Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New paper copies

Hi!
On Sunday I had time to order new paper copies and oh oh oh I did! I think I ordered 250 copies and I can't wait to start scrappin' with them! I have so many nice summer papers that I have saved just for these photos! I think I will fill an entire album with this summer only! Fun fun fun! I love summer photos! I'll be able to fill the blog until Christmas at least! Take care!
// Åsa

Monday, August 18, 2014

#3 Scrapbooking process - Yeah

Hi there!
Today I want to share a layout with a process video on You Tube!
 
 
 
 
Have a nice day!
//Åsa

Thursday, August 14, 2014

#2 You Tube Video - Scrapbooking process

Hello again!
I just have to share my second You Tube video - which is also my first process video!





I hope you like it!
//Åsa

Back at work

HELLO!
Oh, I didn't mean to startle you :)  I'm back at work after four weeks of summer vacation and I have missed blogging so much! During my weeks off I've worked alot on my scrapbooking - but mostly the photographing part. I wish I had had time for alot of actual scrapbooking but I will take a week off during the fall for just that and I'm already looking forward to that!
 
Today I'm sharing three layouts that I've already shared on the Facebook group NicoleJones911 but they do need to be here as well!
 
First is my wonderful son and the story of when he managed to steal his dad's milkshake. I love the colors on this one!
 
 
This is my first try with Gelatos. I didn't like them here but Irit Landgraf said they work best on gesso and I was much more pleased with them in that way. I braided my lovely daughter's hair in front of the TV one evening and needed to save the photo for the future. I thought these bright colors fitted her and the theme.
 
 
Here is a double page from a very cold morning on the beach in April. We hugged to stay warm long enough to have coffee and cinnamon buns in the sand! 
 
 
I have layouts and videos to come, I just need to sort out which I haven't already posted and which I have not posted but still deleted from my phone (which needs all the digital space it can get for the video recordings...) but you will see them all sooner or later!
 
Take care and thanks for visiting!
//Åsa
 
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Going on YouTube or not?

Hello!
I've been thinking and rethinking it and much to my own surprise I've come to the conclusion that I'd like to take a more active part in the scrapbooking community on YouTube. I love watching videos of my idols scrapbooking and sharing their hauls and it has inspired me greatly. I've also realized that blogging isn't reaching out to the crowd it used to do and the communication is getting harder. Communication is the most important for me, I guess, and for that you need traffic.

Why have I been reluctant? Speaking English. Yes, it is intimidating for me, since English isn't my first language and I'm not used to talking English a lot. There is a huge difference between reading books and watching TV-series in English and talking the language on your own. I'm a very talktive person, it feels very akward to stumble and not find the words when trying to tell a story.

I don't think I'll be making process videos anytime soon but I've been thinking of making some kind of 'scrap vlog'. Share my hauls and my layouts, my thoughts and my experiments. I think that would work. I think that could actually be fun!

A lot of personal growth comes from stepping out of one's so called comfort zone. Perhaps this is mine? Perhaps I can learn something from this, something that will improve me as a person and a scrapbooker. I'll try and we'll see.

When will I start? I don't know. But I will.

Take care!
//Åsa


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm alive!

Hi!
Yeah, I am alive! I have even been scrapbooking and I'm here to show you some proof! First is a mixed media layout of my son and ot kitten. I loved to make this one and I already have a couple of 12x12 sheets prepared with gesso for my next mixed media projects! So much fun!
 
 
Next up is a multi photo madness from my daughter's dance recital in May. At the end of the show they had all the dancers on the stage and they danced to this super popular song "Busy doin' nothing" by Ace Wilder - you have to give it a listen, just follow the link :)
 
 
Next is a montage from out Easter egg painting! This page is way to busy for my own taste but now the photos are in the album so I'm pleased.
 
 
Last for today is our midsummer lunch. Midsummer Eve is the favorite annual celebration for many of us living in Sweden. It sure is my favorite holiday! It is an old pagan celebration of fertility and we celebrate it with food, drinking, music, dancing and flowers. Can't go wrong there, can you?
 
I really like the fuzzy cut flowers here! And the top and bottom border helps keep the layout from becoming too messy. Really pretty - and multiphoto!
 
 
Take care and enjoy summer!
//Åsa