onsdag 30 juni 2010

a scrapbooking post finally

finally i have some scrapbooking pages to show you! i took them outside and hung thenm in a tree in the backyard to photograph them!

and for this first layout, it is very suiteable as it is about my ever growing love for gardening :)
i love that snail patterned paper (panduro) and i saw those dot effects somewhere online and thought it gave so much to the page. and simple; circle punch + glue dot!
and since i didn´t have an "O" to spell "love" i used a felt heart instead.

i know this is a poor excuse for a photo of a 2 pager, but it still is :) i tried to bind the 2 together by using the same green patterned papers for the circle accents.

i love the fact that you can use your blogposts and transfer them onto a scrapbook layout, but as i usually scrapbook in swedish i seldom do use my blogposts (as i always blog in english!), but this time i did. i used my writing from this blogpost earlier this week. i thought that it captured exactly what i wanted to say in both blog and layout.

ok, thats all from me today. but tomorrow or friday i have a wardrobe refashon post in store for you!

tisdag 29 juni 2010

a hot day

today was so hot!
so we are spending the night in the shade in the garden reading and dozing off ♥

lördag 26 juni 2010

where i go to get energy

you know all people have those days. those days when you are like drained and down. i have those day kinda often. today was one of those days. i am home alone, the other ones are out and about. i am home with the dogs. i haven´t really talked to anyone the whole day and i didn´t quiet know what to do with myself.
so, i packed the dogs up in the car and we went to the beach.
the beach is my place to place to think. my place to wander. my place to pick rocks. my place to breath.

i especially like to go to the beach at night/sunset year round. it is usually quiet and empty. i like to be alone with my thoughts. rock picking and just to sit and feel the sand on my hands. the light is usually magic. just magic. 
sometimes i go to the beach when it is stormy. i can sit in the sand and just feel every bad thought and anxious feeling blowing away in the wind. 

tonight the air was so fresh and the sense of a beautiful summer night was so intense. the water was so still and glimmering.
 i stretched and took a few deep refreshing breaths.
i waded in the water.
i picked rocks.
 i felt better.

torsdag 24 juni 2010


i must say that my heart skipped a beat when i saw my rhubarb concretes :) i love love love them! before i have been to nosy and haven´t waited long enough to remove the actual leaf, alas it is hard to pick it away and sticks to the concrete. but this time i waited extra long, so the leaf just came right off!

i present one crocked lightholder ;) i still love the texture.

i collect not one rocks, but also sandglass! i used a few in my collection to get this plate. i use it as a decoration in one of my flowerbeds.

to get this one, i used a round shaped form and laid the leaf in the bottom before adding the concrete. again, i love the texture of the leaf!

these photo/noteholders are cute i think. i will sand them and add soft dots in the bottom so they won´t scratch the surface they are placed on.

lesson learned: oil EVERYTHING before adding the wet concret. i have 2 other projects that went in the garbage bin since i couldn´t even get the concrete out of the forms!

my june so far

my june so far from Lisa Ottosson on Vimeo.

onsdag 23 juni 2010

getting creative!

don´t miss read that, because i am still in a rut with being creative and all.
i am thinking maybe the lovely weather we have had the last weeks might have something to do with not having anything indoorsy to show you all. outdoor on the other hand i have quite a few new plants, plans for a nursery and i fixed the waterpump all by myself!

i did however start on # 8 on my summer list! i did something in concrete! i haven´t seen the result yet, the things are in a friends garage still. but tomorrow i might have to sneak inside to have a peak!
i found lots of inspiration on benitas blog (scroll down a bit) where she has been sharing her concrete projects!
i hope that i can show you some stuff tomorrow when i have seen it myself :)

måndag 21 juni 2010

my wall art

i know that i am way late with this post, but life got busy. but here it is! the wall art i worked on last week. i have seen so many cool trays around the internet the last cuple of months. i have a few of these laying around here since i was younger, so i decided to give it a try.

i had so much fun picking out the bits and pieces for this project. i picked out way to many, but i am happy with what i ended up with! (i see now that the upper right corner have lost its pp!)

and this is where it hangs! i made room when i rearranged my wall the other day!

here are some links to other cool printer trays:


a class

well, i can go on and on! i have a sense that this might be a cool christmas gift!

söndag 20 juni 2010

washer winner

ok, i asked my husband to say a number between 1-7 and he said...4 and that would be...

Susanna said...

These are great Lisa!

I'm working on making stuff to sell at the dollhouse fair in July.. on my desk right now are tiny miniature leather suitcases :)

so, susanna: Onneksi olkoon! is that right??? please email me with your adress and what you would like to have printed on the washer! joy!

and please go take a look at all the sweetness susanna has on her blog!

torsdag 17 juni 2010

giveaway closed

i am sorry that it took the whole day for me to get this post up! but the weather has been superb today so we have spend the day outside!
ok, so here is the giveaway!
i am giving one lucky winner one of my custom made washer necklaces! yay! i love making them and i have several of my own and i love them!

one lucky winner get to send me the names or maybe a short saying/message that she/he would like to have printed on the washer. the necklace comes with a black or white elastic string.

how can you enter this lovely giveaway, you may ask. well, simply comment on this post telling me what your next craft project is!

i will draw a winner on sunday!
good luck!

onsdag 16 juni 2010

drizzel + fullbodied {creativity boot camp}

i finally got these two done for the creativity boot camp. i struggled with both, but then i googled the translation of the words abit better and these two ideas came to mind.

ps. be sure to stop by tomorrow as i am having a giveaway!!!

tisdag 15 juni 2010


i managed to get some scrapbooking done on sunday night. itis funny how i  long to sit down and create, but then almost have to force myself to acctually do it!

hehe! yes, these two had some good old hillbillie fun with the lawnmower from my husbands work! i instantly thought of the title when i saw and heard their laughter as they raced with the mower! i initially wanted to use buttons to make a banner, but i cannot remember where i have put all my buttons!!! so i used some butterflies instead :)

i seem to love these studio calico stamps all together, because this is the second time i have used them as a group! i took this photo during our first outside meal of this summer season!
i am not super happy with using that patterned paper as my background...

and i wanted to give you a peak of my newly done wall that i talked about in my last post. i hope to show you the whole shabang this week sometime!

måndag 14 juni 2010


todays post will be very random (as most are!)

* i spend the weekend in gothenburg celebrating my grandomother and grandfathers birthdays. we ate at my sisters house surrounded by lots of kids and laughs. i gave my mother a late mothers day gift; a photobook with photos from our trip to budapest in april. she loved it!

* i have been making these (see photo above) necklaces for me, my husband and daughter. i love that they are wearing them! my husband has my name and my daughters name and my daughter has all our pets names on hers :) my friend J gave me the metallic stamps for christmas 2 years ago and i have seen so many cool washer necklaces around the blogs lately. i love making them!

* this weekend i am hoping to get to play with some concrete. i bought some this past weekend and am totally inspired my benitas latest blog posts! go check them out!

* todays inspirational word over at creativity boot camp is drizzle and even though it did rain and drizzle today i have not felt inspired to take any photos. and that is ok for me.

* i did a movearound on my walls last night. i am not finished yet, but when i am i´ll show you :)

ok, that is all for now. tomorrow i´ll have some scrapbooking layouts to share!

söndag 13 juni 2010

fluid + ornament {creativity boot camp}

i have been out of town for the weekend, so these "fluid" photos are a bit late, but fluid nontheless! there are some really good photos in the creativity boot camp gallery, have you checked it out?

todays inspirational word was ornament. i chose to take a photo of my braclets. they ornament me :)

i am still struggling to get a photo with "fly" which was yesterdays word...i´ll be back with that!
coming up this week:

a possible giveaway
some craftiness
a book share
and hopefully some sunshine!

lördag 12 juni 2010

schools out!

i am so happy for my darling that schools out and that she has so much to look forward to this summer ♥

fredag 11 juni 2010

grow (creativity boot camp)

grow is such a big word, really. my first thought was to go outside to my garden since it is very much growing, but then i didn´t. then i realized that at work (kindergarden) we are all growing everyday. but i got not photos from there that day either. when i came home i was looking at all the little piles that were growing on my work table, i ended up cleaning my desk, but no before photos. so at last i went with this photo of love yellow flowers that makes my heart grow.

summerlist number 9

number 9 on my summer list (see a few post down) was to make a new windchime. well, it doesn´t really chime :) but i love how the wind moves the different fabric strips. 

while i was cleaning the backyard i found our old grill and i used the actual barrs (?) to tie the strips of fabrics to. i bought rolls of fabric strips at a yard sale a while ago so i had them just laying around. i love the summery feeling that it has!

onsdag 9 juni 2010

here comes the sun and 11 years ago

ok, so shall we get started on that promised scrappy post?!

i made this layout after a warm day now in june. and it just marks the fact that we all love when summer and the sun gets here every year. the photo is of one of my daughters older drawings. i love these colors!

you know the other day i had a post about how to scrap your right now? well, this layout is the opposite from that. i have been looking hrough my daughters baby pictures and this one is one of my favorites. she is almost 2 months old, i am just 20. i have had this photo right infront of me for a while and it speaks to me. tells a story about a very young woman that really has no clue of what life is about. a young woman that has really just realized that she has a baby of her own and have just started a new kind of love. sometimes i ache to go back in time and record everything, to savor every single detail and moment. i can´t belive that this photo was taken almost 11 years ago...i am so happy that i got this down on paper!

i look so young!

i used the photo of our feet during a recent weekend getaway. for the journaling i used a piece of transperency, i almost never use that!

elin and markus

i know i promised a scrapbooking post today, but i just had to share a few of the photos i took during a test run for a wedding i took yesterday.

these guys are getting married in july and we all wanted to make a test photoshoot. i am so happy that they brought their little one with them! we got somereally cute familyshoots too!