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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. ♥


Todays layout is one that’s pretty close to my heart because of the pictures. Isn’t what scrapbooking at the very core is about? Well, sometimes – or I might maybe say quite often – it’s the creative outlet which drives me the most. Anyways. (oh, scroll down for info on my upcoming 5th bloganniversary :) )


I know I’ve repeated myself a few times here on the blog, but really – watching my daughter & my niece interact together tugs at my heart because – they look so much alike me and my sister when we were little, and it’s like watching ourselves version 2.0 (although they’re much better friends than what me and my sister used to be when we were little ;p). So when I was going to do a “Word It” post on the Pink Paislee-blog my chosen words were “Family Ties”, using these recent pictures of ourselves together with the romantic and lovely “Cupid” collection from Pink Paislee. You’ll find more of my thoughts and more detailed info about the layout on the Pink Paislee-blog.

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Now for the 5th bloganniversary-info! :)


It´s quite silly how fast time flies the older you get. I mean - when I was a kid, the days and weeks were sooo long. And try to count down to the next holiday or birthday when you´re a child - it´s such agony - and when turning ten years - wow - I remember thinking - it´s such a lifetime! How am I supposed to wait to turn 13, 15, 20, 25 when time takes so long?

But now? The days pass by so fast, I get just as surprised every time we have to remember to write a new year in the date.

A few weeks ago I got a questionary to fill out, and needed to find out how long I had been blogging. Checking the blog I found out that oh - I´ve been at it since March 2005. March 18th, to be exact. "How cool", I thought, and immediately wanted to do something special about it and give back to those of you who pops by every now and then.

When I started blogging I hadn´t discovered scrapbooking yet, I was pregnant with my second child (who was due a month later - weird - no mention of me having given birth on the blog, but it did happen in April :p) and blogged mostly about gaming and little bits and pieces I had read on the web that amused me (oh, and I was an avid realityshow-watcher back then. I´ve grown a bit since ;p). I started blogging because I had been missing having my own droodling-space on the web, having had a website from 1995-2001 or so with a friend of mine (which was fairly popular in Norway back then, there were people writing universitylevel-analysis of our website and stuff, crazy :p).

Anyway! These days this blog is mostly about scrapbooking, and I suspect the majority of you who read this blog come here for that kind of stuff too (apart from my family, who complain I don´t write in Norwegian - sorry mom!), so I decided to have a weeklong anniversary-bash with a huge scrappy giveaway, starting March 11 and culiminating with the Big Day I entered blogosphere, March 18th.

The giveaway, which starts March 11th (tomorrow!), will contain lots of scrappy stuff (I’ll share more pictures of the giveaway soon), and will be open for everybody everywhere. Oh, and I´ll throw in several inspirational tutorials and stuff to the giveaway-posts. All you have to do is to come back here between March 11th and March 18th for several chances on the giveaway and to hopefully get a little bit inspired :)

So. Now you know.

Hope you’ll come back soon for the fun! :)


8 intriguing feedbacks to '~~Info about my upcoming 5th bloganniversary & my Pink Paislee Word It-layout ~~'

  1. Eli Said,'> 6:20 PM

    Nydelig layout! Så utrolig koselig med masse tekst og de flotte bildene av deg og søsteren din og de herlige jentene :) Og ja; det er jo det som er kjernen ved scrapbooking; bildene og historiene som gjør noe med en! Herlig <3 Og 5 år alt ja; hm - ikke verst. Fniste litt av at du ikke nevnte at du hadde født da :P Og du - ta godt vare på ballongene!!! Jeg kommer snart og leker :) :) KLEM


  2. Haberdawoman Said,'> 3:17 AM

    First things first your layout is beautiful and what sweet picrures!
    As for your give away...who ever wins it is one lucky gal or boy.
    Have a wonderful week!


  3.'> 11:18 AM

    Happy Blogaversary!! Can't wait to see what the week brings.


  4. Rebekah Said,'> 4:06 PM

    Utterly gorgeous LO!! Love it x


  5. Lilly Said,'> 1:24 PM

    Happy Bloganniversary! Yay!
    And great work ^^


  6. Heidi Said,'> 12:22 PM

    Nydelig Ania!!!! Digger stilen din!!!


  7. Stacy Cohen Said,'> 12:37 AM

    Such a beautiful page, Ania! I love the details!


  8. Kristine Said,'> 9:36 AM

    Jeg inbiller meg at jeg var en flittig leser av hjemmesiden deres "i gamle dager"! Var det den som het noe med gule sider? Jeg husker når vi først fikk internett hjemme, eller ordentlig internett med bilder, vi hadde noe annet før det med bare kommandoer og sånn, så var det ikke mest spennende å finne der akkurat, men deres side var helt topp - jeg syns dere var så kule;) Og det er du jo fortsatt - er kjempeimponert over hva du får til!


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