måndag 30 april 2012

Blogpost #2

Yes, another post today... crazy, I know, but I have to show you what I got in my hands a few days ago - the brand new collection Huntington Garden from Riddersholm Design.
It's just lovely, and I especially like this blackboard paper, which is perfect to use for a background.

The Walpurgis Night celebration went well. Albin and his little scout friends lit the bonfire, and nobody got burned. Well, not for real, anyway. Full of excitement after hitting the perfect spot with his torch (a tinder-dry juniper which was just about the only thing in that huge pile of wood that actually did catch fire), Albin ran towards his dad, stumbled, fell and shoved both hands into a nettle... Poor thing.

Happy Monday

Imagine waking up on the farm, with the sun shining, and the kids bringing breakfast in bed. Well, that was my morning today. There's nothing better than having a Monday off! Well, it could have been even better if I could just put my trainers on and get out in the woods, but there's far to much to do this morning, and noone to look after the kids if I go, so I'll just have to stick around and start cleaning the kitchen or something... :)
Anyway, here's a card for you today. I made it a couple of months ago, but just now realized that I haven't put it up on the blog yet.

Have a fabulous Monday, everyone!

söndag 29 april 2012

A great day for a picknick

I have a short post for you today with a layout I made based on a sketch from Lillblomman skissar. I've been digging out some old, but still amazing, Echo Park papers.
The photo is from last spring, when Agnes and I went for a picknick on the meadow up in the woods behind our house. We love going for picknicks like that, and right now, we are discovering so many new places around the farm, perfect for that. Yesterday, we got the boat into the creek, so soon we can start discovering all the little islands out by the sea. I love this time of the year, and I love spending it here, on the farm and in its surroundings.

Tomorrow we will celebrate Walpurgis Night with a big bonfire, where our Albin and the rest of his scout friends will be the ones setting it on fire, and on Tuesday, we will be attending Agnes' dance show. So, there's a lot of things coming up.

Have a great week, everyone!

onsdag 25 april 2012

An angel in a jar

In my last kit from Scraplagret I got this cute little fractured doll, which was too bulky to put on a layout or a card. I've had this jar on a shelf in my scraproom for ages, and now I found a way to put it to good use.
Have a nice day, everyone! I expect I will spend it trying to keep out of the pouring rain.

söndag 22 april 2012

The N-house

Spring is finally upon us, for real, and I have been spending a whole lot of time out and about, hiking and running, trying to get my act together as far as my health is concerned. There hasn't been a lot of time for scrapping lately, and I haven't really made that a priority either. We're focusing a lot on the farm too right now, because we are all longing to move out there for real, and there is still so much left to do before we can do that. However, we do spend a lot of time there in the weekends, and we're slowly making progress with the redecorating.

I've been really busy at work too, lately, as always this time of year. We are having lots of exams right now that need to be planned and marked, and there are so many things going on. Among other things, my class is planning a trip to Åland early in June, and we all really look forward to that. We're also planning for graduation time, with all the activities involved in that, such as outings and parties.

The kids' schedules are also tight right now, with both of them having their birthdays coming up shortly, football practise, badminton practise, dance class, swimming, scouting, only to mention a few things. Agnes is getting really excited about starting school in August, and she recently found out who her new classmates will be. She's thrilled about getting all of her old friends from daycare in her class, and a bit sad that her very best friend won't be in her class, but mostly she's happy.

Nevertheless, I have managed to sneak in a little bit of scrapping here and there, mostly for my DT assignments, but also for really exciting events, like this one - the N-house, which I made as inspiration for one of the challenges at the Easter cyber crop, recently held at Scraplagret.
The paper here is from Prima's Almanac collection, which I simply adore! I love the colors and the theme of the line, so so sweet!

Well, I must dash. I have a few more things on the agenda before I can hop into bed to get some sleep before a new busy, but hopefully great, week at work. See ya!