Montag, März 27, 2006

Like a kid in a candystore ...

... was how I felt on Friday!! I went to Dortmund where there was something similiar to CHA but I guess a couple of times smaller. The stores have their boothes there and you can buy their things there. But it's not like e.g. Basic Grey has it's own booth. Don't know if theres something like that in the US. Since I live in a region where it's hard to get a hold on scrap supplies I'm always waiting for the "Creativa" in Dortmund in March and the "KreativWelt" in Wiesbaden in November to get some goodies.

So check out the yummy things I treated myself to:

I give you a close up on the rubberstamps:

Can't wait to use all these things!

By the way: Did you see that fun stuff Ali Edwards is selling?? I want to have some of those mugs!!! And a shirt!! They are just awesome!!!

At Last...

... I was able to upload something on blogger again!! Well I'm honest: I didn't try after Wednesday last week because I was too busy. So here are the 2 Layouts from last week:

My favourite machine. the journaling talks about how much I always wanted a kitchenaid since I was an AuPair in the US, but they were always to expensive for me. So when DH and me got married we were able to get one from the money we received. I decided to go for the hot red one.

Seems Like I like that hot red colour for shoes, too!?! Here I talk about how difficult it is sometimes for me to get nice shoes in my size. I have a 42 - don't know what that is in US but I think it might be 11 1/2 ?? I'm really not sure - anyway it's really big feet for a girl!! But I really like these!!

Sonntag, März 19, 2006

Spring is in the air, ...

... and I think after posting this I have to get outside and get some fresh air.

Just wanted to show you what I did yesterday. Decided to do a 12x12 LO again since the last ones all were smaller.

Well I tried several times now to upload the LO but it seem as if blogger is against me right now. Have to check later!!

I'm out in that sunshine right now!! Have a nice Sunday!!!

Donnerstag, März 16, 2006

The Cre8tive Juices ....

... seem to be flowing lately!!Finished two LOs today. I even tried something new on the second one! Pulled out my sewing machine and sewed the sequins on the cardstock. Was really easy so I guess I have to try that more often since I always liked it on other peoples LOs on 2peas for example.

Just wish the weather would already be as nice as the paper on the spring LO makes me feel!!

Oh yes, .... LAUNDRY!! Just ironed and fold away a huge pile today!! I just hate it. Like it though when I turn on the washing machine and the dryer and maybe also the dishwasher. Makes me feel like I already did most of my housework.

Plus I like the smell of the washing detergents. Mmmmmmh, ....

Alright, that's it for today; feel like going through my pictures again and get some ideas together...

Gotta ride that creative wave, .....

Mittwoch, März 15, 2006


Did some scrapping today but I'm not really satisfied with how it turned out. Don't know what I don't like about it exactly though.

I'm getting really excited about the Elsie workshop at Pien's. They told me the registration will start around the 15th so I kept checking their site so I won't miss it. Hopefully I will understand the dutch announcement!!

Alright, going back to my couch and watch TV, I'm not feeling so well, ....

Sonntag, März 12, 2006

Finally.... to see the movie "Million Dollar Baby". I've been wanting to see that movie for some time now and it totally surprised me. I didn't know much of the story before I saw it. Just like Eastwood and maybe that was one of the reasons I wanted to watch it (?). Anyway it was amazing and I really liked it. Not the "Rocky" kind of movie.

While watching this I finished a layout I had started working on in the morning:

Took that picture last June in the Netherlands. I'm the one who always wants to go to the sea when deciding where to spend the vacation. (DH is more the hiking guy so he votes for the mountains!!)
I just like the wind, the beach, taking long walks, sitting there on a blanket and read a good book. The ocean seems so endless and it just gives me peace to be there and smell the fresh air, hear the sound of the waves, .....

By the way, we haven't decided yet where to go this year!?!?!

Have a good start into the week!!!

Freitag, März 10, 2006

Scrappin' Friday...

.... I finished 2 LO's this afternoon. I had the pictures sitting on my desk for some time now, but yesterday I found the time to do the journaling and today it was really easy to finish these pages. Never scrapped in that size before, but I felt really comfy with it!.It seemed easier to fill the page. The first one Talks about my husband, who isn't the one writing little notes or even loveletters. But sometimes there is a little heart somewhere, usually made out of something.

The other one talks about my new camera and how I enjoy it.

I haven't scrapped that much layouts right now and I talked about my problems on focusing on doing my own things instead of searching galleries and idea books all the time. Now this scrapping size really seemed easier to me and I think I might try and stick with a smaller size. We'll see, maybe that leads to more and faster layouts for me!!

The beautiful winter scene I posted before now looks not so pretty anymore due to the rain we're having the past 2 days. I hope that the sun wins and we're about to start spring. I'd love to see some nice flowers popping out of my garden!!

Have a nice friday!!

Dienstag, März 07, 2006

California Dreamin' ....

..... was what I did together with my sister today. You have to know that both of us went to live in California after finishing school and before starting university. I lived in Milpitas, CA from summer '96 until summer '97 together with a family that had two boys. I was their AuPair (like a nanny) and took care of these kids. My sister Julia lived from '99 until 2000 in San Francisco and took care of 3 boys and a baby.
I guess that is why we sometimes feel really connected to that country and feel maybe kind of "homesick". When I read in lots of blogs or message boards about cool stuff and finds at Target, a good coffee from Starbucks, Michael's, ..... I feel the need to enter a plane and just cross that ocean!!!

But maybe it is just like in that saying:


Going to bed and maybe dreaming of Target, Costco, Starbucks, In&Out, Borders, .........

Sonntag, März 05, 2006

Winter impressions

Went to work this morning at 7:30 am and took my camera (Nikon D50 - by the way) with me. It snowed a whole lot starting on thursday and I wanted to get some snow pictures done. I have so much winter themed papers here waiting for the snow pics to get scrapped - so here we go: Beautiful snowy german countryside:

So I'm going to try and find out how to change the banner of this blog to make it a little bit more ME.

Next week I'm waiting for a nice big box of scrap goodies from Piens in the Netherland - and of course I'm waiting for them to announce the registration for Elsies workshop!! I hope I will be fast enough to sign up for it. Too bad I didn't know earlier about hte one with Ali!! Maybe next time!

Have a nice sunday....