August 18, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow

I was so fun to be asked to be part of this reunion of old Sugar Creek Hollow Designers. I have resigned from all DT work for a while, but to do one Guest preformance once in a while is just fun :)

The theme for this challenge is Family. So first I made a card with this image on:

I really like this image, and you know - the guys in Sing Sing have family too. I like to make cards with this image and the sentiment: Take you time - I will wait for you". Maybe it is just me, but I find that hilarious. Anyway, the card turned out boring in the colors, so I decided to make a new one and fell for this image of this pretty little girl that made me think about my beautiful niece.


I hope you will join us over at Sugar Creek Hollow for this challenge!

We will be choosing one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice along with a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will choose their Top Pick and that creator will receive a winner's badge but will also be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

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July 29, 2012

My girl

This is my first shadowbox. It has taken me a couple of weeks to finish it, but I am very pleased with it. It was hard to keep it in black and white but I am glad I stuck with my idea. 
I really like this way of displaying photos, and I see a couple of more shadowboxes in my future... I have to more cats and to stepchildren... mayby I should make one out of our weddingphotos as well.... hmmmm

Anyway, the subject of my first shadowboz is my lovely little girl Stella. 






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Challenges:


Crafting When We Can - Monochrome
Amusing Challenges -Anything Goes 

July 22, 2012

In memory

In memory of those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Oslo and Ut√łya 22.7.2011
My heart goes out to those who lost a child, or a family member.



July 17, 2012

The Whatevers #2

It is time for The Whatevers again.
 I really like this challenge, but I must admit that I may not be to creative when it comes to the stories. I find refrences to litterature and  make my stories out of this. 
This photo imidiatly made me think about Miss Havisham. 
A rather sad caracter from Charles Dickens Great expectations. And in my story I have quoted her. Her descriotion of real love is one that I have remembered ever since I read this book. Noone I think has ever had their heart broken as bad as poor Miss Havisham. She of course is one that will never be forgotten, but I found it very nice to give her a face.




Here is her story:


My name is Miss Havisham. Maybe you have heard about me? Maybe you have laughed at my story?
I know I am the talk of the town, but I don’t care anymore. When my finac√© left me at the alter, he did not just brake my heart, he killed it.
Do you know anything about love?
Let me tell you what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!

Now here is what’s left; a wedding photo without a groom, an old worn out weddingdress and a faded memory of what was supposed to be.


Please come and play with The Whatevers! It is great fun, and you will find all the details over at Nathalies blog.


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July 1, 2012

My "new" craftingspace


We have redone our workarea! Both me and my husband have our computers in the livingroom, and this is also my craftingspace. It works ok, but I have disliked that we sat with our backs to the world. When the kids came to sit in the sofa we sat with our backs to them... not ok. I did also miss to see the TV, sometimes I want to watch TV while crafting - I am a multitasker! *LOL*

Anyway this weekend I have got all my wishes come true.

Here is the before picture:


Pretty messy.... 

Ready for the after picture?? 

Drumwirl........ tatam!


 His desk        and       my desk

I have got loads of storage now, but of course it is not enough, but it looks a lot better then before. I have thrown away so many boxes of different sizes and colors and material. I had them in clear plastic and in white plastic, red cardbord, white cardbord, black cardbord and even checkerbord cardbord.... no they are all black, except for those red boxes there, maybe I will have to paint those, 'couse they are not going anywhere!  They are my treasureboxes :)

It has been a huge job reoranizing all my stuff, but I dit get one problem - all my stamps had to go into one box.... mayhem I tell you, so I had to find a way to organize them and the most usable way was to put them into CD-cases. It was a huge job too....

But now they are all there - with names and description on the back so that I can easily find them. Because I have to keep them all in this box.

What I am going to do with my wood mounted stamps.... well I will have to think about that one other day. I really need to sleep some now :) 

But it is going to be some happy sleeping - I really like my new space!

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Oh - I almost forgot - I found some long lost treasures when reorganizing all my stuff - look what I found:


Happy :)

June 27, 2012

Orange beauty

Here is a card I made for absolutely no other reason but to stay sane and kind of happy :) This orange color actually helps keeping me happy too, it is so bright and cheerful.




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June 26, 2012

Depths of Distress or maybe De-stress?

I do find crafting to be very de-stressing, and working with layers of distress definitly is a good way to clear my head and lower my shoulders :) Next I need the crafting to heal my back - but I guess that might be a lot to ask from some papers and some ink.... 


Supplies:
- Distress ink: Spiced marmelade, Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Pine Needle, Fired Brick, Tea Dye
- Stamps: Layers of Colors butterflies,  French Script (unknown)
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- TH Tissue Tape
- TH Clock parts
- Metal, pearls, butterflypunch and fabric from my stash
- Perfect Pearl mist

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Depth of Distress
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings 
Wild Orchid Challenge - Punch It Out 

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June 24, 2012

Sweet girl

This is a last minute card I made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - a bit of brown. Actually this card turned out a lot of brown and then a bit of turqoise but still...  :) Brown is brown.


Supplies:
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Ribbon from Laura (Layers of Color) Thank you Laura!
Lace from Wenche Thank you Wenche!
Picture from North Star Stamp
Pearls from Kort og Godt
Paper, butterfly and "Cobweb" from my stash
Dylusion spray - Crushed grape
Distress ink - Walnut stain

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a bit of brown
2 Sisters - #97 Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything goes


June 16, 2012

The Whatevers #1

Go Check out Natahalie's Studio to join The Whatevers!

I do not scrapbook a lot, so I thought this might be a fun way to maybe get in the mood for Scapbooking also - 
anyway, I think this was a fun idea.

This picture did remind me a lot about Fanny and Alexander, so that is what I called them, and it made me think about a scene in that movie when it is christmas. The kids have been waiting all day and in the evening the father opens the large door to the formal livingroom and there is this gigantic 3 meter tall christmastree. Well, at least I hope that scene was from Fanny and Alexander.... I might be wrong :)

Here is my story:

Christmas eve is the longest day in the year... We have to get up early, put on our finest clothing and wear it all day... that means we can do anything fun cause we must not get dirty before going to church. We know that the tree has been decorated and is behind the closed door to the formal livingroom, but we are not allowed to see it. We know about the presents under the tree, but we have to wait. All we do this day is wait and wait and wait and it is soooooo boring! And then all the grown ups expect us to be so darn happy all day - smiling, laughing - don't you belive it, they even wanted us to smile when they forced us to sit down for taking our picture. But we would not do that! Oh no we didn't! Give us some presents, then maybe we will smile for your photos!
Fanny and Alexander











Even though my story is about christmas, I did not want to make a christmaspage and ended up with a yellow and orange one. I tried to make it a little Finnabair-style, but faild :) I screwed it all up trying to add black to it. 
Who cares, I like it this way.



Supplies:
- Dylusions sprays: Lemon Zest and Crushed grape
- Distress ink Dried Marigold
- Lindy Stamp gang, Moon Shadow Gossamer gold spray
- Layers of Colors art stencil Belle brocade
- TH tissuetape
- TH grungeboard elements
- Stamps: Layers og colors Nature walk and french script (unknown)
- TH alphabet die Carnivale
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Kort og Godt
- Yellow, gold and orange acrylic paint
- Gesso
- Metal, pearls, ribbon, fabric and other bits and pieces from my stash

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June 15, 2012

White hat

I really enjoy making these hats :) and I have for a while now wanted to make a white one. My plan was that it was supposed to be all white, but I never follow my plans...... It did turn out to be one fit for a wedding, that was not my plan at all, I just wanted it to be soft and feminine... but ok, that is my excuse for trying again :)






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Supplies:
- White felt
- Ribbons, lace and bows from my stash
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Key charm and pearls from my stash
- Tickets downloaded from the net somewhere
- Butterfly punch
- Ranger perfect pearls mist

Challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - ) Anything Goes

June 12, 2012

Yellow and Purple happiness

I am feeling kind of purple and yellow happy today, so I went out and bought myself some yellow and purple Dylusions sprays... And I am IN LOVE with them!
 Happy Happy!
 So this is me when I am happy :)


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June 11, 2012

Call me!




Supplies:
- Designer paper from Bo Bunny
- Vintage photo from North Star Stamps
- Pearls from Kort og Godt
- Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
- Lace, fabric, beads, ribbon and charms from my stash
- Stamp from Tim Holtz

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything goes

Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything goes


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Memories

"One of the keys to happiness, is a bad memory!"

I just love the colors of this page! 
The turquoise and black looks amazing togheter. 
The photobooth pictures is downloaded from La Belle Brocade.




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June 10, 2012

Don't say it's alright!

This did not start as an angry Art Journal page, but it ended up like one. Today I feel very much like this poor girl, one-eyed, frustrated, angry and sad. The whole page is just a big mess really, but thats me today.

The girl is downloaded from La Belle Brocante.



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June 9, 2012

Anger therapy


This is an anger therapy Art Journal page. I was really angry when I started making this page, and I wanted it to be an angry page, but when I sat there glueing down fabricstrips - the anger disappeared......... 
so it became anger therapy instead, you gotta love that! 




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