Monday, September 29, 2014

Be amazing

A layout I made the otherday mixing up different collections. Done just for fun.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hello star

One of many layouts made at the StempelScrapMesse last weekend.

Studio Calico Brighton Pier, some Pebbles, Shimelle and Heidi Swapp.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

You are fabulous

Great fall colors outside, but my kids refuse to let me take their picture outside......  I did however the other weekend take a few pics when we took a walk in the woods around where my husband grew up.

I have used the Shimelle collection from American Crafts.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun at home

Sometimes it's fun to play with water at the house. Waterfight with dad...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#Sommer - Inzpira magazine August Issue

Sharing one of my August layouts for Inzpira magazine.

Material list:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics – white
Patterned papers: October Afternoon – Travel Girl 8x8 paper Pad; Fancy Pants Design – Haute; My Minds Eye – Find your wings 6x6 paper pad; Glitz Design – Love you madly 6x6 paper pad
Stamps: Wycinanka, Kaisercraft, Glitz Design
Paints, inks & effects: Distress ink – Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Black soot; Jenni Bowlin – Lemon Drop; Studio Calico Mr Huey – Boss Lady, Buttercup, Piglet, Mary Mary, Double Yellow, Warm Calico, Cameo, Ecoline 201; 381; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Trunk Bay
Embellishments: Vellum heart; Studio Calico – Pink paper clip; Glitz Design – Garland, Rhinestone; Create Paper – Wood veneer, frames, vellum, stickers; Freckled Fawn – Aqua Paper Clip; October Afternoon – doily, alphabet; Fancy Pants Design – border stickers
Tools: The Crafters Workshop – Mini Stacked Triangles stencil, Mini Chevron

Saturday, September 13, 2014

17 grader i vannet

I think the temperature was around 17 degrees this early summerday in the middle of May this year. I wouldn't even consider getting my toes wet, but the kids loved it. I played with some Pink Paislee - the Solstice collection. A favorite summer collection this year.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Smile today

Had a background where I overdid it a little and was kind of glad to be able to cover most of it....

Have played with Heidi Swapp materials.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hello Summer

Got a new bag of goodies yesterday and had to dig in right away. I have been waiting for this collection for a while to finally make some more summer layouts. Pink Paislee Solstice collection.
I had the beginning for this background ready month ago, mixing lots of different blue mists and Ecolines. Don't be afraid to me mixing up different colors.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Made this layout at a crop a little while ago. I usually do the backgrounds first, but this time I actually did the layering first. Se further down. I used some Citrus Twist kit pieces.some Fancy Pant Designs, Heidi Swapp,  Pebbles, Teresa Collins, Shimelle.  

Sometimes only one picture says only a piece of the story, so here I show how my son have fun. He is 6 years old jumping from a shed at a local daycare.. He was around 120 cm at the time....  I am glad I am not at his school during the day, there he climbs gigantic birch trees....

As you see I did the layering first. It does look better with a white background....

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sterk - Citrus Twist Kits September Kits

Sharing another layout made with the September Citrus Twist kits.

This is my last layout made at the crop last night. Yesterday I shared on the Citrus Twist blog how I work with kits on crops and here is part two.

Since I didn't have any more backgrounds I started to plan the backgrounds for my next three layouts based on the colors in the papers. I ended up with one with aqua/black tones, one with aqua/grey/black tones and the last with brown/aqua.

Here is the kit I picked for layout two. (I got a little inspired at the crop and I am sorry that I forgot to show you how I picked out the pieces for layout 2 and 3. All my layouts are available in the gallery.)
christin gronnslett CTK kit love04

I usually cover up most of my backgrounds so they are not so visible so here  is a closeup of the background used in this mini kit.

christin gronnslett CTK kit love05

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Love you - CTK September kit

This is my first layout with the September Main Kit - "Free Spirit" from Citrus Twist Kits.  

I didn't have the chance to really dig into my  kit until last weekend when I went to a crop to meet up with lots of nice ladies and a man.  I love going to these small crops, however it’s a nightmare to pack for these events. I dare to show you my bags, but I can show you my table you were I worked with this month’s kit.  I have worked mostly with the main kit and the Embellishment kit, but this month’s I wanted more so I bought all the kits… Click here to see this month's kits and add-ons.

When I go to crops I like to come prepared so I don’t just sit there and look at my bags and don’t really know what I want to do.  The way I work preparing for crops is also something I have started doing at home when I get a kit.   I start by dividing all the papers, embellishments and alphabet into piles and thereby making small minikits for each planned layout and put them in a plastic bag. That way I will see if I miss out on any embellishments.  This month I was lucky enough to have a readymade background that could be used and I picked and embellishments to go with that background.  The colors in the kit this month are light, but I wanted a picture with strong colors so I used a background with hot pink and added all that was pink into that pile.

Here are the kits

"A Reason to Smile" PL kit:

This month's "Free Spirit" Main kit is like a farewell to summer celebration. There are many sweet touches to this kit:

September's add-on kit is "I Want to Play." It's fresh with bright pops of pink, lovely printed cork, chipboard, printed vellum, 2 alphabets and more:

"Spread Your Wings" embellishment kit pairs perfectly with our Main and PL kits this month. You'll see lots of creative ways to use this kit on September's Design Team blog posts.

You'll say "Lucky Me" when you get your Pocket Life embellishment kit this month. The set of journaling cards that come with this kit are some of our favorite ever and have stitching and dimensional elements:

We have put together a Pattern Paper kit this month that is perfect for summer-to-fall transition:

Our "Stars and Labels" stamp is a twist on 5-star rating and includes stamps that you'll reach for over and over again when making labels for your projects or when you just have to do a 5-star rating:

We are calling for your work in our Gallery and are running a contest with the giveaway of one $100 embellishment kit grab bag when the contest ends. Your Gallery entries must be posted on or before September 30th (all Gallery posts from August 26th-September 30th will earn entries into the drawing) and you'll earn one entry in the drawing for each layout--Pocket Life or scrapbook page--you upload during the contest period.