fredag 30. mars 2012

"Get to Know Me" Blog Hop by Stuck On U Sketches :)

Hi - and welcome to the norwegian stop of the blog hop!! 
You should have arrived here from Shona Keehn, if not - go back 
to the start of the hop at Stuck On U Sketches

I hope you have enjoyed what my team members has created 
and written about themselves. 
It has been a strange experience to focus on me. Because I am behind the camera most of the time I struggled to find a picture (as I had already made a layout with my wedding pictures a few weeks ago...), When I found it though, it was perfect. My layout is about another crafty side of me. Besides paper I love yarn, and I knit as often as possible. When I read a book, when I watch TV and when I travel. The picture is an example of the last. Picture is taken last summer on our trip home from summer vacation, and when I need to sit still for some reason - I knit (we fly ourselves if you were wondering about the headphones and microphone LOL I do not have a good explanation for the 
Lighning McQueen pillow thing around my neck though...). 
I had never guessed that a layout about me would be blue, but here you go...

My text is of course in norwegian, but my title can
be translated to " Traveling with yarn and needles".
I have used papers from Papirdesign and Fabscraps. In the next picture you can see my journaling spot better. This is a die cut from Nellie Snellen. I just love this shape!!

You can also see the crocheted flowers I made for this layout -perfect for a layout about my relationship with yarn, and you can see them even better here. I have embellished them with some vintage buttons that I have from my late grandfather's old store.

The gorgeous paper roses are btw also from Papirdesign.

Then on to answering those questions:

1. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why?
It will have to be some kind of orange color because of my hair :)

2. What would people be surprised to learn about you?I have a masters degree in Musicology with soviet music as my speciality, and I have studied russian language (never learned it properly but will get back to that again when the kids are older).

3. What 5 things are always on your crafting table?Distress inks, my distressing tool, my cricut, pearls/rhinestones and different kinds of glue.

4. Your go-to embellishment is ...
Pearls and lace!! (could not pick one - sorry)

5. What is your all-time favorite crafting tool?My distressing tool from Prima - made by Ingvild Bolme.

6. Tell us about your family .. first in one word. Then in a sentence or two.
My one word is whimsical. My family is full of love and always fun to spend time with.

7. What is your dream vacation?
Disney land and Harry Potter world!!

8. Who is your favorite crafty company?I love Prima!! But I also need to put a word in for the scandinavian producers, the norwegian  Papirdesign and the swedish Maja design. Gorgeous papers and also embellishments

9. Tell us a bit about your crafty style.
I like soft colors and distressed edges. My style is a bit too symmetrical I think, but I am working on that LOL.  

10. Where do you live? (You can be vague is you wish.)
I live in Northern Norway.

Hope you enjoyed your stay here with me. Before I send you on I have a little blog candy for you. Leave a comment and become a follower to be able to win a bunch of my home made crocheted flowers. This picture shows a little selection, but I am leaving for a easter/spring vacation after this weekend and will of course bring yarn, so I am thinking there will be more :) 
My winner will be randomly drawn after this weekend!

I hope you have seen that there is also a yummy blog candy at Stuck On U Sketches.
You find the details on how you can win the SOUS blog candy on the SOUS-blog, but I will give you a sneak peek:

Thanks again for stopping by. Your next stop will be Theresa Kelly!!

29 kommentarer:

Elise sa...

Woowwww! What a gorgeous layout! Fabulous colors and such beautiful papers and details!


Shona sa...

hiiiiiii Stine :) gorgeous layout and was great to get to know you better sweetie :)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) sa...

Hi Sweetie!
Oh, I hope you have a wonderful time away!
The layout and your photo really made me smile and I'm so glad that you used your beautiful flowers on it...someone will be a lucky lady to win something to treasured! You are an incredible friend and a wonderful, talented crafter!
Loved reading this! Hugs!

Lisa sa...

Such a beautiful layout! Those knitted flowers are perfect, and I love that you used buttons from your grandfather's store!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Michele from MS sa...

I love the blue layout! I love love love those crocheted flowers and the Lightening McQueen pillow is a nice accent!! LOL Gotta love him. Follower #19!

Bellaidea sa...

I like your flowers!

Maria sa...

love the project. very cute

Nanne sa...

amazing layout Stine and love that photo of you.. If only I knew how to knit, which I don't.. one of the many things I wasn't thought at school :)
Loved reading your answers and the knitting totally took me by surprise, they embellishments look amazing on your layout and you should use them more often ;)

LindaV sa...

Great answers and a wonderful project!!!! Nice to meet you.


Sandi Cl~ sa...

One of my have pages of yours .. and love that you are in it! Those flowers are amazing and someone will be very lucky to get them!!

Charlotte Brochu sa...

Gorgeous layout and I think it looks wonderful in blue! So nice getting to know more about you!

Kim sa...

Love it!! My favorite color is blue so I especially love the paper!!! I'm loving the crocheted flowers the meaning behind the buttons is to be treasured! Fab:)

EstherT sa...

I love your LO - and the picture is awesome ... I'm a big lover of symmetry. LOL I thought I was already a follower, but have remedied the fact that I wasn't. :)

~ Thanks, Esther T
esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

Joni sa...

Your layout is pretty. The crochet flowers make me miss my Granny. The are so lovely. I have her button box but use them sparingly. Thanks for sharing.

scrappinlil sa...

You did a great job on your layout...beautiful. I love blues. Loved getting to know you better too. TFS

Lolô Artesanato sa...

wonderful page Dear

**Treefrog** sa...

Oh Stine what a Pretty layout! Oh I wish I could Knit (but I don't need another obsession, lol) Love the flowers and the Vintage buttons (along with where they came from) I do crochet though and recently started making my own flowers too. It was so fun getting to know you and some lucky lady will treasure those flowers!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Fern sa...

Beautiful layout, Stine!!! The blue is perfect, and your flowers are wonderful... How lucky you are to have the vintage buttons!! Enjoyed reading about you!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!

.House of BO. sa...

Steik kor fint, Stine!
Du er altså SÅ flink!

Eg trur nok til påske det blir å sveipe over golvet, rydde litt gjesterommet og vaske både det og badet, men får sjå om eg gjer nåke meir enn det... :D

Ei god påske til deg og dine, og takk for titten! =)

Sandi Smith sa...

Gorgeous layout and your flowers are so pretty. I need to learn how to crochet!Looking forward to May and getting to know this amazing team!

Maureen Reiss sa...

Wow!! Awesome LO!! Love the blues!!
Your crocheted flowers are amazing!!
Thanks for the chance to win
reissfam10 at aol dot com

annette sa...

terrific photo of you Stine .. love your gorgeous soft blue LO.. hugz X:)

Andrea Amu sa...

SUch a delightful page and photo of you, Stine! I adore your crocheted flowers too!

Tracey sa...

Beautiful layout...I love those crocheted flowers. Great getting to know you:)

Stephanie sa...

Beautiful! Love the shades of blue. I'm a new follower.

Scrappin with the bug sa...

Very cool. I love the layout. What a perfect title for it too. Thanks for translating it..

Debbie sa...

Beautiful! Love how you took your love of knitting and added your beautiful flowers to the layout!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman sa...

Beautiful layout. Love your work. Thanks for sharing about you!

Faith Abigail Designs sa...

Such a beautiful layout! I LOVE the color scheme you've chosen and the details you've added are just perfect. I really enjoyed reading your answers.