Thursday, May 31, 2007

Your crazy momma

Ok, so here's some REALLY great pics of me. Or not. :D
But we had fun. I put this hat on and I was the crazy babysitter, and my daughter just loved it. A little embarrasing probably, but mostly she thought it was fun.

Journaling reads:
Sometimes I get all strange and you don't really know if it's fun or just plain embarrassing. This day I put on your winterhat and was the crazy babysitter. I think you enjoyed it more than you thought it was embarrassing.

Monday, May 28, 2007

I do like you do Mama

I have finally scrapped again! Feels so good.
Went to see a friend today and we talked some scrap and when I got home, suddenly the inspiration was there! Made this one real fast too! Like that.
Got some stuff in a RAK from a very talented girl and I just had to use them.
Found the going down the middle thing interesting too... very unlike me. :)

Journaling reads:
I do like you do Mama
A sunny summerday. You're in your best mood. Perfect conditions for great photos. I sat down on my knees to get to your level. So you sat on your knees too. So I laid down in the grass. You did the exact same thing. I got mostly these kind of shots. Upclose. You and me, close together /Mama

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Deep-edge christening-present

So, I'm going to this christening tomorrow and I hate giving away ugly little silver piggybanks and stuff, so this is what I'm giving them. Hope they can forgive me! :D

Yes, it's a lift of my own LO "new".
Really liked the idea of having it on a deepedge-canvas so here it is.


This is for a scrapliftchallenge at the Swedish challengeblog where I'm a designer.
This is the LO to be scraplifted. Will be interesting to see the different lifts later! :)

I cut flowers from felt, paper (and painte - some have DM on them too), used some buttons and PP and rickrack.
Handwriting for the journaling and title is thickers from American Crafts.

Journaling reads:

How we've been waiting for this!
For you to start talking.
You're finally at it, repeating all we say and letting us know what you want, and what you don't want.

Picture removed for publication

Friday, May 11, 2007


My daughter's first glasses had to be scrapped of course.

Flowers are retro-flowers that I painted with distress reinkers. And title is cut with my CR and the font is "color me purple" downloaded from
Journaling is handwriting and goes something like this:

In the fall of 2002 we went to the eyedoctor's with you to check if you needed glasses. We went together with Sofia, and you both got prescriptions for glasses, so we went straight there to pick out the frames. A few weeks later they were ready and you were so happy. Mostly fascinated by the fact that you could see the bus 50 yards away!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Forced scrapping

Yes. Sometimes you just have to force yourself out of scrapblock.
It's not that I don't have the inspiration... I do. But it's just that I don't sit down and just do it. So, today I sat down. And just did.
Very simple page. That's the best to kill scrapblock.

hope it worked.
This is a little story about my daughters stroller. A Swedish thing that I bought living in the states... very expensive in my very poor life. But sooo great.
Here's a translation of some sort.

While you were still in my belly I bought this stroller. A real Emmaljunga. It cost $300 which was way more than we could afford. But grandma and grandpa absolutely felt that their little grandchild should have a good Swedish stroller.
We walked around Virginia Lake every day and you took a nap.
I was so proud of both you and the stroller. People would peek into the stroller at you and smile when they saw you. You were so cute.
When we were moving back home to Sweden I had to sell the stoller and I didn't get much for it. It was tough. Our beautiful Emmaljunga.

Friday, May 4, 2007


Here's a colorchallenge for the Swedish challengeblog that I'm designing for.
White, lightblue and orange are the colors to be inspired from. Pretty obvious. :D

I cut the title on my Craft Robo, used my sewingmachine, painted a flower and cut it out. Used some buttons and floss and the patterned paper in the background is just regular paper that I printed out these flowers on. I made the flowerbrushes in photoshop from flowers I had drawn.... that was really fun! You should all try it some time.
Brushes around the photo I also made... looks like paint.
And the journaling is of course handwriting and reads something like this:

You really are fantastic.
Just think of all the things you can do.
I know you won't always feel so fantastic, but try to remember that just because you can't do one thing, doesn't mean you can't do the next.
You're the best at what you do best, and that's fantastic!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Some more scrap

Haven't been scrapping much lately but here's one I did just now.

Journaling reads:

In the fall of 1999 you started preschool. It was probably the best thing that ever happened to you. So many kids to play with. Don't think you'd ever seen that many kids at one time before. You loved that place from the first second and leaving you there was supereasy. Your "class" was called "the ladybug" and you found tons of new friends there. Your best friend over all was Paula. You two had so much fun together. It was great seeing you play. Shortlived happiness though, as Paula was originally from Germany and was moving back there with her family. Luckily you quickly found new best friends to play with all day!