Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WCS | March gallery

There is a new lovely gallery over at Write Click Scrapbook today. Our theme this month is favorite springs. 

I have been living in the same house since 2003 and we have recently decided to move. I will however always look for the snowdrops outside that house in the spring. 

Spring on over (get it?!) and check out the gallery! And be sure to check at the site all month as we share all kinds of favorites!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Re-Scrap March inspiration pages.

A new month means new inspiration pages for the 3 layouts I am making (atleast) this month! 

This one above has a great space for journaling and I really do have to get better at adding in more words on my pages!

I love how I used the tags in this page! More tags on layouts!

This is one of my favorite designs. It is super easy to use for a number of pages; just change up the colors, use one of the photo spaces for journaling...

I am excited to start another month of this project!


the idea: this is a project i have wanted to do for a long time. i sometime have troubles with design on my scrapbook pages. well, what troubles me is re-newing myself. i want to try new things, but i 
don´t want to make pages that are not me. and i have done pages i really love, so i thought i´d make it a priority to choose 3 old layouts every month of the year and use them as inspiration for new pages. i mean, i am not re-scrapping the event or page, i am using the entire page and/or some elements of it to use as inspiration. i will share which 3 old layouts i am working with sometime the first week of the month. maybe you could draw some inspiration from them too?!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Re-Scrap 2015 | February pages

February is almost done you guys! I´ve said it before; after January is over the year just runs by!
I am here today with my finished pages for Re-Scrap February. As usual first I show the older layout that I used as inspiration and then the new one.

Older page.

Sometimes the layouts are almost an exact life, but other times I am inspired by a small detail for example. This time I went with the diagonal theme and used washi tape for my stripes. This page came together in like 10 minutes! Oh, and I love to snooze!

Older page.

I used watercolor paper as my background for this page. I had a circle template from Fiskars that I used to paint the circles in different hues of blue. The story is about how good Skype birthdays can be :)

Older page.

They story here is time spend at the craft table with my nieces. We  love that time together! And pie charts you know ;)

Another month of this project is done and it feels good! 

Have a  great weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Things that make me happy

I used to list happy things and other things all the time a few years ago. I miss it and thought I´d share one of those posts right now!

Things that make me happy:

  •  my girl and guy
  •  hugs
  • cat videos
  • knitting
  • new projects
  • inspiration
  • my craftroom
  • the weekends
  • snow
  • sunchine
  • our wedding board on Pinterest
  • sending funny text to Stina
  • sms´ from Stellan
  • my nieces and nephews
  • scrapbooking
  • Instagram
  • scarves
  • black and white
  • hearts
  • nature
  • our couch dates
  • laughing
  • cat snuggles
  • lazy days at home
  • planning
  • happy kids

Monday, February 23, 2015

Memory keeping | Cutie and happiness

I have been binge scrapbooking lately! I have those times where I just spit out layouts :) Here are two! 

This first one was made in stages. The background is acctually one I made while at my sister´s house. Me and my nieces were watercoloring and the pattern turned out kinda cool so I used it as my background here. My sister had family photos taken recently and I love these of my nephew! So I added them and a title and some words. This layout was so hard to photograph straight! Sorry about that.

This next page also has a bit of watercolor on it! I messed around with my thin brush one night and added a bit the result to the bottom of this page. I stamped on the top of the page, leaving a gap for the photo and journaling tag tucked behind. I am in love with these colors right now! 

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your birthday wishes! 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

35 favorite moments of my 35th year

Me and Elise  share a birthday and I am always inspired by how she sums up her past year on her birthday. This year she listed her favorite moments from last year. Her post encouraged me to look back and pick my favorite moments. I acctually went through my 2014 Project Life albums to help jog my memory. Perfect! So here we go!

1. The SPA weekend we went on with my sisters and their husbands in January was so good!

2. The beginning of February when we had temps around 10 degrees celcius!

3. When I finally got my act together and took care of boring but important bank stuff.

4. When we bbq´d down at the water in February.

5. The fact that on March 10th it was light outside at 7.41 am!

6. When we started seedlings for our garden.

7. When we were able to buy two big bags of groceries for charity.

8. At a flea market I got to flip through hundreds of vintage black and white photos.

9. When our cherry tree bloomed.

10. When we built our garden boxes together.

11. When I dug a new flower bed in the garden.

12. When me and Stina went to a movie and we were the only one there!

13. The day of Stinas confirmation. We had a party and everything turned out great!

14. The day my Stellan fell in love with a big dahlia at the nursery!

15. When the liliacs bloomed early.

16. When we bought our garden umbrella and we spend the whole day deciding where the perfect spot would be!

17. When I became a Borbély again after many, many years.

18. Mother´s day when I got a letter from my Stina.

19. When we saw the first sprouts in the veggie garden.

20. The night we played UNO in the garden together.

21. The all girls trip to Gothenburg.

22. When we made a whole lot of rhubarb jam and lemonade.

23. Date night at HVA hotel.

24. The day we finally could harvest our garden!

25. Midsummer´s eve with Stina and Oskar.

26. 5 liters of strawberry lemonade and 5 jars of jam!

27. When Stina started working at Öbergs again.

28. The day we first saw Stella.

29. When we realized Stina outgrew me by 7 cm.

30. The unbelievably hot weather we had late summer!

31. All the beauty that we Grebbestad.

32. The breakfasts we had in the cool backyard.

33. The ocean swims.

34. To come home again after a week´s vacation!

35. When everyone was at our house and we swam forever in the warm lake.

Bonus moments:

Movies again with Stina and we were all alone again!

When we lit the lights out in the tree one night.

When we got Stella home.

The breakfast we had all together on the morning of Stina´s first day of 9th grade.

Visiting the sunflower field.

That we picked tomatoes well into November!

When all we had to buy for dinner was meat, the rest was homegrown!

When we bought the first pumpkins of the season.

Going to meetings about High school!

When Stina had baked a cake for us when we got home from a long day in the city.

When we finally could deck the halls for Christmas.

Learning to knit.

Deciding on a wedding date!

Spending Christmas and New years with my family.

Wow! Do a list yourself! It is so much fun going back to see how much joy there is.

Now I am 36 and I am looking forward to make a list next year again!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 7

Here is my spread for week 7!

For this spread I did have a clear image of which colors I wanted to use. I like the challenge of using certain colors or elements sometimes! I also tried to journal a little more. There are more words under that heart card, but I wanted it more hidden. 

Friday, before Valentine´s day, my Pl kit from Studio Calico arrived, such perfect timing! The two lower cards where in that kit! I also included a card I made using my watercolors and stamps. 

Do you challenge yourself sometimes in your memory keeping?