Saturday, April 28, 2012

{heart} this smile

I know, you have heard it before, but I really do; I love her smile!


I made this layout for the "Lift the person above you" challenge over at My Scrapbook Nook. I lifted THIS layout by Amanda Jane.  Love all these fun little challenges at the Nook. If you ever feel that you need an inspiration boost, come over and play with us! There is always something going on.

I have used the lovely April kit featuring Crate Paper Story Teller line. Definitely one of my favorite collections. I've been loving this white-on-white trend that has been going on for some time now. I wanted to try it, so I adhered a lot of little white hearts on a white cardstock to create some texture. I really like how it turned out. Cameo helped me create the title...


Thank you so much for stopping by. And THANK YOU for all the congratulations about the Nook design team, both here and on my Facebook page. I love sharing my happiness with you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So, did you hear me scream? :-)

I'm sure my entire neighborhood did (and it was midnight over here when Leah announced the team!). Yep, I made it! Can you believe it??? I made the My Scrapbook Nook design team! Crazy!

I slept around 3 hours last night, but I've been smiling the whole day. I am over the moon about this! Can't remember the last time I was this excited (and nervous at the same time!). I am so grateful for this opportunity. At the same time, my heart hurts for all those amazing ladies who share this dream, but who didn't make it this time. I know so well how it feels. But now I also know that you should never give up on your dream. They do come true, after all :-)

Only 4 of us joined the team this time. The other 3 ladies who made it all the way (in case you didn't hear them scream yesterday) are:


And these lovely, super talented veterans are returning for another term:



Can you see now why I am so excited and so nervous??? I'll be working side by side with my big idols! *giggles* Surreal. 

So, wanna see what I'll be getting in my first DT kit


I can hear you sigh! That's okay... I do that every time I see this gorgeous picture too ;-) The kit features Echo Park's "This and That Graceful" collection with additional ruffled trim, Maya Road canvas butterflies, button straight pins, bling/jewels from Petaloo, and some gorgeous coordinating chipboard! I am dying to lay my hands on it! Can't wait! 

But that is not all! Let me introduce the May Grab Bag to you:


Grab Bags are hot so hurry and grab one while you can! This month's Grab Bag features paper from Echo Park's "This and That Charming" collection. And the great deal is that if you join the club in May you will receive the June kit for FREE along w/a free June Grab Bag. You will also receive another free kit after 12 paid months! Two FREE kits and a grab bag when you sign up for 12 months! How cool is that? :-)

Thank you so much for taking your time to stop by! I am looking forward to sharing my DT work with you!



Monday, April 23, 2012

A Doll

Hi there, my dear creative friends! I miss updating my blog X times a week, but I am not going to push it this time. 1-2 times a week is still better than a total silence, isn't it? I've learned my lesson. Work + scrapbooking can be true. All I need is balance. Yep, it's simple as that ;-)

Today I am going to share my take on last week's Thursday sketch on October Afternoon's blog. So, can you guess what I've been playing with???


Oh yeah, I got me a Cameo!!! Happy times! :D For this layout I have used a shape called diamond pattern. I have used Mr.C only once and I am already in love! I have a feeling that we are going to have so much fun together, Mr.C and I.


I have used papers and stickers from the lovely OA Sidewalks line. I chose to keep it simple this time; both the design and the title. "A doll", that's what she is. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I will have some happy news to share with you next time. Tomorrow is time for the new My Scrapbook Nook team to be announced. Eeeeeek! I am so nervous I can't even think about it. 
Hope to see you soon again!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thousands of Little Moments...

...make life big.

There is a challenge over at My Scrapbook Nook with focus on titles. There are so many different ways to find inspiration for fun titles. One of my favorite inspiration sources is quotes. For this layout I was inspired by this quote I found on Pinterest.



I didn't use it as it is, because I wanted to incorporate a lovely Storyteller tag in my design :-) Instead I chose to call this page: "Thousands of little moments make life big".


That is so true. I cherish every single moment spent with Linnea. They fill my life with joy and true unconditional love. 


I created this little embellishment using Epiphany Crafts Tool Round 25 that I won on Katarina's blog a while ago. Thank you, sweet Kat! I love it!


I guess you recognize the April kit from My Scrapbook Nook by now :-) Crate Paper Story Teller line still makes my heart jump! Love it so much!

As of this week, I am a working mom again and I guess that my new job will affect the frequency of my blog posts. But I promise you, I won't give up scrapbooking this time! I just won't be able to keep updating my blog as often. I hope though that you will still keep peeking in! ;-) 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Brand New Haircut

I got a new haircut this week and I am loooooving it! I love it so much that I had to make a layout about it :-)


I feel like a movie star! I hope I'll be able to style it like this by my own, cause I'm loving the feeling! ;-) I have used the April kit from My Scrapbook Nook featuring Crate Paper Story Teller line. Can't tell you enough how much I love it! 

Thanks for stopping by my dear creative friends!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Practice makes Perfect

Yaaaay! I finally got my April kit from My Scrapbook Nook! I've been dying to get this one! It features Crate Paper Story Teller collection, one of my favorite CHA releases. It didn't take me long to create my first layout :-)


Once again, I fell in love with a paper *sigh* How can you not love this collection??? How can you not love Crate? Seriously, this kit is breathtaking!

The layout is about Linnea practicing to whistle. She's been constantly trying for weeks until one day when it finally happened. She got the hang of it! :-) She is really good now. Once again, she has proved that practice makes perfect.


Pretty, pretty papers for a pretty, pretty girl!


Oh, wanna hear something exciting? My Mind's Eye have started a new feature on their blog, called I Spy With MME. And guess what? My "Caught in the Moment" layout was featured in the first post! Check it out here! I was over the moon when Stephanie emailed me asking if they could publish my layout. Took me one second to send "YES!" back to her. I am thrilled, flattered and so very, very honored! 

Thank you for taking your time to stop by today. I love the foot prints you are leaving behind you ;-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Man

A while ago I won a sketch challenge over at Lily Bee's blog and yesterday I received my prize pack. Yay! I got the gorgeous Victoria Park collection! How fun! Thank you SO much Kristen!

As soon as my daughter went to bed, my creative juices started to flow. This is what I came up with.


I love the color scheme of Victoria Park. It is so versatile. I adore the coordinated stickers that come with every collection. Here I have cut the whole set of little banners from the stickers ark and used it as a stripe under my photos.


The {i LOVE you} journaling card is from the Head over Heels collection. It goes so well together with Victoria Park and it is just perfect for a layout about my beautiful husband ;-)


I am soooooo nervous today! Today is a big day. The day when Leah is going to announce the finalist of the My Scrapbook Nook DT call. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! I. Can't. Breath.

Thanks for stopping by my dear creative friends!

EDIT: I've made THE LIST! I've made THE LIST!!! I am a finalist! *giggles* Now, it's not over yet. We are 23 excited girls on that list and there are only a few spots open. But hey! I am one step closer to fulfilling my dream :-) Must. Sleep. Now.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Play

I am sure you will all agree with me when I say that there is nothing like a child's imagination. Linnea loves all kind of role-playing games. Everything from just having a simple tea party like here to pretending to be a safari guide deep in the jungle. I am not surprised considering the amount of books we read every single day. I love watching her play (and somehow I always get involved!).

I made this layout for a Thursday sketch challenge on October Afternoon's blog. It was really a fun one this time with cluster of elements above the photo. Not something I usually do, but I liked how it turned out.


I used the adorable Sidewalks collection. Love the colors and all the playful stickers elements. I've used a lot of 3d dots here to add some dimension.


Fun, isn't it? :-) Thanks for taking your time to stop by. Wishing you all a very happy Easter!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy

She smiles and laughs a lot. Yes, she has her moments, but overall she is such a happy little girl. We must have done something good as her parents ;-)

I took this picture of her just the other day. She is sick again. She had  around 39 degrees C (102-103F) fever and yet she gave me this smile. All dressed up too. Our happy little miss sunshine.


I used the March kit from My Scrapbook Nook featuring My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up.
I cut this cluster from one of the papers and adhered it using 3d dots.


I love using the edge stripes from MME papers. They are so pretty.


Thank you SO much for all the sweet comments you are leaving behind you. You are all so kind and you make me smile just as big and just as often as this little girl does :-) I am so glad that there are people out there who actually like my work. I was over the moon when I saw that my "My All" layout was featured on 2 Peas.


And then my sweet friends over at the Nook gave me such a beautiful feedback on my work that I literally blushed every time I logged in :-) Yep, all the love around me makes me feel so good about my self and that is something I really need right now. So - thank you! Thank you for being so sweet!

 ♥

Monday, April 2, 2012

My All

My husband and our daughter. It doesn't matter how often I get to see the two of them together; they always move me.


It's been a while since I played with the February kit from My Scrapbook Nook. I kind of missed it :-) In case you don't recognize these papers, it's October Afternoon Sasparilla. The background paper is OA Holiday Style and the little flyer is OA Farmhouse. The stars I've used are stickers from Jenni Bowlin Studio.


This is my take on the Thursday sketch challenge on OA's blog. It's been a lot of OA lately. I hope they will release their new collection soon. My stash is shrinking! :-)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by! 
Have a lovely day!