Donnerstag, 17. April 2014

Be Inspired....
Hi there, today I´m up on the Citrus Twist Kits blog with a new "Be Inspired" post. 
It´s no secret that I´m addicted to frames and also butterflies. I´m always on the run to find great new inspirations and mood boards like this one.  Normally I don´t use often the color black for backgrounds of my pages because I love the bright airy look. But if I got the kit with those chalk black and black dotted paper I knew I would like to give them a try. And I like the result. Sometimes it´s great to leave your own comfort zone, right?!
Behind the Insta frame I add again a piece of the black chalk paper. The butterfly is made with a die and my Big Shot machine.  I used acrylic painted white cardstock and transparency paper (both included in the kit) to make this 3D butterfly shape. The phrase is stamped with the Citrus Twist Kits Stamp Set....
Products used:
April Main Scrapbook Kit
April Embellishment Kit

From my stash: Acrylic Paint, A piece of a paper doilie, sewing machine....

Mittwoch, 16. April 2014

Kits de Somni - Color of the month

Every month the Kits de Somni design team share their layouts based on the "Color of the month". In April we have a beautiful combination of beige, orange, navy blue, turquoise, and soft pink. It´s a beautiful spring color scheme and I created this page....

It´s a great feeling when the days are much more warmer and the spring air smells really good. Plus I have a special relationship with butterflies (something to personal to talk about it here, but they mean a lot to me....) and it´s my favorite time of the year to see after winter flying butterflies everywhere. And just like this they landed directly on my page ;-)
Have a great day, everyone.....

Freitag, 4. April 2014

DIY - Creative Mood Board with Glitz Design

Are you ready for a simple DIY mood board? 
When I got the box full of Glitz Design goodies I knew it would be fun to create an own studio moodboard with the new “77″ collection. I´m just in love with all these cute prints from the Whatnots package, so it was near to give them a new home.
As the base I used an IKEA frame called “Virserum” in the size of  15×19“. The wooden background of the frame is painted with white acrylic paint using a sponge brush. To get the vintage wooden look apply the paint careful in one direction, note that less is more.
Let it dry well before adding the painted background into the frame. I don´t use the pane for it, but this is optional. Both would work great.
Choose different prints from the Whatnots package and add them with washi tapes directly onto the painted background…..

And now tell me, who finds the little mistake on my board? I´m curious ;-)

Supply List: 
Glitz Design “77″ Whatnots
Glitz Design “77″ Washi Tapes
Glitz Design “Black & White” Washi Tapes
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Washi Tapes
Glitz Design “All Dolled Up” Washi Tapes
Other: Frame by IKEA, white acrylic paint (Schmincke Colors)

Freitag, 28. März 2014

Glitz Design - Carpe Diem

Happy friday to everyone. Today I´m on the Glitz Design blog with a color challenge layout using light pink, light blue, white and gold. Guess what? It´s such a LOVELY combination.....
To create this weeks project I used the new Collection “Carpe Diem” for the very first time.  It works perfect with the color scheme of pink, blue and white and I love the bright modern style of it. The focus of the page is laying on the big square b/w photo as well as on the paper doilie with embellishment layering. It´s such an easy way to give pages something special….”
To get the chance to win a Carpe Diem prize package check out the Glitz Design blog *click*

Supply List: 
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” paper – Polka Dots
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Titles & Accents Stickers
Glitz Design “Carpe Diem” Whatnots
Glitz Design Washi Tape “Stripes”
Other: White Cardstock, Sewing Machine, Paper Doilie, Clothpin, Resin Flower

Donnerstag, 20. März 2014

Be inspired with Citrus Twist Kits

Hello and welcome to a new "be inspired" post at Thursday for Citrus Twist kits. Today I would like to show you a teenage boy layout inspired by those cute exclusive Citrus Twist wood veneer frames. I´m always in LOVE with little chipboard or paper frames but the wooden ones from the March Scrapbook Kit are my absolute favorite. 

It´s so easy to give the page a touch of something special and I think it´s one of the embellishments you can use also great for boys pages.
Products used:
Citrus Twist Scrapbooking March Kit *click*
From my stash: a piece of a paper doilie, Mister Hueys

Thanks for visiting the blog today!

Dienstag, 18. März 2014

Histoires de Pages International Version

Hello everyone, today I want to remind you that the brand new issue from the French scrapbooking magazine "Histoires de Pages" is also available as an international issue now. Enjoy it! 

Let’s talk layouts – issue 2
The second international issue is now available on the website :

It includes enlarged layouts so that you can see the slightest detail in this new version of 180 pages. You can view the first 25 pages for free.

Montag, 17. März 2014

Webster’s Pages Pot of Gold Blog Hop

Welcome to the Webster’s Pages ‘Pot of Gold’ Blog Hop! It’s St. Patrick’s Day so our Design Team got together and decided to have a little fun! If you arrived here from Stacey Michaud, you’re on the right track, if not, click here to head over to the beginning of the hop!

Everyone knows that on St. Patrick’s Day you’ve got to wear a little shamrock GREEN or you’re going to get pinched…SO, here are the RULES for this hop…every one of us should have added some green to our projects, BUT, no teals, aquas, yellows or any “almost green” shades count! If you catch someone in the hop without our true, St. Patrick’s Day green on, help us catch those sneaky girls and give them a PINCH in the comments of their blog! {…and it just might be me, but I’m not telling! Hehe!}

…AND, guess what!!? There’s a hidden prize at the end of this hop! Find it and you can enter to WIN our pot of gold filled with an assortment of Webster’s Pages TREASURES!

For todays project I created a typical St. Patrick´s Day card, I think (yes, laugh out loud, here in Germany we don´t celebrate this day, haha) For this easy DIY shamrock I used an heart punch. I punched four hearts with watercolor paper and a few more with white silk paper (yes, my all time favorite) After painting the hearts with green watercolor (I used this one *click*) I add the silk paper hearts behind and over it. At next I sew over it and add those hearts onto the card. The paper and stickers are from the "Hello World Collection" from Allsion Kreft. A real eye candy!

Nina Ostermann *you are here*

Thank you so much for join this Blog Hop, have fun!

Products used: 
Webster´s Pages Hello World Collection
Schmincke Horadam Watercolors

Freitag, 14. März 2014

Newsletter Projekt - Schmincke Künstlerfarben

Hallo zusammen. Heute habe ich einen ganz besonderen Blogpost für Euch. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem deutschen Traditionsunternehmen Schminke Künstlerfarben habe ich ein Projekt incl. Step by Step Anleitung für den brandneuen Newsletter erstellt. Hierfür habe ich verschiedene Farbmedien wie Gesso etc. benutzt. Hier zeige ich Euch schon mal ein paar Sneaks, für das komplette Tutorial könnt Ihr mit einem kleinen Klick den Schminke Newsletter abonnieren. Vielleicht sehen wir uns....

Hey everyone, today I´ve got a special blogpost for you. In cooperation with the German traditional brand "Schmincke Artist Colors" I created a project with step by step tutorial for their new actual newsletter. I used different mediums like gesso etc. On my blog I share some sneak peaks. For the complete tutorial please sign up for the "Schmincke Newsletter". I hope to see you there....

Donnerstag, 13. März 2014

KDS Bloghop "Daydreamer"

Hallo zusammen. herzlich Willkommen zu einem Kits de Somni "Daydreamer" Blog Hop. Die Mädels des Kits de Somni Designteams zeigen Euch auf ihren Blogs wunderschöne verträumte Projekte passend zum Hop Thema. Hier könnt Ihr meine Interpretation dazu sehen. ..
Hello everyone, welcome to the Kits de Somni "Daydreamer" bloghop. The girls from the KDS Design team share theme based  beautiful dreamy projects on their blog and I love all those great pages. Here you can see my interpretation to it....

Unten könnt Ihr alle Blog Links finden. Hüpft einfach zu jedem Blog und hinterlasst ein Kommentar. So könnt Ihr ein Kits de Somni Essential kit gewinnen.....
Below you can find all links to the blogs. Hop on each and leave a comment to get the chance to win an Kits de Somni Essential Kit....

Eva Pizarro




Laura Giménez

Laura Vilela

Cristina Perramón

Leti (gigi et moi)


Quim Díaz



Mónica Palomero

Ami Sacristán

Nina Ostermann

Martu Alterada

Helena Xurio



Ruth Bernal

Judith Alonso



Mariví Pazos

Sara Ferret

Schaut Euch dieses wunderschöne März Kit an. Ist es nicht zum träumen?!
Look at this beautiful march kit. It´s so dreamy, isn´t it?!

Freitag, 21. Februar 2014


Yes, if I should choose my favorite Social Media place it would be definitely Instagram. I love the easy way to upload photos, share my view and passion,  a little bit of my life. It´s also great to see so many great accounts. LOOOOOOOVE....

Are you using Instagram too?! Hope to see you there ;-)