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Let’s Get Shabby #3

I found this new challenge blog, called Let’s Get Shabby, last month and loved the concept and the LOs I saw there, but just didn’t have time to make a page for the challenge what with vacations and everything. This month I wanted to take part but, oh my, I know now why it’s called a challenge! This month’s task was to make a white LO with only a hint of another colour. WHITE! I don’t do white. Like ever.

So here I am, 20 minutes late, computer problems (and not just procrastination…). Bummer.

I will post my LO anyway as I’m kind of pleased with how it turned out, finally. The “hint” of another colour turned out to be more like a “splash”, but oh well… 🙂

I’ve used a lot of Perfect Pearls, white acrylic paint, light green chalk and Antique Linen distress ink.


And a close up of one corner.


Thanks for looking!



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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.


Here is a closer view of my hearts.


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.


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!


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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.

Thanks for looking!

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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

Thanks for looking!

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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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Wow, it’s been a long time since I updated this blog! It’s not that I haven’t been busy with several projects, it’s rather that I haven’t uploaded the photos from the camera. Slacker! 🙂

Here is a card and a LO I did for a friend’s birthday last week. The card was inspired by SasSa who makes the most amazing cards. She in turn links to another blog where there is a video tutorial for this card, but I have followed SasSa’s lead on this.


This is a stamp from Stämpelboden and I coloured it with distress inks. I don’t have photos of the inside or back of the card, but for the inside I’ve used stamps from Prima to make a frame for the text.

Here’s a LO I did for my friend. I took this pic of her with her daughter a few weeks ago and I loved it so much I thought it would make a great scrapbook page.


All stamps are from Prima, the paper is Crate paper and sheet music is a vintage find at a market place in Rome.  The background paper is made with distress inks.

Thanks so much for looking!


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I started a Book of me a couple of years ago, but I deserted the project quickly, I guess making LOs about myself feels oddly narcissistic. I do think it’s important, though, to make such an album. I’m always the one taking photos – I’m rarely in them – and I do want to show my kids and future grandkids what I was like when I was younger.


There is a challenge over on Creative Scrappers and, although I’m joining it late, I’m making an effort to catch up.

Here’s my first LO. The challenge was to describe myself in ten or so words and to use a photo no more than two months old. I made this in 8×8, hoping that it will be easier for me to actually finish these LOs quickly, but instead I find myself frustrated by the lack of space! The photo of me isn’t the best, but it is the most recent. Let’s face it, I don’t have many to choose from… 😉 It was taken by my friend Reilika when I was showing her around in Rome.

I made the LO using a sketch by the super talented Moma, check out her stuff, she is amazing!


The papers are from Crate paper (the one with circles) and from Basic Grey (Recess). Stamps I used are from Prima (the frame around the photo and the journaling spot). The chipboard is from We R memory Keepers. The border punch is from Fiskars. I also used lots of Distress inks here.

That’s it for today. I’m still hard at work on a mini album that I will share here as soon as it’s done, which might be a few more weeks, since we’re leaving for a vacation on Tuesday.

Ciao and thanks for stopping by!

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