Sunday 31 October 2010

Inkido projects

Good morning!! Are you enjoying your extra hour too??? or don't you have one? I always hate it when we have an hour less, but I love it when we have an extra one!! it feels like I have time for anything today!!

Okay enough talk, I wanted to show you what I've been doing last week. I did quite a lot actually but in this post I'll only show you the INKIDO projects I made.

First a layout (my comfort zone):

As I have a lot of Christmas papers, I made yet another Christmas layout. I think the stamp of the little girl-dwarf is my favorite right now! isn't she cute?

For this layout I used: patterned paper: Gammeldags Jul (Julprick and Julhjartan), Chistmas Elegance (Hearts of Joy), white cardstock and corrugated cardstock, some stamps, ribbons, flowers and leaves.

And my other project were these 2 boxes:

As I wanted to create something a bit different than another layout and my daughter's birthday is next month, I decided on these little gift boxes.

For these boxes I used: paper: Candy Tree (Mint Candy Stripes, Merry Christmas and Sweet Candy Flakes), some flowers, a leave and some ribbon.

It's such a pleasure to create with all the Inkido products, they are so very very beautiful!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and hope to see you back soon!

Wednesday 27 October 2010


Zijn jullie ook zo benieuwd hoe de punches van EPIPHANY CRAFTS werken????

Kom dan a.s. zaterdag 30 oktober naar SCRAPBOOK NEDERLAND in Voorburg!!!

Daar geven we de hele dag demonstraties en make & takes, o.a. met de punches van Epiphany Crafts!!!! Wil je alvast een voorproefje van wat je verwachten kan, probeer het dan vast uit op de website van EC, echt leuk om te proberen!

Dit is wat we gaan doen:
  • Make & Take Epiphany Crafts (ik)
  • Demo Glimmermist (Berdien)
  • Demo ponsen (Cora)
  • Make & Take mbv scoreboard (Monique - Bloem)
  • Sizzix huisje (Brenda)
De winkel is open van 10.00 - 16.00 uur en de demo's en make & takes vinden plaats tussen 11.00 en 15.30 uur.

Het lijkt me onwijs leuk als je ook komt!!!!!!!!!


Crop Addict November 2010 Monthly Scrapbook Kit!!!

Have you seen the Crop Addict November 2010 Monthly Scrapbooking Kit??? It's fabulous!!!! Have a look:

And this is what it contains:

My Little Shoebox Just Add Butter Collection (Double Sided):
Half a Cup
Bite Size
Granny’s Apron

Bella Blvd Family Tree Collection:
Family Tree
Growing Up
Family Circle

Dream Street Papers Cookies-n-Cream Collection (Double Sided):
Secret Recipe
Cookie Jar

Bazzill Cardstock: Petunia, Cinnamon, Java, Anchorage, Pear, Wheat

Coaster Alphabet
Die Cuts With a View Rubons
Lil Davis Rubons
Maya Road Trinket Blossom Ruffle Flower
K& Co Sign Language Alphabet (4 pieces, varies)
Label Stickers (1/2 sheet)
Bazzill Flower Pot Flowers (13 pieces, varies)
Coaster Jumbles (3, varies)
Bazzill Buttons (3)
Maya Road Trinket Elements (8)
Bazzill Eyelets (6)
Bazzill Brads (4)
WeR Memory Keepers Extra Large Square Snaps (4)
WeR Memory Keepers Large Square Snaps (4)
Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
1 yard Shaped Ribbon
1 yard Shaped Ribbon
½ yard Shaped Ribbon

Value of this kit is $48.00, our price is only $32.00


Fancy Pants Biggest Chipboard 12x12 (1)
Jillibean Canvas Flowers
My Little Shoebox Overlay
Pink Paislee Alphabet Stickers
Price is only $14.00!
Available in the Crop Addict Store SOON!!!

Monday 25 October 2010

Sketch #87 The Scrappiest!

As it's Monday I can show you Liz' new sketch and my layout based on it!

The layout:

A while ago I decided to print all my favorite photos of Mats' first year (age 0 - 1) and these are two of them (I had about 1,000 photos printed, LOL). Here Mats is hugging his favorite bear (... but a bit too enthusiastic and he "fell" forward and couldn't get up anymore.... so sweet.)

A few close-ups. The papers I used here are from the Nook kit. Lots of Lily Bee!! Love those papers. Do you see the clouds?? Those are actually a cut up flower. Nice huh? 

Here's the sketch:

Loved this sketch! Thanks Liz!! If you want to see what the other design team members made, hop on over to the The Scrappiest blog. If you decide to create a layout using the sketch, don't forget to link it to Mr Linky because maybe you'll win that fabulous kit from the Scrapbook Circle!

Sunday 24 October 2010


Wohoo!! Today issue 49 of "Scrapbook Magazine" (Britain's biggest-selling scrapbook magzine) arrived on my doorstep in which one of my layouts is published!!

and here's my layout on page77 bottom right:

 I'm sooooooo happy!!!! My first layout in a "real" magazine!!



Heerlijk hè, die herfstvakantie!! Eigenlijk waren we niet van plan om weg te gaan, maar omdat Patrick de hele week moest werken (in Duitsland) en ik geen zin had om alle dagen alleen met de kids thuis te blijven heb ik zondags toch nog een last-minute geboekt: 3 dagen Slagharen!! En het was toch heerlijk!!! We waren er van donderdag t/m zaterdag en hadden super weer en een paar lekker rustige dagen (behalve zaterdag dan). De attracties waren leuk, zowel voor de 5 als de 11 als de 13 (bijna 14) jarige! Voor de 46 jarige ietsje minder..... maar dat is dan zo leuk aan een grote dochter, als ik geen zin had (of gewoon niet durfde) en Mats wel dan ging Manon gewoon mee! Handig joh!!!

Last week the kids had their Fall holidays and although I didn't plan to go away I booked us a (last minute) three day trip to an amusement park! As Patrick couldn't take the days off it was just me and my kids. And although we missed Patrick terribly we had sooooo much fun!!  Here's a little impression: 

Hier een kleine impressie:

Wat Mats al durft is niet te geloven; zie je in de middelste collage die achtbaan??? daar zit-ie in!!! Brrr, mij niet gezien!!!

Sometimes I don't believe the things Mats does!! When you have a look at the photo block in the middle, you'll see a photo of a roller coaster.... Mats is actually in there!!! (with his big sis and bro of course), but not me, I'm too chicken!

De vakantie is op deze manier voorbij gevlogen! Het is nu weer terug naar het huishouden, maar gelukkig ook terug naar de scraptafel!!

Fijn weekend nog en tot snel!

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Scrappiest Sketch #86

Yesterday Liz' new sketch and the designers' layouts were up on the blog!

This is her new sketch:

And here's my layout:

If you want to see what the other designers created or if you want to play along hop over to the The Scrappiest blog!

Made the layout with my Crop Addict October 2010 Monthly Scrapbook Kit. Sofar I made 5 layouts with this kit and I think I have still half of it left!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 17 October 2010

Inkido layout

Showed you a sneak of my Inkido layout just yesterday ... here's the layout in full already. It's about Mats, my youngest, and how he loves his candy! Usually I don't like this, but for taking pics it's okay!

Aren't Inkido's products gorgeous??? They are looking for retailers outside of Sweden to sell their products.... if you're interested just let me know!!!

I used: corrugated cardstock and (glimmer) cardstock (so beautiful!!), patterned paper: Apples (red delicious), Gammaldags Jul (Julhjartan, Julspets and God Jul), ribbon, flowers, leaves, stamps, pearls, charms and of course my punches, ink, stickles and my embroidery thread.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 16 October 2010

Epiphany Crafts Giveaway!!

Have a look on Cathy Zielke's blog for a great Epiphany Crafts Giveaway!!!

Good luck!!


I love candy...

... today at the INKIDO blog!!

If you want to see the entire layout hop's a sneak:

Love love love their products! I'm so lucky I'm on their design team!!!

And this is where I spent the rest of the day.... at the soccerfield!! (from 11.00 until 15.00 hrs).

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday 15 October 2010

Crop Addict October 2010 Kit layouts!

I showed you the Crop Addict October 2010 Monthly Scrapbooking Kit and Kit Option, but not the 4 layouts I created with them.

Here they are:

1. Mr Pumpkin Head:

2. Carve 

 3. Are we there yet?


 LOVED this kit!!! If you're interested the Monthly Scrapbooking Kit costs only $ 32.00 and the Monthly Scrapbooking Kit Option costs $ 14.00.

Thanks for looking and see you back soon!

Thursday 14 October 2010

I'll be on TV!!!

Well not "me", but my layouts!!

Tuesday I got an email from Tricia (Epiphany Crafts) if I wanted some of my layouts - using the epoxy shapes from Epiphany Crafts - shown on QVC-UK next Tuesday October 19. Of course I said YES!!!

If you want to see what I'm talking about, here's the link. It's a home shopping channel and Tuesday is Craft Day. They are going to show/sell some of the Epiphany Crafts tools and needed examples.... mine!!! If you click on "watch QVC live" (on the left) then you can see the programme!!
How cool is that?!

And what I'm also all excited about is that some of my projects with these - awesome - shapes will be shown at the next winter CHA!!! I'm gonna be famous!!! :-)

Doing a happy dance right now!!!
Big hug,

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Wednesday Idea Day

It's Wednesday and that means a fun idea found on the internet for you!!

Here it is: "How to create Fiskars Border Punch Flowers" by Patti Behan.

If you try them please make sure you'll leave her some love!!

Thanks for stopping by!

The Scrappiest #85

Last Monday it was time for Liz' new sketch .... and here it is!! Isn't it fab?

Here's my take:

I think this is my favorite sketch sofar!!
Used papers and brads from Upsy Daisy (love this line!!), some Bazzill, transparent clock from Heidi Swapp, flowers from Prima, stamp from Creative Café and epoxy buttons made with my Epiphany Crafts button tool!!

If you want to see what the rest of the design team made have a look at the blog from The Scrappiest!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday 10 October 2010

10-10-10 with Epiphany Crafts!!

10-10-'10!!! I love these "special" days.... I always wonder what is happening on days like this. For example we got married on 08-12-96 (Dutch way: 12-08-96), get it??? 8 x 12 = 96!!

For Epiphany Crafts today is a reason to celebrate!! They are giving away 10 items on their Facebook page! So make sure you're a fan and keep your eyes peeled for the giveaways!!!

In honor of this day I created this layout: "10 reasons why I love you" using - of course - 10 EC shapes!! This time a page about Timothy!!

Materials: AC "City Park" and "Dear Lizzy", Bazzill and Core'dinations, letters from MLS, AC, Sassafras and Jenni Bowlin and of course my EC shape studio tool "round 14" and my EC shape studio tool "heart 14".

Hope you're having a good 10-10-10 too!! and don't forget to visit the EC Facebook page for a chance to win!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday 9 October 2010

My INKIDO projects

Let me show you the two projects I created with the fabulous products I received from INKIDO!!

First the Halloween canvas I told you about yesterday:

The photo is of my youngest when he wasn't even 2 years old yet. He was wearing his sister's witch hat, but because it was much too big it kept falling over his eyes!

I used my Slice to cut out all the Halloween images: the house, the spiders, the trees, the moon with the star, the bats and the title. Apart from mounting the images with some foam adhesive to create some depth, I also curled the branches of the trees a bit forward.

For this project I used Inkido's: Autumn Wardrobe (Boyfriend Sweater and Wrap my Scarf), Mathea (Golden Glow) and Tuva (Purple Orchid).

And then on to my second project! A Christmas layout, again of my youngest!

I wanted a photo of him wearing the cute Christmas hat, but he kept pulling it off! So in the end I would use one hand to put the hat on his head and with the other hand I started snapping away with my camera! Don't you just love the look of his hair?? And yes, I used pink papers for a boy's layout..... (Mats says he doesn't mind, but I wonder what he'll say in about 5 years time???, LOL!)

Here are a few close-ups:

For this layout I used papers from Inkido's "Candy Tree" line, some white and corrugated cardstock and of course some of the gorgeous flowers, leaves, ribbon and pearls.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!! Have a fab weekend!!