Friday, September 26, 2008

Time for September newsletter and freebies...



It's already the end of September and time for the monthly newsletter from twolittlepixels. And there some goodies there FOR YOU... 3 freebies, from me and [ksharonkdesigns] and Creashens. You can find the newsletter at Sharon's blog, Artistic Musings.

And there's some new, fresh products too; I've got a new doodle pack, it's small but costs only 1.50 AUS $! Could be great for those late summer photos...

And Sharon has something really FRESH for you, Fresh kit... so gorgeous colors...



And Creashen's new kit is packed with charming papers and elements, even an alpha with Scandinavian letters, isn't that great!!!





And there's also a great tutorial by Sharon, about how to edit your photos in Photoshop. Don't forget to check this out, I've tested it and it made such a difference on my photos!!!

If you want some inspiration, check out our gallery at twolittlepixels, our creative team have a lot of great pages to show you there.

Wish you all a relaxing weekend, with lots of time with your families:)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Okay, why am I doing this?

Me in 1964, talk about bad eyesight...

Are you just like me, doing a lot of unnecessary things when you really should be doing something else, but you're just not up to it? Well, I got stuck at yearbookyourself and had so much fun, you can yearbookyourself from 1950 until 2000. I had to test my DH too, he wasn't that enthusiastic though, hahaha...
Another site for those with time is Wordle. You can make really fun word combinations in different colors and shapes. AND use it for scrapbook pages.
Now I HAVE TO do something else, no more games for me...
Have a good time:)

Friday, September 19, 2008

What a grab bag!



So, did you buy Sharon's [ksharonkdesigns] huge grab bag at twolittlepixels.com? Well if you didn't, it's too late now... She's revealed it on her blog, Artistic Musings, today and let me tell you, it was loaded with goodies.... My personal favourite is this paper pack; Paper Essentials - Tattered. Just look at these gorgeous papers, awesome!

And have you seen Creashens new kit, Afternoon Cha? It's full of beautiful and charming papers and elements, so much to play with here. You don't have to be an avid tea drinker like me to appreciate this kit, it can be used to a lot of different kind of photos. All this can be found at twolittlepixels.com.


I couldn't resist playing with all these goodies, so here's two layouts I did with them. The first one I made an English version of, otherwise I scrap in my own language, Swedish, of course.

I love autumn, for me it's like in my layout, a time for stillness and reflection. Long walks in the woods, it's so quiet and peaceful at this time of the year. You need those moments of reflection, and afterwards a nice cup of tea, lol... And when it's raining and blowing it's so cosy to light a candle and sit down in you favourite armchair, reading a good book. In Sweden it gets really dark outside these days, in December it will only be a couple of hours a day of daylight. Ugh, that's not so nice actually, rather depressing, that's why we love candles so much...


For credits look here.

My tea drinking mom got a layout also, she loved that tea cup at a cafe we visited this summer.



Credits: By Creashens at twolittlepixel.com; Paper, frames, stitching, butterfly, circular brush and teabag tag from Afternoon Cha. By [ksharonkdesigns] also at twolittlepixels.com; paper from Paper Essential - Shadowed. Overlay from Worn Photo Overlays, set 2 by SomethingBlueStudios at Catscrap.com. Fonts; 1942 and ChesterfieldAntD.

Friday, September 12, 2008

A Walk in the Woods....


This week I have a new doodle pack in the 2lp shoppe with a autumn theme.... it's called "A Walk in the Woods". You can find it here.

At this time of the year many swedes are out in the woods picking mushrooms, mostly chanterelles (we love those yellow ones) but also a lot of other kinds of mushrooms like cep for instance, we call it Karl Johan mushroom though. It's a great family outing for the weekend, kids love to play in the woods and are so proud when they find some "gold" (chanterelles). And fried mushrooms are delicious...

Most families fill their rucksacks with sandwiches, coffee and hot chocolate and I promise you that it tastes wonderful after a couple of hours in the woods (forest?). We got something called "allemansr├Ątt" in Sweden which means you have the right to go anywhere you like even if someone else owns the land, but not in private gardens of course, and you have the right to pick berries and mushrooms and other things that nature offer but you also got obligations, not to cause any damage on nature or hurt the wild creatures that live there.

So this was the inspiration for the doodle pack...

Our creative team at 2lp have made some great pages with the doodles....



This is by Carol



This is by Suzanne

You have to check out Sharon's [ksharonkdesigns] huge grab bag too. It's packed with goodies, over 200 MB for 3 $!!!!! It's only up for a week so grab this one quickly. At Sharon's blog, Artistic Musings, you can also find a beautiful freebie. So what are you waiting for...

I wish you all a GREAT weekend:)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

My 50th blog post...


See full credits here


I just noticed that this is my 50th blog post. Already?
Well, lately I've been busy with so many other things and that dreadful cold I wrote about in my last post has disrupted all my planning. So now I have to excuse myself to a couple of people... I'm so sorry you have had to wait for this.

I begin with Ruth, she made the beautiful layout above with my Summer Doodles v.2, you can find them as a freebie here on my blog. You can visit her blog here.

Then there's Kerrandda, who's made the fun layout below. She's used my "White painted alpha" in the title work (You can buy them at twolittlepixels).



See full credits here

And then I got this award from Doris in Austria, thank you so much Doris! I feel so honoured and happy that you like my blog... Please, go and visit her, she's got some beautiful freebies over at her blog, many more than I have actually.


According to the rules of this award I should choose 7 new people to be awarded but you know how I feel about choosing, its just to hard for me. But I will answer the questions... (Although I've answered them a while ago when I got this award the first time. I have to find new answers this time:)

Ten years ago: I got engaged at Christmas eve that year. A memorable moment...

Five things in today's "to do"-list: Well, make myself lunch, do some painting and drawing, have a walk in the sun (its beautiful weather today), prepare the weekly shopping list (DH wants to go shopping today) and yes if I get the time I want to surf around a bit. Hm, nothing exciting really, huh...

Snacks I enjoy: Um, when I answered this the last time it became a whole novel, so it will be short today; vegetables in different forms, salads and cashew nuts.

Places where I've lived: Only in Sweden...

I got an award from Mel in South Africa too. So sweet of you Mel!

She also got a lot of great freebies on her blog and she's just begun selling her designs... I'm so happy for her. Thank you so much Mel for this award, this is the second I get from you. You're a very generous gal...




Oh, I sincerely hope that I haven't forgotten anything now... Hugs to you all:)