Sunday 28 June 2009

Fantast of liegbeest????

Manon heeft er pas nog een werkstuk over gemaakt: "Fantasie".... één van haar hoofdstukken ging over het verschil tussen fantasie en liegen. Als ik dat niet pas had gelezen had ik me nu vast druk gemaakt, maar blijkbaar kan je bij een kind van 4 gerust zeggen dat hij fantaseert en niet dat hij bewust aan het liegen is.....GELUKKIG maar, want Mats die kan er wat van, fantaseren bedoel ik....
Neem bijvoorbeeld vanavond: liggen ze eindelijk alle 3 in ons bed (zo eindigt hun dag altijd, nog even een beker warme chocolademelk en een video kijken in ons bed) komt na 10 minuten Timothy weer naar beneden: "mam, Mats heeft me nat gegooid". Ik: "Mats heeft je NAT gegooid????????????", hij: "ja echt mam, hij haalde een beker water en zei dat ik uit bed moest komen (poeh, dat valt nog mee) en toen ik dat niet deed, duwde Manon mij uit bed en gooide Mats me nat". Zijn ze helemaal gek geworden????? Dan komt Manon naar beneden: "mam, kom snel, Mats heeft HEEL de slaapkamer nat gegooid!!!!" (onze drama-queen aan het woord dus ik denk "dat zal dan wel meevallen"), dan komt ook de boosdoener de kamer in! Ik: "Mats, heb jij tim nat gegooid???" en Mats zegt: "Nee hoor mam, Timothy heeft 't zelf gedaan enne Manon ook." Dus ik vraag: "dus Timothy heeft zichzelf nat gegooid?". Hij: "uh, jaahaa, of nee, dat deed dan Manon en ik zei nog NIET PESTEN!, maar ze deden het toch.". Hij zegt dit echt met een stalen gezicht terwijl hij lief op schoot kruipt, zich van geen kwaad bewust. "Dus jij hebt het echt niet gedaan?" vraag ik nog een keer. "Nee, mam echt niet, Timothy heeft het gedaan." Nou en dat is zijn standpunt en daar wijkt hij NIET vanaf. Timothy heeft het gedaan en Manon ook en hij was de wijste en zei nog dat ze het niet moesten doen.... tja, wat moet je daar nou op zeggen. Ondertussen is wel onze slaapkamer, ons bed, de badkamer en de trap nat....

Maar Mats heeft het niet gedaan, hij is toch zo'n schatje.... kijk zelf maar naar deze foto's, zo'n schattig kind doet zoiets toch niet????

en neem dan zijn nichtje, schatje nummer 2.....

Geleend..... een loopfiets!

Omdat Mats nog niet zonder zijwielen kan fietsen heeft zijn neefje Milan hem zijn loopfiets geleend. Hiermee leer je heel snel en makkelijk je evenwicht te bewaren waardoor je daarna makkelijker op een "gewone fiets" - zonder zijwielen - kan fietsen....

Mats vindt het geweldig!! Vanmorgen vroeg was hij in zijn pyjama al druk aan het oefenen in de tuin!!
Maar ja, er is zoveel te zien in de tuin dat hij alweer snel afgeleid was...... boys will be boys!

Challenge 59, Journaling Junkie

Today I decided to participate in one of Journaling Junkie's wonderful challenges. The challenge this week is to create a layout in honor of Father's Day: journal about a special male relationship, be it your own father, your husband, your grandfather, an uncle, or a teacher. Whoever he is, let him know why he's special.

I had just the photo for this challenge!! A photo of Patrick with Timothy's soccer team. Pat is so happy to be their coach and I often wonder who is more enthusiast: Timothy who plays in the team or Patrick coaching the team....?

Title = een vader is.... / a father is....
Journaling reads: Een vader is iemand die jaar na jaar je voetbalteam coacht!
In English: A father is someone who coaches your soccer team, year after year.

TFL and hope you'll like it!

Saturday 27 June 2009

DT Call at Little Shop of Sketches

Have you seen this??? If you love working with sketches and you think you can easily make 2 layouts a month.......then this might be the opportunity you're waiting for!!

Thursday 25 June 2009

Magnolia card

To thank Ewonne for being "my" guest designer for Little Shop of Sketches I made her this card and thought I would show it to you:

New sketch at Little Shop of Sketches!

Yesterday Tanya had her new sketch up on the blog of Little Shop:
And here's my take on it:

Used some of my new October Afternoon stash. Don't you just love it?? If you want to see what the other designers did with the sketch, hop on over and have a look! don't forget to leave a comment!!!

And what I want to share with you is this: our own Stefanie has started a blog too!!!!! A miracle has happened!! If you want to see it, click here: four seasons in one day!

Wednesday 24 June 2009

And another challenge!

This morning there were 2 challenges that caught my eye and they were both perfect for the layout I had in mind!

These are the challenges:

At Scrapbook Nederland I loved challenge #10: create a layout using only white as a colour. Using clear stamps with black ink was allowed but only a little bit.

At OLW (one little word) the challenge is to use the word "good".

So I decided to combine these two challenges into one layout:

I used lots of different materials and techniques for this layout: 2 different pieces of cardstock, paper bag, a piece of a cardboard box, hamly's, Prima swirl and flowers, crackle paint, felt, ribbon, the back of some cut outs, clear stamps and some machine stitching. The photo was taken on Pismo Beach near San Luis Obispo in California last May and YES, it definitely was A GOOD LIFE!!! (especially as we didn't know then what was going to happen in the next few weeks.....looking back, the time spent then and there was even more precious)


Tuesday 23 June 2009

Made a card for a change....

While enjoying our coffee Stefanie and I both made a card, trying out Stefanie's new Copic Markers....

The stamp is from Whiff of Joy and the papers/rubons from Cosmo Cricket.

Although I'm not really a "card maker" I really enjoyed doing this. Big question is.....who am I going to send it to????

Monday 22 June 2009

Another layout

This is the layout I created for the June challenge over at ScrappinKids.

Journaling is about the fact that the kids thought we did too much during our holiday in California! (They'd rather stayed in the pool of the hotel....) But if you see these photos they appear very happy!

and this is the sketch it's based upon:

If you want to play have until the end of the month to upload your entry! and don't forget, the layout has to be kids related!

Friday 19 June 2009

Tutorial Time at ScrappinKids!

It's time for a tutorial at ScrappinKids' forum!!!

It will be hosted by talented Michelle Ku.

Tutorial Date : 27 June 2009

Time : 8 pm to 10 pm (that is 13 - 15 hrs. Dutch time)

Here's a sneak of the tutorial

Registration open till 24 June 2009.

There are a few conditions:

  1. Participants have to have at least 100 posts in this forum
  2. Every participant must complete the tutorial by the following Monday, 2pm
  3. To give SK Forum credit!!

So what are you waiting for??? Start posting and get registered!!!

Tuesday 16 June 2009


Have you seen this???? No?? Go check it out!!

And did you? Have you seen that I made it on the Design Team of Scrappin Kids???? How cool is that?!!! I'm so happy!! I made a little happy dance through the room when I heard!!

Here are the other members of the DT:

If you have the time please check out their blogs!.

I'm so looking forward to be "working" together with this wonderful group of talented scrapbookers!!!

Thursday 11 June 2009

Busy busy!

Want to show you a few things that kept me occupied yesterday!!

1: Manon went away on her school trip: 3 days to Schaijk!! She was so excited to go!! Just hope she has a good time, because I really miss her!!!

2: Look at this phone I bought!! I knew I wanted it when I saw it, but Patrick told me to think about it, check if I could get a cheaper phone somewhere else, etc. etc....but, hey NO! I'm just not that kind of person; if I want something, I want it NOW! So when he wasn't looking, I bought it anyway!! I don't know exactly how it works yet, but I do know how to send text messages and that's most important for me! LOL!

and 3: This is the lo I created for 52 sketches...52 weeks:

And this is the sketch it's based upon:

Do play along if you want! Every week a winner will be picked randomly who will receive a few scrapbook goodies. You have until Sunday 11.59 pm EST time to upload your lo!!

Wednesday 10 June 2009

It's that day again...

Wednesday! And that means that the new sketch at Little Shop is up on the blog!! Go have a look and see what Ewonne (the guest designer) and the DT made with it!
Here's my layout (using my favorite Sassafras again):

And here's the sketch:

Furthermore I have some TERRIFIC news, that I can't share yet.....tell you later!!

Sunday 7 June 2009

Teresa Collins mini album

Gisteren naar Scrapbook Nederland geweest voor de Teresa Collins workshop "family mini album". Was weer ontzettend gezellig en het boekje is zo leuk geworden, ik ben er helemaal blij mee.

Thursday 4 June 2009

Catching up

Haven't shown you this lo I made for Little Shop of Sketches a little while ago. Used a photo of my dh's sister and her family.

And this is the sketch it was based upon:

And last but not least, a photo of the June Nook kit, which arrived yesterday!
I think this is one of my favorites, it's filled with Cosmo Cricket - early bird - papers and embellies and 2 sets of Thickers!!

Wednesday 3 June 2009

Creative Scrappers weekly challenge

Today I finished my lo for the Creative Scrappers' weekly challenge.
Here's my layout, used the Orbit Collection from Crate Paper (paper and glitter die cuts), Hambly sheet, clip from MM and stamp from See d's:

And this is the sketch it's based upon, made by LG:

You have until the 6th of June if you want to play along!
Thanks for leaving a comment!!