Tuesday, April 28, 2015

One more minialbum layout


I wanted to share another mini album layout. I first made one for the April gallery at WCS, it was so much fun I made one more! 
This time I printed a few of my daughter's Snapchat photos. She usually is very photogenic, but on there she is known for her funny faces. 


I love how the colors go together on this! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A photo birthdaycard


My mom celebrated her 65th birthday a few weekends ago and I wanted to share the card I made for her. 
I decided to use photos of us three sisters and our familys. First I printed a collage I made with picmonkey on half of an A4 photopaper. I then cropped it and added it to white cardstock which I folded as a card.


I had left the last square in the collage blank so that I could add some embellishments to it after I had printed it. 


She was very happy with it and so am I! 

Have a great week!

Monday, April 20, 2015

From Pin to Reality | Fabric banner


After seeing a few banners with great words on them around Pinterest, I wanted to make one of my own.  And if you know me, you´d know I made several : )


I had some white cotton sheets that I thrifted for sewing projects just like this.
I wasn´t too worried about them being all straight so I just cut my fabric into rectangles in different sizes. 


Next I folded my fabric to the banner shape I wanted. I worked on my iron table and had my iron out for this. I usually iron instead of pinning hems. Make sure you make a canal at the top so you can add a hanger.





After sewing the banner you could add iron on letters, BUT do you think I had some? Eh, nope! So I turned to my trusted stamps for this. Worked great!
And lastly I added a sick to that canal on top and tied some string to each of the sides. 


The variations are endless! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

@36 (february 2015)


This post was written just before my 36th birthday in February.

Making: stuff for different themes for my creative teams. Gifts and decorations for friends. And always scrapbooking layouts and weekly PL spreads.

Thinking: About our future and all the work it will take to move forward. But also how I am looking forward to the change.

Planning: For a weekend at birthday parties, including my own. Our wedding and move.

Worrying: About the house sale and the conflicts and work that comes with that. I worry about Stina, her well-being and future.

Pinning: Super simple knitting projects and ofcourse the usual paper/craft pins!

Wearing: Jeans. Finally my new jeans are soft and worn enough to be my favorite! New jeans are not my thing. I am wearing more and more dark and navy blue.

Drinking: More and more water, both hot and cold. But a cup of coffee in the morning is a must!

Struggling: with feeling blue and thinking everything is hard.

Loving: the support of my family and the thought of starting fresh.

Reading: Springfloden by Börjlind and Life after you by Moyes.

Listening to: podcasts like This American Life and Dear Sugar. To audiobooks and old favorite tunes.

Needing: space and time by myself. To saty grounded and in the moment and a lot of rest.

Starting: to purge the house/garage.

Feeling: all the feelings.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Pocket Letters


I first stumbled over Pocket Letters on Pinterest and thought: "Great! Like I need another hobby!" But the more I looked into it the more interested I became! So it is basically a creative way of pen-paling. You use one of those baseball card page protectors and make each pocket pretty with patterned paper, bits and pieces. Somewhere you tuck a letter to your friend and you can use a mail tag to ask more questions about them.



I jumped on the bandwagon, of course! Right now I have 2 Pocket Letter pals and that is ok for now. It is a delight to recieve some happy, fun mail once in a while and I find it super relaxing to make them. It is creative play without any "rules" of memory keeping, keeping up etc. And, which is a great plus, it is an awesome way to use up bits and pieces left over from other projects!


I have recieved two so far and send out three. It´s exciting! 




I have prepared some cards for my next few and made a biger painting on paper, cut it apart and will use that as my background cards. See, fun and a creative outlet! 


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 10 - 13

Hi there!

I have decided to bundle up my Project Life posts. I am fast at finishing the spreads each week, but I thought I´d share a few in each post and hopefully that way I will add more info to each.


Week 10 | I had a multiple pocket page from the week before, so I adapted my weekly card to a smaller size. It is a good challenge for me to have other sizes on the ockets to work with.
I also added in one of the best group messages I have ever got to an extra pocket this week. I just printed it in Word and cut to size.


On the backside of that message I added the handwritten note I got from my sweet friend Susanna! She sent me those lovely knitted handwarmers on the right. The best mail day ever! 


Week 11 | This was the week I took off work and tried to feel better personally. I rested, crafted, walked. I didn´t add words about it really, but the photos are of my peaceful moments.
I added an insert with a enlarged photo of a peace sign I saw on one of my walks.



Week 12 | This week was so spring like and I think it shows on the spread. This week I also wanted to try printing a bigger photo to span over two pockets. I think I have done this one or two times before and I love the look of it. I had a few scrap sheets of bigger photo papers and used one of those for this.


Week 13 | This week was mostly about putting our house on the market. Hence the card: " Moving is fun. said noone ever." :) We uncluttered the house for the photographer and boy is it hard to have a clean and simple look with all the stuff we have! 
I tried out printing a photo in a triangle shape and it makes for a fun accent. The blurred card/photo is from work and the last photo was made with the app A beautiful mess on my iphone. 

Well, that´s it! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

WCS | "Minialbum" layout

Hello! Thank you for hanging around while I took a well needed blogging break! I'm back with a how-to post on my WCS contribution in this months gallery. Enjoy!


This month´s theme at WCS is minibooks. A year ago or so is the last time I did a mini. I really like seeing them and find big inspiration in them, but I don´t see a point for me to do them. I have my PL album and layouts where I think I get all the storys down. However, I haven´t missed one single gallery since I got on the team, so I really wanted to make something. I went about thinking of something that I would find useful, something that would work for me. I have done a ton of layouts with multiple photos on them before, I don´t see that as a problem. So, I came up with an idea to add a "minialbum" on to a layout. 


I had a bunch of photos of sunsets that I printed in a square format. I used pocket page protectors from Simple stories and cut the big sqaure pockets out and ended up with five of them which would make my "minialbum".


I wanted the pockets aligned so that I could easily flip them, so I had some washi tape hold them in position while I mounted everything with double sided tape ontop of my page protector. 

I really love how it turned out and have already made another version of this!