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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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    Products used:

    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.

    Merken

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    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 🙂

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    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)

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    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:

    lorabailora_colorcombo_reto_scrapbooking_challenge

    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! 🙂
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    Three Fresh Cards with [Gossamer Blue May Kits].

    Woohoo, it’s that time again: reveal day at Gossamer Blue and let me tell you, the May kits are gorgeous! I looove all those fresh and bright colours. Here are some of my favourite bits from this month’s kits:

    Gossamer Blue May Favourites

    I mean, look at those acrylic shapes! I am a sucker for acrylic shapes and these might be some of my all-time favourites, mostly because of the colours. Bright but kinda pastel-ish. And I know I say that almost every month, but the life pages cards are awesome! Apart from the vibrant colours (that are totally awesome), the words and phrases on them are geat. There is an “ughhh” one, another that says “oh sh*t” and more of that kind. It’s a nice change from the normale “best ever” kinda products in the scrapbooking world. Oh, and can we talk about that stamp set (especially the cactus) and those wood veneer pieces for a second? I mean, what’s not to love about those?

    I didn’t get to play much with the kits (yet) because they arrived quite late this time and this weekend we moved to a new apartment (in another city) and I’ve been preparing this move for the past two weeks… So right now almost everything is still in boxes (except for some of my scrapbooking things – priorities, y’all! 😀 ) and it’s still quite chaotic. That’s also the reason for those not very good photos of my first project with the kits. When I finally had some time (and space) to photograph it, the lighting was already rather poor. But anyways, you gotta work with what you have, right?

    Cards by ScatteredConfettiCards by ScatteredConfetti

    I will try to get some better photos as soon as I can and also show you some more projects with those pretty May kits! In the meantime, you can check out all the goodness here. 🙂

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    [SBW Bloghop] Alles neu macht der Mai – Inspiration mit Moodboard.

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    Hallo und willkommen zum Bloghop der Scrapbook Werkstatt! 🙂 Wenn ihr von Anfang an durchgehüpft seid, müsstet ihr jetzt von Sandra zu mir gekommen sein.

    (am Ende des Posts findet ihr aber auch noch einmal die gesamte Liste der Blogs)

    Genau wie im letzten Jahr (siehe hier) haben wir uns auch dieses Mal ein Moodboard zusammen gestellt das als Inspiration für uns (und natürlich auch euch!) dienen sollte. Oh, und psst: Unter allen Teilnehmern, die bis zum 08. Mai 2016 mitmachen, verlost die Scrapbook Werkstatt einen Einkaufsgutschein im Wert von sagenhaften 20 €. Um im Lostopf zu landen, müsst ihr nur einen kleinen Kommentar auf jedem der teilnehmenden Blogs hinterlassen! Das war´s auch schon; nicht schwierig, oder?

    Moodboard

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

    Ich muss sagen, ich bin total verknallt in die Farben dieses Moodboards (okay, ich bin vielleicht auch etwas voreingenommen, schließlich habe ich es zusammengestellt 😀 – Ich hoffe euch gefällt es auch!). Und hätte ich umzugsbedingt nicht so wenig Zeit gehabt, hätte ich definitiv mehr als nur ein Layout bzw. Projekt damit gemacht! Sobald hier allerdings wieder ein bisschen Normalität und Ordnung eingekehrt ist, werde ich mir das Moodboard definitiv noch mal vornehmen 🙂

    Hier nun aber mein Layout:

    Paradise_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_ScrapbookWerkstatt_Bloghop_7Paper_1

    Leider kann man es auf dem Foto nur schlecht erkennen, aber unter dem “Paradise” Schriftzug ist so ein netzartiger Tüllstoff – die Zuckerwatte vom Moodboard hat mich dazu inspiriert dieses Stoffstückchen nun endlich mal zu nutzen. Auch sonst finden sich einige Elemente aus dem Moodboard auf meinem Layout wieder: ein schräg gestreifter mint-weißer Streifen Washi, die Pünktchen/Kleckse, die abstrakten Muster und natürlich insgesamt die Farben 🙂

    Paradise_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_ScrapbookWerkstatt_Bloghop_7Paper_0

    Für dieses Projekt habe ich auch einfach mal durch meinen ganzen Fundus gewühlt und mir immer hier und da etwas rausgepickt, was zu dem Moodboard gepasst hat. Es hat richtig Spaß gemacht mal nicht nur mit einer bestimmten Kollektion zu arbeiten, sondern einfach alles wild durcheinander zu würfeln 🙂 Es sind Sachen aus der Goldie Kollektion von 7Paper dabei, die Thickers sind aus einer Amy Tangerine Serie, das Korkherzchen ist aus der C’est la vie Kollektion von Pink Paislee, usw.

    Paradise_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_ScrapbookWerkstatt_Bloghop_7Paper_4 Paradise_Scrapbooking_Layout_ScatteredConfetti_ScrapbookWerkstatt_Bloghop_7Paper_3

    Ich hoffe euch gefällt mein Projekt zu diesem Bloghop! Und jetzt wünsche ich euch noch viel Spaß beim Weiterhüpfen! Die nächste ist Julia.

    Und hier ist noch einmal die gesamte Liste, falls ihr mal verloren gehen solltet 😉

    Kathleen (hier seid ihr gerade 🙂 )
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