Week 2-8

Here comes some of my weeks from the beginning of 2014.

 

IMG_8428 IMG_8429Week 2: I have used the Midnight Core kit from Becky Higgins and i have tried my first real decorating using the Simple stories Baby girl stickers. I just love the midnight kit- its so easy to use and are one of the few collections I think make dull winter-images flattering. I have decided to make a weekly calendar-card to show of the date of the days in that specific week. The calenders are an freebee from one of the nice girls in the Project Life Sweden group on facebook which I then adhere to some of the cards in the kit I use for that specific week. I love that it brings all the weeks together and that the dates are visually shown.

 

IMG_8431 IMG_8434Week 3: This month-card did i show in a post a long time ago, when i actually made it. You can find it here. I love that soft colors of Neapolitan but rarely have photos I think are suitable for it but this week I had a lot pf photos with Freja’s blanket so I could finally use some of them:).  The decorations on this week is my own doodles- but I did decorate, that two weeks in a row maybe I’m getting the hang of that.

 

IMG_8440 IMG_8441Week 4: This week I used some of the cards I got from my Studio monthly-subscription. I have had a hard time using my subscriptions because I’m really bad at matching cards by myself (thank god for core-kits) but I made a try and it turned out really good if I may say so. The decorations are from Simple Stories Baby girl stickers and as an afterthought I really do hate the flower on the right side but I have to move on and not obsess.

 

IMG_8442 IMG_8443Week 5: This week I used the baby for her mini kit from Becky Higgins and the few decorations i used are yet again from SS baby girl stickers. The letters on my titelcard is from Jillibean Soup and I just love the font and all their colors so I just bought all the ones I could find on Cili in papers.  This week I tried to get less people photos and more everyday life-photos which means i get one like that:) But it’s progress…

IMG_8444IMG_8445Week 6: One again I used the Jillibean letters combined with the Honey core kit. I made this spread on one of our monthly PL-meetings here in Gothenburg. Due to all the good influence, especially from Anna, so I dared try something new: I cut my photos a bit. So i trimmed down two photos and matted them on a 4×6 and could then get some journaling done. I loved how the one on the left page turned out and really did like the one on the right, but you win some and lose some. I think I’ll try this more often:)

 

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IMG_8454 IMG_8455Week 7-8: I used the Journal themed cards from Becky Higgins and I just love the bright colors. There are not many cards in this pack but I have used almost everyone which is a bit unusual for me, I’m more of a hoarder then user:)

 

material

Core kits: Becky Higgins: Midnight, Neapolitan, Baby for her mini kit, Honey, Journal Themed. Studio Callico: monthly kit.

Decorations: Simple Stories: Baby Girl Stickers. Jillibean Soup stickers.

Some spreads from 2013

Here comes some of  my spreads from 2013, i did these spreads by events and not weeks.

 

IMG_8402 This is the premiere of our barbecue, I used the slate core kit and some Lawn Fawn dies for my titelcard.

 

IMG_8403 IMG_8407This is from our 3D-ultrasonic of our babygirl. On the first Ultrasonic I used the red cards from Becky Higgins Honey so I did the same here so it would be cohesive. The images was printed at the clinic so I did use the originals (I do of course have a digital copy as well). The prints were were thin and flimsy so i adhered them to some black cardstock and then cut them with my Becky Higgins die.

 

IMG_8408This spread if from a weekend-trip to Germany, the spread is very simple but I really like the map (from google I think) that shows the hotel’s location.

 

IMG_8410This one is from my daughters birth and I have included all the thing we got at the hospital. I have to admitt that I was a bit tiered when doing these weeks so there isn’t any decorations at all, and I’m not that decorate much to begin with. But I have plans to get back and ad some colors and maybe some decorations later on, especially to the bracelet-pockets which looks a bite bare right now. But it still makes me all warm and fuzzy looking the the bracelets and the little welcome that they left at the breakfast-tray (she is born at 8 in the morning).

 

IMG_8425 IMG_8423As a first-time mother I have of course taken far to many photos of my trolls funny faces (and sleeping-habits) but sometimes they just end up as a really fun sequence and then I wanna get all photos in the spread.

 

IMG_8420 IMG_8421When Freja was born she got three big packages in the mail with clothing and letters from my grandparents. The letter were so sweet and just like my grandparents in all ways to I saved them and just put them in some bigger pages. There were three letters so I did put in one 4×6 card were I wrote were and when the pages came and whar was happening in our life at that time.

 

So this was the last ones from 2013, hope you enjoyed it a bit.

 

material

Kits:Becky Higgings: Slate, Becky Higgings: Honey

Dies: Lawn Fawn: Coles ABC’s, Quinns 123’s. Becky Higgins’ – Die set Project Life.

Project life month-card

2014-08-25

I just have to share a month-card I made for my project life week 3, I just love how it turned out!

The base is a card from Becky Higging’s Dear Lizzy Neapolitan kit (I thought that this kit would be to osft for me but I find myself making excuses to use it everywhere!) and then  i cut another card, from the same kit, into pieces to make the border and hearts. The shading for the month is made with a R 20 copic and the hearts is die cut with the Simon Says Stamp mini heart set die.

The calendar-part is from a freebie made by Linda Örborg.

Week 1 of 2014

2014-07-17So I have now done my first weekly spread for Project Life. Fortunately for me it was a week when not much was going one so I just choose some photos I liked and could journal generally about what was going on at that time.

I have used the Becky Higgins core kit Turquoise, a free calender that I cut up and some Jillibean Soup stickers alphabet. I decorated by using a flag-punch from Stampin’ Up and I don’t know the name (I borrowed it from a friend). The flags is colored with Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink and then i just drew a heart with a white pen. The hearts I used for decorations is Simon says Stamp’s Mini heart set, in white and Rhubarb Stalk. The arrows are stamps from MFT’s Right This Way

Online class making papers and jorunaling-cards

For the last couple pf days I have been taking a free online class from Anika that teaches you how to make your own papers, tags, color-palettes and journaling cards in Photoshop. Its just wonderful and here comes a sneak-peak of my first try:) If you also wanna sign up, follow this link.

 

This is the color-palette I used as a base.

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And from that palette I made this papers

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And from those papers I got these journaling-cards

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It’s so fun! Now i wanna do some own designs, but we’ll see if I can learn that:)

Recolored MULA from IKEA

2014-06-13A few week ago I tried to find this specific toy for my daughter that she loved from a babycafé we use to visit. I found out what it was called and also found that a cheep one was to be found at IKEA. The one at Ikea is called MULA.

Then I came across this wonderful post from Elin that had repainted her (the original colors is really boring) and I instantly started to plan my own remake.

bildSo I went to IKEA and bought MULA and then went to Panduro for some paint. With some advice from my sister we ended up with  47 Turkos, 23 Ljuslila and Olive (?). The green paint’s label is missing so I’m not sure on that one.I really think they are happy colors and the turkos is of coars my favorite and If i could do as I wanted everything in our home would be in that color.
I first laid on two layers of white and then two coats of the color and I think it is enough. In heinsight I would have bought another color for the metal (even if the paint says that it works on metal) due to the fact that the paint peels away a lot, but I don’t bother me that much (yet).

Yet another bib

2014-06

Here comes a bib I made from a owl-oilcloth that I just love, and it’s the cloth that on our table right now. I bought 1/2 meter extra just so I could make some bibs from it.

This one is made to be gender-neutral so I avoided the use any of the purple, pink  and blue birdies.

 

(See the first post for the pattern)

Project Life

Efter ha gått med i facebook gruppen för svenska project-lifare blev jag alldeles inspirerad av alla andras sidor och tänkte isa upp vad jag knåpat med det senaste halvåret.

Min tanke från början var att inte på något sätt göra veckovis eller månadsvis utan mer se mina album som vanliga fotoalbum med lite mer utrymme för pyssel och skrivande. Men efter ha gjort halva 2013 på det här sättet har jag fått inse att jag har för många bilder, och speciellt efter det att Freja föddes. Så 2014-albumet kommer att vara veckovis, ett uppslag på 2 sidor för varje vecka. Och med ytterligare uppslag då det här hänt något stort, exempelvis som namngivningsceremonin.

Jag dekorerar inte mina bilder eller inserts särskilt mycket utan fokuserar mer på att få in bilderna. Jag hade velat datorskriva min journaling men det tar för mycket tid just nu så det kanske blir så i framtiden när jag inte känner behovet att bara få in 2013 på rätt ställe. Jag har främst använt färdiga Kit (i 2013 är det i stort sett bara Honey) men vissa uppslag har jag gjort med papper jag har hemma eller freebies.

Så här kommer några av sidorna från 2013. Jag har hittills kommit till augusti och snart kommer Frejabilderna och jag längtar efter att få leka med dem!

2014-05-14, 8Första sidan valde jag att ha utan foton eftersom att det händer så mycket under året och att jag inte vet vart fokus kommer ligga. Så klart är Frejas födelse en enorm händelse men jag vill inte bara fokusera på det.

2014-05-14, 12014-05-14, 12De flesta datum och titlar är handskriva eller gjorda med utstansade bokstäver.

2014-05-14, 92014-05-14, 11 Ibland när jag inte har någon faktisk memorbilia fast jag hade velat kan jag skapa lite själv. Jag hade inget visitkort eller något från det här fiket så jag gick in på hemsidan och tog deras logga. Sedan gjorde jag en svart kort och skrev in adressen, infogade loggan och fick ett fint kort som kunde använda.

2014-05-14, 6På större händelser får hinner jag oftast skriva in mina kommentarer på de flesta sidorna och då kan jag ha några sidor enbart med foton, så länge det inte är något specifikt foto jag vill berätta något om.

2014-05-14, 52014-05-14, 7Här har jag även gjort ett kort av ett screenshoot av det sms vi skickade till våra närmaste vänner när vi fick veta att jag var gravid.
När det gäller mina graviditetsbilder önskar jag att jag hade ett “+” att stansa ut eller en stämpel. Har någon tips är det mer än välkommet!

2014-05-14, 2Någonstans i Juli fick jag inse att jag inte kunde skriva ut alla mina foton själv eftersom att det blev för dyrt. Jag hade svårt att hitta någon som kunde skriva ut foton i mindre format. Till slut hittade jag Crimson men då blir det en vit ram runt fotona som jag inte gillar. Jag kommer få stå ut med det fram till 2014 bilderna, men men. Nu har jag som tur är hittat photoscape tack vare Project Life Sweden och det här inlägget. Så nu har jag sammanfogat mina foton och skickat första 2014-omgången för framkallning.

2014-05-14, 4 Förutom de ultraljudsbilder vi fick har jag tagit screenshots från de videor som Björn tog vid tillfället. Eftersom att Ultraljudsbilderna var mindre ön 10×15 så har jag monterat dem på svarta cardstocks som jag klippt ut, det ger dem stadga och samma format som resten. Jag valde svart och enfärgat för att ha fokus på just de här bilderna, dom är för värdefulla för mig för att få slåss med mönster.

Hoppas att ni tyckte om en titt!

Another Bib

2014-05-05

So I made another bib, or actually I did a lot more but I only made one new color-combination. I haven’t bought any new fabric so there ain’t to many combination to be done.

I have avoided to made one that is mostly white, or that have white trimmings so they won’t look dirty to quickly. The green and the pink fabric really don’t go well together so thats´’s another combination that’s out.

A baby-sun-hat

2014-04-21, 2This easter have just been so wonderful. The weather have been warm and sunny all day so we have been out having lots of fun. A walk in the park, barbecue and just a couple of walks. Unfortunately we wasn’t really prepared baby-wise. We soon realized that Freja only have winter-hats. Due to all shops being closed for easter I started to Google pattern for sun-hats. I found this tutorial and pattern from Bethany.

2014-04-20It was really easy to follow (I didn’t cut and sew the straps, instead I breaded some yarn. I think that a strap that you can tie is better so it can be adjusted for size and occasion) and the hat is just so cute… but to small for my daughter. The hat I made from Bathany’s pattern is approximately 38cm in diameter (my daughter has 43).

After another search I found someone saying that the hat-part should have the length of 1/3 of the diameter you want. So I copied the pattern from Bathany and resized it in Word. My base is now 14cm instead of 11cm, and my bring has an inner diameter of 17 cm (calculated after the hat-part was done s that the brim would be the exact length I needed. This one is slightly to big for my daughter, but in the good way. She can probably have it for a month or two and it’s still good for now. On the second one I then attached a ribbon to ad some interest. On the picture below you can see the difference in size.

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