Currently | Weeks 29 and 30

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Hey gang!

Four weeks of vacation with my lil’ family is over and we’ve quickly returned to our daily routine. It feels good. Don’t get me wrong, all this free time has been wonderful but I’ve been itching to get working again. It’s pretty amazing how little I get done when my kid is home – as you can tell from my Currently cards from the past two weeks.

Let’s get into it.

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We’ve watched a crapton of movies. Both as a family (Disney movies ftw) and lots of grown up movies, just me and Steffen. I love it! When you’ve been out all day in the sun it’s just phenomenal to kick back and get all couchy and comfy at night.

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This summer I read the Hunger Games trilogy and #GIRLBOSS which was all I had on my ‘read this year’ list. I did not expect to finish them this fast. That means I need new book recommendations. I’m open to both fiction and non-fiction suggestions so please let me know if you have anything you can recommend. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

xo Nina

Note: Currently Lists are my favourite way to document some of the most important things (big and small) from my everyday life. The precious details that we so easily forget. The Currently Lists Challenge is created by Kristin Tweedale of Rukristin.com. Check out Currently Lists on Instagram and the Currently Lists Facebook group. And join in with the free downloadable Original Currently Journaling Card. #currentlylist

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Art Journal | XX

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Hey gang.

I’m very pleased to share this little art journal with you – finally. I thought I’d add more to it or change some stuff but after a few months of being like this I feel like it’s probably done. :)

The journal theme is me, the woman. And other women. And gender. I used the prompts and inspiration provided in this very lovely class You Go Girl by Kara Haupt. The journal construction is heavily inspired by the journal Kara shared in the class. It’s bangin’.

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The cover is made from transparency painted with gesso and titled XX with pink spray ink.

It likes to spring right open since the transparency is not that great for folding so I keep a yellow clip closure on it.

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The pages are made from dress pattern paper that’s been decoupaged together.

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It’s my body.

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Thoughts on being viewed as ‘delicate’.

I realize you cant read my journaling in these pages. That’s on purpose ’cause it’s kinda personal. If you manage to pick up parts of it that’s fine too. :)

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Maternal instinct.

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Pricks…

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… and gentlemen.

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Ladies I admire: Beyonce. Lady Gaga. Sokolum. Missy Elliott. Lauryn Hill.

I could mention about a thousand ladies I admire, really.

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Cheesy Sex & the City quotes. I watched that show to pieces.

The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.

- Carrie Bradshaw

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Thanks for stopping by, babe. Hope you liked it.

xo Nina

PS. Finishing this class is part of my #ittybittygoals. Goal no. 5: Finish You Go Girl class by Kara Haupt.

PPS. Like my new photo backdrop? Yeah.

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Currently | Weeks 27 and 28

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Hey gang.

It’s been a few weeks since I last shared what’s current with me so tonight I’m sharing two weeks worth of Currently lists.

When I have zero time (or zero mojo) this project is almost too easy to keep up with. It’s so simple and I love my lists. I love writing them, I love keeping them. And I love seeing the colorful, patterned ‘spine’ of the book (photo above). I mean, seriously. Oh for cute.

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For week 27 I got all fancy and used a minty card from the Best Thing v2 printables plus a french-looking sticker. Crafty me!

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Week 28 features the handwriting of a 4 year old. (It’s actually me… Don’t ask me what happened.)

As you can see from both cards in the ‘Reading‘ prompt, I’m making strides towards reaching my #ittybittygoals for reading this year. I’m not a big reader by any means. Too much ADD. But a little summer vacation, longs hours in the backseat of a car and some really good (and randomly lucky) book picks truly help.

Thanks for stopping by.

xo Nina

Note: Currently Lists are my favourite way to document some of the most important things (big and small) from my everyday life. The precious details that we so easily forget. The Currently Lists Challenge is created by Kristin Tweedale of Rukristin.com. Check out Currently Lists on Instagram and the Currently Lists Facebook group. And join in with the free downloadable Original Currently Journaling Card. #currentlylist

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12 in 14 | Geometric challenge

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Hey gang!

I’m finally home from my trip to France and ready to get crafty with y’all. (I said y’all. Can you tell I’m excited?)

For the month of July my challenge to you is to make something using geometric shapes.

Here’s what I created.

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Initially my plan was to go all out with the shapes but somehow that just didn’t happen. This amount of geometric shapes is pretty average for me. :D I just love em!

I stamped a bunch of triangles, both outlined and solid below my photo cluster. The rest of the layout is pretty straight-forward.

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I’m quite pleased with the amount of old product used here. I’m all for using stuff up.

Can you spot the Sassafras stickers? (And then my heart breaks a little bit.)

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Inspiration from the Stromsvigt ladies

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Here’s what my girls created as inspiration for you this month. Two completely different takes on the ‘geometric’ style.

Kat’s killing it with tons of photos and crosses. Love it! And Magdalena blows my mind with her triangles and stitching. Pure awesome, girl.

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And the June challenge winner is….

Janine from Bunt & Glücklich. Big huge congrats, girl! I love you layout – it’s right up my alley! I’ll be sending you your Gift Card for Jet Pens shortly.

Remember, winners are always chosen at random, in case anyone’s wondering. :)

Thanks to everyone who participated. :) Especially Karina who I can always count on for super lovely submissions. <3

See you soon, my friend.

xo Nina

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Vacation Mini Album Prep | France 2014

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Hey gang.

Very soon me and the family gang will be headed to France on summer vacation. It’s been a while since I’ve been vacationing for real and I’m very excited to have Steffen and Ada with me there for the first time.

Obviously, I’ve been prepping a mini album for some of the photos we’ll take in France. It’s 6×8 inches so it’ll fit one full 4×6 photo or two smaller ones on every page, still leaving some breathing room for me to embellish and journal.

As of now it’s super simple but It’s probably be quite busy looking once I’m done.

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I’m so into pairing corals and pinks with navy lately. And on top of kraft it just doesn’t seem to get any better.

The album is bound with a white 3/4 inch spiral on my Bind-It-All. I love that machine.

I added light blue machine stitching in random spots all around my pages (before I bound it together).

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I won’t be taking the album with me on the trip, though. Instead I’ll be working on it when I get home ’cause I really don’t want to bring a lot of stuff with me and I’d rather just be there and savor it. I’ll probably bring a little notebook to jot in details as we go so I won’t get it too mixed up when we get back and it’s time to assemble.

Are you making a summer album this year?

Hope you enjoyed this little preview. Have a lovely Monday, friends, and thanks for stopping by!

xo Nina

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