A Scrapbooking Swewi

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Archive for August, 2010

Sketch #119

Posted by swewi on August 30, 2010

There’s a new sketch up over at Creative Scrappers! I really love this sketch, but for some reason I couldn’t get the LO together… Funny when that happens! Here it is anyway, my gorgeous girls in a sweet moment…

Products used: Bazzill cs, Echo Park pp’s, Webster’s bloomers, Prima flower, leaves & butterfly, Magistical Memories scalloped chipboard circle, painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint, and then I have used pearlmaker to make the pearls on the frame. Misc tag, AC thickers & Jillibean Soup alphas have kindyglitz on them (hard to see!), and then I have used Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and a bubble punch from EK Success.

Most of what I have used can be found at Scrappin’ Patch of course!

And then you need to check out the new Allt Om Scrap ezine! It’s filled to the brim with amazing inspiration. This month we also have a big “download on your screen” issue, where you can find my FIRST DIGITAL LO! Yes – you read it right… But don’t be alarmed, I’m not leaving my scissors, glue and punches behind any time soon… But it was fun! Thanks to Louise whose kit I used!

OK, my PC time is up. See you soon!

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Saying farewell

Posted by swewi on August 23, 2010

I have loved being on the SWE Scrapbook DT, but I have decided to leave the team. I am still positive about getting a full-time job fairly soon, and when that happens, I just can’t commit to do all the scrapping I have been able to do before.  I honestly LOVE each and every team I am on, and it’s so sad to have to take a step back. I will still follow the amazing designers & challenges over there, I hope you will too!

OK, time to share. The latest Allt Om Scrap ezine is out, and it’s a beauty as always! I created a LO for the colour theme “yellow and green”. To be quite honest, I’m not at all happy with how the LO came out. BUT I am happy I scrapped this photo  have wanted to scrap it for a while. It’s me and the very lovely ladies Trace & Vicki in the photo, taken at the Scrappin’ Patch retreat last March.

Titel says “friends”, and the journaling says “I haven’t known Trace and Vicki for very long, and might not know them all that well, but I DO KNOW that if there was anything I needed – they would be there for me, and I for them.”

Products used: Bazzill cs, Jillibean Soup pp’s and embellies, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, AC thickers & ribbon, Prima bling.

I was so happy that Scrappin’ Patch got some Jillibean stuff in! I have nagged them about it, and am pretty sure they brought it in just for me…

Speaking of Scrappin’ Patch; I set a new challenge over there last week called “What’s on your table?” Use five things that are on your scrapping table, the only thing you can add is photo, cardstock and alphas. The example I did for the challenge:

Products used: Bazill kraft cs, Echo Park papers & stickers, misc flower, Webster’s ribbon, MM alphas.

There we go – two LO’s about friends, not a child in sight… 😉 ’til next time!

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Where is home?

Posted by swewi on August 18, 2010

I’ve lived in NZ for just over seven years now. This is my home. This is where I met my husband, where my kids where born, and where I feel safe and happy. But Sweden was my home for thirty years. I was born and raised there, I have family and friends there that I miss EVERY DAY of my life, so it’s fair to say I’m a bit schizo about where I should be, and where I belong. In the end – I know that if I’m with my husband and kids, I’m happy…

Of course there is a LO to go with this, created for the last Allt Om Scrap ezine.

Products used; Bazzill kraft cs, Echo Park papers & stickers, October Afternoon stickers, Prima canvas house sprayed with glimmermist, Robin’s Nest Dewdrops, Dusty Attic chipboard clouds painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint, Martha Stewart fence punch & black journaling pen.

For the same ezine I created this LO, for the theme “home made embellishments”. I made the flowers & the banner!

Title: “All good things comes in three’s”

Products used: Bazzill white, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely papers & mini alphas, AC thickers, pearlmaker, Prima bling, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Jenni Bowlin pins & some sewing.

As always you can find the products I have used in the Scrappin’  Patch shop. They sure have everything I need (and then some) to feed my habit… 😉

OK, off to do some house work. Or something… 😉 See ya!

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Three more days…

Posted by swewi on August 16, 2010

…until I’ve got my broadband back! Yayyyyy!

Yes I admit I am a slave to the internet. But that’s OK…

So quickly (yeah – right) just sharing a couple of LO’s with you, first the latest sketch for Creative Scrappers:

Products used: BG Oliver & Olivia papers, brads & alphas, and some bakers twine.

Then a LO for the latest sketch challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch:

Yep. It’s a Christmas LO. In August. With non-Christmas papers. 🙂

Products used: Pink Paislee pp’s, alphas & embellies & MM mini alphas. The chipboard stars are of course Magistical Memories. I’ve sprayed them with slate glimmermist!

And before I go, I’d like to share with you my daughter Tova’s first (to my knowledge) poem. She read it out to me today while playing dress-up (she was me apparently):

Poem by Tova, almost four:

“I love you mamma

from the first day I am.

Butterflies fly away,

bees sting us,

but I always cuddle you.”


Yep. That’s gonna end up on a scrapbook page near you, very soon, that’s for sure!

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My oh my…

Posted by swewi on August 10, 2010

We’ve ran out of broadband for this month, and we’re on dial up speed for another 9 days. My oh my it’s painful! It’s amazing how easy it is to get used to nice speedy internet, huh!

So, let’s see how long it’s gonna take to upload this post… (edited to add – 9 hours and counting!)

First, a LO for the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. We’re back again from a little break, and this LO is for the theme “10 or more different papers on your LO”.

Title says “full on with you all day”.

Products used: Echo Park pp’s & stickers, October Afternoon alphas, Hambly rub-on, Prima flowers, misc bling & brads, black journaling pen, and a bit of sewing.

Then my LO for MY STAR this week over at Scrappin’ Patch. That competition is SO MUCH FUN, and the gallery is ROCKING every week! Amazing! My star is Stacey Michaud, a scrapping genious who has inspired me for a very long time!

I have used all Pink Paislee on this LO, plus a couple of misc buttons & some baker’s twine.

OK, that’s enough pain for one day, it’s just soooooooooooo sloooooooooow! Bring on the 20th when my broadband is back!

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Sketch #115

Posted by swewi on August 2, 2010

The new sketch is up over at Creative Scrappers:

This is my take:

Products used: Bazzill cs, GCD overlay, LilyBee papers & chipboard, AC ribbon & alphas, Prima bling swirl, dymo.

The reveal is AMAZING as always, so go over there and check it out!

 And – this week it’s MY STAR on the Scrappin’ Patch competition, so go over there and check out my first clue to who it is! Sooooo exciting!!!

And – of course – it’s time for the RAK draw. Thank you so much to everyone who took time to give me some tips on dinner food.  I really appreciate it! So – I went over to random.org to do the draw, and got this result:


Tadaaaaaaa – that’s YOU HANNAH! You’re getting some goodies from me, I hope you like!

And to everyone else – there’ll be another RAK soon again, because I LOVE giving stuff away!

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