onsdag 31 oktober 2012

Happy Halloween!

Today is October 31, Halloween, and I will celebrate that with showing a... drumroll... Christmas layout! ;)

Well, you can't get it right every time, huh? Anyway, this is our Christmas tree last year, and the layout is based on Creative Scrappers sketch #232. I did tweak it a bit, and just used one photo instead of three, which were on the sketch, and papers plus tape from MME All is bright. I totally adore that collection! MME can't get it wrong, can they?

Have a nice wednesday, everyone! We're off for a meeting with Agnes' teacher in a bit, and then we really need to shop for clothes, since the kids have grown and I have kinda shrunk myself since last winter. We really need to fill up the closets.


tisdag 30 oktober 2012

That's what I thought...

Well, yeah, I was supposed to be blogging regularly, right? Then life caught up with me, big time, and thus I had to take yet another break. Not so long this time, but still, longer than I was aiming for. However, I have made some major changes, for various reasons, and finally I have been able to scrap for myself only and for noone else. I have resigned from my DT-assignment with Scraplagret, and I have taken a break from the Riddersholm Design team.

Why? Well, there are plenty of reasons, but scrapping and creating has never been one of them. I have always been very inspired to create. It's the blogging that didn't really work out for me - it took way too much of my precious time, time that I could have spent creating. I never took the time to create just because I wanted to, and when I was done blogging my assignments I had no energy left for my own blog. So I had to let it go, for the time being. My aim is to be back with Riddersholm again efter Christmas, because luckily, I was persuaded not to resign, but just taking a break.

In the meantime, this little fella entered our lives. Meet baby Samuel, my nephew. They just don't make them cuter than this little guy ♥. The layout is based on sketch 231 at Creative Scrappers.
 And of course, I had to scrap his little foot too...
OK, now, have a great morning, night, or which ever part of the day it is where you are. Myself, I am going to enjoy the rest of this week thoroughly together with my little ones, because we are on fall break right now.


onsdag 3 oktober 2012

Back on track!

I feel like I'm sorta back on track with the blog, and with scrapbooking again. I've had other priorities for some time, and I still have to put other things first, but to be honest, in the situation I am right now, with work, school, the kids' activities and homework and all other things spinning around in my head, I need to find moments where I can drop all of that and just create. It's such a relief for the soul to let everything go, if only for an hour every now and then, and just get busy with pretty papers, paint, gesso etc. Yesterday, I used that hour to make a family command centre from a thrifted frame, with days and times for all of the kids activities and homework, and room for all the papers they constantly bring home from school.

A while back, I created this layout for KiAs Butik, and the girl on the photo is her pretty niece Ida. As usual, nowadays, I've been working with paint and mists, and tried to create a lot of texture.
How do you like the display? It's my lovely thrift store find from a couple of weeks ago, the old Halda typewriter I bought for next to nothing, and that turned out to actually be working! I would have loved it anyway, and used it for displaying layouts and cards, but then it turned out to be useful for its original purpose as well.
Here's a little closeup of the layers in this layout.

Speaking of KiAs Butik, we had a simply amazing Sunday at the scrap fair in Helsingborg - crazy, yes, but also amazing. I love being out there, seeing what's new and meeting other people in the industry. Also, I ran into the two amazing Nookers Zarah and Petra, who turned out to be just as sweet in real life as they have always been online.

And this is how we packed up the store after the fair... It took a while, and I was absolutely wasted by the time I got home, but you can tell that Kristin, the owner of KiA's Butik, and I are pro-shoppers, right? Our cars usually look like this when we have been to the Swedish shop-till-you-drop paradise Ullared.
Anyway, it was a great day, and really worth the effort.

Have a nice wednesday, everyone!