Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 39



I still had a few last lists from the #30lists project that went into this week´s spread. This time was one of my favorite with that project!

This spread was mostly done with the backside of cards I knew I wouldn´t use. I get PL cards in the A day in the life kit from Cocoa Daisy and I love most cards, but some is just not my style. I had saved up from a few kits and used just the back where there is usually these colorful frames and journaling lines. I am happy I found a way to use them!


I am happy that I did more journaling this week. I like to look back on that  and the last few weeks I felt in a journaling rut. 


I had an insert this week. We live on an island and our transportation to the mainland is 2 ferryboats. We have recently got a new fancy one (which is not totally working as supposed!) and we had our first autumn storm. Let´s just say it didn´t work out as it was planned to :) Anyway, I did a little mini layout on one side of the insert and then added a newspaper clipping to the back.


Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Art Journal Tuesday no.6


Here is another peek into my art journal! 

Sometimes we all need a little note to self, right?! I made this with my watercolors and it is addictive! 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Capturing Beauty | Week 1 morning


Happy Monday and welcome to the very first post where I share mine and Amy´s photos for week 1 of our photography project called Capturing Beauty. The prompt was morning and my photos are on the left and Amy´s on the right. I love them.


Here is more about this project:

For three weeks in October starting October 6th, we are taking separate photos around a prompt and then will be sharing one photo from each day together on Mondays. I am excited to see if/how our everyday looks alike, if our eyes focus on likely things.

We chose 3 week long prompts:

Week 1: mornings
Week 2: 12 o´clock noon
Week 3: night

Captured Beauty we certainly did...


Friday, October 10, 2014

October Memory keeping challenge: Re-scrap is back!


For two years (2012 and 2013) I had a personal scrapbooking challenge I called Re-Scrap. I wanted to make sure I did more layouts since I was in a rut. I decided to look back into my finsihed albums and pick out three older pages that I liked and use them as inspiration for three new ones each month. That way I knew I would atleast have 3 new pages done every month! I really like the challenge and as I said, did this for two straight years. That gave me 72 new scrapbook pages.

This project also made me more conscious of which stories I wanted to scrapbook. I don´t know why, maybe because I already had the design and could focus more on the actual stories.


In August I posted 10 oldies but goldies on my blog after being challenged to show 10 of my favorite scrapbooking pages and something sparked inside me. I decided to wake the challenge up again and Re-scrap those 10 oldies but goldies in October. 

First I sketched them all out in my notebook. It is easier for me to keep track of everything if it is in my notebook in which I write everyday and can easily bring with me. 


I then choose the stories and photos that would fit on which page. I just stuck a post it note on the back of the photos with the sketches number and got started. I am not kidding when I say that I did 5 of these straight away! It made me happy to work like this again!

I am going to share all the finished pages later this month! I am so excited!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Art Journaling Tuesday

Hey there! 

It's Tuesday and I am back with another spread in my art journal. 


This time I just played with mixing colors together. At first they were more seperate, but then in the end I just mixed everything up. It's fun to just paint! 
When it had dried, I wrote and doodled with my white chalkboard pen which is a little bit messy. I also used my white gelly roll pen for the doodles. 
It was all very terapheutic and almost a bit meditative. 

Thanks for checking in! 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Capturing Beauty - a photography collab!



I am excited to share a fun project that start next week! It is a photography collaboration between me and one of my long time blogging friends Amy Bramer. Let me give you some background!
I love this quote from the book “A year of mornings” by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes

“Indeed, that is at the very core of the blogging world – the random, anonymous vastness of the internet distilled down to endless, overlapping communities of like-minded souls.”

I love the community of blogs and Instagram. I have connected with so many like-minded people through these mediums and especially through photography. It makes me happy that the world got smaller since the internet makes us so close. I am an everyday kind of photographer both because I love the documenting aspect of it and also since I like to see the simple, beautiful things in everyday situations.

Reading the blog behind the book “A year of mornings” where two friends who live far apart, but still share their everyday with each other through photographs, and about other projects like that I got inspired to try it myself. So, I reached out to Amy who is a very talented photographer to ask if she would be up for a collaboration in October. She said yes!

So, for three weeks in October starting October 6th, we are taking separate photos around a prompt and then will be sharing one photo from each day together on Mondays. I am excited to see if/how our everyday looks alike, if our eyes focus on likely things.

We chose 3 weeklong prompts:
Week 1: mornings
Week 2: 12 o´clock noon
Week 3: night


As I said, we will be sharing our photos 7 by 7 alongside each other on Mondays so be sure to come back to see the first week on Monday October 13th. Come see us Capturing Beauty!