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 (;

Monday, March 3, 2014

"12 in '14"-challenge no. 3 - OMBRÉ

Next month  -  next challenge!

This month Nina challenged us to create a layout under the prompt: OMBRÉ!

And here is my take on it:

I dared to play with paint again - and this time: I JUST LOVE IT!
Because it was not THAT messy? yes! (;
I had intended to go from black in the top right corner to white in the
bottom left corner, but after finishing the background 
I thought that looked lame... so i turned it 180 degrees and
VOILÀ - it was muuuuch better.
Then I had the idea of using labels in different colors and shapes
and so I played with them until they were where they are now.
The second to last step was getting out all of my Stromsvigt stamps, finding
all kinds of words I liked for this layout and stamping them on 
or next to the labels.
Finally I added the title. I knew it had to be big...and small... 
so I got out these vintage puffy thickers and wrote out my title.
Here you can see that they are polka-dotted (;
 And to balance it out I added the subtitle with these tiny alpha stickers
by October Afternoon in the top right corner.
What do you think about it?
Now it's your turn. 
Hop over to Nina's blog to see the other girls' take on this challenge
AND participate to have a chance to win! (;

kat (;

Monday, February 3, 2014

12 in '14 challenge - February - paint

OK my dear readers...
Prepare yourself for something you haven't seen from me before...
A CRAZY PAINT MESS LAYOUT i prepared for the February 12 in '14 challenge dear Nina challenges herself, us (her design team) and YOU to take part in...

So here you go:

I warned you! (;
I started with gesso & then used watercolors, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists finally some of my Stromsvigt-stamps (the "+"-es and "_____________ is a beautiful thing").

I also added some paper accents cut with my Silhouette Cameo, some enamel dots & a wood veneer geotag.

What an adventure that was...thanks Nina for sending me on it!
If you feel inspired, go create and link yours up on Nina's blog!!!

See you there!

My PL week 44/2013

I'm slowly but surely making it & I'm still enjoying doing my Project Life album for 2013. I LOVE looking back at our year. So here is the complete week 44 - consisting of a 6x12 page protector (shown in picture 1 - front & back side by side) and a regular 12x12 page. I had fun using my "christmas present" (the january Studio Calico PL kit), lovely embellies given to me by Alexandra Boehnke, the globe & heart-shutter-camera stamps by my sweet friend Heike/meandmybutton and some little things from my stash.

The title card, put on the back side of the 6x12 PP (;
Insta-camera stamp by Marcy Penner for Studio Calico.

The second part of this week is quite simple, but it tells all. (;

Thanks for looking!
Kat (;

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Cards

This year I sent out some happy mail to some dear instagrammers around the globe. And I loved seeing pictures pop up in my feed on instagram (if you don't follow me yet, find my gallery here).

Now that they all have reached their destinations i can post it here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

12 layouts in '14 challenge - No. 1

Sweet Nina owner of "stromsvigt" has asked her design team if we would like to join her in creating a layout each month following a prompt.
This month's prompt is "Big title" & here's my take on it:

I had this A4-picture printed for one of the "Crop am Rhein" workshops 2011...It's a picture of the sunset over a clover-field in Southern England.
I loved it, but had no real idea how to put a layout together.
So when Nina posted "Big title" i knew that THAT was the solution!

I wrote the word "gorgeous" on a piece of cardstock and cut it out with my craft knife...YES, I do have a Silhouette Cameo and could've cut it with my beloved machine, BUT i wanted to do it right now, without having to take out my mac and put up the machine (I don't have a craft space...).

Once I laid it on the picture i knew i had to make the harsh contrast between pink cardstock and the black picture softer. So i took my border punches & a few other cardstocks in different colors and layered them.

I still felt that the layout was missing a connection between the picture & the layout. And so i created these little flowers with the Stampin' up flower & heart punches.

I added some bokeh-like vellum circles, a geotag & a journaling spot directly on the photo.

I ended the layout by stamping a border on the bottom with some "Stromsvigt" stamps.

Please hop over to Nina's blog and my team-mates Jeanne & Magdalena to see their take on the challenge!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Project Life - weeks 34 & 35

I finally got it in the books.

The summer vacation spreads with 1000 inserts or so! (;

Monday, November 25, 2013

A birthday card

When I saw the "Stromsvigt" stampset "Special Delivery" I liked it immediately, but as I have no shop to use it for (¿yet?), I knew I had to find another use for it....
And VOILÀ here is my
"stacked filefolder birthdaycard"
with "love | hugs | kisses" for FREE!

So the invoice chart & "order no." is from the "Special Delivery" set, the words (HEY, YOU, the good stuff, kisses, hugs, love) are from "The Good Stuff" set, the stars, the file tab & the "cross" (made from the thin chevron,) are from the "Classic you" set.
Finally the "Happy Birthday!", the little order numbers and the words on the paper strips were stamped by using the huge alpha roller stamp from pebbles inc!
Papers & confetti are from various older Studio Calico kits (;

Have a wonderful day!

2 more digi-layouts

I loved working with the digital scrapbooking kit "Wanderlust" that my friend Heike created.
Here are the other two layouts:

The colors of the kit coordinated perfectly with my summer vacation pictures from the french westcoast.

Big LOVE (;

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Revealing secret no.2

I've been urging to tell you about the second secret! (;
I've known Nina Christensen & her lovely stamps for quite some time.
When she asked me to join her design team I WAS SPEECHLESS!!!
(Thanks again Nina for having me!!!!)
EXCITING, right!?
(Read her introduction of me on her blog right here.)
So when I received the stamps a few weeks ago, i knew I wanted to 
on my reveal-project.
So i tried my very best to include at least every stamp set.
And here is the page:
So i used the following sets: "The good stuff", "Classic you", 
(Papers are from an older Studio Calico kit)
I really LOVE how this page turned out using only one picture, 
some patterned papers and embellishments made by using 
Nina's lovely stampsets (;
And here are some detail shots.
Can't wait to play some more! (;
I'm so excited what's to come (;

Have a wonderful day!