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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. ♥


~~ First day at school–mini ~~

Posted by Ania On Saturday, February 25, 2012


So, I created like four minis for the Maya Road one tells the story of first day at school for the youngest one.


I decided to stick w/mainly one manufacturer for the papers, and went for Crate Paper for this one. A mix of various collections – hence the gesso to whitewash the papers some & give them some kind of coherence.


I also decided to mix some canvas, chipboard & transparencies for the inner pages..


Butterfly! Loves! Notice the broad ribbon underneath the butterfly? Love that one. It’s the organza tea garden trim in chai.


Once I get the mini back I’m gonna gather the rest of the images from that day inside this envelope. I mainly focused on the journaling + the photos showing her only on the pages which were sent to CHA.


Maya Road supplies:

Binder book - 4x4 inches
Transparency – ledger (black, white)
Chipboard – butterfly set, Jonathan mini alphabet, Jonathan mini numbers, scallop frames set
Ribbons – organza tea garden (chai), small organza roses (pink), Candy stripes (beige, pink), tulle pleat (earl grey)
Flowers – Felt beaded (light pink and dark pink), velvet pleats (cream and red), vintage gauze blossoms (hot pink), vintage paper poises,
Canvas – Butterfly set, Heart coaster album
Kraft – doilies, let it snow (black), vintage edge envelopes
Trinket pins – Stars (white and yellow), Crystal Star
Maya Mist – popsicle blue,
Glitter – turquoise
Clear stamp – timless memories stamp square
Rubons – Clock (black), the cubicle (black)

Other: Glue Art adhesives, gesso, Crate Paper, Hambly Screenprints, tulle


pattyo Said,

12:57 AM

I love how your gift and treat bags turned out. I know what you mean by trying to capture a style, but I think you are doing a fabulous job on your own!

Thank you! :)

fatmi Said,

12:15 PM

So cute ideas,What do you mean by late love.

Just that I suppose these Valentine-stuff should have been posted before Valentines, and not way after! *cough*



More minis to come..enjoy the weekend..or the week off the lucky ones of you who have Winter break…:)

7 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ First day at school–mini ~~'

  1. Aquarell Said,'> 10:42 PM

    Denne var så fin! Skikkelig flott minne for deg og datteren din. :)
    Fortsatt god helg.


  2.'> 3:50 AM

    Love what you did with the album! Perfect to hold the memories.


  3.'> 8:12 AM

    Oh my! This is gorgeous!! I love everything that you did!


  4.'> 1:14 PM

    I love the different techniques you used in the album. Just beautiful!


  5. Elisa Said,'> 2:42 PM

    so cute!!!
    which size is the album??


  6. Carrin Said,'> 9:10 PM

    Får alltid lyst til å lage AKKURAT det samme som deg hver gang jeg besøker bloggen klok av erfaring vet jeg at jeg kommer til kort med det meste. Iallefall, helt nyyydelig!!


  7. F.T Said,'> 9:05 AM

    Pretty cards and patterns.
    Plastic Card
    Discount card Printing


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