Wednesday, March 11, 2009

a little list


oh, man i would give a leg to be able to get one of these beautiful and magical videos...wouldn´t you?!


the story: my husband and his dog relaxing. i don´t think i have ever met a dog that loves his daddy like dixon loves his!

the goods: appel paper is from october afternoon and i cut it in a scalloped shape. and i dragged out my old labelmaker and had some fun! i think it will make it´s apperence more often in the future :)

the story: i love it when the first spring flowers show up!

the goods: not much going on just a few brads in heart shapes and flower shapes. and the typewriter was used to do the journaling.

cute pets:

sally relaxed in our new chair yesterday and i snapped a few photos :)

and here is what was going on out of the frame :)

awesome site:

real simple did a revamp of their site and i love it so much! i especially love the "new usues for old things" feature! there are a hundred really good and simple ways to use things for new purposes. brilliant! just take rubber bands; they can be used as:

"1. Open jars with ease. When a small lid won’t budge, wrap a rubber band around it several times to give you a better grip.

2. Decorate Easter eggs. Arrange rubber bands in a pattern around hard-boiled eggs, then dip them into dye. Remove the bands when the eggs are dry.

3. Bring order to your dishwasher. Tether stemware and other delicate, wobbly items to the rack.

4. Wrap a gift. Use multiple colored rubber bands instead of ribbon to add modern flair to a small present. (Particularly handy when you can’t find the tape.) "

yep, brilliant!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

bits & pieces around the house today

so, i have these awesome new camera and i just need to use it :) this is what came out of that camera today.

in our hallway we have a season wall where i hang a new vintage almanackpage in a frame and add stuff related to the season on the little shelf.

lovely little vases are always cute and i love that we have springflowers in the garden!

a vintage postcard i bought in France lst year.


the side of the fridge is kinda full with this and that.

young love...

every home needs alittle paris :)

our new arm chair from IKEA.

i went thriftshopping saturday and found this tiny tin and WW bus :) they are so cute.

i would love to have one of these :)

pasta anyone?

how did you weekend look like?

Friday, March 6, 2009

happy happy friday!

first, thank you so much for your kind words about my room. i like it :)

i am so happy that friday has finally come! this week has been so busy at work and i really need a break :) tomorrow i am taking my dad into the city to do a tour de second-hand :) that makes me all happy every time.

i have a few things to share.
first, i scrapbooked again.

the story: on valentines day it was like the most beautiful winter day with cold weather, snow and sunshine! this photo was taken on our way back home at night.

the goods: i used the polroid tool on my computer to create the photo effect. other then that i only used plain squared notepaper and some brown/white string.

the story: i took the photo on a doggie walk on the fields on the 24th of february. i wanted to use it to record an ordinary day. i made a list on that day about things that we did on that day and just pulled out that list when i made the layout.

the goods: i used a sticky note that my friend suzanne sent me last year, some making memories word fetti and the butterfly and flower punches are from my sweet friend mel :) and mel, more punches are always welcome ;).
this layout is not really what i thought it would be but that´s ok with me.

i also wanted to share my new camera bag *happy happy*

isn´t it cute?! it is not that large but more of a size of a handbag really, but it holds both my camera and my other lens + some other bits and pieces. i am very happy with it!

...and finally there is hope for spring after all...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

a little tour

the lovely sweet mel asked if she could see some photos of my room where i do my crafting. sure!

i have my own room in our house to scatter all my stuff in :) when i first started scrapbooking i only had the dining room table and i had to put all the stuff away everynight. it had it´s perks; i was very organized! now when i can leave stuff out it get´s more messy. anyway, i have a closet where i have my un-altered stuff, you know like paper boxes that might be good to have someday and chipboard albums, yarn, sewing kit and so on. i am happy about it, because it holds lot´s and lot´s of things!

i used to have a standing up desk but then i changed it all up and now i am using this desk with drawers that we bought at a yard sale. in the white drawers i keep my cardstock in the top one and my cardstock scraps in the second. then the rest of the drawers are filled with embellishments like flowers, sequins, journaling tags etc. in the acctual desk drawers i keep paper die cuts in the top right one, in the second i keep journaling cards, the third one holds my stickers and the last one has bits and pieces of everything :) the big drawer keeps my patterned paper, scraps and whole papers that i love at the moment, also stamps i use often.

i really have to get a better place for my "to-scrap" photos :) and the desk is not this clean like ever :)

i keep my pencils and pens, glue and smaller scraps on my desk where they are easy to reach.

ok, i also have a bookshelf. on the top half i have white baskets where i have paints and stamps in. i have a few inspirational books and my photopaper. i also store my necklaces and envelopes here. at the bottom of this photo you see where the albums start and another basket that holds this and that and my vintage button collection.

at the lower half i store my albums that i really have to jazz up a bit :) my printer paper and my sewing machine. i used to have that in the closet before, but now it is out in the open and i am more compelled to use it as it is so easy to take out.

i think that i need to have stuff out to use them. i tend to forget about stuff i have when they are stored. but i do love to look through my storage and discover those forgotten items :)

there you have it!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

got my scraps on

ok, so how about this as a scrappy post, eh?!
i took a million shots during our weekend roadtrip to see my brother in law and sister in law, so i just had to scrap a few of them right away.

the story: here they are! i wanted to take some photos of the two of them infront of their appartment building door. they are the cutest :) and have the cutest vintage apartment!

the goods: photo mosaic made in word. paper from panduro hobby. some vintage string & buttons i found. the journaling were printed on my typewrtiter.

the story: we took a walk through their city center. it reminded me of amsterdam with the canal and lot´s of bikes!

the goods: i used the poladroid tool in my computer when i processed my photos. printed the journaling on my computer i used rockwell for the smaller font, uppsala is downcome, mysig is typewriter new roman, gammalt is Placard Condensed, nytt is Perpetua Titling MT and finally amsterdam is 2Peas old type. the circle stickers are from a swedish store called åhléns. and the arrow is from my minds eye.

the story: my husband drives me crazy sometimes! even though he hates when phototaking takes a long time he always mess around.

the goods: well, not much going on really, again my typewriter for the journalling. the big camera is from scenic route and the love is from a bingo card. the frases are from an old sticker sheet that i totally have forgot who made :)

the story: we drove through sigtuna, a lovely place on earth. the lake was frozen and the sunlight was amazing!

the goods: ok, this however has lot´s of things going on :) i printed the photos all in one document and just cut them out in one big piece. the paper in the bottom is a lovely gift from a friend of mine from october afternoon. the journalling tags are from making memories. the simply beautiful is from my minds eye.

the story: we also visited the great church in uppsala. it was amazing!

the goods: i am sorry that i have no info on this :) i know that the discover tag is from a digital kit bought at designer digitals.

what have you made lately?

Monday, March 2, 2009

home, but on a scrapping mission...

we headed to visit my brother in law and his fiancé friday and stayed the weekend. now we are home, but i am planning to do some serious scrapbooking this afternoon, so i will be back with more then :)

how was your weekend?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

playing around

yesterday was such a nice day out, the sun was out and the snow was melting and it almost smelled like spring was on it´s way. i took the dogs out for a walk on the fields and offcourse my camera was with me :)

then last night i found some inspiration to scrap a little.

the story: these two have such a love/hate relationship. with my non-trained eye they seem to get along great and the older one seems to have taught everything he knows to the little one. but then sometimes they seem to be fighting all the time...

the goods: not many products on this one. the dotted paper is from a paper pack i bought a long time ago, so long that i acctually don´t remember who makes it. the orange letter stickers are from SEI and the green ones are from american crafts i think. the buttons are from my vintage stash.

the story: my daughter has changed so much lately and i wanted to remember her right now, what is typecal for her now.

the goods: the patterned paper is amy butler paper and i love that paper pack! so many goodies! i journaled with my handwriting, rub-ons and rubber stamps.

hey, link me up to your latest creations!

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