25 March 2012

Oscraps 6th Birthday HOP!

Our O-some designers and Cheery-O’s have put together some wonderful FREEBIES to coordinate with the latest Oscraps collab, Soiree.

Soiree is available HERE

My contributtion to the blog/facebook hop is a glittery alpha:



Be sure to leave us some love here when you download!
And note!! All of these FREEBIES from the Hop count as 100% Oscraps products when you are working on the Birthday challenges. So grab yourself some FREE-O!
And now, head on to the next stop….

Lydia Designs

If you get lost, here is a list of all the participants:
Cheery-O Clara
Kitty Designs
Cheery-O Trista
Maya de Groot
Cheery-O Eva <--- YOU ARE HERE
Lydia Designs
Cheery-O Diane de Groot
Cinzia Loosemore
Cheery-O Amber
Joanne Briseboisf
Charlize Creations
Leora Sandford Designs
Cheery-O Elisa
Anna Aspnes
Cheery-O Sandrine
Fei Fei’s Stuff
Cheery-O DianeW
Dido Designs
Cheery-O Sally

And don't forget - when you're done with the hop - come on over to the O' and join us in our birthday party!

02 January 2012

Warm & Cozy - New Collab kit at Oscraps

The designers at Oscraps have joined together and made a wonderful Warm And Cozy collaboration kit. I love the color palette on this kit: hot cocoa, coffee latte and a splash of blue.

Here's a layout I've made with this kit - featuring the most warm and cozy I have in my home: Mario and Luigi.

Template - Entrée by Fei-Fei's Stuff
Kit - Warm & Cozy Collaboration kit by Oscraps Designers

01 January 2012

Happy New Year

I haven't made a resolution in years, but lately my sister's been talking about not shopping for clothes for a year. Well - me being me, still wearing the same pajama I've had for like 5 years - not buying clothes would be just plain silly. But since the general idea is not to spend money on things you really don't need ... I ended up with a resolution more suitable for me:

My resolution for 2012 is that I won't shop for any more supplies for digital scrapbooking. I have tons already that I haven't used, and I have my CTs. I HAVE ENOUGH!

Template - A Bunch of Sketches 19 {Thanksgiving} by Kitty Designs
Kit - Resolutions Collaboration by Kitty Designs & Valorie Wibbens Designs
Date strip - Date on Strips by Kitty Designs
Font - Sweet Home Oklahoma

Been tempted to break it already, but I was strong! :)

Since DH don't believe I'll make it - I'll have to make it LOL

21 December 2011

5 LOs - 1 theme: Christmas

Only a couple of days now: Christmas Eve is coming. In Sweden we celebrate Christmas on the 24th. We don't make much fuss about it. Really we just eat, eat, eat, and then eat some LOL

If I'm going to share some LOs about Christmas, what is more appropriate than to begin with a LO about my first Christmas? Here's Christmas 1967:

Kit - Christmoose by Maya de Groot
Font - LD Soccer Mom

Christmas 1967
It's my first Christmas and I'm 9 months old. Apparently I've been given some kind of horse, but I do not look happy. Unbelievable to see how young mom looks. She's 31 years old here, but it looks like she's no more than 22.

9 years later I'm given a Christmas gift that was really special to me. This layout was made for a challenge at Oscraps where we were supposed to use nothing but the freebies offered in their store. Lots of goodies in the freebie section there - hop on over and treat yourself :)

Template - Press Plate No 29 by Paislee Press
Background paper and bling star and border - Winter Dreams by Nina Scraps
Patterened papers, brad and flowers - Prego by Maya de Groot
Alpha - Kraft Scrap Alpha by Danielle Young
Heart frame and swirly dots - Miss You in the Morning Freebie Add-on by Kitty Designs
Font - LD Tilted

It's 1976, I'm 9 years old, and it's Christmas Eve. One of my gifts are a troll. It's Lotta that has bought it for me, and she's also made some sets of clothes for her. Also she has made a wardrobe of a box and some match boxes. The wardrobe isn't anymore, but the troll is still here. Her name is Trulsa and she lives here in my craft room. She's 34 years old, but the only sign of her old age is that her hair is a bit untidy. Otherwise, she's just as beautiful as back then.

Next layout is my most recent one. I've been looking at LOs created with Anna Aspnes' designs, and been a bit intimidated. Looks so professional, and I've thought it was nothing for me. After being pressured by my friends, I decided I had to try it. And can you believe it? It's so easy to scrap with, I'm embarrassed LOL Here's a LO with my little elf - back when he was little and not a teenage mutant ;)

Kit - ArtPlay Palette Weihnachtsbaum by Anna Aspnes Designs
Font - Effloresce

John is decorating the tree 2001

And I mentioned food, didn't I? Nothing like a "julbord", the special smorgasbord we make for Christmas. Here's a LO I made when I was on Digitals CT about my favorites at Christmas: the ham, the meat balls, Janssons frestelse, egg halves and prinskorv (mini sausages).

Kit - Christmas Extravaganza by Diana Burton
Font - MTF Sweetie

And last but absolutely not least, a LO about what it's all about, using the newest kit from Silvia Romeo and a word art freebie from Faith Sisters:

Kit - Dreaming of Christmas by Silvia Romeo
Wordart - Isaiah 9:5-7 by Precepts & Promises
Glitter style - Mega Glitter Pack by Flergs

This fantastic kit by Silvia is also available in a bundle with the kit, extra papers, QPs and a brag book.

Have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. I'm ending this with a funny video a friend shared today :)

19 December 2011

Digi Dare #256

The dare this week was to scrap about food. Well, actually, there were quite a few extra stuff to think of, but no need for me to repeat them here - jump over to Digi Dare and check it out yourself :)

Here's my layout for this dare:

Template - Flightplan No.5 by One Little Bird
Kit - Delight Collaboration from Oscraps' designers
Alpha - Smitten Alpha by One Little Bird
Staples - Family Tree [bundle] by Joanne Brisebois
Button - Button Blast by MissTiina [recolored]
Font - MTF Eva's Hand

When I don't feel like cooking and there is no inspiration at all - then it's spaghetti and ground beef. Nothing fancy, just brown the ground beef while the spaghetti is boiling. Spices: salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. When the spaghetti is al dente, and the beef is done, just mix it together. Serve with ketchup or butter. Wonderful! This is how my mom used to prepare spaghetti when I lived at home. Only difference is that she used to add chopped onion to the beef, but I can't do that, then John wouldn't eat.

I love the colors in this collab kit - It's my favorite of all collaboration kits at Oscraps. Oh, and the font - so cool - it's my own handwriting. I got it made before when MissTiina was offering to do fonts for free. If you like it - you can get it HERE

08 December 2011

Made a new siggie for the forums

Used Silvia's kit Christmas Treats - a fantastic kit with lots of Christmas feel to it.

04 December 2011

5 LOs - 1 theme: Movies

So ... I love movies ... and hence - I've made some LOs about movies.

First, a LO about a very special movie. I love this movie! Prinsessa på vift is the Swedish title - meaning A Princess on the Lose. I was so happy when this was released on DVD in Sweden. Needless to say - I bought it!

Kit - SO Mega kit: Spectacular! Spectacular!
Flower cluster from SO Mega Kit: Victorian Spring
Crown - from Irene Alexeeva's NSD Scavenger Hunt Freebie
Glitter styles by Flerg
Fonts - Designer, MTF Doodle and LD Vanilla

Next is a movie that's not that good really LOL But it was an experience for sure. Read more about that in the translated journaling below.

Kit - Now Playing by Colie's Corner
Turkey - We Are Thankful by Colie's Corner
Font - LD Eccentric
Photo is a wallpaper found via Google

Fall 1982 SVT was broadcasting The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D. I was 15 years old, and I thought 3D was super cool and was determined to see the movie. I was so incredibly scared! The darkness outside and the 3D effects when the monster reached out for the viewers was terrifying. And now, in July 2011, SVT broadcasted the movie again - though not in 3D this time - I was laughing. There was NOTHING scary at all. A real turkey movie!

This LO is actually from a project I started (and never finished of course) back in 2008: an ABC book of movies. Back then I was creating for Nikki Painter - she's not even designing anymore. Maybe I'll go back and finish this book some day?

Kit - Infinite Adventure by Nikki Painter
Font - Gill Sans MT
Scanned DVD Cover

Dogma is a lovely twisted movie with a great sense of humor. You can joke about everyhing, even God. That Alan Rickman has a part in the movie, don't make it any worse either.

And ... my statement in the Twilight question no. 1: Edward or Jacob?

Kits - Into The Twilight and Dreamcatcher by Flerg
Font - Ringbearer
Atomic Cupcake's silver action
Jasper extracted from a wallpaper found on Google.

Finally - one of my absolute favorite movies. Either you know what movie it is - or you're a total loser ;)

Kit - Please Don't Eat The Daisies by Nini's Notions
Fonts - LD Boogie Down and LD Tilted