Monday, May 22, 2017


Summer is finally about to begin! Here in Sweden we've had the coldest spring for 70 years. The snow kept falling even at the beginning of May. The last two weeks have seen some warmer temperatures at last. There is only three more weeks of school and then another week of work for me, then we're off for eight long weeks together. I can't wait!

Project Life week 19 below! Playing chess in bed on a Saturday morning, tulips at our neighbour's house, reading and craft beer with pizza. The wonderful red leaves card is from Tina Aszmus' Spring Zine. It's sold out but she has another one up for pre-order right now. Hurry on over to her shop! The middle card is by Paislee Press and so is the "Unstoppable" label.

I let the sad passing of Chris Cornell take first place in week 20. I had a lot of photos for this week so I used these 4x6 templates by Paislee Press to fit them all in. I used the Afterlight photo editing app to warm up my color photos. I love the light leak filters! Most products are from the Studio Calico "Alfresco" kit that arrived this Friday. I worked my visual triangles using pops of yellow, wood veneer and the orange alphas that came in the kit. 

 / Magdalena

Sunday, May 14, 2017


Here I am again to share a few pocket pages, and a scrapbook layout that I made during the NSD weekend. I was really inspired by the challenges posted on the Studio Calico blog. If you haven't checked them out, you should! You'll be too late to take part in the challenges but inspiration is worth so much more than a $10 prize.

Most products in these pocket pages are from the "Written In The Stars" documenter and scrapbook kits from Studio Calico. This page is for week 16, when we went to the mall for burgers and for the kids to spend their Easter money, I decided to start running again and I tried out a pinspired hairdo for Nea.

Somehow I didn't take a single photo in all of week 17, so here we jump to week 18. This week includes a visit at me and hubby's childhood pool (I haven't been there in 25 years!), my haul from the book store and buying sandals for warmer weather. Bibliophile digi stamp by One Little Bird. I've finished with two of the books below. Visit my 2017 Reading Challenge pinterest board to read some short reviews.

Week 18 continued with babysitting and with the arrival of Tina Aszmus' first zine. The "start" card came tucked in a pocket inside the zine. The Spring 2017 zine is sold out, but the Summer 2017 edition will be added to her shop sometime in May.

As promised I am also sharing the page from Spring Break I hadn't finished. I wanted to document what we'd been watching during the week. These red thickers are from the now closed down Basic Grey company. The thickers were included in the "Summer of '69" scrapbook kit that came out in the summer of 2012. I had to stich them down because they had lost their tackiness, plus I had to write "film" instead movies because I was out of E's. I love the color and font of these!

Inspired by this pin I made a layout for the Line It Up NSD challenge. I wrote about how the Reading Challenges has brought me new authors to read and enjoy, although I'm still sticking to the same genres I've always been reading. I often use lists such as "The scariest books to come out in(year)" to know what to look for at the book store. If the book was written in English I prefer to read it in English. I've always felt that a book loses something when it gets translated. 

Did you get any crafting done for NSD?