søndag 28. november 2010

Pizza party

Birthdays are hard to scrap, in my opinion: the kids are all over the place and hard to take a picture of. For DS8's birthay layout, I chose to focus on the cake because of that, and then the food theme was given for DS11's birthday layout too (there are only five days between their birthdays).

The Cosmo Cricket "Circa 1934" which came with MyScrapbooknook's November kit, was once again perfect for boy's layouts. OMG, that line can be used for so many purposes! The inspiration for the design of this layout was Creative Scrappers' Sketch #129.

onsdag 24. november 2010

Jeg suger når det gjelder mist....

... men jeg ruler når det kommer til rub ons!!! ha, ha, ha!

I suck when we talking misting, but I rule when it comes to using rub ons. ha, ha, ha!

Se på Skisse nr 87 hos Skissedilla. Den bare skriker etter rubons, ikke sant?
Have a look at sketch #87 at Skissedilla, it is just screaming for rub ons, right?

Minstebarnet bare digger alt som har med Halloween å gjøre. Og han fikser mesteparten av pyntingen selv! Gullungen...

DS8 has a crush on everything Halloween related. And he do most of the decorations himself. Bless his cotton socks!

Er ikke disse papirene fra SEI's On The Beach serie perfecte til Halloween? Det handler om å ta fra hva man har. Noen filtfigurer fra Nille gjorde det lille ekstra :-)

Aren't the SEI On The Beach collection just perfect for Halloween layouts? It's all about taking what one have, right? Some felt stickers from the local dollar shop was all I needed to add :-)

Just scraps left...

... OMG, I cannot believe I spent the whole MyScrapbookNook November Kit already. It's probably because the CC Circa 1934 collection rocks and it's so fun to work with (keep an eye on this blog - I have more to show you). But I'm not tossing the last scraps away: I collect them in a page protector and squuese even more layouts out of the kit and collection by turning into a more graphic style.

Sometimes I feel like I'm a twin. Or slightly shizofren. I need to do layouts that fill out the whole page - and I need to do pages that are more minimalistic and graphic in style.Like this one. I never stop beeing amazed that the same range of papers can be used for both styles. So what about you, do you feel shizofren some times, too?

DS8 made Christmas cards at his grandma's last year (Nope, I still haven't finished scrapping all the 2009 Christmas pictures yet *lol*)

mandag 22. november 2010

Boys & Toys

Please tell me, you who have girls: are they just as addicted to high tech toys as boys are? how come my boys know the expression "apps" but don't know the meaning of the words "tidy up"? *lol*

And they use so many of their toys at the same time. At these photos the telly is on, DS11 is playing with his iPad (bought for the money he got for his b-day), head phones on not to disturb his brother, while DS8 is surfing the internet while listening to music on his android mobilephone (I know, he is spoiled, but he got the phone for his birthday) - the telly still on.

And please tell me: how many high tech gadgets and devices do a boy need to be happy? Is the answer my dad had the right one: "Just one more - always"

I got the idea to this layout when I saw Sketch #2 over at Get Picky! Please head over and have a look at their sketch and the DT work and leave them some love: they rock!!!

lørdag 20. november 2010

Ladies circa 1934 meet Supermoms circa 2010

I was happy to see the new Cosmo Cricket realease Circa 1934: Some how it reminds me of the collection Forever After, which is my forever favourite CC collection. And I was even more happy when I found out that Circa 1934 was part of MyScapbooknook's November Kit!!!

I have two sons, so most of my layouts are masculine. But I had some photos of us Super Moms going tree climbing which was perfect for the papers and accents from this collection. I love the contrast between the pretty Circa 1934 ladies and us super moms wearing helmuts and outdoor gear. And the colors of the paper collection - perfect!

This layout is my take on the Sister Scrapbook sketch challenge over at the Pagemaps blog. If you haven't tried out the sketch, you should - it's just great working with and gives a lot of opportunities!

tirsdag 16. november 2010

I is a razor

Hunden min er ikke akkurat kjent for sin lynende intelligens, men mer for å være blond, dum og deilig. Og innmari blid. Og glad i folk. Og av en eller annen grunn så ser hun det som sin oppgave å barbere gubben. Det her helt sant: Hiver han seg på sofaen ubarbert, ja så er hun der på et blunk og prøver å knipe av ham skjeggstubbene. Jeg lurer ofte på hva hun tenker...

My dog is not known as beeing the most intelligent dog in the neighbourhood, but more as a blond bimbo. But she is very cute. And happy. And she loves people. And for some reason, she believe it's her duty to shave hubby. It's true - if he vegitates on the coach, unshaved, she jumps into his lap and tries to nib of those tiny hairs. I often wonder what's spinning around in her head *lol*

Denne layouten er laget til utfordring nr 86 hos Skissedilla, en flott skisse det var skikkelig moro å jobbe med og jeg har brukt november kitet fra MyScrapbooknook. I dette kitet var det noen "Artisan elements" fra Pink Paisley jeg aldri har prøvd før (det er det som er moro med kitene, å bli påtvunget noe nytt). De var helt hvite og litt kjedelige, så jeg fikset dem opp med litt StazOn... Her er noen detaljer fra layouten.

This layout was made for sketch challenge #86 at Skissedilla, a fun sketch I loved playing with, and I have used MyScrapbookook November Kit. In this kit there was some "Artisan Elements" from Pink Paisley I never have tried out (that's the fun part of the kits, you are forced to try some new stuff, right?). they were plain white, a little boring, so I freshed them up with some StazOn. Here are some details from the layout.

Takk for at du tok deg tid til å titte .-)
Thank you for taking time to visit me :-)

lørdag 13. november 2010

Stål i ben og armer?

In English below the image :-)

Jeg har vært i klatrepark. Sånn der opp i og mellom trærne med sele og hjelm og sikring både foran og bak. Moro? Ja jøss, men jeg kjenner jeg ikke er tjue lenger :-) På slutten av dagen hadde jeg ikke armmuskler igjen og "klatret"med albuekroken. Og da blir man seende slik ut:

Laget ettter Skissedillaskisse nr 85. Papir fra MyScrapbooknooks august kit (SassafrasLass), bølgepappfigurer fra Jillibean Soup (MyScrapbooknooks oktober Kit), rubons fra Basic Grey

I have been climbing in this activity park. You know, up in and from tree to tree, with helmut and straps, secured both in front and back. Fun? Sure, but I now know I'm not twenty any more *lol* In the end of the day I didn't have any arm muscles left and had to "climb" with the elbow hook. The prize is looking like I do on the photo above...

torsdag 11. november 2010

Another baby is growing up...

DS8 has birthday on November 4th, just five days later than his older brother. Will you beleive me if I tell you we have one week a year wich is very birthday focused?

This layout is made with MyScrapbookNooks fabolous November Kit (se post below for the full reveal). OMG, it is more jam packed than I could ever dream of. And it's the kind of kit which just scraps itself (don't you love the feeling?)

I also owe a big thank you to my fellow DT member Tanya and her friend Nikky over at GetPicky for their great inspiration challenge whixh gave me the idea for this layout. When I saw the image at the challenge, I thought of party, candies and candle lights and I picked the photo of DS8's birthday cake as the focal point on my layout. And who can resist adding a banner? Thank you again, Tanya and Nikky :-)

søndag 7. november 2010

The Long Post About My Second Home - and an offer

As most of you know, I’m at My Scrapbook Nook’s DT. The DTs at “The Nook” has over the years included some of the most creative scrappers I have ever seen, and I’m so proud to be a part of this team. Not are the girls only talented, they are some of the most friendly, supportive people I have met – not just to the fellow DT members, but to anyone visiting the message board.
I don’t know if you have ever visited the Nook: the Kit Club, the shop, the whopping gallery or the friendly forum. I would like to introduce it to you: maybe you will find a second home, too, like I did?

DT leader Leah Killian put it s well on her blog, here is what she said (don’t miss the deal open until November 15th, please read carefully!):
You know any give-a-way I host just has to feature My Scrapbook Nook Kits. This is the kit this month, gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 (2 of each paper, chipboard, stickers), and beautifully matched My Mind’s Eye Brads, Pink Paislee Artistic Elements, Jenni Bowlin Butterflies, Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards!

Now, this all retails at a whopping $37, but, for you, $28 at membership costs. No joke. I run a big portion of this company and we believe that everyone should be able to scrap and have fun, and it should be affordable. Because of this, I try to cram as many extra goodies and score as many good deals as possible when we load these kits up!
We also specialize in shipping internationally and do it for only $16 a month, which just cannot be beat. We know how to fill out a customs form to best serve your needs, and how to ship as quickly as possible. We will ship anywhere!
If you are not yet a member of our awesome kit club, have we got a deal for you! Anyone joining for a year will get the 13th month absolutely free, AND sign up by November 15th, and I will put a $15 credit on your account so you can shop add ons to your heart’s content! If you want this deal, you MUST e-mail me directly at everydaylou (at) yahoo (dot) com. If you have any questions, drop me a line as well.
Other benefits available to you are monthly member specials where you can get fun, new paper lines and collections at 30-40% off. Four or more step by step classes, a gallery with at least 40 kit ideas each month, free shipping on add ons, and a reserved kit with your name on it so you never miss a month because these babies sell out in a hurry!
Available to anyone who wants to hang out at the Nook is a great forum with friendly faces from all over the globe. You can talk scrap, chat about every day life, swap card ideas, participate in contests and challenges, and get sneak peeks on the kits. We are known as the friendliest place on the web, so if you are in need of some great internet friends, we accept nice people from everywhere! We also have an outstanding gallery where some of the most talented scrappers in the world share their stuff. It should be called Inspiration Central.
It is an extremely supportive community, and one that I love to spend time at.

Look at this great sketch DT member Trish Harwick provided us with in October.

And here is my take on it – I loved it so much and wanted to play, so I did, even if it wasn’t an assignment (papers: SEI).

So what do you say? Are you tempted to come over to visit us? Pop into the forum, browse the gallery or have a peek in the shop. And don’t forget Leah’s great offer as stated above.

Have a great week, btw!