Friday, February 27, 2015

Little man's first haircut

And just like that, he looked at least a year older! I cried over his baby curls.


While waiting for all the new releases to reach my desk, I pulled out the beautiful Boys Rule collection by Crate Paper and had some serious fun!


The lovely thickers are Crate Paper Open Road.


He felt so big, sitting there in the hairdresser's chair. He didn't complain once!


I need to do this more often; play with older collections that is. It was refreshing! :-)


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

October Afternoon: Love is...

...baking scones at 7 AM. Especially when you have a helper this cute :-)

Alex Gadji - Love is

I have used OA's Saturday Mornings collection for this layout. I also shared a sketch behind it, which you can find HERE at the OA blog.

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When I saw the free font Budmo, I knew I had to use it. The holes are simply made to back with pretty patterned papers! :-)

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I love all the Daily Flash alphas that OA has! They are so fun to mix and match! One of the many OA products I can't get enough of :-)

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Thanks so much for stopping by, dear friends!
Have a lovely day!

ETA: I am linking up this layout to the Enamored with Enamel issue over at Paper Issues. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Paper Issues: February Cut File

Hi there! Today I have a pretty awesome free cut file to share with you all! You can download it HERE over at Paper Issues.

Here is a layout I made with the file and some pretty lovely Hall Pass from Webster's Pages. 

Alex Gadji - Today a reader

The second I saw this collection I knew I had to scrap the pictures of my little bookworm.

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I had to add the little reader tin pin from the Daily Flash Milk Money collection by October Afternoon. 

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I love, love, love this cut file! Now had over to the PI blog to see what other girls from the DT have done with it. Hope to see you play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Saying Bye... hard when you love someone, even if only for a couple of hours.

I snapped this picture of my little ones one morning back in 2013. I was on maternity leave with Adrian and we used to take Linnea to preschool every morning. This is them, saying goodbye just outside her school. I think I died a little of cuteness that morning.

Alex Gadji - Saying Bye

I made this one for Swedish DESIGN in PAPERS using the lovely Bella Rouge collection from Pink Paislee.

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I also used the free January cut file from Paper Issues. You can grab one HERE.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Hip Kit February 2015: You & Me

Hi there! I am stopping by to share another layout I created with the lovely Hip February 2015 Kit. I finally scrapped one of my favorite photos of me and the little man. I can't believe how tiny he was here.

Alex Gadji - You & Me

I love the bold, happy colors in this kit! That paper with all the words (Inked, from the Jubilee collection by My Mind's Eye) is so beautiful I could frame it!

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Since the papers are so bold, I didn't use that many embellishments this time...

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I left a lot of white around my photo when I printed it to make it pop out from all the colors around it.

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I hope you like this one. It makes me smile :-)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hip Kit March kits are here!!!

Hi guys! The gorgeous March kits form the Hip Kit Club have been revealed!! Eeeeek! Take a look!

March 2015 Project Life Kit (NEW for this month!!!)

I cannot wait to play with it! How about you? Head over to the Hip Kit Club store for more info on prices and subscriptions. And don't forget to check out the BLOG for daily (actually, twice a day!) inspiration from the DT!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Paper Issues: It's Hip to be Square

Hi there! Ready for a new issue from Paper Issues? Can I hear you say "YAAAAAY"?! ;-)

Ok, the issue is called It's Hip to be Square and it is sponsored by the awesome A Flair for Buttons. I looooved playing with the set I received from them! Here is the layout.

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I think I've used all but one of the flair I received on this single layout!

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When I saw the colors of the flair, I instantly thought of the Daily Flash All Boy collection from October Afternoon. A perfect match!

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I have used THIS cut file from the Silhouette store for my background. I backed the squares with bits and pieces from the All Boy collection and decorated them with the A Flair for Buttons goodies.

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Love this photo of the little man. You can almost here him laugh, and believe me, his laughter is contagious ♥

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So, are you ready to play along? I am sure you will be when you see the prize! Eeeeeek!

Now, head over to Paper Issues, read about all different project ideas that are eligible for the issue and start linking up people!

Good luck!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hip Kit February 2015: Adorable Leah

Hi all! I am having so much fun with my February 2015 kits from Hip Kit Club!! Today I wanted to share my very first layout as a DT. Meet my niece: adorable Leah.

Alex Gadji - Adorable Leah

The French Doors paper from the Love Notes collection by WRMK is one of my favorites from the kit! I used my knife to cut out some of the windows and then backed it with a lovely tulip paper from the 6x6 paper pad from the same collection. Love how it turned out!

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I have used the Main kit and the Embellishment kit. I didn't want to steal too much focus from the picture, so I used most of the embellishments in a single cluster building up my title.

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Isn't she a doll? My beautiful niece ♥ 

Can't wait to share more layouts made with the gorgeous February Hip Kit
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Paper Issues: The Perfect Pairing

Hi all! How about a chance to win this cute prize pack from Epiphany Crafts?

Epiphany Crafts is sponsoring the current issue over at Paper Issues, called The Perfect Pairing. As usual, there are a lot of different ways to interpret an issue, so be sure to check out the PI blog for project examples. For me, there is a no pair more perfect than these two together ♥

Alex Gadji - Cute together

When I saw them sitting like this (no, nothing in this picture is arranged), I just had to sneak up on them and snap a picture.

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For this layout I have mainly used the Beautiful Chic collection by Webster's Pages, but I also added some bits and pieces from Heidi Swapp and Crate Paper. You can read more about the products I used HERE on the PI blog.

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One last close-up of the vellum frames I cut out from a 12x12 Beautiful Chic vellum sheet.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
And don't forget to LINK UP your projects for a chance to win!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hip Kit Club 2015 Design Team

Woohooooo! So excited to finally be able to share these happy, scrappy news! I am joining the awesome Hip Kit Club design team! I must admit that I am slightly intimidated by the talent of this group! Eeeeek! Just look at all these amazing ladies!

I am patiently waiting for my February kit to arrive so I can dig in and start creating. I am probably going to kiss my mailman when it gets here, 'cause look what he will bringing me:

I am super excited for a chance to work with Kimberly Hutchinson's awesome kits! I can't wait for this adventure to get started and I am so happy to be able to share it with you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by!