Hi! My name is Eila Sandberg and I live in Sweden's capital called Stockholm on the east coast by the Baltic Sea. My family is a small one; it's me and my very supportive and patient husband Bengt and our 3 cats - Max, Alice and Elsa. I have a grown-up stepdaughter Emelie, whom you will see in some of my layouts. My friends kindly let me scrap their children if I need willing guinea pigs for a layout.
My roots are Finnish but I was born and raised in Sweden. I am an Anglofile and love everything beautiful. London is my favourite city in the whole world.
I have a degree in art history and I used to free-lance as a guide in the Royal Palaces in Stockholm in my youth. A perfect combo of history and exquisite art objects. I've been sort of dabbling with scrapping since 2009 but more seriously so since 2010. Scrapping is a wonderful way for me to gain balance and happiness in my otherwise very stressful office life. I work fulltime outside of our home.
I scrap mainly 12 x 12 layouts but do cards now and then as well. I devour English crime novels and love BBC TV series and milk chocolate. Inspectors Morse and Lynley are my kind of coppers! If I don't get a big mug of coffee with milk in the morning I get very cranky.
I am also a DT member of Australian challenge site The Color Room and I have been GD of the French Les Papiers de Pandor and Malaysian Scrap-it-Lah.
What is your favorite color(s) to work with? My fave colour has to be blue, any kind of blue and especially in combo with brown
What would you say is your "fingerprint" on your scrapbook pages? (i.e., what do most of your pages have that make it your signature style?) No doubt about it, I'm a floral girl so flowers in any shape and form and of course - fussy cutting. Very few pages that haven't got any fussy cutting on them!
What do you find most challenging when working on a layout? I really like to cover up the whole page and find it incredibly hard to leave any white space, I so want to stick down something there. I am still working on the concept of white space as I truly admire and love it on other pages!
What is your favorite part about CSI--the colors, the stories, or the inspiration?
It has to be the whole combination of all 3! though admittedly some case files ignite my imagination an extra notch because of their colours or their inspirational elements
Confession time. Okay, fess up! What secret do you not want to admit but are willing to confess here? Hmmm...once in a while a re-visit an old page and dismantle it if I'm not entirely happy with what I see in retrospect. Then I re-cycle elements from it on a new page. I also have to admit to storing my pages just piled up in IKEA cardboard boxes, my pages are simply too bulky to be kept in nice binders. Horrible! I know ...
If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my blog, Dollops of Scrap.