Monday, June 30, 2014


I've started making a month in review layout every month. Mostly because I love working with multiple photos, plus a grid layout always works! This month I went hybrid. I opened up a letter size empty document in PSE, added my photos, digi stamps and journaling and printed on white cardstock. Then I just matted the paper and embellished it. So easy!

Materials: Hello Hello scrapbook kit, Bonjour addon, plus Hello Hello digi stamps.


Thursday, June 26, 2014


Continuing on with my June PL pages, I have a whole collection of pretty on these two pages. The first page is the back of the B design protector I showed in my last post. Pretty baby cousin, pretty flowers and pretty hair! I went through my PL card stash and picked out three of my older cards. That always makes me feel good!

To make sure the journaling fit perfectly on the cards I scanned them into my computer, opened them up in PSE and wrote my journaling on the lines. Before printing I hid the card layer and only printed the text. Perfect fit! Unless the washi tape doesn't hold the card still and it slips in the printer, as happened on the pink card below.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014


As promised. Third day in a row of blogging. Summer vacation does my crafting good! The page for today is all about our end-of-the-year picnic in the woods with our sons pre-school class. It's his last year and in the fall he'll be in school. I've covered the faces of their friends for privacy.

I love mixing up my page protector designs. It's one of the goals I had for 2014. This B-style design went well with my photos from this day. I started out making a page title on the photo of a patch of lily-of-the-valley flowers I found in the woods. Underneath the title I did all filler cards.

There's a lot more embellishing on the page than what I usually do. I got the Bonjour addon this month, which is all embellishments. Such a great idea! And the Bonjour kit was shock full of awesomeness.

Materials: SC Hello Hello kits and addons including digi stamps and printables, speach bubble digi brush from the SC Trendspotting class, Versafine ink, Hero Arts Neon Pink ink


Monday, June 23, 2014


Yesterday's blog post was about putting yourself in PL. Today's post is all about the weather. The stamp set from Guten Tag is all about the weather too, so I used a few stamps from that, including the digi brushes from the shop. I looooove digi in PL!

June in Sweden has been both hot days and one crazy hail storm. That's my daughter's hands showing the hail. The "aura" around the hail is a SC digi brush that I think was offered for free a while ago, but it would be easy just drawing lines on free hand too.

I also did some digi "off-stamping" on the photo of my feet. I drew the color from my dress and adjusted the opacity with each row of words. The blue-to-green striped card has some IRL off-stamping using the word RAINY.

Materials: all cards are from the Hello Hello PL kit except the 4x6 cloud card which is from Bluegrass Farm, stamps and digi also from this month's SC kits, Versafine stamping ink plus a leftover veneer piece from Sugar Rush.

Tomorrow I'll be PL'ing with neon colors. See you then!


Sunday, June 22, 2014


I've been slacking quite bit on blogging this month. With hopes of doing better! We now have 7 weeks of summer vacation ahead of us. There should be plenty of time to blog and create.

As a parent doing PL I think we are many that also slack on adding photos of ourselves to our pages. Am I right? The kids are so much cuter, and more interesting. At least that what I tell myself. But I just don't think that's true. Our kids will enjoy reading about their parents lives too, and getting to know know us better. Especially when we're not here anymore. And imagine if you had that kind of a treasure about your grandparents! Wouldn't that be amazing?

So thinking of that I started out June making a page all about myself. Yes, I did. 

Materials: Studio Calico Hello Hello PL kit and addons, plus matching digi brushes from their shop, Zing embossing powder in glitter gold, golden sequins, Mister Huey's in opaque white and a few pieces from the Hello Hello scrapbook kit as well


Sunday, June 15, 2014


I love scrapping summer photos. Both because of how colorful they are and because the Swedish summer does for some great light in the summer. This first layout was made for last week's Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico.I loved the original layout made by Melanie Louette using a digi stamp for the title. My layout is very close to the sketch. All I really changed is using one photo instead of two.

My second layout is a photo from the end-of-the-year picnic in the woods with our kid's preschool. I picked up the green and pink colors in the photo and painted the dicut leaves with three different Mister Huey's. The wood chip fit nicely in with the photo too.

I think it's fun to see the 4x6" photos return to scrapbook pages. They're just the right size for a letter size page with some white space.


Saturday, June 14, 2014


I love the cityscape paper in the latest Studio Calico kit, Hello Hello. "Use what you love first!" is the best creative advice ever. That's from Amy Tangerine. So I did!

I cut down the paper to letter size, and then scanned it into my computer. Then I opened the file in PSE and sized it to letter size again. Using the photo as a guide I wrote my journaling to follow the curve of the houses. Click to hide the photo. Print text onto paper. Perfect fit!

The photos are from an evening out with friends I hadn't seen since the early 90'ies. Long before selfies were invented, haha!


Monday, June 2, 2014

12 IN 14 June

It's the first Monday of the month of June and so it's time for the Stromsvigt "12 in 14" challenge. The theme of June is sequins. Sequins are something that has grown on me. I didn't like them at all when they started popping up in the Studio Calico kits. I thought them too girly for me. It didn't take me long to change my mind about them though. I love the variety in color and shape. For my part in the challenge I decided on a PL page.

This page is all about our fun day at the fair and the sequins I've used are from the Studio Calico Color Theory sequin packs in 24 Karat and Mint Hint. When using sequins I like to either stick to one color and vary the shape, or the opposite, vary the color but stick to one shape. You can see examples of both on my page above.

I know there's been questions asked about how to attach them to your page. Most of the time I use small drops of glue that dries clear. You can also use your sewing machine and stitch them down as I did here:

I love how that makes them look like a garland. You can also handstich them. Here's an older page where I used that technique:

Even using your tiny attacher to staple them down works! I added a few stapled sequins to this PL card that already had a string of printed dots along the edge.

Now it's your turn to create! First visit the blogs of my fellow Stromsvigt DT members, and most importantly the blog of Stromsvigt founder Nina Christensen. That is where you find out about this month's prize and also where you leave a link to your creation. Links in my blog sidebar. Have fun with this challenge!