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About Me

Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.



My Scrapbooking

Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥



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Happy bday Amalie :)

Posted by Ania On Wednesday, April 26, 2006 0 lovely comments


My little baby turned one year the other day - actually, I guess that means she's not a baby anymore....:p Had a very nice day, the weather was warm and nice, and the food was delicious (as always when I'm cookin' ;) ) and she was happy and satisfied with all the extra attention.

Originally I planned to bake Oreo-cake for this occasion, but unfortunately the Oreo-cookies didn't arrive in time (had to make mom send me some over from Oslo :p), so I had to bake a backup cake :S

Anyways..more Oreo-cake for just us then, now that the *yummy* Oreo-cookies have arrived :D

Now, I'm trying hard to be objective and stuff, but really...look at this cute face!! *melt* :p She really is adorable! :p

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Want a card?

Posted by Ania On Friday, April 21, 2006 0 lovely comments
Yay. My cardpage is up and running :)
Sucky graph, but I didn't wanna bother with it too much. It's the content that counts, no? :)

Do have a look :)

http://www.lexander.no/kort
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Oreo cookies!!

Posted by Ania On Friday, April 21, 2006 0 lovely comments
*mwahaha* just got my mom to buy Oreo cookies and mail them to me....as it's easier to get them in Oslo than in Bergen afaik....... Amalie's turning one this sunday, and my Big Plan (yes....Big Plan with caps!) is to make Oreo Dream Cake for her bday!!! Almost can't wait *drool* :D
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Happy Rainy Easter..

Posted by Ania On Sunday, April 16, 2006 0 lovely comments


Don't you hate it when the weather turns really bad and ruins your holidayplans? *sigh*
Ohwell...staying inside ain't that bad, and besides, we got to see "Iceage 2" yesterday, which was pretty amusing (giev the squirrel more screentime!!) and especially fun to watch since it was Adrians first real movie at the cinemas (trying to get him to watch "Brother Bear" at the cinemas wasn't a very good idea as he left terrified after 10 minutes and refused to go back in...and the Pooh movie "Heffalump" he found so scary at times that he spent like half the movie hidden either under or behind the chairs.....

Anyways...Amalie is now one week from turning one year old. That's weird. Time really flies, and I've been looking at the old pictures where she was soooo tiny and now she's soo ....big...even though she's still a baby...at least mine..... *turns really mommyish over the whole thing*

Also...I've been pondering.....Simen says I'm my own worst critic, but really....I love my hobby, and I *know* I'm not as good as those who's really good and manages to keep high quality over their layouts every single time, but....I am not that bad either am I? I'm starting to doubt myself at times, especially when I upload them to various galleries and people go 'nice LO' at 90% of the LO's in the galleries which....well...there's always something nice to say about a LO, but that's such a plain, anonymous thing to say and kinda compares all the LO's with each others even though they're clearly of various quality sorta..? Hm... I'm torn here, because I know how it is being newish and not having much experience nor stuff to make cool/nice LO's and still it was nice having someone comment your LO saying it's nice even though you knew inside it wasn't really all that...not compared to the really nice things most of the other people made.... but still.....comparing my current ones to these kind of LOs.....would that mean that mine aren't really all that still, after all? :/

Ugh, hard to tell, and I don't really mean to sound conceited or anything, but.....it really bugs me because I feel that I've come to the point where I'm able to make average nice LO's, with above average nice LO's now and then. So yeah, it bugs me when I feel people compare them with way less than average LO's...because that's what I feel they are doing, when just saying 'nice LO' to almost everything...kinda....:S At least I personally try and specify what's nice with a LO...kinda shows you actually did take a closer look at someones LO....kinda...

But then again. I was satisfied with my older LO's, which I now think are 'duh, I sure woudln't have made these nowdays would I?'...as in....I think that as I grow and get more experience with this hobby I start feeling less satisfied with older LO's as I am with current ones, which means in a few months I wouldn't be as satisfied with my current ones as I am now....? Hm.

Jeje.....above is a LO I just made at random (yeah I know, the red color of the hearts aren't as red IRL, but still off compared to the rest of the LO), and the two LO's below are scraplifts.

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Really...

Posted by Ania On Friday, April 07, 2006 0 lovely comments
How come the hospitals and also most retirement homes/homes for older people are located like, practically next to a graveyard...!?!?!?

Now, I *guess* it is pretty practical, not having too far to carry the, uhm, corpses after people has passed this world, but seriously....it is not a very encouraging sight, is it, when you're at the hospital & ill and look outside your window and is greeted by the sight of houndreds of graves...?

And yes - Haukeland hospital closest neighbour is a graveyard, Ullevål hospital's next to Nordre Gravlund or something like that, the old hospital in Drammen had a great view to the graveyard (not quite sure it goes for the new one aswell), and a number of retirement homes are - woah...who guessed it - next to a church with a nice graveyard!

Slightly morbid, isn't?
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