Thursday, May 31, 2012

Play like Daddy

Hi guys! I am sorry that I've been offline a lot lately. Believe me, I have a good reason. I just can't share it with you yet... but soon... (and no, it's not related to scrapbooking :-))

Anyhow, I have a new layout to show you. I received my June kit from My Scrapbook Nook and it is beyond beautiful. The kit features one of my favorite summer collections this season, Simple Stories Summer Fresh. Here it comes...

Linnea wanted to try to play tennis like her dad. It was a little bit harder than she thought it would be :-)

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I'll be back to normal soon...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Yummy Cake

I love sharing my kitchen with Linnea. Especially when she is in a good mood :-) This day she wanted to make a cake...

I told you to expect more Pretty Party layouts ;-) Love this Crate Paper line! How perfect are these strawberries? 

Love layering Crate chipboards and cut-outs...

When you are in love with every single paper in a collection, you just want them all on your layout :-) I like using stripes to mix many different patterns and colors...

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Friday, May 18, 2012


I think you've met Leah before. She is my youngest niece. I love the look in her eyes in this picture. Her fun and playful personality shines right through the photography :-)

I used the May kit from My Scrapbook Nook, featuring Echo Park This & That Graceful collection. It's adorable!

Once again, blogger made my photos look grey. The colors are much brighter when opened with another viewer... grrrrr!

Now let me show you something else. A while ago one of my layouts made Friday Fave over at American Crafts' FB page. I have received my prize pack and - WOW! It was the most generous box ever! Look at it!

The box was loaded with Dear Lizzy Neapolitan papers, ribbons, ruffled crepe paper, paper flowers, stickers, thickers and that lovely pink roller stamp! How generous was that??? Thank you American Crafts! I can't wait to start playing with it! So... I guess what I want to say is - be sure to submit any of your projects to their FB ;-)

Thanks for peeking in today!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lazy Days

There is definitely no such thing as lazy days at the time being, but it's nice dreaming about them...

This is me, soaking up the sun on Gran Canaria last summer. The moment I saw this gorgeous line by Heidi Swapp, I knew I had the right picture for it :-) The line is called Sugar Chick and it is so bold and beautiful at the same time. I also had to get me some disco arrows, neon tape and trimmings as well as coordinated buzz words and colorful instaframes

I can't believe this is my first time using Heidi Swapp products! They are so fun. Me like!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Pretty Party...

I am so glad that I finally got to scrap Linnea's 3rd birthday! I mean... in only few months she'll be turning 4 so it was really about time to get it done :-) Here she is, waiting to blow out the candle on her fairy-cake.

I am not so sure how I feel about this one. I had an idea (that seemed to be sooo good) but the layout didn't turn out like the image in my head... I hate it when it happens...

I used the adorable Pretty Party line from Crate Paper. You can count on seeing more layouts using the same line in the near future, because I am madly, deeply in L.O.V.E :-)

See you around my dear creative friends! 

Monday, May 14, 2012


Pretty Party is in da house! Yay! 

I pre-ordered this beautiful Crate Paper collection and yet it took me forever to get it. But now it's here and it's even prettier irl! I've been saving Linnea's birthday photos for this line. It's a match made in haven :-)

Isn't she adorable? 

I love mixing Crate's chipboards, cut-outs and stickers. It's such an easy way to add dimension to your layout. See these cute little wooden birds from Studio Calico? I'm in LOVE!

Man, it felt good to get this layout out of my system! I've been dying to play with this line :-)
Thanks for taking your time to stop by today!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To my Mom

When I see a sticker with the word "daughter" on it, I usually think of my own daughter and the sticker most often ends up on a layout about her. This time, the word "daughter" inspired me to make something different. I remembered that I am a daughter too. And not just any daughter, I am a daughter to the most wonderful, most lovable woman in the world. This layout is for you, mom.

This is my first DT layout for My Scrapbook Nook, using the lovely May kit. The kit features adoooorable Echo Park This & That Graceful collection. Love, love, love! I hope you like it too.

I am having a busy (but fun) week. I feel bad for not having time to hop around and give back some of the love you are leaving in here. It's just one of those weeks... but it will pass.

Thanks for stopping by my dear friends! I'll see you soon again!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Movie Madness Crop: Movie Title challenge

Hi guys! I hope that you have joined us over at My Scrapbook Nook. We are having a big May Movie Madness crop with lots of fun and inspiring challenges. And the prize? Well, the prize couldn't be better! You can win a 3 months kit subscription! How awesome is that???

My challenge for you is to pick a movie title and use it on your layout. You can read more about it and on how to participate here. For my layout, I chose the title "Catch me if you can" which is perfect for a layout about my daughter. She is never still!

I have mixed different Crate Paper collections for this one: Emma's Shoppe, Portrait and Random

To create the arrows I have used Cameo and the shape arrows: grunge.

There are so many good, catchy titles out there ready to be used ;-) I hope you feel inspired to give it a try!

Now to something else. See my "Facial Expressions" layout below? I do like it, but I never expected it to get any attention out there. It didn't feel that special. But I guess that there is something about it since Lily Bee chose to showcase it on their blog AND at the same time it was featured on 2 Peas. Lily Bee happiness x 2! Such a sweet surprise for a big Lily Bee fan like me! :-) 

Me so happy! :-)

Thank you so much for taking your time to stop by today! I'll see you soon again!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Facial Expressions

I don't know what to tell you about the story behind this layout. I believe that the pictures speak for themselves.

These are not her "funny faces". This is how she looks like when she tells a story. Worth mentioning: I've heard my husband say that she's got that from me! It's cute when you are 3, but when you are 30??? Um...

This layout is my take on Lily Bee's sketch challenge #8. When I was done with it, I realized that it reminds me of one of my old layouts. Funny, because I followed the sketch pretty literally. It must be the sketch that reminded of my old layout to start with :-) Oh, never mind... I like how this one turned out!

Thanks for peeking in my dear creative friends! And thank you for all the sweet words you are leaving behind you. Hope to see you soon again!