mandag 29. september 2014

But first, let's take a selfie

This is my youngest son (soon 12) and me on the airport, on the way to Crete (Greece) in July. What a fabolous photo *lol*.

Materials are bits and pieces from my stash and a true mix of manufactorers: MME, Lemon Owl, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Simple Stories, Freckled Fawn

The story behind the photo is tad sad: early this summer we knew the entire family would not be able to travel together for a while: My FIL was very sick. Our oldest son therefore went to Poland with a friend's family, and one of us adults had to be home with FIL all the time. Youngest kid deserved some vacation, too, so we decided him and I should go for a week, We had a lovely time, even if it was just the two of us, but it would have been even better if all of us could go.

A few close ups:

Stickers and metal clips

Overlay on top of printed time table

Washi, buttons, stickers and flair

The design is inpired by this great Sketch-N-Scrap sketch by Lisa Hady:

I have replaced some of the squares on the left side with print or embellies, but I hope you still can see the sketch there.

Thank you for stopping by - you know it means a lot to me!

søndag 28. september 2014

Fish Spa (The Studio Challenges September Lift Challenge)

Good morning!  Our challenge today at The Studio Challenges is definitely a fun one.  We want you scraplift a member of our design team.  On our blog you can see how it turned out when all the design team ladies picked another designer to scraplift for this challenge.   Here is my inspiration layouts and my scraplifted version:

I love the design on Leslie's layout for the August 17th Mood Board Challenge:

I chose to keep two main elements: the large title, which I substituted with my journaling, and the photo framed by a large layer cluster, I kept pretty close with some of the embellies, too - the camera, the title on the left hand on the photo etc etc. My layout is featuring my DS11, having a fish spa in Crete this summer:
Background paper: Kaiser Craft. Other Patterned papers: MME, Tags; Chic Tags. Alpha: American Craft. Flair, washi & arrow: Freckled Fawn. Resin fish, camera, fabric "flowers & buttions: unknown.
Here are a few close ups for you:

Now please head over to the The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT member's lifts and to play along!

torsdag 25. september 2014

Dublin - Pocket scrapping just for fun

When we went to Dublin in June, we took lots of photos, and some of the stories I wanted to tell from this trip, would feature more than one photo only. I decided to tell some of the stories pocket scrapping style - just for the fun of it.

My first story: the food (mat = food in Norwegian)

Background paper: Amy Tangerine. "Photo card": Lemon Owl
Alpha: AC. Washi: Freckled Fawn
I decided to use papers in the same color scheme to create a uniform look, and to edge some of the inset with washi to bind them together:

Close up of other inserts

Naturally, as we went to Dublin, our trip included pubs and gigs :-)

Overlays: American Craft. Washi & alpha: unknown. Epoxy stickers: Freckled Fawn
Yes, it's me making by\unny ears on myself :-)

Phew, it's hard to get decent photos of the pages with the overlays and page protectors....

søndag 14. september 2014

Smooth Sailing (The Studio Challenges September Sketch Challenge)

For today's challenge at The Studio Challenges, we have a lovely sketch created by Valerie.  Her sketch is based off the button layout that our August Guest Designer, Kerry Bruce, created.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it, featuring my sons on a mini cruise to Kiel, Germany

PL collection: American Craft Nautical. Overlay: American Craft. Vellum pieces: Studio Calico. Alphas Fancy Pants (blue), American Craft (white). Wire: my local florist. Buttons: unknown

The patterned papers are cards from a Project life collection - I think hey work great for layering!


The wire is from my local florist...  and the bottons cut from worn out jackets.

...and the bottons cut from worn out jackets.

Now please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's wonderful examples and to play along.

onsdag 10. september 2014

Dublin (Sketch-N-Scrap #64)

In June I (and hubby) got to visit Dublin, Ireland, with the comapny I work for - a super fun city to visit: lot's of history and culture - and pubs and gigs *lol*

We took tons of photos, and I will create more layouts from this visit. The one below is the "front page" from our trip.

Chipboard, paper arrow, journaling cartd & large alpha: American Craft. Small alpha: Jillibean Sopu. Airplane brad: Eyelet Outlet. Cloud: Freckled Fawn. Ribbons: unknown. 

I wanted a map as background to emhasize the city theme, but I was out of map paper! So what did I do? I took on of the official city maps, cut it to fit and covered parts of it with a semi transperant paper to make it less busy.


Journaling says: In June 13th - 15th we went to Dublin with Hilde's company. Not all hotels have red bat tubes in the middle of the rooms, but The Morgan has!

Did you notice the red bath tube?

I found the design for this layout at Sketch-N-Scrap, sketch #64, deigned by Lisa Hidy:

Later this week I will show how Norwegians party in Dublin, so please come back. These layout will be Pocket Scrapping style, just beacuase the tecnique is perfect for multiple photo scrapping. See you then :-)

mandag 1. september 2014

We all scream for ice cream (My Creative Sketches August sketch)

I have taken my kids on mini cruises to Kiel, Germany, three times - and on any of these trips we have ended up eating ice cream and drinking milk shakes in the same cafe :-) Has it become a tradition?

Patterned papers: Bo Bunny. Cut Outs & black alpha: American Crafts. Sequins: Doodlebug Design. Rosette: Pebbles

The fun papers and embellies are from the August Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbbok. I just added the black alpha and sequins.


Why do they always make goofy faces when I try to take decent photos of them?

And how lucky was I to fin this August sketch on the kit club's sketch blog, perfect for my three photos?

Does your kids make funny faces too, when you take photos?