Creative team member at The Nerd Nest

Alright then, time to announce that I’ve been chosen to be part of The Nerd Nest’s creative team. Wait, whaaat?

Pocket Your Year 2016 Creative Team Member

During 2015 I took Megan Anderson’s class Pocket Your Year and really enjoyed it so when she announced that she was going to expand and get her own creative team at The Nerd Nest I couldn’t resist. I applied, sent some samples of what I’ve done with my PL-albums and hoped for the best.

Then I found out that my dear fiancé, George, had contacted Megan all sneaky like to find out if I had a chance to make it on to the team. After a huge tickle fight he confessed that I might have a pretty good chance. But oh the waiting!

Long story short, this is why I created all of The Ink Show accounts, in hopes of getting on the team. So far I’m only active here and on Instagram (theinkshow) but I have a few more registered accounts on other social media channels as well.

I’m so very proud and happy and excited about this and can’t wait to get started with our first assignment!

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All of the team members!

December Daily

This year I’m participating in Ali Edward’s project called December Daily. Right after my birthday (in November) I invested in a new printer. My old printer was good for documents and scanning school stuff but couldn’t print photos at all. Well it could, they just weren’t any good. At all. Seriously. But this one, ah, the new one. A photo printer. A Canon Pixma MG7751. And yes, it can print documents and scan school stuff as well. But the photos, oh the photos. I was actually surprised how well the turned out.

Printing at home is definitely more expensive than sending the photo files to a printing company but the convenience is such a luxury. I still send batches of photos to a printing company but for December Daily I print at home.

Anyway, I was inspired by everyone’s preparations for their albums in November and decided to make a box with supplies I would like to use for this project. Turned out I had quite a bit. Not everything is specifically Christmas themed but can still be used in this holiday album (I’m talking golden washi tape, wood veneer stars, labels, you know what I mean). And then I decided to make an effort when it comes to my embossing supplies. I love watching that golden powder melting in front of my eyes but tend to skip the process. Why? Because it means I have to open a drawer and take out the embossing gun. Yeah. Such a huge task. (Well it might also be that I don’t want to wake up our 3-year-old after she goes to bed at night, we live in a small apartment, she would hear me).

To get to the point, I pulled out the embossing gun and put it in the box so that I will be constantly reminded of it’s existence.¬† I see some embossed stamps in the making in the near future.

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All set for some fun and fancy stamping

Welcome to The Ink Show!

2015-11-18-1255_564c66e89606ee10927f82f4My name is Anna and I’ll be your host for as long as you let me. This is a blog about scrapbooking, more specifically pocket scrapbooking (soon you’ll see I’m a huge fan of Project Life) and everything related to it. Yes, that is a Project Life necklace I’m wearing.

English is not my native language. I was born, raised and still live in Sweden but I am however engaged to a great American guy and our 3-year-old daughter is bilingual. There will be language mistakes, let’s think of them as cute or at least as learning opportunities.

With that said I think we’re ready to start the festivities and nerd out among enamel dots, page protectors, stickers, ProMarkers, color splashes and lots of pretty paper!