Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm on November picks!

Woohoo! The layout below made it onto the Studio Calico November Picks video. Check it out here!

I also made a layout for the Kit killer challenge, using at least two border punches. The photo is of my kids climbing on to the stroller for our morning walk to daycare.

Materials: Studio Calico Field Guide kit, border punches, Ali Edwards stamp set, Etsy bought stamp set


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Using transparancies

I found this cool Fancy Pants transparency kit att Magdas netshop. I used it in this layout:

Materials: SC Field Guide, exclusive stamp from SC Glee Club, SMASH date stamp, OA Boarding Pass sticker.

I'm hoping to use some more of those transparancies in my December Daily. If I write it here enough times I might even get around to doing one. ;D


Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Studio Calico kit on sale!

My shopping list this month:
  • Crop Bags
  • JBS Stick Candy Dye Ink
  • More Gray
  • More Kraft
  • More Vanilla
  • Tatting add-on #3
  • Woodgrain Thickers - the exclusive American Crafts ones from Glee Club. I'm so happy about this purchase!
  • Border Stickers - the exclusive Sassafras ones from Glee Club
  • Calendar SMASH Pockets
That's it. So far... :D My middle name is Multiple check-outs. I'm considering some JBS Chewing Gum ink. I went back and forth with the December Daily add-on for the longest time, but then decided not to get it. It's just too pricey for me. I'll make my own. I need to put a dent in my stash anyways. I loved the stamps in add-ons 1 and 2, but I didn't like the rest of the enough to justify buying the entire kits. So that left room for lots of shop items instead. Yay! I'm so happy those woodgrain thickers were in the shop this month. They are amazing, and I'm all out of A's and N's.
So what did you get?



Sunday, October 23, 2011


Häääääääääääääääng med! /Magdalena

Finally a sunny day!

And I'm able to share a couple of layouts today. The first one is about our last day of summer. I took the kids on a trip into the city. The photos are of my daughter eating a donut. I love these pictures! She makes it look so delish. I LOVED the birds on a wire stamp. On this layout it fit so well. Me and the kids!

Materials: Studio Calico Field Guide kit, SMASH date stamp, letters stamps kit - read about it below!

Materials: SC Field Guide kit, the tree stamp and the border stickers are from Glee Club, SMASH date stamp

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Awesome stamp set

This is a layout I made with the Field Guide kit from Studio Calico. It's about our walk home from daycare. I LOVE fridays! Even better than the weekend, because the weekend is actually ahead of you. I love getting off early from work and having all the time in the world to walk home. I took this funny photo of my son wearing my sunglasses, and placed myself so that I also caught my own reflection.
Materials: SC Field Guide kit, exclusive border stickers from SC Glee Club, and I wrote the journaling with this amazing stamp set I got on Etsy.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another "happy mail" opening

I've decided to make it a tradition that my daughter show off the new Studio Calico kit.She loves opening the box with me, and gets all excited when she sees that it's arrived.

"Open it, mamma!"
And she's in her jammies this time, too.

"Is there something in it?"

"Yay, it's full of fun stuff!"
All the bags with my JBS Lemon drop ink on top.
(And one huge zucchini in the background...
Homegrown by my brother :D)

The bags laid out.
Little girl making sure to document it all.
That's her own idea that, to go get her toy camera.
So cute!

The main kit.
 This time my girl favored the exclusive chipboard butterflies.
I wasn't nice enough to open them for her, though...

Meadow lark add-on.
Those buttons are the best!
I already used some.

Almanac add-on.
I can't even pick my fave part of this.
I LOVE every little piece!

I already uploaded my first "Field Club" layout to the Studio Calico gallery right here!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall love

How can you not love fall? This is what our morning walk to daycare looks like. Gorgeous!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In honour of Amy Tan...

whom I share a birthday with today (wohoo) I'm posting this video. I know you've seen it many times before but I still love it!  So does my two-year-old daughter who giggles like mad when the girl steps out of the suitcase. And there's a doggie too! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!


Birthday girls gets to eat cake for breakfast

Right? RIGHT?!

/Magdalena is 39 as of today

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


With this layout I started out with the photo and that orange woodgrain PP that already had a half circle punched out. I decided to make a square. The size of the blue PP matched the Ali Edwards stamp perfectly - coincidence! I then pierced the cardstock by hand using a ruler as a guide. I made a hole every half centimeter. Here's a great tutorial from SC on how to make the best handstitching on your layout!

Materials: Studio Calico's Glee Club kit, Ali Edwards stamp set, brad from Crate Paper (the Random collection), letter stamp set from Artemio, tiny attacher, circle punch, thread


Monday, October 3, 2011

Cuuuutest owl hat and booties

Do you not loooove these??? I found them at Etsy. Together they are a bit prizey, but just the booties you could definately afford to give a newborn you know. How sweet! They have chicken and frogs feet too.
Right here!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kristina Werner showing off her SC guest designer projects

Love this video!


Cheesy french toast

THE most amazing French toast recipe EVER! And for all non-swedes reading this I strongly recommend a visit at you local IKEA to pick up some cloudberry jam to go with this toast. It will be worth the trip I swear!

Cheesy french toast
Serves 6

6 slices of toast
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (3 dl)
1/2 cup flour (1,5 dl)
1 cup grated strong, aged small piped cheese
 (2 dl riven Västerbottenost)

Mix eggs, milk and flour. Add the grated cheese. Dip the bread slices in the batter and grill in a buttered pan, on both sides. Serve with wipped cream and cloudberry jam.