Monday, 5 July 2010

Summer holidays and a layout!

Wohoo! Today our summer holidays started for real!! The boys have 6 weeks off and Manon has 9 weeks off (but her holiday started a week and a half ago)!! And I'm soooo proud of them! They have done so well at school this last year. Manon goes up a level because she's too good for the level she's in now and the boys both go on to the next class with perfect grades and remarks!

It's a pity I have to work a few days this week, but the kids spent their day at their grandparents and they all had a blast! Manon got a Wii from them and they've playing the whole day! And last week I took a day off and spent it shopping with Manon in The Hague. We had so much fun! And to thank me she cleaned the whole house the next day while I was working and she was at home. She even wrote me a little note and bought me a bar of white chocolate! <3 I really really hope she stays this way. She's 13 years old and I'm "waiting" for her to turn into this "cool" teenager who doesn't want anything to do with her mother.... (like a few of her friends :-(). Love her to bits!! (well, all of them obviously)

Okay on to my layout!!
Here's the sketch Liz from The Scrappiest sent us last week, I found it a huge pleasure to work with and that probably shows.... (much happier with this layout than the last!).

and my take on it:

For this layout I used my June Nook kit. Filled with lots of MME, So Sophie. The banner, the butterfly and the dog are from October Afternoon, the letters are from MLS.

If you decide to join us this week, don't forget to link your layout to Mr Linky on the blog of The Scrappiest! You never know if you're the one who'll win the prize from Apron Strings!!

This is it for now. Enjoy the lovely weather (at least here in The Netherlands) and thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs, Monique


  1. WOW Monique... ik vind deze mooooii!!!
    Zo in balans en vooral door dat witte pijltje in het midden bovenaan met de letters. En zoals altijd weer mooie kleuren en leuke details!

    Fijn dat je kids het allemaal zo goed doen op school, scheelt weer een hoop zorgen. En je dochter is zeker een schat! Haha, die van mij was anders, maar dat is helemaal goed gekomen.

    Groetjes, Marjan

  2. Love your layout Monique. Good for the kids on their great school results. A WII is next on our list too - maybe for Christmas. LOL (Can Manon come and clean my house too LOL)

  3. adorable pics ! & such a great mix of new products you have on here ! awesome kids you sure have there !!! good grades & even helping out with housework ! woot !!

  4. Wauw!! Dit is zeker één van mijn favoriete pagina's van jou. Ik ben dol op mooie details, en jouw layout heeft er daar een heleboel van:) Erg lieve foto ook en dat Webster's lint blijf ik gaaf vinden (ik kon het zelf ook niet meer weerstaan en heb het ook maar gekocht:D).

    Goed om te horen dat het zo goed gaat op school met alledrie je kinderen. Wat goed zeg, dat Manon een niveau omhoog gaat! Dat zullen niet veel kinderen haar nadoen. En het klinkt inderdaad als een superlieve meid en de ideale dochter:)

  5. Anonymous07 July, 2010

    Wat een supermooie layout Monique. Leuk qua vorm en kleur, helemaal goed!
    En heerlijk dat het zo lekker loopt met de kids. Geniet van je vrije dagen.
    Groetjes, Stefanie

  6. Great design! Like how you´ve used the papers and stuff from the kit, hugs from up north :)

  7. still a few days left for me to work before I can shout out "Vacation"! Enjoy yours!

    Great take on the sketch!Lovely mix of colors. And I love the lttle dog in the right corner.

  8. Just love your take on the sketch Monique fantastic kit you used. Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend!! Ness

  9. wow what a beautiful layout, lovely details.
    hugs Pia