Sunday, May 25, 2008

My Little Niece

Neither Margrethe or I have children, and thus have to try to find other things to scrap rather than babies. But this weekend I had to give in and succumb to the pressure... And did I pick the right time to do it!? Margrethe was in quite a creative mood, and did something brand new, while I did something that has been done a million times earlier; I scrapped a baby!
This isn't just any baby though. It's my niece, baby Hermine, and the picture was the first of many pictures I took of her. I didn't get to see her until she was six weeks old, as she lives on the other side of the country, so the picture means a lot to me :)

The base paper is from Daisy D's, flowers are from Prima, chipboard H is from My Mind's Eye, the swirls from Maya Road, pearls in the center of the flowers are from Kort&Godt and the gold embellishments are some paper clips I've had laying around. The swirls were inked pink and then painted with Ranger's crackle paint.

Making a Journal

Nothing goes as good with a new blog, as a new way to scrap!

It's not that the traditional LOs are boring - by no means! But, it's aways fun to try something new. After digging through old family photos in preparation for an exam almost two weeks ago, I came across several lovely, everyday life-photos from when my mom was a kid. I don't have a scanner at the moment (should really get one...), so I snapped a few shots of the photos and printed some of them out.

I got a Moleskine at a local bookstore, got some paper and it was all 'ready-set-go!'

The first page is a photo I found of my mom and grandmother hiking (it must have been taken around 1950-1952, although I'm just making a guess). It brought back fond memories for my mom, who distinctively remember the red shoes she wore. Before I used the photo in the journal, I photoshopped it a bit to give it a pink tint. I also used Tim Holtz' Distress Ink ('Old Paper') around the edges. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and has been altered slightly with Tim Holtz' 'Tatteres Rose' and Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist ('Antique Brass') - same has the tag from Panduro. Chipboard (courtesy of Anne Liv) from Maya Road, flowers from Prima - and after wanting one for quite some time, lettering made from Dymo-tape. Stamps from Marah Johnson and Stampers Anonymous. Buttons and lace from local shops.


Brand new blog!

After scrapping together this spring, we decided it was time to make a blog to document (and show off) the stuff we make.

I was a little hesitant to try this hobby. Why? Because it's said to be a 'housewive's hobby'. But Anne Liv wanted to show me that it's more than that, and nagged at me until I caved, but after just one LO, I was... kinda hooked!

We'll both be back soon to show you our stuff! :D