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Archive for January, 2013

More Crazy Monday creativity

Posted by swewi on January 29, 2013

Well, actually it was Sunday creativity. And we weren’t that crazy at all. But I’m sure you understand my title… 🙂

Michelle came over for a creative session, and I managed to get two LO’s done. I’m happy! Used my CMK December kit for one LO, and the January kit for one. And now it’s time for show and tell. Two simple LO’s but I’m just happy to be scrapping again to be honest!

With the December kit, and a couple of things from other kits:

she rocks

A couple of close ups:

she rocks detail 2

she rocks detail

With the January kit, I love these colours I really do:

f.y.i

Again, some close ups:

f.y.i. detail 2

f.y.i detail

 

Now I just want to keep this creative flow FLOWING!!

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A winner and first LO of 2013

Posted by swewi on January 23, 2013

To you it might not seem like a big deal, that I am today showing my first LO of the year. Believe me. It is. Apart from catching up on Project Life (still have December to do for 2012…), I have not sat down to scrap since November 4th, 2012. For me, that is a LONG time.

It’s no secret though, why. November was my busy birthday month, December was – well December, just with added extras from Sweden. 🙂 Beginning of this year, my family was still here, and then BOOM I had to go back to work.

I have been staring at my stuff though. Touching. Thinking up projects in my head, but I haven’t sat down. I have looked longingly on my Crazy Monday kits, kits that I put together, that I love. I love every single item in every kit, because I chose them.  I have had time the last week or so, to create, but I have been procrastinating. I have been hesitant to scrap, because I felt like I had forgotten how to do it. I’m sure most of you have felt the same at one stage in your scrappy life.

So. The fact that I finished a LO in two nights, is for me FANTASTIC! A step in the right direction hopefully!

I got out the December kit from Crazy Monday, and started. I did things that are familiar to me, added stuff that I love. And lo and behold a LO was born:

be a star

 

The only thing NOT from the kit are the little blue candy dots. As you can see, my cameo was also put to work. I admit I have had a few issues with it, but when it works – it’s AMAZING.

 

3-IMG_9533

 

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And of course – I have drawn a winner from my previous post:

 

Mandy

That’s MANDY! Congrats! I will be sending some goodies your way!!

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Bye 2012 – Welcome 2013

Posted by swewi on January 8, 2013

I have had a break from online life for a while, mostly because my family from Sweden came for a visit. It was the BEST Christmas ever, this is something my girls, me and my DH all agree on! A great way to end 2012, a year that was very tumultuous for me personally, in many, many ways. But on the scrappy side, I had a great year! I didn’t scrap as much as I have done in the past, but I had great success and I loved almost everything I did.

2012 was my first year with Project Life. I haven’t shared almost any of it here on my blog, for no particular reason, I just didn’t get around to it. I haven’t finished the year, but I am not at all stressed about it. I have photos, a lot of journaling written down, and it will be done. I LOVE the PL concept, and have decided to do it again this year.

2012 was a great year for my challenge blog Challenge Me Happy. We kept busy with fortnightly challenges, had wonderful sponsors both for the DT and the prizes, celebrated BIG for our one year anniversary with an abundance of challenges, and we welcomed new fabulous designers to our team. Can’t wait to see what 2013 brings for Challenge Me Happy!

During 2011 & half of 2012 I was on the DT for the very cool Swedish shop Mollys Scrapbooking, owned by Lilo. The products she sent to me was always so inspiring, and Lilo and I became great friends, even though we’ve never met IRL!

In January 2012, I joined the 2Crafty Chipboard team, the D-Lish scraps team & got back to design for Scrappin’ Patch. Amazing products and DT colleagues in all three teams, and I had a blast! Am so thankful for the opportunities I had last year!

In February I was the featured CARD designer for My Scrapbook Nook. Seeing as I am NOT a cardmaker, this was a huge honour and a big buzz. The Nook is no longer active, and I still miss that messageboard loads. Do I still make cards? Not really. I just don’t “have it”. 🙂

In April I went back to the Autumn Escape in Taupo, and had a FANTABULOUS time with old and new friends. I finally got to meet my idol and friend Piradee IRL, and basically had the best weekend in a long time.

In June I had the honour of guest designing for Stuck?! Sketches. Loved the opportunity, and the sketches I got to work with! I slao started as a designer for the paper manufacturer Kite Tails Designs. In the end the company didn’t do very well, but I feel blessed to have been part of their journey.

In August my biggest scrappy achievement EVER happened – I started Crazy Monday Kits – my own monthly kit club! The intrest was HUGE when I started, and it blew me away. I am still doing REALLY well, and I am having so much fun with it! I am very grateful for all the support and positive feedback from everyone, and I hope 2013 will continue to be successful for Crazy Monday Kits!

So since starting CMK, I haven’t had time for any other DT’s, and that’s fine. I’ve been ticking along with Scrappin’ Patch ( I don’t see how I could live without it! ) and CMH & CMK have certainly kept me busy. Working full time and being a mum & a wife also takes time away from the creative corner, as you ALL know. But all in all, I’m happy with my scrappy 2012, and I’m excited to see what 2013 has in store!

In true fashion (albeit a little late), I’d like to share my 10 fav LO’s from last year. In no particular order, here you go. (My previous favourites can be found here: 20112010, 2009, 2008).

Tell me your favourite in the comments, and I will send a RAK to one lucky commenter. Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

adorable

ponder 

 

you

 

 

perfect

 

 

little fashionista

 

 

swewi

 

 

you are my forever

magic 

 

happy right here

today

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