söndag 28 februari 2010

scrapbook saturday, ehr sunday!

oh, how i love those banners! and this layout about my daughters circus school was perfect for a banner, no? i did the mosaic over at bighugelabs.

Yet another winter layout. i don´t think i have ever made this many. but then again, it hasn´t been this cold for this long in years!

hehe, sadie loves her snow too!

eh, and i love him ♥
the my minds eye tag was perfect for this!

for this i used a photo and some journaling from this post about when i am first at my work in the morning.

fredag 26 februari 2010

a little list of happiness...

♥ fresh flowers
♥ the love between me and my husband
♥ the cold and snowy winter we are having
♥ cool friends that don´t mind our messy house
♥ heartshaped things
♥ my new crochet books
♥ office supplies
♥ notebooks
♥ my baby girl who is so big now
♥ being able to be home from work when i´m sick
♥ time with family
♥ lots of inspiration on tumblr

and yes this will probably be transformed into a scrapbook page :)

onsdag 24 februari 2010

finally some scrapbooking!

After weeks of no scrapbooking i have finally made some progress! Acctually i made these this past weekend but haven´t had the time to either photograph them or blog them!

Last thursday i made a 10 on thursday list with notes to self. i used that list on this layout which is 6*12" and i have almost forgotten about how fun that size is!

I also tried some hand stitching on this one. it was both easy and fun! so both me and you have to try it again!

Dixon is such a cute and lovable dog, but he is so bad! i throw fits over his behavior daily! (i cannot seem to upload this layout right!gahh!)

A layout about the crazy amount of snow we have had this winter. it is truly an adventure!

Oh, my this one is a crazy one! my daughter has the best time infront of the camera. i just wanted to include these funny frames :)

i am in love with this one :) both the boy and the layout! we put the camera on a tripod and had a timer on valentines day and i am so happy about having the pictures now! and i love the white space on the layout! you can count on seeing more photos from this "session" on future layouts :)

hows that for an update?!

tisdag 23 februari 2010

my early morning at work

Even though i hate getting up so early in the morning, my early mornings at work really are lovely.

The kids artwork are even better in the light of spotlights and small lamps. I like to give the kids a nice and calm beginning of the day with candles and some classical music.

This morning the kids wanted to play with water and that is so much fun.

Aren´t these the best artwork?! I love the colors!

söndag 21 februari 2010

sorry for the wonkyness on the blog today, i am changing things up a bit!

the weekend in photos

during the ferry ride to the mainland on saturday, my daughter and i had some fun with the camera. she is such a model ;)

we have got sooo much snow now and it is still snowing. i measured it to about 50 centimeters or more!

and a little late night photographs. i was up watching a movie until midnight and picked up the camera to have some playtime before bed.

when i turned around...

today i am preparing for my birthday tomorrow! yay!

torsdag 18 februari 2010

10 on thursday ~ note to self edition

(image found through creative commons)

note to self:

1. chocolate is not dinner.
2. the world will not collapse if the house is messy.
3. allow yourself to play.
4. spend more time without tv.
5. list creative thoughts, otherwise they´ll be forgotten.
6. stop spending money.
7. not many things get done while couchsitting.
8. have more patience with dixon.
9. care less about what people think of you.
10. laugh and be grateful that there is a house to be messy in, with a tv, that we do have food other than chocolate, money to spend, time for creativity and couchsitting, for dixon who is love itself.

måndag 15 februari 2010

monday and a plead for some advise.

well, how did that happen? monday again already? but this time it seems like i haven´t been to work for ages, since i was home sick last week. my husband says that i am always sick, and when i think about it i do get sick days alot...right before christmas i had a head cold and not to mention the big kidney infection! i really need to build up my resistance. but i guess that working with 1-3 year olds don´t help...
i am doing a bit better though and i was able to go in to work today.

my daughter is having the whole week of school this week and while browsing a newspaper a few weeks back i stumbled over an add for circus school this week! yay! i talk to her and she said she wanted to go and i signed her up. her first day was today and tomorrow i am able to take her so, watch out for a circus photo update :)

on valentines day a year ago a friend of mine had her second round of twin boys and i had the pleasure to be the photographer at their first birthday party yesterday. i loved it and i am thinking really hard on doing this on a more regular basis...this is my second photoshoot in other peoples homes and it has worked out really good both times...but i am so clueless on what to charge etc...do you have any advise? ofcourse it would be a dream to be able to get paid to do something that i love and comes easy for me. hm...

speaking of valentines day, last year me and my husband had a real love day doing fun stuff just the 2 of us. this year we had a lovely day at home, laying around watching the olympics and we are still very much in love :)

and a little mini photoshoot with the camera :)

with that i am off to see some olympic skiing.

söndag 14 februari 2010

happy love day!

go here for photo creds

“General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred & greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there - fathers & songs, mothers & daughter, husbands & wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friend. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion…love actually is all around.”
— Love Actually

lördag 13 februari 2010

scrapbook saturday

i used a digital frame set that i think was a freebie from designer digitals called 3 photo challenge sampler by katie pertiet, but i cannot find the link right now. i arranged my photos in the frames and then i just printed it out.

i while ago i cut my hair into a mohawk and it was so freeing! i have always been very self consious and come on hair is important! the freeing part: that i really did it because i wanted to do it and i didn´t care about what other people would think. it was big for me, trust me! so the note to self is to do these things more often. note: if you saw the dog layout below you can see that i used a pink heart ribbon ontop. it was self adhesive and i have used the backing on this layout = the brown hearts!

my cat sally just loves when we leave some paper bags out for her to play with. i made room for some "white space" on this page because i wanted it to be supersimple.

my sadie baby. even though we have had her for ages, i still have to just stop sometimes to just look at her being all cute :) i wanted little to no journaling on this, because i had no actual story, just that i love her so much. i used the cute my minds eye "i love you" tag and attached it to a mat for emphasis. i used some bits and pieces from my desk to make the rest.

i had so much fun with this! first i turned my photos into polaroids using the superfun poladroid tool. then i opened a WORD document and arranged the photos on the page. i added the title and printed it all out. then...i embellished the page and added some journaling.

torsdag 11 februari 2010

february project: hearts on the door

during a sick day this week i made this cutie door hanger. i used a white foam heart and wrapped brown yarn around and around and around...you get the picture :) i then made 3 tiny crochet hearts (pattern here). i simply attached the hearts to the bigheart by tying them to it. such a simple project, even for a little older kids maybe?!

isn´t it cute?!

onsdag 10 februari 2010

a little randomness

during some internet surfing i stumbled over this photobooth site and since i don´t have photobooth in my computer i am certain that i will visit this place a few more times :)

i have been home sick the entire week and i was laying in bed flipping through magazines...these are 2 of the pages i loved...

we have almost nothing in pink in our home, but i do love these items.

and a cabinet like this would be filled immediatly here :)

during this past weekend i spend some time with my nieces and newphew...♥

they are so beautiful!

i have been in bed most the whole day today and when my daughter came home from school, we did her homework and then had some popcorn and crafted a bit. which always makes me very happy. my daughter wrote a valentine for a boy she likes ;)

i made a banner for my craft room.

and for valentines day i made a simple lovebomb kit :)

simply punched paper hearts and 3d dots on the back.

ok, my daughter is bugging me for the computer so i will have to go!