fredag 29 april 2011

project life in may post #2 ~ construction

this is a post about a new project that i am doing during the month of may. 

so, i started thinking about what i am going to use for my diy project life :) first just let me tell you that i do not want to diss beckys amazing products at all, please trust me here, but right now in my life i do not have the means put on her products. i am however longing to try a project like project life, especially after seeing many, many lovely blogposts from people who really do love what the project made for them. 

ok, let me show you what i have done so far. 
i have used regular 8,5x11" page protectors as my base.

and here are my tools; scissors, ruler and that rub thing that i usually use to fasten my rub-ons on paper projects. also i used a craft knife later on. oh, and my sewing machine.

first i measured out on the page protector so i could fit 2 6x4 photos on each and three smaller slides between the photos much like the 12x12 project life page protectors. i then drew a line with the rubon tool just like i would with a pencil. 

i then traced the creases in the page protector with my sewing machine, slowly to prevent to have crocked stitches since the plastic isn´t very sturdy. 

this is how it looks like. i then took my ruler and craft knife and cut lightly so that i had openings for all three smaller slots and also for the lower photo slot. i messed up with 2 sheets making me have to start again ;)

i also made 5 seperate smaller page protectors to hold these free download of weekly planner from nora griffin. 

i plan to use these as a place to record our planned activities these weeks. 

the last thing i prepared were these slots that i am using to put extra photos in. i had page protectors that had 2 photo slots that i cut apart and added dubble sided tape to the top of. 

i can´t wait until i can start! 

onsdag 27 april 2011

a new project idea...

well, it´s not new to the world, but for me :)
after visiting maryann´s blog where she has videos of her Project Life albums i am so very tempted to give it a go for myself. but i 
don´t have the money to buy the whole shabang. i thought that i might construct something of my own...
i am pondering just trying it out for the month of may...
yepp, that´s my new project for may! i will be back with more on this soon! 

tisdag 26 april 2011

stretch your sketch from ella!

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i did my very first stretch your sketch challenge! i saw the latest sketch and thought; hey, i can do something with that! 

i used the sketch above for 8.5 x 11" layouts. 

i actually did the journaling in english althought that is not my first language. sometimes when i am making lists that i know i might share here on the blog, i write them in english so there is no trouble when i want to use them. smart, eh :)

i did my title and journaling PSE and used one of ali edwards word stamps that she sells on designer digitals for the word happy. 

no virtual coffee today.

i am so busy with school work, so there will not be a virtual coffee post today. i´ll leave you with some yellow love though! 

söndag 24 april 2011

the simple things #24

if you live in the northen hemispher or anyother place with clear seasons, you all know what i feel when i can start haning my clothes out to dry, right?! pure joy is what it is! 

not as planned, but still scrapbooking

i know i promised a hybrid process post today, but we worked in the garden all day yesterday and i didn´t get the time. so i´ll just throw these in for good measure! 

my neice A gave me this cute drawing when i met her last time. childrens art makes me happy! 
the drawing is going in a seperate page protector as a part of a double pager with this one below.

the banner is printed from one of crystal wilkersons digital kits. 

can i just say how much i love the fact that my daughter is computer savvy! i was going through my photos to find a few good ones of each of the pets. then i suddenly see this mosaic in a folder. tada! my daughter made it using :) 
i wanted to do a page about how good of a gang we have at the moment! 

fredag 22 april 2011

my life - unplugged

i saw sfgirlbybays unplugged blog post yesterday. it wanted me to do one too. so here it is :)


i have way to many scarves
i love succulents
our cans in the kitchen makes me happy
that is my daughters cool glasses 

torsdag 21 april 2011

52 photos in 52 weeks: week 15+16 roundup and new prompt

hi all, i am back on track. thank you for being patient with me lately when i have been struggling with "real life".

last week the 52 photos in 52 weeks prompt was me. an easy enough theme right? well, it took until yesterday before i took this photo. i am happy with it though because i am happy like this, behind my camera lens. so this is me

this week (#16) we had a fun prompt; open. i played with it a bit and this is obviously 2 photos. 

i have been wanting to do something like this for a while. the flowers has such a way to say good night and close for the day and then they greet me with an open good morning!

next weeks theme is: play

digital goodies

my post for 52 photos is coming up a bit later today. until then i wanted to share a few digital layouts with you. 

i scored a cosmo cricket paper pack at yesterday for 1 dollar and am loving the colors and pattern. 

did i already share this one? i forget. either way it is the sweet crystal wilkerson that has designed all the digital stuff here. 

this weekend i will be back with more digital happiness as i show you my hybrid scrapbooking process. welcome if you want! 

tisdag 19 april 2011

coloring eggs

inspired by alisa burke!

virtual coffee ~ tuesday april 19th

welcome to this weeks virtual coffee! i am joing you with my morning coffee and i have all day infront of me! 

if we were to meet for real today, i would tell you that mondays and tuesdays are study days this semester. as i have mentioned before it is hard work and even more when the sun is out and all i want is just to be outside in my garden :) 
but i am now on my very last essay and i am so happy that i did take the course, i have learned so much!

if we were to meet for real today, i would tell you that yesterday was such a summers day here. i was out in capri´s and tank top! halleluja! and i hung my laundry out for the first time this year and i almost cannot explain how happy that makes me!

if we were to meet for real today, i would tell you that i am hard at work on my new exhibit. i had my very first photo show and i am doing another one at the end of may! and as i said last year, it is hard work! it does get easier now that i have finally decided on which theme i am going with and which photos that are going to be shown. now i am working on printing and different display ideas. 

if we were to meet for real today, i would tell you that i am about to go out in the sunshine and have a bit of a reading session. you can study outside too, you know :)


söndag 17 april 2011

the simple things #23

this weeks simple thing is this crane that i folded on the night of my friends death and that i brought to her funeral earlier this week.  

lördag 16 april 2011

it is scraplift saturday!

i stumble across so many wonderful scrapbooking layouts every week while i roam the internet. today i thought i´d share a few of my recent favorites, telling you why i love them and then attempt to scraplift/draw inspiration from them. sounds good? cool, let´s go!

layout number 1 by Jen Jockish: sweetheart
what i love: the fact that Jen let the patterned paper blocks take up half of the page. and i like that she chose to have the photos in black and white. 

my take:

layout number 2 by Kim Morgan: family
what i love: that the page is about the photo! sometimes i like to just save a photo with not so many words. 

my take:

note: this is an older layout from may 2010.

layout number 4 by Melanie Louette: sweet spring
what i love: the collage of photos is yummy! i like that Melanie used part of her 4th photo as her journaling spot.

my take:

layout number 5 by nichole duenke: 34 weeks
what i love: i think i love the simple umpfh that Nichole created with the tape strips and just adding a few butterflies. the photo sizes are cool too. and Nicholes handwriting is always so good!

my take:

layout number 6 by Jenni Hufford: us at one
what i love: i love the layering on this layout! i don´t layer as much as i should! i also love that Jenni ripped the back patterned paper and sewed it down. the title on the photo is cool too. 

my take: 

well, that is it. i hope that you enjoyed todays post as much as i enjoyed scrapping these :) 

in the making: scraplift saturday!

i am hard at work for a big scrapbooking post coming in a few hours. it is all about scraplifting other amazing scrapbookers! see you soon! 

torsdag 14 april 2011

be back soon!

i went to Lindas funeral today.
i will be away from the keyboard today and tomorrow.
i will be spending the weekend crafting my way back to happier. 
i will be back soon ♥

onsdag 13 april 2011

poppytalk spring colourweek 2011: favorites

1. olive the other vans were green with envy, 2. 88.365: oh, lady., 3. poppytalk green: sweet drink, 4. poppytalk green: gingerbread, 5. Window to Green, 6. The simple things in nature, 7. a touch of green, 8. Imbolc Lettuce, 9. Asparagus Tips, 10. tea time, 11. GREEN ~ spring color week, 12. Spring Colour Week 2011 - Day 1 - Green, 13. "the butterfly escapes the killing jar" ~ Simon LeBon14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

1. still baking., 2. yellow egg with feather, 3. motel, 4. amen brother, 5. what?, 6. yellow_books, 7. buttercup, 8. tomato, 9. Yellow Crochet Jacket, 10. yellow blanket, 11. shop., 12. yellow canisters., 13. IMG_3179_edited-114. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

1. m is for magenta, 2. pink shoe, 3. shades of pink, 4. Untitled, 5. Hello spring!, 6. Loads of Ranuncks, 7. pink poppies., 8. 95:365, 9. Cherry Lime Ricky?, 10. Untitled, 11. IMG_0652, 12. IMG_7658, 13. dahlia14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

1. poppytalk lavender: tower of goodness, 2. phlox, 3. spring colors week: lavender, 4. Lavender, 5. Lula Girl, 6. not really lavender..., 7. lavender, 8. spring rains, 9. denavond2, 10. security, 11. Just playing around., 12. Flannel, 13. heather14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

1. white bug, 2. ragged whites, 3. dandelion, 4. poppytalk white: cornered, 5. epic, 6. Horse Eating Hay, 7. white., 8. Love, 9. Madagascar, 10. Laundromat, 11. white garlic, 12. white, 13. 79.365 [time out?]14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

yum, eh?
i know, i am so inspired by these images it is crazy! 
since i was out of town for the white, i haven´t added mine yet, but here is my lavender: