Friday, March 23, 2012

I won a prize! plus 2 cards...

About 3 weeks ago I won a competition over at, they had 9 new stamp releases and I won ALL 9 of them:) They arrived in the mail at the beginning of the week while we were out of town so I only got to start playing with them yesterday:) Aren't they gorgeous? These stamps are such great quality and I love all the stamps sets that coordinate with spellbinders dies!

So I made one card using only the stamps that I won and I love how it turned out:)

The main image in this card is a cling stamp from Inkadinkado, it's really big so I left out part of the vase and colored it in with my distress inks. You can't really tell but I used one of the stamps that I won to create a background on the card base using versamark.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mini album

My Grand-ma's birthday is coming up and since it just gets harder and harder to know what to get for my grand-parents I decided to make a scrapbook mini album. It's actually a wallet mini that I saw on youtube, I just made it a bit smaller.

I love it because it's very compact and I managed to fit a lot of pictures in it. It measures about 10.5cmX12cm when closed and mine is about 1 cm thick with all the pictures inside.

It has lots of flaps:)
I didn't use any scrapbook paper, instead I almost only used cream paper which I dry embossed with the cuttlebug and entirely inked with distress inks. It is definitively more work this way but I dont own a lot of scrapbook paper since it is so expensive here and I didn't think any of the papers I had would work for a mini album for my Grand-ma. I'm always proud when I can make a card or scrapbook project without using scrapbook paper:)

In the end I covered the outside of the mini with contact paper to protect it from ripping and I added a little Velcro half circle to open and close it. Enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Message board redo

I've been trying to function without a message center/calendar for the past 6 months...and it hasn't been working for me. I finally took the frames I was using in our old apartment and repainted them.

Finding the right place to put them wasn't easy, I had to put them in the hallway next to the front door where there is absolutely no light.
you can't tell but I actually embossed the paper in the two smaller frames using nice swirl stamps and sea foam embossing powder. I'm so happy to finally have a place to write down notes without loosing them:) I couldn't find a whiteboard marker so I bought a non-waterproof marker which is great because I can't accidentally rub it off but it comes off really easy with water.

Friday, March 2, 2012

More spring décor

I found these amazing branches at the market down town this week and couldn't resist buying two branches which only cost me 2 euros, the vase in this picture doesn't even hold half the branches that I bought.

I love this vase, I got it on clearance in Switzerland at Migros-Do it, Coop also has some amazing stuff sometimes and the prices aren't always insane (for Swiss standards).

I love this display, I think it looks fresh and alive:)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A banner for my daughter

So the other day I finished the banner for the relief society room and while I was at it I decided to make one for my daughter.
I was playing around with the spacing of the pennants, I think I like them a bit further apart better like in the picture above.

I used the silhouette to cut out the letters but I used my cuttlebug to do the rest. I used the largest nested pennant die from spellbinders, lacey circles (spellbinders) and Spellbinders Parisian motifs. I'll have to get to work and make one for my son soon:)