Friday, April 17, 2015

@36 (february 2015)

This post was written just before my 36th birthday in February.

Making: stuff for different themes for my creative teams. Gifts and decorations for friends. And always scrapbooking layouts and weekly PL spreads.

Thinking: About our future and all the work it will take to move forward. But also how I am looking forward to the change.

Planning: For a weekend at birthday parties, including my own. Our wedding and move.

Worrying: About the house sale and the conflicts and work that comes with that. I worry about Stina, her well-being and future.

Pinning: Super simple knitting projects and ofcourse the usual paper/craft pins!

Wearing: Jeans. Finally my new jeans are soft and worn enough to be my favorite! New jeans are not my thing. I am wearing more and more dark and navy blue.

Drinking: More and more water, both hot and cold. But a cup of coffee in the morning is a must!

Struggling: with feeling blue and thinking everything is hard.

Loving: the support of my family and the thought of starting fresh.

Reading: Springfloden by B├Ârjlind and Life after you by Moyes.

Listening to: podcasts like This American Life and Dear Sugar. To audiobooks and old favorite tunes.

Needing: space and time by myself. To saty grounded and in the moment and a lot of rest.

Starting: to purge the house/garage.

Feeling: all the feelings.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Pocket Letters

I first stumbled over Pocket Letters on Pinterest and thought: "Great! Like I need another hobby!" But the more I looked into it the more interested I became! So it is basically a creative way of pen-paling. You use one of those baseball card page protectors and make each pocket pretty with patterned paper, bits and pieces. Somewhere you tuck a letter to your friend and you can use a mail tag to ask more questions about them.

I jumped on the bandwagon, of course! Right now I have 2 Pocket Letter pals and that is ok for now. It is a delight to recieve some happy, fun mail once in a while and I find it super relaxing to make them. It is creative play without any "rules" of memory keeping, keeping up etc. And, which is a great plus, it is an awesome way to use up bits and pieces left over from other projects!

I have recieved two so far and send out three. It´s exciting! 

I have prepared some cards for my next few and made a biger painting on paper, cut it apart and will use that as my background cards. See, fun and a creative outlet! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Project Life 2015 | Week 10 - 13

Hi there!

I have decided to bundle up my Project Life posts. I am fast at finishing the spreads each week, but I thought I´d share a few in each post and hopefully that way I will add more info to each.

Week 10 | I had a multiple pocket page from the week before, so I adapted my weekly card to a smaller size. It is a good challenge for me to have other sizes on the ockets to work with.
I also added in one of the best group messages I have ever got to an extra pocket this week. I just printed it in Word and cut to size.

On the backside of that message I added the handwritten note I got from my sweet friend Susanna! She sent me those lovely knitted handwarmers on the right. The best mail day ever! 

Week 11 | This was the week I took off work and tried to feel better personally. I rested, crafted, walked. I didn´t add words about it really, but the photos are of my peaceful moments.
I added an insert with a enlarged photo of a peace sign I saw on one of my walks.

Week 12 | This week was so spring like and I think it shows on the spread. This week I also wanted to try printing a bigger photo to span over two pockets. I think I have done this one or two times before and I love the look of it. I had a few scrap sheets of bigger photo papers and used one of those for this.

Week 13 | This week was mostly about putting our house on the market. Hence the card: " Moving is fun. said noone ever." :) We uncluttered the house for the photographer and boy is it hard to have a clean and simple look with all the stuff we have! 
I tried out printing a photo in a triangle shape and it makes for a fun accent. The blurred card/photo is from work and the last photo was made with the app A beautiful mess on my iphone. 

Well, that´s it! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

WCS | "Minialbum" layout

Hello! Thank you for hanging around while I took a well needed blogging break! I'm back with a how-to post on my WCS contribution in this months gallery. Enjoy!

This month´s theme at WCS is minibooks. A year ago or so is the last time I did a mini. I really like seeing them and find big inspiration in them, but I don´t see a point for me to do them. I have my PL album and layouts where I think I get all the storys down. However, I haven´t missed one single gallery since I got on the team, so I really wanted to make something. I went about thinking of something that I would find useful, something that would work for me. I have done a ton of layouts with multiple photos on them before, I don´t see that as a problem. So, I came up with an idea to add a "minialbum" on to a layout. 

I had a bunch of photos of sunsets that I printed in a square format. I used pocket page protectors from Simple stories and cut the big sqaure pockets out and ended up with five of them which would make my "minialbum".

I wanted the pockets aligned so that I could easily flip them, so I had some washi tape hold them in position while I mounted everything with double sided tape ontop of my page protector. 

I really love how it turned out and have already made another version of this!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Friday, March 13, 2015


I am taking a short break from blogging. I hope to be back in a week or so!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Around here

Around here: I got the prettiest knitted gift ever from a friend in Finland. I was so suprised and it was an awesome way to start of an otherwise normal grey week! 

Around here: we had our last snow at beginning of the week. Well we are hoping it's the last snow ;)

Around here: I have been super tired and feeling blue. It's so hard getting up from that place right now. Crafts, coffee and hugs help. 

Around here: we had great weather the last days of the week. We sat outside in the sun on Thursday and Sally was basking in the sun with us.

Around here: This happened today. For the last time ever I cut the old flowers in my garden. It's crazy how much I have loved this garden and how sad I am to leave it behind. Don't get me wrong, I am very excited to start over with my love and am looking forward to move in to the new place. But man, all the emotions are killing me.

Around here: we have taken a big decision to postpon our wedding. With the house going on the market, sorting through years of stuff and other blah stuff we just wasn't up for planning what we wanted to be the happiest days of our lifes. It's all ok though, we still are madly in love and very content :)