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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. ♥


Am open to tryout for new design teams. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have a design team proposal.

Current design teams:

ColorConspiracy: Site // Blog
This French company manufcaturers gorgeous, clean, graphic papers & matching embellishments. Been admiring them from afar from the very beginning, but tbh wasn’t until last year they really caught my attention. So am so happy to be part of theirdesign team for 2013! :)

Maya Road: Site // Blog
Chipboards, trims, trinkets, minialbums, sheers, mists - this is the manufacturer for when you need embellishments and "other" stuff you need to give your projects the extra finish. Been secretly yearning to get a chance on this team and was totally flabbergasted when actually asked to try out (like what?? how would they know me??). Am extremely proud and honored to have been asked to be part of their team starting Summer 2011.

Craft Origine: Site // Blog
Craft Origine is a small, French botique which also manufactures their own clear stamps. The style is unmistakenly sophisticated and elegant, and the polymer is of such a great quality yielding crisp and fine lines. I'm both humbled and excited being part of a stamp-DT from the very start!

Past design teams:

Prima Marketing: Site // Blog
Who doesn't love Prima? They manufacture a great array of various products, so there should be anything for everybody. Best associated with flowers, they have branched into producing patterned papers, embellishments and lots of stuff for altering. I've been a Prima teacher, but that was years ago, so it was great fun being back with Prima again in a different role. I'm both humbled and proud to have been with their design team for 2011 (summer 2011-summer 2012). Blog
3ndypapir is a small Norwegian manufacturer which I've been supporting ever since its start hm..gee, it must have been three years ago..? It's great & fun to see Norwegian design conquer the scrapbooking-world one babystep at a time ;) So imagine my delight when I was asked spring 2010 to be a part of their design team.

Glue Arts: Site // Blog
GlueArts is an exciting adhesive-company who supplies GlueGlider Applicators and glue guns, adhesive squares and other sticky things. I'm excited and curious to be designing for an adhesive-company, now that'll be a new experience for me. And adhesive, yay - one can never have enough adhesive! :) My time with them lasted from April 2011 to the term ended May 2012.

Crate Paper: Site // Blog
I've always been fond of the special texture they've been using on their patterned papers (it's truly luxurious), but it was not until the last year and half that I really noticed how amazingly coordinated they really had become, and that pretty much all of their newest designs really spoke to me. I was on the team for two terms, Fall 2010 and Spring 2011, and will still continue to love their amazing designs :).

Pencil-Lines Sketch Blog: Site
The oldest one of my teams! I've been with them since fall 2007-spring 2011. I remember getting a message from a friend of mine saying: "Congrats!". I was at the summer-place at the time, and had no idea what she was talking about, being shut out from the rest of the world for a week or so by the time. When she replied that I made the team, I was like - "Omg - I need to get home. Now!" being worried that the lack of response to the teamspot would mean they'd ditch me from the team before I even started. Anna creates most of the sketches for Pencil-Lines and I love the challenge sketches gives me (yes, sketches usually are a challenge imo! hehe :) )

Pink Paislee: Site // Blog
Ever since they debuted I've been deeply impressed by their uncanny ability to keep whipping up fresh designs and colorpalettes while still sticking to what they're best known for: simply being elegant and..I dunno - grownupish? I've also always admired their design team to be throughout and one of the best there is when it comes to creating stuff with Pink Paislee-products, so having been a part of their team for 2010 just...blows my mind. Honestly. I simply love their products, they keep getting better and better (as if that was possible)... there's nothing more to be said about it :)

Elle's Studio: Site // Blog
If you don't know Elle's Studio (think: tags!) then you must have been living under a rock the last year or two. Well known for their fun colors and designs, Elle's Studio brings you high quality tags which's so amazingly easy to use everywhere no matter what kind of project you're working on. You can also find Elle's Studio as digital designs, clear stamps and small paper pads. I was a part of her design team for the 2nd quarter of 2010, an experience that's nothing short of wonderful. Elle truly takes great care and pride of her teams!

Fancy Pants Designs: Site // Blog // Gallery
Ahh, one of the oldest design teams of mine - I was a part of their team since October 2008-October 2010. I still remember the feeling stalking their blog for more than half a year to see when they would have a design team-call because I absolutely, absolutely adored all their products - one of my oldest scrapbooking-love along with Scenic Route & Chatterbox (and the pesky Basic Grey whose design I always loved but never really managed to scrap with...).

Hambly Screenprints: Site // blog
Oh my, Hambly Screenprints! Bewildered described my feelings when I learned that I actually made the team back in August 2008 (really? Hambly? Uh? Wha, me? Why? You're kidding?). Sadness when the term was up by May/June 2010. It was some great, great years and I'm still (ofcourse) so very fond of Hambly. I'll never quit using their lovely transparencies, amazing papers or utterly cool kraft stickers. Even the rub-ons, which I'm so bad at remembering to use!

Nikki Sivils: Site // blog
It was pretty much out of curiousity that I applied to Nikki Sivils when she had her first call. I adored the very first line, "My Sweet Cherry Pie", and she's proven to be quite capable of whipping out cute, graphic designs (and some spetacular colors - just check out "Boo-tiful"!). I stayed for one term during 2009.

Bad Girls Kit Club: Site
Oh, the name of the kit club was intriguing, and the kits gorgous, so I was delighted to learn about being a kitclub-DTmember. Hectic, especially for us internationals who had way less time to finish our creations than the national DT-members, but oh, so fun. Sometimes I miss that high tempo turnaroundtime. It actually was great for the creativity. I stayed with them Sept 2007-Jan 2009.

Luxe Designs:
Oh, my very first manufacturer-DT! Sadly they folded shortly after entering 2009 (by then I had been with them since May 2008). I have only but fond memories for them. Loved their very strong graphic designs, and they really did seem to care for the dt-members.

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