Thursday, May 19, 2011

CAR 3 - PART III

SOOOOOOOO COOOOL!
It was such a great experience to be able
to attend Celine Navarro's workshop!
She is such a funny girl - we had fun making jokes.
Right, Nina!? (;

And this is the WONDERFUL album we made:
I took it home, empty and unembellished - but know it is
"My family history"-album!
LOVE IT TO PIECES! ((((;
Mini-me! (;
Too funny - some months ago,
Celine had posted the link and her photos made at
http://www.laphotocabine.com/
and when we received the workshop-material-list
I new right away, that I already have a photo-strip to use! (;
And these are the 3 photos of my parents I love
soooooo much!
(Yay for 80's knitted pullovers, Mum! (;)
Ok, 80's-style in general! (((;
The extra-mini-booklets
LOVE that picture of my dad!
Oh, how I miss him...............
My baby-sister (;
The result...
SO I CAN SAY: IT'S CELINE'S FAULT! (;
I had to buy these 4 lovelies (;
I EVEN FOUND US (Nina and me)
THE LONG SOUGHT FOR
MARTHA-STEWART-PINKED-CIRCLE-PUNCH!
If Celine is anywhere in a reasonable distance
holding a workshop I'll try to be there! (;

Late @ night (9-11p.m.)
I attended Shimelle's mini-book-workshop.
Unfortunately #1: the WS-material had not been
delivered in time (Jenni Bowlin's Mod Podge Album)
so lovely Ms. Shimelle had prepared an alternative kit
and workshop.
Unfortunately #2: I don't like flowers...
I don't need flowers...
But that's what it was all about.
I made the best out of it and tried it.
Maybe I can make a use out of this knowledge one day! (;
The best: Shimelle signed one of the mini-pages for me! (;
I was really tired - it had been hot and humid all day,
but when I tried to sleep - I couldn't...
Day 2 over...
1 left...

CU soon! (;
k

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CAR 3 - PART II

After the first - really great workshop with Dani
we had an hour long break for lunch.

AND THEN?
Then we got to know
Ms. Shimelle
She is such a wonderful,
artsy
and cool looking person.

And her workshop?
One word: INSPIRING

When we received the class kit the color combo we
encountered looked really CHALLENGING:
 forest green, rose, aubergine, red and kraft
I really loved the Jenni Bowlin stickers and the special
clearstamp-set Shimelle designed for the class.
But at first I thought: how can I put them, my photos and
these papers to a good looking result?
But, you know what?
I made a decision: to just go with the flow and
dig right into the class kit using it up right away!
Ok, THAT was a bit overenthusiatic for the time
of the class, but up to know I have finished 5 layout.
By just using the kit and Shimelle's sketches! (;

3 of them are really finished & here they are:
 (sorry for the messed up pics... the light was... let's say: challenging)
This LO is SO NOT ME (;

I ended up making it more straight
than Shimelle's sketch and still it feels messy to me.
I'm sorry, but I am a graphic designer
AND I LOVE ME A CLEAN DESIGN with LOADS of free space...(;
But I LOVE the experience,
the fact, that I had to try layering.
The second layout, which I LOVE.
Although, when I saw the pink papers I had not thought
 And the third one, which I made at home
AND THAT I REALLY REALLY LOVE.
Ok - I fell back to my style... (;
I will show you the remaining two layouts
when they are really finished.
Maybe I'll update the photos above, too,
because their quality is really poor...);
They deserve something better! (;

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CAR 3 - finally - my results - PART I

There was a time, when a young woman went
out of her scrapbooking cave
to mingle with other crazy people sharing the same passion.
Her first time AT A CROP - the first time meeting other ADDICTS.
And WHO was that person that got her out of her cave???
Lovely NINA!
We had "talked" about CAR3 and I thought about it for some MINUTES (;
and when she said, she had booked and was searching for a room-mate
I WAS IN! (;
We booked the room the next day and the rest is history! (;

So after leaving work "early" @ 3 p.m. Friday the 8th of April
I drove to CAR3 (Crop am Rhein 3).
A more than 4 hour drive after a normal working day...
LET'S SAY: I arrived there just after 8 p.m.
Just in time for the Meet&Greet.
Nina and I met for the first time IRL and we felt right away,
that we were on the same wavelength!
(JA, auf Englisch existiert der gleiche Spruch!)

I was soooooo tired, but didn't sleep until late at night...

The next morning we started our first workshop @8:30!!!
BUT IT WAS SOOOOOO WORTH IT!
My first EVER scrapbooking-workshop was hosted by lovely
DANI PEUSS
the owner of my favourite scrapbooking-online-shop!

And here is my finished mini-album:
The little cow next to it is soooo appropriate for this vacation-mini,
as we had many enCOWnters - oh, what a joke! (;
Some details:
 This time I wanted to include some coordinates.
God knows why... (;
We do love our new punch - do we, Nina!?!?!? (;
 Isn't that fake-polaroid-style too cool!?
Thanks Dani!!!!
 More beloved punches - and some pages from the other mini
that I prepared for London! (;
LOVE that picture of us!
And LOVE the page! (;
RIGHT HERE:
The second book you see here is the road-book I took
to England with me, to scrap on the road, but I stuck to my
post-it notes (;
It's finally what it was meant to be: keeper of our holiday-story!

 An overview of our trip
 The pile of post-it-notes (;
 And the rest of the pictures and pages.
Just LOVE my Studio Calico stamps
YES - these views exist next to each other.
Two idyllic scenes - in a way! (;
 The next spread smells - of fennel!
I love this smell! (;
 Experimenting with leftover-pieces of punched
out paper and glimmer mist.
 And finally: the mini-book-home!
IT'S GROWING! (;
 ...that's it for tonight - too late already! (;
The next post is coming soon - I PROMISE! (;
A few more workshops-results to show! (;

NIGHT!
k