mandag 26. mars 2012

The Man Cave - A Masculine Layout And The Secrets Behind It


If you are looking for my MyScrapbookNook Blog Hop post, you find it here.

My world is full of men:
  • I work with men - there aren't many women in the construction business
  • My husband is a man - obvious, or he would be my partner, not my husband
  • My FIL lives with us - MIL died twenty five years ago
  • My kids are both boys - blaim it on my husband *lol*
  • Even our budgies and remaining Endeler's Guppies in the fish tank are men
But my cat and dog are girls - yuppie!!

Masculine embellies:
The metal rings are from a hardwear store
The screws are actually eyelets (yes, it is!) I hoarded years ago
Star Button from Ormolu
Striped button: BG paper covered with Epaphany epoxy brad 

So I am well trained in doing masculine layouts.

I remember so well when I started scrapping: finding masculine embellishments was so hard, but girly stuff was all over, you know flowers, bling and stuff.Over the years I have developed good skills in making my own embellies and I claim to have an eye for finding masculine stuff, like the ones one the image above. Ad some twine in neutral colors, some papers in masculine colors, and you are there :-)

Wood banner from MME
Fun alpha stickers from AC/Amy Tangerine
Another home made epoxy button using the same manufacorers as above

I spotted this lovely sketch over at the Get Picky Blog and I so wanted to try it out.
And then I had these photos of hubby in his Man Cave.

The perfect combination which resulted in this layout:

Blue PP: Echo Park
Kraft PP: MME

Yellow/grey twine is croched to ad more substanse to it
Office supplies from AC
Very, very, very oldfashioned black eyelets (do you still have yours?)
Button from Ormolu

So what do you say - is it possible to make a masculine layout without embellishments and papers designed for boys and mens layouts? I think so :-)

Thank you for taking your time to stop by.
Now head over to the Get Picky blog to see the inspirational layouts from the DT and the fun, original sketch!

søndag 25. mars 2012

I have scraplifted - and a Tuesday Giveaway winner!

Good morning, fellow scrappers!

Do you have daylight savings in your part of the world? We started today, and guess who cought it from day 1? My dog! Gotta love my dog: happy and bright at 7am, ready for a new day and new fun adventures :-)

Are you looking for the MyScrapbookNook Blog Hop post? You find it here.

On the first week of March, we started a new Lift the Person Above You Challenge at My ScrapbookNook. I got to lift the super talented Swedish scrapper Zarischa and here is the layout I picked to lift:

Layout by Zarischa

Zarisckha is a master of misting and pretty flower details, and I officially suck at both. I loved the design on the layout so here is by take on it:

Look, I even managed to use flowers! While Zarischa used mist, I chose to use rubons instead (I'm a rubon junkie!).

The photo is of DS9 as a first grader. I was browsing through some envelopes with older photos, when I came across his 1th grader photos and realized I never had scrapped them. What a shame! And I have no idea why have haven't done it earlier.

All the materials in this layout are from the Little Yellow Bicycle Saturdays Collection, exept rubons, alpha and twine. When this layout was done, I posted it on the LYB FB wall, and I was happy, surprised and proud to find it featured on the LYB blog this week. Woot, woot for me :-)


Now to my weekly Tuesday Giveaway:

The winner of this week's giveaway is....

..... NITASHA....

Send my your shipping info using my e-mail adress in the right hand bar, Nitasha, and I will send you the card kit ASAP.

If you didn't win this week, come back on Tuesday for a new chance to win :-)


Have a great Sunday everybody, and a fabolous week!

fredag 23. mars 2012

Welcome to the My ScrabookNook Blog Hop!

Hi and  welcome to the MyScrapbooknook Blog Hop.

If you have come here from Nicole's blog, you have come right. If you came here by random, please go to the starting point at the Nook Blog, to make sure you don't miss out anything.

Hiding among the blogs from the list below are 5 prizes and one HUGE Grand Prize! We're giving away FIVE $10 prize packs and ONE prize pack valued at $150! So be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog's post, because you never know which blogs have these prizes hidden. To qualify for a prize, comments are due by Midnight PST on Wednesday, March 28th, and all winners will be announced on the My Scrapbook Nook blog on Friday, March 30th.

Don't forget that the Nook April special is that new 12-month subscribers get the April kit for FREE and then after their subscription is over they receive ANOTHER kit for FREE!

This month's April Grab Bag is valued at over $55, but only $10 for kit subscribers.

Sneak peaks from the April Kit :-)

Guess what ELSE is happening at the Nook right now? We're having a DT CALL!!! Be sure to check out our message board to find out more info!

If you have lost track on the hop, here is the complete list of participants:

The Nook blog (the start)
You are here ---- Hilde


The March Nook kit featured the lovely MME Miss Caroline Collection. OMG, I have managed to squeese so much out of this kit: three layouts, one altered item and seven cards. And there are still some left overs for some small cards an tags :-).

This kit was so versatile for both feminin and masculin creations, and for all seasons. Making spring and summer creations may be the obvious with this kit, but it works great for winter fun layout, too:

Most materials are from the main kit

Layered stickers and pearls from the ad on section

Now head over to Marinette to see what she has for you!

Thanks for hopping with us!

onsdag 21. mars 2012

I Have Scrapped Pippi Longstocking!

Last month we had a phot swap at MyScrapbookNook and I was so lucky to swap with sweet Pysselpetra. She sent me two photos of here charming, goofy three year old girl (soon to be four).

Here is my layout (can you tell I had a blast creating with happy summer colors on a gily page):

Papers: Fancy Pants, the rest from here & there


Are you curious about what Petra did with my photos? Head over to her blog to find out more :-)

I'm very much looking forward to the next photo swap at the Nook. Have you ever participated in one?

tirsdag 20. mars 2012

Tuesday Giveaway March 20th

Hi everybody.

Welcome to a new Tuesday Giveaway on my blog.
To celebrate my 500th blog post, which I wrote in January, I'm having a giveaway every Tuesday until the end of April.

Do you want this card kit, containing MME papers and Chipboards + some trims?
It's super easy to enter the drawing - just leave a comment on this post and tell me you want to be a part of the drawing. You have until Friday midnight GTM+1 - I'll announce the winner on Saturday :-)

This series of of giveaway will continue to the end of April as long
as there is five entries or more in the giveaway posts.

Good luck!

søndag 18. mars 2012

Not The Bath Tub! (+Tuesday giveaway winner)

I had loves today - plenty:
  1. I just love the new Little Yellow Bicycle collection Saturdays: the colors, the patterns and the fun embellishments.
  2. I love my dog, too
  3. I have been looking for a shop where I could by some Epiphany Craft tools and epoxy buttons, but have found none - well there are some out there in the world, but shipping would ruin me. But sweet Pysselpetra visited me this weekend and brought me a gift - a button tool and epoxy buttons. I think I love her, also...
Guess who has been playing with new papers and tools today?

Playing with the new LYB collection Saturdays.
This layout is my entry to LYB's February/March Sketch Challenge

I have made by first epoxy buttons :-)

Detail photo of embellies

Have you played with anything fun lately?


Tuesday giveaway winner

The winner of the Tuesday March 13th giveaway is


Angie Ashuk.

Congrats Angie! e-mail me your shipping adress (you find my e-mail adress in the right hand bar of my blog), and I will send you the card kit ASAP :-)

Come back on Tuesday, all of you, for a new chance at the Tueday Giveaway :-)

fredag 16. mars 2012


A10 is an RC model air plane.
DS9 wanted it for ages, but it's not a beginner's plane and we managed to talk him out of buying it. But then he got some spare money...

My hubby is running an RC shop (boy' s toys!!!) so I admit the kids have an easier access to RC stuff than other kids. But they can't get any thing they want for free, they have to pay for all their stuff (but they do get a great discount).

DS9 handles RC planes a lot better that plenty of adults I have seen, but some times his attemps do fancy tricks ends up not so well. He is very good at fixing distroyed items himself, but this time, when he crashed his A10 into a tall sprouse, we though it was RIP A10. But the A10 is running again after a huge glue treatment.

I admit it: the new MME collections like Miss Caroline and On the Bright sides absolutely does it for me. I love the woodgrain background papers, and even after making four or five layouts with th said background papers, in a various of colors and shades, I'm still not tired of them. I really need to shop some more!

I made this layout for the Blog Challenge #33 at the MME blog, using the On the Bright Side collection + a few items from Fine and Dandy. I chose to keep the layout very simple to emhasize the photo and the emotion in it - emptyness (you have no idea how much DS9 loves this plane, and how sorry he was when he though it had killed it).

Thank you for taking your time to stop by!

torsdag 15. mars 2012

Just For You Card

As I promised in yesterday's post, I'll introduce you to some of the fun card challenges we host at MyScrapBookNook.

Here is the card I created for the My Sentiments Exactly challenge:

A very simple card. All materials from the Nook March kit except white CS

Here is how the challenge goes: create a card or layout where the sentiment/title is the focus.

If you follow this link you will find some pinspo images and some more examples from the DT.

Do you want to play with us?
Come on over - you do NOT have to have the kit to participate!

onsdag 14. mars 2012

I'm on a card roll!

If you are looking for my Tuesday Giveaway, please go to this post :-)


Every month we have lot of fun card challenges at MyScrapbookNook, and this month I decided to play along with the lovely March Kit.

I'm going to introduce you to the challenges here at my blog as we release them, so please return both tomorrow and later this week and month to see what we have for you, and to see my examples.

Another fun activity we have at the Nook, is celebrating our forum members with creating a birthday card specially made for them. As I felt pretty brain drained after creating lots of cards for the Nook Card Challenges, it was a real mojo booster to find this lovely sketch over at Card Patterns:

And here is my take on the card sketch:

MyScrapbookNook March Kit featuring MME Miss Caroline collection.
Card made for forum member LisaB's birthday

Do you think Lisa will like it?


PS Have you seen our latest offer at MyScrapbookNook?

Thinking about Joining the kit club-read this- you will be very Happy!

Since Feb. we have been running specials each month for new subs! HERE IS THE APRIL NEW SUB SPECIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Join now and receive your April kit for free!!!!!!!PLUS A FREE GRAB BAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! VALUED OVER $55.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


In order to receive the above special new subs must sign up for 1 year:)

Tuesday Giveaway - On A Wednesday (again)

So it happened again - my every day life hit me again and I didn't get a chance to put up this give away yesterday. Scheduling on Sunday, when life is slower? Nahhh, not an option *lol*

Anyway here is this week's give away:

Perfect for mascilin cards. Papers and stickers from SEI, the rest from here and there.

How to enter the drawing for this giveaway? It's super easy:
Just leave me a comment in this blog post before Saturday March 17th midnight GMT+1. The winner will be drawn by random on Sunday and you will have one week to claim your prize. Good luck!

PS. I promised I should have a giveaway every Tuesday until the end of April, but because decreasing numbers of participants, I'll change this to a monthly give away unless five participants or more this week. The new schedule will eventually start the first week of April.

søndag 11. mars 2012

Me, myself & I

I have been busy for a while and haven't payed much attention to challenges out in the cyber world for a while. But suddenly life got calmer, I have a mojo overload and all assignments are done, so when I spotted the march 1th challenge at Once Upon A Sketch, I wanted to do it.

The Journalling Criteria/Theme this time: All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

As you may know, I work as an engineer at construction sites. Believe me, there aren't many women in the business! No problem really, most of the men are great guys and I like the way they think and talk - stright forward. I imagine they don't see me as a woman either, but as a good co worker (even if I usualy wear a dress or skirt on Fridays, just to celebrate the difference *lol*).

I flipped the sketch, but still kept quite close to the original.

Patterned papers from MME The Bright Side Collection, the rest from here and there

The journaling goes like this: "I like to imagine I'm good at using both parts of myself: the masculine engineer part and the feminin girly part. And I chose to believe all people in my suroundings, both at home and at work, benefit on knowing both those parts".

The photo is taken on one of our construction sites where we are building a new highway.

This winter I split between beeing on site and working with QA and Safety for our head office. My new office is so empty and need some decorations, so I want to frame this layout and bring it there to add some color to the room. A while back we did a photo swap at MyScrapbookNook, and Pysselpetra scrapped the same photo for me (you can see her layout here). I'll keep her layout in my album and will take mine out of our house.

Some close up shots of my layout:

Thank you for taking your time to stop by!

Tuesday Giveaway Winner

Tuesday Giveaway Winner:

The prize from Tuesday March 6th goes to.....

.... Amanda Jane

Congrats! Send me an e-mail with your shipping info, and I'll send you the kit ASAP. You find my e-mail adress in the right hand bar.

onsdag 7. mars 2012

Butterflies Galore and Tuesday Giveaway on a Wednesday

Tuesday Giveaway on a Wednesday

Please accept my apologies for beeing late with my Tuesday giveaway. The simplel truth is: life just got in my way yesterday! Notthing big or dramatic - just my simple boring everyday life *lol*

Does it happen to you too? Please say yes....

Anyway, here it is - the Tuesday Giveaway on this Wednesday:

Papers from BG, trims and embellishments from here and there.

How to enter this drawing? It's super easy:
Just leave me a comment in this blog post before Saturday March 10th midnight GMT+1. The winner will be drawn by random on Sunday and you will have one week to claim your prize. Good luck!


Butterflies Galore

This week I'm doing the Designer Showcase at MyScrapbook Nook, focusing on repeated patterns.
I chose to focus on how to use the different butterflies featured in the March kit, and here is some examples I made for the class.

Pimp wooden butterflies with rubons!

Rub rubon butterflies to acetat to make your 3D embellishments!

Cut out butterflies from patterned paper and use the cut outs to wamp up your pages!

Cut out butterlies from patterned paper and put them on a string!

And here comes the fun part: Spend them all on one single page!

All materials from MyScrapbookNook march kit, featuring the MME Miss Caroline Collection
Layout title: Early spring? My lilacs on Sunday :-)

You find the entire article here - please visit to see examples from both me and forum members on how to use repeated patterns to make uniform looking layouts and cards.

What about you, do you like butterflies?
PS There are some Maya Road ones in this week's giveaway!

lørdag 3. mars 2012

Tuesday Giveaway Winner + Nook Member Inspo Sketch


Every month we do a Member Inspo Sketch Challenge at MyScrapbookNook: we pick out a member layout from the Nook Gallery, draw a sketch from it and challenge our readers to create a project inspired by the sketch.
As soon as the challenge is closed, the DT will pick a winner who gets the opportunity to guest design for the next month's sketch challenge.

For February we picked a layout by Scrapping_in_AK, and I drew this sketch from it:

Got to love my fancy drawing program *lol*

And here is my example for the challenge, using the fabolous February kit featering the OA Sasparilla Collection. What a fun collection to work with - I just love the color and the patterns!

Title: "Trying Out Everything". About DS12 trying out squash this season

A few close up shots

Do you want to join? You can read all about it here, but hurry: you just have untill tomorrow night if you want to go for the GD spot.


Tuesday Giveaway Winner:

The prize from Tuesday February 28th goes to.....

.... LindaSS!

Congrats! Send me an e-mail with your shipping info, Linda, and I'll send you the kit ASAP. You fin my e-mail adress in the right hand bar.