27 July 2009

christmas in july...

The Daily Digi got me do it!!

I'm not one for being early when it comes to preparing for December and Christmas. Late November usually suits me just fine.

That was before this post and this image:

Isn't it just beautiful!! (creation and image by Janet Phillips - the daily digi)

It got me wanting to make something gorgeous for our first upcoming Advent- and Christmas time in the old pastor house (yep, moving there this fall).

To be honest I've wanted to do one of these ever since I first saw the idea of December Daily at Ali's blog last year. So in December 2008 I took a lot of photos and even wrote a journal (where is that anyway?!?!), my plan was to make the pages digital and then print them all as a photo book. But I never came around to actually making it...... (and then my computer got hungry and ate all my photos...or rather he got sick with a virus).

But no shame in trying again! And this year I'm eager to make my own album. I've never done that before, but why not?!?!

I downloaded Janet's bracket shape and made a few shapes of my own to make the album a mix max of different shapes and possibilities. I clipped on papers from "Have A Jolly Holiday" collection by Gina Marie Huff and printed them out at home. Tonight I plan on cutting out the rest of the shapes and bind the pages together with a lace or something (have to go to a hobby store to get rings to bind it; no one of those around so I'll do that later).

These are a few of the pages I've got printet; together with gold cardboard card stock they are making up my fundation for the december daily 2009 album. I'll add photos and journaling cards as I see fit when I get to the actually days. The goal is to make the album as we go so I don't have to make 25 pages at Boxing Day!! Whis me luck ;)

This is me hoping to actually get an album filled with photos and words (and those gorgeous doodles by Gina) by New Years. I'll keep you posted....in December(!)

meeting mr. king crab

We spent a week in North Norway in May/June, visiting some good friends. Every morning we walked from the guest house and to our friends home; from one side to the other of the little town. One day we saw that the fishermen where loading crabs of a boat. And we had to get closer and have a look. It was amazing to see these huge crabs up close, MT got a little bit scared of their long legs, though....

So whit this I give you the LO (mentioned below) I was supposed to finish in a few vacation nights.... I got it finished today a couple of weeks after I got it started:

credits: template, journal and day tag from The 365 Challenge {May} kit by Crystal Wilkerson; papers, alpha and element from Ocean Dreams by Chris Greiser
It was so fun and special looking at these huge crabs while the fishermen loaded them of the boat. Will you hold one? the fisherman asked MT. NO! MT screamed. The crabs were just too big and too alive!

This was the second of my CT-assignment for the month of July. I worked on the kit Ocean Dreams by Chris Greiser (image linked to shop; right now on sale for $3)

26 July 2009

summer scrapping thoughts and a LO

Brought my laptop with me on vacation expected to do some scrapping in the evening and night. But didn't do much more than read email, update facebook and twitter + read favorite blogs (scrapping one as well as family and friends). One of the first evenings I got started on a LO, but I have still to finish it (will do tonight, though - look for a new post later).

We got home Thursday morning after driving all night. After some sleep and a not so much productive day I've slowly gotten my LO and projects together. I've still a few things to fix before work starts on Tuesday - but I'm planning to get there....tomorrow I'm off to buy some more ink to my printer and a few more heavy weight card stock to get my December Daily album ready (EARLY!!) - can't wait to fill it with photos and words. Thanks to Janet and The Daily Digi for inspiring me :D

But for this post I wanted to show you my first page of Summer Highlights (I'm planning to make the second in September adding the late summer photos - it will be a super two page spread with a quick look on what happened the summer of 2009):

Credits: template from SUMMER 8x8 mini album by Janet Phillips; papers and elements from Splish Splash by Casey Krause; wordart from Summer Sorbet by Zoe Pearn (part of The Digi Files 6; available only the month of July 2009)
This summer we have been having fun with friends & family, seen our new house, enjoyed nature, taking baths in both cold and warm water, eaten dinner outside, been at home and on travel, ride the ferry, laughed, eaten ice cream and enjoyed the sunshine.
This LO is one of my CT-assignment at Pretty Scrappy here is the preview of the Splish Splash kit by Casey Krause (image is linked to store right now you can get the kit for only $1).

01 July 2009

july collab at PS = blog train + freebie w/coupon

July 1th arrived at my place with sunny, warm & beautiful weather. Got to love summer (no matter how hot it turn - at least here at our place with the long cold winter it's highly appreciated!!) - and now our bathing season have started. To celebrate that I've scrapped the second bath of the season (10 days ago - it was still pretty cold).

credits: template by Molly Schneider; alpha from 365 February Kit by Crystal Wilkerson; all else from Drama King; collab kit July from Pretty Scrappy
Finally the summer days are here again and the water is getting warmer each day. We love it and go swimming as often as we can - here MT’s is on his second bath. Still so cold that he doesn’t dip his whole body in it.

Pretty Scrappy is out with a new collab (I used it on the LO above) - DRAMA KING - and a few of us got to take part in the train of freebies. Yippee. Here is mine (click image) - thank you for downloading! Please let me know if anything is wrong and leave me a link to your version if you upload it to any galleries - as always I love to see it!!

freebie download link store link kit link

Included in the zip file are one 4x6 QP with the word summer and one without.... there is also a coupon to save a little in the store. (collect all the coupons by downloading all the freebies). Let me know if something is wrong with the download.

Here is what I scrapped with it:

Credits: template by chililime design {me} (coming freebie of July...); papers and elements from Drama King by Pretty Scrappy designers (July collab.); date stamp from Date Me no. 2 by Paislee Press

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