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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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    A semi-related Valentine’s Day [Layout].

    Finally I can share another layout that I made with the beautiful “Love Notes” collection by We R Memory Keepers! After I had finished the first three layouts with this collection, I desperately wanted to make more although I didn’t have anything “special” that I wanted to scrap about.
    So I rifled through my stash of printed photos and searched for one that would fit the collection’s colour scheme. And tadaa, I found one 🙂

    Endlich kann ich euch noch ein weiteres LO zeigen, welches ich mit der We R Memory Keepers Serie “Love Notes” gemacht habe. Die Serie hat es mir echt angetan, weswegen ich nach den drei vorherigen Layouts gleich noch mehr damit werkeln wollte. Also machte ich mich auf die Suche nach einem passenden Foto..

    It’s just a typical #fromwhereistand photo from IG that I took of some flowers S. surprised me with someday when he came home from work. There was no special reason, it was just because. And that’s the kind of gifts/flowers I love the most – unexpected ones!!

    Schließlich fand ich eins, das ich mal gemacht hatte, als mir S. einfach so nach der Arbeit Blumen mit nach Hause gebracht hat. Ganz ohne Grund, einfach nur als nette Geste und Überraschung. Und diese Art von Geschenken/Blumen sind die allerbesten – die unerwarteten!!



    Oh, and because we are already right in the middle of it.. Valentine’s Day. I don’t like it. We don’t celebrate it (except for this) because we don’t need to. He shows me that he loves me the rest of the year, sometimes by bringing home surprise flowers just like these. And I show him in other ways.
    Besides, I absolutely don’t like roses (the typical ones), especially red ones I really hate. And that’s what every flower shop is filled with on Valentine’s Day, and on top of that for an absolutely ridiculous price!! I’d much rather have S. bring me a big and pretty bouquet the next three months from the money he would spend on 12 stupid, (to me) meaningless ordinary red roses..

    (Don’t get me wrong, everyone can handle it as he/she likes to. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day, fine. If you don’t, fine as well! This is just my personal view on that topic)

    Wo wir auch gerade schon beim Thema wären.. Valentinstag.. Ich mag ihn nicht, wir feiern ihn nicht (naja, außer so) weil wir es nicht brauchen. Er zeigt mir das ganze Jahr über, dass er mich liebt. Mit vielen kleinen Aufmerksamkeiten und netten Gesten, genau wie diese Blumen. Und ich zeige es ihm genauso auf meine Weise.
    Abgesehen davon, mag ich Rosen so gar nicht (also, die typischen. Pfingstrosen sind toll!!), vor allem die typischen roten Rosen hasse ich. Und das ist nunmal genau das, womit alle Blumenläden zu dieser Zeit gefüllt sind und noch dazu sind die Rosen auch noch verdammt überteuert. Da wäre es mir doch lieber, dass S. mir einfach die nächsten drei Monate jeweils einen schönen großen Blumenstrauß nach meinem Geschmack mitbringt von dem Geld, das er sonst für 12 langweilige, (für mich) bedeutungslose rote Rosen ausgeben würde…

    (Versteht mich nicht falsch, ich verurteile niemanden der den Valentinstag feiert! Das ist jedem das seine, das ist nur meine ganz persönliche Meinung dazu!)


    Anyways, back to the LO 😀 ..it’s quite simple and I actually made it for the SC Sunday Sketch (but forgot to upload it in time, oops..). 
    I just handcut some (more or less even) squares from the different patterned papers, adhered them to the page, added some stitching, embellishments and the title and called it done! 🙂
    The papers, the cork sticher and that black arrow are from the “Love Notes” collection, all the other bits on the LO were mixed together from various other manufacturers and collections.

    Aber egal, zurück zum LO 😀 ..es ist recht einfach gestaltet und war von dem Studio Calico Sunday Sketch inspiriert (allerdings hatte ich vergessen es auch rechtzeitig hochzuladen, ups..).

    Die Papiere, der Korksticker und der schwarze Pfeil stammen alle aus der “Love Notes” Serie, die restlichen Embellishments und Sticker auf dem LO sind aus bunt zusammengewürfelten Kollektionen.

    And now have a nice Saturday and/or Valentine’s Day – depending on how you handle it 😉

    Habt noch einen schönen Samstag bzw. Valentinstag, je nachdem ob ihr ihn feiert oder nicht 😉

    Products used:
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” -Secret Crush paper
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Love & Adore paper
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Tulip paper
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Heartbeat paper
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Weekending paper
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Acrylic Stickers
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Cork Stickers
    Studio Calico “Essentials” – Chipboard Hearts (black & grey)
    My Mind’s Eye – Enamel dots
    Feckled Fawn – Enamel dots
    Crate Paper “Notes & Things” – Chipboard stickers
    and more things that I pulled from my stash 😉

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    I’m still alive… [SBW Layout Werkstatt]


    Oh my.. it’s February already! How did this happen?! Not posting a single thing in January definitely was not according to my plan but I felt as if I didn’t even have time to stop for a second and take a deep breath. Time was flying by and there were a million things I needed to get done (non-scrapbooking related, boring things..).
    And then when I finally took some time to create something (and I created three! layouts) and wanted to photograph the finished pages for a blog post, my iMac started making really weird noises which made it impossible to use. Now I have to work from my Macbook on which I don’t have Photoshop to edit my pictures… Gargh..

    Oh Gott, es ist schon Februar! Wie konnte das passieren?! Dass ich im Januar absolut nichts gepostet habe, war eigentlich nicht geplant.. allerdings hatte ich das Gefühl in einem Hamsterrad zu sitzen und einfach nicht rauszukommen. So viele Dinge (die leider nichts mit dem Scrappen zu tun haben) mussten erledigt werden..
    Und als ich mir endlich mal die Zeit zum Scrappen genommen und sogar drei! Layouts geschafft habe, fing mein iMac an ganz seltsame Geräusche zu machen, sodass ich ihn nun nicht mehr nutzen kann und daher auch keine Fotos für einen Blogpost von besagten Layouts bearbeiten konnte..

    But anyway, today it was my turn to create a post for the Scrapbook Werkstatt “Layout Werkstatt” and so I had to work with what I got. I have to apologise for the photo quality, but as I said, I had to edit them without Photoshop and I just couldn’t do it any better :-/

    Allerdings bin ich heute an der Reihe mit einem Post in der Scrapbook Werkstatt “Layout Werkstatt” und das bedeutete, ich musste mit dem arbeiten was ich hatte.. Ich muss mich wirklich für die Qualität der Fotos entschuldigen, aber ohne Photoshop auf meinem Macbook bin ich aufgeschmissen :-/

    Still, I hope you take a look at my post in the “Layout Werkstatt” where I show you three different layouts that incorporate paper strips and stitching! 🙂
    Here’s a sneak for one of the other layouts (to see all three, click here)

    Ich hoffe ihr schaut trotzdem mal bei meinem Post in der Layout Werkstatt vorbei, wo ich euch drei verschiedene Layouts zeige, die alle eines gemeinsam haben: Papierstreifen und Nähmaschinen-Stitching!
    Hier ist noch ein kleiner sneak für ein weiteres Layout (um alle drei zu sehen, klick hier)


    Products used:
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – 12×12 paper pad
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Cork Stickers
    We R Memory Keepers “Love Notes” – Acrylic Stickers

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