onsdag 31. desember 2008

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

I want to wish you all a very happy new year!

And I have to say I'm ready for the new year *juhu*. That's because I've finally tidied up my scraproom that's been hanging over my shoulders since last summer *faint*. I have organized, thrown away (oh, yes!) and donated piles of scrap stash. And best of all, I've been scrapping on my own place again! Made 6 layouts the last couple of days, but I can ony show you this one.
I have lifted Amani over at Scrapping. It is a part of the Diva challenge for December, but I've used 4 pics instead of one, so I had to redo it. I'll show you the rest as soon as the challenge is over ;-)

Next year I'll scrap a lot more than I've done this year, and I shall tidy up after me :D

Happy new year everyone!!

lørdag 20. desember 2008

New blog and award

Long time no see....
But finally I have two weeks off work. For those of you who doesn't know, I have changed job (again). I'm now back to teaching. Haven't done that since 2004, but I still got the hang of it :D

I've been quite busy, so I haven't been much around, but I have got an award from ruffa/Renee. Thank you for this nice award, and kind words Renee!

Things are happening around in Norwegian scrapblogs, and i like what I see!
The new blog Scrap the music in Norwegian is a new addition to the challengeblogs. And I loooove challenges *lol*

Check it out

søndag 23. november 2008

Altered mailbox

Ok, so I haven't been a very active scrapper lately. When the evening comes, I intend to just find myself in a horizontal position with my laptop in my lap surfing the internet. *oh, I really need to steady my scraproom*

But last night I went over to my dear neighbor, Lene, (who had steadied!) , to scrap.

And I scrapped a mailbox! I'd never in my wildest dreams thought I was go ing to scrap a mailbox *lol*
But when they wanted to have a suggestion box at work, I didn't hesitate to voulantear to decorate it. Didn't t quite know how I would go on about it, but eventually it took form.
I am very happy with the result, and I hope they are at work, too. Fortunately, it will not hang outside, that would make it difficult.

torsdag 6. november 2008

Been to a barncrop!

oh, yes! I've been scrapping in a barn. It was just outside Tønsberg, and I had such a great time last Saturday. Went with my dear neighbor Lene off course. And as usual I met at lot of nice ladies, some new and some I've met before.
I wasn't very productive, made ony 3 layouts, but I was jabbing a lot *lol*

Here is the one I made for the OLW at Scrappemania

Have to wait to show you the other two LO's (for a challenge off course :P)

fredag 17. oktober 2008

Home, but not quite landed

I had such a great time in Paris, much fun and a lot of images to digest, so I'll just show you some pics for now.

The Norwegian girls
My room mate Aase
The teachers
View from the palace in Versailles

torsdag 9. oktober 2008

Paris here I come!!

Ok, so I'm late.. I know! And we're not just talking a little late, but seriously late. I'm always like that when I'm going places. I would like to have some more time, but I still find my self packing minuets before take off *faint*.
Like now.. I'm on my way to Paris and the Paper&Co Show *excited!!*, but do you think I'm ready.. of course not. Just finished the stuff I have to bing to classes. Have to pack my clothes, but I had to post this LO for the challenge at Scrappemania {One Little Word}; Because.

So have to rush! Have an hour and 20 minutes, before I'm off to pick up Aase.
Take care... I'll be back *smile*

tirsdag 30. september 2008

I looove thickers - yes I do!!

No doubt in my mind! I really love thickers, and I have a lot of them, but I still don't have enough *lol*
So when Scrappehuset put up a challenge using AC thickers, it was no problem making a LO or two. Made this some time ago, but with so much going on, I almost forgot to post it. As you probably will notice, the layout with my "dog", is from the blue kit that Lene made for me. The one I've made for Scrappehuset I'll post later.

And oh.. oh.. Have to tell you that my layout "Lazy days of summer" was used in the newsletter from ScrapInStyle. It was picked as the Layout of the Week *juhu*. I'm so proud!
This is what they wrote:

Layout Of The Week
Inspiring Art by our SIStv SISters

Every week in the SIStv Gallery there are thousands of beautiful pieces of artwork created by our SISters. This week, this layout entitled "Lazy Days Of Summer" by miamum was our top choice! We love the layers, the mixtures of trims and vintage elements, as well as the photo! We also like the orientation of the page as an 11x8.5. Thanks for sharing.

søndag 28. september 2008

Vintage Kit

Made this a week ago for the challenge at Scrappehuset. Cathrine Angelica Hunstad has given the challenge to scrap a vintage LO with flowers. I used the kit challenge Lene gave me, and I'm very pleased with this layout.
The title is from Kid Rock's hit All Summer Long.

mandag 22. september 2008

Challenge #3 and#4

Ok, so I 'didn't make it quite to the top with these two, but that doesn't mean I'm not pleased with the result, cause I'm!

Challenge #4 made it almost to the final, missed it with 3 votes.
We where to use at much stash as possible.

I love this picture of Ivar digging for potatoes. It was taken when we visited an open day at a farm nearby.

He digged digging! :lol: But he didn't want to take the potatoes out of the dirt, then he would have to get his hands dirty, so he left that job to his little sister. And she loved it! *faint*

Made it for challenge #3, we should use three different teqniques. Iused sewing, disstressing and tearing


fredag 19. september 2008

What I made of the "blue" kit

Last weekend I made two layouts out of the blue kit that Lene made for me. I thought it wout be easy, but when I sat there, I really wanted to use just a "little bit" more *lo*. Managed to make this 6x12.

I made one 12x12 also, but the picture of it turned out aweful, so I'll post it later.
My computer is out of work..grr
My brother is fixing it for me, but in the meantime I feel like I've lost an arm or something *urk*

tirsdag 16. september 2008

Challenge #2 in {Scrappestafetten}

My take on the second challenge in Scrappestafetten turned out like this

torsdag 11. september 2008

I'm the proud winner


I'm so happy and proud that I made it to the final in the first round of Scrappestafetten, and not only that, but I WON!! *toot*

Each team had one shape each, and my shape was hearts. The other shapes in the final were triangels, squares, stars and circles.

Here are my winning LO

tirsdag 9. september 2008

Embellishment pins

Finally it's my turn to get my eyes opened for these awesome needle pins.
If you like vintage style, these really makes the touch! I've seen a lot of these pins lately, but most of them are made out of plastic pearls, not glass like mine.

If you're interested in any, I have some for sale. And also in different colors.
Just speak up!

About the kits... I'm longing to scrap with the stuff, it's just that my desk is really bombed, and I have to get organized before I can start some scrapping. I'm going to put a lot, and I mean A LOT up for sale at Scrapping.no, once I've taken pics of everything. Hopefully today.

lørdag 6. september 2008

Home made kits!

Ok, since I'm not a member of any kit club, my dear neighbor Lene made me a challenge, and put together two kits form my own stuff.
I'm not allowed to use anything else, just stuff from the kit. And use as much as possible!
She has given me two weeks. She extended the time, since I have to scrap 2 LO's to the {Scrappestafetten} the next week. I'm really looking forward to this challenge :D

torsdag 4. september 2008

Here are some more of my production from last weekend.
(I made the card just to get an extra lottery ticket :P)
Last night I scrapped. Can't think of the last time I scrapped during the week. But since I'm in the {Scrappestafetten}, I just have to deliver *lol*. I'm very pleased (again) with the result. Hope others will like it too! I'll post it here as soon as the voting is done.

onsdag 3. september 2008

Scrap and the City

So, I've done it again! I'm in a teamchallenge called {scrappestafetten} over at Scrapping.no

We are 5 on each team, and it's as many as 22 teams!!

We all have funny names like Happyscrappers, Flowerpower or Quick Girls. And we are Scrap in the City *:D*

I have faboulus team members; they are Xtine, kkk, Tropico and Mulan. And of course we are going for the big win!! *hehe*

The first challenge is out, and we have to use 5 shapes (harts, stars,triangel, square and circles), one each. It's really fun and exciting! And you get to know the people behind the nicks.

Here's one more LO from my crop last weekend. The pic is from my trip & crop to Scrap- a- ganza in Netherland. Thank you Ingeborg for the picture!

tirsdag 2. september 2008

Blog Candy at {Scrappehuset}

Check out {Scrappehuset}
You now have the opportunity to win a set of clearstamps. They are celebrating that they made over 10 000 hit on their blog. It's no wonder... their blog is fantastic! So check it out, it's worth it!

mandag 1. september 2008

Croppin' 24-7

This has been one of THE weekends! I have been to at crop on Friday and one on Saturday.
It's been a hoot!
Can you imagine scrapping for a total of 26 hours?
I LOOOOVE this hobby! At the crop on Saturday we were 130 ladies!
I made 7 layouts, one card (thanks Bente for your help) and one bookmark. Not very productive, but I'm very pleased with all of my LO's. And it's been so fun meeting so many fellow scrappers and just babble and laugh!
Thank you Lene for being such good company! *hug*
More layouts will follow the next couple of days ;-)

tirsdag 26. august 2008

Lucky me!!

I'm so happy! Look what I got in the snail mail today. After joining the ManiaSummer challenge over at Scrappemania, I was so lucky to be one out of 10 to be drawn for a prize.
They are just lovely! And they are quite bigger than I thought.
I'm really looking forward to use them.

søndag 24. august 2008

"Snop" at Scrappemania

Over at Scrappemania you can be the lucky winner of this
Scrappesnop. And who doesen't want to miss a chance to win all this yummi stuff?? Not me!
I have to say I'm very satisfied with this new Norwegian challengeblog *smile*

And they've also changed their header;
check it out;

Cool, eyh? I think so!

onsdag 20. august 2008

Summer school

The summer school at Minneriket has come to an end. It's been a lot nice of challenges to pick from. As many as 31 challenges during the summer, all with different techniques, colors or themes. The good thing about this challenge is that you could do as many challenges as you'd like or had time to do.
I did 8 layouts and 1 card. I would have liked to do more, but I haven't found the time. But I must say I'm satisfied with the ones I managed.

mandag 18. august 2008

Xtinas blog candy

This girl makes stunning layouts! No wonder Kristina is a DT member at both Scrappemania and Papir i hjertet.
You should really check out her blog, and at the same time you'll have the chance to win this gorgeous Blog candy.

søndag 17. august 2008

Box card

For those of you who know me, I'm NOT in to cards *bummer*
But when my good friend, neighbor and fellow scrapper Lene, invited me to her birthday party, I felt committed to make a card. So instead of making a "traditional" card, I made this box and wrote directly on the inside.

Happy 35 Lene!!

lørdag 16. august 2008

I love my dog!

Isn't my dog cute? I just love my dog *lol*
And she was so happy when she got this outfit on her 5th birthday. It really made her day.
She is waiting impatiently for a real dog. Her dad has promised that we'll get our own next year after summer vacation.
I can't count the number of dogs in her room, and they all make turns when she is getting to bed in the evening.

Made this for the summerschool at Minneriket. The challenge was to make a LO using 6x12 size.

torsdag 14. august 2008

I won! *yeay*

I won the 1st price over at Scrappemania whith my Creative with circles LO. And yesterday I got my price in the mail.
*wow* You can't believe all the magic mesh I got! Thank you, girls! I'll have trouble using all of it, but I'll give it a try *lol*

onsdag 13. august 2008

Wylde Woman Award

I got this award some days ago from Salte, and yesterday Linda gave me the same award. Thank you both. I really appreciate it.

Introducing the Wylde Women Award to give to your favorite Wylde Woman blogger. Here are the rules:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number inbetween - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.

2. Link back to this blogsite Tammy Vitale (so I can go visit all these wonderful women.

Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgement to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Girls that brigthen my day:
Lene - happy birthay wild woman!
Christine - love your bright colors
Kirsten - you make stunning cards

søndag 10. august 2008


I wanted to publish this layout three days ago, but I've had problems getting in to all websites hosted by blogspot.com.
First I thought it was the host having the problem, but I soon realized it was my computer that had a problem. I was afraid I had got virus, but after using a Spybot program, it managed to fix the problem. *puh*
So most likely I had got spyware. Due to this problem I haven't been able to check around other blogs, so if you missed me, you know why *lol*

Well, anyway. Here's the LO I made for Minneriket . One of the challenges at the Summer school was to use at least 3 different fonts. I've managed to use 5.

onsdag 6. august 2008

Scrappemania OLW

Finally I've had time for some scrapping lately. *juhu*
Didn't bother to make room on my desk, so it looks like hell in my scraproom (have to do something about that in the near future *ehem*)

I "flied" this layout for the challenge at Scrappemania; using the word "Idyll" with the summerschool at Minneriket; using chabby chic technique.
I'm very pleased with the result

tirsdag 5. august 2008

Just BE yourself

Getting inspired by the challenge at One Little Word, using the word BE, I made this layout of my youngest.
She is always making up faces and loves to be in the spotlight.
Here she's taking her sisters cap and sunglasses.

Creative with circles

Had really fun doing this layout for the challenge at Scrappemania. The challenge was to do something creative with circles or squares.
Used paper from Prima and Hambly. This is how it turned out:

lørdag 2. august 2008

How long was Adam in Paradise?

Not for long.....

This has not been one of my best days. My mother called me at 6 am to tell me we had to come and get my son (he got a terrible earache the day before.. went to the doctor etc)
We're talking about an 8 hour drive-one way. So I made a deal with my DH and my mother that they would meet half way. My DH got so stressed, that on the way he manged to fill the tank with petrol instead of diesel *faint*. Had to call the car rescue and get towed to the nearest car workshop. It took ages and cost at fortune.
My son came home in tears because of the pain, and because he had to leave his grandmother. Not much fun being a mother then.

This LO of him is for the summerschool challenge over at Minneriket where we should use buttons.

Kirsten was so nice to give me this award. Thank you for those kind words, and I'm really looking forward to go to Paris with you!

The rules are as follows:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.

So here are my nominees:
  1. Ingveig for making the most delicious cards and LO's
  2. Vibeke for alwasys taking the time to leave a comment on blogs all around
  3. Lene for inspiring me, and being my mentor
  4. Linda for being such a brilliant blogger
  5. Marianne for taking such beautiful pictures
  6. Aase for getting things done
  7. And last but not least Hege for being my scrapping-soul mate!

onsdag 30. juli 2008


Today my sister in law called and wondered if Mette would like to join her cousin at a camp at Tromøya. And of course she jumped in excitement!

So now we have only the youngest at home until Sunday. What a luxury!! Only one child for 4 days *juhu*

So tomorrow I'm going to scrap. Just have to look around to see if I can find some challenges. So if you have come across any, please let me know ,-)

Here are some pics from last week..... we borrowed my brother-in-law's cabin at Storsand, Hurum, and had some friends staying from Steinkjer. The weather was great!
On Friday we went to Villa Malla; a restaurant with the most delicious food I've tasted in a long time. I do recomend a visit!
We also visited Tusenfryd and Sommerland in Bø.

mandag 28. juli 2008

Challenge at Scrappemania

Made this layout for the {Maniasummer} over at ScrappeMania before I went on holiday last week. They challenged us to use at lot of flowers, and one should be handmade (the one down in the right corner), and at least one should be layered. The picture is taken in Palma, Mallorca at the Pl. Espanya.

fredag 18. juli 2008

Ania says...

That woman says a lot of things; she knows how to express herself! I find it both funny and inspirational to read her blog.
But this time she has a challenge over at Minneriket called "Ania says...."
And this is what she said: Use 2 patterned paper, 1 carton, 2 stickers/stamps, 3D foam, 3 buttons or flowers and 4 ribbons.
I choose 1 sticker (eg. "glansbilde") and 1 stamp. Used patterned paper from LovElsie and KI memories.