torsdag 2 december 2010
We are, however, pretty close to finishing the bedroom! Everything has turned out just the way I wanted it, and it will be fab once it's done. This is the wall we covered with new panelling, and here is also the door that we found in the barn, now with a fresh coat of paint and that distressed look I love so much. This door will eventually serve as a headboard in here.
There are a few things left to do - put up cornices, build in the new IKEA cupboards, put in a new door and fix a curtain rod (I'm thinking of maybe using one of the old rods we found in the barn, previously used for drying hay. I think that would look really cool.) Oh, and I think I am going to write something on the panel wall too- a poem or something. I just haven't figured out what yet. Maybe I'll cover a wall with old dictionary paper. I have tons of ideas, and I am so anxious to get started on all of this! But, like I said, it all takes time.
onsdag 1 december 2010
The first one is a little gift box with a lamp post and and a bench on top. This is one of those times that I get an idea and I can't shake it, so I just have to try it. I felt like making a lamp post, and this is it. I've used a lot of my favourite Tim Holtz tissue tape here. I LOVE that tape, it's so versatile, and one roll lasts like forever!
Here's the bench. Actually, Agnes so wanted to help out, so she made a drawing of a board that she said I could use as a template and she told me to write on the piece of paper that "this board is mommy's forever, but daddy can borrow it sometimes". Isn't that terribly sweet of her?
fredag 19 november 2010
onsdag 17 november 2010
I am dying to start decking the halls, but I realize it's still way to early, and I try hard to restrain myself in that matter. However, if you make a Christmas thing that isn't all that Christmas-y, then it must be OK to put it up, right? Even though it's still only November, right? So, I took out my Graphic 45 Christmas Past Deluxe Edition papers and made this garland.
"Kom änglar" is Swedish for Come Angels, and that is the title of a song I love very much, by Swedish singer/songwriter Lars Winnerbäck. You can listen to it here.
söndag 14 november 2010
And I have to admit, my blogging today has something to do with receiving a kit full of sheer beauty last week. It's the Nook November kit, with the Circa 1934 collection from Cosmo Cricket. This could very well be it - the BEST Nook kit ever. And what could be better than using it to make a couple of pages about the best children ever.
I had to pull out some old, already printed photos for these layouts, because sadly, my printer has died... or something. It just lost the connection to the computer, and I can't restore it, no matter what I do. Sad...
måndag 6 september 2010
Here's another wall that needs painting... But that will be a later project. I just have to show you the cute old chair P found beneath tons of old dusty straw on the hayloft. There was one more, unfortunatly too rickety to use. It might not be very wise to sit on this one either, but at least it's good for holding a flower pot. And there might just be a table to go with it, tucked away in one of the sheds, but that shed is very much inhabited by mice, so I have no intention to go in there and check... ugh. I'll be back soon with some scrappy projects, promise :)
torsdag 26 augusti 2010
torsdag 19 augusti 2010
And you can't have a farmhouse without a farm, can you? Barns, sheds, fields, woods, meadows... We have the lot. Although... it's not in the best of states. Not by far. But I kind of like old ramshackle barns, and I like the look of old weather-worn wood. Too bad we can't keep it like this for ever. The barn would eventually fall if we tried. There will be new planks replacing the old rotten ones, and there will be paint... a lot of it. We will be busy, for sure, I mainly with the inside of the house, and P with the barns, the woods and everything else. And we will be happy taking care of this old place. And no, I do not intend to turn this blog into one of those interior decorating blogs, even though I love looking through them. This is, and will remain, mainly a scrapblog. But don't be surprised if I sneak in a few photos of our projects every now and then. Consider it altering. I've altered houses before, just not big ones. I'm leaving you today with a detail of one of the windows of the barn. Don't you just love it?
fredag 6 augusti 2010
Anyway, here's a balloon that didn't lose air. It's made with the brand new yummylicious Steampunk Debutante collection from Graphic 45. Can you not love this? The colors, the patterns, everything about this collection is just so gorgeous!!! And I'm so lucky to be on the Graphic 45 DT and actually have these papers in hand, not just drooling over them on the screen, like I have so many times before.
See those gears and stuff? Sometimes having a 7-year-old boy that collects stuff can come in pretty handy, because I bribed him into give me some of his stash. LOL.
So, that's it for today. It's way past bedtime here, and it will be a busy day tomorrow. Have a great weekend, everyone!
måndag 2 augusti 2010
So, I have something huge coming up, and thus I need to really work on those assignments I have and finish up as many of them as possible right now. I don't have much time to actually write, so without further ado, I'm just going to show you what else I made from the fabulous Nook August kit:
söndag 1 augusti 2010
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Our message board and gallery are hopping and loaded with ideas on how to create with your kit, as well as step by step instructions on tons of great layouts and cards!
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Leave a comment on each design team member's blog for your chance to win past kits, Quickutz dies and gift certificates to the Nook store. One winner from each blog will be drawn randomly. The more comments you leave, the more chances to win.
The prize that I am giving away to one lucky blog hopper is a $50 Quickutz collection!!!
Then, you collect one word from each blog to form a sentence that will answer this question:
What's the scrappy cure for the summertime blues?
My clue for you is: scrappy
When you've collected all the words, piece them together to form a sentence and then go to our message board and send a personal message (pm) to Leah with your guess.
One person with the correct answer will be drawn at random and win the grand prize, a 3-month subscription to the kit club here at My Scrapbook Nook. Now, how about that?
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Now, the next stop on this bloghop is a very sweet and very talented girl: Amy Coose! Hop on over and se what she's up to.
And I'm leaving you with a brand new layout with the brand new August kit, with a brand new photo of my sassy, sweet and extremely funny and loving daughter. Let me tell you, this kit is totally droolworthy! Be sure to grab one and see for yourself! Here is the kit club page where you order your kits. And dont forget your chance to become a member of the DT. Read more about it at our message board.
torsdag 29 juli 2010
Second, we're having a bloghop really soon! There are fabulous prizes, so be sure to tag along.And last but not least, definitely not least, the opportunity is once again here to apply for the wonderful Nook DT! It is the best DT to be on, really! Read all about the call here, and apply. APPLY! You have absolutely nothing to lose, and who knows, you might be the one who get to inspire us with loveliness from the kit for six months to come.
söndag 25 juli 2010
I made a layout about my little girlie. This is one of the photos I snapped of her on Midsummer's eve. I really like the soft colors of these papers! I ran a vintage action on the photo to make it a little bit softer as well, to match.
The next project I made was this little box, which my son ordered to give to his girlfriend. When I showed it to him, he thought the outside was OK, but I really, really needed to decorate the inside too. Can you believe that? My seven-year-old son actually gave me a reprimand, told me that what I made wasn't good enough, and wanted me to change it! LOL!
tisdag 6 juli 2010
söndag 4 juli 2010
First of all, here's a photo of my mischievous girl. Ste's often up to no good, and she often has that cheeky look on her face that I managed to capture yesterday on this photo. This is also a photo from yesterday. I just love to watch my little guy walking! He just strolls along like there isn't one single thing that troubles him in this world. Just imagine being so relaxed and light-hearted, and being able to look at everyone he meets with an open mind. There's really nothing that bothers him. He is so tolerant towards everybody, and doesn't even notice things about people that others might have trouble with. He doesn't get impressed with kids trying to be "cool" in one way or the other, those things just don't do it for him. He sees people for who they are, not "what" they try to be. The title translated to English is "There he goes".
fredag 2 juli 2010
Here's what I made last month for Graphic 45.
Remember those dictionaries I said I'd alter? Here's another one. I crumbled, inked and misted the pages, and then I decorated with Le Romantique papers and tags, and a few goodies from Prima as well.
torsdag 24 juni 2010
If you become a member starting June 23, you will get a free June kit, for as long as supplies last. You must sign up for 1 year, but then you will also receive your 13th kit for free. That means 2 free kits for signing up for one year!
This is what the July kit contains:
Hello Sunshine papers from Lilybee (2 of each sheet!)
1 sheet of Hello Sunshine die cuts
1 American Crafts Thickers alphabet
1 Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type alpha in red
1 Maya Road Laundry Line chipboard
8 Maya Road Pins in Red & White (Flowers)
2 Sheets Black Bazzill
1 Jenni Bowlin Butterfly Banner Set
1 Jenni Bowlin Journaling Cards
Handful of Coordinating Buttons
1 Pink Paislee Ribbon Pleat in Black & White
The July kit is valued at over $36 and retails at just $28. So, have you ever considered subscribing to these kits, now would definitely be a great time. :) Sign up here.
And now would also be a great time to show you my second layout from the June kit, but unfortunately, when I started editing the photos I'd taken of it, they were all blurry... And now it's too dark outside. I just have to get back to you with that one :)
måndag 21 juni 2010
A while ago, I got some papers and stuff from Pink Paislee's latest line, Starlight, from Scraplagret. I love it! It's my favourite colours and perfect for both boys and girls. So here are two layouts from this line.