I have to create 50 LO's and 12 cards before I can shop for new supplies (challenge started Feb 2)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Scrapping Outback chipboard school week 2

I have been sick for more then a week now. I went to work and all but I have been feeling aweful. Hopefully I'll get my health back this weekend. I hate feeling sick !

As I said before I'm in this great competition over at the Scrappping Outback site. I'm learning so much I can't believe it. Their chipboards are fantastic you really should check them out. I bought chipboards from them and the service was great and fast.

Class #2 was hosted by Rachelle a really talented scrapper who I think must be on the Rusty pickle DT with my gorgeous, fantastic and one of the most talented scrappers I know Kathie.

Anyhow here is my LO for week 2. I had so much fun with this technique and I totally loved to slow down my process and this technique sure did that.

The journaling are my thoughts about what my DD future hobby/interest will be. In short I'm guessing what her hobby will be in the future with her personality today in mind.

(sorry for bad translation)
"What is your hobby going to be ? I wonder about this almost everytime I watch you play and have fun. You seem to be so torn between being a girls girl and a boy girl. I can't picture you in any kind of ball sports. Deep inside I though hoping you will like handball like rest of your family. You loved your ballet classes and you want to continue to practice ballet. Are you mabye more for fine movements ? I don't know you did not like the ball room dance class you got in your pre-school. What about music ? Will you be interested in learning to play an instrument ? You tell me you want to play the flute and a gitar. Will you know how to play chess ? I can't even start to guess what your hobby will be but hopefully you will be able to find something you love and you can enjoy for a long time. Something you can turn to and be yours."

Supplies: MME papers, Fancy Pants chipboards (circle and flower centers), the H is a Rusty pickle chipboard and other letters I think are Scenic route.Prima flowers and bling. MM paint. Autumn leaves clear stamps (on the journaling box). Technique Tuesday clear stamp (flower on chipboards). StazOn ink.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Aussie Scrap Source challenge and new scrap books

I got the books I ordered from Amazon today so you can guess what I will be doing after work this week. I'll be reading That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard. Of course I had to peek into it when I came home and I like what I saw so I can't wait to dig into it. The other book I bought I think I will be reading infront of my computer Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking 2 by Jessica Sprague. I really need to learn to use the computer more so this is my change to do that.
I did this LO for a challenge over at Aussie Scrap Source I really like that site. It is loaded with inpiration and the LO's shown there uses products in such a creative way. Anyhow this challenge was about creating clustered fun. The challenge was: Anything Fun ! Collage/clusters, Mixed ASS brands, Torn/ripped or distressed and one/two pics.
I think I went overboard with this LO. I'm not sure I like it and I hate when that happens.
Title: Sweet as Suger.
I took these pics of Sunneva on our Independence Day June 17 2007.
Supplies: Jenni Bowlin, Scenic Route and SEI papers. Hambly rub on. Tim Holtz distressing ink and groungeboard. Scenic route chipboard letters. Felt butterfly Jenni Bowlin. Technique Tuesday clear stamps. Q&C felt ribbon and brads. I used a tip I saw on the Q&C blog today I used glitter on the adhesive side on the felt ribbon it so cool.
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Friday, August 22, 2008

I'm back in school-Scrapping Outback chipboard school

This has been one fantastic day here in Iceland. Our national handball team won Spain and is going to play for the gold in the Olympics next sunday against France. This is huge. We are a nation of 300.000 people and this is a group sport (14 players) so you can imagine how big it is for us to win nations of 40 millions !!!!!!!! The nation is going crazy people are dancing on the streets. I cried and cried. Even though I'm sick as a dog I was acting like a crazy person. I'm so proud I can't describe it. We love our boys

Guess what ! I'm back to school. I'm always trying to learn something new in this amazing hobby and I have alot to learn. When I saw that the site Scrapping Outback is hosting a 7 weeks of chipboard school I just had to join the school. The funny thing is that few weeks earlier I bought chipboards from them and they arrived in the same week that the school started. How perfect was that ???

The first lesson was perfect for me, a scrapper that has been scrapping since 2004 and has never embossed. In short the lesson was to ink the title with more then one color of ink and then use clear embossing powder over it. I used this technique on the word Pirate and the Cute birdie. Both chipboards are from Scrapping Outback.

Title: So not a Pirate Girl. Subtitle: She is a pure Princess.

Supplies I used for this LO: Bazzill cardstock, Rusty Pickle chocolate Kisses, Bazzill brad, Prima jewel, doodlebug ric rac, American Crafts thichers, Scrapping Outback chipboards (the title and the birdie), Doodlebug Ink, Stamping UP ink, Fancy pants stamp,Hambly overlay StazOn ink, Tim Holtz distressing clear ink,Whispers clear embossing powder and the ribbon/lace is unknown.
This was so much fun and I'm not an embossing virgin anymore.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have had busy days with my DD birthday and I'm back to work. So life is pretty much getting in rutine right now.
Today is a DT upload day over at HSS and I got to upload 5 LO's because I could not descide on 3 LO's. All the supplies I got from the HSS store
Title: Almost 5
My DD turned 5 last sunday and I did this LO few day's before her Birthday. The journaling is pretty long as you can see and since you don't read icelandic (I don't understand what that is all about !!!) I will try to translate most of it for you here it goes:"Almost 5 ! Time really does fly. My little girl is getting big. You are a fantastic kid. Kind. Funny and you can easily make all kinds of jokes and phrases. You love to learn about things. The last few months you have been asking me and your dad all kinds of interesting questions like; who makes iron, where does the water come from, who makes seeds etc. You don't like to wait for things you need everything right away but you have been like that since your were 2. Sometimes you weine (spelling??) You do what we tell you most of the time and you can take no for an answer. You are the sweetest girl and you like to give us and others big hugs. You are really helpful around the house. You love to clean, help out with the cooking etc. Your love for clothes as only grown. How many pairs of shoes does a 5 year old need ??? Never enough was your answer. You are a princess but also a tomboy. You love books and listening to music. Puzzles are your thing. You are growing. You are not a baby anymore you are a kid. I can't wait to see how the next year will be for you. I love to watch you learn and grow. Mom."
Supplies:Hoopla Paper Collection from We R Memory Keepers, Cricut, Fancy pants chipboards and stamps, Maya Road stamps and Bazzill.
Title: The title is a word we use here for people who love to play like fools in the water (any suggestion for an english word ??)
I took this pics of my DH and DD on one of our weekend trips and they are just beeing silly.
Supplies: Dream Street Mis Fit, Jenni Bowlin mini Die cute label,Love Elsie soft charms, American craft thickers. Title: Tenerife.
The pics are from our Summer vaction there 2006. Sunneve loved the pool at the Hotel.
Supplies:Frenzy Paper Collection from We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill, Heidi Swapp ghost letters.
Title: Delicious Supplies: Frenzy Paper Collection from We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill, Cricut cartridges,Making Memories letter stickers and pop up dots.

Title: Face painting Journaling: The two of you always look so cute together and that day in the Family Garden you wanted to have your faces painted...and I said yes. The Summer of 2007. Supplies:Frenzy Paper Collection from We R Memory Keepers ,Every Element Biggest Board Chipboard The tags and the stars, Cricut and Love Elsie Claire ribbon


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Friday, August 15, 2008

Some Girl Fun mini album

My DD is turning 5 next Sunday and I find myself doing LO's that record her personality. I did a mini album for her and I only used pics from this year. It's perfect on the Coffee Table for the birthdayguest to browse through.
I'm happy with how it turned out.
Title: Some Girl fun

the journaling box says: Waterfairy
the journaling boxes says: The Scrapper and oh my what is the english word...
the journaling box says: The Funny Face and The Ballerina
the journaling box says: The one who love to play and The Fishingman
There are two pages missing since I did not have enough ribbon and they have pics of her dressing up and on the other page says Beautiful.
Pictures taken from Jan-Aug
For this album I used a Rusty Pickle 8*8 acrylic album. The stamps are Autumn Leaves clear stamps. Ink black StazOn. Rusty Pickle Chocolate Kisses papers and Rusty Pickle chipboards. Making Memories paint. The ribbon is Annie Griffin. Letters American Crafts and Making Memories. Buttons Lansing. I used the Home Accent cartridge to cut the top and bottom papers and also the journaling box.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Books by Nic Howard and Jessica Spraque

I just placed an order on Amazon for two books That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday by Nic Howard and Computer Tricks for Scrapbooking 2 by Jessica Spraque. I have been in love with the idea of scrapping your everyday life for a long time. I'm guessing that more then 70% af my LO's are about the everyday stuff. This book by Nic Howards is getting great reviews and I need some ideas and inspiration. I also need to start to use my computer more then I have been doing. I downloaded the trial version of Photoshops Elements 6 today and if I like it I'm going to buy it. I'm hoping this book by Jessica Spraque is going to help me to play with my pics.

Now the wait start for the happy box. Let's see how long it takes for the order to arrive on my doorstep here in Iceland.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A challenge

I belong to a wonderful group of ladies that meet pretty regulary to scrap. One of them came up with this idea that every time we meet we take with us a kit that we have put together. Then we draw who gets what kit. The challenge is to use all the supplies in the kit on a LO or other project. So last time we got together I drew a kit with: A pink scalloped felt border (Fancy Pants), 4 silver brads, a clock overlay, chipboard numer 3, chipboard arrow, 2 pink clear flowers and 1 brown button. At first I thought this will be easy. Boy was I wrong. What stood in my way was the fact that she had just put 1 brown button (I would have liked at least 3) and 2 pink clear flowers (again I would have liked at least 3). The embellieshment kinda came from every direction but I'm guessing that was what she wanted to let the person who got the kit sweat a little bit.

This is what I came up with. Title is Kirkjuból 3 years (the name of my DD pre-school the last 3 years). I did cut the scalloped felt border in two and added a pink ribbon on it. I did paint the brown button pink and added some glitter to it. My DD spent the last 3 years on a wonderful pre-school with wonderful women. She has to spend her last year in pre-school in a new one since we moved. I'm going to create a mini album about her time there and that is the reason I did not add any journaling to this LO.

Other supplies: Bazzill bling, Rusty Pickle chocolate Kisses papers, Fancy Pants stamp, Heidi Swapp paint, Prima flowers, Doodlebug glitter, Making Memories journaling paper, American Crafts letters and metalic ink.

Boy this was so much harder then I thought in the beginning but this was a challenge and I did it.

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I have been tagged by Anabelle

Ok first I have to act a little bit silly (but you can forgive me right) Guess what I was tagged by one of my fav scrapper in the whole world one of my idol Anabelle. I have been lurking over at her place for some time and enjoying all of her fantastic work on several DT blogs too. She has left me kind words and well you know how it is when someone you admire leaves you positive feedback it means alot.

But back to the subject ... I was tagged !

Six random things about myself

1) I love childrens books and films
2) I always sing in the Car while I'm driving
3) I love to cook but I can't stand go shopping for groceries
4) I get excited when I get mail (regular mail and e-mail)
5) I knew I wanted to become a lawyer when I was 10 years old
6) I'm on a diet (suprise !!!)

If you do decide to play along, here are the rules:
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

I'm tagging these girls...I hope they have not already been tagged:



Guess what one of the design members over at Rusty Pickle Beckie sent me a pm and asked if Rusty Pickle could use my Women in my Life 2007 mini album for their september newsletter !!! How cool is that...way cool.

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Kid Advice nr 98

I seem to be playing more and more with my Cricut and I used two cartridges for this LO. The Home Accent and Indie Art cartridge.

The title of the LO is: Kid Advice nr. 98.
The Journaling: How to get mud of your legs. Take some grass and rub it on the mud.

Pics taken last Summer on our Summer Vaction.
Supplies: Papers Crate Papers, Doodlebug Ric rac ribbon, Cricut Home Accent and Indie Art cartridge, letters American Crafts and Three Bugs in a Rug and journaling box Autumn Leaves.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Pageframes acrylic card

WOW is the only word that came into mind when I saw this Pageframes product IRL. This is a fantastic acrylic scalloped card from Pageframes and guess what the hole line of Pageframes will be avilable at HSS soon !!!

I have to admit cards scare me but when you come a cross a gorgeous product like this one even I had to try.

Other supplies I used: Sassafras Lass Felicity papers, Heidi Swapp flower, Prima flower, Prima bling and a ric rac.
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I'm on the sweetest DT ever over at HSS http://www.happyscrappinscrapbooking.net/. There is so much talent over there and the sweetest girls and of course the BEST online scrapbook store.
Since I'm working on my next DT LO's I want to post LO's I did last month for the DT. All the supplies I got from the HSS store http://www.happyscrappinscrapbooking.com/.

Just some fun pics I took of Sunneva and my best friends son Ísak last Summer. They look so cute ! Supplies: Big Ribbon Claire, Stickers, Claire Creative Kit by Love, Elsie and KI Memories Mini Die Cut Label Papers by Jenni Bowlin Studio Bouquet Cosmo Lace Cardstock by KI Memories brads are from Queen & co.
Title: Raisen fingers.
It's so funny how much kids love to show when their fingers look like raisens after a bath. There is something about the Love Elsie lines that I love. I think it's the bold colors and fun mix of colors.
Supplies: Big ribbon Claire, Windows Claire Soft Charms, Frame Set 3 Claire Chipboard and Claire paper Kit by Love, Elsie and KI Memories. Butterfly Set 12pk Jenni Bowlin Studio Bazzill Bling 12x12 October Birthstones Bling Cardstock. The corners are from KI Momories softis corner.

Title: Darling. I took these pics the day after we came home from a Vaction in Denmark last year. Sunneva was so happy with her little crown.

Supplies: Big Ribbon Claire, Basic Mix Claire Cardstock Stickers, Claire Creative Kit by Love, Elsie and KI Memories. Cricut Machine Cartridge. Chipboards by Fancy Pants Designs. Betty Heidi Swapp Acrylic Paint. Paper Frills from Doodlebug Designs

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Featured LO on MM site

This made me smile today. My LO Her Moment is a featured LO on the Memory Makers website today August 6.

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