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    My Top 10 Favourite Projects in 2017 – Blog Hop

    Hey there and welcome to the “Top Ten Blog Hop 2017” – a blog hop where some papercrafters and scrapbookers share their personal favourite projects from this year. When Christine invited fellow crafters to join in on this blog hop, I immediately jumped on this chance because a) it’s so much fun to do a recap like this, and b) blog hops are always great – not only because there might be a giveaway or two along the road (although that certainly is a nice treat 😉 ), but also because you can discover new (to you) bloggers and crafters this way!

    I decided to make a Top 10 “hitlist” (some people will share more, some less) of my personal favourites and tried to rank them but the ranking isn’t really “fixed” – it’s hard to do when there are so many different projects involved 😉 So, are you ready?

    1. This Accordion Summer Mini Album was without a doubt my No. 1 favourite project of this year! It still gives me so much joy flipping through the album and rediscovering all the details 🙂 You can also watch a quick flip-through (or a more detailed walk-through) video here.

    Summer Mini Album by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #minialbum #cratepaper #americancraftsSummer Mini Album by ScatteredConfetti // #scrapbooking #minialbum #cratepaper #americancrafts

    2. A close second were the projects I made for my “Use your Scraps” class over at Big Picture Classes; the class as a whole project was a lot of fun (and work!) to put together and I’m excited to see how you like it! I may or may not already be working on my next classes 😉

    Use Your Scraps! - Scrapbooking Class at Big Picture Classes by ScatteredConfetti // #layout

    3. Coffee and Crate Paper (especially the “Gather” collection) are two of my favourite things, so a layout that combines both of them must make it into my Top 10, right?! 😀

    But First Coffee by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

    4. Another mini album! My (not yet finished) December Daily album for this Christmas season. It’s the first time I didn’t give up after only three days and I’m very determined to get it finished in the first week of January (I will do my DD until Dec, 31st) because even in its unfinished state it already makes me so ridiculously happy to look through! (You can watch a quick flip-through video with my foundation pages and the first few finished ones here)

    December Daily by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #minialbum #felicityjane

    5. This layout was my first project as part of the Pinkfresh Studio Design Team using the “Escape the Ordinary” collection and it still is one of my favourite layouts from this year. I just love the colour scheme and the photo I used 🙂

    Plantlove by ScatteredConfetti.

    6. This layout that I made with the Felicity Jane Heidi kit is also one of my favourites, which doesn’t surprise because the Heidi kit was also my absolute favourite FJ kit to work with this year (although it is really difficult to pick a favourite!)

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

    7. I think it’s always good to venture out of your comfort zone and sometimes the result might even end up being one of your favourite projects 😉 That’s what happened to me with this “Bloom” layout that is a bit more dimensional and, uh, die cutty (yeah, totally a word…) than my usual layouts 😉

    Bloom Layout by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #spellbinders #diecutting

    8. Same goes for this “You Rock” banner that I made with the Boy’s Fort collection by Pinkfresh Studio – much more masculine than any of my projects but it was just SO much fun to make!

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

    9. The “Wild at Heart” collection by Cocoa Vanilla was also one of my absolute favourite scrapbooking collections this year, so it’s no surprise that one of the layouts I made with it made it into my Top 10

    Bloom by ScatteredConfetti. // #scrapbooking #layout #cocoavanilla #wildatheart

    10. This Crop Packing List was not a scrapbooking project as such, but it is connected to scrapbooking and it definitely is one of my favourite things that I made this year! I’ve had the idea for making a Crop Packing List for quite a while, but never got around to doing it. When it was time to pack for a crop though, I knew I now had to make it happen 😉 You can download your free printable Crop Packing List here (it’s available in English, German and Spanish!) – hope you like it and get some use out of it!

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

    Whew – what a year! It was a year full of trying new things (uploading my first videos to my YouTube channel, my first “own” online scrapbooking workshop, joining some amazing DTs (Felicity Jane, Pinkfresh Studio, Citrus Twist Kits), making my first free printable, …) and more), meeting new people, planning, making, creating… and it sometimes felt like everything was happening at the same time (and it sure was a lot of work!) but I feel so happy and grateful for all the chances and opportunities I was given this past year! I can’t wait to see what the new year brings (lots of exciting things are already in the planning/making!)

    I hope you can all look back on the past year and find some favourite memories/projects/events/… and I would love to hear (or even better, see!) what your favourite project in 2017 was! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    If you want to continue on this Blog Hop, you should now hop on over to Teri Anderson 🙂

    And these are all the other talented ladies on the hop:

    Christine Meyer // Kathy Skou // Teri Anderson // Susie Bentz // Janice Daquila-Pardo // Giorgia Rossini // Laurel Seabrook // Aimee Kidd // Mary Ann Jenkins // Keren Tamir // Lee-Anne Thornton // Heather Leopard // Tifany DeGough // Sue Eldred // Melissa Elsner // Laura Whitaker // Anita Mulcahey // Ashley Smith // Simone Schermann // Shelly Kurth // Monique Liedtke // Suzanna Lee // Marcia Dehn-Nix // Laura Cox // Irit Shalom // Nicole Martel // Carolyn Johnson // Tenia Nelson // Samantha Taylor // Rebecca Keppel // Judy Hayes // Traci Penrod // Tracy McLennon // Karen Hunter // Lyne Blodgett // Anna Sigga // Lisa Moen // Kat Benjamin // Wendy Antenucci

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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 😉


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    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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    Using [Heidi Swapp Marquee Love] for Christmas Decorations – SBW Advent Calendar.

    Scrapbook Werkstatt Adventskalender

    Today I’m sharing some inspiration for Christmas decoration with the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love products over in the Scrapbook Werkstatt Advent Calendar. Everyday the SBW Design Team girls have a new tutorial, layout, card, or other project for you to keep you inspired this holiday season!! 🙂

    Head over here to see some more photos of my Marquee lights (that I couldn’t stop taking photos of 😀 )

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    ScatteredConfetti Style [Blog-tember Challenge #6].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    Today’s prompt in the Blog-tember Challenge asked how I would describe my style or what trends I like/follow/avoid/… I know this blog is mostly about scrapbooking but I think most of my readers already have a good idea of what my scrapbooking style looks like and what trends I like/dislike, so I thought today was a good chance of showing you what my style looks like in the fashion and interior design department.

    Fashion Collage by ScatteredConfetti

    FASHION
    Although I would consider myself fashion-conscious, I wouldn’t say that I actively follow any trends. For the first time in my life, I would say that I have found my style and feel confident with it. Of course it still evolves and changes a bit from time to time, but the overall feel of it stays mostly the same. As I said, I don’t really follow trends. Sometimes the current trends overlap with my style and taste, which is great because then I have a bigger variety to choose from.

    It’s funny to think that about 2 years ago I didn’t own a lot of black pieces of clothing (maybe 5 in total) and now about half of my wardrobe and shoe cabinet is filled with black pieces. When you have a look at my closet, you will mostly find black, gray and white and only a bit of colour (more in summer than in autumn/winter).

    I like:
    + simple pieces without frills and too girly details
    + black, gray, white
    + stripes
    + gray and black denim
    + beautiful minimal jewelry (mostly in gold/rose gold)
    + red lipstick
    + oversized dresses and shirts (in summer)
    + a mix of casual, elegant and comfortable
    + Birkenstocks (yes. I do. and no, I don’t only wear them to be “cooler” or “hipster”, they are just damn comfortable and I like the way they look paired with some great jeans and a shirt)

    I don’t like:
    – girly pieces/colours
    – acid wash, velvet,  frills, crop tops (I think only a few people do look good in them)
    – too many accessories
    – floral prints (or very rarely. there are only a few that I like on me, but a lot that I like on others)
    – cheap-looking pieces (like Primark)

    Don’t get me wrong, I also buy clothing that is mass-produced in a different country. However, even between the more reasonably priced brands there are differences. And I decided for myself that I’d much rather spend more money on a piece that I really like and that is good quality (and which I can therefore wear for much longer) than buying a new piece every one or two months because it’s a) cheap enough and b) more “fashionable” at the moment but c) also really bad quality and doesn’t last longer than one season.

    I also have a “Personal Style” Pinterest board where I pin all the styles and pieces that I love.

    Interior Design Moodboard by ScatteredConfetti.

     

    INTERIOR DESIGN
    My taste in interior design has changed so much in the past few years, somewhat similar to my fashion style. Right now I’m loving a good mix of scandinavian minimalism with some “warm” and earthy elements, like wood, gold, different fibers and textures (love tapestries!), planthangers etc.

    I like:
    + lots of white
    + uncluttered spaces
    + plants, especially succulents, cacti and air plants (these three are about the only plants I manage to keep alive for a while)
    + metallic accents
    + geometric elements
    + wall decoration (like typography posters, tapestries, photos..)
    + our black wall in the new workspace

    I don’t like:
    – cluttered, busy spaces
    – too much colour
    – shabby chique

    Here you can find more inspiration and ideas for bright, well-designed spaces.

    And if you want more inspiration for interior design, fashion, accessories, scrapbooking etc., come follow me on Pinterest 🙂

    Phew, this prompt was actually a lot of fun! I love making moodboards and collages and I think there will be a lot more to come on this blog in the future! What about you, do you like making moodboards as well? Are you active on Pinterest? Leave me a link to your profile in the comments! 🙂

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    [DIY] Advent Calendar Idea.

    When I wrote my last post here on Saturday, I hadn’t even begun with making this years advent calendar for the Mister. As I said, I decided quite last minute that I wouldn’t use the one I made for him last year again, so I had to do something new that wasn’t too time consuming (I still even had to get the “filling” for every day…) but still pretty and something special for him.
    I haven’t reinvented the wheel, there have been tons of advent calendars like this one before, but I still put a new spin on it and made it more “me”. I mean gold, copper, silver – metallics and white? I think noone will be surprised of that colour scheme 😉

    So here are the materials I used for the calendar (not pictured is the wire hanger I used to hang the cute little packages):

    Als ich meinen letzten Post am Samstag geschrieben habe, hatte ich noch nicht mal mit dem Adventskalender angefangen. Da ich mich wie gesagt kurzfristig dagegen entschieden hatte den selbst gebastelten aus dem letzten Jahr nochmal zu verwenden, musste eine neue Idee her, die nicht zu zeitaufwendig ist aber trotzdem hübsch aussieht und etwas besonderes ist.
    Ich hab hier nicht das Rad neu erfunden, es gibt schon Dutzende solcher Adventskalender, aber nun habe ich meine eigene Version davon gemacht, die eben mehr “ich” ist. Ich meine, gold, kupfer silber und weiß – das überrascht hier wahrscheinlich keinen mehr 😀

    Hier sind also die Materialien, die ich für den Kalender verwendet habe (nicht auf dem Bild ist der Kleiderbügel, den ich noch von der Reinigung hatte):

    All of the gift wraps and the number paperclips are from IKEA, the washi tape is from a German store called “Depot”, the alpha stickers are American Crafts, Doodlebug and Kesi Art and the beautiful baker’s twine is from Garn & Mehr. The copper/white and black/white twines are my all time favourites!!

    Alle Geschenkpapiere sind von IKEA, genau wie die Zahlen-Büroklammern. Das Washi ist von Depot, die Alphabetsticker von American Crafts, Kesi Art und Doodlebug und schließlich noch das hübsche Bäckergarn von Garn & Mehr. Das kupfer/weiße und schwarz/weiße sind meine absoluten Favoriten (auch keine Überraschung :D)!

    And this is the finished advent calendar.
    (Excuse the grainy photos, but the sun doesn’t come out very often at the moment and the calendar is on the wall with the least natural lighting… Let’s just pretend I did it on purpose to reflect the dim lit coziness inside with covered skies and snow outside, right? 😉 )

    Und das ist der fertige Kalender. (Sorry für diese etwas krisseligen Fotos, aber von Sonne bzw. Tageslicht kann momentan ja absolut nicht die Rede sein und noch dazu hängt der Kalender genau an der Wand mit dem wenigsten Lichteinfall, optimal also! ..Tun wir einfach so, als wäre es Absicht von mir, um die spärlich beleuchtete, kuschlige Winteratmosphäre darzustellen 😉 )
     

    And some more detail shots because, honestly, I like it quite much 😉 Eventhough when I was making it Saturday night I was one step from ripping it all apart and making everything new because it didn’t seem to turn out the way I had imagined it. But once I had it all put up, I was quite satisfied. 🙂

    Und noch ein paar Detailfotos. Denn, um ehrlich zu sein, mag ich ihn schon ganz gerne 😉 Auch wenn ich am Samstag Abend, als ich gerade noch am Basteln war, am liebsten alles wieder aufgerissen und von vorne angefangen hätte, da es irgendwie nicht zu werden schien wie ich mir das vorgestellt hatte. Doch als ich dann einmal alles aufgehängt hatte, war ich doch ganz zufrieden 😉

    Did you also DIY an advent calendar this year or did you go for a store bought one? If you made one yourself and posted sth. about it, be sure to leave a link in the comments, I would love to see it! 🙂

    Habt ihr auch einen Adventskalender selbst gebastelt oder euch für einen gekauften entschieden? Falls ihr einen selbst gemacht habt und irgendwo ein Bild gepostet habt, hinterlasst mir doch in den Kommentaren einen Link dazu, ich würd es mir gerne anschauen! 🙂

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