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fredag 6 mars 2015

Hello again...

The March kit from Cocoa Daisy is called 'Hello again'! I have been soooo busy with school and teacher training and a bit of flu on top of that... and it was wonderful to dig into the kit when it arrived. I immediately fell in love with the kit and it felt so easy to get started. I scrapped three super simple layouts. Perhaps it's time to get a bit messy the next time... but clean and simple was so perfect this month. :)

I have so many precious photos from my Dad and I'm so grateful to have such a treasure. This photo was taken around 1960-70. I think he looks so cool and I loved scrapping this. I know I can find out the exact year - I just need to find the original (too many boxes) - and I plan to simply write the year and maybe the location if I can figure that out too, on the journaling sticker.




 
The photo on my next layout is of me and my brother, taken when we were kids... Isn't it beautiful...? I can't say that I remember this particular moment, but I know where it's taken and I have other great memories from there.


I also scrapped a photo of the first rose in our garden, from last summer. I wonder if it will survive the winter and be this pretty again, this summer?



söndag 1 februari 2015

More scrapping...!

I spent my day at a crop yesterday (in Ärla - great arrangement!) and I had a fab time! I felt so inspired and actually managed to get something done, besides chatting... :D

I ended up creating three more layouts using the February Cocoa Daisy kit - Journal Entry. The kit is on sale now! Hurry up before it's gone!

Tuva turns four in May and these are photos from her birthday last year...


The tiny cork stars are from a previous kit, but everything else is from the Feb kit + add ons.



I really love the stamps in the main kit - designed by Ronda Palazzari! I found these books in my dad's bookshelf and they brought so many memories alive...

 




Alva has been using "rövarspråket" (the robber language) a lot lately and Tuva is so cute, trying to do the same. When she is using her own version of the robber language, it sounds more or less right, but what she says makes no sense at all. :D










fredag 30 januari 2015

Journal Entry

The Cocoa Daisy February kit - Journal Entry - goes on sale to the general public on Feb 1st! It's such a pretty kit, with some bold black additions that make the wonderful colours pop!

For my first layout I used the main kit, the Jot it down and the Dear diary add ons.



I also created a DITL spread, using almost exclusively the DITL kit. I added white cardstock and some green letter stickers from the main kit.



 I used watercolours to create my title card. 
 

 









I adore the exclusive patterned papers this month! I used the dots a lot and I also created a couple of cards of my own, using the flower paper and some gesso.








lördag 3 januari 2015

Pajama time!

The January kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Pajama time! It arrived a bit late here, due to the craziness of the holidays, but I loved getting a late Christmas gift and had lots of fun playing with the kit.

I realize when seeing them together that my three layouts are quite different in colours and it's not obvious that they are created using the same kit as a base. I love all the different possibilities with the kits Christine puts together! There's also a very inspiring thread on the MB, showing examples of possible colour combinations - check it out!


The arrow is from the stitching template included in the DITL add on.



The mask that I used on my second layout comes in the main kit. I used gesso, acrylic paint, mist and glimmer glaze.

 
 
I cut the fox out from one of the papers in the patterned paper add on.
 

Grocery shopping with this little lady is always an adventure... :) This day she was all smiles, singing her way through the store... I used some of the stamps from the DITL kit around the edges of this layout.


 

fredag 2 januari 2015

Top ten layouts 2013

No.... I didn't get the year wrong! :) For some reason I never posted my favourite layouts from 2013 a year ago, but I had a draft written and I'm thinking that it's about time I get this post up. :) So... here they are - my ten favourite layouts from 2013! :)

My 2014 favourites will be coming soon... hopefully...

My previous favourites can be found here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.




















onsdag 31 december 2014

Good bye 2014...

This has been a very strange year. So many emotions and quite a bit of struggling, from the beginning of the year and all the way to the end.

I lost my Dad in an accident in early November, and I really didn't need another reminder of how fragile this life of ours is. I don't have words to express how I feel. I just miss him so very much.

This year I took the huge step of taking some time off from my job and going back to the University. The goal is a totally new career as a teacher. I've loved it so far and I really hope that I'll still feel this way at the end of 2015.

Here's a page that I made using the mica flakes and the texture paste (white crackle) in the December Project Art kit from Cocoa Daisy. I glued down strips of fabric to my page and painted them with gesso and acrylic paint. I drew the feathers on a gray paper and cut them out.

The writing simply says: "I wish for a good year."



onsdag 3 december 2014

Monterey Bay

The December kit from Cocoa Daisy is called Monterey Bay and it's another gorgeous kit with pretty colours and fun exclusives.

I immediately fell in love with the exclusive papers that Stephanie designed, and I used both of them on this layout, made after the Dec sketch. Check out the sketch challenge on the blog!

I also love the cute acrylic houses!

 
For my next layout I used the fab Wonky circles stamp set.
 



On my third layout... with these adorable photos of Tuva and the phone... I used the yellow glitter from the Carmel add on for my background, using matte medium as my adhesive.