maandag 29 maart 2010

Make Your Own Embellishments

This Saturday and April 17th I'm teaching the workshop 'Make Your Own Embellishments' at Paper & Pictures.

There are only a few spots left on April 17th.
You can sign in over here..

vrijdag 26 maart 2010

No way...

It's been a week already!
Can anyone please tell me how to create more time....
It's just unbelievable how fast things go at the moment. There are so many things that needs to be done in so little time.
Guess you all have to deal with that problem, but I still can't get used to it.

But lots of great things. Like I told in last post, we're working on something BIG ;P
In the meantime we're trying to keep you inspired....
Have you seen the new Scrapbook Magazine 29 yet? It's stuffed with projects made with the hottest material, hot of the press.... Some clean, some vintage, some cool, some romantique. If you don't have a subscription you can buy it at Paper & Pictures already. This Sunday the store is open from 11.00 till 16.00 so you can lay your hands on the hottest stuff right away...

I'd like to share another sneak of Tracies workshop as well.
We will be playing with one of Primas new Canvas Build a Books, along with a host of gorgeous Prima papers and plenty of blooms and bling. All of which, when put together, create a very tactile and textured family themed mini book.
As well as the minibook class, she'll be teaching two layout classes, which will of course use lots of the newest releases from Prima. :D

And last, but certainly not least the Magnolia Spring Event on May 7th and 8th.
I've prepared a super cute project (or should I say projects?!?) I'm sure you'll fall in love with. So don't hesitate to long and sign in soon, otherwise all spots will be taken and you'll have to miss the cutest project and limited edition stamp...
Nina and Moon are also preparing items for this event and if you know these talented girls, you know they'll come up with something great!

I'm also teaching the workshop Make Your Own Embellishments on April 3th and April 17th. We'll be creating all sorts of embellishments out of various materials and store them in a organised mini album. There are still a few spots left for the 17th of April, so if you'd like to join you still can.

I'm off to prepare some work for the next deadline.
Thanks for stopping by, have a nice weekend!

vrijdag 19 maart 2010

Great activities coming up

Yesterday Truike & I were brainstorming and came up with some awesome workshops and activities for the next couple of months. And when I say awesome, I mean AWESOME!

We're busy arranging everything, but hope to be able to tell you more pretty soon.

I can tell you that we having another MAGNOLIA Spring Event and that Magnolia is creating a special stamp for Paper & Pictures again. How cool is that!
The event is May 7th and 8th in 'De Koningshof' the event center across the street. We're going to make 3 lovely projects during the main courses and 1 make & take in the store. This time the three projects are created by 3 different teachers, so you can be sure to go home with 3 new styles and techniques on your projects.
Ofcourse the projects are made with Magnolia stamps, paper and embellishments and you'll get your very own limited edition Magnolia stamp!
You can read more over here...

From the 6th till the 11th of April it's party time at Paper & Pictures!
Ofcourse the highlight of the week are the Prima Marketing workshops by Tracie Hudson! If you haven't sign up yet, you'll have to hurry.... There are only a few spots left. Here a little sneak preview!

woensdag 17 maart 2010

Just a quick post

Things are quite hectic at the moment so I'll only have time for a quick post.
We're redecorating the bedrooms and the stairs so everything is covered with white dust and all sorts of painting materials. The painter came two weeks earlier than expected so not everything is ready yet. We're trying to keep ahead of him with things like pulling out the carpet, moving stuff so he can reach everything. And we still have to order some things like curtains, wallpaper, etc.
I can't stand the mess so when I get home from work I'm also busy cleaning. Good thing it will only take a few weeks...

Today we received another 19 boxes with new scrappin' materials.
A lot of beautiful collections including Bo Bunny, ZVA, My Little Shoebox, The Greeting Farm, My Little Yellow Bicycle ánd TPC Studio.
I had the oppertunity to work with 'The Moroccan Market' collection for the next Scrapbook Magazine(29) and I just love the colors!
I tried to download a collection picture, but that took to long so if your curious, go check out their website...

And have you read about the Prima Marketing workshop Tracie Hudson will teach on the 9th, 10th and 11th of April?!?
She's send us a wonderful sneak preview today. I'll make sure to send out a newsletter tomorrow and post the sneak on my blog. So stay tuned...
By the way... you'll have to hurry if you haven't signed up yet, because we're running out of spots pretty fast!
You can read more about these workshops on the Paper & Pictures website.


zaterdag 13 maart 2010

Lily Bee's Friday Favorite

Yeah! Here's something that cheers me up! One of my layouts is chosen for the Lily Bee's Friday favorite and featured on their blog!
I just love to play with their lovely collections and wonderful rubons.

The picture is showing Indy my little niece, she’s playing the piano at my parents place.
I’ve used several layers in this layout to create extra dimension.
Journaling: Here you are, barely two years old, sitting behind the piano. Playing like you are a true musician. The way you look, the way you behave, it all comes together. You are a real performer. Music makes you laugh and dance. There’s no doubt about it. You’ve got the music in you.

Patterned paper: Lily Bee Three Little Birds collection
Die cuts: Lily Bee Three Little Birds collection
Rubons: Lily Bee Three Little Birds collection
Alpha’s: American Crafts Fabric Thickers, Making Memories little words
Tools: EK Success Diamond Lace edger punch, Marvy Uchida butterfly punch, corner punch
Other: fineliner

Thanks for stopping by!

vrijdag 12 maart 2010

Don't move...

As long as I don't move and don't eat, I can manage....
And believe me, if I can't eat, there something terribly wrong.
It wasn't such a good idea afterall, going to work on Wednesday. Maybe if I'd stayed at home one more day, I would have felt a lot better than I am now.
Yesterday was really aweful, I had to stay in bed all day and couldn't even walk or turn around. Right now I can manage to sit up as long as I don't move too much.
Good thing I have my laptop to keep me company today so I played a little with my blog background ;)

I was suppost to go out yesterday with some of the girls. But instead of eating sushi and other asian yummies, Henri made me vegetable soup.
After having only one 'Sultana' yesterday I really needed something salt and light. Although Henri's had a long day at work, he went to the store and bougth some fresh ingredients and made me soup! No not just out of a can, but homemade. It was delicious and just what I needed to gain some strength.
You may think, what's so special about it? Well.. He never makes soup. The proof is in the fact that it looks more like macaroni today because of the large amount of vermicelli in it :D but you don't hear me complaining! I actually think it's kinda cute.. Thank you sweetie, you're the best!

I planned on giving the girls a little something, but they'll have to wait till I get better...

Enjoy your weekend and don't let the flu get to you!

woensdag 10 maart 2010

My friend...

has been the littlest room of the house yesterday.
Although I do like to stay home and do nothing every once in a while, I hate it when the reason is being ill. Finally the sun is shining and I had to stay in bed and close within reach of certain facilities :(

It seems like the worst is gone by so I'm going to try to reach work today. A little bit later as usual, since I want to avoid traffic jam....
Hopefully there will be some new stuff in to cheer me up :)

Today I'd like to share one of my layouts I submitted for the Lily Bee call.
I've used the Vintage Poppy collection papers, die-cuts and rubons.

The picture is showing my little niece. She’s sitting on her new bike our grandma gave her for her second birthday.
The layout is al about edges. I’ve used various edges using punches, the diecut, hand-stitching, sewing machine stitches, straight edges, scallop edges.
The butterflies are stamped on patterned paper and cut out. I’ve folded the wings a little bit, to bring them to life.
The little ‘falling hearts’ are the left overs of an edge punch. They look like falling flower petals...

Cardstock: Bazzil white
Patterned paper: Lily Bee Vintage Poppy collection
Die cuts: Lily Bee Vintage Poppy
Rubons: Lily Bee Vintage Poppy, Three Little Birds
Stamp: Get Inspired Butterfly
Ink: Archival Sepia
Tools: EK Success punch Diamond Lace, Binding Edge; Martha Stewart punch looped hearts, Tim Holtz Tiny attatcher, sewing machine
Other: Prima Marketing say it in crystals

maandag 8 maart 2010

I've been standby all day...

But my phone doesn't ring... :(
I applied for the Lily Bee DT call and they are revealing their new members on facebook today.
I'm not sure what timezone is, but over here it's 8 pm already so I'll stop waiting for the call.... I'm sure they've chosen some wonderful girls and I'm very curious who's on the team.
I'll share my layouts with you later this week.

Today I've finished my projects for the next Cards Only. I'm very satisfied with the results and I hope you'll like them too :)

Here's a layout of my brother which I've created for Scrapbook Magazine.
I've used the Audrey collection from Lily Bee.

Cardstock: Bazzil white
Patterned paper: Lily Bee 'Audrey' collection
Alphabet: American Crafts foam thickers, Making Memories tiny alpha's black
Rubon: Jenni Bowlin
Hardware: Tim Holtz sprockets, black chain
Other: sewing machine, black yarn

Thanks for stopping by!

woensdag 3 maart 2010

Graphic45 Love

Before I go to work, I'd like to share this layout with you.
I've created this Graphic45 layout for the past CHA in Januari, using 'Le Romantique' papers and die-cuts.
I love the soft tones and beautiful roses of that collection.

Cardstock: Bazzil kraft
Patterned paper: Graphic45 'Le Romantique'
Tools: Martha Stewart punches Doily Lace, Loops (edge+corner); McGill tab punch
Other: Prima Marketing Say it in Pearls, American Craft Fabric Thickers White, Ranger Stickles crystal, Making Memories little words, Lily Bee rubon, Tim Holtz Sprockets, eyelets, lace.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll hurry to the store now Tilda came in yesterday along with the new Reminisce Unwritten. Today we expect many more directly from the States :)