Thursday, October 29, 2009

Scraplifting Book Layouts...

Sometimes I really get inspired by the layouts on books and CD:s.
While looking at new book titles at my favourite Swedish Internet book store I noticed one about historical leaders (below). I loved the cool graphical layout at the front page so much that I made a scrap lift, a page about my dad. I used papers and elements from Nia Kit by Michelle Martin at Designer Digitals and the font Arno Pro.

I also made a layout template in lettersize, 8½x11, a PSD-file. If you want it you can download HERE.
My own layout above is made in international size A4, so that I can easily print it out. Download A4 size template HERE.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Crayon Doodles...

I've got a freebie for you today, a pack of "Crayon Doodles".
It's fun to try different kinds of artistic mediums, in this case I've used soft pastel pencils and soft pastel crayons on a light brown paper.

You can download HERE

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Learning is fun...

Any of you attended the free Photo Editing: Frame-ups & Special Effects class at this summer? I did, although I got pneumonia at the same time and had to spend over a week in hospital, not to mention all the weeks of recovering that was needed afterwards, sigh... Anyway, it was a great class, is the place to go if you want to learn some new scrap booking skills. She's got many different classes, for beginners, intermediates and skilled scrappers.

Fortunately I was able to go through the video lessons later on, lucky me. In the layout above I've used the photo that was the result of the first lesson, all about png-frames and word art.

Credits: Photo frame by House of 3, included in the class. Word Art from Word and Flower Stickers by Jessica Sprague. Photo prongs by Designs by Anita. Owl from Autumn Blush freebie by Jennifer Barrette. Background paper; my own design.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crumpled Watercolor Photo Mats...

This is some watercolors I made last autumn, all with rather rough edges and they're also a bit crumpled. Yes, they've gone through a hard time, ha ha...

You can download HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Handwritten fonts with European letters

As most scrappers I like to collect a lot of different kinds of fonts. My problem, as I’m Swedish, is that I also need the letters å, ä and ö. It can be really difficult to find fonts with European letters. The other day I was asked by a Finnish digiscrapper if I knew of any handwritten fonts with Scandinavian letters. I’ve looked in my collection of fonts and got a couple of suggestions today.

Please feel free to comment if you know of more handwritten fonts with European letters:)

The images are linked, so you only have to click at them to find the place to download. The three first are free and can be found at, the last two are by designer Darcy Baldwin and can be found at Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Darcy Baldwin has got many great fonts in her shoppe and quite a few with European letters, they’re marked with Euroready. At the moment DJB Writes a lot is on sale for $1.39. Popular DJB Angel Baby costs $1.99.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

In Love Doodles...

I know, Valentines Day is still far away, but I got a special request about these so here they come:)
As you can see in the pic above I've used them while doing treat-toppers. The red paper with the pink hearts I used here I've also included in the download (but not on the preview below).

They're great for hybrid projects, and even though it's a couple of months before Valentine's Day I hope you can find use for them...

You can download HERE.