After a couple of weeks of serious battling with all sorts of emotions and my own fear, scrapping has brought back the essence of happiness to my life. I have been scrapping together with my friend during these weeks, but the pages I have made will never be seen anywhere else but on her bedroom wall.
Seeing how my scrapping brought life and joy to her eyes and a happy song into my own heart, I realized that life can be celebrated in so many ways and what's better than sharing it with other people. So I'm back and slowly starting to catch up. I am overwhelmed by the incredible kindness you have all expressed in so many different ways during my absence - thank you! and thank you again!
Now to scrappy business.
Over at OUAS the reveal of team B, the one I'm in, went live on 15 October.
Theme: The following quote..
We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.
We are very fortunate to have a gorgeous Danish manufacturer with us this month. Please welcome..
Riddersholm Design is owned by Connie Riddersholm and was founded in 2010 in Denmark. Connie has a background as a graphic designer and has earlier been into Web design and worked as partly self employed since 2004. It all started with Connie designing digital scrapbooking kits for her selves and later moved onto a few digital prints in 12X12 to see how they looked for real. Connie then had a group of hardcore scrapbookers to look at her designs and asked for their “honest” opinion. They liked it and believed in it. So she decided to give it a go and invested her spare money into Riddersholm Design! Today Riddersholm Designs sells paper lines in 10 countries and launch their new collections every spring and fall/Christmas
Go HERE to see where you can get Riddersholm Design paper from.
Here is my own take on the sketch;
All the beautiful papers, the tag, the sweet white lily blooms and the white roses are sponsored by Riddersholm Design. Thank you so so much for your generosity Connie!
The journalling is at the back and was inspired by the bit "... capture the good times ... if things don't work out, just take another shot". Well, I have to admit it was rather tricky considering I was scrapping Christmas papers, but then I remembered this photo that I downloaded from internet last Christmas. It reminds me of all those thimes that my mother made her own gingerbread dough and we spent what seemed like an eternity baking them because she insisted on rolling out the dough very thinly. In the photo you can see a punched-out pig (counting from the rolling pin - first the heart, then the fir tree and then using a lot of imagination; the pig).
I was always punching out the hearts, while my mother was doing the pigs. It was a proud moment the year my mother entrusted me with the piggie cookie cutter. Greater the disappointment when almost all my pigs lost their snouts or their curly tails when I lifted them from the baking table onto the baking tray.
My mother had me squash all the disabled pigs into a dough ball and re-make them until they were perfect. Even today, more than 40 years later, I lift my piggy gingerbreads very carefully onto the baking tray.
Kind of far-fetched journalling this time, but it also applies to life. If it turns out snoutless, it's often possible to repair. Sometimes we have to limp through life without a curly tail, but it's still a darn good gingerbread!
Other scrappy news is that I have with sorrow decided to step down from my full-time DT assignment over at Meg's Garden, but Sandie Edwards and I will be back as Guest Designers several times over the next term. The new DT was announced on 14 October, go HERE to see the fabulous line up!
THE COLOR ROOM
This morning The Color Room launched its new website and blog. Lydell has put in a LOT of work to make it look so amazing! Some changes have been made in how to upload your pages. You can read all about it over at the TCR blog.
The new link is www.thecolorrooms.com - you can also click on the blinkie!
This week's palette is a rather interesting and unusual one:
The latest addition to the design team of CSI detectives, along with the returning Detectives, was announced earlier this week. Their term will begin with the first November reveal:
Aida Domisiewicz (Ayeeda) - Poland
Beth Ervin - United States
Debbie Standard - United States
Helen Wallace - Australia
Jasmine Shea - Australia
Jeanette Lee - Singapore
Lindy Gillespie - Australia
Lou Collins - United Kingdom
Maria Schmidt - Austria
Riikka Kovasin - FInland
Sascha Schmidt - Austria BEHOLD! A MAN!
Yumi Takasaki - Japan
Zaneta Glowa (Zanka) - Sweden
And here are our returning Detectives:
Adrienne Ford - United States
Anna-Karin Evaldsson - South Africa
Annette Gearside - Australia
Brit Sviggum - Norway
Debbi Tehrani- United States
Eila Sandberg - Sweden THAT'S ME
Heather Jacob - Australia
Helena Virpi - Italy
Maiko Kosugi - Japan
Michele Singh - United States
Shaunery Wharton - United States
Sylvia Mellander Ekman - Sweden
Tina Walker - United States
Case file # 42 will be released this night European time. Here's a sneak of the palette;
Toodelipip! xoxo Eila