søndag 29. april 2012

Tourists in Kiel

I haven't scrapped a layout in three weeks (!!!).

I have created though, working on my card skills, enjoying the fabolous card challenges Danni and Jessy has come up with at MyScrapbooknook.

But when I saw this lovely sketch made by Katarina for the Member Inspo Sketch Challenge, I just couldn't resist - I got the urge to do a layout.

So I pulled out photos from our Easter trip to Kiel (Germany) and created this layout, using the Nook April Kit, featering Crate Papers Story Teller collection:

Some details:

Can you see by the kids' experessions it wasn't a hot, warm day in Kiel?

torsdag 26. april 2012

Folded Mini Album Tutorial


Do you ever make mini albums?
I don't do them often, but some times I have a happening to tell about, and my photos are too many, or I have too much to tell, to fit it into a layout, even two pager. Mini albums are perfect for those occations!

I'm going to show you a folded mini album, but first I must show you some fun stuff that arrived on my door step yesterday:

Have yourself a bloomin’ good time with the lush May Nook kit! Echo Park This ‘n That papers compliment a wide range of springy embellishments- ruffles and canvas butterflies and jewels come together to indulge the senses and tickle the fancy of any girl! You will love the delicate details, paired with whimsical shades of happy combining for the perfectly playful, feminine delight!

I have dug through the papers, and there are papers perfect for masculine layouts and cards, too!

And I got the May Grab Bag, too, with more fabolous Echo park This'n That papers, the more masculine range. Make sure to read about the fabolous May offer below the photo!

May Special: Join in May and receive June for FREE along w/a free June Grab Bag. You only pay the shipping for your free kit and grab bag!!!! You will also receive another free kit after 12 paid months!!! Two FREE kits and a grab bag when you sign up for 12 months!!!!! You can order here. Photo of June grab bag coming soon.

Now, back to the Mini Album.

I made this 3*6" album with the Nook April Kit, featuring Crate Paper Story Teller.

When you unfold it, it looks like this:

Are you curious about how I made it/folded?
I have a complete tutorial at the Nook Forum, you are more than welcome to visit to see :-)

Do you want to give it a try?

søndag 22. april 2012

Playing with hexagons

Life has been busy over the past weeks and there hasn't been much time to sit down and scrap. But I have felt in the mood for beeing crafty, so plunging into card making again, has been my solution.

I had enjoyed making cards for the challenges over at My ScrapbbokNook (I'll post about them later this week) and the April challenge at the MME blog started me to dig into som fuzzy hand cutting again.

The MME challenge is all about displaying hexagons. You find the pattern all over and I have seen designers do some marvellous stuff with the shapes. I haven't really plunged into exploring the possibilities the hexagons give, so I started nice and easy with making this card.

MME Papers: Fine and Dandy, Brads: MME Lost & Found

And what's more appropriate when you showcase geometric shapes, than using a quote about arithmetics?

Thank you for taking your time to visit.
Tell me, what is your favourite shape right now?

tirsdag 17. april 2012

It's A Banner Kind Of Day ♥

Did you wonder about the title of this post?

It's the name of our April 16th Card Challenge at MyScrapbooknook :-)
Curious what it is about?

Head over to our forum and to find out all about it and to se both DT examples and how our forum members play along (and yes, you can play too).

Here is my example:

All materials from the Nook April Kit featuring Create Paper Story Teller exept hinges and twine (private collection)

What kind of card challenges are your favourite?

søndag 15. april 2012

Nookers have more fun - IRL, too :-)

One of the fun things about scrapping and the world wide web, is that you learn to know people from all over the world. And some of them you get to actually meet IRL as well.

Last year Anna Sigga (Iceland) popped in when she was in the neighbourhood and a month ago the fabolous Pysselpetra (Sweden) and her family stayed at the Scoobie mansion when they where heading for the Norwegian mountains. For the record, they are both Nook Girls.

Petra and I
So we all had a great time: the kids had some slight language issues in the beginning, but sorted it out quickly, we had great food, talked and laughed a lot.

And the next morning we took a walk to the beach to burn some energy before they started on their 5 1/2 h car trip.

These photos, and this happening, is scrap worthy, don't you think?

I used them for my April Two pager class at My ScrapbookNook, using the April Kit featuring Crate Paper Story Teller. For a step by step tutorial, please head over to the free class, to see more.

Two pager

Having friends from all over the world is a blessing, and I'm sure there are more people to see, over the years to come.
Have you have the chance to meet any of your scrappy friends IRL?

torsdag 12. april 2012

Why I havent blogged lately...

Because I took my family to a mini cruise to Kiel (Germany) on the first days of Easter Break last week.

In the middle of the sea back home, we had the phone call you don't want while you're on vacation. My FIL, who lives with us, had been in a car accident and was in hospital.

He's one tough coockie, my FIL. He broke some ribs, needed a neck surgery to avoid paralyzes, but on Saturday he was up on his feet again and on Monday he came home.

He still needs a lot of help, though. I leave home early for work, but pops in to him before I go to see if he needs anything.

Mix this happening with crazy days at work, two kids who needs help with home work, a husband who needs to take a lot of the hours in the shop himself, a husband who probably has been worried sick about his father that he snores so bad at night that I needed to move to the coach in the living room (yeah for three hours sleep at night a few days in a row). Did anyone mention every chores like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping etc?

But I'm hanging in, and today hubby came home early, picked the kids up after schools and made me dinner. It felt like a day off!

FIL, 80 years old

So this is why I haven't blogged.
But things normalize and I feel the energy is coming back.

Give me two more easy days, and I will be like a Duracell Bunny!

So to celebrate my new energy, I have a little something for you!

søndag 1. april 2012

My Scrapbooknook Announcements + Masculine Cards

Good morning!

We at MyScrapbookNook have some announcements you might be interested in :-)

My ScrapbookNook Blog Hop Winners

Drum roll please.......for the $10.00 prizes we have

Carol's Blog: Laurence
Danni's Blog: kim (email renniek....)
Anna's Blog: Debbie (email tiger...)
Nicole's Blog: Ashly (outtahandcreations)
Marinette's Blog: Lillesmor

And our grand prize winner is....... Dianna Torgersen!!!!

Congrats ladies, we are excited for you!!!

Some of you may have been contacted by our design team but if not could you please contact Carol and let her know your email address, and shipping information as soon as possible:
carol m monson at yahoo dot com

Thanks again girls and be on the look out for more fun in April!!!

We've got a few things up our sleeves ;)

Card made with the March kit for the Build A Barn Challenge

My ScrapbookNook April Special
April special for new members!!!!!!!! receive a free grab bag and a free may kit!

Sign up for the April kit and receive a April grab bag for free...........and the May kit for free. After 1 year paid membership the 13th kit will be free too! We have a handful of kits left for April!!!!!

Happy Scrapping!!!!

Card made with the March Kit for the Lift A Layout Challenge
My ScrapbookNook DT Call
MyScrapbookNook is looking for a few new talents.
Are you a card maker?
A layouts crapper?
Good on Altered Items?
You can fin all the details here.
Submission deadline: April 10th.
Good luck! 
Card made with the March kit for the Sketchy Monday Challenge

Card Challenges

Do you feel like making some cards this week, but don't know where to start?

Here are some of the challenges we are hosting at MyScrapbookNook right now - and we provide you with several ones every week, so come back regulary for more inspiration and fun:

My examples for the challenge, using the March Kit

Thank you for stopping by.

And have a creative day and week!