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You can read about my choice of pocket sizes for my Project Life spreads here! And here is a link to all my posts regarding Project Life.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 1 and 2

Happy Monday! I´m here sharing the two first spreads of my 6th year of weekly Project Life. Wow! That is a lot of memories ;) 

I am still doing my weekly spreads using the baseball card pocket pages. I´ll have to look for another place to buy them because my usual place just raised the price quite alot! 
The first week of the new year was the first week that my fiancé was away in Tenerifé, Spain on a rehabilitation camp for his MS. He was away 4 weeks and it was such a tough time! But I knew that I wanted to include the photos that he took and send me over the course of the trip. So I printed a few in pocket size, but mostly I made collages of his photos. 


It was fun to compare my view in wintery Sweden to his tropical. And by fun I mean I was hugely jealous ;)


I often hear scrapbookers say that they don´t scrapbook about themselves and I can´t believe that. Even if you are not doing "All about me" pages, it is still your voice as a memory keeper that fills the albums, right? Being alone for a month challenged me to really include stuff I and only I did. Walks in the forest, the book I was reading, the TV-show I bingewatched etc. 


This week I made a simple accordian book to hold my fiancé´s photos. You can see more about that here.

That´s the beginning of my first album of the year. I am up to date and currently working on the spread for week 8!




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Studio Forty CT | Smile often

 

I really wanted to use those beautiful leaves on the Botanicals stamp set, and for this I used a teal colored ink. One of my tricks to create different shades when I stamp is to simple stamp twice. First I stamp one time with full ink and then once more with the leftover ink.

 

 

Here is a closer look at the finished product. Do you see the different shades? I think it makes for a more textured look. I finished the page with a label that matched my ink perfectly and more stamps from the Love love set, a sentiment sticker from the Everyday words set  and lastly a star from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Studio Forty CT | Hearts layout

  

I often find heartshapes in nature and I wanted to scrap all the ones I took photos of last year. So I first found my photos and then used 9 of them to make a collage before printing them out. I had 11 photos so I printed 2 of them a bit larger.

 

For the background on the right page I wanted to make one of my own. So, I used one of the heart stamps from the cute Love, love stamp set and stamped all over my page. 

 

When I was sure my ink was dry I used my watercolors to paint the hearts in. I choose a green shade because it represent nature for me.

 

I used my 2 larger photos to make a little booklet on the left side. This is easy! I just line them right side against right side and add a washi strip to the right side.

 

This is a look at how I did a simple front page for the little booklet. I wasn´t sure if I wanted to use the bigger scalloped circle or the smaller circle as my accent so I stamped the sentiment from the Botanicals set on both so I could see how it looked. I ended up using them both! I simply layered them on top of eachother using a foam dot. On this photo above you can also see where I put my washi tape that I explained a bit further up.

 


I love that the little booklet makes the spread a little interactive!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 49-52


With this post I am all up to date with sharing the entire 2016´s Project Life spreads!


Week 49: More and more I see that my spreads become color coordinated. When I look back in my earliest albums I used all sorts of colors and "styles", but I guess by doing this project weekly for 5 years straight you develop your own style.


Week 50: These last weeks are mostly about Christmas stuff like baking, gift wrapping and decorating just like they always are for us.



Week 52: And this is the very last week and spread in my 2016 album. It is super simple and has more words than usual which I love.

I´ll be back sharing my first few weeks of 2017 next week!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Guesting | Kellie Stamps January Guest

I had the pleasure of being the January guest designer for Kellie Stamps! As you may know I was on her creative team last year and loved every bit of it, so when Kellie asked me if I wanted to guest it was a no brainer!

Image of CLEAR STAMP SET | LOOKS LIKE SUMMER

She has several new sets out this month, but I played with the Looks like summer set. When I got to know the theme of the stamps I just went with it even though I knew I didn´t want to scrap any summer photos. That´s the beauty with Kellie´s sets, they are so versatile! I have used it on two layouts that has nothing to do with summer.


I am working in my TN album and I love this photo of us that I took with the self timer at Christmas. We were all on our devices and just chilling out. 


My second project, also in my TN, was scrapping this photo from when we had decorated the tree. The feeling I was feeling was that I was just blissed out! Again, the set had the perfect stamp!

Thank you Kellie for having me! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 45- 48 2016

Only 2 more posts left with my last Project Life spreads from 2016! 


Week 45: This was the week of the US election, our first snow and me finishing my very first knitted sweater!


Week 46: Snapchats, crafts and working in my dad´s apartment cleaning it out after his death. It was a hard week, but I am happy to have it documented. 


Week 47: We put up the first Christmas decorations which is one of my very favorite occasions! It was all nicely balanced out with the very last of emptying my dad´s apartment. 


Week 48: We have had a rough fall with deaths and my love´s MS acting up in a bad way, so it has all been very tender. I have journaled a bit about that hidden behind a few photos on this spread. Sometimes I just tuck a piece of paper behind the photo other times I use a tag. 

Thanks for stopping by again!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Studio Forty CT | My first post for Studio Forty

This year I am thinking about doing my scrapbooking layouts in a traveler's notebook. I am drawn to the smaller format. So today, for my very first post I´ll be sharing the first few pages in my TN. Most of this post and almost all the products are from Studio Forty that I am a creative team member at! 




This is the first page. I wanted to use the large "go outside" stamp from the Explore set and I had the perfect photo that I took in the forest right before Christmas for it. I like the look of two page layouts, so I used the second page as a title page with only the big stamp. Then on the left page I used a scrap piece of paper for my journaling. I typed it with my typewriter and added that cute tree stamp from the same stamp set as an icon. 



I was on a roll and made this double page right after the first one!




Here I have used the fun hexagon stamp in the Botanical set. I picked out a fun wintery patterned paper and just stamped several images with the stamp and then cut them out.



I used the hexagons to make a paper pieced patterned in two corners of the layout. I love how it turned out! For the journaling I again used my tyewriter and typed on one of the large tags and then added one of the round stickers from the Fall is here set that was in the perfect blue!

 The last thing I added was the "enjoy today" transperent sticker which made for a great title.


Here is the third spread I did for this post. My fiancé has such a big heart and our kittys love him!



I went through my patterned paper scraps to use as my background paper on the left side.
One thing I often do to add some more texture is to use my sissors to rough up the edges around the paper.
As for the last spread I used the right page for my journaling. Haha again I used a tag and my typewriter! I promise I will use other techniques on other pages!

That "love this" sentiment stamp was the perfect stamp for this layout!


Ps. I saw that there are some pretty new things in the shop ;)