lørdag 25. juni 2011

The Ice Cream Pit Stop

We have found our new favorite place - a local farm just a few kilometers away. They have the cutest goats, but more important - a farm shop and a tiny taverna. Here you can have a cup of coffee, a soda, cakes, you can buy  vegetables to take home, pasta in different fun colors and shapes, spice etc etc. We often stop here on our way home when we have visited other exciting places in this area because they have, the most important for my kids, ice cream!







I have had these photos on my desk for a while, and I wanted to use the MyScrapbookNook May kit (BG Hello Lucious papers) to scrap them. Then the June kit arrived at my door step, and I got busy playing with that, but when I saw this sketch at the  Pagemaps Blog I finally got my butt in gear and scrapped the photos. The flowers/lollipops are hand made by Charms Creations


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If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!


I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

fredag 24. juni 2011

Micro beads, rotten trees and a kid

I'm quite sure DS8 is going to be a scientist when he grows up - he's the kind of kid that is curious and wants to know how things work and why, and he still investigates the nature around us.

Two weeks ago he and I took a bike road to a small forrest not far away. It's an interesting place, a nature reserve with some giant trees and viking graves. No timber is taken from this reserve and old trees are allowed to rotten and fall down,  so insects can establish habitats and "life go on".

Peaking down in a hole in a rotten tree is both scaring and exciting for DS8. He expect the worst (zombies and snakes?) but is happy when he finds nothing but ants and other bugs.







Do you, like me, have some old scrap stuff stoved away you never have had the heart to toss out? Among other old stuff, I have a collection of micro beads, and I wanted to play with them again! It was just as messy as I remembered but maybe more fun than last time! New tecniques, materials and styles has developed during the past years, and I'm definitely using the beads differently than back then.




The Love Game collection from Glitz Design had the (in my opinion) perfect colors for the photo of DS8 and the theme - masculine but still soft. The brads are just as old as my beads, and the red alpha from SEI not new either - I hoarded them when they was at clearance at a web shop. This layout is btw based on this sketch on the Glitz blog.




So tell me, have you pulled out some old stuff and played with it lately? Do you use it differently than you did when it was "in"?


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PS I have a little something for you!

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!


I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

torsdag 23. juni 2011

Girls just want to have fun, part 7

I have had a mysterious increase in hits on my blog for the last weeks. When I went through the statistics I found that searchs on a porn site for "Girls just want to have fun" gave this increase. Dang! That wasn't my intention when I chose my blog titles! I wonder if those searching through the porn sites got a major surprise, and was disapointed big time, when they found nothing but layouts and cards on my blog *lol*. Well, it might be time to find new blog titles - I will do that when I write my next blog post!

Girls just want to have fun - and so do boys too! My boys, including my hubby, is very much into anything with engines and that includes Monster Trucks. I went to a show two years ago with the kids - this year DS11 would rather play golf on that spesific show afternoon, so hubby and DS8 went alone. I don't recall what I did. Scrapped?




If you want to know how I put together this two pager, I have made a class for you here at the MyScrapbookNook Forum. All materials are from the Nook's June kit.





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But wait - there is more. Have you seen this offer?

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!



I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

tirsdag 21. juni 2011

Girls just want to have fun part 6

I told you about the photo swap we had at my ScrapbookNook, a real fun challenge. But a few weeks earlier we had a card kit challenge: send a card kit to a fellow scrapper, receive one back and have fun creating cards with what you got!

I got this kit from super sweet Marinette:






These are colors I hadly ever work with, but it was a total blast, and I'm for sure participating again when we have the next kit swap! Here is what I came up with




There is one way to find out how much fun you can have by joining a forum: check out our Classes, Contests and Challenges department at the Nook forum. It's absolutely free, you don't need the kits to participate and the whole community is very heart warming and including. And stay tuned at the forum if you want to be the first to know about the next DT call comin up in less than two months...


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Men vent, det er mer: Her er muligheten for deg og ha litt moro også!


Hvis du tegner er Nook kit abonnement mellom nå og til 30. juli, gir jeg deg muligheten til også å få et gavekort på $25 til Nook-butikken. Når du tegner abonnementet, pass på å gi Pam eller Leah bekjed om at jeg har sendt deg. Og så må du si fra i et av blog-innleggene mine utover. Når orderen er bekreftet får du et ”lodd” hvor du kan vinne gavekortet (dette gavekortet trekkes eksklusivt blant de som har sagt at Hilde/Scoobie sendt dem, og ikke blant alle som har tegnet abonnement). Butikkene har mange flotte tilleggsvarer hver måned, så gavekortet kan være nyttig

Jeg bare digger kitene og det vet jeg du kommer til å gjøre også. PS. Hvis du tegner deg for 12 mnd får du den 13. gratis!



But wait, there is more: here is one way to have fun:

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!

I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

mandag 20. juni 2011

Girls just want to have fun, part 5

My kitten is a SHE, and I promise you: I have never, ever heard her complain about beeing bored. Even in winter time, when she finds it to cold to stay out, she has a lot of activities going on: shuffle lego parts, do furniture agility, hunt the dog's tail etc etc. And in summer time we hardly see her at all: she is a great hunter and has dragged a numberless frogs and mice to the house. Like Saturday evening when she brought this little dude home to play with.

I'm not sure the little mouse found here play as amusing as she did, and honestly -  I don't think he saw the sun rise on Sunday morning....











Title: Not Excactly Best Buddies.

This layout is for Challenge #9 at get Picky. Jump over and see their lovely sketch and to see the awesome DT examples!

All papers and the large alpha are from MyScrapbookNook june kit, the rest from my own stash: Rubons (BG), flowers (Prima), hand made fabric Lolliopops (Charms Creations), buttons, small aplha etc

søndag 19. juni 2011

Girls just want to have fun, part 4

Cindy Lauper sang "Girls just want to have fun", men jeg tror jaggu det er noen gutter som har det sånn også: Bare sjekk ut denne videoen fra Mika: "We are Golden". Jeg nekter å tro han hadde det kjedelig da han spilte inn denne!

Cindy Lauper sang "girls just want to have fun, but I'm sure there are some boys that have it exactly the same way. Just chech out this video from Mika "We are golden": No way he had a bad time while recording this!




Juniutfordringen hos Scrappehuset  er å la seg inspirere av videoen og ha med ordet Golden. Da jeg fikk se videoen kom jeg til å tenke på da vi besøkte Oscarsborg for noen uker siden, og min gamle mor og tante klatret rundt og holdt på. 70 åringer driver da ikke på slik? Og tittelen ga seg selv :-)

The June challenge at Scrappehuset is to be inspired by the video and to use the word Golden. When I saw the clip, I thought of our visit to Oscarsborg some weeks ago, where my mum and aunt, both around 70, were climbing around and absolutely not behaving like oldies are supposed to. Oldies don't climb, do they?




Alle materialer from MyScrapbooknook Juni Kit untatt whit kartong og glassperler/All materials from MyScrapbooknook June Kit except white CS and glass beads.


Takk, Scrappehuset, for at dere dro igang en så kul utfordring.
Thank you, Scrappehuset for arranging such a cool challenge!
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Men vent, det er mer: Her er muligheten for deg og ha litt moro også!
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Hvis du tegner er Nook kit abonnement fra nå og til 30. juli, gir jeg deg muligheten til også å få et gavekort på $25 til Nook-butikken. Når du tegner abonnementet, pass på å gi Pam eller Leah bekjed om at jeg har sendt deg. Og så må du si fra i et av blog-innleggene mine utover. Når orderen er bekreftet får du et ”lodd” hvor du kan vinne gavekortet (dette gavekortet trekkes eksklusivt blant de som har sagt at Hilde/Scoobie sendt dem, og ikke blant alle som har tegnet abonnement). Butikkene har mange flotte tilleggsvarer hver måned, så gavekortet kan være nyttig

Jeg bare digger kitene og det vet jeg du kommer til å gjøre også. PS. Hvis du tegner deg for 12 mnd får du den 13. gratis!


But wait, there is more: here is one way to have fun. 

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop!  When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you!  Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me!  Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate!  There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash! 

I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

onsdag 15. juni 2011

Girls just want to have fun, part 3

Here are two girls who know how to have fun: The pretty one to the right is my fellow MyScrapbooknook DT'er Anna Sigga from Iceland, and the more crinkled one to the left is me!




Anna was in Norway last weekend and took her time to seeing me - it's always interesting and fun meeting people IRL, not just on the forums! And Anna is just as sweet as you would think she is. And she is an awesome scrapper, too! Here is a link to her blog.




Fun girls deserves beeing scrapped with fun papers. This line is Fine and Dandy from MME, and this layout is my entry for their Blog Challenge #24. I added some white CS and some alphas but the rest is from the collection, except the clips which are from an older Christmas line :-)




I hope there are more opportunities over the next year to meet people I know just from the cyber world. Have you hade the chance to meet any of your cyber friends IRL? On crops? While you were at vacation or a business trip? At the CHA or other happenings?


PS Do you remember the song "Girls Just want to have fun" by Cyndi Lauper. It's still pretty cool, right?




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But wait, there is more: I want you to have fun, too! You do want to check this out:


If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!

I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

mandag 13. juni 2011

Girls just wanna have fun - part 2

Some times I'm worse than a 6 years old: I start thinking on my own and end up with questions like this: "Do dogs ever have fun?"

I know what motivates my dog and how to make her work with me, and she acts like she's enjoying it, but is she having FUN? Do dogs ever look at other dogs and if the other dogs fail, do they laught at it? Do dogs tell jokes to each other, using their doggy sign language? If there are more dogs together, do one of the dogs say to the others: "Hey, let's have some fun!" Is chasing cats FUN?

I don't know. What do you think?


My dog is a teaser while beeing in season, but I don't think she is doing it for fun, it's more her instincts. Our neighbour has a Bichon Frisee male dog named Lucky. Our garden is fenced in, so it's quite safe to let my dog into the garden even when she is in season. Poor Lucky, who is on the other side of the fence: Scoobie is constantly up in his face, making sure he knows where she is and what he is missing... Bad girl...






This layout is made with the sketch from Once Upon A Sketch's June 1th challenge. The journaling criteria this time is ".... to journal about a female. It can be ANYONE...your self, your best friend, your daughter,grandma, mum, sister, cat. ...As long as you write at least 2 sentences about the female in the photo (you can always create a CARD or ALTERED item based on this sketch and use a quote instead) . Your jounralling can be any type, i.e. typed, printed etc". So I have journaled about my dog, the teaser :-)




All materials are from My ScrapbookNook's  June Kit except white CS, butterfly and glass beads. I have colored the flowers with chalk, here is a short tutorial I have made about it.


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But wait, there is more: I want you to have fun, too! You do want to check this out:

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!

I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

søndag 12. juni 2011

Girl just wanna have fun - part 1

Det er derfor jeg har vært borte fra bloggeverdenen en stund - jeg har vært så innmari opptatt med å ha det gøy: gjøre husarbeid, jobbe, kjøre unger til fotball- og seiltrening osv osv :-) Du vet hva jeg mener?
Men jeg innrømmer, det har vært tid til å scrappe også.

That's why I have been away from the blog world for a while - I have been super busy doing fun stuff like house work, working, drive kids to and from soccer and sailing practice etc etc:-) You know what I mean? But I admit it, it has been time to scrap too.

Jeg har stor glede av å surfe rundt og titte på hva andre gjør, og utfordringsblogger gir meg ofte ideer til såvel titler, design og fargebruk. det eneste som er noe dritt er at Blogger ikke alltid gir meg lov å kommentere. Så det kan godt være at jeg har vært innom deg uten at du vet det.

I'm really enjoying surfing around, watching what others do, and challenge blogs often kick starts me by giving me ideas for titles, designs and color combos. The only thing that really sucks is that Blogger not always allows me to comment at the moment. So I might have visited your blog without you knowing.




Denne måneden fikke jeg prøve meg på noe jeg aldri har gjort før: hos My ScrapbookNook har vi hatt en foto swap, altså skulle vi scrappe noen andres bilder. Jeg skulle scrappe Sarahs bilder, og hun var så søt at hun sendte meg bilder av datter Kaci, slik at "jeg skulle få scrappe i rosa". Jeg som stort sett scrapper om gutter, syntes jo dette er helt konge!

This month I got to try out something I never have done before: at My ScrapbookNook we had a photo swap: you are supposed to scrap somebody else's photos. I got to scrap Sarah's photos, and she was super kind and sent me some pictures of her daughter Kaci so "I could finally scrap with pink".





Jeg fikk ideen til designet fra Skissedillaskisse nr 115. Kaci har dilla på filmen Tangled om dagen, og på bildene har hun på seg Raspunzel-kostymet sitt, og hva var da mer naturlig enn å gå på med rosa, blomster, bling, perler og alt som er en prinsesse verdig og litt eventyaktig?

I had the idea for the design from sketch #115 at Skissedilla. Kaci has a crush on the movie Tangled, and on the pictures she is wearing her Raspunzel outfit. It felt quite natural to add pink, flowers, bling,  pearls and other stuff a princess worthy and to get the fairy tale feeling on the layout.




Sarah sier hun liker layouten, og det samme gjorde Kaci, og jeg hadde det moro, så da kan vi vel leve lykkelig i noen dager til! Og jeg vet det er mere moro i vente på forumet til MyScrapbookNook, så da skal jeg jaggu ha det enda mere moro! har du lyst å bli med?

Sarah says she likes the layout, and so did Kaci - and I had fun, so I suppose we can live happily ever after for another few days! And I know there are more fun stuff coming up at the forum at MyScrapbookNook, so then I can have even more fun! Do you want to join me?


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Men vent, det er mer - jeg vil jo at du skal ha det moro også: sjekk her:


Hvis du tegner er Nook kit abonnement fra nå og til 30. juli, gir jeg deg muligheten til også å få et gavekort på $25 til Nook-butikken. Når du tegner abonnementet, pass på å gi Pam eller Leah bekjed om at jeg har sendt deg. Og så må du si fra i et av blog-innleggene mine utover. Når orderen er bekreftet får du et ”lodd” hvor du kan vinne gavekortet (dette gavekortet trekkes eksklusivt blant de som har sagt at Hilde/Scoobie sendt dem, og ikke blant alle som har tegnet abonnement). Butikkene har mange flotte tilleggsvarer hver måned, så gavekortet kan være nyttig 


Jeg bare digger kitene og det vet jeg du kommer til å gjøre også. PS. Hvis du tegner deg for 12 mnd får du den 13. gratis!



But wait, there is more: I want you to have fun, too! You do want to check this out:

If you sign up for a Nook kit subscription anywhere between now and July 30th, I am offering the chance for you to also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the shop! When you sign up, be sure to tell Pam and Leah that I sent you! Tell me as well by leaving a comment on my blog or emailing me! Once confirmed, that will enter you into a raffle where you could win the gift certificate! There are yummy add-ons each month and other goodies that you could scoop up with that free cash!

I love the kits and I know you will too!!!! PS If you sign up for 12 months, you get the 13th for free!

søndag 5. juni 2011

A winner, a slacker, a June kit and a new chance to win!

Let's start with the slacker who is ME! OK, I'm actually not a slacker in general, but when it comes to blogging the previous week, I'm probably the biggest slacker ever. I have been off work since thursday, so has the kids, but not the hubby. The weather have been beautiful, so I have chosen to neglect anything scrap related and the cyber world in general and do stuff I/we wanted to; garden work, biking, NOT ironing or house work. Feels good, but I am a little behind on everything and see a busy week coming up *lol*

Do you ever do it? Just give a damn about all the Should-have-dones?


The weather forecast predicts lousy, rainy days for the next week which means SCRAPPING! And I have this fabolous June Kit from My Scrapbooknook to play with. I have started cutting, I started on a two pager layout class before I got lazy, and it's magnificent, I promise - suitable for both boy and girl pages! If you want one, you can buy it here.






Oh, I almost forgot: I had a May Kit Give Away. Hubby has playeed Mr Ransom, I asked him to say a number from 1-4 (four entries, I'm counting from the top) and he said #3. And # 3 on my list is: Ann Cicilie. Send me an e-mail at hilde_at_aaslund_dot_com with your addy, to claim your prize!





But wait, here is another chance to win a May Kit. Visit the AlterdPojectInc blog to see how to do it!