Friday, December 29, 2017

Sahin designs | December projects

One of the Holiday themed kits that Sahin designs has released this year is the All is bright collection. It has this deep green color scheme and I love it so much! For this layout above I used one of the patterned papers, labels and also a word strip. I added three green buttons from my stash too!

The Traditions collection has the cutest embellishments I´ve seen for a long time! The gifts in the above layout were my favorites! I love that I could stack them above each other. 

Maybe it is hard to see since it´s white on white, but I added one of the gift elements on this birthday layout too! 

The All is bright collection also had this beautiful black floral paper and the black and white card and they came together so well for this layout I made about getting my first tatoo. I´ve said it before, but I still love to use themed kits for other stories too!

Project Life 2017 | Week 47-51

Week 47: Here we go! Here is the last spread for November. A typical spread with everyday kind of things.

Week 48: Finally December! I always long to be able to decorate for Christmas, don´t you? We celebrated Thanksgiving this week too and celebrated my husband´s 45th birthday. Can you sa full week?!

Week 49: After a crabby day we put up the tree to make spirits bright(er) and I went with collegues to see Lés Miserables which was amazing. Then the week were pretty uneventful, so I used a few Snapchat photos to fill out a few pockets.

Week 50: involved highs and lows like stomach bugs and migraines but also snow, fun Holiday socks and nectarines.

Week 51: Christmas week. Isn´t it strange how fast actual Christmas swishes by? I computer journaled this week and I kinda like it!

I´ll be back after New years with the very last spread of 2017!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 42-46

Week 42: Still in October and lovely light. I love that I pulled the car over to take the photos of the magic foing on in the forest!

Week 43: This is not my favorite spread, maybe because I think it is so scattered?

Week 44: This is much more my kind of spread, co-hesive and using the same elements over and over makes me happy.

Week 45: For this spread I used a kit from Paislee press and I love that it is black and white!

Week 46: It´s hard to see here in the photo, but I tried to use gold for that sunrise photo. Both cards surrounding it has gold elements in them.

I´m sorry to overwhelm you with PL posts, but I am trying to get all week´s on the blog before the new year :)

Monday, December 25, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 36-41

Week 36: This was our first week with our new cat Kinai, so the spread is almost only about him :)

Week 37: I used that photo of my niece crocheting and my other niece sticking her tounge out as my guide for my color choices for my spread.
Week 38: Migraine week and full of autumn colors this week. I used cards from old and new Studio Calico kits for this spread.

Week 39: This week I challenged myself to use a Halloween themed kit by Sahin designs (All dressed up) to use on a non-Halloween spread. I love to make challenges for myself!

Week 40: This was  weird week for me. I felt both very tired and had some anxiety, so I used stories and photos to show what made it a bit easier for me.

Week 41: I used a bunch of clear stickers from Studio Forty as embellishments this week. They add such fun dimension!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 30-35

Week 30: My first week back at work after summer break. It was super quiet and we still had a lot of garden time.

Week 31: This week´s spread was for a color challenge which was to use shades of the same color. Can you guess my color? ;)

Week 32: For this week I included a few of my daily from where I stand photos I took all August. I love to include those!

Week 33: For this week´s spread I used products from Feed your craft and I always love their stuff.

Week 34: This was a full week! We traveled to Stockholm to visit with friends and we also went to the Photography museum which was fun. I included a few photos from that and added my journaling under that "step count" photo. My husband then was in a 10k race and he did amazing! There is journaling about that under that last photo. I love to use flip pockets for more content.

Week 35: Another big week; I got my first tatoo, my one and only daughter turned 18! and we went to get our new kitten!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Project Life 2017 | Week 26-29

Week 26: This week marked my first of 4 summer vacation weeks and also our wedding week. I have a seperate wedding album for this ofcourse, but as you can see the week was full of activity ;) It is hard to see in this photo, but I did make a smaller insert with all the journaling for the week. One side holds all the pre-wedding stories and then on the other I have journaled about our big day.

Week 27: We thought we could finally rest after all the wedding stuff, but we were treated to the most thoughtful gift. We got a scavanger hunt all the way down to a beautiful SPA where were we got to spend two wonderful days being pampered.

Week 28: We went to were IKEA is originally from just a few hours away and stayed at the IKEA hotel and visited the museum. It was one of the planned trips of the summer and we are so happy with it. If you have the chance, you should go! Then one of my long-time online friends came to visit!

Week 29: Marked the last vacation week and we soaked in the lovely weather and being at home. My husband´s nephew turned 18 and his mother also had a birthday. My niece turned 2 all in one week and we spend Saturday going from one party to another :)

As I type this it´s December 17th and I can´t believe that we are this far in the year already! I´ll be back with more spreads from 2017 shortly in my quest to have them all here before years end.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas mini 2017

December is here! I know many have been eagerly waiting to document those special Holiday moments. I am one of them! If you have been a longtime reader, you´d know that in 2013 I started a new way of documenting December. You can read a bit more about it here, but basically I am using one seperate 6x8" album where I do each December annually. So in my first album I have 3 years of December memories and last year I started a new album, so this will be the second year in that album.

I put all sorts of things in there; traditions that look the same year after year but change since we change, stories about Christmas related things and cards etc. I really love looking through these albums and look forward to do this project again this year!

Sahin Designs CT | July projects

During the months there are several fun challenges on the lily pad forums . This month I played along with the inspration challenge and...