Category: Gutter Girlz

Final Gutter Girlz prompt

This week, the last Gutter Girlz prompt went online. I’m sad to see this blog go. It was the first challenge blog I started to follow (and complete challenges for), and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ve met some great people through it, and it’s helped me continue to explore my own unique scrapbooking style. Next year I’ll be a part of the DT for A Year in the Life of an Art Journal.

So, my last layout for Gutter Girlz…

I’d also like to take the opportunity to remind you that I’m hosting a RAK! See the post below or click here.

I hope you all have a great weekend – I’ll be working my last shift at

Picture phat post

Sorry for not updating lately! Life has been busy. I’ll leave you with a post with lots of pictures!

I just took a look at my layout folders the other day, and the statistics say that I…

in 2008 made 28 layouts. That’s 2.333 layouts per month.

in 2009 made 50 layouts. That’s 4.166 layouts per month.

so far in 2010 has made 122 layouts. That’s 13.555 layouts per month!

Big update

Two weeks since I updated, so I have a bit to show. The first is a lift I did for Gutter Girlz’ prompt #38. I had so much trouble figuring out what to make this month. I pondered about it for a long time before interpreting the prompt my way. Leaving fingerprints is one way to show that you’ve been here, but it can also mean you touched something, your way. There’s a saying that everything has been thought of before, and that art is merely copying someone else’s work, but doing it your way. I thought that leaving fingerprints could be a metaphor for this, so I decided to scraplift, as I happened upon the same die-cut paper. I had falled in love with a layout by Kaori, and wanted to “leave my mark”. It also gave me the chance to play around with Maya Mists.

But I also wanted to make something, from scratch, so I made another layout as well. This is just playing around with Hambly screenprints and papers from Studio Calico…

Then, Scrapshop’s July challenge: Use an advertisement as inspiration. Patterned Paper from Webster’s pages, some vellum, same brand, paper frame from Kort og Godt, Jenni Bowlin butterfly and tiny alpha stickers from Making Memories.

My layout n0. 120. Not sure if this is done yet. If you have some input, please comment! Patterned Paper from Studio Calico and American Crafts, screen print from Hambly, canvas flowers from Jillibean Soup, button from Jenni Bowlin, alphas from The Girls’ Paperie, journaling card from Studio Calico.

Finally got around to making my first easel card. So much easier than I thought! This one is lifted from Elisabeth, another Scrapshop employee. Patterned Paper from Fancy Pants and Graphic 45.

Thanks for looking!

May 15th, prompt #37

Finally! Halfway through the month and the new Gutter Girlz prompt is up!

Not It!!
Not the Doctor by Alanis Morissette

It took me quite a while to figure out what to make this month, but… On Monday I received new jewelery for my stretched piercings; 5mm/ 4 gauge. I’ve been slowly stretching my ears since February, I think, but it’s only now it’s really noticeable. Before, I wore glass spirals, but now I’ve switched to eyelets, and you can actually see through my ears. Darling Husband is more than slightly icked. He doesn’t like piercings to begin with. And that’s where the song comes in. To me, it’s all about breaking free, defining who you want to be, or who you don’t want to be, if that’s the case. So that’s what this month’s layout is about for me: How I’m taking charge of who I am.

Got to use patterned paper from Amanda Johnson (who is an AMAZING artist!) – love this collection! Buttons from Studio Calico, Thickers from American Crafts, and metal embellishment from Kort & Godt.

Truth be told, I’m so impressed with the DT this month (always am, but…) – this prompt really rocked. Go look what the other girls did!

Ein salige blanding // A glorious mix

Can’t believe it’s been over three weeks since I made anything! I’ve also forgotten to reveal this month’s layout for Gutter Girlz , but first…

The title of this layout says it all – a glorious mix. That’s me. The journaling is about how I’ve gone from wearing only black, to buying a colored wardrobe this spring. And, it’s a no-photo layout! Made from this week’s Studio Calico sketch challenge.

I also made a card yesterday, another challenge by Studio Calico:

Make a card, and give it to some one.

I just love the new papers by Inkido. So much that I went a bit out of my way to buy some…

And finally, this month’s Gutter Girlz layout:

It’s a secret!

It seems I haven’t shared our new picture wall with the readers of this blog, yet, so I have two photos for you. The first was taken mid March, the second today, as I added a few photos on Monday.

It’s not long before this month’s Gutter Girlz challenge will be revealed, and I thought I could share a sneak with you all…

It’s the climb

I cannot believe it’s the 15th already! Time moves so fast these days…

Remember the sneak peeks I posted some time back? Ready to see the LO in full? Here’s this month’s Gutter Girlz prompt!

THE SONG: The Climb by Miley Cyrus

This month’s song really struck a chord with me. I’ve always felt that I’m “behind” when it comes to what other people my age has achieved. I was late getting my first job. I’m still in school. I don’t have kids (and not sure I want to, either), etc. But it’s dawned on me. I’m not. I’m not working full time /because/ I am still in school. Sure, I could have finished my degrees sooner, of I hadn’t taken a few extra years, and so on, but because of that, I am the person I’ve become. And I’m not really behind, either, I’ve just chosen a different path in life.


Went out this morning to get some more photo paper and came home with a Rexel Classic Cut! I’ve had a smaller cutter from Fiskars, but I have to change blades every month or so – with all the paper I’m going through, it gets dull really quickly.

Have had a productive couple of days, with quite a few layouts done. Made the layout for next month’s Gutter Girlz prompt, but cannot show you more than  a few sneak peeks at the moment ;) Can you guess which producer the patterned paper is from?

But I also have some layouts I can show you in full! Following layouts made with Studio Calico‘s February kits.

Spring is far off: We’ve had snow since December 17, and it doesn’t seem to melt away quite yet! But, the shops have spring ready, and I got a pot with dandelion bulbs. Didn’t have anything small enough for then, so I just put them in a cup. Looks nice, and makes me forget about the snow.

This one has been lifted from one of Stephanie Howell‘s layouts. Just love it so much!

As I was driving from work to uni yesterday, I was thinking about how I’ll be turning 25 this year. When I was a young teenager, I never thought about growing up. Somehow it didn’t seem likely I’d ever be an adult. I never made any plans for what to do with my life, I just went with whatever happened. I still do that, I guess, but I’ve made a couple of choices, as we all do, and they have guided me and made me who I am today. 25 seems like such a “big step”. I guess it is, but it doesn’t scare me like it used to do. After turning 20, I felt that I hadn’t made it as far as other people my age, that I lagged behind. I don’t anymore. I’ve just done different things than others.

One of the Girls

The 15th finally rolled around, and I can finally show you the layout I posted sneak peeks of. Feels like I just posted them, but it’s over a week since I did, and I haven’t made anything in over two weeks! Life has been so busy lately. The plus side is that I have figured out the topic for my master thesis (The hybrids in Battlestar Galactica and Caprica are mostly depicted as women. I’ll be looking at how this can be put into Beauvoirs theories of women as The Other, Lefebvre’s Thirding-as-Othering, and also post-colonial theory such as Bhabha). The down side is, of course, that my creativity has been blocked.

This month’s prompts are:

I’m Still Sugar and Spice
One of the Boys by Katy Perry
Ribbon/Bows AND Dirty Socks

I had planned to use ribbon, but when I put it all together, I forgot! Anyway, here it is, and remember to check out the other girls’ layouts, too!