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Day 6: Childhood memory

11 Aug

I didn’t post yesterday’s photo yesterday, as I wanted to keep up the tradition of Wordless Wednesday. Yesterday was ‘childhood memory’, a concept I find hard… because, I don’t have many childhood memories. Without going into details, I experienced a lot of painful things during my childhood, things that I keep with me still. Of course, I have happy memories too – like the time we went camping, all four of us, sleeping in a tent high up on the mountain where there was nothing but heavy clouds and heather.

I remember waking up early, around dawn. It drizzled outside. I had slept in my jeans, which I always did when I slept in a tent. No time for pyjamas. I’m not sure how old I am. Four, perhaps? Five? I had to go to the bathroom, which there were none of. So I tried to wake my mom up, to get her to come with me. I’ve never liked going outside, and still don’t. I couldn’t get her to come with me, and I remember getting out of the tent alone, and I remember the feeling of the clammy jeans, you know, the way they get when you’ve slept in them, in a sleeping bag. My wellies in the wet heather, the heavy, drizzling clouds above. I so distinctly remember the sight of my blue jeans, my purple wellies and the beautiful heather all wrapped up in this heavy weather, the smell of dusk.

So how do you take a photo of that? That’s hard. I could have tried to recreate it, taking my camera and drive to a place I know I can find some heather, put on my big-girl wellies and try to shoot it, but I think it would ruin it.

Instead I found a photo from my kindergarten-file: A small paper folder, with my name on the outside. The kindergarten has adhered a a note on the inside cover saying that this is for the children, so that they feel safe. The parents are to put pictures of the families inside, so that the children will have some familiar faces. I’m not sure when it was made, maybe throughout the years I spent there. There are some photos inside, my dad holding me right after I was born, from my 4th birthday in kindergarten, to the vacation in Greece before I started school i ’92. Maybe it was meant as something we should keep from our kindergarten days, for when our school years began? I’m not sure, but I have a distinct impression that it was given to me by my kindergarten.

I picked a photo from it. There are not many to choose from. There is not a lot of photos to choose form my childhood. I have these six. Those that are in the folder.

I chose this one. I’m 1 1/2 years old. We’re vacationing in Denmark. I’m holding on to this foal and refusing to let it go.



Day 5: Someone I love

9 Aug

Day 5 and I’m still at it! Wow!

Today, “Someone I love”. T was a bit worried I’d pick a cat over him…!

The photo I got of him with the Instax was just so cute, I’m going to share that as well!

Also, I got two other photos I’d like to share. My mom has recently taken in another cat. She wanted me to photograph him so that she could put up posters, send it to the local paper and such, trying to find his owners. The cat is not exactly cooperating with me at the moment, but some photos were taken. This photo, however, is of Fred, which means Peace. Most of the time he’s Fredepusen (Peace-kitty), though.

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Day 3: Clouds + Cats

7 Aug

Firstly, today pic:

There are several sketch blogs I use to get my creative juices flowing, and today I thought I’d give this week’s grid layout from Elle’s Studio a go, using an old Studio Calico kit, a goldfish die-cut from K&Co. and some Elle’s Studio items, of course.

I have some good shots of our cats from the terrace this summer, and each of them gives a clear insight into their personalities. I thought I’d try writing directly on the photos and I hope this looks as good as I hoped it would?

From top left: Sandor wants attention, Ghost is cuddly, Syrio is weird, Ghost loves sleeping outside, Syrio is shy, Sandor is friendly.

Die-cut doilies had had Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Antique linen” blended onto them and then sprayed with white Mr Huey. I really like the effect this gave.

Thanks for looking!

Day 2 – What I wore + Tall Ships Race

6 Aug

Day 2 of the photo challenge and still going strong (don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll drop it soon… I only managed three days of 365 last year!):

I also got a bit of scrapping done, digging out kits from the summer of 2010! Summer has not been much to brag about here, but I got some good photos at the Tall Ships Race last weekend!

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Journaling reads: At the end of July, while Terje was on his motorcycle trip, I went with my mom, Camilla, Arnt and Rebecca to the “boat festival”, which it often is called. Beautiful weatherand gorgeous ships gave it a “southern feel”, right in the middle of Stavanger!

Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow!

You make me smile…

4 Aug

I finally got around to using the hand-stitched exclusive tag from Amy Tangerine!

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Made with sketch from Pagemaps, you might have seen this photo before. Also, please sign up for my giveaway! I’m giving away a red Smashbook, completely free. I’ll ship internationally.

A picture of a layout of a hand holding a picture + GIVEAWAY!

2 Aug

I combined this week’s Sunday sketch and Weekly challenge from Studio Calico today, in a super-easy layout. The photo is a photo of the first photo from my new Instax camera. Wow.. That’s a whole lotta “photo”s! And since this is so meta as you can get, which almost made my husband’s head explode (or so he says), I had to include a photo of me holding the layout with a a photo of my hand holding a photo…!

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Also, I’ll be hosting a give-away. Blog/tweet/post about this giveaway, and then comment on this post with a link to where you’ve posted about it for a chance to win one red Smash book from K&Co.! Also, the more places you post about this giveaway, the more chance you have of winning! Winner will be announced on August 16th 🙂

Thanks for reading!


28 Jul

Another entry!

I was going to make a layout about the mess I’ve made of this apartment, as I got a photo of the kitchen table a couple of days ago. I did make the layout, in 30 minutes or so, but I’m not happy with it and won’t be showing it. Seriously!

I did, however, make another page. After getting a large format printer for Yule, I haven’t used it much, but it was put to good use today as I couldn’t decide if I wanted to go for printing the photo on photo paper or white cardstock. I printed both, but went for the paper.

The title says “A detour” and the journaling is about the car trip we made last Friday. Photo taken as we ascended on the Gloppedal scree.

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Made with Studio Calico’s March kit, Candy Shoppe. Inspired by Céline‘s gorgeous full page-photo layouts!

Thanks for reading!