Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tag with fun kite image + video

Hi everyone!

I'm back today with a new project for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. The challenge is to take inspiration from this picture:

(Please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge)

I will also be entering this tag into the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is "Everything Goes"

For this project, I took inspiration from the tag on the picture, and I made a long tag. Here's my tag:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

To see how I made the tag, please check out the video below.





Here's the supply list for this project. Oh, and I've added a little note about my supply lists in the right sidebar here on my blog, so please check that out!




I also wanted to share with you a couple of items from my current wishlist over at Simon Says Stamp. I've just ordered some stuff, and so it'll probably be some time before I order again. But I'm constantly adding stuff to my wishlist anyways =)



Today's Norwegian word: Drage - Kite or Dragon

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Retro Ties Card

Hi everyone!

Today I have another card to share with you, for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This is the inspiration photo for the challenge:

(Please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge)

For this card, I took inspiration from the twine and clothes pins in the inspiration photo, and created this card:



Stamps by Paper Smooches
I drew out three ties, and stamped the little smiley face inside. I colored them in, and cut them out. I also drew, colored and cut out six small rectangles to make the clothes pins. I adhered one rectangle on the front of each tie, and one directly behind it. I then adhered a piece of twine in between the two rectangles, to make the rectangles look more like clothespins that are actually holding up the ties. I stamped a piece of brown cardstock with a double circle stamp, using versamark, to make a background. I then adhered the twine, wrapping it around the edges, and ties onto the brown piece. I adhered the brown piece to the cardbase, rounded the corners, and stamped the sentiment.

Today's Norwegian word: Slips - Tie

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Monday, September 26, 2011

LF Cow Mini Card

Hi everyone

::: This is my second post today. Please scroll down to see my first one =) :::

Today I'll be sharing a mini card I made to enter into the current Lawnscaping challenge:



Here's my card for this challenge:



I colored the cow in with copics, and tried to make it look sort of "scruffy". Is that even a word? Anyways, I wanted it to look less then perfect, and to have a little bit of texture. I therefore let the brown from the cow's spots bleed out to the white around them a bit. I stamped a definition stamp from Hero Arts using some white ink onto grey cardstock. I then cut it out using a nestabilities die. I cut out the cow, adhered the grey piece onto a 3x3" cardbase and adhered the cow on top.

Today's Norwegian word: Ku - Cow

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Stitched Popsicles Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a card and a video tutorial with you. I'll be entering this into the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge, which is to take inspiration from this picture:

(Please click on the picture to go directly to the challenge post)

I will also be entering this card into the Paper Smooches SPARKS Design Team call.

My card for today features a stitched image, based upon a stamp from Paper Smooches. I have actually had the idea for doing this in my head for a couple of weeks, but never got around to making a stitched card like this before now. I took pictures during the process of stitching, and made a video showing how I did it. I'll post the video below these pictures of my finished card:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I took inspiration from the colors in the picture, and used pink, green and kraft on my project. I also added white in as another neutral. After stitching my popsicles, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock, and cut v-shaped ends with my scissors, and adhered it on top of the stitched popsicles. I added the image piece onto a mat cut from pink cardstock, and adhered that onto a kraft cardbase.

Here's the video tutorial:



Today's Norwegian word: Ispinne - Popsicle

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Friday, September 23, 2011

DeNami Turtle Tag

Hi everyone!

So, I just recently got my first order from DeNami Design, and I decided to use the stamp DeNami sent me as a gift (for more information on my order, check out this video) to make a tag. I'll be entering my tag into this challenge over at the DeNami Design blog:

(Click on the graphic to go directly to the challenge =)

Edited to add: I completely forgot to add my project into the Inlinkz tool for the challenge over at DeNami's blog! So I didn't manage to enter it into their challenge after all. Silly me!

Here's the tag I made:


For the tag itself, I diecut the top of a rectangle piece of white cardstock with a PTI die. I then rounded the corners that were not cut by the die. I stamped the turtle, colored it in, and cut out the image in a small rectangle. I then popped it up onto the tag using some pop dots. Lastly, I added some silk ribbon from May Arts to complete the tag.

Today's Norwegian word: Skilpadde - Turtle

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #2

Hi everyone

Today I have my card for the second YCU challenge to share with you. Please go check it out on the YCU blog! The challenge this time is:




For this challenge, I made a halloween card with a fun stamp of a witch from Paper Smooches. I decorated an envelope for it using a smaller image from the same stampset. Here's my card and envelope for the challenge:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I stamped the witch, and colored some of her in. I also paper pieced her dress and hat. I added some Crystal Lacquer to the buckle in her hat, her lips and her shoes. I matted the image onto a scalloped rectangle, and adhered that to a black cardbase using foam adhesive. I added a black outline to the envelope, and stamped three images in the bottom right corner. I colored them in, and added some Crystal Lacquer to the bubbles on each image. 



Now, I'f you haven't checked out this challenge over at the YCU blog, please use this link to get there:


We have an awesome design team on the YCU blog. They've all made fabulous creations for this challenge! Please go check out their fabulous creations for this challenge as well =)




And lastly, my fellow co-creator of the Young Crafters Unite! blog

Britta Swiderski - http://brittaswiderski.com

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that we have an amazing sponsor for our challenge! Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring us with a $25 gift certificate to their fabulous online store! Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp =)
If you haven't seen it yet, you should really check out their store. They have a huge selection of cardmaking, stamping and scrapbooking supplies! Just click on their graphic below to go to their store =)


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Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope you'll be able to join us for this fun challenge over at the YCU blog =
- Marie / Legojenta


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Window Birthday Card

Hi everyone!

Today I have a card to share with you, that I made for my sisters birthday yesterday. I will also be entering this into the current challenge over at Hero Arts' blog =)

Here's the card I made:




I used one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets on this card. It has four doll images on it, and I love accessorizing them for different occasions =) I drew out a present for her to hold, and colored in her dress and present to match the patterned paper. I hardly never use patterned paper on a card like this, but I'm quite happy with how it turned out =) The sentiment is in Norwegian, and it quotes the first line of the Norwegian birthday song.

Today I'm starting a fun little thing here on my blog. My plan is to share a new Norwegian word or phrase with you every now and then. I hope you'll have fun learning some totally random Norwegian words with me =)
Today's Norwegian phrase: Gratulerer med dagen - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Monday, September 19, 2011

A few of my recent videos...

Hi everyone!

I just realized today that I have a couple of videos that I've recently published on my YouTube channel, which I've neglected to post here on my blog. So this will be sort of a catch-up post, showing you those videos =)
Remember, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel to be informed every time I post a new video there! Enough about that, let's get to the videos, shall we?






I also wanted to quickly let you know that we will be posting our second YCU challenge on Friday, September 23rd. I hope you'll come by the YCU blog then and check out the new challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little Princess Card

Hi everyone

Today I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:


Here's the card I made:



The finished size of my card is 3x3". I stamped the little princess and colored her with Copics. I traced the insides of a nestabilities die, and cut it out around the princess. I then mounted it onto my cardbase using foam adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Smiling Playing Cards

Hi everyone

Today I'm sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:


Here's the card I made:



For this card, I took inspiration from the song "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers. I made the small playing cards in photoshop elements, printed them out on white cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped the smiley faces on seperate rectangular pieces of white cardstock, and adhered them to the middle of the playing cards. I diecut the banner, stamped the sentiment on top, and drew a line with a black marker. I adhered the playing cards to a black cardbase with foam adhesive.I slightly curved the ends of the banner shape, and adhered it with foam adhesive in the middle and liquid glue towards the ends, on top of the playing cards.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Monday, September 12, 2011

Multifold Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll quickly be sharing a card I made to enter into the current Simon Says Challenge, which is Multifold Cards! I made a card with two interlocking flaps that come together in the middle of the cardfront. Here are pictures of my card:




Stamps by Paper Smooches and Hero Arts

To make the interlocking flaps, I cut the two flaps for the front in different widhts. The right flap is 2 1/8" wide, and the left flap is 2 3/4". I adhered half of the image piece to the left flap, so that the right flap tucks in between the left flap and the image piece.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quick Reminder

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to let you all know that there's still a couple of days left to enter our first Young Crafters Unite challenge. Just click on the badge below to go to the challenge post on the YCU blog =)


- Marie / Legojenta
Download A4 sized file with both shapes

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop

I'm so sorry this post is going up to late. I had unfortunantely read AM as PM!


 

Today is the day! The first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop is here =)

You should have come here from Michelle's blog. If you just stumbled over this blog hop browsing my blog, please go back to the Lawnscaping blog to start at the beginning.
This hop will run from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th.
Make sure you comment along your way, because there are prizes to be won for some lucky commenters =)
More information about the prizes can be found at the Lawnscaping blog!

The theme for this bloghop is celebrate the holdidays!
Here is the card I created for this blog hop:



I chose to make a Valentines Day card for this hop. I figured that probably many of the participants would make cards for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and other soon-to-come holidays, and I wanted to do something a bit different =) I soon got the idea for the snowman holding a love letter, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out =) I hand drew the envelope for the snowman to hold, as well as the snowy hills, using my Memento marker. The little stamped heart on the envelope is from Lawn Fawn's "Plus One" set, everything else stamped on the image is from "Making Frosty Friends". To get the snowman to hold the envelope, I first stamped his arms on an angle. I then added a second line to make the arms bent back in towards the snowmans body. I curved the snowman's body after cutting him out, and adhered him with foam adhesive to make him look more dimensional =)

That's it for this stop on the hop.
Your next stop on the hop is Kristy Smith's blog


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog during this bloghop today! Be sure to check out the Lawnscaping blog for more information about the hop, to start at the beginning, and to get to know more about the fabulous prizes =)

- Marie / Legojenta




Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lawnscaping #17

Hi everyone

Today, I wanted to share with you a card I made to enter into the current Lawnscaping challenge.



Here's the card I made for the challenge:




I must say, I was quite thrilled when I saw that it was all about embossing this time. I have actually been thinking lately that I have so many embossingfolders that I haven't used in sooo long! This was the perfect time to use them again =)
I used the tissuebox from "On the Mend" by Lawn Fawn, but turned the smile upside down to create a sad face. I drew in that little teardrop, and then I colored in the image. I added some Glossy Accents to the teardrop, but it doesn't show in the photos. I have never been able to photograph shiny effects on my cards well. If anyone has any tips on how to get that shine to show up in the pictures, I'd love to hear! I used "Jessie's ABC's" to stamp the sentiment. Yes, I know, that sentiment may be a little bit on the edge, so to speak. I actually thought about for quite some time, but concluded that I, myself, felt that the phrase I've used is more of a widespread way of speech, then it is a curse word. I am sorry if you feel different about this, and please know that I meant no harm in using the phrase for my card today. I just basically felt like it was just the right sentiment for this card, and that it makes it more youthful.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pumpkin Halloween Treat

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to share a little halloween treat I made using one of my newer Paper Smooches sets, called Halloweenies. I will be entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge for the Stamptember Hop and Treasure hunt, which is Everything Goes.

Here's the little treat I made:

Stamp by Paper Smooches

I just wrapped some black paper around a small chocolate, and added a strip of purple cardstock. I then stamped, colored an cut out the pumpkin, and added that on top of the purple strip.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta





Saturday, September 3, 2011

Random post today...

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a couple of things I've been up to lately and other random stuff today. Yes, I know it's been a while since I posted a card here on my blog. I haven't had much motivation to make cards lately, but I think hope I'll get a couple done tomorrow. Anyways, here are some updates on me:

- I just started school again this past week. I'm studying to be a teacher, and this year I'm specializing in teaching Norwegian for elementary school students. I have school two days a week, so that leaves time for a part-time job as well as time to relax and to craft. That schedule seems to suit me well right now =)

- I just started working today. I've got a part-time job at a scrapbook/craft outlet kind-of store, which just opened in my town. If you live in Oslo, Norway like me, I hope you'll come check out the store! In the store we have lots and lots of brads and embellishments, chalk inkpads, patterned papers, Prima flowers, as well as many other things. I still haven't gotten a chance to look at everything in the store, but I've already started gathering things up that I want to buy for myself. That's the thing about working in a scrapbooking store, there's always something I see when working that is calling my name =)

- I've recently started using Pinterest, and I must say that I love it! It's such a great place to keep pictures for inspiration, as well as links to and pictures of tutorials, that I'm sure I'll love to use in my crafting =) You can check out my boards on Pinterest here.

- I am signed up for the first Lawnscaping blog hop, that will take place on September 9th. The theme for the hop is celebrate the holidays, and I'm planning on using some of my new Lawn Fawn sets for my project. I have an idea for the card in my head, that I hope will translate well onto paper =)

- We have already gotten 32 entries for our first challenge over at the YCU blog! I'm so happy that so many has wanted to join in on the fun =) If you haven't checked out our first YCU challenge yet, I hope you will do so soon. The prize for one lucky winner will be a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

- Last random thing I wanted to tell you about, is that I've just (today) started using the new Inlinkz Link Manager. That means I will be posting thumbnail links of all the supplies I use for future projects here on my blog. I hope that will make it easy for you to see and find the supplies I've used for each card I post on my blog in the future =)

I think that's it for this blogpost. Thank you so much for reading through that whole long list of my random stuff!
- Marie / Legojenta