Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog candy giveaway - ends Oct 31st

Thought it was time for a little celebration here in my blog. Sept 30th 2009 was the day of my first blog post in this blog (I had moved over from blogsome) and I just realized that I crossed the 150 000 visitors mark a short while ago. 

 I hope you will enjoy this blog candy which contains stuff from Fancy Pants, MME, Zva Creative, Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz. Studio Calico, North Star Stamps, Becky Higgins, Freckled Fawn, Papirdesign and Dusty Attic. 

A few simple rules

1. Follow my blog (bonus – follow my Instagram (umenorskan) or Pinterest (umenorskan)

2. Leave a comment on my blog (with link to your blog so I can visit you too and find a way to contact you)

Blog candy ends on October 31st 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our October blog hop. This month we are celebrating fall and Halloween and are excited to be sharing our new work with you! Thanks so much for joining us!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's Facebook page. Be sure head on over to check it out!

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

I have created a fall layout. The title is the quote in the little frame: "We do not remember days- we remember moments."   

Zva Creative product used:  [CR-06CA-104 - Flourishes - champagne crystal]

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!

The Blog Hop starts today, October 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 29th.


Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 30th on Zva Creative's Facebook page!

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's Facebook page! Your next stop isJolanda Meurs. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

Here's a list of participants (in case there is a glitch along the way):
Sylvia Blum
Lisa Somerville
Carole Maurin
Nicole Martel
Anna Zaprzelska
Christin Grønnslett
Jolanda Meurs
Andrea Ewen
Fabi Ormerod
Irene Tan
Marley van der Heijden
Justina Tey
Marilia Lopes
Marley van der Heijden
Windy Robinson

Friday, October 25, 2013


Det tar litt tid før layouter kommer ut i bloggen.... Denne laget jeg for noen uker siden i Karlstad. Begynte med en clear gesso og mist/waterbrush/vann i bunnen og har stemplet oppå der.

Ark først og fremst fra Elles Studio og American Crafts.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Skisse for Scrappeland

Har helt glemt å fortelle at jeg er gjest på Scrappeland nå i oktober, har en artikkel der med masse bakgrunner, gå gjerne dit for å se. Gå hit   Har en utfordring også - bruk denne skissen OG en bokside - se mer i artikkelen.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hello - Fall layout for Paperhaus Magazine

This fall I have the pleasure of attending several crops and I always plan to pack light for these events, but it never happens and I always pack way more than I would ever need, but I hate to sit there and only think about the things I left at home, which means I am not the best to give advice on how to pack for crops...  However I have one little thing I do to jumpstart the creative at the crop/event after my shopping round is done. (In the beginning of october I was at en event with 13 (!) scrap stores under one roof....)  and that actually starts at home. I  make a lot of backgrounds in my favorite colors so I don't have to start from scratch - I can just pick one of the premade background and start creating. When I have more time before a crop I even pack things I might want to use for the layout in a crop bag.  If I don't have time I start the process at the crop by picking out stuff for the layout and just pile them in a crop bag - I don't always start the layout right away - I let the creative process continue in the back of my head and jump to the next project and do the same.   My step three is actually finish the project and then it can go pretty quickly. This was cut and mounted to the paper in about 30 minutes.... (I had a deadline..... )  What you don't see under the photo is that I have stapled all the layers together and to the white cardstock. 

This layout was made for a challenge and in our goodie bags we got some mosaic squares and they had to used on our layouts.  The mosaic came in all kinds of colors, but I choose the brown and orange ones to go with my fall theme.  I was also lucky enough to have premade the background with a stencil that the squares fit perfectly in...  Using these kind of things make you think how much other things at home you could use for a layout and I have used one other such thing on my layout.  If you see the brown fabric under the Hello wood title, that thing used to be on a newspaper holder, but I loved the faux mocca so much that I cut it out and saved it. So my challenge for you is to use old clothes or stuff from your home to use on your layout. 

Being on a deadline and having prepared some in advance made my weekend pretty productive. A total of 7 layouts and 1 card. I am not a very fast scrapper, it takes time to focus and keeping my inspiration for so long.  If I hadn't made these preparations I don't think I would have made more thand 2-3 layouts inbetween all the shopping and chatting to the 80 other participants and hundreds of visitors to the event.   My last tip to you is that don't think that you HAVE TO finish a project in just one go, it's actually a very good idea to take breaks between the different parts of the process. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

De små ting and some Blogger/Google+ tips

So glad I am FINALLY able to share my blog photos they way I WANTED THEM to look. For some reason I didn't read the google+ fine print and all my photos uploaded to blogger have been auto enhanced. So the last weeks my photos have not been the way I wanted them too....   

This is a layout made with Lily Bee Design papers. Backround made using Clear gesso, watercolors, stenciling with distress ink and stamping.

How to remove it ??
Go to and uncheck Auto Enhance

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A little nametag

Sharing a little tutorial I made for My Creative Scrapbook using the September kit featuring the Anna Maria Collection.

The first thing I thought when I saw the Prima Marketing Pendant Mechanicals was that I need a new nametag for an upcoming crop/teaching event and that the pendands looked perfect.

I started up with a plastic nametag, scissors, a flower, wood veneer, a doily, chipboard doll clothes and a piece of paper.

Unfortunately I didn’t have a punch in the right size (I only have a very big one and a very small one) so I just found something to trace a circle.

I glued the paper to the metal with a glaze.

Then I glued the doily to the pendand, removed parts of the nametag and glued it to the doily and added a piece of dymo text with my name on.

Finished project.

I have another little tips too.

Primas packacking always contains decorated items and here you see that I have used the Tag me package and the yellow flower package

And here is the finished layout.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


Noen layout blir visst bare liggende og denne layouten er en sånn som har blitt liggende ublogget siden juni. Tror jeg har rundt 20 layouter som ikke er publisert..... Så selv om bloggen ikke er så superaktiv så skjer det mye bak kulisssene....

Friday, October 11, 2013


Kan jo ikke lage layouter uten noen stensiler. Har har jeg igjen brukt distress ink sammen med stensilene., men også skjult litt misting som er under det meste av ark/bilder/dekos.

Zva produkter:

[CRS-06CA-102 - Flourish - jet crystal]

Flourish - jet crystal

Her er bakgrunnen

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Helt ny - for Inkido

This weekend I was at a lovely crop in the swedish city Karlstad and met up with a large group of lovely ladies and a few men to scrap.  The layout I am showing you today was made for a challenge at the crop. 

I started preparing the background with clear gesso and then I used a waterbrush to spread drops of mist. When dried I sprayed different tones of brown mist to the background and added some drops of mist.


Beige flowers (25)Beige memories (25)Beautiful Beige (30)Beige Anemon (30)Butterflies Borders (30)Cherry Blossom Latte (200)
Mulberry rose mini yellow (200)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Kult i skogen - Papirdesign

Var i helgen på en kjempehyggelig treff i Karlstad. Takk til alle hyggelige damer (og menn) som var der.

Denne laget jeg for Papirdesign.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook Blog Hop!

Pam and the design team are thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful October kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with PRIZES!

If you are hopping along with us, you should have arrived here from (find the girl before you on the blog hop list [the list will be sent to you in a separate email once all of the girls have emailed me back] and enter her name and blog link here)'s blog. If you just happened to stop by here to check in on me, please head over to the My Creative Scrapbook blog and start the blog hop from there so that you don't miss out on any of the inspiration, prizes, and fun!

Be sure to leave comments as you hop along to each blog... your name could be drawn for one of the prizes!

This month, I worked with the Limited Edition kit featuring Prima Marketing Delight collection (which is also the prize !!)

Here is what I created with this kit:

We are so excited about our kits and hope that you are, too. For more information about any of the kits, or to reserve your kit, please visit

Before you go, remember to leave a comment and follow my blog to be eligible for the prize drawings!

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