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Rough week

Posted by swewi on November 21, 2009

It’s been a tough week for my family. After being sick with the flu for a few days, on Wednesday (my birthday!) our little Elsa ended up in the emergency room at Starship Hospital, and we had to stay there over night. She had trouble breathing, and it turned out to be bronciolitis. Very hard to go through for her and for me, but we are home now and she seems to be getting better every day. If you’re a mum I’m sure you know just how horrible it is to see your little baby go through all that hospital stuff, and just feeling so terribly miserable…


Since Elsa has been my priority, and she has needed me so much, Tova has sort of been in the backseat this week, and she is somewhat sad with that. Sure, she has her dad and she’s totally fine, but she told him the other night that she misses her mum. Do you think that made me cry?


Well… With all this there has been little or no scrapbooking going on, but I’d like to share with you a LO that I did during the Sketchbook Retreat, that is published on the SWE Scrapbook blog today. The theme for today’s challenge is “pride or proud”. This LO is about how proud I am about Tova, for who she is, for how she behaves around other people, and for being a “big” girl…




Products used: LilyBee papers & tulle flower, Prima leaves, misc pins, alphas from October Afternoon & Pink Paislee.


Speaking of the Sketchbook; Megan has made the very hard desicion to close the site. I’m extremely sad about that, but I understand the reasons and I am behind her all the way. It has been such an amazing ride to be part of that site, and I’m gonna miss it!!!


Thanks for stopping by everyone, have a great weekend!

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First share

Posted by swewi on November 9, 2009

After a WHOLE weekend of scrapping, I came home with 14 LO’s! Am very happy about that! Most of them are some sort of DT work, and I can’t show them today, but I have a couple that I can share with you!

This first LO is for the challenge over at Zest blog:


The papers, brad & sticker borders are all Pink Paislee, I’ve used an old book page as well. I have inked with Distress ink, & glimmermisted over some Tim Holtz masks. Rub ons are BoBunny, alphas are Prima & then there are misc buttons, some sewing & a chain on there as well. Does anyone know how old that photo of me might be???


Then, this LO is for the new weekly challenge over at the Sketchbook. The challenge is to scrap the “not so perfect photos”. I’m sure we ALL have them!

Have used the BG Eskimo Kisses papers & alphas, Prima flowers, BG brads & Webster’s alphas.

The last LO I can share is the one I did for the challenge pack we got over the weekend. It’s all BoBunny paper & Prima pearls, flowers & I also added some Prima alphas.


Thanks for stopping by, will be back VERY SOON with more stuff to share! Promise!!

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I’m amazed

Posted by swewi on November 2, 2009

Someone told me that I have a LO featured here. It’s just so cool, especially since I’ve never heard of this place. What an honour!!

And then, sharing time. I’ve set a new shabby chic challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch. Create a NON SQUARE LO with at least one piece of chipboard. Ths DT ladies have created some stunning work as always. This is mine:


Products used: BG Indian Summer pp’s, Prima flowers & lace, misch chipboard painted with white crackle paint, Tim Holtz metal embellishment, misc lace, pearls & feathers. Alphas are Carolee’s Creations & MM.

That’s all for now. Looking forward to a whole weekend of scrapping at the Sketchbook Retreat, starting Friday afternoon. Bring it on!!!

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Posted by swewi on October 26, 2009

That’s how I feel today. I’ve got some sort of flu, and have had a really bad headache all day. So blah feels like a great heading for this post!


Still wanted to share my latest LO’s with you. There are new challenges up and I’ve got some examples!


For the new weekly challenge at the Sketchbook, I did this LO that says “serenity”/”calm”/”peacefulness”. This week it’s a sketch from Ruth:





I don’t normally like purple, but these papers and embellies from Glitz design just spoke to me. Together with Prima flowers, leaves and alphas the LO just works I think!!


Then, I got my LAST scraps out from Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection (you kow I loved that one!) and did a LO for the latest challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch – a Basic Grey challenge!!!





Cardstock is Bazzill & alphas are Scenic Route, everything else is Lime Rickey!


And then – I actually managed to do a LO for a challenge myself! This is for sketch #32 over at Inspired Blueprints:



muffin date


Products used: Bazzill kraft cardstock, Pink Paislee Amber Road paper & embellies, Pink Paislee alphas. The butterflies are cut out with my new Martha Stewart butterfly punch!!!




Well, that will have to do for tonight. Gotta go take some more pills for my poor head. ’til next time!

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We’ve got a winner!!!

Posted by swewi on October 20, 2009

Yep, I’ve done the draw for my BLOGGIVERSARY RAK.


Out of the 90 (!!!!) lovely comments you all left – THANK YOU  – I can only reward one, unfortunately. This time the lucky number was:


bloggiversary draw


And comment number 11 was made by noone else but the lovely Mrs Frizz!!!


Congratulations! I will email you to discuss what you could possibly need for your crafty addiction… 🙂 I think you might have it all already… 🙂


And now, sharing time…


First a LO that is one of the examples for the latest challenge at Scrappin’ Patch – the PRIMA challenge. Gotta love that…




Apart from the Maya Road pins, the Pink Pailsee alphas, the misc feathers and the blue Shimmerz on the roses, it’s ALL Prima!


And then, the new challenge over at the Sketchbook – make a double page! I don’t do it often, but it’s cool when it works!





Products used: Bazzill cardstock, Sassafras Lass & Jenni Bowlin patterned pp, Prima flowers, Robin’s Nest dewdrops, MME words, Jenni Bowlin, Heidi Swapp & AC alphas, misc butterflies. The title says “So, my dear Tova, how many times can  you jump in 15 minutes”.




OK, that’ll do for today. Soooooooon I can reveal my other little secret too…

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Webster’s Pages

Posted by swewi on October 14, 2009

Lately, I’ve been using Webster’s Pages on a few LO’s. I was scared of cutting those GORGEOUS papers up before, but I think I’ve gotten over it. 🙂 So – imagine my surprise and HAPPY DANCE when I found out I was featured with one of my LO’s in their gallery! I only joined the other day, so I was just SHOCKED! There are over 3,500 LO’s in their gallery, and MY PAGE was one of five to be featured this time. Soooo cool!

And, of course, I have a new LO using Wester’s Pages to share…




I’ve stuck a piece of my MIL’s old satin curtain and a dress pattern together with some PRIMA lace behind the photo. There are also ZVA creative flowers, Prima leaves, 2Crafty chipboard, Tim Holtz metal frame, misc charm & PRIMA alphas on the page.

Most of these product can be found in the  Scrappin’ Patch  shop as usual!

I have wanted to use these lyrics from my fav Gavin deGraw song on a LO forever. A discussion with my friend on Facebook (thanks Louise!) pushed me to do it. I’m very happy with the result!


The LO is my example for Heidi’s challenge over at the Sketchbook this week. Go check it out!

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Stuff to share

Posted by swewi on September 21, 2009

New challenges are up my friends!!!


First, Heidi has set a cool colour challenge @ Scrappin’ Patch; brown/teal/orange. PERFECT for the new Gypsy pp’s from BoBunny:





Add some BG alphas, a Pink Paislee butterfly, some Pearlmaker and a fat lady in the photo, and you’re done!!!




Then, I just posted the last SPRING IT ON challenge @ the Sketchbook messageboard. This is my example:





Products used:  Cosmo Cricket “Earth Love” pp’s and embellies, MM ribbon, Jenni Bowlin & AC alphas.


I really, really like these new Cosmo Cricket pp’s, and was HAPPY when Adrienne & Pauline wanted me to do a DT page for Scrappin’ Patch. This is the result:





So, what’s the full story you ask? Well, I’ve decided to donate eggs to my girlfriend who has tried to get pregnant for about 7 years. I’m writing in a diary about this, and when the journey is over I will print it out and put on the back of the LO. If a child comes out of this, both that child and my children have the possibility to read about my thoughts during this process.


Apart from the Cosmo pp’s and embellies, I have used chipboard from 2Crafty, Robin’s Nest dewdrops, Tim Holtz tickets, and alphas from AC & Pink Paislee. I have also used a SU slit punch on one of the paper strips.


Almost all of the stuff I use to creat with nowadays, can be found @  Scrappin’ Patch. Apart from great supplies they also have  AMAZING service, and I’m not just saying that. You can trust me on this!!!

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I love my hobby

Posted by swewi on September 14, 2009

And I love this LO. And I’m allowed to say so, because it’s my blog!!!


It took me 15 minutes to complete this LO, because the recipe from Ruth was so great! It’s my example for this weeks Spring it on challenge at the Sketchbook.





Products used: Paper from Upsy Daisy & October Afternoon, old book page, flowers from Prima, Kaisercraft pearls, measure thingie from October Afternoon, tickets & plate form Tim Holtz, Rose Moka alphas, misc feathers & brown ink.


And now – back to my sick and grumpy offspring!!

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Before I hit the sack…

Posted by swewi on September 7, 2009

… I’d like to share a couple of LO’s with you. Because I said I would!




First, a LO for the second SPRING IT ON challenge over at the Sketchbook. The LO is made from a sketch from this talented Swedish girl.  The title says “hair”, and I’ve used BoBunny pp’s and embellies, a BG brad & Collage Press alphas on the LO.



Scrap 419



Then the LO for the new prodct challenge over at Scrappin’ Patch. I set the challenge this time, and it’s all about using your Bazzill. ONLY your Bazzill in fact. 🙂



Scrap 423



Products used: Bazzill swiss dotted cs “salt” attacked with blue ink & blue glimmer mist. Used my traced butterfly (from a Pink Pailsee chipboard) as a mask, filled it with a little bit of green ink. Drew the swirly thing myself, stamped with a script stamp, again with blue ink. Journaling & title done with a black pen.


And before I go I’d like to say a HUGE THANKS for all your nice comments about my new position on Swe Scrapbook!!! All your praise goes straight to my heart!!!

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Posted by swewi on September 1, 2009

Yep. That’s right. It’s September! This means there’s a new challenge up at Scrap the girls. But you won’t see a LO from me. I decided to resign for various reasons. But I still think you should go there and check September’s challenge out!!!


If that’s not your cup of tea, how about checking out the “Spring it on comp” that we started today over at the Sketchbook!  Beverley have set the challenge, and this is my example:



Scrap 416



I have used BG Junebug & Lemonade pp’s and brads, Bazzill cs, Prima flowers, Amy Butler butterfly, AC & MM mini alphas & a misc ribbon. The title says “discovering in the grass” sort of… 🙂



There’s also a brand spanking new recipe challenge over at the Scrappin’ Patch. This is my example:



Scrap 405



Products used: PP’s from October Afternoon, BG & American Craft, Prima flower and bling, BG button, AC thickers & misc chipboard.


Well, it’s all Elsa today it seems, have one more LO with her to show! I bought a LOVELY kit from Neen/it’s the little things. The LO came out a little bit different from what I usually do, but I looooooove it. The title says “My Precious”.



Scrap 418


That’s it for today. Go check out those challenges now!! Please… 😉

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