6/30/2011

Exciting news and some ATCs

Happy, happy Thursday! Today is such a good day, I’ll meet my boy again after he has spent the week with his grandparents. They have had a BLAST but I’ve missed him sooooo!!!! :) AND, to make this day even better, I’ve got some exciting news to share!!!

I’ve been asked to join the most amazing challenge blog ever! :) :) :) Card Patterns is a huge inspiration for me and so are the past and present Design Teams so it’s an honor! I’ll have my first card up on Saturday, hope you check back then!

There is an ATC swap going on over at the Cocoa Daisy forum and here are the three ATC I sent in.

ATC Cocoa Daisy

Can you guess the theme? Well, summer of course. Blue skies, sun and Tivoli.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my news!!!

Tesa

6/29/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Hi! It’s 7 am and it’s HOT! This will be a beautiful day and I can’t wait to get off work. :) :) :) But before I can go home from work, I might want to start working… but not until I’ve blogged today’s Heartfelt Creations’ cards! Two of them. First up is a wedding card:

Emelie och Andreas

Details: StampsHCPC 3396 Bella Rose Lattice Background PreCut SetHCPC 3398 Bella Rose Wedding PreCut Set. Ink – Versa Fine Onyx Black. Colored with Tombows. PapersRiddersholm DesignOther: Clear embossing powder, Glitter glam, lots of pop dots.

I combined the amazing background stamp Bella Rose Lattice Background stamp from the Bella Rose release with the new Bella Rose Wedding stamp. A lot of fuzzy cutting and dimension on this card!

Emilia och Andreas detalj

My second card is a CAS card using the amazing Aztec Sunflowers and some yummy Echo Park paper.

CAS sunflower

Details: StampsHCPC 2294 Aztec Gold Sunflowers 1 PreCut Set, HCPC 2293 Aztec Gold Sunflowers 2 PreCut Set. Ink – Archival Ink Coffee. Papers – Echo Park. Other – lace, button, Kaiserkraft pearls.

I used this week’s CPS sketch and is also entering it in the CAS-ual Fridays’ Getting Edgy challenge. 

The rest of the amazing Heartfelt Creations’ Design Team samples can be found HERE! And you don’t want to miss the sneak peak of the new Botanical Garden which will be released July 12 !!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Tesa

6/27/2011

Birthday Challenge

Happy Monday folks! I have a birthday card today for this week’s Birthday challenge over at The Rubber Café. I’m using the prize set – Birthdays and Balloons – one of my all time favorite The Rubber Café sets. Sooooooo cute! :) So you really should take the chance winning it!!! All details about the challenge can be found HERE! (And you do NOT need to use TRC stamps to enter!!!)

Happy Birthday cp sketch 121

I have summer feelings and that calls for happy strong colors.  The card is based on Card Pattern’s sketch #121. It’s a great one (they always are!!!).

During May I was participating in the Scrapbook competition Scrapfeber (Scrap fever) hosted by Magdas Scrapbooking. We had 12 super fun challenges for cards, layouts and altered projects to do during one month. I finished 10 and I’m really happy about that. And you know what!?! I ended up on 2nd place!!!! I got the prize pack the other week and it was filled with October Afternoon yumminess!

Vinst Magdas

Love this stuff! And I have just the photos for it. All I need is the time to play! Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

6/26/2011

PPRS Sketch Challenge

Hi folks! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Mine has been great so far. Still got a couple of hours left and I’ll spend them by my scrap desk :)

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is hosting a biweekly sketch challenge and there are still a couple of days left to enter your card. Deadline is June 30th. The prize is a clear stamp set and matching die of the winner’s choice!!! Here is my take on the fabbie sketch:

You are a wonderful friend

I’ve used two clear stamp sets for this card. The rose circle is from the Spring Scalloped Circles which is a perfect match for the Scalloped Circle Die. The flowers are from the Clearly Beautiful Flowers set and these are die cut with the Flowers Die. Here is a close up of the Circle and Stacked flowers.

You are a wonderful friend det

And the sketch:

We hope to see your take on it. You find all the info and the linking tool in THIS post. Have a lovely Sunday!

Tesa

6/24/2011

Happy Midsummer!

Today I will be doing this with my boy and his cousins. Except I might have to either bribe or threat my dear son to participate. He’s in that age where everything is embarrassing. What could possible be embarrassing with dancing Små Grodorna????  :) :) :)

Midsommar

It’s Midsummer, the sky is partly blue, we’ll meet our dear ones, we’ll dance, eat and have a wonderful day. I hope you all will too!!!

Before I go I thought I’d share a card. Haven’t had much time to scrap lately (it’s been really CRAZY around here both with work and social life) and this one is the first in over a week. Yikes. Things will calm down on Sunday. I hope!

Fly with me

Stamps are all from the the Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamp Set from Prickley Pear. And the card is my take on this week’s beautiful CASE Study card made by amazing Jill Foster.

Wish you a wonderful Midsummer weekend!

Tesa

6/22/2011

Heartfelt Creations Shoe Hop

Hi! Happy Wednesday! Today is a special Heartfelt Wednesday cause we're having a little Shoe Hop. Soooo much fun! If you are participating in the blog hop and arrived from Marsha's blog, you are just right on track. Otherwise you might want to start from the beginning at the Hartfelt Creations' blog.

I've made a shoe which is also a container for a little gift for a girlfriend. She is kind of into shoes so this was perfect... :):):)

Details: Stamps - HCPC 2294 Aztec Sunflowers 1, HCPC 2293 Aztec Sunflowers 2, HCPC 3403 Shabby Chic Lace, HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House. Ink - Archival Ink Coffee. Paper - Prima. Buttons, scrappers floss, ribbon.

To continue the hop you are now supposed to go visiting Heidi!!!!

Have a lovely day!
Tesa

6/15/2011

Heartfelt Wednesday!

Hi there! I have two Heartfelt Creations projects today with the new Wedding Collection. First up is a layout. The photo is of my cousin and his wife on the stairs of the church after their wedding ceremony.

the kiss

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3400 Bella Rosebud PreCut Set, HCPC 3403 Shabby Chic Lace PreCut Set, HCPC 3404 Wedding Sentiments PreCut Set. Dies – HCD 701 Posy Patch Die. Ink - Archival ink Coffee, Memento Pink, Staz On Brown, Colorbox Chestnut Roan. Other – buttons, rheinstones, thickers.

Here is a close up. The background stamping and the stamped flowers are made with a soft pink ink that is really pretty, but it didn’t show up that well on the full photo.

the kiss detalj

The wedding card is in white and silver with a touch of pink. A lot of heat embossing on this one!!!

Together

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3402 Bella Rose Heart PreCut Set, HCPC 3391 Bold Bella Rose PreCut Set. Die – HCD 712 Bella Rose Die. Ink - Tsukineko Eleganze Silver. Clear embossing powder, ribbon and brad.

Full instructions together with the amazing work of the Heartfelt Creations Team can be found on the blog. Have a lovely day!!!!

Tesa

6/14/2011

Sommartävling hos Scrap-Perra!!!

Hi all! Summer holiday is here, my boy is constantly telling me he has a full loooooong summer ahead of him and that he will sleep in eeeeevery morning. I’m happy for him, I remember the feeling. :)

Scrap-Perra is celebrating summer with a two months Summer competition. 12 challenges in all of varying sorts, and one decides how many one wants to participate in. Easy peasy and tons of fun!

One challenge is a sketch made by my talented DT partner Umenorskan. I had to try it out!

det här är livet

And here is the sketch:

Talking about competitions… I participated in Magda’s Scrapbooking’s Scrap Fever competition in May. And wohooo!!!! I ended up on second place! YAY!!!! Here is one of the layouts I did – it’s inspired by Pink’s video What’s up.

I got my rock moves

It’s my niece. So sweet!!!!

Have a fab day! And keep your fingers crossed for good weather this afternoon. Me and the girls at my job are going on a picnic – but right now, it doesn’t look like picnic weather…

Tesa

6/12/2011

Prickley Pear new red rubber release

Hi! Prickley Pear releases a new set of red rubber stamps today with animals and inspirational sentiments. I’ve had the pleasure to play some! First up is a card using the Orchid and an absolutely marvelous sentiment stamp. :) :) :)

Orchideer

Clean and simple. Isn’t the sentiment just lovely!?! Next up is the Antelope and another of the beautiful new sentiments (+ my all time favorite flower stamp which I use over and over again… )

Those who look for beauty

This is my take of this week’s absolutly AMAZING CASE card over at CASE Study done by Jill Foster. Love her style! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

6/09/2011

Happy 80 years old

My co worker’s mother is turning 80 this weekend and I got the honor of making her a birthday card.

Anna 80 år

It’s a top joy fold card with my favorite Crate papers (I’m using my third sheet of this same paper by now, and I don’t know when that last happened!) and teamed it up with some Pink Paislee die cuts. Here is the inside. Love this birthday stamp!

Anna 80 år insida

I used this fabbie sketch #118  from ICS as inspiration:

I’m off for work. Take care and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tesa

6/08/2011

Heartfelt Wedding Collection Release Day

Wohooo! It’s time for another amazing release from Heartfelt Creations.

The Heartfelt Wedding Collection features 7 new PreCut Sets and a new exclusive Heartfelt Creations die, manufactured by Spellbinders. With this collection, you will achieve lovely cards for all the weddings you are attending this summer. You are not  limited to just wedding, you can create sweetheart, friend, and all occasion cards, especially with the new vintage lace die and stamp in this collection, the sky's the limit! We are delighted that some of the images in this collection coordinate with the recently released Bella Rose Die, adding even more value to a die you might own already. Leave a comment on my blog or the Heartfelt Creations blog by June 14 and one lucky person will win the entire release valued at $129.99. The winner will be announced on the HC blog on June 15.

Here is my card for this release – a center step fold card with a touch of vintage.

Wishing you Happiness

Details: Stamps – HCPC 3401 Bella Rose Scroll, HCPC 3400 Bellarosebuds. Die – HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die. Ink - Archival Coffee. Paper – Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper pad. Other – Clear embossing powder, twine, button, stickles.

You can find the full reveal and all the amazing work of the DT on the Heartfelt Creations Blog.

And on another Heartfelt note – check THIS out! Made my day! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tesa

6/06/2011

Thank you cards

Hi! Hope you have had a lovely weekend!!! Mine was super fun and super busy! :) A lot of catching up to do (work, house, child, garden, blogs, DT duties…. phew!) and the best friends ever to see!!!! :) Thank you Marie, Sarah, Perra and Mia!!!

Here is a cute thank you card for someone totally sweet!

Tack

This is one of my DT projects for Scrap-Perra today, using an über cute Penny Black stamp! And new yummy MME papers. :) It’s based on this fabbie sketch from CPS:

My second thank you card is my first try with a Never ending card. It was really fun to make and I incorporated photos from the party (even though if I had known I would be doing this I’d have taken more photos...).

Photos can be found on Scrap-Perra’s blog – HERE.

Have a lovely day!

Tesa

6/02/2011

I’m late!!!

Today is the first morning since Sunday I wake up without a migraine. I can’t express with words what an amazing feeling this is! Anyway, here is the post I was supposed to have blogged yesterday. With yummy Heartfelt Creations goodies. On the positive side, I have a new card to share which I whipped up this morning. I used some of the last scraps of my all time favorite Riddersholm Design papers! (Är du svensk så pågår just nu sökandet efter en ny Svensk Riddersholm DT. Kolla HÄR!!!)

The FlowersDetails: PapersRiddersholm Design / Turquise Hill.  Stamps: HCPC 3375 Flora Grande 1, HCPC 3374 Flora Grande 2, HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background, HCPC 2294 Aztec Gold Sunflowers 1. Ink: Versa mark embossing pad, Archival Ink Coffee, Distress ink Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan. Other: Spellbinders Fancy Tags 1, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Ranger white embossing powder, Kaiserkraft pearls.

It’s my take on this week’s CASE Study challenge. They have a new amazingly talented muse this month – Jill Foster (and I have yet another blog to follow on my reader!) Go check her card and the DT samples out HERE.

Here is one of the projects I have posted on Heartfelt Creations’ blog this week:

BokmärkenDetails: Paper – Cardstock, water color paper, book paper. Stamps - HCPC 3392 Bella Rose House, HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background. Ink – Archival ink Coffee, Versa Fine Onyx Black, Colorbox Misty Blue, Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan. Dies – HCD Bella Rose Die. Other: Clear embossing powder, ribbon, buttons, Glimmer Mist, Glitter Glam, colored with tombows.

I love making bookmarks and this is just the right season for a good book!

Wish you all a great day"!

Tesa