pom pom ribbon from Bazzill, BG buttons, dymo for journaling. Don’t know where the alphas are from, have had them forever!


For another challenge over at Magistical Memories I did a keyring:




My latest challenge over at the Sketchbook  is a colour challenge – blue/green/red. My example “hi there nana” here:


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Products used: Bazzill cs as base, and the leaves are cut out from an ebossed cs from Bazzill. Patterned pp from my scraps, butterfly from May Butler, Kaisercraft rhinestones, BG & AC alphas, and flowers from Prima. 

I also posted a challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch. The challenge is to use at least 4 layers and do 50+ words journaling. My example is my LO “unique” that is posted in the Cosmo Cricket post below!!




Speaking of which – THANK YOU everyone for your wonderful words of support. I goes straight to my heart. You are all amazing for taking time out of your busy lives to leave words of encouragement to me. THANKS!!!

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