onsdag 11. januar 2017

Going digital - sort of...

Do you have been to trips or happenings from which you have tons and photos and have no idea where to start when it comes to scrapping? I do...

I have challenged myself to go digital, too, in 2017 and I'm going to use the Project Life App to start with.

Hands down, it was so easy to use, and this layout is the first I made, using free templates and collection packs:

One of those trips we have lots of photos from, is our hiking trip into the mountains this fall. I wanted to check out how a digital layout from our trip to the waterfall "Myfallet" could look like:

Worked as a charm!

Then I got really brave and scrapped a (silly) photo session of my cousin, his daughter and my husband:

So, do I have any plans for using the PL app? Oh, yes.
  • I plan on documenting snap shots from our daily life weekly,  two or three photos from each week, just to tell the stories I often forget are worth telling.
  • I will use the app on a long road trip later this year, making a layout every night using the best photos of the day - a kind of trip diary.
  • Any other occation when I feel I want to have lots of photos in my album.
I have figured out how I can print at home from the app - I will share with you in a later post, so stay tuned!

mandag 2. januar 2017

Happy new year - and CSI case file no 221

Happy New Year, people!

Are you as excited about the new year as I am? While 2014 and 2015 was really tough on my family, 2016 was peaceful and calm but with some perfect, small challenges to remind us that life isn't easy all the time. I cross my fingers 2017 will flow easily, too!

I'm starting the new year scrap wise by sending congratulations to CSI on their fifth year! I'm proud to have been invited to the party with a GDT spot!

Here is the first CSI Challenge in 2017:

And here is my take on it:

How I solved the case:
Colors & sketch
  • All five colors + sketchused
  • Tiny dots, grid
  • Banners
  • Enamel dots
  • Inspiration Words: delicious, sweet, life
    My journaling is about how sweet life can be; a weekend without the kids but With good friends and With lots of good Food and ine

Close up photos:

The materials is a true mix of manufactorers. No one mentioned = no one forgotten

Old overlays and brads from my stash

The overlay is pretty visible in this close up

Now, please head over to the CSI blog for a massive inspiration and to play along. Deadline: January 31th.

tirsdag 15. november 2016

Who wants a cold beer?

I was in Lisbon, Portugal,  with some coworkers in June. I just loved the food and wine and the beautiful old city! The weather was just perfect so we did a lot of sightseeing - and walking in the sun meant getting thirsty. When asked - who wanted a cold beer?

Papers: Simple Stories. Wood words: Heidi Swapp. Buttons & beer sticker: from my stash


This dimensional sticker has been on my desk for years. It finally found it's final placement :-)

These papers are from a Simple Story pocket page collection, but they are perfect for traditional layouts, too!

Asking: Who wants a cold beer?

The design is from the November sketch challenge at Creative Scrappers and My Creative Sketches::

I could use this over and over again :-)

Thanks you for stopping by - you know it means a lot to me!

søndag 23. oktober 2016

Cherry Pickers

Our cherry trees carry more than we can eat, and as I still had several jars with canned cherries from last season, I didn't care about canning this year. The birds are happy, though! Honestly, they empty the trees within ten minuts when they discover the berries!

Patterned papers, cutouts & buttons: Doodlebug Designs "Flee Market". Alpha: American Crafts. Cardstoock: ClubScrap

The design is a scraplift from one of the October scraplift Challenges at Paper Issues. Here is the the original design:

The design was a lovely inpiration and I really enjoyed lifting it!

Need some more inspiration? Visit Paper Issues! There is so much going on there!

torsdag 20. oktober 2016


Inspiration for designs and details on layouts can be found lots of places. One of my fav places is Paper Issues (PI) which not only is a store, but also have a creative design team which whip up monthly fun challenges on PI's FB-page. One of them is "Pawsitively Pets" and the september twist was to use, on your page "something new to you, and something you have hoarded".

Paper pieces & frames: Simple Stories. Wood veeners: Jillibean Soup (?). Alpha: AC. Enamel dots: MME. Buttons & cut out love heart: unknown


I often mix manufactores and it works out just fine!

I had, new to me, a package of photo frames and paper pieces (to be used on pocked pages) and desided it was time to dig into them. I am a button hoarder - I love buttons, and the wood cats are hoarded, too. Time to let them go!

Do you hoard scrap stuff, too?

tirsdag 18. oktober 2016

Rock Hard!

Feel free to interpret the title as you want to:
  • Is it me telling my mum to (still) rock hard?
  • Is it her beeing rock hard (no, she's really a sweetie, but she's quite tough, too)?
  • Or is it just the feeling you get when you hug a cairn?
Your choice :-)

Papers & cut outs: Pink Fresh. Alpha: American Crafts. Sequin covered hearts & enamel hearts: Freckled Fawn. Brads: MME


Since I don't do any DT work atm, just scrap for my own amusement and to preserve memories, I suck inspiration wherever I find it. The idea for this spesific design came from a lifting challenge at Paper Issues (where I also bought the papers):

I have a hard time using large heart shapes, I replaced the large hearts in the layout with pieces of paper. I still you still can see the main design in my lift. Agree?

torsdag 13. oktober 2016

Garden Gnome Model

We spent last weekend hiking in the Norwegian mountains. It was one of those wonderful fall weekends when the days start out with chilly mornings, just below the freezing point,  and end up with sun and temperatures at least 15 degrees higher. Mix it up with some wind and there are hours you take mittens and bonnets on - off - on - off - just because it's either too hot - or too cold.

I took some snapshots of my oldest son one of those hours - he really could not decide if to keep the bonnet on or not. With the bonnet half way off he reminded me of a garden gnome...

Papers & stickers: Bella Boulevard. Alpha: Echo Park & American crafts. Cut outs & buttons: Pebbles

 Close ups/details:

The deign is taken from this lovely sketch from Creative Scrappers.

Thank you for taking time to stop by! Do you have a garden gnome, btw?