Monday, February 25, 2008


I promised some pics and I´m sorry it took so long to upload them!

We had a great time visiting Andis sister and her family in Austria! The landscape is really amazing and the weather was wonderful. We enjoyed sunshine every day!

When we flu over the Alpen the sight was so great! I love seeing the mountains. Where I live mountains are far away.

We spend a lot of time with the familie and chatted a lot. Andi really loves his sister and so they had to keep up with anything they didn´t talk about on the phone! ;o)

One afternoon we hiked a little. We went to the Hemmaberg (a nearby mountain) and had this faboulous sight over the landscape:

I was gald we could go most of the way by car because the rest of the way we went by feet was hard for us! I guess we need to do more sports - or even ANY sports!!! *lol*

We came to a church and this tree stands right next to it. It´s more than 1.000 years old! I love to see these old trees. Imagine all the stuff this tree has seen and hopefully will see!

When we went there the lights were fantastic and I took sooo many pics! I don´t only take pics from the landscape but some of dh, his sis and our niece too. I asked my sil if she could take one of Andi and me too. So here´s the proof we´ve been there together! ;o)

The evening before we went with bil to try archery (sp?). I´ve tried it once before but it was the first time for Andi. We had so much fun! Ok, we weren´t well but who asked? ;o) We had fun and I think it looks like we are knowing what we do, don´t we? *lol*

I took a LOT of pics while we were in Austria! My favorite "subject" was our adorable niece Lina. She´s such a cutie! It was just fun to play and be with her! This pic is one of my favorites:

I love being an aunt and hope to be a mom myself someday!

I couldn´t stand it and brought something to scrap with me. One morning I found some quiete time to do this mini-album with pics from about our trip to Fort Lauderdale last May. It´s nothing special because I just had some stickers but I like how it turned out

Am I the only one scrapping on vacation? Am I crazy, nuts or stupid??? Please tell me!

Have a great day everybody!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I have been tagged by Michele and Suzy! Thanks ladies! *lol*

Here are the rules:
1) You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2) You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).
3) After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers. 4)At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name.
(Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)

Ok, I don´t have a middle name so I take my maiden name:

G - Genius - I would love to be one! ;o)
I - Inspired by all the great scrappers and stampers out there
R - Reader of love-stories
N - Never endling love and friendship - That´s what I hope for my marrige
D - Dreamer
T - Traveller

Puuuh, that was hard! It´s not easy to do this in english for me! Ok, in german wouldn´t be much easier! ;o)

I have to tag six people now. Anybody interested? Since I saw that most Scrappers from the states are already tagged and I know that a lot of german ones don´t like to be tagged I just ask the readers to do it if you like! ;o) Sorry ladies! I hope nobody minds!

Right now I enjoy my vacation to Austria. We went here to see Andis sister and her family. I´ll show some pics when I´m home!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines!

I promised you to show you what I did for Andi for Valentines. I made this mini-album to show him how much I love him:

I´m so happy he really loves this album! I wanted to do something special and he thinks it´s very special! *yeah*
I also promised to show you what he got for me. He bought this lovely little bracelat for me and I really LOVE it. I´sn´t it beautiful?

We are going to eat out tonight at the same restaurant we celebrated our wedding exactly two month ago. *yummy* Do you also celebrate Valentines? If so: tell me more about yours! As a newly-wed I like to hear all about it! :oD

Have a happy Valentines day! - Love, Coni

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Woohoo! My mojo is back! I just hope it´ll stay for a while! ;o) Yesterday at work I suddenly had an idea for a valentines-present for dh. I could leave work earlier and when I got home I immidiatly started. Everything felt together without any problem. Yeah! I can´t show my gift for him here now because he might peek but I´ll show you tomorrow!

The reason I wanted to do something special for him is that he showed me this last weekend and told me this is my valentines-gift.

Isn´t that mean? He showed it but I didn´t get it!!! Men! *ha* But so far it looks good. So I decided to do something special for him too. I´ll show you his present for me tomorrow too. :o)

When I finished my project yesterday I thought I should go on. I needed to do a valentines-card for a swap and I wanted it to be there on Valentines day. Without my mojo I thought I couldn´t do it. I didn´t like to send a card that is just done... Kwim? But my mojo is back and so I did this card:

I used one of the new hÄnglars. I think this little girl is so cute! My stamps aren´t here but I got this image and couldn´t resist to use it. And I used the new Cosmo Cricket-papers from the Stempelzoo too.

Have a great day! - Coni

Monday, February 11, 2008

No mojo...

As I mentioned my mojo is lost! Last week I did this LO but I don´t like it this much. The pic was taken last christmas and I look sooo tiered! But it´s what christmas 2007 was: we were happy newlyweds and tiered because of all teh stress we had. We had just two free days from work to get married and worked all the other days - even between christmas and New Years Eve...

I hope to find my mojo when I´m done with my new scraproom. I don´t want to search for stuff anymore!!! When I went to my sewing-class last thursday I needed to start a new project. I came across this wallhanging in a book from Tone Finnager. I really love her stuff and I think this wallhanger for my current mags look way better than my old one from plastic!

I´m curious to read if you like it! :o) I had fun sewing!

Have a great day! - Coni

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


As I mentioned yesterday I did another LO for our wedding-album. I just took the pics and decide spontanously what to do. I really like how it looks in the end. :o)

Close ups:

I guess I need to buy an album for our wedding-LOs! Right now I put all my LOs on my cabinet. This isn´t the perfect place for them I guess! ;o) The problem is that I didn´t saw a album I like so far.

Yesterday I wanted to scrap again or stamp a little. But when I sat down I couldn´t do anything. :o( I hate that! I´m waiting the whole day to find the time to scrap and when the time is there I have no idea anymore and don´t feel like being creative anymore. :o( I guess I´m not the only person knowing this feeling! I think it´s time to reorganize and hopefully have a much more inspiring space when I´m done! ;o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A zoo-visit

The weather was so sunny last sunday that Andi and I decided to go to the zoo. I really like the zoo here in Hamburg. It´s a private one and they try to make it the best for the animals. :o)

I took a lot of pics. Here are just a few of them:

Andi love to feed the elephants. But because of the cold weather they were inside where it´s not possible to give them something. But he feeds this little guy:

This cute babygiraffe was just born in January and her parents protected her from all the visitors!

I LOVE flamingos! Don´t ask me why! It´s just this way. Their color is so beautiful! I hope I could see some of them in Florida again that don´t life in a zoo! :o)

I did two more LOs lately. The first one I did for the organization-class again. I started with the pics this time.

After trying different ways to get a LO done I know which is the easiest way for me. I like to start with the story than choose the pic, design, products and tools (in this order). I´m curious to see what this means for my new scrap-space! :o)

The other LO I did was for a challenge at Scraplove. The challenge was to scrap a day in you life. Since I never get a complete day in my life detailed written down I decided to scrap something that´s on my list every day: my pills for my thyroid. :o)

The title is "Every day" and the journaling is about my need to take the pills and that it´s usual and improtant for me to take them.

I did another wedding-LO yeaterday. I couldn´t take a pic because it was too dark but I´ll hope to show it tonight! :o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Tilda & Co-challenge "Romance"

I wanted to do one of the great challenges on the "Tilda & Co-challenge blog" today again. The new theme was "romance" and since I love Valentines I created this card with my favorite color! :o)

We spend the wonderful sunny day outside today. We decided to go to the zoo this afternoon and had a great time there! I´ll show some pics tomorrow when I had a look on all pics! ;o)

Have a great start in the new week! - Coni

Friday, February 1, 2008

Cheer up-Award

I recieved this award from Monika and Nadine. I thank both of you a lot because it´s always great to know that somebody likes to read and see what you do! :o)

I don´t like to give those awards to other people because it´s so hard to decide. There are SO MANY great blogs out there!!! But I´ll give this award to a great scrapper in the States that just started blogging: Michele. I LOVE her LOs, like her a lot, am happy to "know" her and can´t wait to see the new posts on her blog! :o)
Here are the rules for the award:
If you are a recipient of the You Cheer Me Up Award, please find the blogs that cheer you up, copy the code to post on your sidebar and pass Ethel and Lucy across the blogosphere. You can use what cheers you up in your post, or copy this one, but please send your award recipients back to the original post on A nice place in the sun to get a copy of the award code, post the image and read the instructions. I want to try to maintain a page of original and ongoing award recipients, so feel free to let me know if you've received an award when you pick up the image code.

Organized scrapbooker

I started a new Big Picture-class in January. It´s about reorganizing your scrapplace. I really NEED to reorganize everything! My place isn´t inspiring and it´s not functional either. Every time I sit down I start searching for the stuff I want to use and sometimes I´m not even sure what I have.

That´s why I bought this book from Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey last October.

I really love this book. But when it came I didn´t found the time to start organizing. Luckyly I found out about the new class at Big Picture where Wendy Smedley teaches the reorganization using this book!

Before we start grabbing in our stash we had to look about what inspires us and what motivates us. I really like this because everybody needs a differnent way to do their space so it´s inspring to her.

We should do a sign where everythings shown what motivates us NOW to scrap. Here´s mine:

I liked how it turns out. It´s made in a simple way because I´ll put it in my space and I don´t like stuff that´s too much, kwim?

Another thing we did was a inspiration-board. Here everything is shown that inspires me. There isn´t a lot on it now but I hope this will change soon!

I´m thinking about doing a binder with inspirational stuff too. But since I just did my scrap-planner for this year I think I´ll test and use this one first! :o)

To get a feeling what way we work we should do LOs with differnet approaches. This is the first one I did. I started with design. It´s a scraplift from a LO I saw from C.D. Muckosky. I LOVE her style but honestly I don´t think I´m that good at doing the same... But I tried it again and here´s what I did!

I would love to hear what you think about it! I´m not sure if I like it... So please be honest! ;o)

That second LO started with the story. I wrote the journaling a while ago. It´s all stuff that I´ve learned in life and don´t want to forget. :o) The title says: Enjoy life!

I´ll do some more "test"-LOs and see what way I love to work. And I need to do work on some more chapters in the book so I get caught up. Looks like we´ll start digging in the stuff next week and I need to be prepared! Luckyly there isn´t much planned for the weekend so I could do it! :o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Another Stampin´Up!-card

I did another card for my Stampin´Up-workshops. I wanted to do something with brighter colors so I used the red papers. It´s a simple card again but I like it! :o)