mandag 27. juni 2011

Breathing... ;D

Hi there!
How was your weekend? Mine was AMAZING !!! I got to see my niece getting married to the Man of her Dreams. It was SO romantic, there's no words to describe it!! I was the Maid of Honor, my daughter was the ring bearer, so we got very involved in things, and got to see the wedding from the beginning to the end ;)
We were celebrating on Fjellheisen, a cable car was delivering about 120 guests up to the restaurant, 421 metres over Tromsø town. This was the same place as her husband proposed to her, a year ago ;)
Since I got lots to focus on this day, I wasn't able to take pictures, I'm sure you do understand... Ha ha! But I want to share a couple of pictures I took in the car on the way to the church ;)

The bride - she looks really ready, or what??!! Ha ha ;) She was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen!

My beautiful daughter, ready for her job too ;)

Well... I'm not quite sure what to do now... It feels a little odd not to have this wedding to work on anymore... Luckily I'm heading for work in an hour, although I still feel a little tired.. Ha ha!
I'm so glad it all went well, and I'm looking forward to watch all the pictures from the wedding :)
I'll share the card I made for the wedding couple as soon as I'll find some free space... ;)
Wishing you all a fantastic week!! Remember to show some love to the ones you care for ;)

Lots of love,

tirsdag 21. juni 2011

Hurra for gutten vår !! :)

Idag har det vært fullt fres hele dagen - eldstemann er blitt 5 år, og det har vi feiret med kake i barnehagen, og med lasagne og kaker for venner og familie her hjemme. Har bakt tre kaker mens gutta var i barnehagen, vasket hus, laget salat og lasagne til 11 voksne og like mange barn. Nå er huset rydda og barna i seng. Ganske sliten nå ja... He he... Sannelig godt det ikke er slik hver dag... Thi hi ;)
Lagde ei dinosaurkake til barna i barnehagen - og den falt visst VELDIG i smak ;) En enkel kake å lage: brownies kake med litt smørkrem og diverse pynt.
Her kommer noen bilder (Beklager dårlig bildekvalitet, bildene er ikke redigert... :(

Oppi sumpen (geleen), satte jeg en stooor T-rex - men glemte å ta bilde etterpå :(

På vulkanen (lavaen er laget av rød dekorgele)

Yummi!! Også dinosaurer liker sjokoladekuler!! He he ;)

Til slutt må jeg jo vise fram et bilde av min heeeerlige 5åring! Stor gutt, som er superflink til å slå hjul, hoppe salto og sykle på 2 hjul!! ;)

Nå er det bare BRYLLUPSFORBEREDELSER som gjelder i dagene framover, kun noen få dager igjen nå, GJETT om jeg gleder meg!! Er utrolig spent - skulle nesten tro at det var JEG som skulle gifte meg, og ikke at jeg bare er forlover for niesa mi!! He he ;)
Ønsker dere alle ei fin uke videre!

Klemmer fra ei ganske så sliten

fredag 17. juni 2011

My first Sweet Pea Stampers DT card ;)

Hello out there!
Today I'm posting my first card as a DT member of the Sweet Pea Stampers challenge blog. Yeeeeyyh! It's so exciting!! ;)
In fact, I'm in a VERY busy period right now - and the weather is fantastic too, so crafting isn't that much in my head right now... But I just HAD to make a card for the SPS blog - I've finished it outside in the gorgeous weather ;)
The theme is Swirls of Summer - pretty easy these days, huh ?!? ;) And we're sponsored by the Crafty Purple Frog, amazing decoupage papers !!
First I want to thank you ladies for the warm welcome into the Sweet Pea Stampers DT. You're all so sweet!
I also want to send a huge thank you to Ellen, for sending me 6 gorgeous Sweet Pea stamps - I won them in her candy some weeks ago. Hurray Mr.Random!!! *lol*
My card is made with Chelsea's beautiful CLP sketch for June. Thank you Chelsea, you're the best! Remember to enter the June challenge, you've got two weeks to enter - and we're sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps this month :)
Well, in fact I'm in a kind of hurry, I need to do some packing for all my family since we're heading for a weekend vacation in a few hours...
This card goes to the following challenges:
* Vintageudfordring - Use a stamp as an image
* Nord-Salten Hobbyklubb - Girlpower
* In A Sweet Pea Dream Challenge - Laces
* Simon Says Stamp and Show - Torn/distressed edges

Here are some pictures of my card:

My finished card

Altered carton from behind the Swirl - added some Distress Ink, a little Acrylic Paint, Silver paper and some pearls :)

One of the Karen Marie Klip butterflies :)

Swirl from Prima - Say it in Pearls

Carpe Diem - bad picture, I'm sorry about that... :(

Blue Butterfly Fairy

Size: 6" x 6"
Papers: Tim Holtz'Vintage Shabby
Stamps: Karen Middelton for Sweet Pea Stamps Blue Butterfly Fairy
Ink: Archival Ink Coffee and Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Others: Image is colored with Distress Ink reinkers. Pearl swirl from Prima. Half pearls and metallicframe from Kort og Godt, painted with white acrylic paint and dabbed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Letter stickers from Making Memories. Stickles Crystal. Butterflies from Karen Marie Klip. Doily and laces from my stash. Faux stitching.

I hope you liked my new card - I guess I won't be able to blog until my niece's wedding is over next weekend. I've got TONS to do with that - and with my oldest son's birthday on Tuesday. But until then:
Happy Summerdays to all of you !!!

Warm summerhugs,

søndag 12. juni 2011

More happy news !! :)

Woot woot!
We've been having some amazing summer days, enjoying as much as I can of the gorgeous weather.
Today we've been celebrating one of my nieces, she was confirmated today. She looked SO beautiful in her national costume, I should share some pics with you. But I haven't got time to edit the pictures yet, there's been so much going on today. And in fact, I fell asleep on the balcony when I came home this afternoon... Ha ha!
I just had to share some FANTASTIC news:
I'm on the DT for Sweet Pea Stampers !!!! Wooohoooo!! I'm SO happy - I looove the Sweet Pea Stamps, and I'm so looking forward to this DT assignment.

There are so many talented and sweet girls on the team, and I look forward to work with them and get to know them better.
I've been having major trouble with my Blogger account lately, and haven't been able to leave comments for the girls - or any of you others either, but I really hope it will all be fixed again soon...
I'm so excited to start creating more with my fav stamps!! ;)
Wishing you all a blessed Withsun.

Lots of love,

onsdag 1. juni 2011

CLP #37 - Sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps

June is here! Which means that I'm running into a very busy month - my oldest son is turning 5 years, my niece and nephew is one year older each, another niece is getting confirmated and my oldest niece is getting married in the end of the month. And I'm so lucky to be her Maid of Honor!! ;) Yes, this is absolutely going to be a busy month!! ;)
But June is so much more than "me and mine" - it's the first summer month here in Norway. And today is the "kick off" for this fantastic and exiting month - my kick off is a new sketch challenge from CLP Challenge Blog!! :)
Hmmm... Have I told you how much I love Chelsea's sketches?? Ha ha, yes I think I have! But I can't say that too often. I loooove her sketches - and I lovelovelove her pieces of art ! She's so talented, so inspiring and SO including and generous. Yes, I'm a huge fan of her!! ;o) Thank you Chelsea for giving me this fantastic opportunity to join your design team, words can't tell how honored I am to work with you and your amazing girls!! ;)
In June we're sponsored by Tickled Pink Stamps. Kellie is SO generous, and have offered all of the CLP girlies an image to work with. Thank you SO much, Kellie !!
I was a little sceptical to work with digi's since I've started to color with Distress Ink reinkers, but Kellie has made a tutorial on how you can combine watercoloring and digis. Since I don't have an embossing tool, I couldn't try this out. I've also heard that laser jet printers works great for digis. But since I don't have that EITHER, I had to try "the messy style". And it got a little messy - but in the end, it turned out quite good, I think... Ha ha!
Here's some pics of my card, based on Chelsea's beautiful June Sketch ;) I made this card for my niece's surprise wedding shower party last Saturday ;)

My finished card

Gorgeous Cherrie ;)

I love you

Halfpearls ;)

Corner stamp and lots of glitters!!

Flowers !!

Lots of layers and a little dimention ;)

Size: 6" x 6"
Papers: Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby
Stamps: Tickled Pink Stamps Cherry with Heart digi. Sentiment and frame stamps from Kreativ Hobby
Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Others: Halfpearls from Kort og Godt. Waterdrop pearls, flowerstickers and bling from my stash. Laces from Panduro Hobby. Dimention tape. Silverpen on Cherrie's shoes :)

I'm entering the following challenges with my card:
* Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge - 3 patterned papers
* ABC Challenge - V is for Variety (I've got flowers, laces, glitters and pearls on my card)

Thank you so much to all of you fantastic people who visit my blog and leave comments - they mean soooo much to me!! ;) Now you should visit the CLP Challenge Blog to see what the other girls have been creating!! ;)

Lots of love,