onsdag 31 augusti 2011

Get Picky August Inspiration

Get Picky has a new inspiration challenge for you. And here's my layout for that challenge. I was inspired by the yellow and the orange in the pictures. As you can see, I have learnt how to make splashes! LOL

The photos are from Öland, a beautiful Swedish island.

Thanks for stopping by!

måndag 29 augusti 2011

Zva Creative August 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 thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! See details below.

The summer trade show was in July, which means brand new Zva Creative products. So please keep an eye out for them at your local craft 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, August 29th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, August 3oth and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 31st 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 :)

My sister is going to kill me for scrapping this picture, but she really is the queen of making faces. Every time I pull out my camera, she has to make some kind of face to tell me to stop photographing. Hehehe! So here she is in all her glory...The Queen of Making Faces...

Gorgeous flowers and pearls from Zva Creative.

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is here: Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us!

lördag 27 augusti 2011

I just had to try...

...my newest stamp. I bought the brick wall stamp from Prima and I am in love.

Material: Papers (Basic Grey), stamp (Prima), chipboards (Dusty Attic), flowers, leaves, bling and lace from Prima.

torsdag 25 augusti 2011

Lovely you

I got to play some more with the gorgeous papers from Pion Design. They were in my dt package from CountryScrap. I just love the soft colours and the lovely patterns. Here I have used some pink flowers and ribbon along with the pale papers.

For all you Swedes... CountryScrap har ju besök nästa helg av Ingvild Bolme. Jag ska dit!! Ska du?

Thanks for visiting!

tisdag 23 augusti 2011

The Look

This is my daughter giving me the look. Gosh, how serious she looks!

As usual I have scrapped a page for the monthly BAP at Prima. I just love their sketches and their products. Here I have used the Pastiche Collection - one of my favourites...

söndag 21 augusti 2011

Loves animals

My daughter is going to become a vet when she grows up. Her decision was made a loooooong time ago. I really hope she fulfills her dream. She really loves animals.

This year we went to Kolmården, a LARGE zoo here in Sweden. She was in heaven!!!
The layout is for Zva Creative - you can see the gorgeous Zva flowers, branch and pearl swirls. I have used papers from Webster's Pages.

Thanks for visiting!

fredag 19 augusti 2011

More vacation pictures...

I have joined the design team at Country Scrap, a lovely Swedish store. This is my first layout for Country Scrap. I have used papers from Pion Design and G45 along with gorgeous flowers and butterflies. The picture is from Öland where there is a lot of windmills. We visited Öland just for a couple of hours but I think we stopped at ten windmills...

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onsdag 17 augusti 2011


We spent some fantastic days at the coast outside Stockholm. One of our friends taught our kids how to water ski. You can just imagine the sparkling face of my daughter when she finally could ski all around the island.

The layout is made by the August kits from Swirlydoos Kit Club.

The large flowers is from the main kit and the smaller ones from the flower add-on.

The papers are from the technique add-on. They are the new resist papers from Pink Paislee. I have sprayed them with mist and then just wiped them off. Fabulous papers!!!!

måndag 15 augusti 2011

Get Picky August Sketch

The August Sketch Challenge has gone live at Get Picky. This is my layout for the challenge. I have used a lot of gorgeousness from Prima. And the little princess in the photos...that's one of my nieces.


Thanks for stopping by!

söndag 14 augusti 2011

We have a winner!

Thank you all for your amazing support! The August Blog Give Away will be travelling all the way to Greece! LOL

The winner is....

Blogger Elina sa...

Thank you so much for your amazing giveaway!!! You are so generous!!! I am already a follower of your beautiful creations!!!

1 augusti 2011 10:55

Elina...Can you please email me your address and I will have the prize sent to you? You will find my email address in the right column of my blog.

Lots of love to you all!

lördag 13 augusti 2011

Get Picky Design Team Call!

Get Picky is having a dt call right now!!! Read about it here!

fredag 12 augusti 2011

Summerfun with Glitz

Today it is my turn to share some layouts on the Glitz Design blog.

Summer has been fantastic. I have spent A LOT of time with my family. We went away on a vacation in Sweden as we feel that it is important for the children to see how beautiful our own country is. I took 1051 photos in 8 days. LOL

Anyway, this is a layout with pictures from a small town called Söderköping. It is such a cute little town with a lot of old buildings. I thought Laced with Grace was such a suitable paper collection for those photos.

Together with some flowers and bling I made the layout as cute as the town.

I also used a beautiful Peek-A-Boo.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Papers: Polka, Butterflies, Stripe
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design "Laced with Grace" Paper Layers
Other: Flowers (Prima, Petaloo), leaves (Prima), bling swirls (Prima), chipboard piece (Dusty Attic), alpha stickers (Prima), Border punches (Martha Stewart)

Summer vacation really makes me relax. It is all about Carpe Diem. This is a layout for me - a reminder to seize the day and make the most of it. The Afternoon Muse collection has such vibrant colours and I wanted this layout to be colourful.

Material list:
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Papers: Block, Polka
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Whatnot
Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Teeny Alpha (cream)
Other: flowers (Prima), leaves (Prima), border punch (Martha Stewart), rhinestones (Kaisercraft), paper clip (Tim Holtz)

Happy crafting!

onsdag 10 augusti 2011

Not good enough...

A little piece of scrap to show today...

The feeling of not being good enough is overwhelming sometimes... So much pressure on being a good mother, a good wife, a good teacher, a good friend....I just have to realize that most of the pressure comes from inside of me.

The material is from the divine August kit from Swirlydoos Kit Club. It features papers from Kaisercraft and as usual it also contains lots of fabulous embellishment. The Petaloo flowers are from the flower add-on kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

tisdag 9 augusti 2011

CHA News #4

I found more must-haves...It's the Western Romance collection from Webster's Pages.

And the All about me collection, also from Webster's Pages.

What do you think?

Thanks for visiting!

söndag 7 augusti 2011

Dearest Dad

I have scrapped a layout about my Dad. I used Webster's papers and the gorgeous pearl piece and flowers from Zva Creative.

Thanks for visiting!

fredag 5 augusti 2011

Welcome to Swirlydoos August Kit Reveal Blog Hop!!!

If you've arrived here from Lisa Valentine'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!

My son makes the funniest faces, especially when I try to photograph him. LOL Anyway...this is a layout I made with the August kit (including the flower add-on kit). The doilies are made from a Cheery Lynn Designs die.

And a close-up of the flower cluster.

You will see more August kit projects here on my blog in a couple of days. Make sure to come back for more. *wink*

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!

You have through 5pm Eastern time on Sunday August 7th to complete the hop!! All entries will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prize!!! This month's prize will this completely gorgeous kit made up of Bo Bunny product!!

Now head on over to Maiko's blog where you will see some more beautiful projects made with this month’s kit, Poetry en Prose. Winner will be announced on the Swirlydoos blog on August 8th. Good luck and thank you for joining us!!

Thank you so much for visiting!

onsdag 3 augusti 2011

Big Eyes

I joined the Round Robin Challenge at Swirlydoos in July. And this is the layout I made as a lift of the sweet QT in my team.

Thanks for visiting!

måndag 1 augusti 2011

August Blog Giveaway!

First of all I just want to say thank you to all those who leave such nice comments to me here on my blog. I am so grateful for each and everyone of them. ♥

I have decided to spread a little love of my own to all my blog followers by having a small RAK every month. As all scrappers I have way to much stuff laying around. LOL

So, if you would like to win my AUGUST BLOG GIVEAWAY, all you need to do is to leave a nice comment on this post and become a follower (if you aren't already). I will draw a random winner on August 15th.

All these items are in an envelope just waiting for an address. *giggle*

Thanks for stopping by!