Sunday, January 4, 2015

HELLO...I'm back... "12 in '15 challenge" - 4 generations layout

In case you're not on Instagram and you've been wondering if I fell off the earth...nope, I just gave birth to our first child end of September & time was spent in other ways...(;

We reached 3 months just recently and I have the feeling little gaps of time appear here and there giving me time to create little things. And I HAVE MISSED being crafty SO MUCH!!! 

So here we go - here's a tiny 6x6 layout I made for January's "12 in '15 challenge" - prompt: Pantone color of the year MARSALA. 
That was indeed a bit challenging...I don't own neither an inkpad nor paper in this color...
So I mixed a red & a brown ink on the stamp and decided that it looks like Marsala...
The double heart was made by using the two hearts from the two STROMSVIGT stampsets "Classic you" & "Nea Alpha".
Hearts punched with my stampin up punch from a Christmas envelope - hahaaa!

"happy" stamp is from Kal Barteski for Studio Calico called "Happy something".
The other words were stamped with the roller stamps from Pebbles & Studio Calico.
Ok, that's it from me today - hope to see you soon! (;

Monday, September 15, 2014

Favorite Scrapper Blog Hop

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A bit more than a week ago I've been tagged by my sweet friend Beshka for the "Favorite Scrapper Blog Hop"! I feel honored & THANKS SO MUCH BESHKA for what you wrote about me!!!

So this week it is my turn to answer a few questions about me.
1. What am I working on right now?
Actually, besides preparing to be a mom veeeery soon & preparing a move just shortly after birth already takes quite a large amount of time... but yesterday I managed to start making the Baby Announcements... at least what can be prepared without actual informations about the lil one. And I have to say: I JUST LOVE LETTERPRESSING!!!!

2. How long does it take me to create a project?
Honestly, that really depends... With the "12 in 14 challenge" projects i was quite fast most of the time, because I had the prompt swirling in my mind the whole month in advance & once I had the idea - the layout came together quite fast.
On the contrary cards can take me forever... haha... or not... really depends on mood & inspo.

3. What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
I cannot live without LABELS! Honestly! And mostly the Studio Calico ones I can printncut with my beloved Silhouette Cameo!
And I LOVE stamping!

4. How does my creating process work? & 5. How do I become and stay inspired?
Hm,... I do need to have an idea in mind... but I am no "scrap lifter"...
Sometimes I go through the hashtags #scrapbooking (honestly not THAT inspiring), #studiocalico (much better!) or #projectlife on instagram or browse the DT gallery on the SC website to get in the flow... but as I said: no scraplifting from this gal...
Then the picture is my starter - i choose paper that coordinates and then... let it flow...

6. What is my signature style?
I think I can really say I am no messy scrapper (though through being part of the STROMSTIGT-DT & the "12 in '14 challenge I've tried some new techniques this year that were definitely messier than my comfort techniques.)
I like my pages organized or following a (invisible) grid.
I'd say my style is rather clean & graphic, but not minimal.

AND NOW - may I invite you to hop over to the following three favorite scrappers of mine?

First up is Marit, a fellow German scrapper. She has a lovely light style! She crafts adorable mini-albums & layouts. And if that wouldn't be enough she creates wonderful quilts (oh, how I'd LOVE to own one!!!) and cooks & bakes yummy things, too!

Next is my STROMSVIGT-DT colleague Magdalena:
She has a very creative/graphic style in her layouts & PL - and I've got a feeling she's a scrapbooking-layout-producing-machine!!! (-;


Last but surely not least: Aimee.
One can see that I have a faible for graphic scrappers - Aimee is another one - and she also is a graphic designer like I am - wohooo - hey colleague! Her layouts are so so lovely - and can you imagine she started scrapbooking not that long ago?!

Hop over to these ladies fabulous blogs today and maybe also next monday when they continue the "Favorite Scrapper Blog Hop"!

See ya!!!!
Kat (;

Monday, September 1, 2014

STROMSVIGT DT - September "12 in '14 challenge"

Hello ladies!

Or are there any gents out there reading my blog?

Of course, my lovely husband! (;

Anyone else?

Ok, back to the theme...

This month Nina challenged us to go minimalistic...

hahaaaa,... many of you know that I'm a graphic designer and those need to work minimalistic at times,...BUT... scrapbooking is my hobby & I free myself as much as I can!

And HELLOOOOO? I have so much gorgeous stuff...

So this is as minimalistic as i could get for this layout:

matted pictures, Project Life cards, stamps, alphas in a restricted color scheme. I LOVE it!

First step was finding the perfect PL cards for the layout from Liz Tamanaha's "Midnight" kit and positioning them on the page.

Then I added the matted pictures.

...the stamped Studio Calico label,...

...the Amy Tangerine & American Crafts alphas...

... more STROMSVIGT stamps... & a tiny camera from a recent SC stampset that I won. well as this gorgeous handwritten "SELFIE" stamp designed by my sweet friend Laura aka "lorabailora" (;

I hope you like it? Maybe i can encourage you to create a minimalistic project? If yes, hop over to Nina's blog to enter it to win something!
And to Magdalena for her take

That's it for now...

Bye lovelies!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

STROMSVIGT "12 in '14 challenge" for August

HEY out there dear readers!!!

It's August already and so it's time for the next STROMSVIGT "12 in '14 challenge"

This month's prompt is to use "TAGS" & I loved it!
Be prepared to see the silliest picture of me you've ever seen! (-;

I used eight different tags plus several ribbons from my stash. WOHOOO!

Love this Thickers alpha! Calendar printable by Studio Calico.

Rubon "Tell it like it is" older Studio Calico kit exclusive, arrow from the STROMSVIGT stampset "Nea Alpha" .

STROMSVIGT stampset "The good stuff" - "UGH" rubon older Studio Calico kit exclusive.

And here it is - the complete layout with the silliest picture EVER! ��

Hope you like it!

To enter a project for the challenge go to Nina's blog - she created a GREAT layout, too! (YOU ROCK NINA!!!!!)

Hope the lil one stays in my tummy til it's due so i can participate in the september challenge, because I LOVE THESE MONTHLY PROMPTS, Nina!

See ya, guys!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July STROMSVIGT "12 in '14"-challenge

hey there!

Back with this month's prompt "geometric".
Here's what I came up with:

A winter-themed layout in June? Why not!? (((;
I had these in my to-use-pics for a really long time... 'til now! (;

Using the "Special Delivery" set (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.) once again for the journaling lines & the "Fragile".

The "+"es are from the "The good stuff" stampset. (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.)
I splattered some Mr. Huey's in brown and white (which is empty now... boo!) but covered all those splatters with the pictures...(((;

The Nea-alpha (available here in the STROMSVIGT etsy shop.), used to stamp "winter" unfortunately isn't available.
I added some tiny handdrawn '+'es 

Some more detail-shots:

Here's a peek at Magdalena's take, hop over to her blog to see all and
find the entry to win something on Nina's blog like always!

I hope i could inspire you a bit. (;

Thats it for today!
see ya!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

STROMSVIGT 12 in '14 challenge June ... and maybe news for some of you...

Hey there,

Oh my,... it's JUNE already!
I can't believe how fast this year goes...

Ok, but you might not be here to philosophize about time perception, right!?
So here we go:

My layout following June's prompt "SEQUINS"

Title translate to "hi you little tickle monster" (;
Okay,... okay... i might not only have used ONLY sequins,... my hormones literally MADE me use more & more embellishments...(;

So i used watercolors & my Fiskars star punches to create these stars.

Pre-printed Studio Calico labels that I really love.

And, of course, i just many of my beloved STROMSVIGT stamps, including the "Special Delivery" set... that matches the topic of this layout PERFECTLY!! (;
I hope you like my really heavily embellished layout.

And just like every month - hop over to my fellow DT-members Magdalena & Jeanne to see what they created AND, Of COURSE, hop over to Nina to see her creation AND for a chance to win something!!!

So happy hopping - see you soon!
Kat (;
Blogged from my iPad! (;

Monday, May 5, 2014

A birthday card & the STROMSVIGT "12 in '14 challenge for May

Hey there,

How's this year's NSD been for you?
Did you find time to scrap?

Unfortunately my day was different to what I had planned,
so I only created a card for a 50th birthday of a friend.
I used my beloved Silhouette Cameo & I know why I LOVE it.

And now I'm showing you what I did with all the punched out circles I showed on Instagram

The prompt Nina gives us this month for the "12 in '14 challenge" is to use WASHI.
I didn't want to use it the normal way, so i used a sheet of printer paper, washi tape & punched out many different sizes of circles (plus some from matching paper). I was inspired by the picture i used - a little branch overgrown with circle shaped lichen - and recreated a similar shape on the background paper with the circles.

When i had laid them all out on my background I thought that something was missing, so i put them all aside again and mixed some matching acrylic colors & splattered them on the background.

Then I glued everything down.

Added some enamel dots...

and some of my beloved STROMSVIGT stamps.

I really LOVE these prompts Nina gives us each month!
I hope you feel inspired, too, & if you create something,
hop over to Nina's blog & enter it for a chance to win something!

Have a great week!

Saturday, May 3, 2014


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Hey there,

welcome to the "STROMSVIGT" NSD bloghop!

For NSD 2014 we've each prepared a "Spring" project for you!

Here's mine:

A springy card, using different "STROMSVIGT" stampsets (Yes, the little flowers i "sprinkled" on the background are made with the asterisk-stamp from the "NEA-alpha"-set!) and a some other stuff to complete this card.

I tucked stamped & handcut leaves under the top layer and added a bit of green thread under them.

Love these orange sequins used as "flowers" (;

I hope you liked my little project. If you like you can hop over to my DT-colleague Magdalena and to Nina's blog to see their take on the "spring" theme.
Sneak from Magdalena
Sneak from Nina

(psssst,... on Nina's blog you might even find a chance to win one of her new stamps. My favorite is btw. this Constellation stamp that you find in the "STROMSVIGT" etsy shop!)


HEY - stamp: "The good stuff" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
SPRING: "Nea Alpha" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
I LOVE & YOU: “Classic you" stampset by 'STROMSVIGT'
leaf stamp from a kit by Studio Calico

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

12 in '14 challenge - April - Grid design

HEY there!

I'm back to show you this month's installment of the "12 in '14 challenge" for April - this month's prompt is: Grid design.

Nina challenged US (her DT) & challenges YOU to create your version and if you enter yours on her blog you can EVEN WIN A PRIZE!! So - GO & CREATE!!! (;

And here is my take on this prompt:

It's grid & breaking the rules...
THAT'S why I am a graphic designer... i LOVE following AND breaking the rules!!!! (;

Here are some detail shots:

I used the "Studio Calico" "sugar rush"-kit that we received in Paige Taylor-Evans class and also took the inspiration for this layout from her class. (I'll show the stuff i created last weekend in separate posts!)
And I even used that awkward Lolly...WOHOOO! (((;

I used the "Nea Alpha" and the typewriter "love" stamp ("The Good Stuff" set) from the "STROMSVIGT" shop, as well as some Heidi Swapp stamps and the Amy Tangerine "Plus One" embossing folder and die-set!

I hope you all like it and maybe you feel inspired by my layout or those of Nina and Magdalena and you create a layout inspired by this as well and ENTER HERE!?

Have a wonderful day!!!
Kat (;