fredag 31 oktober 2008

Happy Halloween!

Me, my little witch and my little... well, boy with skeletons on his T-shirt (that was all I could convince him to wear, he hates dressing up) would like to wish all of you out there a happy Halloween. We're celebrating it tonight with eating spiderweb cake, something we all love... And these little brats tasted it during the photo shoot, so we already know it tastes fabulous. At least I managed to get a few deacent shots before the cake frosting was full of fingerprints and DD had her face full of chocolate. She really is a witch that girl.

torsdag 30 oktober 2008

Ahoy Matey!

Finally we're having autumn holidays over here, and finally I have a few moments to spare to blog this pirate mini I've made with my Bind-It-All. My children were at a pirate party a few weeks ago, so there were plenty of photos to make room for.

Both the sail and the boat itself opens up to reval photos and journaling.

Isn't this little skull charm cute? Actually, my DS wore it in a chain around his neck to the party, and it's a piece of that chain that I've used to attach it to the album
That's all for now. I have to get out in the horrible weather here to do some shopping, and I'm not looking forward to it. It's freezing cold, rainy and windy... Perfect weather to stay in and scrap, in other words. I wish I could do that, but then there would be nothing to eat in the house in a day or two.

måndag 27 oktober 2008

Kazan's sketch 12

And it's a little bit spooky... They are having a Halloween theme over at 2 sketches this week, and since I'm crazy about houses, a haunted house just had to be part of my card this week. And finally I could use some of my purple glitter thickers. I love them, they are absolutely gorgeous, but I never use purple when I scrap...

lördag 25 oktober 2008

More Bind-It-All

Here's another project I've made for Zutter / Bind-It-All. It's a 6X6" book of the different sides of Agnes personality, because she sure has a lot of them... I've used the fantastic Basic Grey line Eva, which is perfect for a girly mini like this one. I've made all pages in different shapes or with different edges, and I've used tons of embellishments, which made this book really thick.
The chipboards are all painted with golden Maya mists.
I really enjoyed making this little book! And if you enjoy working with the Bind-It-All, be sure to check out the Bind-It-All blog for ideas, news and giveaways.

onsdag 22 oktober 2008

Think Inside The Box!

I always try to think outside the box when it comes to papercrafting, but this time I decided to think inside the box instead. I found this cute little hatbox at Panduro Hobby, and I decided to alter it and put a matching minibook inside. I got these Ambrosia papers, and they were just perfect for the project.
I made the mini book round to fit the box, and put an 3/4" white O-wire in it.
The pictures are from a walk with the kids here in Bräkne-Hoby when the fall colors were at their peak. I love how the sun shines through the maple on the left photo. And the kids really enjoy playing in the leaves.
I also managed to sneak in a little poem about fall.
I have to admit, I did play around in Photoshop to make the fall colors deeper and more vibrant, to match the papers even better. I can't seem to print a single photo without editing it first, and when I look through all the pictures I had developed BP (before photoshop, and before photo printer) they all look so dull... I have hundreds of them, but I can't bring myself to using them... And I just have to show you my little model wannabe who jumped straight into the photoshoot... That's our Lisa, the nosy little thing who always wants to be in the centre of attention. Well, she didn't really jump in for a chance to be caught on camera. I had put a table cloth on one of our garden benches to take these pictures, and she probably thought "Oh, goodie, there's something soft and cuddly to sleep on! I have to check it out!" Is't she the cutest?And I'm proud to say that my gallery at Zutter Zisters is up, this project, and a couple more, is in it, and you simply have to run over there to check out what my creative DT-zisters have been up to this month. There are som really fab projects in there!

måndag 20 oktober 2008

Laura's sketch 11

Another week, another sketch over at 2 sketches, and here's my take:

I can't get enough of these Eva papers! At first I thought they weren't really my style at all, but now that I have them, I love them!

fredag 17 oktober 2008

Kazan's sketch 11

It's been a while since I've made any cards. Well, I have made a couple, but I've forgot to take photos of them before I've sent them off. Today, however, I found a treasure at work when I was on a scavenger hunt in lockers and storage rooms searching for things to use at a cardmaking/scrapbooking class I'm planning for the last week before Christmas - an old dictionary from 1966, which didn't look too god, a bit torn and worn. It's old and torn enough to be thrown out, really, but I thought it would be great to use it for scrappy projects. And it doesn't cost anything either, which is great since we don't have that big a budget for this scrappy project at school. I saw someone who made dictionary flowers, punched them out of pages from a dictionary (can't remember on whose blog I saw it, though), so I started thinking of other ways to use a dictionary. Here I've used a page as background paper and I've also cut a couple of strips about 1" wide, and made into a flower similar to the ribbon flower I put on the Pink Paislee layout I made with a photo of Albin a few weeks ago. And of course I used Kazan's sketch at Two Sketches this week. And it's about time to start with the Christmas cards, so that's what I ended up with.

Have a nice weekend, you all :-)

söndag 12 oktober 2008


There's a Cybercrop this weekend at my favourite forum, Svensk Scrapbooking. It's a bunch of shop owners who have arranged this crop, and there were loads of amazing challenges! I'm almost ashamed since I didn't have time to do more than three challenges. But I've also been working hard on some other projecs this weekend.

This is for a sketch challenge, and I decided to scrap a few pirate photos of Albin. I've used up a bunch of old papers, and that's always nice :) Isn't he a cool little pirate?
The next one is for a challenge where you were supposed to scrap about a fall journey. I made this layout about the journey I always make into fall. I brought my camera for a walk with the kids earlier today, and the sun came out of the clouds just as I passed this beautiful maple tree. Speaking of beautiful, these BG Granola papers are just amazing, don't you think?

fredag 10 oktober 2008


Wow, second update for today, and it's not even noon yet. Well, I have a sick little girl at home today, so I have to stay at home from work and wipe her runny nose and so on. Right now she's watching Disney Channel, so I sneaked in here and took a few minutes to finish up this layout.

You know, sometimes you see a photo that you just have to scrap. This is one of them. I took it last saturday, of my friends' little girl, and isn't this the cutest little face you have ever seen? Look at those eyes, and that smile! She's adorable this little one. And I know her mum wants to scrap the picture I took right after this one, of this little face buried in the biggest hamburger you've ever seen *LOL*, so I took the liberty to make something of this one. Jeanette, do you have room in their albums? It seems like the pile I have here for them is growing steadily... ;-)

And please excuse the poor quality of the photo. It's really cloudy here today, so it's difficult to get a good shot.

October Kit Card

I'm madly in love with the October kit from The Nook. My friend Malin asked me to make a card for a little girl called Louise, and this is what I made. I didn't even like the Eva papers when I first saw them in the stores, but when I saw them combined with the rest of the stuff in the kit, I just had to change my mind. And Bazzil's new Swiss dotted cardstock is to die for!

torsdag 9 oktober 2008

Daisy Bucket stuff for Katscrap

It's been a busy week, for sure! I've been working a lot, and I've spent a lot of time with the kids. I'm also working on a couple of projects that I can't show you just yet.

I've made some DT stuff for Katscrap, with wonderful Daisy Bucket papers and some stamps from the shop. I've been supposed to blog this for about a week now, but you know how it is - the days just seem to fly by, and all of a sudden, another week has come and gone.

On this card I've used two of Katja's flower stamps and a grungeboard key.
Here's another card with one of the flower stamps. And a card with a LottaR-stamp.
I got a chipboard house album with this kit, and I've used one of the pages to build the little house on this card. I've covered it with patterned paper and the roof is made from Bazzil cut with scalloped scissors. Oh, and the tulle ribbon behind the flower - isn't it cool? I have to get more of that...

The rest of the album I made into this little mini with sentiments about a home. That's all for now, and I'm getting back to my secret project...

fredag 3 oktober 2008

Nook U-layouts

I just realized that I never showed you the layouts I made for the last round of Nook U. The first one was supposed to have a song title for title, and I chose my favourite song all times:

The photo was taken when I was fifteen and graduated from nineth grade, and I've written about how everyone wanted to stay that age forever, and how priviliged I feel to be working with kids that age, who never make me forget what it's like to be that young.

I've used thickers for the title, but they were the wrong colour, so I sanded them slightly, sprayed them with brown and golden mist, and covered them with glossy accent. Before the glossy accent was completely dry I sprayed another coat of golden mist, allowing the gold to sink in a little in the glossy accent. That gave the letters a really cool effect. I've also used a little golden mist on the brown cardstock. I really love my mists, can't imagine how on earth I could live without them...

The second layout had to have a title in a foreign language. I could have gone with English, but I decided to make it a little more difficult, use a French title and make this layout about a journey I made in France when I was 17. The title means "a story about an old goat", and, well, it's a long story to tell, so I won't bore you with that one. I've studied French for quite a few years, but since I don't use it that much anymore, I've lost so much of it, which is a shame, because it's probably the most beautiful language in our world.

Here's a little detail that turned out pretty OK. This layout was so much fun to make, and it brought back quite a few memories from this journey. I feel like getting more of those photos developed and scrap more of the journey before all my memories are lost. It was, after all, so many years ago...