Monday, 27 February 2012

Happy News and UOAS 15FEB2012 Letters in the Sand

Woohoo! there is cause for celebration in the Sandberg house as I have some really wonderful news to share with you.

Yesterday Meg's Garden announced the names of its new DT member, and what a list of names it is!!

26 February, 2012

New Design team members announced


It was an extremely difficult task to select the new members of the Design Team. Thank you so much to the many applicants.

The new members who are joining the existing team are:

Eila Sandberg     Can you believe it - that's me!!

Heather Jacob from Australia

Yuka Hino from Japan

Gabrielle Pollacco from Canada

Vickie Alberto from Canada

Cathy Cafun from Australia

These applicants have their work cut out for them - the current DT have done some fabulous projects & have left a hard road for them.

Please have a look at their blogs, become a follower & cheer them on.

Welcome ladies to Meg's Garden Design Team - the garden of papercraft delights

Bye for now


Oh my oh my, me working alongside all these famous people and the existing DT. Wow! this is so huge to me,  I just want to kiss everybody that I meet and shout from the roof toop. Life is good, life is very good! THANK YOU Meg!!

Today I also would like to share a page that I've made for the UOAS 15FEB2012 challenge.

Journalling criteria/theme: HOLIDAYS/VACATION 
Have you printed out all those photos from your last holiday/vacation or most favourite holiday/vacation? We would LOVE to see them and hear all about it. With the theme of holidays/vacation for this challenge, we would love to hear about: your favourite holiday/vacation of all time or a favourite place you would LOVE to take a holiday in . Or how about the last holiday/vacation you went to?  Maybe you have not travelled yet? Then tell us about your DREAM HOLIDAY /VACATION destination. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.

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All the papers are from the huge DT pack that Marie of Maja Design donated for her sponsorship month over at TCR. I have oodles of gorgeous papers left and will definitely be using them for many pages to come. The papers are all so beautiful that I don't want to cover them up in layers and embellishments, which makes my Maja layouts a bit less decorated than usually.

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The title of my page is Letters in the Sand and yes, the pun is intended though now it sounds rather silly when I say it out loud ;)) The alphas that I tucked into the sand in the glass bottle, very quickly got swallowed by the sand so I stuck a couple more outside the bottle to make the hint a teeny bit clearer.

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The journalling is on that little tag that can barely be seen. More of it further down in my post.

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The metal trinket is from Meg's Garden and the little raindrops were a gift from colourful Rebekah Krueger in the US. The misting on the butterfly doesn't photograph particularly well, sorry about that. I have used 3 different shades of sublte green and yellow before spraying it a bit in black for added definition.

A semi circle of white and red liquid pearl, almost like a daisy chain.

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Green lace is from Webster's Pages. German scrap is from Meg's Garden as is the string of pearls. I misted the chippie word Memories in several hues of pale pink before chalking it in two different tones of reds. That doesn't photograph well either - bummer!

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and the other side

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Other people's handwriting is often difficult to read, so here it is typed as well:

Living in a country with 4 months of snow, makes us long for the sun and warmth. When summer finally arrives, we get crazy with happiness and worship everything Mother Nature offers. The best vacation is summer in Sweden, the midnight sun, the balmy nights, the blue special skies over Stockholm, the archipelago and time to just enjoy a glass of wine on our balcony, and sunburned shoulders.

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I first masked/chalked the grass in white/lime/pale green before adding the other elements on top.

The sun is shining in Stockholm today and it is about -6C. Very good for the kids who have winter school holidays this week.

Back to handling invoices and writing expense reports, but first-  lunch!

Toodelipip! xoxoxo Eila


  1. Huge congratulations for your DT position!!! Your layout is amazing with wonderful details! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!

  2. Congrats Eila! I'm looking forward to working with you! Your creations are stunning!

  3. Gratulerer så mye med enda en DT plass!! Fullt fortjent!!
    Nydelig layout her, fantastiske farger og jeg elsket fargen på chipboard (memories), veldig effektfull sammen med det blå arket og det herlige bildet! Så tøft med krukken!
    Ønsker deg en flott uke!
    og du, tuuuusen takk for awarden for en liten tid tilbake. Tenk å få en slik sammen med disse andre flotte og dyktige scrappere da!! *stolt*

  4. HUUUUUUGE Congrats with the DT position Eila! So so well deserved! xoxo

  5. amazing punch work and stitching - hugs back to you!

  6. BIG Congrats Eila!!! I'm so delighted to be working on another DT alongside you! You know I'm a total fan of your beautiful work! xx

  7. Congrats, Congrats, and SUPER UBER Congrats! I can't wait to see your beautiful creativity and layouts! Hugs Eila!

  8. A HUGE Congratulation Dear!!! I'm so Happy for you..this is a great news!!! A big hug!! :)

  9. Wow! Huge congrats on your DT post, more of your stunning creations will be in blog land, take care, Doreen x

  10. wow so wonderful layout, love all great details
    hugs Pia

  11. CONGRATULATIONS on making the Meg's Garden team!!! I am so happy for you.

    I love your OUAS layout. The colors you used speak of summer: blue skies, red berries. :)

    Your handwriting is lovely and very easy to read.

  12. Congrats Eila on joining the DT at Meg's Garden, so great that you are on the this wonderful team. :) Totally fab :)

  13. love coming here Eila .. ans so happy we are on a team together .. congrats to you ... we will walk together through the garden of delights ... woohoo love it .... so well deserved , your work is awesome xoxo

  14. It is so wonderful to have you as part of Meg's Garden DT Team ... was so excited to see your name on the list ... I can imagine what beautiful creations you will come up with ...
    Congratulations Eila .. am thrilled to be working next to you for the next 6 months!

  15. Eila what a gorgeous layout what beautiful details...just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Once UponA...Sketch

  16. Fabulous layout Eila, as always, I so love your attention to detail. Also congrats on the Megs Garden DT. I just know you will be a wonderful ambassador for them. You are so deserving of this position. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.
    Cheers Di xoxo

  17. WOW gorgeous work! Love your take to the sketch and the journaling challenge. Thanks for playing with us!

  18. Love your lo! And a big congrats to you on your new DT spot! Yeah!

  19. Incredible layout! Loving the layers and stitching!!

  20. Eila,

    Congrats!!!Wow..I love Meg's Garden. In fact I just ordered beautiful papers from them! I just know you will blow their minds away with your projects!!

  21. CONGRATS Eila!!!!! Such awesome news about your Meg's Garden DT gig. You are going to be amazing!! I love your beautiful layout too. So perfectly embellished. :-)

  22. Congrats Eila!!! Not at all surprised. :)

  23. Woo Hoo! Woo HOO!! That is soooo exciting!! You will do brilliantly - congratulations - their stuff is just up your street - I need to add them to my list & check them out more seriously now - can't wait to see what you create! And a beauty for OUAS too - thanks for playing - it is beautiful!

  24. Congratulations on your new DT post well done ! As for this gorgeous layout just fabulous !The photo is stunning and the overall layout is just fantastic. Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS and good luck.


  25. Lovely! Thanks so much for joining us on OUAS!

  26. It was lovely chatting to you today Mrs Sandberg and Bea thought it was cool too. Just dropping by to say a big CONGRATULATION on your new big achievement. This is awesome news. Looking forward to seeing what you can create with those ovely products. You are most definitely in very good company so this will surely be a beautiful experience.
    I love what you did with the Maya papers. So beautiful and detailed. Good Night!!

    big huge congrats! you will do amamzing work with those beautiful papers!
    I just love your page for OUAS too , it is gorgeous!

  28. HUGE congrats! You will work wonders with their papers!! SO SO SO happy for you :)

    Your layout is simply awesome too :)