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torsdag, april 28, 2011

120th birthday and some scrapbooking-love

Today my grandmother asta would have had her 120th birthday.
We had a nice lunch and planted some beautiful flowers at her grave.
She was a wonderful person, and all I remember of her is lots of laughter, love and warmth.
She loved parties, and had lots of friends even in her old age.
This day made me dig in to my really old pictures. Love these little, old treasures. 
Here are three of my pictures:
upper left: (Granma) Farmor Asta and me ca 1976
upper right: Asta ca 1938
low: Asta with the Black hat up left, her mother ( my great grandmother) in the middle and my dad, the little boy with dark hair,  on the first stair (right)  ca 1930.

 Now on to a bit scrapbooking.
I created this layout with pictures from the fair (tusenfryd tivoli) last summer.
My girls really had the best time ever.  :)
This layout was inspired by this months challenge over at Cocoa Daisy and a sketch challenge by Donna Jannuzzi at Ella Publishing blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

onsdag, april 27, 2011

easter, summer, breakdown, layouts and just little bits and pieces of life....

Hi my friends.
Hope some of you are still here..... it has been a while... yes, I know.
My computer had a breakdown during easter.
Luckily Hubby solved the problems when the store opened and he could buy a couple of new discs.
The week of Easter was so good. BUSY but good.
Lots of kids around the house. It was so nice to make a happy, cozy easter celebration for my kids and all their little guests.
The weather in Oslo has ben the best ever.
FINALLY after the long, long cold winter easter brought us almost real summer.

This layout was made for this months challenge over at Cocoa Daisy, using the CD april kit. LOVE it!
Pictures from a little bike ride with Eirik and Sol during easter break.
I created this layout
a while back for the great "words and perspectives" project over at Sue Myldes blog.
I was SO happy to be invited as one of her special guests.
My word is Life.
You can read more about my journaling and perspective HERE.
Make sure you visit sues blog and look trough all the wonderful, inspiring layouts and artists that have participated in the words and perspectives project.

 The layout below is made for this weeks sketch # 235 over at Pencil Lines Sketch blog.
Used my favorite Cosmo Cricket patterned paper for this project.
Picture of Sol and Momo, at Sols birthday.

Machine stitched the heart on top of all the paper strips.
 Crazy isn't it....
first this loooong, cold winter here up north, and then all of a sudden the summer came ... well at least warm and lovely spring.

Here are two little pictures from our summery easter  :)

thanks for popping by!

tirsdag, april 12, 2011

Pencil Lines 233

 Hi friends. 
Here is my very first layout made for Pencil Lines Design Team.
I'm so happy to be a part of the wonderful, inspiring sketch blog.
This layout is made using this weeks sketch ( # 233 ) 
by Anna Bowkis.
Make sure you come on over to Pencil Lines Sketch blog to soak in all the wonderful inspiration by the other girls at the design team. Hope you feel inspired to join the challenge :)

I used papers and enbellishments from Cocoa daisy March Kit on my layout. 
Here is a picture from beautiful Stockholm city, Sweden.
I was so lucky to have a wonderful, fun weekend there.
Enjoying the early spring, beautiful flowers, great food...

fredag, april 08, 2011

gone shopping...

I was totally inspired by this weeks challenge, by Kelly,

over at the Studio Calico blog.

had a blast dig in to my SC march kit.

LOVE the happy, bold colors.

I had totally fun playing with my mr Huey mists and crackle paint + mists on the chipboard stars.

Pictures on this layout are my two crazy little girls at the warehouse. They are always up to something ...

what better way to use a shopping trolley?

Pictures taken with my hipstamatic app.

product list:

patterned paper: American crafts, Cosmo Cricket "salt air", Studio Calico "woodland"

chipboard stars: Jenni Bowlin

Cracle paint: Ranger white

Mist: Studio Calico Mr huey "schoolhouse" and "cream"

sticker tags: studo calico

letter stickers: American crafts Thickers "dear Lizzy", some old sassafrass (?) orange letter stickers


** Just a note to my norwegian friends: I have started a brand new blog, I call it ( My Kitchen )

Mitt Kjøkken.

Hei Venner! Jeg har startet en ny blogg. "mitt kjøkken". Den skal inneholde små og større oppskrifter og notater fra mitt kjøkken. Ikke noe fancy, bare enkelt og ærlig. Ta gjerne en tur innom!! MITT KJØKKEN**

torsdag, april 07, 2011


Just HAD TO share these happy, happy spring pictures from Oslo Today.

OH we have waited for this.

The girls was SO, SO happy when they came home with the very first flowers this spring :) :) :)

Release day and a challenge :)

Hi my friends.

Today is the day for a new challenge over at Pixie Dust Challenge blog.

Go check it out and play! :)

It is also the big release day for the new Pixie collection:
Love all these cuties!

tirsdag, april 05, 2011

Egg Hunt and two winners :)

Happy day!

Today is the day for the first sneak peek of the super cute easter collection "egg hunt", by Pixie Dust Studio.

The digital stamp collection will release april 7th, so stay tuned!

I really LOVE the darling images of this collection


And now, on to the winners of my little RAK at the My little Shoebox bloghop.

I promised to draw two norwegian winners for some MLS goodies.



Please e-mail me your addy and I'll send you the goodies


lørdag, april 02, 2011

Sketch inspiration

Hi friends, and happy weekend.

the weather in Oslo have been grey and rainy today.

More fit for indoor scrapbooking than outdoor activities....LOL Good for me :)

This weekend I was inspired by a wonderful sketch by Virginia Tillery, and the sketch-challenge over at the Lily Bee blog.

I have played with my glimmer mists on the beautiful "resist" paper by House of 3 and Pink Paislee, along with bits and pieces of the lovely Lily bee papers, chipboard-embellishments and rub-ons.

I printed some paragraphs about our dear girl Sol on to the backing of the Lily Bee Rub-ons packaging.

The journaling is about how Sol is right now, when she turned 9.

Sol actually means sun in norwegian. And she is truly the sunshine of our life :)

I had so much fun creating this layout.

So if you are as much in love with Lily Bee as I am - make sure you go to the Lily Bee Blog and join this great challenge :)

Happy weekend.


fredag, april 01, 2011

Birthday Photos

Some favorite shots from her big day :)