Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas cards 2008

Christmas cards 2008

Christmas cards 2008


Baubles - a tutorial

**This is not my idea, but after posting about these in my LiveJournal, I was asked if I could do a tutorial, so... here it is!**

1. Start by finding a pretty paper, preferably with two patterned sides, so that the inside won't be plain white.
2. Cut the paper into fitting pieces. You'll need to have it big enough to work with, but not big enough to fit your entire living room. I've chosen to have the paper strips 15cm long, 1.5cm wide.

3. You'll need to make small holes in the strips one way or the other. Do that!
4. Now you'll need a brad to fit through the holes in each paper strip, like this:
5. When you've fastened the brad, you'll need a bit of sewing thread. Make a small knot, making a circle. Take one end of the second brad inside it, so that it'll hang onto the baubel. Repeat step 4.

6. The baubel is almost done! Separate the strips!
7. If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can add another piece of sewing thread and an ornament inside the baubel.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm finding myself hooked on these 3D collages...

Not sure if you can tell, but the key is suspended from the frame.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Picture heavy post - 3D collage in frame

I came home from a course with Erika Tysse a little while ago, where she taught us to make 3D collages in frames. Truly inspired, I'll be getting some more frames from IKEA as soon as I can!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Long time, no see

After a few hectic weeks of starting a new job, going back to uni and generally living life, both Anne Liv and I took last night off and went to a crop at Scrapshop. It was great fun to meet people from the store's online message board, and making stuff... :)

An acquaintance has been diagnosed with cancer, so I used a new-learned technique to make her a get well soon-card.

This year's first Christmas card. I already realize I'll never get all the ones I need done in time...

The pictures are from this summer when we traveled through Germany and Denmark. The journaling says "After driving through Denmark and Germany with wind blowing in our hair, we realized a bandana would be teh smarts..."

A family-LO. My maternal grandfather is the young man at the back.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Let's do it! Let's fall in love!

Yes, you guessed correctly! Another wedding layout!

As always, click the pictures for bigger versions :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Imagine - back


Imagine - back
Originally uploaded by Margrethe Aas Johnsen

My husband's best man is getting married this Friday (08-08-08), so I made them a card.

It turned out really well, if I may say so myself.

Looking Up

Looking Up
Originally uploaded by Margrethe Aas Johnsen

It's been a while since I've done any scrapbooking. Vacation is over and done with, and the school year is about to start. It was about time I made another layout.

After watching Arya become mesmerized by a circling daddy long legs on saturday, I pulled out the camera and got some shots of her staring.

The only trouble doing anything with the photos was that I had no image in my head on how it should be. Anne Liv pulled out the newest issue of Scrapbook Inspirations and handed it to me. Inside I found a layout called "Adore Red" by Lori Laing, and decided to scraplift it.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Our Friends

I don't have much time now, but I just wanted to post my latest LO; a tribute to some of our best friends. Our friends have always been amazing, but the weeks leading up to the wedding they have impressed us even more!
I'll come back later to write a bit more about it, but as for now, here's the LO :)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Brothers in battle - racing against the clock

I had some pictures of my hubby - then fiance - and his brothers from when we last visited my inlaws. Many of the most important people in my life are guys and I wanted to do a rough layout showing my three family members. Some of the pictures are blurry, I know, but they are meant to be.. :P
I had just been out shopping before I sat down to make this, and thus had picked up a few "rougher" embellishments; the screw brads are from Panduro, the button holding up the ribbon is from Kort&Godt. Papers are from 7Gypsies, DaisyD's and Prima. The dominos were a real bargain! I'm going back to get some more! They're from Sunday
The clock stamp was something I just had to buy. I saw it in a shop and returned to look at it over and over (I was out to buy some paper, and my "budget" didn't allow a stamp) But I just had to get it, it's from Crafty Individuals. And last; the "Observation" stamp is from 7Gypsies and the texted tape is from Dymo (generously donated from Margrethe.. :) )