Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Project Life 2016 | Week 19-23

Happy Humpday! I will be sharing my latest Project Life spreads today. 


Week 19: This week I challenged myself to only use bits and pieces from my scrap box + stamps. It was such a fun thing to do and I love how the spread turned out! 


Week 20: Pink and grey = happiness! I won a giveaway from Elle´s studio and used my pocket page kit for this spread. Sometimes a kit is an easy way to create since everything already co-ordinates so well. 


Week 21: As you know, sometimes I like to use a color scheme when I pick out my products for spreads. I love how, even though the photos might have other colors, the same scheme can bring everything together.


Week 22: I am very consistent when it comes to work on my spreads every weekend. I like to have the week done before the next starts. Most often I finish everything by Sunday night, but sometimes I have spots to fill, waiting for a photo to be printed and most often journaling to be done. I rarely leave the spots unfinsihed, but as you can see here I still have some work. I think I will leave it though ;)


Week 23: I used a bright color scheme in this spread and it makes me happy! I had some journaling I wanted to include, but kept it hidden in the paper bag. On the other side I have a cute photo of my nephew.

Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Crochet | On my hook lately


I always have a few crochet projects going on and lately, after falling of my bike and injuring my knee I have also had a lot of free time also. So I have tried a few things I have been wanting to try for a while. One is the crochet wrap around rocks. I have seen this over at Pinterest and have been a little scared to try my hands at the tiny projects, but when my friend Susanna send me a lovely crochet book earlier this year, I found a simple pattern for these. After making one I noticed it 
wasn´t hard at all and quite addictive! I have made several and even made a few smaller ones for necklaces. 


I made these guys to give away as summer gifts for a few of my co-workers! Aren´t they cute! After making one they worked up really fast and I have made a few variations already. I am planning to add some dried lavender from my garden later in the summer and these could be both decorative and work as a air freshner.


And here is my absolute favorite project as of late! I got the pattern for this Cocoon sweater from KnitBrooks and even though the name suggests that it would be a knitting pattern, it´s a lovely fast crochet project. Basically it is one big granny square that is worked until it´s big enough to fold in half. Sew armholes and voila! 


I have made a few ones in different colors and using both a variation in yarns and hook sizes. I think this mustard yellow is my favorite! 

Do you crochet? What has been on your hook lately?


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Memory keeping | Cili in papers June monthly challenge

I played with the sketch challenge over at the Cili in papers blog (https://ciliinpapers.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/manadsutmaning-juni-2016/). Here is the sketch.


It's such a great sketch and can be used for so many different pages! 


The story: I used photos of me and my sister getting the royal treatment at my daughter's school. She (my daughter) did make up and our nails for a fundraiser for her school.

The details: Pink and black is such a great color combo, am I right? I love it! 
There isn't much other to say really, it's pretty simple like most of my pages lately. 

Thanks for stopping by! 



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT | June projects #1

Hey June and hey new stamps from Kellie Stamps! I have for you the first batch of projects using both the awesome Obsessed digital kit and my new favorite clear stamp alpha kit Slim Jim. 



Slim Jim is perfect for titles! I love that it's striped and tall. Here I used the dash and the I to make the hashtag in the title. By the way that is a real IG hashtag, check it out if you enjoy sleepy kitties :) 


I was inspired by my DT friend Dee who made some really cute embellishments using a few of the digital stamps! Great stash buster!


Another page about our Sally ;) She is ALWAYS hungry! And I'm so happy I caught these photos of her, since it's so her! I printed the digital stamp "Did someone say" as my title and added the letters spelling "food" with letter stickers.


This page is fun. I added digital stamps to my photo collage from a former kit of Kellies and then made circles embellishments using the new Obsessed kit. Kellie stamps galore!



I'll leave you with a sneak of the journaling cards I made and will show more in the second batch of projects on the 19th! 


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Art Journal 04

Just before the new season begins at Get Messy  I wanted to share my last art journal pages from the season of lists. You can read more about that here.


As I have said before, I really used mostly my water colors in my art journal. Next season I am eager to use some thicker acrylics too and to work in layers. 


I have a file of old book pages, scraps of pretty papers and such. And in that folder was also an old atlas. 


Sometimes all it takes is some ink and paint.


Makers gonna make!


I had fun working with different sizes too.


This one was just for fun, not to do with a list.


If you´d like to see more of my art journal pages, just click here!


Monday, May 23, 2016

OLW 2016 | April + May

Now that we are well into the middle of May I wanted to share both April´s and May´s prompt in the One little word class. In April Ali prompted us to ask a question relating our word every day. I choose the question: What made you feel alive today? Rather than writing down one thing every day, I chose to write a list of 37 things that make me feel alive. Some tried and true and some I´d like to try.

Here is my list:

1. Stargazing
2. Getting my hands in the dirt
3. Laughing really hard
4. Taking walks in a cool forest
5. Dipping my toes in the lake
6. Swimming in the lake
7. Trekking
8. Doing something and succeding
9. Intimate moments
10. Doing random acts of kindness
11. Being outside when it snows
12. Standing at the beach when it is really windy
13. Zip lining
14. Being goofy and silly
15. Saying yes
16. Planting my garden
17. Harvesting my garden
18. Picking blueberries in the forest
19. Seeing a beautiful sunset
20. Making a bonfire at the beach
21. Getting up early to watch the sun rise
22. Turning a day of misery, to gratefulness
23. Taking a photowalk with the DSLR
24. Going to a wildpark
25. Eating really good food
26. Painting
27. When all my senses are in line
28. When I feel independent
29. Listening to really good music
30. When meditating really works
31. When my legs hurt from too much walking
32. Reading a good book
33. Pulling over for a photo
34. When a story just pours out of me
35. Moments when I feel like I belong
36. Going to new places
37. Planning to do fun things


And this is how April looks in my album.



May´s prompt was to try and capture our word through our cameras. This is clearly something that comes easy to me ;) 
I went through my camera card to choose a few photos that spoke to me and just used them Which means that I didn´t go out with the intent of taking new photos, I chose photos I had already taken. 



This is how I put the prompt together in my album. No words (other than that quote) because I wanted the photos to do all the talking. 

Something that stood out to me when I printed my photos, was that most of my "feeling alive" moments are outside. That wasn´t very suprising to me. I feel good outside. 

I´m looking forward to June.