måndag 27 juni 2011

our lifes in june ~ a digital layout

can you all belive that the month of june is just about over?!! i am shocked! 
during my daily pin sessions :) i have seen a few layouts using circled photos. and since i dont have a circle cutter, but still wanted to make something with circles, i decided to do a digital layout. 

i have used stuff from Crystal Wilkerson and the celebrate life brush is ali e. there are more manufacturers and please help me name them, because i forget! 
for some reason this looks much better if you click for a bigger image, so do :) 

söndag 26 juni 2011

the simple things #33

                                                      has had an meh kinda day but snuggeling a babymade it all better :-)

that was my facebook status earlier this week, surely i had to have 

that as my simple thing :)

lördag 25 juni 2011


here are a few more new scrapbook pages. 

i feel so very lucky when i get to be part of times when people promises to love each other forever! i took this selfie while waiting for the bride and groom during my first weddingshot of the season! 

just some proof of the fact that i sometimes just like to sit and look at her :) maybe that would be creepy if she wasn´t my girl! i am in love with that masking tape!

torsdag 23 juni 2011

a gift for you!

i love nice photos and great quotes. this is a gift for any of you who likes that too. you are welcome to download it, print it, or use it as your desktop image or whatever. just enjoy it! 

ps. click the image to download a bigger version! 

onsdag 22 juni 2011

a walk in the woods

this afternoon i chatted with my friend Monika on facebook and i told her that i was going to the woods for a walk with the dogs. i decided to take some photos with my phone camera...

this is the first time i actually upload something from my cell phone camera. meh....i dunno.

one little word ~ june project

i thought i´d give you a little update on my one little word project that i did for june. this month ali encouraged us to be creative with our word in mind. just do some playing with painting, stamping or whatever and just think about our word and what it represents for us in our thoughts. i freaked a bit at first :) 
then i did just that, just went with the flow and this is what i created.

i had a big canvas laying around and i decided to use several layers of paint. i felt good to have no idea of where i was going with this at first. i worked on it for like a week alowing the layers to dry in between coatings. 

i love that the paint lays thick on the canvas. i also added some texture with some masking. the message is in regards of my one little word: choice. 

maybe, just maybe i am adding some more things to this...

tisdag 21 juni 2011

summer minibook ~ an update

i thought i´d show a little update on my summer minibook. 
i have been adding a little bit here and there.

i added one of the lists from Kelly Purkeys list class on bigpictureclasses.com i bought and a photo of the blue sky from that day. 

i wanted to use these photos i took during one of the thunderstorms we had in the start of june. 

i have added a few of these pre-printed lists into the book. i think it was ali edwards that showed this on her blog a few years ago and i have used it several times before

i got the summer printable from here. and added a few happy-summer photos to the left.

i wanted to include the layouts that i shared on the Write Click Scrapbook blog yesterday

there you have it, a little update on the summer minibook!

måndag 20 juni 2011

scrap with your tweenie ~ i am on WCS today!

you know that the Write Click Scrapbook ladies take turns all summer long to do daily posts, right? well, we do and that means that you can see your favorite write click scrapbooker more than once, yay! today it´s my turn! go read my post on scrapbooking with your tweenie and then come back and read the rest of this post! 

i wanted to show you a few more layouts where my daughter and i have collaborated through the years that i have been scrapbooking. 
this one is an older version of the favorites page i shared on the wcs blog today. i love love love that i have her 8 year old handwriting saved!

this is just a page where i have included a drawing by my daughter. actually i have used her original drawing as my background paper. 

on this page i have saved a copy of the notebook in which me and my daughter wrote to each other during a boring ferryride. my journaling on this layout reads: now we can always remember that day that we wrote to each other on the ferry. it was you who started writing and it was so fun that you wanted to!

on mothers day 2008 i asked my daughter to answer some questions about me. like; my mom likes, my mom do, my mom is good at etc.

ok, that´s all folks! i hope that you enjoyed both of these posts!  

söndag 19 juni 2011

the simple things #32

me and dixon haven´t seen eye to eye this week...he is my husbands dog on so many levels...but we do love eachother none the less ♥

finally some pages!

finally i made the time to make a creative mess in my craftroom yesterday! it felt sooo good!
this was the first page i did and i guess it is just that; a page. nothing more nothing less but it did get me started again. 

another page without journaling. another photo i just want to keep forever. i haven´t used the doilies for a while, but i decided that i do love them :) 

ok, i´ll save the other pages for another day! 

lördag 18 juni 2011

our lives look like this right now...

did you see the awesome list ali posted on her blog a week or so ago? 

well, it made me squeal a bit :) 
i decided to take some photos around here to save how our lives look like right now.

1. remainings of breakfast on the couch.
2. dirty dishes and rhubarbs waiting to become pies.
3. outside play and dinner.
4. lot´s of dog jumping going on in the backyard.
5. laundry on the lines.

this will make it´s way onto a piece of paper in the near future! 

oh! yeah, i am on pinterest now...what can i say? it is organized, inspiring and plain fun! 

fredag 17 juni 2011

i am here, i am here!

i am here, i am here! but insanely busy at the moment :(
i wish i had the time to blog more this week, but i hope that as projects will be done i will be back next week with more posts!
in the meantime i wanted to push a bit for 2 new pages i created here on the blog.

click here to go to the crafty projects page!

and click here to get to my holiday ideas!

i hope that you can find something that inspires you!
you can also find these links to the left.

i miss you!

ps. i am aware of the typo on that last image :/
it will be fixed as soon as possible!

tisdag 14 juni 2011

hello summer

i haven´t had much time to do some paper scrapping lately (i am planning a yummy scrapping session this weekend!) but i did this digital page the other day that i can share. it is just a little hello to summer and what comes with it, like warm nights, strawberries, sunshine etc.

söndag 12 juni 2011

the simple things #31

we had some wicked thunderstorms this week. like for days :) 
i sat outside under the roof watching the rain and lightning. 
i loved it :)

fredag 10 juni 2011

guest blogging at Scrapbooksetc!

i am proud to say that i am guest blogging over at scrapbooks etc. blog today :)
it is kind of a big deal for me since scrapbooks etc. magazine is my very favorite scrapbook magazine! 
the theme is all about scrapbooking yourself! you can also see the series i did on the subject on the write click scrapbook blog last year here, here, here, here aaaaand here :)

i am off again...

today, i am packing up the family to go shoot a wedding out of town this weekend! so, i am going to be a bit MIA for a couple of days, but i wanted to show you my latest layout. 

during last week when we were out of town i took my camera along and while we waited to cross the street i snapped this photo :) 
there is no journaling on this layout, which happens from time to time and that is ok. sometime, i just want to save the photo in a creative way. 

i am apperently obsessed with flags and banners, so i made one on this page also :) 

ok, have a wonderful weekend friends ♥ 

torsdag 9 juni 2011

my new favorite song

i heard this just a day ago for the first time on the tv-show sons of anarcy (which i love) and i really got to me. i would love to use the lyrics for something crafty...

May God bless and keep you always,
                                                        May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you. 
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung, 
May you stay forever young, 
Forever young, forever young, 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
                                                           May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you. 
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong, 
May you stay forever young, 
Forever young, forever young, 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
                                                        May your feet always be swift, 
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift. 
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung, 
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young, 
May you stay forever young.
(Written by Bob Dylan)

tisdag 7 juni 2011

summer minibook!

i have fallen...i have seen so many cool summer minibooks around the blogs lately that i was so very inspired to make my own. 

i binded my own book with mixed pages both blank, ruled and some calendar type pages. i will add photos to the binder also as time goes by. 

i used ali edwards sunshine brushes and printed the hello sunshine on yellow paper. the banner and notes paper is from elles studio and i added stickers for summer and 2011.  

for each of the three summer months i added a little calendar page to just jot down things we are doing. 

i made my first entry. i added our may family photo right in there and my summer list of fun things i want to do. here is the list:

decorate the greenhouse
make a scrapbook kit for the caravan
paint and change fabrics in the caravan
pick 7 different flowers on midsummers eve
make a weave
have a picnick
paint a painting 

here are a few of the awesome summer minis that has blown me away: 

måndag 6 juni 2011

project life in may post #7 ~ final entry

here are my final pages in my album...

the spread. i stll have to do some journaling for the big photos. i added a cute tag from a skirt i bought this week, a cool papercup that says i ♥ coffee :) and a note from a friend who send me the cutest earrings! 

here is a look at the second page before turning the extra pocket. in the pocket i added the program from the wedding that i photographed this saturday.

on the back of the extra pocket i added a digital layout i did earlier this week. 

on the second page i added photos from our trip to uppsala where we celebrated my brother in law becoming a physics doctor! we played some minigolf too :)
some journaling on the cards and also a piece of the city map from uppsala. 

as i have said before, the extra pockets came in handy here. i added three extra pockets to hold more photos from the event! i am thinking maybe you could do this on a regular scrapbooking layout in the other albums...?

my thoughts on this project:

i loved to have an easy memorykeeping project at hand during the weeks.

it can be done with handmade stuff.

not every week is going to make a pretty spread :)

i am so happy that i did this, and that i included a few newspaper clippings and one whole newspaper.

i am so happy that i did the extra photo pockets. they came in handy!

i have decided that i am doing another month this year. i thought september would be a good month! that means that we will have 2 full months of project life in that binder!

52 photos in 52 weeks: giveaway winners!

so, here are the two winners of the giveaway

the first winner is...

and the runner up...

Congratulations! Patti.lin please email me to say which of the prizes you´d like at

ps. keep uploading your photos to the 52 photos pool, you never know when there is another giveaway ;) 

ps 2. my final project life in may post is coming up later today!