måndagen den 14:e april 2014

Memorykeeping | Working with diagonal pieces

As I keep creating with inspiration from my Moodboard this month I find all sorts of things that speak to me. Among other things, I am super inspired by blocking my entire background on a layout. Either having two seprerate colors or as I will show today, with more than one piece. 

I started measuring out 4 blocks on white cardstock. I wanted to work with a few different sizes and also diagonal pieces. I then cut them out and traced them on the patterned papers and photo.

When I pieced them all together it looked a bit wonky, so I added some washi tape and used my paper cutter to even out the edges. 

I added a stamped banner and painted a wood veneer heart so that it fitted more into my color scheme. 

A fun layout to make! 

Happy Monday!

torsdagen den 10:e april 2014

Memorykeeping | Me & you

On my Moodboard for April there were a few scrapbooking layouts using big shapes that I really wanted to try out. 

So I did just that! Me and my love were silly one day and took these photos (I can assure you that were were just having fun and nothing private was going on!). Since the photos were light, black and white I wanted to use some bright colors. I cut a few triangles out from a scrap paper of that cute patterned paper and added them on top of the same triangles with a glue dot to add some demension. 
My sweet friend Monika (that has the cool etsy shop called I love it all) send me a package and there was this cute sticker and I cut it out and it looks perfect on this page! 

I added my journaling that I typed out on my typewriter and also added a few stamps from the October Afternoon Phrases stamp. I love that stamp! The journaling just states that I love how much fun we have together :)

Happy Thursday!

onsdagen den 9:e april 2014

WCS | One, two, three, four or more photos

Amy Coose had a series on the Write Click Scrapbook blog last week showing simple examples of layouts with one, two, three and four photos. Since i make all kinds of layouts with different numbers of photos I had a few to contribute with. They are all ones i have shared here before, but I thought that repetition can be good :)

I most often use one photo on my pages. The size of the photo however can be different. I don´t shy away from using a smaller photo and fill out the page more with embellsihments. 

But ofcourse the usual size is either a square or 4x6"" photo. The larger the photo, the more focus it gets. If I would have a photo that I don´t have much of a story behind, but rather just want to save I will use a larger size.

Nowadays I often use photos straight from my Instagram. Then i often use 2, but size them down to about 10 cm. I also use my printers software to print either two 3x4" photos on the same 4x6" photocard or I´ll print 4 photos on one. 

To use three photos on one page doesn´t happen to often for me. But if the photos tell a story over time for example, it is good.  The rule of thirds is a "rule of thumb" or guideline which applies to the process of composing visual images such as designsfilmspaintings, and photographs and is something I like to use with either embellsihments and/or other elements on my pages.

I have found that if I am going to use 4 or more photos on a page I will mostly do two things:

- I collect my photos in a mosaic

- I use a repetiotion of the same photo for effect. 

If I use a mosaic, it is mostly on travel or event pages when I really want to record many photos without making either a minibook or multiple layouts. 

How about you? Do you have a standard or do you vary the number of photos on your pages?

tisdagen den 8:e april 2014

Moodboard Inspiration | April

Yes, hello April and hello new moodboard! You can find the links to these images here! You can see I am going with colors, lots of colors this month! I see rainbow projects and graphics and shapes. There are a few layout ideas I want to try and a few crafts too. Let´s do this!

måndagen den 7:e april 2014

Project Life 2014 | Week 12

Let´s start this week with a little Project Life inspiration, shall we! 

I used a lot of pieces from the march edition of Cocoa Daisy´s Day in the life kit for the spread. I like to include quotes on my pages since I love them and keep finding ones all over the place. I think it can show the mood of a week/period in a good way. This week my fiancé was away for training and I included a photo from home and one from the training place next to eachother to show the differences.

The right card says: I would never want to be without Swedish spring. Oh, is that true! I love the change in nature that comes with an extra hour of light, more sunshine and spring flowers!

I also have an insert continuing the march meme I did on Instagram that I called #whereistandmarch2014. I used a puffy sticker, a flair and used washi tape on the wood veneer triangles.

The second page holds mostly photos from our weekend. We had such a good one! Not many words showing here, but I have two flip pockets that holds more journaling.

I had a bit of trouble with those Studio Calico black and grey flag clips as it kept sliding of the plastic. But I just used my stapler and that fixed it!

And I am still loving the crap out of the fact that my daughter and her dad send me photos of her and her little brother, so that I can document their playdates! 

I have been looking back on the year so far in my album and it is still one of my favorite things to do. I will have a post about that up soon!

Happy Monday!

fredagen den 4:e april 2014

Lists with friends 2014 | 18 rules of living

Dalai Lama´s 18 rules of living. 

#1 take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

#2 When you loose dont loose the lesson.

#3 Follow the three R's: Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for all your actions.

#4 Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

#5 Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

#6 Don´t let a little dispute injure great friendship.

#7 When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

#8 Spend some time alone every day.

#9 Open your arms to change, but dont let go of your values.

#10 Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

#11 Live a good honourable life. Then when you get older and think back you will be able to enjoy it a second time.

#12 A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

#13 In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current situation. Dont bring up the past.

#14 Share your knowledge. Its a way to achieve immortality.

#15 Be gentle with the earth.

#16 Once a year go someplace you have never been before.

#17 Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. 

#18 Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

I love this list! 


Bwlists200This post is part of a list-making project called Lists With Friends 2014, an effort to document the year in lists of all types. I love lists, and I love a good project : )