Saturday, 29 September 2012

invitation | autumn birthday

It's nearing the time for the husband's birthday again and as usual he wanted to arrange a small (ha) dinner party for parents and siblings. We have a cool theme planned, and of course I had to do an invitation to suit.



Despite the fact that I got the date wrong, which is something we didn't even notice until one of the guests asked if we really wanted them to come on a Sunday, I think I really love this invitation. It's fun, it's full of beautiful typography, and it has the very trendy chalkboard look. It's defenitely one of my favourites.

Friday, 28 September 2012

corporate design | royal underwear

I was asked to design a flyer for a lingerie shop that is opening today in a shopping center in my city. They wanted a sophisticated and classic feel with a fun and modern touch.

I present you with the finished product:



I like the elegant combination of blue and grey, and I like the retro modern style with a variation of typefaces.

If you are local, do stop by Royal Underwear and take an advantage of their opening offer!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

class | invitations and announcements

Invitations & Announcements Class
(Click on the image to go directly to the class)

Did you know that Jessica Sprague is offering a new design class all devoted to invitations and announcements?

Class starts October 1, 2012 and in class, Jessica will guide you through ten projects over three weeks. As always with Jessica's classes there will be video lessons, as well as step by step tutorials, a downloadable kit, and knowing Jessica, lots more.

If you want to get into making invitations and announcements then I think this is the perfect opportunity! Even though I do that kind of work all the time, I will be there because frankly one can never learn too much or get too much inspiration.

Sign up today, why don't you?

Monday, 24 September 2012

p52 | cake!



I made apple pie this week. I think it could have been better, I forgot to add cinnamon which the recipe asked for, but I'm not going to knock apple pie, LOL!

Apart from this, the week hasn't offered much excitement. I went back to work after our holiday, so that meant a lot of catching up and work. In the evenings I spent my time in front of the compy, working on:
  • thank you cards for the wedding couple
  • a flyer for a lingerie store opening here next week (will share soon)
  • a bunch of LOs (which you've seen throughout the week)
  • and invitations for a birthday party (will share soon) 
This means there has been little chance of taking a lot of photos. But some weeks are like that, and that has to be ok.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

laying it out | on a roll

I can hardly believe it! I have scrapped no less than four layouts in less than a week! Way to step up to the plate there, Linda!  The first two you have seen in my two latest posts. Here are the others.


(Supplies: Hot Mess Template 1 by Splendid Fiins, Chillingsworth Manor by Echo Park)

This stone bench sits on a large balcony overlooking the canals in the park right next to my office. I love going there when things are really, really stressful and I need a break. It's damaged and full of graffitti, but I still think it's beautiful. Somehow it brings me a sense of calm and serenity. The photo I took a while ago is moody and dark, but I still get happy when I see it.


(Supplies: Paisley Parade Paper Pack by KI Memories, For the Record 2 Documented by Echo Park, Bubbling Over Brush Set by Liv.eDesign. The LO is based on a sketch by Pagedrafts.com)

That smile. I die! This little guy has learnt to pronounce my name perfectly and he says it over and over, just because he can. And then he talks up a storm and I just love it so much. The husband took this photo and it's completely out of focus but I can't stop loving it.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

laying it out | fit and you know it

OK, so I started running. No kidding. It's been kind of sketchy for a while during the summer, but I am honestly trying. And even though I feel at times like I will puke or faint, I quite like it. Not to mention spending time going through the Runkeeper app, figuring out each little detail och my runs.

I figured it was worth a picture and a layout.
(Supplies: Posh Paper Pack by KI Memories, For the Record 2 Documented and Note to Self Elements Pack 2 by Echo Park, Stitches by Anna White 3 by Anna Aspnes)

Monday, 17 September 2012

laying it out | wild life

Just a quick page with pics from our zoo trip!

(Supplies: Wild Life Paper Pack and Elements Pack by KI Memories, It's a Start Templates 6 by In the Making Design all from JessicaSprague.com)

Sunday, 16 September 2012

p52 | last weeks of our summer

We are just now, today, ending our four week summer holiday. I know, late - most people around here take their summer holiday in July - but things weren't really lining up for us to take time off earlier this year. So even though most of you all have been thinking that it's autumn already, we have been busy pretending it's the height of summer. And henceforth we had our summer holiday trip just last week. Ha!

We did spend only six days in Italy, but those days were spread out over two calendar weeks, so I get to have two photos from Rome in my P52 album. Good times. You have seen both of them already from my post the other day, so feel free to skip past them if you don't want to admire the amazing architecture some more.





Yesterday we took a trip to Copenhagen to visit the zoo. I hadn't been there since I was a child, so it was a trip down memory lane. I'm a bit conflicted about zoos. I feel that the space for most of the big animals is just way too small for them to be really happy. But then the park has a huge school and research center and comes highly acclaimed, and they say the animals are well cared for. Still it breaks my heart. But the kiddos we brought with us were super happy, and I got some nice shots.


15 more weeks to go this year! Wow, time flies!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

wedding shoot | magnus & jenny pt 1



My wonderful brother in law and his beautiful wife asked me to document their wedding day on August 25. When being asked something as monumental, I felt honoured and fortunate. But also completely stressed out. After learning the lesson at my sister's wedding, I promply made a (very large) list of must have shots and then I researched as much as I could. Like for days.

The came the wedding day. With hail storms, rain, wind, and an unnatural eye piercing light that seemed to come from everywhere. Also, a white dress on a dirty ground, and a nervous wedding party. The lesson for me this time? I'm not ready for wedding photography. Bride's assistant and problem solver? No problem. Wedding planner? Yes Siree. Photographer? Not really. I couldn't deal with the stress and I feel it shows in my work. The bride and groom are gorgeous, but I wish the photographs were equally stunning. Funny story here; I looked at that huge list of must take shots twice and couldn't read what the words said. Literally, my eyes were flowing over weird combinations of symbols that were impossible for me to dechipher. Stressed much do ya think? Ha!

But anyway, please allow me to humbly share some of them with you. These are all from before the wedding ceremony; from the bride getting ready to the portraits in a local park.

The bride getting ready!








Portraits time!




















The groom!






The bride and her sister, the maid of honour




The groom and his brother, the bestman (and my hottie)


The wedding party (and this is where it all started to turn into a disaster, lol)



Like, for reals. This is too hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing at this one.


The boys standing up for the groom




Love




There will be more coming soon, from the ceremony and reception.

Monday, 10 September 2012

wanderlust | roma



I went away. Now I'm back. Hee! I am currently on my last week off work, and am working feverishly on the wedding photos of my BIL and SIL some weeks ago. But I just came back from a week in Rome on Friday, and even though I haven't really had time to do anything else but upload the photos to the computer, I am so eager to share some photos from the eternal city with you.

I am quite certain there will be many more to come once I've had time to go through them and edit. It was just that these ones jumped out at me tonight.

So what did we do? Well, see the sights of course! Many of them. I guess none of you will be surprised to hear that I made a spreadsheet of things to see, and we spread them all out across the week (the spreadsheet also contained places to shop, and restaurants/bars/cafés to eat and drink at). I know I am crazy!
Here are a few things we saw.









We also enjoyed the amazing architecture that seemed to be everywhere - in so many different shapes and forms.







We also found beauty in every street corner in  the shape of Italian transportation mechanics.




And then, of course, there was the food. Oh the food! The prosciutto, the mozzarella, the pasta, the meat, and let's not forget; the gelato! I think my wardrobe is happy that we only stayed a week!






Pretty amazing, isn't it? I've got 10 GB worth to prove it! LOL!