My spidey senses are tingling

Hallo ihr Lieben,

anlässlich des langen Wochenendes dachte ich mir, ich mach’ mal bei der Stempelküche-Challenge mit 🙂

Die Aufgabe war: Wir spinnen – eeek! 😄
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Genau einen einzigen Stempel mit einem kleinen, achtbeinigen Zeitgenossen besitze ich – und bei mir hier ist das kleine Spinnentier verliebt. 💕

Da ich natürlich keinen passenden Spruch als Stempel hatte, wurde kurzerhand (ha! Ha ha! Kurz – als ob ;)) ein eigens gestalteter Gruß auf dem wunderbar dicken Transparentpapier von PTI ausgedruckt.

Die niedliche Spinne ist ein alter Holzstempel von Stampendous, das Netz von Hand gezeichnet, die kleinen Filz-Herzchen sind mit Stanzen von Julie Ebersole ausgestanzt.

Sehr clean und simple, das dauert ja bekanntlich am längsten 😉

Habt ein schönes Wochenende!
Nina

Colleagues! Non-flushing is terrorism!

This title was the subject of one of the spam-mails I got some weeks ago – I thought it was hilarious, so there you have it 😉

Anyhow, I’m still visiting my mom (and I’m still sick), she had a great birthday and I managed to get the 24 layouts finished just in time. Stay tuned for pictures from the album, I’ll post them (one layout at a time) soon!

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Here’s a list of random thoughts.

#1 – Some really enjoyable movies I watched recently: “Up” from Pixar (super hilarious, esp. if you’re a dog owner), “Benny & Joon” (from 1993 with a very young yet brilliant Johnny Depp) and “Me & Marley” (boy did I cry… is there anything sadder than a dying dog?!!).

#2 – My Google reader currently lists 431 unread articles. Apparently not being online for four days means loads of great stuff to read/see. {insert happy sigh}

#3 – I’m too sick to visit my cousin and her new baby. Dang. But I made her a video message (imagine a camera, lots of smiling and too much head wagging).

#4 – The semester starts in about a week and I have this kind of ambiguous feeling of looking forward to new challenges vs. being scared to death because of the expectations (of teachers, family, but probably of mostly myself).

#5 – I just bought my first-ever paper flowers (Generally not a big fan of Primas and such) – Sprites N° 3. We’ll see how we get along 😉

#6 – My printer refuses printing. The very moment the new semester starts I will have to print stuff (speeches etc.). This means buying a new one. Grrrrr-eat… What is it about all those expensive electronic devices dying?

#7 – In my next post there will be pictures of the baby album I made, so for now just a card (above: with siblings). Enjoy!

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ETA: The idea for these cards came from those beauties by Dawn McVey.

I tried to do handstands for you

Hey everyone!
I’ve been off for over a week since I had a friend from my hometown visiting me. So for one whole week I was busy entertaining her 😉 But now I’m back, sharing with you some stuff I made over the next days.

First of all, here’s the card for my brothers b-day:

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In diesem Sinne: Alles Gute, Großer!
{BTW this is a shameless CASE from Kristina Werners supercute card. Um, did I mention I dreamt of visiting her in the States the other night… yeah I know 😀 lol!}

Next up I got a Blog Award!! Dana gave it to me, so: Thanks, chickie!

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Since it’s my second award, I might just have to open a new category 🙂

What you need to do when you receive this award:

* Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
* Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So in order to comply [a bit] with these rules, here are some newly-found blogs or other gems from blogland I’d like to tell you about (in no special order):

#1 Sandra aka Scrapperia – Talented and incredibly funny (if you happen to understand any German)

#2 Stephanie – Of course she had a blog before, but look! It’s all new 🙂

#3 Savitri – most of you will probably know her, she’ll soon move to Europe, yay 🙂

#4 Deanna Woodland – I’ve been a loyal follower of her blog for quite some time, go check it out!

#5 Clean and Simple – just as the name suggests 😉

#6 Laura – Her creations are adorable! And she used to live in Germany! 🙂

#7 Alberto Cerriteño – That’s a different kind of blog, but that man is so awesome, I had to share.

#8 Danielle Layton – She used to be on the Cosmo Cricket DT, but not only her artwork, also her posts are way cool!

#9 Krystie Lee – She made me do it! She made me buy the supercute stamps! I ripped the package open and used them all the day they came! In my next post you’ll see what I did with them 🙂 Hee.

Oh, so many smilies – see, I had to tell you about them since these blogs really make me smile!!
Anyway, have a great Monday!!