This little light of mine….

The other day I was asked to create a cute match-box for a friend of mine.

She wanted something pretty to put on her livingroom table instead of those ugly matchboxes you get in the store.

Well.. this is what I came up with…

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I hope that she will like it…

 

materials used:
Graphic 45- secret garden

My Minds Eye- stickers

Flowers- Wild orchid crafts

Martha Stewart- punches leaves

The Twinery- Twine Ocean

 

Tag it!

I have been at home with two sick kids.. and with kids big enough to enjoy themselves with TV, video games and board games, I have had enough time to actually sit down between the fights and create.

This time I had an Idea of creating a masterpiece LO,,,, but somehow the mojo didn´t appear.. so it ended up as tags instead.

They can come at handy when I need a quick and easy gift tag.

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The tag didn´t take loads of time.. but it gave me a bit inky fingers.

I used distress inks to color my tags, I used the darkest at the edges and the lighter at the center. Then I added my stamps with black VersaMark, and added some color touches with distress markers to the stamped image.

 

Materials used:
Manila Tags- various sizes and colors.

Distress ink- blue tag: Tumbled glass, peacock feather,  peeled paint, Pink tag: picked raspberry, tattered rose, Orange tag: Barn door, Squeezed lemonade, Spiced marmalade

Distress markers- mowed lawn, ripe persimon, squeezed lemonade, festive berries, picked raspberry, iced spruce

Stamps- Prima Marketing/Finnabair, Studio Calico, Unity Stamps/Donna Downey, Bo Bunny

 

One Little Word

I keep working with my One Little Word project, and today I´m sharing with you a fun thing I created this afternoon.

My friend and former DT colleague Maya showed me a fun card she had made using a zentangle technique. and I loved it, and wanted to try it right away.

I searched Pinterest for some fun ideas, and I got to it…

first I created a small journalingcard.

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Rather quick I realized that this was more than just fun.. it was perfect for my One little word album. So I started to create some more… and as you can see, I had an awesome time, getting in to a groove with pencils, ink and aquarelles.
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I will for sure do this some more.. It was a great way to get some creativity going.. and not only I did some zentangles…. my daughter caught the bug too..

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really easy to get beautiful results even if you are 8yrs old or 18 hrm….. 30+ *lol*

materials used:
Pencils- Macron Sakura 08, Martha Stewart .1, and .7

Aquarelle pencils- Faber Castell

Aquarellpaper- Canson

Binding a journal

The other day I was asked to show how I make my journals, and how to make the Coptic stitches. And I made a small tutorial, the quality isn’t the best.. I’m trying hard to find the right settings during the editing and uploading to find the best quality.

enjoy!

Materials used:
Acid free sketchpapers, cardboard, bonefold, curved needle, thread, patterned papers LilyBeeDesign, Washi-tape-Ikea

New year, new journal

This year I’m going todo the OLW class with Ali Edwards, having a word that is what you strive to during the year. After a lot of thinking my word will be balance.

To keep track of my journey I brushed of my old bookbinding skills, and made me anew journal.

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My daughter got inspired too, and I teached her to create an easy sketchbook. She loved it!

Materials used on my journal:
LilyBee Designs, Becky Higgins-project life card, Wild orchid crafts-flowers and seam-binding ribbon.

Stats are interesting

Do you follow up on stats?  For me much of my work end up in stats… I´m a teacher, and test-scores, grades and so on is filed under a huge pile of statistics… and just a couple of days ago the Pisa Program for International Student Assessment was released about students taking the tests last year… not my students at this point… but since I´m an early grade teacher.. it´s also my work that is studied… how did I do creating a good base of knowledge to these kids… and well we can all learn something about it.

but there is also other stats…. like the one keeping track of my own blog…

Did you know that these pictures was the ones most clicked on last week…

Katarina Damm-Blomberg christmascard made 2012

angel-Katarina-Damm-Blombergmade 2011

misted handbag Katarina Damm Blomberg made 2011

cute-as-a-button-BAP Katarina-damm-blomberg made 2012

June-Rocking-butterfly--Katarina-Damm-Blombergmade 2011

talented-and-sweet-Katarina-Damm-Blombergmade 2011

now lets compare it with LO´s made this week…

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LOL…. it feels like I´m staying true to my style.. with a few modifications… what do you say??

//Katarina

 

paperflowers

It´s Christmas time….. and well its also time to shop for christmas gifts. This year.. I´m going all in on giftcards. and making cute giftcard holders. The holders are really easy to make using my Cameo and loads of lush digiprinted papers.

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These cute wooden box is really a cigarr box, that I altered a bit :)

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//Katarina

Candlelight delight!

Hi!
Today I´m up at the Hobbyworld blog, sharing these cuties!!

Did you know you can make these pretty candle holders all by yourself? And its really easy!

These are a pair of wooden candle holders that I found at a flea market. Probably made by a kid in a woodwork class in late 70´s according to the date written at the bottom of the holders. I loved the shape… but the where not that pretty to begin with…..

So what do you need? Well check out the Hobbyworld blog for a full tutorial :)

HobbyWorld Materials used:
MSC Gesso 

MSC Weather Crackle Effect

MSC Metallic Gold 32103

MSC Metallic Yellow Gold 32105

MSC Pearl  Jet Stream 32121 

MSC Pearl Aquarium 32123

 

other:

Cling Stamp TimHoltz
Wooden Candle holder

Glossy Varnish spray

sandpaper