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Nerd Nest Challenges CT

I am so happy to announce that I am now on the Nerd Nest Challenges creative team! You will be seeing me on the Nerd Nest blog once a month sharing my take on the monthly challenges. I am so excited! 

I just love how Megan worded this about the memory keeping community and can't agree more! 
"Memory keeping is a powerful way to tell the stories of our everyday lives. In addition to all of the benefits to having your stories documented for yourself, sharing those stories with others helps to create a strong global community--one where we inspire and motivate each other. We are more empathetic and supportive of fellow documenters because we can better appreciate others' differences and see others' similarities through what we see of the lives of different memory keepers. Seeing multiple perspectives makes us better people."

Happy day!

End of year thoughts 2015

This year has held so many different things. The biggest must have been selling my house. It was an easy decision (well, kind of), but held so many hard things in the process. I am a person with my heart on my sleeve and am an overtinker. To sell the house I´ve lived in for so long and where my daughter grew up was sad, but so good. Good because that had to happen for me to completly move on from my old life. It involved paperwork, hard phonecalls and long meetings with my bank. It also involved sorting and purging for months. While in the midst of it all it felt like it would never end. But it did and we could move to our new plave we love so much! We worked together and it felt so good to have my love´s support!



The year also held the decision to postpone our wedding. The stress and costs for the house sale took so much energy from us, so we knew we couldn´t plan a wedding ontop of that. We haven´t set a new date, although we thought it might be a year later. We´ve decided to let i…

Happy Holiday!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

December mini | 2015 01

Two years ago, when my fiancĂ© and me celebrated our first December together, I started a December minibook. It´s a 6x8 binder from Simple Stories with pocket pages. I decided that I´ll have three years worth of December memories in this mini. So this year marks the last one being documented in this book. I am not doing anything daily (as in the December Daily project that Ali Edwards do) and since I do Project Life every week this album is all about our December traditions and sometimes I do have double recordings, but for me it is all ok. What I have felt special about working in my December mini is that I go all in with glitter, cheesy wordings etc. It´s fun!  Here is my first post showing a few pages in the mini. 

This is the first spread I added in this years edition. It´s one I made for the December gallery at WCS.  It talks about my favorites, the things that makes Christmas for me. You can read more about this here.



As this page shows, all different things that has something t…

Around here

Around here the halls are decked and since we put up the tree last week it really does feel like Christmas. With the very mild weather we have had it feels like September!



Around here we have sent out almost all our Holiday mail. I have send out handmade Holiday cards for as long as I can remember. Since I love to get something else than bills in my mailbox I guess other people do too! And what if the cards a little bit late, they are still a nice suprise!

Around here we are all tired, With two people with anxiety issues and one with fatigue, this time of year is especially difficult. And with the dark days that we have here up north it´s so hard waking up early in the morning. We look forward to the Christmas break and 2 weeks off.



Around here we still have a few gifts to buy. We have been rather good at buying them all autumn to spread the costs a bit. We have been able to find some fun things for the ones on our list!



Around here the cats have been spending more and more time inside wi…

Calling Russia and Ukraine!

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So, over the year I have seen that my audience in Russia and Ukraine extended a lot. I find that super fun and interesting since I don't really know anyone there. If you are popping in from there, please take the time to say hi in the comments! 

WCS | Scrapping with sketches 02

Here is the second sketch. When I first started to prepare for this week, I thought I´d maybe make a few sketches myself. But then I stumbled over the Big Picture class Start with a sketch and Jen Chapin share so many fun sketches. I just picked two of my favorites! Note: This is not the sketch from the class! I have done one based on the sketch.

Here is my layout! I used patterned paper cut in strips for the photo mat. This is a great way to use up scraps of your favorite papers. Another option is to use washi tape for the strips or to even paint with watercolors. See, the possibilities are endless! I used a photo I took of a scene at my youngest nieces babtism. It is one of my very favorite photos because it shows just how many people love her! I could have used a color photo, but thought it poped a little bit more with a black and white one. 

I hope that this gives you inspiration to play!

WCS | December gallery

This layout is one of the first ones that will go in my annual December album. This is the third year that is going to be documented in the album. I´ll start a new one next year. On the layout I have listed the things that make Christmas for me. 


The tree. Maybe my all time favorite. I love all the traditions that surrounds it, when we put it up and listen to Christmas music.
Santa mugs. If I don´t feel the Holiday spirit before, I am sure to feel it after taking a hot drink in one of my Santa mugs!
Making gingerbread. I love the tradition we have with Emma and the girls even now when they are all growing up.

Wrapping gifts. I love to sit down, listen to Christmas music  and wrap the presents. 
It's fun to start the December album again!

Scrapbooking with sketches 01

Hi! 
I have a post up at the WCS blog today as we start a weekly theme about sketches. I wanted to share it here too!

For me, sketches are a great help to get started with a project. I first had a hard time with them and it would usually help me to see a finshed layout to be able to either lift it and/or be inspired by it. But the more I scrapbooked the more confident I became in my own style and then I thought it was eaiser to use sketches. 
When I first started to prepare for this week, I thought I´d maybe make a few sketches myself. But then I stumbled over the Big Picture class Start with a sketch and Jen Chapin share so many fun sketches. I just picked two of my favorites! I´ll share one now and one a little later this week. Note: This is not the sketch from the class! I have done one based on the sketch.

Here is the first sketch I picked out. It jumped out at me because it uses the elements I usually would use on a layout. A very linear design with the option to use more than one ph…

Project Life 2015 | Week 43-48

Hi! I'm sharing a few weeks worth of Project Life spreads today. 
Week43: I rarely include large photos that take up a whole page, but I'm pleased at how this turned out! This was a rather normal eventless week, but I've included a few stories like a photo from grocery shopping , a few current events and a little adventuring. 

Week 44: This is one of my favorite spreads that I've made! I'm happy that I journaled a little and added photos from everyday events. 

I added a card I recieved and a photo by punching holes and add right between the pages.


Week 45: This was a week when I took few photos, so it was fun to challenge myself to write a little more! 

Week 46: When I sat down to make this spread I got color inspiration from the photos I took at my nieces namegivingparty. So I went through my cards and picked a pink color scheme. 

Week 47: And since I liked how that color scheme looked I continued with it the next week :) We went to the movies and the tickets were pink …

Pocket Letters | Recent + what I like to put in the backpockets

The Pocket Letter project have continued and I swap them regularly with friends. I have played in 2 different themed swaps; one Christmas theme and the other a winter theme. It was really fun and made it a little easier for me to decorate the pockets. 

Just last week I got this Pocket Letter above from my friend Kate. I thought it was fun and clever to make it about me. A sort of presentation of me through her eyes.

I also thought it would be fun to share the backside of the pockets too. It might inspire someone what to put in there!







I mostly add washi tape, bits and pieces such as lables and stickers, Wood veneer and small embellishments.


Often I put tea bags and/or chocolate too :) 
Do you Pocket Letter? Tell me all about it!


WCS | Mixing patterns

Note! This post was written for WCS.
When we came up with this week´s theme: mixing patterns, I hesitated for a second. Seeing that my last pages have exactly 1 patterned paper in between them, you can say that I am a bit challenged with them. But then again, I do love a good challenge! So mixing patterns it is!  As I mentioned before, I am not big on using many patterned papers on my pages. But when I do, I rarely use them as backgrounds (even if it has happened!). I rather use my circle punch to get smaller pieces of the papers. Today I want to show you two ways I like to mix patterns (read: use patterned papers) on my pages. 


As much as I love the warmth and sunshine of summer, I do love the first frost. So, ofcourse I wanted to make a page about that! For my page I have used, wait for it, SIX different patterned papers! Yay! I used the papers that came in my Gossamer Blue Christmas kit for the letters of my title. I love how they went great with the wooden pattern of the paper I use…