My heart bleeds…and some layouts..

Yes. I still can’t believe it and my heart is bleeding, but it’s true: the ScrapQueens ‘ shop is closing forever… :(    I’ve been part of the ScrapQueens designteam for ages and loved not only the kits and workshops, but got to meet a lot of wonderful women, especially the shop owner Karin. I’m really sad the shop is closing, but understand Karin’s decision.. And good for you, there’s a big sale going on -> go and shop!

Das muss ich jetzt auch nochmal auf Deutsch schreiben… Ich finds total traurig, dass der ScrapQueens-Shop zumacht, aber kann Karins Entscheidung gut verstehen… Ich bin mega-dankbar für die Zeit, die ich im Designteam verbringen und für all die lieben Mädels, die ich dadurch kennenlernen durfte :) Und für euch ist der große Vorteil, dass es einen großen Abverkauf gibt, also klicken und einkaufen!!

Besides that, I owe you some layouts I only published at Studio Calico *lol* I’ll start with two wedding-themed layouts. The first one’s a scraplift of this one from portablemichelle

…while the second one is lifted from this layout from lcp88 . Love those pictures, they’re so fun!! :)

And I’ll show you another one which is inspired by one Rahel Menig‘s layouts from the SC-class “pop off the page” – that class really changed my scrapbooking style, I think…you’ll see in future layouts ;) The picture’s from our honeymoon trip to Santorini, Greece (I’m going to show you more pictures soon..). Loved the view there!!!

Wishing you a lovely start into the weekend! See you soon! :)
Love, Sandra


..wie die Zeit vergeht!! Der Juni flog nur so dahin und jetzt ists kein Monat mehr bis zur Hochzeit! Waaah!! :) Arbeit ist auch ordentlich was los, da startet bald ein großes Projekt und ja, mir wird nicht langweilig zur Zeit ;)

Hab aber auch Zeit gefunden, ein wenig zu scrappen und zwar mal wieder mit einem Kit von den ScrapQueens!! :) Ich liiieeeebe das polnische Papier von “I lowe SCRAP” und die Farben und ja, einfach alles! Deshalb hier meine Werke!Zuerst ein Layout über unseren allerliebsten Sommersalat! Bis jetzt hat noch jeder nach dem Rezept gefragt *gg* (ist von

Als nächstes ein süßes Mädchen-Layout mit einem Foto, wo Hannah (Tochter einer Freundin) grade mal ein paar Stunden alt war.. So süß, die kleine Maus..

Und zu guter letzt ein eher negatives Layout..auch wenn mans ihm dank den Farben nicht so ansieht.. Über die Tage, die man halt manchmal hat, die einfach doof sind..wo man sich selbst total unwohl und unzufrieden fühlt..hatte ich erst, aber jetzt gehts schon wieder ;)

Ja und das wars auch schon wieder fürs Erste.. ;)
Wünsch euch einen schönen Sonntag!
xoxo Sandra

New blog features and a freebie!

So Christmas is over, hope you could spend some quality time with your loved ones! We had three days of stuffing ourselves with awesome food *lol* And I decided to not step onto a scale before the end of January *lollol* Anyway, I told  you I wanted this blog to be more active and to make it easier for me, too, to keep on track..well, so I made up a few new features I will post regularly:

Yes, I’ll be doing Project Life (invented by Becky Higgins) this upcoming year! I really wanted to resist since I couldn’t even keep up with my December Daily, but when I read about it in detail and saw that some of my most favourite scrappers will be doing it, too, as well as lots of people from Studio Calico,..well.. I was hooked. :) It seems to be pretty easy and time-efficient ;) And another big reason is that the ScrapQueens are supporting PL, too, selling a little favourable kit every three months with lots of journalling stuff and alphabets in it, just perfect! Go see yourself!

This also leads me to the next feature....which will be my ScrapQueens-DT posts showing you next month’s kit as well as my creations with it if it’s my turn :D
And (at this moment) last, but definitely not least, I’m introducing to you “free(bie)day”! You see, when I decided to do Project Life, I scanned the web for cute journalling cards and printouts and found a lot, but I don’t want to buy any since my stash is huge already and I’m pretty good in picture editing….so I sat down and created some printouts myself,  in English and also in German because I couldn’t find fitting German cards at all.. When I was finished with the first sets I thought to myself “Hey, why not share them with other PLers?!” And a new feature was born *lol* So I’ll be posting zip-files with pdfs of journalling cards and maybe other stuff, too, as downloads every other week, I think.. You’ll have to keep on watching if you don’t want to miss them ;)

But for the first free(bie)day today I already have two sets of cards for you! :D I really hope you’ll like them!! The first one is partly  inspired by this free set by “A Vegas Girl At Heart” which I think is awesome, but I wanted to have it in German, too :) as well as another set with week days on the edge.. ( I printed them on craft CS and ledger paper )

You can download the German version here and the English version here.

If you look closely, you can see that one of our cats wanted to be in the picture, too ;)

The second set of cards is month-specific, one card for a day of each month.. Again, I printed them on (partly misted) ledger paper I had on hand :) Love the look!

Again you can download the German version here and the English one here.

And before I hurry off to get some other things done, I’m showing you how Kyra’s trying to “help” me whenever I want to work at my desk *lol*

I’ll be back soon with a little look-back at 2011 and a look-out on 2012 :)
Hugs to you, Sandra