Slipping away

It’s been a month and a half (almost) since my last post, and truth be told, I haven’t been scrapping in ages!

I hope you’ll all forgive me, though. Starting my new job has left me tired and with little time. My scrapbooking kits are currently piling up, unopened, on my scrapbooking desk.

However, it’s almost time for our NYC vacation! 4 days to go! If there’s anyone out there reading my blog, living in or near the city that never sleeps that wants to meet up, let me know! :)

Taking a bite out of the Big Apple

I’ve got the book, I’ve got Broadway tickets, I’ve got tickets for the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building (go whenever-tickets).

Schedule – very open at the moment:

Fri Oct 4: Travel day. Landing in the early afternoon at Newark.

Sat Oct 5: No plans

Sun Oct 6: No plans

Mon Oct 7: Statue of Liberty at noon

Tue Oct 8: No plans

Wed Oct 9: No plans

Thu Oct 10: No Plans

Fri Oct 11: No plans

Sat Oct 12: Travel day, leaving in the afternoon

 

So tell me, dear readers. What do we have to see, what do we have to do?

Hello little one

So, about that post yesterday…

I made this today, using a Simple Scrapper Premium Member Sketch.

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I finally dug out my sewing machine and stitched a single frame around the distressed patterned paper. The sketch I used has been altered slightly – the size has been changed from 8.5×11 to 12×12 and also the photo’s orientation has been changed. But that’s how I work with sketches, I change them to suit my creative flow and the photo I want to use.

side 409 - hello little one d01The title I made myself using my Silhouette Cameo. If you want to download the file, you may do so by following this link.

Most of the supplies are from Studio Calico and Cocoa Daisy kits, but the typewriter-like stamps on the journaling card are from two of Stromsvigt’s stamp sets. You should definitely check them out here.

Oh, and this little beauty’s name is Sansa… 5 weeks young and a little rascal! Love her already!

Thanks for visiting today – I appreciate it if you leave a comment, but no pressure! :)

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. 

 

New Stamps from Stromsvigt

Good morning, everyone!

Today I want to share some of the new Stromsvigt stamps! I was so excited when the lovely little package with the new clear stamps arrived in my mailbox!

On this layout I used the “The Good Stuff” stamp set.

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This layout is very much related to my previous post on our Amsterdam-trip/café reviews. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have a habit of photographing much of the food we eat, and this trip was no different. So, I had to make a layout about it!

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I really enjoyed using all these different alpha stickers to create the title!side 407 - amsterdam (Stromsvigt) d02I also have a card to share today. I’m not much of a card person, but I am really pleased with how this turned out.

card 15 - stromsvigt - awesomeFor this I used the new “Classic You” in combination with the “awesome” wood mounted stamp from a previous release. I used a 03 American Crafts Precision pen to write “are” between the stamped images. Also, I’d like to add that I used the new Cocoa Daisy Hybrid ink for the stamps here. Stromsvigt’s top quality stamps in combination with the ink gave really crisp images!

Hop you have a good day, and thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

Back from Amsterdam, or, Where to Eat in Amsterdam

Hi!

It’s been quiet on this blog for a while now. I haven’t been scrapping much lately as I’ve been so run down at the end of the school year. Hopefully I’ll have something new to share very soon :)

Last week we went to Amsterdam. Well, he rode his motorcycle on Sunday and I followed by plane on Tuesday. It is such a lovely city! I hope you don’t mind me sharing some of the photos…

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Find Your Voice Blog Hop and giveaway!

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The Find Your Voice Summer Storytelling Workshop kicked off today and to celebrate we’re having a blog hop with lots of giveaways! We’re going to have a blast this summer and we really hope you play along! 

This workshop is about finding your storytelling voice. You are an awesome person with amazing stories, so this summer we’re going to work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell those stories.

This workshop is for everyone! You definitely don’t need to be a scrapbooker or paper-crafter to play along. We’ll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone.


What Find Your Voice Means to Me:

As a contributor I wanted to participate to become a better storyteller. Journaling has always been difficult for me, and if you’ve followed me for some time, you know how many journaling-free layouts I make. I plan to change that! My story deserves to be told through words!

Join us this summer as we work together to find the most genuine and authentic way for you to tell your stories the way you want them to be told. We’ll be telling stories through pictures, photographs, social media, prose, and more. The only thing you need is a willingness to become the author of your own story and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone. 

Here’s the hop list – I hope you take a look at all the blogs, but do so at your own leisure! :) However, please do stop by Kristin’s blog if you wish to enter the giveaway!

rukristin papercrafts: rukristin.com/

Jessica Bree: http://jessicabree.squarespace.com/

Emily Dismukes: emilymayhem.blogspot.com

Molly Porter: mollyfrances.typepad.com

Emily Hathcock: www.elephantgrace.com

Lisa Wilkinson: www.createfor7.blogspot.com

Veronica Milan: blog.chictags.com

Michelle Wear:  table-for-five.com

Laura Kate Is Crafty: laurakateiscrafty.blogspot.com

Jen Ritchie: www.jenritchie.com

Allie: www.alexandraraedesign.com

Katie Stories: katie-stories.blogspot.com

Shay Tibbs: sbookinshay29.blogspot.com

DeeDee Catron: http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/

Megan Anderson: www.thenerdnest.com

Nirupama KUmar: avinashhecker.blogspot.com

Eden Hensley: www.theroadtothegoodlife.com

Margrethe Aas Johnsen: http://onelifedocumented.com

Giveaway time!

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Simple Scrapper June Blog Hop

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This month I want to share two layout I made using the Simple Scrapper sketches.

The first is for the June Story Starter – what a great way to kickstart a layout by focusing on the story. I’ve really worked on my journaling for the last couple of months, trying to put a greater emphasis on it.

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On this I knew that I wanted to do a smooth transition from the hand-written journaling to the sticker title. Together with the wood veneer speech bubble, I think it worked out pretty good. The yellow is also so eye-catching in contrast to the dark brown background.

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And then this is the opposite – no journaling, but no journaling needed, if you as me. I wanted this layout to focus on the photos and nothing else. I think you can agree?

If you wish to win a membership to Simple Scrapper, please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. You might just win a free one month membership. There will be three winners this month! Remember to enter your details by 11:59pm CDT on Wednesday June 5th!

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And now, please hop onto the next person in the blog hop! I’ve included them all here:

Simple Scrapper (Jennifer Wilson)
Lisa Corbin-Polak
Ronnie Crowley
Holly Humbert
Margrethe Aas Johnsen <– YOU ARE HERE!
Amy Kingsford
Samantha Landay
Pam Lozano
Aimee Maddern
Van Nguyen
Sara Strickland

The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping. Each month members receive a new collection of sketch templates and Story Starters, story-focused prompts for pages and projects.

So proud to announce!

Good morning! I hope you’ve all had a good week? I’ve been really busy with the end of year and getting all the grades in order at work! Not long until summer vacation now :)

Today I have a fun announcement. A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a scrapper whom I great admire. Nina Christensen, of Stromsvigt, is just starting up her own company, designing and selling limited quantity stamps. We’ve know each other from online for some time now, and while I admire her work, I hadn’t had the opportunity to work with her stamps yet. That would all soon change as she invited me and another scrapper, Magdalena Hanell, onto her brand new design team!

Such a fun surprise, and a big compliment too!

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For this announcement, I made a layout using three of her stamps:

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As you can see, the largest word in the title is a stamp. It’s a very sturdy, high-quality wood-mounted rubber stamp. The image came out so crisp and clear, I was really impressed!

I also added the fun triangles as accents – love this! And last, but not least, a few stars (the stamps in this kit).

I hope you take a look in her Etsy shop and I know you’ll find something you like! And, make sure you stop by both Nina and Magdalena for their projects :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Giveaway WINNER


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I draw the winner this morning (local time) and the winner is Kelly!

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Kelly, please contact me using the contact me-form on the right. Kristin will set you up with access to the Facebook group and send you the class.

Thanks to everyone who participated. If you wish you had won, and want the class for yourself (or a friend), you can buy one here. I promise you won’t be disappointed!