Friday, August 31, 2007


Yup... that's the weather we're having right now in Arizona!!! We're not used to it at all.. so each time we step out side we're getting the feeling that we'll melt directly.. whahahahaha!!
We're having a total blast!! We're doing so many fun things!! We visited a suuuuper cute restaurant this week.. ALL PINK!! Yup.. my favorite color.. whahaha.. I think I'll need to redo my house when we come home.. haha..
Right now we're in Sedona.. it's beautiful here! WOWWWW!!!! We're having an incredible view from our hotelroom!!! This morning we visited "Slide Rock State Park".. gorgeous around there..and so much fun too!!! Pascal decided to go in the ice cold water to go off the rock slide.. hehe.. (not me.. waaaaayyy to cold.. whahaha) The mountains are soooo red.. WOOOWWW!!!

I'll leave you all with a little card that I've created for Janice.. to thank her for having us over at her house during this vacation!!! (thanks again sweetie.. I'm so happy to be here!!)
Oh and I'm so excited!! This upcoming weekend I'll be able to meet my sweet online-scrappy-friend Kimberly at a party at Janice her house.....woohoo!! (Can't wait to meet you girlie!!! YAY!!!!! We're gonna have so much fun..woohooo)

Gotta go for now!! I'll keep you all updated!!!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

We're here!!!!!!

Hi there everybody! Just a little note to let you all know that we've arrived safely in Arizona (after a loooong trip for about 26 hours due to a huuuuge delay at London Heathrow airport). We're having a great time with my sweet friend Janice and her cute little family. Today we spent most of the day relaxing near the pool..and just resting from our trip. And we hit a Dollar Tree store to get some more scrapbooking supplies (they're having some great 'thickers' overthere right now.. if you're having a Dollar Tree where you live: just RUN!!) I might be doing some scrapping overhere during the upcoming days!! I'll try to post some of my things here when possible.

I'll leave you all with a layout that I've created for One Page at a Time (OPAAT). I've used their awesome September kit here!!!
Thanks for stopping by again and for your sweet comments.... I'll try to keep you guys updated!!!


Saturday, August 25, 2007

We have a winner..and BYE BYE!!!

Ok girls.. I'm still amazed how many comments I received on my RAK post!!! 120 sweet girls left me a message!! So this morning when we woke up.. first thing I asked Pascal was to name a number between 1 and 120..and he said 33!!!! I started counting and found out that this number matches with WENDY her comment!!! Congrats girlie... you've just won the RAK!!!! Send me your addy so I can send out your package asap!!!

Thank you soooo much everybody for all your sweet comments!!! I was totally shocked how many people stopped by to read my blog!! I'll definitely be doing this again (I'm going to do some serious scrap-shopping during my trip..hehe..).. so don't forget to check out my blog once in a while!!!

I totally forgot to tell you girls that I got an email from Cards magazine last week.. requesting one of my cards for their January 2008 issue!! So happy about that!! And of course I've created another little card just before leaving.. a little "BYE" card (made out of Junkitz scraps).. hehe...
Right now we're really packing our stuff as tomorrow at this time we'll be at London Heathrow airport waiting for our connection to Arizona (Phoenix). What are our plans for the next 3 weeks?? Well, let's see:
- Phoenix/Peoria, AZ (visiting my sweet scrappy friend Janice)
- Sedona, AZ
- Las Vegas, NV
- Big Bear lake, CA
- San Diego/Oceanside, CA (Seaworld here we come!!)
- LA/Torrance, CA (Universal Studio's)
- Santa Maria, CA (visiting my family overthere)

We'll be back on September 17th. I bet we're gonna have so much fun during this trip!!!!! Just can't wait to leave tomorrow! The only hard part is to leave you guys behind.. hehe.. Buuut.. I'll try to keep you all updated as we're taking our laptop with us!!!! The first week I'll be doing some serious scrapping with Janice.. so I'll definitely be posting some of my creations in the next couple of days (including some pics of course!). Wanna see how my bedroom looks like at the moment..hehe...this all has to fit in 1 suitcase.. hehe
Ok, gotta run.. we're still having a loooot of things to do before leaving!!

Take care and talk to you soon!! Bye bye for now!!!!


Thursday, August 23, 2007


Wooowww.. so many comments on my last RAK-post!!! You girls are soooo sweet.. and my BF will have a hard time Saturday morning picking only one of you.. whahaha. (I'll make it easy for him and just throw the numbers of the comments in the hat instead of names.. hehe..).
I've had a great time together with my sister yesterday. we didn't do too much baby-shopping.. we bought a lot of stuff for ourself instead.. hehe.... Yup.. I'm totally ready for next Winter now.. hehe.. Besides that I bought some cute little shirts for our vacation.. Can't have enough of them right? My sister was tired after a couple of hours walking so we decided to sit down and drink a cup of tea (yup.. I'm addicted to hot tea..even when it's hot outside.. hehe..) and then our day ended. So much fun!

There were more scraps (some new 3Bugs!) on my scraptable this week.. just couldn't resist them again.. hehe..... so I turned them out in this little card.
I've been busy lately creating some pages for Scrap4life, we're having an awesome 3Bugs contest overthere now!!! Don't forget to check it out here! You can win some yummie 3Bugs goodies!!! (pictures on this page: from our trip to Mexico back in April.. finally starting using those)Ooh.. and I was nominated again for Rockin' girl blogger by Mimosa and Luciefairy, thank you so much girls!!!! I'm so excited!!! I don't think I'm gonna tag anyone here as most of the girls that I know have been tagged already.. sorry for spoiling the fun......I just came back from work, my last workingday before our now I'm officially FREEEEE!! YAY!!!!!!

I'm gonna prepare dinner now before Pascal comes home.. so talk to you all later!! And remember, you still have until Friday to leave a comment on the post below to be entered in the drawing for the RAK!!!


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's RAK time!!!

Yeah.. it's RAK time girls (and boys maybe??)!! I'm getting more and more in the vacation mood.. and to "celebrate" this I've been putting together a RAK with goodies I totally LOOOVE to work with! (yup.. addicted to them.. heeh.) For instance: stickpins, cute mini-Prima flowers, safety pins, 3d Paint, clear buttons etc.. and also some templates to create the same flowers as I'm using a looooot on my pages.. hehe (I've added a sample too so you can see how I've created mine). Be sure it'll be an awesome RAK.. hehe..

Here's a little sneakpeak:
The only thing you'll have to do is leaving a little comment on this post.. You'll have until Friday to do that, I'll ask my BF to pick a winner on Saturday morning so I can send you your goodies before leaving on Sunday.

I'm still having so much fun playing with the September kit of One Page at a Time (OPAAT), I just can't believe they picked me to be their guest designer.. I still feel sooo honored!!!! This time I've created an altered cube!! This is actually the first 'real' thing that I've altered..and I loooved to do it.. I think I'm hooked.. hehe..
Tomorrow I'll have to work only half a day...and then I'll be off to do some shopping with my little sister. I think we're gonna have a fun day together.. especially the baby-shopping part. (I think I told you guys already before that she's having her first baby in December right?.. so yup...Nancy is going to be an auntie in a couple of months.. whahahah)

Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy your day!!!!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Relaxing Sunday...

We're having a great weekend until so far!! Our neighbours stopped by this morning and because of the nice weather we were able to sit outside.. so great!!!
Yesterday we decided to go for a walk with our doggies near the river The Lek, not too far away from where we live.. We walked around for about an hour and the doggies had sooo.. much fun (at the end we had to carry them as they were so tired... hehe). Of course I took my camera with me...
Just can't believe that next week at this moment we'll be on our way to the US already!!! I know I'm talking about this a loooot lately.. hehe.. That's just because I'm soooo excited! I'm counting down the days!!!! We took our suitcases from the attic.. so now our preparation is really going to start!!! YAY!!!!

I just couldn't resist my Love, Elsie scraps again today..and I turned them into this little card:
I hope you're all enjoying your weekend!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

I can spill my secret TOOT

A couple of posts ago I told you guys about my secret TOOT.. and today I can finally share it with you all!!!!!

I was asked to be the September Guest designer for One Page at a Time, a real cool kitclub.. I'm sooo excited as I love their kits so much!! Thank you sooo much Capella for this awesome opportunity!!!! I've received the kit yesterday and it absolutely ROCKS, so many yummie goodies!!!! You can see the contents of the kit here. I already started playing with the goodies today!!! So here's the first layout that I've finished (check out the rest of my creations here on my blog soon!)
Today I had another happy mail-day!! When I came home from work I found an envelope in my mailbox from my sweet friend Ingrid. She sent me a cute birthday card and added some yummie goodies (buttons & Prima flowers).. Thank you so much sweetie for thinking of me!!! You sooo made my day!!! (these are definitely my favorite colors!!!!!! YUM YUM)I can't believe it's Friday already today!!! Only 4 working days for me and then we'll be off for about 3,5 weeks! WOOHOO!!! Not too many plans for the upcoming weekend.. we're having our neighbours coming over on Sunday for a cup of coffee..and that's it.. YAY!! I'll be scrapping a loooot.. that's for sure.. hehe..

Wishing you all a great Friday and thanks for visiting my blog!!!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thank you so much.....

... for all your sweet birthday wishes yesterday! I've had a great day with a little party at work, lots of cake, presents..and our dinner date was romantic too... hehe... I was totally spoiled.. that's for sure!!! My parents stopped by before our dinner, for a champagne toast (Pascal took this picture..funny guy..hehe..)
And here's a little pic of my mom and I:Today I've been busy preparing more stuff for our US-trip.. the pile is getting bigger and bigger.. hope everything will fit in our suitcases.. whahaha.. I think we'll need our own private jet at the end.. whahaha!!!

I just finished this little card with some more Love, Elsie scraps.. I'm having HUGE deadlines coming up in the next week.. busy busy busy in the last days before leaving I think.. but that's great.. totally love everything!!!

Oh and another thingy.. I'm preparing a little 'Nancy' RAK at the moment (with goodies I love to work with.. hehe..).. so don't forget to check back soon!!!!

Ok I'm off to the couch to watch a movie.. Thanks for stopping by!!!

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!


Monday, August 13, 2007

(almost) Happy birthday to me!!

Yup.. it will be my birthday tomorrow (August 14th)!!! Turning 29 (getting older..whaha).. so next year up to the big "30" hehe...
We had our family coming over at our house yesterday for a birthday-BBQ. I was totally spoiled with all kinds of presents (new earrings, flowers, perfume (Armani)). We've had such a great time together.. the day started warm and sunny... but at the end it started raining soooo hard.. we had to run literary with our stuff inside to stay dry.. hehe..

Tomorrow I'll have a little party at work with some cake, then my parents will visit us and Pascal is taking me out for (a romantic.. hehe) dinner.. yum yum yum! Just can't wait!!!!

Oh and I played with some more (Junkitz) scraps this weekend and created this little Happy Birthday card with it..
Hope you're all having a great Monday! (thanks again for all your sweet comments.. they make me so happy and it's so much fun to read it all!)


Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's Saturday!!!

Yup.. it's Saturday already!!!! We're having a great day with beautiful weather at the moment.. so we spent most of the day outside! This feels soooo good!!! Our doggies did the same.. relaxing.. hehe.. I've been busy scrapping during the last couple of days (I know.. some of you might think I'm a fast scrapper, as I'm always showing a lot of things.. but to be honest: I'm scrapping as slow as a snail!!! It takes me HOURS to create and finish a page!!!'s what I came up with.. a layout with some more pictures from our trip to France a couple of weeks ago:

And a little card.. created with some 3Bugs in a Rug scraps (yeah.. no pink for once! hehe):
I was asked a couple of times lately how we manage to always have pictures with the 2 of us in it.....some people think we always have someone around to help us with that.. buuuut.. we're always using our timer! You should see us running when the timer clock is ticking.. whahahaha!!! I bet that must be a funny sight for people who are walking by.. whahaha!!!

Well, gotta run.. dinner is ready!! (thanks for keeping your fingers crossed for seems like we're gonna have gorgeous weather tomorrow for our BBQ!!)

Enjoy your Saturday!


Thursday, August 9, 2007

What's my favorite color??

I bet that's not a difficult question for you, right?? whahahaha!! I just noticed that most of my pages have PINK in it!!!! Just can't help it.. I always need a little PINK on my pages.. hehehe.. What about you? Do you have a color that you keep using over and over again?

Here's my latest layout..with pictures we took during our trip to France! We just love walking around and take pictures!! That's so much fun (and sometimes the funniest part of our trips..hehe). I've used some more yummie Junkitz goodies here!!!
I played with some Love, Elsie scraps today, and created this little card with it! BTW.. you still have time to enter the fun 3Bugs in a Rug contest at Scrap4life! check out the details here. You can always give it a try.. the only thing you have to do is to create a layout with 3Bugs goodies and send it in!!

I'm so happy that it's Friday already tomorrow!! I'm sooo looking forward to the weekend.. it's raining again overhere.. but they said it will be a little better during the weekend. I hope so as we'll be having a BBQ on Sunday with some family members (for my birthday next week), so keep your fingers crossed for us that it won't rain that day!!

I'm off to bed now, wishing you all a great Thursday!! And thanks again for stopping by!!!

XOXO Nancy

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Happy Tuesday (and a new layout)

Time is flying by so fast lately.. ! In about 2 weeks and 5 days we'll be in Arizona at the moment, enjoying our 3-weeks USA-trip and visiting my sweet friend Janice for a couple of days, she and her family invited us over at their house.. so sweet!!! (we've already met IRL last year.... so we're not total strangers for her.. whahaha) Just can't wait until our vacation begins!!! We're gonna have so much fun!! I'll definately keep you guys updated during that time as we'll be bringing our laptop with us so I can post from everywhere!!! Woohooo!!!
I've had some deadlines during the last of them was this layout for Scrap4life. Our DT was challenged to create a layout with a provided sketch.. this was sooo much fun..and it really made me step outside the box for once by using the patterned paper as my background!!!
Oh..and I was tagged again!!! This time by Je@net!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me, so sweet!!! (you can find the details about it here)
And again.. it's so hard choosing only 5 people to tag here as there are sooo many talented people in the cardmaking world!!! You all ROCK! But I need to name 5.. so here I go... Lisette, Malin, Doado, Nathalie, Jen.

Well, gonna watch some TV now and grab a cup of hot tea! Yum!!! Wishing you all a great Tuesday and thanks again for all the sweet comments!!!


Sunday, August 5, 2007

Such a wonderful weekend!!!

We're having such a great weekend!!! Summer is finally here.. the weather is perfect and we spent most of the time outside!!! This is exactely what we needed!!! So what did we do the last couple of days??

Having a nice BBQ together in our back yard yesterday (so romantic.. hahaha):
Visiting a lake today:And I finally managed to take a good picture of one of our doggies (Twister).. he never wants to be photographed and runs away every single time I show up with my camera! But this time I got him.. whahahaha: In the meantime I also finished this little card with some Dreamstreet scraps, I really need to start working more with scraps as my pile is growing every day!! Hope you're all enjoying your weekend too! I'm having a day off tomorrow.. so plenty of time to start creating new things.. having plenty of ideas in my head already.. hehe..

Hope to be back with some more new creations soon!!!! Have a great Sunday everybody!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2007


My weekend has officially started!! YAY!!! I'm so happy! We don't have too many things planned for the upcoming days.. but we'll be enjoying the beautiful weather as it seems like our summer is finally going to start!!! Maybe we'll be able to go to the beach or something like that!! Just can't wait!!!! (and I'll definately take my camera with me to take some pics!!)

Yesterday I played with some Junkitz scraps (from the layout in the previous post) and created this card with it:

Hey, we're having a great 3Bugs in a Rug contest at Scrap4life!!!! You can find the details here!!! Just give it a try.. it's so easy.. the only thing you have to do is to create a layout with at least 50% of 3bugs goodies!! There will be 3 winners who will each win one of the newest 3bugs collections!! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!!!

Oh, and I was nominated again for the Rocking girl blogger by Frederique!!! So sweet! Thank you so much girlie!!!

Gotta go now.. have to prepare dinner before Pascal comes home!! Wishing you all a great weekend!!!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A new layout and.. tagged!!!

I've had so much fun playing with some more Junkitz goodies this week!! Just can't get enough of these papers and awesome embellies!! YUM YUM YUM!!!! This time I worked with the Fanciful line!!! (and with some pictures from our trip to my family in France a couple of weeks ago).

At this moment we're having a great sunny day overhere in The Netherlands (that's exactely what I was hoping for)! So happy about that! Just went out for a walk with our doggies and right after this post I'm gonna sit down in our backyard with a (scrap)magazine to enjoy the sun! YAY YAY YAY!
I've been tagged by Marlou!!! Girl, thank you so much for choosing me!! So sweet, I feel so honored!!!!!!!! (you can find the details about it here)

I don't wait to spoil the fun.. but to be honest I really don't know who to tag, as I love you ALL!!!! So if you haven't been tagged yet and wanted to do this, consider yourself tagged:)

I'm gonna grab a bottle of water and my magazine now and then I'm off to my chair in the backyard..hehe...!

Have a great day and see you soon here at my blog!!!!