11 February 2010

Valentine and mothers day gift

Valentine and mothers day are comming up on the same day this year here in Norway and I ought to find something to give my dear and my mother. Inspired by the magazine Magnolia ink  I made/copied this little papercup that holds some chocolate.
I used Martha Stewart doily lace punch around the edges. The tag with the word "kjærlighet" (which means "love") is made from a nestabilities dies. The text is from my own design.

Vi er jo heldige å få både morsdag og Valentinsdagen på samme søndag denne uken, så jeg har vridd og vrengt hjernen i et forsøk på å lage noe. Jeg ble veldig inspirert av magasinet Magnolia Ink's valentingegave og har laget /kopiert denne papirkoppen med sjokolade i. Jeg elsker å mikse rødt og rosa, synes det er kule farger som "nesten " ikke går an.
Kanten er laget med Martha Stewarts doily lace punch, merkelappen er laget med nestabilites dies og teksten er fra Snuppeline Design.

10 February 2010

A male card and an atc

 I struggled so hard to make something out of this stamp from Whipper Snapper. I have had it for years without finding the proper use of it unlike so many others. But yesterday it all came together and the result is the one above.

I felt that today was the right day to make an atc again. It has been a long time since I last did it. So, with the images from Itkupilli and Lisas Altered Art it became an atc that is called Tchernobyl. Seeing films from Tchernobyl so many years after is still scary. It all looks so normal in the way that the grass is still green and yet "death" is lurking in the very soil you walk on, the air you breathe in, and the water you drink. How easy isn't it to believe that is is all "over" and that you are safe. Many have returned to their homes without having any option to do otherwise and it is this feeling of death lurking in the background of what seems to normal I wanted to catch.

08 February 2010

Frame from 7 gypsies

I just love this frame that I found in a shop. It is from 7 gypsies and is just perfect to display atc'n in! I found some of the few I still have not traded away an displayed them in this beautiful frame.

While searching for some documents that have mysteriously disapeared from my computer I found some old pictures from 2002. This is actually the first time I could look at them without crying.

This is from the intensive neonatal ward. I had just given bith to a babygirl, 6 and a half week too early. She was very sick for several weeks and the only thing we could do was to pray to God to give her strengh and heal her. All those machines surrounding here kept her alive. We did not know if we where going to plan a funeral or if she could survive. But then on our blackest days when all hope seem to have gone a miracle happened. She quickly started to breathe on her own and started to get better and better for every minute and hour.
After three and a half week we could take her home for the firste night and she soon  started to eat and became shubby and happy! She has since then been a light in our lives, like our other daughter also is. We  feel so blessed to have two wonderful girls!

Now she is soon turning eight! She is tall, strong, very wise and strongwilled and we feel how the memories from all those years ago slowely is starting to heal. It has taken time, but things like that always will take time.
Soon they are just memories and pictures and they don't stir up floods of tears like they did before.