Friday, January 23, 2015

Bedtime Story

Hi all! I am making a short stop to share another layout I made using the Bella Rouge collection by Pink Paislee. I made this one for Swedish DESIGN in PAPERS.

Alex Gadji - Bedtime Story

I started with the black and white striped paper and then I covered some of the white strips with the strips I cut out from the beautiful paper with all the little butterflies. That made my simple background.

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Behind my photo I have a gold doily from Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Open Book collection.

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I love our little bedtime moments! There is something magical about them. A part of me is a little sad that she often wants to read by herself these days... :-(

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I totally adore all the embellishments that come with this collection! So beautiful!

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That would be all for this time :-) 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

October Afternoon: Saturday Mornings

Eeeeeeeek! I am so excited to finally share a layout I made with the new, super duper cute collection from October Afternoon. The collection is called Saturday Mornings and just looking at me makes me happy!

Aaaand I happened to have just the perfect photos to scrap with it, don't you think?

Alex Gadji - Saturday Mornings

I am hosting a challenge over at the October Afternoon blog today called "work those labels". You can find it HERE. Check it out if you have a minute and be prepared to get amazed by the layout my talented DT-friend Emily made.

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Love these photos of my kids watching morning cartoons. They love their chairs! If they got to choose, they would be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner sitting like this.

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Seriously, how cute is his little guy?? I just had to use him ♥

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You know that you can get your Saturday Mornings goodies from Paper Issues? Cassie Box ships world wide and has the best service out there. You can find it HERE. And you can get 20% off your entire order when you use ALEX20 at checkout. Just saying :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Paper Issues: Die Cutting Saturday

Hi all! In case you didn't know, once a month we have a die cutting Saturday over at Paper Issues. The talented Jen Chapin is designing all these awesome cut files that are free for grabs, so be sure to check them out! Here is what she made for this month. You can download the file HERE.

I chose the love file and enlarged it to fill the page. 

Alex Gadji - Love My Beanie

Yes, this beanie makes me so very happy ;-)

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I have used the awesome Bella Rouge collection, that you can find HERE in the Paper Issues shop.

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Love this color combination. Especially the touches of orange.

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If you have a Silhouette cutting machine, you don't wanna miss these free cut files! Head over to the store, download them, play along and don't forget to link up your project! You can be a lucky winner of a February Swag Bag!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 16, 2015


Hi all! I've been dying to play with the beautiful Bella Rouge collection by Pink Paislee! The second I received it, the ideas got spinning inside my head. Here is the first outcome :-)

Alex Gadji - Beautiful

The black paper with all the fun little frames is my favorite! I just knew I had to cut a few of them out :-) Those frames were actually my starting point this time, I cut them out and then started to play with different background papers. First after I had the base done, I went back to my PC to choose a photo that would fit inside one of the frames. I don't usually work this way, but those frame totally got me :-)

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After I added my photo, I was ready to start decorating. I knew I had to include one of the gorgeous flowers ♥

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One of the transparent embellishments from the ephemera pack was perfect to cover one of the frames with.

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I seriously can't wait to play with Bella Rouge again!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Paper Issues: Pop-ping the Cork

Hi all! Today I wanted to share a layout I made for the current "Pop-ping the cork" issue over at Paper Issues.

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I have used the Sycamore Lane collection by our awesome sponsor Elle's Studio. There is a lots of cork in it!

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I really love the look of navy against the cork...

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If you want to know more about the products I have used, check out my post over at the PI blog. I am listing them over there.

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I don't usually scrap in cork, but I must admit that I really enjoyed doing it this time :-) Do you have any cork-projects to share with us? Be sure to link them up to our current issue for a chance to win some lovely products from Elle's Studio. Who can say "no" to that???

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Work Hard...

...but always remember to keep smiling.

Just a little note to self ♥

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I made this layout for Swedish DESIGN in PAPERS using the awesome Stitched collection by Amy Tangerine.

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Love the transparent stickers from this collection! They are so fun to layer!

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Thanks for stopping by!