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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. ♥


~~ Elle’s Studio + Bella BLVD = giveaways :) ~~

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 5 lovely comments

This week there’s an Elle’s Studio + Bella BLVD blogmashup, where both designteams have been working with both products; here’s my stuff. For the full tutorial on the minialbum you’ll have to drop by the blogpost at Elle’s! :)

Oh, and by the way – there’s giveaways too (but ofcourse!) :)



I used a mix of different Bella BLVD papers for this mini – pulling together stuff that looked cute enough to become pages in my babyalbum.


Elle’s Studio has a rich source of various baby-themed tags, plus other tags that’s versatile to be used anyplace.



Go on, check out the tutorial (and more images from the mini) – and there’s a cute one on shadowboxes too from Valerie on the same blogpost Smile


This rock is special. The one my little one is sitting on. We pass that rock on the way to the kindergarten, and she’s always quick about sitting there and asking to be taken a picture of. Always. Sometimes I oblige, other times I don’t have any camera with me or am too lazy. I mean, how many pictures of her on this rock can one take in one year? Smile with tongue out


Love the color-palette for these papers!


And I love layering tags and stickers and use 3d-foam!


I even used the cute 4x4 paperpads from Elle’s Studio on this one for my journaling, and decorated it some with some Bella Stickers Smile


Clouds and halfcircle-tags makes me happy Smile


Leave comments on this and this post (and watch out for the more posts from Elle’s AND Bella, ofcourse) for chances to win the giveawayprizes – and if you’re on Twitter there’s an extra chance for you there too (check out the blogposts at Elle’s for more details). Smile


Now, I so want to look through my pictures from France, post some here, get started on the still oh, so neglected Christmaspressiehunting, scrap more and blah blah blah, but I still have one more hand-in for my exams to go….(just finished the first one and handed it in already, yay me!)…so…I’ll be working a little more so I can wrap up the last hand-in and take a well deserved Christmas-rest! Smile with tongue out

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~~ selvskryt.. ~~

Posted by Ania On Sunday, November 28, 2010 7 lovely comments


Pencil-Lines #215 with lovely Jennifer Matott – loved her sketch – so whipped out my 3ndypapir-stuff and sewing-machine for this one. This is a mix of old, more old and the newest papers.


Love using my staples Smile


And I love this retro-paper! Smile

Now, it shouldn’t be necessary to brag that “Oy, I changed the tires this year”, because truthfully, it’s quite easy (even easier if you got the right tools, which I intend to obtain before next time…but ..I think I thought about that last time too, but didn’t do anything about it, so…) and why is it so that it’s expected that men do that while it’s “oh, great for you!” when women do? (ok, the easiest would be to just put it away and let someone else do that for you, but I hate the queues at the autoserviceplaces Smile with tongue out)


Edited to add: LOL, thanks Christine for spotting that typo!! I knew there was something weird with the layout but I couldn’t quite put the finger on it..haha…thanks Open-mouthed smileOriginal image swapped out w/the fixed one now Smile

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Biking around in Paris

Posted by Ania On Thursday, November 25, 2010 3 lovely comments

Renting a bike truly was a great way to get around in Paris :)

Omw to PACS now :)

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Good night Paris

Posted by Ania On Thursday, November 25, 2010 6 lovely comments

Had a long but absolutely lovely day. Good night!
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~~ My November Elle’s Studio-Stuff ~~

Posted by Ania On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4 lovely comments

Did you by the way check out the brand new November-gallery over at Elle’s Studio? Well, I hope you do – but for your convenience, here’s my stuff ;p


It’s been a while since I whipped out Pink Paislee’s Queen Bee – but here it is, mixed with the lovely vintage tags from Elle’s StudioSmile This was used to hold the CD w/photos from Eli’s photosession Smile



Love the details-tag – it’s quite versatile and adds the right ..wait for it…detail..haha..;p …to any project Smile


Here’s more closeups – love handcutting these flowers Smile


For the two next projects, I mixed up Elle’s Studio with Hambly Screenprints! The latter truly is my go-to manuf when it comes to creating cute babystuff sorta – like when I needed minitags/cards for some babygifts.


Love the transparencies – I cut a hearts transparency to fit the frame on this lime-green card, then just added more tags and transparencies.


Wrote stuff on the back and created a hole so it could be tied to this bakers twine Smile


Another card/tag w/transparencies and stuff..


The brad and the clip is from Fancy Pants by the way.


Again – I love using Hambly for babystuff! SmileThese cute onesies are so great to cut out and use as embellishments Smile



Wrapping up w/more pressies-stuff – bdaypressie w/the many various birthday-tags from Elle’s Studio Smile



And what’s more;


There’s a team-up between Bella Blvd and Elle’s Studio coming up soon Smile

Right. Off I go. Or fly. Smile with tongue out

Ps. Free thankful-tags download from Elle’s Studio here! Smile

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~~ This weekend I’ve been.. ~~

Posted by Ania On Monday, November 22, 2010 4 lovely comments

november 19, 2010-11

..driving (ok, I didn’t drive, per se) to Haugesund…

november 21, 2010

..just so I could study some (wrapping up my proposal for my MA, reading up on basic theories on qualitative research) in a cold environment (darn cold tournament halls), while..

november 21, 2010-13

..hubby played (& won in) badminton. Yay Smile


As for other scrappy news; check out the newest November-sketch for Crate Paper – you can find Emilys as usual lovely sketch here. I created a card for this one, following the sketch pretty closely.


Lovely, lovely Restoration <3


When I had done this bow I noticed I should have done it somewhat different, doing an “8” around the brads instead of just wrapping the ribbon around – ahwell. Doublebow!

Right. Working on wrapping up the studies (somewhat) so I can put my mind away from the books and focus on Paris instead….Smile

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    -Get off the cross we need the wood-