I'm off to do some things around the house that needs to be done and then hopefully attempt to make some easter cards...
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
I have always liked the swirly/flourish stamps that Rhonna has made in the past. But there has always been that little thing about them (can't really explain it) which has stopped me buying them, thinking they wouldn't be totally useful. But these. Now these really caught my eye...and "that something" about the design which I wasn't totally keen on in older packs is not there anymore. I ripped them open and had a play with them straight away LOL!
And what other goodies was there? Li'l Davies chipboard alphabet, some Maya Road chipboard books, some Heidi Swapp bling (as it's the first time I have bought any!!) and lots of yummy papers...mainly Scenic Route.
Before I leave I can show you my finished minibook which I talked about yesterday. This is based on a class that Shimelle did over on the Fiskateers blog. As usual I kinda just "get inspired" by a class and then do my own thing. Rather than follow the class step by step. But it works for me. And I end up with something individual which I guess is always great...
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Yep my first little order from the US!!!! Shipped on Friday and arrived on Wednesday! Incredible!! And do I loooooove my new Autumn Leaves stamps or what!?! I mean...H-O-W useful are they going to be...? Soooo!!! I also got a pack of Making Memories white alpha shimmer stickers too. Maybe because it was a flat jiffybag it went a bit quicker than a parcel...what do I know. In any case - that gives me hope for the second part of my order. Maybe, maybe today...? *takes quick peak out of the window*
I also did this layout with a photo of mum which I really like. Maybe because it sends me straight back to that relaxed summer feeling and spending a few weeks at my parents' summer house on the south east coast of Sweden. Anyway...papers are by American Crafts, Bazzill cardstock, brand new (yay!! And double-yay!!) Autumn Leaves stamp, Heidi Swapp chipboard, some ribbon, photocorner, brads and flowers.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
This is a quick layout of my brother and his girlfriend which I made using Rouge De Garance paper, some ribbon, ric rac, buttons, Fontwerks stamp and Making Memories jewelled square brads.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Oh and before I forgot. Deanne wanted to know (sorry I forgot to reply to this yesterday) where I bought the corner stamps by Heidi Swapp from: they are from ATDML. Hope that helps.
Apart from that, the supplies used for my layout are: Rouge De Garance papers, a few ribbon bits (Strano Designs etc), some embroidery thread and eyelets (yay I managed to use some more!!)
I have been a bit naughty over the last few days and ordered a bit more stash from the US than planned. So I better get scrapping faster to use up some stuff...
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I really, really enjoyed doing this book and I can easily see myself doing something similar in the future again!! So quick and easy by just cutting 12x12 cardstock into 3 strips etc. I have even managed to surprise myself by using the brightest (!!) sheet of green cardstock I have ever seen. I got it in a kit a few years ago and it's been in my cardstock pile ever since (never thought I'd use it) LOL!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Still feeling rather weak etc, but I guess I just have to accept that it takes a few days to recover (something I'm not that good at LOL)
So then ---> scalloped edges. I really love them! Anyone with me on that? From magazines/forums etc it's quite obvious that scalloped edges are becoming (is!) very trendy again! So get those scissors out girls! My corner rounders (which, when you remove the outer edge, becomes scallop punches) are my best friends at the moment!!!
Friday, March 23, 2007
In less than 24 hours I lost 3 kilos (!!) and I got so dehydrated I experienced the worst cramps...pains I did not think was possible. There is no words to describe them. I really don't know how - they were that bad. I don't know what happened to the last few days, I can not tell them apart. My calendar still says Monday 19th of March. That's the last thing I remember totally properly.
My e-mail box is overflowing and I have no idea what's happened the last few days in the world. Scary! I'm getting really hot just from the effort of typing this, so I guess I still need to take it pretty easy...
On a happier note I received the new Heidi Swapp corner stamps while I was ill (don't ask me what day they arrived. I really haven't got a clue!) Yummy!! Family, Love, Travel and Emotion sets:
Had a little (that was HARD work!!) play with them this morning and managed to create a card. These stamps are going to be very useful me thinks...
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
*signs out thinking: I must have a thing for alphabets at the moment...chipboard, stickers, rub-ons...love them all*
Saturday, March 17, 2007
So what do YOU think? Funky flowers....or? :)
Friday, March 16, 2007
What is it about birds and scrapping papers at the moment anyway?!? I don't get it, I really don't. I remember first seeing Rhonna Farrer doing them...was it 2 years ago or something. But now it seems like every paper manufacturer have gone bird-crazy and they are everywhere! Madness! LOL!
Anyway, back to my Scrap-Room kit. This was the first month I had the embellisment add-on. And guess who is a very happy girl noticing that the main part of the add-on is by Scenic Route? :) And then it was the stamps...flowers. When I first saw the preview (you have a few days to say "not thanks" if you want) I kept changing my mind about them...I really wasn't sure at all. Then I decided it wasn't so much money so I'd gamble and go for them. I'm just working on a layout at the moment and decided to try my new stamps. Can I just say ----> I L-O-V-E them!!! Stamped onto patterned paper and cut out, they sooooo work!! Can't wait to finish the layout and show you on here.
And before I go. A big thank you to Nikki. I helped her out with a few things she needed and without me knowing she'd spoken to Tammy at Scrap-Room and asked her to put together a kit for me as a "thank you" for the help. How sweet is that?!? So a big thank you to Nikki for such a nice surprise!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
The papers are by Imaginisce, the scalloped and pink cardstock is by Bazzill, chipboard letters by Heidi Swapp...and then just some ric rac and two giant brads (sorry got them in a kit and don't know who they are by). A rather simple and quick layout to do - but sometimes that's very nice as you get a feeling of a "achievement" very quickly.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I'm off to play with my iPod and add/remove some music! Love my little speakers!! Since I got them, I have used my iPod sooooooo much more. Just need to find a better place for them than in the middle of my scrapping desk LOL! My desk is tiny so they take up very valuable space even though they are not so big...
Monday, March 12, 2007
A little selection of what I got:
My glittery pencils which I couldn't resist:
And some cool magnets called "crystalballs":
I have just finished a layout using the new Scenic Route papers. I'm on a mission to try and start using my eyelets again. Let's face it, who hasn't got hundreds (or thousands?!) of them nicely sorted by colours in boxes? And I have decided mine need to be used rather than just stored. So here's my first attempt. 20 eyelets used...
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Right I'm off for some lunch and then we're going to have a nice day out. Rather windy but still nice and sunny outside.
Friday, March 09, 2007
...and this morning I did. The patterned papers I have used bits of are by Chatterbox and the stamps came from a Scrap-Room kit from this year. The photos are taken just before Christmas (2005) in Sweden, very near my parents' house.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
I've been listening to a very inspirational 28 min audio message for my journaling class and done all the little exercises in my journal this morning. A very nice way to start the day! Love the audio messages from Amy and I'm so happy that they are quite long too!
After that I got scrapping. A layout using my new Pink Martini papers. A very busy layout LOL! Can you get TOO busy?! Maybe you can I guess. But this was a fun layout so who cares. After I had taken my photo I noticed that I had forgotten to add a date and some journaling to the layout. So I did some handwriting in some of the circles.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Paper is from the new "Floral Chic" range by Fancy Pants and rub-ons are by Basic Grey & Gin-X. I have tried to take a close-up of the journaling too...though I'm not too sure how easy it is to read when Blogger won't display larger photos - sorry!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Pink Martini - Orange Creamsicle (funky!!):
Pink Martini - Pink Squirrel (yummy flowers!):
...and lots of Rouge De Garance!! (VERY bright...I'm almost scared!! LOL!):
...and finally a (bright!) layout that I have just done this morning. Papers are the new "Floral Chic" range by Fancy Pants, lots of ribbons, Fontwerks & Sassafras Lass stamps and Making memories rub-ons.
Monday, March 05, 2007
* use rub-ons (of course! - this is part of this week's Product Playground class)
* use at least 2 photos on your page
* use some green and some blue on your page...even if it's just small amounts
* use a bookplate
* ...and some ric rac (or ribbon if you don't have any ric rac)
I'd love it if YOU want to take this challenge too please! Would be so much fun to see what everyone creates. If you do decide to have some fun and play along, please post and let us know how your layout turned out.
Me? I used one of the latest Chatterbox kits from Scrap-Room. This was the first time I had tried the scalloped Bazzill. Have to say I wasn't so keen on it until I cut it up! LOL! Rub-ons are by Chatterbox too, the bookplate is made using a Sizzix die + chipboard and then it's finished off with some black ric rac. Oh and the stamp is my very much loved "Notepad" by Fontwerks.
***Ooops and the layout looks like it's not been made straight at all in the photo - it is, I promise - just bad editing from me I'm afraid, sorry!***To Cynthia who asked about the "glossy stuff" used on the inchies: it's Glossy Accents by Ranger. Hope that helps :)
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
Then I decorated them today with my new Chinese stamps, Glossy Accents etc. The photos really don't do them justice and they were really hard to photograph because of the shine in the Glossy Accents etc. Seems like a lot of people put old/vintage images/people on inchies so I anted to do something a bit different...
I have also done my writing prompt this morning for the "My Word" class. I guess it's all about learning not to be "scared" to start writing...Something that I will keep in mind from now on. :)
...and I have done a card from the scraps leftover from yesterday's layout. Just a silly/funny card for no reason. Some rub-ons are included, so yet another project for the "Product Playground" class.