Hello, my name is Magdalena Hanell (username Rockermorsan). I was born and raised in and around Uppsala, Sweden and that is where I still live. I'm a part time primary school teacher. My husband works at a woodshop that mentors people that has been out of the workforce for a long time. We have one verbally gifted six-year-old boy who starts school in the fall, and one fiery redheaded five-year-old girl. Scrapbooking takes up most of my free time, and I love that my daughter often does it with me. We also have a "kit-unpacking-ritual" together that we've had since she was two. She's helped me unpack all the 38 kits I've recieved so far! I've been scrapbooking since 2008, and took up Project Life in 2013. For me Project Life is documenting for the future, while making layouts is just for fun. I couldn't do without either one! Besides scrapbooking I also have a fondness for zombies, rock music, reading books and spending time with my friends.
SC Member since: June 2011
All time favorite past kit or collection: Whatever I answer here is going to be unfair to all the other kits, because I have loved them all. But I'm going to say Copper Mountain for PL and Bluegrass Farm for scrapbook, and be done with it.
What do you do when your kit comes?: I have to wait until my five-year-old daughter is able to unpack it with me. It's been our routine since she was two. She unpacks everything and we look at it together, including every single PL card! There is almost always something I can part with that she can have. Sometimes I order things special for her like the water brush, which she loves. After unpacking I spread it all out on our big kitchen table and start creating. The circumstances need to be extreme for me not to create something with the kit the same day it arrives.
What's your go to technique?: Using digi - both for layouts and PL. I love digi brushes and templates and the printables, too. I get something digital from the shop every single month. It's inexpensive and it lasts forever! A fool proof technique for when I get stuck is make a photogrid in PSE, add some digi brushes and journaling and print it out directly onto cardstock. Mat, embellish - done!
Share your top 5 products: digi brushes, patterned paper, chipboard embellishments, badges, puffy stickers
Where do you go when your mojo is low?: I pick a product I really want to use and try to draw ideas from that. As in my "Celebrate Summer" layout I wanted to use that handwritten digi brush as my title. Then I picked a photo that went with the title and built the rest of my layout around the photo.