Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20th: Scrapbooking fun

Yesterday I started my christmas holiday, and I kicked it off with finishing my first scrapbooking project in ages - October and November in my album. I really like the format, 6x8'', and I'm not scrapbooking every photo, just a selection of the things I want to remember the most. I also try not to dwell too long with every page, "good enough" is the mantra in my head, the overall feeling is the most important for me. (If I don't think like that, I'll never be satisfied, and never be able to finish anything lol). The plan was to fit December into this album as well, so I can start fresh in January, but I don't think it's possible, the album is already too full....

I've started the album with a written page, as there's not much room for journaling on the pages later. I also start each month with an intro page, to set the mood. I use different materials for pages, this is an apple paper bag. I don't glue pics on every page either, sometimes I just love the pattern so much I want it to stand out on it's own. 

I haven't written about all materials, I'm not really in control, but if you wonder about something special, just ask. My favorite brands are Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras and October Afternoon, and lots of my materials are from their design. These letter are My Mind's Eye though. I've had them for ages, and couldn't get myself to use them, as I found them so pretty, but now was the time. One of my new scrapbooking goals are to not save my supplies for years, but instead use them while they're still fresh and I'm really excited about them. 

So...I'm about to start December. I've printed some photos, but...what to do? I don't know. Will keep you posted! 

Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th: Holiday! It calls for retro christmas paper!

A while ago in a thrift shop I stumbled across this file of christmas paper samples from 1966! What a catalogue, from this the stores could order whatever paper they fancied. I imagine the salesmen travelled around from store to store, showing it off. And what bright colors and crazy patterns. The 60ies was absolutely not a minimalist decade, and the 70ies were definitely not far away. Which one is your favorite? 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

December 18th: I'm SO addicted!

You're proably bored to death with the broadleafs, but I'm not, I'm photographing them again and again and again, as they're not going away it seems, I just want to follow them all year round. Broadsleafs 365! I brought a better camera to capture the frost better. Hope for more snow, as I know have holiday, and is able to photograph while it's still daylight outside. Will see tomorrow! Will bring an even better camera then! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December 17th: Why am I not in Stockholm??????

It's almost a tradition for me to spend some december days in my favorite city. But this year....I'm not traveling, I spend all my money on the car lol, and I thought it would be ok, because I love the car, and Trym and I are driving around and I'm so happy, but.... I'm not in Stockholm! I had no idea I would miss the special december feeling so much. I mean, it's cold, so I'm freezing to death and my phone is dying when I'm trying to take photos. It's dark by four o'clock, and I have to figure out something clever to do when I can't walk around looking at architecture anymore. The neon sign I'm planning to look at, doesn't light up at all, they've seen better days. The bike rental is closed for the season. Drottninggatan is too crowded and shopping is impossible, BUT Liljeholmsbadet is open, the cinema neon is glowing, the small cafes at Söder are cozier than ever, the hallways at Östermalm is lit so I can look through the doors and die from the beauty of roofs and doors. The suburbs are bathing in a special crisp winter light, and there might even be some snow on the dry grass. Here's some photos from last years trip. I'm thinking of going in January. Or February.... I'm really addicted to that city, I mean, I was there in June, but...not enough! Enjoy the photos:)