söndag 21 augusti 2011

The Rose

The ongoing challenge att Once upon a... sketch is to combine the sketch with at least two lines of your favourite song. My favourite song, ever, is The Rose by Bette Midler. I've been singing that song over and over again since I was like... ten or so. I've always loved it, and I still do.

So I decided to print the entire song onto my layout.

Sweet little sheriff

One day this summer the kids and I, and some friends, went to High Chaparral, our little part of the wild west. We took a ride on a riverboat, we were involved in a train robbery, we visited the indians and Agnes got her face painted, we watched the buffalos and we learnt how things were back in the days. It was a great day, and the kids loved it as much as I did when I was a little girl. Of course, they had to get dressed up, and Albin wanted to be a really fierce sheriff. But how can you look fierce when you are that cute? Impossible. He was the sweetest little sheriff, really, don't you agree?
I've used a lovely sketch from Skissedilla.

måndag 15 augusti 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches August week 2 sketch

Our auntie Anna, she's a cool one. She has her own motorbike, and the kids loved taking a ride on it this summer. I made this layout with a sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches, and I really love how this tuned out. I'm not usually a big fan of these kinds of bold colors, but mixed up with som kraft colored elements like this, they're quite OK. I was inspired to this by fabulous scrapper Carina Lindholm, of course, who makes marvellous layouts and cards bursting with color. And speaking of summer... today is officially the last day of our summer for us. Tomorrow we are all back to work, school and daycare again. It's, as always, a tiny bit sad, but we're hanging in there. Agnes is really happy about going back to daycare. I called them this morning, making arrangements about time for her this week, and after I had hung up, and went to tell her that they are really looking forward to having her back there tomorrow, she was soo happy. She cant wait to see all of her little friends and the teachers again. And to be honest, I miss my colleagues too, so it will be fun tomorrow, seing them and catching up with what they have been up to these past weeks. And I do look forward to next week, when the students get back. It will be a blast. :)

Scrapfit #50 - Be inspired by a book

Scrapfit #50 is all about being inspired by a book, and this is the cover of that book! I just love this picture, the vintage feel, the cityscape, the lamp post... I decided to go with those things, and add some musings over how we feel about city life in our family.
And here's my layout. We're counryside folks, always have been and most likely always will be. Especially P. He is like more rooted in the Swedish countryside soil than the largest oak in Blekinge... Myself, I grew up on a farm, and that's who I am. I like cities, I love to visit them, and stay there for a while, but I'm really happy to have a place at the countryside to call my home.

And I know my kids, no matter how much they love life on the countryside, are really hoping to go to a big, big city far, far away in a not too distant future. They have two very special reasons for that. I would love to take them, so we'll just have to see if we can make that happen.

fredag 12 augusti 2011


I just love the look of weathered wood!

When I was on a trip to the island of Visingsö with the family, we came across these gorgeous old barns, near the castle ruins of Näs. I had to take a few shots.
The sketch I've used is from Sketchabilities.

The flowers are also from my Petaloo prize pack, and I have stamped and misted them. I'm having so much fun with these flowers!

A perfect day

I got an honorable mention at the Petaloo Color me Crazy challenge, and the other day I found my very generous prize pack in the mailbox. So I've been coloring flowes, and my kids have been coloring flowes and we've had a blast. Of course I had to put some of them on this layout.

When I edited the photo of the layout and was going to save it on the computer it turned out that I already had 2(!) more layouts with this title in my layout file. And then I have't even looked though my DT files, because I have a faint memory thet I've made at least one more layout with this title, and that it most likely can be found in there somewhere. Nevertheless, it's a great title, and most likely it will be put on a few more layouts in the future. I have so many perect days to scrap about!
I have based this layout on a sketch from Once Upon A... Sketch.

onsdag 10 augusti 2011

A layout for Scraplagret, based on Challenge me happy #4

Hi Y'all!

How are you? Long time no see... Yeah, I'm here, Im alive, I'm scrapping, but I've been in over my head with things to do lately - clearing out my scraproom, purging, taking care of the daily business, getting things ready for school/daycare/work to start again next week - you know, nothing more than ordinary stuff.

Here is a layout I made last week for Scraplagret. You see, Emma at Scraplagret, she knows what I like really well, so she sent me this package of Echo Park Victoria Gardens, and on the crop I attended that same evening, I made two layouts and four cards from this kit ♥. I just love it so much! And the best thing - I just bought that same paper line a couple of weeks ago, so I have plenty of it left to play with! Which, by the way, is supposed to be for a so far very secret project for a thing that I'm very proud of.

I based my layout on Challenge 4 at
Challenge me Happy - to scraplift a very pretty layout by a very talented scrapper - Piradee Talvanna. Here's my take:
And while I'm at it, here's a card, also made with Victoria Gardens and some matching cardstock from Core'dinations.

tisdag 2 augusti 2011

Skissedilla #122

I found a beautiful sketch at Skissedilla, a challenge blog from our dear country Norway. And we certainly were reminded of just how dear Norway and all of its people are to us with the horrible events that took place there. There are just so many bonds. My own children are part Norwegian, for instance. My heart goes out to all of those who were affected in any way by what took place. I still have a hard time even imagining how one person can cause so much harm.

Anyway, at times like this, one really gets aware of how fragile one's life is, and that you really must enjoy every day to its fullest. And that is exactly what my son does in this photo :)

måndag 1 augusti 2011

ScrapFIT workout #49 - put a banner on it

There's no secret to it - I love banners. They are certainly the perfect way to embellish any kind of page, and I tend to put banners just abbout everywhere nowadays. I'm so happy this is a trend that is lasting, and not not likely will be going away any time soon. The new challenge up at ScrapFIT couldn't be better for me. So, I made this layout this morning and put a banner on it :)

Pencillines sketch #248

Here's my take on Sketch 248 at Pencillines. I really do like their sketches, and I often go there for inspiration, but I rarely ever participate in the actual challenges. Well, it's never to late to start, is it?
Here's my gorgeous boy again. He has developed far more attitude lately than ever before, and it's a struggle sometimes. But I guess it's an age thing. Thankfully, I can still tickle it out of him. LOL.