Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Remembering summer

Good morning!
Today I'm sharing two summer layouts as a contrast to the current weather situation. It has been raining for two days now and then I mean R A I N I N G! It is dark outside and it kind of turned autumn over night. Only a couple of weeks ago it was summer and so warm! But that is September in a nut shell, it can go either way. Anyway, let's travel back in time to May and June when summer was just starting and the sun was shining

First is the May layout. I had been down town on my lunch buying a pair of new sun glasses and on my way back to work I took a selfie with the mobile camera. I used The Pier paper collection and some PL-cards. I stamped with my new roller stamp around the edge and made my own labels for extra layering. I used the kitchen selfadhesive freezer labels and matted them with left over cardstock peices and cut around the edges and chalked.
This second layot has a story from my point of view that is even more than the three most important people in my life sitting in a boat. I might as well tell you, as therapy. I grew up in a small village by the coast  and the most beautiful archipelago i Sweden. We had a sailing boat and it was my second home from May until November growing up. In April 2005 my dad was diagnosed with cancer and he died on June the same year. The boat was sold and I lost not only my father, but also everything we had together sailing and spending time at sea exploring the archipelago. I litterally hadn't been on a boat since 2004 when I stepped onto this little motor boat belonging to my mum's new life partner. I had been looking forward to this for so long and it was just as amazing as I had expected! I took so many photos and I have made paper copies of MANY! You will see alot of this boat trip in the blog in the future and now you know why this is so important to me. I totally recommend the links above, they are both in English, and they have beautiful photos!
The papers are from Carta Bella's Beach Boardwalk collection. I've used the same washi technique as I described yesterday to create the small banners.
I hope you will have a lovely day!


  1. I like that you used the same basic design but achieved such different looks on each page with the layering. Great pages!

  2. Love seeing two very different pages that share the same design! Love the story behind the second page.

  3. What great layouts, love your selfie photo, I can't quite master those.

  4. Oh, fun! I love the movement in both of these layouts. Very neat.