Tuesday 28 June 2011

The Sampler June Kit - 2 more layouts!

Today I have two more layouts I made with the June kit from The Sampler.

First this one about an ordinary day in the office (showing on their blog today):

I just love this cardstock from Core'dinations! I sanded it and now the light blue shines through!

And I just had to add some twine again .... it just seemed so flat without!

And the other page is a simple one (and to be honest, not one of my favorites .... maybe I have to add some twine, LOL!):

A page about Manon's farewell party at school 2 years ago.

If you want to see what the other design team members made have a look at the The Sampler blog!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

Monday 27 June 2011

Yes, I can do it too!!!!

Bake a cake, I mean!!! Look:

Of course with an owl!!

Conny started creating cakes like these about a year ago and she's so good at it that we asked her to teach us too. So last Friday (or the Friday before) we all got together and with a "little" help from Conny we created our own cakes!!!

And here's the result:

Don't you just love them??? And yes, my cake is long gone!! LOL! (and it tasted delicious!!!)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday 26 June 2011

Inkido's { LOVE }

Yesterday I was my turn again to do a blog post for Inkido!

Here's what I made (click on the photo to enlarge):

For this page I used their "Forever" line .... really love that line! Except for the canvas title (which is Prima's) everything is from Inkido. The clock on the right hand side of the photo is cut with a Tim Holtz Alterations "Bigz die".

Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday 24 June 2011

3 Together * Cosmo Cricket

When I was reading the Cosmo Cricket blog I saw this sketch challenge and you know I love sketch challenges, but this one is special!! The prize is getting published in Scrapbook Etc!!!! So I pulled out my Cosmo Cricket stash straight away!!

This is the sketch:

but I rotated it to this:

and the 2 photos I replaced for 2 pieces of patterned paper and I placed 1 photo on top.
Here's my take on it:

I used the "Togetherness" line for this page. I love the colors and the design of this line!! For the background I used the empty sheet from the corrugated alphas from Jillibean Soup. I placed it on my CC paper and sprayed ink on it, then removed the empty letter sheet again.

The photo is of my daughter Manon with her 2 "step nieces", taken last Sunday visiting their grandfather (my step father) for Father's Day.

And of course I used my fav tools from Epiphany Crafts for the finishing touches: the heart 14 and the heart 25.

This is it!! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!!


Monday 20 June 2011

The Sampler's June Sketch

It's June 20 and that means: ..... time for the June sketch from The Sampler!!

and my take on it:

I used some old photos of Manon (she's two and half years old here) and the June monthly scrapbooking kit from The Sampler of course. Love all those buttons from Crate Paper!!!!

Here's a photo of the kit:

If you fancy giving the sketch a go then don't forget to link your layout up to Holly's blog or The Sampler's blog (will let you know which one asap) before July 20, to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!

Sunday 19 June 2011

Girls just wanna have fun!

This week I decided to play along with blog challenge #24 at My Mind's Eye. For the challenge you had to create a layout according to the sketch below and along with the sketch you had to use the theme "Song Lyrics". I had just bought these wonderful MME papers in my LSS (Good Day Sunshine) and they fitted my "scooter" pics perfectly! I chose the song "Girls just wanna have fun" by Cindy Lauper.

This is the sketch:

And here's my layout:

and some close-ups:

The photos are from our girls day out last year September. We hired scooters for a whole day and visited all these old quaint villages in Noord Holland, like Broek in Waterland, Monnickendam and Volendam. We had such a good time!!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!!

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Celebrate 50!!

Vandaag is het weer tijd voor de nieuwe schets op het Dutch Dares blog. Dit keer was het mijn beurt om een schets te maken en het was nog leuk ook! Hier is-ie, gewoon in Word gemaakt:

June 15 and that means time for a new sketch at the Dutch Dares challenge blog! This week the sketch is made by me!

En hier is mijn layout, eentje met foto's van Patricks 50e verjaardag vorige maand. Op de foto met Abraham! Al jaren zei ik dat ik nooit zo'n idiote pop voor de deur zou zetten als het zover zou zijn en moet je nu zien.... mijn vriendin en mijn dochter hebben geholpen en een lol dat we hadden!!!!

And this is the layout I created with it. A page about Patrick turning 50. And because he turned 50 we made him an "Abraham". I always said that I wouldn't make such a fuss, but in the end I did it anyway ... together with a friend and my dd we set to work and we had so much fun!! Not only creating him, but also smuggling him into the house in the middle of the night!! :-) 

Sommige lijnen zijn zo makkelijk om mee te scrappen, zoals deze "Celebrate" lijn van Teresa Collins. Ik ben weg van al haar lijnen, maar deze vind ik net iets leuker dan de andere.

I used the "Celebrate" line from Teresa Collins and my fav tools from Epiphany Crafts (Button Studio Tool Round 20 and the Shape Studio Tool Heart 14).

En verder natuurlijk mijn Epiphany Crafts tools (Button Studio Tool Round 20 en Shape Studio Tool Heart 14) gebruikt voor de accenten. Zowel de epoxy knopen naast de titel en bij de taart linksonder als de 3 epoxy hartjes zijn met die tools gemaakt.

Mocht je zin hebben om ook bovenstaande schets te gebruiken (zou ik HEEL leuk vinden!) vergeet dan vooral niet een link naar jouw uitwerking te plaatsen in de comments sectie van de Dutch Dares blogpost!! Wie weet ben jij de gastdesigner voor augustus of win je de RAK van deze maand!! De deadline voor deze schets is dinsdag 19 juli 2011.

And if you feel like scrapping and using "my" sketch then don't forget to link your layout to the Dutch Dares blog. You might be our next guest designer or win the monthly RAK!!!! Deadline is July 19.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday 11 June 2011

2 grandmothers in the spotlight!

Today it's my turn on the Inkido blog again and because I find their latest line perfect my old b/w photos I raided my mum's old photo album again.

This time I chose my 2 grandmothers as the "subject" of my pages.

First my German grandmother (my father's mother): Oma Mutti.

It's 1966 and my sister and I are sitting on my oma's lap :-)

For this page I used the "Forever" and the "Forever Summer" lines, together with ribbon, flowers, leaves, a butterfly stamp, pearls and a chipboard frame.

And the second page is about my Dutch grandmother (my mum's mother). This photo is more recent, from ca. 1981.

For this page I used the "Rosehage" line with a gorgeous image of a lady, a beautiful stamp and of course flowers, leaves, ribbon (colored with glimmermist), charms, pearl and a chipboard frame- everything from Inkido (except the glimmermist).

At the Inkido blog you can find many many more beautiful projects made with Inkido products.

Thank you for visiting my blog again!!


Sunday 5 June 2011

So Alike

This layout I made with the May sketch from My Little Shoebox. They had a blog hop and I got so inspired I pulled out my file with all my MLS products and got started.

I used mainly their "Sew Cute" line, but mixed it upped with a lot of the other collections as well (that's what I love about MLS, all their products go together so well!).

And of course I pulled out my tools from Epiphany Crafts as well (no layout is complete without their shapes).  For this page I used the Shape Studio Tool Round 14. I used them with (below) and without (above) paper.

And here's the MLS May sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a fab Sunday!

Saturday 4 June 2011

So Young & Pretty!

I've been playing with the June kit from The Sampler and I had so much fun!!

The kit is called "Feeling Artsy" and if you have a look at the papers you'll see it's perfect for those photos where you're all creative, but I found this sheet of Crate paper which is just right for vintage photos!! So I printed this photo of my mum, dated August 1962 (before my time, LOL) and used that instead!!

I just love these crocheted flowers and leaves that came with the kit:

And although the kit has so many embellishements and extra's I just couldn't resist cutting this image from the Pink Paislee package:

My layout is up on The Sampler's blog today, so why not have a look and see what the other designers made as well?!

I almost forgot .... !!! For this layout I used this wonderful sketch from "Once Upon A ... Sketch". I've been meaning to play along at this challenge blog forever as their sketches are gorgeous, all of them! Finally got round to it!

Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate your visits!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday 2 June 2011

The Sampler June Kit Reveal Day!

Right now I'm having so much fun playing with this month's kit from The Sampler, because it just has soooo much awesomeness in it! Check it out at ScrapbookingSuppliesRus.com!!!

Here's the kit:

And here are the contents:

· Chocolate Box Cool Mint Truffle: Plaid Embossed (Core’dinations)
· Distress Collection Wild Honey (Core’dinations)
· Aqueduct: Floral Embossed (Core’dinations)
· Mantis: Cotton Embossed (Core’dinations)
· Rose Embroidery (Core’dinations)

Patterned Paper:
· The Mr. & Mrs. “Wedding Floral” (Pebbles)
· Ad Lib “Verbiage” (Bo Bunny)
· Starters “Prologue” (Sassafras Lass)
· Portrait Collection “Honeymoon” (Crate Paper)
· House of Three Soiree “Music” (Pink Paislee)
· Peachy Keen “Neato” (American Crafts)
· Twig “Pleased Plaid” (Little Yellow Bicycle)

Specialty paper:
· Portrait Gallery in Vintage Teal (Hambly Screen Prints)
· Aqua Glitter Heavyweight Cardstock (American Crafts)

· Daily Junque Chalkboard Stickers (Pink Paislee)
· Emma’s Shoppe Collection Alpha Labels (Crate Paper)
· Neighborhood Collection Accent Cuts (Crate Paper)
· Ad Lib Cut Outs (Bo Bunny)
· Quick Strips Cardstock Stickers in Cool (KI Memories)
· Paintable Words “Love” (Prima Marketing)
· Quilted Words “Art” (Prima Marketing)
· Cream Crochet Flowers (Petaloo)
· Eclectic Buttons Neighborhood Collection (Crate Paper)
· Ribbon: Aqua Linen, Sheer Yellow Polka Dot, Striped Lime Grosgrain, Plum Pleated (May Arts)

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Een nieuwe Dutch Dare ...

... en deze keer door mij bedacht!

Deze foto zat in een stapel reclameblaadjes en ik vond 'm zo fris en vrolijk dat ik gelijk dacht dat-ie perfect was voor mijn "foto-dare".

The new dare at the Dutch Dares challenge blog is based upon this photo. 

Dit is de foto:

(bron: reclame blad Margriet)

en hier is mijn layout "Op het randje":

and here's my interpreatation:

De layout gaat over Patrick en dat ik zo blij ben dat hij er nog is!! De journaling zit verstopt op het kaartje achter de rechter foto.

The photos were taken in California where I went to collect Patrick and take him home after his heart attack.

Als je door bovenstaande foto ook geinspireerd geraakt bent en je hebt zin om met ons - het Dutch Dares team - mee te doen, laat dan een comment achter bij de Dutch Dares blogpost van 1 juni met een link naar je layout. Wie weet ben jij onze nieuwe gastdesigner of win je de RAK van de maand!! Natuurlijk mag je deze dare weer zo breed interpreteren als je zelf wilt!!! De deadline voor deze foto-dare is 30 juni!

If you feel like playing along with us, the Dutch Dares team then please do!! It's open to international scrappers as well! Who knows, you might win our RAK (see below) or be our next guest designer!

Hier is de RAK die ik voor juni heb samengesteld. Door mee te doen met de foto-dare of met de schets van half juni kan je 'm winnen!! Doe je mee?!!!

Bedankt voor het langskomen!