Monday, December 14, 2015

Exciting news!

Hello there,

I'm so excited that I can finally share this great news with you all! I am so honored to have been selected for the 2016 Design Team at Scrap Our Stash! You can read the announcement here!

I'm so excited to get started! I hope you will be following my adventures over at Scrap Our Stash from January! 

See you there,


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Oh Deer! - my first Christmas layout ever

OK...So when I saw this free (yes, FREE!) cut file Alex Gadji designed for October Afternoon, I knew I just had to use it as soon as I get a chance. It was perfect timing that we went to the Frankfurt Christmas market and I finally had holiday photos :).

I love backing cut files...It's a lot of busy work, but I'm just watching my favorite series in the meantime (so I guess it takes twice as long to finish a layout than it would without watching TV ha!). And I was dying to use my fave Christmas collection, Christmas Wishes from Pinkfresh Studio and backing this gorgeous tree cut file was a great way to do it! I won't lie, it was a bit more difficult than with any other collection so far (even though I have every single piece from this collection!) because there's a lot of white in the designs and it was hard to find a lot of different bits and pieces to cut the hearts from. But eventually I did manage!

For background paper I chose a stripy paper and stamped some tiny trees all over the bottom to sort of resemble woods. Then backed up all the little hearts, stamped Merry Christmas on the trunk and put the whole file on 3D foam stickers to add some dimension to the layout. Matted my photos with some pieces of papers and added a couple of embellishments (not many because I wanted the tree to be the main focus), title, and done!

I really love how it turned out! I love the non-traditional Christmas colors and the cute drawings in this collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: sorry for the blurry photos, I am now trying to avoid flash so that the dimensions and textures can be seen on my layouts but I simply don't have enough daylight...I really would need some studio lights but no space for them :(.

December Daily Workshop with the amazing Kelly Purkey at Scrapbook Werkstatt

Hello there,

Well... Actually this WS was already weeks ago, I just didn't get round to write about it until now...

I had been so excited for weeks to finally go to my first ever scrapbook workshop and with no other than the gorgeous and insanely talented Kelly Purkey! Who also happens to be the person whose scrapbook video got me into scrapbooking! Back then I was still into about baking/decorating, so I was watching a lot of tutorials on Craftsy and for whatever reason I accidentally bumped into Kelly's class, bought it, loved it, bought her collection Grand Bazaar (still my favorite!) and a couple months later started scrapping! I do hope this hobby will stay with me for good because I'm tired of getting bored with each craft after a short time! Baking/decorating was the longest I'd been interested in something I think with a bit more than 2 years...
I always invest a load of money into buying all the supplies for each new craft I want to try...I have a huge cupboard full of baking supplies, many of which I haven't even used once!

But back to scrapbooking...So the WS was off to a rough start...We received an email from the girls at Scrapbook Werkstatt the night before saying that Kelly's flight had been cancelled! Long story short they managed to get her on one of the owner's husband's flight (who happens to be a pilot and happened to be in the States that day, flying back to Frankfurt that night!). He also "hand-delivered" Kelly to the WS from the airport! Proving that Lufthansa pilots can do more than strike all the time :). So the WS started a little late, but not bad at all considering what that poor girl had to go through! She said she had broken down at the airport in front of everyone worrying she would not be able to come! Awww!

So naturally we were all celebrating when she finally came through the door! She also took all the supplies with her, so much stuff! Her DD kit is just beautiful and so unique! Not traditional Christmas colors at all.

She was amazing and very helpful. Smiling all the time - I'm not sure I would have been able to do that after all the trouble with the flights! She even took pictures with everyone and wrote a few kind words in our albums!

Of course I had to scrap the photos I took (not many because I was busy trying to keep up hahaha!) right away. I did 2 layouts using, what else, her Grand Bazaar collection :).

I'll also post some photos of what we made at the WS!

Hope you like!