Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!! all of you!!!!!
May all your wishes come true in this upcoming year!!!!

We'll be spending New Years eve at my parents house.... finally my whole family will be together again!!!! There are still some presents left underneath their Christmas tree..hehe... so it sure will be a fun evening opening presents, eating and watching the fireworks!!!!

Remember my pubs in Scrapbook Magazine?? I've posted my first layout here a little while ago..and now I can show you my 2nd layout too! One of my little sissie with her belly just a few weeks before Demi was born!!!
Just can't believe I'll have to go back to work already on the 2nd of January!! I was so looking forward to this time off from work.. but time really flew by!! I haven't done all the things I had on my to do list.. oh well, there will be a whole new year coming up to do these things.. hehe..!!!

Oh and another fun thingy.. I'll be meeting Ingrid and Lisette this week!! So excited! We'll be spending a fun crop night together!! Just can't wait to meet you girls IRL!!!

Ok, gotta go and prepare to leave to go to my parents house!!!

Have a wonderful New Years eve and see you all in 2008!!


Friday, December 28, 2007

Bye bye Christmas...

Just can't believe that Christmas is over already! I hope you all had a wonderfull day!!!!We had a great time together with my sister and her little family on the 1st day of Christmas, the 2nd day (yup.. we have 2 days of Christmas overhere in The Netherlands) we spent at Pascal his parent's house (to eat eat eat..hehe). Pascal gave me a cute Pandora bracelet ... such a sweetie (ok.. he asked me to pick my own present.. whaha.. so this is what I choose).

Here are some pics of our Christmas together with my sister and her family:
The 5 of us together
Demi.. awww... so cute

Smokey, our Christmas dog..hehe...

I also got some sad news the other day. Junkitz has closed his doors last week! Just can't believe it.. I'm so sad for Stacey & Kenny as I know how hard they've worked for their company.... but on the other hand I'm also very happy for them as they will be continuing their wonderful work at Inque Boutique! I hereby would like to thank everybody at Junkitz for giving me the chance to be on such an amazing DT with so many talented ladies!!!! I hope to see you all somewhere else soon!!

I've created these 2 Christmas Cards for Scrap4life.. I just loooove to work with these yummie Elsie papers!!!!!And...... here's a little sneak peek of a layout that I've just finished for CreativeXpress!!!! So much fun!!!Pascal had to work today and is on it's way back home.. so I'd better prepare some things for dinner.. hehe..

Have a great day everybody!


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

HO HO HO.... Merry Christmas!!!

Just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas!! Enjoy this wonderful time of the year!!!

At this moment we're waiting for my sister and her little family to come over to spend the day with us! Just can't wait to hear what they think about our presents for them! Of course I just had to spoil my little niece Demi too.. hehe... Just can't help it.. sorry.. whahahaha!

To stay in the Christmas mood I'll leave you for now by showing you a Christmas layout that was pubbed in Memory Makers Magazine in November/December of this year!!!! (pictures are from last year when we spent Christmas with my family in France..)
Ok, gotta go and do some more preparations!!

Have a great day everybody!!!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

A little layout

So sorry it took me such a long time to update my blog!!!! Thank you so much for all your sweet words and comments on my post!!! I'll make my blog-round this weekend.. that's for sure.. I soooo miss reading all of your blogs too!!!

Life is still kinda hectic right now.. buuuut.. I finished my Christmas gift shopping today! So happy about that!! I hope everbody will like the things I've chosen for them.. hehe.. (otherwise they can give the presents back.. so I can keep them for myself.. whahaha).

Remember I told you guys about my pubs in Scrapbook Magazine?? Well, the magazine came out a couple of weeks ago.... so now I can show you my creations!! I'll start with one and post the other one in my next post. The article that Revlie wrote was all about colors! So cool! For me the color RED means 'love & passion'. And here's the layout that I came up with (BTW.. IRL everything is straight... hehe).
I'll end up with wishing you all lots of fun with all the Christmas preparations (I sure had fun wrapping all the presents.. hehe..)! I'll be back soon with another layout and hopefully some more 'fresh' creations.. hehe..


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Wooww.. life can be so hectic sometimes!!! Not only because of the Holidays coming up within a week.. but I've been so busy the last couple of days that I didn't managed to update my blog or do anything else scraprelated!!!

It all started on Thursday night when I got a phone call from my parents (they were in the US for a 4-week vacation). My dad told me that my mom got really sick overthere and wasn't able to fly that day! They had to cancel their flight! We were so bummed! My parens wanted to go back so badly.. not only to be at home again after 4 weeks.. but also to see their grandchild for the first time! To make a long story short: we ended up with my French niece (who was there with them) the whole weekend!! She had to come back and leave my parents there. Happily my mom started feeling better after a shot they gave her at the hospital..and they finally arrived at home yesterday! Such a big relieve!! They were able to visit my little niece today (I haven't talked to them yet.. but I bet they must have been so happy about that)!!!

We also visited my little niece on Saturday..

My cutiepatootie with Demi in his arms.. hehe..
BTW.. I'm going to extend the deadline for my little challenge from my previous post until January 1st!! I bet everybody is so busy around this time of the year!!!

I'll end this post with a card that I've created a little while ago. I've used some Elsie papers here!
I promiss to update my blog more often from now on.. hehe.. Thanks again for stopping by and have fun with all the Christmas preparations!!!


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Another little workshop.. and a challenge!

Hey there everybody!! I can reveal my secret with you all!! Lookie HERE!! I'm so honored to have been interviewed by Creapassions! An awesome French website! WOOHOO!!!

I've done a little workshop last weekend at the birthday crop at Scrap4life!!! And of course I want to share it with you all here on my blog too!!!

I hope you're not getting tired of my workshops.. hehe.. but I would love to challenge YOU to create a card following this workshop and post it on your blog or somewhere else and add a link to your card in the comments section of this post at latest on Sunday December 23!!! I have a cute RAK here ready for you.. I'll pick one random winner on Monday December 24! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!! (i've used a cute sketch from Pencillines for this card)

Needed: Piece of white cardstock in any size you want (distress the borders with ink or chalk), another piece of white cardstock, 1 large piece of patterned paper, 2 circle rings in 2 different sizes, 3 handcut stars in 3 different sizes made from patterned paper, a piece of floss, 1 safety pin, 1 stickpin, Jewels, Rubons, staples, Puffy Paint (or another kind of 3d paint), 3d foam tape, if possible a sewing machine to stitch without thread on the borders of the cardstock and patterned paper.

Get the white cardstock in front of you and fold it in half:

Cover the card with the large piece of patterned paper and sew on the borders without thread, distress the borders with ink/chalk:
Take the other piece of cardstock in front of you and use your corner rounder for 2 corners (as shown), distress the borders with ink/chalk and adhere the piece of cardstock on the left part of the card (as shown):

Add the 2 circles to the card (as shown). Of course you can use as many circles as you want here!!!:
Take one of the handcut stars in front of you. Wrap the floss around it and add the safety pin and the stickpin to it. Distress the borders of both of the stars with ink or chalk:
Add 3d foam tape to the back of the 3 handcut stars:
Adhere the stars to the card:
Add the rubon to the middle of the smallest circle and add 2 jewels to the dots on the I’s. Add 2 staples to the left part of the circles:
Give it a finished look by adding dots on the smallest circle and one of the stars.

HAPPY scrappin' everybody!!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happy Tuesday!!

Only 8 workingdays and I'll be off from work for more than a week!!!! Just can't wait!! I'm soooooo counting down the days.. hehe.. It wasn't too clear for us where we would spend Christmas this year.. normally we spend the days with my family all together in France.. but this year we'll be separated. My sister won't be able to travel such a long time with my niece.... so we'll stay at home with them..and my parents will visit my grandparents in France... It's a perfect solution.. but it makes me a little sad too... I love to have my family around me during those days!!!

I did manage to scrap a lot this past weekend! Pascal was away the whole Saturday.. so looooots of ME-time!!!! I've created this layout with pictures from our US 2007 trip (so happy to be able to play with these!!). I've used American Crafts patterned papers here!!!
And of course I had to do something with the scraps of these papers too!!!! I turned them out into this little Happy Birthday Card. As you can see I've decided to fold this card differently.. that way the card opens in the middle!!!!
Oh..and I've visited my little niece again yesterday! She's doing so well!! No crying at all, she gained weight again..and she's soooo cute (and I'm not saying this because she's part of my family.. hehehehe). This is my favorite picture that I took of her:
And another little one because I couldn't choose which one to put on my blog.. hehe..
Ok, I'm gonna make myself a nice cup of hot tea to warm up a little bit... (somehow I'm sooooo cold during the nights.. even with my blanket, my laptop and 2 doggies on my lap.. whaha)

Have a great day and thanks for your sweet sweet comments!!!!


Sunday, December 9, 2007

Our Christmas tree is up!!!

Yaaaay.. we finally managed to put up our Christmas tree yesterday! We had planned to do it waaaay earlier.. but we've been so busy..and sick because of the flu! Happily things are going better now! And here's the result:

Smokey totally loved the lights around his neck ..whahahaha...(ahem..)
Yaaay.. it's finished!!!
Besides this the Scrap4life newsletter went out last week! So that means I can show you one of my creations now! Our DT was challenged to create a Christmas gift by altering something..and this is what I came up with!!! A picture frame with Scenic Route papers and looots of bling!!
Until Monday we're having an exciting birthday party at Scrap4life.. with lots of challenges, prizes and also an amazing 40% discount off your whole order! Check out the details HERE.

I'll be visiting my little niece again tomorrow! And yup.. I'll take my camera with me.. hehe.. It's so much fun to take pics of those little ones!!!

Wishing you all a great Sunday and thanks again for stopping by!!!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

Another little update!

Yup.. here I am again.. finally! I had planned to update a lot earlier.. but my life is soooo hectic at the moment! But I hope to have some ME-time soon!!! Happily I'm feeling better now, but my flu is still not gone entirely.. bummer!

I've spent some time with my sister and my niece on Tuesday! Demi has changed soooo much in a couple of days.. she's having enormous eyelashes.. so cute!!! A real little girl.. hehe.. My parents will be back at the end of next week.. so happy about that! That way they can see their first grandchild IRL too!!! And yup.. I took some more pics (about 100.. whahaha)
Awww.. so cute....
My sister and Demi

Cute cute cute....

Auntie Nancy!!!

I think I told you guys about the little card that I've created for my sister and her boyfriend for Demi's birth... I was in such a hurry that day that I totally forgot to take a pic of it.. so I finally took a pic this week!!! As you can see I've used the same design as the card from my little workshop!!! (can't get enough of that design.. hehe..)BTW.. don't forget to check out this fun Birthday Crop at Scrap4life this upcoming weekend!!!! So much fun!!!! I'll do a little card-workshop there!!!Did you decorate your house for Chrismas already?? We've planned to put up our tree tonight.. but it depends if Pascal is feeling good enough.. I think I gave him the flu.. poor guy.. hehe..! As soon as the tree is up I'll post some pics.. I promiss!!!

Happy scrappin'!!!


Monday, December 3, 2007


The weekend went by waaaaay to fast... not because of fun things I had to do.. but because of the flu!! I started feeling this way the night that my little niece was born... and since then I started feeling worse every day!! So this weekend it all came out.. I felt terrible!!! Oh well, I hope that things will go better as from today.. hehe.. (the weather is terrible too overhere.. so this doesn't help too much either.. hehe..)

As promissed in my previous post I can show you the 2 Christmas cards that I've created for CreativeXpress last month!! I've used Scenic Route papers on both cards!!! (and I've used my Cricut machine for the title!)

Tomorrow I'll be visiting my little niece again!!! So excited! I took half a day off to spend some time with my sister and her.. I hope the weather won't be too grey so I'll be able to take some 'fresh' pictures of her (I don't want to point my camera with my flash in her face the whole time... hehe..).

Oh and I have another little secret which I'll be able to reveal on December 13!!!

Ok, gotta go.. we're having dinner in a couple of minutes (Risotto.. yum yum). Thanks again for stopping by.. I'll make my blog round asap too!!!! Just loooove to read all of your blogs!!!


Friday, November 30, 2007

A little layout

Thanks again for all your sweet comments about my little niece.. I'm still such a proud aunt! I never had thought that such a little baby could change my life so much!! I'm totally in love with her!! I've spent a couple of hours at my sister her house again yesterday! It's so hard for her that my parents aren't at home at the moment.. so I'm trying to do my utmost to help her with some things and to be here for her in this special time of her life.

And it's a gooooood day today!! I'm allowed to show my CreativeXpress creations from last month! WOOHOOO!!! I'll start with my my layout and I'll show my 2 Christmas cards in my next post!!! For this layout our DesignTeam was challenged to create a Holiday layout by using the Cuttlebug, the Cricut and ProvoCraft patterned papers!
Anyways, we're finally having a quiet weekend.... I've been so busy this past week since my niece was born. I'll have to scrap scrap scrap tomorrow as I need to finish some assignments for Scrap4life!!

BTW.. we're having 3 doggies at the moment! I totally forgot to tell you guys!! Since my parents are on vacation we're taking care of their doggie Tommie! Our 2 doggies are so happy about that.. they're real buddies!!!! Aww..look at him..
Enjoy your weekend! And thanks again for stopping by!!! I'll be around more in the upcoming days.. I promiss!!!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My little niece and a sneak peek

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my previous post about all the exciting things that are happening in my life right now!!

I'm so proud to be an auntie now!!! Still can't believe it that my little sister (she's 5 years younger than I am) had a baby!!! She gave birth to Demi in only 5 hours! Everything went great! She had to stay in the hospital for one night. Directly after she was born my sister gave me a phone call asking me if I could come to the hospital to meet my little niece! So we stepped in the car at 2AM to drive to the hospital (about 30 mins away from us)!! My sister looked great!! And Demi is such a cute little girl!!!!
Buuut..there is a biiig bummer.... my parents are on vacation in the US at the moment and will only be back in 3 weeks!! They were so sad that they had to miss all this.. especially those 3 first weeks of Demi her life!! Normally they would have been back on time.. as my sister was only due on December 14th!!
Yesterday I've spent almost the whole day at my sisters house.. I had planned to go there for a little hour.. but there were so many things I could help them with.. so I did some grocery shopping and stuff like that!! Before she left my mom had made a cute basked with some little bags with candies in it for the visitors and I created some cute little tags to go with it.
As you can see my life has been a little busy since Saturday.. hehe.. I did create a card for my sister.. but I was in such a hurry that I've sent it out before I took a picture of it.. hehe..

Sooo.. I'll end with a little sneak peek of a layout that I've created for CreativeXpress.
I'll be back asap with some fresh creations!!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

My teaching secret......

I can finally share my teaching secret with you all! WOOHOOO!!!

On May 17 & 18 2008 I'll be teaching at the Eurocrop in Belgium (near Brussels)!!!!! I'm so excited (there will be a lot of French speaking scrappers coming over too.. that makes it even more exciting for me!!!! So happy I'm speaking almost fluently French!)

I'll be teaching 2 classes there (1 layout and 1 calendar class). Still can't believe they asked 'little' me for this awesome event with so many talented teachers!!!! I really hope that some of you will be able to come over to join me during the weekend!!!! I'll be back with some more detailed info asap!!!

As promissed in my previous post, I'm showing you 2 Christmas cards that I've created for Scrap4life!!! I've used Scenic Route patterned paper on both cards.
The wedding on Thursday was awesome!!! The bride looked so beautiful! Just loooove weddings! (hope my own wedding will be soon.. hehe..) We arrived at home around 2AM... and we had to be up again by 6.30AM... That wasn't too easy.. hehe... I was soooo sleepy at work the whole day!!!

Today I've spent a lot of time with my scrapbooking goodies all around me!!!! I managed to finish my layout for CreativeXpress.. I played with some yummie KI Memories papers!! YUM YUM!!!

***Edited 1: I just got a phonecall from my little sister!! She's having her baby NOW!! So excited about that!!!!!! In a couple of hours I'll be an auntie!!!!!!!!

***Edited 2: I'm an auntie of a beautiful little girl named Demi!! Everything went fast and very well! We went to the hospital directly after she was born to see her... so cute and tiny!!! I'll post some pics asap!!!

Have a great weekend!! I keep repeating myself buuuut.. thanks again for stopping by!!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

A little update

Here I am finally with a little update!! I've been so busy this week that I really neglegted my blog! Shame on me!! In a couple of hours we gotta leave again to go to a wedding.. so this will be a short post.. hehe..

I haven't done any scrapping at all this week.. such a bummer.. buuut.. I just promissed myself to take this whole Saturday for myself.. I really need to finish a creation for I printed some pics for it.. so scrapping is the first thing I'm gonna do Saturday morning.. hehe..

The Scrap4life Newsletter went out yesterday.. so that means I'm allowed now to show the creations that I've created!!! Woohoo!! I'll start with the layout today and I'll show you the cards in my next post!!!
Wishing you all a great weekend.. and I hope to be able to reveal my teaching-secret asap (or at least tell you guys where I'll be teaching next year!)

BTW: American girls, don't forget to check out the CreativeXpress shop for some amazing Cricut deals!!!!!
Ok, gotta run.. need to prepare some things (read: make-up and other clothes) for the wedding tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!