Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Creative Easter

I hope everybody had a great easter! We hadn´t very much dates so I relaxed a lot (which I sooo needed) and scrapped. *woohoo*

I started with two LOs. Both were for challenges at Scraplove.

The first challenge was to scrap about yourself. Ok, I´m doing that often so that wasn´t a big challenge for me.

I used my new elements grungeboard for the first time and also my crackle paint and I love both! I´m sure I´ll use them more often now. Here´s a close-up so you could see the crackles better:

The second challenge was to use bling. Well another thing that´s not so hard to me! *lol* But I did a LO I wanted to do for a while now. It´s about a stamping-convention in germny last year. The most visit shop there was Magnolia from Sweden. I *needed* to buy something there too!

I knew I wanted to use one of their cute stamps on the page too. I was a little afraid to use a stamp image on a LO but it was fun and I´m happy I did it! I´m sure I´ll do it again! And I already have an idea in mind! :o)

Another project I did is this album. It was the Creating Keepsakes-Kit of the month in January. I fell in love the moment I saw it. And I was lucky enough to get one! I also did the Big Picture-class that was offered for this kit. Aren´t the papers and the embellishments awesome? And look at that cool tinbox!

It´s an album telling our love-story so far. I journaled a lot on the papges to tell our story and it was really fun. And the best of it is that Andi journaled too! Yes, he wrote his view on our story on some of the pages too. Isn´t that something special? And believe me: he did an AWESOME job!!!

Ok, we need to do our love-songs-cd and put it in here but the album´s done and I´m really happy I did this! It was so much fun and I think it´s a great memory! And I still have two more pages and some papers left to add something to the album! And I think this one is ok for another challenge at Scraplove: use someone else´s handwriting. ;o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I was happy yesterday! Andi has an online-shop and he got the ok for selling the cute stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller. They will be send out in April and I can´t wait for them! If you wanna have a look, go here.

And is there a better way for a stamper to show how happy she is than stamping? *lol* So I sat down and did this card with one of Rachelle Anne Millers earlier images:

The wordstamp is from Stampin´Up! It says "happy". :o) I love this wordstamps more and more each time I use them! And I used my new favorite tool again: the Stampin´Up-corner punch. I love to make those scolloped papers and with the punch I can do them on my own! *yeah*

Have a great one! - Coni

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Yesterday I finished a LO about the time we were engaged. I wanted to scrap this pic for a while.

Close up´s:

We weren´t engaged for a long time. We always knew that when we´ll do it officially we´ll get married soon. So it was just for almost three month in fall 2007. And this pic is the best I have from us from this time.

Have a great day! - Coni

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cute card thursday

Since last week there is a new challenge-blog: Cute card thursday This weeks challenge is to do something according to "New beginnings". When I did my card today I thought this fits. :o)

Honestly I wasn´t such a big fan of Edwin. But when I saw this image I couldn´t resist any longer! *lol* I don´t have this stamp myself but my sweet sister Carola gave hers to me to do some images! Thanks!

Have a great evening! - Coni

Friday, March 14, 2008


I´ve been tagged by JayJay. Ok, I´ll aswer the questions: ;o)

4 jobs i've had:
flower delivery-girl
magazine delivery-girl
leader of a youth group
doing taxes for the state (Don´t know any english name for it! ;o) )

4 movies I've seen:
Wedding Planner
Lord of the rings
The Notebook

4 places I've been:

4 places I've lived:
Hamburg (I didn´t even change the district! *lol*)

4 tv programs I watch:
According to Jim

4 radioshows:
NDR2 (at work & in the car)
Kickin´Country (online at home)

4 favorite foods

4 places I'd rather be:
in my creative corner at home
on the beach in Fort Lauderdale
shopping in a scrapbook-store
in my bed!

4 next victims: I hope you'll enjoy it :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Creative again!

So, it´s time to show something creative again! :o)

Last Saturday I went to a crop with some friends to stamp together. We celebrated a birthday this way. Yes we know we are a little crazy and addicted. But we love it this way! *lol*

I didn´t get much done but I can show you two new cards. The first one is with my newest stamp. Isn´t that bunny cute? I couldn´t resist this cute butt when I saw it! *hehe*

The second card I did with one of those new Lola-stamps. I think they are adorable but unfortunatly I don´t have one of those stamps. But my friend JayJay has some so I could use hers.

When I look at the pic now I think it´s a little too much pink and purple. And I see again that my scanner isn´t perfect. The blanket is purple too...

Yesterday I finally found the time to try my new scrapplace. All I can say is: I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I´m so happy! Everything´s going much better now! I just use the stuff that I love now (because that´s all that I have now!), have in reach what I need, find what I was looking for and could move like I love to do! It´s just perfect for me! And I hope it´ll stay this way! I don´t wanna go "back"!

I started with another challenge at Scraplove. The only thing I had to do was altering a picture. When I looked through my photos I came across this pics of my lovely friend Bettina and me. I immidiatly laughed when I saw them! We had so much fun sitting in the photo-cabine taking this pics. I turned one of it to black/white and that´s it! *lol*

Aren´t we beauties? *laughing* When I look at this LO now I´m smiling again! :o)

I used my Cricut and the "Sure cuts a lot"-software for the title. This programm is really great! You could cut any ttf-font on your pc with this programm on your Cricut. I don´t remember which font I used here. Sorry! But I´m sure I´ll search the net for new fonts now! ;o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My reorganized scrap-space

I did it!!! Today I can show you what I´ve done the last view weeks! I reorganized my scrap-space! Before I´ll show it I´ll show how it looks BEFORE:

When I saw the pics I didn´t realize how much stuff it was! Horrible!
I bought the book "The organized and inspired scrapbooker" by Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey. I loved it at once! And I took the class at Big Picture taught by Wendy Smedley about the same toppic. I could tell ya: I love the way I got my new space! As I´ve told before we started looking at how we work and what inspires us.

When we came back from Austria we went to see Andis partents for the weekend. During this week I should have brought all of my stuff out of my space. So this is what I started that sunday evening. And it took till yesterday evening to sort out everything and put in in the new storage solution I decided to use. Nine days of sorting, baskets of waste and bringing up new storage and furniture! And I needed to go to work for four days last week too. If somebody would have told me how much work this would be I maybe wouldn´t have done this! *lol*

Ok, but now that my new space is up I so love it! Unfortunatly I didn´t find the time to "use" it but that´s what I´ll do this evening after work is done! :o)

Ok, and here it is:

We moved our desks to the walls. Mine is next to the bigger window now so I could use natural lights when I work (when it´s dark I use my daylight-lamp). And I have some space behind me so I could move! I regognize that I move often while I create and now there´s enough space for it. That´s why I left some space on the wardrobe next to my desk. I love working while I stand so I could use this space now. It´s a little higher than my desk and so my back wouldn´t hurt that much. I would love to have a "real" table to stand on but that´s one of my dreams for the future. :o)

In the wardrobe there are the tools I use. This way I couldn´t see them if I don´t want but they are easy to reach for. In the loading under my Cricut f.e. there´s all the stuff I need for it: bigger scraps of cardstock, cutting mats and replacement blades. The other loadings are filled with papers to stamp on, inkpads, paints, Bind-it-all-stuff etc.

On the other wall next to the door is my new shelf. I always wanted to have one of them and now I got it! Dh decided it´s perfect and that we need it! *lol*

In the dark basket on the top are all my unused mini-abums. Most of them are made of chipboard. I guess I like those a lot because there are a lot! ;o) I´m going to try to get them done one after another! :o)

Those boxes are filled with my rubber-stamps. I sorted them by company. That´s what I´ve done before and I like it. If I look for a stamp I thing about the company first.

There are the same boxes again for my embellishments. While trying to figure out how I work I realized that I mostly ever did my embellis at last and look for the colours I used in my project. So I now put all of them in boxes sorted by colour. I sorted them by type before but I realized that it took very long to find something and that I often forgot what I got. So now everything with the same colour is in one box: chipboards, ribbon, sticker, eyeltes, brads... It feels much better this way and I hope it´ll work as well as I hope! :o)

My papers are sorted new too. I did it by colours and some themes (like wedding ;o) or christmas). That was a lot of work! More than 50% of my papers didn´t find their way back in my space! And it´s the same with stamps, embellis and some tools! That was hard but it feels great now too! There is only stuff I love left in my space and I thing it´s still enough to scrap for a long time without the need to go shopping! ;o)

A little decoration is needed too! :o) It´s for my inspiration! That´s why I put this stuff next to my desk so I could see it everytime I sit down. I love the little snowman my sister Carola sew for me! And isn´t that mushroom-lady funny? And I put my "inspiration-board" right in front of me. I will put all stuff on it that bring up some ideas!

I also love to work with flowers and like to look at them. So they are in reach too. :o)

Another thing I did were this baskets. One basket contains my stickers and rub-ons that couldn´t go in any of my "colour-boxes". Sometimes I´m inspired just by looking at them! The other basket is for my journaling. I figured out that I often start my LOs with my story. So journling is very important to me. I got the idea for this basket in my class at BPS. It contains all of the stuff I could use for my journaling: chipboards, stamps, rub-ons, cardstock-boxes etc. I often forgot what stuff I have for this so I like to try it with all in one place.

The class isn´t over yet. But I couldn´t wait till it finished in the end of March. There was way to much chaos at home! We don´t have that much space and it makes me go crazy! I´ll see if I´m going to change some things this month thoughout the class. But as far as I´m done I LOVE my new space!!! :o)))

And tonight when I´m home from work I´ll "use" it for the first time! I can´t wait to sit down and start!

This was a very long post but I wanted to describe what I´ve done. And honestly I wouldn´t been finished now if my sweetheart wouldn´t have done it with me! Love ya!!! And my sister helped me too! Thanks to them and everybody that told me all the way that I shouldn´t give up! *hugs*

Have a nice day! - Coni