Archive for January, 2010

Have you seen them, the little ones? Or their doors? Well, I think I have… I provided them with a few doors this week

And one for the goblins…

Look, they’ve caught one of the fairies!

Fairy doors is the challenge for the week at CropStop – check it in!

All paper work is cut with the Gazelle.

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Longing for summer!

Oh yes! I so long for the summer! I don’t need more of this white fluffy stuff we have outdoors…

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Blog award?

I usually don’t like blog awards, but this one is so very special to me!

It was sent from a dear friend, Beth, and I just couldn’t do anything but accept!

One of the stipulations of receiving & accepting this award is that you have to answer a series of questions with one word answers. No one told me there was going to be a test involved with this! 😉

Here are the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Your hair? bad…
3. Your mother? loved
4. Your father? deceased
5. Your favorite food? chinese
6. Your dream last night? confusing
7. Your favorite drink? coffee
8. Your dream/goal? harmony
9. What room are you in? livingroom
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? cancer
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? stupid
15. Muffins? yummy
16. Wish list item? BIA
17. Where did you grow up? Sundsvall
18. Last thing you did? spoke
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? on
21. Your Pets? none
22. Friends? Some
23. Your life? pleasant
24. Your mood? harmonious
25. Missing Someone? No
26. vehicle? Kia
27. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
28. Your favorite store? Artistica
29. Your favorite color? white
30. When was the last time you laughed? now
31. Last time you cried? weeks
32. Your best friend? DH
33. One place that I go to over and over? Panduro
34. Facebook? no
35. Favorite place to eat? out
So now I will pass this on to five people whose blogs I read, here we go, check in at five different crafters
And do check out Beth’s blog – one amazing crafter!

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I just love scrapping in vintage style, here are a few LO’s

Bazzill CS, cheesecloth, unknown PP, various flowers, lots of Glimmer Mists over Glimmer Screens, Basic Grey alpha stickers

Martha Stewart border punch

Prima stamp on Maya Road chipboard clock, over gold mirri card, covered with three layers of UTEE clear.

Bazzill CS, Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens and Glimmer Mists, Graphic45 PP

a very useful plastic tag

Graphic45 PP, various flowers, chipboard from Panduro

painted with Crackle Paint and added some Distress Embossing Powder while paint was still wet.

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Don’t miss it!
EXTENDED to Feb 14th 2010
CropStop is looking to add to its current Creative Team! We are looking for members to bring inspiration and encouragement to all our customers and members. The term time is for 3 months, from early February to end of April 2010.
Please email the following information to cropstop@cropstop.com with CT Call in the subject line
Phone number
Link to your blog (if you don’t ‘blog’ it doesn’t matter!)
A list of any message boards you hang out on and please give us the user name you use!
A list of current Design Teams you are on
Please email us pictures 2 cards, 1 layout and an altered item you have done in the last 8 months. You do not need you to make something special for the call, if you want to you are welcome.

It would be great to know a little about you too so tell us about you and your paper crafting hobby. What you like to use: punches, stamps, die cuts, machines etc and what you couldn’t live without.

As a Creative Team member you will be responsible for posting your project in the appropriate thread on the right day and posting it on time on the Message Board and the CropStop Blog. Your project could include cards, layouts and altered items using die cuts, punches or stamps. You will know what you are going to do in advance so you can keep yourself organized. There is a minimum of one project and/or challenge every 4 – 6 weeks depending on CT members. We expect you to take part in the Monthly Sketches and participate in other members challenges.
As well as the above you will also be expected to
Participate in the CropStop Message Board daily
Talk about us on your blog (if you have one!)
Post your projects on your Blog as well as the CropStop Blog
Spread the word about CropStop at the places you visit online.
Participate in any Blog Hops, message board events.
You may also be asked to send in physical projects for our exhibition booths
Take a look around our store and see what we have as it is a pretty varied product line so we are sure you’ll have plenty of ideas to keep you busy.
Everyone is welcome to apply! International applications are also welcome. Please note that we reserve the right to share your submissions in our Gallery even if you are not chosen for the team. Make sure if you are sending projects to us that they are projects we can share!

As for compensation, each member will receive a fantastic discount on all products in the store and the occasional free products which we would like you to use on your projects.
During the month we are doing the call we expect you to be active on the CropStop Message Board. This is so the other team members and registered members can get to know you.

Applications close on January 28th midnight EST/5am GMT

EXTENDED to Feb 14th 2010

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From our journeys

we took several trips to Stockholm during the summer and fall last year, and here’s a couple of the LO’s I’ve made using these pictures.

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I know, I know… I have been very quiet for a while. First we got attacked by something called Christmas, then the Christmas was over and all the stuff had to be packed away again, and in January I started something that’s most exciting…

How about teaching Scrapbooking to 10 to 12 year old kids? That’s what I do a couple of hours every week now, at the local school.

I have crafted a lot, though. Here are a few of the stuff I’ve made during the last couple of months.

Kevin at the beach in July. I like to scrap these black-and-whites as they give so many options on colors. Basic Grey PP, stamps from Inkadinkado and Stampendous, Glimmer Chips from Tattered Angels and flowers from various manufacturers. Stickers and rub-ons from that bottomless drawer…

KaknÀstornet in Stockholm, late October. The swirl (chipboard) is covered with Liquid Appliqué.

Kelly outside Tekniska Muséet in Stockholm.

The flower is a BossKut Daisy, cut with the Gazelle and embossed with a Sizzix Embossing Folder and then colored in with Distress Inks.

Canons outside Sjöhistoriska Muséet. I have no idea which manufacturer for the PP!

The title is made using Liquid Appliqué.

Kevin at Tekniska MusĂ©et – THE place for 10 year old boys!

Some rub-ons simply don’t act as rub-ons…

… so I cut them out and used them as transparencies instead!

The title is cut with the Gazelle from Bazzill self-adhesive CS in white, then colored in with Glimmer Mists.

On my trip to Stockholm in October I finally got to meet Yoli – we’ve spoken on the net for so long and never met! Now we have, and we decided to sit together on the next IRL crop.

Note to Fia: please make sure the room is covered with plastic… You know, when the two of us comes together, anything can be  colored!

Kevin on the train from Stockholm in August. Bazzill CS, K&Co chipboard alphas, Tim Holtz stamps and masks, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glass and lots if Distress Inks!

The old truck is stamped using Tsukineko Memento Desert Sand – almost invisible on the nature colored handmade paper from Svartvik – but takes on the Distress Ink that was swiped over it! Looks lovely!

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