Digital Scrapbooking | Nov 2015

Water Colors Dec Daily 15 - a start

As I slowly enjoy the process of preparing my December Daily album; thinking forward to a season of light & joy, everyday life & hardship, faith & hope, I wanted to share a couple of layouts I made for The Daily Digi with this months digi files.

In The Mirror Credits: papers and elements from Bounty of Blessings by Just Because Studio

On Wednesday we went to the forest in the early evening to pick some wild blueberries. You helped a little. Then you went on to watch our dog and snap photos . I love it when you pick up my camera and I love to see what you find and how you frame your photos. This one is my absolute favorite of all the photos you took. Taken in the car as you waited for me to finish up. Love how you captured the light and yourself in the mirror.

Read More credits: papers and elements from Reading by Megan’s Creations. template from Fuss Free: Double Time 8 by fiddle-dee-dee designs. font: Arsenale White

I’ve always had a love for reading. For words. For stories. For learning something new. Nothing like being swept off my feet and into a story after a heavy day of work.

I’ve laughed out loud. I’ve cried. Ive been deeply touched. I’ve been angry. I’ve felt for the little guy. I’ve cheered on the hero. I’ve felt how it is to fall in love. I’ve felt how sorrow creeps into every part of our being. All from fantastic writers and books. Some have been popular and on the bestseller list. Some have been hidden gems. Off course many of the books have not been that perfectly good. But I don’t care much, there are very few books I haven’t read through because I really didn’t like them.

Mostly I read at least five books at a time. I’m not sure why, I’ve done it for years. It might be because I’m so curious of this new book I found. It might bee because some books are easy read after a busy days. and some demands more of me and are perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the garden.

This spring and summer have been a big reading season. I decided to try out an audio subscription. I love being read to. And now I read books while I garden, drive tractor on the farm or car to work, when I wash up or cleans around the house, when I’m out walking or on our traveling when there is nothing else to do.

I also read a lot of e-books, making it possible for me to get my hands on those books that are harder to come by here in Norway. A win is that I don’t have to wait a month for shipping like before. Win, win.

So far this year I’ve read 57 books and that makes me so happy! I haven’t read so many books in a year (and the year isn’t over!) since I was in middle school and more or less living in the library. I try to read in my spare time, even when I have just a few minutes. When I go outside for a coffee break I make it a habit to bring my books, in the evenings when it’s quiet around me I read a book instead of checking social media online. Sometimes I read when I should have slept, I’m trying to beat that habit!

My favorite way to read is still sitting with a book in my lap, turning the pages as I read on, smelling and feeling it. I love a thick book. But I also love that modern technologies gives me a chance to read more, to explore and to get more words and stories into my everyday life and even though the audio versions are a bit expensive I see my self keeping up the subscription, making sure that the books i buy are books I really care about and books read by someone that read really well. My favorites are those books read by the author him/herself.

Bring on the books.

What have you done in your creative time lately?!
As always: THANKS for stopping by!

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Digi Scrapbooking | Feb 2015

Pink sky
We’ve had some beautiful sunsets this week, so glad to have captured a few of them with my phone. We are just home from celebrating a birthday in our family – so good to meet and talk with a part of my family that I haven’t seen for years!!

I wanted to share a couple of layouts with you this week, so here it goes. I made them both with the February files from

a good saturday Credits: papers and elements from Birds of a feather by Forever Joy (part of the digi files from for February 2015). Fonts: Didot and EM Photogram.

My words:

After sleeping in a little (or a lot) I took MT and a friend of his skiing in the mountain in the early afternoon. It was incredible foggy and crowded. But the boys had fun and eventually I got a table to sit down by as I played the waiting game. Glad I brought both books and my Mac. Sadly the elevators stopped running at 4 pm, MT was a little bummed, he wanted to stay longer, but this made for a quiet evening at home with our iDevices and reading from Harry Potter #6 (me) and drawing a beautiful portrait (MT). A good Saturday.

seriously cool Credits: template from Snow in Love by Scrapstacks Southern Serenity; paper and elements from Little boy by Sugary Fancy (both part of the digi files from for February 2015). Font: EM photogram and Courier New.

The words were just snippets of a memory from 24. Feb 2006:

Ok, mama! I’m ready to go! Got my shades on. Looking cool!!
Great! Off we go, then, button up your jacket, you don’t want to be too cool…

As always: THANKS for stopping by!
Wish you a happy weekend and a happy Valentines day too!

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Digital Scrapbooking | June 2013

I can hardly understand it, but this is the last day of the month – how did it get here this fast?! As usual I want to share with you a couple of Digital Scrapbook layouts done for the Daily Digi with the files for this month. I’m a part of the team there, thankfully! These days I don’t scrapbook much else, but being a part of the team I get to scrap at least two each and every month.

This one was prompted by some disturbing news about the house we are renting and thoughts about the future, not all changes are bad ones – even though it didn’t look good in the beginning! But, off course, they take some time getting used too:
Credits: Papers and elements from Changes by Cilenia Curtis (as part of The Digi Files of June 2013), fonts: Soymilk and American Typewriter

The kits theme inspired me to look for beach photos and I found this gem from 2009:
sandy bliss
credits: papers and elements from Sal de Mar by Studio Vi Va Artistry (as part of the digi files for June 2013), font: American Typewriter

Since I did not post my layouts in May, I’ll add them here – the kits are now not for sale at the daily digi but they can be found in the designers own stores for individual purchases.

Favorite instagram photos from the lake last year:
By The Lake
credits: papers and elements from Modern Mama by Miss Mint, font is Curier New

Spring flowers and spring thoughts:
spring thoughts
credits: papers and elements from Be Awesome by Libby Pritchett, font is Courier New

That was all I had to share this time. July is right around the corner and soon new designers and new kits will be revealed at the daily digi – and new layouts for me to share here. Wishing you all a wonderful summer!

Thanks for looking. See you around!

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