Saturday, October 26, 2013

U - Uff Da!!!

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter U. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as her U element will be featured in her post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Amber's blog ~ Scrapper's Therapy

If you came from Celebrate Crafts then you're on the right track!

Uff Da ... if you want to know about that little expression just click on it and you'll have more information than you ever wanted to know from Wikipedia. Where I'm from no one needs a definition of this. In fact, I asked my daughter (17), "What's an expression you say when you're exasperated"? I was looking for a teenage term to compare it to. Guess what she said? "Uff Da"! And here I thought it was age specific.

You might say uff da when you're excited too. Like, "Uff Da, I have lefse in one hand and krumkakke in the other!!" (see photo at right) That's a Scandinavian dream come true. 

Speaking of Scandinavian, have you seen the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month for October?? It's called Scandinavian Wishes ... adorable. On the card below I stamped the deer, the border and the word joy with that very set. It's not too early to start putting together a few Christmas cards. You can use these stamps for more than just Christmas. BUT it is that time of the year. I'm not ready to go full scale red and green, but I love getting started with this adorable set. There's also a heart, a bird, a tag, an ornament and more. 

You might find yourself using the term "uff da" in a whole new way. Like ... "Uff Da, that's the cutest thing I've ever made". To see the whole set click here --> Scandinavian Wishes.

This card is stamplifted from Gina Brandstetter. She's so sweet to give me full permission to copy and post. You can see what she made (so pretty) by clicking --> HERE. This card is also included in the Mid-Week Throw Down Challenge at Operation Write Home. If you want to see what other's have made using pink and green click --> HERE.

Check out the card below made with the adorable heart from Scandinavian Wishes. TAKE NOTE ... you do NOT have to be Scandinavian to use these stamps. AND didn't I already tell you that they're good for more than just Christmas cards?

Shout out to my wonderful card making friend Bonnie Seeman. She's a treasure to me in so many ways. Last week I gave her a box of scraps and a stamp set that I wanted to feature for a differen project ... all of the words you see here. She came up with this adorable creation. I will most likely be stamplifting this idea too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Uff Da ... You're finished reading all of that.
Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Amber.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way :)

1. Amber La Mons ~ (Scrapper's Therapy)
2. Lisa Kmiec ~ (Lisa's Stamping and Scrapping Spot)
3. Theodora~ (Celebrate Crafts)
You are HERE -->  4. Shelly Nemitz ~ (Just One Piece)


  1. Love these cards. I am going to scraplift your second one. TFS.

  2. Great cards! I'm in love with this stamp set!

  3. Love the cards and the commentary! I need to start using "Uff Da!" more... maybe start a new trend in GA! I love the diagonally paper pieced card! Gonna try that one for sure!! xoxo

  4. Very cute cards! I'm loving this stamp set too. Thanks also for a new phrase to use!!

  5. You and your scraps! That last card stole my heart! I will be giving credits to you when I steal it, promise. Cross my heart. :) I hope I am pronouncing Uff Da correctly...