fredag 29. juli 2011

Summer Mini Album Blog Hop

Welcome and thank you all for stopping by today..
You should of arrived here from Sandi Clarkson at Soft side of Sandi. If you are here by chance you should start at Stuck on U Sketches, so you will be able follow the entire hop.

This is my summer mini album that I have created with a chipboard house album from Creative Cuts and More (picture heavy - supply list under each pic):

Front of album. This album contains pictures from my in-laws cabin in northern Norway from the summer of 2007.  

The whole album is quite simple. Have used mostly scraps for my papers,  so I do not have much information about them. Here I have used sticker letters and two of my retro flower punches and some pearls.

Flowers are byPrima, the little swirl on top is a die cut from Marianne design, misc. buttons.

The frame around the picture is a chipboard frame from Creative cuts and more. Papers are fancy pants (the one I dressed the frame with) and Maja design. Flowers are Prima.

Tag is a die cut from Magnolia, flower is Prima and the paper is from Panduro hobby.

All die cuts are from Marianne design (text is cricut OA),  papers are  Maja design. (I took picture of about 20 different cloudberries this summer - the essence of northern Norway)

The midnight sun - view from the cabin. Not easy to capture, but I love trying.

Beach life. Flowers are Prima, and the frame around the foot in the sand is  once again a chip board frame from Creative cuts and more dressed in patterned paper.

Me catching cod...

Papers from MME and bright orange thickers. Boat ride to Lofoten.

The last page mirrors the front page. The green paper is from Nicki Sivils.

We have been sponsored this amazing blog candy by Creative Cuts and More so stop by SOUS after the hop. And for those of you who leave a comment here - you will be in the drawing for a surprise package from Norway :) (I will draw a winner when I am back online at the end of next week)

Thank you again for stopping by and taking a look at my mini album, i hope it has inspired you to want to make one of your own....

Your next stop will be Wanda Boardly aka Magic Wanda, and don't forget to leave some love..

lørdag 23. juli 2011

Et lys

Et lys er tent for alle offer for den enorme tragedien som ramma Oslo og Utøya i går. Kvil i fred...

fredag 22. juli 2011

SOUS July 22th - Nellie

I am so sorry that my blog post have been so delayed. My plan was to get this posted as soon as I got home from work, but the events in Norway this afternoon made me set this aside. I fortunately live far from these events, but I suddenly feel a little less safe... 

Still - it is Friday, and time for another sketch at Stuck on U Sketches. We have a wonderful sketch again by Nanné this week. I loved working with it (thanks Nanné!!).

This week I have made a layout for my sister in law that she will give away to a friend, so I do not know this baby (hence the disguise...). Little baby girl layouts are great to make anyway, so I had a good time making this.

Patterned papers on this layout is (except the scalloped circle) exclusively scandinavian. I have used papers from three different producers (two swedish and one norwegian). They all have several collections of papers papers in the soft colors that I love so much.

The beautiful paper with roses and swallows is by Papirdesign, a norwegian brand, actually located in the small town where I live. The "text-paper" next to it and the pink paper in the bottom are both from the swedish inkido, but designed by a norwegian card maker - Anne Marte Olaussen, and finally the other strip above the pink paper is from Magnolia

Title is cut with three layers of storybook, and text frame is spellbinders. Flowers are from Prima, and I have used liquid pearls to make the swirls (and a stencil from my irock tool). Last but not least, I have used a set of clear stamps from pink paislee (butterfly garden) around the page (in victorian velvet). The black birdcage is also from this stamp set!

Hope everyone are having a peaceful summer, and that the world turns right again soon.a

fredag 8. juli 2011

SOUS July 8th - It is summer!

It IS summer!! Even here up north it is sunny and warm. I have celebrated this summer by making a layout with a picture of my daughter when she was almost two. I just LOVE this picture!

This week the sketch we have for you at SOUS is made by our own Nanné Harry. I loved working with this sketch, and I am so happy with how my page turned out!

  Papers I have used, and also the chipboard animals,  are all from Sassafrass. I have had them for quite a while, and I think they were perfect for this. They page is otherwise quite simple. I have just used some flowers for embellishments. The big flower I have made using Bonnie's tutorial from last friday , the rest are brown cherry blossoms and tulips from Papirloftet.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!! And make sure you stop by Stuck On U Sketches. We even have a prize for you this month if you participate in both challenges. Just look at this:

søndag 3. juli 2011

Mine første DT bidrag for TreL med Melissa Frances 5th Avenue

For en tid tilbake ble jeg kontaktet av Linda som driver butikken og nettbutikken TreL i Bodø med spørsmål om jeg ville være med på hennes Design Team i år. Jeg svarte så klart JAAAAA, og på samme tid som hun flyttet butikken sin inn til sentrum (noe jeg setter SVÆRT stor pris på siden jeg passerer lokalene hver dag...) fikk jeg min første DT-pakke, en bunke aldeles nydelige ark fra Melissa Frances, fra kolleksjonen 5th Avenue. Denne kolleksjonen har papirer i vintagestil i nydelige duse pastellfarger  Har så langt fått laget tre forskjellige prosjekt - to kort og en LO, men har enda masse papir igjen, så blir nok mer. Tusen takk for tilliten Linda. Dette er så artig :)

Det første kortet jeg har laget er et enkelt sommerkort der jeg har brukt papirene Pearl (det rosa bakerst) og Antonia:

På bryllupskortet - som er et staffelikort - har jeg brukt papirene Ebony (det prikkete) og Geraldine (turkis med damaskmønster). Stempelet fra Magnolia er malt med distress ink - kun Pumice stone for å gi  inntrykk av svart hvitt foto. Tagen med navn og dato er en Spellbinders dies. Matta med bildet på kan åpnes, og bakom er det plass til å skrive en hilsen:

Til sist en LO der jeg har brukt arka Lula og Octavia. Lula var perfekt til bilder av den kommende ballerina. Den nydelige blomsten er fra Prima og finnes også hos TreL. Det samme gjør perlegreina som er fra Kort og Godt. Har ellers brukt en del liquid pearls som jeg nettopp har "oppdaget" og som jeg nok må ha flere farger av (da er det bare å gå innom TreL igjen...).

Håper dere spør om det er noe dere lurer på.