Monday, September 29, 2014

Memory keeping | From vacation

A few weeks ago I decided to get some of the vacation photos and memories down. So I made a quick list of those I wanted to work with and then I cranked out like 6 pages! Here are two! 

I know that the photo is crocked here, and I have already fixed it :)

Story: We had such an amazing view of the sea from where we lived! We smiled each time we looked up and saw it. 

Goods: I knew that I wanted to use that cute sailboat paper that came in a Cocoa Daisy kit for this. I actually thought, Oh, I'll save this for our vacation photos!, when I got it! I didn't add a lot of journaling mostly because I thought the photo spoke for itself among the other layouts in my album. 

Story: I love this memory! By chance we found this tiny café that served breakfast. We love to eat a great breakfast! So we got up extra early two mornings just so we could eat here. The weather was crazy hot that week and they had a seating area outside in the back. It was heavenly shady and a perfect place to start the day! 

The goods: I kept it simple and clean. Typed my journaling on my typewriter first and added everything else. I loved that those letterstickers from October Afternoon matched the paper! And I love that "we were here" stamp from Cocoa Daisy, I can use that on every page! 

Done! I feel great about the fact that I have these memories in my album! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Around here

Around here: the leaves are changing and there is a familiar chill in the air. 

Around here: I am still resting at home. Depression and anxiety is a part of my life always, but sometimes are harder than others. I try to rest, take walks and craft because I know that is good for my soul. I miss work though.

Around here: My love had a MS relapse and was at the hospital a few days. He is weak and devasted to have to use his wheelchair and walker again. He is also resting a whole lot and we are managing a few new ways of doing things. 

Around here: Stella (the kitten) has made herself right at home and is her wild self! 

Around here: The tomatoes are in their prime! We have so many and the plants are still blooming. 

Around here: most of the garden, except raspberries and blackberries and flowers, is resting after a great season.

Around here: We have decorated for autumn and are loving the darker nights with candles lit everywhere.

Around here: We are packing up to go to Gothenburg and a visit with my sister and her family. It's going to be nice to get out of the house for a while! 

Happy weekend! 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Memory keeping | WCS sketch week 38

Every Saturday (except the last each month) it is Sketchbook Saturday over at Write Click Scrapbook. That is when Marnie makes a new sketch with inspiration from one of the layouts in the months gallery. I like to work with sketches, so I try to contribute as often as I can with a page for the sketches. 
Here is the sketch from week 38.


And here is my layout.

Since the sketch is based on a square 12x12" page, I modified it like I usually do. I used photos from our summer vacation and the beach we went to every day. Like always, I had a lot of photos from there and not every one of them will be scrapbooked, but this sketch opened up to the option of smaller photos. That is a great way to include more photos on one page!

I can´t believe how long it has been since I used anything else than a white background on my pages! I used to use kraft all the time. I think it went well with the blue toned photos. 

Thank you for stopping by!

You can go here to see the other pages made with the sketch!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 36

Stories: This was the week I really felt that autumn was upon us. The weather was still great and sunny, but still with that fresh air. Stella (the kitten) was making herself at home and was all sorts of cute. 

Goods: I had a post up on the WCS blog where I share a few simple ways to use watercolors to make your own PL cards and I have used a few of those in this spread. My phone does not allow me to direct link to the post, but here it is:

This was also the first week of the #30lists challenge and in the picture above you can see a little bit of that insert.

Stories: We still have SO many tomatoes and it is glorious! We picked sunflowers and I could still walk barefoot and sit in the backyard at night.

Goods: I have included a sample of watercolor handwriting I practiced. I think that it's fun to include current projects if possible. 

Week 36 people! 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Art Journal Tuesday

A quick share of a page from my newly started Art Journal today. I am so happy that I have a place for some of my favorite quotes! 

You can see the other posts here!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Memory keeping | Dad

I can´t believe that it is Monday, again! Time is crazy fast these days. 

Well, to start this week of right, I thought I´d share one of my most recent scrapbook pages with you. 

Story: My daughter and her dad have always had a great relationship. After we got divorced whe she was about 2, they have seen each other every other weekend and a few weeks here and there. Now that she is older and that especially after her little brother came into the world they seem to have an even closer relationship. I am forever grateful for that. This photo was taken on my daughter´s 15th birthday at her party.

The goods: I used one of the papers from Cocoa Daisy´s September A day in the life kit for the large mat and then the B-side of the other paper for the punched out circle. Ah, the joys of kits when everything is co-ordinated!

I need a new set up for when I take photos of these layouts with white backgrounds! It is so hard getting it to not be shaded, dark or too blue.   

I hope you´ll have a great Monday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

#30lists | September 2014

30 days of lists started September 1st again. I have taken this challenge a few times before (read more here and here!) and was excited to start a new round this month. Here is a little bit more about the actual project:

 30 Days of Lists is hosted by Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon & Raspberry. When you registered, you will receive a list prompt posted on their private blog everyday for a month. Then you will get a bunch of lists that capture your life at the end of month.  You can check out on or search on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag: #30Lists

I have used the same printable that I used for this project last year. So I printed the lists and cut them all out, a few together two and two some as single cards. 

I used my typewriter to add the topics and numbers.

I opted to add the lists to my Project Life spreads just like last year, so I cut a few of my base pocket pages in half leaving me with two across. I then added 7 days worth of lists and one filler card to each insert.

First, I just wrote my lists by hand and moved on. Now, with the inspiration from other listers I have added a few stamps etc. to a few of my lists.

And even a pie-chart :) I love me some pie charts!

When I got the list topics I said out loud how many great ones there were! And it has been so much fun filling them out! This must be one of my favorite projects! And I like them right in my PL album since they are a great way to catch the right now.

Have a great Friday!