But wait, there’s more!

Hey there πŸ™‚

I got the luxury of a day off this week (which for me just meant a day without appointments, not a day without paperwork, emails and such πŸ˜‰ ), so I thought I’d stop by and show you another creation with the name of an extremely cute newborn.

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This time, it’s for a baby boy (or rather – his parents) and I made good use of my Papertrey Ink alphabet dies, arranging them around a curved shape and layering some cute patterned paper behind the cutouts.

Beauty_v50z_Fotor.jpgAgain, a great way to use your little border cuts and snippets and make them into something beautiful πŸ™‚ (Behind the “M”, there’s the word “Liebe” which means love, just a little extra detail ❀ ) The finishing touches are a stitched line in a powdery mint green and some wooden stars. What do you think?

And while we’re on the subject of personalized cards – a good friend had a birthday this Monday and I thought since she is quite the globetrotter, why not use my Tim Holtz’ Air Travel stamps for her birthday card?

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Absolutely essential for stamping on watercolor paper: The Misti.
Add four different sheets of the Peerless Watercolors and an Aquabrush to the process and you’re good to go!

The stitched border is elegant and gives everything a handmade feel at the same time. I remembered to layer my punched hearts and added a banner with her name to make the card even more personal.
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I think it turned out pretty cool, and given that she’s a cool lady I’d say: It’s a match! πŸ˜‰

That’s all for me this week, hope you’re having a good weekend wherever you are!
Nina

P.S. Just for my personal record: This has been one of the shittiest weeks in my life so far, but I am determined to not let these events get me down. I will fight and continue to be grateful for all that I have and for those who are supporting me. Love wins.

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What’s in a name?

Well hello,

Didn’t expect me that early in the week, huh? πŸ™‚

Here we are with a card featuring the name of a very cute girl that was recently born.
A personalized card somehow makes for a more special statement – and what could be more special than the day a new life comes into this world?

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This is another instance where I’ve made good use of my stash of snippets (NΒ° 1 see here) – it’s mostly Crate Paper, with a tiny bit of Stampin’ Up and an old book page thrown in for good measure. If you look really closely, you’ll find the words “Liebe” (love), “Dank” (thanks) and “Freude” (joy) on there ❀

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The bottom of this landscape card was embossed using PTI’s Cane Print Impression Plate and everything was finished off with a banner cut with the Silhouette, a handwritten sentiment and a lovely bow using embroidery thread in a soft, buttery yellow complementing the book print “N” and the backgrounds of some of the other letters.

The alphabet dies are Papertrey Ink as well.

I’m entering this card in the “Task for Two Tuesday” ChallengeΒ which is all about names this time – I know my card is missing a mascot, but it has all the other elements πŸ™‚

Cheerio!
Nina

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And the good news are…

a baby was born! A baby was born!
Last night my cousin delivered her baby! Yeah!!! I didn’t think I’d be as excited, but I am πŸ™‚
So this is the card I made some months ago for exactly this moment:

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This is a CASE from cards by Danni Reid that I can’t seem to find for the life of me…
I also made an album, which I have to show you later (I didn’t snap any pictures so far).

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There’s also another reason why today is a good day (despite the fact that I’m sick…):

IT’S BUCK-DAY! YAY! πŸ˜‰

Yep, two years ago we got him from an Animal Shelter Organisation near Frankfurt. He is still the sweetest little stinker, very calm and loving. Sorry for getting all sappy on you, but he truly is the bestest dog I could’ve wished for. Love you, baby!

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— Out.