Scrapbooking Stash Dive – Pick 5 old products

Hey scrappy friends! Today I am sharing a quick and easy stash dive with you. The basic concept is this: dive into your stash, grab 5 products to use for a project, then create something! The “rules” are very loosey-goosey: one product can be a whole pack of embellishments, or a couple of papers from one collection., or just one teeny tiny little piece you’ve kept and just love. Also, you are in no way limited to the five items you’ve chosen; if you feel like adding a whole bunch more, go for it! But the goal is simply to make good use of those five products you’ve picked. …

Packing a small travel kit – What craft supplies would you pack?

Well, who doesn’t bring a kit of craft supplies when they travel somewhere? But putting together a crafty travel kit can easily get out of hand, speaking from years of personal over-packing experience. I can never help myself; sneaky rolls of washi tape, a plethora of great pens, a cheeky assortment of notebooks and project life cards, always find their way into my travel bag. Sometimes even a whole mini album kit. It’s not always the most practical thing, especially if you are off on a plane somewhere, and maybe some people will opt to leave room for other things, …

I love my crafty leftovers! Handmade embellishment clusters

It really is oh so easy to let your stash pile up, no matter if you are nuts for pens or fresh new notebooks, stationery or scrapbooking material. Suddenly you find yourself with little bits of leftovers and old supplies at the bottom of a basket, and by then it is time to do something about it! I went through my stash and piled up a rather jumbled collection of, well, STUFF of all sorts, and decided I wanted to make some handmade embellishment clusters. The idea with these is pretty simple: pick out items that seem to go together, build them up in …

Honey, I shrank my stash – Sunday Stash Dive

Haaappy Sunday, scrappy people! This week I thought I’d take a little dive into my stash. Or at least, start dipping my toes! Here’s why: The truth is, I have a deep and bountiful stash (for which I am very grateful), and sometimes (…) I find things I sort of forgot about. Things bought in a rose-coloured-glasses moment that then got left behind. Not fair! Just because you don’t belong to the latest and greatest trend or to the most trendy manufacturer, it doesn’t mean you should just be left to gather dust. I think we can all relate to that …

I still overpacked for the scrapbooking crop – The lamentations of an overoptimistic scrapbooker

Last week my friend Therese shared her brilliant *Note to Self* about what NOT to pack for a scrapbooking crop, and of course I need to follow suit, because, dude, I did NOT achieve what I wanted with my packing for this years Craft & Hobby event. “But Jennie, how is this possible?!”, you may ask. “You are so organised and you had such a good plan!”, you might say. Well… My plan was pretty great, but I DID NOT STICK TO IT. Like, whuuut?! What can I say; I got overexcited when I was packing, and I just lost track. I packed Way …

Furry crafter’s companion – Scrapbook layout share

Hello, scrappers and muggles! I am sharing this 12×12 scrapbook layout today featuring the ever so furry and nosy crafter’s companion, Sixxten the Cat (our British Shorthair). This layout is made with the Basic Grey RSVP collection. Basic Grey has been one of my favourite manufacturers since I started scrapbooking, and I felt very disheartened when I heard that they are closing down production of their scrapbooking supplies. This is like the Sassafras Lass trauma all over again! My first instinct as a scrapbooker, naturally, was to hoard every last piece of paper from BG I had. Forever. But then I felt …

10 Things to Pack for a Scrapbooking Crop

Hey guys! Today I want to share my list of 10 things to pack for a scrapbooking crop!  Spring is here and it is crop season. HA! See what I did there? I crack myself up… Me and my scrappy lady friends are off to a huge scrapbook crop in a couple of weeks. Well, actually it has evolved to a scrap, bead and yarn event, and for three glorious days over a thousand crafters will meet up and scrapbook, art journal, make handmade cards, catch up on their project life, do bead work, knit, crochet, chat, gossip, and shop. We went …

Crafty Catch Up – Sharing some handmade cards and scrapbook layouts

Well hello, ladies and jellybeans! As spring makes its entrance, so does the creative fever, apparently. We are on a bit of a crafty rampage in our household, which makes the crafting chaos grow exponentially. The Mister is building some miniature models, and is a huge stickler for details, which, if you are making miniatures makes it a very, shall we say, intricate process. He needs a lot of tools and strange materials to make things look the way he wants at the right scale and colour, and he’s constantly finding stuff in my extended craft stash that he can use! …

Colour my world, because inks makes me happy! – Handmade card

This Wednesday I am sharing a handmade card, inspired by the sketch challenge over at Swe Scrapbook! The sketch has a lovely mix of circular and rectangular shapes, which always seems to be pleasing for the eyes when it comes to cardmaking and scrapbooking! This card took me the better part of an evening to make, because I wanted the inks to dry naturally and just be allowed to react to the water and “do it’s thang”. But I considering I got a lot of other crafty things done while I was waiting, it was a fairly quick and simple card to make. I …

Celebrating a wedding – Scrapbook layout

You know when you are a scrapbooker and two of the loveliest people you know get married?And you get to celebrate them? That’s when you scrapbook the bazonkers out of that wedding! Photographs! Guestbook! Decorations! Albums! Oh, all the scrappy goodness. My friends Malin and Joacim decided to get married in the middle of March, and it was a fabulous weekend! The spring had juuust about hit Sweden, and the days before the wedding were sunny and warmish and… of course, the temperature dropped drastically on the actual big day, and the air was sort of crispy blue with hints of shimmery …

My Scrappy Scraps, Storing and using them

Well hello there, fellow crafters and paper nerds! Today I want to talk a bit about our scrappy scraps, how I am storing them and mostly how I am using them. Inevitably, when working on projects with pretty paper, there is bound to be some off-cuts and leftovers. Do we throw these in the bin? Nooooooo. (Well, I knew a few people who do. Well, I know one person that does. Sometimes). I know that personally I can’t stand to waste any leftover scraps, because I might need them someday, honestly, all those piles of sheets of wonderful paper I have is not enough, …

Storage Sunday – My photo storage & organisation

Hello scrappy peeps! After a few weeks vacation I find myself with a whole bunch of new photos and memories to scrapbook. Between my “big” camera as well as often taking photos with my smartphone and my little lomo, I accumulated around 2000 photos in three weeks. I will probably only scrappbook a handfull of those photos, but the ones I print out, hoping to scrapbook, I need to store and keep organised, and this is how I do it right now. First of all, the storage: I keep one container with separate cases that are the perfect size for 4×6 photos, and one …