Monday, September 26, 2016


So, this my kids' definition of "baking" :D No wonder they are always more than happy to help me.

I have used the lovely Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper.

Since paper patterns are very bold and colorful, I kept the rest of the design pretty simple. I used black and white heart stickers on the right side of the page, to balance the strong black and white pattern on the left.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! ♥

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper Issues - Products Spotlight Amy

Hi all! Today we are spotlighting the amazing Oh Happy Life collection by Amy Tangerine over on the Paper Issues blog. As you probably already know, I am a huge Amy T fan. I love everything she has ever created. This collection is no exception.

I cut the sunburst out from one of the papers and used it on top of this beautiful, colorful one. Half way through the cutting, I asked my self if I've lost my mind (it took me some time...), but the result was worth it.

I used the transparent arrow stickers to draw attention towards the photo.

If you have played with this collection, be sure to stop by our Facebook {Friends & Fans} Page and share your work with us. We would love to see it! And if you still didn't get this beautiful, colorful eye-candy, grab it from the PI Shop! Use ALEX at checkout to get 20% off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Paper Issues - Roll the Dice

Today we are introducing a brand new challenge over at Paper Issues blog: Roll the Dice, hosted by my super talented friend Danielle de Konink. This challenge is mainly about encouraging people to use more pictures on a layout than just one. The amount of pics is decided by a dice. To make it a little more interesting we add a 2nd dice for any other scrapbook item, which will vary each month. This month, the 2nd dice is deciding the number of patterned papers you should use. Danielle throw 2 + 5 this time (check out the video on the blog), meaning: we should all use 2 pictures and 5 patterned papers on a layout. How fun is this!!!

Here is my layout, using the beautiful Go Now Go collection by Shimelle.

At first I thought that the challenge was to use at least 5 papers but then I got it clarified that it is exactly 5. No more, no less. It made it a little bit harder because I initially wanted to use more patterns for my background, but I kinda like how it turned out in the end anyway. 

I love that little man likes to play with dolls too, and not only with cars and motorcycles. Or at least sometimes he does... :-)

These cute wooden buttons are my favorites from this collections! Totally adorable! <3

I hope that you will join us and play along with this fun, new challenge! And if you want to get your own Go Now Go collection, check out the Paper Issues shop. Don't forget to use ALEX at checkout to get 20% off your entire order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Boys will be Boys

Hi there! I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend!

I am stopping by today to share another Crate Paper Cool Kid layout.

This must be one of my personal favorites right now.

I folded a 6x6 paper to get more dimension under my photo and in the cluster on the other side of the layout. A simple technique that makes a really big difference on a page.

Thanks for peeking in!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Paper Issues - Take 5 Challenge

Hi there! There is a LOT of fun things going on over at Paper Issues. Can't remember the last time I've had this much fun scrapping! I guess it shows, because I am here again with yet another layout to share :-)

This one I made for the September "Take 5" challenge, hosted by talented Mary Ann Jenkins. We give you a list of items to choose from and all you have to do is pick 5 out of them and play along. Here is this month's list:

And here is my take:

Again, I played with Crate's Cool Kid. I cannot get enough!! I mean, there are dinosaurs!! 

From the list, I chose blue, yellow, red, 2 patterned papers and labels.

I hope to see you play along! Have fun! 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Paper Issues: Scrap Lift Sunday

Hi guys! Every Sunday there is a new scrap lift challenge over in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group. I played along this week and made this layout:

Little man can ride a bike!! Yay! He is only 3.5 years old and he can already do it. All by himself. Start, ride, park... everything. I am so proud and impressed ♥

I have used the awesome Cool Kid collection by Crate Paper, which of course you can find in the Paper Issues shop

I hope you'll join us and play along with this week's scrap lift! Have fun!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Paper Issues: September Sketch

Hi there!! It is time for my first Paper Issues layout of this round! Yay! Every month we offer you many fun, inspiring challenges. Sketch is one of them. This month we have a really fun one for you!

Here is my take on it.

I have used the lovely Cute Girl collection from Crate Paper which, of course, you can find in the Paper Issues shop

When I saw the "sisters" thickes, I knew I had to scrap these photos of me and my best friend, my little sister. 

I have wanted to try this design for some time now, so I was really happy when I saw the sketch. I did however choose a little twist on it. I used two pieces of the same paper for the two triangles, leaving a little space between so you can see the background paper behind them. And speaking of background paper: wow!! How beautiful are these stripes!!! ♥

For more inspiration and information on how to play along, check out our awesome, chatty Facebook Group Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} or the Paper Issues blog.

If you haven't got the Cute Girl already, you have to! It's absolutely adorable! The good news? You can get it with 20% discount from Paper Issues shop. All you have to do is to use code ALEX at checkout. 

Have a lovely day!

Happy Scrappy News

Woohooo! I feel whole again! You know why? Because I am back on the Paper Issues design team! My Mojo and I have been missing this team crazy much!

This means also that I will have to start blogging again! Ha! LOL I have been scrapping all this time, I really have. I just haven't been blogging much. Be sure to come over an follow me on Instagram if you want to see more from me. Everything I make ends up there soon or later :-)

However, YAY!!! I love you PI! Thank you for having me back!