måndag 24 maj 2010

Blogswap with G45 and Tombow

I'm at home again today with sick kids. We have had the worst sick period in ages, and it ncouldn't come at a worse time for all of us. Today it's fever again, and both of them have been coughing through the night.

So, there's nothing bad that doesn't have anything good in it, is there? Because now I can let you know about the blogswap that is going on at the Graphic 45 blogGraphic 45 has teamed up with Tombow, and all of us in the design team got a fabulous set of adhesives and pens with our DT shipment this month. Throughout the week, there will be projects and tutorials and stuff shown every day, and there will also be a huge giveaway, so comment as much as you can to have a chance at winning that one. Be sure to check out the Tombow blog too, to see what their design team has made with Graphic 45 papers.

I would also like to share with you a little box I made with Graphic 45 Le Romantique, and tons and tons of Glimmer Mist :)
A perfect gift box for someone you love, or for someone who's getting married.
OK, so now I'm off to check on my little ones again. And you should go visit the blogswap.
Have a nice Monday, everyone.

fredag 21 maj 2010

No angel

No, she's no angel, my daughter. Even though she might look like one with her blonde hair and pretty smile. But the girl has attitude, to say the least. Right now she is driving her poor brother crazy running after him trying to snatch his brand new Nintendo DS. He bought it today, after saving for ages, so he isn't quite ready to lend it to her just yet.
Yesterday, she wasn't an angel either, but she was the bravest little girl you can imagine. She had to have a tooth pulled out, and that was not a pretty sight. Blood, screaming, you get the picture. But they did give her some tranquilliser, so she doesn't remember any of it. She is just happy today that she managed to lose her tooth before big brother lost his, which has been loose for ages, and that she actually had a visit from the tooth fairy last night. Oh, and she also remembers filling up the water cup in the dentist's office. So it all turned out to be a positive experience for her in the end. And that hideous broken tooth, that had caused an infection in her poor little mouth, is now gone, and that is such a relief.

All the supplies for this layout is from Scraplagret.
Have a nice Friday evening!

lördag 15 maj 2010

Altered dictionary part 2

Remember my mission to find as many ways as possible to alter a dictionary? Well, here's another one I made as one of my monthly assignments for Graphic 45. I've always wanted to make a little "secret box" out of a book, and here it is. I have used the most wonderful papers from A Proper Gentleman, a Zutter Perfect Closure and some Gadget Gears, cut out with my Tim Holtz die. A little Tim Holtz key managed to find its way on there too.
So, here's the inside. It took a while to cut out the hole in all of those pages, but I really like how this box turned out, so it was well worth the effort. I used quite a lot of Glimmer mist and ink to give the the book a worn, shabby look. My son got this box, and he is now using it to store
Pokemon cards :)
So, I hope you all have a great spring Saturday. Here, it's raining heavily right now, but I'm hoping for better weather later today

onsdag 12 maj 2010

So, it was May...

...and hell broke lose. May is always a busy month for me, with my job at a school and all grading and stuff that is going on this month. Besides, I also managed to have both of my precious children in May. People said I was lucky to have them in May, because it's such a great month for birthday parties. Well, I don't know about that... that probably depends on your profession. May is not a good month for birthday parties if there are too many of them, and if you are a teacher on top of that. Let me just say, it was a long time since I really enjoyed the beauty of this wonderful month to the fullest.

Anyway, Dear Blog ended up way down on my priority list. But since it is May, I just have to show you a few layouts I've made with the May kit from My Scrapbook Nook, with the lovely October Afternoon line Fly a kite. It's perfect for May layouts!

Here's my girl with her most darling smile:
And my gorgeous boy, who just turned seven!
And my gorgeous boy once again:
And guess what my gorgeous boy got from a friend for his birthday? Yes, a KITE! So, as soon as the weather and the time allows, we'll fly a kite and take tons of photos to use with what's left of this kit :)

Go out and enjoy May, those of you who can.