Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Happy Halloween! Unfortunantely, I don't have any Halloween cards to share today, but I do have a fun picture I took recently instead!


Amazing what just some M&M's can do, right?


Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I'll be back tomorrow with the first episode in my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series =)
- Marie / Legojenta

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Introducing my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series!

Hi everyone!
This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down to see my entry for the Lawnscaping challenge =)


Today I'd like to tell you about my new video series that will start on November 1st, called Inspired by Pinterest! Please watch this short video to learn more about it:



I am quite excited about this new video series. I have been using Pinterest for a little while now, and I love to gather up information, inspiration and all kinds of fabulous stuff there. But I also wanted to make sure I would actually use that inspiration in my crafting. And with that thought came the idea for this video series to mind. The Inspired by Pinterest video series will start on November 1st. On that day, I will publish the first episode on my YouTube channel. In each episode, I will be taking inspiration from a pin I have on one of my boards on Pinterest. Some of my pins on Pinterest have been repinned from other people, and some I have pinned from different blogs, websites etc. I love having this online pinboard to gather up and organize all the fabulous things I find online!

If you want to check out my Pinterest boards, just click the red "Follow me on Pinterest" button in my right toolbar. Oh, and to join Pinterest, you need to be invited. So if you want an invitation from me, just leave a comment on this post with your email-adress, and I'll send you an invite. But please read the rest of this post before you go to comment, because I have something else fun in store!

To celebrate the start of my Inspired by Pinterest Video Series, I have come up with a little guessing game for you all. I want you to take a look at my Pinterest boards, and guess what pin (aka. what photo) that I've used for my first episode of the series. I filmed the first episode today, and so it's all ready to go for November 1st =)
To enter, leave a link to the pin you think I've used for the first episode, in a comment on this post. Only comments left on this post, on my blog, will be counted as an entry to the guessing game. Then, on November 1st, I will check all the comments left on this post, and see if anyone guessed the right pin. If so, that person wins a little prize from me =)

That's it for my little announcement today. I'm excited to see what you all think of this video series, and I look forward to making new episodes for the series in the future =)

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

Lawnscaping #20

Hi everyone

Today I have a card to share with you, that I made for the current Lawnscaping challenge:


I'll also be entering this card into these challenges:

Here's my card:




I used a tree stamp from Lawn Fawn, and paper pieced it using some old christmas-themed patterned paper. I added a sentiment cut from the same paper, and a strip of red patterned paper behind it using another paper from the same paperpad. The star on the top of the tree was punched out with and old EKSuccess star punch. I kept this card simple and not so cute as I usually like making my cards, as I'll be sending it in to the Card that Card carddrive, where cards for elderly in nursing homes are being collected. Chek out more about the card drive here.

It's been a while since I added Today's Norwegian Word to my blogpost. But today I have one to share again =)
Today's Norwegian word: Christmas - Jul

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


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Young Crafters Unite - Challenge #3

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 clean and simple card:



I clear-embossed the background stamp onto a black cardstock panel, and rounded the corners. I stamped the sentiment in black onto a diecut banner, and adhered it onto the panel. I then adhered the black panel onto a white cardbase using foam adhesive.


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


Friday, October 21, 2011

Random stuff today...

Hi everyone!
I have sort of a random assembly of stuff to tell you today. I thought it might be fun to organize everything into sections of before, now, and in the future, as everything will fit into one of those categories. I hope it will make everything organized well =)

Before
I don't know if you've noticed, but I have recently been accepted into the DT for the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. I was thrilled to get the acceptance email from Kim (owner and designer of Paper Smooches), and I had so much fun making my first card for the challenge. The first SPARKS challenge with DT samples was posted yesterday, and you can check it out here =)
On a non-related note, I've added some new stuff to my papercrafting wishlist lately. If you're curious as to what's on my wishlist, I now have it on a page which you can find in the menu on the top of my blog. Oh, and I've also added a new haul video to my YT channel, which you can see here.

Now
I am currently working on my card for the Lawnscaping challenge going on right now. I've been working so much with the wonderful Paper Smooches stamps lately, that I've almost forgotten about my Lawn Fawn stamps. I was looking through my sets earlier today to figure what to use for my card, and I felt like I was seeing some of the stampsets for the first time again. It was quite inspiring, I must say! I've decided that the card I'm making, will be put in a box in where I plan to collect cards for the wonderful card drive that Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire are arranging. They are collecting holiday cards for elderly in nursing homes, in the Cards that Care card drive.

In the future
I have decided to start a new video series on my YT channel sometime soon. These next two weeks will be less busy then the last couple of weeks have been, and so I plan to start filming the series then. I don't want to say too much about the series, as I want it to be somewhat of a surprise to you all. But it will be cardmaking related, I can say that much =) So please stay tuned for that! In other news, a new Young Crafters Unite challenge will be up on Sunday. I hope you'll go check it out on the YCU blog then!


That's it for my random stuff today. I hope it was all organized enough for you to follow along =)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie / Legojenta

Thursday, October 20, 2011

SPARKS Challenge: October 20th - November 2nd

Hi everyone

Today marks the beginning of a new SPARKS challenge. I'm so happy to be on the Design Team for this fabulous challenge, and to work with such FUN Paper Smooches stamps!

Here's the inspiration photo for the challenge:

(please click on the photo to go directly to the challenge post over at the SPARKS blog)

Here's the card I made inspired by the photo:


Stamps by Paper Smooches
I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo, and used some of them on my card. The shape of my image-piece was also inspired by the shape of the "tunnel" cut from the tree in the photo.

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

PS: I just noticed the other day that there had been added a wishlist function to the Paper Smooches webshop. I've already started to add stamps set onto my wishlist there, and wanted to let you know that you can do so too =)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Monster Devil Halloween Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Halloween
Wee Memories - Halloween

Here's the card I made:


Stamps by Paper Smooches

I came up with the silly idea to dress up the monster, as if he's going out trick-or-treating himself. I drew out a tail and pitchfork, and colored his horns red for the occasion. I used distress inks and masking to create the bakcground, as well as some other PS stamps to create the spooky scene. For the black paper behind the image, I used a Fiskars textureplate with a cobweb to deboss the cardstock.

Today's Norwegian word: Devil - Djevel

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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Girl with Umbrella Card

Hi everyone!

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

In this post, I'll show you a card I made to enter into the following challenges:

Here's my card:


I used my new Pure Innocence stamp to stamp the girl. I colored her in and cut her out. I them stamped the image once more, and used a light blue color to add some color over the rain in the image. I then used som Cryastal Lacquer over the rain and the girl's boots, to make them shiny. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out in a strip, and added a silver rhinestone. I adhered my image with foam adhesive onto a white cardbase, which I had added a kraft layer to beforehand.

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


Lawnscaping #19

Hi everyone!

In this post, I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into the current Lawnscaping challenge. The challenge is:

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

This card was actually one that I almost tossed in the trash. I didn't like the way it turned out the first time, so I added some things to it and altered it a bit, and my second attempt was at least a little bit better. I'm not too happy about it, but it's okay. I don't have time to make another card, as I have a lot of work and school things going on right now. So I'm going to go with this card even though I don't like it so much myself. Here's the card:



I didn't add a sentiment, as I couldn't see what might work for the card, theme-wise. But after editing the photos of it, I realize that this could be a anniversary card for an older couple, probably. Oh well!
Anyways, I did some reverse stamping with the hedgehog stamp, colored and cut them out. I colored the one hedghog a bit lighter than the other, to make them slightly different from eachother. I did some dry embossing on the little details of the frame, making them slightly raised from the rest of the frame, but it's not so visible in the photo unfortunantely. The frame, the hedgehogs and the little punched heart was adhered with foam adhesive.

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


Friday, October 7, 2011

Pink Washi Tape

Hi everyone!

In this post, I'll be sharing a card I made to enter into this weeks
Make It Monday challenge over at the Papertrey Ink blog.
The technique shown this week is absolutely fabulous! Nichole Heady shows how to make your own, custom washi tape using Scor-tape and tissue paper, and I love all of the possibilities this gives =) Check out the technique video and challenge post on the Papertrey Ink blog here!

Here's the card I made, with my own custom-made washi tape:




I instantly had the idea to use colored tissue paper for my washi tape, and so I found some hot pink tissue paper in my stash, and went to work =) I don't have any PTI background stamps, so I used some damask-type stamps from Prima instead. I'm sure you can get the same look as on my customs washi tape with the "Damask Designs" stampset from PTI as well. Anyways, all supplies except for the tissue paper, pink bling and foam adhesive I used are linked below =)

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


Happy, happy, happy news!

Hi everyone!

Today I have some news to share with you, that I'm very happy about! So, drumroll please...

I am now a DT member on the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog!


I'm so thrilled to join this first DT team on the SPARKS blog, along with several other fabulous crafters =) You can check out all of my DT teammates over on the SPARKS blog today, on the DT team announcement post!

I'm looking forward to creating card samples for the upcoming challenges over at the SPARKS blog, and to see the samples from the rest of the DT for the challenges as well =)

Please check out the SPARKS blog to see the DT team announcement, and to check out the current SPARKS challenge =)


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

Monday, October 3, 2011

Baby Memories Box

Hi everyone!

Today I have (sort of) a bonus project to share with you. I hadn't planned to make this in the first place, but I got inspired to do so anyways =) This will be my absolute last project to enter 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)

Here's my little box:



Stamps by Paper Smooches
Again, I took inspiration from the theme baby. I also drew inspiration from the ruffles on the onesie in the picture, and translated that into a scalloped frame on my box. This box would be wonderful to put little baby memories in, like baby's first socks, baby's first pacifier or other small baby memories =) I stamped the little bird, and drew in a diaper with a marker. The diaper-pin was stamped using a sprinkles stamp from Sugar Rush. The patterned paper I used for the top of the box, is from an old collection by My Minds Eye (Quite Contrary). I used some watercolored paper for the bottom of the box, the scalloped frame and the sentiment strip. I also used a 1" circle punch (linked below) to punch out two notches in the top of the box, to make it easier to open.

Today's Norwegian word: Boks - Box

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


Welcome Baby Carrot Card

Hi everyone!

Today I'll be sharing a card using both regular stamping, reverse stamping and using a stamp in a unique way. This card is for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. I'm so on a roll for this challenge =) This is the inspiration picture for the challenge:

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

I took inspiration from the theme "baby" from the picture. Here's my card:

Stamps by Paper Smooches

I reverse-stamped the large carrot from Vegtastic to make the two larger carrots. To make the small carrot, I stamped only the outline of a stamp from Sugar Rush:


I drew in the little horizontal lines myself after stamping the smiley face, to make them fit better. I hand-drew the leaf for the little carrot as well.The little smiley face, by the way, is from Sunny Side Up:


I stamped the sentiment using Alphadot, lining up the letters on a block and then stamping them onto a strip of paper. In hindsight, I wish I had stamped the letters one by one, because I think I could have gotten them closer together by doing that. Oh well, I'll just have to remember that for next time!

Today's Norwegian word: Gulrot - Carrot

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


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Baby Rattle Shaker Card

Hi everyone!

Happy belated World Cardmaking Day! I'm sorry I didn't have a blog post up yesterday, I just didn't get to finishing a card to share with you. But I did work on cards yesterday, and today I got one done to show to you =)

This card is for the current Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. The challenge is to take inspiration from this picture:

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

I took inspiration from the theme, baby, and made this shaped shaker card:


Stamps by Paper Smooches
I have a quick video of the shaker card in action. I also show the inside of the card in this video:


I used thick watercolor paper for the base of this card. The shape of it was partially hand-cut and partially diecut/punched out. I had some older treat cup/shaker card toppers lying around, and used one of them on this project. I used both small white and clear pearls for inside the shaker card, from a local craft shop.

Today's Norwegian word: Rangle - (Baby) Rattle

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