Sunday, 28 June 2009

Project 52 and a new layout

I have both a photo and a layout to share today. The summer is in full swing here and so there are lots of photo ops everywhere. I just wish I had a macro lens to be able to take full opportunity of all the goodies around.

#26, 2009
Delicious rasperries

I took this photo of my sister in Como back in March during our Italy trip and I am absolutely in love with it. She is such a pretty girl and I am so proud to have captured this photo.

Pretty smile

Orchard & Broome
West 4th Collection cool
Liv Esteban
I sing for spring kit
Jessica Sprague
Templates+ 11 (remodelled to fit a portrait photo)
Designer Digitals
Katie Pertiet
Rounded corner stitch holes

Dani Mogstad
Tropical Punch felt flowers

Century Gothic
28 Days Later

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Project 52 layout

I created this layout for the day 24 challenge at the Jessica Sprague forum which was to be inspired by a film poster. I thought it would be cool to use some of the photos I have taken so far this year in my Project 52 endeavour, what with the year being half gone and all. It ended up being simple but very colourful. It's a double page layout so I am sorry that it's so small. But you can also see it here.

Life is beautiful
Crystal Wilkerson
365 Challenge Templates
Liv Esteban
I sing for spring kit, Day journaling brushes
28 days later

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Jessica Sprauge Creative Team

Even though it has not yet been publically announced on Jessica Sprague, I have been so antsy for the longest time to share my big news with you all, so here it goes:

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Woohoo! I am too excited for words!

Since my very first delve into digi scrap land Jessica has been there as an inspiration and teacher, providing knowledge and tools for me to grow and push myself, and as someone to look up to design wise.

My very good friend Liv, to whom I gave a solemn vow once back in our baby scrappin' days to be the only one I would ever CT for, has become a wonderful designer with a competely unique style that somehow is both etheral and magical at the same time.

Crystal, who I don't know so well yet, has colourful and cute designs which right now make me feel very cheery and completely ready for summer!

I am so proud to be part of this team for the coming year and I am quite sure that it will be fantastic for my creativity.

This is my very first layout as part of the design team.

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

Jessica Sprague
Template+ 04
Crystal Wilkerson
Office supplies staples and stitches, Neutral paper pack , Stripes paper pack
Liv Esteban
Gentle Morn kit
Designer Digitals
Katie Pertiet
Winged Clusters
28 Days Later, Century Gothic

Monday, 22 June 2009

Project 52, week 20-25

Be prepared for a boatload of photos! I have seriously slacked when it comes to posting my Project 52 photos. This means I now have six weeks' worth to post to be caught up.

So, I'm almost at the half mark by now. I never thought I would be able to keep up. Granted it's just one photo a week, but still. I am famous for starting things and then getting tired quite fast. Let's just hope it will last the whole year.

#20, 2009
My good little boy Buster.

#21, 2009
A peony in my mother in law's garden.

#22, 2009
My own personal chef. I love this man!

#23, 2009
Meh, uninspired that week ...

#24, 2009
My sister in law Jenny.

#25, 2009
My sister Frida and my mother welcoming my sister Nina home from Italy after being away for six months. Not a well taken photo, but worth so much to me.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

In the Making cards

I have made a few cards in the last couple of weeks which I thought I should share.

I am in love with that dessert paper - it is just too cute for words


These next two cards are basically of the same design. I wanted to see if I could make two completely different cards using the same papers and shapes. I think they both turned out pretty good, and very different - one is feminine and delicate and the other is very modern and sleek.

The ribbon flower I made a while back has got me hooked. I have used different versions of it for several cards and presents lately.


I made this card and matching present wrapping for my cousin's graduation. I love the turqoise with the black.

Jessica Sprague is turning 2!

This coming week Jessica Sprague is turning 2 and the celebration will kick off tomorrow, Monday 22. If you are a digital scrapbooker, with interests in photography, do make sure to stop by for digi freebies, challenges, a free class and more!

And if you have been following the daily challenges on the forum, don't fret, they will continue for the rest of the month. And I am telling you that this coming week will be something you don't want to miss!

See you there!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

I promised myself to never get to the point where I was stressed out about not updating this lil ol blog of mine. Still, here I am, feeling guilty for not posting about everything that has been going on lately. I owe several weeks of Project 52 photos, I have a bunch of handmade cards to show, and some other stuff. I also wanted to talk about the daily challenges that I co host at the Jessica Sprague forum. Hey, if you are a scrapper, and you still haven't joined, there is still plenty of time. Each day for the month of June a new challenge is posted so head on over and check it out.

Now, the reason why I've been so bad at posting? Well, I work a lot. My real life job is really intense at the moment and it needs a lot of energy from me. Also, with work for birthdays, confirmations, graduations, and a few photo books I have been asked to do, my nights and weekends have been pretty full. There has also been an unusual amount of health issues lately. As you might remember I suffer from migraines and for about a month or two I have had more attacks than usual. But enough about that. I'd rather not talk, let alone think, about it.

So now you know. Although I am not making excuses I thought I owed those of you who have so kindly asked if I am ok to explain the situation. Hopefully I will be back into full swing of things really soon.

Much love to you all!