Monday, 3 December 2012

A new design team and a new 'Snow Day' layout.

Sadly it seems I rarely update anything here at the moment. 
But with December starting, things get crazy here with all the different must do's of the season. 

This  Saturday for example  I spent cleaning my windows.
 In December all families in Sweden put up lights in every window to offset the dark and cold outside. Then at the beginning of the New Year they go back in the boxes again for another year.

On Sunday morning I went to church with the girls. -Also another tradition as it was the First Sunday in Advent. Then home for a little snack and 'fighting our way through the snow' back to town. This time to look around the shops. You see; Sunday was also 'Skylt-Söndag/Sunday'.
That is officially the day to start your Christmas shopping and all the small shops in the center had put up their pretty lights and all their decorations. Loudspeakers play Christmas music and it is generally very pleasant. It is also nice because you will inevitably run into someone you know and you can have a small mug of 'glögg' and a 'pepperkaka''. These are the famous' mulled wine and gingerbread and they are absolute necessities of the season! 
We say that you must have a gingerbread so you'll be 'good' for Christmas.
And this is just the beginning; The whole of December continues in the same manner.
Important to remember that "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!"...LOL!

I wanted to share a layout I made recently. I actually made two rather similar ones for the PaperHaus Magazine and this is the one that was not published.

(To see the Winter Issue of PaperHaus Magazine scroll down to my previous post)

The paper line I used is "Snow Day" by "Pink Paislee". Unfortunately I don't think they sell it anymore. I love these colours for a Winter layout and would buy a line like this any year!

And then on to my exciting news ot the day!!
I was invited to be part of the DT for Scrap for Help. It is a very international challenge blog based in Brazil. And the new team will surely be a great success!!

This is what Cynthia had to say on the SFH blog:

"We are happy to introduce our new design team for 2013!  It is a big team, with 32 amazing designers from around the world. 
 These are the people who will inspire you, month after month, to make layouts and projects that incorporate recycled materials.  You will see many familiar faces here, and many new faces as well. 
 Our team members come from different countries, and they truly represent the international solidarity that is so important to Scrap for Help. 

Since we have so many team members, we are dividing into two groups. The first group will share projects with you during odd-numbered months (January, March, May, etc.), while the second group will share projects during even-numbered months (February, April, June, etc.).  
You can also expect to receive comments from team members on your blog, when you link to Scrap for Help.  We look forward to interacting with you! "
To see all the names accompanying mine on the list go to Scrap for Help
And this link will also take you to the latest challenge.(To use string on your layout). I am looking forward to January when the new team will start!

I need to make some cards, so hopefully I will have something new to share soon :-)


  1. Yes December is a very busy month of the year... I think scrapping may have to take a backseat to a lot of things for me soon! Your layout is really lovely, and well done on your DT role for next year!

  2. Yes, where does the time seems like our work is never done!!!!! LOVE your sweet lo! Looks so bubbly and fun! Wow! CONGRATS on your new DT spot! Can't wait to see your creations!

  3. Ohhhh your town sounds lovely during the holiday season! Here everyone is always rushing and hurrying ... and not so pleasant :( -- I love that everyone puts up lights we are lucky if 5 or 6 houses on one street do it! :)

    I loveeeeeeeeeee your lo!! that was one of my fave Pink Paislee lines too!! I just found some pieces on clearance at :)

    Congrats on the NEW DT!! That is AWESOME!! Can't wait to see what you create for them!!!!!

  4. It feels awesome to be on the same DT as you, Bente :)
    Here's to 2013!!!

  5. Grattis :) Flott LO av nydelige Bea <3

  6. Congratulation on your new DT gig my friend!! so glad to see so many familiar names on that list. Woot woot!
    Such a pretty page this is, perfect with that sweet photo of darling Bea! Vad säger du om att surra litet i luren snart, helgalet vad tiden bara försvinner! pusspuss

  7. Hei, og grattis med ny DT-plass. Kjempeflott lo - de papirene var utrolig spreke, og du har flott design som alltid. Her skal det også bakes pekkerkaker - men først i morgen:-)

  8. CONGRATS, Benta!! So excited for you.

    Love hearing the traditions you celebrate. You made laugh too. It is s lot if work making Christmas Merry and Bright.

    So glad you are part if paper issues and paperhaus! This is gorgeous! I love the colors too. Needs to be on the cover of a magazine!

  9. Congratulations on the new DT spot, I am sure you will continue to blow us away with the beauty you create. Your layout is gorgeous.

  10. Beautiful layout and I'm so happy to be on the DT with you

  11. Huge CONGRATS!!!! loved reading about your town in christmas, it must be so pretty!

    and the layout is precious, as always :)

  12. Such a beautiful page and congrats on making the Scrap to Help DT!! Your work is gorgeous and the spot well-deserved!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


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