Falling Leaves

I know, I wanted to show you pictures of the workshop weekend but then, in a matter of just a few days, we went from 24°C (75 °F) with beautiful autumn weather and colorful leaves to -1 °C (30 °F) with snow flakes softly dancing in the air this morning. High time to blog another autumn card before it's dated...

Handmade Fall Birthday Card with Paper Maple Leaves

Handmade Fall Birthday Card with Paper Maple Leaves - Detail

This card was again for a birthday card swap I have going with a bunch of other German bloggers. Hope you like it! Now, what about you? Do still enjoy some warm days or did the snow hit the floor in your neck of the woods, too? Fun fact: I didn't roll the shutters down completely last night. When I opened my eyes and saw the white flakes, my brain processed this first as... confetti! :D See, I'm so not ready for this! 

Stamps: PTI Faux Ribbon, PTI Bitty Background Blocks
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate and Vintage Tea-dye Duo
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico Classic Calico Vol.2, book print
Cardstock: Dani Peuss Kraft, PTI Stamper's Select White and Orange Zest
Other: American Crafts Knock-out punch, Freckled Fawn yellow Airmail washi tape, PTI Leaf Prints dies and Tag Sale #1 die, PTI Impression Plate (Woodgrain), PTI Vintage Cream button, Rayher twine

Weekend Crop

Oh boy, it's hard to go back to blogging when you've just let it slide a bit. I spent this past week in a whirlwind and still have things to put away from the crop I mentioned in my last post. The OCDer (or should I rather say CDOer?) in me goes crazy over this, especially since it's already two weekends ago... Nevertheless we had a blast!! :)

As always when something is going to happen, I forgot to take a camera along - except for that one day it was explicitly mentioned on the supply list. Luckily, someone shared this group shot of (almost) all participants via Dropbox.

Group Shot of the Scrapbook Werkstatt Mega-Event 2012 Participants

More pictures to come in one of my next posts. Meanwhile, I leave it to you to guess where I am. Protip: I do not look like a sunflower IRL ;-)

Happy WCMD 2012 :)

Hello everyone, how's it going? Originally, I had planned to share a simple little gift wrap this weekend but than it dawned on me... this is just not the appropriate thing to do for a card-maker on World Card Making Day, right? Thus, a fresh new card it is :)

Handmade Autumn Birthday Card with Flower

I think this is a fun combination with the elegant rhinestones and the rustic woodgrain patterns.

Handmade Autumn Birthday Card with Flower | Detail

So, how do you spend today? Will you be making some cards? I sure hope to dive into my stash since the next week will be all about scrapbooking for me! I'll be attending some live workshops - one on Monday evening and the others covering all of next weekend. I'm all giddy with excitement already since two of the weekend workshops will be taught by no other than the Amy Tan :) Wish me luck so I don't disgrace the card-making world in front of the awesomely talented ladies that will be present.

Stamps: PTI Round and Round
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream and Vintage Tea-Dye Duo
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon 9 to 5, vintage book print
Cardstock: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tiles, Kraft and Vintage Cream
Other: Silhouette Cameo, paper piercer, PTI Impression Plate (Woodgrain), PTI Notched Flower and Leaf Prints dies, SC Mister Huey's Shine, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, foam squares