Monday, June 30, 2014

A Mother's Love

There is one thing I hate and that is to see my kids sick. A few weeks ago my son got an awful cold. I was seriously afraid that he'd cough his lungs out. At the same time, he got an infection in both his ears. And on top of that, he got an allergic reaction to penicillin. Seeing him suffer like that was killing me :-(

I wanted to make a layout about it, so I snapped this picture of us with my phone. The title was given: A Mother's Love.

I have used the Dreamy collection by Heidi Swapp. 

I love the bold, glittery frames against all the pastel colors. 

That would be all for today.
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Friday, June 27, 2014

October Afternoon: 100% Yours

Sometimes, I wonder if my daughter knows how much our girl dates mean to me. For her maybe it's just a bike ride and an ice-cream, but for me it is so much more. I love to feel that I am 100% present in the moment, that I am 100% hers.

For this layout, I have used the Daily Flash All Boy collection from October Afternoon. 

God, I really  need to figure our how to stop blogger from making my pictures look so bad :-( They look so much better outside my blog. 

I hope that my kids are going to enjoy all these little notes I am leaving for them to read when they grow older. After all, that's what this hobby is all about. That's what means the most.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

October Afternoon: Public Library

Finally! The Public Library from October Afternoon is here!

With my daughter being a little bookworm, I've been dying to play with this collection! It's everything I've expected and MORE ♥

I have used the Sew Fun Banners to make my title. I love how it turned out.

And just how adorable is this chipboard balloon? I tell you, I can't wait to play with it again! 

Eeeeek! Me so happy :D

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Paper Issues: In the Navy

Hi guys! Are you ready for the new and fun issue from Paper Issues? The issue is called "In the Navy" and it is sponsored by the super awesome Echo Park Paper! Woooot! They are giving away two collection packs for the prize, so be sure to play along!

There are so many ways to interpret this theme. I went for the easiest one: to use shades of blue on my layout.

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me

I have used the lovely Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection from American Crafts. Love the wooden heart background!

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me closeup4

I wrote my title on one of the journaling pockets that come with the collection and left a note for my daughter in it.

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me closeup1

I also decorated one of the cute stitched title cards. The ampersand is one of the dimensional embellishments

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me closeup2

One more closeup just because it's fun :-) I decorated the wooden background by mixing puffy and regular heart stickers. I stuck pieces from the accent sticker book under my photo.

Alex Gadji - Leave your worries to me closeup3

Now head over to the Paper Issues blog for more "In the Navy" inspiration. This is what you can win if you link up a project or two. Two collections from Echo Park Paper: Capture Life AND Walking on Sunshine! Eeeeeek! 

And if you want to play with this beautiful Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection, don't forget to use my code ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off everything.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

My Fave

Some things simply deserve a layout. My favorite head band is one of those things.

I made this layout using the Switchboard collection by Pink Paislee. I adore it!

The golden hearts are Pink Paislee Luxe and the doilies are made with a die from Tonic Studios. I stamped "I heart this" with the October Afternoon Daily Flash roller stamp on a vellum tab from the Switchboard ephemera pack.

It's the little things...

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Edit: I am linking up this layout to the "Tell Me Dies, Tell Me Sweet Little Dies" issue over at Paper Issues.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mini Meringues

So, here comes a true 3-in-1 project :-)

I filled little jars with homemade meringues as a summer gift for my kids' teachers. But since I don't have much time (nor inspiration!) to scrap at the moment, I photographed one of them for the Swedish DESIGN in PAPERS blog, too. And now I realize that it is even perfect for the current issue over at Paper Issues! Ha! 3-in-1! The issue is called Food for Thought and it is sponsored by the fabulous Some Odd Girl.

I have decorated the jar with embellishments from the Hello Sunshine collection by Pink Paislee and some gift wrapping string from IKEA.

To adhere transparent elements to the lid, I used a spray adhesive. It gave a thin and smooth cover that doesn't show through.

It was my first time making mini meringues, so I am pretty pleased with how they turned out :-)

And a few more shots just because these colors make me happy ;-)

Have some food projects on your own? Head over to Paper Issues blog and link them up for your chance to win these cute Some Odd Girl stamps!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hi guys! Today I wanted to share this layout I made for DESIGN in PAPERS.

I have used the Boys Rule collection by Crate Paper. Love that background paper!

It's funny how fast Adrian learned to kick the ball. He is already better than his four and a half years older sister :-)

I love this photo of him and I wanted to make it big, but I didn't want to cover too much of the paper. That's why a cropped it in Photoshop and made it more oblong than the standard dimensions are. 

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday! 
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Monday, June 16, 2014


I don't necessarily always use white cardstock as my background (I love using patterned papers), but I almost never use black or other dark colors. This layout is an exception.

I had some fun with the Hello Sunshine collection from Pink Paislee. I really liked the chalkboard paper and I just had to give it a try.

I know I'm biased, but seriously... isn't she beautiful?? I am so grateful that she lets me take all these photos of her.

The cute arrow paper clip above is from Webster's Pages. I am not a hoarder, but WP paper clips are an exception. It almost hurts to use them :-)

The colors in this collection make me happy! And so does the smile of my beautiful girl :-)

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

October Afternoon: Chipboard Grid

Hi guys! I have so many layouts I haven't blogged here yet. It's time to do something about it. Tonight, I am going to schedule them all -)

Let's start with this one I made for October Afternoon. I came up with this idea to use the leftovers from Daily Flash chiboard numbers to make a fun grid background for my layout. You can find the whole tutorial HERE on the October Afternoon blog.

I have used the Daily Flash Girls Talk collection.

I am definitely going to make one of these grids again. Love how it turned out.

And yes, I had this collection in mind when I was "staging" Linnea's egg dyeing LOL I know a few people who would call me sick ;-)

Hope you like my little chipboard grid!
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Paper Issues: The World is a Circle

Ok, I can't believe it's been almost a month since my last update. Wow. Needless to say, I am the worst blogger ever. At least when it comes to my personal blog. Ugh.

But, now when I am here... how about a layout I made for the current issue over at Paper Issues? The issue is called "The World is a Circle" and it is sponsored by Ruby Rock-It. There are soooo many different ways to interpret this issue. Here is mine.

I used the chipboard piece from the Luxe collection by Pink Paislee as a background full of circles. The rest is from Pink Paislee too. I finally got a chance to play with the Pen Pals line. I've been saving these photos for it :-)

Pieces from the ephemera pack were perfect to place behind the chipboard circles.

Btw, how do you like my barn cake and the cute animal cupcakes? It was super easy and fun to make! You can find the instructions HERE.

I am sure you have a lot of projects that could fit this issue. Head over to Paper Issue and link them up for your chance to win a prize pack from Ruby Rock-It.

And of course, you can get your Pink Paislee products from the Paper Issues shop. Use ALEX20 at checkout to get 20% off your entire order.

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