Thursday, December 31, 2009

happy new year!!

I really wanted a new picture for this post, but I couldn't manage any, so this is from earlier this fall, when I was still pink and happy lol
I've had a really good day today, got up early and had a fantastic walk home in the snow, while the sun was rising. then, it has continued to shin in on my little flat, and when it's light and beautiful outside, I'm so inspired and happy.

2009 has been a really fun year, but after opening our scrapbooking store in august, also crazy busy! christmas gave me some time to relax and catch up with everything, I have now new plans for 2010.
* I will not continue with my challenge blog 124-dynamite, who has been the quietest blog on the planet anyway lately. I have no time for two blogs, instead, I will post random challenges here, so stay tuned, I hope to find some fun prizes, and fun scrappers to show you.

* I will update my etsy once a month with new items. maybe it won't be crazy many things, but something cute and useful (?) (ain't anything we love looking at useful?) my etsy is not up at the moment, I'll let you know when it will be.

*I will show you more lay-outs! look further down this post, there are plenty:):)

* I will do more give-aways, they are fun!! (first one already in a few days!)

* I will try to be a good inspiration!

now, off to some favourite things:

my bunny! isn't he just the cutest ever???

BERLIN - my favourite happening of all 2009, it was so inspirational and fun, loads of retro architecture and thrift shopping, vintage everywhere, and I was there with my boyfriend! we had chocolate pudding every day and grew even more in love than ever (if possible). here's just a few photos, more on my lay-outs:)

my lay-outs! I have been scrapbooking a lot this fall, even though it hasn't excactly appeared so on forums and my blog. here's my favourites from the last six months. 2009 was the year I started distressing lol and where I sometimes didn't use so much colour, and when I was hooked on the 50ies, 60ies, 70ies wave....again:):):) it was also the year when I got cluster-crazy. (click on the photo to enlarge)
I realised that most of the photos I heart from 2009 are on my lay-outs, so enjoy:):)
happy lay-out from New York:) while I still was all crazy-colouring!

Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani; totally inspiring girls. paper from American Crafts, one of my all-time-faves!

Fam Irvoll makes the cooles clothes ever! more American Crafts paper.

the new sassafras-papers inspired me to do a happy lay-out with lots of things I like.

the first Berlin-lay out** the red letters are from October Afternoon, totally love them, I think I've used them on all the Berlin-lay outs. sigh**

polaroid camera found flea market shopping in Berlin. 2009 was also the year when I was hooked on those beautiful prima-roses, in all colours!

I felt like drawing, and I felt like using monsters. photo taken on Grünerløkka, downtown Oslo. don't you want a mailbox like this??

more Berlin, photo-booth pictures. (more to come lol)

then later in the fall of 2009, I started making lots of retro-lay outs. this one's from my dentist's lovely 70ies waiting room*

one of my favourites of the entire year. love the mood of the photo, the cluster and the old elements. these leather boots are maybe my best purchase of 2009. they costed 10 nkr on a local flea market. (1,5 $) and i wear them all the time. perfect!!

70ies tribute:):)

two more tributes, to 50ies and 60ies suburbs Blackeberg and Vällingby of Stockholm, Sweden.

living in the DDR. I know it was nothing to be happy about for the people who actually lived under the regime, but I love their architecture and design, still. paper from cosmo cricket, one of the brands I can't scrapbook without these days.

another favourite, swedish cinemas. love everything about 50ies/60ies, love the neon lights, love cosmo cricket (again!) love distressing!! (I even bought a paper distresser and an edge scraper!)

the last two lay-outs of 2009. both with berlin photos of course. I dreamed for so long about visiting the old photo booths, and finally I could travel there.
the first lay-out is made with glimmer mist (candy apple red), the last one with cosmo cricket paper from happy camper series.
I feel I will scrapbook a little more simpler right now...

that was my scrapbooking's some more fun from 2009. things I like, things I made, things that inspired me:

and all-time-favourite, 2009, 2010 or whenever, my sweet, coolest boyfriend, I really really love you so much!!

I'm sure he's with me in wishing everybody a totally happy new year!! I'll be back with a big blog candy in a few days:):)
xoxo from Tove** (and thanks for reading!)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a little more of christmas...

all the birdies in my christmas tree! every year there is more birdies, they are all so pretty!

and some more mood trigging photos from my little place. the crib is from my childhood, real plastic kitch and cool. I'm not relegious, but the childhood crib brings good memories, especially the palm trees. mushrooms are never wrong either!
tomorrow I promise a really long post, with lay-outs from the past year, inspiring photos and 2010 plans, the first one is a give-away, that will happen one of the first days of the new year, so stay tuned!
see you all tomorrow**

don't you just love fat, little birdies?