onsdag 27. juli 2011

Carry A Hope...

Hello there
The last week's happenings in Oslo and on Utøya, has made big scars to all of the people in little Norway. And I know that many of you bloggers all around the world, are affected by the terrible killing of young people with the best of their lifes in front of them.
I haven't been able to create anything since the tragic evening of July 22nd. I've got a few DT cards to finish up, but at this moment I'm not sure if I can manage to do that. I have to find some inspiration somewhere first....
But I've made one card - a card that's a little different from the other cards I'm making. I just had to use this beautiful sentiment stamp, I found those words so beautiful, and they gave a little solace to the sadness inside me. It says something like "Learn from yesterday, live for today, carry a hope for the day of tomorrow"

This card goes to the following challenges:
* Vintageudfordring - Use at least 3 punches/dies on your vintageproject
* Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
* By The Cute and Girly Challenge - Things with Wings
* Scrappekammeret - Only One DP (I really hope it's okay that I used both sides of the dp...)
* Kort O Mania - Anything Goes

Size: 6" x 6"
Stamp: North Star Stamps
Papers: Inkido Forever Turquoise Bird
Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Archival Ink Coffee
Others: Martha Stewart punches - Doily lace and Royal Butterfly. Spellbinder die - Label four. Halfpearls from Kort og Godt. Roses and rosebuds. Fluttering traces are handwritten with Designer Gallery shiny pen. Distress Ink Walnut Stain on all edges.

And to all of my blogger friends:
Remember to take care of yourself and your truly loved ones!!!


søndag 24. juli 2011

Noen tanker, mye kjærlighet

Ord blir fattige.
Ingen av oss som ikke har vært gjennom det som hendte i Oslo i helga, kan noen gang forstå hvor jævlig dette er. Norges unge, framadstormende og engasjerte ungdom er iløpet av en knapp time iløpet av en fredags ettermiddag, blitt redusert med nesten 100. Tilbake sitter familie, venner og partikollegaer med sorgen, savnet, spørsmålene, tårene, hatet... Hele Norge er i sorg, hele verden ser ut til å være i sjokk. Dette vil ta år å komme seg gjennom - i den grad man i det hele tatt kan komme seg gjennom noe som dette.
Idag er jeg fylt av avsky, av sorg, medfølelse og omtanke for alle som ble rammet av ett sinnsykt menneskes gjerninger. Et menneske som ikke fortjener den minste omtale. Men media klarer ikke holde kjeft, jeg orker ikke høre det navnet nevnt flere ganger! Jeg ønsker at fokuset skal ligge hos de nesten 100 menneskene som ikke lengre er blant oss. Jeg ønsker å holde fokus på de som sitter igjen og behøver oss; gjenlevende, familie, vitner, helsepersonell, kollegaer, venner.
Jeg ønsker at vi en gang i framtiden skal kunne føle oss trygg igjen.
Mine varmeste tanker går til alle dere som er berørt av den enorme tragedien i vårt lille, kjære land som vi er så inderlig glad i!
Ta vare på hverandre!

Min dypeste medfølelse,

mandag 4. juli 2011

Magnolia Wedding Gift

Finally, I found some space to share the project I made for my niece Therese and her husband Mats who got married June 25th. It was the most romantic wedding I've ever been to, and I was SO proud to be Maid of Honor :) And my 8 year old daughter Martine was the ring bearer - she was amazing too!! :) If you want to see some pictures of the beautiful girlies, you can see them here I was so lucky to be asked if I could make the Wedding invitations, menu cards and the tablecards- It was so much fun having such a big job for the wedding. I was really honored :) I think I should be back with some pics of that project too, when I find some more free space ;)
Well, here comes some pics of the wedding gift project I made for the happy couple. Red and white were their wedding colors, so I tried to stick to those colors. I also want to thank Randi T for sharing a fab tutorial on the box!! :)
My project goes to the following challenges:

* Kort O Mania - Anything Goes 
* Allsorts Challenge Blog - Free and Easy
* Sir Stampalot Challenge - Anything Goes
* Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

Sweet ones ;) The bride is redhaired and the groom is adopted from the Fillipines, so I tried to color them up a little like themselves ;)

The finished project

The roses - the big red one is altered from an old hair embellishment :)

Therese & Mats

Glittered butterfly

The open box with the card, two chocolate hearts and room for the present ;)

Beautiful textstamp from North Star Stamps

The card for a personal message. The text is from the Bible, and is written on my computer. Typing "Vivaldi" - the same typing as on the invitations on tablecards :)

Size: 15cm x 15cm x 5cm
Papers: Papirdesign Størst av alt. Making Memories Wedding 6x6 pad. Velvet Paper for the card.
Carton: Bazill Canvas White
Stamps: Magnolia Wedding couple. Textstamp from North Star Stamps 
Ink: Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Archival Ink Coffee
Coloring: Distress Ink reinkers
Others: Big rose - altered. Small roses and rosebuds from Storyteller. Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers. Red sheer ribbons from Kort og Godt (I used the same ones for the invitations and the tablecards) Halfpearls from Kort og Godt. Spellbinders Label four. Butterflies from Karen Marie Klip. Stickles and Glossy Accents from Ranger. Doily, lace and hearts - unknown.

I hope you liked my project, I had so much fun making it !! ;)
Wishing you all a fantastic week - only one more week at work before I head for two weeks vacation!! Wuhuuu!!! ;)

Hugs and kisses, 

fredag 1. juli 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers and CLP Challenge #38

Hello to all of you!!
Things are kind of settled down now, my niece's wedding is one week behind us now ;)
Today is the 1st og July, which means that Chelsea is having a new sketch for you over at the CLP Challenge Blog ;) This month we are sponsored by The Beary Scrap, and the winner will get a big gift voucher from their store.
It's also time for a new challenge over at Sweet Pea Stampers - and the theme is WINGS. The winner will get a 3pc grab bag from the Sweet Pea Stamps store.
I've combined my favorite Sketch with one my favorite stamps - I both love Chelsea's sketches AND the Sweet Pea Stamps,- which means I looooved to make this card!! ;)
I've put the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby paper pad in the BOTTOM of my paperbox so I should use some of my other papers. What happened?! Well.... I digged them up again when I should make this card!!! Really - I'm ADDICTED !!!! *lol*

Size: 6" x 6"
Stamps:Sweet Pea Stamps Broken Angel by Meredith Dillman. Sentiment stamp from the Aladdin stamp set by Whiff of Joy
Ink: Archival Ink Coffee. Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Staz On Jet Black (on the acetate)
Papers: Tim Holtz' Vintage Shabby paper pad. Bazill Vanilla. Acetate.
Others: Flowers from Magnolia, Kort og Godt and Storyteller. Stickles Frosted Lace and Licquid Pearls Vanilla by Ranger. Pink Flower Center and Say it in Pearls swirl by Prima. Metallic frame by Kort og Godt. Sheer/tulle won in a candy from sweet Jacque ;) Machine sewed edges. Doily. Silver Pen on the necklace. Image is colored with Distress Ink Reinkers. Those amazing grey pearlpins I've won in a candy. Mei Die offwhite pearlpins.

With this card, I'm entering the following challenges:
* Flutter By Wednesday - Open challenge
* Scrappekammeret - Summer
Wish you all a happy weekend!