Freitag, 30. September 2016

Scrapbook Werkstatt Design Team Post #1: Play

Today is the day for my first official post for Scrapbook Werkstatt. I was lucky to get a mixed media set containing gel gelatos (city brights) from Faber-Castell. The set comes with four colors (and some more stuff), the colors are rather translucent, but carry enough pigments to pop and allow other colors to blend and mix. Go check out what happened!

Ich darf heute mal meinen ersten "offiziellen" Post für die Scrapbook Werkstatt machen. Ich hatte das große Glück, mich mit ein paar Gel Gelatos (City Brights) von Faber-Castell austoben zu dürfen. Das Set kommt mit vier Farben (Grün, Pink, Gelb, Blau), die halb-transparent sind, man kann sie ganz wunderbar miteinander vermischen, um so seine Farbpalette zu erweitern.

Embellished habe ich größenteils mit der Fancy Free Reihe von Pink Paislee, der schwarze Papierrand oben stammt aus der Cute Girl Reihe von Crate Paper.

Schaut euch diese Farben an!

Kleiner Tipp: Habt ihr keine Alphas mehr, um richtige Titel zu schreiben? Dann nehmt doch einfach eure übriggebliebenen Alphasticker und arrangiert sie als Hintergrund an.

Samstag, 24. September 2016

Celebrate Life

Hey gorgeous people!

Posting my latest layout today. Went for some colorful mixed media using gelatos - I found that gelaots are really difficult to use for me. Mainly because I think that the effects and results can so easily be achieved by other media - but I suppose that's just me not having done enough with them. Hope you had more success! I think the results turned out quite nice though.

I mainly used the Cute Girl collection by Crate Paper. The chipboard pieces are so much fun!


The title was created with a bunch of different things; some Dear Lizzy, some PinkFreshStudio. 

Sonntag, 11. September 2016

Like Sisters

Vellum! I noticed that there's one specific "thing" I make central on my layouts. It might be either a colorful background, but I noticed that something is always somewhat a statement, piece of attention, whatever name you want to give it. This time I wanted to give the beautiful vellum from Crate Paper's Cute Girl collection some spotlight. I backed a cut file from Hip Kit Club (Ashley Horton, may 2015 I believe) with the beautiful sprinkled vellum and put some fun ephemera pieces behind it to peek through.

I put my journaling into the heart on the upmost left corner - mirroring the scripty look from the paper on the right side. I also added some puffy stickers on top on the flower cluster to make it even more dimensional; anything else seemed a little flat. I gotta remember this trick!


Wahooo! What's up? COLOOORS and stitching!
Yes, like most people, I too got into stitching. Of course this isn't my first layout doing it, but I guess this is the first layout where I made stitching the main element. 

I've been using gorgeous "Cute Girl" by Crate Paper. I think this, too, is one of my all-time favorite collections ever. The colors, the cutsie look, the fun elements, the everything! LOVE IT! I mostly used the Puffy Thickers here and some chipboard elements. Some papers from the 6x6 paper pad for my matting and the triple heart acetate ephemera piece. And one tiny word sticker from the sticker sheet. But that's about it, I think. :) Of course I had to round it up with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold!


Oh you probably already know that I <3 getting all painty and messy. I really don't know where I want my layouts to go until I actually start; that's when I develop a slight idea. I can just reccommend getting into the process without much thought!

I mostly used the gorgeous Fancy Free by Pink Paislee (Paige Evans). This collection is just ME. I love all the colors and fun elements and painty look that Britt Bass Turner has in her artwork, which was the main inspiration for the collection.

I cut out a butterfly and glued gold glitter paper onto the left half of it. This always adds a little something to any kind of ephemera and die cut shapes!

Samstag, 3. September 2016


Ode to Instagram, for it has changed my scrappy life! I can't believe how much more fun it makes to share and interact with everyone by just engaging internationally. It DOES make a huge difference that I wasn't aware of at first.

I used a lovely sketch by Scrapbook  Werkstatt. I really loved the sketch ever since I've seen it.



Lovely Summer Giggles - Pictorial Layout Process

Every summer has a story! Every year of mine consists of a lot of giggling and laughing. The both of us here just can't help it, life is so funny!
I really wanted to use more of the On Trend 2 by My Mind's Eye. I love all the colors. The mixture of a peachy and flamingo pink, a beautiful passionfruit orange and mint green - urgh! Love it! And some gold foil accents really make it perfect.

Look below for a pictorial Tutorial on how I made this layout!

I didn't use any patterned paper for this layout, mainly because I didn't come by the 6x6 paper pad. But that didn't matter, I really wanted to use these gold foil self-adhesive papers. Have you ever heard of a store called TIGER? It's a store from Denmark (I believe), and it's awesome! They always have unique products that you can choose from for little money. You'll be followed by cool fifties/sixties music throughout your shopping spree. It's so Hipster. XD

Either way, back to the layout. I used these heart dies. I think they were released along with the Shine collection by Maggie Holmes.

As you run your paper through the die cutting machine, don't throw away the fun confetti!

I put down all my hearts and the picture with a frame, then scattered the confetti around. 
I decided that this layout needed a bit of blushy color. Nothing serious (and no pink for once), but I wanted some faint color in the back of my hearts. So I went for this very nicely textured acrylic mint green. I love this color. (It says Aquagreen on the lid though). 

I put back the hearts and glued them down, but I just put glue on the middle of the heart. I wanted them to pop up a little. Then I got out the awesome rubons. I think it was a bit risky to try and rub them on the hearts and such, but I had to try. And it worked nicely, these rubons were so easy to work with. No chipping, no ripping, no problems at all!

I then realized that I didn't like the frame that I had first picked out, so I went through the journaling cards that I had from this collection. I tend to do that when I can't come by the regular paper pad, because I use paper for layering most of the times anyway, so that wasn't a huge problem. I also didn't have to cut anything. So yay, convenient and easy.

I went ahead and grabbed my Alphas. I've been seeing the Dear Lizzy Saturday Alphas for this layout, I just felt like this needed some Black and White and Pola Dots!

 I added my journaling already, but something was still missing. I decided to use some washi tape around the edges of my layout. This framed it up so nicely!

You & Me

So, if you've been wondering if I kind of scrap the same pictures again and again, the answer is no. They're just similar - because it's been a family photo session. :D 

So for this one I've decided to use the Take Me Away collection by Pink Paislee, designed by Paige Evans. I will be honest: When the collection was first released, I wasn't very sure if I like it too much because it reminded me a little of my old shabby chic days - that really made me unhappy. But I began to fall in love with it. It's absolutely unique and I like the fact that there are some shades of purple in them. 

This is from the Thickers collection. The ampersand actually belongs to the chipboard sticker set, but I had to pick this one because it's flatter than the one that came in white foam. 

 I love this purple bow! The half-dipped minty geotag comes with the wood veneer pack. The heart is a chipboard sticker.


I just love the golden doilies! When I first found them in a random store, I wasn't very sure if I wanted to use them at all. But I don't regret picking them up now!

Love the butterfly! I cut it with my sizzix bigshot and the starter kit butterflies that come with the powder blue (teal) bigshot. 

Yes, the picture is quite bright, but for some reason my camera didn't pick up our faces. Because it's not thaaat light.