tirsdag 27. januar 2015

December Lights

 The jetty where I live, on a December aftenoon

Cardstock: Bazill. Alpha: Lily Bee. Button: October Afternoon. Patterned papers, silver snowflake & fiber: Unknown

Journaling says:" It's almost never white and pretty in December: the days are often grey and it's hardly any light even mid day. But then there are those beautiful days with the magic light you only have in December. Those days you remember that soltice is close and that winter soon is over."

Close ups

Journaling card and paper banner: American Crafts

Modelling paste snowflake. Stencil: Color box/Clear Snap

Snowflake cut file: Silhouette

The inspiration for this layout is from CSI Case File CC4:

How I solved the case:

*All colors used (the blue is in the button)
*Evidence: Stripes (paper stripes), snowflakes, silver metal, 3 of something (fiber), texture paste (small snow flakes)
Testimony: Winter writing prompt #11 (link on CSI page)

Thank you for stopping by! What does December look like in your part of the world?

onsdag 21. januar 2015

Philosopher Kitty

I haven't played along at CSI for a while, but this cool File Case caught my attention:

And her is my take on it:

Materials: all from my stash. Some AC, some Chic Tags, some Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico cats, Bo Bunny etc etc

Journaling says: "Ponky has turned into a real food wreck over the years. She seems to only have one interest/worry ..."


How I solved the case:
* Colors: all used (the cream is hard to see, but it's in the middle of the frames)
*Sketch: Used. it's flipped, twisted and stretched, but you should recognize the main elements :-)
*Evicence: Frames, pleeting, cats
*Testimony: Handwritten journaling. The title work is very much inspired by the Grumpy Cta Meme, too.

Don't you love this case? Head over to the CSI blog to play along - you have until January 31th to solve the case :-)

søndag 18. januar 2015

The Studio Challenges January 18th challenge: Clear up!

Today's challenge at The Studio Challenges is a simple challenge:

 As its the new year we want you to do a bit of clearing up! Whats sat on your desk? Are there photos, papers or bits and pieces that have been sat there for ages waiting to be scrapped but you never seem to get around to using them? Now is your chance to use them and clear your desk!

Here is my take on the challenge:

Background paper: AC/Amy Tangerine. Others: October Afternoon (blue), Echo Park (grey), MME (brown). Cardstock: Bazill, ClubScrap. Clear frame: Freckled Fawn. Cut files (bricks & alpha): Silhouette Studio. Long Brads: AC

I have had this photo of my oldest son (15) on my desk since July (!). It's taken on a boat trip/mini cruise, when he and his brother fought & were bored almost all the time (the is a story about WHY, but I'll leave that for another time). They finally desiced they could buy themselves a set of lego each to kill time and keep peace - luckily you're never too old for lego :-)


The "lego bricks"are my own designs, cut with the Silhouette Cameo, but you could easily make them by using an ordinary paper trimmer and a hole punch.

Are you ready for some clearing up? 
Grab your papers and photos and head over to The Studio Challenges blog for more inspiration and to play along!

torsdag 15. januar 2015

Happy to be published in Create Magazine!

Issue 12 - January 2015 - of Scrapbook Generationss CREATE Magazine is up:  303 pages full of inspiration! Link to magazine, ready to be downloaded: Here

I'm happy to have a layout published in the reader gallery section of this issue: on page 282.

I cannot show you the complete layout, you have to head over and see for yourself, but here are some sneak peaks:

If you don't know the magazine, It's jam packed of inspiration, so please head over and enjoy!

tirsdag 13. januar 2015

Life is a balance....

Do you have photos laying around you want to scrap, or stories you want to tell, and you have no ideas to start? I have had this photo from FIL's funural in August on my desk forever, and I knew what I wanted to say, but I never knew how to scrap it. Then this mood board from Scrap Around The World (SATW) gave me the inspiration I needed:

My FIL was very sick the last months before he died, and it was hard to see him just fade away. For the last weeks we debated almost every day: how long to hold on, and to what, and when to let go?

My FIL was very important to us and the images in the mood board pefect for my theme: he hold the keys to our hearts, the clock was ticking, and there was lots and lots of flowers in the funural. I let the saying in the board be the title of my layout, and as it was the essense of what I tried to express, I framed it and let it be th focal point.

Papers: Websters Pages. Frame:Memory Maze. Flowers: Prima. Cut files: Silhouette studio. Trim, key & pearls: unknown 


Thank you SATW for the inspiration to scrap this photo and memory!

torsdag 8. januar 2015

Two masculine cards - just for fun

One of hubby's uncles was 85 on Saturday, and one of his cousins (said uncle's oldest son) 50 on Tueasday, so we needed cards for their birthdays. I dug into my pile of scraps, and played with my new Cameo, which sweet hubby gave me for Christmas. Here is the result:

Card for the uncle:

Close up of layers:

Card for th cousin:

  Close up of layers

The paper materials are a true mix of manufactorers, all cut files from Silhoutte.

Thank you for taking your time to sto by - you know your visit means a lot to me!

tirsdag 6. januar 2015

Under construction. Gingerbread house

Every Christmas hubby makes a gingerbread house with the boys. The youngest is always the most eager, but as soon as the house is up, he starts asking when he may tear it down :-)

Patterned papers, stickers & cut outs: AC, pebbles. Alpha: Jillibean Soup
The materials, except cardstock & alpha, is from the December Crative kit at My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club - perfect for the theme :-)


The design is taken from the Desember Sketch at My Creative Sketches:

I flipped the sketch, and replaced one of the photos with gingerbread houses.

I'm now done with scrapping my Christmas photos - it feels great not having to pull out seasonal papers for a while:-) Are you done with yours?

søndag 4. januar 2015

The entire 2014 in one single page :-)

Here is today's challenge at The Studio Challenges:

Today's challenge is all about reflections.  We want you to create a project that focuses on 2014. Instead of looking forward we want you to look back at the year that has gone: what was the best thing that happened, what did you learn in the year or maybe you would like to review it month by month. It's up to you!

2014 has been a very challenging year for my family: there has been injuries, sickness, death, financial insecurity blah blah blah, but it ended very good. When we were in the middle of it, it was rough, but now we have peace and are looking forward for a fabolous 2015!

Grey cardstock: Bazill. Patterned papers: Bo Bunny (background), Lemon Owl (numbers), unknown (tabs). Cut files: Silhouette

My hubby gave me a cutting machine, a Cameo, for Christmas - it has been on my wish list for two years ++, and I ccouldn't resist playing with it for this challenge. Details:

I used 3D foam for the numbers, just to give the design more depth. The calendar tabs are not glued all way round, so most edges are free to rise a bit.

Please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's work, and to play along!

fredag 2. januar 2015

Wishing grandad a Merry Christmas

Happy New Year, to all of you! Are you as excited as I am about what 2015 will bring?

My FIL, who lived with us, died late July 2014. His ashes is spread at the sea, and as we live at the sea side, we can "see" him every day. Christmas eve we went down to the beach to wish him a Merry Christmas, and to share a toast for him -we even tossed out a small glass of aquavit to him :-)

Patterned papers: Bo Bunny. Snowflakes & painted wood accents: Rayher. Cut files: Silhouette

I used this sketch from The Nifty Pixell for my layout:

It's a Wow!'ser, right? Have you seen the rest of the Nifty Gals Extravagansa sketches and examples?
If not, I strongly recommend you do it - they are all lovely - I think I might try all the sketches :-)