; One year later…..

There are times when all you want to do is just curl up in bed and just evaporate from the face of the earth.

A year ago that´s what i did… I thought I died… I just wanted to vanish from the earths surface and not come back. EVER!

I hid from the public, not wanted to do anything of those things that have made me really happy my entire life. I didn´t want to create. I hid all my art stuff.. sold most of it or just tucked it in to a box in the closet. I was not in the mood to be an artist anymore. My love for creating sort of died. I focused on being a present mother and teacher… but no, not an artist.

But the other day something happened….

I have the most fantastic friends… I love them to pieces… They never let me back down or hide. They dare to speak the truth,even when it hurts like hell… and one of my friends said:

– Why are you doing this? Why are you killing yourself, giving up what you love the most? you are not YOU without the paint and camera…

I didn´t have a good enough answer, and that bugged me.

I went home…. thought about it… I really thought about it…

And it nagged me, it bothered me to hell that she put the nail spot on…

I didn´t want to.. didn´t want to be an artist anymore…. or was she right??

When I sat there alone in my apartment… It started to itch…you know,, that creative itch.. I didn´t get it out of my system.

And I started a treasure hunt… finding my paints, papers, trimmer, and I even printed photos (No my camera is still in the bag, but I have a few in my phone)

And you know what?!

I sat there… singing out loud… and I bet my neighbor wondered what was wrong with me at 2 am in the morning… But I had so much fun.  And my friend… She was right,,, as usual. This is what I love!

I looked back at the past year… and I wouldn´t change anything… not a bit. I have the most fantastic friends… and I have a life that I actually like, no I love my life. So.. I hope that this creative itch is staying a while now.

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The Cardmaker+The Twinery bloghop

Hi everyone!
I hope that you have had a wonderful blog hop so far!

If you have hopped your way through the bloghop-list, you came to me from Penny Ward

We here at The Twinery are so excited to be joining up with CardMaker for this twine-tastic blog hop! Designers from both design teams will inspire you with projects created using our fabulous baker’s twine

CardMaker, featuring instructions for handcrafted greetings for every occasion, was introduced as the first major magazine devoted to the card-making craft in 2005. It remains the leading print-and-digital publication for card-making enthusiasts on the market and will be celebrating its 10th anniversary next year. CardMaker is an Annie’s publication. Annie’s products — including magazines, books, kits and supplies, online classes and TV programming — are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home décor.

Since we dont celebrate Thanksgiving over here I made a card with a thank you note… perfect for a cute gift or as it is to a good friend!

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Materials used:
Twine: Solid Mandarin

Now next stop is at Tobi´s Place :)

Here’s how you can enter to win the twine:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop (and here on our blog, too!).
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments so we can have a way to contact you if you win.
 

THE HOP STARTS HERE -> CardMaker – http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/blog/

The Twinery – http://thetwinery.com/blog

Monika Wright – http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/

Jeanne Jachna – http://akeptlife.blogspot.com/

Amy Crockett – http://www.scrappingmommy.com/

Jaclyn Miller – http://designsbyjax.blogspot.com/

Mae Nazareth – http://www.inkdpaperbymae.blogspot.com/

Rebecca VanDeMark – http://www.caravansonnet.com/

Tifany DeGough – http://www.inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

Noelle McAdams – http://noelle-paperandice.blogspot.com/

Stacey Schafer – http://stampinwithstacey.blogspot.com/

Melyssa Connolly – http://www.fantastink.blogspot.com/

Penny Ward – http://www.pennywardink.com/

Katarina Damm-Blomberg – https://krumeluran.wordpress.com/ <- This is me!

Tobi Crawford – http://tobicrawford.blogspot.ca/

Piali Biswas – http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Suzanna Lee – http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com/

Denise Hahn – http://www.inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

DoBea Alberts – http://www.plumpoppystudio.com/blog/

Theresa Momber – http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Cuthbertson – http://www.jencuthbertson.blogspot.com/

Anita Mulcahey – http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/

Andrew Roberts – http://downundercrafter.blogspot.com.au/

Link to the CardMaker Magazine website:

http://www.cardmakermagazine.com/

The Twinery-Ruby Rock-it bloghop

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The Awesome teams of Ruby Rock-it! and The Twinery have gone together and their teams are now giving you an awesome bloghop.

If you have not checked it out….    Ruby Rock-It – <——–The hop starts here today!!

and if you have hopped your way here… you hopefully got here through Pattie Beltrans blog.

Katarina Damm-Blomberg   <——- This is me!

Today I´m sharing a LO and a card using fabulous twine… and the gorgeous papers and embellishments from Ruby Rock-it!

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materials used:

Ruby Rock it: Heritage-Wood vener HEE11, Heritage Cut-ups HE05, Heritage Damask HE51, Heritage Cardstock stickers HEE04,

  The Twinery. Pink sorbet stripe

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Materials used:

Ruby Rock it-  Heritage stripe HE68, Heritage Cardstock sticker HEE04

The Twinery: Solid Peapod

I hope that you have had a great hop so far, and hop along to Jeanne Jachna .

Blog-Hop Prizes:

The Twinery will be giving away THREE FULL SPOOLS of twine (winner’s choice!) ($45 retail value).

Ruby Rock-It will be giving away the Essence Empire Bebe collection (Album not included).

Hoppers can visit the Twinery blog and the Ruby Rock-It blog to ​find out how to enter to win.

Have a wonderful day!!

//Katarina


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Äntligen! Finally!

 

Idag delar jag en LO på Scraplagrets blogg.

En LO om att gå vidare.. och känslan av glädje och frihet när hjärtat släppt taget om sorgen och istället fokuserar på glädje.

 

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Ibland behövs så lite för att hela världen ska ändra.. och det gäller ju i både sorg och lycka… och jag har några helt fantastiska vänner som hjälpt mig att inte tappa tron på mig själv, Och nu kan jag äntligen le med hela själen, och det var verkligen längesedan jag känt mig så fri från hjärnspöken som nu. <3

 

 

 

The Twinery-Serendipity blog hop

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Sorry for the delay.. there have been a glitch in publishing…

Hi everyone!

Today the Twinery have teamed up with the awesome and generous company Serendipity stamps for a blog-hop.

This time I´m sharing a cute card using the serendipity stamp-daisy basket small, and the sterendipity dies-thanks and the Twinery Twine- Stone

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The bloghop starts at The twinery.. and I hope that you will have loads of fun!!

Here’s how you can enter to win the twine:
Leave a comment on each participating designer’s blog on the hop (and here on our blog, too!). This is a 3-day hop, so be sure to check back and comment each day.
Please be sure to leave your e-mail address along with your comments so we can have a way to contact you if you win.
For additional chances to win:
– Follow our blog. You can enter your e-mail to subscribe under the “Follow By Email!” heading in the blog sidebar.
– “Like” The Twinery on Facebook and leave a comment on our page letting us know you came from the blog hop.
The deadline to leave comments for the giveaway is at 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, August 1st. Check back here on Sunday, August 3rd to see if you’ve won!
Serendipity Stamps is giving away $25 gift certificate to their shop – you can find the details of how to enter to win on their blog.

The Hop order…

The Twinery – http://thetwinery.com/blog

Serendipity Stamps – http://serendipitystamps.com/blog

Julie Ranae – http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/

Monika Wright – http://www.iloveitallwithmonikawright.com/

Jenny Gropp – http://onekraftykat.blogspot.com/search/label/Serendipity%20Stamps

Marybeth Lopez – http://marybethstimeforpaper.blogspot.com/search/label/Serendipity%20Stamps

Christine Meyer – http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com/

Miriam Napier – http://miriamsdelirium.blogspot.com/search/label/Serendipity%20Stamps

Katarina Damm-Blomberg – https://krumeluran.wordpress.com/ <— Thats me :)

Pauline Pollington – http://pauline-littlemrsp.blogspot.fr/search/label/Serendipity%20stamps

Anita Mulcahey – http://happypapercrafthappenings.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Greco – http://hugsarefun.com/

The Twinery and Poppystamp Bloghop

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Hi !
If you have taken you all the way through the hop.. you have entered my blog from Jennifer, if you have not, and you want to participate in the bloghop  The start is at The Twinery blog.

I hope that you have had a wonderful hop with loads of inspiration.

Today I´m sharing this card, with you,,, using Solid Pink Sorbet Twine from the Twinery, and 217 Lavier buckle- Digital cut-file from Poppystamps.

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 Hop order june 24th:

The Twinery – http://thetwinery.com/blog

Poppystamps – http://poppystamps.typepad. com/

Jaclyn Miller – http://designsbyjax.blogspot. com/

Chunyuan Wu – http://dahliamemories. blogspot.com/search/label/ PoppyStamp      

Jamie Cripps – http://jamielanedesigns. blogspot.com/

Kimberly Coleman – http://bastelnindieberge. blogspot.com/search/label/ Poppystamps              

Stacey Schafer – http://stampinwithstacey. blogspot.com/

Jean Manis – http://jeanmanis.com/category/ poppystamps/     

Melyssa Connolly – http://www.fantastink. blogspot.com/

Suzanna Lee – http://www.lifestrivialities. typepad.com/

Diane Barney – http://charmingly-creative. blogspot.com/search/label/ Poppystamps         

Jennifer Cuthbertson – http://www.jencuthbertson. blogspot.com/

Katarina Damm – http://krumeluran.wordpress. com/   <—-Thats me!!!

 
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The prizes are awesome! Don´t miss out on them :)