Wednesday, December 31, 2008


One of the highlight of 2008 was our trip to Tenerife, Spain last summer with our dear friends. Matthildur had a blast on the beach and here are some of the photos I took of her playing.

I wish all of you out there in digiland a happy new year and thanks for your nice comments on my layouts. I´m looking forward to a wonderful scrapyear 2009 :-)


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Gleðileg Jól - Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you out there. Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and families.

It´s a girl !

I just totally forgot to put this LO on my blog. But it´s a LO I did from the kit Toy Box at Holliewood studios. This picture of Matthildur was taken when she had just woken up after her first night in Iceland :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Icelandic winter

The Icelandic winter is probably not like most people imagine, yes it can be cold but it can also be mild. I doesn´t get as cold as many people think, when it´s -5-10 °C (23-14 F) it´s REALLY cold. But the weather is very changeble, it rains, it snows, it rains again, then a storm, snow again, sun and still weather....all in one day ;-)

Another LO from Winter flight, Icelandic winter

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lucky me :-)

Guess what happened, Dawn from Createwingsdesigns contacted me and asked if I would want to be on her creative team !!! Her designs are just awsome and I´m thrilled.

This is my first creative team. I´ve been a guest designer 3 times but I´ve never really applied to any CT calls, both because I'm a slow scrapper and I only do about 2-4 LOs a months and some CTs requirements are that you do 3-4 LOs a I would only be doing LOs with this designers stuff....not very good for you creative mind to stick to only one designer....especially if the designer style was not my style ;-)

So I´m happy happy :-)

There won´t be much scrapping for the next days, I´m busy doing Christmas stuff and my next project will be the Christmas card !

Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Christmas child

Litla jólabarn,

litla jólabarn

ljómi þinn stafar geislum

um ís og hjarn.

Indæl ásýnd þín

yfir heimi skín,

litla saklausa jólabarn.
An Icelandic Christmas song about the little Christmas child, beautiful song. In this LO I used pictures of Matthildur the first 3 Christmases with us. Unfortunately we were not able to be together her first Christmas.

I made the tree from a single green sprig from Create Wings kit, Winter flight.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My Christmas Calendar

I´ve been busy making my daughters Christmas Calendar. I found it too expensive to buy 24 little presents and usually they end up in the corner after 5 minutes of playing. Also here in Iceland, children get 13 little presents from the Santa Clause in a shoe placed in the window seat from Desember 11 until December 24 so I thought that was enough.

I wanted to do something different so I decided to make 24 little notes and on each note there is a promise of a quality time with the family for example: go to the movies, take a walk in town and go to a coffie house, stay at home and make Christmas crafts, rent a Christmas movie, decorate the house, sleep with grandparents and so on. Just ordinary things made special during this special time :-)

Here is the calendar, just a white plate with 24 little frames, frames I had, some I painted and some not and I also bought some new frames.

Here is a close up, under each frame there is a little note tied to a nail.

I used Mindy Terasawa´s Jolly lil Friends kit and stickers, just perfect for this project.

And here is Matthildur opening the first note this morning, very happy because her best friend from playschool was coming home with her to play :-)

And here is a picture of me and Matthildur in the main newspaper in Iceland :-)


It´s been very cold here in Iceland the last few days so when I saw this beautiful kit by Create Wings, Winter flight I just had to have it ;-)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Matthildur my beautiful daughter. In this LO I used Hollies new kit, Krafty Kringle, a beautiful kit available at Oscraps. It´s my first LO as a guest at Holliewood studios and I´m so excited :-)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My biggest gift... you, my beautiful golden girl :-) There are so many beautiful Winter / Christmas kit´s out there right now and in this LO I just mixed them all together. You can see credits here.

I´ve not been scrapping much lately because I´ve been making an Advent Calendar for my daughter. I´ll show you that later ;-)

Yes, and one more thing ;-) Hollie from Holliewood studios contacted me yesterday and asked if I would want to be her guest for this month....and of course i said yes. She a wonderful designer and I can´t wait to scrap with her goodies :-)


Monday, November 10, 2008

Christmas girl - Jólastelpa

I did this LO for a challange on an Icelandic scrap forum. The page had to be inspired of this page. Everything had to be in black and white with just one color. These pictures are from Christmas last year.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Winter star

Awww....I had the most fun with this LO. I just love to create a little fairytales with simple photos and awsome kits. And believe me, this kit is just awsome. A collab of two of my favorite designers, Jofia design and Milla design and it´s called Winter Song !

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happiness is..

...running barefoot in the sand !

Still working on these summer pictures from Tenerife, it´s nice to do summer LOs when it´s freezing outside ;-) Still need more hours to finish everything I have to do, including scrapping. I´m good if I manage one LO a week these days ! In this LO I used Fei Fei´s different strokes brushes and they are so cool. I was so lucky to win the brushes on her blog, thank you Shaui :-)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fairytale forest

Finally, finally, finally....I did a LO. My mojo has been somewhere else in October and I'm so glad I was finally able to sit down and create this fairytale LO !

Saturday, September 27, 2008

September 2008

Matthildur and I took a stroll along the river the other day and I took alot of beautiful fall pictures. This is one of them. The fall has been very wet and windy here in Iceland so all the leaves are falling of the trees before the get their beautiful fall colors !

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Sorry me my daughter is just pure perfection, look at that face ! Again, I´m using Catherine´s kit, now Summer Evenings. I just love her new stuff :-)

Monday, September 22, 2008

I walk the line

Because you´re mine, I walk the Johnny Cash ! A simple LO today. And the idea is not mine, it´s all stolen ;-). I found this awsome gallery by an Icelandic girl named Ólöf Erla. Look at her gorgeous gallery.And here is the original picture by Ólöf Erla, just gorgeous !

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Watch over me

egan Fisher of Megan designs just RAKed me with her new kit, Starry Night and it´s so gorgeous and dreamy. I made this LO with it and I pretty much recolored every element on the LO. It´s very hard for me to use a kit straight from the "kit", I always have to recolor, change levels and curves etc and blend the elements and papers....but that´s just so much fun :-)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Freeze time...

...well if I could, I would...just for a little time ! Time just goes by too quickly !
I´m so excited. On of my favorite scrapper, Catherine (Chud23) is starting designing and her first kit, Zen Attitude is coming out tomorrow at After five designs. I was so lucky that Catherine chose some girls to scrap a LO from her kit before friday....and I was one of the lucky girls. So here is my LO from her gorgeous kit !

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Haust the icelandic word for autumn. A picture taken of Matthildur 3 years ago.

I´m a rather slow scrapper these days. I only manage to do one LO a week but I hope to be able to do at least 2-3 in the near future ;-)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Step inside...

my colorful world !

After two simple LO I had the urge to do something more...."not so simple" page. The original idea came to me on the treadmill this week, watching a music videa with Dido. So you have to be awake and look at your environment to get ideas !

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I (heart) this girl

I´m keeping it simple again. I just love this photo of Matthildur, she is so serious, peaceful and beautiful so I didn´t want to put to many elements on the page to take the focus of the photo.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Live for life

Another LO from me today. I just love to scrap all these beach photos I took on our vacation at Tenerife (Spain) ....not so many beaches here in least not for sunbathing ;-)
The wordart is coming from a free mini kit from my idol, Vinnie Pearce. Check out her blog and grab 3 fabolous mini kits :-)

Well, I decided to keep it simple today ;-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

On the beach

Pictures taken on the beach on Tenerife, the kit I used was kit no 17 by On Designs.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tree of hearts

My newest LO. I got the idea from a t-shirt i just bought for Matthildur and on the front there is a tree of heart. So this is my version. I didn´t find the suitable picture for my idea so she just posed for my this morning :-)

Friday, August 8, 2008

I´m back...

...from my vacation from the wonderful Tenerife. It was just great and I took around 1200 I´m looking forward to scrap them ALL......well mayby not but mayby a bunch !

This month I´m a guest CT for On Designs. I just love their design and it´s such an honor for me to be on their team. This is my first LO for them, Funky. It´s totally different from my style which is usally dreamy, mystical and flowery. But it´s good to step outside the box and try something new and this kit, Flower Power is the perfect kit to step outside the box !

Monday, July 21, 2008

Butterfly girl !

My beautiful beautiful butterfly girl, pictures from yesterday ! Love these pictures of here.

Well, I´m off to my vacation, 2 weeks in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands :-) It will be a nice change from the Icelandic summer !! Can´t wait to be back and scrap all the wonderful photos I´m going to take on my vacation....and believe me, I do take alot of pictures ;-)

Have a nice time.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My baby (barnið mitt)

This is my little baby, who is now 4 years old. These pictures are the most precious photos I have of Matthildur and the only baby pictures (including 2 more pictures) I have of her !

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy !

Need I say more ! I started out with something completely different but this was the result. Matthildur 17 months and pretty happy :-)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Carefree days

My daughter turned 4 on the 29th and this was my gift to her, she is such a mermaid and loves water ! This LO was mostly made from Jofia´s new kit, Candy beach. You can see credits here.

You can also see the two photos I used to make her a mermaid. The picture of Matthildur was taken last summer at her birthday and I found the mermaid through Google search and here is the result:

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sweet as an apple !

This is my sweetiepie, I just loooove this picture of her. What I love about digital scrapbooking is the ability to change a "not so good" picture into a fairytaile !

Here is the original picture of my daughter and her friends in our hot tub:

And here is my newest LO made from the gorgeous kit, Under the apple tree by Jofia design:

Have a nice weekend !!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Umbrella kiss

Me and my husband at our wedding day, 27.sept 2003. Yes, it rained and was very windy but one of the best days of my life !! The door behind us is actually the door to the little church we got married in, Búðakirkja.

Located at the magnificent Snæfellsnes in Iceland, with the glacier in the background !

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I (heart) you

This LO was mostly done with the wonderful new kit by Milla design, Summer Jam. This picture of Matthildur was taken when she was 14 months old and was reading a train book, tuu tuu !

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Horfðu til himins (look to the sky)

My little fairy looking to the sky. It looks like she is deep in the forrest but she is actually in our backyard with only few trees behind her.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Exploring !

I was in the mood for a simple LO today. Matthildur exploring the world in our garden.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Today (June second) there are 3 years since we received our referral and saw our daughter for the first time. This day is always so special in our minds and our daughter is just pure joy !

Sunday, June 1, 2008

I´ve been tagged !!

So I guess I've been tagged by the great Vinnie Pearce ;-)

Here are my answers

Four Jobs I've Held:
wow....I´ve had many jobs, because in Iceland every teenagers start to work during the summer from 12-13 years old !
  • When I was a teenager I stayed 3 summers on a farm, helping out in the house and outside !

  • For 7 years I worked as a youth counselor at a youth center in Reykjavík.

  • For 10 summers I worked at a Rehabilitation Center in my hometown, started out in the kitchen, then I answered the phone, worked my way up to physical therapist assistant and ended up as a health therapist.

  • Now I´m a phys ed teacher, teaching 6-12 years old children how to swim and exercise :-)

Four Movies I Could Watch Over and Over:

  • Dirty dancing....loooove that movie !

  • Forrest Gump - a classic !

  • Anne of Green Gable, who doesn´t love that red haired girl with her mouth beneath her nose ;-)

  • Finding Nemo, It was my daughters favorite and I DID watch it over and over again !

Four Places I've Lived:

  • Mosfellsbaer, Iceland - my childhood home until I was about 23 years old.

  • Larchmont NY - I was an au-pair there for 8 months

  • Laugarvatn, Iceland - A little place of 150 people (!) where I went to collage for 2 years, wonderful place.

  • Mosfellsbaer, Iceland - My home right now :-)
Four TV Shows I Like:
  • So you think you can dance, my niece is going to be on season four !

  • Friends - I can watch them over and over again !

  • Greys Anatomy

  • Desperate housewifes

Four People Who Email Me Regularly:

  • My boss !

  • My husband

  • My swimming group

  • My dinner group
Four Things You Do Almost Every Day Without Fail:
  • I wake up (thank God !!)

  • I cuddle my daughter

  • Check out my favorite digital scrapbooking sites ;-)

  • I go to sleep after a good day, looking forward to the next !

Four Favorite Foods:
  • Icelandic lamb ala mamma (mom)

  • Toast with cheese never fails !

  • The tex mex fish soup I love

  • Icelandic fish with photatos, mashed with butter...yummy !!!

Four Places I'd Rather Be:
Well, I love where I am right now but...
  • Who wouldn´t wanna be on a sunny beach, especially when you live in Iceland :-)

  • On a camping trip on a bright Icelandic summer night with all of my friends, there is nothing like the bright summer night !

  • I wanna be in China right now :-)

  • I wanna be....well, I just wanna be right here, right now !

Four people I'm tagging

Lilja (liljatr)

Sarah (my3hens)

Deb (The pixel fairy princess)

Well....I´m just tagging 3 people ;-)

And finally, here´s my new LO, Lower lip.

My daughter has never used a pacifier ! Who needs a pacifier when you have your lower lip ;-) She is now almost 4 and I hardly see her sucking her lower lip anymore. But she also has a fleece blanket that she likes to rub against her nose and mouth ! Credits here !

Monday, May 19, 2008

Life is not measured

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. Love that quote !
I kinda lost my mojo this week and this is the third LO I started this weekend but the only one I finished. I hope it comes back with this LO !!