Monday, September 24, 2012

Farewell {mini album + card}

I get tons of e-mails every day at work and I'm sure you do, too. Many of them are just for info (or what I call business spam) and go pretty much straight into the recycle bin. And yet, sometime in summer, there was one of these e-mails that instantly caught my eye. The subject line contained a familiar name, the name of a dear colleague, and the e-mail was sent to give a heads-up that the person has given notice :( 

Fast-forward, her last day with the company happens to be this week. Eeek! So, what's a crafty girl gotta do? Of course making a farewell mini album and card so she never gets to forget us and to wishing her all the best for her new adventures :) 

Handmade Farewell Mini Album - Cover

Handmade Farewell Mini Album - Cover Detail

I prepared and embellished the pages so that fifteen of her closest coworkers each had a double page for their photos and journaling. Some of them took it further and glued a favorite recipe down or even hand-drew a picture.

Handmade Farewell Mini Album - Pages Detail

With so many personal notes, I hope you understand I won't show you the inside pages en detail. However, before I wrote into the album, I took a picture of part of my double page:

Handmade Farewell Mini Album - Pages Detail. "Your Dream Job Does Not Exist. You Must Create It.".

Of course, there is also a card to greet her right from the desk on her last day.

Handmade Farewell Card with Layered Butterfly

A lot of Silhouette cuts and sketched fonts all around... and did you notice? It's getting a bit more autumnal around here. Hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a fabulous week :)


Supplies
Stamps: Studio Calico (Pop off the Page Kit)
Ink: PTI Harvest Gold
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon 9 to 5 and Fly a Kite, Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, Studio Calico Classic Calico
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Kraft and Hawaiian Shores, vellum
Other: Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly and Starburst punch, cork sheet, PTI Leaf Prints and butterfly dies, Silhouette Cameo, Freckled Fawn washi tape, sewing machine/thread, SC Mister Huey's spray mist (Lemonade, Clover, Sherbet, Mint Julep, Shine, Pickle), border punches, PTI Vintages Button in Vintage Cream, PTI Impression Plate (Book Print), vintage book pages

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another (Bold) Tribute to Summer

Bold Handmade Birthday Card with Colorful Big Butterfly

Bold Handmade Birthday Card with Colorful Big Butterfly - Detail

... because part of me is not willing to let go of it (yet).

Supplies
Stamps: Klartext Schmetterling
Ink: PTI True Black
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Farmhouse (8x8 pad), Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI New Leaf
Other: October Afternoon Sprinkler Buttermilk, Stampin' Up die, Silhouette Cameo

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Oh, BOY!

Hi everyone, how's it going in your part of the world? Now that summer is officially over we're blessed with beautiful, sunshiny weather :)  Also, you may have seen it already on Instagram - I spent this last weekend of summer with Nina at her brother's (and his girlfriends') home. And what a nice weekend it was! We had tickets for a BOY concert on Friday and were spoiled with the loveliest hosts, yummy food and a city tour by bike... and of course, I forgot to take a proper camera along. D'oh! iPhone to the rescue ;-)

BOY in concert, Sonja and Valeska on the guitar

BOY in concert, after the show

Luckily, Nina had a camera in her bag! She has some of the photos on her blog, as well as a cute, altered frame she made for her brother's birthday. By the way, while the two ladies of BOY gave their last concert in Germany for this year, you can still see them in France, Belgium, the UK, Denmark etc. over the next few weeks. Worth to save up your pennies, I dare say :) Now, you won't let me go without something crafty, right? So how about this little summer birthday card?

handmade birthday card with vellum butterfly and misted background

detail of handmade birthday card with vellum butterfly and misted background

I like these dangling loose ends of thread lately as well as the vellum. There's something delicate and soft about it... Anyhow, how did you spent the last summer weekend? These ever inquiring minds need to know ;)

Supplies
Stamps: Klartext Schmetterling
Ink: PTI True Black
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream, Papierwerkstatt, vellum
Other: PTI Vintage Button Hibiscus Burst, PTI butterfly dies, Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly punch, SC Mister Huey's Lemonade and Boss Lady, Silhouette Cameo (spray mask), AmCrafts This to That foam dots, sewing machine/thread