søndag 30. januar 2011

Kort - cards

Før jeg ble scrapper lagde jeg kort. Mye kort. Men etterhvert ble det fler og fler layouter, og færre og færre kort. Men det hender jeg lager noe fortsatt :-)

Before I became a scrapper I was a card maker. I made lots of cards! But the more layouts I made, the fewer cards. But I still make some!


Hos MyScrapbooknook har vi alt du trenger for å bli inspirert til å lage kort: skisser, fargeutfordringer og selvfølgelig materialene og ideene. Ta en titt i forumets kortavdeling da vel, for å få litt inspirasjon og ideer! Våre designere kan virkelig det her med å lage kort.

At MyScrapbooknook we have everything you need to make cards: sketches, color challenges and off course the ideas and the materials. I invite you to take a look in the forum's card section to get some inspiration and ideas! Our designers know how to make cards, I promise you!


Her er noen kort jeg har laget de siste ukene:
Here are some cards I have made the last weeks:








fredag 28. januar 2011

Fussy hand cutting

Do you like it?

I'm a big fan and have been for a long time, but I believe it's a while since I have done it. But both the January and the February MyScrapbookNook kits had papers the shouted for me: Cut me - cut me!

So I cut.


First these snowflakes on Fancy Pants papers (January kit):







Then these Webster's Pages papers (February Kit):






I have more Webster's on the my desk, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend?

søndag 23. januar 2011

Zzzzz etc

DS11 must have been tired, falling asleep in the dogs' basket *lol*
I wonder why he layed down there in the first place...






Talking about dogs. I believe Scoobie has hung around with the kitten too much. It's isn't normal for a six year old dog to jump into an open box to play Peak A Boo, is it?



Both layouts are made with materials from MyScrapbookNook's January Kit

søndag 16. januar 2011

I Haz a Winter!

Actally I has a lot of things, but that's for sure - we have had real winter this season. December was dead cold, in fact one of the coldes in history, with an average temepratur of -10C (14F). Brrr.




DS8 got new down hill skis for Christmas - so he haz, too




And DS11 haz a winter scarf - Norwegian style :)




I got my January kit from MyScrapbookNook on Friday, and it was just perfect for those winter themed photos. But the kit was perfect for other photos, too - I'll show you in my next post, coming later this week. See you then!

onsdag 12. januar 2011

Party time!

The winter is hard for the little birds around here so we feed them the whole season with seeds, nuts, grains and fat. And when we put out sheafs of grain, it's really party time for the yellowhammers!


This photo was taken just before Christmas when we put up a new sheaf of grains and I found that the MME Fine and Dandy, True Blue Collection, was a perfect match for this photo. I started working with the MME sketch at Blog Challenge #19, but chosed to work with it at a smaller scale on the 12*12 background paper, to get it all together like I wanted it to. There is no rule against that, is there *lol*?


The whole layout:




And a close up (click on image to discover that you can see the wing movements of the bird on the photo):

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fredag 7. januar 2011

I has a pull dog!

I Siberian Husky Wannabe! And she is doing quite well, in fact!


I made this layout with The January 1th sketch at Stuck!?Sketches!


Click on image if you want to see it in a larger scale :-)






onsdag 5. januar 2011

Top 10 2010

Picking the Top10 layouts for 2010 was just as hard as I expected - I love (almost) all of my layouts, there is something in each of them. But I managed to pick ten finally, and here they are, sorted in chronological order. And I'll tell you why they mean something special to me (all images are clickable to see them larger).



This is a cardstock-and paint-only layout I made just because. The colors and the theme in this photo of DS7 gave me no other option than focusing on winter and the color white.





When we returned from our easter break, all the snow was gone in our garden, and the kids found out it was the perfect time to build a tree hut. At this time of 2010 I experimented with two pagers, and I love the flow on this one.





So how do you scrap photos from a stunt show? I had these photos laying on my desk for a long time, until I suddenly got an idea. Ok, it's may be not the perfect layout, but it was the first time I worked with small pieces of patterned papers.





I love the mix of blocking and softer lines on this layout!





I strongly believe this design emphasizes the photo. If I should pick my Layout Of the Year, I think this might be the one. I think this was the first time I did my journaling directly on to the bakground paper, too.





This papers are from a kit and I seriously disliked them: not my colors, not my style. I was very tempted to just give them away. But then I shot this photo of DS7 and voila! those papers were perfect. Lesson learned: Never give away anything :-)





In 2009 I won a prize at Kaiserkraft's which included the whole Offshore collection. Over the year I had spent almost all of the papers, there were just scraps left, but I still had plenty of the embellies left. They were too good to just toss out, so I challenged myself to spend it all on one layout - no "less is more". I'm very happy how it turned out!







I have plenty of photos from the golf course and lots of them are taken on long distance (you don't want to disturb a golf player when he plays, right?) and those photos are hard to scrap. I really loved all the green on this photo, so I grabbed some old matching stickers I had, and worked from there. Lesson learned? It's ok to start with the embellies, and then chose papers.





I just love how this one turned out - the mix of fancy ladies on the chipboard stickers and the photos of us mums when we went tree climbing - it makes me smile





And then I got this urge to make something pretty. I had two packages of bling/pearl swirls laying around but just five flowers, so I even had to make the fluffy part on the red large one myself. I was shocked to find out I could do pretty layouts...





Seeing all these layouts together, made me realize I have found my scrapping style. I don't know what it's called, and I am sure I will continue to experiment through 2011, so I am quite excited to see in which the style develops through the upcoming year.

Thank you for taking your time to look at my work!

lørdag 1. januar 2011

Slipp meg inn!!! Let me in!!!

Nyttårsdagen har i alle fall vært mildere enn de siste dagene! Godt nyttår, forresten!

Ponky Pus synes ikke noe om kulda. Slipper jeg henne ut frondøra, springer hun stort sett bare rundt huset og sitter å maser i kjøkkenvinduet om å få komme inn. Etter hvert har hun opparbeidet seg en storartet teknikk med å gni med labbene på rutene for at vi skal høre henne - og det gjør vi for tørre kattepotesåler på kalde glassruter - det høres. Squeeek...


New year's day has at least been milder than the previous days! Happy new year, btw!

Ponky, the cat, hates the cold. If I let her out the front door, she runs around the house and waits in front of the kitchen window, so we can let her in. Lately she has developed a great tecnique so we can hear her, too - she rubs her paws on the window. And we hear her loud and clear - you know the sound of dry cat paw skin on cold glass: Squeeek...



Skissedillaskisser gir meg meg alltid lyst til å scrappe - slik også med skisse nr 92 :-)
The sketches from Skissedilla always make me want to scrap, sketch #92 too :-)









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