Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?

Just popping by to say hi and to share a card.
On Thursday we saw “(500) Days of Summer” – very cool film. If you think about seeing it, take a look at this fun video (which is not included in the film, they did that just for fun).

Love love LOVE her outfit. And the song you hear is from Zooeys band “She & Him” – yep, not only is she stunning, a great actress, has a neat sense of style AND can dance – she also knows how to sing like a nightingale. Talk about fair… 😉
Anyhow, it was a very enjoyable movie!

Yesterday the notorious Rollercoaster Party took place and since I didn’t catch an awful lot of sleep, I’m going to slouch on the couch for most of the day. Ready for my latest Xmas card?

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Bling from Basic Grey, sentiment by Stampendous, tree by PTI, ribbon from BoBunny, patterned paper from stash, Cardstock is retired SU (Cranberry Crisp), inks are PTI Landscape and L’amour Red

Bye everyone!

Take my hand and close your pretty eyes

Just for the record: this is my 60th post 🙂
I’ve got lots to show you, so why don’t we get started…

I’ve received a lovely RAK from the ever-generous Vanessa, isn’t it gorgeous? And we don’t even know each other! Seriously, this is also a reason why I love crafting and blogland so much, because it connects people in such a beautiful way.
Anyway, thank you Vanessa!!

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Next up I made a little card for the current Moxie Fab Challenge called “Not your Regular Ruffles”. Hope you like it 🙂

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Yep, I’ve started making holiday cards – Thorstens comment: “You’re worse than Rewe*…” ^^ I hope that by starting now I’ll be finished when Christmas rolls around the corner 😉

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On Thursday some friends and I went to Stuttgart for the opening concert of the new Mando Diao tour. I don’t have the photos yet, but I can tell you that it was SPECTACULAR. The crowd was dancing and jumping and screaming and singing along, the band was fantastic – they played full throttle for over two hours, two encores and a great finale including a shower of glitter. (Everybody was kinda sweaty, so the stuff stuck to us immediately ^^) Natch, on Friday my voice was basically gone and I was super tired 😉 BUT it was totally worth it!
Yay for Mando 🙂

That’s it for now, catch you later!
*= a German supermarket

The book closes and we try to forget

Yesterday all the bulky furniture was moved to my new home, yay! Thanks to my brother and my friend Thorsten, I have to say. That rhymes, so it’s gotta be true 😉 Anyway, now I’m sitting in a pretty empty room and so far I haven’t done a thing for the two tests (both medicine) coming up in three days/ one week. The classes were really interesting, but I’m such a slacker when it comes to actually memorize stuff for one test or another.
On a different note, I’m all excited for the new closet, bed and cupboard I’ll order in a week or so. Then the “holidays” will have started and I can finally move out here. So looking forward to having my very own flat!

Now, as I promised in the last entry, I’ll show you something I made in my sewing class at evening school: The famous Card Sending Kit, very much inspired by Heather Nichols’ incredible example! As soon as I laid eyes on this little treasure, I knew it would be perfect to make as Xmas gift for my mom and – as silly as this might sound – this very kit was the decisive factor that made me want to take the class! Blaming it all on Pine, heehee.
Voilà, mission accompli:

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It was my very first project (never used a sewing machine before EVER) and it took me 2 classes (6 hours) to finish the felt etui. I used light grey thick felt, a soft dark grey thin felt and cutesy buttons from my local craft/sewing store, white and light blue yarn and Papertreys lovely Aqua Mist Grosgrain Ribbon.

The supplies for the cover are: PTI Kraft Cardstock, SU Whisper White CS, SU! Linen Twine, Inkadinkado Snowflake (from the Holiday Collection Rubber Stamp Set) stamped with an Encore Silver Pad and the sentiment is from Stampendous Tiny Tags Clear Stamp Set in Perfect Match Dark Chocolate Ink.

Concerning the etui, one thing you really have to pay attention to is that if you use two layers, the outer one will be quite a bit shorter because of the bend. And also, you have to watch out for the creases when sewing together the long edges, otherwise it won’t look as nice. A very good hint from my sewing teacher concerning seaming together the different tissues (the ribbon is smoother than the felt and therefore runs faster): take a piece of sturdy paper or something similar and place it between the top of all your tissues and the presser foot, just beside the needle. Here’s a look at the inside:

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In the pockets I tucked five matchingly stamped envelopes, a pen (embellished on the inside and outside with Stampin Ups retired Buckaroo Blue Double Stitched Ribbon) and the following cards:

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All the same, yet all different. 😀 The cutie bird is from Inkadinkado’s Birds Galore Set and the yummy DSP is SU! Wintergreen (retiring!! Can you believe that?!! I soo love this paper, it has all of my favourite colours, boohoo). The “Danke” (Thanks) was stamped in Versamark Sage Craft Ink, SU! River Rock and SU! Certainly Celery and the black writing was done with a black gel pen (using my computer for copying nice fonts – did I mention my own handwiriting is SO not pretty :D).

Well, I hope you enjoyed this, I am now off to start reading stuff for the tests. And in a week or so I’ll move the rest of my things to my new home.
NEW LIFE STARTS IN 3… 2… 1…

Take care!

P.S. If you need a laugh, look at Ambers new entry about sleep talk – made me laugh!