Monday, April 30, 2012

The last day of April this year.

Starting tomorrow, April of 2012 is officially done, over & will never come back again.
Did you make yours amazing? Was it creative, fun and beneficiary for your personal growth?
Or do you desperately long for midnight and the brand new, untouched month of May?

May is one of my favourites. Spring mixes and mingles with sumemry days, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the balcony is the best place to be - without getting scorched. The crisp greens are still fresh and the mornings are dewy. I love it!

So - what news can I bring you today?
A few, actually! If you're in Sweden - do consider sending your unloved stash to Pyssloteket, where Anna has promised to gather everything up and send it along to people who need it more than you/we do. In this case, a craft club formed by a yound teenage girl who thought her peers would benefit from a place to go, and things to do... Isn't that adorable?
Read more here!

I also recommend all Scandinavians to pop by Inzpira's blog and read all about the new and HUGE Spring Contest, that starts today! Get your craft on!

In other news, I was asked to stay on as a regular designer for Pyssloteket - and I happily accepted!

I think those are all the news I can share at the moment!
I'm gonna round the post off with a layout, that's a lift of PysselPetra's cute LO "sunshine".
I just couldn't resist!

This is my grandfather, who passed away before I was born. I have always loved this photo of him - it's always had its special spot on my grandmother's dresser and a while back, the sun had taken its toll and bleached it out. She was very sad, but I promised I could fix it. I did, and the new version of the old photo (black and white again, instead of white/grey) is back on her dresser.
I took the oportunity to develop a few copies for me, as well - and here he is, paired up with Crate/Storyteller:

My (paternal) grandfather.


I've used My Scrapbook Nook's April kit - meaning tons of Crate Paper! Love them!
The stamped birds are from HellaBella Design. Love those!
Flowers and leaves (really: the petals from green wild roses) are, of course, from Petaloo. Love them!

Have a good week, my friends - and thank you for popping by!
xoxo,
Z

16 sweethearts left feedback:

Lilith Eeckels said...

This is just so so cool! Love those banners!

Emmy said...

Love it to bits!!
Svengläskar lite.. Älskar att du lämnade ett hål i bannern! Toksnyggt

Marinette said...

Great LO my friend! Love tha banner and all the flowers♥

teacher jessy said...

Totally loving the banner too. What a good looking lad! The colors & designs are perfect for the photo. Heart everything you do my sweet Z!

Deanna said...

so very cool! i love those little birdies!

Kate Vickers said...

Great layout, Zarah! I love the birds sitting on the pennants. So cute,

Anabelle O'Malley said...

So amazing! Love that banner and love the little bits of glitter and pearls!

Fleursbydesign said...

Awesome layout, love the banner and the inking

Stacey Michaud said...

your sense of color is amazing! an inspiration!

Sherri said...

wow, you would never guess that's the April Kit (and how in the world is it that mine just shipped today, and you have yours already?! humm). Love this, that banner, the tags, that stamp, so great Z!

pysselpetra said...

Vilken fantastisk ide att hjälpa med sina gamla "urvuxna" pysselsaker. Älskar din layout förståss ;)

Sasha Farina said...

You are the good part of my 'April' :) seriously!! you're crazy talented my friend!! I love you!

Sophie said...

Gorgeous layout, love it !

Erika said...

Quelle page magnifique, j'adore!!!!! Bises

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful page - love the soft blues and white

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful!! and I love the colors ;-)