måndag 20 juni 2011

Time flies

When you have a little baby in the house time do flies..
Cant believe that he is 8 weeks already. Just look at this cute face
We are spending every moment together and i am amazed over how much new stuff he is teaching me.. Like how you can fit in endless love for two kids in your heart that you already thought was filled to the brim, or how fun it is to pee every time mommy takes my diaper of ( i swear he has some kind of radar as soon as i lift the tape of one side he thinks *Yeihhh pee time*) or how it is possible to fill the laundry basket in only two days, or how easy it is to charm my moms socks of at 6 in the morning when she rely would love to be sleeping in, it just takes a big huge smile and mommy's heart melts, or how amazing it is to watch brother and sister together they already love each other so much.. Even though little miss thing after five days at home with mr handsome suggested that we should sell him at the super market *lol*
here they are together, makes my heart smile

and i actually did have some time to scrap, not to easy with a baby laying next to you but to save my sanity i had to create something ;) Something turned into three layouts.
The first one is about his cute little feets, there is something about baby feets so small and so cute you just want to kiss them!

I found a old piece of lace cardstock that i think i have had in my stash forever as a mask and sprayed with glimmer mist over it i love how it turned out =)
And i almost made it without using any pink.. It will take some adjustment to go from pink to blue i think ;)

I ordered a huge box of scrapiness and in that box there was some new websters pages, i love the ladies and gents line and the country estate and they where perfect for these pics of me and mr Handsome.
And the ever so sweet Janine edited my pics, and if you need to get out of a scrappers block or just need a new perspective on stuff ask someone else to edit your pics, it was so much fun to scrap with these pics.

for the third layout i also used allot of websters but blogger wont let me upload it at the moment apparently *grrrrr* so i will be back wit it some other day!
And just like that, 5 minutes for my self just flew by.. little Mr handsome wants some attention!
Thank you all so much for all the sweet congratulations on my post below, i was so touched by everyone of them
Hugs to you all

torsdag 28 april 2011

24/4 2011 08:50

I have a little prince...
He has us all totally infatuated with him, he is such a joy and i am so in love.
 We are home enjoying getting to know each other, living in a bubble of our own with days filled with cuddles, love, tears, breastfeeding, not enough night sleep, the apartment looking like a big mess, and just total bliss.
I have a beautiful little girl, a supporting and loving hubby that i cherish for the world and i have a beautiful baby boy.
What more can i ask for, i feel so blessed.

Here he is our little bundle of joy.

onsdag 20 april 2011

1 day to go.. Maybe..

1 day left.. Maybe more who knows I'm so ready, that's all I'm going to say cause that's how it is... I'm am ready SO ready.
Survived the 32 year birthday yesterday ;) The hubby and little miss thing woke me up with breakfast on bed, and a beautiful bouquet of pink roses, i love pink roses( they almost look like you could eat them in its pink chubby glory)
here is a little pic (that i have played with in picnic) of one of the roses, they are so pretty!

 Little miss thing gave me a story that she had written her self with drawings, it was a adorable story about her and me out in the woods, those are the best gifts the ones that just melts your heart. It was so cute.
The hubby bought me this dress that i have had my eyes on for a while, i adore it. It is from Kapahls vintage story collection that is inspired from the turn of the 19:th century. (Picture borrowed from kapahl.se), you can see the whole collection here

The rest of the day we spent together in the sun just taking it easy and then we went out for dinner and ice cream, i had a great day and now i just have to get uses to the fact that I'm 32...

Easter is coming so i made this little Easter gift for little miss thing to give her grandma

I bought these cute pink flower pots at Ikea and realized that they would be great to alter with some prima flowers, and bling.
I added some natural fibers for the birds nest, i sprayed it with Key Lime glimmer mist and then just added a bird and some candy eggs.
It was so easy and fast to make, think i will do two more!
Hope you all have a happy easter!
Hugs Malin
 Hold your thoumbs that i will have a little sweet pea in my armbs tomorrow!!

söndag 17 april 2011

I have an amazing friend

I have a friend who i am pretty sure everyone knows who it is, because she is one of a kind crafter and truly has a style of her own that i know so many (including my self =) ) admires, she has a unique way with colors and getting so many special little details on her layouts and everything she creates is pure magic!
I am so happy that she finally is on her way to release some products of her own =) And of course I'm talking about the fantastic Miss Ingvild Bolme!
She has made her own scrappy tools (available soon i think) and i know she had a little something something to do with these amazing Corine flowers for Prima..
She was sweet enough to send my a box the other day with some gifts for the sweet pea and for little miss thing and some flowers for me to play with, her box made me so happy and I'm so happy to have her as a close friend! (She really is the sweetest and funniest, she always makes me laugh when we talk) You are amazing sweetie!!
Isn't it funny with some products once you see them you know you have to have them, wanting to use them on every thing you create, but at the same time you don't want to use all of them because you want to keep them forever.. Or is it only me who gets this obsessed with scrappy stuff *lol*
Well anyway that is exactly how i feel about these flowers !
So here is a layout i created with them and some other Prima faves

I love this pic of little miss thing it just makes me fall in love with her all over again, i am so proud of this little girl and i want her to know that no matter what i will always believe in her, and will always be here for her whatever she decides to do in her life i want her to know that she is strong and whatever she wants she should never doubt her own ability to get there..
the love for your kids is really the strongest there is nothing i wouldn't do for them, love booth of them so much (even though i just have met one of them yet ;)
Hugs Malin

onsdag 13 april 2011


Oh the days are going by slowly... Luckily spring has sprung so i have the chance to get outside and enjoy the sun and all the beautiful spring flowers, not today though today its grey and windy so I'm in editing some recent pics, browsing the web just making time go.

At almost week 39:
*Sweet pea has a bit smaller space to move around in but gives some good kicks on my ribs from time to time
* I drink gallons of apple juice everyday, I'm thirsty all the time
* Running to the bathroom every fifth minute or so because it always feel like i have to go ( and yes drinking allot do have that effect as well) 
*I'm caring the belly so much lower then before and i feel allot of pressure and heaviness, seeing this as signs on that it hopefully soon will be time to meet the precious little one
* The hubby and I FINALLY agreed on a name that we booth love, one if it is a boy and one if it is girl (what do you think it is?)
* Having pelvic pains de luxe, don't know how to sit, lay or walk some days
*Preparing my self for turning 32 next week, how did that happen i always think I'm still 25... ;)
*Have a appointment at the midwife on Friday..
Here is a recent pic of me, ohh i look just as tired as i feel

And i have little card to share as well, I'm not a card maker, its to small of a space to work with for me ;) but sometimes its fun to do something you don't normally do, but some flowers and of course a butterfly found its way on there.

Have a great week everyone

tisdag 5 april 2011

Girly Girly Girly..

Bought new shoes for little miss thing the other day.. 
We do live in a pink bubblegum sort of world, but sometimes her mother thinks that other colors are pretty to..
And bought her a pair of red shoes and to sell the red shoes i bought a red dress to, sort of as a bribe ;)
The dress was approved by her but the shoes was apparently looking to boyish.. 
So we had to " Girly them up" a bit.
I found these cute embroidered  roses from Panduro´s Tilde series 
And with some fabric glue and changing the shoelaces with these ribbons (also from Panduro) ,

the end result looked like this and little miss thing was very happy..

Little miss thing working it ;)

It was so easy and so fun and it changed the look of the shoe so much, thinking about doing something similar to my own shoes..
Will see what i come up with!
Have a great week
Hugs Malin

fredag 1 april 2011

Scrapping and waiting..

37 full weeks today..
I have to admit that i am wee bit tired of being pregnant at this point...
The belly is huge and i just want to hold my little sweet pea in my arms and be able to have a waist again ;)
The days go by slowly and i know I'm a bad blogger these days but the energy i have left is saved for some scrapping. 
I'm still waiting to get into the nesting face of the pregnancy, i know some women who gets "cleaning crazy" at this point... I still think cleaning and vacuuming is well yes pretty boring, so i was kind of looking forward to going crazy with cleaning and all.. but nope didn't happen last time and it don't seems to appear this time around either. 
But i think I'm nesting in another sort of way,i have been obsessed with filling the freezer with food, making all sorts of casseroles so that the rest of the family don't have to starve once sweet pea makes his or hers entrance in our life's and the chef (read me) don't have time for making gourmet dinners every day ;)
Went to the midwife today for a regular check up, everything was fine with booth me and the little pea, she said with a smile that at this point the baby can come any time, then she asked me in which week little miss thing was born, and i went two weeks past my due date with her. So then she reminded me that i might have 5 whole weeks left this time to... 5 weeks feels like forever right now.

I have a layout to share to felt like scrapping with bright happy colors, lots of yellow and pink mixed with turquoise ( i know the paper looks more blue on this pic but irl it is much brighter)
Little miss thing told us what her plans was for the future.. So cute!!

"When i grow up i want to be a professional horse rider, a princess and maybe veterinarian also..."
But i never want to move away from you and dad i always want to live with you"

Not so sure she will feel the same about the moving out part in a couple of years, but it will be nice to show her when she is a teen and complaining about living at home what she promised when she was 5 ;)
Have nice weekend everyone!!

lördag 12 mars 2011

She said..

Ohhh don't you love all those little clever things that they say at the lovely age of 5 and a half.?
They do leave you speechless sometimes don't they?!
This story i felt right away that i had to scrap it.
Little miss thing took a long good look at my face one morning and when i asked her what she was doing she answered -" Just looking if you´r like grandma"
-"Like grandma? "
-" Yes, she has wrinkles lots of them, you do now that they are coming when you are getting old mom?!"...

What do you answer to stuff like that?!!! *LOL*
And just what i needed to hear right now as well, that I'm getting old ;)
But it did make me laugh, so i created a layout with the story so she can remember this one day, when she has kids of her own, who will think that 32 (almost just a month of 31 left ;) ) is a high age..
Hope you have had a good laugh this weekend, lots of hugs

söndag 6 mars 2011


I think i can sense spring.. 
It´s just bits of small changes everyday, like that the sun seems to be up a minute longer each day, there is a bit of warmth in the wind, little birds singing outside my window..  I long for light and to see colors outside again for the last couple of week it has been so gray and dull, but now that seems to change to my satisfaction!
And a new month has begun, March which brings me closer to my due date, just a month and a half to go now. I'm so curious to see who you are, if you will be like your sister who was such a calm baby she was awake most of the day and slept almost the whole night through almost from the start, is it possible to get that lucky again ;)
So curious to see what you look like, if you are a boy or a girl.. what color your eyes will be, will you be a image of your dad just like your big sister was or will there be more resemblance to me this time.. Soon little sweet pea i will know, cant wait!

Little miss thing has been her bright happy self, giving her mother so many new pics to scrap, she has started dancing in a ballet class  and i cant wait to get these pics scrapped, I'm just waiting to get my hands on some new Prima and Crate so much new scrappy happy stuff that i want!!
Here she is my little ballerina

And i do have a scrappy project to share as well, also of little miss thing given me one of her famous poses ;)
I found a quote that said " Girls have a magic all of their own" and i just thought of this pic immediately when i saw it so i used as a title for this page.

well that´s it for now, need to get out and enjoy the sun will i can!
Hugs Malin

söndag 27 februari 2011

Remember me?

Cant believe that it has been over a month since i posted here, but gosh I'm so tired right now the belly is getting bigger each day. 32+2 weeks today so I'm guessing being tired is ok at this point ;) It just feels like the weeks are going by soooo slowly.
Here are some resent belly pic´s and i am so much bigger this time, with little miss thing i was about this big at week 39.

At week 32 i am experiencing a whole new level of tiredness
The little sweet pea has turned upside down so i feel lots of bumps and kicks on my ribs
I'm thirsty all the time and my cravings for apple juice is still present
I have cravings for chocolate (but then again i always crave for chocolate) and green apples
The little sweet peas heart rate is 132/minute

I have done some scrapping though, a good thing about not having so much energy for other stuff is that it makes me sit down and enjoy scrapping even more.
I loved this months BAP from Prima and here is my take on it. 
These pic of little miss thing always makes me smile she loves being in front of the camera making booth silly and sweet faces!

I LOVE using butterflies on my layouts i don't think i ever get tired of them.. Or flowers.. What are your favorite things to add to your pages?
Hope you all have had a great weekend, promise i will back soon with a new post!

måndag 17 januari 2011


I remember seeing so many layouts last year from scrappers who chose their word for the year sort of like a mantra i guess, i found it very inspiring  but i never came around to what word i wanted..
Well this year i have not seen so many "My word layouts" but i thought about it and decided i needed a good word so what could be better then "Happiness"?! With a little new one on the way and all the the new adventures that brings i decided that put my worries about everything to nothing aside and to meet life with a new attitude, to embrace the challenges that is given me and to try to see the best in everyone and everything so Happiness it is!
Not so much journaling on this one but at least i did a tiny bit of handwriting ;)
Just before i created this one i just read a email from dear sweet Steph, I remember first seeing Steph´s work on SIS and i was blown away with her designs and use of colors. Through SIS, Two peas and Scrapbook.com i got to know her a bit she is as sweet as she is talented! Through Steph i also  found the sweet talented Janine´s  work, and then later on me and Janine ended up on the Prima team together and these two Aussie ladies are the sweetest and most talented ladies i know. 
Steph always has the most amazing color combos on her layouts and always make everything POP out of her page, so when i started creating this page i tried to channel my inner Steph Devlin,thank you for the inspiration sweets!
Now I'm  going to sit down in the sofa together with little miss thing who has got my fever and cold, typical once i get better she gets sick. So the day will be spent in our PJs not doing anything proper! Maybe some ice cream eating to
(I see that it looks a bit crocked here, its not like thet IRL)

fredag 14 januari 2011

Christmas Kisses

I always take a bunch of pics over Christmas and i always have the best intention when i think that I'm going to scrap all of them... So i decided that at least a few more pics from 2010 X.mas will be scrapped the next couple of days. I even did some handwriting on this one as well, the journaling journey continues.
I love papers that you can cut out details from and mix them together to make it your own, on this one lots of Websters papers got butchered ;) Its something so calming almost like meditation when you sit there with the siccors in your hand cutting out details.. I don't mind that it is a bit time consuming I'm just enjoying it, which is your favorite technique at the moment? 
The story about this pic is a bit fun and i hope little miss thing will laugh about it when she is older to..
What may look all cuddly and cute on the pic was not so easy to achieve irl..
My Christmas cards where all ready and we just had to take the pic that was going to be in them, the weather had been so grey the last couple of days so it had been impossible to take pics inside.
Well i couldn't wait any longer, the cards needed to get in the mailbox so one day after a Christmas celebration at little miss things pree school i decided that it ok we have Christmas outfits on so lets go!!
If you have kids you know how collaborating they can be after a long day at pree school followed by a party...
I had an idea that it would look so cute if we could get it on a pic when she kisses the belly, she usually do this every time she says good bye or good night..
The hubby who also was a bit tired got the camera around his neck not knowing really on how to work the camera which resulted in a stressed out and annoyed pregnant me.. This of course reflected on little miss thing as well who just stood there with here arms crossed over her chest saying nooooooooooooooooooo pics!!!! I'm tired..
Meanwhile i tried explaining some settings on the camera for the hubby, little miss thing hid under the table.
It ended up with me bribing the poor girl with some cookies and some hot chocolate.. For ONE kiss.
It was the fastest kiss ever i tell you! And at the end i didn't care if it was a good pic, just that there actually was A pic... 
So here it is the reluctant Christmas kiss
Wishing you all a great weekend

söndag 9 januari 2011

A Happy Scrappy start of the new year

*LOL* i have been more creative this past week then what i have been in months,, so i say that that is a happy scrappy start of 2011, and I'm planning some scrapping today as well since the weather has gone from gorgeous snow covered to water drenched grey mess... 
And as a new year resolution i decided that i will try to focus a bit more on journaling in my layouts, and actually try to use my own handwriting on them.. Its scary i always feel like I'm ruining the whole layout when i start writing...
But a new years resolution is a new years resolution and i have decided to stick with it.. It was either that or try to eat less chocolate... So i thought i would be best to stick with the one i actually had a chance to keep ;)
So here it is the first layout of the year, "Five", i wrote down little miss things 5 favorite things at 5 (and a half to be exact) sort of a light start on my journaling journey!
So for you who is interested in what i wrote the journaling comes here:

You love to draw, and as soon as you get a blank paper in your hand you fill it with cool little figures and beautiful princesses

2 Barbie
You love your Barbie dolls and Barbie movies, you have such great imagination and you play with them every day, best is when daddy plays along!

3 Pink and Turquoise
Your two favorite colors on everything!

Letters and Words
You love to figure out on how to spell words and you write them down in your pink writing book

Skirts and Dresses
You refuses to wear jeans and just want to have, as you say it your self "Girly clothes on you"

Played with some old and new Websters papers, the flowers from the magical wishes line are soooo gorgeous, and i finally had a chance to use my new Martha border punch, i think it will be used allot from now on!
 I LOVE dress forms and this is from the sweet season line so cute, i played with it a bit and added some flowers and pearl maker to make it even more girly.
A close up on my little sweetie together with some favorite Prima flowers and  that deer is just so cute!
That´s all for now! Scrappy hugs