France Handbook Part 4

Welcome to the fourth part of my France Handbook Mini Album, you can see the previous posts here:

Part 1 : Paris 2002

Part 2: Bretagne 2006

Part 3: Haute Normandie

After spending a week in the High Normandie, we travelled to Granville, in the Lower Normandie. We rented a beautiful house downtown and had the best time sightseeing all the incredible beautiful cities around.
France Mini Album

As this is the same trip as the part 3 of this album, it did not got a new title page, only a tag where I wrote a bit about the second week of our trip.

Granville is a beautiful city and I am so glad that we stayed there. The seaside is perfect, with a really big difference between low and high tides. It was impressive.

France Mini Album

France Mini Album

Granville also is the home of the Christian Dior Museum, which is located in the fashion designer’s childhood home, Villa Les Rhumbs. We drank tea and ate the most delicious cake in the tea house behind the house. It is one of my favorite memories of this trip.

France Mini Album

We also visited Mont Saint Michel.

France Mini Album

France Mini Album

Back to Granville, our house and the beach.

France Mini Album

We loved St Pair-sur-mer. We will probably stay there if we visit the lower Normandie again someday. The beach was perfect for the kids.

France Mini Album

France Mini Album

I read about Regnéville-sur-mer on a magazine and we decided to go there on a cloudy day. Best decision ever, it was low tide and we walked between the boats that were all in the sand. It was so cool!

France Mini Album

And this was Normandie 2013. We also travelled to France in 2014, as you can see in the title page below 😉 I still did not start this part of the album, so it may take a while until I can share it with you.

France Mini Album

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

France Handbook Part 3

Welcome to the third part of my France Handbook Mini Album, you can see the previous posts here:

Part 1 : Paris 2002

Part 2: Bretagne 2006

Part 3 is all about a week in the Haute Normandie (Upper Normandie) back in 2013. We spend two weeks in France that Summer but we “moved” to the Basse Normandie (low Normandie) in the second week.

France Handbook Mini Album

Starting with a title page and an adorable badge from the “oh happy day” set available on my Etsy and Dawanda shops.

France Mini Album

As I did in the previous parts of this album I started this “chapter” with a handmade tag with the story of this trip, in this case, with the story of the first part of this trip.

We stayed in this lovely house, and it was as perfect as it looks like in the pictures.
France Mini Album

The beautiful garden and our first visit evening in France.

France Mini Album

Seine-Maritime is considered the cradle of impressionism, and as a great lover of all impressionist paintings, I could not miss the sites where the great masters painted. I love that there were reproductions of their paintings right in the place where the painters have set up their easels.

France Mini Album

Right here right now part of the Printables Journaling Cards Quoted 2.

France Mini Album

France Mini Album

France Mini Album

We did a small round trip starting in Rouen, the biggest highlight of that day was the Jumiéges Abbey.

France Mini Album

A day in the beach, with a free pool by the see and all at Veules les Roses.

Printable journaling card from the Quoted set 1 – Happiness

France Mini Album

Love this place card from the Printable Journaling Cards Quoted 3

France Mini Album

The first time we visited Ètretat. We falled in love with the cliffs, the sea and the incredible views. so much that we came back an year later to spend a week there (but this is for the part 6 or 7 of this album!)

“This is the good stuff” card from the Printable Journaling Cards Summer Set 1.

France Mini Album

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A day in the beautiful city of Dieppe before we head out to the second part of our trip.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!

 

France Handbook – Part 2

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am bringing the second part of the France Mini Album. You can see the part 1 here.

Lets give a look on Bretagne 2006:

France Handbook Mini Album

France Mini Album

We went to Bretagne in September 2006 to attend the wedding from a dear friend of us. We were living in Spain by that time, had a one year old daughter and I was pregnant with baby nr 2 – hello morning sickness! We got a flight from Palma to Paris and them travelled 6 hours to Audierne in the Bretagne. As I said, the bride is a really good friend of us LOL
France Handbook Mini Album

I started this part of the album the same way as I did with the first part, with a tag telling the story of this trip. I could not resist of adding a little layout showcasing my sweet baby girl eating her dinner in the hotel room. Love how she smiles to the camera while eating!

France Handbook Mini Album

Hey, is that a piece of pink cardstock? I haven’t see it before in this blog! Thumbs up!

France Handbook Mini Album

My little girl and her Godfather who was also attending the wedding, the place we stayed and also celebrated and two cute babies who still go along pretty good with each other.

France Handbook Mini Album

France Handbook Mini Album

Finishing with some wedding photos and heading straight to Normandie 2013. I have tons of photos from this trip, it will take a little to put it all together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

France Handbook – Part 1

Last week I was working on making and taking photos and listing mini albums in my both Etsy and Dawanda stores and I got itching to make a mini album for my own. So I grabbed the so much neglected France Handbook Album and got to work.

We’ve been in France several times and this album shall be a collection of photos from all of these trips. There are layouts and project life spreads about these trips but I wanted to have a place for all things France related (and also one for Spain and one for Middle East but this is a story for later!).

France Handbook Mini Album

I am using a Handbook Album from Studio Calico from the early days. It has a naked chipboard cover and I painted it white. Not sure how I’ll be customizing this album, but I’ll sure add some color to the cover either painting it or covering with some washi tape.

I decided to add a cover page to each “chapter” of the album. First stop is Paris 2002.

France Handbook Mini Album

Badge: Hello Love set available at Etsy & Dawanda. Background paper is vintage Basic Grey, tags are cut from Crate Paper papers. Stamps are Hero Arts.

France Handbook Mini Album

The first page features a tag with the story of this trip, in this case, it was a surprise for my mother who did not know where we were travelling to until there were so many road signs saying “Paris” that we could not hide it from her anymore. Talk about a big surprise!

France Handbook Mini Album

I found this metro lines image in internet many moons ago. The “voilá” adhesive is from the C’est la vie collection from Pink Paislee – I got it with a danipeuss.de Kit. Journaling Card is from the Open Road collection from Crate Paper.

France Handbook Mini Album

Love this picture of my mother and I on the top of the Eiffel tower. Good times!

France Handbook Mini Album

France Handbook Mini Album

I remember these days being soooo cold. It was the week before Christmas, unfortunately I do not know the exact date of this trip – I wasn’t a scrapbooker at that time!

France Handbook Mini Album

I included a page with a scrapbook layout because I had a weird number of photos – I got they printed years ago, as I said, this is a neglected project from the past 😉 That beautiful red flower is from the Lemon Lush Embellishments pack. Frame is from the Poolside Collection by Crate Paper and the journaling cards are leftovers from the July PL Kit by danipeuss.de.

France Handbook Mini Album

You get a sneak peak of the next chapter of this album, Bretagne 2006.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Berlin Travelers Notebook

I really love the Travelers Notebook System and since I got one I can’t stop using it to document, plan and make art. I’ve already sew a dozen of inserts in a very easy way:  a couple sheets of paper, a patterned paper from the cover, fold together and sew in the middle. And I’ve already sew 4 fabric doris – one for me and one for each of my kids.

On our recent trip to Berlin during the Easter break, I made four new inserts (for me and the kids) and we took our fabric doris with us. The little girl used her insert to paint. The boy did not touch his TN. And the big girl made a great collection of memorabilia + few words.

And I used it to write a bit about our day and glue memorabilia down every night.

I just finished adding the final touches to my TN and so it si how it looks like:
Berlin Travelers Notebook

Berlin Travelers Notebook

Berlin Travelers Notebook

Berlin Travelers Notebook

I’ll sure be approaching travel documentation this way again in the future. Love to have an entire insert about a trip!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Dani Peuss Monatskits Blog-Hop

Herzlich Willkommen zum BlogHop mit den Monatskits von www.danipeuss.de! Folgt der Kette und lasst euch von unseren Designteam Werken inspirieren Smiley Wir wünschen euch viel Spaß!

Ich habe heute ein Mini Album für euch, bei dem ich das April Project Life Kit benutzt habe.

 

True Friend Mini Album

 

Dieses Album ist an ein wichtiges Erinnerungsstück gebunden, nämlich, das erste Lieblingsbuch meiner ältesten Tochter. Ich wollte 1-2 Seiten dieses Buches in ihr Album aufbewahren, aber sie wollte unbedingt das ganze Buch  behalten. Deswegen habe ich ein Begleit-Mini Album gewerkelt.

Es heißt: Hello true friend: Dein Lieblingsbuch 😉

True Friend Mini Album

True Friend Mini Album

Die Seiten bestehen aus 3×4″ Karten aus den April Project Life Kit.

Die Karten sind wunderschön und perfekt für dieses Projekt. Es sind mehrere Karten mit Bücher-Sprüche im Kit vorhanden.

True Friend Mini Album

Meine Tochter freut sich sehr über das Mini Album!

Vielen Dank für den heutigen Besuch und viel Spaß beim weiterhopsen!

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December Daily Days 6 – 12

Here to the days 6th to 12th of December 2015 in my December Daily Album:

December Daily 2015

December Daily 2015

December 6th: My husband and kids went to Frankfurt to visit the grandparents. I stayed home with a very bad cold. I gave my daughter a camera and asked her to take pictures. I could not have done it any better!
December Daily 2015

December 7th: Big girl and boy had they lucky day on their school’s adventscalender. Both came home happy and bright.

December Daily 2015

(Date card from DDE)

December 8th: The kids and I went to the theater and watched Cinderella. It was a very beautiful play, with fantastic stage setting and costumes. We enjoyed it a lot!

December Daily 2015
December Daily 2015

December 9th: We received a lovely box from friends with treats for the entire family.

December 10th: The boy decided that his lego train is a Christmas train (because he got it from Santa last year) and being so, it shall be build under the Christmas tree during the entire month of December. I allowed it for two days and them convinced he that we really need that place in the living room. He understood and moved it to the attic, where the kids have a playroom.
December Daily 2015

December Daily 2015

December 11th: Another surorise in this year’s Adventcalender were the “craft days”. Each kid got one and choice to have something crafted by mom. The boy wanted a rocket for his turtle and it should be kind of round (because the turtle loves everything round LOL). Of course he got it 😉

December Daily 2015

December Daily 2015

December 12th: We went to the Christmas Market in the Bensberg Castle and it was kind if wonderful! It was such a beautiful and warm night and we all enjoyed being there a lot!

That’s from my December Daily Album 2015 for today. Thanks for stopping by!

New Journals and Scrapbook Kits

I had this plan of making some new and unique journals with a tailor made scrapbook kit for a long time. I’ve been collecting the pieces and making journals but time is always short and to get the final kits in the store is lot of work – taking pictures, editing, resizing, uploading, writing the product descriptions… As you might or might not know, Baers Garten Designs is a one-woman business.

I am so very happy that the first batch of journals and kits are available on my Etsy and dawanda stores.

I only have a very limited number of these kits, in fact, some of them are one of a kind. So, if you fall in love with one of them, you better run 😉

 

Ich wollte schon lange einige neue und einzigartige Journals + Mini Scrapbook Kits erstellen. Aber Zeit ist immer knapp und bis die Kits im Laden sind, gibt’s Unmenge Arbeit:  Fotografieren , Bearbeiten , Ändern , Hochladen, das Schreiben der Produktbeschreibungen …wie Ihr weißt,  Baers Garten Designs ist ein Eine-Frau-Unternehmen. Ich bin so glücklich, dass es endlich soweit ist!

Alle Journals + Kits sind auch in meinen Dawanda Shop erhältlich. Aber aufgepasst: Ich habe nur wenige sets zusammengestellt, und manche davon gibt’s nur einmal.

 

 

Travel Journal and Scrapbook Kit

 

The travel journal and scrapbook kit has the perfect dize to add instagram prints. So, if you are travelling light but want to have a fun and beautiful place to record your memories, you are all set. Everything you see in the picture is included. For only $24, you can’t go wrong.

 

The other journals + mini kits are not travel theme but can also be taken on your adventures. The journal in the kits below are all ca. 5×7″ size.

They also make a great gift for a friend. If you want that I send it directly to someone else, just leave me a note with your purchase.

 

Good times Journal and scrapbook kit:

Good times journal and scrapbook kit

 

True Story Journal and scrapbook kit:

True Story Journal and Scrapbook Kit

 

Little Princess Journal and scrapbook kit:

Little Princess Journal and Scrapbook Kit

 

of course there is also a Little prince version 🙂

Little Prince Journal and Scrapbook Kit

 

All the kits includes journaling cards, badges, sequins, an alphabet, washi tape and matching embellishments. The daydream set is one of my favorites. I might create something similar for me.
Daydream mini album and scrapbook kit

 

A day to be happy mini album and scrapbook kit:

A day to be happy Journal and Scrapbook Kit

 

Happy Notes mini album and scrapbook kit:

Happy notes mini album and scrapbook kit

 

You can see detail photos of all kits and the journals in the stores. Each journal is similar in the way I created it and includes some plain pages, some pockets, vintage book pages, craft paper, tags and pages with different sizes. I have to say that they are pretty cool and I believe it will be really fun to fill these journals with your pictures and words.

Here is how the journal from the True Story Journal and scrapbook kit looks like:

 

Happy notes mini album and scrapbook kit

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a great week!

 

December Daily – Days 11 – 15

December Daily - Day 11

 

My December Daily Album is almost ready and I will keep sharing the pages as I know that lot of scrappers out there are also working on their albums.

 

December Daily - Day 11

 

A little explanation about the numbers: here in Germany we write the dates in the Format DD/MM/YY so, the December 11th, 2013 was the 11.12.13. Pretty cool 🙂 I used these beautiful numbers from Basic Grey which were part of the “Rome” add on kit at Studio Calico. For the next page I choice a vellum base, just felt right for me like this.
December Daily - Day 14

 

Day 12 was about finally having sent all the letters to Santa. I made a copy of the letters and tucked in this red envelope. I still have few of the Wood veneer trees on my store and they are a favorite of mine. The cute snowman stamp is Hero Arts.

 

December Daily - Day 15

December Daily - Day 13

December Daily - Day 13

 

On December 13th both girls won in the draw of their classes Advent calendars. I sew a pocket for their cards and added the Pictures of their gifts + Story in the next spread.

 

December Daily - Day 13

December Daily - Day 13

 

The next day I followed the Inspiration of Ali Edwards and added a list of things I am grateful for. This is something I want to do every year from now. I kept the page very simple with a doilie, a die cut amd a Wood veneer bird.

 

December Daily

December Daily

 

On day 15 I snapped this Picture of my oldest daughter playing the e-piano with the Little turtle “Schildo”. The Kids just love the turtles and they got a lot of personality and skills. I love their Imagination so much.

 

December Daily - Day 15

December Daily - Day 15

 

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Inspired Friday – Algarve Mini Album

Mini Album - Algarve 2013
This week I wanted to make a mini Album with some of my favorite photos of our recent trip to the Algarve Region in Portugal and while cleaning up my harddrive a bit I found the files for the Happy Little Moments Class teached by Maggie Holmes in 2012. When I openned the PDF with her Album I knew: that was it!

I love how my mini Album turned out!

Letzte Woche wollte ich ein Mini Album mit den Bilder unserer Urlaub in den Algarve machen hatte aber keine klare Vorstellung wie es werden sollte. Ich bin dann zufällig an den PDFs der “Happy Little Moments” online Kurs, an den ich irgendwann in 2012 teilgenommen habe, gestoßen und wusste sofort: das ist es! Ich bin mit meinen Album total begeistert! 

 
Mini Album - Algarve 2013

 

Vintage Map Badge available on my Etsy and Dawanda stores

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

World globe and flower stickers: Carta Bella Paper – Wildflower – Elements Sticker

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

From me to you Buchstaben und Zahlen Roller Stamp

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Amy Tangerine Rotary Phrase Stamp

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Heart Ticket: Amy Tangerine Cut and Paste Die Cut Shapes Bits

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Crate Paper The Pier slide Frames and Studio Calico Wood Venner Camera

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Word stripe: Market 12X12 Maggie Holmes Flea Market Paper and 6″ doilies

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Sequins Gold and iridescent and medium White tags

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Washi Tape Gold Polka dot

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Carta Bella Paper – Wildflower – 4×6 Journaling Cards Paper

 

Mini Album - Algarve 2013

Luftpost Envelopes available on my Etsy and Dawanda

 

thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Weekend!