2015 seems so long ago. It will be four years this August, but in my minds eye it is as fresh, new, vibrant as if I went yesterday. Hands down, Norway is my favorite place on earth! Whenever I feel down, sad, sorry for myself; I think of Norway. I think how incredibly lucky I’ve been to see some of the most amazing places on earth. Sometimes being an Army wife, an Army mom, a Marine mom, is worth it beyond belief.

It makes sense that Hygge appeals to me. I’m not talking about our wonderful, phenomenally wonderful, coordinated collection Hygge, but the concept of Hygge.

Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word “hygge” (pronounced “hoo-gah”) has exploded in popularity around the world. It translates roughly to “cosiness,” but it means so much more than that.

In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too. And there’s nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world.


This in a nutshell was our family vacation to Norway. A real, true, family vacation. Not a weekend snuck away, but a whole vacation (10 days!) away. Just us. Exploring the world. I have never been happier. It was both the beauty of  Norway, as well as the togetherness. A memory I treasure even more now that Cole has fled the nest.

I took over 2,000 photo’s in those 10 days. I still get lost in nostalgia looking at them. It’s an impossible task to pare them down and scrap. However. Just for Hygge I gave it a shot. Just today I got four amazing layouts done. All I want is more time in a day and time to scrap. Hygge, for me, is truly our best coordinated collection ever!

Oslo, Norway 2015 at the Norsk Folkemuseum. Background & brushes by Jen Maddocks Designs. Corner cluster by Studio4 DesignWorks. Title paper by Nibbles Skribbles. Sticker by Sekada Designs.

Norway 2015, we stopped at a church alongside the road. Paper, some flowers, word strip and wire element by Nibbles Skribbles. Background, some flowers, foliage & heart by Sekada Designs. Stamp, torn paper & word art by Jen Maddocks Designs. Template by Heartstrings Scrap Arts.

Bergen, Norway 2015. Background & cluster by Studio4 DesignWorks. Cluster by Sekada Designs. Word art & flower by Nibbles Skribbles. Stamps & brad by Jen Maddocks Designs. Template by Heartstrings Scrap Arts.

Akrafjorden, Norway 2015. Background & brad by Jen Maddocks Designs. Wordart & heart by Nibbles Skribbles. Flower & hearts by Studio4 DesignWorks.

I’m a huge fan of Bryony’s (Heartstrings Scrap Art) templates. But this time, for the first time, I also had to dig deep and create my own, multi-photo templates. I just had too many photo’s! Luckily I recently created some for my Faux-Cut Outs Tutorial & it was easy to quickly whip some up for multiple photo’s.

Shout-Out! I can’t get enough of the Wave Spurs font! One of the free fonts over at fontbundles.net. It just seems to suit my every need lately. I used it in both my “Norway” titles today.

Hygge is on a fantabulous $1.00 per-pack sale through February 21, 2019. Exclusively at the Studio.