24. Dez 2009

Merry christmas and happy holidays

Schnee
Schnee
Schnee und Schlangen
Presents
Presents

A little bit sad that all of last weekends snow has melted and while the sun was shining beautifully yesterday, the weather has decided to give us rain for christmas.

But I’m very happy that everything is ready and packed and we’re enjoying a quiet christmas afternoon, preparing some yummie sauces for the family dinner tonight.

I hope you are having a wonderful christmas time too.
Happy holidays & take care!

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22. Dez 2008

Gift wrapping inspiration

As christmas is coming closer, I’ve been looking for some creative gift wrapping ideas on the net and thought I’d share some of the inspiration I found:

creative gift wrapping by reeseau.

Since I love the simplicity of muji style, this wrapping by reeseau is one of my
faves.

Package by popsie@flickr.

This is a fabulous solution by popsie@flickr, if you like your gift wrapping to be eco friendly and beautiful at the same time.

Calligraphed wrapping by Unhindered by Talent.

If you are into calligraphie, this handmade giftwrap by Unhindered by Talent might be your thing.

blythe - floral bag packaging by craftapalooza.

I really like these floral bags by Craftpalooza, who used some buttons and ribbon for the closing.

The site http://www.boakart.com/wrap/WrapArt.html offers a whole galerie full of inspiration.

And in case you have something really big to wrap, you might consider this method by Wellstone:

Happy holidays!

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20. Sep 2008

Some handmade stamps

I finally found a shop selling Speedy-Stamp here in Germany and started making some stamps myself…

Handmade speechbubble stamp
Handmade speechbubble stamp


Handcarved anchor stamp

Handcarved anchor stamp

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20. Sep 2008

Old photo border cutter

This is an old photgraphers cutter used for cutting these old school style photo borders. I borrowed it from my bf’s mom to use on some of my pics. It works really nice…

Old photo border cutter

Old photo border cutter

Old photo border cutter

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2. Aug 2008

My patterned paper collection

I’m really totally crazy about patterns, so if I see some beautiful patterned paper, I usually can’t resist. A while ago I was checking out http://www.paperstudio.com/ for probably the 10th time and finally ordered some of their wonderful papers. I picked them up at the customs a few weeks ago and today I got to take a few pictures of my newest additions for my Patterned paper flickr set.

Patterned Paper Collection
Patterned Paper Collection

Kimono Flowers on blue - Patterned Paper
Kimono Flowers on blue – Patterned Paper from http://www.paperstudio.com/

Semikolon Aroma Putty - Yellow flowers patterned Paper
Semikolon Aroma Putty – Yellow flowers patterned Paper from http://www.modulor.de

Carta Varese - Red and Blue Flowers - Patterned Paper Detail
Carta Varese – Red and Blue Flowers – Patterned Paper

I also decided to start making custom orders again, though they are limited for now. I’m putting up listings for custom made memo pockets in my shop when I have time to make some …

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5. Mai 2008

Back home

I’m back from Thailand, yeay. We had a wonderful time, lots of relaxing and eating yummy spicy food and shopping and taking pics. I took an incredible 1.500+ pics that I’m currently sorting through, which will probably keep me busy all week 🙂

If you like check out my flickr set Thailand 2008.

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8. Mrz 2008

Stratastencil – Paper Animation by Javan Ivey

Check out this amazing paper animation by Javan Ivey. It was created with a technique called „Stratastencil“ using layers of handcut papers.

There’s also a timelaps video showing him cutting all those layers.
Paper Animation by Javan Ivey

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2. Dez 2007

Finally, a blog

Well, I’ve been thinking about starting a blog several times in the last years, but never really knew what to write about. But now I think I finally found something…

Since I can remember as a kid I have painted and crafted. I was crazy about colors and glue. And I can still remember the first time in kindergarden I got scissors in my hands. Back then all my clothes were stained with paint. I took lots of art classes during school and after I finished I wanted to go into graphics design, so I went to art school. Though I quit after a year, because I just didn’t enjoy designing „under pressure“.

After that I studied media engineering and didn’t really do much art/craft things for a long time. But several months ago I’ve started crafting again and discovered all these papers, scribbling pads, acrylic paints, cutters… – I always kept them, although lots of the paints had dried it was great to go through all those things. I’ve tried lots of things, since I found interest again. I did some sewing and woodcrafting, then I bought this terrific book on bookbinding and like everything one needs for bookbinding and I got really totally hooked.

I’ve always been crazy about paper and beautiful patterns and I had this addiction on collecting beautiful blank books (without ever actually using Post veröffentlichen them). So this is what I’m planning to blog about: wonderful patterns and paper products.

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