Tuesday, November 29

Getting ready for December Daily 2011

December is almost here and for once I am ready. At least when it comes to this years December Daily (DD) project, a concept invented years ago by Ali Edwards. I came up with my own take on the concept last year, as I was doing DD for the first time. This is such a busy time of year for me, and I'm guessing also for most of you out there, so I needed to come up with something that wouldn't be too time consuming, but would stay fun all through December. I also wanted a book containing my favorite Christmas recipes, pages with our family traditions and sample of a Christmas card every year, a book that I could use and extend, and just change the DD pages every year. So, I decided to keep it simple and used a basic album and page dividers that I painted with gesso and pre-cut pages from Creative Cafe (Creative Imaginations). The DD pages are very basic, with a simple journaling stamp and a number of the day sticker, using scraps form different older alphabets. I plan to use iphone pictures, one or more per day and add them as I go, sometimes with design papers.


This is the front of this years set of DD pages. I used some old rub-ons, some cut out felt hearts and cut out a figure from 3ndypapir's "juleglede" paper











Some images of the empty pages in this years DD
Here you can see the dividers with the sections "recipes", "traditions" and "Christmas cards" at the back.

I painted the recipe pages with red paint on the top as background for the pictures and used little mini alpha stickers for the title.













The Christmas tradition pages I made a bit more playful and used scraps and different elements. I plan to add to these every year.
This is the front of the book, which I made last year.













I took out last years DD pages and made a book with them by adding 3 book binder rings.
One of the pages from last years DD...
...and one more from last year. You can see more from last years DD here.
















So, December 2011 can come! I'm ready:)


Marianne:)

Wednesday, November 23

Christmas papers, Christmas cards and a trendy give away:)

Trendy as in 3ndypapir. Would you like to win a pack of these romantic, Norwegian designed and vintage style scrapbook papers, designed by Gudrun Loennecken? If you leave a comment here and on 3ndypapir's blog you have the chance to win the hole christmas collection 2011. If you share this post on FB or on your blog you get a second entry to win, but you have to let me know about it here. You have until Nov. 30th to enter and I will announce the winner on Dec. 1st. As you know, Christmas is closing in on us, so I started the preparations by making a few Christmas cards using Gudruns papers. They work so well together, don't they? Have a wonderful week and enjoy these busy times as much as you can:)



Marianne:)

Tuesday, November 15

An iphone edit tutorial, using camera+, filterstorm and instagram


The making of a streetphotography in Eindhoven. The first picture is SOOC (straight out of camera), the second is edited in camera+ (shade in scenes + lo-fi in effects + commit edits). I then used the clone stamp in Filterstorm to clone out the little triangle to the right of the man (I'm a perfectionist and it bugged me, what can I say...:))


This is edited once more in camera+: cropped to a square, then flash in scenes + lo-fi in effects + round white border and saved to camera roll. I added the border to get the right crop in instagram with the earlybird filter and frame.
And this is how it looks after I added the earlybird filter and frame.
























This is an alternative edit and crop. Can't decide which one I like more:) This is the black & white filter in effects in camera+ on top of the color edited version of the picture.





















Good luck in experimenting with my favorite apps, camera+ and filterstorm.

Winnars of my Poppydesign giveaways are.....




















Which means Torill aka Screppa:) is the happy winner of the Poppydesign paper pack, while Wenche wins the stamps. Gratulerer jenter!! Håper dere sender meg adressene deres raskt, så skal jeg få sendt premiene til dere asap.


Marianne:)

Saturday, November 12

My iphone business cards are here!!

Yes!! I got something in the post!!! And it's the best set of business cards ever! I LOVE them! As I mentioned before, I ordered my business cards from Moo.com, (see post here) and you can design them yourself and have them all printed with different design/photos. This is my set of cards all made with iphone pictures and they look even cooler in real life than expected!! Very, very happy!








Thursday, November 10

I promised you more give aways.....

...so, here is some scrapbook goodness for whoever would like some unique and norwegian designed papers and stamps, all from Poppydesign and Vibeke Spigseth. There might be 2 lucky winners this time, one to win the papers and one to win the stamps. All you have to do is leave a comment here and on Poppydesigns blog and you're in. Only European residents though, sorry about that... You have until Nov. 15th. to participate.


And as you can see, I have had a little fun with the papers myself as well. Love those frames and plan to use them in a minialbum as well. Just need to find some more time first....