Team Boo Family Crest, Sort of…

  I am such a fan of the Garden Girls videos at Two Peas in a Bucket; there are always ideas and challenges, sometimes inspiration that makes you think about the bigger picture, and sometimes just encouragement to use up a whole bunch of products in your stash. There is something there for both beginners and scrapbook nutters. The year started off with a video by Jen Gallacher, with a new video series called “Make it Meaningful“. Interesting concept, it will be fun to follow along! In this video the prompt was to make a family crest; to try and …

Exploring Old Airfields is a Perfectly Respectable Hobby!

I am so thoroughly excited about taking Shimelle Laine’s latest online scrapbooking class: “Return to the Collection”! I feel the need to list a bunch of spontaneous reasons, let the ramble commence: I LOVE COLLECTION PACKS! Collection packs are so handy and, from a stashy hoarder viewpoint, manageable. You get the basic best parts of a collection, which is mainly the paper collection, and often a sticker sheet and some alpha stickers. This means you won’t add a TON of new things to your pile of pretty papers, but sort of get to pick the raisins out of the cake …

Setting the Mood for 2014 with Two Peas in a Bucket – New Scrapbook Layout

CHA 2014 has come and gone with all its glory, and I for one am completely blown away by all the amazing new products that are coming out. I have been completely glued to my Instagram feed and YouTube, and there have been some amazing coverage of the new lines and collections. I can recommend checking out Shimelle Laine’s Instagram and Paperclipping’s YouTube channel for a closer look at all the new goodies! Over at Two Peas in a Bucket, garden girl Stephanie Bryan posted three fun challenges in celebration of CHA, so that us scrapcrazy normals could have a …

Here’s to Another Spectauclar Year – New Scrapbook Layout

It is sort of a special thing when you look back at the year that has gone by, and tally up the score, the good and the bad. I know in my heart that there where many good things that happened last year, but sometimes the negative gets the worst of ya. But somehow, through those things, I remember laughing, and feeling very loved. Even the worst day turns into something good, when you come home to someone who will always cheer you up, and who will always, after just spending a few minutes in the same room with that …

“Hello 2014” – Scrapbook Layout with Mr Boo, and how we celebrated the new year

I very, very, VERY seldom scrapbook photos within a week from when I took them. It has always been a habit or process or whatever; I scrapbook event/photos/highlights of my little life way after they happen. The reason? I am not very good at developing photos on a regular basis. I have a massive amount of photos from the last 3-4 years combined, I take everything in RAW and hardly post-process all of them, so if I want to scrapbook a single event, that will happen after I do a batch order for photos. I order a BIG batch of …

Christmas Day – Scrapbook Layout about my holiday in England

I have to say, that for once I started with some of my Christmas layouts almost immediately, and the reason for that is because of Mr Boo, who so lovingly supports me and my many interests and passions, and who gave me a Canon Selphy printer for my birthday in November. Being able to print photos on a whim at home really makes a world of difference, and I am very, very grateful. This scrapbook layout is a short story about Christmas day, which, this year, I got to spend in England with Mr Boo’s family. It was wonderfully different, …

“You & Me” – Scrapbook layout with paint and a bit of lovey dovey sillyness

A week ago us scrapbook nerds celebrated our most beloved holiday: National Scrapbook Day! Of course, even though it’s called National Scrapbook Day (NSD for short), it is celebrated all over the globe. It’s a wonderful holiday full of scrapbooking zeitgeist, community and enthusiasm, and it makes one feel a little less alone in one’s crafting room. I made this scrapbook layout for a challenge on Shimelle Laine’s blog: Use Paint on Your Scrapbook Pages. I love paints! They are so, so versatile! And there are so many different kinds of paint media nowadays (when I grew up, I was …

Happy friends! – New scrapbook layout

This is me and my friend Micu, who came all the way from Budapest to see me on my birthday in November! It was such a great weekend, and I cannot believe the amount of fun things we had time to do, without ever feeling stressed or short for time. Museums, crafting, sightseeing, shopping, watching movies; it was amazing. We are always up to something, and I am putting together an album with all of it, and here’s one of the layouts I’ve made: It is me and Micu, on the ferry boat going out to one of the islands …

First Scrapbook Layout of the Year. Courage!

I finally gathered my thoughts enough to kick off this years first scrapbook layout. Finally! I’ve been itching to get into my non-Christmas stash for ages now; the holidays have been the main focus since the beginning of November on my part. Two Peas in a Bucket started one of their new video tutorial series on January first, “In the Mood to Scrap”, with the fabulous Wilna Furstenburg. She presented a mood board and challenged participators to use it, and create a page about yourself with a word that speaks to you. She also made her own word art, “Stay …

Using My Stash – Tricky Paper #2

  So, I am having a go at round 2 of scrapbooking with a tricky paper in my stash. You can read about the first attempt in my last blog post here. By chance it just happens to be another paper from Creative Imaginations, this time by Christine Adolph: Estimated Age: Maybe 4 months in my stash, but I don’t know when the collection was released. Estimated Amount: Just the one sheet. If I Remember Correctly: It was a part of a bargain pack from my local craft store, the type when you get a pack of 10 surprise papers …

Using My Stash – Tricky Paper #1

  This week I thought I’d dig trough my stash and pick out a couple of oddball papers, that I keep for no other apparent reason than that they intrigue me, and think that some time in the future there will be a perfect time to use them. Like an “Eureka!” moment, when all the magical stars align, and as you are pulling out your paper there will be a choir of fluttering, naked baby-angels singing and a parade with 78 bloody trombones playing, because this weird paper you’ve had in your stash for years and never used will be …

Use Your Stash – My Last Word on the Bloody Velvet Ribbon

I promised yesterday that I would be done with this product this week. So, hence my last post on this darned self-adhesive crushed velvet ribbon. Finally! It isan’t ALL that, after all, I can imagine a week of “bla bla ribbon”, “bla bla I need to use it all!” can be a bit boring. So, last spurt. You can read the initial post about this product I found deep in my stash here, and also, read all about my project “Use Your Stash” over here on this page! Let’s do this thang: My friend Tess, when I whined about this …