zaterdag 30 januari 2010

Desmo and some puppies of my own

Yesterday our friends picked up their puppy Desmo.
It's a she, but she's named after the motor of Stoner or Hayden if I'm correct.
I know cars usually have girls names, but I'm not so sure about the motors.
Anyway, Desmo is a 'Labradoodle' and I haven't seen her yet, but she seems to be adorable.
I wanted to stop by this morning to deliver this card and a bone, but since it's snowing AGAIN (!!) I stayed at home. Maybe the weather will be better this afternoon...

And I have some puppies of my own.
Look what my mom made me, aren't they cute!?!

Have a nice weekend!


vrijdag 29 januari 2010

A lot of excitement today!

I just created the Paper&Pictures newsletter and that made me realize there's going to be a lot of excitement today!

Truike will be back for CHA this afternoon and we're going to check out all the samples she brought, so we can make a schedule for the next magazines.
I just can't wait to see all the new stuff!
Tomorrow the Papergirlz will be in the store to 'drool' over the new stuff as well, so that's going to be a lot of fun...

Today we'll receive the new Scrapbook Magazine 28 in our store and subscribers will receive it this weekend or shorty after that as well.

The gorgeous project on the cover is from Marga Zoetman, who recently joined the Papergilz. Isn't it awesome!?!

There is also a new layout of the week. Last week Jolanda provided the layout and this week it is my turn again.

I always find it exciting when one of my projects is used. Will you girls like it and find it inspirational???

This week the new 'Tilda' will be shipped, and I am sooooo in love with it!
Besides the previous collections, we'll also receive the two new collections 'Flowergarden' and 'Kitchengarden'. I believe they are too cute, too sweet and too gorgeous! I'm jumping on my chair right now, I just HAVE TO HAVE it!

And look what I ordered as well..... there is something about me and Cameos.....

Yesterday I received this award from Reginne.
Usually I don't act on award, cause they take so much of your time. But Reginne's kind words made me blush! It does make me happy! Thanks girl! Since this is a long post already, I promiss to get back on it this weekend...

As mentioned in the last post Ingrid en Hanneke pointed out that video to me and now I'm hooked on the Papertrey style...
Here's my first card, no Papertrey products, but it is a look-a-like right!?

Supplies: Cardstock; Rayher vanille - PP; Bo Bunny Pink Punch Dot - Stamps; Hampton Art Diffusion 2635 Scratch Pattern, Get Inspired! Kitschy Cuckoo, October Afternoon - Ink; Stazon Blazing Red - Tools; Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch

Thanks for stopping by!

maandag 25 januari 2010


I've been putting to much weight on my shoulders lately and in combination with the typical Dutch cold weather I can tell you, I've been feeling better...
Nothing to complain about, but I just need to take some time to relax. So today I'm taking it easy :)

I've been trying to crochet lately and I wanted to share my first projects with you:

I'm so proud of myself, if I may say so :) I never crocheted before!
My mom helped me to get started and after trying a few cupcakes I figured it out!
Am I getting old, because I love the crochet in front of the tv in the evening?
Now I want to create some little dogs and I saw a lovely Hello Kitty.
And after seeing this..... I love to make some of these cuties as well.....

Past Saturday my brothers girlfriend turned 20. She loves the little Me to You bears, so I made her a card with this cute Popcorn stamp. I borrowed it from the Twins (tnx girls!) and colored it with Distress Ink.
I know the design isn't spectacular, but the stamp is cute :)

Saturday I gave the workshop School & More over at Paper&Pictures. We've created a mini using October Afternoon 'Report Card' papers and we created an old fashioned blackboard to store the album in. We had a great time!
My album is about the workshops I joined as a student and the foreign teachers I've met.

When were together with the papergirlz last week I asked Ingrid and Hanneke how they make the beautiful bows on their cards. They pointed out a youtube video for me and I'm hooked ever since. Trying to fold the perfect bow myself.
While doing so I discoverd this other video of Dawn McVey, where she's creating this lovely flower. So I grabbed my old book paper and punched out a flower myself:

Thanks ladies for the inspiration, I really needed it to give my mojo a boost! Suddenly I feel creative again!


dinsdag 19 januari 2010

Some more sneaks and good news

I finished my CHA projects yesterday, and have some more sneaks for you....

They will be revealed together with the project in the previous post on the CHA which starts this weekend in the USA.

The new Graphic45 collections are absolutely stunning and fantastic to work with.
With my kit also came some Couture Cardstock, which is also great. And has beautiful structure and colors. Sure hope to receive some more of that ;)

And YES! we have some good news!
Last Friday the Magnolia flowers came in and this week we're expecting the second Magnolia Magazine!

So keep an eye on our online store


vrijdag 15 januari 2010

Workshop and CHA

I'm looking forward to my workshop next week.
I've been playing with October Afternoon Report Card and am very happy with the result. Like I said.... it's a 'genius' one :)

This week my package from Graphic45 arrived (finally) and the collections are absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm so happy to be part of their Design Team.
Although some people may say the papers are difficult to work with because of the sophiticated design, I believe it's a way of 'seeing' them. When you look closely, you can separate all the beautiful pictures and create a 'peaceful' project.
I truely believe that The Proper Gentleman collection and Le Romantique are the best collections ever! They really are my personal favorites.
I started creating right away to make some layout for the CHA, and I want to share this little sneak with you already:

Like I told you last Sunday, I created the Layout of the week for Paper & Pictures.
It's a new item in the store. And I've used some beautiful paper of The Robins Nest and pretty Prima Marketing flowers. Have you seen it yet?

Well that's it for now, cause I can't wait to play with my new papers again:D

zondag 10 januari 2010


Last weekend my husband and his friends went snowboarding in Winterberg.
Don't they look cool!?!

Between deadlines...

Hey there everybody! Long time no see...
Sorry for being such a bad blogger. Family and social activities, but also deadlines and crocheting kept me from sharing my projects with you.
And I must say, I feel a little depressed. I keeps on snowing and freezing around here and I'm really sick and tired of it.

But ofcourse there are some good things as well.
First of all, the reveal of the three new collections from Graphic45.
And they are absolutely gorgeous!
Curious?!? Go visit the website.

And have you seen the latest Cards Only?!?

Some of my October Afternoon Valentine cards are published, as well as a cute bag and card with my favorite Forever Friends stamp.
Tuesday is the deadline for the next magazine and I can tell you allready that i've finished some more Forever Friends cards. Ofcourse i'm not sure if they will be published, but I think they are adorable!

We have a new item in the store, called layout of the week.
Every two weeks we have a layout (and cards in the nearby future) highlighted on a special place in the store. It's displayed with all the materials you need to create/lift the layout. I've created this weeks layout with gorgeous papers of The Robin's Nest and used my all time favorite Tim hardware. So if you're nearby, have a look!

Besides that, I've been working on my next workshop on Januari 23, called School and More. It a 'genius' handmade mini album, hidden inside a special project. It has lots of tabs and hidden sleeves. I've used mainly October Afternoon Report Card papers, which inspired me to create this album. Ofcourse I've added all what was necessary to give the album the extra oempf, so that means a lot of embies.
I've used some techniques, but the technique is mainly in 'building' the album.
So if you feel like creating a fun project (for many purposes) and have nothing on your agenda yet, come and join me. Click here for more details and sign in.

Well that's it for now.
Hope to see you soon!