søndag 14. september 2014

Smooth Sailing (The Studio Challenges September Sketch Challenge)

For today's challenge at The Studio Challenges, we have a lovely sketch created by Valerie.  Her sketch is based off the button layout that our August Guest Designer, Kerry Bruce, created.
Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on it, featuring my sons on a mini cruise to Kiel, Germany

PL collection: American Craft Nautical. Overlay: American Craft. Vellum pieces: Studio Calico. Alphas Fancy Pants (blue), American Craft (white). Wire: my local florist. Buttons: unknown

The patterned papers are cards from a Project life collection - I think hey work great for layering!


The wire is from my local florist...  and the bottons cut from worn out jackets.

...and the bottons cut from worn out jackets.

Now please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's wonderful examples and to play along.

onsdag 10. september 2014

Dublin (Sketch-N-Scrap #64)

In June I (and hubby) got to visit Dublin, Ireland, with the comapny I work for - a super fun city to visit: lot's of history and culture - and pubs and gigs *lol*

We took tons of photos, and I will create more layouts from this visit. The one below is the "front page" from our trip.

Chipboard, paper arrow, journaling cartd & large alpha: American Craft. Small alpha: Jillibean Sopu. Airplane brad: Eyelet Outlet. Cloud: Freckled Fawn. Ribbons: unknown. 

I wanted a map as background to emhasize the city theme, but I was out of map paper! So what did I do? I took on of the official city maps, cut it to fit and covered parts of it with a semi transperant paper to make it less busy.


Journaling says: In June 13th - 15th we went to Dublin with Hilde's company. Not all hotels have red bat tubes in the middle of the rooms, but The Morgan has!

Did you notice the red bath tube?

I found the design for this layout at Sketch-N-Scrap, sketch #64, deigned by Lisa Hidy:

Later this week I will show how Norwegians party in Dublin, so please come back. These layout will be Pocket Scrapping style, just beacuase the tecnique is perfect for multiple photo scrapping. See you then :-)

mandag 1. september 2014

We all scream for ice cream (My Creative Sketches August sketch)

I have taken my kids on mini cruises to Kiel, Germany, three times - and on any of these trips we have ended up eating ice cream and drinking milk shakes in the same cafe :-) Has it become a tradition?

Patterned papers: Bo Bunny. Cut Outs & black alpha: American Crafts. Sequins: Doodlebug Design. Rosette: Pebbles

The fun papers and embellies are from the August Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbbok. I just added the black alpha and sequins.


Why do they always make goofy faces when I try to take decent photos of them?

And how lucky was I to fin this August sketch on the kit club's sketch blog, perfect for my three photos?

Does your kids make funny faces too, when you take photos?

søndag 31. august 2014

Every photo has a story to tell (The Studio Challenges)


This month we have this fun tic tac toe challenge for you at The Studio Challenges:

I picked one of the diagonals: Hot pink, chipboard and three kinds of alphas:

Background paper: Studio Calico. Other papers: MME, Lemon Owl. Amy Tangerine. Overlay: Fancy Pants. Chipboard: Memory Maze, Imaginarium Designs. Fabric "badge" Charms Creations. Alphas: Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, Echo park

Every photo has a story to tell - but it might not be the obvious one. I bet you are sure the journaling is about our kitten riding with my son, but it's not *lol*. Title/journaling says: " Every picture has a story to tell - like that 2014 was the year M decided he no longer would wear regular t-shirts, shirts with collars only, and that Polo Ralph Lauren was the only desent brand". He has become such a snob - sigh.


Please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see how the rest of the DT solved the challenge, to play along and to see how you can win i prize from this month's sponsor:

tirsdag 26. august 2014

Konfirmant (Sketch-N-Scrap August "Inspired by" sketch)

Do you, like me, have multiple photos you want to show in one layout, but have no idea how to arrange?

I had four photos from the photo shot at DS15's confirmation, and got the idea on how to arrange them when I saw this lovely "Inspired by" sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap, designed by Kelly Holifield

Here is how I used it (photographer credits: Jan Enoksen):

Patterned papers & cutouts: Lemon Owl. Washi: Freckled Fawn. Camera brad: Eyeletoutlet. Alpha: AC/Amy Tangerine
Buttons: unkinown
 As you see I stayed close to the sketch, but replaced the large photo with four small.


Thank you for stopping by :-)
Do you have multiple photos on your desk too, just waiting for the perfect idea on how to use?

søndag 24. august 2014

Wild dolphins

This summer we have had visitors no one can remember have seeing here earlier: wild dolphins

Patterned paper: American Craft (Project life). Vellum shapes: Studio calico. Alphas: Jillibean Soup (red), Basic Grey (blue). Buttons and ric rac: unknown. Flair: The Paper Bakery

Journaling says; "On irregular times wild dolphins have visited Aarefjorden this summer, not the regular harbour porpoises, but the real common dolphins. J & H were lucky and got to swim with them, and lots of us could watch them from either land or boat."


I don't do Project Life, but the AC Nautical PL collection is perfect for any layout featuring our life by the sea

 Instead of inking up the edges of the cards (to make them pop more), I have oulined them with a black pen. Not perfect lines, but it softenes up the straight design.

I haven't scrapped much this summer. We have had the most lovely, warm summer ever,  it has been too nice to scrap, and we have been busy just enjoing the time off. This means I have tons of photos to scrap, and I needed some fresh ideas to get me started again.

I was browsing for inspiration when I stumbled upon the sketch blog Sketch-N-Scrap and their skethches made it so easy get going. The layout above is made with the August 1th sketch by Lisa Hidy:

If you are in need for a sketch for inspiration, I strongly suggest a visit to the Sketch-N-Scrap blog - they have lots of great sketches for both layouts and cards!

lørdag 23. august 2014

Every day is a fashion show...

This is my 15 year old son:

Printed black cardstock: ClubScrap. Orange paper: Karen Foster. Other pattern paper: Lemon Owl.
Chipboard: Maya Road. Epoxy stickers: Freckled Fawn. Alphas: Basic Grey (small), AC (others).
Journaling spot: Kaiser Craft. Tab: Simple Stories

He is a fashionist and plans his outfits very carefully. But then his dad cought him dressed like this on their annual "Dads-and-kids-camping-on-a-nearby-island" trip: pyjamas trousers, crocks - and his mother's rain jacket. Scrap worthy!

I found the inpiration for this layout in the Scrap Around The World's August mood board:

The theme, Fashion, was perfect for my photo, and I let the long title be one of the main elements in my design.

Here are some close ups of details:

Hand cut "arrows" and cloth themed chipboard inked in black.

Thank you for taking your time to stop by! Tell me, do you have a fashionist at home, too?