tisdag 30 september 2008

Now somebody please pinch my arm...

...because this is unbelievable! I´m the Nook University Valedictorian of 2008! And look what an awesome blinkie I got! Isn't it fabulous? And it's all mine...

Thanks, all you girls in the Nook DT for this wonderful contest. I've enjoyed every second of it, every class and every assignment. And the best part is that I have this huge pile of layouts that never would have been done if not for Nook U, many of them for my book-of-me.

Not many weeks turn out as fine as this one... Now, if only I could get rid if this headache too, and get a good night's sleep, everything would be just perfect...

måndag 29 september 2008


Have you all seen this??? Then I guess you all can imagine how excited I've been the last couple of days, and I haven't been able to tell anyone. But now I can shout it out to the world: I'M A MEMBER OF THE NEW ZUTTER BIND-IT-ALL DESIGNTEAM!!!!

More details tonight, since I'm at work now.

lördag 27 september 2008

Maya Road Wings Chipboard Album

Finally I got my wings Album from Maya Road, and finally I got a chance to alter it. I've been so busy with Nook U so I've had to put everything else aside. But now I'm actually done with all the assignments, and I can lean back and se how the teachers grade the last ones. I'm currently in 1st place, imagine that among all those talented scrappers. It sure would be nice to win the entire contest, but if I don't I won't be sorry, because I gave it my best shot, had a lot of fun along the way, and now I have a huge pile of layouts I'm happy to have made. So I'm a winner anyway :)

This mini is also made for Nook U, for Library Science class. And of course the assigmnent was to make a mini with a minimum of ten sentences of journaling, something stamped and a soft embellishment of some kind. I made this mini about the love my two children have for each other. I've used a lot of Maya Road on this one, and papers from 7 Gypsies.

This is what I really love about Maya Road minis - they look fabulous layered up like this. And with a few chipboard shapes inside the book it gets quite a lot of air between the pages. I've used one of my brand new Maya Mists for the bird.

The swirl is yet another MR-shape. I've painted it with white dabber and put some white Stickles on it. The burgundy velvet ribbon is from Panduro, and I love it! It's so beautiful in real life, self-adhesive and really easy to work with.

I had to squeeze in some Punchinella in a few places in the book too. I haven't used it so much lately. Too bad really, since I like the texture of it a lot.

Here's my stamped accent - a couple of Basic Grey clearstamps on the chipboard heart, and one of my soft embellishments - the green felt flower beneath the heart.
I'm really happy with how this mini turned out, and I hope It can gain me a few points at least. Well, that's all for now, but I have a few more layouts to show in a day or so.

torsdag 25 september 2008

My entries to the BIA DT-call

I didn't think twice about entering this call. I mean, it would be a dream come true to be part of the Zutter Design team. So I gave it my best shot. And if I don't make it... well, too bad, but I'll survive ;-) In fact, there are soo many talented scrappers and crafty people out there, so I would be really really surprised if they would even consider having me. So no high hopes, but still, wouldn't it be great?

The first thing is a tranparent album, made from a water bottle (Ramlösa) and some empty Revolution die boxes. I've used all black and white photos of Agnes and a black, silver and aqua color scheme.
Here are pictures of some details:
Here's a photo cube that I've made with the August kit from the Nook. The idea came from my friend and teamcolleague Jenny at Svensk Scrapbooking. I didn't want the seams of the owire to scow, so I've squeezed most of them together by hand. Can you imagine how my fingers hurt after that?
A couple of sides from the cube:

I've made these streamers for Albin's room. It's common to sew these things and hang on the walls or in the rooms nowadays, I've seen it in many interior decoration blogs, but I scrapped mine instead *lol*
A few details:
I also made a little wall hanger from chipboard coasters to help me keep track of all calls and contests I want to participate in. I wouldn't want to miss a deadline...
And the last project i submitted is a book I made a while ago with baby photos of Agnes.
Now all I have to do is wait for the reveal of the design team...

onsdag 24 september 2008


That's what I was up to all weekend... And I got quite a lot done First, a couple of cards. This one was supposed to be with a butterfly on it.
I made this one for a fall card challenge. I love these colours! Blue and orange really look great together. And don't you just adore the little Maya Road Chipboard bird? And the twig... I can't get enough of those things.
This layout is for Agnes' first year album. This picture was taken when she was 1 year old, and the challenge was to make a layout with an edge on it. Maya Road chipboard swirl, with pink Maya Mist... I love those too, so fun to work with!
This layout was to the Scrabble challenge, and eyes was the only word I could come up with from the given letters.
Here I've scraplifted a layout from Ally, a very talented scrapper and an member of the Mon Ame team. I got my main inspiration from the fall theme on her layout and the flowing pieces of paper which really add some movement to the layout. And I finally got a chance to use my Ambrosia papers, perfect for fall layouts!
Last but not least, adorable Felicia, who fell asleep like this in the sofa after playing here for the entire evening. I've attached the photo and the holey cardstock under the overlay, which form the base of this layout.
I will try to add my entries to the Bind-it-all design team call as soon as possible as well. Eh, yes, I did apply, not that I think I have any chance at all to make the design team, but I had to give it a shot, since that is my favourite little craft gadget all times! I couldn't resist trying. Wouldn't that be like a dream come true? Well, they will announce the design team in just a few days, so... wish me luck!!!

tisdag 23 september 2008

It's definitely time...

...to do something about this badly neglected blog. Yes, I know I've been a bad, bad blogger, but I've been a good student it seems, because the last time I checked the scores at NookU I was in second place!!!! Can you believe that? Me?

OK, this first layout is for history class. It's a special heirloom of ours, the beautiful Christening Gown which almost everyone in my family have been christened in. There is an old item on it, the button in the centre of the ribbon flower, which is from my grandmother's stash. I really love that button, and I've been saving it for a special occasion, and I think this layout is it. It's me on the pic, btw, back in 1973, and the layout is photographed with the actual gown for background. You can even see my name embroidered on it in the lower left corner.

Here's a close-up of the button. Isn't it just lovely?

This layout is for Science class. I got my new Maya Road Chipboards, and I had to try them at once. I scored 10 points with this one :)

This one gave me 10 points too. It's for economics class, and I've made it on top of a Hambly Overlay, which I've handstitched aroud the edge. It's a real contrast to what I normally do, but sometimes it's fun to be a little wild and crazy...

And then for Extra Credit History - a title of a Michael Jackson song. Emma really does look bad on this one, doesn't she?

So, I finished all the cores for last week in good time, and then I've been cybercropping at Mon Ame Memories for the rest of the weekend. I managed to actually win a prize there! And Sofia, my good friend and codesigner at Katscrap also won one of the challenges. I promise, I won't be that late with showing you what I did there...

Bye for now :)

tisdag 16 september 2008

The first week at Nook U

The classes at Nook University have been up and running for a little over a week now, and I suddenly remembered that I haven't shared any of my assignments here on the blog so far. I've been so busy just getting them done and uploading them to my gallery at the Nook that I totally forgot to put them here as well.

This first one is about a ritual in our home. Albin and Agnes have to watch TV for a little while before bedtime every night. I usually join in when it's time for Phineas & Ferb... They're hilarious!
The faboulous PPs are Pink Paislee from the September Nook kit. That kit is absolutely wonderful!

This one is for the Dance 102 class. I've "danced" with the layout while listening to music, all according to the instructions for the course, ie. having it turned upside down when I made it. That's why the journaling is written upside down... Oh, and the blue frame and the hearts are hand doodled by the way, and coloured with Pro-markers.
This one is for Art class, where you're supposed to be inspired by an famous work of art. I was inspired by John Bauer's beautiful Princess Tuvstarr, and I had four little trolls playing peek-a-boo among the tree trunks. I had so much fun making this one.

English class. We had to scrap a photo of ouselves reading. There were only me and Agnes at home, so noone else could actually take the photo. I put the camera on the tripod, adjusted it as good as possible, placed myself in this position, and had Agnes pressing the button... It could have ended with disaster, but it all went well, and I could scrap the photo right away. I just adore these Jenni Bowlin PPs.
And I have to share this layout with Agnes and her angry face... She has some serious mood swings that girl, and this is a face we see a lot here nowadays. I just had to do something about it. We were suposed to use a phrase from a film, so I picked up the old line from Dirty Dancing: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" Remember? When Johnny walks up to Baby's dad at the big show and takes her dancing... Oh, I love that scene! And it's very appropriate for this layout, because nobody puts my baby in a corner and expects her to stay there and do as she's told...
I have a few more layouts to show you, of course, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.

And, btw, I guess you have noticed by now that I didn't write anything in Swedish this time... It just takes so much time to write everything twice, and I figure most of you understand English anyway.

Bye for now!

söndag 14 september 2008

Sukkersött #7

Nu var det ett tag sedan det uppdaterades här... men jag har inte legat på latsidan utan gjort massa till Nook U, som pågår för fullt. Men så fyllde kära syster Emma 20 nu i veckan, och då var jag ju tvungen att göra ett fint kort till henne. Så jag gjorde det efter den underbara skissen som ligger uppe på Sukkersött denna veckan.

I have been a bad bad blogger this week... but 've been really busy with all my assignments for Nook U. But in the middle of all the homework I had to make, I had to sneek in an little card for my dear sister Emma, who turned 20. I made it from the sketch that's up this week at the Sukkersött blog.

måndag 8 september 2008

Laura's sketch 8

Här är mitt kort till veckans skiss på 2 sketches. Pink Paislee-papper från Nook-paketet igen ♥, och en guldgul frans från en gammal gardin (ibland är det riktigt bra med vindsröjning, man hittar massa kul)

Here's my card based on this week's sketch at 2 sketches. Pink paislee-papers from the Nook kit again ♥, and the yellow frills are from some old curtains I foud when I was clearing the attic a while ago. When I got the kit last week, it turned out to be the exact same colour as the yellow papers in the kit!

söndag 7 september 2008

Det finns ingen mer som du

Äntligen fick jag mitt efterlängtade Nook-kit, och äntligen har jag fått lite scraptid i allt kaos denna helgen. Jag var tvungen att testa att göra en bandblomma, som Stacey visade på Nookforumet. Layouten är helt tom i mitten, fotot sitter fast med hjälp av bårderna och bokstäverna nertill och så har jag sytt fast den med lite floss upptill. Ingvild visade en liknande lösning i sin blogg här för leden, och jag bara måste testa.

Finally I gott my Nook kit, and I also managed to get some time to scrap in the middle of all the chaos we've had here this weekend. I wanted to try making a ribbon flower, like the one Stacey showed us at the Nook. This layout is completely empty in the middle, and I have attatched the photo with the letters and the borders at the bottom, and with a couple of stitches in the top corner. I found a similar thing in Ingvild's blog, and I wanted to try it out.

onsdag 3 september 2008


Jag har klurat ett tag på en utmaning på caardvarks, och i går kom jag äntligen på hur jag skulle göra det. Temat var musik, och så här blev mitt kort. I sista sekunden var det också...

I've been thinking about this challenge at the caardvarks blog for a while, and finally, yesterday, I figured out how to do my card. The theme is music, and this is how it turned out. In the nick of time...

måndag 1 september 2008

Kazan's sketch 8

Ett kort till Kazans skiss på 2sketches denna veckan. Jag vet inte varför, men det verkar som om det mesta blir blått och brunt nu för tiden...

I've made this one after Kazan's sketch at 2sketches this week. I don't really know why I make most things in blue and brown nowadays...