Archive for June, 2009

Here’s another LO I made of my girl. It’s about how she’s learning to talk and the funny words she uses. She has a juice addiction, but she calls it “chi”. 🙂


I used last week’s sketch over on Creative Scrappers.

Papers: Diane’s Daughters, Crate paper, Basic Grey

Inks: Distress inks, Versacolor

Chipbord: Lil Davis Design that I painted over with acrylic paints

Other: cardboard, cuttlebug (Labels 1), lace from stash.

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I took these pics of my girl back in March and thought I’d use them to write a little about our favourite park here in Grottaferrata. It’s so worn down, most things are broken, yet it’s the one closest to us, it’s sort of cozy and we spend many mornings there. As our time in Italy is nearing its end I feel the need to document more about our life here.




Paper:  Generic cardstock, Crate Paper
Stamps: Prima Build-a-Frame and Build-a-Swirl, Inque Boutique (title)
Inks: Versacolor Black, Distress inks (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Spiced Marmelade, Fired Brick)
Other: Cuttlebug and swirl die, Photoshop Elements (photo strip), Prima flowers, brads

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I just found this new sketch blog, called Twisted Sketches and I just had to play along with their first sketch. The twist to this sketch was that one had to use ribbon (or such, I used lace).


And here’s my interpretation of the sketch. I flipped it over to suit my photo.

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I just love this paper from 29th Street Market. The green gingham paper is from my old stash (like really old, one of the first papers I ever bought, about 3-4 years ago) and since I am challenging myself to use up my old stash, so there you go. The book page is from an old book I bought at a market place in Rome. And of course there is a LOT of inking with Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

The title of the LO is The Age of Innoncence, because that is what I think of when I look at my two babies, so totally fascinated by the small things in life, such as these flowers. I am already feeling nostalgic about the day when they will no longer take the time to sit down on a field of flowers and study them, admire them, smell them and then bring me a handful of them, saying: these are for you mommy.

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Here are a few cards that I made in May, but forgot to show here.


I had help with this first one. My son, Oliver (3.5 yo), wanted to make a card for his grandma who is recovering from a complicated knee surgery. He proceeded to punch out the hearts and flowers, paint them with acrylic paints and glue them to the panel that I had prepared for him. Isn’t that just amazing, considering his age? Maybe I’m biased, but I do think I might have a future crafter in him… 🙂 He has so much fun doing crafty things and loves watching me do them too. It’s adorable.


The image on this one is a stamp from Stämpelboden. I’ve coloured it with Distress inks, which I’m still learning how to do, so obviously the result is such as it is. I’ve used an embossing folder on the base card and inked over it with distress inks to bring out the pattern more.


I liked how the embossed pattern looked on the inside of the card, so I didn’t cover it up when I decorated it.


The backside is very simple. The stamp around the text is from Prima. I have a love thing for Prima’s stamps. 🙂

The last card I have to show today was for my husband’s brand new niece. Unfortunately it seems to have gotten lost in the mail so they never received it. Very disappointing, obviously.


It’s another z-card, which I learned from SaSsa’s blog (link is in a post below). The teddybear is coloured with Koh-I-Noor pencils and a Dove blender pen.


The tag has a poem about babies written on it. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey. The stamped frame is from Prima, of course. 😉

Now I need to figure out if I’ll make another similar card for the baby or something totally different. I really do want to make another card though, as having a new baby is such an important event and I want her to one day know how happy we were welcome her to the family. And I am dying to see her! We are going to visit them in Poland in August if everything works out as we plan.

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One of my favourite sketch blogs, 2Sketches4You, is celebrating its 1st anniversary and how could I resist taking part in this most fabulous of showdowns? 😉

This is Laura’s sketch # 27


And here’s my interpretation of it.


I made a cover for a minialbum that I will use to collect sketches, ideas, inspiration – well, whatever comes to mind that could come in handy when I am desperately looking for some mojo…

The patterned papers are Crate Paper. I’ve used a Fiskar’s border punch, a Prima stamp, Spellbinders label 1 and Cuttlebug’s Script embossing folder. And distress inks, of course!

I had so much fun making this and it came together unusually fast (but then I’m the world’s slowest crafter, so that doesn’t mean much) !

Thanks for looking!

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