Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Nerd Nest | Daily challenge unit

As you might know I am a creative team member over at The Nerd Nest this year for the montly challenges. I have been very inspired by the themes so far! Megan, of The Nerd Nest, also teach a year long online class called Pocket Your Year which is a pocket scrapbooking class with monthly units/prompts. On August 15th she kicked of an entire month of daily challenges for the class and as CT members we could contribute to a challenge of two. I chose one that went live this past Monday which was about making a pocket spread about a hobby. 


As you also might know, I have perhaps too many hobbies ;) But I chose to make this spread about a fairly new one, knitting. I learned to knit just a year or so ago and it has been so much fun to try things out. I am far, very far, from a great knitter but I feel more confident now and know how to correct errors and to experiment a bit. And as I always have to have a project in my hands while TV watching at night, knitting has been a great company to my usual crochet. 
You can see that I used a blue tone to the spread and took that out of the photos my love snapped of me and my recent projects. I tried to balance the darker right side with a more white spaced left side in the spread.

Thanks for popping in!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WCS | 3 tips to a fast scrapbooking page

Write Click Scrapbook has the second annual Scrapolympics this week and I think it is one of my favorites. We basically offer a bunch of different fun challenges all week! Here is a layout I did for the Sprint.


SPRINT = CREATE A PAGE AS FAST AS YOU CAN


I am a fast scrapper so for me this wasn't a big challenge. But I wanted to show you a few tips on how a page can come together in 30 minutes or under. 


1. First, I usually have my title and story when I start a page. Often I print the title from my computer first as I did on this page. 

2.I also mostly have my design figured out fairly quickly and for this I often use an old design from myself. We all have layouts that we really love and I re-use the same design all the time. 

3.Another tip for a quick page is to keep to one color scheme, then it all goes together without much effort! As you can see I have done some embellishment on this page, so it doesn't have to be bare just because it's fast.

I hope that this helps and inspires you! And don´t forget to check in on the WCS blog all week!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT | July the second batch



Happy Monday! Here are my second batch of projects I´ve made with the July releases from Kellie stamps. 



I love to use the digital stamps right on my photos, so that is what I did here. When I do this and I want it to like the title of the page or when the stamps is this big, I usually lower the opacity of the stamp so it´s not so harsh looking. This stamp is from the Great Outdoors kit.


Oh, I love this page! For this one I printed the tent icon from the Great Outdoors kit and flip them over so that the icon is like upside down. Then I took some of my embroidery thread and stitched each icon for my background. Such a fun way to change things up a little. 


Here is just a close up of the stitching. From this angle you can see it´s a tent icon :)




Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crafts | Necklaces


Hi! I´m Lisa and I am a craftoholic. Yes, I can´t stop making stuff. Stuff I might not even use... Well, I guess it´s a better addiction than drugs, right? Lately I have done a lot of necklace crafting. I thought I´d share a few here.


We live on an island (if you didn´t know) and I spend a lot of time on the beach finding pebbles and driftwood. Above you can see two of the pieces I have made with a few finds. 


Here I played with some yarn and made short crochet cords as my base of the necklace. I really like these!


This summer I made my first crochet covered stones. And after making a few of them I made two into necklaces. 
The other one is actually from a kit that came with a few of those holders and I used a bit of a patterned paper to fit under the plastic bubble. 

Now what do I do with all these?! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Memory keeping | Cili in Papers August challenge (2 versions)


One of my favorite scrapbooking stores Cili in Papers has a great blog. They host challenges and fun inspiration. Today I want to share the layout I made with their Pinterest inspiration challenge for the month of August. Isn´t the inspiration image (above) just lovely?! The colors is so inspiring to me and I love the floral accents. 


So, since I was inspired by those 2 things I first went with that. But when I saw the layout on the screen it was so obvious that the bright pink wasn´t going with the vintage florals. 


I looked through my scrap basket and found a strip of this more toned down red paper. I simple ripped the grey/journaling off and used the red paper instead. It turned out a little bit wonky, but I like it much more.

Since I was so inspired by the grey and pink combo, I am sure I´ll make another page with that too :) 


Monday, August 8, 2016

Memory keeping | Multiple photos

Today I am going to share two multiple photo layouts. I am mostly a one photo scrapper, but sometimes it´s fun to use more on one page. If I do use more photos, they are more often than not a smaller collage. It´s a fun way to save several photos without them taking over.


When I create collages I often try to follow a timeline in the photos if there is one. For exmple the above photos show the process of when my niece was supposed to smash her first birthday cake. As you can see it didn´t go exactly as planned ;)


Other times when I use more than one photo, I just arrange them in a way that they fit. Our cats have totally taken over this new armchair we thrifted a while ago! Life with cats in a nutshell!

I have a Canon Pixma ip7250 which I print all my photos on. I love it! It came with a printing program and in it I can choose many print sizes. Typically when I use multiple photos on one layout, I don´t go over a 4x6" photo card in size. That way it doesn´t feel oversized on the page. 

Have a lovely Monday!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Kellie Stamps DT | July first batch

Welcome to the first batch of projects I created with the July edition of Kellie stamps! This month Kellie had 2 new sets, Outdoorsy and My therapy. I have used the My therapy set in these two projetcs. 


I have totally documented my addiction to Netflix before, but this time I have done a layout featuring my favorites. Big difference, right ;) And I swear I don´t choose shows depending on how color coded they are together, haha!



My therapy, or one of them!, is to sit in the garden reading on a cool summer night eating snap peas. This recharge me so much!

I´ll share the second batch very soon!