Monday, October 29, 2007
Remember I told you guys about my cards being pubbed in Cards Magazine (October issue)?? Well, here they are!!!! (you can find them on page 106 and 149). I've used Junkitz goodies for both of the cards!
I'm so excited! We'll be visiting my grandparents in France this upcoming weekend! I haven't seen them since July!! Woohoo!! We'll do some shopping on Saturday in the city of Nancy (nope.. not my city.. that's the name of the city where my Grandparents live.. hehe..). Here's a little pic of our last trip there!!! (I'm affraid that the weather won't be that good .. hehe..)
I've been tagged by a looot of people the last couple of days.. somehow I just don't know where to start anymore with the tags.. there are so many.. hehe.. Sorry to spoil the fun but for this time I'll just let it pass by.. Buuut.. a biiig thank you to: Peggy, Marjolein, Marije, Karin, and all the other girls that picked me!!! XOXO (I promiss to be a better tagger as from now!)
Ok gotta go for now, make myself some hot tea and walk a little bit with our doggies! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave me sweet comments!!!
Friday, October 26, 2007
During our California trip in 2006 we visited a real American pumkin' patch! So cool!!! Unfortunately we had to leave to go home about 2 days before Halloween.. such a pitty! Sooo.. I decided to use some yummie Junkitz Halloween papers to scrap the pictures we took that day!! And here's the result!!!
Do you have any plans for the weekend??? We do have some things we want to do.. but besides that we'll probably spend a lot of time at home.. YAY! Pascal just bought a new Playstation game.. so that means he'll be playing his game this weekend while I'm scrapping.. hehe...
Remember I told you guys about the fun things that are happening to me at the moment? Well, one of those fun things is: I've been asked to create some things for a Dutch magazine called: Scrapbook Magazine.
BTW.. look what I found the other day!!! A cute picture of one of our doggies when he was still a puppy!!! He was so ugly but cute back then... hehe.. Look at those eyes.. whahaha (just had to share this one with you guys.. hehe)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
2: I cannot leave the house without doing my morning make-up (mascara, eyeshadow and lipstick) and hair ritual (I have natural curly hair.. and I'm using a whole bottle of hair mouse every week!)
3: I'm totally addicted to Ranch Salad dressing! Unfortunately they don't sell it over here in The Netherlands.. so every time I visit the US a huge bottle is coming back with me.. and sometimes I even have American friends sending me bottles.. hehehe
4. I used to dance a lot for years (ballroom and Latin dancing), I was even in a formation team for a year and we danced on the Dutch championships unfortunately I had to stop as my dance partner decided to quit& big bummer as I loved it so much!
5: I'm having a French passport (I'm half French).. not too strange huh.. but it makes it difficult sometimes when I want to identify myself.. even at the airport in The Netherlands they look strange at me and a little confused when I start talking Dutch while showing this passport.. hehe. But when I'm visiting my family in France a French passport makes it a lot easier sometimes too..
6: I love to sit down on the couch in the evening with my laptop on my lap....and I ALWAYS have a little blanket laying over my legs.. otherwise I will be cold.. hehehe..
7: When I'm hungry I can make funny noises with the air in my stomach. (yep.. I know this might sound really strange..and it IS.. right Peggy?)
To be honest I don't know who else haven't been tagged so if you haven't been and wanted to do this, consider yourself tagged:)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I'm so excited to see that over 25 people decided to join my challenge!! I've seen the cards popping up everywhere.. I'm so proud of all of you.. all your creations really ROCK!!!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!! I asked my BF to draw a random winner for the RAK this morning.. and he came up with: MIA!!! Buuut.. I had a hard time picking only 1 name.. so I had my BF to pick 2 more names for a little something.... Lisette & Marije. Congrats girls!!!! Send me an email with your addy to firstname.lastname@example.org!!!
I will definitely be back with another workshop including a little challenge soon!!!! I promiss! This was so much fun!!
I've been busy creating during the last couple of days.. sooo...here's a little sneak peek of a card that I've created for CreativeXpress!!
I'm finally allowed to show you one of the layouts that I've created for Scrap4life the other day!!! We were challenged to use ghostshapes creatively.. so I painted with acrylic paint on the back of my star-ghostshapes and added puffy paint dots to the front. It's a layout of one of my doggies (Smokey) who loves to be photographed so much.. our little star.. hehe..
BTW.. I've got some exciting news to share!!! Not only I received my Cards Magazine (October issue) this week with 2 of my cards in there (I will show these asap!), but I also got an email from them requesting 2 other cards for their March 2008 issue! I'm so excited!!! I dropped the box with the 2 cards at the Post Office this morning! WOOHOO!!!
Have you been scrapping this weekend?? I've finished another layout for Scrap4life!! YAY!! And nope.. just like the other layouts from last week I'm not allowed to show you the entire page yet.. but here's a little sneak peek of it!!!
BTW.. our new couch arrived the other day.. remember?? Well, we're sooo dissapointed about the color!! It's UGLY!! On the little piece of fabric in the store it looked sooooo differently! So today we went back to the store to discuss this issue, they happily understood everything, and they offered us another couch cover with a discount.. so that's what we did.. we'll have to wait another 4 months for it now.. but at least we know we'll end up with the color we really wanted.
Ok, enough rambling for today.. hehe.. I'll be back soon with another update and more layouts and exciting news!!!!
Have a superduper great weekend and happy scrappin'!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I'm so excited to see your creations made with my little workshop popping up everywhere! You girls ROCK!!!!!!! Thank you so much for playing along!!!
Besides working... I played with some more Remisce scraps this week and created this little card...
In one of my previous posts I told you guys about another pub in Memory Makers Magazine (November/December issue). I got my copy the other day.. so here's a little picture of the page I'm on (you can find me on page 74). Sorry for the bad picture.. the weather is so grey and dark today (with looots of rain too!). I'm not sure if I'm allowed to show my complete page in detail yet.. so I will do that soon.. I promiss!!!! Oh and I totally forgot to tell you that I visited Peggy on Saturday!! We had a blast together!! I did bring some scrapgoodies with me to play.. but we ended up talking talking and talking the whole day.. whahaha! So much fun! We're really bad scrapbookers! We totally forgot to take pictures!!!!! (I only thought about that when I was driving back home!). Thanks girl for the great day and give a big hug to Kelsey and Kylian for me!!!!
I was tagged by Peggy and Marije to write down all the things I'm thankful for.. I just wrote a whole list.. and then I got some kind of an error! GRRR!! I hate it when that happens (so that means I had to re-type my whole post!!). So sorry girls.. I wanted to play along.. but I'm not in the mood to retype everything.. (I'm lazy.. I know.. hehe..)
I'll end with a little sneak peek of a layout that I've created for Scrap4life.
This is it for now.. I need to prepare some stuff as I just got a phone call that our new couch is on its way!! YAY! (not too sure about the color yet.. we went to the store to buy a brown one and ended up with a grey one.. oh well...).
Thanks for stopping by again and talk to you soon!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Needed: Piece of white cardstock in any size you want (fold it in half), transparency (small piece), 4 strips of patterned paper (1 large one, 2 smaller ones, 1 tiny one), Circle of patterned paper, Handcut flower from patterned paper, Prima flower, jewels, staples, 3d paint. (if possible, use sewing machine to make ‘holes’ in patterned paper and cardstock), chipboard (sticker, rubon) alphabet.
- Cut a piece of the front of the card and distress the borders afterwards with ink or chalk
- Glue the transparency to front of the card (gluedots on border inside card and add transparency to the glue)
- Add the circle by adhering it half to the cardstock, half to the transparency (leave enough space around circle for little jewels)
- adhere largest piece of PP to the inside of the card (as shown)
- Add the 2 smaller strips of patterned paper and the tiny strip of patterned paper to the card (on left side of the circle)
- Add jewels (or other embellishments) around the circle (on the transparency)Take the handcut flower (or other shape) made of patterned paper in front of you, and start layering it with a Prima Flower and a Jewel (brad, button or other embellishment)
- Add the layered flower to the card
- Add staples to the upper and down left part of the strips of paper to give it a ‘finished’ look
Add your text to the card (chipboard, stickers, rubons)
BTW.. don't forget to check out Peggy her blog! She's giving away an awesome RAK!!!!! I bet you don't want to miss that!!!! Just leave her a comment before Friday 19th!!
Ok, gotta run!! Talk to you soon and thanks again for all your sweet comments and for stopping by at my blog!!
Monday, October 8, 2007
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!!!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
So what have I been up to the last couple of days?? Well, I had to work the whole week.. so the only thing I managed to create was a little card made of Cloud9 scraps. I wanted to try something else..and this is how it turned out.
Do you have any plans for World Card Making Day on October 6th? Don't forget to check out the CreativeXpress forums for some fun challenges during that day, this will definitely help you bring your card-making-mojo back!!! You can find some more info about it here.
Oh and I'm so excited... I've been nominated for the ' Best Blog Friend' award by Mia!! Thank you so much girlie! You sooo made my day!! On my turn I would love to nominate ALL of you.. whaha.. so difficult to nominate only a few of you.. but here I go: Peggy, Kimberly, Revlie, Leslie, Linda & Ingrid (don't forget to check out their blogs.. so much inspiration there!)
BTW we've had an amazing 'Scrap pink' crop at Scrap4life last weekend, thank you so much everybody who participated! I hosted a little card workshop there which I will post on my blog asap. In the meanwhile here's a sneak peek of the card that I've created.
Have a great day, thanks for stopping by and see you soon back at my blog!!
Monday, October 1, 2007
We took her (and my dad) out for dinner yesterday.. here's a little picture of her opening the present we got her (a beautiful watch)...
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Our weekend was great.. but unfortunately time is always flying by way to fast during those days... I wish time flew by at work too.. hehe..
I finished this layout yesterday.. it had been on my scrap table for several days.. I was too lazy to glue everything down.. so yesterday I sat down for it..hehe... (pictures: from our Mexico trip back in April)
BTW.. don't forget that it's World Card Making day on October 6th!! Check out the Creativexpress forums for some fun challenges on that day!!!!!!
Pascal is on his way home.. so I'd better prepare some things for dinner (I had a day off today and I didn't do anything besides grocery shopping, playing with my scrap goodies and surfing on the Internet..hehe..)
Enjoy your week!!