Monday, January 30, 2017

Guesting | Kellie Stamps January Guest

I had the pleasure of being the January guest designer for Kellie Stamps! As you may know I was on her creative team last year and loved every bit of it, so when Kellie asked me if I wanted to guest it was a no brainer!


She has several new sets out this month, but I played with the Looks like summer set. When I got to know the theme of the stamps I just went with it even though I knew I didn´t want to scrap any summer photos. That´s the beauty with Kellie´s sets, they are so versatile! I have used it on two layouts that has nothing to do with summer.

I am working in my TN album and I love this photo of us that I took with the self timer at Christmas. We were all on our devices and just chilling out. 

My second project, also in my TN, was scrapping this photo from when we had decorated the tree. The feeling I was feeling was that I was just blissed out! Again, the set had the perfect stamp!

Thank you Kellie for having me! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 45- 48 2016

Only 2 more posts left with my last Project Life spreads from 2016! 

Week 45: This was the week of the US election, our first snow and me finishing my very first knitted sweater!

Week 46: Snapchats, crafts and working in my dad´s apartment cleaning it out after his death. It was a hard week, but I am happy to have it documented. 

Week 47: We put up the first Christmas decorations which is one of my very favorite occasions! It was all nicely balanced out with the very last of emptying my dad´s apartment. 

Week 48: We have had a rough fall with deaths and my love´s MS acting up in a bad way, so it has all been very tender. I have journaled a bit about that hidden behind a few photos on this spread. Sometimes I just tuck a piece of paper behind the photo other times I use a tag. 

Thanks for stopping by again!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Studio Forty CT | My first post for Studio Forty

This year I am thinking about doing my scrapbooking layouts in a traveler's notebook. I am drawn to the smaller format. So today, for my very first post I´ll be sharing the first few pages in my TN. Most of this post and almost all the products are from Studio Forty that I am a creative team member at! 

This is the first page. I wanted to use the large "go outside" stamp from the Explore set and I had the perfect photo that I took in the forest right before Christmas for it. I like the look of two page layouts, so I used the second page as a title page with only the big stamp. Then on the left page I used a scrap piece of paper for my journaling. I typed it with my typewriter and added that cute tree stamp from the same stamp set as an icon. 

I was on a roll and made this double page right after the first one!

Here I have used the fun hexagon stamp in the Botanical set. I picked out a fun wintery patterned paper and just stamped several images with the stamp and then cut them out.

I used the hexagons to make a paper pieced patterned in two corners of the layout. I love how it turned out! For the journaling I again used my tyewriter and typed on one of the large tags and then added one of the round stickers from the Fall is here set that was in the perfect blue!

 The last thing I added was the "enjoy today" transperent sticker which made for a great title.

Here is the third spread I did for this post. My fiancé has such a big heart and our kittys love him!

I went through my patterned paper scraps to use as my background paper on the left side.
One thing I often do to add some more texture is to use my sissors to rough up the edges around the paper.
As for the last spread I used the right page for my journaling. Haha again I used a tag and my typewriter! I promise I will use other techniques on other pages!

That "love this" sentiment stamp was the perfect stamp for this layout!

Ps. I saw that there are some pretty new things in the shop ;)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 41-44 2016

Ok, I am just continuing with the last spreads of our Project Life album 2016. Did you know that 2016 was the 5th year in the row I have documented every single week in the Project Life format? 

 Week 41: What did I say about those autumn colors, right?! The whole world changes with the fall colors of nature and I guess I get so inspired by it that it pours into my creative projects ;) This was the week of my father´s death. I first didn´t think that I would be able to make something for this week. But I know from experience that I loved being able ro read my own words from very special and hard weeks that I did it anyway. 

Week 42: I guess that this week it did show how life stopped a little bit after my father´s passing. I didn´t take all that many photos and the ones I did take was more of what made me feel a little lighter. 

Week 43: Ok, so this was the week of my dad´s funeral. It was held on Friday, so I chose to just add photos to the right hand side of the spread. I haven´t journaled about it to this day, but my daughter wrote a beautiful blog post about her feelings, so I printed it out and I think I will just leave it with that. 

Week 44: The left hand side of the spread is of course the back side of the spread before, so for that I used a page protector that held those old floppy disks, remember those?, and they really do have 6 square pockets, but I trimmed the outer 3 off to make them 3x4" to add in cards. The square images shown here are digitally made and just printed out to fit the pocket. I don´t do that very often, but felt like playing a bit. 

What are the hardest thing you have had to document?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 37-40 2016

So, here we go with 4 more spreads from my 2016 Project Life albums. You can always click the Project Life tag to see all my posts. 

Week 37: You can read more about why and how I changed up my pocket size for my Project Life albums here, but basically I use baseball card sleeves. They hold 9 pockets that are slightly smaller than 3x4" so I need to trim most things down a little. For this week´s spread I just trimmed down the 3 outer pockets vertically to make these smaller ones. I have done this a few times this year and mostly for weeks when I don´t have that much to say. I really like to add in different sizes in the same album! 

Week 38: So, this week´s left side is clearly the back side of the smaller sized page protector from last week. Again, this doesn´t bother me at all, I just adjust my photos and cards for whatever size I am working with. As you can see here I still have a few blank spots in my album and I don´t think I will go back and fix that. In 10 years I will not be troubled by the thought of why I didn´t have anything there ;) I have maybe 10 or 12 of these blank spots in my entire 52 weeks of pockets, so I don´t sweat that at all! 

Week 39: This is where the fall colors begin in my album! Haha I love autumn so it does show! I love to include images of books, movies and TV-shows I am/we are currently into. 

Week 40: Not that much journaling on this one, and that is not unusual for me and I try to not let it bother me since I know that the photos tells the stories pretty well. 

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Project Life 2016 | Week 32-36 2016

I haven´t shared all my Project Life spreads from 2016. The light isn´t very good now that it is winter, but I thought I´d share a few spreads over the next weeks. 

Week 32: It was still summer and the last week of vacation for me. I went with a theme on this spread and shared one #fromehereistand photo from every day. I like them a lot. 

Week 33: Nack to work for me. But we were still in summer mode with good weather. I liked how that see through pocket came out. 

Week 34: I actually ended up using the same digital stamp to use in the see through pocket on this side too. But you can totally use something else of course!

Week 35: My summer spreads are all full of fruit, veggies and plants! I guess I am making up for all those winter months coming up! I said on Instagram the other day that this was the year Snapchat photos took over my spreads ;)

Week 36: I love to print my photos into these squares! I have done that a lot this year and I don´t see myself stopping any time soon ;) And as you can see from these spreads I am using many different products, stamps, patterns etc. I am basically using my stash which I like very much! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

OLW 2017 | January

I thought a lot about what word I should use as guidence in 2017. Often the word finds me somewhere in mid November, but it was later this time. I choose connect for it´s many synonyms.


  • combine
  • link
  • get into
  • join
  • marry
  • relate
  • unite
  • incorporate
  • focus

In the classroom Ali Edward´s has a sheet we fill out and one of the questions were: What do you fear most in 2017? I put, that I miss what is going on around me by not being focused and consumed with social media for example. I do love browsing Instagram the most and I don´t feel that it takes away all that much time from anything else, but I do want to be a little more aware of when I am mindlessly scrolling. 
One thing I am looking forward to is to read again. I listen to many audio books, but I want to get into the habit of setting away time to read every day. 

My intention is to be more focused, try to do one thing at the time, being present, connect with friends, read every day, walk more, connect with what brings me joy. 

Last year I worked in a 6x8" pocket album and this year I am doing a 6x4" mini album much like the one I did for the Details 2 class. I loved doing that size and thought the OLW project would be another perfect time to do it again. Here are the first few pages.

I was going to re-print this photo, but then I kinda like it ;)

I need to add a few actions, things I am focusing on in January. When the month is over I´d like to write reflections of it. I´ll see if I´ll keep that up every month. 

Are you doing the One Little Word project? 

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