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

Friday, March 29, 2013

Vacation!!!!

Ahhhh, it feels good to be on Easter break. 10 days of enjoying our kids and, well catching up on housework. BUT I will also get to see my relatives and I do hope that I will get some time to scrap!!! So many pictures are waiting for me. 

Last night, I was too tired to make a layout, so I just did a 2 quick cards and a mini box. 


Quick and simple and yet elegant. I looooove French Country. 

This card sort of just happened. The snippets were laying around on my desk and I put them together. Not quite sure how I feel with black as a background....


And lastly, a mini box with a chocolate treat inside. 


I realize that these are no masterpieces but it felt GOOD to start my vacation with a bit of playing around with paper. 

Have a blessed Easter!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

So many smiles begin with you

I just love this sentiment. It is so true. Our children are the best thing that ever happened to us. Yes, they exhaust us, yes, they show us our limits every day but they make us smile all the time.



Here are some details


Today is my second day of professional development at school. I love those days! They inspire, make me reflect and give me a whole lot of ideas for improving my teaching.

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Beloved

I am being a good scrapper - taking turns in scrapping photos of our kids. This time, it was DS's turn. The title is straight IRL - not sure what happened.


Do I need to say more? I am the luckiest mom on earth to have such cute children. If even they test their boundaries again and again and again.....

Based on My Creative Scrappers. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week
All the best, 
Elisabeth


If you love what you have...


What a wonderful sentiment. It is from Prairie Chic from Bo Bunny. I combined with the older Annalee collection from Prima. 

And a clean and simple mini album for 6 photos. I used tiny magnets underneath the Rosetta to keep it shut even when the photos are in.

 All opened up


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dream

Beginning of March, we took a stroll in the wonderful gardens of Castle Laxenburg. I just loooove this place. It is just from a fairy tale. 


I used a mix of Graphics 45 Secret Garden, Prima Annalee and Bo Bunny C'est la vie. My 3 favorite companies all on one page! 

I could not resist to add the bird bath to the page - it just had to be there. 

In two weeks, we will be on Easter break. I am so looking forward to it! It is funny and a bit surreal to talk  to my colleagues at work (without kids) who will fly to Bahamas, Egypt, Turkey and what not while I..... will probably go to IKEA to get some more boxes to organize the kids room -  how things change......

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Friday, March 22, 2013

More "secret garden " cards





And more spring cards! I really need the color and the pretty papers! The first one was based on the sketch by Get Creative. I reduced the 4 blocks in the middle to 2.


And this one is inspired by Mojo Monday. 

Yeah for Friday! I love my work and I am very thankful to have a very interesting job, but I am so looking forward to the weekend where I will hopefully be able to catch up on sleep! DS is getting 3 molars at the same time which causes very, very short nights!

I will leave you with photos of our sweet children. I am so lucky to have them!




Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Elisabeth

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Birthday Cards

It is so much fun to work with the brand new collections of Bo Bunny and Graphics 45. Just loooove these brands. Throw in some Prima and I am a pretty happy girl.

Since the weather is so bad (predicted snow for Easter, again....) I needed some spring on my scrapping table. This one is based on Unscripted Sketches.


And some more Bo Bunny C'est la vie

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thankful

About a year before this photo was taken (October 2011), I was in hospital, fearing for the life of our little unborn baby. 

A year later, this fabulous photo was taken (I only got it a week ago). I am just so thankful to have two healthy, smart and sweet children. I am truly blessed. 


I used the French Country Collection from Graphics 45 - this line is just divine!!! 
Have a great week
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Cards

Yesterday, I was so lucky to attend a 4 hour crop, organized by my favorite LSS SCRAP ME. It just feels good to be in company of other scrappers and not think of anything else but paper, glue and embellishments.

I made a mini album, which is not finished yet and 3 cards.






The Secret Garden collection from Graphics 45 just seems to scream SPRING!!! (Which is what I am longing for!!!!) 

Using French Country, I made these two tiny Pizza boxes. (about 4cm big) 


with a sweet surprise inside


 Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth



Friday, March 15, 2013

3 times....

On Mojo Monday, there is this fabulous sketch

Sweet, interesting, perfect. 
I tried 3 times and every single time, the card turned out differently - did that ever happen to you?




I used the line C'est la vie from Bo Bunny. Such a wonderful, playful  line. 


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Congratulations cards

I was playing with Bo Bunny's "Family is" line and came up with these 3 cards. Again, a bit more neutral and masculine.

This one is based on the sketch by Let's capture Our Memories.


The other two cards are a bit simpler, using the same color scheme. 


We had some really beautiful spring days - but tomorrow, snow storms are back. Sigh. Back to wrestling the kids into their snowsuits!

Thanks for stopping by. 
all the best, 
Elisabeth
 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Keep calm, carry on

This time, I played along with the SKETCHLADIES. Something different for me - rather bold and straight. I had fun doing it and it was a good way to capture the adventures of our little girl. 

She is just like me - loves to climb up everywhere! While DH (who is terribly afraid of heights) felt very uneasy just watching her! 


Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sock Games... Bo Bunny

Yeah - I am so excited. I managed to make 2 (!!!) layouts on the weekend AND I finally got to play with 2 new Bo Bunny collections. 


Our children are just so funny! They invent games all the time. Whenever I do laundry (which seems to be all the time), one grabs a pair of socks or similar, sticks it in the mouth and runs around the apartment like crazy. Soon the second one will imitate and after a while they will try to take it away from each other, giggling all the way. I happened to have my camera close by and I took this quick shot. The light is a bit funny but it just shows the fun they had. 

The C'est la vie collection from Bo Bunny was a PERFECT match for this photo. The fun elements, the colors, the whole relaxed feel about it. This is not my usual style - but I had fun experimenting!

I based it on the sketch by the most talented Becky Fleck! 

 

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 
Elisabeth

Friday, March 8, 2013

Masculine Cards

A few people noticed that most of my cards are just too girly. Ok, I can do masculine as well!!!



and the same idea with a slight change of design. 



Thanks for stopping by!
All the best 
Elisabeth

Thursday, March 7, 2013

New Bo Bunny lines at last!!!

Yesterday at lunchtime, my LSS got the new Bo Bunny Lines. I was over at 4pm, ripping them off her hand, still in the boxes...... I was so waiting for it!!


I used the monthly card sketch from Bo Bunny.  

Spring has finally arrived in Vienna! No more snowsuits for my little one anymore!!! YEAH - getting him dressed every morning was like wrestling with an octopus. 



Have a wonderful day!
All the best, 
Elisabeth