vrijdag 30 januari 2009


Yesterday Henri and I went to the musical Footloose in theathre 'De Lampegiet', it was really awesome! I was totally blown away by all the energy, the musical absolutely rawks!
I found this youtube movie to share with you and give you a little impression.
If you like 80's and dance like we do, you'll propably love it as well....

I'll be back tomorrow (maybe with a tiny little peak of my workshop).

woensdag 28 januari 2009

Wednesday sketch Graphic45

Hello, it's Wednesday again with a brand new sketch from Amanda over at Graphic45.
Here's my take on this weeks sketch. I've used the Playtimes Past collection on a Bazzil kraft sheet with some Times Nouveau die cuts for this layout. Besides the paper I've used some Making Memories Tiny alpha's, ribbon, brads, eyelets, staples, Vintage photo ink, date stamp, fineliner and a safety pin.
The layout is about my cousin Indy's first birthday last August.
Thanks Amanda for the inspiration and thank you for stopping by!

maandag 26 januari 2009

Back on track

So... I'm finally back on track after feeling sick and miserable the past few days...
Blèh.. I hate being ill and not being able to do what I want... Didn't even feel like scrapping, so you can imagine it was BAD :(
Luckily I'm feeling much better now and the sun is shining, which always cheers me up.

My workshop is in less than two weeks and I've already created my 'prototype'. It makes me nervous when I work with the final materials and I can't try something new, because I'm not allowed to ruin the materials. So I've used my own materials to create a prototype and I'm very happy with the result. I'll need to use some other colors for the workshop itself, but I promis you... it will be a 'keeper' :) There are a few spots left and we are making two totally different mini's, so if you feel like it....


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This Wednesday there will be another sketch over at Graphic45 and I'm leaving you with a sneak.... thanks for stopping by!

woensdag 21 januari 2009

next week

I know I promissed to share my take on this weeks Graphic45 sketch, but it's moved to next week. There is a sketch over at Graphic45, but this week Emeline and Jeni gave it a go, so my take will be up next week.
This morning I saw some pictures of the new Sassafras collection, aren't they cute!?!

I think they are adorable, but of course I'm a huge Sassafras fan.

I'm still stalking the postman cause I'm waiting for my G45 papers.... pfff.... nothing again today.... :( All my fellow DT members are playing already.....
Look what Christie made with the new collection, gorgeous right!?!

maandag 19 januari 2009


Sorry I've been a bad blogger the past few days, but I've been very busy lately.
I do have some great news though.... I'm working on my first workshop!
That's right, I'm develloping a project for a class in February at Paper and Pictures!
I hope I'll be able to share more details with you soon...

Besides the workshop-project I'm working on a few cards for Cards Only 6 which will be in stores in the beginning of March.

Graphic45 has a new sketch on the blog Wednesday and I almost finished my take on it so I'll be back with you Wednesday to share my layout.


woensdag 14 januari 2009

Graphic45 Wednesday sketch

It's Wednesday again and Amanda designed a new sketch for the Graphic45 blog.
I'd love to share my take on it with you. This is a personal one.
The pictures are showing my dear cousin Indy and the journaling says:

We're from the same shoot
the same family tree
Into this world we sprouted call it destiny
It's cousin to cousin a special thing
A closeness to which we're tied
I'll always be there to laugh with you
Or even cry
Anyway I think it's fantastic
that you were meant to be
A part of my life, my cousin
You'll always be special to me!

It's a poem from Danny Davis, but I adjusted it a little bit.
I know there will be some Dutchies today, so here's the translation: (vrij vertaald)
We hebben dezelfde roots, hebben dezelfde stamboom, noem het voorbestemd.
De band tussen nichtjes is heel speciaal. Ik zal er altijd voor je zijn om te lachen of zelfs te huilen. Hoe dan ook ik vind het fantastisch dat onze band zo heeft moeten zijn. Dat jij een onderdeel van m'n leven bent. Jij zult altijd speciaal voor me blijven.

Me and my brother have been the only grandchildren for a long time, but in August 2007 our cousin Indy was born. She's so cute and undertaking and I'm so lucky to be able to see her grow up closely. I love to see her play and learn new stuff, it's truly adorable.
Using the gorgeous and timeless Botanicabella papers is my way of expressing in paper our bond is wondeful and forever.

Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
And ofcourse I'd love to see your take on this week's sketch!


dinsdag 13 januari 2009

Bad Girls 72h challenge

Have you seen my Jenni Bowlin projects in Scrapbook Magazine? Well once you start playing with them, you can't stop. I've used the beautiful papers to join the 72h challenge over at Bad Girls. And here's my take.
The assignment was to use an owl or bird, flowers, a frame, glitter, lace and at least three different kinds of patterned paper. The layout is showing me and Henri, we're getting married in July and we're really looking forward to it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow I'll be back to share my version of this weeks Graphic45 sketch.

maandag 12 januari 2009

Yummy stuff!!!

I just discoverd these on the prima blog....
I just LOVE the pink and the flowers....
Journaling notes:

Patterned paper:
I sure hope Truike will order some of these at CHA...

zaterdag 10 januari 2009

One more card

The G45blog is updated already today with more cards.... go check them out!
I've created a babygirl card with the Baby to Bride collection.
I made a little collage between two Ranger Memory glasses and added those to the card.
The velvet is from Prima.

By the way, what do you think of the picture? Henri gave me a pictures studio. It's a cube with different backgrounds and spots to take pictures in. I'm not quite used to it yet. Does anyone have some tips on how to place the spots?
Here's a closer look at the new Communique collection....
Enjoy your weekend!

donderdag 8 januari 2009


yeah, Yeah, YEAH!!!!!
Here they are...... some sneaks of the new collections of Graphic45!!
The Transatlantique collection:
The Fashionista collection:

The Communique collection:

I already created a layout for next week's sketch, here's a little peak...
Thanks for stopping by!

woensdag 7 januari 2009

Graphic45 Week of Cards

This week the Graphic45 blog is all about cards.
Every Wednesday there's a new sketch, so this week Amanda and I created some cards with this week's sketch made by Amanda.

And here are my cards for this sketch....
The Times Nouveau collection:

Playtimes Past collection:

Botanicabella collection:

Please come over and join us!
And don't forget about the G45 challenge....
The Graphic 45 DT's will be hosting monthly challenges on its blog this year. The January challenge is posted here. Enter the challenge and you can win a collection of Graphic 45 paper of the winner's choice!!

And there is more Graphic45 news...
Winter CHA 2009 is right around the corner. And the new collections of papers are being printed as I write. I've seen a few sneak peaks already and I'm so excited!!! You don't want to miss the new Graphic 45 lines that's for sure! You'll be blown away, they are stunning and SO Graphic45!!
I'm allowed to show you some sneaks later this week....


zaterdag 3 januari 2009

Yes! I made it....

Pff... it was close, but I did it....
I entered my projects for Scrapbook Magazine today, just in time.
These days have been so weird, I hardly had time to scrap, but I had to make the deadline today. I created a few layouts and a mini and as always I'm very curious what you'll think of them!
Now I have to create some card for Graphic45 for next week... make sure to follow the blog!
Have a nice weekend.....