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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.

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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. ♥


~~ Busy busy times at Pencil-Lines!!! ~~

Posted by Ania On Sunday, November 29, 2009


First – my Pencil-Lines layout for this week.

Our guest this week was Michelle aka MJM :)

Made with Fancy Pants Designs – Kraft Kuts (That Boy) & Rough & Tough. Added Distress Ink (faded jeans) & Glimmer Mist (Graphite & Patina) to this one, aswell as a blue cardstock as mat and paint on the edges of the pp & embellished it w/felt. Gems and ribbon from Prima, chipboard-letters from American Crafts.

I honestly can’t believe I haven’t scrapped these piccies of the kiddo before (I don’t think so at least??) – but – the boy lines from FP really matched these full-of-life&zest-piccies… I have the middle one as a large canvas at home by the way :)


Lots are happening over at Pencil-Lines right now – the BOOK is finally done and I can’t wait to get my copy in my hands (I totally love 80% of the layouts I did for that book at least..the rest..I hope she didn’t use them cough) – it contains 40 new sketches from Anna and several interpretations of these sketches by a design team of 11 different international designers – ie – there is sure to be something for everybody's taste in that book w/layouts made by:

Shimelle Laine,
Gigi Kennedy,
Michelle Filo
Sue Deacon
Anne Jo Lexander
Tracie Hudson
Iris Babao Uy
Christiane Muller
Carina Lindolm
Emma Trout
Annie Hafermann

And - maybe – in my humble opinion – the best of it all? The book is spiral bound (that one scored BIG points w/me – spiral-bound is sort of a must-be for craft books imo) and afaik it’ll be coffe-tableish in size (don’t quote me on that one – I’m positive I heard it would be a handy size for crafting but can’t find that info written down anywhere atm). You can preorder your copy here for £14.94 – wholesale-inquiries welcome – just email with “wholesale” in the subject-line. It’s expected to be delivered by the end of 2009 – hopefully in time before Christmas!


There’s also a Design Team Search over at Pencil-Lines atm!

I’ll just copy&paste what’s being said in the newsletter:

Design Team Search

Here at Pencil Lines we have sadly, said goodbye to Sue Deacon and Annie Hafermann . It now means it is time to look for some new DT members We have handpicked 2 new design team members and are now looking for 2 more members to join our design team!

1. Create a layout based on a sketch from Pencil Lines. Please label your layout with the sketch number and your name.; ie: AnnaBowkis _sketch101
Individual interpretation is encouraged, but the sketch must still be recognisable. Your layout must be made for this design call and cannot be uploaded to any blog or gallery, nor be previously published until after the design team call.
2. A link to your layout gallery
3. Full name, address and email
4. Blog link
5. A list of current DT's you are on
6. Link to resume/short bio
7. A twitter style 150 word , "Why you want to be on the Pencil Lines DT"
All entries must be 12 x 12 or 8.5 x 11. Please keep file sizes under 100kb.
Entries are to be emailed to

Please put Pencil Lines Design Team application in the subject line. Entries must be received by midnight EST on December 20th. The Design Team will be contacted by December 28th and will be announced on January 1st 2010.

* Your term will run from the January 2010 until December 2010 sketches.
*Each DT member will be required to submit 3 LOs per month. At the beginning of the current month, I will send you both new sketches for the following month and it will be due late in the current month.
* DT members are expected to remain exclusive to Pencil Lines Sketches for their DT period. We are not able to accept applicants who are current DT members for other sketch blogs / sites.
* DT members will occasionally have the opportunity to  work with product sent by our sponsors.
* Positions will be held for a twelve month period
*DT members should use the Pencil Lines blinkie and promote Pencil Lines where ever and when ever possible!
International scrappers may apply.
If you have any questions, please email them to me and I will answer them as soon as I can.
Look forward to receiving your entries.

Anna and the team

Next month we will announce 2 new members to be joining our team. I know you will love them!

Do apply! Pencil-Lines is well-known for it’s International cast, so being an International really is no disadventage for once!! :D

2 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Busy busy times at Pencil-Lines!!! ~~'

  1. Unknown Said,'> 9:47 PM

    i LOVED your layout thsi week, and all your book layouts you silly billy!!


  2. Anette S Said,'> 1:24 PM

    Oh! Gratulerer med boken! Om jeg bare hadde scrappet, hadde jeg nok trengt en slik bok! :) Kanskje behovet dukker opp en dag!

    Utrolig kul LO! Jeg digger de bildene. Det ser ut som om han hopper flere meter til vers.


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