How’ve you been?
I’ve been — here all the time, to be honest. I read aaaaaall your posts (really. all of them.), but somehow it’s hard to write one myself. And it’s not like I’d have to write an awful lot – pretty picture here, little link or video there… who knows. Also my crafty time has gotten scarcer in the last months. Basically ever since I came back from NZ.
It might have something to do with living differently. After all I’ve only ever had one room. When I was small I had a room with my brother. Then I got a room for myself. Later on as an Au-Pair or with flatmates: one room (even though it did get bigger over time, I admit).
Now: three rooms. Bedroom, Living room, Room with desk & crafty space (which should be an enabler, right?!). BUT. I am not a person to be alone. Though I do like being alone, too. But in general (and in the evenings) I find it so much nicer to maybe do whatever I do, while still being in the same room with the BF and the goggie. Hmm.
So… that was a speech… and a half…
On to my usual blogging cards and shout-outs:
Number One here is a total copy of a card I saw at Nichole Heady’s blog some time ago that I just loved so much. I used what I had on hand and created a card that would be equally suitable for a friend as well as for your valentine (IF he doesn’t mind purple and pink ^^). I just thought adding that little pencil behind a handwritten sentiment was pure genius🙂
The background stamp is from Studio Calico – looove!
The next one is a card I made with the latest Passion for Papertrey Challenge in mind, which was based upon a photo with lovey dovey heart-shaped, colourfully frosted cookies. So I decided to incorporate some pink as well as some fun dots aka sprinkles (and of course, a heart!). That now makes for an overall sweet and valentine-sy card🙂
Papertrey products used are: Rustic Cream Cardstock, Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot Ribbon and Palette Noir Ink. The patterned paper is from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Collection (btw did you see the Social Club reveal??? I almost died of joy).
The layout is from the uber-talented Kristina Werner (no surprises here) and I really like how it turned out.
Last but not least a little square card that I made for my grandma’s 75th birthday:She loves flowers (also fake ones ^^) and I thought a little more oomph and elegance suit a round birthday like this just fine. I didn’t want the flowers to get squished or damaged, so I wrapped the card with some bubble wrap and tucked that into an “XS PackSet” (a very small ready-made parcel) to send it to her. I’m happy to report that it arrived safely and that she really liked it🙂
The satin bow was made from recycled ribbon that once was bound around a lovely bunch of flowers I got from Nico🙂
Oh, and of course I’d like to mention that this card is a total CASE of Windy Robinsons lovely creation that I saw on the Moxie Fab blog not long ago.
I know this is a heck of a long post – but just for the record: I AM GOING to the Crop am Rhein (
one of the very few the only big Scrapbooking event in Germany [disclaimer: as far as I know]). Luckily I got exactly the right amount of Christmas money for this. It’s the first time for me ever to participate and I am SO excited!! I even dreamt about it already twice (I dream a lot).
I also got a blog award, but this will have to wait until next time🙂
See ya soon!
P.S. The title is from my latest addiction – Sara Bareilles live at the Fillmore. The music is amazing, love her voice and the witty lyrics – surely this won’t be “her last contribution” to my post titles😉