Thursday, February 25, 2016

Craft | Weaved projects bag





Today, I am happy to share a crafting post with you! This blog has it´s name for a reason :) 

In the beginning of the year I made a short list of projects I would like to do this year and this one was the first one out. I made a small tote bag to hold my current knitting/crochet project when I am out and about. 

In October 2015 I thrifted a weave frame that is about A3 sized. For this project I used that frame and some yummy T-shirt yarn I had from before. Since the yarn is stretchy it did make for a harder time making the weave straight on the edges. But I tried my best. When the weave was right in size (for me) I took it off the frame. 


I folded it in half and used a thicker needle to sew it together. I also used a faux leather handle that I had on hand from a thrifted bag. I handstiched it all together,


This project was done over a weekend. The weaving took a little time, but then it came together pretty fast.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT | February projects 1

Hey!

To say I have been having fun with the February stamps from Kellie stamps is a huge understatement! I love them! I knew I would! Here are a few of the projects I have created with them.


The first thing I did was to print out a bunch of the More of this set on white cardstock. Then I made some simple strokes with watercolor ontop. Almost like you would with a highlighter. I know had die cuts that I could use on many projects. 


For example I used the sentiment "Friends are forever" on this Project Life spread. 





I also thought these date stamps are a fun and easy way to showcase a date on a card. In the example above I added the png. file of the stamp on top of my photo, re-sized it and then lowered the opacity so it would be more see through. Ps. I don´t have Photoshop, I use the online editor at PicMonkey


The set "More of this" was my very favorite this month! I used the sentiments big and small! Here they were used in the large ;) Yes, more of that please! I can´t wait for warm summer mornings on our island...


Again, here is an example of how hybrid scrapbooking is so great! I simply dropped a digital stamp in a Word document and then added my journaling before printing the page. Then it is just adhering your photo and a few embellishments. Done!

Before I go, I wanted to mention that Kellie is having a stamp sale at the moment. Be sure to check out the shop! 












Thursday, February 11, 2016

Guest Host of #HashtagThisWeek


I have a fun thing to share today! I am the guest host of one of my favorite weekly challenges this week! Me and Mandy have become Instagram friends after I found her #HashtagThisWeek challenge and I have had so much fun following her. When she offered to submit your own prompt I jumped on the chance! Here is a little more about what #HashtagThisWeek is:

#HashtagThisWeek | A weekly prompt for creative bloggers and memory keepers! Each week, find a new prompt that is free, fun and offers an inspiring challenge. Take a photo, write a blog post, create a scrapbook page, or make an entry in your journal, traveler's notebook or planner! You can join in any time and participate in any way that best fits your schedule. Created by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue and shared in collaboration with other talented creatives! Find more info at http://www.turquoiseave.com/prompt

So what is my prompt for this week? Well, piles. Yes, piles, we all have them, right?! Piles of stuff can be a fun way to document our everyday life. Even if you are super organized I think we all have some sort of pile in our home. I know I have! I always have a pile of clothes on a chair next to my bed and a stack of books waiting to be read on my bedside table. You can use this prompt to show evidence of the people living in your house; the pile of toys on the floor, the never ending laundry pile and your teenager's pile of homework. In a few years I bet your piles will look very different.

Here are a few of my own photos:




Jump on over to Mandy´s blog to see more about this! 


Memory keeping | With the February sketch challenge at Cocoa Daisy

I have made a layout using a few of the "pile" photos I took for the #HashtagThisWeek challenge this week. For the design I had the February sketch from Cocoa Daisy infront of me.

February Sketch


Here is my journaling: Piles are not always fun. I don´t like stacks and piles of bills and boring paper work. But when the piles consists of freshly printed photos, several work in progress crafts and notebooks I only see them as "happy piles"! 

Did you play along with the #HashtagThisWeek challenge? Please share! And don´t forget to link up on Mandy´s site!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Art Journal 2016 | 002


I have continued to work in my art journal since I posted last time. I am really enjoying it! Last week I had the awesome luck to win a one year membership to the Get Messy workshop. Wohoo! As I have said before, I am not committing to do anything every day or week, I want to rather keep this casual and fun, but I am so happy to be able to get so much great inspiration and prompts that I know I will get there. I have been looking through the Instagram tag #getmessyartjournal and my gosh there are so many inspiring projects in there!


So, here are a few of my recent pages. I have played with watercolors, which I love. But also with some acrylic paints for backgrounds. I love to paint with the really thick color.


Ah, quotes, you know I love me some good quotes! This one above is actually a clear stamp from Studio Calico and I love how whimsical it looks.
The right page here above is actually the first one I made with one of the Get Messy prompts. It was to use favorite colors. I opted to use my watercolors again :) I had so much fun painting the triangles!


This last one is one of my favorites. As you might know, my One little word for this year is alive, and I used it as inspiration for when I chose my letters for this. I am the first to say that I am not a doodler, but I had fun doing the leaves and flowers for this.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Memory keeping | Elle´s studio sketch

EllesStudio-SketchThursday-01-28-16

I used a sketch from Elle´s studio as my inspiration for my next layout. I love using sketches I find on various blogs. 


As the sketch is 12x12 I had to modify it a little for my A4 size which I need to do most of the time. No problem. I used a collage of photos that I took of my nephew while we were talking on Skype the other week. I love that we can connect whenever eventhough we don´t live very close! 
I jumped into my scrap paper basket and used his shirt as my jumpstart to my color choices. Very random patterns, but I was going for the colorscheme. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kellie stamps design team member



You guys, I am super excited to announce that I made the Kellie stamps creative team! I love Kellie´s stamps and have used them alot the last year. I can´t wait to get creating :)



Thursday, February 4, 2016

WCS | February gallery



It´s time to share a new layout that I made for the WCS February gallery!

I have made a love themed page but without the traditional elements of perhaps a significant other as the main focus. I find heart shapes out in nature all the time and wanted to make a page using some of the most recent ones. And the notion is that if we really want to and look closely, we can see love all around us. 

I´m sorry that my photos are not up to par, but January has been so grey and dark it makes for a difficult photography setting...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

WCS | Gold & glitter

Today I wanted to share the post I wrote for Write Click Scrapbook this week. We are going to inspire you to use a little gold and glitter in your scrapbooking projects this week. I for one didn´t ever think I would like gold, I´m a strickly silver kind of gal when it comes to my own bling. But then I got a Pocket Letter from a friend with lots of gold on it and I suddenly fell for the gold trend in scrapbooking products. I am not one for going overboard though, so for my layouts I use gold accents like chipboard hearts and such. 

Lisa Borbely for WCS_

For the layout I am sharing today I used washi for my gold accents. In December I bought a pack of gold washi to use in my December minibook and I really like the pattern and subtle pop the gold gives. 
Lisa Borbely for WCS

You could say I used them as my patterned paper on my layout. I simply taped the corners in strips. But boy is shiny things on scrapbook pages hard to photograph! I hope the glare isn´t to hard on your eyes. 
I don´t think it has to be more glittery than this ;)

Lisa Borbely pocket letter gold

On the other hand, in my non-scrapbooking paper crafts I like to go all in :) This is a Pocker Letter to the same friend that send me the gold one. I thought I´d return the favor since she loves pink and gold! I used the same gold washi tape set here too. I started by just covering a plain paper in the washi and then cut out the cards for the pockets. 
What about you, do you love and use the gold trend in scrapbooking products?

Monday, February 1, 2016

OLW 2016 | January prompts

As today is February 1st and a new prompt has been presented to us in the OLW classroom, I want to share my finished pages for January´s prompt. 


So for the first prompt Ali wanted us to write a little about our chosen word, definitions and reasons why. I opted to use my own definition of my word alive: to not only live, but be alive, to have more energy, taking chances, experience things, saying yes, being excited and find the positive. 
I had a few quotes lined up for my word and I will use them through the year, but Ali shared a quote in her first video that just jumped out at me so I used that one for this month. 

"I want to die living, and I want to be remembered as one who lived with purpose, joy and feeling.
I want to spend my time learning what goes into a whole and happy life and then building that life the best I can."
- Steve Goodier



We also wrote about what we want to invite into our lives this year and what to let go of. 

Invite: my mind to shift and to see the positive, adventure in the smallest form and trying food that give me more energy.

Let go of: overthinking and assuming the worst, the negetive spiral of negative thinking, just living, exsisting.

We also shared intentions for the year ahead. Ali inspired us to divide these into different categories: physical, emotional and relaltionships for example. Here is what I wrote:

Physical: walk more, sit less. Dress happy.

Emotional: try to shift my mind when I feel like I´m tired and don´t want to do something, maybe by going outside, bake or make a call can give me energy.

Relationships: laugh more, suggest adventures in the everyday, try new things. Really be present. Be more with friends, even just for a quick fika.


In addition to this I also made a quick layout after we went sledding the other weekend. It was the perfect example of when I feel alive! I plan to have this layout right in my OLW album. 

I loved how my word was present in January and I am looking forward to see how this month goes.

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A word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I goes about my daily life.

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