Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Birthday Boy Card

Hi, today i want you to show an other card i made with my new Shabby Chic stamps. Totally LOOOOVE the wall! Some red stickles is on the tulips.
Paper/CS: All Stampin up Western Sky and matching CS
Embellishments: 7 Gypsies Jumbo eylet and SU ribbon
Coloring: Copics
Tools: Crop a Dile, Horizontal Slot punch, Nestabilities

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Baggie Submission

Hoooly moly .. i have to show you what Irina from Everything Paper Crafts came up with:
Isn't this idea simply fabulous????
Thank you soo much Irina for playing - i love your idea on how to keep it closed very much. I hope this is an inspiration for you to get started on your baggie :-) See ya tomorrow

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Today i have two cards posted. Here is a nice pocket card.

This card is for todays Cute Card Thursday challenge. Last week we had the callenge to create something masculine... today we "challenge" you to make a female card.

For my card i used all the yummy paper from Magnolia. These are the very new Daisy D Designer Paper series. These papers are double sides you are sure the patterns and colors match. The sewing machine was used to stich around each panel and i distressed the layers.
Everything is colored with Copics - even the sky, Stickles is used sparingly on the clouds and the girls wings.
Stamps: Magnolia new Summer 2008 collection stamps and Desinger Papers, Prima Flower
Sentiment: Retired SAB Stampin up "So Very"
Tools: Nestabilities and Cuttlebug for tag
I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch for this card.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Love Ya Bunches

So glad i did not sell my "Monkey Business" set :-) the sentiment fit perfect to the new line of Daisy D Designer Paper. Card was made using Maria's sketch (see below) Tilda is this time colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.
Heart Embellishment is "Doodlebug".
Tools: SU: Paperpiercing tool, Photo corner punch, Nestabilities

Monday, April 21, 2008


I can not believe it.
My blog/Tutorial is mentioned on todays "Mondays" TLC Giftcard Holder" on Splitcoaststampers!!!
What an honour.. iam so excited. This tutorial is still in German and one of my older ones i wrote. But everybody said the pictures are great and you do not really need the words in english.
What a day :-)

Ismaki 16 Adventure

For today's Ismaki challenge. My friend Bea came up with a fantastic sketch for this week. If you have time go check it out. The text on the left hand side says "Adventure" i cut it out of a piece of DP.

Stamps: Magnolia new Summer 2008 Collection the girl and the flowers, the steps are from a previous collection,
Sentiment: Stampin up "So Very" retiered SAB Set 2007
CS: Bazzill textured and flowers can be found in the Magnolia online store

Stampin up True Thyme cs, True Thyme double stiched ribbon, wide Grossgrain ribbon, Pin and Drew drops, Stickles
Coloring: Copics see pic below, Stampin up white craft ink
Tools: Cuttlebug Tiny Tags, Nestabilities

Here are some pictures of the mail I recieved on saturday. Besides my fantastic DT package from Magnolia i got fabulous gifts from
my friend Donalda. The altered tin is stuffed with stamped images :-)

Lots of stamps, paper, stamped images and some stamps my friend Bea . Bea and I know each other already since 1.5 years. When i frist tried to order Magnolias from her store Megahobby.

Here is a pic of the Copics i used to color my card.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Happy Birthday - Copics

Yesterday was a happy day for me. My ghosh i got so much mail. My awesome Magnolia DT package with so many faboulous stamps, papers and embellishments arrived. I had to mount my stamps right away and start playing. The first pick for me was to make a card with cute lil Edwin :-) You can find him and the fence in the new "Shabby Chic" 2008 Summer Collection.

Since Nikki and Donalda asked me a couple of questions about Copics i thought i am going to use my markers on the card and take a few more extra pics for you to show how they work. On this card everything is colored with Copics, except the sky. I do have the airbrush system for the Copics (note you can use only the Airbrush with the Sketch) but i ran out of the Air can so I used instead Pebbles Shimmery Chalks. The clouds were stamped with cloudline from Art Impressions . I inked with bashful blue, stamped once of and than onto my image. All the edges are slightly distressed with Heidi Swapp's Paper Distresser. This tool rocks and it is very good in price. This card is made for the new Challenge Blog "Saturdays Workout".
Viel Glueck und Spass mit eurem neuen Blog Sandy und Heike :-)
Supplies used:
Magnolia Shabby Chic Summer 2008 Collection, Sentiment Stampin up (Free SAB Set cut apart from Lots of Thoughts), ArtImpressions for grass and cloudline
Embellishments: SU antique Hodgepodge, Prima Flowers (can be found also in Magnolia's Shop)CS/DP: Stampin up

Here are the colors i used for Edwin

Here is how Edwin looks once colored in. As soon i know where my images will be placed on the card I will add more highlights with the Copic blender pen.

Markers used for the fence

once the children are cut out an i know where i will place them, i will add with a deeper shade green shadows in the grass.

Here are the Copics i used for the dog

I had planned to add the dog but felt that it would have been too much. I know this picture is not very good cause it was getting dark inside. A litte more information how i colored: I used first E31 on the paws, nose and end of his ears, went than over the entire image with E34 added shades with E27 and blended again over the image with E31. If your paper is well saturated with ink from the back of the CS you will get the best results.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

About the subscriber feature

I have a little note about the "subscriber" feature Iam offering on my blog. I talked the other day with two ladies about this and I noticed that some did not know what this is for. If you like a blog or site and it offers you the subscriber featuer (you can see it on my blog on the right hand side) you can simply enter your email adress and every morning you will get sort of a stamping - newspaper delivered to your email account. This way you will not miss anything what is going on on your favorite blogs and you do not waste time browsing arround if the blogs you liked actually posted something. This will save you lots of time. You can read all postings from your favorite blogs in one email. You do not need to worry about spam or more junk mail. I have many blogs in my list and have not noticed any spam through feedblitz.

Hallo, ich habe eine kurze Infonachricht zu dem "Subscriber" Service den ich auf meinem Blog anbiete. Ich habe in der Vergangenheit durch Gespraechen mit ein paar von meinen Lesern festgestellt, dass manche nicht wissen was fuer ein Service das ist. Ich wuerde das heute gerne kurz erklaeren. Wenn ihr eure email adresse in so ein Feld eingebt (meines koennt ihr links sehen), dann bekommt ihr meist morgens eine Nachricht, dass etwas auf dem Blog den ihr moegt gepostet worden ist. Ihr koennt alle postings mit Bildern von den Karten DIREKT von eurem email account sehen und lesen. Das spart unglaublich viel Zeit, weil ihr euch dann die Arbeit sparen koennt, von einem Blog zum anderen zu clicken um zu sehen ob dort was neues gepostet worden ist. Ich lese jeden morgen meine Stempelzeitung von meinen ca. 15 Lieblingspost in EINER email. Wenn mir dann was besonders gut gefaellt kann ich dann immer noch auf den Blog direkt clicken. Das gleiche gilt fuer Challenge Blogs. Ihr braucht nicht daran zu denken, an einem bestimmten Tag auf den Blog zu clicken... die Nachricht mit der Challenge fuer die Woche kommt direkt morgens in euer Email Konto. Natuerlich habe ich auch Blogs die ich sowieso jeden Tag besuche!!!! Noch was anderes... Feedblitz leitet keine Spam oder andere Werbung an eure Email adresse weiter!!! Ich moechte das wirklich unterstreichen. Ich hasse die ganze Werbung.. ich musste deshalb schon 2x mein email konto wechseln weil es einfach Ueberhand genommen hat. Also Feedblitz ist absolut okay und sicher!!!!

ups jetzt ist es doch lang geworden :-) Meine Karte fuer heute kann unter diesem Post gesehen werden.

So Sweet Of You

My aunt from Germany sent my boys some money... and I totally forgot to sent her a "Thank you" card. Can you blieve it??? I make so many cards and forgot that? I thought since the money was for my sons, it would be nice if the card would have Edwin as main image. As you know, this stamp is one of my favorites :-) Yeah.. just until i saw the new stamps. There are soooo many cute boy stamps released - I want them ALL. They are going to be fabulous for cards and scrapbook pages. This card was made for Ila's blog candy. She provided a very inspiring sketch that made it easy for me to be creative. Stamps: Magnolia (Edwin), Sentiment Stampin up (the center punched out of "So many scallops")
DP/CS: Western Sky, Blue Bayou, Regal Rose (?)
Embellishments/Tools: Making Memories: felt flower, buttons, everything else Stampin up: Silver Hodgepodge, Circle punch, piercing tool
Coloring: Stampin up and Pebbles shimmery chalks

Friday, April 18, 2008


Hi there,
wow.. anybody else had yesterday trouble with blogger? Sorry, can not chat too much this morning.. (like writing down what i used...) have a to take the kids to pre-school.
Everything is watercolored... i even tried this time the sky. Edges are distressed. This is an other card i finished yesterday for Cute Card Thursday . The challenge is this week to make a maskuline card.
Thanks for swinging by today. Thank God its Friday :-)

Stamp: Magnolia (Edwins house and tree), Sentiment: Stampin up: Warm Words
Hodgepodge silver, Polytwill ribbon in chocolate

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Guava

For SCS Color Challenge to use: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom and Basic Grey. These colors do not REALLY give you much freedom to color the Magnolias :-) So i picked one of the girls that wear a dress. She is one of the smaller Magnolias that worked good for the sketch cause i wanted to have the panels of the DP show.
Magnolia (Tilda), Stampin up (Garden Whimsey for Sentiment)
CS and DP: Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom (as card base), Going Grey and Afternoon Tea
Embellishments: Swirls are Nestabilities, Prima Hydrangea flowers, pearl stickers, grey Taffetta Ribbon
Coloring: Shimmery Chalks and Stampin up reinkers

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fary tales do come true

Der heutige SCS ist echt nicht schlecht. Die Kinder waren lieb und haben mich heut morgen schon eine Karte fertig machen lassen. Ich habe mich von dem schoenen neuen DP leiten lassen, das ich von meinem letzten Bastelgeschaeft-Trip mitgebracht hatte. Die kleine Prinzessin ist so suess und das Sentiment habe ich extra bei Amuse fuer das Motiv bestellt. Das Kleid der Prinzessin habe ich testweise nur mit den Twinkeling H2O's coloriert ... es glitzert schon aber leider habe ich nicht so schoene "Schatten" legen koennen als wenn ich erst nur mit re-inkern ausmale und dann die Vertiefungen mit den H2O's mache. Es war aber definitiv ein Versuch wert.
Ich hatte leider noch keine Zeit meinen blog roll zu aktualisieren. Mein Kleine hatte gestern einen Unfall und wir waren fuer ueber 4 Stunden im Krankenhaus. Er hat Gott sei dank nichts gebrochen, so ich sollte heute Zeit haben zu kommentieren und eure Links einzufuegen. Vielen Dank!

The today's SCS is great. The children were sweet let and let me finish already a card. I was guided by the beautiful new DP, which I had got along from my last shopping trip. The small princess is so sweet and the sentiment was ordered at Amuse especially for this stamp. The dress is completely colored with the Twinkeling. It was more a test.. iam not so happy with it.. the problem i had was that i could not add so nice shadows as when i color first with re-inkers and than just use sparingly the H2O's but it was worth a test drive:-)
Sorry I havent had a chance to upload my blog roll yesterday cause my little one had a accident and we were more than 4 hours in the emergency room and took x-rays etc. He is okay ... Today i should have time to comment on your creations and add your links on my blog. Thank you!

Stamps: Magnolia (Princess), Stampin up (waterlily), Sentiment by Amuse (Elzy shop)
DP/CS: Stampin up bashful blue, certainly celery, pretty in pin, Making Memories
Embellishments: Pearl stickers, Heidi Swapp rhinestones stickers, celery wide grossgrain su, stickles on the waterlilys and wings

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ismaki No 15

For the today's Ismaki Challenge I made this card. The given sketch was again very difficult for me… the idea with the window of Kianel I found completely classy… I just turned the Sketch. Otherwise I accommodated all the requested elements for the card.

Fuer die heutige Ismaki Challenge habe ich diese Karte gemacht. Mir ist der Sketch wie ueblich nicht leicht gefallen... die Idee mit dem Fenster von Kianel fand ich ganz klasse... ich habe nur den Sketch umgedreht. Ansonsten habe ich alle Elemente nach Vorgaben untergebracht.

I would like to renew a offer i made quite a while back. If you have my blog in your blog roll and i have missed it on mine, just leave me a message on this post and i will do the same with your blog. Thank you for linking Pretty Pressings.

Stamps: Magnolia stamps (bird, girl and Edwins house), Sentiment: Stampin up (retiered free SAB set)
CS/DP: Serenic Route, Stampin up Old Olive, Cool Carrebean (retiered 2007 in-color), Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: silver Hodgepodge (mini catalog 2008 retiered after this month), Making Memories brads, Prima flowers, Stickles for the wings, Stampin up: Label Punch
Coloring: Aquatainter, SU Reinkers, Tim Holz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, white gel pen

Sunday, April 13, 2008

You make my heart sing

Today i would like to show you one of my cards that have been published in the spring 2008 "Scrap Art Zine" issue. Not much stampin on this card but I belive thats what they were looking for. The theme was "Vintage". I used the Stampin up piercing tool to evenly mark the spots were the holes would have to go and used than the Crop-A-Dile to punch. Stampin up's white Taffetta ribbon was thread frist from right to left and than from left to right back and tied to a knot. The inside of my card is also decorated with more birds and a little tag "You make my heart sing" from Crafty Secrets "Bird Notes". (yes.. on the pic thats me :-) holding Lucas)

CS/DP: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Mellow Moss
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Taffeta Ribbon SU, Hodgepodge Hardware SU, Jumbo Eylet is 7 Gypsies (its cute cause it has a phrase pressed in)
Stamps: Sentiment and Carte Postale Stampin up
Tools: Crop-A-Dile, Making Memories Circle Cutter, various circle punches, Fiskars scalloped

Friday, April 11, 2008

Simple Black and White

This weeks challenge over on the Arty Girlz Challenge blog is to make a card in "Black & White". Compared to time i usually need to make my other cards, was this one quite fast finished. :-) But sometimes you need cards like this, plus this gave me extra time to work on a bigger project.

Stamps: Stempendous "Asparagus" and Stampin up "Happy Harmony" for
sentiment (retiered Sell-A-Bration set 2007)
CS: Stampin up: Black, silver and white
Ink: Brilliance black and Stampin up "Going Grey"
Others: Nestabilities, silver brads, ticket corner punch
Today i would also love to mention 4 blogs i really love to visit often. The reason why i think these blogs are faboulus is, because these crafters are very often my first choice if i need some ideas on coloring or just for the European way for layouts.
So, if you are open for a different style than the US style, i highly reccomend these blogs:

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Hi, have you had time yet to check the Cute Card Thursday blog today?
Today the challenge is "winged things".. pretty easy :-) and sooo much fun!
I saw a card on SCS that used the papers form Ginger Blossom DP and was inspired to use this paper for my Magnolia card.Stamps: Magnolia (Tilda Spring 2008 Collection) Stampin up for Sentiment
DP/CS: Stampin up River Rock, Groovy Guava, Cardbase is Bazzil textured
Embellishments: Stickles, double stiched Groovy Guava ribbon, pearl stickers
Tools: Boho Blossom punch, Nestabilities

Have you seen Annies faboulous blog candy??? It was her birthday yesterday and she is having a fabulous give-away on her blog. If you have time click on her blog and drop her a message! Even if you are not playing for her candy.. her blog is wonderful with lots of cards to look at to get inspiration for coloring or layouts!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Your Friendship Makes My Heart Happy

This is the card i made using this weeks ismaki sketch . I am not quite happy with this card.. i might have to try a second one :-)
Stamps: Magnolia Spring 2008 Collection, Stampin up: Friendship blooms (retiered)
CS/DP: Crate Paper availabe at Magnolias online store, Stampin up: Lovely Lilac, certainly celery, pixie pink
Tools/Embellishments: Making Memories rhinestone brads, SU: Boho Blossom punch, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug heart dies, white detail embossing powder, Stickles, Stampin up: white Taffeta ribbon, Crop a dile
Coloring: all Stampin up and Pebbles shimmery chalks

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Driving by with a birthday "Hi"

This weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge is ....."transport". Planes, trains and automobiles but obviously not limited to those things, any kind of transport! Have fun!

For my card i used Stampin up's "Loads of Love" set - I stamped Tilda and the truck on watercolor paper and colored everything with the colors i picked up from my Designer Paper (Stampin up "Afternoon Tea). Circle is cut and embossed with the large circle Nestabilities set - on Tildas wings is Stickles.

It is defenetly worth to check out all the cards during the week that are going to be posted on the Cute Card Thursday blog - cause i know we always have faboulus stampers posting their work!
Stampin up "Loads of Love"
Ink colors : Groovy Guava, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Soft Sky, River Rock, Green Celery, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink all SU
Tools: Crop a Dile, Nestabilities Circle
Embellishments: Silver brads, Stickles, green rhinestone stickers, Prima flowers, wide chocolate chip grossgrain
CS/DP: All Stampin up Afternoon Tea, Chocolate Chip

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Daily Notes

I skiped last weeks Ismaki Challenge cause I just had no ideas.. this weeks was again a real challenge for me :-) no way I was skipping the sketch. So I really sat down and moved my elements on the card. The second flower on the upper right corner was replaced using a swirl i got from Donalda. I used on purpose one of the older style Magnolia's just because i thought they should not be forgotten. I omitted on her hat the little "ball" so it would not look more springy rather than a winter hat.
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda in wind (Fall Collection 2007) and tag
Sentiment: Stampin up "Office Attrouncement"
CS/Designer Paper: Creamy Caramel, Apricot Appeal, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral,
Tools: Stampin up stiching template, Martha Stewart lace punch
Embellishments: Magnolia "Prima Flowers", Pearl stickers, brown button