Happy Hellos!

My name is Anna and I'm a Pole living recently in Airdrie (near Calgary in Canada), hopeless in love with paper. Usually sitting in my studio between 8pm and midnight, if my energy lasts that long after another day with a toddler Jakob and a baby Lisa. I love to share my crafts with you, please be my guest!

Friday, 25 February 2011

The 3rd time...

...you see this picture of our Jakob, but sorry I can't help it!
I think, that the most beautiful picture of him: 3 days old and sleeping like an angel (he is still the best baby sleeper in the world!) I remember really well this golden hour with him: just we three in the hospital room, a sunny May afternoon. We couldn't be happier!

I used the color combo from ColorQ #73 (a lot of blue-a real challenge for me!), but the green rescued me. The sketch was very helpful in the creating process..... of course from Pencil Lines (#225)-I try to play regularly with them lately!

I hope, you like it!


Mojo sketch #179 meets Embellish Magazine

Hello bloggers,

today I have for you a really nice color combo from Embellish Magazine and an owl (one of my fave stamps) on the card with the sketch from Mojo #179:

This card goes to my freind Donna, who recently lost her father....

See you soon with a LO with Jakob (who else otherwise =0),

Monday, 21 February 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 2.17, Color challenges and other layouts!

Hello bloggers,

I have for your 3 layouts for today, be warned a lot of pictures!

The first one is for 2.17 Sketchy Thursdays:

Sometimes I'm amazed why children can play with simple stuff like a box for hours! Jakob was exploring this box for almost an hour and when we removed it finally from the living room he was very disappointed.


The second layout is related to the Pencil Lines' Design Team Search 2011. Not that I think, I have a big chance, but a little "body friendly"adrenaline doesn't hurt, even a pregnant woman =)
I also found that the colors match the challenge at Curtain Call Color #70:

Their sketch was perfect to frame my picture from my dreamland like PEI. It was always my dream to visit the place of Anne of Green Gables. I am a big fan of her and literature of Lucy Maud Montgomery. After I lost my twin pregnancy, my hubby took me there and I could feel there, I can breath again!


The third and last layout for tonight is for The Color Room #46 with my fave part of the house: His Room-my colors! The layout is simple, but the designer paper (Bo Bunny) is so rich and yummy that I didn't dare to add more.The Color Throwndown #129 has similar combo this week, so I give a try there too:

I let you go now, if you stayed with me until the end of the post-you are the best!

Thanks for your time,

Saturday, 19 February 2011

The gorgeous Webster's Pages and Christmas in February

Hello bloggers,

This is my entry for Sketchy Thursdays March Guest Designer Call. I had a lot of fun to work with the sketch. The Webster's Pages are beautiful, but not easy for me to work with, because they are already so rich and I don't like to overdo.

Last year our son Jakob couldn't walk yet at the Christmas time, but he took the decorating of the tree very seriously, he was watching, if everything is done properly-therefore the look. This year was a bit different. The Christmas balls were EVERYWHERE!

Quick note about the picture of the layout: I had to use my hubby's camera...much too complicated for me, therefore the picture is not perfect....=( I miss my camera, but it's coming back next week, with hubby together ;)

Thanks for your visit,
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Happy hellos,
please take a look at the scrapbook page with Jakob showing his emotions. On one of the pics he looks very mad: I surprised him with the camera and he didn't like it obviously ;) He was on the picture approx. 17 months, but he looks so grown up in my eyes.

The sketch is from Pencil Lines #224:

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 14 February 2011

I won...

...my battle with the pastels this time, I think...I hope.....! Hihihihihi, I wanted to give a one more try with my "favorite" colors-pastels...you know I am not good at it and I participated in the last challenge from PDCC68.

I think, my favorite stamps helped me with that:

The sketch comes from Card Patterns #102 and the inspiration picture from PDCC 68:

Other card for today is for my favorite challenge lately Just Us Girl 71 -  last week my LO was featured on their website, yuppppi!!!

This challenge is called Spotlight! i love this technique and i think, it goes perfectly with this stamp. You are he judge!

Thanks for stopping by and your time! You are great!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Something NEW-a Tag!

Over the weekend I found two blogs with a tag challenges: Tag Tuesday and a Polish one Craft Artwork-something new for me!
Today I play with Tag Tuesday-a Tag on a Tag! How fun is that?

I used my favorite veggie stamps, I just love-I could eat them! Additionally the yummy Graphics 45!

And the backside of the tag:

Next time I play with the Polish tag challenge.

Thanks for your visit!


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Splish Splash water

this time Jakob having fun in the bathtub! The Pencil Lines #223 lovely sketch just worked perfect for the 4 pics of my "whale":

Some details:

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Finally!/W koncu!

Happy hellos,

"finally" is the title of my post, becuase finally I made a scrapbook page with THE picture of Jakob-our son. We took this picture in the hospital, 3 or 5 days after he was born. We just love this pic, becuase he looks like a fledgling, don't you think?

"W koncu" jest tytulem mojego posta, bo w koncu zrobilam LO z najpiekniejszym zdjeciem naszego synka Kubusia. Zrobilismy to zdjecie 3 albo 5 dni po porodzie. Uwielbiamy to zdjecie, poniewaz wyglada on na nim jak takie kurczatko, nie sadzicie?


I was waiting for the right papers to use with the picture. And here we are: hydrangeas*-my fave flowers and my fave person in the world! The yummy leaves I got from my mom, I wanted use them a long time, this project was perfect for that! Thanks Mom-send please more of them!
*The designer papers come from K & Company=0)
I used the sketch from Just Us Girls #70, which I think works also great for a scrapbook page, not only for card. Because the background paper is so rich, I limited the amount of the elements on the page.

Czekamy na odpowiednie papiery zeby oprawic to zdjecie i sie doczekalam: hortensje-moje ulubione i moja ulubiona osobka wsrod nich =0) Przepieknosciowe listki dostalam od mojej Mamy, juz dawno mialam chrapke ich uzyc, a ten projekt byl poprostu perfekcyjny do tego! Dzieki Ela, przyslij prosze ich wiecej, hihi!
Papiery pochodza z K & Company!
Uzylam skeczu Just Us Girls #70, ktory uwazam pasuje takze do LO a nie tylko do kartek. Poniewaz papier jest taki slodki i bogaty, postanowilam ograniczyc ilosc elementow na tym LO.

I hope, you enjoy it!

Mam nadzieje, ze podoba Wam sie to LO!


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Friendship in green (monochromatic) for The Color Room #44/Przyjazn na zielono


today a layout in green and whitewashed for TCR #44. I don't do much in monochromatic, maybe I should, particularly in these days, when I'm struggling to combine colors. Do you have such a days too?

On the picture my best friend Luiza and me. Unfortunately we are so far away from each other, I miss her so much.... She is the best listener in the world, she accepts one fully, doesn't matter how you are. She was also my bride maid. Luiza is for me like a sister!

Thanks for your time and I hope, you enjoy the visit on my blog,

Friday, 4 February 2011

Robin-a special meaning

New goodies from SU! When I saw the stamps, I thought, they are made just for me, hihihi!

I couldn't say NO to this set, because the robin bird has a special meaning to me. After I lost twin pregnancy in 2007, I thought I couldn't  have a healthy pregnancy anymore... I was devastated for many months. One day in May/June robin nested in the hanging basket at our entrance door (very unfortunate spot!) We had to use the back door for a while, because the robin mom was very stressed due to our presence. When the robin babies finally fledged, somehow I felt a lot of HOPE. and guess what-when the robin babies left the nest at our entrance door, I became pregnant,  had a very good pregnancy and now we have almost 2 years old son Jakob and....I'm pregnant again!

This the result of the perfect mix of sketch by Card Patterns #100, color combo by ColorThrowdown #127 and stamp set from SU!:

The Guest Designer this time is a Polish artist - Kasza. I'm so proud, that the Polish girls are so talented, I have seen some of them in the Super 6 of the Card Patterns challenges.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fun with Curtain Call Color and Mojo & a newbie: CR84FN

Hi there,

I have some goodies for you to take a look at, I made in the last 2 nights!

The Curtain Call Color Challenge #67 offers this week such a lovely color combo and yummy picture, I must to play, this time with LO. I was waiting a long time to use the My Mind's Eye papers. Hopefully I can get them again, somewhere...please let me know, if you saw them online!

I made a card using the same MME papers-I'm so ga-ga over them!
That's for my friend, who started chemotherapy this week! I have to think of her every day!

The Mojo #176 sketch was perfect for this card-one of my fastest card- I felt so comfortable with the sketch.
Even more.... underneath you will see one more card, where I used the Mojo sketch ;)

Last but not least a new challenge for me-CR84FN #13, I decided to play because of the wonderful color inspiration. Knowing me-the elephant on the picture "forced" me to do something ORIENTAL ;0)

OK, now I have to explain-I had this idea with the half-pearls and gemstones and bandages for a while., this time I had to try to combine these elements. I'm quite happy with the result! Maybe the card is a bit dark, but has some mysterious oriental touch.....Well, at least in my eyes.... Please let me some comments, if you got the message, I wanted to send to you in this card....

I know...a lot to read and see today, but I hope, you enjoyed!

You make me happy for visiting my blog-thanks,


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