lördag 30 juli 2011

Get Picky July Inspiration Challenge

Butterflies...I love butterflies! The July Inspiration Challenge at Get Picky is all about butterflies. I made this layout for the challenge. My niece isn't chasing butterflies though...she's chasing bubbles.

This month Get Picky has another fantastic prize giveaway! Everyone who participates in this challenge will go into a RANDOM draw to win a selection of gorgeous Prima goodies!
All you have to do to be in the running to win is enter the challenge - it's that simple! Everyone who enters automatically goes into the draw for the prize!

Here is a photo of exactly what you will WIN...

Included in the prize:
A selection of Sparkling Spring Collection Papers
A selection of Celebration Collection Papers
2 Packets of Prima blooms
1 Packet of Prima Butterflies
1 packet of Celebration Cardstock Stickers

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fredag 29 juli 2011

A card to say Congrats

Yet another card made with the July kit from Swirlydoos.

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onsdag 27 juli 2011

My first blog post for Glitz Design

It's such an honour to be making my very first own blog post for the Glitz blog today. I have been playing with two of the winter releases from Glitz. First, my absolute favourite...the Laced with Grace collection... I just LOVE the colours and the patterns. In the photo my son is hugging one of his younger cousins. He adores her!

The piece from the Whatnot pops among the paler flowers.

And those Paper Layers are so useful!

Material list:
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Papers: Stripe, Polka, Floral
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Whatnot
Other: Flowers (Prima, Petaloo), Leaves (Prima), Thickers (American Crafts)

Secondly, I made a layout with the lovely Love Games collection. And the layout is of course about my dear husband. The red goes so well with the black and white. To make it even more romantic I added some lace and the red flower and butterfly.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Love Games" Papers: Damask, Stripe, Poppies
Other: Flower (Petaloo), Leaves (Prima), Butterfly (Prima), Crystal swirls (Prima), Tickets (Tim Holtz), Artisan Elements (Pink Paislee), Metal charm (Making Memories), Chipboard alpha (American Crafts)

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måndag 25 juli 2011

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcomes you to join us this month for a blog hop that we feel is always extra special!

We know that it's a busy time of year with kids home from school and vacations, so we thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! Details below.

It's CHA time which means brand new products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local stores.

As you know, Zva offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, July 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday...plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

To increase your chances of winning:

Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry

Sooo, you have FOUR chances on each blog to win one of our FIVE prizes! That's technically OVER 50 chances :)

Today I want to share a really happy layout. The Zva Creative flowers and bling are just perfect for the bright and shiny photo. I got inspiration from one of the weekly challenges (#66) at The Color Room. The colours of the Zva flowers perfectly matched the colours of that week.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
And as this is the last stop in the blog hop, I'm linking you back to Kim as well.

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!!


lördag 23 juli 2011

Butterfly card

A simple card today. It's made with the July kit from Swirlydoos.

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torsdag 21 juli 2011

Mini album "Me at 40"

My dear daughter (12) took some photos of me on my birthday a few weeks back and I wanted to use some of them in a mini. This album came with the embellishment add-on kit for July at Swirlydoos. The embellishment kit also included the clear stamps for Butterfly Garden from Pink Paislee. I used them a lot in the mini.

The papers, the stamps, the ribbon and most of the flowers are from the July kits at Swirlydoos. I have added the leaves and the swirls from my own stash.

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tisdag 19 juli 2011

Prima BAP July

I just loooove the Botanical collection from Prima. I used it once again for the BAP July. And I used both old and newer flowers.

Some close-ups:
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söndag 17 juli 2011


Another layout for Swirlydoos with their July kit. This time I have scrapped a picture of my older sister Marie.

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fredag 15 juli 2011

Get Picky July Sketch

For this month's sketch over at Get Picky I chose gorgeous Basic Grey papers together with a fantastic flower vine from Petaloo.

Remember to upload your layout to Mr Linky at Get Picky!

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onsdag 13 juli 2011


This cutie pie is my baby niece. She charms everybody and isn't a stranger to anyone. She really is a doll. I try to take pictures of her every time I see her.

The layout is created for Swirlydoos using their July kit. It features the Butterfly Garden collection from Pink Paislee.

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måndag 11 juli 2011

Last projects for Kaisercraft

I made the decision not to reapply for a dt spot at Kaisercraft. I really love their beautiful products and they are really generous. But it also required a lot of time. I am truly grateful for the last year and the opportunity to design for them. Perhaps I'll apply again next year...

These are the cards I made for Kaisercraft in June.

Material from the collection Chapter One.


Material from the collection Pink Gelato.

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lördag 9 juli 2011

My Mother & Me

This is my very first layout as a designer for Glitz Design. Every month there is a challenge over at the Glitz blog and this month the challenge is to use background stamps. As you can see I have stamped on the cardstock and then torn the patterned paper at some random places to show the stamping.

The photos are of my mother and me and were taken when we celebrated my mother's birthday in May.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Papers: Banner, Stripe, Block
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Whatnot
Glitz Design "Distressing" Clear Stamps
Glitz Design Teeny Alpha Cream
Other: Envelope (Maya Road), Flowers (Prima), Leaves (Prima), Crystal swirls (Prima), lace, cardstock

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torsdag 7 juli 2011

Timeless Rubons

Kaisercraft kom ut med finfina rubons i juni. Här har jag kombinerat dem med kollektionen Velvet Ensemble.

Tack för besöket!

tisdag 5 juli 2011

Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

Welcome to Swirlydoos July Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!
If you've arrived here from Irene’s blog, then you are on the right track! If you are one of my regular followers then head on over to the Swirlydoos Blog and join in the fun!

This month's kit is called Vintage Fae and features GORGEOUS products from Pink Paislee, Kaisercraft, Prima and Graphic45 amongst others. The add-on kits are packed with other goodies.

This is a layout I made for the sketch that comes with the kit. I have inked the resist paper from Pink Paislee in both pink and brown to go with the rest of the gorgeous Pink Paislee papers. As you can see I love my border punches, since they give such a delicate touch. The lovely girl in the picture...that's my daughter.

Here is the LOVELY July kit "Vintage Fae":

If you're interested in signing up for the kits, look here.

REMEMBER, to qualify for the grand prize you need to:
1) visit all of the blogs, including Swirlydoos, in order to qualify.
2) Be sure to leave a comment and become a follower of each blog (if you haven't already). This way we know that you have joined in the party!

3) Stop by Swirlydoos Facebook page and Like Us!

All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will be a $25 gift certificate to the awesome Swirlydoos Store!!!

This is the end of the blog hop. Thank you so much for joining us! We hope you were inspired by the designteam's incredible creations with Swirlydoo's Vintage Fae kit. Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on July 12th. Good luck and thank you once again for joining us!!

Thank you so much for visiting!

söndag 3 juli 2011

I am a Glitz Girl!!!

Today is my 40th birthday. A lot of mixed feelings for sure. I'm happy to be who I am, and at the same time I don't want to get older (nor younger actually). Anyway...

A few weeks ago I got a mail .... I was asked if I wanted to join the Glitz designteam!!! Wooooohoooooo! Of course I said YEEEEESSSS!!! I really L.O.V.E. their products!!! So watch out... you'll see some Glitz projects here every month. You can see the announcement here.

In the meantime I have some other inspiration here. Speaking of turning 40...A layout about me which I created using sketch #243 at Pencillines.

Material: Papers and alpha stickers from Basic Grey, flowers, leaves, ribbon and bling from Prima, Artisan Elements from Pink Paislee

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lördag 2 juli 2011

CHA News #3

Some more for my must-have list. I think I really need some new flowers from Prima...

These are elegant.

These are lovely too.

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fredag 1 juli 2011

Thank You

Finally a card I am happy with...

Material: Items from different Swirlydoos kits

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