I have to create 50 LO's and 12 cards before I can shop for new supplies (challenge started Feb 2)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Pencil Lines sketch #231

I had so much fun yesterday evening playing with the beautiful Emma shoppe line from Crate paper. I love it !!!!! I used Pencil Lines sketch #231.

My titles are almost always in icelandic but I had to use these gorgeous chipboards as a title for this lo. I adore these pics of my DD taken in January.

Supplies: Emma shoppe Crate paper, bazzill and EK success.


Over and out

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's been a hard week

The last 10 days or so have been so hard on us. It all started with my little Silja getting really sick. She was so sick that she was admitted to the childrens hospital for several days. She had a really bad case of Respiratory Syncytial Virus. She is doing so much better now but I'm so tired that I haven't be able to do anything else than taking care of her and Sunneva. Hopefully that is about to change. I miss scrapping. This weekend I really wanted to do two things. I want to do my Project 12 lo for febuary and I want to do the Pencil lines sketch. I really love the sketch for this week. I did not have enough time to do both things and to tell you the truth I don't feel that inspired these days. But I did Project 12. I loved the sketch but I don't love how it turned out. I don't know where my mojo is but the lo lacks layering and details. It's way to plain. The journaling is about how much I dislike Febuary. Strange since I got married Febuary 22 the year 2003. Febuary this year was all about cakes and parties. We celebrated all kinds of things in Febuary. Silja was babtized and we celebrated our 8 year weeding anniversary. DH and Sunneva were sick to name few things from the journaling.


Over and out

Saturday, March 19, 2011

On track - two new lo's

I'm pretty happy with myself today because I'm on track with Silja's month album. Ok, I know she is only 4 1/2 months old but I'm still glad. I got the pics I took on her 3 and 4 months "birthdays" 2 days ago and I did both the lo's yesterday (well I finished them today).
My good friend Ása Lára gave me these awesome month cards from Little yellow bicycle before Sila was born and I have used them on her lo's so far. I was glad to see the the 3 months die cut was green. This page may look like a boy page but I love to be able to do a green lo's for her.
Title: 3 months
Supplies: Basic grey (some old paper), Bazzil, Maya Road, Stickles, MME, Prima, American Crafts, Little yellow bicycle and MLS.

And here is the 4 months lo for her album. I was saying to my hubby that I wish I had done this for Sunneva also. I have created lo's over the years using pics taken on her birthday and I have written a long text about how she is at each age but I don't have lo's with journaling about the first months in her life. I have 12 pics taken 17th of each month the first year but no journaling. I kept a diary for her at the time. Maybe I could use that one for journaling ???? Well I'm not sure what to do.

Title: 4 months. Supplies: Bazzil, MME, EK success, Teresa Collins, Making memories, Little yellow bicycle, Basicy grey, Tim Holtx and bazzil.

Listening: To the radio
Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Coffee
Wearing: T-shirt and skirt
Feeling: Happy
Weather: Gorgeous snow and sun
Wanting: Silja not to be sick anymore
Need: to do some grocery shopping
Thinking: Nothing special
Enjoying: Some me time
Wondering: how long Silja will sleep
Planning: What to do for the rest of the day

Over and out

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pencil Lines sketch #229

Slipe "N" slide was a total hit here last Summer. This is my first LO using pics of Sunneva and her friends sliding. I used a Pencil Lines sketch #229 as a base.

Title: ...and slide
Supplies: Basic grey, Bazzil, Little Yellow Bicycle, Queen&Co, American Crafts, Imaginisce, Tim Holtz, EK success and Studio Calico.

I used for the very first time a Huey's Color Mist from Studio Calico. You can you see it on the pink Basic grey paper (the background paper) and the sky stamp. I love it. I have been so afraid to try it out but I think I may be hooked.

No my diary list today...feeling to tired.

Over and out

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A fantastic day

This day was the best. I woke up with the girls and spent some quality time with them until noon. Then I had a crop date with my darling scrapgirls. It was so great to get out of the house for few hours. The girl who hosted the crop is also my neighbor so it only took me 3 minutes to walk to my house to breastfeed Silja. I had so much fun just scrapping and talking. One in the group wasn't able to come and we missed her but hopefully we'll be doing this again soon.

I did 2 one page lo's and 1 two pager.

This one I did using Pencil lines sketch #228. Great sketch for these pics of Sunneva in her Christmas Dress 2010.

Title: The Dress. Supplies: Bazzill (it's a white background, sorry for the bad scan), gorgeous christmas line from 3ndypapir.no (I love it !), American Crafts, Cricut, MME and EK success.

I love how the American crafts flower ribbon matches 100% with the roses on the dress.

I'm in love with all the lines from Echo Park. I think I have bought all lines from them except two. I can't wait to buy their latest one called Playground. It's so perfect for scrappers with kids. Anyhow this one I did using a pic of Silja when she is 6 weeks old. So cute. The title Cutie. Supplies: Coredinations ColorCore, Bazzill, Echo Park, Maya Road, Marvy Uchida and Jewel Tone Scrapbooking (the felt stickers).

I did not finish the 2-pager so I'll be uploading it later on.

In other news I can tell you that I fell of the wagon. Yes, I went on a little shopping spree and bought the Emma Shoppe line from Crate paper. I just HAD to have it and since I had fallen in the first place I HAD to buy few other supplies too. You can judge me ! What I'm thinking is that I can fall once of the wagon but only once. I know I'm hopeless.

Listening: To nothing
Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Water
Wearing: My pajamas
Feeling: Great, had such a good day
Weather: Beautiful winter weather. Snow.
Wanting: To have my wish come true (not hopefull though)
Need: To go to sleep soon
Thinking: That I should go straight to bed when I finish this
Enjoying: A good day's work
Wondering: If I will go to the gym tomorrow
Planning: To eat healthy tomorrow

Over and out

Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday Song - Tori Amos Winter

The Monday song is one of my all time fav song. I love Tori Amos. When I was given birth to Sunneva in 2003 I had her CD little earthquakes on for few hours. I'm a big fan of good lyrics and this one is fantastic.

Over and out

Friday, March 4, 2011

Gorgeous colors

It's Friday again. ! The weeks just fly by one by one. Before I know it I'll be in the office again working...but that is not happening until late next winter so why am I talking about it :-)

Anyhow I bought this cute and adorable book called Moomin's Little book of Numbers for Silja the other day. I LOVE the Moomins. This book has the most beautiful color combos. So I'm putting it on my bucket list of scrapbooking. I'm going to create Lo's using these pages as color inspiration.

Talking about gorgeous colors. This is a lo I finished today. I love the colors in this LO.
I used some old and new supplies for this lo. Echo Park and MME paper and embellies, American Crafts, Martha Stewart, Prima and Queen & co.

Listening: To Dr Phil on TV
Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Just finished Coffee
Wearing: Black pants and T-shirt
Feeling: Tired
Weather: gray and cold
Wanting: an email with good news
Need: to go out for a walk
Thinking: That I should put the computer down
Enjoying: Some me time
Wondering: When We'll have spring here
Planning: The weekend...it will be a busy weekend
Over and out

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sisters - Pencil Lines sketch #227

I was able to put together a LO last night even though the baby needed alot of attention. I was looking for a good lo design for this fav pic of mine from the photoshoot in January and I found it on the Pencil Lines site. This is sketch #227.
Title: Sisters
Supplies: The Febuary Studio Calico kit + bazzill, Tessa Ann buttons, Jenni Bowlin, Pages Frame design and EK success.

Listening: To Sunneva crying (always somekind of drama when you are 7 years old)
Eating: Muffin
Drinking: Coffee
Wearing: Black pants and a long sleave T-shirt
Feeling: Annoyed because Sunneva is still crying
Weather: Snow and warm
Wanting: Sunneva to stop crying
Need: More sleep
Thinking: About my 35 birthday (what I can do with a 7 month old baby)
Enjoying: Hubby singing for the baby
Wondering: How life would be if I had few more hours in the day
Planning: My 35 birthday (just bought tickets to a concert)
Over and out

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Monday song - Goosebumps

BRITs 2011 - Adele performing "Someone Like You"

Goosebumps!!!! I haven't stopped listening to this song since I saw it on BRITs 2011 (on TV but I wish I had been there :-))

Saturday, February 26, 2011

All kinds of stuff

We have been having some strange days here latley. Hubby home sick for 2 days (he's never sick) and then home for another 2 days for Sunneva's school vactaion. Silja keeping me up most nights so I'm pretty tired and then there is Sunneva full of energy.

Yesterday this pic was taken of us for my "4 people 12 times project". Not the best pic but what can you do or say :-)

I haven't done much of scrapping and my scrapspace is a MESS. I so need to spend some time cleaning it. It's just so tempting to scrap when I have time but now I need to clean it !

I did a lo the other day using the latest pencil lines sketch. I was so unhappy with how it turned out that I was not going to post it but now while I'm writing this I'm thinking why not. This blog is kinda like my scrapdiary and why not show the work I'm not happy with also. I think I took the sketch way to much literal.
Title: On your way home
Supplies: Echo park little girl (so so cute), Prima, Rusty pickle, Pink Paislee, EK success and Ella's studio.

Then yesterday I did a lo and I'm happy how that one turned out.
Title: Silja cutie
Suppiles: MME (gorgous line), American crafts, Prima, Making memories and, Martha Stewart, Ella's studio and Creative imaginations.

"My diary list" for today

Listening: Kathy Perry -Teenage Dream

Eating: Nothing

Drinking Nothing

Wearing: My gym clothes (not going to the gym) and my new scarf

Feeling: Calm

Weather: Snowing

Wanting: Time to clean up my scraproom

Need: Willpower

Thinking: What to wear for tonight

Enjoying: having these few minutes to blog and check out some cute stuff on etsy

Wondering: How Silja will be tonight when we go out for a birthday party

Planning: my diet plan next few days


Over and out

Sunday, February 20, 2011

4 People 12 times

So I forgot to post our January 4 People 12 times picture. What's up with that!

This family photo was taken by Sóley in January. What's so wrong with this picture is the fact that Silja is sleeping :-)
I haven't taken the Febuary photo yet. I still have 9 days to do it.

Tomorrow I'm starting the "From the Couch to 5 km" running program. I need to focus on getting myself into shape. My goal is 2 kg per month. Let's just say that I'll have to do that for many months to reach my final goal.

I use google reader to follow all the blogs I read. I follow 192 blogs and most of them are about scrapbooking. One of the blogs I read is Ania's "Little Corner of Ania". One thing she does that I totally love is to write a semi diary on her blog. I can't count the times I have tried to write a diary. I never stay with it for reasons I don't know. So I'm going to copy her idea and when I blog I'm going to do "my diary list" just for me.

Listening: to the sleeping sheep
Eating: Nothing
Drinking: Nothing
Wearing: A nursing top and pyjamas
Feeling: Tired but hoping to get maybe an half an hour (or more is Silja sleeps soundly) to to the Pencil lines sketch for this week
Weather: Still and mild
Wanting: More sleep and time
Need: More sleep and discipline
Thinking: About how much I want to be able to scrap tonight
Enjoying: The Silence (both girls are a sleep and DH is out with his friends)
Wondering: How many minutes I have until Silja wakes up
Planning: Our 8 year weeding anniversary next Tuesday

Over and out

Friday, February 18, 2011

Getting to know each other

As you can imagine I'm taking alot of pics of Sunneva and Silja together. This 2-pager has 4 pics of them together the first days after Silja was born or from Nov 3 (her birthday) to Nov 29. The journaling is about how Sunneva is adjusting to this big change in our lives.

I saw this Dear Lizzy paper used in this way in the latest issue of Scrapbook Trends mag on a LO created by Sarah de Guzmen and I thought it was brilliant it's such a cool paper.

Title: Getting to know each other
Supplies: American Crafts, Crate paper, Hambly, Prima, Page frames, Jenni Bowlin and EK success.

over and out

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A simple LO

I'm trying to scrap lo's using pics taken the first days and weeks of Silja's life. This is a simple LO about our very short stay at the hospital after Silja was born.

Title: In the hospital
Supplies: Pebbles papers, Bazzill, Jenni Bowlin, Teresa Collins, Tim Holtz, EK success etc. Here I used some of my "old" supplies and I also uese 3 stamps and that must be a record for me. I wanted to "dress up" the journaling spots without creating alot of "mess". This is me stepping outside my comfort room :-)

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Monday, February 14, 2011


I used a simple design for these pics taken few minutes after Silja was born (Nov 3 2010).
I got this very cute New Arrival Pebbles papers from Anna Sigga and they were just perfect for these pics. I also used some very old products from my stash on this lo.
Title: Few numbers
Supplies: Pebbles, Bazzil, Daisyd's (very old brads), Teresa Collins, Prima (old flowers), Tim Holtz, Doodlebug, Making memories (old chipboards) and Stickopotamus (some very very old vellum stickers (the hearts).
Over and out

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My little shoebox

I'm in love with MLS products. They are so much fun and I just can't help but smile when I browse through their products.
These pics are from last Summer and Sunneva is enjoying the Summer rain. The title is taken from an icelandic song and translates to something like: I like the rain or I think the rain is good.
Supplies: MLS, Bazzill, Making memories and EK success.

Over and out

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's snowing

We finally got some snow here and I love taking snow photos so I used the oppertunity and went out with the camera. I even took some pics of Silja "in" the snow but on this LO I used pics of Sunneva. Silja's first snow lo will be created later.
I used some Bo bunny papers I got from secret santa last christmas. I love this paperline. It's totally gorgeous. I used a sketch from Pencil Lines and the fan fold flowers I made after seeing this tutirol online. These flowers are so simple and really gorgeous !
Title: Snowing
Supplies: Bazzill, Bo Bunny, Maya Road, Making memories, MME, Basis grey, American crafts, EK success, Martha Stewart and Prima.


over and out

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The second month

So far so good. I'm keeping up with Silja's month album. For the record she is 3 months old and this is a lo about her second month :-)

Supplies: MME, Bazzill, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin and Tim Holtz.

Over and out

Friday, February 4, 2011

Project 12 January

Whoo hooo my first 2-pager for Project 12 is done ! I really like how it turned out, clean and simple. I used the sketch and it was fantastic to work with. I love this project and I'm so glad I'm finally doing this.

Each month I'm going to end the journaling with few words that sums up how the month was for us. Also this month I used a color combo that I feel describes the month very well for me. Grey = tired, pink= taking care of my two beautiful girls and blue = soft weather and spending alot of time home (inside). Don't ask why but these colors mind me of these things right now.

Last part of the journaling (the words): breastfeeding, crying (Silja), staying home alot (me), work (DH), school and hobbies (Sunneva), my mom and dad (helping out) and soft weather.

Supplies: Bazzill, Basic grey, Echo Park, Webesters, American Crafts, Martha Stewart, Stamping Up and EK success.

On the pics you can see my mom, my dad, Sunneva and Silja (and a little bit of me).

Also this means I have done 2 LO's so only 48 more to go :-)
over and out

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Too much spending ?

Lately I have been spending too much money on scrapsupplies. Normally that would be ok (or at least I tell myself that) but now I'm on maternity leave and have to think more about what I spend my money.
Today I ordered two punches from Two peas that I told myself I had to have and I'm waiting for an order from HSS. So as you can see this shopping sickness has hit my hard :-)
When I saw this on Hanna's blog I knew this was just the thing for me. I have way too many paper sheets, embellies etc and I need to use up my stash before I buy more. Phewww this will be hard since I'm longing for some of the new Create Paper, Maya Road, MLS etc.
I have also put into a wooden winebox embellies I have had for some time now and I have challenged myself to use every item in the box before August 31.
So how many creations should I aim for ??? 20, 30, 50 or 70. Let's see last month I created 12 LO's and 4 cards and it was a hard month because Silja's colic was bad so did not have much time to scrap. I should be able to create 15 LO's and 4 cards per month (at least...right !) So my challenge is to create 50 LO's and 12 cards and not buy any new supplies until I reach that goal.
How does that sound ? For every LO I do I'll put 100 ISK in a jar and for every card I create I'll put 50 ISK in the jar. When I reach my target I can use that money to buy some of the new CHA stuff.
I'm starting this challenge today ! Hopefully I will reach my goal number before May 1.
Over and out

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Summer LO

There are only 2 days of January left and I have done 12 LO's and 4 cards. I can't believe it since I did not have that much time this month to scrap. These 12 LO's have been created when I have 10-15 minutes to spare.

This 2-pager took me "forever" to finish. Why ? Well I haven't had that much time the last few days because of my little girl. She really needs here mom to hold her these days.

I have this huge pile of pictures of Sunneva that I need to scrap and I'm working myself through them. I took these cute pics of her last Summer. The journaling tells her to always remember to enjoy the little things in life. Like flowers.

Title: Enjoy
Supplies: Zva Creative, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, Collage Press, American Crafts, Martha Stewart, EK Success, Prima, Skrapp og gaman (the gorgeous pink flowers) and scrap.is (the leaves pin)

First is page 2 and then comes page 1.


Over and out

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pion Design

I got few mintues today to play with the most beautiful paper ever it's from Pion Design and I bought it from an icelandic scrapstore Skrapp og gaman. Gorgeous paper ! I love it. I thought this pic taken when Silja was only 3 days old would be perfect with this paper. The gorgeous flowers are also from Skrapp og gaman.

Title: Precious
Supplies: Pion Design, Skrapp og gaman flowers, Prima and Bazzill.

Over and out

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beautiful Doodlebug

I'm struggling with scrapping style. I feel stuck. I feel like all the LO's I create look the same and are not good enough. My problem is that I love so many differents styles. I love vintage, shabby chick, lo's filled with details, I love clean and classic etc but what is my style in all of this.

I have found out that I'm happier with my clean LO's. The one that have clean and straight line. I love details so what I'm aiming for is straight lines, clean look and details.

This is a LO I started yesterday and finished today. It's not straight and clean and guess what I'm not that happy with how it turned out.

What I love about this LO are these two Doodlebug papers I used for this LO (the red one and the one with the hearts).

These pics were taken last Summer. Sunneva got her first Inline skates and she loved them.
Title: Inline skates
Supplies: Bazzill, Doddlebug, Making memories, Jenni Bowlin, Dream Street, Cricut Walk in my Garden and Jasmine and EK success.

over and out

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This year I'm going to do at least 2 challenges. I have been wanting to the first one for few years now.
The first one is to create a 2-pager using pics from each month and the journaling will be about how the month was for us. Basically all the daily stuff. When I saw this Project 12 challenge on Davinie Fiero blog I thought it would be perfect for me to stay on track and stay motivated.
Another challenge I'm going to do this year is to take one pic each month of the family. I think it will be so much fun at end of year to see how much or how little we have changed. I saw this on this blog that's hosted by Tara Whitney. We will have 12 pics of the four of us at the end of this year. It will be my 4 people 12 times challenge.
I can't wait to start !
Over and out

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2 Cards Echo Park

My goal for January is complete ! I have done 8 Lo's and 4 cards (my goal is to create 1 Lo and 1 card every week this year).

This is a card I did for a card swap.
Supplies: Bazzill, Echo Park, Fancy Pants and EK success (ribbon unknown)

Next friday we have a this day you could call "The man day". I have bought a little gift for me DH and this is the card I'm giving him with the gift.

Supplies: Bazzill, Echo Park, Heidi Grace, Martha Stewart and Cuttlebug (ribbon unknown)


Over and out

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One of each

I have two more LO's to share. It takes my several days to finish one LO because Silja takes up all of my time and I love that but a girl needs some creative time, right !

Having two girls I tend to reach out for flowers as embellies. I need some ideas what to use other then flowers. If anybody is reading this blog and has some ideas for me please share. You could link up some ides for me.

Over the next few days I'm going to be focusing on creating several cards I need to do.

This is one of my fav pics of Silja. She is 5 weeks old there and so cute and looks like she so much older.

Title: 5 weeks - Beautiful - Photo
Supplies: Echo Park (I just love all of there paper lines), Fancy Pants (the felt, yes I'm digging into some of my old supplies it feels so good), Queen & co, Prima flowers (more old supplies) and Martha Stewart.

Here is a LO about how much my DD Sunneva loves to read. I found her in our bed in April 2010 reading a book and it just melt my heart.

Title: A total bookworm
Supplies: Bazzill, Sassafras, Prima (old supplies) Making memories (old brads), American Crafts and EK success.


Over and out

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bright colors

This year I'm going to scrap alot more then I did 2010. I want to create one LO and one card per week. So far I have done 5 lo's and 2 cards so I'm totally on track.

This is a LO I did using BF sketch. I love creating 2-pagers. I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. These are pics from last summer. Sunneva had her own little garden and grew some veggies.

Supplies: Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras, Martha Stewart, EK success and American Crafts

I just love Susan Weinroth scrapping style and I just love her blog. I want to create a montly LO for Silja with journaling about how she is developing. This LO was inspired by Susan's style.
This is a LO about how Silja is at age one month.
Supplies: Bazzil, MME, Queen & co, Jenni Bowlin, EK Success, Making memories and American Crafts.

Over and out

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pregnancy and Christmas

This must be a record I have done 3 LO's and the week is not ever yet !

Every year I do a LO with the Christmas card I send out. This is the first time Silja is on the pic.
Title: Christmas
Supplies: Fancy pants, MME and Websters

This is the second page I do for Silja.
Title: 38 weeks and 4 days
Supplies: Basic grey, bazzill, American crafts and Doodlebug

Over and out

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New year !
I can't believe that I have not posted here since July 2010 ! What is up with that. Well hopefully I'll spend more time scrapping the year 2011 then I did 2010.
This is LO is a double first for me. It is the first LO I create 2011 and it's also the first LO I did for Silja. The title is Welcome Silja and the pics are taken minutes after she was born Nov 3 2010. The envelope stores the pregnancy and birth story for Silja to read when she is older.
Supplies: Bazzill, Girls Paperie, Marvy Uchida, Prima, Queen & co, EK success, Maya Road, Making Memories and the flowers are from Skrapp og gaman (an icelandic online store).

This year I want to create at least 1 LO and 1 card per week. This is my LO for this week and now I have a card to create.


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