1/31/2011

Release Party Day 2!!!


Today we are displaying the beautiful Flowers Clear Stamp Set and Matching Die in the Blog Hop!!!

We are playing a new game this time around. Each DT member will be featuring a letter in their post. Visit their blogs, find their letter - put the word together and e-mail us the word at service@prickleypear.com  Today’s winner will be announced tomorrow evening, and the winner will receive the Flower Set, Matching Die, and our new Valentine ATC Transparency Sheet!

Here are two projects I did with these fab stamps!!! 
Be Brave
I really love my first card with the bold pink and touches of black. I used the die to cut out black flowers in different sizes and then I stamped and fuzzy cut the flowers on patterned paper and then stacked them. And do you see the green background piece? It’s stamped with the notes stamp included in the same set.
Be my Valentine vit Be my valentine vit detalj Some masking on this CAS card. With a hint of pink. Lot’s of pink nowadays…. must be the Valentines day around the corner…
My letter today is:
N
If you didn’t start from the beginning of the hop and come here from Leslie, you want to start with Nicole, then take a look and see what  beautiful cards we have in store and collect all the letters. You will want to visit these fabulous ladies in order: Nicole, Dawn, Amy, Michelle, Angelica, Tracy, Leslie, Tesa – that’s ME, and now - hop over to Jennifer.

Good luck and have fun!
And be sure to pop back tomorrow for another fab release!!!
Tesa

1/30/2011

Super Sketchy Sunday!!!


Happy Sunday!!! And a beautiful Sunday it is, I’m on my way to Branäs for some well needed vacation – I’ll spend the week on my skis!!! YIHAAAA!!!  I’ll be back with photos!!!
Today’s sketch is a new favorite. LOOOVE this one!!! AND I love this week’s generous sponsor SRM Stickers! They have the best stickers around! Promise!
Sketch 63
And here is my card using the beautiful Cosmo Cricket papers I got from Amy the other day. And SRM STICKERS! Yummy!!!
Make a wish  Hope you want to play with us this week!!!! Check out the 365 Cards blog for some gorgeous DT samples!!!
Dear son had a happy mail day yesterday. He got a birthday present from my dear friend, the oh so talented Li-bee ti!!! Check him out (trying to be cool….) :):):)2011 jan 28_8125_redigerad-1He was super happy with this über cool sign with Super man and the text Jonathan’s room. He will hang it on his door, once his dad has fixed a hook.  He also got a card (“Wow!!! She knoooows what boys like, mom”  he told me). But I forgot to take a photo while it was still bright outside. It’s gorgeous with 8 layers (he counted and was mighty impressed).
I hope you all have as wonderful Sunday as I will!!!!
See you around, I’ll be back tonight with Day 2 of the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps release celebration.
Tesa

Blog Hop Release Party!!!


Whoooo Hooo! Day 1 is here. We are so excited to be releasing these new clear sets of stamps with matching dies and of course, our beautiful release of vintage valentine red rubber images! We have some real treasures in store for you. The design team has been working hard to bring you samples that will surely inspire you.  Join us each day as we will have a different set we are featuring.

We are playing a new game this time around. Each DT member will be featuring a letter in their post. Visit their blogs, find their letter - put the word together and e-mail us the word at service@prickleypear.com  Todays winner will be announced tomorrow evening, and the winner will receive the dragonfly Set, Matching Die, and our new Valentine ATC Transparency Sheet!

Day 1. Today we are displaying the Dreamy Dragonflies Clear Stamp Set and die!!!
 
Here are two projects I did with these fab stamps!!! I simply ADORE the circle tag stamp and all the fun sentiments!!! Not to mention the dragon flies!!!!
 
make life a beautiful thingYou are a blessing
My letter today is:
D
If you didn’t start from the beginning of the hop and come here from Leslie, you want to start with Nicole, then take a look and see what  beautiful cards we have in store and collect all the letters. You will want to visit these fabulous ladies in order: Nicole, Dawn, Amy, Michelle, Angelica, Leslie, Tesa – that’s ME, and now - hop over to Jennifer.


Good luck and have fun!
And be sure to pop back tomorrow for another fab release!!!
Tesa

1/28/2011

A couple of cards…

Hi!!! I couldn’t be happier for the fact it’s Friday and this lousy week is over!!! I have a couple of cards to share. I got some AMAZING Fancy Pants papers in my DT kit from Scrap-Perra and I’ve had some fun with it.

Valentines 1

This card I did for last week’s CASE study. I was not able to blog it in time (did I say I had a lousy week????) but I like how it turned out.

Same products used in my second card:

Valentine 2

  Super cuuuuute bird!!!!! The design is based on this week’s Card Pattern’s sketch (it’s a GREAT one – as always!!!!!).

Best part of this week was the package I found in my mail box when coming home today. Check THIS out!!!! Wohooo, it’s happy mail day!!!!!

Amy cancy

Cosmo goodies from Seattle – from  amazing Amy!!! Thank you!!!! It put a huge smile  on my face, and I’m heading down to my scrap room NOOOOW!!!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with new fab releases from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!!! I hope you check back then!!!!

Tesa

1/24/2011

Danced in the rain

Hi! A quick one… Here is my card for The Rubber Café’s Shaped Card Challenge.

danced in the rain The stamps used are Umbrella and Danced in the rain from The Rubber Café. Everybody is welcome to participate in the challenge, no need to use TRC stamps! All info can be found HERE.

I’m LATE, so I’d better go. Have a lovely evening!!!

Tesa

1/23/2011

Super Sketchy Sunday!

Pam has a super duper fun sketch for us this week over at 365 cards! Check it OUT!!!

And there is a fun new sponsor too – Digis With Attitude! YAY!!! The DT was given super fun sentiments and images to play with, but I’ve been disconnected from the Web most of the week, so I was never able to use them. So you’ll have to go to the SHOP and check ’em out instead!

Here is my take. I used some clear embossing resist and lots of distress ink.

Kramar I hope you will play with us this week!!!

Tesa

1/18/2011

Birthday Card

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her daughter who is turning 40. What an honor! I got free hands and I’ve been stressed out about it ever since (like a month now… she is one of those very well organized ladies).  Tomorrow is delivery date, so I simply had to sit down and DO it.

Grattis ITA

I think it turned out rather cute. Hope she’ll like it. Anyway, this is what she’ll have. :):):) LOVED this week’s sketch from Card Patterns!!!

 

Grattis ITA detalj

Thanks for visiting! Take care!

Tesa

1/17/2011

My Boy!

Hi folks! Hope your weekend was a good one!!! I had a busy but also fun day yesterday. It was perfect snow for building snowmen and stuff so we spent the afternoon out and ended it with wet socks and hot chocolate. Life is good. Check theese two guys out!!!

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I have another photo - a photo of me and my boy. My blogging buddy Julie is a smiling and wise woman and she wrote an amazing blog post about the importance of getting IN the photos with our children. Life is short, sometimes too short and we should be part of the story we scrapbook no matter what - if we have a bad hair day or not... I can't express the meaning of this half as good as Julie can so check out her post HERE!!!  

Inspired by amazing Julie I decided to try take a photo a month this year with me and my boy and this is for January.

Januari

I chickened out a little, I phtoshoped away my allergy.... and turned it into black&white. God, I'm vain... Hopefully I'll grow in this! :):):)

I used the photo for this year's first layout! I really LOVE how it came out!!! I got the fabbie BoBunny papers in my DT kit from Scrap-Perra, and all product info can be found HERE (in Swedish).

Min fina pojk

I based the design on Sketchy Thursday's GDT sketch. It's a great sketch, so many possibilities!!!


The challenge was also to incorporate red and/or pink (check), journaling (check) and hearts. I have hearts on two of the papers and there are also two heart shaped stick pins (check).

Min fina pojk detalj 2

Thanks for letting me share! Have a beautiful new week and see you around!
Tesa

1/16/2011

Super Sketchy Sunday ~ inspiration week ~

Happy Sunday!!! Time for a new sketch from 365 Cards!!!

Check out this fabbie sketch!!! Sooo many possibilities!!!

We are celebrating words that bring us inspiration this week and we’ve all been asked to choose a word that is important to us. I choose FRIENDSHIP. I cherish my friends and I’m happy that this hobby has not only meant a creative outlet but also opened up a new world of wonderful people. So Friendship it is, and I’m dedicating this card for a special friend, Li-bee ti who is always there for me with a laugh, an ear, loads of mojo and challenges and pure kindness. Love you sister!

Deer Friend

The stamps are from the same set as yesterday, The Greeting Farm’s Forest Friends. Super CUTE!!!

I’ve colored the deer with Copics. I’m slowly learning… Soooo, I take the plunge and enter the card in this week’s Copic Creation’s Challenge #42 – What’s New? New on this is the papers from the OH so FAB Curio paper pad. Loooooove this stuff!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Take care!

Tesa

1/15/2011

Owl be there

Happy Saturday!!!

We are having a grey and snowy day today. Hubby is down with the flu and the boy is away over the day visiting a friend. My to do list is as long as my Christmas wish list was, but I think I’ll try to sneak in some scrapbooking too. :):):)

I made a card for this week’s CASE Study Challenge, there were sooo much to love about the card by Mercy Kerin  we had to lift. Like the colors blue and kraft, all the layers, and the layering of the same papers, I really LOVED that. I simplified the design, lifting the center piece of Mercy’s card. And here it is:

Owl be there

Lot’s of layers on this one too. And a cuuuute owl from The Greeting Farm.

Owl be there detalj

Have a fab day!!! Hope you will be back tomorrow when there is a new Super Sketchy Sunday challenge with 365 Cards!!!

Tesa 

1/11/2011

A card and a WoHooo!!!

Hi! I’m still around, just busy! :):):)

Here is this week’s Christmas card. And this time I’m blogging it in time to enter it in the Jingle Belles’ challenge! Yay!

2 Merriest wishes

A small one but with lot’s of layers and rich colors. The stamp is from Prickley Pear and I stamped it with my Tombows. Sentiment from SRM Stickers.  I used this week’s sketch from Card Patterns.

And now over to the Wohooo!!!! I made it to the top three voting in the Scrap your Home/Town over at GCD Studios!!!! I’m so excited about this cause the layout is one of my absolute favorite pages from last year! I really like the topic, and I’d never come to think about it was it not for this competition.

Bo i Forshaga

Anyway, I’m up against two awesome girls and if you want to check ‘em out and VOTE, you can find the blog post HERE. The voting is on until 14:th and I’d love some help even out the numbers a little. :):):)

Thanks for visiting and letting me share!!!

Tesa

1/09/2011

Super Sketchy Sunday

Hi! It’s Sunday and that means a new sketch from the hands of Pam over at 365 Cards!!! It’s super fun, I love making shaped cards and this sketch was perfect for it! Check it out!

And a fun sponsor – Stitchy Bear – gave me a cute piggy to play with! :):):)  I tried to make her a little bit glamorous with glittery eye shadow and all.

Woo Hoo!! Alll patterned papers on this are from Riddersholm Design. Great stuff!!!

Hope you will play with us this week!

Tesa

Happy Birthday Micke!

Micke, mr Svensk Scrapbooking (the man who started the forum and blog Svensk Scrapbooking and organizes the best scrapbooking Expos around) turns 30 today. Happy Birthday!!! May your day be filled with love and cake!!!
The Svensk Scrapbooking Team are celebrating him with a birthday card competition. All info HERE. Tävlingen är öppen för alla och vi utlovar ett fint pris! We hope to get many participants!!! Here is the card I sent to him:
Micke 30It’s based on Mojo Monday’s gorgeous sketch #172.
And I’m also entering it into Secret Crafter’s Saturday Challenge – Tons of texture. I’ve layers, ribbon, distress stickles on the edges, embossing and glossy accent on the numbers.
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I’ll be back later with my 365 Cards post for Super Sketchy Sunday.
Tesa

1/08/2011

A few cards

Hi all! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! I sure have. I’ve spent most of this day in my scrap room while my boys have been out skiing. I’ve been playing around with some new Prickley Pear rubber, they will be released at CHA, and let me just say – they are mighty FAB!!!

I’ve decided to play along Svensk Scrapbooking and make a Christmas card every week. Here is my first, using some new wonderful Webster’s I picked up at a 50% sale. Yay for me! :):):)

Julekram I used the recycled sketch from Card Patterns over at Sketches in Thyme. I loooove the idea of reusing great sketches!!! I also did this for Jingle Belles’ first challenge (something new and something old), but I wasn’t home in daylight until today, so It’s too late to enter. This week though…

And here is a card I made for my blog post over at Scrap-Perra this week. Some lovely Echo Park. Yummy!!!

Today you Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

Flashback Friday 6.0

Fun, fun, FUN!!! Amy has started a separate blog for her Flashback Friday challenges!!! And I sure want to play along! The current challenge is to post:

**The first card you blogged about that featured an unexpected find from your home**

Ehem, this one is from October 2008. The fruits are cut out from a plastic place mat. I still love the look of those fruits!!!

I’ll be back later today with some new cards! It’s been a busy week!!!

Happy Saturday all!

Tesa

1/02/2011

Super Sketchy Sunday

Happy New Year!!!

Pam over at 365 Cards starts this new year off with a great new sketch and a fun sponsor – Robin’s Fetish Digital Stamps and More!!!

And here is the sketch – so much fun, so many possibilities!!!

I got a cute little penguin to play with (again… LOL!) and I used a SRM stickers sentiment and some bling. Such a simple card, but I really like how it came out.

Let it snow

I’ve started my Valentine’s cards and here is the first one I did – with some new gorgeous Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!!!Be my valentine

  I based the design on the Crafter´s Companion’s beautiful  sketch.

Take care and have a beautiful 2011!!! See ya´ll

Tesa