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June 13, 2015

Get to Know the Fabulous Creative Scrapbooking Style of Brit Sviggum

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We are so excited to introduce you to the incredible work of Brit Sviggum. Her layouts are so brilliant and whimsical and imaginative, she will inspire to you "Think Outside the 12x12." We fell in love with her work the minute we saw it, so introducing you all to her incredible creations today is so exciting for us! She will share a new layout with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, she shares 3 layouts to give you a sense of her creative style. Brit will inspire you to get creative with your Scrapbooking! Let's get to know Brit!


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Brit Sviggum

"My name is Brit Sviggum. I am 43 years old and live in a small town called Egersund in Norway. I am married, and mother to two. A boy at soon 10 and a girl at 6.

My interest for scrapbooking started for almost 16 years ago. But the style I have now, I have been doing for around 6-7 years. It was when I started scrapping like this I really got the big passion for scrapbooking. I don`t know what to call my style. But I guess it`s a kind of freestyle……...maybe storybook kind of freestyle :)

I always cut out my motifs (fussy cut), and kind of make up new stories for them. I love thinking out a new scene for my pictures. I guess that 98% of my layouts are about my children. I love making pages for their albums.

I find inspiration from childrens tv, commercials, storybooks, magazines and so on.

Sometimes my children has to pose in a special way, so it can fit into my stories LOL

But they think it`s fun (at least most of the time).....

I have been on different design teams: challange blogs, magazine- and manufacturer teams.

And now I am so excited to get the chance to be on this super team.

I am so happy to be here :)" ~Brit

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First, she shares this amazing Once Upon a Springtime layout with her gorgeous children. What a gorgeous layout!

"My children love to make up stories to play in. It`s a mix of beautiful princesses and fairies, and monsters and zombies LOL  But it`s their story, and they love it.

I made a little fairy tale here . It`s like my boy is visiting my daughter`s part of the story ;) You will find step-by-step pictures and text in the snapguide. Hope you like it." ~Brit

Brit's Once Upon a Springtime "Fairy Tale" layout #graphic45

Check out How to Make My Fairy Tale Layout by Brit Sviggum on Snapguide.  

Brit's Snapguide Tutorial

Supply list:

Once upon a springtime Stickers
Once upon a springtime - Fairy Folk paper
Once upon a springtime - Once upon a springtime
Once upon a springtime - Primrose Cottage paper
Once upon a springtime - Frames  paper
Glimmer mist
Acrylic paint
Cheese cloth

Next, Brit shares a darker color palette with her scrapbooking. She used Steampunk Spells to create this absolutely incredible layout that looks more like a stunning canvas.

"In this layout, “Born to be cute”, I have used the Steampunk Spells collection.I think the picture of my daughter in leopard printed dress goes well with these papers.I have used gesso at the background paper, and rolled a roller stamp in it while it`s still wet. It makes a great effect . The cheesecloth was colored with mist, and the grass painted with acrylic paint. And the same goes for the flower stencil print. After making the background, I started adding all the cut outs, to finishing the scene. And then my daughter got her place together with her “balloons”." ~Brit

"Born to be cute" Steampunk Spells layout by Brit Sviggum #graphic45


Supply list:

Steampunk Spells 12x12 pad #4500692
Papers used:
Witching Hour
Pumpkin Power
Steampunk spells
Fanciful Floral

We love Brit's use of the magical Mother Goose here! This is just another layout that shows Brit's imagination and shares the joy of childhood!

"In this layout I have used the Mother Goose collection.
The background was painted with gesso. And then I used a typewriter stamp to make a little different background. It was decorated with grass, painted with acrylic paint, and cheesecloth colored with mist. I have cut out different motifs from the pattern papers to make a little story.
The picture is my son and my daughter. He is holding round her, whispering in her ear that he will tell her a bed time story when she goes to sleep." ~Brit

"Eventyr stund" Mother Goose bedtime story layout by Brit #graphic45


Supply list:

Mother Goose #4500742
Nursery Rhymes #4500745
Ring Around the Rosies #4500743

Brit finds the most amazing ways to show off her photos. Read all about it below:

"I love to use pictures of my children where I can put something in their hands, or that they can lean or step on something, and so on. So I think this picture of my daughter is so cute in this setting, where she can hold the bird cage. And she has this little smile that looks like she is doing something that she maybe not was allowed to do ;)
I have built up the page with gesso and paint, and added cut outs and some twine." ~Brit

"Smile" Secret Garden layout by Brit Sviggum #graphic45


Supply list

"Secret Garden"
"Leafy Treetops"

Isn't Brit's work amazing? We are so excited to have her imaginative work on our team. We know we'll look forward to each one of her projects! Give Brit a warm G45 welcome in the comments, G45ers. Thanks so much for joining us today for a brilliant blog full of inspiration.

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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In-genious layouts. I look forward to the further creativity. Oh, and congratulations.

Welcome to the G45 Design Team Brit! Great layouts:)

Welcome and enjoy being on the design team. Looking forward to more of your amazing work!

Very unique and beautiful!

I've never seen layouts like these, positively brilliant!

What fun layouts! And such a cute way for Brit to tell stories with her children.

Thank you so much everybody <3

How cute is that! I love the idea of making up stories to go with the pictures she has them pose for...very clever! She'll be a fun designer to watch what she comes up with. Welcome Brit!!!

Welcome to the team!!! Awesome layouts! TFS!

Fun and different... love this! Fresh approach. Welcome!

Welcome Brit! I love your look or style. It's fresh, I really like it & look forward to seeing more of your work.
Happy crafting!

Gorgeous, love your look and style.
Nydelige Loer Brit. Gleder meg til du kommer for å holder kurs på vårt treff i Haugesund til høsten.

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