Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I got awards!

What a great way to end this very busy year of 2008!
Sue nominated me for these two awards

and I'm soooo happy to accept! Thank you, Sue!

now I have to nominate 5 other blogs for the awards...
here goes...
I nominate:

Åsa/Badanka because she's an awesome artist! Sewing, painting, photography, you name it, she does it!
Zarah Wish I could make LOs like Zarah's. Sooo pretty! Can't wait to see what she does in 2009!
Angela Blogs are a great way to keep up with far-away family! Angela was the one who got me into scrapping! Thanks Ang!
May is such a playful scrapper! I love how all her work is so happy looking! And she teaches! Big Picture Scrapbooking
Lene is another great artist! All her LOs are wonderful pieces of intricate art.

Rules for the Kreative Blogger Award:
The winner may put the logo on their blog. Put a link to the person who sent you the award. Nominate 5 blogs, with links to their blogs. Leave a message for your nominees.

2008 has been a very busy year for me, and I'm excited to enter 2009 in just a couple of hours. I'll be watching a movie now, with the volume up high to block out the sound of fire works. Big dog Dexter REALLY doesn't appreciate the spectacular show of color and noise that is New Years Eve here in Norway.
Happy New Year to you all! See you next year!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Scrappehusets "Salte-challenge."

It's been a while since I've done any challenges and I haven't been scrapping too much lately. I don't know, I've just been so busy and pooped since I started working I guess. Major change of pace after having been home with kiddos for almost 5 years.
Here's my LO for the "Salte-challenge":

It appears I'm getting back into white space a little bit. Not that the white space here's white or anything...

Thanks for stepping by my blog! Please leave a comment if you have a second, or come on over to and have a look around my tiny little store!

The wonderful world of blogs led me to...

... and they're having this AWESOME blog candy! It's a Swedish digital camera review site and Zarah showed me the way (she's REALLY good at finding candy ;-). Check out her blog, she's a wonderful artist!
So to be entered you have to leave a comment on their blog and link to the entry using the word digitalkameror. I would sooooo love to win this! I still have a regular old digi. It's a nice one (Sony Cyber-shot) that's served me well for the last 3 years, but I'm starting to think a new camera will be on my next wish list (if I don't win this of course) =-). So here's crossing my fingers... x

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that all of you lucky Norwegians are enjoying your (hopefully) extended Christmas vacation. I sure am. Except for a couple of broken ribs paired with a nice little cough... Anyways...
I made this on the 22:

Uncompleted! Just to have it waiting for a photo of us decorating the tree. And here's the completed version:

Made with KIT 6 Hei Hå... from my very own Eclectic Kits Come on over and have a look around the store! Lots of opportunity for great savings right now!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Here's KIT 6! Hei Hå...

And this is what I made with it. So far... I'm usually VERY good about using most of a kit without mixing too much with other stuff. Of course, it gets harder the further down you get into it and supplies are dwindling.
Lots of FUN papers and stuff in this one! I am SOOO in LOVE with October Afternoon it's not even funny! The colors are just so yum and the patterns are always so... well, YUM! What can I say? Love the stuff!
So come on over and take a peek! I even have an international (VERY international! She's lived just about everywhere!) guest designer this time; Sue Mylde. Sue made some very cute things with this kit. Thanks, Sue! Sue's blog is: if you want to visit her! or

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

KIT 5 Very Vintage/ Virkelig Vintage

Holy cow, I scrapped!
It's been almost a month I think, since last time. I just haven't been feeling like it. Being sick all the time kinda does that to me. Two colds and a stomach flu...
Anyways, I finally got the last of the product for KIT 5, which I'm calling Very Vintage, or "Virkelig Vintage" in Norwegian.
So here are two LOs I made with that kit (which will be up for sale tonight at: Eclectic Kits

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Et lite ord at ScrappeMania

"Nothing" is the word, and this is my LO for the challenge:

Monday, October 27, 2008

For the Design Experiment Challenge #33

"Perfect". For challenge #33 at The Design Experiment. About capturing the moment. We took a hike in our local woods yesterday, although my son was not having a good day. Everything just seemed to be wrong. Fresh air and exercise usually helps, and this was no exception. I did get some good shots of his misery before he cheered up though! ;-)

Friday, October 24, 2008

A card for Sukkersøtt

This is the first card I've made for this very cool card maker's blog. No wonder really, I'm not much of a card maker =). But I have decided to make a few gift sets of cards for Xmas presents so it's nice to have some sketches or challenges to prompt me and prod me.

The colors are a tad bit off, because it's so hard to take a decent photo in this hard fall light.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For catalyst 30 at Creative Therapy

I just found this blog:
So I decided to play =).

Very simple and fast LO about my marrying my DH. I can't even start to think about what or where I would be if we hadn't decided to get married. It's kinda' like starting to think about the size of the universe!!! That always gives me a headache. Won't even go there now, keep on scrappin', keep on scrappin'...

More blog candy

I've been stalking this site for a while, wanting to start making some cards. And there sure are some beautiful cards to see here!

And now they have this gorgeous blog candy they're giving away. I'll feel compelled to post a card here if I win ;-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

For Nabons challenge

Lene made a sketch which I made a LO based on (very loosely =)), and it was supposed to be "lag på lag på lag" meaning lots of layers.
So this is what I made:

I even used one of my new Paperbag Studios stamps for the very first time! It's on the tag under the photo.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Clothes are over rated"

So today I started my very first scrap booking class ever.
I'm taking a 4 week class at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Scrapbook recipes, designed by May Flaum. This is the first LO I have made for the class so far. Let's see if I can continue being good and keeping up with assignments.
And yes, I just used what was in front of me from the last LO. As always I was too lazy too clean.

"Bake muffins"

This is a double LO I made today using a sketch by Zarah for Scrap, Paper, Scissors. LOVE her sketches!

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Lady in Waiting"

A LO I did of my MIL from when she was VERY pregnant with my DH back in -78.
I used only things that were sitting on my desk while scrapping =). Time to clean my desk you say? Ha!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Gå i kø" (Walk in line)

The LO in my previous post has photos where it looks like we were all alone by the lake on Sunday. Soooo not the case! I think half of Oslo's population had decided to take the same walk we did that day. We barely made it out of the parking lot it was so full. And we only made it out after having to turn around twice 'cause I went the wrong way. Anyways... we were at times walking in line on the path around beautiful Sognsvann on a gorgeous day. But that was OK, because we had plenty of time. the kids wanted to play "bloopy" (imagine a small rock being trown into the lake here...) and the dog wanted to swim. A lot. He likes to do that if there's no ice. Brrrrr.
I used Pencil Lines' sketch # 103 for this LO. And it's made with KIT4, Mormors Hage from Eclectic Kits (minus the stamps and glitter).

Monday, September 22, 2008

Color Combos Galore Challenge #90

I haven't been exactly prolific in my scrapping the last few weeks, but I did go to the very last crop on Friday at Papertrends in Oslo. Got 4 LOs done there (will share later) as well as finishing 15 ATCs I was doing for a Halloween swap at
This LO I just did now, Monday night, with photos from yesterday. We took a walk around Sognsvann here in Oslo, along with about 300000 other people out enjoying the beautiful fall weather. I loved the colors in this weeks challenge at CCG, they went perfectly with my photos I thought.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For a baby challenge on

The challenge was to create a LO with a baby photo, with the bonus of getting a double chance at a prize if you used your own baby photo. So this is my contribution: "Classic Gerber Baby". And yes, that's me in the photo =).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Scrappehusets blog candy!

In honor of their having had 10.000 guests, Scrappehuset is offering a very cute piece of blog candy!

So here's crossing my finger for me! X

I'm featured today over at ScrappeHuset!

Today I am a guest at ScrappeHuset!
There's a challenge with my "Mormor's Hage" kit as a prize!
The challenge is to make a LO, format of your choice, but new for this challenge, in "Fresh & Funky meets Vintage" style with your summer photos!!!! Awesome challenge!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Til Tones utfordring i Scrappehuset

"Drøbak Aquarium". This was a "back to basics" challenge. Focus on the photos and the story. I did not ad any embellishments to this one! pp only. And only scraps! I dove into the blue section of my scrap folder and sewed a bunch of pieces to a piece of white 12"x12" with different kinds of stitching. Some journaling on the mats, some on the photos and some on strips.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

KIT 4 LO #3; "Water Color"

I went ahead and bought myself a starter kit for water color painting right before going on vacation. And I actually tried it while at our summer house! Just a little doodle thingy, but it's fun! I will definitely be using this paint more!
All supplies on this LO are from Eclectic Kits' KIT 4 except the orange Dottie Ann. Photo by Pioneer Woman.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Total utter glee

Second LO made with KIT 4. And there will definitely be a lot more. LOTS of pp in this kit.
I used sketch # 95 from Pencil Lines for this LO.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

First LO with my Eclectic Kits KIT 4

I am loving all the bright colors and fun patterns in KIT 4 from my very own Eclectic Kits (come visit and join in my challenges every two weeks:
The butterfly was cut out of double corrugated cardboard and then flocked, as was the "24". And no, that's not my age =). The bird is a vintage playing card which will also be included in the kit.
I am still waiting for the last pieces of this kit to arrive from the US, but I'm hoping to have it up for sale before leaving for vacation this weekend.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Oh, my shoulders!

They are killing me! Too much scrapping this week-end! (Is there such a thing?)
There was an on-line crop hoppin' over at and I did 6 LO and 4 cards in two days.
I even won a challenge! Now I just have to wait patiently for my prize! I don't even know what it is, but it's sure to be good. It ALWAYS is at (I've won quite a few challenges and misc. prizes there.)
So here are the LOs I did this week-end:

Monday, July 14, 2008

For Beate's Challenge at ScrappeMania

So the challenge was to make a LO that is not square in any way.
Here's what I made:

The photo is of my new potato flower I just got. Soooo pretty!
I haven't been scrapping at all this week as I've been a little under the weather. Still not much better, but it was about time to let some creativity out onto paper.
Have a great week!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

CD album for Scrappe Manias "Beate challenge"

So I just finished my very first CD album in just under 3 hours. Soooo satisfying to finish a whole little album in a few hours. I called it "the making of a CD album" =)

The challenge was to make a LO that was a shape other than a square. (I'm hoping a mini album counts -if not I'll just have to try again.)

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I've had some issues with overlays earlier, but I think I pulled it off this time.

This is based on sketch #91 over at Pencil Lines. I try to do their sketch every week.
The title is "under overflaten" -under the surface. Another challenge at Scrappe Mania!; use one of these song titles for your LO. The list was pulled from a popular Norwegian "top 20 hit list".
And of course I managed to put some ribbon on there for Scrappedugnad's ribbon challenge. (I think this should be the last entry for that challenge...;).)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Scrappe Mania/Scrappedugnad

So I've decided to just go ahead and make my blog all English. It's just easier that way and more people could conceivably enjoy it.

So here's tonight's LO:

This was made for the "one little word" challenge at Scrappe Mania, the word being "Finally". And it's also another LO for the ribbon challenge at Scrappedugnad.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Scrappedugnad igjen

"New bicycle".

Dette er bidrag nummer to til Scrappedugnads båndutfordring. Bildene nedrst til høyre er litt uklare fordi de er en sånn "tape transfer", hva nå enn det heter på norsk...

Friday, June 27, 2008

Scrappedugnad/Scrap your Crap/Goodie Box

Jammen rakk jeg ikke en til!

Denne er til tre ulike utfordringer; Scrap your crap -use two different "border papers", Scrappedugnad - bruk bånd, og LO nr to til The Goodie Box - use fabric.

Jeg har funnet enda en ny utfordringsblogg!

The Goodie Box! Utfordring: Bruk stoff på ditt prosjekt.
Så her er min første LO til damene der.

Jeg må si jeg ble ganske fornøyd med de små uglene! Jeg tenkte på en av barnas bøker da jeg laget dem; Owl Babies. Den største heter Sarah, den mellomste er Percy og den lille, som er klippet ut, er Bill.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Til Color Combos Galore #77

I just finished this one for challenge #77

I'm pretty sure the colors are a tad off, but I could fix it =(

Til min egen første utfordring...

(...og til Pencil Lines sketch #90)

Mannen min valgte disse bildene av datteren vår til min "grønne" utfordring. Jeg synes det er slikt et flott bilde av henne =).

Utfordringen kan du finne her: Den er åpen helt til søndag 6 july, så det er masser av tid.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Til scRappen på ScrappeMania

Denne er (ikke så) løst basert på Mo9ca's "Grandparents". Jeg synes det var sånn en flott ide å få alle fire besteforeldre med på en og samme LO, så den ble ganske lik, ja!
Denne ble tittel-løs, noe jeg ofte har problemer med å godta (men ofte gjør...), men jeg synes det var greit her. "Blonden" er silkepapir jeg punchet dobbelt med en Fiskars border punch og brettet ut. Sydde så gjennom midten mens jeg "scrunchet" det sammen.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Til Xstines utfordring på ScrappeMania

"A few things that make me happy right now".

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

TRE fluer i en smekk!!!

Vel, skal det være helt korrekt er det vel "ett smekk" det heter. Men, uansett...

Denne laget jeg etter en skisse på
Med farger som i utfordring #76 på
Og med 4 eller flere tager som bedt om på

Woohoo! Så får vi se...

Monday, June 16, 2008

To fluer i ett smekk!

Her har jeg slått to fluer i ett smekk og tatt Scrappedugnad-utfordring og Pencil Lines i samme LO! Minst 7 ulike typer blomster og sketch #89.


Sunday, June 15, 2008

Svarte Fabers tegnestifter!

Med trykk på Fa. Det var Bestemors kraftuttrykk. Ikke dårlig for en dannet dame.
Denne LOen er til utfordring 75 på Min første der. Kanskje det blir fler. Det vil tiden vise.

Det er foreløping inget bilde fordi printeren min er til reparasjon. Veldig irriterende. Det er så mye mer inspirerende å scrappe helt nyprintede bilder. Forøvrig tror jeg ikke jeg noensinne kommer til å håndsy så mye på en LO; det tok en evighet!
Bildet jeg skal ha her er dette:

(This LO is for callenge #75 at color combo galore. It's photo-less as my printer is being repaired., but I do have a specific photo in mind for it; Portrait photo of my Grandmother)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

En ny LO laget med Kit2

Her er nok en LO jeg har laget med det samme Kit2 som jeg har brukt hele tiden! Og jeg holder på med enda en!!! Snakk om å bruke materialene til det fulleste!

Jeg må si jeg er veldig stolt akkurat nå; Alle tre kitene mine er blitt brukt av den kliss nye utfordringsbloggen Scrappe Mania! Syv ulike LOer laget av like mange personer.
Gå til for å se.