Category Archives: Layouts

Grandma and me

I shot this photo of Joel and his grandma and thought I’d make a framed layout out of it.grandma_I have used the lovely Vintage Spring Basics and LIfe By The Sea for this layout. grandma4_
I have used dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix and Prima flowers. Bling from Zva Creative, punch from Martha Stewart, frame die from Nestabilities, chipboard frame from Scrap FX. Mask from Prima, Pan Pastels for the background.grandma3Flocked rub-ons and doily die from Prima. The blue paper that I have used as a photo mat is from the Life By The Sea collection 6×6 paper pad. The rest is from Vintage Spring Basics 6×6 paper pad, except for the background 1st of March.grandma6This zipper die by Marianne Design is too cute. I added some stitches, lace and details from Prima.grandma2And the last close up.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!Jenny

 

A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. autumn_
I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :)” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_
I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments. autumn4_
I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Join me for a coffee?

I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.joinmeI shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
joinme2A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
joinme3All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.

I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
Delicious MomentsJenny

 

My cup of tea

It’s been a long nice summer with lots of scrapping. For some reason I always scrap the most during hot summers. A bit odd maybe, but that’s the way it is. Today I’m going to share a new layout with my precious Joel…
joelI absolutely adore the blues of the Coffee In The Arbour collection. They are lovely. I have used Enjoying The Moment, Butterflies Are Free, Blueberry Cupcake, Lovely Weather, White Daisies, Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee and Delicious Moments for this layout.joel_All chipboard are from Scrap FX. The white lace comes from my mother’s huge 16th century chest filled with fabric. It’s a goldmine! Bird by Tim Holtz, flowers from Petaloo, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. Bling from Prima, all dies used are from Spellbinders.
joel2The white frame is a Prima resin.Jenny


Summertimes

The air is heavy and the heat makes it vibrate in the merciless sun. It’s not hard to remember a vacation in Mexico a couple of years ago. But honestly… It’s warmer here then it was in Mexico at the time.sommartiderI’ve played around with different kinds of mists and mediums. The two background papers are from the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection. I’ve used Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Mint Chocolate Chip, Glimmer Mist Moonlight, Patina, Frost and Granite for the background. I created the mask with my Gazelle, saving a buck or two. :)sommartider2The white texture is plain white Texture Paste, used together with a Prima mask. The green texure is Shimmerz Texturez Patina, used with a Tim Holtz mask. Here you can really see the difference between ordinary texture paste and texturez.

I’ve used papers from a number of Maja collections. The new Coffee In The Arbour, one of my favourites-Vintage Autumn Basics and the old goodie Crea Diem. I used a Fiskars circular border punch I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago for the circular die cut. I think it turned out quite nice. Big rose and crab by Prima, the other flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The chipboard has been misted with Glimmer Mist Slate. I’ve used three different Distress Ink’s… Salty Ocean, Walnut Stain and Pumice Stone.sommartider3Here’s another angle where you can really see how the Texturez shines.sommartider4And a final close up…

The scraphouse has airconditioning, so don’t be too surprised if I start posting like crazy… Jenny

June Mood Board

It feels like two days ago I posted the May Mood Board, but here we go again. It’s already time for the next one. Based on the gorgeous new collection, Coffee In The Arbour, it encourages us all to enjoy life.JuneMBGot to say that I adore the little blueberry cupcake on the watercolor image that you can find on the die cut sheet. And here’s my take…Jenny_GrotherusI shot this photo of Johan while we were celebrating my birthday by the castle Läckö a couple of years ago. I have used five different PanPastels for the background, together with some plain white texture paste.june3

I’ve colored the lace with different Distress Inks and Glimmer Mists. The cute birdbath has been painted white and then I added some Texture Paste here and there. Flowers by Prima, Magnolia and Kaisercraft. The butterfly is from Prima as well.june_2

I loved to cut out all the beautiful details of the Enjoying The Moment sheet. june4

Some not so perfect stitching… The way that I want it. :) Pearls, more cut outs and roses from my favorite Sachet collection by Prima.

I hope you got some inspiration. Don’t forget to drop by our blog and join the fun.

Maja papers used:

Coffee In The Arbour
Enjoying The Moment
Raspberry cupcake
White Daisies
Homemade Lemon Curde
Lemon Meringue Pie
Flourishing Garden
Blueberry cupcake
Delicious Moments

 

A new collection…

I haven’t been around much… Working on the house 24 hours a day and trying to do my best with Joel. He is growing by the day and is quite a gentleman by now…joelMeanwhile Maja has released a new collection. A follower to my all time favorite Fika called Coffee In The Arbour. I’ve managed to play a bit with it and I got to say it’s pure love. As usual they are so much better irl then they are online, but here are a few of my favorites. Tomorrow it’s Mood Board time and I’ve actually managed to scrape something together. I’ve had the worst computer trouble in a lifetime the past months and right now I’m borrowing an old Mac. Luckily I had a very old Photoshop Elements license for Mac in a drawer that I could use. So the biggest problem was rather computer related then scrap related. But here’s a little sneak of what’s coming up tomorrow…june3See you tomorrow!

Mood Board May

I’ve had serious computer issues lately. I barely managed to fix a photo for the new Mood Board. So. A little late, but here’s my contribution for the May Mood Board.

I’ve used the black and white plus green papers from the Crea Diem collection that this Mood Board is based on. I wasn’t going to enter the Mood Board this time due to lack of time, but then I remembered this photo where I had a green skirt and a black top. Just like the colours on the Mood Board. And I couldn’t resist bringing out some of the black stuff in my stash. :)det3The Mood Board for May is all about love. I chose not to create a wedding layout, but more about the fear and love you can experience through a pregnancy. Our journey has been long and difficult and we’ve had bad experiences. But. Encourage your hopes, not your fears… I’ve used a Tim Holtz wordband that I have cut off a bit. His scissors truely cut through everything! The white flower is one of my favourite Prima flowers. I just love that shape.detLove the Ingvild Bolme Zippers, they are so cute. All flowers from Prima this time. The black tulle comes from a LSS. All punches by Martha Stewart and EK Success.det4I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons here and there. Here on the frame. Bling by Prima.det2More Prima flowers. The bulb is by Tim Holtz, the black lace from a LSS.

And here’s the Mood Board that I’ve used…

So don’t forget to stop by the Maja blog and play along for your chance to win a collection of your own choice!Jenny

My favourite flower

I ordered “some” stuff from SimonSaysStamp a couple of weeks ago. When I first saw the Tatiana flowers IRL I just gasped. I can’t get enough of them. So I just had to create another last minute Mood Board creation, just to be able to use them. :)

Hydrangeas are truely my favourite flower. Our whole wedding was decorated with white hydrangeas from my mother’s garden. The bush that gave us all the flowers are now planted in our garden.

I also ordered some Ingvild Bolme chalk fluid edgers since I had to pay just as much in shipping. If I added them I got free shipping, so they were more or less for free. I used them during a class with Ingvild when they were brand new on the market and I wasn’t too impressed. Just another chalk… But they have grown on me since I got them and now I feel like I’m cheating on my beloved Distress Ink Pads. I’ve used three different chalks (Hydrangea, Pastel Purple, Sweet Pea) on the background (with Tim Holtz stamps so I guess I’m forgiven). The fourth stamp (text) has been stamped with Distress Ink Black Soot, Milled Lavendar and Chipped Sapphire.myFavouriteFLowerAll favourites. :) The Tatiana collection and Mini Sachets from Prima. The background paper is from the limited Sofiero collection (Strolling Down The Rosepath). So no… You can not have it unless you find a store that still has some. It’s sold out… The purple border has been created with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page set and a Fika paper (Söders Höjder).myFavouriteFLower2The little crochet was made with a Martha Stewart corner punch. Highly useful. The pink background paper is also from Sofiero, Exuberance of Flowers In Bloom. The little flags has been made with my favourite Sofiero paper, Enjoying the Fragrance.

I hope you got inspired! And don’t forget to play with our Mood Board.Jenny

Elodie

I realised that I’ve been posting a lot of blue layouts lately… It’s not a coincidence I used to be called Little Blue. But here’s something in apricot and green this time…elodie

My friend Terese gave birth to Elodie exactly three months after Joel was born. The photo was shot during our very first meeting. She’s grown now and is so cute.elodie2

The apricot paper is from the Vintage Summer Basics line by Maja Design. Flowers by Prima, Wild Orhid Crafts and Re-collections. Bench is from Prima as well. The ribbon has been colourised with Distress Stain Bundled Sage. The texture is Texturez Artichoke by Shimmerz. I created the mask myself with my Gazelle.elodie3

The chipboard frame contained a clock, but I removed it. It’s been painted with Gesso, some Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Glimmer Glam Chandelier. Finally I’ve added Matte Accents over it. I was going to put some pearls in it before it dried, but the phone rang and I completely forgot. :)

I’ve painted the flowers and letter stickers with Gesso. The cute lace is from a LSS.

And… I am going to post the Bo Bunny album. Eventually…Jenny