Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Digital to life

I just LOVE Alison Waken's digi scrapping. I thought it would be fun to convert some of her digi layouts to paper. This is what I made:

Material: SC Glee Club kit, SC/Hero Arts stamp set, SMASH stamp, washi


Monday, September 26, 2011

A no PP layout

I wanted to try and make a layout without patterned paper. I made a frame using my sewing machine and filled the frame with stickers from October Afternoon:

This layout is also featured on Magda's Scrapbooking blog today!

Happy fall! /Magdalena

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Me A to Z

A. Age: 38
B. Bed size: Queen I guess? 160 cm, mostly shared with my son :)

C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning out the hair trap in the drain
D. Dogs: Sure, they're cute, but I don't want one. It's waaaay too much work.
E. Essential start to your day: Reading the morning newspaper

F. Favorite color: Green
G. Gold or Silver: Silver, but I don't wear much jewellery
H. Height: 5’3"
I. Instruments you play: I used to take guitar lessons, and play in class (I'm a teacher) but it was a while ago. I probably forgot most of it.

J. Job title: Teacher
K. Kids: Boy 3,5 y.o and girl 2 y.o
L. Live: Outside Uppsala, Sweden
M. Mother’s name: Birgitta
N. Nicknames: Nope, don't want one. I like
my name the way it is!
O. Overnight hospital stays: Three. One appendix and 2 children taken out.
P. Pet peeves: Stereotypes, missused words

Q. Quote from a movie: Anything from Wayne's World. I pretty much know the whole movie dialogue :D
R. Right or left handed: Right handed.
S. Siblings: One much older sister by my dad, one much younger brother and one sister by my mom, and one same age stepsister.

U. Underwear: Love grannies :D
V. Vegetable you hate: None, that I can think of. Not a big fan of meat though.

W. What makes you run late: Too small clothes (or too big me?)
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Dental.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Tons, I love to cook and bake. My fave right now is Koosmali, a spicy Indian carrot sallad.

Z. Zoo animal: The ones that gross me out, I love the bugs and such at the aquarium.

And I made me a layout, too

Materials: Studio Calico Glee Club kit

I got the inspo from this at the Studio Calico Pinterest board. Love it!

Monday, September 19, 2011


FINALLY! My "Glee Club" kit from Studio Calico finally arrived this afternoon. Not with my mailman. He only brought a receipt for me to take to the post office, and pick the box up myself. And by myself I mean my man had to do it ;). I think I had like 10 checkouts this month, making the box far too big for the poor guy to bring on his bike.

I appologize for this being a picture heavy post, but I want to share my 2-y.o daughter's excitement as she helped me to unpack the goodies. I was by no means less excited, hehe.

My girl ran to grab her little toy camera (well, it is a REAL camera, but not of any use to us) and started taking pictures, just like me. I love how she has it turned the wrong way.

Ze bags inside! I love the sticker on the add-on PP bag.

The Main kit and the Debate Team add-on laid out. And one tiny hand that shot out, quick as a wheasel, to grab her fave part of the main :D

Nea showing off her fave part of the Main kit - the Amy Tangerine paper clips. If nothing else they match her hair. The girl has taste!(And those are her jammies...)

I also snagged some SMASH items, some Mister Huey's and the Amy Tangerine sticker book - LUV!

AND the crop bags. So happy I got these, they're perfect. They really up the chance of me digging back into one of the older kits. All 3 of them - haha! I used my dymo to label them. The one on the bottom that says "Magdas" are my DT kit from Magdas Scrapbooking.

My daughter also noticed the Basic Grey buttons in the add-on and was adamant I open the package. Anyone with a 2-y.o will know what I mean...

I gave her this little container to put them in and she sat for more than an HOUR sorting the buttons in different categories - see through/opaque, colors, sizes - you name it. For a long while she commented every button she picked up with either "titi" (little)in a tiny squeeky voice or "toooo" (biiiig) in the deepest voice she could muster. Hilarious!

I also gave her some of the promo cards from the old kits, and she laid out the buttons in a pattern on top.

If Studio Calico is still around in 20 years I think they have a loyal subber here already ;)

And here's my scrap snack ready for the evening. And why such a tiny bowl of potato chips, you ask. Well, those are the new Pringles Extreme Blazing Barbeque, and they are insaneously spicy. I can't eat more than a handful at a time.

Okay, well, I'll get off my laptop now and start digging into my new stash. Thanks for dropping by!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Your first jeans

I've decided to make another album about my son. I do have one before, but I intend to give it to him when he grows up. This one is for me to keep. I'd like it to have a theme, for the layouts to go well together. I've decided on a few details that I want in the layouts. All of them doesn't have to have it all, but each one must have something. First I will try to stick to using white or kraft cardstock. I also want the layouts to be clean and simple, with lots of white space. I will try to use my printer for journaling more often, and also my sewing machine. This is one of the layouts I've created for my album. Don't you LOVE the new rub-on butterflies from 7gypsies?!

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Friday scraplift

This Friday at Magdas scrappbooking we are lifting Suz Mennecke's layout "Whataburger experience". My take on the layout is this:

Materials: Paper: October Afternoon, Amy Tangerine by American Crafts Letters: AC "Hello" thickers by Amy Tangerine Embellishments: Basic Grey brad, Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon, OA chipboard and stickers, Ali Edwards stamps, Studio Calico wood venéer heart, Pebbles candy dots buttons in black Tools: 1"circle punch, tiny attacher

I really liked the polaroid look of the photo on the original layout. I don't have an Iphone with apps to take incredible pictures with. Instead I used regular photos and ran them through this free download

And thank you Suz for letting us use your beautiful layout!


Friday, September 9, 2011

OA Boarding Pass

I really love the new OA line Boarding Pass. When adding embellishments to this page I noticed how the Pyrus brads from Basic Grey matched the dotted paper perfectly. So much fun!

Materials: Parts of SC Boardwalk kit, OA Boarding Pass, Basic Grey brads, SC chipboard alphas, alpha stamps, tiny attacher, foam adhesive


Monday, September 5, 2011

Banana cake recipe

  • 100 g / 3,5 oz butter
  • 3 dl / 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 dl / 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda ( 1 tsk bakpulver, 1 tsk bikarbonat)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 dl / 1/4 cup cold strong coffee
How to
Preheat oven to 175 C/350 F. Butter a cake tin and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, flour or shredded coconut (my fave). Mix butter and sugar until soft. Mix in one egg at a time. Add all the dry ingredients. Mash the bananas. Carefully stir mashed bananas and cold coffee into batter. Pour into cake tin. Bake in lower part of oven for about an hour. Let cool for a few minutes, then flip onto a plate.

  • Add chopped walnuts to the batter
  • Use a cake tin with a hole in the middle, and fill with fruits or berries after baking (strawberries, mango and passion fruit goes well with the banana cake)
  • Frost the cake with a mix of Fluff and cream cheese

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Creating in my sleep

This design for a layout came to me in my sleep last night. This probably means I should sleep more :D I love how it turned out! I first envisioned confetti coming out of the envelope but when I opened up Mind the Gap, my eyes fell on this pretty feather print paper from Sassafras. Perfect! The title 5208 is my son's birth date. The journaling reads : "The world just became a little better, a bit more beautiful and a bit more full of love. Welcome to earth my angel. You are so longed for."

Material: Studio Calico Mind the gap kit, American Crafts thickers

Sweet dreams!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Scraplifting at Magdas

It's time for the Friday scraplift at Magdas scrapbooking. Ursula has been so kind as to lend this beautiful layout "Brother" for today's lift:

This is my version:

Materials: Cosmo Cricket PP, October Afternoon 12x12 Boarding Pass alphas plus Mini Market stickers, OA Sprinklers in Tin Type, SC veneer stars for masking, Jenni Bowlin banner stickers, tiny attacher plus pieces of SC Boardwalk