Life is…

…GOOD when the postman rings the doorbell to bring you this! 

This arrived last Thursday – finally!
I was expecting it for a few weeks already!
It’s the Sassafras kit
I won over at ScrapMojo with my “Christmas lay out” 
It took seven (yes, 7) weeks to get here…
but finally I received it
and although some
patterned paper show
Christmas trees and
little reindeer’s, I’m
very happy with it!     

This little bundle includes spring-like little papers.
I fell in love with it right away! 







Life is…. SPRING

Well, in real life, it isn’t spring yet. But hopes are running high since the sun DID shine for a few minutes this afternoon and the old blackbird couple circles above my back yard again. Maybe I should put signs in my garden to point out the way to the old nest, they seem to look for it but forgot the directions…
They build it last year and raised a couple of tiny little birdies in it which I watched getting flying lessons!
Also, snowdrops and purple crocusses began to bloom next to my front door so I’m telling ya, spring is just around the corner!

Life is…. the WORD of the week over at Scrapping out Loud!

And I could use this word together with this challenge:

“For this week’s challenge we would like you to Tear your papers…and use them on this weeks layout. Remember this is the last week to play for our monthly rak so if you haven’t played yet this month you can still enter by playing and leaving us a comment and a link to your layout by next Monday March 2nd at 9pm. Use this week’s Sketch and Word and you’ll have 3 chances to win!” 

Read that last sentence?
I did play all month but, greedy as I am
and closer to the end of the month, 
I threw in Jessica’s sketch once again to enlarge my chances!

I made it even more difficult
by challenging myself!
I let my son (I picked a photo of him
to use on this lay out) choose the background paper he liked and I
would work with that….


…and he picked that brown-red-orange paper I had laying around for a couple of years… OOPS! But hey, I challenged myself so I had to go through with it! No givin’ in here! 

I think I managed.
I tore paper.
I used the word.
I used the sketch.
I used son’s choosen paper.
It’s quit a simple
lay out.
It’s not the best
I ever made.
(which one
would that be?)
But I’m satisfied.

My 4-challenge LO! 



Chipboard alpha’s,
painted ivory white
& coloured the edges
with brown ink.









My son named the words
he wanted to have on this journaling paper.
(He had all the right too,
after all, it’s HIS life
we’re talking about here!)

Paint behind the
journaling paper
gave it just
a little more body. 




The striped paper (behind the picture) and these edges come from my new Sassafras kit!!!
(Wanted to use something, ANYTHING,
from my new goodies!) 
and I framed
the lay out
with dark red
glitter glue.



OK, so far for this lay out.
I’m working on a bigger project right now and I make pictures along the way, so in a couple of days you might find a tutorial here about how to make a little folded book like this.
But first, I’m gonna make my “blog-surfing-round” ’cause due to computer problems I couldn’t stay online long enough to do that the last couple of days. (My beloved fixed it again! He’s a GENIUS when it comes to computers!)
I missed blog-surfing though, so you might find me hoppin’ by on your own blog today! Have a great weekend! Je t’embrasse!

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9 Responses to “Life is…”

  • jessica Says:

    yeah Marit! Your son is sooo handsome! Great job on all the challenges!

  • Melissa F Says:

    Beautiful! Love the glitter frame!

  • cathy Says:

    ohhh its pretty, great work with the sketch too

  • Denise Says:

    Hey Marit, glad your internet is working now!!! Love the layout and the way you listed all the things life is…your boy is really handsome guy! Thanks for playing this week, great job using all 3 challenges!

  • Lisa T. Says:

    Great job with that background paper, the Sass works perfectly with it! Love the glitter boarder!

  • pat Says:

    I love how this came out! Great looking son, too.

  • helen salthouse Says:

    Hi Marit, well done for combining all those challenges in the one page! I really like it, great details, particularly the glitter glue border. And congrats on your prize, that would have driven me MAD waiting for 7 weeks! x

  • Maria Says:

    Hi Marit,
    Love your new layout, don’t your Sassafrass papers look lovely lucky you….
    Your layout looks wonderful love the way you used your sketch and those photos look so good on it…

  • Danielle Hayes Says:

    Hi Marit!!! Long time, no chat. I saw your post on my blog, and today is my day to start my “blog chatting”. My usual spots to stop by and say hi. I love your layout of Nout!!! He is so cute! And he picked the paper and words. Too cool!!! And, I checked out your mini book, and I would love a tutorial on that! It doesn’t look as easy at all!! Can’t wait. Have a great week!!