Sunday, November 27, 2011

Practice -Sketch Support

We have new neighbours in our house with a sweet little girl. DD loves to play with her - "babysitting". It is a bit like being "the big sister in training" until our little boy arrives. They love each other dearly. Since my neighbor is pregnant as well (just a few weeks due after me), we are both very happy when the kids play together. DD is already so responsible that both moms get a bit of a break while they play. Talking about a win-win situation!


I used the latest Sketch Support Sketch to document this precious moment.

On other news - no news is good news. The contractions have not come back and I might be able to go full term with our baby boy - due 4.1.2012! Pretty happy about that.

All the best and "besinnlichen Advent" (peaceful advent)
Elisabeth

Friday, November 25, 2011

The firbst wobbly tooth - Sketchy Thursday

My little girl is growing up so fast. Last week, she had her first wobbly tooth. Needless to say that she is terribly proud of it and shows it to EVERYBODY!


Since I am still waiting for my November Kit of Swirlydoos, I decided to dig in to my stash. As you can see, this totally changes my scrapping style, but then again, I change it all the time anyway. I admire the ladies who have got their own style - you can recognize the artist by looking at the LO. Not me!

I loved the inspiration from Sketchy Thursday. It provided the perfect sketch to document this very precious moment!

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The BIG bag

My big girl is already 5 and started Grade Primary this year (Vorschule or grade Kindergarten). I thought that a small bag would be enough - she is only 5, right? Oh boy, was I wrong. Since the school lunch is really not good, I pack her lunch every day, add the PE bag, the library bag, the ballet bag, the Friday folder and the daily reading book.....you see where I was wrong!! So, during fall break we went and got her a big, real school bag. She is so proud of it and loves showing it off!



Thanks for stopping by,
All the best,
Elisabeth

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2 cards

I rarely make cards - usually only when I really need one. This one is for my nephew's 17th birthday. He has discovered photography as his hobby and of course, I fully support him - morally and financially. I will simply slip a bit of money in this card so he can buy a new lens.


The second card is the birth announcement which I might need soon. I kept it very, very simple since I made 40 of it.


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hanging in there and Swirlydoos

I had a very good check up yesterday. No more contractions. Now it is a wait-and-see situation! (Not my forte, I have do admit! I love planning ahead and getting everything organized)

I still have a LO to share, using the October kit from Swirlydoos. I made it before going to the hospital. I based it on a sketch by Sketchy Thursday but could not submit it anymore.....

The real challenge of a wedding album is the sheer volume of photos. So I am trying to get all the guests on a photo, at least once. I had this piece of lace for a very long time, it just never matched. Now I added a bit of red twine on the side and I really like the effect. I cut up the bling swirl since it was too bulky for the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Friday, November 18, 2011

Finally Home!

After 5 days in hospital, I am home again. They managed to stop contractions - the real challenge will be to do NOTHING for 10 more days. Not even scrapping : (
Thanks for all your sweet comments.
All the best,
Elisabeth

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just a little bit longer

Why don't you stay..... just a little bit longer! I am in hospital since our little boy thought it was time to make an appearance. Now with medication and bed rest, we are trying to convince him to stay 10 more days in hotel belly. Looking good so far, DH is keeping the fort and lots of friends are helping out with getting DD to school and back.

I do still have a LO to share. Another one for my sister's wedding album. All goodies are from my swirlydoos October kit. It is based on the October sketch by Beggahuna.

Thanks for stopping by.
All the best,
Elisabeth

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Getting ready

Offiially, I am due in 55 days. I am soo happy I made it that far. Yesterday, at the checkup, I found out that he will be a big boy. He already weighs 2,3 kg (about 5 pounds) and his head is in start position.

I have been busy getting ready for the big day. During our trip to Upper Austria, we picked up the family crib. It was build in 1930 and our little baby will be the 21st baby sleeping in it.


I also got the Christening gown ready. It is over 100 years old and we treasure it a lot.



Carseat, stroller, clothes (all hand me downs) are washed and ready to go, diapers bought. Today I will pack my hospital bag. I am sooo thankful for that pregnancy. After the miscarriage and the rough ride during the pregnancy, everything seems to come to a happy end.

On the scrapping side, I have been busy working on my sister's wedding album. I started off with the great sketch by Juliana Michaels Creative Scrappers 181 but it turned out totally different. I don't think I can submit it since I do not see a resemblance anymore between the sketch and the final LO. Does that ever happen to you???



I used the October kit from Swirlydoos for this LO. Just love the neutral colors - they seem to go with everything. I left the journaling spot empty so that my sister can record her feelings and memories herself.

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth


Monday, November 7, 2011

Alles Walzer - Frosted Designs-SWIRLYDOOS

Another page for my sister's wedding album. I used the stunning October Kit from Swirlydoos for this LO. At her wedding, there was so much dancing. We started out with a classical waltz, played by the string group, then the pop group came on and later the traditional Columbian group. At the end, everybody was dancing with everybody

To get all these photos onto one LO (otherwise the album wont be ready until their golden anniversary!) I used my scrore pal to zig zag the 9 photos.




I based this LO on the great sketch 27 by Frosted Designs. You can find it HERE. I am always thankful for new (and free) inspiration! It keeps my mojo flowing.

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My beautiful sister - wedding LO

Still working on the wedding album of my sister. I think I need to speed it up bit - considering I am due in 58 days.

I had this paper for quite some time - it was in one of the swirlydoos kits and I have horded it for this special photo.

I dressed up the model a bit, played around with molding paste for the circle ornament, double matted the photo and added a few flowers. Since the paper itself is already so interesting, I had to remove a lot of planned embellishments. It just looked crowded. Good thing that I learned to only glue down l´things as the last step! (Learned it the hard way LOL!!!!)

Thanks for stopping by
All the best,
Elisabeth

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Golden fall in Upper Austria

DH and I have just spent 3 days in Bad Ischl. Our last mini vacation before the baby comes. Two of my wonderful sisters took care of my little, I mean BIG girl. We were so lucky - had the most fantastic fall one can imagine. The leaves were almost "burning" from the intensity of the colors. The hotel was really sweat as well. A villa from 1881 with a modern and luxurious annex for the guest rooms and spa. Every night, we had a 6 course dinner, which was simply mind blowing. Sigh. Life is good! This photo is from a small mountain (Gahberg) on Attersee. We took a walk there with my father. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last bits of fall All the best, Elisabeth