Use Your Stash – Scrapbook Layouts with the Never Ending Crushed Velvet Ribbon

Yes. I’m still going at it with the self-adhesive crushed velvet ribbon. Seriously. I want it OUT of my stash, but I refuse to throw anything away. I bought the stuff, I have a responsibility to use it and not just keep it for several years in a box and then toss it out. You can’t really fight consumerism in this industry, because it’s just MADE for making you buy stuff (and I’m down with that, I don’t mind investing in pretty things that coincides with a cherished hobby). But you know… at least consume it once you do. And.. …

Happy Place, Happy Dog

The lovely Shimelle posted a new Sketch to Scrapbook Page the other day, and I found the sketch to be very alluring; there was way more stuff in that sketch than I would usually dare to put on a layout. Maybe I’m coming out of my shell, hehe. As I flipped through my Box of Forgotten Prints I Really Love (BoFPIRL, in short… ehm) there they were, the perfect 4×6 photos just waiting to be scrapbooked. Following the sketch, this layout took me roughly an hour. AN HOUR, people! I usually spend way more time than that on a design, …

Photos that makes you remember

It doesn’t have to be the most fantastic photo that makes you remember, and it doesn’t have to be from the most special occasion. Of course even the every day things can be just as memorable as the big events. Going through my photo stash I came upon this photograph; it is ten years old, a friend of mine took it, and it’s a photo of me in my early twenties. What struck me about this picture were two things: It was a picture of me just being myself, and it was a photo of me in my first apartment. …

A Tricky Challenge – Dotty Madness Scrapbook Layout

The Swedish webzine “Allt om Scrap” publishes an inspiration issue every Sunday, and last Sunday they posted some layouts from a challenge they did. I didn’t have time to do it last weekend, but I thought it sounded like a lot of fun, so I took some time yesterday to do it, since it really did feel like a challenge. Listen to this: May only contain patterned papers. Must use acrylic paints and 4 different stamps. Have to have one type of overlay and at least 3 tags. And finally, it must have sewing machine stitches. Can not include flowers, …

B-day card for Nat

Oh, of course, I forgot to post the picture of the card I made Natalie for her birthday! I got this beautiful Graphic 45 paper from Sara, and decided it would be perfect for the card I was going to make. It was a lot of fun to make, I used metal wire and beads and feathers and sequins and chipboard. So, this was the result:

Shrink it

It’s funny how trends catch on in the scrapbooking arena. They seem to pop up almost simultaneously around the world, they travel so fast, even compared to fashion trends. Once in a while an idea pops into your head, and then like on queue other people get the same idea, and suddenly scrappers everywhere are all using bubble wrap or owls or pirates in their projects. It’s fabulous and it’s a sure sign we should all just move in together and just inspire each other. Yarr! It would be hard to pick a country for us all to live in …

Where buttons live

Ma’ Clay Buttons needed somewhere to live so I decided to alter this tin. It used to contain some nice dark chocolate Jonny gave me but now when that’s gone (how, oh how?). This is my first “real” altered object, I’m rather pleased.  I just l love those dots!