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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. ♥


~~ Pretty soft, girly colors… ~~

Posted by Ania On Saturday, April 09, 2011


Um. Pretty, pretty colors! Look at these colors for this month’s color-palette over at Crate Paper: Coral, Aqua and Butter Cream! Luscious, aren’t they!


Tara Anderson, the new hostess of the color challenges at Crate, also put together this inspiration-board for the colors…pretty! You’ll find the rules and stuff here, if you feel like joining in :)


The girl’s my sweet, sweet niece, by the way, taken sometime two years ago, before she started school.

Personally I whipped out lots of older Crate-products for this one. The background’s even from a very old collection: the Lemon Grass collection, hehe. I knew it was smart holding on to that sheet of paper ;p

Other stuff include a doily heart, some glimmer mist, Prima flowers and pebble, a Petaloo-flower, pins from Maya Road, tickets from Pink Paislee and papers and die cuts from the Pink Plum-collection.


Even bits and pieces from Toy Box and School Spirit were used..thickers from American Crafts and transparency from Hambly Screenprints. Mm..lots of bits and pieces on this one indeed..


And I like the idea of using vellum to soften the look further, although I’m not sure if it really came through on the photos of the layout here…


Psst! Sweet Nathalie Kalbach asked me to do a guestpost on her blog a while ago, and I was only too happy to oblige. You can find me and my answers to her questions here. And if you haven’t already, scroll down her blog and get to know different guests of hers – I love that she’s a mixed media artist and thus have guests from different areas of art – not “only” scrapbooking. She’s presenting guests on her blog whole April afaik.


Miss Marple Said,

11:04 AM

Thank you for showing the tutorial here! I love to see how you work an how simple it can bee with the right materials!
Haev a sunny day – Irma


Thank you so much! And yes – most of what I create is indeed quite simple and easy to do – I envy intricate and detail-orientated scrapbookers because of what they can do, but personally I often opt for the simple/easiest solutions haha :)

WillieburgScrapper Said,

3:13 PM

I think a disclosure page is a great idea! It's a little different for the scrap world because part of being a DT member is promoting the brand and your participation in the team but other industries (like beauty products or electronics) send samples to prominent bloggers in the hopes you will write about them without ever stating you got them for free. I worked at a fashion and beauty PR firm and that was my intern job- sending out the free stuff.
LOOOVE the accordion design on the mini- I will definitely try that- it's an elegant solution to the problem of binding without special products or stitching.

Thank you so much for the feedback on the disclosure-page, and yes, I agree – it’s different for scrapbookers and design-teams, which’s out there in the open imho. Nevertheless, I feel alright with having that disclosure-page up and going – if shit hits the fan so to speak I know I’ve done my share, having a page explaining stuff…I hope..haha.. :)


Maren Said,

3:09 PM








Shalini Said,

7:34 AM

love reading yr posts... and yr kids are so adorable... love hw u motivated them to cook...
i have been thinking and been after by DH to buy me a DSLR for so long :)) which one do u use?

Thank you :)

The camera I’m using is a Nikon D700 w/a 24-70 f/2.8 lens. The best tip I learned when being new to DSLR’s and not really knowing what brand I wanted, was to just try the cameras in your hand – and pick the one you feel is you. Most of the cameras out there atm are great and well advanced for newbeginners – so whichever camera you pick you’re sure to get a great camera nevertheless. If you have good friends or close family w/a DSLR already you may want to stick to their brand if there’s a possibility for you to borrow their lenses by the way.


~Sasha Farina~ Said,

12:29 PM

she should NOT stop doing those pose.. hahahha.. i love them!

Oh shaddap ;p

*grin* (yeah I gotta admit, she’s at the age when it’s still cute when doing that, but one or two frames is enough :p)



Date-night w/hubby scheduled for tonight – looking forward to that…going out to eat sushi..mmm…need to celebrate (or mourn..whatever way you wanna look at it ;p) that I’m starting at a new (well, new-oldish) job on monday…:)

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8 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Pretty soft, girly colors… ~~'

  1. Mari Said,'> 7:31 PM

    Fantastisk layout!!!


  2. sophie Said,'> 9:52 PM

    i ADORE this layout! as soon as I saw it I had to pin it to my board!! love the very fresh look of it, and the textures!!


  3. pattyo Said,'> 1:08 AM

    Beautiful layout! Good luck with the new/old job!


  4. Aquarell Said,'> 2:51 PM

    Kjempeflott LO! :D


  5. Elisa P. Said,'> 12:32 AM

    I saw it on crate paper blog and fell in love!!! it's the most beautiful layout I've seen in a long time
    the light, the spring colors, the design the picture it is really amazing


  6. Wati Basri Said,'> 12:52 AM

    love it!!!


  7. Danielle Said,'> 3:53 PM

    This layout is SO amazing!!!!


  8.'> 3:23 AM

    Det er så herlig å kikke inn til deg Ania, ALLTID så utrolig mye fint å se! Digger lagene dine, og den kule stilen som du bare rocker! Måten du greier å bruke ALT på å alltid få det til å bli så utrolig stilig!


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