lördag 30 maj 2009

Display-It-All address book

I've finally had a chance to work with the new Display-It-All from Zutter. It's such a wonderful little thing, this little mini-book stand, because you can either mount the mini album on it permanently or you can just use it to hang your album on without attaching it and change albums whenever you've made a new one you'd like to show a little extra. I'm lucky enough to have two of these babies, so I've used this one to permanently mount a little telephone book.
Inside, there are only plain white sheets divided by tabbed pages. I've only decorated the front cover here, and the Communique papers and tags from Graphic 45 (what else? LOL) were just perfect for this. Roses from Prima, pins from Maya Road and the cutest little handbag charm, which I think I got from Panduro.
I have more Bind-It-All-stuff to show you over the next few days, so don't forget checking in every now and then. And don't forget to check out this month's DT-galleries over att Zutter Zisters, because they are packed with inspiration! I'm getting back to the project I'm working with right now - the Zutter Spinner Album Kit, which is such a blast working with! But I won't be able to show you that one until the end of June, because it will take quite some time to complete.

onsdag 27 maj 2009

Look at my big girl!

Today is Agnes' third birthday. And she is spending it at home, being sick... Doesn't she look like an angel on this picture? Well, believe me, she's not! She's the typical three-year-old, obstinate like mad and constantly chattering away about everything, pinching her brother, breaking stuff and, oh, well, like most little girls that age. She's also a loving little one and completely adorable most of the time, and oh so funny.
Three years ago she looked like this - a tiny little baby who didn't didn't take up much space in this world. She slept, ate and slept some more, always content and always happy.
Happy birthday to you, my sweet baby girl!

tisdag 26 maj 2009

Published layouts

I had these two layouts published in the March-April issue of Swedish magazine Scrapbooking-mm. The fist one is my little girlie, and the journaling is about my thoughts about her future - what's in it for her? Where will her life journey take her, and what will she become when she grows up? Just yesterday, I overheard a conversation between some kids in school, who are about to graduate in a few weeks, about their choices in future educations, and thoughts about carreers. I love listening to them, so undestroyed with their whole life ahead of them. So many opportunities to come and choices to make. At that age I wanted to be an author or a paleontologist, or a marine biologist, and if someone had told me back then that my path would lead me into teaching, I wouldn't have believed them. But life takes unexpected turns every now and then, and today I'm happy about the choices I made. I'm really excited to see what life has in store for my little ones some day.

The other layout is for a Book-of-Me challenge, what I would do if I got fifteen minutes on TV. I would, if I were any good at photographing, which I'm not, talk about the importance of documenting the everyday life in pictures and words, and not forgetting about the small things. It's so easy to save the photographing for special occasions, such as birthdays and holdays and stuff, but what about an ordinary day? Photos of the regular mess in the kitchen after dinner? The laundry hanging to dry? The way to school? You know, those ordinary days that life is made of. Today is such an ordinary day for us, I'm home from work because DD has a temperature. She's on the couch watching Playhouse Disney and we're soon about to go pick up DS from daycare where he's been for a couple of hours. And i'm definitely going to bring my camera today. :-)
I hope you're all having a wonderful day wherever you are and whatever you're up to on this ordinary day.

måndag 18 maj 2009

My first layout for Mima's

I have a little girl who is cute and colourful. I got these papers from Mima's Scrapbooking that are cute and colourful. What a perfect match! The papers are from the We R Memorykeepers Tiffany's line, and totally gorgeous!
The paper posies are inspired by sweet Leah, who shared a tutorial on her blog the other day. It involves a lot of crumpling, Glimmer-misting, distressing and inking, just the way I like it.

torsdag 14 maj 2009

Secret revealed!

Guess if I've been dying to tell you about this the last couple of weeks. I'm now officially part of the design team at the Swedish store Mima's! I'm so happy about this, because it's great to be part of a design team here at home in Sweden where there's actually a chance of meeting the rest of the designers IRL once in a while. Actually, we're planning for a get-together as we speak :)

tisdag 12 maj 2009

OA cards

I found two really cute sketches at the October Afternoon blog that I wanted to use for mother's day cards. Fortunately, here in Sweden, mother's day isn't until in a couple of weeks, so there's plenty of time. So here they are:
I've used a couple of adorable chipboard mini trees from Maya road too. Aren't they the cutest?

söndag 10 maj 2009

New outfit for my address book

There's a challenge over at the G45 community this month to use paper strips, and I got the brilliant (or not) idea to make a cover for my address book from these strips. I've used the Communique line, distressed and inked the edges (oh, yes, I did tear a strip or two while distressing them) and weaved them together. I've also used a 7 gypsies door knob, that I've had lying in my stash for a while without knowing what to do with it, but here it was perfect.
Here's a little closeup of the little cluster I made to place a fabric label, also from 7 Gypsies, and the key and mini paper clip are from there too. It's just a perfect match, G45 papers and 7 Gypsies embellishments.Oh, and I have to brag a little... I got featured over at the G45 community gallery with no less than two projects! How cool is that? Check it out! This is huge for me, since I adore these papers so much!
And sooon, I'm about to reveal a big secret... Moahahaha... LOL, it's scraprelated, nothing else. And I'm also going to show you a very special award I received the other day.

lördag 9 maj 2009

It's been 6 years today...

...since we were blessed with this tiny little person...
...who now has turned into this handsome little man. I can't believe how quickly time flies!
Happy 6th birthday, my sweet Albin. You're the best boy any mother could ask for. ♥

söndag 3 maj 2009

A mini book on display

Most of the time, when I'm make minis with the Bind-It-All, I use big wires to be able to put on as many embellishments as possible without making the pages stand out too much, There's nothing worse than a mini book that doesn't stay shut when you put it together. For this mini I wanted the opposite. I wanted the pages to stand out as much as possible to be able to display it like this.
I am so in love with these papers from Rose Moka. They are perfect for my colorful little boy, and also perfect for embellishing his room, which is very white, with white walls and white furniture, and a few colorful spots here and there, such as this album and the sleeping layout from a couple of posts ago that is on display on a shelf.
I've put a wooden stick through the wire, you know the kind you put meat and vegetables and stuff on and put on the barbecue (couldn't find the right word for it LOL) and then I've put a hitch fastener from Tim Holtz on each end. I just screwed them on, very neat little things, actually. I put the title on the stick too, so that you can see it when the book is on display on the easel.
The secret of getting the pages to stand out like this is the embellishments and how you place them. I've put buttons near the wire, and thicker embellishments further out on the pages. I've used a lot of metal and a lot of boyish embellishments, which is fun for a change, because there has been just a little too much flowers lately...
The pics are from a photoshoot I had with Albin a couple of weeks ago when we were out on a walk together. Sometimes I look at him and I can't believe how he got so big so fast. Right now, it's all about being "cool" for him - he wants the coolest clothes, the coolest shoes and stuff. I took him shopping yesterday, and got the coolest checked shorts for him, and all of a sudden he got even bigger. Saturday is his sixth birthday. I wonder where those years went?
Luckily, being cool for Albin means posing in a cool way in front of the camera too. So suddenly I'm allowed to take pictures of him again, in his cool outfits. Guess I should be happy about that, at least.
I've written in the book about Albin, and what's important to him right now, his friends, favourite things to do, hobbies and so on. I tried interviewing him while he was watching How it's Made on Discovery Channel, and that wasn't the greatest idea I ever had, because he's so absorbed by that show that he doesn't have a clue about what's going on around him.
And that's one of the things I've written about in the book, of course. :-)
Oh, and guess what? Aren't I the lucky one? Yesterday, the winners of Magda's Scrapfeber, an online contest I've participated in, were announced, and I won three of the of the challenges, plus I got two second places and one third... And I got to share the second place in the overall competition with one of the most talented scrappers I know, sweet Anna. I'm so happy today!

fredag 1 maj 2009


I'm thrilled to have a layout published in this month's issue of ScrapStreet.com Magazine. Check it out: http://www.scrapstreet.com/mag2009/may509/fixtures/chic2.htm

Big contest over at the Nook!!!

The girls over at the Nook just launched a huge contest, and the first prize will be a 6 month DT spot, being able to play with their fabulous kits every month. So run over there ASAP and register in the message board to play along. And please, let them know Jeja sent you when you're signing in. :-)