Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stampin´Up!-sneak No. 3

I´m sorry I´m late but I finally wanna show you the third sneak of new Stampin´Up!-stamps. here it is:

I hope you like it!

I´m not creative at the moment. My mojo is gone again. When I´m not at home or don´t have any time I have ideas in my head. But as soon as I sit down and have a little time my head is just blank! :o( I just hope my mojo will be back soon! I have soooo many new stamps and so much new cute stuff to play with! So wish me luck!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

First Halloween-card

Ok, I just showed my first christmas-card but Halloween is first right? So I decided to do my first card for this event now. Luckyly I don´t need as much halloween-cards as I need cards for christmas so Im going to continue on both fronts! ;o)

I bought this cute little Magnolia-stamps at the Stempelmekka last weekend and wanted to use it right away! Isn´t that little Tilda cute and just look at this little spider! If spiders would be as cute as this one in real life I wouldn´t mind that they wanna life in our home! *lol*

And isn´t this little cat with her wings sweet too? I think Magnolia has done a great job creating this halloween-stamps!!!

I´ll show another sneak of the next Stampin´Up!-stuff this weekend again. I so hoped for some infos on the Stampin´Up!-booth at the Stempelmekka. But unfortunatly there wasn´t anything but a banner with a picture of the new idea-book. And even this one didin´t shows the whole frontpage... So we still have to wait. But it´s just a few more days, right?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My weekend

Before I start talking about last weekend I wanna tell you that I finally did my first christmas-card! *whoohoo* It took a while before I could finish it but finally I´m done. I always have problems with my first card and it´s not easy doing christmas-stuff when it´s sunny and warm outside! ;o) But here it is: *tadaaa*

Ok, and now about the weekend. ;o) It started with another Stampin´Up!-workshop I did. the hostess asked me to do tags so I give everybody these ideas:

I love to do home decor and I think a decorated candle like the one I did is easy and quick to do but looks beautiful. It´s an idea for a small gift too. I was lucky that everybody liked my ideas!

I was home really late but had to get up really early. My sister Carola and I went to the "Stempelmekka". It´s Germanys biggest convention for stampers.

It was soooo much fun!!! I met so many people - some of them I haven´t seen for month and some of them I just know through internet. And they all were so nice and I wished I would have had more times to chat. But there were sooo many of them! I was there to shop too but it took several hours before I got the first change to see some stuff without being distracted. ;o)

My favorite booth was from Magnolia. I like their stamps and I think their booth was so cute! They had their rubber in little baskets and tags on it to show the image. And they had some AWESOME cards there. Great inspiration!

And are those woodcut Tildas sweet???

I just could have stand there and look for a long time! *lol*

Ok, but I wanted to use my time to do some shopping too. This is what I bought:

I was a little sorry that there wasn´t more scrapbooking-stuff. I didn´t like most of the papers they had. But I could have bought way more stamps! ;o) And I would have never guessed that I was going to buy a scor-pal. I always think and siad that I don´t need a tool just to score. Ok but then Gisi demonstrated it and I was done. *lol* I´ll see how much I´m going to use it!!!
Before I close this post I wanted to show you the next sneak of upcoming Stampin´Up!-stuff. What do you think?

Have a great day! - Coni

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Best wishes & first SU!-sneak

My dear friend Nicole celebrated her birthday last weekend. She likes Sarah Kay a lot so I made this card for her. I´m happy she liked it! :o)

I colored the image with my new Stampin´Up!-markers. It´s my first try and I´m really happy about the result! Those markers are AWESOME! I just used the soft tones so far but I´m sure I´ll soon buy the other sets too! ;o) Here´s a close-up of the image:

I promised a first sneak of the new Stampin´Up!-stuff. I know I´m late but life was busy again. :o( But here it finally is:

Doesn´t that look great??? I know there are several people waiting for this stamp-set and I´m happy it´ll be availible in Europe soon! I´ll post another sneak soon. There´s more new great stuff! ;o)

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

You make me happy

As I wrote into my last post: right now it´s easier for me to create at home. I did this in my space and I like the result. :o) I colored the image at my last crop and put the card together at home. I just searched through my stash and looked for whatever I could use. :o) I really like the result. Using the paper-leaves AND the punched leaves together turns into a great look I think. I´ll definatly do this again!

Here´s a close-up:

Right now I´m so curious about the new german Stampin´Up-catty! The retired lists shows that ALL the great papers are leaving. I really love the patternd papers from SU! like this one I used here. Luckily I still have some more and just stocked everything up with last month sale. It´s sad that they won´t be availible any more but I´m sure there will be a lot of new great papers I wanna buy!

I got a sneak-peak of some new stuff from Stampin´Up! and I plan to show something here this weekend! :o) The first stuff looks just AWESOME!!! So if you are curious too come back! *lol*

Have a great day! - Hugs, Coni

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


... the color-combination pink/green. It just happend! *lol* I finally used on of my cute Rachelle Anne Miller-animal-stamps.

I´m not really happy with this card. I feel like all my cards look the same. :o( But it´s my style right? Right now I think I should have choosen a scalloped oval on the outside. Whatever, I will not change it! ;o) I made this card at a crop and this way I hadn´t all the stuff on hand I have at home. Right now it´s easier for me to stamp at home so I could search through my stash and see what I can find for my card. But I had a LOT of fun meeting other stampes though! ;o)

Have a great day! Hugs, Coni

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lots of new stuff

I haven´t updated this blog lately. I posted on my german blog but was too lazy to blog here too. Sorry! The problem is that the english part often takes more time. And time was something I didn´t had the last weeks. I was sick again and had been to the hospital (nothing serious!) and I had to deal with a lot of stuff like the info that I´ll need to change my job soon. :o( I know this was about to happen but now that´s here I don´t want it! I will still work for the government but I have to change to another department. I love my colleagues here! :o( Ok, we´ll see what exactly will happen. I guess I´ll know till the end of September. And with the health problems, laundry, cleaning, Stampin´Up!-workshops and all the other "usual day-stuff" I couldn´t get me up to keep you all updated here.

But I did some stampin´and scrappin! ;o) And that´s what I wanna show you now! So here´s a LO I did:

Close up:

The pic is from my niece Lina. I really love this photo of her! And when I saw the overlay I knew I wanted to use this pic!

And here are some stamped cards I did. The first one is one where I tried a folded card again.

I really love to "age" my stuff right now! I just love the colors! And I put some small flowers that I did with my Stampin´Up!-punch in my prima-flowers for the first time. I really love that and I guess I´m hooked now. Because with the next card I did it again! ;o) I made it for a Sarah Kay-group for a swap. The theme was "pink/green".

Another swap I did was about foil-cards. My partner asked for the color-combination "black/light brown". And since she´s one of my friends I tried it. It was hard at first but then I had more and more fun.

I´m sure I´ll use this color-combination again! It´s so elegant!

I did a starbook with our wedding-pics too. I´ll upload the photos soon. And I hope to be back here more often again!

Have a great day! Hugs, Coni