Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Funny girl....

As you might have noticed, Trouble #2 comes up with the craziest things. And she did it again this past weekend.

Journaling: Conversation after breakfast...
T#2: Now the tank is filled.
Loud burp!
T#2: that means the tank is filled!

I guess she isn't going to turn into a little lady anytime soon.

And then, this morning, I noticed this poppy in my yard. I love poppies. Poppies make me happy. I just wish they would last longer.

Have a good one.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Seems with the good weather, mojo returned. I am having fun scrapping again.

Es scheint dass mit dem guten Wetter auch meine Scraplaune wiedergekehrt ist. Es macht wieder Spass zu scrappen.

Supplies: this, that and the other from my PP scraps, Stickles, BG alpha stickers, HS chipboard letters, Creative Imaginations rub on.

Have a good one.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Have I shown these yet?/Hab ich diese schon gezeigt?

Ich habe diese 8x8 LOs vor einer ganzen Weile schon gemacht als Wally von Paperbraut um Hilfe bat, Sample LOs für ihren Laden zu machen. Es hat Spass gemacht mal zur Abwechslung in diesem Format zu scrappen.

I made these 8x8 LOs a while ago, when Wally at Paperbraut asked for help with creating store samples. Nothing fancy, but it was fun scrapping this format for a change.

Have a good one.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Gibt es irgendwo ein nirgendwo? (is there a nowhere somewhere?)

ja, das ist die Frage die Trouble #2 neulich stellte. Und das war der Anlass für dieses LO. Ihr kleines Gehirn kommt auf die merkwürdigsten Gedanken und ich werde immer wieder daran erinnert dass ich nicht wirklich so intelligent bin wie ich es denn gerne glauben würde.

yes, that's the question Trouble #2 posed the other day. And that is what prompted this LO. Her little brain comes up with the oddest things and I am constantly reminded that I am not nearly as smart as I'd like to think.

Supplies: this, that, and the other.... from my PP scraps, grungeboard, SU eyelets, Fancy Pants rub ons, FooFala rub on.

Jetzt habe ich ein, zwei ruhige Stunden für mich... T#1 und #2 sind mit den Nachbarn zum Tretbootfahren. Diese Zeit werde ich zum Backen nutzen.

Now I have a couple of quiet hours for myself. T#1 and #2 went with the neighbors to pedalboat. I am going to use this time for some baking.

Have a good one.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dream Big

Yes... I actually have something else to post. I can hardly believe it myself. But, when I was at Scrapbook-King this past weekend I found the adorable Kaisercraft Skull album. And the new MM Just Chillin' Boy papers were perfect as well. I was going to use the paper with the guitar, which is really why I liked the collection so much, but then I just couldn't cut it up.

Ja, ja, ich habe tatsächlich wieder etwas zum zeigen. Ich kann es selbst kaum glauben. Aber, als ich bei Scrapbook-King war am letzten Wochenende, habe ich dieses coole Totenkopf Minialbum von Kaisercraft gefunden. Und die neuen MM Just Chillin' Boy Papiere mussten einfach bei mir ein neues Zuhause finden. Ich wollte eigentlich das Papier mit der Gitarre benutzen, weil das eigentlich der Grund war warum ich die ganze Kollection so schön fand, aber dann konnte ich genau das Papier einfach nicht zerschneiden.

Anyway, to work I went... and it came together in a snap. Trouble #2 is very specific when talking about what she wants to be when she grows up. And I loved the contrast of her in her sweet girly outfit, which she loves.... and her determination to become a rockstar. But that is so Trouble #2.

Das Album kam irgendwie schnell zusammen. Trouble #2 ist sehr bestimmt wenn es darum geht was sie denn einmal werden will wenn sie erwachsen ist. Und ich liebe den Kontrast zwischen ihrem süßden Kleid, welches sie übrigens heiss und innig liebt, wie auch all ihre anderen Kleider und mädchenhaften Klamotten... und ihrem Wunsch ein Rockstar zu werden. Aber so ist Trouble #2 nun einmal.


Supplies: Kaisercraft album, MM PP/diecuts, Marabu paint, AC thickers, HS chipboard letters, grungeboard, MM paint, Ranger Glossy accents, Ranger distress ink.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Are you in shock?

Seid ihr geschockt? 3 posts in weniger als einer Woche?

3 posts in less than a week? Can you handle that?

Ich war tatsächlich richtig produktiv in den letzten Tagen. Am Samstag konnte ich zu meiner grossen Freude an einem Workshop von Nat bei Scrapbook-King teilnehmen. Ich tu mich immer schwer damit Minialben zu machen, also konnte ich mir die Chance nicht entgehen lassen a) einen Workshop von Nat zu machen, b) in einem "richtigen" Scrapbookladen zu shoppen und nicht wie sonst online und c) fast einen ganzen Tag mit Scrappen zu verbringen. Der Workshop war, wie erwartet, fantastisch. Ich habe mehr Geld ausgegeben als geplant... aber auch das war zu erwarten. Und Trouble #2 hatte so viel Spass mit der Tochter der King's zu spielen, dass ich kaum mitgekriegt habe dass sie da war. Also... ein rundum fantastischer Tag.

I was actually pretty productive these last couple of days. On Saturday I had the pleasure of taking a class with Nat at Scrapbook-King. I have a hard time doing mini-albums, so I jumped at the chance to a) take a class with Nat, b) shop at an actual scrapbookstore, rather than online, and c) have almost an entire day devoted to scrapping. The class was fabulous as expected. I spent more money than planned... which was to be expected. And Trouble #2 had so much fun playing with the King's little girl, I barely knew she was there. So.... a fabulous day, indeed.

Und hier ist mein fertiges Album. Ich bin von mir selbst ganz begeistert. Grins.

And here is my finished mini album. I love how it turned out.

Supplies: Prima album/PP/lace/alpha stickers, misc. ribbon, Creative Imaginations (?) rub ons, MM paint.

Have a good one.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Scrapping the Music-Germany

This week's song at Scrapping the Music-Germany is a bit unusual.... "Für mich soll's Rote Rosen regnen" (For me, it shall rain red roses), as a duet by Hildegard Knef, world-renowned German chanson singer and Extrabreit, a band mostly successful during the "Neue Deutsche Welle" in the late 70's and early 80's. I love the song and this is what I came up with.

Das Lied diese Woche ist ein wenig ungewöhnlich.... "Für mich soll's Rote Rosen regnen", als Duet der großartigen Hildegard Knef und Extrabreit. Ich liebe dieses Lied. Hoffentlich fühlt ihr euch auch inspiriert und macht mit.

Have a good one.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Still alive....

I THINK that I was able to fix my computer.... maybe.... possibly.... at least it is running right now.... so I better post some LOs.

Thanks to Nat who is on the Rose Moka DT, I have been able to play with some of the gorgeous new papers. Love, love, love them.

So, without further ado... enjoy!

Have a good one.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I don't know what it is....

Spring is kicking me in the arse. (Ooops, can I say that? I suppose... it's my blog) Anyway, I cannot get my act together to get anything done, other than the things that HAVE to get done.

Which... at this moment, is preparations for Trouble #1's birthday party on Friday. The theme is "Come with me to NY" and my wonderful friend Nat Kalbach agreed to teach her Canvas Class (it's the second film down). So there we will be, with 11 eager (hopefully... but I know Trouble #1 is) little girls... oops, young ladies... creating to our hearts content. Preparations for that part are pretty much done. All the supplies are bought.

Which leads me to the second part, the cake! Trouble #1 asked for a Topsy Turvy cake.... examples can be seen here. I have never made a Topsy Turvy Cake. Oye! What did I get myself into? And to make matters worse, my "black box" AKA power converter for my small kitchen appliances, stopped working. HORROR! I am completely helpless without my big KitchenAid! Or my blender! Or my heatgun! Actually, I don't really need the heatgun, but still.... for cake, I need the KitchenAid. No KitchenAid, no buttercream. Hopefully my dad will be able to figure out what is wrong with the "black box", so I can start baking cakes.

Anyway, long story short, despite the long weekend, where I really could have gotten loads of things done, nothing got done. And once the kids went back to school, still nothing got done. Hopefully today will be better.

And since I have no pictures to post.... here's a picture of Sunny, my mom's new dog. Trouble #3, who was supposed to be my mom's dog, really grew into a pretty big and strong dog, and he did grow super attached to us, so he stayed with us. Into the picture comes Sunny, because my mom just cannot be without a dog. He is a cute little guy, a bit hyper for my taste, and definitely too small for my taste, but he gets along well with Trouble #3, so that's what counts. And, I realize he is a "he", but he can be a real Diva!

Nothing else to say.... so have a good one.