Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thank you

How can shopping be so hard??? You should know that I LOVE shopping. But today after a day full of it I´m just tired! We are moving next month and just got the keys to our new appartment on thursday. So we searched for the paint and some furniture today. It was fun to decide what to buy but now my feet hurt and I don´t wanna do anything! I didn´t expect that! ;o) We decided to take the evening off and just relax. Tomorrow we´ll be going to start painting the walls. I guess I will be tired again in the evening! *lol*

I did this Stampin´Up!-card a few days ago. I really love the cardstock and the punches!

I saw a card on an US-blog and wanted to do that one but while I was doing it I changed more and more and now I think that it´s totally different! But that´s something I really like about creativity! You start with an idea and often end with something you didn´t except! And there are no rules so this is just ok! Ah, what a relaxing hobby in the world full of rules! ;o) Do you feel the same?

Have a great evening! - Coni

Monday, June 23, 2008


I really love Pagemaps! So when I saw there´s a book coming out I immidiatly knew that I wanted it! It finally arrives last week and I can say that I love the book too! I wanted to do one of the sketches at once and that´s what I did:

The journaling is written as a border. I really love that idea! It´s about that I like this picture of me because I was so relaxed and happy that moment. Here´s a close-up of the title. It says "happy":

Actually it´s not just that I used the sketch. I scraplifted an example for the sketch! :D

When I wanted to do another sketch I came across this paper from Bo Bunny. And suddenly I started to do something different and did this LO for our wedding-album:

Here are some close-ups (I really love the beautiful flower!):

I haven´t done much on the second LO but I think there doesn´t need to be more. :o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Friday, June 20, 2008

bag and baby-card

As I wrote before I LOVE playing with my Cricut! Andi found so much fun stuff for me and I couldn´t wait to play with all of them! He found some cool gift-bags too. So I cut this bag from a 12x12´´ cardstock.

Isn´t this cute? :o) It´s just small so I decided to use a small stamped image. I´m still a fan of Elzybells so I used one of those. Right now I don´t know who´ll get this bag but I´m sure there will be an opportunity to give it away! ;o)

This card is one of the Make & Takes at the last Scrap-a-Ganza. I really like the giraffe-papers and think that this card doesn´t need any more embellishments:

Have a great day! - Coni

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I wanted to try to make a card long old again. I had tried this several times now and so far everything went in the waste right away. :D This time I like the result.

I aged the papers using my edge-distresser and colouring the papers brown . Here´s a close-up:

All materials (exept brads and ribbon) are from Stampin´Up! I stamped the background papers myself here too. I don´t do that often and to be honest I love patternd papers way to much to do it much more often! ;o) But I guess I´ll try that again. The more I try the better I´ll get (at least I hope so *lol*)!

Have a great day! - Coni

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scraplove-Guest-Design team part 2

Here´s the second part of what I did for the guest-design-team at Scraplove. When I saw the awesome Create Paper-papers and the cute Heidi Swapp-words I knew at once that I wanted to do a LO with our new nephew Louis.

Isn´t he the cutest??? We love it when we get new pics of him and his sister Lina by mail and we really hope to see him in real life soon. It´s so sad they life so far away!

I don´t just wanted to do LOs with the wonderful stuff I got. So I decided to do a new box for my Tombows:

Here´s a close-up of the tag:

Those cute plastic flowers and the cool chipboard-letters are from the Scraplove-store too. You should really check out the awesome Scraplove-website! The forum is full of sweet people, the gallery rocks and the store is great too! I love being part of this great community!

Have a great day! - Coni

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Here I am today for the second time. I need to catch up! *lol*

I wanted to do a different kind of cards for a while now. When I saw some card-examples on the Scrap-a-Ganza at the Card-Art shoping-spot I knew I wanted to try the same. So when I was home I started with this card. It´s for a summer-swap:

This is what it looks like, when you open the first part. There is place for your text on the right:

And this is what it looks like, when it´s completly open:

The second card is also one you need to open. :o)

And on the inside:

And a close-up. I used my stickles too:

Thanks for the great inspiartion Cart-Art! I had so much fun doing this that I´m sure I´ll do some more of these cards!

Right now I really love the colour-combo blue-orange-green. It feels like summer, doesn´t it? On the second card I used some papers I got in a card-kit from that shop. These kits really rock! I gope to get them regulary soon!

Have a great day! - Coni

Mega Scrap-a-Ganza

Last weekend I drove to Holland to join the Scrap-a-Ganza. It´s a huge scrapbooking-event in Europe (maybe the biggest one?).

After I had some healthy problems lately I was happy to go but wanted to do it as stressless as possible. So we leave early in the morning to have a lot of time for the 500 km drive. We arrived early and had a look at the area, the hotel and then checked in. We really had a GREAT weekend with TONS of inspiration!!!

We started with an album-track from Donna Downey. Since I started scrapbooking I love what she´s doing. Meeting her was one of my highlights this weekend. She´s really nice and funny! We had a great time in her class.

She taught a album about "A year in life" and the materials from Making Memories were really cute. I can´t show any of the LOs I did or the whole album because I didn´t get very far with this. There are 12 two-sided LOs to be done and there´s paint included. That´s why I still need some time.

After a short break for dinner I went to the next album-track taught by C.D. Muckosky. That girl is REALLY creative and lovely!!! We spend the first part with just some preparations for your album.

We worked the whole saturday morning on our stuff. It was a kind of freestyle-class. She didn´t told us what do do. We just got A LOT of materials and could do LOs for an album of our dearest memories. She showed all the LOs she does in her album. While everybody scrapped there was music in the classroom and everybody worked, chatted and sing along. Every once in a while C.D. explained some techniqhes to be more creative and spend less money. I need to say that her ideas were AWESOME. I really like her style but wasn´t sure if I could do so too. But with her around I thought I should give it a try! :o)

Here´s my first LO I did for my "Dearest honeymoon-memories":

Here´s are somes close-ups:

It was hard for me to do the title in my own handwriting but at least I wanted to try it. I´m not very satisfied with the result but it´s ok! I guess I´ll need to try this more often to be more satisfied. ;o) I couldn´t show more LOs because I just got one done! With all the handwriting, hand-sewing and paint I didn´t get more done. And I guess the album contains about 29 LOs! So I guess I´ll be busy to finish it!

After lunch my sister Carola and I went to the "Technique crazy"-workshop taught by Stacy Croninger. She´s from Paper Crafts-mag. I really love that mag!

We did four stamped projects. I just finished the two tags because I wanted to do some changes with the other ones.

The evening and sunday morning I spend doing workshops with Teresa Collins and Vicky Boutin. I really love what Teresa taught. I finished my two-sided LO but I still need to develope the pics. When I´m done I´ll show you. And I love the minialbum too. But there´s a little more work to finish it.

Vicky Boutin got some pre-cut kits for her classes. I was a little disapointed with her LOs but it wasn´t her mistake! If I just get some precut stuff and should do something with it it´s hard! And not all the included stuff really fits together I think. I´ll definatly do a class taught by her again because she´s so great (and her stuff usually is too!). And she promised to bring her own kits next time with uncut pages of patternd papers! ;o)

It was AWESOME to meet so many scrapbooking-celebs and I have to say that all of them were great! I just had the best time learning from them. I can´t wait to get there next year again! I still wanna learn some more and there are still some scrapping celebrities out there I wanna meet! :o)

Have a great day! - Coni

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I LOVE Elmo!

I confess: I´m a huge fan of little Elmo! Unfortunatly he isn´t a part of the german Sesamestreet but with You Tube around this is no longer a problem. :o) I finally felt in love when I saw this video with Sugarland (and I love Sugarland too!)!

And those who like that video will definatly love this one when Andrea Boccelli brings Elmo to bed.

Isn´t that cute???

And since I play with my Cricut a lot at the moment Andi did this for me *hehe*:

So for today I just say kiss , kiss! :o)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Scraplove-Guest-Design Team part 1

As I mentioned before I´m guest Design Team member in June for Scraplove. If you haven´t been to the site before you should go there! The Scaplovelies are super nice and there´s a LOT of talent to find!!! That´s why I´m REALLY honored to be guest-desiger this month.

Here´s a close-up of the sweet Create Paper-chipboard letters. Aren´t they great?

I love Create Paper and I was really happy that I got some of their papers in my stuff for tis month too! But you can´t see what I´ve done with them now. I´ll show you on the 15th of June! :D If you love these papers from Dream Street Papers or Create papers or any other patternd papers you should RUN to the Scraplove-store! They are having a sale and all the papers are just 39 cent!!!

Oh, and did I mentioned that I love this man? *lol* Ok, those who know me know that! But right now I love him a little more. ;o) He searched for pics and vectorized them so I could cut them with my Cricut! *woohoo* That shape of Florida is one of the things he did. Isn´t that cool? He´s the bestest! So I did this LO too:

I hope you like those LOs! I didn´t do that much creative stuff lately. I was busy and didn´t feel very well. But this is going to change NOW! I have so many ideas in my head and next weekend I´ll join the Scrap-a-Ganza in the Netherlands. I´m sure a weekend full of workshops, shopping and scrapping will push my creativity! :o) I´ll tell you more about it!

Have a great evening! - Coni