A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Archive for May, 2010


Posted by swewi on May 30, 2010

Sunday means new ezine over @ Allt om Scrap. I haven’t got anything  for them for another few weeks, but you need to go over there and check it out. Filled to the brim with inspiration I promise you. And you don’t even have to understand Swedish for that!!!

I do have a LO up on the SWE Scrapbook blog though, a LO about routines. Do you have those? I certainly do… I’m a “routine freak”!

I’ve journaled in all those journaling spots from October afternoon, describing how a typical Tuesday can look in my life, in May 2010. At the moment it’s more about the kids than anything, at least ’til about 8pm… Alphas & buttons are Basic Grey, cardstock is of course Bazzill, everything else is October Afternoon. Oh, and then tere’s some bakers twine as well!

I’ve been scrapping quite a lot lately, but I have nothing else to show you today. Come back soon though, for more!

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Posted by swewi on May 24, 2010

I’ve posted a new shabby chic challenge over at the Scrappin’ Patch forum today – scrap your baby photo! This is my example, me in 1973 – aren’t I totally cute? Ha ha, lovely square face and platinum white hair. And the dress… Soooo pretty…

Products used: Prima papers, flowers, lace & alphas. Tim Holtz grungeboard covered with crackle paint, have also splattered crackle paint on the page, and covered a Magistical Memories chipboard with it as well. BoBunny brads, Jenni Bowlin pin & misc charm.

I have had trouble getting the new Prima papers to work lately, I feel like I don’t do them justice, but with this LO I feel I got it right!

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

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Busy? Who? Me?

Posted by swewi on May 23, 2010

Yeah, I guess I keep myself busy… Have now joined a 6th DT! “Allt om Scrap” is an amazing Swedish ezine (you might remember me being featured there in January), and I’ve been asked to join their team! The ezine comes out once a week, and has articles about anything and everything scrappy. You can find a presentation (in Swedish) on page two here. Check in every Sunday for new articles!

So yeah… I guess you can say I’m a busy lady!!


Then, a share. A LO that is up on the SWE Scrapbook blog today. A LO that tells the story about how most evenings look at our house.

Title says “at our house”.

Products used: Fancy Pants pp’s, embellies and alphas. Scrap within reach pp’s, Martha Stewart doily lace border punch.

I really enjoyed doing this page. It’s important to scrap about the everyday things we do…

OK, back to work my friends…

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Posted by swewi on May 20, 2010

I am one happy woman! I am now a designer for the AWESOMEST sketch blog Creative Scrappers! I am blown away by the talent of all the designers. You can find them all in my sidebar. You just HAVE to take time to check them all out, seriously!

But that’s not all… I will be back in a few days to reveal even MORE happy news! I am on a ROLL people!!


And because I don’t like posting without something creative – here’s my LO for the MME sketch challenge this month, using mainly MME products of course. The blue alphas are Pink Paislee, and the bloomers is of course Webster’s pages. Misc buttons and a playing card.

Come back sooooooon – please?

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Posted by swewi on May 18, 2010

My gorgeous girl Elsa is a happy kid. She laughs way more than she cries or complains (at the moment anyway), and she’s a joy to be around. The photo in this LO is taken when she’s on the swing, something that makes her immensely happy! Even though I made the photo black & white, I think her true colours shine through, and it matches the orange/yellow in this LO. This colour combo is what we challenge you with today on the SWE Scrapbook blog.

It’s really a mish mash of products on this LO. First I pulled out a piece of felt – have no idea why – and then I sort of went from there. Bazzill swiss dotted cardstock, patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket, GCD studios, 3ndy Papir & AC, AC ribbon & flair, Pink Paislee chipboard, BG alphas & gummies, Webster’s sparkly buttons & some misc buttons, Maya Road bird, MM tag, & Jillibean Soup journaling spot.


I’ve also got something to smile about… All will be revealed soon!

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My beautiful sister…

Posted by swewi on May 16, 2010

…is the model in this LO. I’ve stolen the photo of her Facebook Page, I hope she doesn’t mind… 🙂 She’s 15 years younger than me (which means she’s 10 right? Because I’m 25 aren’t I?)

Anyway… She lives in Bristol, England at the moment, with her kiwi friend. She’s working hard, but also seems to have a lot of fun over there. She’s figuring out what to do with her life, and enjoying herself at the same time. Beautiful…

The title of this LO says: “she’s looking for her dream”. The photo is printed on the back of a Bazzill swiss dot cardstock, and it looks really cool IRL.

Other products used: Bazzill cardstock, Pink Paislee patterned pp & artisan tape, Prima flower, bling & cut out butterflies, Cosmo Cricket blackboard leaves, Carolee’s Creations mini alphas & BG chipboard alphas, black journaling pen.

I hope you like it sis!

Then, a LO with my two little ladies, using My Little Shoebox pp’s, alphas and embellies:

Other products are Bazzill bling cardstock, BoBunny brads, and the leaves are stamped and punched with my new Martha Stewart stamp & punch thingie!!


That’s it for today, hope the sun is shining on you wherever you are…

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Use those alpha stamps!

Posted by swewi on May 13, 2010

Just a quick one tonight, while I wait for the glue to dry on the LO I’m working on!!


Have you got alpha stamps in your stash? How often do you use them? And when you get them out, how often do you use them for your title? Well, that’s today’s challenge over @ SWE Scrapbook blog, and here’s my example for that challenge:

Title says: “you build sand castles”.

Products used: Bazzill kraft cardstock, October Afternoon pp’s and embellies, Inkadinkado small alpha stamps, Autumn Leaves big alpha stamps, misc pin and twine.

I’ve also posted a LO on the Magistical Memories blog today, this one:

I have used the new looooovely  FENCE from Magistical, Bazzill white cardstock, and then My Little Shoebox papers and alphas. The  FENCE  have been painted with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. Love that stuff…

OK, think that LO is calling my name now… Ciao!

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New recipe challenge

Posted by swewi on May 11, 2010

Yesterday I posted a new recipe challenge over @ Scrappin’ Patch. This is my recipe:

0 cardstock

1 flower

2 words in the title

3 photos

4 patterned papers

5 buttons

And this is my finished LO:

I’ve used the new gorgeous papers from MME, Prima flower, Cosmo Cricket buttons, Maya Road pins, and the alphas are also MME. The ribbon is from a nice little fabric shop in Christchurch that I visited while down there for the retreat!

Would be cool to see YOUR finished version of MY recipe!!

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Catching up

Posted by swewi on May 9, 2010

I’ve got quite a lot of creativity to share, so that’s what I’m gonna do!

First, two LO’s showcasing Pink Paislee’s new flip notes and tapes for Scrappin’ Patch:


Other than Pink Paislee products I have used Bazzill swiss dotted cardstock, Prima leaves & bling & Cosmo Cricket mini alphas. I have also sewed a bit on this LO. It’s the first time I tried making these flowers, it was fun!!!


Other products than Pink Paislee are the BoBunny bling & the Prima stamps. Again, I made the flowers myself. Very cool, isn’t it!?!?

Then LO’s made for Magdas challenges.

This was for a scraplift challenge. Again – Pink Paislee, Bazzill cardstock, Kaisercraft bling, and my new lovely baker’s twine bought on Etsy!

This was also for a scraplift challenge. Now you all know I love me some Cosmo Cricket, but the original LO was so fabulous, that anything I did felt blah. But I got it done anyway! Other products than Cosmo Cricket is Bazzill cardstock, Jenni Bowlin alphas, October Afternoon journaling spot,  and flowers from Magdas. Have also sewn quite a lot on this LO as you can see!!

This LO was for a product challenge. You also had to do something “un-usual” with string/twine. I made a scallop circle with my twine!

Title says “cool style”. This is Tova watching TV by the way…

Products used: Patterned pp from Sassafras Lass & Scraphouse Scandinavia. Stickers from Sassafrass Lass, flowers & felt vine from Prima, Kaisercraft bling, AC thickers.

OK, so that will have to do for today. Well done for making it all the way to the end!

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Studio Calico

Posted by swewi on May 3, 2010

Quick post my friends, I’m off to bed…

I got some papers from Studio Calico from the ladies at Scrappin’ Patch a week or so ago, to create something with. This is what I did:

some details:

Other products used: October Afternoon bingo card & stickers, alphas from Cosmo Cricket & Webster’s, misc ribbon & pins.

And some detail shots:

Other products used: October Afternoon stickers.

I didn’t really like the papers when I got them, but I’m really happy how the LO’s came together!!

And, before I go… I found out in the weekend that one of my LO’s from last year was featured on the Pink Paislee site. And today I discovered that I’m the current Pretty in Pink member in the Spotlight with that same LO. How cooooooool is that! Here’s the LO I’m talking about:

Thanks for stopping by, leave a footprint before you leave will you!

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