torsdag 30 december 2010

10 Favorites from 2010 and a Winner

Hope everyone has had a great x mas and looking forward to a new year!
I have just rolled 30 chocolate truffles for tomorrows dinner and I'm taking a brake, thought i would share the winner of the give away and share some of my favorite projects from 2010.

I asked the hubby to name a number between 1-9 and he said 1 and that was Marie/Mison!
Marie i will mail you soon i have a box with your name on it i just need your address =)
So now i have to get back to my new years preparations I'm a bit behind since i have had migraine since yesterday..
Anyway here is my 10 of 2010 and my best New Year wishes to you all! Looking forward to a happy scrappy 2011!

torsdag 23 december 2010

Merry Christmas give away

Wishing all of you a very merry and cheer full Christmas!
We are going away for a few days to spend time with family and loved ones, see you when i get back.

And since this is My favorite time of year i wanted to give a little something back to you, your comments in here always puts a smile on my face!
So i decided to do a little Christmas Give away here, just make a comment about what is your favorite part of Christmas before December 29:Th and i will announce the winner the next day!! I promise it will be a big box with my favorite flowers papers and more!

Have a great Christmas and remember to tell the ones you hold dear in your life what they mean to you, I´m so thankful for my family and friends and for this hobby that has given me so many friends all over the world,
Lots of love

onsdag 15 december 2010

Week 22

Yikeeeeeeeeeees the days just flies by here, cant believe that Christmas is just around the corner, i have some serious Christmas shopping to do still!!
And can you believe it I'm 22 weeks pregnant.. I KNOW! Time flies.
As much as possible i am  trying to put my worriness aside and just enjoying the ride.. 
So i just thought i would pop in and share a little update about pregnant life at week 22..
Here is what i have discovered so far

*Sweet pea is a bit calmer then what his or hers sister was but still throughs in a few punches here and there that makes me almost loose my breath

*Sweet pea thinks just like big sis that the best time for these punches is at night when mommy tries to sleep

* Sweet pea takes up a larger living space then what big sis did.. 
My belly is HUGE i think i am as big as i was with miss thing in week 30..

* Indian cuisine is a BIG no no ( i love spicy food normally) just the smell of curry makes me feel sick

* Popcorn together with peanut butter morsel's is such a great combo

* The smell of raw meet makes my mouth water

* I am thirsty all the time and i have cravings for apple juice in the middle of the night

* The tiredness ohh my the tiredness i feel like i am almost never really awake..

* Contractions when I'm stressed out gives me the big scare about 5 times a day, need to slow down!!

* Little miss thing will be an amazing big sister, today she shared the best idea ever..
" Mom the baby can sleep in my room, we can move away my big bed and put in a bunk bed instead and the baby sleeps down stairs and when it cries at night i can go up and feed it with peanut butter..."

As far for my scrappy happy life i have done some creating just don't have something to show quite just yet I'm working on a layout right now, so here is just a little peek so you don't think i have given up on scrapping ;)
I will try to get it finished soon so i have something scrappy to show here!

tisdag 7 december 2010

Winter is here

Not much time for blogging or scrapping when the snow starts falling ;)

I LOVE this time of year especially when the snow comes, we are out playing going on sleigh rides
drinking hot cocoa and getting are noses red!
And i as a true mamarazi ;) of course takes tons of pics!
How is the weather in your part of the world?
Hope you are enjoying your self's as much as we do

torsdag 2 december 2010

Jingle bells, let it snow and all kinds of music

Christmas music is playing all day long here, the hubby might go insane before Christmas actually arrives he says..
Well i don't know if Judy Garland or Bing Crosby has made anyone go made before so i think he will be just fine!
I LOVE old chrstimas songs, "have your self a merry little Christmas", "let it snow" "one night divine" and the list goes on, what kind of Christmas songs are your favorites?
The Christmas cards are now done *Yeiiihhh me* i usually sit frenetic creating them in the very last minute, but not this year!!
I think i have used about 5 meters of ribbon, a ton of pattern paper, a whole bottle of scrappy glue and my thumb is sore after punching out all those snowflakes! But now all of them are done and now i just have to take this years Christmas pic that will be inside the cards.. I have a few ideas i just have to get the hubby to understand how i want the pics to turn out..We have a loooong photographing weekend ahead of us *lol*
Some of you might have noticed the cards on the collage in my post below, but here is a bigger pic.
That's it for now, right now i will relax to el divos Ave Maria and a cup of Swedish "Glögg" (don't know how to translate that but i tell you its sweet and tastes deliciously and for me its the non alcoholic one ;)

onsdag 1 december 2010

Its the most wonderfull time of year...

Christmas is fast approaching, i have totally got caught in tinsel, papers, glue, ribbons, and enjoying myself tremendously!!
I love this time of year, i love taking out my favorite decorations from the boxes i stoved them away in last year, i love listening to Christmas music it always puts me in such a good mood, so the last two weeks just flew by here meanwhile i was card making,christmasdecorating,started working again after being home for a month, decorating baking, having friends over, taking care of a sick child and a whole bunch of other stuff.
isn't this the most wonderful time of year?!
Just a quick post today with a collage with a few small pics from my decorated home, and a Christmas layout.
The layout is a bit different from my others.. there is NO flowers on there what so ever, it took me forever to create it it felt so naked without anykind of flower embellishes ;) But its nice to step outside your comfort zone sometimes!
And yes i found the right Christmas papers thank you so much for your great tips, i fell for these papers , i love the combination of white red pink and turquoise!
Hope all of you are enjoying pree Christmas time as much as i do!
Hugs Malin

söndag 14 november 2010

A layout..

Hope everyone had a great weekend =)
I have just had a calm and nice weekend together with family and friends that always makes me happy.
Thought i might find the time for some creating some tomorrow, and when i was going through my file with pics to scrap i came across this layout, it was the first thing i created after my scrapbook break..
The pics has been used on other layouts before but they always make me smile and i love that little girl!
And as you might have noticed  my new love when it comes to creating is glimmer mist and masks ;)

Hopefully i will be back with some more scrap tomorrow, see you then!

torsdag 11 november 2010

Christmas papers..

First of all Thank You so much for all your congratulations and well wishes on my post below, cant tell you how happy they made me!
Christmas is fast approaching and i am as always starting my christmas card making later then what planned ;)
But this year i cant really find THE papers.. I have seen so many beautiful lines out there but no one that has made gone "Those are the ones I'm gonna use!!"
So I'm wondering which is your favorite Xmas line this year would be so happy for any tip you might have!
Hugs to you all

måndag 8 november 2010

My little secret...

Is not so little and i think i want to share it with you right now..
Its something that has made me smile, made me nervous and anxious, made feel sick, and made me feel highs of joy...
Have you guessed it yet...


Here comes a pic if you havent figured it out...

Yep I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For those of you who has seen some of my layout´s before may know that some of them has been about the struggle we went through with my miscarriages and it has taken us so much longer to get pregnant again then what i expected, but finally i am sitting here with a growing belly, and i tell you its HUGE i was not this big with little miss thing! I'm so happy and excited and nervous still cant really shake the worriness of, about that something bad could happen but most of the time i am enjoying the joys of pregnancy, you know morning sickness (not so much anymore though) extreme tiredness, being hungry all the time, having a hard time to find clothes that fit, roller coaster emotions, having cravings about apple juice and red apples in the middle of the night...
But best of all feeling so very blessed and happy for the fact that a little life is growing inside of me it´s truly amazing.
So without further ado i present to you the little sweet pea

thank you for letting me share my good news with you =)
Now its panncake time with little miss big sister ;)

lördag 30 oktober 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone that celebrates Halloween, wish we did it more here in Sweden i love to dress up in costumes and spooky stuff is FUN!
At little Miss Thing´s pree school the kids could come in customs yesterday if the wanted to, and of course she wanted to! My otherwise pink girly
girl wanted to be a witch, we had so much fun getting her ready, we sprayed her hair in red, painted her nails and lips black she looked quite scary at the end!

I actually did scrap some more yesterday, a few pics from last summer when we are blowing bubbles in the park. I used so many fun techniques on this one, misting,distressing hand cutting, puff up paint on the letters.. Ahh the joys of creating again!
So here is the final result

Leaving you with a pic of the scariest little witch off them all ;)

Lots of spooooky hugs!

torsdag 28 oktober 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain

The rain is poring down here.. Normally i actually like fall, i love the rich colors, the trees with all their beautiful leaves, i love to curl up in the sofa with a big cup of tea, i love afternoon walks in the autumn sun with a light chill in the air..
But right now its windy, grey, cold and the rain is just poring down non stop..
What bugs me the most is that there is no light,t its so grey and that is depressing..
Luckily this gives me a opportunity to be inside scrapping, every cloud has its silver lining i guess ;)
But its hard to get a good pic when there is no light, so I'm leaving you with a layout that i created yesterday, and i apologise for the bad pic..
When i started creating it i knew which title i wanted to use, i knew which pic to use, i knew that i wanted to cut some of the beautiful flower patterns from my prima papers..
Then it came to the journaling..and i felt that it was a bit personal..
But then when i started to thinking about what to write it hit me that i had achieved the feeling i wanted in the layout without actually writing my thoughts down! Kind of felt good.
But i do need to get better on having more journaling on my pages!!
Just took a peek at the layouts i created yesterday and realised that i don't have much journaling there either *lol*
Promise i will work on that.
So here it is " A new Chapter"
Life takes turns sometimes and it takes sometime to figure out how to get back on track and now i think i am :) in more then one way..
I think that makes me deserve a BIG cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows right now ;)

tisdag 26 oktober 2010


Today i have scrapped, and scrapped some more and the some, complete happiness or as i now call it scrappiness i love being in a creative state of mind again it makes me happy and i think my brain might go on creative overload soon. I have finished 4 pages for the mini album, created 2 layouts working on a third and started with a banner for little miss things room.
That is what i call multi tasking ;) the hubby call´s it insanity... And he gently reminded me that the living room floor is a space that all of the family is supposed to be able to use.
In my mind i was going "Whats wrong with climbing on the furniture????!!!" but i don't think that was the answer he was looking for..
I will try to take pics of it soon, but living in grey cold rainy fall land called Sweden is not making it easy.
But i thought i would share two pieces i made for a article in a Russian mag that featured a few from the prima dt, we all contributed with a layout and a card and a tutorial. Mine was about coloring your own flowers i used flowers from Primas innocence line, a stamp pad and some glittery gorgeous embossing powder, (you can see the flowers on the layout) if you haven't tried the innocence line do so its so much fun to get your hands dirty!
Well now i guess its time to clean up my scrappymess here.. So till next time lots of love and scrappiness♥♥♥

onsdag 20 oktober 2010

The Prima Idea book

For little more then a yer and half ago the prima team was asked to contribute with their best and innovative ideas on how to use Primas products the ideas where going to be used for the first Prima idea book.
It was such a fun process creating for this book and trying to come up with fun new ideas working with products that i love!, and finally the book has hit the stores!!!!
I have not been able to look through it yet but its on its way to my mail box (Yeihhhh) but i have seen a few of the projects the other designers is contributing with and i tell you so many of them has made me gone "ohh" and "ahh" and "why did i not think about that??!!" And so many of my personal favorite scrappers is in there, Ingvild, Janine, Iris, Jamie andChristiane just to name a few and i know there are so much stuff i want to try in there =) And I'm so proud to be one of the designers among these talented girls, and i think it will feel pretty amazing and kind of weird to see your on work in print like that..
If you like prima products, and hey who don't!, you don't want to miss this book and it is the perfect Christmas gift to a fellow scrapper ;)
Christmas is not to far away.... must begin to plan this years Christmas cards =) Christmas is my favorite time of year♥ i have so many crafting ideas in my head for Christmas decorations just have to finish the mini album first *lol*
Love to you all

söndag 17 oktober 2010

Something scrappy

Uhmm I'm actually working on a canvas album at the moment but it´s not done yet, i need to find somewhere to buy refill pages (its the prima canvas album from Donna downey) does anyone know where i could get these????
And i thought hey why not start with a mini album that seems like a good thing to start with when you haven't scrapped for half a year ;) I have always admired Cari and her ability to make the most gorgeous mini albums in a snap.. Well all i can say is that now i admire her even more!!!
But I'm having so much fun with it even if it´s taken me longer then what i planed. My fingers are stained with all kind of colors and again i find glue dots all over my floor and on my socks (somehow i always end up on the floor when i scrap...) and I'm happy!!!
When i was looking through my scrap portfolio i found a page i did for prima but it never made it to the blog so i thought that i could show it here now instead.
And i know the layout may seem a bit divalicious ;) self titled and all..
But the journaling is actually more a shout out to my self to believe in myself and to stop second guessing that what i do is good enough..
Something i do need a reminder about time to time.. Right now it is a reminder to start scrapping for real again!!!
Back to the mini album it is!

(And the photo is taken by the amazing Jenny Sandberg, she always makes me feel beautiful in front of the camera im actually quite camera shy otherwise...♥)

onsdag 13 oktober 2010

Do you remember...

Do you remember when you where a little kid and the joy a blank paper could bring, the thoughts of filling that paper with lots of color and thinking about what to draw was a magical feeling, and do you remember when you got (or the times you didn't but borrowed it anyway) to take a look in your mothers make up purse, ohhh the glitter the eye shadows,the pencils the rouge the lipsticks!!!... And how gorgeous you looked after putting everything on your face. Or at least you thought so your self ;)
This sort of magical moments you don't get to experience as much as a grown up, but i love to See that magic in my five year old girls eyes when she gets to play with my make up or when she´s sitting there filling the paper with water colors.. Ahh the joy!
I do feel glimpses of that magic through scrap booking sometimes, especially when I'm shopping new glimmer mist colors i feal like a little kid again, and i do feal the joy of filling a paper with happy scrappy stuff =)
And i do LOVE to shop eye shadows, before i found scrap booking i spent a lot more money on make up and instead of filling papers with colors i tried different make up techniques.
I don't play around with make up as much as i used to, but then i found this girls blog who creates the most amazing looks with eye shadows, I'm stunned by her color matches and the only way i would get my eye to look that colorful is to spray them with glimmer mist, but somehow i don't think that that's the right way to go ;) She has great tutorials all in Swedish but with great pics!! Right now she has a blog candy where you could win a bag from Make up store ( LOVE their stuff!!!) which i of course i would love to do =)

But now i am curios what gives you that magical feeling, please feel free to share!
Now im going watch Greys anatomy =)

söndag 10 oktober 2010

This blog is in desperate need of CPR

Think i might give it a try to bring this blog to life again..
I know its been quiet around here for a looooooooooong time Thank you all of you who has asked me if I'm ok and what has happened with me.. Reading every comment has brought tears to my eyes and i love how caring the scrapbook community is.

Well sometimes life gives you a bit more then what you can handle.. and you need time to heal and try to get a new perspective on things and first after that you can move forward.

So promise that it wont take another 6 months before next post.
so til next time Love to you all. And mayby just mayby i might have something scrappy happy to share with you then.. Scrapping is sort of scary when you havent given it a try for 6 months i tell you!!

fredag 5 mars 2010


Its Friday hooray!! I am home today, Little miss thing has fever but is her usual happy play full self so we are doing fun stuff together, just watched Barbie and the 12 dancing princesses and we will play some with my new big Foam stamps from the Donna Downey line that Prima released this CHA, i bought some dresses and shirts that we will try to print on today promise to show the result here later!

Thanks to the fabulous Augusti73/Anna i found these gorgeous wall papers from Pip studios and i love them, i want to use them on every wall here just as soon as i have talked the hubby in to it ;) apparently he don't think its a good idea to have flowers on every wall.. MEN!!
I got a few samples of the wall papers from PIP, i cut out some of the patterns and has used them on my layouts, i wish PIP did scrap papers to!
Together with some Prima papers and flowers it turned out into a layout!

I used Primas last release "The Tropics" together with my favorite flowers-Evelyn baby lilies for this layout.
The pic always makes me smile and it made me think of my relationship with little miss Thing.. I wish we always will be close and that she knows that no matter what, her father and i will be here for her, that she can relay on us to always be there.
I Love that little kiddo!
The pic is taken by the amazing Jenny Sandberg if you haven't visited her blog do so, she has the cutest pics of her new little baby girl.. I so long to be able to visit them and to hold that little bundle of joy in my arms Miss you sweetie!
Now I'm of to play dress up, apparently I'm going to be the evil stepmother.. Uhmm how did that happen?! *lol*
Have a happy Friday

tisdag 2 mars 2010


Well for the last nights the little Miss thing has had different kind of ghosts in her room at night.. So she has crawled up in our bed and wants to sleep as close to her mommy as possible (because the ghosts do appear in our room to apparently, and the only safe place is mams arm..and never dads strangely enough at night)
And the hubby dislocated his shoulder for a couple of weeks ago when he was snowboarding..
And well lets say its like having one little Girl and a very BIG little boy (and if your reading this you know i love you, but you are driving me crazy sometimes ;)
So for a few days here i have ended my evenings with migraine..
Don't leave much time for scrapping i have some stuff that i have planed in my head.. Do you also do that, plan future layouts in your head.. Some daydream about summertime.. i scrap daydream ;) I wish i will be able to get those ideas down on paper soon!
In the meantime I'm finishing this post with some more new Prima, this time Strawberry Kisses paper, Camilla flowers, Dianthe Flowers, and Lilliput roses..
LOVE those flowers!
Have a great week

lördag 27 februari 2010


She is a girl that loves pink, loves princess stuff, loves to play with dolls, love to dress up in my old dresses,loves jewlery and blingy things (just like her mama) she is Girly but not without attitude i tell you! She always has the best answers to everything, she never let anyone put her down, she is a strong minded little Girl and im proud over her confidence at just 4 yers of age!

This is a layout i made for the Prima booth with their new Gorgeous paperline Raspberry tea, i love the pink against the blue and the vintage details, these papers are so inspiring and kickstarts my creativity! And of course some new Pink flowers from Primas symphony blend package, i wish you could se the gorgeous glitter that is added on the petals!

Now im of to the kitchen to make Fajitas, I LOVE mexican food so much and it always makes me long after all the delicious stuff we ate when we where in San Diego and Mexico, i loved San Diego, still hoping to go back someday!!
Thats alll for now, wishing you all a great weekend

måndag 22 februari 2010

Prima Flowers *sigh*

These are some of my favorite pics of me and the little girl!
Taken by the sweet and talented Jenny Sandberg last spring, Jenny is a sweet friend and a amazing photographer, she always makes me feel relaxed in front of the camera, other wise i rather stand behind it! I love how she always makes the inner essence of a person shine through her pictures, she captures the real side of people and brings out the best of them..
I'm so happy to have her in my life♥
This layout is called "Your Laughter is music to my ears" made with a lot of new Prima CHA stuff some of my personal faves on this one as the big purple Camilla flower the small star shaped pearl penache flowers, the felt swirl and the cute new Pebbles. I also used Primas new clear stamps, Do i need to tel you how excited i am about their new releases???!!!
I know a lot of their new flowers and stuff is hitting the stores right now, which ones are your must haves?
And I'm still amazed by the fact that i managed to do a sort of purple layout, ok i know its a lot of pink but i tried to keep it purple ;)

lördag 20 februari 2010


The snow has been falling down for hours here and it is as if the whole city has a white thick blanket over it. Pretty beautiful if you ask me! i love snow. There has been snow here almost since Christmas, it has not been like that here since over 20 years ago!! We are still sick but I'm hoping that tomorrow we will be better so that we could go outdoors and play!
And i have a layout i made for Prima a little while ago about our little snow angel. Used some old Prima scraps and the gorgeous in stitches papers, some of my favorite stuff. Hoping to share some more prima stuff later, i have done a lot of layouts with their new CHA stuff and ohhh this year the papers and flowers and alphas (ok everything!!!) are more AMAZING then ever, im in love i tell you!
Leaving you with snow angel for now, (and a fun tip: I added some pearl maker on the top of the letters and som sticles so it looked like snow on them..)
Hope you all have great weekend

onsdag 17 februari 2010

Its Wednesday..

And not just any kind of Wednesday its Word it Wednesday over at Pink Paislee and its my turn to post!

I did this layout with the gorgeous new Queen bee collection. The papers are so detailed and i love the hues from dark chocolate brown to light yellow green. It also has great patterns for those of us who enjoy hand cutting.. Ok i might not say i enjoy the hand cutting but i love the result it gives on my layouts!

The word i chose to scrap about was Year, if you are interested to read more about the layout check it out on the Pink Paislee blog.
Now its breakfast time here with the little Girl and Sleeping Beauty (home with a sick kiddo today) the joys of life!

måndag 15 februari 2010

The first real post

Thought long and hard about what i should write as my first post.. I mean this is important stuff, what should it be something scrapped, something bla bla bla, or some chocolate recepie..Or about my latest scrappy happy finds.. Important indeed *lol*
I couldnt resist to show you the pics of the sweet little miss thing here in her new outfit made by the amazingly talented (aka Wonderwoman) and very sweet Janine.
Janine sent this as a gift for the little Girly girl here and i tell you she L.O.V.E.D♥♥♥ it!
Janine now goes under the name " The aussie Fairy goodmother" as well.

I think she should have a etsy shop so she could sell these cute outfits!! She has some more pics on other skirts she made for her little girl on her blog to.they are gorgeous
And as a matter of fact a little birdie told me that it is her Birthday today =)
Big huge congrats to you sweetie!!! Run over to her blog and give her some Birthday wishes to!
And there it is the first post all done ;)

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