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Archive for June, 2010

I LOVE bright colours

Posted by swewi on June 29, 2010

If you hadn’t noticed, I’m really into bright colours at the moment… This LO which is for this week’s sketch over at SWE Scrapbook blog for example, has loooooooovely colours, don’t you think?

Products used: Bazzill cs, Crate Paper pp’s & stickers, Prima flower & alphas, Green Tara mesh, Carolee’s Creations mini alphas. I really love the summery feel those colours give me, and the Crate Paper pp’s have such a lovely texture to them. LOVE IT!!!

On Thursday, I have another LO on the SWE Scrapbook blog , with very bright colours on as well… 🙂

Then – more bright colours with the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely collection, a LO I did for Scrappin’ Patch:

Apart from the Cosmo Cricket I have used a Bazzill cs, BG alphas & button, Prima flowers, Jillibean Soup journaling sprout, Prima flowers & baker’s twine. I kinda like Cosmo Cricket, but you knew that already… 😉

OK, that’s it for today. Check back in a few days for more stuff. Thanks for stopping by friends!!!

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She brings me gifts

Posted by swewi on June 27, 2010

Today is Sunday, which means a new Allt om Scrap ezine is live. You don’t want to miss this one. And believe me – you don’t have to understand ONE word of Swedish to be inspired by the creativity over there. Simply amazing… Over in Sweden they now have summer (lucky buggers) so they will take a few weeks off, and we will be back with a bang in August. Lot’s of cool inspiration is planned!

Then, the LO that holds the title in my blog post. Elsa loves bringing me little gifts, wheter it’s a toy, a bit of three-day-old-food from under the dinner table, a shoe, or a stone – which is the case in the photo on the LO. She gives me a big grin, and thinks she is pretty clever… Love it!

I painted “picket fence” crackle paint from Tim Holtz on the white cs before I sprayed it with pink glimmermist. Very cool IRL!

Other products used: Hambly transparency, October Afternoon pp’s & stickers, My Little Shoebox pp’s & alphas, Prima & BG alphas. Am really happy with this LO!

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Scrapbooking just for me

Posted by swewi on June 25, 2010

It doesn’t happen often – being on six design teams – that I have time to scrap just for me. But the last couple of days I have done just that. I needed to re-focus, and this is the result:

Products used: Bazzill kraft cs, Crate Paper pp’s and embellies, Webster’s ribbon & alphas, BG buttons.

Products used: Bazzil cs, Crate Paper pp’s, Martha Stewart punches, BG alphas, misc ribbon.

Products used: Bazzill cs, Crate Paper pp’s, Kaiercraft rubons, Prima alphas, pearl centres & flowers – sprayed with glimmermist, Martha Stewart bumble bee punch, Carolee’s Creations mini alphas, peralmaker & a MM tag.

Then a LO that I did for SWE Scrapbook blog. The challenge is to USE A TOY on your LO. I covered these in crackle paint and used them as stamps:

This is the end result:

Products used: Bazzill cs, Pink Paislee pp’s & embellies, Tim Holtz crackle paint, Magistical Memories chipboard, Cosmo Cricket mini alphas, MM alphas.

Now, I need to get back to the “list”. It’s a long one – but I welcome it. I LOVE each and every one of my DT’s and feel lucky to have as much to do as I have.

What are you working on?

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From one thing to another

Posted by swewi on June 22, 2010

I’ve been struggling with a stubborn flu for the last few weeks, and now when it’s only a little bit of cough left of it, the next thing comes. I have had stomach cramps today, and I have no idea what it is. No, I’m not pregnant, and I have not eating anything funny. Fingers crossed it’s all gone tomorrow…

So, just sharing some LO’s today.

The first LO is for SWE Scrapbook blog, and the colour combo that is up today:

Products used: Papers from GCD, Prima lace, flowers & alphas, Jenni Bowlin journaling spot & Maya Road pins.

Then, a LO I did for the current sketch challenge over at MME. A very young Annelie on that photo!!!

Products used: MME papers, alphas & embellies, Prima flower, Collage Press numbers, Tim Holtz measuring ribbon, Heidi Swapp circles.

Last, my LO that was featured in the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. Another LO for my BoM. The title says “my dreams became my reality”, and the journaling is about that I now live the dream I didn’t really think would come true while I was sick with cancer. But I am living proof that dreams comes TRUE!

Products used: Websters Pages papers, alphas, lace & bloomers, Jenni Bowlin pins, pearlmaker & misc feathers. The photo of me is taken by the lovely Trace…

OK, that’s it for today. See you again soon!

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I’m a Friday fave!

Posted by swewi on June 20, 2010

In my last post I shared a very colourful LO called “sweet summer” using lily bee products. Today I checked their blog, and that LO was one of their Friday faves! Very coooooool!!!

I’ve just come back from a weekend scrapping with a few friends. It was awesome, and I got 15 LO’s done! Most of them, of course, are LO’s that I can’t just show yet, but here’s a couple that I CAN share:

This is for a colour challenge for the Swedish shop designat. The title says “swinging makes you happy”. I have used the new gorgeous “DeLovely” range from Cosmo Cricket, Webster’s Bloomers, misc brad & AC thickers. The chipboard clouds are from The Dusty Addict, they’re covered in “picket fence” crackle paint by Tim Holtz.

Then, a LO for the latest “budget to blitz” challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch:

The criteria is to use only one piece of cardstock, and one piece of patterned paper (double sided) to make your embellishments. I have used a Bazzill swiss dotted cardstock, and a BoBunny paper. Made my own letters for the title as you can see, and used a Martha Stewart punch to make that fence!

Then, a LO I made a while ago, for sketch #109 over at Creative Scrappers. The reveal is up today!!! The talent and variety of styles over there just BLOW MY MIND! Here’s mine:

I tried something different on this LO. I played with Tim Holtz crackle paints in the background, together with a Prima stamp. I then added some Pink Paislee papers, a misc ribbon, AC ribbon, bakers twine, a Hanbly transparency, a 7Gypsies tab, yellow pearlmaker, a chipboard fence from The Dusty Attic that has been crackle painted and inked, BG mini alphas & monogram. I REALLY like how this LO came out, but was stressing about it while working on it.

Lastly – it’s Sunday, so a new “Allt om Scrap” ezine is out. We’ve scrapped about “dreams” this time. Go and check it out, I’ll share my LO in a day or so…


Thanks for visiting my blog today, see you soon!

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Lots to share

Posted by swewi on June 14, 2010

First of all – a new Allt om Scrap ezine came out yesterday, and I have two LO’s in it. Go over there and have a look, there’s some amazing talent over there!

I’m only gonna share one of the two LO’s, since the other one is going to be a gift. I don’t think that person checks out my blog, but you never know…

This LO is about how Elsa LOVES playing with the stones in our garden. She “counts them” over and over again. Hence the title “millions of stones”:

Products used: BG basics that have been sprayed with pink chalkboard mist, October Afternoon pp, sprayed with “regular” glimmermist, BG basics border sticker, corrugated cardboard, Prima pebbles, baker’s twine from Etsy, misc tag, AC thickers, misc leftover numbers & the journaling is done on an old rusty typewriter.

Then, a LO featuring my husband, he’s a very passionate musician. It’s for a “boyzone” challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch – go check it out!

I just LOVE the new starlight papers from Pink Paislee! And I think they go well with BG basics too, don’t you? Add some Webster’s buttons, a glimmermisted Magistical Memories chipboard star that also have been wildly attacked with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paint, a Martha Stewart star punch, BG basics journaling spots and Pink Paislee alphas to the mix, and you have a very masculine LO. Not a flower in sight!

I also played with the crackle paint on the paper, and it came out pretty cool. The background paper was sprayed with glimmermist chalkboard, hard to see, but very sparkly IRL!

And look – my hubby is in the next LO too, together with Elsa. The title says “sweet summer”. Man, I miss it…


This LO is up on the Swe Scrapbook blog today, it’s for a sketch.

Products used: GCD blue paper, LilyBee patterned pp & chipboard, Prima flower, AC thickers & alphas, misc doilie. Have also played with my black Pearlmaker. Don’t you just loooooooove the bright colours in this LO?

OK, that’ll be enough for tonight’s post! I’m off to bed for an early night for a change. I decided I had had enough of being a couch potato, and went for a 75 min power walk today,  so I feel a bit tired!




Thanks for stopping by, see ya!

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Posted by swewi on June 10, 2010

Nope. My daughter looks NOTHING like me. I don’t think so anyway… The journaling on this LO is more about the similarities in personality. She is just as stubborn as me for example, which causes a lot of tears in our house. But she’s also just as artistic as I think I am, and is VERY loving, which I hope I am. Teenage years will be interesting in this house, that’s for sure…

Products used: Prima pp’s, tag & flower. The flower has been attached by “hula hoop” glimmermist from Tattered Angels. Robin’s Nest dewdrops, alphas from AC, and the chipboard is a nested frame from Magistical Memories. Love it. I’ve painted it with Tim Holtz crackle paint.

I have been creating LOTS lately, but this is all I can share today. Thanks for visiting my little place in cyberspace!

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Sketch #107 is live!

Posted by swewi on June 7, 2010

Yay! The new sketch is UP at Creative Scrappers! I loooooove circles, so I loved working with this sketch. Went a bit crazy on the circle front though, but that’s OK, right? Go check out what the rest of  the DT have done – amaaaaaazing talent I promise you! But first – here’s my LO:

Products used: Bazzill cs, Basic Grey “basics” pp’s & stickers (LOVE IT!!!), Pink Paislee pp’s and cork buttons, Hambly music notes overlay, BG buttons & brads, Maya Road rub-on, MM acrylic paint, Webster’s Pages ribbon & alphas, Carolee’s Creations alphas, misc measuring tape.

Then – if you understand Swedish – go check out the new Allt om Scrap ezine! Today we reveal who is the “Swedish Scrap Master”. A loooooong competition is over, and we have a winner!!!

Off you go then! 🙂

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Cough cough

Posted by swewi on June 6, 2010

Just a quick post, I’m REALLY sick with the flu. Hate it. The rain and strong wind outside doesn’t make it any better either…

Anyway – check out my presentation over at Creative Scrappers here! Make sure you check in every day to read about all the new DT’s! A new sketch will be up soon to, with half of the new DT giving you LOADS of inspiration!

When you’re done checking that out, browse over to SWE Scrapbook blog. We have interviewed our kids about the feeling “happy”, and the made a LO around that. This is my example:

Products used: 3ndy Papir patterned paper & journaling circles, Fancy Pants pom pom ribbon, Magistical Memories potty person covered with Distress stickles, October Afternoon & AC alphas, and a few misc bits and bobs. It was so much fun interviewing Tova, she’s really good at expressing her thoughts and feelings. I will definately do that again!

OK, really want to crawl back to bed, but have to go to a birthday party with Tova today. Sigh…

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Posted by swewi on June 2, 2010

Short post today, just wanted to share a LO that I did for Scrappin’ Patch. It’s a one LO kit that they used for their crop last weekend. I think they have a couple of kits left, so check out the shop in the next few days if you want to get one for yourself!

Products used: Bazzill cs, patterned paper from Pink Paislee & BoBunny, flowers also from BoBunny. Prima bling, Robin’s Nest Dewdrops, Dusty Attic chipboard & misc fabric. I really love this photo of Tova, and I’m really happy with how the LO came out!

Thanks for visiting, see you soon!

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