Saturday, October 29, 2016

12x12 scrapbook: Hunting for Treasure using Felicity Jane kit

I love treasure hunting. Going to different second hand shops and flea markets to see if we can find some treasures. Now a treasure for me may be rubbish for you, but that is the charm with it!

This page is from one of those hunting day me, my sister, brother and cousin had a few month ago. We went to a huge, HUGE, flea market hosted by the local soccer club. We had a really fun day and I did find some treasures! You can read and see more photos in this blogpost

Using Felicity Jane "Maggie" 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Happy Halloween- card using Penny Black Stamp

These are two of the first stamps I bought when starting scrapbooking. Feeling a bit nostalgic, remembering the the excitement of starting a new hobby I had to do something with these two! The super cute cat-stamp is call "cat o' lantern" by Penny Black 2001 and the "halloween" is from Kortmakaren.
To color these oldies I ventured out and tried something new, alcohol markers! I had picked up a few called "Le Plume" and I really liked how it came out! I soon realized that the more colors you have the better look you'll get but with the few I had, I'm really happy! 
 The card itself is really simple, that colored image is punched with a 2" circle, layered on vellum, some die-cuted copper leafs and a embossed sentiment on a dark-blue metallic card base.

I'm so happy with how these cards came out and I had a really great time making them! I did a batch of 5 and using this dark blue metallic card base made such an impact. Now I'll have to remember to post them!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Home Sweet Home 12x12 home decor using Pink Paislee

A few month ago I made this 12x12 layout, inspired by a previous painting I had made and the paper piecing/ embroidery technique of Elsie. I picked the 6x6 paper pad from the "C'est la Vie" by Pink Paislee, love that line!  I love the colors and patterns of that line and they make beautiful houses!

After cuting out the shapes I stitched with matching colors and added a title; Hem Ljuva Hem, or as you might know it; Home Sweet Home. 

I framed it with this black frame from Prima Marketing and it now hangs next to my desk so I can see it everyday! That colors are just so sweet and the stitching adds just a bit of texture. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Listen to Me A4 scrapbook using watercolor background

When I paint my "really" pieces I tend to get bord waiting for the paint to dry. So I got a pad and in that one I only paint for fun, testing colors and patterns. Now I have started to bring them into my scrapbooking and I love it! Here is one I made this week from a watercolor I just doodled:

"Listen to me" when I tell myself that I'm good enough. We should all do a page like this once in a while. Now I keep telling myself that my illustration work is good and I need to trust that. Also I had fixed my hair (it's a big deal!) I only used my new pretty papers and stuff here. I love how it looks!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Little Man 12x12 scrapbook using CP Cool Kid

I really like the "Cool Kid" from Crate Paper, I have worked with it now for some week making an  album for my little brother. I love how its coming together but I also wanted to make some 12x12 so when I found this old photo I knew I had to scrap it!

The photo is of my brother when he is about 2 or 3, sitting on (ON) the sofa in a blue dinosaur-pajamas, so cute! I had to use the chipboard dinosaur for this page and wanted to keep the colors to blue, black and silver. Here you can see the process and I even got some help with the voiceover!

I started with this 12x12 leaf paper from Amy Tangerine and then a 8x8 piece from Heidi Swapp "Wanderlust" pad on a slight angel.  I pick three chipboard icons with the blue color to form a triangle and then added accents in black and silver. 

 My favorit part of the page; a teddy-bear saying "Roarrr!!

I have left a spot for journaling, I think it's better for mom to write in the details. 
I can honestly say that I love this page, the colors, the cute icons and my very adorable brother. If I have some stuff left when the album is done I will definitely do more pages about baby brother! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Winter Joy A4 scrapbook using Pink Fresh Stoudio

Have you scrapbooked your school years? I didn't scrapbook while in school but I thought I would start on an album. I don't mind much about how many pages or  how they look, just that I make them. If I can tell one story or scrapbook two photos than there will be on more page.

I have made a few and here is one that I filmed a while ago. I started with some ink blending through a stencil and then used some papers and embellishments from Pink Fresh Studio.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Liberty 12x12 Scrapbook using PP C'est la vie

What is more freeing for a 13 year old boy than to go on summer break? I think the title for this page,  Liberty is rather perfect.

On this page I used to Oh-so-pretty "C'est La Vie" from Pink Paislee. I had an idea of something festive, like a banner, for celebrating this day.

I really like this page with all of it's texture and colors, it will be hard to deiced if I'll keep it or put it into my brothers album (that does not yet exists but on day it will...)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hyssna Kvarn 12x12 scrapbook using Maggie Holmes

I really like making pages about our little day trips! Just think that a few month ago I avoided even to think of them! I have found that I keep these pages a bit simpler and cleaner, using less colors and allot less embellishments. Not that odd really when I usually scrapbook one photo here I use two or three.
On this page I wanted to try capture the feel of this old water mill that has turned into a café. I like this black & white paper from Maggie Holmes and the feel of tea and cakes that it gives. Also you know I love my leafs and I just this they are the perfect thing to add (to pretty much anything). I keeped the color to black & white with green and silver accents to work with the photo.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sjötofta 12x12 using Felicity Jane

Let's continue this weekend with a few process videos of the travel pages. Here is one I made of a trip we made in april to look at a farm of daffodils. It was so pretty, and cold but mostly pretty!

I used the Felicity Jane June kit and I knew I wanted to use the greenish/yellowish paper and the wood-vener on this photo. I kept it rather simple and let the photos tell me where they wanted to be and then filled in with the title and journaling.

I so like how this page turned out, the colors and the title (!) 
and the just a bit of Heidi Shine to break up all of the lines.


scraproom Vlog#2 -The travelalbum project

Making layouts is fun! Putting them away is not so much fun... This summer I started to scrap our daytrips and I thought it would be so fun to have an album filled with pages about the places we have visited. Well these pages ended up, like so many before them, in a big pile. Intill one day (it was really in the middle of the night driving home...) I remembered a cheap post-bound travelalbum!

This is a cheap album with 12 page protectors but hey it gets the job done intill I can bring myself to get a nice faux-leather WeRMK album. 

In the past when I had post-bound they would be so packed that you couldn't close them. This one looks fine, for now.
 The pages all fitted and laes flat...
 Intill you get a few pages in, then they don't lay flat... So if nothing else this is a big reason to gett a proper album. And better tape.
 *deep sigh*

But all of my pages are in the album, in one place, together! It was so satisfying to put them all in (well actually putting them in was a right pain but after it felt good!)

Do you have a specific album like this one, for day trips and outings?