Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Zane jumperooed himself to sleep

a whole lot of jumping in the jumperoo makes Zane tired

Thursday, December 24, 2009

follow Santa around the world

I always thought this was a nice site to get the kids excited about Santa's journey to deliver presents to all the children all over the world.

Enjoy - go get your little ones excited.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

our house in the middle of our street

We have keys!!!! to our new house ;-) to new beginnings and new memories to be made - to happy days ahead.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

rediscovering Calvin&Hobbes

these snow themed Calvin&Hobbes totally make me smile, giggle and laugh....

MORE Calvin&Hobbes SNOWMEN

Sunday, December 6, 2009

look who just turned 8

Phoenix just turned 8!!! where did the time go???? Daddy made it home just in time for the B-day celebration.

Happy Birthday big boy (and big brother - note Zane at 5 months!)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

and now you know too...

so if you ever wondered why birds are black, Phoenix got it all figured out !!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

about my Tattoos

A layout about my decision to pick timeless designs for my tattoo choices at a time when a lot of people where getting flowers or cartoon characters. I knew then that I wanted them to be neutral if you can call body art neutral. I never regretted them.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Green Kids crafts

Check out the giveaway on LEAH's Blog


Good luck

Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

...here kitty kitty...

Nala has no shame - she lays down in all places baby... so far I've caught her in the maxi cosi (car seat), the babybathtub, and now the crib....

Look at Zane he's loving having Nala hang out with him, and he sure has a death grip on her neck ;-)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

enter to win

on Irene's blog


Good Luck to all

Friday, November 6, 2009


I am not a huge thanksgiving fan - but I have a great appreciation for the little things in life. I am grateful that I have 2 healthy children and just wanted to say it out loud. I love my children more than life itself and I would be totally devastated if anything were to ever happen to them. I feel so sorry for all the families out there that have sick children and there's nothing they can do for them.

I am grateful - I truly am and I will cherish every moment with my little monsters because you just never know what tomorrow holds. I will go cuddle with them now.... be back soon....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It has been 4 months

wow time flies - baby Zane just turned 4 months and he is just perfect. Full of smiles (we're still trying to capture a real good one on camera) but here's one that kinda captures his silly nature...

Phoenix is being a great big brother and spends lots of quality time talking to Zane and playing with him. They really enjoy each others company, I can only imagine how much mischief these two will get themselves into over the years....

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

checking into the clinic today

So excited to meet this guy tomorrow ;-)

Monday, June 29, 2009

FOR SALE 2004 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner Limited Double Cab 4D

17,300 USD with Hard Tonneau Cover, extra wheels and tires
(16,300 USD without the above mentioned)

58,000 miles

great condition. only one owner. Dealership maintained. Lots of extras plus have all original parts.

Engine: Transmission: Drive:
V6 3.4 Liter Automatic 2WD

Premium Wheels, Running Boards, Bed Liner, Cruise Control, Single Compact Disc, Premium Sound, Power Steering, Towing Pkg, Dual Front Air Bags, ABS (4-Wheel), SR5, Tilt Wheel, Air Conditioning, TRD Off-Road Pkg, AM/FM Stereo, Sliding Rear Window, Power Windows, trailer hitch, Bike rack

Contact: call KEPA Cell 0177-565 0620 serious enquiries only please!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

SU element Winner

Hier die Richtige Loesung - von MyTho

Der Stempel mit der Rockstar-Stern findet sich im Spring/Summer katalog ´09, auf Seite 20, die Produkte für die Hostessen:
A Little Somethin’ 113415 (level 2)

Paßt das so?
Gruß und schönen Tag noch,
Wiebke - MyTho

Monday, June 15, 2009

Thank you card

Using only Stampin Up products - card I made for Charlene who hosted my Babyshower.

List of materials:
Stamps – Stempel :
Hostess set Level 1 – sweet little sentiments
Jumble Alphabet

Ribbon – Band:
From SaleABration 2009

Punch – Stanzer:
Scallop edge

Certainly celery
Bashful blue
Barely banana

Patterned paper:
Parisian breeze

Ink – Stempelkissen:
Chocolate chip

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rockstar Attitude

A Layout about Phoenix's obsession to become a ROCKSTAR. He still gets shy though when I sneak up on him to take pictures. I cut along the PP to use the elements I really wanted to keep on my page and also to add dimension and make some elements pop.
just like the rest of the LO distressed and inked edges - ribbon accents in coordinating colors (american crafts)
This detail is a Stampin Up stamp (hostess level 2 - a little somethin')stamped with archival ink on a paper bag and covered in glossy accents (ranger)
and here a picture of the Kahihikolo Tribe at Chris Cornell concert in Luxembourg on 9 June 2009 - Phoenix's 1st live concert experience ;-)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BLOG candy over here

go to Melissa's BLOG

for a chance to win some goodies

Saturday, June 6, 2009

3 Omens

This is a LO I made after the birth of Phoenix in December 2001 - showing 3 omens that showed up in my life between 1999 and 2000.
The description of the photos are on the tags below the respective photo.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how I felt during my first pregnancy 7 years ago. The biggest memory apart from being super-excited to become a mom was overshadowed by the 911 attacks (I was 6 months pregnant).
This time around I don't feel anything like I did back then - less worry, more relaxed, I am as sick during this one though as I was during the first one. Unable to really eat most days because of the constant nausea I have only gained 7 pounds in 35 weeks. Baby will be here on July 3rd and we can hardly wait to meet the little man.
We are having a really hard time deciding on a name this time around - See my poll on the side bar (Just for fun!).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baby countdown is on

Wow - time flies doesn't it - in 1 month exactly our new baby boy will be coming into this world. Kepa, Phoenix and I are very excited to meet the new guy, which doesn't have a name yet because we can't agree on any ....

Monday, June 1, 2009

A winner

has been chosen for my MAY RAK



Please contact me with your mailing address ;-)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Layout

In Honor of Memorial Day I wanted to share this Layout with you.
Yet another Phoenixsm - he put this 'memorial' together at a beach in spain and had a very logical explanation as to what it represented (this happened completely unrelated to the actual Memorial day the Photos were taken sometime in February 2007)- I will post some more detailed photos later on (camera battery died on me).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

fell off my pledge there ...

at fault is the nice weather - keeping me away from the computer.... and still the extreme tiredness that comes with Anemia (Iron Deficiency) but enough excuses. I am preparing my next posts in advance so I can get this Blog updated more efficiently and more quickly..

Monday, May 11, 2009

Bilder mit dir

A LO of myself with LaithAlDeen a German Soul R&B Singer having dinner in 2000 - the title is a take on one of his most famous songs (Pictures of you - I turned it a bit around and called it - pictures WITH you.

Ein LO von mir mit LaithAlDeen beim Sushi Dinner in 2000 - Der Titel ist eine Anspielung an seinen Hit - "Bilder von Dir" von damals.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Migraines suck

After a looong while whithout any serious headaches - but boy oh boy what a migraine from Hell did I just go through - ice packs and IMITREX got me through it but it still sucked.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Perfect Bubble

A circle (bubble) inspired Layout starting with the polkadot patterned papers - I used transparency to create the title (TIP: print mirror image on reverse side of the transparency sheet to avoid smudges) and layered elements on this page, inked all the edges with the fired brick distress ink (ranger)to add more dimension and texture.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I see a RAK forming ...

... as I am cleaning up my scrap-room (finally!!!) leave your messages on the BLOG - you can enter every day in May - I will post daily - you can earn extra entries if you link to my RAK post (let me know where you linked from) and invite people to enter as well - as long as they mention you sent them you get another entry. I will announce winner on June 1st ;-)

Good Luck to all

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Monster Orange Thief

This LO is all about the color ORANGE and of course the fruit too - these photos were taken in Spain in the citrus fields. The title is made of different sized chipboard letters, painted with a rich orange acrylic paint and then 2 coats of glossy accents to make them really shine.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring 2007

Here's a layout of some really cool spring pictures I took in 2007 when my friend Sarah was visiting with her girls. I love the vibrant green color of the fields and it's the main inspiration of the color scheme on this page. I used Hambly prints white rub-ons to accent directly on the photos. The title are chipboard letters covered in pp and the edges painted a coordinating pink color.

Friday, May 1, 2009

MAY is here and here's my pledge

I have neglected my blog for a while now but hey - here's my MAY Pledge. I will post daily during the month of May or else ;-)

1st I will be creating more and the The Nook Scrap-Off is just the incentive that I need to get my act in gear.
TheNook Scrap-Off
You can also still participate and play along - just sign up before May 5th and let them know who sent you so I can get credit added to my tally ;-)

I will also need to finish up some 'almost finished' projects on my pile ;-)

So stay tuned ;-)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

my daily fix - babysteals.com

I religiously check this site every day BABYSTEALS you just never know what awesome product they will have on sale on any given day.

check it out for yourselves - for your own kids or for gift-giving ;-)


Thursday, March 19, 2009

how cool is this - baby preview

I did not have the possibility to have a 3D rendering Ultrasound done while pregnant with Phoenix - this is just so amazing to see so much detail on your unborn baby.

Please visit my FLICKR (my Photos) and YouTube (my Videos)links which can be found on the right navigation/menu bar for more images and videos of the baby at 23 weeks.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

On Top of My World

A simple LO of Phoenix at the Playground - minimal embellishments - ChipBoard Letters are from Close to my Heart - also used the negative spaces - ALPHAS are American Crafts - RubOn Wings and Crown are Hambly - some accents are RANGER Liquid Pearls White Opal

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fashion Model

Phoenix participated in a Fashion Show for a Children's Charity, he had terrible stage fright and needed a lot of convincing to go out on the catwalk. He did good even though he had the silliest facial expression - still very cute...

Raconteurs Concert Atelier 28 August 2008

Unfortunately I don't have any actual Photos from the Gig - but when I went to their site to get some Images - the Vintage Feel of them inspired me to really distress this page.

papers are PRIMA - IronOrchidDesigns

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Anatomy of a Dinosaur

The Dinosaur is at the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau in Germany - a great place for taking the kids - lots of play areas and of course all the different Dinosaurs which are throughout the park.

The Hidden Photo and Journaling - the Photo was taken by Phoenix who was very curious about the gender of the Dinosaur.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

the wild child

Since our baby is going to be a BOY I still have the need to do GIRLY pages - this one of my friend Sarah's daughter Faith (aka Peanut). I miss that little sassy girl. Why do you have to live in Wisconsin ?!?!?!?!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

scrapping for Christine Post

The BLOG for this cause
I have joined this effort to help out and give back - it feels great to be a part of this great cause.

How it all began 10 years ago

This is a picture of the moment I met my hubby 10 years ago - on January 1st 1999 in a club called Riverside in Trier Germany. We have not spoken yet ;-)

now I need to scrapbook this event - I will post the outcome here when it is finished

Sunday, January 25, 2009

homecoming 2007

A LO I did about the day Kepa came home from his 4 month deployment to the middle east.
Ein LO um uns an den Tag zu erinnern an dem Kepa nach 4 Monaten im mittleren osten endlich wieder heim kam.
Un LO pour nous souvenir du retour de Kepa qui etait parti 4 mois au moyen orient.
Un LO del dia quando Kepa volvio de 4 meses en el oriente medio.