Monday, October 8, 2007

So.. how did it all started???

I bet you guys are wondering by now how I started scrapbooking!! Well, I've always been creative.. I always loved collecting and playing with all kinds of papers.. and I loved to put my pictures in albums creatively.. I did a lot of different things.. but most of the time I was making cards! Especially 3d cards with a lot of glitters!!!! So when I visited the US in 2005 I saw some awesome scrapbooking ideas in the different stores.. so when I came back I just HAD to look on the internet for more info.. And at that moment my new addiction was born.. whahaha!!!

Here are some of the cards that I've created back then (I think in 2004 or 2005)!!!
So, did you all had a nice weekend?? Did you do something for World Card Making Day?? I had PLANNED to do a loooot of cards this weekend.. but I ended up with only 1 finished card.. such a pitty!!! Here it is... (this card opens in the middle, I've used some glittery paper that I found back in my stash from a looooong time ago)
I started a layout last week which I managed to finish yesterday (pictures: my grandpa (94 years old) and my mom in my grandparents garden in France)
My sister stopped by for a cup of tea on Saturday and asked me to take some pics of her belly... so cute.. Her belly is growing so fast right now... I just needed to take a couple of shots so she can remember this when her little baby is born. Here are some of the pics.. I'm not a pro.. I know... but I'm pretty happy how they turned out (and my sister is happy too!)... hehe..
OH and I'm having a cute little TOOT! But I cannot tell you about it yet unfortunately.. but I will as soon as I can!!!

Wishing you all a great week.. only 4 days to go and it will be weekend again.. whaha!!!



Wendy said...

Very cute, cute card!!!!! Are you going to show us your first ever page though???

Silvitanova said...

Oh, your old cards are so different! The picture of your sister are great!

Sanna F said...

So cute card and so sweet and adorable photos of your sisters belly! It is so cute with pregnant bellys!!!
The layout is gorgeous as well!!!
Hugs from Sanna

Ingrid said...

Great to hear how it all started. My mom made such cards too. I was never a fan of the 3D cards. The card you created this weekend is very nice. I really like how it opens in the middle. Your LO is beautiful too. What a nice keepsake of your grandpa. The pics of your little sis are great too. Unfortunately I don't have such pics of myself. Too bad, heh? Will you scrap these pics for her? Or does she scrap too?

Take care

Marlou said...

Hi Nancy, lovely to see how you started out card makin which led to scrapbooking, you cards are real cute!!! and love the one you made for WCMD, its fab!!! love the fancy pin you have in it. Im waiting on some fancy pins arriving in the mail, {Heidi Grace & Fancy Pants, cant wait}
Your sis im sure is all delighted about the new baby :) enjoy your week xxx

Wilma said...

Wat een prachtig kaartje zeg! Heel mooi! Leuk om te zien hoe je kaartjes er in het begin uit zagen.
Wat heeft je zus trouwens een mooi buikje. Echt mooi zwanger. De foto's zijn trouwens goed gelukt hoor! Gaat daar nog een lootje van komen? :)Mooie lo ook van je opa en je moeder. Fijn als mensen op zo'n leeftijd nog uit de voeten kunnen!
groetjes Wilma

My Paper World said...

Love your glittery card, its so pretty, and your fabulous layout!

Janny said...

zo ben ik ook begonnen met de hobby, maar dan embossing en borduren met 3d, maar sinds ik met scrappapier in aanraking ben gekomen is de verslaving aan mooi papier een feit.
je kaartje is helemaal te gek geworden, ik geloof dat ik ook nog wat van dat parelmoerpapier heb liggen.
Je lO is zoals altijd helemaal te gek!
leuke foto's heb je gemaakt van je zwangere zus, ga je er nog iets mee doen?

Kimberly said...

Awwww....LOVE all these fun photographs! Those preggo photographs are WONDERFUL! I Lahooove your card and LO creation full of wonderful inspiration girly! I just love ya! Thanks for sharing...and I can't wait to hear about your fun toot too *wink* xxoo
Love ya,

Lisette said...

Wow, wow, wow... It's funny how it all started isn't it. I started scrapping very early too, but it ruined the pictures more than it did any good, but I was only 12 or so, lol. I love your card and I especially like your LO. xox

Ady said...

you made beautiful cards back then too. The layout of your grandfather is gorgeous too. I like the way you changed the background. Have a great rest of the week.

Creative Creations said...

Cute cards .... well - we all started SOMEWHERE, right?!?! And I love your Layout + the fab pictures too :)

cissoux said...

Très sympa tes créas !

stephanieCH said...

Ta page est extra , j' adore les couleurs, les photos, et surtout cette superbe idée des papiers sur le coté c' est vraiment très joli, quelle imagination !!!!!
Ta soeur est vraiment très belle enceinte, et je suis sûre que tu vas nous faire une magnifique page avec les photos.

pascalep said...

Hello Girl ;o))

love your first cards , they are so cute...How funny to see first creations ! Those pics of your siter are extra , great work ... these are precious memories ;o))
And don't surprised you have another toot ( your creations are so you !)

Karin said...

Great layout and Ilove that pink card and the cute belly.....

Malin said...

Love that even your first cards are beutifull!!
And that LO, grandmas garden, i adore it!! The best thing i have seen from you, and i like all your other stuff!!

PJ said...

Hi Nancy!
Just popping in to see how you are doing...LOVE the card you made...very pretty.
You even had ooodles of talent back in the day!! ;)
I have to say your sisters belly is too cute! And you are a great photographer!
I am happy to see you scrapped those precious pictures of your Grandpa and Mom...i love them :)

Take care...
Michelle {mshell}

Rozella said...

Cute pictures of your sister. I wish a had such a pictures of my belly... Your layout is gorgeous and also the card...Great job weldone....

scrapgek!!!!!! said...

hey Nancy, gave foto's van je zus joh! helemaal toppie! leuk voor later ook! leuk om te lezen hoe jemet scrapbooking in aanraking bent gekomen....en wat je toen maakte! en je kaartje is helemaal super geworden joh! nog vier daagjes en dan is het weer.....WEEKEND! LOL! ;-) groetjes marije.

Je@net said...

Oooh, wat leuk om te lezen!! Ik ben ook via het kaarten maken in het scrappen gerold!
Je kaartje is weer een prachtexemplaartje Nancy! Super!!
Je lo is weer een toppertje, en de foto's van je zus zijn zo prachtig! Wat een gave herinnering op deze manier!
Je hebt me wel nieuwsgierig gemaakt naar je toot!! Laat ons niet te lang in spanning zitten hè ;-)

Linda said...

totally love those belly pics. Your sister is adorable. Love the lo...have you received you MM yet? If you don't get it soon, I'm gonna send you one. It is so cool everytime I see page 76.....LOL So happy for you.

Andrea Amu said...

Beautiful layout with your grandfather!
Really nice to hear about your start in the scrap craze and to see your progression! TFS!

M@risk@ said...

Funny to read that you started the same way I did. The card you made for WCMD is gorgeous. Good luck on becoming an auntie. The layout of your grandfather is a treasure.

*fauve* said...

Loved seeying youre old cards,so cute!And those photos are absolutely stunning,you ARE a PRO!

José (It's a Dutch Girlsname!) said...

Enorm leuke foto's Nancy!!

Heb door jou voor het eerst een kaartje gemaakt! (ja, ik meen het, ik had nog nooit kaartjes gemaakt!!) Laat hem a.s.a.p op m'n weblog zien!!

xx José

Anonymous said...

Wat een gave kaart en lo weer Nanc, leuk te zien hoe het allemaal eens is begonnen!!
Wat heb je gave foto's van je zus gemaakt zeg, prachtig, dat vraagt om een mooie lo!

XxX Hanneke

Marga said...

Leuk hè die oude kaarten, ik maakte vroeger ook hoofdzakelijk 3d kaarten, daarna ben ik gaan scrappen omdat ik het kaartenmaken zat was, en wat doe ik nu? Juist.... scrapkaarten maken, hahaha! Die glitterkaart is ook al weer zo apart :)
Die LO van je opa en moeder is zoals gewoonlijk weer schitterend. Knap hoor, hoe jij dat doet. Je zusje ziet er echt stralend uit. Mooi buikje hoor, die foto's worden een hele mooie herinnering.
Ja, fijn hè, Nancy....^^ de week is alweer bijna om joh, nog maar 4 daagjes, hahaha als je het zo zegt valt het inderdaad wel mee :)
Veel plezier nog en een fijne avond.

Anonymous said...

Hi, hi!

Thanks for stopping by! Your projects are so beautiful! And your grandfather, 94! WWWOOOOHHH! It's so nice to look at your work and read your story's. And the pictures of your sister are very very beautiful! So cute, her belly!
I also wanted to make a lot on WCMD, but the same here....time flew by! I looked at your challenge, and from that moment on my brain started to's now thinking about creating something with transparacies. So..THANKS for the inspiration!!!

Talk to you soon!

Sleep well!


Rachael said...

I love to see people's past work and see how the style changes!!

Beautiful layout and card as always!!

Your sister is beautiful!

Tip Junkie said...

Those are great! You look amazing pregnant.

Fink said...

I am sorry you only got one card done but it is magnificent! I love the cards from the day. You sister's belly shot are very cute and will make a great page! Now, I know why I picked you at Creative Xpress for the blog of the week! You rock!

Daan said...

Hoi Nancy

Wat grappig om te lezen dat je begonnen bent met 3D. Ook ik ben daar mee begonnen. Inmiddels puilen de kasten uit met scrappapier en ligt het 3D ergens op zolder.

Je kaart en LO is zoals gewoonlijk weer prachtig.

En je hebt schitterende foto's gemaakt van je zusje

Mia said...

Wow - there is hope for me! I love making cards and am terrified of trying to scrap a page. I love looking at your creations! You give me so much inspiration. I really like that card!!! The way it opens in the middle....I just might have to try that out myself! The photos of your sister are wonderful. I just love black & white photos. :)

Look at how creative you are!


Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, those belly pictures are just so sweet!!! Love cute pregnant gals!

The layout is gorgeous!!! Just love the pictures on it. How special to have those!

Can't wait to hear your toot!I'm sure it's a good one!!

Have a gorgeous day!!

Scrappermania said...

Beautiful, Nancy! Love the colors you used, love it.

Nancy said...

Now that explains why your cards are so beautiful!!! You've had it in you all along!!! That glittery card rocks!!!

Wendy said...

So cute Nancy! Love all your projects...I could look at them forever!

Wendy Malichio:-)

Mimi73 said...

Tes créations sont toujours superbes! Vraiment...tellement de délicatesse et d'amour dans ce que tu produis! Bravo ma chère Nancy!


MEG BEE said...

Very cute cards! Love hearing how it all started. The pics of your sister are too cute!

Inky Hugs,

angel said...

hé girlie! Love the work you did (again)! It is funny you lived in Leusden too! Well Houten is not that far from here either. I love living here in the midst of green!
Have a great day! thnx for stopping by on my blog!

laetitia said...

Coucou Nancy!
Cela fait longtemps que je ne suis pas venue te rendre une petite visite... je m'en excuse...
Les photos sont top!!!! et tes créations sont toujours aussi belles!!! je suis fan de tes réalisations!!
je t'embrasse,
P.S : je t'écris d'ici la fin de semaine... j'ai bien reçu ton mail!!

Peggy Severins said...

Oh those pictures are just so cute. Love them Nancy and I sure do love the card and layout as well.

Tannis said...

Wow! Your older cards are adorable!!! The new on for WCMD is so pretty!!! Love that LO with your grandfather!!! AND the pics of your sister turned out beautiful!!! Congrats on your toot, can't wait to hear about it!!!

Leslie Ashe said...

OH MY GOSH what awesome photo's!! BEAUTIFUL cards and what a CUTE CUTE page!! :) HUGS to you! ~Leslie

scrappermimi said...

Your LO's and cards are alway fab! Especially love the one of your grandfather!

Great belly pics too!

Wati Basri said...

love that layout! and precious pics of yr sis there :)

Marsha said...

leuk om te lezen hoe jij bent begonnen met scrappen en het kaartje wat je hebt gemaakt tijdens de world card making day is erg leuk geworden ;-)

mooie foto's van je zus, dat is zeker leuk om later nog eens te bekijken en natuurlijk om aan het kindje te laten zien als het groot genoeg is ;-)

domestic goddess said...

lovely photos Nancy!!!