Storage Sunday: How to store and organize dies

Hello everybody and welcome to another Storage Sunday! Last week, Therese shared her excellent storage- and organizing solution for her dies on out blog Stuckintheglue.com, so this time it’s my turn to give it a go! Here are my thoughts about how to store and organize dies: Dies comes in so many different brands, sizes, shapes, and forms, that finding one optimal storage solution might feel like a big challenge. Even with a small collection like mine, the variety quickly became an issue. So I had a think about how I want be using my dies, and opted for one very simple criteria: Convenience. …

Frozen – The Scrapbooker Edition

I was listening to the Pink Camera podcast the other day, an episode where the lovely Sandra and Lisa were airing out their current frustrations and irks about scrapbooking and suchlike, and it was just so much fun to listen too, and very cathartic, as I could nod and agree with a lot of what they said. I warmly recommend you to go over and have a listen! Anyway, it inspired me to have a think about some my own frustrations at the moment, which is mostly self-inflicted, so here’s me having a right waffle about my scrappy frustrations at …

Hello world

Hiya peeps! Long time, no see, huh? I know, I know. I haven’t felt especially wordy in quite some time, and have mostly been using the Internet to look up funny cat pictures. And pug pictures. Lots and lots of pug pictures. Staying on the quiet side of life have felt comforting. But I am starting to miss using my words. And using my platforms. So maybe today I will start again? The very first sentence on that test post on a brand new WordPress blog always starts: “Hello world!”. So let’s make it like that. Hello world! I have …

Vibrant March Colours – Scrapbook Layout

With spring comes the longing for vibrant colours and creativity! I can’t help it; I just have to get my inks out! I have been very much in love with the bokeh effect lately, and tried to make something similar with my distress inks. You can’t do much wring with this technique, it’s just about playing and having fun! Gotta love those water-reactive colours. Quick and sweet layout to celebrate the beginning of March, when spring is finally in the air! Ironically my Instax selfie made me look completely pale! But I figure, that’s how I always look in the …

Dare to Challenge Yourself – Scrapbook Layout

Sometimes you have to dare yourself to do things, or they will not happen at all. In this instance, I dared myself to going back to the gym. I haven’t been in a proper one, like the shiny professional one with lots of other people in it, in years. I like exercising at home, I like taking walks, I like riding my bike. But lifting weights and going to classes is a whole other level for me. I used to be good at it, oh, say ten years ago? I aim to be good at it again. Hence this rather …

Walking down Portobello Road – New Scrapbook Layout

Some cities in the world you fall in love with, and you could spend days and weeks and months, maybe a lifetime, exploring them. London is such a town for me. And seeing new parts with someone you love makes it even better. The beauty of travelling, huh? Notting hill is one of those areas that maybe is not super-duper central, but oh so charming, and obviously Portobello Road Street market is one of London’s top ten tourist attractions. And I duly realize that of course I romanticize Notting Hill a little bit, probably partly because of the movie with …

You Had Me At Hello – New Scrapbook Layout

I am not a big fan of Valentines Day, but I am however a sucker for romantic gestures and spontaneous acts of sweetness and caring, big or small. Me and Mr Boo didn’t get the chance to spend Valentine’s together, which was not a big deal,  but being the sweetheart he is, he surprised me with this wonderful bouquet of flowers the day before the 14th. He’s a sneaky one, he is! He was going out of town, and I was seeing him off at Stockholm Central Station, having a bit pf sushi and coffee, and even though he was …

Ever Present & Curious – New Scrapbook Layout by jenandtricks

Does your pets sneak into your scrapbook layouts (or on top of them?) once in a while? Well, this little guys certainly does! Our little furry Sixxten the Cat can be the most quiet company you’ve veer had, appearing as if by magic to check on what you are doing, or, sometimes, being loud as a fuzzy little grey trumpet as he announces his need for hugs and kisses or just any sort of attention (seriously, this little one has got some voice). Sometimes he takes to drastic measures, and simply falls over on the spot with his tummy in …

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 …