Monday, April 28, 2008

We have a winner.. a layout and some fun news!

I just can't believe that so many of you (over 26 people) took the time to create a card with my little workshop! I'm so excited! I really enjoyed looking at all of your creations.. totally love all the versions I've seen!!!

Soooo.. I just had my BF to pick a name out of the basket with all of your names.... and the winner is................................... JEANET. WOOHOOO!! Congrats girl!!! E-mail me your addy ( and I'll send the copy of Cards to you asap!!! And a biiiiig thank you to all of you for playing along!!! I'll definitely post another workshop soon! That's for sure.. this is so much fun!!!

The weather has been awesome this last weekend.. we spent most of our time outside in our backyard enjoying the sun! And our doggies had a blast too!!!
BTW.. here's the 2nd layout that I've created for CreativeXpress lately. One with pictures from one of our trips to France in 2007. (patterned paper: Making Memories)
And some details.....

Hey Dutchies.. did you hear the news? Scrap Cards 2 is coming out on May 9th!! We're throwing a little party at Paper and Pictures in Doorn on May 10th to celebrate this.. most of the autors will be at the store that day to sign your book if you want (we're going to have some fun make 'n takes during the day too!!!) Hope to see you there too!!! Here's the cover of the book (and look.. that's my card on the cover.. hehe.. So excited about that!)
Have a great Monday and thanks again for your sweet sweet comments!


Thursday, April 24, 2008


Wooowww.. I'm so excited to see all of your cards, made with my little workshop, popping up here!!!! You all did such an awesome job!! WOOHOOO!!! Can't wait to see MORE!!! hehe.. Remember, you still have the whole weekend to play along! I'll pick a winner on Monday April 28th!!!

YEAH! I'm finally allowed to show you guys one of the layouts that I've created lately for CreativeXpress!! This is the first layout with pictures of my little niece Demi!!! (Patterned paper: Making Memories, Chipboard: Making Memories & K&Company, Pearls: K&Company, Flowers: Prima, Jewels: Heidi Swapp, Buttons: Making Memories, Rubons: American Crafts, floss, stickpins, safety pins, Puffy Paint, Glaze)

Here are some details...

And some more details....

Talking about CreativeXpress!!!! We're having an exciting monthly Guest Designer challenge going on in the forums!!!! This month our Design Team members Jen Nichols and Michelle Hubbartt are hosting this fun challenge!!! You can find this months details HERE. Just can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!

Have a fun Thursday and thanks for stopping by!!!!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Another little workshop.. and a challenge!!!

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend until so far!!! We've been quite busy today.. buuuut.. as promissed I managed to prepare a little workshop for you all!!!

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 April 27th!!! I've got an issue of Cards (March issue) ready overhere...(with 2 of my cards in it), I'll pick one random winner on Monday April 28th who will receive this awesome book! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Needed: Piece of white cardstock in any size you want (distress the borders with ink or chalk), 1 large square piece of patterned paper, 1 larger strip of patterned paper, 2 tiny strips of patterned paper, 1 half circle rings, 2 small circles of patterned paper, 2 handcut flowers made from patterned paper, 2 clear buttons, a piece of floss, chipboard alphabet, 2 safety pins, 2 stickpins, Jewels, staples, Puffy Paint (or another kind of 3d paint), a hole puncher, a corner rounder and 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, then add the larger square piece of patterned paper to the front of the card (use your corner rounder to round the corners)
Glue the larger strip of patterned paper to the middle of the card and add the half circle ring to the upper part of the strip (as shown)..
Then add the 2 tiny strips of patterned paper and glue them on top of the larger strip of patterned paper (as shown)..
Take the 2 handcut flowers in front of you. Add holes to the flower petals (as shown)..
Take the 2 clear buttons in front of you and add the floss to the holes, then add some jewels to the button (as shown).
Start layering your flower now by starting with the flower, the small circle of patterned paper and then the altered button.
Add the 2 layered flower to the card (as shown)..
Adhere the title of the card (Chipboard or rubons) to lower right part of the card (or anywhere you want..) and add some staples too..
- Add little dots of puffy paint (or 3d paint) to the half circle ring
- Add 2 stickpins and 2 safety pins to the buttons to give it a finished look

I really hope my explanation makes any sense.. hehe.. I'm aware of the fact that my English isn't 100% sometimes...hehe... So if you have any questions left.. just contact me!!!! Have fun with this little workshop.. Just can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!!

I'm having an exciting TOOT to share with you all too! I got an e-mail from Cards yesterday, requesting one of my cards for their September issue! WOOHOOO!!!!

I'm off to watch a movie with my sweetie now.. enjoy the rest of your Saturday..



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Little cards...

I've got some little cards to share with you!!! YAY!! They're quite simple.. but I still wanted to show you what I came up with this week.

I found these yummie Junkitz papers back in my stash the other day.... and I just couldn't resist working with them.. hehe..

Here's the 1st one....
And this is the 2nd card..
Anyways.. our weekend was great.. Pascal enjoyed his birthday so much (thanks for all the sweet birthday wishes!!!), dinner at the restaurant was delicious and I think he got the best birthday present ever!!! A new car !!! We picked it up on Saturdaymorning and he's so proud of it!!!!
BTW... both Barbara and Kristina nomimated me for an award on their blog!! Thank you so much girls, that's so sweet!!! on the look out for a new card workshop on my blog!!! I've planned to prepare a new workshop for you all this upcoming weekend including a little challenge!!!!!!!

Gotta run now! Talk to you soon! Enjoy the rest of your week!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy birthday sweetie....

Today.. my cutie patootie Pascal is turning 31! (happy birthday sweetie!) And look what I found the other day.. a cuuuuuute picture that was taken about 31 years ago.. hehehehe.. look at that cute little face!! (I bet he'll be so proud seeing this picture on my blog today.. whahaha.. NOT!)We'll be going out for dinner together tonight.. something we don't do too often (just because we're too tired.. hehe..) So this is the perfect occasion to go out together. Tomorrow we'll have some family coming over to celebrate his birthday with us. So that means that our weekend will be flying by again. (happily I'm having a day off on Monday!)

I've been scrapping a little bit last week.. it felt sooooo good!!! I created this layout with some pictures from our US trip last year (patterned paper:Making Memories, Chipboard: AC & K&Company, Buttons: Making Memories, Floss:DMC, Flowers:Prima, Puffy Paint, Staples etc..)
And some details:

Remember I told you guys about the new Dutch Cards magazine that will come out in May?? Well, look what I found in my mailbox yesterday.. the cover of the first Issue!!!!! (with one of my cards on it!). You can find more info about the Cards Only Magazine HERE
Ok.. gotta run.. I need to change my clothes to go to the restaurant in a couple of mins.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

~Happy Wednesday!~

This week is really flying by! (as usual.. hehe). We had planned to book our hotels for our Florida trip in June already about a week ago.... but somehow we didn't take the time for it.... so we finally managed to sit down tonight and we booked the biggest part of the hotels.... so excited! Just can't wait until our vacation starts.. hehe.. --> FLORIDA HERE WE COME!!!!

Anyways.. I captured my 2 doggies on camera today.. aww.. look at them.. they always need to be together.. real buddies.. hehe...
And.. I managed to play a little bit with my scrapbooking goodies..... I'm not too happy how this Mothersday card turned out.. but I'm happy I finally made something 'fresh' after such a long time..hehe... (patterned paper: Making Memories, Chipboard: American Crafts, Flower: Prima, Button: Autumn Leaves, Puffy Paint, stickpin, staples & floss)
Hey Dutchies, did you noticed that the new Scrapbook Magazine came out last week??? You can find one of my layouts in there too.. so excited!!! Here's a little sneak peek of that layout!!!
I'm off to watch some TV and drink a nice hot cup of tea now.... Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks again for your sweet comments!!!!


Sunday, April 6, 2008

A little card!

I hope you're all having a great weekend! Our weekend has been relaxing until so far.. I went shopping with my sister yesterday and today we stayed at home and had some friends coming over... right now it's time to sit down on the couch and relax a little bit more.. hehe..

I did scrap a little bit today.. I ended up creating this little card. (I've used Making Memories patterned paper here, I've added Doodlebug glitter to the scalopped edge of the card and I added some Diamond glaze to the dots on the chipboard flower.)
And look who I saw this weekend... yup.. my little niece Demi..the poor girl only knows me with my camera in front of my face.. whaahhaha...
Oh and on another note.. if you ever run out of your mojo.. and you need some inspiration... just go and visit the awesome blogs of Melissa Phillips and Sherry Wright. Both girls are so talented, sweet and creative!!!! Sooo.. what are you waiting for... go go go go... hehehe.

BTW Dutchies: check THIS out for more info about the new Cards Only magazine!!

Wishing you all a great Sunday and I hope to see you back on my blog soon.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring.. where are you??

Yup.. there's still no sign of Spring overhere in The Netherlands.. I soooo need some better weather.. it's so grey and chilly all the time... I need to feel the sun on my skin and relax in a chair in our backyard with a nice scrapbooking magazine.. hehehe..

My week has been a little hectic until so far.. not too much me time! I did have a fun night with 2 of my collegues yesterday evening, I invited them over to do some little crafts.. which was so much fun, I explained some little techniques and we chatted a lot.

So still no 'fresh' creations to show you (I hope to have some ME-time and energy this upcoming weekend). Buuuut.. I can show you another layout that I've created for CreativeXpress!!! This is really my favorite one! (and not only because of the PINK color that I've used.. whahahaha). The 2 sweet girls on my layout are Kimberly and Janice from Arizona.... I spent time with both of them during our US trip last year.. (I sooooo miss you girls.. I wish we could spend some more time together!!)
And some details (this little butterfly was created with my Cuttlebug and I've added some Doodlebug sugarcoating glitter on it!:

And some more details:

Hey Dutchies: did you hear the news???? There will be a new Dutch card magazine coming out as from next month (you can find some info on it in Dutch here)!! So cool!!! (you'll be able to find some of my cards in there too in the upcoming months.... I'm so honored!!!)

Ok, I'm off to bed now.. I'm almost falling asleep here behind my little computer.. hehe..

Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments over and over again!