Friday, December 19, 2008

Long time no see!!!

Wow is it really September since my last post!? Days have gone by so fast, I have been working a lot with my two jobs and have been scrappin' a little but haven't had time to post it.

I have finished a work shop by Nat which was sooo fun to do! I am very happy with the results. You can see her post here.

This is what I did.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

New home card

On Friday we were invited to my friends Jenny and Paul for a crayfish party. This is something typical Swedish which is normally held in August but we were all busy moving into our new homes so we postponed it to September. Jenny and Paul bought their new home the same day as me and Tommie so this was a crayfish/"welcome to new home" party so I made this cute little card for them. I've used items from July Scrap muse kit.

Materials used: Sassafras Lass, Bazzill rhinestones, October afternoon.

Don't forget about the little RAK contest. See my previous post.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

+5000 RAK contest

Wohoo I can't believe I have reached 5000 visitors on my blog. To celebrate this and to see how many readers I really have I would love to give out a RAK to one reader. This is what I have in mind.

I would love to receive a scrapbook page from you. I have recently bought a new calendar/journal where you can put your own cover page in a pocket in the front of the book. The pocket is 21 cm x 14 cm or 8.3 inches x 5.5 inches.

The rules:

*The page should have my name on it somewhere: Eeva or Eeva Hall.

*You can do a digital page or a paper page or a mix of both. Please don't layer too much so the paper page gets too thick. It might not fit in the pocket. Or I'll just frame it and hang it on the wall instead :)

*Email me your digital page to the email address you find on the left side of my blog.

*If you want to send me a page through the mail email me for my address.

*You can email me for an invite to my online photo album if you would like to use a photo of me.

*Open for all both European and international scrapbookers.

The Winner
Out of all who has sent in I will draw one winner who will get to choose between one 10 dollar
gift certificate at your favorite store, or I'll send you a little goody bag full of Scandinavian scrapbooking products (stamps and embellishments). Worth 15-20 dollars.

The winner will be drawn 30th of September so you'll have plenty of time to create.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Interview on scrapmuse

Hello, dear friends I'm still here :). I know I've been silent for a while. There has been so much to do with the moving yet again but finally to our own place. I am trying to get everything organized in my scraproom but I seem to have more things than places to put them.

I haven't done any scrapbooking for weeks and I can't wait to get started again. Hopefully I will received my newest kit from scrapmuse before the weekend. If you are interested in learning more about me you can check the newest newsletter at scrapmuse. There's an interview with me.

Other than that there are some great news! I have finally gotten a job! It's only part time and so far after only 3 days I am still lovin' it! I get to speak German from time to time which is GREAT. And the people I work with are really nice.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Today we celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe that it has already gone 5 years! It still feels like yesterday. I did this layout for a journaling challenge over at ScrapMuse so that is why I have chosen to do a layout with no photo.

Materials used: Fiskars and Basic Grey PP, Bazzill CS, Basic Grey: monogram, American Crafts: fleece, Fiskars: Chipboard shapes

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Award and news

I know I have been quiet for a while. So much has happened and I haven't had time to scrap anything. To make a long story short we have moved again. We are now living in a small 1 room apartment and the 4th of august we are finally moving to our own "house". We have bought a part (second floor) of a house and will be moving hopefully for the last time in a very looooong time. We will hopefully go back to Hamburg to get our furniture the first week of August so that we don't have to live in an empty house ;).

I got an award from the lovely Mirija.

Here are the Award Rules:
1. The winner can take the logo.
2. Place a link to the person that send you the award.
3. Give the Award to at least 7 other Scrapbooking-Blogs, which by its currency, the issues of choice and for their designs are especially noteworthy.
4. Put a link to these sites on your Blog.
5. Write a comment on their Blogs that they've won an Award .

Hmm already many of my favorite blogs have gotten this award.. I want to give this to dear Tanja who does amazing layouts and cards.

Take a look at her blog.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sunny Öckerö

This is a scraplift of Leslie Ashe's layout "My greatest gifts" which I did for the DT try over at Create my keepsakes.

Journaling: We spent a sunny day on the island Öckerö. Here we are eating lunch at the harbour.

Materials used: CS Bazzill, PP K&Company, Alpha and fleece American crafts, Ranger Alcohol ink, Clear flower Clearscraps, button brad chipboard and flowers unknown.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I love pink

I created this layout for a DT search over at Create my keepsake. I didn't make it to the next round but it was fun to try out!

Journaling says: I love the colour of pink! Whenever I go shopping for clothes or scrapbook stuff I always stop at the pink section. My eyes catches the pink stuff right away.

When I got married my sister and my parents had planned a big surprise for us. They had contacted a friend theirs who has old cars so we were picked up by this beautiful pink car!

Materials used CS Artic frog, PP Danyeela patterned paper, Sassa Fras lass, My minds eye, Creative imaginations, Journal tag Making memories, Brads Craft Market and ? ?. Hearts Craft market, Ribbon Value Craft, Alpha ?, Rubon Heidi Grace.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

" Lucy's challenge*white brings peace* I'm loving you"

Lucys challenge was to create a layout in white and only adding very little other colors. I didn't have that much white at home but I managed to create this layout. Thank you to Marianne Kiiskilä who took this photo of me and DH.

Materials used: Scenic route, love Elsie, American crafts, Prima, Bazzill. Flowers and brads??

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nat's challenge My dream house

Nat's challenge was to create a layout with the word House or a house on the layout.

Materials used: basic grey, K&Company, Sassa Fras lass, the paper loft, love Elsie, igoodie bag, Hambly.

The alpha and stars are from igoodybag from SISTV. I've just change the color of the alpha. "Cupcake Confetti" by CC_SISTV_KAT and Cardboard frame made by F_KAT_SIStv for designed exclusively for Scrap In Style TV, LLC, also known to the online community as and

Friday, June 20, 2008


Not that I wouldn't normally scrap another hotty than my DH but I know he wouldn't want to be shirtless on my blog :). This challenge was to create a layout with a shirtless hotty.

I found this HOT picture of Orlando Bloom :). I've used patterned paper from the lovely Danyeela patterned paper. Rubons are from Creative imaginations, flowers?, I've created a small pocket where I can put more hot pics ;). PS my DH thinks I am crazy ;)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ravenea's Rockin' Challenge NKOTB

This challenge by SIStv was all about music and how it has affected you.

Hehehee NKOTB has touched my soul :). When I was young I was a HUGE NKOTB fan. My room was full of posters and I listened to them 24/7. Me and my best friend danced and sang to their music every day and we also have a tape (both video and cassette) where we sing and dance :). Whenever I hear a NKOTB song I think back on my happy childhood and all the fun we had. Now I listen to my old mixed tapes when I do spring and winter cleaning :) makes even cleaning fun *LOL*

Materials used: Pink Martini, Scenic route, Bazzill, Love Elsie

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

SISiversary Dad Challenge *Someday*

I made this dad challenge for my husband.

Photo is of my DH and his nephew Dante. I've chosen to cover Dante's face.

Materials used: Kaiser Kraft, Bazill, Creative imaginations, Scenic route, Junkitz, American crafts.

My favorite shoes Lesley's 4am Five Plus a Day

For this challenge we were supposed to choose 5 different techniques.

I've picked these 5 techniques:
*Doodling under the title and over the scalloped paper.
* framing the photo
* hybrid printed out the hot tag on white paper
* handcutting the scallopped edges by hand
* stamped my title

It's hard to read the journaling part but it says: These are my absolute favorite shoes. They are starting to be very worn out so I might have to throw them soon.

Materials used: Basic Grey, Danyeela patterned paper, ??, buttons ?, ribbon ?, stamp ?, Hot tag designed exclusively for Scrap In Style TV, LLC, also known to the online community as and From iGoodiebag bought for the sisiversary crop 2008.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Reagan's challenge was to scrap about your age.

Materials used: Danyeela patterned paper, Love Elsie alpha and stickers, Flower? Acrylic paint, Brad? and journaling tag from eGoodie bag.
Printable" by SIStv - SISiversary Set_LRF for designed exclusively for Scrap In Style TV, LLC, also known to the online community as and From iGoodiebag bought for the sisiversary crop 2008.

Sisiversary 2008 Name tag

Here is my name tag that we had to do for the Sisiversary.

I've used a piece of packaging that is inside Heidi Swapps ghost shapes. Materials used from KI Memories, Creative imaginations, butterfly brad ?, Prima tape, Alpha Love elsie and american crafts?,

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sisiversary 2008 more layouts

Next challenge was fun :) I did a digital layout.

This challenge is all about you!! I want you to scrap about you.. about what you love about yourself.. about why you are fabulous!!

"Cupcake Confetti" by CC_SISTV_KAT and Cardboard frame made by F_KAT_SIStv for designed exclusively for Scrap In Style TV, LLC, also known to the online community as and From iGoodiebag bought for the sisiversary crop 2008.

Another from the SIStv crop

This time it was a challenge by Celine Navarro

"MAKE A LAYOUT (any size) with this color combo : YELLOW & GREY :D, 3 different STAMPS
one 4x6 photo and one picture of someone that you will cut around the silhouette :)"

This is what I did

I've taken a photo that I took last week and a photo of my sister that I also took last week.

Materials used: Danyeela patterned paper, Bazzill, the 2 flower stamps I've gotten from a UK scrap magazine, journaling stamp is KLAR-text, Alpha American crafts button ?.

What a weekend!!!

I've had an amazing and fun weekend. Over at SisTV was a crop weekend all weekend. Full of challenges and classes and fun. I've made a lot of layouts and will be posting them here.

One of the first challenges was "Recycle something from your space and use only the supplies you have left over from the last project you were working on."

I have used leftover scraps from a layout I did yesterday. I've altered a making memories package for brads and made it to a key chain for a key.

This is what I made

Materials: My minds eye Ribbon Value Craft, Alpha ?, Rubon Heidi Grace.Brad making memories.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I see skies of blue (STM)

I haven't posted for a few days because I was away visiting my parents. We have had wonderful weather, over 30 degrees Celsius in the shadwos for a few days!

Here is my try on this weeks Scrapping the music challenge.

I'm doing a lot of challenges over at SISTV right now so I'm adding the material list on Monday ;).

Friday, June 06, 2008

Manneken Pis (sketch 87)

This is my try on this weeks sketch from pencil lines. I've chosen to work with a color I normally never use.

Materials used: Bazzill, Danyeela patterned paper, paper from japan, KI Memories: Pop Culture: Silly String, Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp: Journaling Spots: Stars and Moon

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Lost in this moment (STM challenge)

I really loved this weeks challenge at STM and I really really wanted to do a wedding photo. As I already told you I don't have my wedding photos here right now. I'll get them end of June when we go back to visit Hamburg. I do have some photos over at an old online photo album but the size of the photos are so small the quality gets bad when you try to print them. I took this photo from that album because it's my favorite photo of all time. I even have a bigger version of it framed on my wall but of course that frame is also still in Hamburg . I have been playing around with the photo in photoshop to minimize the bad quality. I made it a bit greenish to go with the color combo that I've chosen. It's hard to see that one this photo.

I've chosen to make a very bright layout and used not so traditional wedding colors. The journaling part is taken from the lyrics. In real life it's even brighter than this photo shows.

Materials used: CS Bazzill, PP Rhonna Farrer, Catter box, Danyeela patterned paper, Grungeboard, American crafts, Bo Bunny, Creative imaginations.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

XOXO (photo swap)

I did this for a challenge at CMK forum. Layout is based on a sketch from (the second one from the June maps) which I then flipped over . I've done this layout for Angela at SISTV who I made a photo swap with.

Materials used: Bazzill, Creative Imaginations, doodlebug, reminisce, American crafts.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Beautiful smile (photo swap)

I did a photo swap with Jenn and this is the layout I did for her.

Materials used PP from Scenic route, Sassa fras lass and fontwerks, CS from Bazzill, Swirls from Bo Bunny, Rubbon Creative imaginations. Butterfly unknown.

Monday, June 02, 2008

I am unique (photo swap)

I did this layout for Tina over at SiSTV.

I've used paper from danyeela patterned paper and CS from Bazzill. Rubbon and stickers are from creative imaginations. Brad from K&Company. Flowrs ?.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Photos from Öckerö

This weekend has been amazing! We are having such a great weather. Today we have over 30 degrees Celsius which is very warm for June here in Sweden. Yesterday we spent the whole day on the island Öckerö. It's only about 20-30 minutes car drive from here and then you take a ferry over to the island. Here some photos I took yesterday. The two photos with the boats are taken a few weeks ago when we also were on Öckerö.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A perfect day (STM challenge)

Here is this weeks STM challenge. I wanted to do a layout with a wedding photo but all my wedding photos are still in Hamburg so I had to choose another photo.

Materials used: Bazzill, Scenic route, Creative imaginations rub on and transparency, Heidi Swapp ghost shape, flowers ?, I've used alcohol ink on the butterfly and stickles under it.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monkey business (sketch 86)

Here is my try on this weeks pencil lines sketch.

I've chose to use two photos that I took 2006 when we were in Phnom Penh Cambodia. I've played around a little with them in photoshop to match the color of the flowers with the paper.

Materials used: Tinkering Ink Blur cake, Bazzill, American Crafts: "Eggnog" Thickers, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Sei buttons, flowers & brad ?, red acrylic paint and white water color pencil.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great day

Yesterday I received my kit for winning last weeks challenge at Scrapping the music. It is a great kit sponsored by Scraproom blueprints. Thank you to STM for having such great challenges every week and thank you Mary for the great kit!

This is what I got

Monday, May 26, 2008


I finally got a new Scrapmuse Kit! I had to take a break for a few months as we were moving back to Sweden and I sooo missed them! I've used only items from the kit and make this layout after the May sketch.

Materials used: Bazzill, Fiskars: Kimberley Poloson, Basic Grey, American Crafts: Newhouse Fleece Shapes, Fiskars: Kimberley Poloson: Old Fashioned Flowers: Chipboard shapes, I've printed the title using photoshop and an action called distressed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sketch 85 Ostindiefararen

I used yesterdays background to make this layout. It's a ship that was docking here and we went down to take a look at it.

I've used parts of the new sketch from pencil lines on this layout.

Material used: Acrylic paints, ranger crackle paint, paper and rubons Sassa fras lass, skull sticker is from a bookstore, alpha American crafts, rubon basic grey, date rubon from creative imaginations, small paper stripe rogue de garance, button ?

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Yesterday I played around again making my own background. I used the first and second tutorial from the brayer video that Nat shows on her blog.

I have used 2 acrylic paints on the background. Turquoise and cappuccino and then I did the rubber band part with Rangers crackle paint fired brick.

Here is the result

I've already used it for a layout but you'll have to come back tomorrow to see the layout.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

There is a light in your eyes (STM challenge)

I was so happy to read that I won the gorgeous kit on the STM site. These challenges really makes me think outside the box while trying to find photos that could match something in the lyrics. I scrap photos that I maybe wouldn't scrap normally.

Here is this weeks layout.

If you take a close look you will see that my DH's eyes are shining red :) .

I covered the cut out crown with stickles and silver paint.

I put the buttons in a small plastic bag, dropped some alcohol inc inside and made a happy dance :)

Materials used: KI Memories: Pop Culture: Hangman, Taxi Yellow, Cardstock Bazzill: Scalloped, Eyelet Edge, Artesian Pool and CS, PP from Sassa fras lass, crown cut out from Rusty Pickle Lucky collection, stickles and glitter stick from Panduro Hobby, Journaling part is from rogue de garance, Alcohol incs on photo and on buttons, transparency from creative imaginations, smiley?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Work in progress

I am working on a wedding gift so I can only show some bits and pieces from it. I wanted to use some Grungeboard on it so I chose a key and a key hole and 2 hinges. I tried out different techniques on it until I found the one that I liked the most.

First I tried copper colored embossing powder but I didn't like the result at all. Firstly you can't see the lovely swirls on the grungeboard anymore and second I got ugly bubbles all the time probably because I was blowing too hot air on it.

Then I came up with something else. I used my Glimmer mist from tattered Angels (copper color) and this acrylic metallic silver tube I bought at a store in Hamburg. I sprayed the mist on the grungeboard and then used my heat gun to blow away/dry the water so that only the glimmer stuff stayed on the grungeboard. Then I just dabbed a little of the silver color here and there where I didn't have so much of the glimmer. I wanted to have an old looking effect almost like silver that has a lot of rust. I am probably not the first to do this so if you have used glimmer mist this way and feel I should link to you just let me know.

Here is a photo of the 2 hinges. The right one is the one with embossing powder. The left one with the glimmer mist. I used the back side of the grungeboard for two reasons. 1 because I had done embossing on the front side and 2. because if you would do swirls on real metal it would probably look more like the backside of the grungeboard.

Here's how the key and key hole look like.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Last summer when we went to our parents summer house we played a little badminton. I had to hold my self from laughing as my mother had such a funny style playing. It almost looked like she was dancing ballet.

Materials used: Paper from Fancy pants, Alpha from American crafts, journal tag from creative imaginations.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Something to believe in (STM challenge)

Here is my try on this weeks STM challenge. I have made this canvas for my mother. She loves angels and they have become very special to her. This weeks song was perfect for my angel stickers.

Materials used: Acrylic paint and silver metallic paint, Paper from K&C company and ?, Ranger, Grungeboard, Felt from Fancy Pants, Angel sticker from Panduro Hobby.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Received a wonderful SWAP/RAK

Today I got such a surprise in the mail!!! I did a candy swap with Silje who posted a message over at SIStv looking for Lakrisal candy. We decided to do a candy swap so I sent her a bag full of Lakrisal and other candy that you can find over here and she was supposed to send me some candy too. Well today I got this HUGE package full of candy and scrapbook stuff and a beautiful zippered pouch which she has made herself! Take a look at her Etsy shop!!

This is what I got

You are such a sweetheart!!