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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. ♥


~~ Tutorial: Photo-a-day-journal ~~

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Oy. You know the hype w/the photo-a-day-challenges? Well, I figured I’d make my own (or well, this one is for a young relative of mine), mixing up some of the prompts I’ve seen floating around the web for this journal premade outta scraps (mostly Pink Paislee & Hambly Screenprints), embellishments from Sassafras, Prima, Craft Origine and Maya Road and least but not last; Vintage Mix & Match numbers from Elle’s Studio :) Oh, and bakers twine from The Twinery (there’s a discount over there atm – 15% off if you use ILOVETWINE this week. I’m not affiliated, just love their twine & plan to order some once I get this months pay..somehow the money…disappearing :p) Oh, and if you hurry over to Glue Arts right now you can enter their giveaways :) Here’s my post with them, this week’s theme is children & teen craft ideas :)


Nevertheless. Think & whimsical & nifty. I hope.


Here’s the list of the challenged issued, in Norwegian. Found an old Rhonna Farrer digiswirlthingie to prettify the list.


First - gather various scraps which'll match somewhat.

Doesn't matter that they won't be the same size - it's just cool.


Fold them together w/a bonefolder - you don't even need to make sure they are folded in the middle - one page can just as well be longer than the other. Use the border punch or the corner punch on some of the pages.


Carefully sew in the middle of the pages (or punch holes & thread some twine to hold the pages together).


Some of the Elle’s Studio number-tags were fairly large, so I just added adhesive to the corner edges so that my niece will be able to lift the tags some to tuck her images in behind the number-tags. For some of the smaller number tags I just used the extreme adhesive squares - either large or small ones depending on the size of the tags.


Oh, and the closing thingie: the twine wrapping around the book a couple of times? Saw this idea somewhere in the blogosphere, I’m so sucky at remembering from where. Just recall I thought that was such a simple yet cool idea and that I needed to try it out sometime. Well, from what I can tell it looks to be working swell!


Love the number-tags from Elle’s!


There ya go.

Now, I have a buncha projects which I need to get started with. If only the kiddo wasn’t so into Doctor Who these days so I had some more time to play w/paper in the evenings! (Oh, who am I kidding. LOVE Doctor Who, which reminds me of my childhood and early mornings with Sky Channel and Pat Sharp and, as far as I have gathered, the fifth Doctor, and LOVE that the kids loves him too! :D)

6 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Tutorial: Photo-a-day-journal ~~'

  1. Beatemor Said,'> 8:23 PM

    Dette var dritkult!! Tusen takk for inspirasjon. Skal definitivt prøves når jeg skal på treff i helga.


  2. Aquarell Said,'> 12:20 PM

    Superflott album, og så smart! Dette vil garantert falle i smak hos mottakeren. :)


  3. F.T Said,'> 11:37 AM

    So Cute card, Like the up and down pages.

    Plastic Card Printing
    Plastic Card


  4. SALUD Said,'> 9:03 PM

    early mornings with Sky Channel and Pat Sharp and, as far as I have gathered, the fifth Doctor, and LOVE that the kids loves him too! :D)

    fin del mundo


  5.'> 11:49 PM

    Kjempe flott album :)
    Du er utrolig flink og så kreativ, koser meg når jeg er innom bloggen din :)


  6.'> 1:28 PM

    I love the simplicity of this journal


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