Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Layout for ScrapFit....

The challenge is to make a project sharing your favorite holiday memory or tradition or best holiday surprise... My daughter just loves the garland for the tree... this picture was taken on her 2nd Christmas but even this year (her third Christmas) she was right back playing with it again. 

Layout for That's just so Cute

Here is a layout that I did for the challenge blog That's Just so Cute... the blog is in Norwegian but you can translate it with Google translator.... You had to use the sketch below, use mist or paint and have at least 2 lines of journaling... I am going to try and get out tomorrow when it is light and retake pictures of my resent layouts.... (no sun but we do have a couple of hours of light) So here it is....

Monday, December 27, 2010

Layout for Artful Delight

Here is my layout using the sketch from Artful Delight... If you havent checked out the store and kit club yet... you are sooo missing out.  On top of everything else their is a giveaway right now and you can win a, American Crafts Zap!  Just click here for the giveaway..... you have until Jan 6th to enter the giveaway...
We still have the dark time of the year and the sun does not come above the horizon... so still stuck taking pictures of my layouts inside with a flash.... I cant wait to get some better pictures soon!

Here is the ZAP heat gun....

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Does anyone want this???????

Would anyone like this TRADE IT THURSDAY???????

Would anyone like to trade this for something from your stash.... You can trade me anything(doesnt even have to be scrappy items) just email me or leave a comment and let me know that you would like this....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sorry.... and a winner

I just wanted to apologize that I had not posted my giveaway updates for the last couple of days.  First I was sick and now it has turned into a sinus infection... on top of that we had early Christmas visitors... my in-laws came for a few days to say Merry Christmas.  Everything is updated now and tomorrow will be the last post.  

Second I wanted to announce the winner of my RAK from the My Paper Treehouse Blog Hop..... which is Bernice.... your prize is in the mail.... thanks to everyone that hopped with us!

Last Dollie Challenge of the year....

This is a sketch challenge.... I just love Kristy's sketches... I dont know if I am going to continue on the Design Dollie DT... I reapplied but have not heard back... so keep your fingers crossed.  Take a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle and join us for our great challenges this week.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Layout for the Paper Treehouse Studio Blog Hop Challenge...

Here is my layout for the Paper Treehouse Studio Blog Hop Challenge... you still have time to hop and do the challenge.  We have  wonderful prize for the hop and an additional prize if you complete the layout.  Click the link here for more information.  Click here if you are looking for my Blog Hop Post.... you will need to comment on that post NOT here if you want to be entered in to win the Grand Prize from Artful Delight....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Paper Treehouse Studio Blog Hop

God's Fingerprints Blog Hop 
Dec. 15th-19th

Have you enjoyed the hop so far...or have you just found it.  If you havent started at the beginning click here.... Dont we have an awesome design team?  I hope you are enjoying the hop, seeing some wonderful layouts and reading some inspiring stories of what God is doing in each of our lives. We have a ton of RAKS, a Grand Prize and another prize for someone that completes the Blog Hop Layout Challenge.  Wow!!!!

Here is my story for you.... I became a Christian when I was a child but in Jr. High School I remember really committing to follow him.  I have really tried to live a life that glorifies our Lord.  It doesnt always mean that I accomplish that but I really try.  I also really have a heart for missions and helping others.  I have done several mission positions abroad (Europe, Africa and Mexico) I live in Norway right now with my husband and daughter but we are not here with a mission organization.  My husband took a job here flying the air ambulance.  It is so very different from the life I know in California.  Just because we arent here with a mission group it doesnt mean that God doesnt have a reason and a purpose for us being here.  We know that God lead us here... we have had a lot of bad days though.... wondering why here?  We havent been able to find a church or bible studies or any of the christian community we were use to.   Norway has a State Church and unfortunately not many people attend it on a regular basis.  Many of the people dont see a need for God in their lives they just see church and God as a tradition.  On the bad days I remember that he promises me that He will never leave me or forsake me.... and He wont give me more than what I can handle.... He is such a good God!  So we continue on living for him and trying to be a light for him here above the Arctic Circle.  How long will we be here?  Where will we go next?  I dont know but God has a plan and is doing very special in my life!  God's Blessings for each of you and have a very Merry Christmas!

This is one of my all time favorite layouts so I just thought I would share it with you... 

 We have a wonderful sponsor for the Blog Hop and she is offering a super prize!!!!  I just love this prize so much... Who is the sponsor well known other than ..... Artful Delight!
Artful Delight has  the most wonderful kits each month for a great price.  You wouldnt believe everything you get in the kit..... it is full of the newest and greatest scrappy items.  Artful Delight will also custom order you any scrappy item you would like to get your hands on for no additional charge.  Please stop by and see Artful Delight and dont forget to tell them that we sent you....

I also have a RAK for someone that leaves a comment on this blog post... want to know what it is....

Last but not least we have a Blog Hop Challenge for you.  At each of the stops on the hop the DT members will have a different item that you need to add to your layout.  When you have all the items create a beautiful layout and link it at the My Papertreehouse Blog by Sunday Dec. 19th by 11:59pm PST

Here is the item from me that you need to add to your layout  this quote by Elisabeth Elliot,"I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it."

Next you will hop to Elizabeth's Blog .She is an amazing women of God and a super super super talented designer!!!!
Dont forget you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs and collect the different items for the Blog Hop Challenge Layout.   All layouts and comments are due by

Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST.
Don't forget to stop by the My Paper Treehouse Blog on Monday to see our special surprise....

Monday, December 13, 2010

For this Design Dollies challenge you need to use yellow black and silver.  I had to have a birthday card so I thought hey I bet I could make one using the Design Dollies Challenge.  Dont forget to stop by the challenge blog and join in!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Trade It Thursday until Dec. 23rd

This time I have pulled together some really fun stuff... Like usual I just have doubles of this stuff....

Here are some close ups of everything

What do you get:
6 pieces of double sided My Minds Eye So Sophie papers
5x5 My Minds Eye Canvas
3 My Minds Eye Transpariences (Love, Far&Away, Other things may change us, but we start and end with family...)
Pink Paislee cardstock stickers color licorice
Sandylion Rouge de Garance inspiration Designer Fabric Brads
2 Heidi Swapp Black Chipboard frames

So do you want this? 
Basically just leave a comment with a description of your trade and link to a picture if that is possible.  In two weeks a winner will be chosen and then we will exchange addresses. This trade will ship from Norway and you can choose to either ship to my Norway or California address.  Sometimes the shipping is only a 2 or 3 dollars more to ship it to me here in Norway and I really hate having to wait until I get back to Cali to get my package.   If you need more details you can check the link in my sidebar.  Any questions email me or leave a comment...
You can offer anything you would like for the trade!!!! Yes anything!  If you are wondering about some things that I would like... I am really into vintage embellishments, charms, dictionary or music pages, game pieces, labels....  I would love some flowers too... handmade flowers or Prima or basically any flowers are great!  Homemade embellishment are the best!  Basically I just want to share the stuff that I am not using.  I am not so concerned with what I get back.... 

Do you want to trade but this isnt your cup of tea... let me know what you are looking for (and what you have to trade)... I have a huge box of stuff set aside for Trade it Thursday... I can try to pull a trade together that you would like.... 

Don't forget if you are sporting my Trade It Thursday button you get a little something extra

This trade will ship from Norway and will end Dec. 23rd at 11:59pm PST

everybody worldwide is welcomed!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

XOXO layout for December

Hi everyone I just wanted to share my DT layout for December over at XOXO.  The picture is of my niece and I think the title so describes her.  She is the most lovely child and I miss her sooooooo much.  Please stop by XOXO... it is really easy to enter.  All you have to do is scraplift one of the DT's layouts.  You have until Dec. 31st to enter.  Also there is a DT call going on so if you have ever wanted to be on a DT or just want to be on one more apply.  You only have to do 1 layout a month so it is really easy peasy! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Trade it Thursday ends tomorrow!


You can trade me anything literally anything for it.... I would love vintage items, crop-a-dile or a prima flowers or handmade items.... but truthfully you can offer ANYTHING.  Just email me or leave a comment here.
ends tomorrow midnight PST

Design Dollies- Element Challenge

This weeks element challenge at Design Dollies is titled This Little Light... you should create something with a candle on it.  Seems simple but I didnt have anything with a candle on it.  Nothing! So I decided to make a candle out of felt... I wanted to make a Christmas well it isnt the greatest but it is done! I also made a little of my own glam varnish (Tattered Angels make a whole line of great ones).  I wanted it to be finer glimmer than what is in the TA glam so I mixed glossy varnish with some Perfect Pearls.  It was perfect.  I painted it over the cardstock Santa tag.   It really makes it look cool... but unfortunately you cant see it in the pics. I also used stickes to add a little glitter to the holly berries and leaves.  I think this is just one of those projects that are better in person! Have fun with this weeks challenges over at Design Dollies!