Wednesday, 18 April 2012

liebster

Frankly, I'm a lucky girl. I have had the good fortune to get to know many beautiful and lovely women since my first fays of joining internet communities. From wedding planning mates (over at the now dead WeddingChannel.com forum), to gossip and whine pals (over at Livejournal.com), to creative inspiration (at JessicaSprague.com). I am truly thankful for all of them as they have given me strength, support, love, laughs, tears, and much inspiration.

I got to know Cathy Pascual, a super talented girl, when she was a creative team member at JessicaSprague.com. Cathy has a keen sense of style, and her ability to pull out the most beautiful layouts is so very inspiring. Cathy has an Etsy shop where she sells adorable embroidered hoop art, and she also has a blog where she shares her art and her scrapbook work.

Yesterday Cathy posted her nominations for something called Liebster awards, and I was one of the awarded. Oh deary me! Thank you, Cathy!


Now, usually I'm not into all of those blog awards type of things, and especially not when it comes to the ones with rules, which this thing supposedly has. But I was inspired by Cathy's kindness to at least share with you five blogs that I really enjoy to read (but blatantly disregarding the rules). So here we go:

Becky of Casa Caudill
Becky is smart, and funny. She takes fabulous photos, and she decorates her house in awesome ways.

Benita of  Chez Larsson
Benita's blog is all about eye candy when it comes to home interiors . Her minimalist style is just up my alley.

Frida of Trendenser
Frida's blog is one of the biggest in Sweden. She shares her own excellent photography as well as truly stylish interior and graphic design. This blog is in Swedish, but anyone can enjoy the beautiful images.

Meeta of What's for lunch honey
Oh my god! Don't go to this blog if you are on a diet! This girl cooks, and photographs, the most amazing food.

Tammy of  Telling stories from chez nous
Tammy is a truly lovely woman. She cooks, she scraps, she talks, she takes such good care of her beautiful family. She is an inspiration!

And there you have it, five blogs, five women. Enjoy!

Monday, 1 November 2010

New eye candy blogs

Did you know that there is a brand new blog by the JessicaSprague.com team all dedicated to the beautiful digital art that the team creates? Check it out! It only just started but you are guaranteed mouthwatering eye candy if you follow this one!

And if you are into hybrid art, you won't need to feel neglected and forgotten, because there is a whole blog just for you too! Again, you won't be disappointed with the stunning creations at this place.

Now, don't I get the prize for today's best blog tips?

Friday, 11 December 2009

Free Christmas gift tags at Jessica Sprague's

Remember the Christmas gift tags I made a few weeks back with products from Crystal Wilkerson's Decmber paper collection?

They are offered to all of you as a free download *today only* on the home page blog at Jessica's site as part of the 24 day Gift-a-palooza going on up until Christmas. Click here to go to the blog and download the tags!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, 16 October 2008

A layout + a blog tip

Can you believe it? I actually had time to scrap something else than the Italy pics. LOL, it might have something to do with not being able to surf the net for hours on end.

I did this LO for the challenge at creative inspiration blog that Tara and Kayleigh runs. BTW, check the blog out, it's awesome!
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(Credits: Pattern: PDQPattern2 by Nancie Rowe Janitz Paper: Festa orange from Festa Minikit by Jessica Sprague Elements: WebChallenge18May Plume 3 by Anna Aspnes, Green Sequin from Cupcake Princess by Andrea Victoria (recoloured), staples from I live for Minikit by Vinnie Pearce Font: Palms International Photos: by me Linda Roos)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Time for a new header

Thought it was time to change it up just a tiny bit. You know I'm a simple girl so nothing too fancy but still, the old one was getting boring. We will see how long this one lasts.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Fantastic blog tip

If you have never visited the Paislee Press blog you should go there right now! Her designs, scrapbooks and everything else are absolutely fantastic. So inspiring for me and exactly the style that I like to do for my non scrapbook projects but can't seem to get right when it comes to digi scrap.

Anyway, go there!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Blog tip on decorating

I like to check in on husmusen a couple of times a week to look at beautiful pictures and get inspiration with regards to interior decorating.

Even if you don't speak the language you can still enjoy the blog because she loads it with eye candy.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Blog tip for card makers

If you like making cards, and you sometimes feel a little pinch of "card maker's block" then I think you will appreciate 2 Sketches 4 You. This is a blog where a new sketch is posted each week and readers are encouraged to link up their creations based on the sketch.

The blog is brand new but I dig it. Great quality sketches from Laura and Kazan.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Sinfully good

I stumbled across this fantastic blog today. There are so amazing recipes and beautimous pictures of cupcakes. You don't want to miss this!
Cupcake blog

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Trying out different ways of creative expression

I'm all for trying things out at least once to see if I could get into it. So I have tried out jwelery making a few times. Obviously I have only dabbled with the really easy things, but I still feel like I can't get the feel for it. Yesterday I went to a jewlery making gettogether, and as you can tell I haven't got the lingo down either - is there a jewlery equivalent of a crop, and spent three hours on one single necklace. The other girls were saying they were pleasantly surprised at how creative they were. I was sitting there feeling like a complete failure because I hated what I was producing. I thought I was creative walking into the place but walked out doubting myself.

Anyway, today I shot a few pictures of the necklace and two others that I have made before (and actually like). It doesn't look as bad in the pictures though. While I don't think I will make it a hobby I won't rule out trying it again either.

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Speaking of jewlery making, check out my friend Carrie's website Carrie D Mader. She makes some pretty spectacular things. Her blog, also on the website, is fun and witty.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Blog finds

I love finding great blogs to read. If they have beautiful pictures I get extra happy. My apetite for visual beauty seems to b insatiable at times.

I have found two blogs that I like a lot lately and thought I'd share the links with anyone that is interested.

I confess. I love weddings. I still get the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. I love looking at table scapes, stationary, flowers and I love getting little party ideas. For this reason I squealed when I stumbled on Married & More with Michelle.

Jennifer Johner has a great blog with beautiful pictures and a bit of scrapping too. I get very inspired looking at her photography.

Do feel free to give suggestions in your comments on other great blogs that you feel the world needs to know about.

Friday, 15 February 2008

To journal or not to journal

First off, I just realised I forgot to write out the journaling of the layout in my last post. What an airhead thing to do, as it was pretty much the most important thing in that layout. *tsk tsk*

So here's the deal. The LO is based on my names, Linda Marie, and has one word that tells a fact about me for each letter of those names. You will feel a little confused when you read it because the letters will not match the words all the time. The reason for this is because I wrote it in my mother tongue, which is Swedish, and have had translate it into English. So I ask for your forgiveness for that.

L is for the love of life I feel when I am around the people I love. I is
for my intuition that I always trust. N is for the careful attention I always
feel forced to apply to everything I do. D is for the slipped disc I have had
two times too many in my life. A is for how different I feel sometimes. M is for
migraine that torments me. A is for responsible which I have been for as long as
I can remember. R is for rose which is one of my favourite flowers. I is for
infertility that changed my life plans in a both bad and good way. E is for
Ellie that is my pet name by my darling Bumbi.

Heck, for my Swedish readers, here is the original journaling.

L är för den livsglädje jag känner när jag är med dem jag älskar. I är för
min intuition som jag litar på i alla lägen. N är för den noggrannhet som jag
känner jag måste tillämpa jämt och ständigt. D är för diskbråck som jag har haft
två gånger för mycket i mitt liv. A är för hur annorlunda jag känner mig ibland.
M är för migrän som plågar mig. A är för ansvarsfull vilket jag varit så länge
jag kan minnas. R är för rosor som är en av mina favoritblommor. I är för
infertilitet som ändrade mina livsplaner på gott och ont. E är för Ellie vilket
jag kallas av min älskade lilla Bumbi.

Speaking of journaling, this girl I know has written quite the excellent post about journaling on your scrapbooking layouts. Check out Liv's blog.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Rockin' the ball

You just have to see the pictures that Yumsugar took at the sneakpeak of what the decor of the governor's ball on Oscar night will look like. It's gaudy, and overdone, and blinged out, but oh so fabulous. As a lover of over the top table decors, I can't help but share this link! Don't miss the red glasses and the hanging blown glass balls in the ceiling. Wow.

House photography

OK, so I confess, I love looking at other people's photos of their homes. I think it's the inner interior designer in me just busting to come out and play. Instead of redecorating our own home every two months or so I find it a great outlet to roam the internet for good photos. Through a scrapbooking blog I stumbled upon a fantastic Flickr group brimming full of beautiful homes.

Check out the group Creative People at Home.

I was so inspired by the photos that I think I will shoot a couple of our home over the weekend. I haven't really done that since we moved here in October of 2006. If anyone feels up to it, please feel free to do the same and link me up here.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

As promised - a celebration and a surprise

Toasting myself and all of you while I'm sitting here in the sofa posting this! Why? It's been a month since I started this blog! Can you believe it? Time goes by much too quickly for me nowadays because it feels like it was only last week. :)

To celebrate this huge milestone, lol, I thought I'd offer up a little something. I have created a template out of a layout I did back in the summer of last year when I first started digi scrap (that's before Jessica Sprague graced my life). It's one of the few I still feel happy about when I look at it now.

Here's what the layout looks like:
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(Credits: All papers and elements: Shabby Princess Photo: Linda Roos)

It's just a simple template but if you want it you can grab it here.

Thank you everyone for sharing this experience with me!

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Work that photo, girl

Heather Ann Meltzer usually has great photography in most of her posts. In this post she shares some of her secrets to beautifying her photos.

Interesting.