Saturday, 18 December 2010

A whole new world

Let me quickly share something with you. Because I had NO idea. And because I don't think my husband would be interested. :-)

Since I'm sometimes designing digital scrapbooking kits I often want to find out how certain elements are made. Lately I noticed that a lot of kits contain paper flowers, so I went to check our-favorite-search-engine to see how they are made (in real life).

Little did I know where that search would take me. Don't get me wrong. I'm not even considering going hybrid. But hey, there are three little paper flowers sitting on my desk now that I just made. Maybe if I get a bit better at it I'll try to digitalize some.

There are hundreds (most probably thousands) of blogs, websites and You-Tube videos out there that show you how to make these things.

So if you're looking for something new to try out during your Christmas holidays, have a look at this amazing page (this goes so far beyond what I would be able to do):

Crafts, Kids and Quilling

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas WordArt

Meagan's Creations at Stuff to Scrap has two wordart sets that are perfect for all those Christmas layouts you'll be doing soon. (And for all those photos of last year's Christmas that you still haven't scrapped...)

And here is a LO that I did with Christmas WordArt:

Kit: Merry and bright bundle by Vendula Sediva aka Natali
And another one I did with Meagan's second set: Christmas WordArt Set 2 (see previous post for preview). The kit I used is also by Meagan's Creations: Retro Holidays Mini Kit

And if you love both sets, there's the Christmas WordArt Bundle.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

So excited!! I joined Meagan's creative team!

I just got great news this morning: Meagan from Meagan's Creations at Stuff to Scrap lets me join her creative team! Her scrapbooking kits are adorable and she's got great WordArt and templates, so I can't wait to get started!

For now here's a link to her shop at Stuff to Scrap:

Meagan's Creations at Stuff to Scrap

You'll read (and see) lots more about Meagan's Creations here shortly!!

I have to get some Christmas shopping done (and some grocery shopping as well to survive the weekend), then I'll hurry back to my computer!

P.S.: It's nice to blog again!!!

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Long time no blog!

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to let anyone visiting here know that I'm taking a little break from designing, blogging and posting freebies.

Eugene and I are moving into a really nice rental flat close to his work and since the place is brand new, we need to furnish it. So currently I'm spending all my time on drawing plans, walking around furniture stores (IRL and online) and packing boxes. We just bought our kitchen last week and I can't wait to actually use it (I might still only be making toast, but in a really cool oven).

It's very exciting, but leaves little time for anything else. I still love designing and scrapbooking, so as soon as everything is a bit quieter, I'll be posting freebies again!

I'll see you soon!

Friday, 19 February 2010

I got a beautiful blogger award!!

Jackie has sent me a blog award!! Thank you so much, Jackie. You really made my day!

Beautiful Blogger

Rules for this Award:
  • Thank the person who kindly passes this to you, and link your award back to them!
  • List 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass it on to 15 Beautiful Bloggers!
7 Things about myself (got this from "Fill in the blanks Friday" at Lauren's blog "the little things we do"):

1. If I could medal in an olympic event it would be fencing. It looks like such a graceful sport and I've always loved those old cloak-and-sword movies.

2. If I was stranded on a deserted island I'd take a Swiss knife and a tent. (Maybe I'd rather take a charged mobile phone to call for help. Or if I knew someone would save me within a day I would take sunlotion and a 5 litre bottle of Grenadilla juice.)

3. ... are my most irrational fear. No idea. I think reality can be much scarier than most things I could think of. Still, since reading "It" I don't like clowns that much anymore ...

4. I'd rather do the dishes by hand everyday, than have to eat Mc Donald's everyday.

5. I am on holiday at the moment. I finished my last tasks at work 3 hours ago and will only return to the office in three week's time. Life can be great!

6. I should really be getting the suitcases that are downstairs in the cellar. And make some veggie rice to use up whatever could go rotten in the fridge while we fly to visit Eugene's parents on Monday.

7. One of my favorite things in all the world is walking on an empty beach when the tide is low looking at all the little things that you find in tidal pools.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Valentine's day freebie

Here's a kit (200 dpi) I made a while ago for the SNL group at Digital Scrapbook Place (designers in training sharing kits with eachother). As it's VERY Valentine's-day-ish I thought today would be a good time to share it with all of you! ENJOY and have a great weekend!

Click on the link to download: Gimme sweet loving

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Layout with Hey Mr Groundhog freebie

I'm still busy (and enthausiastic) about Cathy Zielske's workshop. So here is a layout done with my Hey Mr Groundhog freebie kit (for blogtrain and download links see below). Template was provided by Cathy Zielske for "Design your Life" at BPS.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Stuff to Scrap Blogtrain is running again!!

After a short break in January, the Stuff to Scrap blog train is back! Which means that a whole bunch of talented designers makes scrapbooking kits using the same color palette and all you need to do is collect all the parts to get one HUGE MEGA KIT. For free!

So here is my contribution (click on the picture or on the link below the picture for download). And then scroll down a little further to get to the blog roll (all links for the blogs of the other designer).

Please keep in mind that because the designers live in different timezones it might take a day until all links are working!

Download Hey Mr Groundhog

I hope you like what I've made! I would love to see your pages! If you email me a layout made with one of my kits I will post it here (for my email to to the sidebar, right on top of this page)!

Links to other sites were removed.

Monday, 25 January 2010

Real life catching up

I've just posted in the Stuff to Scrap forum that I quit the Designer Darling Competition. I would have still loved to continue, but I simply don't have enough time for designing at the moment. I'm still so glad I made it through to round 3, but I didn't get a lot of sleep the last two weeks (call me night-designer, lol) and I won't be able to go on like this for another month.

Maybe the next contest will also include the weekend for doing the weekly challenges. Then I'll definitly be there!

For now I'm looking forward to concentrating on scrapping a bit more. I did project 365 last year, I did weekly layouts from April all the way to New Year's. So there's quite a few January photos waiting for me. And I want to concentrate on the "Design Your Life" Workshop by Cathy Zielske (I am still busy with that as well). Did I mention how funny she is? And the workshop is really worth the money, I am already starting to look at my layouts differently. Here are two pretty cool pages that I made with the templates that Cathy is providing for the course:

So for now: GOOD NIGHT (I am SO looking forward to sleeping!!)

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Designer Darling Contest Round Three

To all of those who voted for me in the last two rounds of the "Designer Darling Contest" at Stuff to Scrap: THANK YOU so much for your support.

To those of you who didn't: You will get another chance.

BECAUSE: I DID go through to the next round! I'm so excited! (Mentally I'm dancing a little jig now, remember Bruce Willis in Last Boy Scout?)

And to those who are just stopping by: Make sure you come back here on Thursday, because then my next kit for the contest will be finished (HOPEFULLY) and I'll post instructions for downloading it (for free, as always).

And did I mention that the download link for my beautiful "Hey Mr. Groundhog" kit for the STS February blogtrain starting on *well you guessed it* 1st of February is just waiting to be posted?

Friday, 22 January 2010

Naughty little monster quick page

I'm having some fun with my "Naughty little monsters" freebie kit and wanted to share it with you. So here is a little quickpage for you! If you want to download the freebie kit, read the post below!.


or go to: Naughty Little Monster Quickpage Freebie

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Round two and a monstrous freebie!

As you might have noticed I've decorated my blog background with some new critters. These cute little monsters are part of my latest kit that I just finished for the second round of the "Designer Darling contest" at "Stuff to Scrap".

The kit is available as a freebie download, all you have to do is visit the Stuff to Scrap site and register there (if you haven't done that already). This is the forum thread where you can grab all contestants bright and fun freebies:

Challenge Preview Thread

If you like my kit, please vote for me in the Stuff to Scrap poll (will be posted tomorrow, voting stops on Saturday night)! This weekend the first contestant's will be eliminated from the contest, and I would LOVE to continue!!

And here is a quick glimpse at my kit: "Naughty little monsters". Aren't they adorable?

Friday, 15 January 2010

New kit, new challenge, new freebies!!!

"Stuff to Scrap" is giving young designers a chance to compete and learn by hosting the DESIGNER DARLING COMPETITION. 32 very talented woman have signed up for round one, including me (yeah I know this doesn't sound very humble ...)! I can tell you there is a lot of great work to look at already!

What makes this contest a real treat for everyone is that all scrapbooking kits that the contestants make can be downloaded for free on Stuff to Scrap. All you need to do is click on the following link (and register for the forum if you haven't done this yet):

Designer Darling Competition

And here is the preview of my kit for round one (downloadlink available in forum as well):