Friday, April 13, 2018

Project Life 2018 | Week 8-11

Week 8: This week we were still sick and home from work. My daughter came to visit us for the weekend. It was also my birthday and when you are sick, Snapchat filters helps :)

Week 9: For this week´s spread I used Diane´s newest digital TN kit called Little moments. It has awesome colors and I love everything Diane does!

Week 10: We have had a few week´s of snow by this time and they had some troubles with the ferry from and to the island that we live on.

Week 11: Obviously I hadn´t added my week number when I took this photo eventhough it mught look like this is week 12 ;) On this spread I used mostly the Equinox collection by Sahin designs.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sahin Designs CT | Dialouge projects

Sahin Designs has a new collection out and it is called Dialogue. It is perfect for all those projects with funny quotes from your kids, what you´d like to say to some one, text messages and much for. For this first layout I used a patterned paper and part of a journaling card. I also used one f the word strips, which are always my favorite! 

I also made a double page layout about our family chat on Messenger. It is a great way for my sisters, our husbands and mom (and my daughter) to connect every day even though we live farI am loving all the green and blue in the Dialogue kit!

And just for fun I made this layout about how my husband and my Snapchat convos always get sillier and sillier. Do you Snapchat? It is so much fun! I love the speech bubbles in this kit!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Project Life 2018 | Week 5-7

In an effort to get my finished spreads on here before the year ends (as I didn´t do last year) I am sharing a few Project Life spreads every few weeks. 

Week 5: This was a typical spring/winter week. The beginning of the week felt all springish and then later we got so much snow! and as it would turn out, that snow and much more would stay well into march. Full pocket photos makes me happy!

Week 6: I´m happy that I got so much words down on this spread. I really love to look back on those weeks, but journaling is my akilles heel. 

Week 7: This week started out great and then I got the flu (read plague!) and was so sick for over a week! Lots of cat photos because they were all I saw for a few days :)

Here is a little note on my Project Life:

I am doing weekly spreads and am on my 7th year of this project. For a few years now I have used baseball/soccer/icehockey card pockets. I bought mine at a bulk store, but before that I bought them at my local toy store (BR). These pockets are a bit smaller than the usual 3x4" so I have to trim everything down. I really love this format and it works great for me. 

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Project Life 2018 | Week 1-4

Hello, hello! I will begin to share my spreads from my 7th year doing weekly Project Life spreads today. I am up to date actually working on my week 10 10 minutes ago, but I´ll share just a few per post. 

Week 1: This week we still were on Holiday break and it was just divine to putter around at home just doing what we love. I used a few stamps on these pages; That´s a wrap and the big Saturday are both old ones from Kellie Stamps. The Nap time one is from Feed your craft and lastly that Right now stamp came in a Studio Calico kit last year. I also used a few of the cards from the Firewood & frost collection from Sahin Designs. One of my favorite things right now is to use Instagram stories to edit my photos to add dates, temps and other fun stuff.

Week 2: Ugh, the blue hue of everything in wintertime :( Well, this is as good of a photo I could get right then. This week I recorded a few of the things we have been watching and reading. When I do this I often just google the movie or series and use one of the official images. When I want to record what I am reading I usually take a photo of the book while I am reading it, but when I am listening to the book as an audio book, as I usually do, I´ll take a googled images and print that too.

Week 3: I didn´t have that many photos from this week, so I turned to the good old journaling ;) And I used one of my very favorite kits; the Midnight edition. It was the first kit I ever bought and it might have been in like 2014! A classic!

Week 4: I love to use square photos without a background card to create a more transperent look. If you scroll back to week 3 you can see that I used a square photo on that opposite side. Sometimes I use an embellishment or quote card on the other side. I don´t plan the next week´s spread out, I just make it work with what I did the week before :)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sahin Designs CT | Memory keeping with older products

As a CT member at Sahin Designs, one of my assignments is to make one layout a month using older products. In January I think I made one of my all time favorite pages. I used the paper pack from the Crafty fingers collection and fussy cut those flowers. I love how they turned out! I also love to use full page photos. I paired all this with a quote from Gilmore Girls, another favorite ;)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sahin Designs CT | Happy at home collection projects

If you know me, you know that I am a real homebody. So when I saw the Happy at home collection from Sahin designs I knew I could use it for a lot of pages!

I started with this one above. My husband has developed a real love for playing Playstation 4 online and it is so much fun to see how he likes it! The papers in the Happy at home kit is muted and super versatile! I was inspired by one of my favorite scrapbookers Susan to add my journaling to my photo instead of having it on the actual layout. Genius! 

I used the journaling on the photo thing on this layout too! Don´t you just love that sentiment?! 

The kit has blues, greens and purple hues and I used a few of the greens on this last layout where I document how our cat Kinai always want to be near us and is 100 % lazy ;) I love the circle banner element, you can use it for so many layouts!

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sahin Designs | January projects

The first collection of the month is called Firewood and frost and has these great pastell colors. It´s sentiments are for projects about snow days, but I decided to use one of the cards as a background and paired it with a lot of labels to use as my music list. I love that I made this page about how I am always driving and that we have a roadtrip playlist!

I made two layouts with the second collection of the month called Amore. It is a perfect kit to make projects about everyone and everything you love! I used that cute heart element and made a list of things I love right now. The title is one of the elements also and I added the word "with" before printing the page out.

The second layout I made with the Amore collection is this one about my husband and my sister´s husband and their "bromance" that we kid about constanly. You can see that my favorite thing about this collection is the heart elements ;) I made a card with the blue hearts and printed it out as my background paper. I also love the tags that are in the collection, they are perfect for layering!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Memory keeping | Watching magic

Here is one of my favorite layouts I made last year! Don´t you just love that! I decided to make my own patterned paper using stamps. For this I used scrap paper and had another paper under it so that I could stamp over the edge. I used an older stamp from Kellie stamps for "watching" and a super old wood stamp from Elise Cripe. They fit together perfectly!

I then ripped the paper I stamped on and added it to the top of my background. I really like how it turned out!
I was driving to the harbour one autumn morning and the forest was full of spider webs and it was truly magical! I am so happy I stopped to take photos.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Memory keeping | Stamping my background - again!

2016 when I was on Kellie Stamps creative team I used to stamp my backgrounds all the time. Also the period when I was on the Studio Forty CT I used stamps much more. I was itching to do that again and I went to one of my favorite inspirations; Dearly Dee. Have you seen her Youtube videos? That are the best! I made this very simple page documenting the first thing I casted on to my knitting needles this year. I used a label stamp to make my background just stamping it over and over again. This is the easiest way to use stamps to build a pattern, I think.

If you want to see more layouts using stamping, just click on the tag that says stamping ;)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Project Life 2017 | Week 52 and 2018 title page

As promised here is the very last spread of my Project Life album 2017. Week 52 was spend at home just relaxing, playing PS4 and reading Christmas gift books, but also in Gothenburg with my sister´s family for New years. It felt so good, as always, to finish up another year documented in pockets!

Right after making the spread above I printed my photos and made my 2018 title page. I wanted to take new headshots, but the weather was so dark and gloomy that I opted to use these from our wedding photos :) I mean we were all dolled up already so why not! I also added photos of our biggest ways to relax right now; playing PS4 for hime and knitting for me. I look forward to fill 2 more albums with our lives this year, my 7th year doing this project!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Sahin designs | December projects

One of the Holiday themed kits that Sahin designs has released this year is the All is bright collection. It has this deep green color scheme and I love it so much! For this layout above I used one of the patterned papers, labels and also a word strip. I added three green buttons from my stash too!

The Traditions collection has the cutest embellishments I´ve seen for a long time! The gifts in the above layout were my favorites! I love that I could stack them above each other. 

Maybe it is hard to see since it´s white on white, but I added one of the gift elements on this birthday layout too! 

The All is bright collection also had this beautiful black floral paper and the black and white card and they came together so well for this layout I made about getting my first tatoo. I´ve said it before, but I still love to use themed kits for other stories too!

Project Life 2018 | Week 8-11

Week 8: This week we were still sick and home from work. My daughter came to visit us for the weekend. It was also my birthday and when...