Facebook-Den här dagen, på gott och ont.

Det är alltid enormt blandade känslor- vemod, sorg, glädje,stolthet-varje gång jag får upp bilder i fb-flödet från den tid i livet när jag hade 4-5 olika design uppdrag. Tiden innan allt man visste om sin familj ändrades fundamentalt.

Speciellt dagarna runt 1 september är värst. Idag är det datumet inte lika jobbigt som för några år sedan. Då var allt ett enda stort sår. Då packade jag ned alla scrapbooking bilder i stora kartonger och bar ut i förrådet. Totalt knäckt.

Jag har inte öppnat kartongerna sedan dess. Så långt har jag inte kommit än.

Vemod och sorg över att man missunnades att få vara kreativ och att det utnyttjades till att allt negativt som hände var min kreativitets fel. Så det enda i livet jag gjorde för min alldeles egna glädjes skull dödades totalt. Jag fick inte vara bättre eller framgångsrikare på något. Det skylldes på att det var  kreativitetens fel att livet som jag kände det tog slut. Idag har jag valt att tänka att det var bara skitsnack.

Jag är glad och stolt över att veta att även om dessa minnen gör ont så finns det fina i livet sparat och dokumenterat både för egen och mina barns skull.

Idag dök den här bilden upp i flödet från Best Creations när de informerade om sitt nya designteam år 2010. Tänk så fort tiden går. Tycker det inte alls var länge sedan.

Så liten hon var, och så mycket som hänt sedan dess. Man glömmer fort hur små barnen varit.

When life changes-you change with it

It feels weird. Weird to do a LO again. I haven’t scrapped in two years, TWO YEARS! I don’t even know if there is any subscribers of my blog left.

Four years ago I created something on a daily basis. I was a Design team member in several wonderful teams,  I loved to be creative. Now I don’t even make birthday cards anymore. Life changed over night with a textmessage. Life as I knew it changed forever. And all the joy to create died. It’s time to change that.

Well, yesterday I sat down… pulled out some baskets with old papers and embellishments, and it ended up as a LO about my favourite fur-baby ❤️

Bonus is the latest member of my family. A really friendly and happy Welsh Springer Spaniel that found a replacement home with me and my kids.

 I dreamt about having a dog again, someone to take walks with, and could make me feel less alone when the kids where at their fathers house. And me and Bonus found eachother on Facebook.

He came for a visit, decided that he wanted to call me and my family his flock 5 months ago, and I can’t imagine my life without him. He is the love of my life. He is genuine and loving, and he is just amazing. I thank my lucky star every night that this furry goofball ended up with me and my kids. 


; One year later…..

There are times when all you want to do is just curl up in bed and just evaporate from the face of the earth.

A year ago that´s what i did… I thought I died… I just wanted to vanish from the earths surface and not come back. EVER!

I hid from the public, not wanted to do anything of those things that have made me really happy my entire life. I didn´t want to create. I hid all my art stuff.. sold most of it or just tucked it in to a box in the closet. I was not in the mood to be an artist anymore. My love for creating sort of died. I focused on being a present mother and teacher… but no, not an artist.

But the other day something happened….

I have the most fantastic friends… I love them to pieces… They never let me back down or hide. They dare to speak the truth,even when it hurts like hell… and one of my friends said:

– Why are you doing this? Why are you killing yourself, giving up what you love the most? you are not YOU without the paint and camera…

I didn´t have a good enough answer, and that bugged me.

I went home…. thought about it… I really thought about it…

And it nagged me, it bothered me to hell that she put the nail spot on…

I didn´t want to.. didn´t want to be an artist anymore…. or was she right??

When I sat there alone in my apartment… It started to itch…you know,, that creative itch.. I didn´t get it out of my system.

And I started a treasure hunt… finding my paints, papers, trimmer, and I even printed photos (No my camera is still in the bag, but I have a few in my phone)

And you know what?!

I sat there… singing out loud… and I bet my neighbor wondered what was wrong with me at 2 am in the morning… But I had so much fun.  And my friend… She was right,,, as usual. This is what I love!

I looked back at the past year… and I wouldn´t change anything… not a bit. I have the most fantastic friends… and I have a life that I actually like, no I love my life. So.. I hope that this creative itch is staying a while now.

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The Studio Challenge March=M

This time the challenge is M for March – make a layout using the letter M! It could be the title or anything being with M!

Create and have fun..

I created a real EGO boost for this challenge:
Me, Myself and I

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I have really had fun, using loads of distress inks, and flowers. The stickers are from my all time favourite Hambly, that unfortunately isn´t around anymore 😦
Materials used:
Distress Ink- Tumbled glass, Antique linen, pumice stone, picked raspberry


Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts


Stamps- Studio Calico, Bo Bunny, Prima, glitz design

Stickers- Hambly


My Sweet Girl!

Today I have had a nerve-wrecking day, and to let go of some of the stress I was a bit creative tonight. I love it when I have that possibility, to just sit down and have a sip of wine, a piece of chocolate and create… well today minus the wine and the chocolate… 😦




Materials used:

Distress Ink- Tim Holtz

Stencils- Prima

Stamps- Prima, Bo Bunny, Glitz Designs

Flowers- Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts


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It´s finally official!!

well there are a few secrets in my life at the moment.. all of them art related, and this is one of them..

I have been invited to join the Studio Challenges team….  And today there is a new challenge up on the blog.. Scrap-lift yourself.


I chose to scraplift this old LO from 2010


I love this old LO, and I used the cluster and decorations as inspo when I did this new LO:sweet-amazing-Katarina-Damm-Blomberg


Materials used:
Bazzill Basics White

Prima- Masks, Flowers and Wood embellishment clock, brads

Finnabair/Prima- punchinella stamp

Tim Holtz- Distress Ink

Wild Orchid Craft- flowers

Studio Calico- Wood Veneer letters, Word stamps

Silhouette Cameo

Getting Inky with it……

Today, when I had my early day off work, I got home and got a bit inky… I have had so much fun letting ink drip, and splatter around, and I think my fingers looks like I´ve been in an accident, blue, black, orange and purple…


materials used:

Distress ink- Spiced marmalade, Tumbled glass, Stamps- Bo Bunny, Stamps-Studio Calico, Punchinella, Flowers-Prima, Masks-Prima 


Materials used:

Masks Prima, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress stain-brushed Pewter, ArtAnthology-Color Spray Honey Bee,  Enamel dots-My Minds Eye, Stickers-Basic grey, Stickers-Simple Stories.

I guess you can tell my favorite masks are from Prima, right…. they are really absolutely amazing, love the texture and patterns.. and the other day I found some lovely Finnabair/Prima stamps at the local shop. And I was all over the place… yeeeeeeeah…… happy!!!  together with some lovely metallic ink dabbers and it was like heaven!!

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Tittut! -peek-a-boo!

This is the second page i did yesterday playing with some new photos I took of my children the other day.

With this one I played around with some lovely color spray,  distress inks and my favorite stencils..
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Bazzill-cardstock white

Silhouette Cameo- chevron/arrow

Little Birdie-Pins

Flowers, masks-Prima Marketing Inc.

Art Anthology- Color Spray

Tim Holtz- Distress Ink, and Distress Markers.

American Crafts-Stickers


Vinterlek-Winter games

The other day me and the kids visited a friend, and we had loads of fun… before we went home we took a stroll through the neighborhood. The kids played around, and when my Son found an old concrete pipe, he yelled… mom its PHOTO-TIME!!! (yup I have scrap-damaged kids) the photos of him and his darling sister turned out really well… and I scrapped them right away. This is one of the LO´s I did today. The base of this LO is really simple, I made the pattern using an pilot ink pen, and my Silhouette Cameo to draw this whimsical background, added some dots using a Prima Marketing stencil, and beautiful Tim Holtz Distress ink and distress marker -Pumice Stone.

The flowers are from Prima, and Wild Orchid Crafts. and other than that its a Manila Tag, and some patterned stripes of paper from Carta Bella.

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