Sunday, December 20, 2009

okay.... I give up....

not only did my laptop crash, now the desktop crashed as well. I have no idea what's going on, but it seems that the computer gods decided I needed to take a break from online life. So, unless Santa brings me a new computer, I don't know when or how frequently I will be able to post, mail, or otherwise keep in touch.

Bei mir ist der Computer-Supergau eingetreten... sowohl laptop als auch PC sind gecrashed. Keine Ahnung was da los ist, aber die Computer-Götter scheinen beschlossen zu haben dass ich eine Internet-Auszeit brauche. Also, es sei denn dass der Weihnachtsmann mir einen neuen Computer bringt, weiss ich nicht wann oder wie oft ich posten, mailen, oder mich sonst melden werde.

So... with that said, Merry Christmas and a happy new Year!

Also, es bleibt mir nichts anderes als euch eine Frohe Weihnacht und ein glückliches Neues Jahr zu wünschen.

Have a good one.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas cupcakes

I know, I know, I haven't posted any cupcakes in a while. And to be honest, I haven't baked too many cupcakes lately.

But this is what I did earlier today for a Christmas party Trouble #1 and #2 went to.
I ran out of buttercream, but this is what I planned on doing:

As it was, I did just one like this. The rest were plain red or white. Somehow I doN't think the kids really cared.

Have a good one.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Canvas

Oye! I had this whole post planned out, with pictures and all, and wouldn't you know it? My laptop crashed! Black screen and all that good stuff. And of course all my pictures are on it. I am praying that it can be salvaged, because.... you know it... my backup is... well... non-existent. And a new computer is not in my budget right now.

I am hoping that Santa listened to my pleas for a new laptop, but in the meantime, I am thankful that I can use Trouble#1's computer. It doesn't have any of my files on it, but at least I have internet access. Can you imagine what would happen if I didn't have internet access? I think I would go insane! It's my connection to the world! All my friends and aquaintances are everywhere other than here and the internet is how we stay connected. It'd be like sending me to a desert island. Nightmare!!!

Anyway, since I cannot write up a new post, I will have to refer you to my post OVER HERE.

Have a good one.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Danke liebe Elke, für diesen Award. Und ich werde mich bemühen auch wieder mehr Deutsch zu schreiben.... die Faulheit, die Faulheit, sage ich da nur.

Thank you, Elke, for the award. I will try to write more in German like I used to. I've been lazy... Thanks for calling me on it.

So, on to the award.

The rules are: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.
1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your hair? awful
3. Your mother? at home
4. Your father? shopping
5. Your favorite food? Thai
6. Your dream last night? can't remember
7. Your favorite drink? Cosmopolitans
8. Your dream/goal? peace on earth!
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? scrapbooking
11. Your fear? illness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? not here
13. Where were you last night? at home
14. Something that you aren’t? organized
15. Muffins? yum!
16. Wish list item? laptop
17. Where did you grow up? Hamburg
18. Last thing you did? read my daily bloglist
19. What are you wearing? pjs
20. Your TV? off
21. Your Pets? Trouble#3
22. Friends? few
23. Your life? could be better
24. Your mood? so so
25. Missing someone? not really
26. Vehicle? dinosaur
27. Something you’re not wearing? ugly shoes
28. Your favorite store? M&J Trimming
29. Your favorite color? red
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday?
31. Last time you cried? day before yesterday
32. Your best friend? life-saver
33. One place that I go to over and over? NYC
34. Facebook? yup
35. Favorite place to eat? Johnny's Cafe

I think pretty much everyone I know already has received this award, so... if you haven't, feel free to grab it.

Have a good one.

Friday, December 11, 2009

And yet another one....

This canvas is even simpler.

I painted the diecut with white acrylic paint, and then again with Lumiere. Love the light shimmer. I then stamped the word "Peace" onto the canvas, attached the diecut, added some irridescent and blue Stickles and it's done.

Have a good one.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Canvas No. 2

I had a few of these little (6x6in) canvases sitting around and was lacking inspiration. So when I got my DT kit from Lasercuts I played around with the large die cut shapes. And voila... super quick Christmas decoration.

For this one, I cut out a few trees from a sheet of Kaisercraft paper and attached them to the Canvas. Then I painted the tree die cut with green acrylic paint and attached it over the paper trees. Last but not least, I added some glitter... can't go without glitter, right? That's it. Super quick, super cute.

Tomorrow I'll show you another Christmas Canvas.

Have a good one.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Let's Party!" blog hop for myStamp BOX! If you have just happened upon my blog, you'll want to start at the beginning our blog hop. Take the time to leave some love on each design team members blog post for the blog and you could be be picked to WIN a very own myStamp BOX stamp set of your very own! You have until Friday December 11th at 6pm EST to leave your comments for a chance to win. The blog hop winner will be announced on the myStamp BOX blog on Monday December 14th.

Here is our blog rotation for this evening:
mSB Blog/Bettina

Here's my card! I have been making Christmas cards, and I am getting bored with it already, so I used the He Loves Me Set for a change of pace. I stamped the petals, the stem, and the "Celebrate" flower center on cream colored CS. I then cut them out, and attached them to the card. Then I "curled" the petals a bit over my scissors edge and voila.... Super easy.

Now on to Jolene's blog to catch more fun ideas for all kinds of parties! Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for our blog hop prize! Good luck!

Have a good one.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Christmas Canvas

I haven't scrapped much these last few weeks. Just can't seem to get into it. Instead, I've been painting, and I made a few little Christmas canvases. Will show those over the next few days.

Here's one I made yesterday. It is 30x30cm and it was super quick and simple. I like how it turned out.

I got out my old MM foam stamps, and stamped "Christmas words" with red acrylic paint. I then used a Tattered Angels Glimmer screen and sprayed over it with Maya Road Mist in gold. After that, I added the Santa image (it's old... )and added some diecut stickers (Litte yellow Bicycle) and string for the ornaments. Voila!

Now I am hopefully going to set up the Christmas tree and maybe get around to decorating it?

Have a good one.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Meet Walter!

Isn't he cute?

Granted,I don't pick up coffee here in Germany nearly as much as I used to in the US, but when I saw the pattern for a sock monkey coffee cup cozy, I had to make one. Oh, the things we do to amuse ourselves!

Have a good one.