Monday, 21 July 2008

No such thing as too much paper, right?!

I'm sure I'm not alone in this, but I can't stop buying paper! I have piles of the stuff, it practically needs its own room, but still I can't stop buying... I was at the craft store last week, picking up some new Magnolia stamps and some presents for a friend, and I saw this new MME paper: I was sold! Had to have it, no matter that I had just received the Card Kit and it had the same MME paper, only in different colours... Yep, I'm that bad, but this is an addiction after all, and a fairly harmless one at that, right girls ;o)!

Anyway, a fairly productive week, with more made but can't show that yet, as it's for a twinsister swap :D.





Idea for this project by Daan.

Meet the Summer Sisters! They're not real sisters, mind, but that's the name of their band. Sabrina, Selena and Sarah perform at parties, festivals and as the opening act for Ma-Don't-A, Wham-Bam-Fizzle, Take This, The Frontstreet Guys and many more ;o). From April through September they're fully booked and then, as soon as the first signs of Autumn become visible (and feelable ;o)), they each retreat to their own luxurious penthouse to hibernate until the following summer...aaaaah, the life of a star!


Layout for this card from a workshop by Christa.

May I introduce Anita Applepie? She was recently able to fulfil her dream, to own her own bakery, because she won the lottery! Problem is, the bakery is very nice and all, but she can only make applepie, and nothing else... But it is really delicious applepie, and people come from all over to buy it from her! She likes to sneak a taste every now and then too, and that voluminous dress conceals a little applepie-tummy ;o). She should probably learn to make something else soon...diet applepie maybe?


Pffff, this is Monica, only eight years old and already a supermodel! Look at how professional she's posing, isn't she cute :D. With the superstardom also came the airs and graces, because everyone was always telling her: "Oooh Monica, you're so beautiful, and so good!" At school her classmates (who called her Monica the Monster behind her back) were getting sick and tired of hearing "I'm Monica, and I'm a Model" all day long, so something had to be done... You see, Monica used to have hair to her waist, but when she was bragging about being a model for the umpteenth time in class, the boy behind her cut one of her pigtails off...and so the other one had to come off too... Now she's home-schooled, and says a prayer every night that her hair will grow back again soon ;o)

Materials used:
Magnolia stamps, SEI Chick-A-Dee paper, EK Success Retro Flower punches, QuicKutz Olivia alphabet and flower, pin, Joy Crafts pearls

Magnolia stamp, PaperSalon text stamp, MME Garden Party paper, Prima flowers, spacers, QuicKutz fasteners, pin, button

Magnolia stamp, MME Garden Party paper, Bazzill flowers, Doodlebug brads, Joy Crafts pearls, pin, QuicKutz sentiment

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week, I hear summer is finally coming so enjoy!

21 comments:

Diana said...

superrrr kaartjes Eer en dat je verslaafd bent is toch geen geheim :P veel plezier ermee ;o)

sandra_w said...

Geweldige kaartjes, Eer!

Maria said...

Erica - Fabulous cards each one! I love your colouring and selection of DP as well as layouts. Your editorial stories/comments about each card are hilarious. I always get a kick out of visiting your blog. Hugs, Maria

femke said...

heey erica,

deze kaartjes zijn weer super geworden. vind vooral de eerste erg leuk. was ook weer leuk om het verhaaltje te lezen.

groetjes femke

Janneke said...

Hihi nee hoor daar heb ik geen last van (schrijft ze met een glomlach, want bij de Duif net, is er toch weer wat in mijn mandje gavallen whahaha)

Gave kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt :D

My lifes inky escape and more said...

OMG! These are simply wonderful! Awesome job!

Janny said...

waauwie Erica wat heb je weer een gave kaartjes gemaakt!!

Anonymous said...

It sounds more like a paper obsession;) Eer! Great cards though.

Car

Jolanda said...

Het ziet we weer supers uit Eer!
Dat projectje van Daan lijkt me ook wel eens leuk om te maken.

sandra_w said...

Hi Eer, ik heb 'n verrassing voor je op mijn blog...;)

San xx

Carin said...

Wat een gewéldige kaartjes Eer, súper mooi ;-)

Lia said...

Geweldige kaartjes weer hoor Eer
en dan die verhaaltjeser bij superrrrrrr :o)
liefs, Lia

Heather said...

These are super cute!! And it true you can never have enough paper. I have a scrapbook store full at my house and I still have to more every time I go the scrapbook store.. :)

rosalien said...

Hoi erica, op mijn blog heb ik een award voor je. Ik vindt je kaarten schitterend en kom graag op je blog kijken.

http://rosalien-cardfun.blogspot.com/

Groetjes Rosalien

Jill said...

wow Erica, are your talents never ending? They are just stunning everyone of them. Jill x

Mel said...

I know what you mean about paper, I'm addicted too. Love your blog

Andrea said...

Oh wow, so many great cards.
xAndrea

Sandra said...

Wowzers! Wat een geweldige kaarten weer Eer!

Lia said...

er staat iets opmijn blog voor je

Kristine said...

WOW--I'm just so blown away by all your creativity here. Your cards are just the CUTEST!! :) Thanks for sharing!

craftyb said...

You have some imagination girl....!! And make the cutest cards! bx