15 October 2016

You make me happy when skies are grey | Felicity Jane

Hi there -

today I have my first project as a Design Team member for Felicity Jane!
Let me tell you - those kits are drop dead gorgeous and I love every single thing from them - I
think I couldn't even decide what I love most - even though the stamps really pull on my heart strings.

 You make me happy when skies are grey by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: Ijust loved all the papers from the Felicity kit so much, that I couldn't decide which to use so I ended up paper piecing my umbrella with a bunch from the papers from the lovely kit. I had this idea with the upside down umbrella that catches hearts or stars ever since I saw a Stamp Set from Simon Says Stamp a few years back and never got to create the layout until now. 

HOW TO: Draw out an umbrella shape onto cardstock or transparent paper and cut out patterned paper according to the shape. Place all the papers together and pierce holes for stitching. Do a regular backstitch over the entire design. Place the umbrella facing upwards and cut out stars or hearts from the patterned papers and let them fall down into the umbrella. Use different Alphabets, Acrylic shapes or Acetate Pieces to create a long title and place your photo onto a doily and white cardstock. 
Attach everything onto a piece of white cardstock and stick that to the striped paper from the kit and last but not least adhere everything onto a piece of pink cardstock from the kit.

SUPPLIES: Felicity Kit: Felicity Jane, cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive:American Crafts;Floss: DMC

10 October 2016

Scrapbook Werkstatt October kit

Holy canolli -
this girl over here just noticed that I haven't even shared my projects for the October kit with you over here on my blog.
I always immediatly share everything on my instagram - so maybe you wanna pop over there.

Here are my six projects I made.

26 August 2016

Scrapbook Werkstatt September kit

Hi there!

Today is the day - the day you can get your little scrappy fingers on the AMAZING new September kit from Scrapbook Werkstatt! It is by far my favorite kit yet - the colors, the papers, the embellishments. Everything is absolutely perfect.
Maybe that's one of the reasons why I made so many projects with it - I made 6 layouts and 3 altered projects.

Here are my projects I created with the kit!


24 August 2016

Pink Paislee Guest Designer - Let's travel

Hi everyone - can someone please pinch me?!

This moment is so surreal and amazing at the same time! I am one happy girl and extremely honored and excited to be over on the Pink Paislee blog to be their guest designer for Travel Week! You can read the entire post over on the blog by clicking - here - and also read a little more about me ;)

Now first off all - how amazing is it to be guest designing for Pink Paislee? It's my dream come true!
Pink Paislee is one of my favorite scrapbook brands and I am obsessing over their blog and all the projects their team always comes up with.

Then Paige asked me at the end of July if I would like to guest design - ehm how could you say no to that?! I was jumping up and down of excitement - and it was 7 in the morning, so pretty early for me to jump around, but I really did!
And can we all just take a moment to appreciate the amazing theme of the week for my guest design - Travel! Could it be anymore perfect? I just love to travel and scrap those pictures and so it was basically a match made in heaven!

Here are the 3 layouts I made for the post along with a few close-ups.



Next up - I have my card. I actually made 4 more that I will share throughout the month!


And last but for sure not least - my altered project/ or minialbum! 
I decided to bind a book - yes you read that right , a real coptic bound book with wooden covers and charms to jazz everything up and I am in love! 
At first I thought it would take ages to bind but it wasn't too bad - I purchased the amazing online class from Paige {which you can get - here - } and worked alongside her and it came together rather quickly and actually looked good! I am already planning my next book to bin - because even though you may not even use them, they just look extremly pretty to display in a shelf!


Thank you so much for reading the post and a massive THANK YOU to Paige and Pink Paislee for letting me take over the blog today and be your guest designer! I had so much fun making the projects and love every single thing!

02 August 2016

August Sketch - Scrapbook Werkstatt - Hello Summer Layout

  Hi everyone - with it being the first days of a new month there are always plenty of challenges starting! Yesterday I showed you my take on the new sketch for Creative Scrappers and this time I have a new layout using the sketch made by Julia over at Scrapbook Werkstatt in the inspiration gallery.

 Hello Summer by Laureen Wagener

DESCRIPTION: I was immediatly inspired by the Sketch but first didn't know what to scrap. Then I looked at my stash and saw some stuff from the Poolside collection by Crate Paper and new I wanted to use it. Also it helped me to scrap more vacation pictures back from 2013.

HOW TO: Create a grid design according to the Sketch on your paper - I used paper strips from differen papers and adhered them down. After that I handstitched through the middle of them. Ideas for making your grid design: watercolor, colored thread for either handstitching or machinestitching, patterned paper strips, paint - like Julia did or a fun cut- file like Zsoka did! The opportunities are endless for you to get creative! After that I chose on my photos and cut them to 3x3" / 2.5"x2.5" and matted them onto patterned paper from the collection. My main picture on the right was matted onto a piece of paper with a lot of paper strips. Embellish in the spots from the Sketch using your favorite embellishments. I used a lot of cardstock stickers and cork that I punched out with circle punches. Add spray mist to finish up your layout.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock stickers, cork, small doily, buttons, patterned paper,enamel dots, tiny word stickers, cardstock: American Crafts, adhesive:American Crafts;Floss: DMC