It’s that time a year again…

It’s that time a year again; scrapping fair and the start of this years Christmas card production. The card production started about a month ago. I made five cards, where I used the pattern paper, rubber stamps etc I already had. It was fun to start again and go over all my stuff. There were a lot of familiar stuff, but also some stuff I had forgotten I had.

Going through my things, I found out that there were a few things I needed more of, like pattern paper, foam letters and some accesories. With a fair coming up I knew I had a chance to get some shopping done. I could of course not be sure to get all I wanted because previous fairs has shown lack of Christmas things, especially pattern paper.

Yesterday I went to the fair with my colleague Sigrund. We where there when they opened, because it’s important to be there early. There is less people and there is less chance to miss a good bargin / things are sold out.

The picture above shows all the things I bought. I got a whole lot of foam letters which I are in love with! They are so easy to use and they enhance a card enormously. I also got a lot of paper, both single color paper and pattern paper. This year I felt they had quite some nice Christmas pattern paper.

New this year, was two Swedish companies. Both Stampelkallen and Bildmålarna came and I was curious on what they would have to offer. I’ve been busy, so I hadn’t time to check them out before the fair. It didn’t matter, because they became a pleasent surprise. I loved them both and I’m pretty sure I will stop by their online shops to buy some more stuff in the future.

After I came home on saturday, I’ve been making Christmas cards. It’s important to start early when you got orders. This year, I so far have one order of 20 cards from mum and one order of 5 cards from my friend Linda. And I would need about 10 cards myself. Depends on how fast I work, I might take some more orders if someone is interested.

Here is what I did yesterday and today:

I’ve almost only used my new stuff on these cards. The round and square cardboard are plain coasters. I think they were meant to be used as that, but when I saw them I instantly thought I could use them this way. I’ve very happy with the way they turned out. I wish I had more of those coasters. Too bad I don’t remember which store who had them.

If I work in this speed, the cards will be finished in no time. But I doubt it. It takes time to make a card and I might not have a whole sunday to make cards. Well, we will see how it goes. I’m excited to continue with making the cards at least. Getting new stuff, always gives me a push; it makes me motivated and sparks my creativity. Now I got so many rubber stamps, it’s a bit hard to find what to use. There are so many nice ones, it gets hard to decide.

Stay tuned for more cards!

Christmas cards and fair

I love sundays. Yesterday I sat by my dining table making Christmas cards for about 9 hours. I managed to make five cards. Why only five, you might wonder. Well, I was multitasking! In addition to make cards, I watched old episodes of CSI NY. 11.5 episodes to be exact. I know, it’s a lot. But hey, that’s why we got sundays. Sundays are created for CSI marathons. It’s also created for waffles for breakfast. Yes, waffles for breakfast. Nom, nom, nom.

I reap what I sow. All the cards I made yesterday was made by things I bought at the scrapping fair yesterday. Or the papers I bought at Panduro downtown; which I bought right after I came home from the fair.

We had three hours at the fair. By the three hours had ended, I had spend about 1100 NOK (180$). When we left, I had a feeling I hadn’t been able to look at eveything. A feeling I could’ve found more. I wanted some wedding- and friends themed stamps, but I didn’t get that many. When I came home and got a look at what I’d got, the feeling vanished. I had lots of cool things.

I’m in the middle of the process of making Christmas cards and I got lots of cute rubber stamps. What I need more of is Christmas themed pattern papper. None of the stores had many of that. It’s too early for that, Sigrund told me. You know, it’s only the start of September. So far I managed to use what I already got and some of the new I bought.

In stead of take a photo of all the things I bought, I’m in stead going to show you the cards I’ve made the two last days; they will present what I’ve bought.

So what do you think? Anyone you would like to get in the mail?

Scrapping fair

It’s now two days left until the scrapping fair and I’m very excited. I’m like a kid waiting for presents on Christmas Eve. I texted with my colleague Sigrund today and we made plans to go together. She’s (and a friend of her) picking me up at 10.15. Then we will be there when they open at 11.00. Sigrund told me she had to leave around 14.00 but that’s ok; we’ll get three hours there. It’s plenty of time to go cruising around looking for good buys. This fair is big, so there won’t be so croweded.

I’ve already made a list of what I need / want. It’s getting pretty long. So far I got this:

  • glue dots
  • glue roller
  • glue pillows (not sure if that’s the right word)
  • Promarker pens in various colors (haven’t decided which one I want)
  • rubber stamps (Christmas, friends, wedding)
  • pattern paper (Christmas and genral)
  • single color paper (various colors)
  • brads (Christmas oriented like snowflakes etc)

I have one other things I want as well, but I’m not sure what the proper english word for it is. Not even sure what the Norwegian name is either. haha.

Im not sure what of these things I’m going to buy. I don’t need all of it, but I sure want. When I get there I have to see if I can find some things on sale. That would be great. They usually have a few things on sale.

I have an ugly feeling, I’m gonna spend lots of money on this fair. I know how it was last time. To be safe, I should only take a certain amount of money with me and no credit card, but then again… I would die if I found something I really wanted to buy, only to find out I didn’t have enough money. So… the credit card is coming!

I just need to remember one word; modesty!

Did I just write modesty? Haha. Who am I kidding?

Scrapbooking fair + cards

So I went to a scrapbooking fair last saturday. I love those kind of fairs. You have everything at one place. The fair was not as big as the last one I went to, but that was expected. There is two fairs a year; one small and one big. The big one will be in September I think. I’m already looking forward to it!

We, Sigrund, her neighbour and me, we came to the fair before it opened. The plan was to come just when it opened, but to didn’t take as long to get there as expected so we were ten minutes early.

It was nice to be there when they opened, because then it wasn’t so crowded and you could walk around without bumping into each other.

I hadn’t really set any limits to how much money I could spend. Probably I should have? I bought quite a lot. But when I think about it, lots of the things were on sale. I got good deals on almost everything I bought.

This is the paper I came home with. I like strong colors in the paper. It fits the kind of cards I make.

I also bought a lot of these colored letters. I had a hard time choosing what color to pick, so I ended up with lots of different ones. That is so typical me. If i can’t chose I end up with everything. These letters with glue on the backside is so handy. Easy to use and fast!

I also got five rubber stamps on sale for 125 NOK, some pens in pastel colors, ink in different colors and some others stuff too. I’m very happy with what I got!

Saturday evening and on sunday I put almost everything I bought into use. I managed to make four cards; three on sunday for Chantal and one for myself on sunday. I’m happy with that!

This is what I came up with.

Scrappingmania

So yesterday I went to this scrapping fair with my colleague Sigrund. It was so much fun! It was way bigger than last time I went to a fair like this. It was a big sports arena filled with stores that sold scrapping-things.

I knew right away, when we came, that all my money in my wallet possibly would make its way out of my wallet and divid itself between the many stores.

We took one stand at the time and looked at everything. My mission was to get something for my christmas-card production. They had a lot of papers/cardboards, rubber stamps and other cool stuff.

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I bought some papers at almost every store. I didn’t know I had so many different papers before I came home. But they will all come in handy. They are all so beautiful and will make great cards!

What I really was looking for was a rubber stamp saying ‘god jul’ (merry christmas). Did I find any? Yes, lots! My plan was to buy one, but I ended up with a few more…

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See all the rubber-stamps? And I see one ‘god jul rubber-stamp’ is missing from the picture. I also bought this beautiful christmas-rubber-stamp.

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A funny thing. Yesterday evening when I was making some cards I thought to myself that I need more rubber stamps…. I want some with Santa on it. And maybe one more with a snowman. Hm….

brads

I also bought some brads. I really like the snow-crystals and the trees. I think I might have to buy more trees. If I only knew where to buy them. I have to search online I guess. In addition to all this I bought some ink-pads.  Colors are black, brown and gold.

It was an expensive trip to this fair. But it was so worth it. We stayed until it closed.

I made some cards of my new stuff. I’ll show them later in a seperate post.

Christmas cards in September?!

Heh. I know I’m early when I make christmas cards in September. But I was at Bikuben a few weeks ago and I bought those really cute christmas rubber stamps I showed earlier. And I just had try them out.

One card led to another card and to another again… Now I have four cards finished and two more on its way. They are both half done, just need some gluing.

Here is the four first cards:

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It says: I wonder if there will be cheese under the tree this year?

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I really like the rubber stamps! They are so utterly cute. Especially the last one!

It’s ok to start early with the cards, because I have to make many this year. First I would need about 10 – 12 myself. Then mum is getting 20. I haven’t asked her how many she wants, but I guess the same amount as last year. And my best friend Linda is getting five. I asked her if she wanted any and she wondered how much I wanted for them. I won’t charge her a lot. I said 5 nok for each and a hug would do. So that would be like 35 cards at least.

I know my cards isn’t super professional or very advanced. I keep them simple because that’s what I know. I don’t have much ideas on how to get them super advanced. But I don’t care that much because I know mum will love them. And I like them too. And I’m sure Linda will like them too.

There is this scrapping fair this weekend. A colleague asked me if I was going. First I wasn’t sure and said I had to think about it. Today she asked me again. Her neighbour, who she was going with, couldn’t go. So she said we could go together. I said I had to think about it. And I have thought about it and I’ll go. If I can get a ride with her that is, cos I can’t get there on my own.

The main thing I will look for is Christmas-things. I need a rubber stamp that says God Jul (Merry Christmas). And I would like a Santa rubber stamp and some angles rubber stamps. And… maybe some more paper.

I’m gonna go to bed now and bring the Panduro-catalogue to bed. It’s gonna be my bedtime reading. I’ll mark all the stuff I want in it. You know, it’s my birthday in 5 weeks and I’ll put a lot of scrapping things on the wishlist!

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