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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. ♥


~~ Catching up… ~~

Posted by Ania On Saturday, January 09, 2010

First some scrappy layouts I’ve made lately, but neglected to share here on the blog – not happy with all of them, but..

Ok, I’m happy with how this one turned out. It was for Fancy Pants Designs’ productshowcase of the Vintage Valentine Cards & Strips. I used the strips-paper as my background, gessoing the edges before going over them with distress ink. Think it contributes to the dreamy look on the layout. The cards were cut out and sewn upon a background-sheet from the same line, with it’s edges distressed. On the bottom behind the card-sheet you can see this blueish glitter cut. It’s gorgeous and I thought it’d be nice to anchor the sheet with cards with it. Some tulle, feathers, a 7gyspsies-key and a SIIC-center from Prima and some tags with journaling makes this layout complete :)


A Hambly-layout where I apparently went a bit (too?) wild with the colors. Well, I honestly think it looks nice irl, but there’s something with this purple cardstock & pink rubon-combo which makes it look a bit weird when being photographed – it looks too neonish…? It kind of hurts my eyes – or is it just me?? It looks awesome irl though, trust meeee (or well, I do like how it appears irl much much better than in photo) ;p I made this layout based on Dina Wakleys sketch for Pencil-Lines. The woman on the pictures with me? A dear scrappy friend *waves if you see this* :) I’m glad you’re in my life & that you “get” the silly me :)

Love this Prima-flower!! :) It was sprayed with glimmer mist, but it doesn’t really show here (bleh).   This was a leftoverpiece from a KI lace cardstock. I turned it around & sprayed the white backside of it with glimmer mist and traced the edges with a pen :) Oh, and I went a bit wild with the Hambly rubons here – it was starting to dry out (ugh) so I figured I might as well use as many as I possibly could on this layout before the rubons were unuseable.


More play with paintsplatters & glimmer mist. I used papers from the new “Frosted” line from Fancy Pants Designs (love the vibrant, happy colors :) ), a journalingsheet from the “Dancing Girl” line, and various bits and pieces. This is my daughter and her best friend from kindergarten :)

It was made for the productspotlight for “Frosted” stickers – here’s the sticker I used – a bracklet which I adhered on a piece of corrugated cardstock. One of my fave-things to do with stickers and tags :)

A simple layout I did for Pencil-Lines #167 when Donna Downey was the guest and provided the sketch. Used just a cardstock+Hambly rubons. I dunno if I like this one – I think I’m too fond of layered layouts (w lots of dimension). This flat structure sort of is boring plus it’s very random in a messy way. Hm. Jeje. The layout is a sort of tribute to Marie, who’s a sort of craft-wizard. I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do craft-wise. :)


Oops! Thought I was caught up but forgot this one :) I made it for the product-spotlight on the Christmas Magic glitter cuts :) The photos are from the gingerbread-baking of 2009. I used papers from “Vintage Valentine” and “Christmas Magic” for this one, along with chipboard from Maya Road, doily-punch from Martha Stewart, thickers from American Crafts and bling from KaiserCraft :)

Here’s a closeup of the glitter cut I used – I cut it in two and adhered it along the journalingsheet from the same collection.


I had a little more to share than I thought – but – I think I should be caught up now at least.


Guess I’ll share the photos I did for ISS in a new post tomorrow (a freelance-gig I did earlier last fall which I’m sort of proud of :) ) since this post turned out to be a long one :p

The kids are making waffles in the background, I have my glass of wine (♥), there’s fire in the fireplace and I think I’m gonna do some more scrapping tonight! :)

Have a nice weekend :)

10 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Catching up… ~~'

  1. Margot Said,'> 7:29 PM

    i love all your work, it gives me so much inspiration!


  2. Nora Said,'> 9:09 PM

    Wow, utrolig fine LOer! Likte spesielt godt "Best friends" :)


  3. Scrapamum Said,'> 9:44 PM

    Wow! Great layouts. All are fabulous.


  4. Aquarell Said,'> 11:10 PM

    Kjempeflotte LOer, alle sammen!:)
    Fortsatt god helg til deg.


  5. Unknown Said,'> 12:24 AM

    wonderful layouts Ania!


  6. Heidi Said,'> 12:54 AM

    Nydelige Ania!!! Digger og er super fasinert over hvor lekne layoutene dine er!! Du imponerer hver gang...skulle gjerne sittet ved siden av deg på ett treff eller to :))


  7.'> 1:19 PM

    Seriouly digging the color combos on the second and thrid layout. FRESH! (Nice use of HSP rub-ons on the second LO BTW :) You're so creative. Bises, D


  8.'> 10:31 AM

    i always love your art... you're very creative. these are so beautiful.


  9.'> 10:32 AM

    I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time now thought I would leave a message saying how beautiful your works are.


  10. Eli Said,'> 8:56 PM

    Åååh - jeg har jo ikke sett denne posten! Så utrolig mye kule layouter og åååh - jaaa; jeg tar sillinessen din vettu *fnis* Herlige deg <3 Og Marielayouten = så kul!! Hun kan absolutt fikse alle sånne type ting; det er jeg hellig overbevist om jeg også! Hm - nå fikk jeg lyst til å scrappe igrunnen. Takk vennen!!! *klem*


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