Saturday, April 30, 2011


love travel!
I go for 3-4 times of trips every year.

This is a photograph when I went to Wakayama last year.
Wakayama is famous at the area of production  of the orange.
soft serve ice cream using the  orange and the fresh juice were really delicious!!!

And I go for a trip from today.
I take a lot of photographs!!!

have a good day! Hug!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Sisters of the Heart

My best friend and I met in college.
We are both teachers.
We are both girly girls and we like to match whenever we go out.
We travel the world together.
We laugh a lot!
We may not be related, but we are sisters of the heart.
I hope you have a special friendship like this in your life to scrap about!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Life Worth Living

I feel like it's been a long time since I shared a layout here at Scrap Yourself! But no matter, I am here now to share with you a page about two little people that make my life so much more worth living. 
These are my sweet children. They are my world. They play a very important role in how I live my life. I am forever grateful for their presence. Something that I've taken to trying lately is being in more photos with my children. When they flip through their scrapbooks years from now I want them to know that I was there with them, that I was involved. It is something I have to be conscious of daily, but I don't mind. The rewards are so worth it. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Eleven years ago Caesar moved in with us and became a truly beloved member of our family. He is such a wonderful "old gentleman" with SO much personality. He loves when we take photos of him, of course he doesn't know what a photo is, but he enjoys the attention we pay him in that moment. Caesar is following us as much as possible and sometimes he go to work with my husband, BUT "mommy" is the best ;-D

I created this layout with a photo of Caesar and I sitting in the dunes at the beach in Vorupør where we have our summerhouse.

A little cluster of embellishments

I used a Bird and branch punch from Stampin Up

We have a very special bond and he is a true and 100 % loyal friend to me, 11 years is a high age for a big dog, so I am deeply grateful for every day he is here with us.



Monday, April 25, 2011

How do you get your MOJO Back!!

Hello SY Gals!!

Did you all have an amazing weekend?? I hope so,ready to have a positive scrappy week?? Okay question which could be timeless!! How do you get your MOJO back, when she decides to take a vacay! Did you even give HER permission anyway?? When blog surfing,fashion magazines,or everyday inspiration CANNOT HELP!!! What do you do GALS?? Please leave a comment!!

Well this site here XOXO gives you permission to scraplift their wonderful design!! The ladies over here totally ROCK!! I lifted the wonderful Miss.Linda Harper design check  Chalese's Blog to see Linda's design!! This is my dear friend Denise!! We met in 7th grade french class,laughter is what WE do best!! Our friendship has had it's UP&DOWN, we have stood the test of time... I love love this girlie!!

Here my take on Linda's design!!!

NOW this is just a start,please check the ladies out!! When your MOJO take a vacay your will surely find inspiration here!! Happy Monday

Thursday, April 21, 2011


My inspiration for today's layout was my handsome little boy - Vaughn.  He is my everything!  My one and only son.  I added two pieces of "Dusty Attic" chipboard to this page.  One piece is framing his face and another scrolling over top.  I wanted to create a bronzed/distressed finish to the chipboard.  I painted it first with browns, black and bronze.  I then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Here is a few close-ups.  Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Biz of ARt...

Hello Everyone.... DISCLAIMER.... Not for the faint of heart.

Just Kidding-
F.Y.I. I tend to be a positive person and yet, Let's be honest-!
There is always a time in our lives that just getting it all done can Be FRUSTRATING... And it feels good to do a page just for your emotions.

This last February, I found myself in this Frustrating place and did a Lay Out based just on that. It was Application season for artists. Arts Festivals and Public Art. I was applying to everything I could and trying to fit the need of each art project I applied for. Feeling pulled in all sorts of directions.
When, Where.... What I will need for product and my booth, travel. Geez, just talking about it gets me going-!

I am far past that now and have a generous schedule to adhere to... Yet- so very excited about the persons I will get to meet this coming season.

Part of the journaling states:
"in dreams we catch glimpses of life larger than our own" Tim Holtz stamps.

Just Know our lives that...
"This too shall pass"
and you will be back on your feet in the right mind set in no time.

ROCK ON Lovely Ladies-!
Keep your goals in minds eye.

Crop till you drop

Hi there!
Tuesday...and my post day at Scrap your self.

In Mars this year I was at a scrapevent in Karlstad Sweden.
I really loves scrapbooking events, to meet all the people and scrap all day long.
I love all the challenges and of course to shop at all the scrapbooking stores.

This event is from Saturday to Sunday and included a stay at a hotel.
I went there by train together with my dear friend and the next time are already booked...

Do you have any tradition or travels you do with your friends every year?

Have nice day!


Monday, April 18, 2011

*i {heart} you* by ally*cakes

hi friends!!! yay, my turn again!!! here is a bright and fun layout i created of just me and my hubby. poor us, we dont have a ton of pictures together, he works a lot, and i usually take the pictures. i love this photo, and all the bright & fun colors going on!! here is *i {heart} you*, by me, ally*cakes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cam Freak

Hey Everyone;
Its me, Azura again with you today. 
Hows your weekends??

So who doesn't love the camera??
I know I am in love with it..
and I cant stop taking photos..
not just of myself but my surroundings..
I am funny like that!!
Everyone around call me a camera freak!
Its true..there is no point denying that!
haha! :)

Thus, today my layout will be based on that..
It is based on my love for the camera and my love for being a cam freak
So, what are you "freaky" about?
If its love for the camera or just about anything?
Do join us and share with us the details.

Do visit my blog for more details on the supplies list

Have a great day ahead and keep on scrapping! :)


Thursday, April 14, 2011


Good Morning!
I am happy to present this theme today!  It's all about birds and incorporating them in to a layout or card.  I have a collection of vintage children photos.  I thought what a perfect inspiration to use children and birds in a layout.  I'd love to see your creation filled with birds!  Please leave a comment and link to your page.  I'll be sure to stop by and visit your place! I'm looking forward to seeing the many awesome creations you have in store!  Com'n and get those creative juices flowing!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Song Bird

"We are the Music Makers we are the Dreamers of Dreams"

This lay out was inspired by the finch birds that greet us everyday.

I have used many techniques for this LO.... transfers, pen and ink.

Birds remind me that each day is a new one.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Such a cute boy

The challenge for this week is to add some birds on our layouts.
So for this challenge I altered some chipboard birds for my layout about my weddingday.
I put some Glossy accent on the birds wings and chalked all the edges.

In this layout you can see a photo of my cute son. He was two years old when my husband and I got married. And he looked so nice and cute with his costume.

So now we want you all, to add some birds on your layout or maybe you can make a layout about birds.
Please leave a comment with a link to your layout with birds, so we can visit you.

Have a nice day!


Monday, April 11, 2011

*baby birdie* by ally*cakes

hi friends!!! ive been really focusing on creating our family album as of late,, the bird prompt was perfect for my girl babys pre~school picture. she is such a little bean in my heart and i love her like crazy!!! so this is what i created for the bird prompt,, *baby birdie*, by me, ally*cakes
i used the kits from the pink ninjas for this baby,, the january addiction, *glitter in the air* as well as the april kit *wonderful life*,, so much fun!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A little Bird told me....

Hello ya'll...
Hows your Sunday??
Mine was great.
Are you Scrapbooking those memories..??
Are you enjoying every moment of it..??
If you are..
Heres a challenge for you..
Are you ready?
This week at Scrap Yourself we are having a challenge All about Birdies. 
Do share with us those Layouts that you have presenting birdies.. :)
Without further is mine.. :)
Its a simple LO and I've used chipboard element from American Crafts to act as my birdies.. :)
Journaling says:
A little bird told me that somethings in life you need reserve for the best..
Though Im an outspoken person, 
sometimes I need to quiet down a bit to enjoy that little thing called life..


Saturday, April 9, 2011

spring has come!

Hi! everyone!
Spring has arrived!
 Spring is my favorite season.
Because  warm and beautiful flowers blooms.

I go to strawberry picking every year. 

The strawberry of the reserving is really delicious!
Spring approaches day by day.
My  heart is excited!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Lots of Laughter

Happy Friday!
I've got a giggly personality and love to laugh a lot! I used this candid laughing shot of myself, layered some border punches, and added my favorite - bows! I found a big silver jewelry bow that matched the silver bow on my headband in the photo. I had been waiting for the perfect time to use it.
How would you finish this phrase to describe yourself:
Lots of _________________!
Lots of fun, lots of work, lots of energy, lots of scrapping? :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Favorite Places

Hello to all! Today I want to share a layout I created that is about one of my favorite places:
I love our dining room. I think it is because of all the natural light that comes in from the two large windows. I decided to snap a photo of it when the light was just right. (If you look close, you can see my daughter looking out the window. Funny.) I want to remember things like this. I know we wont live in this house forever, but at least now we can look back 10 years from now and remember this happy place.  Have you scrapped pictures of your home/favorite places where you live? If not, then give it a try! I'd love to see what you come up with. :)

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Goodmorning everyone,

Do you know the feeling of not being properly dressed if you are not using perfume?? I certainly do ;-D I love to change the fragrances now and then but of course I have some favorite fragrances; I really like "Be delicious green apple" from DNKY, but there is one perfume I always go back to and never run out of .....

Boss Woman from Hugo Boss..... I just LOOOVE it.....

A closeUp

Which one is your favorite perfume??


Friday, April 1, 2011

This is Oreo

What a great week it's been for the butterfly challenge!
I tackled this challenge by including punched and layered butterflies on this page about my cat, Oreo. I took this photo of him in 2000, for a high school photography class.

This is Oreo
King of the Neighborhood
Birthday present from Gram
No interest in mice, but loved bunnies
Sprinting from room to room
Silent meows and shaky paws
Loved shrimp and omelettes

Hope you'll join the butterfly challenge.
Have a great weekend!