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About Me

Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.

My Scrapbooking

Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥


~~ Come, fly away with me… ~~

Posted by Ania On Monday, February 17, 2014 0 lovely comments


Well, I totally am soon :)

Right – I like these air balloon-cards. So little effort, such a fun card!


Just make sure to use patterned papers that’s two sided :)


Hum well, I think I am a bit fed up of creating cards like this. More on that later.


Cards for men are the most difficult ones methinks. Sigh. I need to buy more male-ish stuff & embellishments, no?

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~~ Little Miss F, part 2 ~~

Posted by Ania On Sunday, January 19, 2014 0 lovely comments


Remember this little missy?


Just finished editing all the photos from this babysession..


I love clients with gorgeous window light and uncluttered space allowing for photos like these..


And look at these tiny, tiny babytoes ..


Right now I’m putting the finishing touches on the babycard so that the CD with the photos will be ready to be sent in the mail tomorrow…


Thanks so much for wanting to wait until I was available to get to shoot your little baby! :)

Had such a wonderful time :)

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~~ Little Miss F, part 1 ~~

Posted by Ania On Sunday, January 12, 2014 0 lovely comments


I visited a little friend today. Her parents, whose wedding I was so fortunate to shoot last year (while little miss F was in her mothers tummy nevertheless), asked me if I wanted to photograph her before Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time back then, but they patiently waited for me and well, here’s the pictures =)


She had just learned how to roll around, and kept doing that a lot of the time. Cute, but stressing for the photographer trying to shoot her away from the edges of the carpet! =)


She seemed like a thoughtful and serious little missy..


Who appreciated her cuddly toys…


Wondering what her parents were up to this particular day.


Loved shooting a baby once again, it’s been a while!


Thanks much for letting me photograph her! More photos to come…

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Cards, cards, cards…

Posted by Ania On Thursday, January 02, 2014 1 lovely comments


Well actually, it’s just one card…

but lately it seems like it’s pretty much all I do, whenever I get to sit by the scrapping table. Create cards.


Who would have known, eh? I used to think that I could not do cards at all. Not saying that I can now, just saying I do quite enjoy making cards these days..


Especially when I get to play with little bits and pins and trinkets from Maya Road :)

card3These always enhance any project :)


And that’s pretty much all I get time to do these days, with 2013 being full of part time studies and lots of exciting and fun projects and stuff to do at work..



I did manage to sneak in quite a few simpler, smaller tag/gift wrapping projects for Christmas…but I grew tired of photographing them, they all were on the simple side..although this one was a tad more elaborate…


Right. Here’s to the new year… I wish for continued exciting projects and to get to explore more amazing stories at work… for more time to do the things I find fun, interesting and meaningful… and for a little more creative me-time in between as well.. :)

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Gift tags and stuff…

Posted by Ania On Thursday, December 05, 2013 1 lovely comments

It’s been a while, yada yada blah blah.

I’m still around :)


Since last time I’ve made a box outta Maya Road’s lunch boxes, decorated’em with more Maya Road embellishments.


The booklet/card is made outta cardboard – cut’em out, adhere patterned papers & decorate..


I’ve also taken some time to decorate more pressies…


Using scraps (the card/background is a leftover page from a mini album w/chipboard pages)


Mixing Maya Road & Crate Paper stuff.



Be back soon :)

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~~ Wrapping even more stuff ~~

Posted by Ania On Friday, September 27, 2013 4 lovely comments



Wrapping more stuff, using the perfect stamps from Craft Origine :)


Even getting to use good ol’ Scenic Route papers :)


Life’s sort of slow and fast at the same time. Lots of time spent on work and other work-related stuff, like studying for an upcoming exam and doing exciting and inspiring projects.


So I’ve decided to start a little bit earlier on gifts and stuff. I think. I hope.



In other news, Maya Road is announcing a new card kit type thing. Go check it out :)

Also – check out this song – yeah - I’m late to the party, but I love it now, that’s what count, eh? :)

Don’t you love the nod to Wicked’s Popular? :)


Mika ft. Ariana Grande–Popular
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~~ Wrapping stuff ~~

Posted by Ania On Thursday, September 19, 2013 0 lovely comments


Wrapping all sorts of gifts these days.. well, whenever I get time to drop by the scrapping table, that is.

Here’s one for the Prima Sept PPP, using mostly Prima :)


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~~ Maya Road & Stampendous Blog Swap ~~

Posted by Ania On Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3 lovely comments

Oy, don’t miss out on the Maya Road & Stampendous Blog Swap going on atm – plenty of creative inspiration and oh, there’s a giveaway involved, you see!


Here’s my card for the swap..


And here’s my fave embellishment on the card – the Maya Road glass vial w/golden glitter from Stampendous :D

If you wanna know how I made the letters and other details, feel free to check out the MR blogpost.

And if you want a chance on this giveaway, pictured below, head over to this post :D

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~~ Wedding CD-card~~

Posted by Ania On Thursday, August 29, 2013 1 lovely comments


Played around with the Prima August BAP sketch shortly before I left for vacation earlier this month, for this wedding CD-card :)

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A way overdue layout…

Posted by Ania On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1 lovely comments


Oy, it’s a layout of me and sister dearest…


With papers from ColorConspiracy and a lovely cluster of some of my favorite Maya Road embellishments…


And my fave way to add quick and cute dimension to chipboards (using liquid pearls)


Love you, sis! :)

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