Hutgesicht (“Hat Face”) – a layout

As promised I’m here today with a scheduled post and another layout done with Scrapbook Werkstatt August kit! :D
Wie versprochen melde ich mich heute mit einem geplanten Post und einem weiteren Layout, das mit dem August-Kit der Scrapbook Werkstatt entstanden ist! :D

Hutgesicht (detail 1) - by nachtschwinge

This time it’s all about gold again! Combined with grey, black and white it’s so classic and awesome, love the combination! And the golden word stickers from Seven Papers are just to die for! <3
Diesmal dreht sich wieder alles um Gold! Kombiniert mit Grau, Schwarz und Weiß ist es einfach richtig klassisch und wunderschön, ich liebe die Kombination! Und die goldenen Wortsticker von Seven Papers sind generell einfach ein Traum! <3

Hutgesicht (detail 2) - by nachtschwinge

The golden/black/white diecuts from Teresa Collins, that also came with the kit, are perfect for this type of layout and add a “chic” touch! I also love the quote on the PL card!
Die gold/schwarz/weißen Diecuts von Teresa Collins, die auch im Kit sind, passen perfekt zu dieser Art von Layout, finde ich, und geben einfach den gewissen “chicen” Touch! Und das Zitat auf der PL Karte finde ich auch richtig, richtig toll!

Hutgesicht - by nachtschwinge

What the Layout is about? Well, since I was a kid, I’ve always been told to have a “hat face”, meaning almost every hat fits me ;) And yes, I do love hats, but don’t really wear them often, because I usually don’t like to draw that much attention on me *ggg* But sometimes – and for the sake of cool pictures – I wear one and feel like a lady :D
Worums auf dem Layout geht?  Naja, seit ich klein war, hat mir immer gesagt, ich hätte ein Hutgesicht, soll heißen, dass mir fast jeder Hut steht ;) Und ja, ich liebe Hüte, aber ich trage sie eher selten, weil ich normalerweise nicht gern soviel Aufmerksamkeit auf mich ziehe *gg* Aber manchmal – und besonders wenns um Fotos geht – trage ich einen und fühle mich dann wie eine Lady :D

Have a nice weekend everyone! See you next week!
Habt ein tolles Wochenende” Wir sehen uns kommende Woche!

xoxo Sandra

Where we belong.. (a layout)

Hey guys! Today I’m back with another layout done with the Scrapbook Werkstatt August kit!
Hey Leute! Heute bin ich zurück mit einem weiteren Layout, das mit dem August-Kit der Scrapbook Werkstatt entstanden ist!

Where we belong (detail 1) - by nachtschwinge

Totally fell in love with this awesome texted paper from Kesi Art, but was a little clueless what to do with it at first… So first thing I did was think up a design for the rest of the page and then I thought why not partly colour the letters? So I did in corresponding colours (I used mists and my watertank brush) ;) In the end I also traced the letters for a crisper look.
Ich hab mich sofort in das tolle Text-Papier von Kesi Art verliebt, war aber etwas planlos, was ich damit machen wollte… Also hab ich mir zuerst das restliche Design des Layouts überlegt und dann gedacht, ich könnte die Buchstaben doch einfach teilweise bemalen. Und das hab ich dann auch mit zum PP passenden Farben gemacht (ich hab dazu Mists und meinen Wassertank-Pinsel benutzt) ;) Zum Schluss hab ich dann noch die Buchstaben umrandet, damit sie sich ein wenig mehr abheben.

Where we belong (detail 2) - by nachtschwinge

Also found some diecuts in the kit, that fit the theme and colours nicely – isn’t that pink moped super cute?!
Ich hab auch ein paar Diecuts im Kit gefunden, die perfekt zum thema passen – ist das rosa Moped nicht mega-süß?!

Where we belong - by nachtschwinge

Added two pictures – one of Tom and I and one of our own home – , wrote a few words on my old typewriter and the layout was finished! :D Super fun and super easy!
Hab dann noch zwei Fotos hinzugefügt – eins von Tom und mir und eins von unserem Eigenheim – , ein paar Worte auf meiner alten Schreibmaschine geschrieben und fertig war ich! :D Hat richtig Spaß gemacht und war auch super einfach!

Hope you have an awesome day! I’ll be away for the weekend, but have scheduled a blog post for Saturday, so see you then!
Ich hoffe, ihr habt einen tollen Tag! Ich werde übers Wochenende weg sein, hab aber einen Blogpost für Samstag vorrausgeplant, ich seh euch also dann!

xoxo Sandra

3 years of marriage and 14 years of love!

Yes, it’s Tom’s and my anniversary today!
Ja, heute haben Tom und ich Jahrestag!

To the day, 14 years ago we met each other! And 3 years ago we said our vows! (I know, it took us pretty long)
Genau heute vor 14 Jahren haben wir uns kennengelernt! Und vor 3 Jahren haben wir geheiratet! (Ich weiß, wir haben ganz schön lange gewartet)

So happy anniversary, my love! I can’t wait to see what the next years have in store for us! ;)
Alles Liebe zum Jahrestag, mein Schatz! Ich kanns nicht erwarten zu sehen, was die nächsten Jahre bringen! ;)

3 Jahre

We’re going out to celebrate tonight, enjoying a candlelight dinner…and I’ll present my hubby with a little surprise for another outing :)
Zur Feier des Tages gehen wir heute groß aus zu einem Candlelight Dinner…und ich werde meinen Schatz mit einem kleinen Essens-Gutschein überraschen :)

He’ll also get one of three cards I did with the Scrapbook Werkstatt August kit, that is the left one of these two:
Außerdem bekommt er eine von drei Karten, die aus dem August Kit der Scrapbook Werkstatt entstanden sind, nämlich die linke der beiden hier:

Karten mit dem August-Kit der Scrapbook Werkstatt - by nachtschwinge

Hope your day is a special one, too!
Hoffe, ihr habt auch einen ganz besonderen Tag!

xoxo Sandra

Scrapbook Werkstatt August Kit

Hey guys!

I’m back with the August kit from Scrapbook Werkstatt and since it’s a German shop, my designteam posts will be in English and German ;)

So look at this amazing kit:
Schaut euch das tolle Kit an:


Love, love, looooooove all the gold and the travel theme!!
Das viele Gold und das Reisethema sind soooo toll!!

And here comes my first layout as a designteam member! (I actually did 5 layouts and 3 cards and have lots of stuff left!)
Und hier kommt auch schon mein erstes Layout als Designteam-Mitglied! (Ich hab insgesamt 5 Layouts und 3 Karten gemacht und hab immer noch total viel Material übrig!)

Morgenroutine (detail 1) - by nachtschwinge

My first layout has nothing to do with travel, but has a lot of gold :) It’s about my daily morning routine, that’s having a coffee and checking all my favourite blogs!
Mein erstes Layout hat nichts mit Reisen zu tun, sondern handelt von meiner üblichen Morgenroutine, nämlich Kaffee Trinken und meine Lieblingsblogs lesen!

Morgenroutine (detail 2) - by nachtschwinge

Saw the “days of the week” card in the kit and already knew what I wanted to scrap ;) Just added a few tidbits from my stash to complete the design and I was done!
Hab die Wochentage-Karte im Kit gesehen und sofort gewusst, was ich damit scrappen will ;) Zusätzlich ein paar Kleinigkeiten aus meinem Vorrat und fertig war ich auch schon!

Morgenroutine - by nachtschwinge

Hope you’re not sick already with gold, because there’s more to come! See you tomorrow!
Ich hoffe, ihr habt Gold noch nicht völlig satt, denn da kommt noch mehr! Bis morgen!

xoxo Sandra

5 Things I love lately.. (not only scrapbooking-related)

Hey guys!

I love when others do this kind of posts and often find new companies and shops I had not known before, so here are some of my favourite things lately :)


1. Lightroom presets and brushes from Pretty Presets

I’ve been a Photoshop girl only for quite a few years, but commited to dive into Lightroom this year – and so far love it!! It’s so cool to scroll through all my pictures and decide on the good ones in a fast way. I rate them and afterwards only edit those, first in Lightroom and afterwards just a little more in Photoshop. So since I’m doing a lot in Lightroom now and I’ve been following and eyeing the presets and brushes that “Pretty Presets” makes for a long time, I jumped over the edge and bought the first set with a coupon code they offered. That was in March… Well, since then I purchased some more *lol* because I really love them! They make editing so, so easy! So a huge recommendation!! :) If I had to choose just one, it probably would be the “Fine Art Film Collection”, but I just recently bought the “Color Luxe Workflow” and can’t wait to play with this one!

P.S.: I also got the “Candi Presets” from the amazing German photographer couple Carmen and Ingo, that I use a lot, too!


2. Stamps from Kellie Stamps

Yes, I’m a huuuuuge Kellie fan, I won’t deny it! I mean, I just adore this woman! To me she’s the Australian Elise Blaha :) Constantly sharing inspiration, trying new things and making super coll stuff! And her stamps are just always so, so fun and straight to the point!  The picture shows some of my fave sets, not all that I have ;) Stamped some Project Life cards with them to show you how awesome their quality is and how versatile they are! Kellie regularly offers new sets, so that I recently had to order another 4 *lol* You can check them out in her shop!


3. Periscope

Oh man, I feel like living behind the moon, but I didn’t know this app until a few weeks ago when one of my photography idols (Sue Bryce everybody!!) pointed it out on her Facebook page… If you’re as far behind as me, let me explain, what it’s about! This app offers the possibility of streaming a live video into the world straight from your phone. You can follow people or you can search for live streams on the map (which In love to do!). In some way it’s a little weird to watch people you don’t know, but it’s also pretty cool. They talk to you and you can write live messages to them.. Some people use it for chatting, some share their environment with you (for example, I followed a guy yesterday just strolling through Glasgow, enjoying the view), some use the app to pitch ideas and promote themselves or their products,…the possibilites are endless. I haven’t yet come across a stream that was kinky or anything and hopw it stays like that *lol* Right now I don’t feel the urge to put myself out there, too, but who knows? I could do some live scrapping or show everybody how weird I am ;)


4. “Filo” stamps from Scrapbook Werkstatt (planner stamps)

Yup, another round of stamps, I’m addicted! ;) I got these just last week in my designteam welcome package from the “Scrapbook Werkstatt” and haven’t had the time to use them a lot, but I already knew I loved them when I opened the seal :D Why? First of all, they’re German!! You don’t get a lot of useful German stamps and these are really cool! And second, they may be made for use in planners, but they are also perfect for Project Life, holiday minis and also on layouts! I already used some on a layout this week and also love the crisp quality of them! :) You can buy them in the online shop!


5. Homemade burgers

Say whaaaaaaat?! Oh yeah, I made this burger! Like 100%! And I could literally eat this each and every weekend during summer, I think :D The burger on the picture is filled with a beef patty (put a little tobasco sauce into the meat for the extra oomph), regular burger cheese and some rucola, as well as a piece of grilled Halloumi (a special kind of Greek cheese) and in red whine caramelized onion rings – YUM! And to top it off, the buns are selfmade, too, with spelt flour instead of regular wheat flour! Got the bun recipe out of the German cookbook “DAYlicious”, which was written by 5 food bloggers  and also offers some other awesome recipes!

Really, I could eat one of these right now, my mouth’s just watering from the sight of it…

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this little list of things! Have an amazing weekend!
xoxo Sandra

(Disclaimer: This isn’t a sponsered post in any way. I wasn’t asked to write about these products by anybody, I just do love them! :) )