Layouts, Scrapbooking

    Trying Something Different with the [Gossamer Blue October Kits].

    Hey there 🙂 Today is the first of October and this means today is also reveal day over at Gossamer Blue!! The October kits are filled with pretty products, lots of florals and gorgeous colours. I especially love all of the pieces from the Crate Paper “Gather” collection (by Maggie Holmes) in there!

    To be honest, when I unpacked my kits, I wasn’t all too excited about the pieces from the new Amy Tangerine “Oh Happy Life” collection, however. It’s not that this collection isn’t good, it’s just that it’s not very “me”. The colours are a bit too bright and bold for my taste and I’m not very into the colour combos and the patterns. So I was a bit hesitant about using those papers and embellishments and first stuck to all the pretty things from the “Gather” collection 😀

    Although when I was finished with my projects for the October kits (9 layouts and 1 gift set with two boxes, a card and an envelope. let me repeat, NINE layouts! I haven’t done this many with one kit in a very long time, so this shows that the kits are really good!) and looked through them again, I realised that actually half of the layouts were made almost entirely with stuff from the Amy Tangerine line!! And the interesting thing is that they still feel “me”. Maybe not as much as the other ones (I mean I’m still not really convinced by one or two of them) but I still managed to make something with it that I do like. And it pushed me to try out something different. Nothing revolutionary or super exciting, just little things like using clear stickers layered beneath my patterned paper or a new (for me) colour combo like green + yellow..

    Home. Home.

    I’m always really inspired by Suse Fish (one of my all-time favourite scrappers. everything she touches is just pure gorgeousness #fangirl). I love when she incorporates some mixed media touches into her layouts and they still feel really soft and light, like this one here. So I wanted to try my hand at making a layout like this, too.. well, the result is the above layout. I’m still not really sure what to think about it. I’m a bit torn. I like the texture but I’m not convinced of the yellow watercolour.. but maybe it’s just because there are quite a lot of “non-me” elements, like the colour combo.. I don’t know. What do you think?

    Although the colour combo itself really does work when I look at this layout:

    Moments. Moments.

    I’m a bit in love with this cute little dear epoxy sticker <3 and that leaf wood veneer piece!

    Anyways, I’ll stop rambling now and just show you the rest of my layouts so you can make up your own mind about how much “me” they feel to you 😉

    Beautiful Day.

    I’m really really happy that I finally have some new photos I can use for my layouts and even more so that quite a lot of them are actually good photos of me! S. really has stepped up his photography game (after enough whining and complaining from my side 😀 )

    The one I used on the layout below is one of my absolute favourite photos he took. It’s not posed, just a genuine shot (and my hair looks good, haha).


    And here’s the last layout of the “trying something different” group 😉  ..I’m still not too sure about this layout. However, when I flipped through my album to show S. the layouts I made with the kits, he said that this was one of his favourites. So yeah, I guess beauty really is in the eye of the beholder 😉

    Sweet Things. Sweet Things.

    I’d love to know what you think about these layouts and which one is your favourite. I’d say mine is the second one, but probably because it feels most typically me.

    I’ll show you more of my projects in the next few days (and I’m almost certain that I will make even more with these kits. Maybe until I have nothing left but scraps 😉 ) and I am really excited about those that I haven’t shown you yet 😉

    Have a great weekend, guys! 🙂


    Products used:

    Gossamer Blue October Scrapbook Main kit

    Gossamer Blue October Scrapbook Main Add-On kit

    Gossamer Blue October Life Pages Kit

    Gossamer Blue October Life Pages Main Add-On

    Layouts, Scrapbooking

    Interrupting the Silence for Some Gossamer Blue [September kits] projects.

    Chirp, chirp, chirp… yeah, sorry. That’s the only thing that you could “hear” around here in the past few weeks.. Things just got a bit too much. While almost everyone at work was on vacation somewhere nice, I stayed where I was and held the line 😉

    But now things are finally getting back to normal and I’m about to head out to the Costa Brava for a week with S. to relax and regenerate a bit. But before I leave, I want to show you some of the projects that I’ve made with the super pretty (and jam-packed) Gossamer Blue September kits.

    The kits contain a lot of Crate Paper’s “Cute Girl” collection, the We R Memory Keepers “Urban Chic” line and “Take Me Away” by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. Especially the Scrapbooking kits and add-ons have a very girly, cutesy vibe – which I like but which made it a little difficult for me to make some projects since I don’t have any kids and the colours/patterns don’t fit most of my photos too well.

    Enzo Layout - ScatteredConfetti

    This one of Enzo, a friend’s golden retriever that I dog-sitted for almost two weeks in July, was perfect for the papers since the photo contains some pink as well. I’m really happy with how the layout turned out although I couldn’t add any sewing machine stitching because it broke down on me while I was working on these projects ..Buh!!

    Enzo Layout - ScatteredConfetti

    This next layout was made with the Life Pages main kit which has more fall-ish colours and I am absolutely in love with them!

    Everyday Layout - ScatteredConfettiEveryday Layout - ScatteredConfetti
    Instead of patterned paper I used two of the Life Pages cards behind the photo. Because I didn’t want to mess up the clean and simple look of the page (and because I don’t like my handwriting), I added some journaling on one of the cards and tucked it behind the photo and the other card.

    Everyday Layout - ScatteredConfettiEveryday Layout - ScatteredConfetti

    So that’s it for now. I have quite a few more projects to share with you and I’m quite excited about them because they are “different” from my other projects and you will see why 😉

    Psst, if you follow me on Instagram, you might be able to guess what the difference could be 😉


    Products used:

    Gossamer Blue September Scrapbook Main kit

    Gossamer Blue September Scrapbook Main Add-On

    Gossamer Blue September Scrapbook Add-On Kit #2

    Gossamer Blue September Life Pages Kit


    Cards, Scrapbooking

    Girly & Elegant: Some Cards with the New [Fancy Pants] “Millie & June” Collection.

    —- English text at the end of this blogpost —-

    Hallo ihr Lieben! Wie schon vor ein paar Tagen auf Instagram versprochen, zeige ich euch nun die ersten Werke, die ich mit der wunderschönen neuen “Millie & June” Kollektion von Fancy Pants gemacht habe, und die nun bei der Scrapbook Werkstatt erhältlich ist 🙂

    Wie ihr vielleicht schon mitbekommen habt, mache ich mittlerweile wirklich gerne Karten – am liebsten gleich mindestens 3-5 mit einer Kollektion bzw. einem Kit, sodass diese dann ein schön zusammenpassendes Set ergeben. So dann auch bei dieser Kollektion, wo es dieses Mal (bisher) vier Karten geworden sind.

    Card Set by ScatteredConfettiCard Set by ScatteredConfetti

    Was ich an dieser Kollektion ganz besonders liebe, sind die Farben! Die Kombi aus mint, gold, apricot und weiß fand ich ja schon immer toll, aber dazu nun noch das kräftige Pink und Dunkelblau, das ist echt mal was anderes. Und ich find’s super <3 Sonst findet sich dunkelblau nicht sooo oft auf meinen Projekten (vor allem nicht mit diesen Farben zusammen), sodass das echt mal eine frische Abwechslung war!

    Für die Karten habe ich gar nicht viel Material gebraucht. Das Praktische ist, dass im Collection Pack alle 6 gemusterten Papiere je 2x drin sind, plus einen mintfarbenen und einen schwarzen Wellkarton, ein goldenes Papier sowie die geblümten Puffy Alphas und die Puffy Sticker. Die Papiere und Sticker kann man zwar auch alle einzeln kaufen, aber so hat man einfach direkt alles zusammen (und dazu noch die drei Spezialpapiere) und das Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis ist top! Ich habe mir sonst nur noch das Paper Bow Set dazu gekauft (wobei ich auch schon um die Buttons, das Herzchen-Washi und das Ephemera-Pack rumschleiche 😀 ) und finde, dass es das beste Teil aus der gesamten Kollektion ist!! Merkt man vielleicht auch, wenn man sich meine Karten anschaut: auf 3 von 4 findet ihr die wunderschönen Schleifchen (und auf den Layouts, die ich euch demnächst noch zeige, ebenso). In dem Paper Bow Set sind fünf verschiedene Bögen mit vorgestanzten Schleifenteilen drin. Pro Bogen kann man 6 Schleifen (also insg. 30) in drei verschiedenen Größen machen und es geht superschnell und einfach! Man braucht keinen Schneideplotter oder Stanzmaschine dafür; einfach die Teile raustrennen und zusammenkleben: fertig. Wenn man will, kann man auch verschiedene Farben bzw. Muster mischen – das werde ich auf jeden Fall auch noch ausprobieren 🙂

    Card Set by ScatteredConfetti

    Die drei verschiedenen Schleifengrößen könnt ihr hier gut erkennen: von links nach rechts sind beginnend mit der größten alle drei Größen vertreten. Ich find’ sie ja einfach zauberhaft! Was meint ihr? ..ich hoffe wirklich, dass es das noch für viel mehr Kollektionen geben wird!

    Card Set by ScatteredConfetti Card Set by ScatteredConfetti

    In den nächsten ein, zwei Wochen werde ich euch die restlichen Projekte zeigen, die ich mit der Kollektion gemacht habe – ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, von der wird am Ende nicht mehr viel übrig sein 🙂 Wie findet ihr sie denn? Die Kombination aus mädchenhaft und elegant mit ein paar “maskulinen” Elementen wie dem Dunkelblau & Schwarz ?


    Verwendete Produkte/Products used:

    Fancy Pants “Millie & June” – Collection Pack

    Fancy Pants “Millie & June” – Patterned Puffy Alpha Stickers (included in collection pack)

    Fancy Pants “Millie & June” – Puffy Design Stickers (included in collection pack)

    Fancy Pants “Millie & June” – Paper Bow Set

    Heidi Swapp “Color Shine” – Gold Lamé

    Heidi Swapp “Color Shine” – Blush

    Heidi Swapp “Color Shine” – Mint Green

    From my stash:

    White cardstock

    Thickers Pink glitter (old Amy Tangerine “Other Half”)

    Thickers Gold glitter (old Dear Lizzy “Fox”)

    Hey there! 🙂 As I’ve already promised on Instagram a few days ago, today I’m sharing my first projects that I’ve made with the pretty new “Millie & June” collection by Fancy Pants, which is now available at the Scrapbook Werkstatt shop.

    As you might have noticed, I have grown really fond of making cards. I usually make at least 3-5 cards with the same collection/kit so that I end up with a pretty coordinating set of cards. This time, I made 4 of them (so far – I’m sure there will be more)

    What I really, really love about this collection are the colours! I’ve always loved the combination of mint, peach, white and gold, and now these colours are accompanied by some hot pink and a navy blue and it looks fabulous! I don’t often use navy blue on my projects (especially not in this combination), so this was a welcome breath of fresh air. I also like that the collection pack already includes all of the 6 patterned papers (2 of each), plus 2 corrugated cardstocks (in mint & black), a golden paper, as well as the patterned puffy alphas and the puffy design stickers. That way you already get what you really need. I also got myself the paper bow set and I am completely in love with it (evidenced by the fact that 3 of the 4 cards shown here include one of those paper bows) – it’s my absolute favourite piece of the whole collection!

    The paper bow set includes 5 sheets of pre-cut bows (6 bows of each design, so 30 bows in total) that come in 3 different sizes. You can see all the 3 sizes in the first and third photo (largest to smallest from left to right). I love that they are so easy to make! You don’t need a Silhouette or BigShot or any kind of machine but you still get the same look! Honestly, I’m really loving them – I might need to get a second package 😀

    What do you think of the collection? Do you like the mix of feminine, girly colours & patterns with the more masculine touches of navy blue, black and gingham pattern?

    I’ll show you some more projects with this collection in the next week or two, so stay tuned 🙂

    Layouts, Scrapbooking

    Three Very Different Layouts with the [Gossamer Blue] June Kits.

    Hey there 🙂 It’s the first of June (WHAT?!) and that means today is reveal day over at Gossamer Blue. And let me tell you this: the June kits are really fun! I loved playing with them because they are full of bright, cheerful colours and patterns that make you excited for summer to come!


    So, here are just a few of the projects I’ve made with them 🙂 The following three layouts are actually quite different from each other (at least in my mind 😉 )


    This first one is my favourite of all three:

    Favourite Café Layout by ScatteredConfetti. For this layout I handcut the flowers from this patterned paper by Simple Stories and I really love how it turned out! I’m actually quite proud of myself for finishing it (eventhough it’s not that big of a piece of paper) because when it comes to tedious things like that, I’m really not the most patient person on earth 😉

    To make the flowers really pop, I didn’t add any other patterned paper. Just some embellishments here and there and a tag behind the photo with some hidden journaling.

    Favourite Café Layout by ScatteredConfetti.

    This second layout is a bit of the opposite of the first one because this didn’t really turn out the way I had envisioned it.. I pushed those little squares around for what seemed like an eternity but was never really happy with it. Until I decided to just finally glue them down and finish it.. Maybe it will grow on me, who knows 😉

    Good Life Layout by ScatteredConfetti.

    fw gggGood Life Layout by ScatteredConfetti.

    This last layout might look familiar to you because I’ve already made two that are quite similar (here and here). In the Life Pages Main Kit there is always a card with the name of the month on it and I like to use that together with some others to make a layout to document that month. Of course the journaling is still missing because I don’t know (everything) that is going to happen in June, yet 😉

    June Layout by ScatteredConfetti.

    I also used lots of the stamps from the Life Pages Main Kit on that layout. I stamped, heat embossed (with white embossing powder) and then handcut the “Hello” phrase and also added some stamping on the lower right journaling card. They just fit perfectly 🙂

    June Layout by ScatteredConfetti.

    What I especially like about this last layout is the colour scheme. I don’t often use navy blue in my projects and definitely not together with yellow and light pink but I’ve got to admit: they look great together! What do you think?

    I’d love to know which of these layouts you like the most! My favourite is definitely the first one 🙂


    Products used:

    Gossamer Blue June Scrapbook Main kit

    Gossamer Blue June Life Pages kit

    Gossamer Blue June Life Pages Themed Add-On

    Gossamer Blue June Bits & Pieces kit

    Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Coral, Black, Pink, Citron, Navy)

    Layouts, Scrapbooking

    A Layout for [LoraBailora]’s ColorCombo Challenge.

    Hey there! 🙂 Today I have a treat for you! LoraBailora is hosting another scrapbooking challenge, and this time it is a Color Combo challenge which means you can create anything you want (card, layout, mini album, …) as long as it is inspired by the following mood board:


    I think the colours look absolutely fantastic and are perfect for spring! And I think the bright and cheerful pink and orange fit the LoraBailora products just perfectly – so it was no surprise that I found some products to make my layout with in no time 🙂

    And here it is:


    Awesome by ScatteredConfetti.

    It is a little bit different from my usual style (although I feel that it has changed quite a bit in the past few months) because there is no patterned paper (I used washi tape instead) and actually quite a lot of embellishments (I went a bit crazy with the enamel shapes 😀 ) ..but there is style my typical white cardstock as basis and the paint splatters 😉

    Awesome by ScatteredConfetti. Awesome by ScatteredConfetti. Awesome by ScatteredConfetti.

    What do you think?

    And here’s what you need to know to participate:

    What is the challenge about?
    You can participate with a project (layout, card, album, home deco…whatever..) using our spring color combo (using at least two colors).

    Projects made with LB products will be assessed positively but isn’t a requirement.

    What do I have to do to participate?

    • You must submit a project that has not been published previously. Once you have published the project on your blog or favorite social network you have to join on the link you have at the end of this entry over at the LoraBailora blog. The link must be to the post or picture of the project and not to your main blog or profile.
    • You must be a follower of LB social networks. If you upload your project from Facebook you must label Lora Bailora on your publication and mention the challenge. If you do it from Instagram using the hastag “retoprimaveralorabailora” and if you do it from your blog, in your post must have a link to the challenge.
    • Only one entry per person.
    You can link up your project until the 16th of June at 23:55. The winner will be published on Thursday June 23 on the LB blog.
    It’s an international challenge. Anyone can participate from anywhere in the world!  Yayy! 🙂
    The winner will receive a 30€ bonus to spend on the LoraBailora Etsy store and will also be the guest designer in the next challenge.
    So, I hope you are inspired by the mood board and the other projects (you can find them all here) and I’d love if you participated in the challenge! 🙂
    Cards, Scrapbooking

    What’s the Scoop? – [Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release] Blog Hop & Giveaway.

    Hey there & welcome to the Hero Arts BlogHop to celebrate the launch of the Summer 2016 Catalogue!! You are probably coming from Julie’s blog and I hope you’ve already had lots of fun hopping! I’m really really excited to be a part of this bloghop and that I got to create with some of the great new products before they hit the stores 🙂

    Hero Arts Summer 2016

    But enough from me 😉 For my blog hop project I used my favourite stamp set of the new release (the Color Layering Ice Cream set) – or maybe actually of all times!! I loved all of the Hero Arts color layering stamps and this one is no exception! When the stamps finally arrived, I immediately had to pull out all of my stamp pads  to play with the stamps and try all the colour combinations 😀

    (I will share more projects with some of the other new products soon, so be sure to check back again)

    Hero Arts BlogHop Cards 1

    What I especially love about this set is that there is a coordinating die! Cutting out all of those scoops by hand would be a quite time consuming (and probably not as neat), so it’s great to have the die to do that for you! I also used the Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints cling stamp together with the pretty sparkle embossing powder to create a background. For two of the cards I also used the Sprinkles stencil with different pastel ink pads. I’m absolutely in love with all of the pastel ink pads and now I finally have a really good use for them – they are just perfect for ice cream! 🙂

    Hero Arts BlogHop Cards 3Hero Arts BlogHop Cards 5

    Unfortunately you can’t really see it in the photos (they really don’t do the colours justice) but the background with the cling stamp and the sparkle embossing powder is perfection because it has some kind of frosted ice look!

    Besides some phrases, there are two different types of ice cream in this stamp set (normal scoops and soft ice) and you can even decorate your ice cream with sprinkles, chocolate chips and a cherry! I mean, how cute is that?!

    Hero Arts BlogHop Cards 8Hero Arts BlogHop Cards 7

    To find all of the new releases in the Hero Arts click here. And when you are done checking them all out, I’d love to know what’s your favourite new product!!

    And now for a giveaway!
    Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

    Next on the hop is Kathy. And just in case you got lost, here’s the full hop list:

    The Hero Arts Blog
    Amy Tsuruta
    Clare Prezzia
    Debby Hughes
    Jennifer McGuire
    Jenn Shurkus
    Joan Bardee
    Julie Ebersole
    Kathleen Graumuller (you are here 🙂 )
    Kathy Racoosin
    Kelly Rasmussen
    Kimberly Crawford
    Laura Bassen
    Libby Hickson
    Lori Craig
    Lucy Abrams
    Lydia Fiedler
    Mariana Grigsby
    May Sukyong Park
    Nichol Magouirk
    Sandy Allnock
    Teri Anderson
    Wanda Guess
    Yana Smakula

    Products used (click on the name to see it in the Hero Arts shop):

    Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints*

    Color Layering Ice Cream*

    Sprinkles Stencil*

    White Pastel Assortment

    Kelly’s Urban Inks

    Kelly’s Coffee & Donuts Inks

    Kelly’s Fashion Inks

    Garden Cubes Inks

    Ombré Brown to Cup O’Joe Inkpad

    Bold Inks – Caramel

    Sparkle Embossing Powder

    VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad

    Embossing Gun

    * indicates a product from the new release

    (Hero Arts was kind enough to send me some of their new products to take part in their blog hop. The excitement expressed in this blogpost is absolutely and 100% true because I’m just a really big fan of the Hero Arts products 🙂 )