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Archive for September, 2010

Another week gone by…

Posted by swewi on September 27, 2010

…and I’m still SOOOOO tired! I’ve dealt with a bad cough on top of getting used to the working full time thing, but I feel a bit better now!

This past weekend I hung out with 35 wonderfully creative and lovely ladies @ Megan’s retreat. Megan’s retreat are always so well organised, and we always get great food. It was GREAT FUN this year, with two lovely classes, just like all previous years! I didn’t end up doing as many LO’s as previous years, but it was just lovely spending time with all the inspiring girls who were there.

Now, time to share a couple of LO’s.

Fist, a LO for a word challenge over @ Scrappin’  Patch:

Products used: Bazzill cs sprayed with glimmermist, Bo Bunny papers, embellies & alphas, Prima flower & leaves, My Little Shoebox mini alphas, misc bling.

Then for Creative Scrappers – it’s my last sketch with them as my term ends now in September:

Products used: Bazzill cs, Crate Paper pp’s & embellies, Prima vine & flowers, Kaisercraft bling, BG alphas, and I’ve also used my sewing machine.

It has been great to be a part of such an amazing site as Creative Scrappers, and I will miss it!

Buuuuuuuuut – it’s not like I will have nothing to do without it. I am VERY EXCITED to tell you that I am now a SCARLET – designing for the amazing paper manufacturer KIKI ART! I can’t wait to dig in to her wonderful designs! I will update my sidebar soon with links to the other FABULOUS designers on the team!

OK, my bed is calling my name. Will be back in a few days to share some more!

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Tired much?

Posted by swewi on September 20, 2010

Yep, I sure am. I have started a full time job, and it’s making my brain quite tired! 🙂 It’s also a huge change for my two little girls… But like any other famliy with two working parents, we will get used to it and we will be fine!

So, a short and sweet post from me today, sharing my latest LO’s.

First up, a LO for Julie’s colour challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch:

Products used: Bazzill cs, BoBunny pps, embellies & alphas, & Scenic route alphas.

The buddies on this LO are Elsa & Cameron. It seems they had fun together at the Sketchbook retreat in 2009! And I’m SOOOOO thrilled the next retreat is only four sleeps away! Yayyyy!

The next LO is for the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. We had “birthdays” as our theme this week. Very suiting for me as we’ve just celebrated Tova’s fourth birthday!

Title says “opening the presents”.

Products used: Bazzill cs, Bella Blvd papers, embellies & mini alphas, Jillibean Soup alphas, misc ribbon, brad & pins. Have also used my Martha Stewart bubble punch!

And, one more for today. My latest Magistical Memories LO:

Title says “What’s on your mind?”

Products used: Kasiercraft papers & embellies, Prima flowers, misc leaf ribbon, BG alphas. The Art Deco Stems from Magistical Memories are just inked green.

And a couple of reminders before I go – most of the product I use can be found at the amazing shop  Scrappin’ Patch. Also, remember the DT search is still on at Magistical Memories. Don’t miss out on a chance to work with amazing product!!!

OK – over and out, catch you next week (if I survive!!).

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It’s Monday…

Posted by swewi on September 13, 2010

…and the day after my gorgeous Tova’s 4th birthday! She had a GREAT day with presents, cake and FRIENDS over to play! Next family birthday is MINE and I hope that day is just as fun!

OK, sharing time! First, sketch #121 from Creative Scrappers:

Products used: Prima papers, vine, flowers, alphas & lace, and AC thickers. There’s also a very old angel bookmark that was one of my prize posessions as a child. 🙂

Then, a LO for the latest Allt om Scrap ezine. This time we’re scrapping about our jobs, My job at the moment, apart from being a mum, is to FIND a new job. So, I spend a lot of time online, looking for that perfect job.

Products used: Bazzill cardstock sprayed with glimmermist, Tim Holtz masks &  cogs, Bazzill basics embellies, AC thickers, 7Gypsies tape, misc pin, chipboard, ribbon & pin, Inkadinkado alpha stamps, and I did some sewing too.

I normally don’t scrap “non-people” photos, but really like how this LO came together!

See you soon again, have a great week!

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Posted by swewi on September 10, 2010

….we’re back on dial-up speed. Another 9 days to go. Joy. But we’re learning (slowly), how much time we can spend online to avoid it happening again. I think…

So a quick post today, sharing two of my latest LO’s. The first one is for the September sketch for Magistical Memories. You have the chance to win a Guest DT spot if you participate. And – there’s also nice chipboard to win of course!

The title and journaling on the LO is a Kobi Yamada quote. The gorgeous lady in the photo is my wonderful friend Hannah!

Products used: MME papers, Prima flower & leaves, AC & MM alphas. The chipboard G-cleft from Magistical Memories have been inked, then I used some Shimmerz/Blingz to spark it up a bit!

Then, a LO for the recipe challenge I posted over at the Scrappin’ Patch forum today. This is the recipe:

* white cardstock 
* 3 patterened papers, no more, no less
* chipboard
* use a PENCIL somewhere on your LO
* sewing (hand or machine)

And my LO:

Products used: Bazzill cs, Bella Blvd papers, alphas and embellies, Webster’s ribbon, BG alphas, pencil, sewing machine, Magistical Memories  chipboard painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint.

As always, most of what I have used can be found at the Scrappin’ Patch shop!

Thanks for stopping by my little blog, will be back soon again!

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40 reasons

Posted by swewi on September 5, 2010

Today I’d like to share my latest LO for today’s Allt om Scrap ezine. The ezine is full of amazing LO’s as normal, go check it out!

This week we have scrapped about training, excersice, and weight issues. Mine is about the latter. I have always had weight problems, but after two pregnancies and just doing almost nothing physical for four years, it’s gotten out of hand. I’m turning 40 in a couple of years, and it’s high time to DO SOMETHING about it. Let’s see if I will… My brain tells me everyday, but the motivation is hidden somewhere in there…

Anyway, there’s the LO. I loved getting a bit messy with this one:

Some close ups – because I can…


Products used: Bazzill cardstock, Tim Holtz distress crackle paint & measure ribbon, BG Oliver pp’s & mini alphas, 7Gypsies stamp & tape, Kaisercraft stamps, Prima pebbles, bling & flowers, Jenni Bowlin butterfly, MM flag pins, Pink Paislee chipboard numbers & black journaling pen. Have also used my sewing machine!

Most of these products can of course be found at Scrappin’ Patch!

Thanks for stopping by today, I’ll be back in a few days to share some more!

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