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Archive for July, 2009

Some days I feel like this non-stop heat will be the death of me. But I also know that once summer is over I’ll be complaining about the cold, rain and wind, so there’s no pleasing me, is there? 😉

Despite the mind-numbing temps we’ve been having I managed to find it within myself to make a Christmas card. Crazy, isn’t it? I mean, it’s JULY. But Novmber will be here sooner than we’d like to think and I just don’t want to panic like I did last year.

So.

Friday Sketchers had a wonderful sketch and I just had have a go at it.

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Stamps: Stämpelboden (reindeer), HOTP (text)

Papers: Basic Grey Wassail, Bazzill

Brads: HOTP

Ink: Distress inks

Other: Spellbinders Snowflake die, Cuttlebug.

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We’re having wonderful summer weather and it makes it hard to get much done, but I have managed to make a few things.

I turned these photos into sepia for a more vintage look and used sketch # 57 on Creative Scrappers for the design. The papers areBasic Grey and Cosmo Cricket. Stamps are from Prima, Making Memories and Stamperia. There is a coat of white acrylic paint and then Distress Crackle Paint in Aged Mahogany on the cardboard hearts. The lace is from my stash and I have hand stitched around the edges.

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Here is a closer view of my hearts.

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My husband’s nephew had a birthday yesterday and with him being a HUGE Lord of the Rings fan (something I totally have in common with him…) I thought he’d enjoy a themed card. So I spent some time on the Internet (as if I don’t do that enough as it is!) looking for images to print.

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I have also used a frame from Kristine on all the images. The sentiment tag says Happy Birthday in Elvish (yes, I’m also terribly geeky…)  and it can be liftet up for an English version.

2009_07_13_4941_editedOn the inside I’ve printed a map of Middle Earth and distressed it a lot. For the greeting spot I’ve used Nestabilities Labels One.

2009_07_13_4940_editedThe back of the card.

Well, that’s what I had to show today. Thank you for stopping by. Any comments are greatly appreciated!

Minna

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We’re back from a week in Geneva, Switzerland and although it’s been a fantastic vacation, I have missed my scrap stuff. It is such a big part of almost each and every day for me. Of course the kids have taken turns running really high fevers since we got back, just to make it a little harder for me to have some therapy time at my scrap table (well, dining room table, but whatever)… 😉

I wanted to make a thank you card for our friends who put us up in Geneva and I also wanted to participate in the Thinking Inking classes held over at 2 Peas in a Bucket. So.

Here’s what I made.

2009_07_02_4467 copyI inked the cardstock with Dried Marigold (distress ink) then placed some punched flowers in the bottom and inked over the whole thing with Broken China ink. I then took some Perfect Pearls powder and water on a brus and flicked it over. I attached the flower, made the leaves, stamped the sentiment and that’s it. Easy and quick and I think it turned out kind of nice. A bit darker than I planned, but whatever.

Oh, the frame around the photo? Downloaded for free from the awesome Kristine from her blog where she also has some Photoshop tutorials that are fabulous! And her cards? Stunning. Check it out for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!

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