Saturday, April 6, 2013

NEW BLOG!!! PLEASE UPDATE

Dear readers!
Lately, I have had quite some trouble with blogspot and I decided to move my blog over to my website.

http://www.lisiscardsandco.com/my-schnipsel-blog.html

I would love to see you there
All the best,

Elisabeth


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Two cards with Prima Lifetime Collection

These two cards are definitely out of my comfort zone. But I really felt like trying something different. The impetus came from my friend MARY who gave me those adorable, tiny lock and key brads. Now, I have been hoarding them for quite a while - something I often do with things I really like.

When I got the Lifetime Collection from Prima, it was time to use it! Stretching my own style and trying out different things, I came up with these two cards. 

I love you to the moon and back. Some stitching, some 3D elements, but all kind of grungy. 


And my second one where I used the lock brad as the flower center. The key together with the tiny staples makes  a good combination - not too girly but still cute.


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Message from the Easter Bunny

Goodness! The Easter bunny had a hard time this year! With snow everywhere, he could not hide the nests outside. So he left a message on the breakfast table with clues where he hid the little surprises. 



The Prairie Chic worked perfectly with the clothes and the spring flowers. I cut up the cute scallops and layered them with 3d dots. Some Prima tags and flowers a bit of layering and done. 

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Family

"This was the bestest day of my life" - the comment from our sweet DD after her cousins (5 and 2,5) left after an entire afternoon of playing together. 

When I saw the challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch - it was a perfect match



When I first got these Prima papers, I was not quite sure what to do with it. They did not appeal to me the way they were. But when I was looking for something rather neutral, but yet with character to scrap these photos, which don't have a unified color scheme, I was convinced! 

Journaling reads: C and C also need to go out sometimes, so the boys spent the afternoon with us. Such a day is a lot of fun but exhausting!


I even stamped! (Doesn't happen often....), distressed, layered, added 3 different small flower clusters and added some metal elements. 

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Show Off

Every time a unit of inquiry is finished, DD's class invites the parents for an "end of unit celebration". I LOVE those! It is so great to see what the kids were working on and it gives the children a perfect forum to really show what they have learned. This time it was telling stories and DD's story is all about a rock star (no surprise!!!) The photos are a bit out of focus since I only had my cellphone camera and I was in the back of the class, but it is the memory that counts







Based on the sketch 88 by Scetchabilities

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Happy Easter!

What a wonderful day - despite the weather. It was snowing sideways this morning! Sigh. 

The kids did not mind. DS found his nest in no time - I need to hide it better next year. Who could guess that a 15 months old is so quick!


DD read the message of the Easter Bunny to make sure she gets all the clues


Church was a bit difficult - usually DS takes his morning nap but due to the time change, he was WIDE awake and very.....entertaining. I am so thankful that we have the most patient and forgiving congregation in town. 

I am going to leave you with an Easter "egg" I made  - the idea is from my sister. I used a combination of Bo Bunny C'est la vie and Prairie Chic plus some prima flowers (meadow lark and some older that I can't remember anymore....)

Have a great Easter, everybody!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Good Times

 It is end of March and we had snow, AGAIN. I am so done with winter and so are my kids. Despite the terrible weather, we are outside everyday- otherwise they would go crazy in our apartment. So, I wrap them up and we go. Can't tell you how much I am longing for spring. We will hide our Easter eggs in the mud/snow tomorrow

Yesterday, we went to our local playground around the corner and the kids had fun, which is the most important, I guess! Unless it is minus 10, DS will refuse to wear gloves...


Last night, I really felt like playing with Bo Bunny "Family is". This line is so cute but it does not lend itself for my usual romantic/vintage/distressed style. So I just gave it a try and went clean and simple. I was surprised how it turned out. Added bonus: layout and card were done in one hour. The layout is based on Sketchabilites Nr 87.



Can't finish this post without a photo of my DD. She is such a bundle of energy!

Have a great Easter!
All the best, 
Elisabeth