Project Life: October 2016.

Here are my spreads for the month of October at last! I actually finished them several weeks ago but I've been focusing on my (physical/hybrid) 2005-2009 Project Life album these past few weeks and pretty much forgot about everything else. I've just been having so much fun with it! Might have something to do with the fact that I've been using this awesome new core kit you might have heard about for most of it.


First up is a spread about the month in general. Calendar card from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and October stamp from Paislee Press. Journalling card from the Everyday Edition. Everything else is from the beautiful Friendsgiving kit by Paislee Press.


A spread about a day we spent visiting the local harvest festival. All products are from the Thirty-One kit by Amber LaBau & Sara Gleason.


About a special daytrip we went on. All cards are from the Everyday Edition (recoloured to navy) and the "we are adventurers" stamp is from Paislee Press.


A spread that might seem like it doesn't really fit in but it's about a day I spent visiting my distant relatives and going through (+ scanning) their old photos so it makes sense. I also documented my Good Life post being published on Becky's blog in this spread which is essentially about my passion for memory keeping in various forms. Cards from the Everyday Edition (recoloured) and the Heritage Edition.


About work + a special party this month. All products from the aforementioned Friendsgiving kit by Paislee Press.


Documenting an outing we went on (I intend to share more photos from this day here soon). Cards from the Everyday Edition (some recoloured) + "remember this" filler card made from one of the Goes With Everything papers by Paislee Press.


Finally, two spreads about the final weekend of the month which was so beautiful + sunny. All cards from the All Year Long Edition.




Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here. Digital page protectors by Valorie Wibbens.

Life Lately: October 2016.



Watching | On the film front we watched Speak which I had to watch to see how it compared to the book, which I read in September. I think it was a really good adaptation. We also went to see the crazy but fun Swedish film Morran & Tobias - Som en skänk från ovan at the cinema when it came out at the end of the month. As for TV we finally finished season 2 of The Affair, just in time for season 3, and Swedish show Så Mycket Bättre started which means we know what we'll be doing the upcoming Saturday nights. It's one of the few times we actually watch regular TV anymore.

Listening to | Went through (still going through) a major Lene Marlin phase for some reason. I guess her melancholy tunes just suit my mood these days. Other than that we've unsurprisingly been listening to the music from Så Mycket Bättre a lot.

Consuming | Nothing really stands out.

Reading | About to finish Lullabies for Little Criminals.

Visiting | My sister + her boyfriend to celebrate their birthdays, my parents, P's mum and my grandaunt and a second cousin of my father who I'd never met before. Got my hands on (well, got to scan) lots of old photos of my ancestors which was really exciting.

Enjoying | The (very) occasional sunlight, the colours of autumn, continuing to decorate my dollhouse and our biannual leaving party at work which was just as epic as always.

Making | Project Life spreads for my (physical) 2005-2009 album.

Looking forward to | It might be a bit early, but I've already started to look forward to ordering this year's photo book in January :)

Project Life: September 2016.

Today I'm finally sharing my spreads for the month of September. I actually finished most of these several weeks ago, but I felt like the colours and styles were all over the place and wanted to change things around to make the spreads a bit more cohesive. I am not super strict about all of the spreads matching or anything, but I like each month's spreads to have some sort of connecting thought behind them, even though it doesn't always work out. Finally in the last few days I swapped out some cards and recoloured others and arrived at a result that feels good enough. It's not perfect, but as we all know, done is better than perfect when it comes to memory keeping :)


Starting out with a spread about the month in general. Calendar card from the Project 52 2016 Edition (recoloured to all white) and September stamp from Paislee Press. Journalling + filler cards from the Everyday and Moments Like These Editions (the filler cards have been recoloured).


A spread about a day I spent with my mum + sisters. All products from the Golden Kit by Amber LaBau Designs, except for the "more of this" stamp which is from Paislee Press.


About a visit to a beautiful sunflower field. All cards from the Midnight Edition except for the "happy place" stamp which is from Paislee Press.


About this beautiful evening. Journalling card from the Everyday Edition, filler cards from the It's A Man's World collection and "moments" stamp from, you guessed it, Paislee Press :)


First of two spreads about our day trip to Linköping in early September, shared previously here. All products from the Golden Kit by Amber LaBau Designs.


All products from the aforementioned Golden Kit.


First of two spreads about a Sunday outing we went on to Stensjö By and Vånevik. Products from the Fresh Air kit by Paislee Press.


Products from the Fresh Air kit.


Finally, another spread about the month in general. Cards from the Everyday Edition.


Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. You can learn more about it here. Digital page protectors by Valorie Wibbens.

Life lately: September 2016.



Watching | I watched some of my favourite films out of the ones I've watched so far this year in September. Me Before You was surprisingly sweet and not at all as cheesy as I had expected. Sully was such a gripping story, especially considering that it is based on a true story. Finally, Bridget Jones's Baby managed to greatly surpass my expectations, which admittedly were low considering the disaster that was the second film. I went to see it even though I was sceptical because I love the original film so much, and I loved that this one had the same feel and charm as the first film. I will forever ignore the existence of the second film and view Bridget Jones's Baby as the only sequel.

Listening to | Still mostly Melissa Horn + Miriam Bryant.

Consuming | Satsumas which are finally in season!

Reading | Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, which believe it or not, I had never read before. I don't understand how I managed to miss it all these years, especially in my teens when I would have been all over a novel like this. These days I don't usually read young adult novels but made an exception after hearing great things about it, and I am glad I did because it is very captivating + has a very powerful message.

Visiting | My parents, P's mother and my sister.

Enjoying | Indian summer that lasted almost the entire month! It was truly a dream. Spending time outdoors in the sun, going mushroom picking, working on my Project Life spreads, joining the Amber LaBau Creative Team + embarking on a special journey.

Making | Updates to my family tree + the aforementioned Project Life spreads.

Looking forward to | More autumn colours + some answers that October will bring, for better or worse.

Project Life: My finished 2014 photo book.














At long last I am sharing some glimpses of my finished 2014 photo book! I've actually had it since before the summer but for some reason I kept forgetting to photograph it while it was still light outside. I created the pages for this book during the spring, after I finished my 2015 book, so this is my most recent one. I actually like it a bit better than the 2015 one because I'd developed my style a bit more by the time I made it and I included more journalling. I wish I could share more than just a handful of pages but at 195 pages this book is my longest to date, so there is no way I could fit it all into one entry. The books I've completed so far are some of my most prized possessions and I'm looking forward to adding my 2016 book to them!


Technical details:
Company: Blurb.
Size: 12 x 12.
Number of pages: 195.
Design software: I make all the pages in Photoshop and create the book through Bookify on the Blurb webpage.
Paper: Matte premium.
Cover: Wrap-around.