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    New Felicity Jane “Heidi” Kit Layout – Pretty Amazing

    Hey there 🙂 I’m just stopping by quickly to let you know that I have a new layout up over on the Felicity Jane blog which I made with the gorgeous “Heidi” kit. (I really am very much in love with this kit!!)

    Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect:

    Pretty Amazing by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #felicityjane

    Hope you stop by because I had a lot of fun making this layout and am quite pleased with how it turned out!

    P.S.: It’s a bit quieter around here right now because I’m pretty busy “behind the scenes” with a few projects and can’t wait to show and tell you all about them soon!

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    My Scrapbooking Crop Essentials + FREE printable Checklist!

    Hello lovelies! I hope you had a great weekend!

    I’m going on a crop* next weekend and I’m so happy I finally get to sit together with like-minded people again and chat and craft the day away 🙂 I’ve been looking forward to the coming weekend for a few weeks now and if it wasn’t for the fact that i still needed most of my scrapbooking stuff in that time, I probably would have already packed my bags!

    * a crop, for everyone that hasn’t heard of that term, is a get-together of fellow crafters and scrapbookers who spend some time scrapbooking, chatting, eating.. (well, mostly chatting, haha 😀 )

    I’m sure some (or most?) of you have been to a crop before and you have your own list of essentials you always need to take with you, but maybe there are also some people who haven’t been before and don’t really know where to start when packing. So I thought I would share an overview of my essential items and, as a bonus, a free downloadable checklist at the end of this post you can all print out for when you are packing for a crop. Because if you’re like me, you love checking off lists and even more so when they are pretty, right? 😉

    Crop Essentials by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #wermemorykeepers #sizzix #fiskars #americancrafts

    Just recently I treated myself to this We R Memory Keepers 2-in-1 Rolling Crafter’s Bag (left) and I’m SO excited to finally be able to use it for the first time!! What I love about this one is that it is just HUGE. I can basically fit almost all of my scrapbooking stuff in there, so I don’t really need to decide what (not) to pack. Even my BigShot fits in there! And, as the name says, you get 2-in-1, so you have that rolling suitcase plus a hand carry bag where you can put in your papers, embellishments, etc. Before I only had the We R Memory Keepers Shoulder Bag (a different colour, but same model) but even in this I could fit a whole lot of my stuff!

    I completely understand when someone says they don’t need a whole suitcase, so this shoulder bag is a great compromise! For me it definitely made going to crops or workshops a lot easier than throwing everything into different bags and boxes.

    But now what do I fill those bags with? Well, these are my “must haves”:

    …and now that I can fit it in my big bag: my Sizzix BigShot (oh yes, you bet I’ll take that with me!).

    Of course I also always bring my favourite papers/collections and embellishments with me, but since these vary (and they wouldn’t all fit into that collage) I didn’t include any specific ones in this overview 😉

    So, as you can tell, I’ve spent some time getting organised for this crop and thinking about what I want/need to take with me, and as I was making my list, I thought: a) why not make it prettier and b) why not make it available for everyone else? Because when I searched for a printable checklist online, I couldn’t find anything that suited my needs. So I hope the following list (includes two pages) will be as useful for you as it is for me! And since everyone is a bit different, I also left some blank space where you can add your own notes and ideas.

    Crop Packing List/Checklist by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeepingCrop Packing List/Checklist by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping

    Crop Packing List/Checklist by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeepingCrop Packing List/Checklist by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #papercrafting #memorykeeping

    Oh, and the printable is not only available in English, but also German and Español, mis amigas 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it! All you need to do is download the list and print it out (it’s sized for standard A4/letter size).

    Grab yours here:

    Crop Packing List - Floral Version - English

    Crop Packing List - Floral Version - Deutsch

    Crop Packing List - Floral Version - Español

     

    All downloads are for personal use only. Commercial use, the distribution and editing of them is strictly forbidden, unless consent is given by Kathleen Graumüller “Scattered Confetti”. Of course you are welcome to share these with your friends, but please don’t offer this checklist as download on your site – always link back to this post. Thank you!


    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

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    Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop – Boys Fort.

    Hey there and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio “Boy’s Fort” blog hop! You have probably already seen quite a few very manly projects on this hop 😉 so, just like last time, I thought I’d show you a different way in which you can use a Pinkfresh Studio collection!

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    I tried my hand at a (mostly) monochrome layout documenting my love for coffee (once again – haha) to show you that you can use this collection for everyday photos just as well 🙂

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghopCoffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    For this layout I picked that super awesome white paper with the black words & phrases (Game On) as my background. For matting my photo I used three gray papers to stick to my monochrome colour scheme – same with the embellishments. The only coloured accents I added were the gold glitter star on my tag and the brown coffee stains that I created using this Tim Holtz mask (my favourite one since it always reminds me of coffee 😀 ) and the soft brown Hero Arts ink pad.

    Apart from the cute little black and white stars that are from Pinkfresh Studio’s “Escape the Ordinary” collection, everything is from “Boy’s Fort”.

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghopCoffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    So I hope you enjoyed this different take on the “Boy’s Fort” collection 🙂 And don’t forget to finish the whole blog hop and comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win this awesome collection! Comments close at 11.59pm CST on Friday Sept 8th 2017 and the two winners will be  announced on Pinkfresh Studio’s blog on Thursday Sept 14th, 2017.

    Coffee Love by ScatteredConfetti. // #pinkfreshstudio #boysfort #scrapbooking #bloghop

    Here’s the list of all the blogs in this hop:

    Pinkfresh Studio

    Anna Kossakovskaya

    Amanda-Jayne Baldwin

    Ashley Horton

    Flóra Mónika Farkas

    Adrienne Alvis

    Kathleen Graumüller  <– you are here 😉

    Veera Saarivuo

    Bea Valint

    Elsie Robinson

    Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf


    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

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    You Rock! – DIY Banner Decoration for Boy’s Room.

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti at www.scatteredconfetti.com // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    Hey there lovelies! Today I have a very fun project for you! Scrapbook.com was kind enough to send me two of their new sets from their nested dies collection that work with most die cutting machines (I used my Sizzix BigShot). I chose the nested flag banners and the nested triangle set because as soon as I saw them, I already had so many project ideas in mind! There’s just so much you can do with them. Today I want to show you one way you can use the nested flag banners dies.

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    (Do you see those beautiful sparkly cutting dies?! I knew I had to have them for my Sizzix BigShot as soon as I saw them. And I may or may not have already ordered the ones with the gold glitter as well…)

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    Of course the first thing I wanted to create was a banner – I mean, it’s in the name 😀 And to shake things up a little bit, I chose a very different colour scheme and theme from what I normally use. I wanted to create a banner that would be perfect as home decoration for a boy’s room, and what better collection to use than Pinkfresh Studio’s new “Boys Fort”? The 6×6″ paper pack was perfect for the third biggest banner die which I used to create the “base” of my banner (it measures approx. 4.2″x6″). I then used vellum that I cut with the fourth biggest die (approx. 3.5″x5.2″) and layered those vellum banners on top of my cardstock base. The vellum is perfect to a) create some more dimension and b) to mute the colours of the cardstock a little bit.

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    I adhered the vellum banners by stitching them down on the top only so that they would still lift off from the base. I then cut out the scalloped circles from the same paper pack, layered the silver stars I cut from some mirrored cardstock on top of them and adhered my alpha stickers. I love the font of the alpha stickers, especially the different weights for some of the letters, but they are originally grey which means they wouldn’t really stand out from the silver stars beneath. So I decided to paint them with some black acrylic paint and I think they turned out pretty good 🙂

    Using acrylic paint is the perfect way to change the colour of your cardstock alpha stickers when you need (you could also use nail polish).

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcomYou Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    I also used my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush on the letters to add some more detail (and to be honest, a project without some shine or sparkle isn’t going to happen for me, haha). It’s hard to see in the photos, but in the one below it’s a bit more visible. To create some more dimension, I also used foam squares to adhere the scalloped circles and the stars.

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    You could easily just punch holes in your banners and string them on some twine as is, but I wanted to add some more detail to them and make them more durable to avoid that the holes would tear when you move them around on the string too often. Therefore I used my Crop-A-Dile (seriously, how could I live without it for so long?!) and some small eyelets in silver and copper and then strung the banners onto some white + silver baker’s twine. The metallic touches in chrome and (brushed) copper are perfect for the masculine theme. I normally use A LOT of gold in my projects, so it was nice to have something different for a change 😉

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    I also used bits from the Boys Fort ephemera pack, the wood buttons, the phrase stickers and the wood stickers to embellish my banner a little bit. Oh, and those fabric pennants just begged to be added to this banner! It was just meant to be 😉

    You can get a closer look at the banner in the next photos:

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    And here are some more detail shots for you:

    You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom  You Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcomYou Rock Banner by ScatteredConfetti // #sizzix #pinkfreshstudio #scrapbookcom

    I had a lot of fun creating this project with those dies and the Pinkfresh Studio “Boys Fort” collection – it was something very different for me! Hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Would love it if you let me know in the comments what you think of it!

    Oh, and there might be another project coming to the blog soon with the other die set I chose (the nested triangle set) which will be the perfect counterpiece. So for all the fans of girly colours, stay tuned 😉


    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

    In cooperation with Scrapbook.com. Words and opinions are my own.

    • Umbrella Crafts - Nested Flag Banners
    • Sizzix - Big Shot Machine Bundle
    • Sizzix - Big Shot Cutting Pads with Silver Glitter
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - 6x6" Paper Pad
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Chipboard Alpha
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Wood Buttons
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Ephemera
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Fabric Pennants
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Wood Stickers
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Boys Fort - Phrase Stickers
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary - Puffy Stickers
    • Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary - Phrase Stickers
    • We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile
    • We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile Set
    • American Crafts - Mini Stapler Gold
    • Sizzix - Stars Framelits
    • Sizzix - Scallop Circles Framelits
    • ZIG - Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Brush
    • Heidi Swapp - Color Shine - Navy
    • Lawn Fawn - Bakers Twine Silver Sparkle
    • Tonic Studios - Mirror Cardstock - Silver
    • Scrapbook Adhesives - Foam Squares
    • Bazzill Basics - Vellum White

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    Felicity Jane “Zoey” – Interactive Layout with Hidden Journaling.

    Hey there 🙂

    Just wanted to let you know that today I’m over on the Felicity Jane blog with my first Design Team project that I made with the gorgeous Zoey August kit*! Here’s a little sneak of what you can expect:

    "Yes" Layout by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #felicityjane

    ..there’s a little twist to this layout. Hop on over to find out what it is 😀

     

    * My blog content may contain affiliate links for products I use and love. Compensated affiliate links present no additional cost to you.  If you buy sth. trough my affiliate link, I’ll earn some coffee money which will help keep me going and create more projects for you 🙂 Thank you for your support!

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    [Pinkfresh Studio] Design Team Line Up & Escape the Ordinary Blog Hop.

    Woohoo, welcome to my stop on the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Line Up & “Escape the Ordinary” blog hop! I’m very excited to be part of this amazing line up of super talented ladies! A huge thank you to Kinnari for having me 🙂

    If you don’t know me or are new to this page, welcome! And if you want to get to know me a bit better, have a look here.

    When I received my DT package (and was done with oohing and aahing over all the pretty things inside 😀 ), I immediately started playing with the Escape the Ordinary collection. And before I knew it, I had already three finished layouts with it. So it was difficult to decide which one to show you first on this blog hop.

    Eventually I chose this one (which was actually the last of the three that I made) because I thought that it might show you a slightly different colour scheme than some of the other scrapbooking projects you will have seen on the hop, so you would get an idea about how versatile the Escape the Ordinary collection is 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    I left out all the blues and yellows of which there are quite a few in this collection and focused on the neutrals plus green and red instead – trying to match the colours in my photo.

    I also tried my hand at some light mixed media elements (okay, I only used a stencil with some gesso.. I’m not brave enough for more, yet 😀 ) to add some more interest to the page.

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    Because the layout was quite busy with all the papers, stamps and embellishments already (aren’t those stitched hearts just the cutest?!), I decided to add my journaling on one of the stitched tags and put it behind my photo. I’m a really big fan of tags and hidden journaling (mostly because I really don’t like my handwriting and always fear I’ll mess up my layout), so the stitched tags come in really handy for me 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    The leatherette alpha stickers are just perfect for this layout. I love the font and I love that they are quite flat, so they won’t make the page too bulky but because of the leather-look, still add some interest!

    Alright, that’s it from me. I really hope you like this layout and feel inspired to use the Escape the Ordinary collection! Now don’t forget that there’s something to win as well 😉 Pinkfresh Studio is giving away one entire Escape the Ordinary collection to one lucky winner and one set of stamps and dies worth over $100 to another winner!! The two winners will be randomly selected.  To be eligible, you must leave a comment on ALL blogs in the hop.  Comments close at 11:59 PM CST on Friday, August 18th.  Winner will be announced on August 25th on the Pinkfresh Studio blog.

    Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary Pinkfresh Studio Stamps and Dies

    And here’s the blog hop line-up again, in case you got lost or didn’t start at the beginning.

    15. Kathleen Graumüller (you are here)

     

    Supplies used:

     * shopping links are affiliate links. thank you for your support!

    • Escape the Ordinary - 12x12 Paper Pack
    • Escape the Ordinary - Leatherette Alpha Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Stitched Hearts
    • Escape the Ordinary - Chipboard Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Layered Tags
    • Escape the Ordinary - Phrase Stickers
    • Escape the Ordinary - Puffy Stickers
    • American Crafts - 12x12 Cardstock Pack White
    • Heidi Swapp - Color Shine - Black Velvet
    • Umbrella Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamp Block Kit
    • Hero Arts - Dye Ink Intense Black
    • American Crafts - 8 Inch Gold Scissors
    • Ranger Ink - White Gesso 1 Ounce
    • Escape the Ordinary - Explore
    • Escape the Ordinary - Dare
    • Escape the Ordinary - Wander
    • Escape the Ordinary - Transform
    • Escape the Ordinary - Observe
    • Escape the Ordinary - Chase
    • Escape the Ordinary - Search

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    Sneaky Peeks.

    Just wanted to pop in very quickly to let you know that today I’m over at the In the Scrap blog to share another layout that I made for the August challenge (which is all about using transparent elements in your projects). So if you’d like to see more of this layout and get some more ideas on how to use vellum on a layout, head over there 🙂

    Magical Moments by ScatteredConfetti

     

    And here’s another sneak peek for what is coming to this blog tomorrow 2pm CEST. It will be part of a whole fun Blog Hop where the new Pinkfresh Studio Design Team will be introduced, as well as the new Escape the Ordinary collection plus stamps and dies. And of course, there will be something to win!! 😀

    Plantlove Sneak by ScatteredConfetti

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    Exciting News – Joining the [Felicity Jane] Creative Media Team!

    I’m interrupting the silence on this blog to share some exciting news with you!! Those of you who follow me on Instagram might already know it, but I thought I’d share here too..

    I’m joining (or rather have joined, by now :D) the Felicity Jane creative media team! This really is a design team dream come true for me! (I really did do a happy dance when I got Jeana’s mail in my inbox, haha)

    Felicity Jane Creative Media Team

     

    For those who don’t know Felicity Jane*, you’ve been missing out! Jeana, the genius behind FJ, creates absolutely gorgeous kits every month that are filled with exclusive papers, embellishments, stickers etc. They are usually a mix of black and white patterns (one can never have enough of those!!) and beautiful feminine, floral elements! And this month’s kit “Zoey” is no exception, but have a look for yourself here.

    Felicity Jane August kit "Zoey"

    Aren’t those colours just scrumptuous?? Oh how I love the mix of black and white and those fun, bright colours – perfect for summer! (Although it doesn’t really feel like summer at all around here at the moment..) Here’s also a peek at what’s inside the kit. The paper pack is already sold out, but the kit is still available (but probably not for long because these go quick), so make sure to grab yours here 🙂

    Felicity Jane August kit "Zoey"

    Or, if you want to see it “live”, you can watch the unboxing video here (I always love watching these kinds of videos – makes you feel like you are unpacking a box of happy mail yourself, haha 😀 )

    I really can’t wait to finally get creating with this kit (it’s still on its way to me) and show you what I created! Hope you are excited, too!

     

    * shopping links are affiliate links

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    Accordion Mini Album Summer 2016 + a Giveaway.

    Summer Mini Album

    Hey there 🙂 Summer is in full swing around here, so I thought it’s the perfect time to share a mini album that I made about my favourite events and moments from Summer 2016. The base of the album was inspired by Stephanie Bryan’s “Summer Bucket List” mini album class at Big Picture Classes. I did change it a bit though, to make it a little sturdier.

    With this mini album I also tried a few things for the first time, like the accordion binding and adding my journaling with my new We R Memory Keepers typewriter that I got from my former colleagues as a farewell gift. And: I can already tell that this will be a game changer for my scrapbooking projects! Lots of my layouts and mini albums lack a bit of journaling and the reason usually is that I don’t want to mess it up with my handwriting.. I try to add hidden journaling whenever I can, but I think having some “open” journaling does add a lot to a project.

    Because the basic structure of the album is so simple, I actually managed to start and finish this one in one evening! I’m notorious for starting the next mini album before I finished the last one, but this time I was determined to get it done before I moved onto the next one – and I did it!  Cue happy dance 😀 I’m really happy with how it turned out and that I now have a record of some of my Summer 2016 highlights. Flipping through this album makes me really happy 🙂 So, be prepared for a whole truckload of photos. Oh, and at the end of this post I also linked the two videos I made for this album: one short(er) flip-through and one detailed walk-through with some explanations and babbling from me 😉

    Summer Mini Album

    Summer Mini Album

    Each page of this album is a pocket page which I used to tuck in one photo on which I sow a piece of vellum. To add some journaling to the vellum I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter and also embellished them with some sequins, stamps or the like. On this first page I listed some of my favourite memories from that summer, like the Adele concert we’ve been to in Barcelona or the fact that this was the first summer in our new apartment and I could go full on crazy plantlady on our big balcony 😀

    Summer Mini Album

    On this page (above & below) I added a little shaker pocket that I made with a 4×4″ page protector and my Fuse tool. There’s probably (almost) no mini album of mine that doesn’t have a shaker pocket.

    Summer Mini Album

    On some pages I also let the vellum flip stay on top of the pocket – that way you can read the journaling when flipping through the album.

    Summer Mini Album

    Summer Mini Album

    For this page (above) it was really difficult to choose what photo I wanted to use because it’s about our Costa Brava trip and I have probably hundreds of photos. So I tried to find one that would work well with the colour scheme of this spread and would also look good with some vellum layered on top of it.

    Summer Mini Album

    Actually, for all of the pages I was looking for very bright photos that had lots of white space – they are great to add some journaling to them.

    Summer Mini Album

    At the end of the album I also included this paper bag to hold some more bits and pieces, like tickets, ephemera and some more favourite photos. For the closing “mechanism” I just added to brads and some punched out paper circles and then wrapped some golden twine around them.

    Summer Mini Album

    As I said, I’m really happy with the result and I’m also proud of myself for actually having finished a mini album 😀

    What do you think? I hope you like it! What kind of mini album maker are you – do you also start a new one (or two, or three.. 😀 ) before having finished the first or do you always finish your mini albums right away? (If you are the second type – tell me your secret! 😉 )

    And now,as promised, here are the two videos that I made of this mini album:

     

     

    Aaaaand *drumroll* these are also the first videos on my new YouTube channel!! And to celebrate I thought a giveaway was in order 😉 To be entered to win, just leave a comment on of the two videos. For additional entries, visit my Instagram profile and look for this photo. There you’ll find more information.

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    Products used:

     

    * shopping links are affiliate links

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    Mix & Match it Up with Crate Paper’s Gather Collection [Vacation Edition].

    After a bit of a scrapbooking hiatus, I finally felt inspired and sat down to make some layouts again two weeks ago. And I have to be honest: I’m really, really happy with the results 🙂

    Working with the gorgeous Gather collection by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper and some bits and pieces from other recent collections made it a lot easier. I really like the soft colours and the patterns in this collection and I have almost used up all of the papers I have of it, so I think that really is a success! While until not too long ago I still had some things in my stash that I used to hoard, waiting for the “right” project to come along to use them on, I have finally overcome this thinking and just use what I have and love!

    But I don’t want to talk too much since this post will be quite picture-heavy. So without further ado, here are (some of) the projects that I made recently. I would love to hear how you like them!

    (I’ve also divided it up into several posts because there are just too many to share in one go – so I call this one the “vacation edition” 🙂 and looking at all of these summer-y layouts, makes me really wish it was warmer outside!)

    BCN by ScatteredConfetti BCN by ScatteredConfetti

    Of course this first layout is one of my favourites – it includes a photo of one of my absolute favourite corners in my favourite city in the whole wide world + lots of white space + florals + black and white patterned paper + gold details. Not sure how I could now love that 😀 For the title I just cut up this patterned paper from the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper <3

    Products used:

    Crate Paper – Gather – 12 x 12 Paper Pad
    Crate Paper – Gather – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Happy Place
    Crate Paper – Gather – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Jane
    Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Black Velvet
    Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Coral
    Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Speckles

    Adventure by ScatteredConfetti

    This second layout is a perfect example (in my opinion) for how mixing and matching different collections (even from different brands) can work out perfectly! The papers are from the Gather collection, the wood veneer pieces from the Gossamer Blue October kits, the white thickers word from American Crafts/Amy Tangerine’s “Oh Happy Life”, the floral and chipboard stickers from Dear Lizzy’s “Saturday” and the golden rub-ons from the Pebbles/Jen Hadfield’s “Warm & Cozy” collection. Each collection taken on its own has a very different look and feel to it than the others, but single bits of them combined can work together beautifully!

    Products used:

    Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Citron
    Crate Paper – Gather – 12 x 12 Paper Pad
    American Crafts – Oh Happy Life Collection – Thickers – Alpha – Wild – White
    American Crafts – Saturday Collection – Thickers – Hello – Multicolor
    American Crafts – Go Now Go Collection – Wooden Buttons
    Pebbles – Warm and Cozy Collection – Rub Ons with Foil Accents

    The next two layouts are also an example of mixing and matching collections (actually the same ones as I’ve just mentioned + Shimelle’s “Go Now Go”):

    Beautiful by ScatteredConfetti Beautiful by ScatteredConfetti Adventure by ScatteredConfetti

    Products used:

    Crate Paper – Gather – 12 x 12 Paper Pad
    American Crafts – Go Now Go Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Fly
    American Crafts – Saturday Collection – Thickers – Hello – Multicolor
    American Crafts – Oh Happy Life Collection – Cardstock Stickers – Accent and Phrases
    American Crafts – Go Now Go Collection – Wooden Buttons
    Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Traveler
    Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Gesso – Clear – 4 Ounce Jar
    Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Citron
    Heidi Swapp – Color Shine – Coral

     

    On the first and last layout I also tried to incorporate some mixed media elements (okay, just one – gesso) and I’m really liking the look of it. I really want to do more of that on my future projects!

    Alright, that’s it for today! I hope you like the layouts and maybe feel inspired to mix and match some of the collections in your stash!

    Have a nice weekend! 🙂

     

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    Some Cute Halloween Gifts or The Importance of Making Something Just for Fun.

    Hey there 🙂

    It’s been a bit quiet around here – again – and I apologise. Although I’m not sure I really need to, because, after all, this is my space and I’m the one who decides how regularly I want to post here and what I want to write about. And this thought already leads me to the underlying “theme” of today’s blogpost: making what I want. Just because I want to. Not because I have to.

    You know, I could just go ahead and share the photos of the results of yesterday evening’s spontaneous halloween-themed crafting session (and you are absolutely welcome to just skip ahead, look at the pretty pictures and go on with your day 😉 ). But I really want to tell you something more about the “why” of this project. So if you are interested in hearing more about it, go grab a cup of coffee/tea or whatever you like and make yourself comfortable. It might get wordy.. who knows 😀

    Halloween Gifts & Treats.Halloween Gifts & Treats.

    First of all you need to know that I’m not really into halloween at all. I haven’t “celebrated” it as a kid (it wasn’t all that popular when I was younger and it’s only now becoming more and more popular over here in Germany), I don’t really like dressing up and to be honest, I don’t really “get” it. So this also means that I’ve never done any halloween decorating or crafting because, I mean, what for if I don’t have any kids who would be into it and neither me nor S. celebrate it? When the halloween-themed crafting/scrapbooking products started hitting the online shops earlier this year, however, I was desperately trying to find a reason to buy some of those cute products 😀 (like this adorable mummy, those cute spiders or these eyes – so cute right?!) But I just couldn’t justify buying something only because it was cute, knowing I wouldn’t (be able to) use it. So I tried to get them out of my head. As halloween was coming nearer and nearer, I was still thinking about what I could make with them. But I kept thinking that I don’t really have a use for any of them and that they don’t go with any of my projects I was/am working on for my design teams.

    And then it hit me. Why would they need to go with my DT projects?! Why would I need to make something with them to promote sth? Why would it need to be for me?

    Halloween Gifts & Treats.Halloween Gifts & Treats.

    As I was driving home from work (which luckily is a scrapbooking shop 😉 ) yesterday, I had a lightbulb moment and decided I would make some cute little treat bags and boxes for my colleagues and their kids! So after I had already gone about half of they way, I turned around, headed back to work and grabbed some products I would need for my project (and finally also the mummy, the spiders and the eyes I talked about earlier :D). I was SO excited to get back home and start crafting! And to be honest, I haven’t felt like this in quite some time. Don’t get me wrong: I love my DTs and I like working for those awesome companies (I wouldn’t if I wasn’t convinced by them!) but there is a difference between making something just for fun, just for me and having to make something with certain products and with a deadline in mind. At least there is for me.

    Halloween Gifts & Treats.

    While I was working on all of these little bags and boxes you can see in these photos yesterday evening, I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time! Whenever I finished a little piece, I would show it to S. – proudly grinning at him 😀 I didn’t look at the clock even once, I was so absorbed in it. When I was done with the basis for the pillow boxes and the treat bags, I started decorating them. While doing that, I tried to customise them as much as possible to the person I wanted to give it to, which was so much fun!

    I filled the bags and pillow boxes with different kinds of candy. The ghosts are actually lollipops which I covered with a facial tissue 🙂

    Halloween Gifts & Treats.Halloween Gifts & Treats.

    I really cannot wait to give those little gifts to my colleagues! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see the faces of their kids when they give the gifts to them but that doesn’t really matter because I know they will be delighted and I just had so much fun making them (can you tell I had fun?! haha) that that’s enough for me.

    I’m really really pleased with the result of this lightbulb moment idea and it just reminded me that it is really important to make something just for fun, just for you, every once in a while! And “just for you” in that case doesn’t necessarily mean that you will keep the final product in the end, but rather that you make it because you want to and that it doesn’t really matter if in the end the project ended up somewhere in a box or in someone else’s home or maybe even no-one else besides you sees it. Sometimes the journey really is the reward 🙂

    Halloween Gifts & Treats.

    So I guess what I am trying to say with this (probably too) long blogpost is: When was the last time you made something just for you, just for fun? Just because you wanted to. It’s probably been too long ago. So: what is the first project that comes to your mind that you’ve wanted to make for quite a while but just didn’t (for whatever reason)? And I’m not necessarily talking about someting big like learning to knit or going to a pottery class. It could be something simple like making some “just because” cards with some stamps that you have lying around that you haven’t used (in a while or ever), or making a little mini album about you/your favourite memory/person/… or…  Whatever it is: Make it! Don’t overthink it. Don’t actually start thinking about it all that much, just start!

    And if you do, I’d love to know what it is that you’ve made (or want to make) 🙂

     

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    Please note: As I explained above (in very much detail :D), I didn’t make any of this for promotion. However, I still want to list the products I used because someone might be interested to know what a certain product is in case they wanted to get it, too.

     

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