Saturday, May 16, 2015

FILLIN' UP TIME

On NSD I worked entirely off my stash. It feels really good to see it disappearing. My goal is to get to the point where the only extras I own are cardstock and a few embellishments that I know I will use. Scrapbooking is a hobby that is hard on the environment, with lots of product being shipped all over the world, and often kept in boxes and bowls and never used. I think it's important to be aware of that, and try to minimize ones impact on the environment as much as possible, while still allowing yourself to create the things you want and like.

For me it was time to fill up this month. The last kit I got since I quit my sub at Studiop calico was Cirque. I am still a subber to the PL kits. They disappear in no time, so I don't have much of a stash as far as PL is concerned.

For my first layout using Carolina Moon, I wanted to use this photo my son took. I was chasing him because he took my phone, and he was taking pictures of me as I ran after him. So funny! I started out by googleing "funny quotes about me", and came up with these two quotes I really liked, this one for my journaling and this one for my title. That dark blue patterned paper is my favorite one, and I always use my favorites first.

Materials:Carolina Moon SB and PL kits, Lauren addon, Versafine Onyx Black ink and Color Box gold metallic ink

For my second Carolina Moon layout I was inspried by this pin, that's been on my Future Layouts board for a long time.

Materials: Carolina Moon SB and PL kits, Lauren addon, Versafine Onyx Black ink and Carolina Moon PL kits digital stamps (the EXPLORE stamp is an old digital kit stamp that is no longer available)

It's fun to have some all new products to work with. Looking forwards to creating more over the weekend!

/Magdalena

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NSD PL PROJECTS

In my last post I shared the layouts I made for NSD. I love challenges. They really inspire me to create! Most of my projects for NSD were PL pages. I actually made ELEVEN (!) pages for April. 

Sketch challenge
Honestly, that peach color creeps me out! It looks too much like my skin. But I like how the page turned out. I often get stuck on a color when I make a page, both layout and PL. As you will see below!
Also the ice tea I made from Lipton's chocolate and pear flavored tea with a splash of Ginger Ale was divine!

Lift a CT member
Catherine Davis obviously! Those punched circles are genious. And this is where I got stuck on yellow. Love yellow! And the PL cards designed by Ali Edwards - I wouldn't mind getting more of them.

Bonus page
This one wasn't made for a challenge. I borrowed the top right photo from my sister's fb page. She went through some serious surgery, and is in remission now. And Nea lost her third tooth. 

Use a big photo
Plus use three stamps member challenge. And this is my last page for April. At bottom left we're welcoming spring at the May Bonfire - a Swedish tradition. And I don't know who's butt that is, but it made it into out album

Right now I'm working on my Carolina Moon kit that arrived this week. Fun stuff! I also have some exciting news to share with you shortly!

/Magdalena

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MY NSD LAYOUTS

I had a lot of fun celebrating National Scrapbooking Day at the Studio Calico site. With the company of 5 yo Nea I made projects for most of the challenges both on the blog and in the forums. 

GO BOLD

LAYER

MOOD BOARD

And I can't resist sharing the layout Nea made for the Go Bold challenge. She had so much fun scrapping with me all day! Do you scrap with your children?


The rest of the projects are PL spreads. I'll be sharing them tomorrow!

/Magdalena

Friday, April 24, 2015

FIRST EVER PROCESS VIDEO

A few people have asked if I do process videos and so far the answer has been no. I've tried making them but when speaking English I just stumble over my words. Then I saw this process video by Sockergrynet and realized - hey! I don't have to talk.

Now keep in mind this is my first time making and editing a video - ever! It's badly lit, my head pops into the frame several times and it's just a video-no fancy signs or zooms or anything. I'll be working on making them better and better.

Here is the spread I made: 




I did record the making of both pages, but on the second page my head was in the frame way too much so the video only contains the maiking of the left side of the spread. Nothing was planned beforehand. I had only printed the photos. I wanted to show you my entire process of picking out which cards to use, because I often miss that part when watching process videos. So often it's all already planned out and prepared you don't actually get to see the difficult part of the process. 

So here's my video!





I hope you enjoyed my post today. Have a lovely weekend friends!

/Magdalena

Friday, April 17, 2015

CIRCLES

Nicole Reaves posted some really cool circle layouts in the Studio Calico gallery this week, and I was super inspired! I picked out a few photos from the different things we did at Easter and used the cookie cutter tool in PSE to crop them into circles. Since I was planning to use my 2" circle punch I made the photos slightly bigger than that.

I wanted to incorprate the photos into the text and considered different ways of doing this. After deciding on on a random pattern I laid the photos out on a piece of letter size cardstock. I took a picture with my phone and uploaded it to PSE. I went through the same process as when I print on my PL cards except I just printed it out on white cardstock.

I pictured a rectangle around the text and chopped off the photos that crossed the imagined lines and added some yellow patterned paper underneath all the photos.




Materials: patterned paper from the Sandlot kit, sticker from the On The Grid class kit, thickers from unknown addon kit

/Magdalena

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MONTH IN REVIEW LAYOUT

Every Sunday there's a new sketch presented at the Studio Calico blog. I often mean to create something from them - I even have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to sketches - but I so rarely end up using them.

April Foster's Bday layout was my favorite layout from the Lisse Street gallery. This week the scrapbook layout sketch is based on that layout! So this week I actually managed to make something from the sketch. It's such a simple layout so when following the sketch it's really easy to end up making the exact same thing she did. To change things up a bit I decided to go with a two-pager.

I happened to have the Sandlot and Cirque kits on my table, so that's what I used. They were a really good match. I printed out my favorite photos from March, most of them are 3x4, and made a messy collage on the right side. I found the silver puffy hearts in my PL stash - I forgot where they are from. The journaling is printed on vellum and numbered like the photos. I really like putting these month-in-review layouts togther. They're a lot of fun!

/Magdalena

Monday, April 13, 2015

EASTER PL PAGES

Today I finished my Easter Project Life pages. I used one G design and one A design page protector. Mixing up the page protector takes a bit more thinking and planning but I really like how it looks in the album.


What I used
Studio calico Easter Card set
Studio Calico Odyssey Project Life kit
Studio calico Cirque Scrapbook kit (punched circles)
Studio Calico Ashley G gold splatter rubons

Did you get to your Easter pages yet? The sad part of being caught up is my Lisse Street PL kit will be here any day and I have no more photos to work with.

/Magdalena