Friday, June 23, 2006

Free Friday #6

.....its Friday again...;-) Noone has claimed last weeks present sofar.
So I thought this week we will do something different. I have made a tutorial for you..;-) Its about a ecofriendly way to make your own cardstock for your ATCs. I started making cardstock from cereal boxes, when I made more and more ATCs. This way I can reduce some of my waste and do not need to cut up new cardstock. the cardstock from the boxes is not always the same quality, but I actually do like it, that I have different cardstock for differen designs and thechniques...hope you like this tutorial...;-)
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

surrender - Migraine hits me again

Originally uploaded by kreativekell.
“The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.”
- Sydney J. Harris

this is from Kellys wonderful photos on flickr......and it exactly hits the point for me this week, too:

I feel I have no time....but I need to relax: Migraine hits me again this week ...autch...***
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Dragonfly Pillow

Silk and cotton pillow. I had seen this piece of silk and I just HAD to get it .....!!! When I was a very young girl I had this think for silk already: I had this scark I always used when I went to bed. It was made of silk. I could not sleep without it. And sure enough after some time it was only threads.... so my Mum needed to buy a new one. But I insisted on real silk!!! the shop assisatnt told my Mum she could get some artificial, cheaper stuff...but ther was no way around it: No silk - No sleep!!! I am stilll kind of crazy for silk...;-)
This is a project I made as a AOC ( Artist on Call) with a stamp from Gloria Page:
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Saturday, June 17, 2006

this weeks finds...;-)

I have been very unhappy this week about the post....I am waiting for a ton of things to come in, but they dont...;-(( But actually it was not that bad, it was just not the things I have been most desperat for, like my package of the coloriffic swap-o-rama on flickr. I am looking at the lovely pictures al the time...but my postman doesnt ring...huhuhu
But there were some lovely finds this week: I got two books I had ordered, I found two lovely cups at my local asian supermarket and I found this little stationary shop, that was giving up business and sold everything for half the prize....;-) Quite good for a normal week....;-)
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New project: extrem distress - la casa de papel

....on my yahoo groupe AlteredArtEurope I stred a new project, which is quite experimental.... if you like to know more about it go and visit the blog for the project please!!!
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Friday, June 16, 2006

Free Friday: winner #4 and present#5 we are again! Another Friday and another round of Free Friday today!!!

The winner of last weeks present ( the mandmade buttons) is.......drumm roll.....:
Ellia!!! Congratulation to you!!!
If you like visit Ellias at her blog, follow the link:

But now we come tio this weeks present: it is a small handmade kitchen is a handmade item, but I did not make it. It was given to me as part of a swap. But since I had to move my studio and have much less space now, I have to reduce on many things and also some of my presents need to find new places. I hope she will find a nice new place!!! As a small addition there is also a little straw star. If you would like to win the free friday present, please sent me an email with free friday #5 in the header, your name and the url of your blog ( if you have one) or your flickr account name.
Here is my mail: a( dot) humpert(at)gmx(dot)net
Good Luck!!!

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

My Birthday Meme see on Mokis blog ( ..Happy Birtday Moki...;-)

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. One holiday or observance (if any).

My Birthday is on 26th February:

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.
1848 - The second French Republic is proclaimed.
2001 - The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan.

1808 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
1829 - Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

1971 - Fernandel, French actor (b. 1903)

Bahá'í Faith - February 26, Day 1 of Ayyám-i-Há (Intercalary Days) - days in the Bahá'í calendar devoted to service and gift giving.

What happened on your birthday???
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new notebook cover

made with felt
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Monday, June 12, 2006

on recycling and reusing

At the moment I am thinking a lot about the concept of cleaning my studio, recycling and reusing. And I seam to stumple over a lot of posts on other blogs or groups that do deal with it, too. Of course there are quite a couple of intressting groups on flickr:

" Use what you have"

"Tips for recycling and Reusing"

"Pretty Organized"

"Odd balls knitting and crocheting"

"Ban the Bag"

This one even led me even to make a pledge! Here it is:


1. Refuse to accept disposable bags in shops, markets, supermarkets and other food outlets. Instead I will...
2. Bring my own - use reusable bags for all my food shopping. and I will
3. Ask at least one friend or colleague to make this pledge.

I hate plastic bags and how they destroy everything, but it is really hard to avoid them!! I will now make a big sign on my door, so I will be reminded ALL the time to take a fabric bag with me, so I will not need to take a plastic bag anywere, besides I do not like to be a walking advertisment for all the companys were I do my shopping...;-)

Do you know this site?
I think they have great ideas and they helped me to see that it does make a change what I do!!! Go and have a look! because we are what we do...;-)

On one of the groups someone asked about what to do with wine are my ideas for it:

I like to use them on the pots on my balkony....they make them lighter and are a good way of having a trainage layer for your plants in the bottom of the pots!!!
You can use them for stamp carving or as a base for stamps.
You can make curtains for summer doors ( you know those ones that keep the flys out but lat you walk through)
and you can make little table decorations with them. Look here:

I think the most imortant is that we think about doing something and do as much as we can...if everyone does that that will help a lot!!! And dont tell me we can not do anything...a lot of little things do make a lot of a difference!!! Do you have any good ideas what you could do to make a difference?? Please tell me!!

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Friday, June 09, 2006

The Wabi-Sabi Swap

Today I swaped all the entries of the Wabi-Sabi Swap I had hosted on EuropeanATCs. This was quite a challenging swap, But I do like the outcome of it very much!!! I will sent out the returns in the next couple of days.....;-)
Today there will be not much time for crafting and organizing ... we are invited to go to the naming of a ship!!! And the birthday party of a friend (who ist the owner), and watching soccer afterwards. Hope I do not fall asleep, as I ususally do when watching soccer!!! But to do all this I need to collect my daughter early from school ( as in 11.30!!) and so there is not much time today....!!!
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Free friday: winner #3 and present #4 we are back again with a new Free Friday!!

First of all the winner of free friday # 3 is Theresa aka Snowbear!!! Congratulation to you Snowbear!! I am very happy about you winning this week, since you are one of my regulars for the free friday ( if you can say so ofer just three times..;-). Theresa is a very nice person and I have a special net relationship with her, since she gave me some good hints in a especially hard time! Go and have a look at her very nice blog here:

But now what he have for this weeks free friday: 8 yellow and red handmade polymer clay buttons for you to use in your craft projects. Is you like to win the "Free Fridays #4" present just sent me an email with your name and a link to your blog or flickr page. If you win I will contact you and ask for your address...;-) Thats all...easy right? and here is my mail:
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Thursday, June 08, 2006

...I have lost it...;-((( - or the invisible pillow

.... do you know that feeling??? You see something on one of the blogs you like to read, or you follow a link and find something you like, or something sweet, and then you go on to something else...
Well, after a while or even on the next day, you remember what you have seen and you check your bookmarks and its can check as much as you want it just gone!!! You can not remember how or were you have seen it, but you know exactly what it looks like....that really makes me crazy!!!
What I have lost, you ask??? I have seen the patter for a wonderfull pillow. Its kind of like a yoga pillow, four long sides and two short sides, with small pieces of fabric under the pieces that go through the pillow to bind it together, and I think it was red.....but that I am not sure of.
I wish I had printed it out or bookmarked it. And if any of you KNOW what I am talking about PLEASE tell me were it is!!! I think I will try to make up my own pattern, if I can not find it ( just to get that thing out of my head!!), but I would still like to know were it is!!
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Follow the North Star

my spread in Marias Book ( Part of the Cultural RR - Series) about Sami Culture. Made for AAE.
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Friday, June 02, 2006

"Peace and Hope" spread in Shaktis book

.....this is my spread in Shaktis "Peace and Hope" RR. It was done with the background technique from tryittuesdays week 1, the transfer in the middle is done with the transfer technique from tryittuesdays week 2. made for a project on ABEurope.
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Free Friday #3

..this weeks free friday present are 10 different napkins for your craft projects. if you like to have this present, please send me an email at: a(dot)humpert(at)gmx(dot)net...Good luck!!
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Mosaik of my handmade paper for the try it tuesdays week 3
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Book Decoration

..inspired by one of my japanese craft books I made this decoration for my book shelves
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