Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Haul Scrobby.NL *so much cuteness* Crate Paper, Cool Kid, Cute Girl, Gather & Take Me Away

The long awaited order from Scrobby.nl is in the house!! Now this time I just wanted to order "fun" things (my last order was more must-have supplies) but the order was hold up and the delivery date was pushed up time and time again. From middle of September to beginning of November! That was not sitting well with me so I asked if I could change out the items the was hold up to some other things. No problem and not even a week later it was here!!

I have said before how much I like their service and I'll say it again they are so good to deal with and they help with everything! Now they also do this, sends a photo while packing your order!! That is such a fun idea and I really like!

So I got quite allot from the Gather, Cool Kid and Take Me Away and then the 6x6 pad & puffy sticker from Cute Girl. I can't wait to start to play!! Some of the things are for specific projects and some are for, well they where just too cute not to get...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Super Snorpan 12x12 scrapbook, mixed media & Maggie Holmes

When I got my stuff from Sirap i Paris I couldn't wait to start playing with them. I posted a layout I did using the "Cool Kid" sticker so now I knew I wanted to use the Maggie Holmes "Gather" stickers! If you ever just going to get one thing from a line, I would suggest the stickers. You get allot for you money and they last a long time! (Well not for me but that is another story...)

On this page I started with the background sticking down old label stickers from Sn@p and the 3 layers of white paint (my gesso was in my studio and I was just lazy...) I then dug out my distress inks in "Tattered Rose" and "Spun Suger" and speared them on. The last thing I did was adding a chunky embossing powder ("Aged Gold" by Stampendous) in the grooves of the labels. 
 The colors was inspired by this frame from the "Hello Love" by Crate Paper and yes, I have been hording it. How ever I think this is the perfect place for it, on a page about my favorite Aunt. I have a hard time scrap'n about events and peoples but it is something I'm working on.
 I wrote about how much she means to me and why. How I can always count on her and that I look up to her and hope that some of her adventurousness rubs of on me.
 I am so happy with how the background turned out, it was such long time ago I played with mixed media and I didn't reseal just how much I had missed it!

 The texture, the colors (that blue!!) and the amazing Super Snorpan makes this layout to my favorite from September!

Friday, September 23, 2016

My best medecine 12x12 scrapbook

My best medicine for morning pain is hands down my lovely little rascal to dog. When some days starts of a bit harden usual she jumps up and lays down next to my legs. If it is her pressens, warmth or some magical healing power i don't know. All I know is she that she makes life a little bit easier.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Don't let it take over- Scrapbook therapy

I like to think that I'm a strong person, one that despite of pain lives her life. Truth is that this is more of a goal then a reality. The last few weeks the pains has come more often and stronger making everyday a challenge. How ever it shall never be said that Julia never tried! So I tell myself when the pain comes; Don't let it take over.

In this case scrapbooking really helps, I use it as a form of journal i think. I have made many pages about myself and the struggles that is with living with constant pain. I like that I can write down and show how I feel, all of these pages will one day become an album hopefully with a happy ending.

 On this page i wanted it to have a strong message, showing my frustration (ROAR) and still something to show me that I don't let it take over, So I used stickers from the Cool Kid and Gather by Crate Paper to get the contrast I wanted,
 I like these colors together, it's calm but the Cool Kid words adds that energy I wanted.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Adventure on the lake 12x12 scrapbook using Felicity Jane

Here is another page I made using the June Felicity Jane kit. I really like how it came out especially the splatters, the pretty red and the mix of photos.
This kit has been such a joy to work with and I think this is one of my absolut favorits! 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Midsommar 12x12 scrapbook using Felicity Jane

Midsommar is one of our biggest traditions in Sweden right after Christmas and New year. Midsommar is really a celebrations of the sun and summer, living in the north that is truly worth celebrating!

We have out tradition for celebrating and as I have mentions before, I hardy ever scrapbook events. So I really made an effort and now I thinks it's fun and i wanted to scrapbook this big celebration we do every year, where we are and with who we are with.

I used the June Felicity Jane kit, I just love the flowers and the soft pink color. The background is a Heidi stencil of plus-signs and the gold modeling past so pretty!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy Mail from Sirap I Paris

I have had such a hard day. I have fibromyalgi and today it has really been acting up so when I got my order from Sirap I Paris it really brightened my day!

I placed this order this weekend when scrolling through Instagram (I should not be looking at Instagram late sunday nights...) and saw that they had some of the new stuff from American Crafts.

Now this is a pretty big deal sens these brands are a challenge to say the least to get in Sweden. They only had a few pieces from each line and I have recently place a big order over at Scrobby.nl (expected delivery date; 15 november...) so this was more because it was fun and I really wanted them! The perk of shopping from a Swedish store is you get it after a few days. The not so fun is the higher price you'll have to pay for it...

 Crate Paper -Maggie Holmes "Gather" stickers 
These are so cute and even though I also ordered them from Scrobby.nl I think you can never have too many cute stickers!

(One thing that I truly hate about online-shopping is that you hardly ever get to see the front and back of product like these, is it really so hard to post a photo like this so here you can see the front and back?!!)

 Crate Paper "Cool Kid" puffy sticker

So in my big order from Scrobby.nl I have quit allot of the "Cool Kid" but not these. They are puffy stickers but they are not so puffy. They are shiny and I would totally have gotten the "Cute Girl" if they would have had them.

 Heidi Swapp Color Shine "Tinsel" 
I have wanted a pretty silver mist and now when I'm starting a mini about my brother (using the "Cool Kid" by Crate Paper that has silver) I thought it would be a good excuse. It is pretty but I thought it would be more... sparkly, I don't know but the gold is so sparkly... well, well.

Amy Tangerine "Oh happy life" roller stamp 
 I have had my eye on this stamp but wasn't sure if the tiny font would stamp well. Well it does, so cute! I like that the handle is wood and that you get the weekdays and some that you can use when ever.

I really like that Sirap I Paris include a little gift in each order, these sticker will go straight to my TN! I do like shopping at them, they have a good price on shipping and it usually only takes a few days. They say that they have "selected inspiration" and that is true, they only have a few piece from each line and I wish that they would have the same piece from different lines. Like paper-pad, stickers and chipboard for example. or that you could pre-order to get the stuff you wanted.

 I also would like some more information, more photo, like front and back and how many sticker there is in one pack, how much the paper weigh or how much is it in the ephemera pack...

When it comes to the price it's high. I ordered for the minimum, 249 SEK (about 30$), witch i think is a bit much for the stuff i got... However these things apply to all scrapbook stores in Sweden and in fact I think Sirap I Paris is among the ones that do the best when it comes to information and bringing in new products. Will i shop at them again? Yes of curse! I will continue to place (small) orders and I like that they bring in the new fun things!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dinner at the cottage

When my aunt asked my brother and I to dinner at her cottage this weekend we where so happy. It's only half an hour drive and i is the cutest place. We hade such a lovely evening, making dinner, eating outside and then playing some board games.

Having dinner outside in September is a miracle i Sweden so we really enjoyed it. My brother grilled the meat to perfection and my aunt makes the best sallads I was mostly in the way... It's these little things, like random dinner plans that makes life wonderful.