Sunday, August 28, 2011

Doing my best to kill Boardwalk

I'm trying my hardest to use up all of the wonderful products I recieved in Studio Calico's Boardwalk kit.This is a layout I made for LOAW challenge number 4. The inspo piece was this:

I, too, decided to make a shape out of circles. I punched and cut out a whole bunch of circles, and was intending to adhere them in the shape of a number 2. It didn't look right to me though, so I just let the circles flow over the page, like this:

I love love love the Martha Stewart sunburst punch! I also intended to outline all of the smooth circles in white gel pen, but it ran out of ink. Either way I love how this page turned out.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

What I got

  • Folder SMASH Pockets
  • Red & Blue SMASH Stickers
  • Date SMASH Stamp
  • Mist - Piglet
  • Mist - Pony
  • Fabrips - Yellow
  • More Kraft
  • 12x12 Modern Album - Chestnut
  • 12x12 Page Protectors
  • SC Patterned Paper
  • Debate Team add-on
  • Amy Tan Good Times Stickers
  • Add-On Patterned Paper
  • Uni-Ball White Pen
Just a little something, right ;D So, tell me! What did YOU get? I'm most excited about the Amy Tan sticker book. This is it:

Also the SMASH date stamp, which I ordered from another site 2 months ago and still haven't gotten. :( I just got tired of waiting. Hopefully I can get a refund. It's seems a resonable demand after 2 months of waiting, don't you think?
I decided to get the Mr Huey's mist in Pony after seeing some of the layouts Jen Jockisch has made with it. Misting wood veneer decos with Pony makes them look amazing. Check here!
/ Magdalena


This is what happens when you leave your kids unattended with some markers at grandma's. They get tattooed just like daddy... They were VERY proud of their artwork I can tell you. The faces got decorated, too.

PS: Please, don't call me within the next two hours as I will be most busy. All fellow SC subscribers will know why :D I'll pop back in and tell you what I got later tonight.


Friday, August 26, 2011

A very old photo

I found this photo in one of my grandma's old albums. It's she and my dad on one of the fields of the farm she and my grandpa worked at when my dad was very little. I think this picture is taken in 1935, but it looks so long ago. It amazes me that my father lived in a time that was so long ago and so different from the world today. Neither my dad or my grandma is around anymore and I miss them both so very much. It meant a lot to me to be able to scrap this picture.

Materials: SC Boardwalk kit, metal decoration from MME, SC wood veneer butterfly, SC Mr Huey's in "Pickle", tiny attacher


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Retro feel

I loved the floral Sassafras PP that came in the Studio Calco kit this month. I used it as a background for a layout. It really gave me the impression of 50's bathroom wallaper, the exclusive Crate Paper PP felt like the bathroom tiles and the Crate Paper "Farm house" ribbon was like the tie for the shower curtain. Love it!

Materials: SC "Boardwalk" kit, SC wood veneer alphas, Tim Holtz Ranger ink refiller in "Walnut stain", Crate Paper "Farm house" ribbon, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, machine stitching

I want to show you another picture as well. This is my 2 y.o. daughter proving she's a scrapper's daughter. :D She grabbed this layout off my scrap table and her toy camera and said "Tot" (meaning picture)and walked outside to pretend photographing it on the ground, just like I do. So cute!


Monday, August 22, 2011


I found an absolutely beautiful layout saved on my PC. I don't know who made it, or where I found it, unfortunataly. I really liked how it combined white space with lots of layering! I decided to scraplift it, and really like how it turned out.

Materials: SC Boardwalk kit, Versamark ink, Glitz design distress stamp, Crate Paper "Toy box" diecut, Sassafras enamel flower, Martha Stewart sunburst punch, stapler and I used some Studio Calico wood veneer to shape the butterfly


Another LOAW challenge

A third LOAW (Layout of the week)challenge has been added in the Studio Calico forum. Here is what I made:
Materials: SC Boardwalk kit, SC wood veneer alphas, 7gypsies rub-ons, Jenni Bowlin ink in "Chicken feed", Versafine ink in "Onyx black", Tim Holtz distress ink in "Pumice stone", stapler, alpha stamps


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sharing my inspiration

I thought it would be fun to share my inspiration for how one of my layouts came about. I have been using the frame for the wood veneer stars as a misting mask. After I had used it I just put it aside, as it so happened it landed on top of my SC Boardwalk kit papers. I glanced over and saw this! Isn't it pretty? I took a photo of it to use for a future layout. This is what I made:

Materials: SC Boardwalk kit, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, SC wood veneer stars used as mask for cutting out the star peep holes

And, can I just, ask who else did not realize those tiny print Cosmo Cricket stickers are transparent? I thought they were red on white until I started removing them from the package. I LOVE them now!!!


Friday, August 19, 2011

Amazing give-away!

Right here on Papirdiva's blog, you can win a $10 gift certificate at Studio Calico!!! Go go go!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prize pack arrived!

My "Package of goodies" from the 2Peas CHA challenges arrived today! Everything coordinates really well. So what did I get?

  • A REALLY cool cling stamp from Unity Stamp called "Monthly circle"
  • A 2,5x3 background stamp from Prima. Here! If this one calls to you, leave a comment here and I will mail it to you. If more than one person wants it I will randomly select one of you.
  • 2 rub-on packages from Pebbles
  • Felt embellies from Pebbles
  • Crate Paper Farmhouse trims (yay!)
  • Authentique die-cuts
  • My little shoebox mini alphas in indigo
  • A huge packet of tiny alphas from Prima
  • OA Boarding Pass 12x12 stickers sheet (BEST part!)
  • 8 patterned papers: 2 Bo Bunny, 1 Bella Blvd (really cool woodgrain b-side), 1 My little shoebox (really cool pink clouds b-side), 3 Echo Park "Country drive" and 1 OA "Sidewalks" (really cool pink grid b-side)
Haha! Can you tell I mostly like b-sides when it comes to PP?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hoarded paper

This October Afternoon Rocket Age PP was my favorite of all the papers in the SC Paper Moon kit. You know one of those papers you can't seem to find good use for because you love it so much, you don't want to "waste it"? Well, I finally figured out the perfect way to use it. Another starsign related layout! My daughter is a leo, born on Aug. 9th. This picture was taken on her second birthday.  She'd celebrated it eating red currants (that's why her cheeks are stained) with her friends at daycare.

Materials: OA Rocket Age "Return voyage" PP, Studio Calico "Boardwalk" kit plus "Boogie board" add-on, Jenni Bowlin ink in "Seed packet", tiny attacher


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Feeling brave : )

Making this layout, I was feeling brave! I started out adhering the checkered OA PP to the cardstock before I had any idea what I was doing after that. Then I noticed how the Boogie Board add-on stamp was a perfect fit for an Aquarius starsign layout about my son. I went to find a photo with the right colors, then put the stamped image next to him. I kept it up in the same way. I stapled on the twine, then found some matching PP, and so on. I didn't plan anything. I loved how it turned out! The journaling is a text I googled about the Aquarius personality.

Materials: Studio Calico August kit "Boardwalk", plus "Boogie board" and "Sandcastle" add-ons, Jenni Bowlin ink in "Seed packet", tiny attacher


Monday, August 8, 2011

Layout and packages

Popping in to post a layout I just added at the Studio Calico gallery for the LOAW (Layout a week) challenge #1. I also made an attempt to use up some of my SC stash, as their new lines are hitting the stores soon. Yay!

Materials: Kraft cardstock, exclusive SC paper, SC tags and rubons, SC addy alpha stickers, red brads from Basic Grey, large brad from My Minds Eye,  Jillibean soup corrugated shapes, SC Mr Huey's in Pickle, Baker's twine, Tiny Attacher

I also wanted to share my excitement about the FOUR packages I have arriving in the mail soon, hopefully!
  • SC Boardwalk kit for August
  • "Package of goodies" from winning a contest at 2Peas (more on that when it arrives)
  • Some SMASH goodies from Skaparlusten, among them the date stamp <3
  • A few Hambly products from the sale at Pysselbiten
AND soon I'm ordering my first DT package from Magdas scrapbooking. Just waiting for the OA Boarding Pass line to arrive.


Friday, August 5, 2011


Today Magdas DT are scraplifteing this layout by me at their blog:

Check it out!
I'm ending this quick post with a tip about a giveaway at Papirdiva's blog. You do want a red SMASH book, right?! And if not, go visit her just for the amazing layout she's created!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy happy news!

I was just invited to jon the DT om Magdas scrapbookin. I'm so excited! My first layout was posted on their blog this morning, as part of a sketch interpretation. This is my layout:

Material: kraft, OA papers, stickers and Sprinklers in Paper Doily, brad, lace, thread, string, Tiny attacher (love), SC wood veneer stars for masking