Sunday, 11 November 2007
So I went to the Take That concert 1st November and it was awesome!!
Really enjoyed myself a lot and it seemed like yesterday I saw them on 16th March 1995!!!
Saw some familiar faces at the concert, like people who've supported them over the years and off course Mr Robbie Williams (oh man.... I followed him everywhere I could in Holland ;) )
Found some really, really great YouTube movies on the internet...
Let me share you the best.... (can't choose really, but I so loved this song Give Good Feeling... really groovy... though the YouTube movie doesn't do it justice at all!!! And I found Could It Be Magic... One of my fave live songs of them....)
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do...
There are a lot more nice movies of that incredible concert!
Really hope they'll come here really soon as I so love those concerts!!!
For the rest... Have been making some cards... one for my Grandmother's birthday November 13th and some other Magnolia-stamped cards. I so love those Magnolia-stamps!!!
If there was only one shop where I could buy some time...
Or I could start one???!!! That way I'm a billionaire within a few minutes *LOL*
Friday, 2 November 2007
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Cleaned my house a bit yesterday as I won a prize: a man came over to tell me how much my house is worth.
I was quite surprised about the price he named, and I mean very surprised!! *LOL*
He was really happy about the way my house is (4 bedrooms, new kitchen, new central heating, new bathroom, etc.), very modern he told me and when I was going to sell it I could ask a bit more, as my house is totally finished and new people can come in without having to do much (exept for a bit of painting, but that wasn't nesessary as well). So yes, I was surprised!
Also scrapped a bit, made a layout of Gizmo. Really experimented with paint etc. this time and it felt good!! No photo of it yet :(
Nothing much today... went go out to do some shopping. Went to the center for the Take That cd, but it still wasn't there!! :( Hate it, as I really wanna have it, as I'll go to their concert next Thursday and I'm really looking forward to it.
Been a huge fan of them since 1993 or something, they split up in 1996, but now, 10 years later, I will be able to go to their concert again!! I really can't believe it!!
You can follow this link http://www.takethattv.com to hear some music of them and see some nice photos of them :)
Always had a crush on Markie... he's a cutie!! That defenately didn't change! *LOL*
Anyways... been to the center and after that, went to a scrapstore. Bought the latest Doodlebug Plain & Simple flowers http://www.doodlebug.ws.
Will be decorating them after Christmas I think. Though it would be nice to alter them for Christmas with some Christmascolors. Don't know yet ;)
Did some more groceryshopping and this evening I settled myself down to work on my father's New York-album.
He has his birthday next Monday, but celebrates it Sunday, so made him an star-album. Almost finished. Will upload a sneakpreview tomorrow.
Not much more... so better go to bed to get some sleep. Will be scrapping tomorrow all day long *YAHOO!!!*
Forgot to thank you all for your nice comments on my previous post :)
And another something... got an idea coming up... just be patient and read my blog within a week :)
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Specially my MIL thought I was crazy when she saw my scraproom! *LOL*
She said I had enough paper to fill a lifetime or maybe 2 or 3!! hahaha
But when she saw the items I made she was like: WOW!!! I really like what you make. She was quite surprised to see all the items I made so far, specially from their family.
She said I should do an exhibition or something like that. Or give workshops. Hmmm.. where did I hear that before?? *LOL*
So guess I should give some workshops as some colleagues of mine are also interested in scrapping and so is a friend. Hmmm...
It would be alright to do this. Already thought about it a lot, but am unsecure if people will like it as much as I do. Probably I just have to give it a try or something... we'll see.
Right now I'm picking up my Master Special Educational Needs. I'm in my 2nd year. 2 years ago I started it and finished my 1st year. Last year I was starting my 2nd year, but didn't finish it as I had a lot on my head because of my work. So now I'm hoping to finish it and be a Master :)
It's really interesting and I've learned so much the last 2 years and I love so much about my 2nd year is that I can make it my own and study things I'm interested in and learn from my other students and the kids in my class.
Hope to get things on the road for this soon.
Leave you now... Have to get some sleep. The inspection will come at work tomorrow to see how we work and stuff.
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Sunday, 16 September 2007
OMG!! Right now I'm on my way to 30 years, only 1 more year *big smile*
Had a small party today. My parents and brothers came with my SIL. Also my godparents came.
It was nice to have such a small party.
Will have a party for friends in October.
Got a great present from my BF: a thing to put my camera on so I can make better photos and my photos will not be moved :D So happy with it!!
But have to buy it though..hehe...
Well.. that's all for now. Will get some cake... *smile*
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Oh, I forgot about their gender...hehe...
I have two acrobats!! I left my bike in my kitchen this morning and Gizmo went on top of my steering-wheel and Jet just followed. Gizmo is a bit handier in jumping and stuff....hehe, but Jet was sitting on the tyre!!
Here we have miss Gizmo (named after Gizmo from The Gremlins, always liked that cute animal!). Gizmo has some lightbrown above her eyes.
Here we have Jet (named after Jet from the Freggles, a famous tv show with puppets I always watched). She looks the most like her mother, she has a black head with some brown. Did you notice her undermouth has 2 colors??
Jet absolutely loves water!!! Last week I showered and Gizmo came in... she walked into the water and didn't like it at all!!! But Jet... it looked like she was ready for jumping into it!! They're the best with their own characters...
Friday, 17 August 2007
Monday, 13 August 2007
Their names are Gizmo and Jet. Gizmo for the brother and Jet for the sister.
Will go to the vetenairian (???) to check if everything is alright.
Wow... I love them!
And today I went to buy a thing where they can climb in and put their nails in. I put them in their little benz where I will transport them in by train and car. And when I came home... they broke out of it!!! Don't have any idea how they did it, but they did!!
Anyways... here's a little video of them... Enjoy :)
Saturday, 11 August 2007
I will get them this Sunday... that's tomorrow!!! (it's 2.00 am Saturday morning!! *can you believe it?!*)
Me in Vienna: First photo at Mozart's Grave and the 2nd of a monument.
BF's niece who really enjoyed playing with her telephone.
Some children singing at the "Dickens Festival" in Deventer, december 2006
I was her made of honour and witness. Really enjoyed this photoshoot! Learned so much!!
A CJ-entry for the "Hot & Spicy Peas" at www.twopeasinabucket.com
Another layout of the Dickens Festival. I embroidered the "wave" down the "floor" ("ondergrond" in Dutch). Copied some chipboardletters on patterned paper, cut them out and matted them with cardstock.
A really great ClubScrap layout!
My brother and his GF
That's all folks! *big smile*
Monday, 23 July 2007
Oh yeah!!! I'm really *JUMPING* everywhere and like to tell the whole world I love this sooooooo much!!!
At my parents' we had 2 cats: a mother and a daughter. The mother passed away about 5 years ago and I so really loved that cat. It really was mine and we were really close!!
And we had to let go of her daughter last November. That's when she passed away. It was so hard to do, but daugher was 20 years old!!!
And since the very beginning I knew I always wanted a cat if I lived on my own, but my BF didn't like it, he said we should have one when we were living together.
I really didn't like it, but hee... better than nothing, eh??
But still I felt incomplete without a cat.... having fun together, a real mate when I come home etc. etc. Really love those animals a lot!!
But... last week he said I could have one... we won't go with vacation, so I have all the time to raise this little cutie pie.
I was jumping all the way!!! Really, you can't imagine how happy I am... having an animal around who I can cuddle and all.
I know it will be a hard task to do, as I like to have a younger one, about 8 weeks old (that's when they can leave their mother), but I just love it so much!!!
The only thing I always wanted when I was living on my own was a cat... and now it's finally going to happen, 3 years after buying my house... I so love this!!! *HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY*
I do want a female though, don't know why, but I like them. There are also loads of cats that look like our mothercat, but I don't like one of them, they will remind me of her and I want the cat to be themselves :)
Wow.... really still can't believe it.
Right now I'm browsing the internet for all kind of things I have to buy. Have some stuff from my parents, but have to buy some things.... ohhhhhhhh... I so love this!!!
Well... better will not go on and on and on... I will update you about all of this really soon.
For now, here's a photo of my grandmother, 89 years old, taken yesterday in my parent's garden at my brother's bbq (he has his own house, but doesn't have a garden where we can do this).
I don't like bbq, but had some bread with garlicbutter (love this and I have a great recipe for my own...hehe).... But could take some great photos of my nephews and other familymembers.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Went to the hairdresser this morning. Really relaxing... having some chitchat and so on. Was there for over 40 minutes!!! Loved it!! Normally go to the hairdresser every 2-3 months, even though I have short hair and it grows really fast, but I have this great hair that I just have to style and I can go out :)
After that I did some groceries. And now I'm in the middle of cleaning my house. P.P. cleaned the shower and toilet, so that's fresh as well. I really love a fresh bathroom!
Have to pay some bills this week as well. Don't like them, but hee... guess nobody loves them :)
Also have to make a birthday-card for my brother who will celebrate his 24th birthday tomorrow (still know the day he was born and the days after that when family etc. came to visit). He's still my little brother, even though he rides a truck and is bigger than me :)
Don't have any photo to share yet, will update this thread with a photo of my Bro's birthdaycard when I finished it this evening :)
Thursday, 19 July 2007
Monday, 16 July 2007
Yes, I always love vacation, but this year it seems like I really, really need it. So many things happened and are still happening here.
Just feels like it's too much right now, too much to handle for me.
Only 5 more days.... just 5 more...
Leave you with some close-ups of CJ-entries I made :)
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Well... just see the photos, they speak for themselves!
We have a game called "stoelendans", something like chairdance. There are about 10 kids and 9 chairs. When the music stops playing they all have to sit on a chair. One child doesn't have any and can't play anymore. Then one chair is put on the side, etc, etc.... Till we have 1 chair and 2 kids left. The one who sits on the chair when the music stops, is the winner :)
Some kids of me :) Enjoying their chipschain :)
Making the chipschains...
"Jumping" is really hot overhere in Holland. Just watch this movie(http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOikxh0kKg) and you know what these kids are doing :) It's really cool to see those little kids jumping..hehe
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Have done them about 2 years ago and it was really fun, but now I know I want to give it a go big time *ahehmm...*
Sunday, 1 July 2007
This one was taken on "Vlaggetjesdag" in Scheveningen. That's when the new herring is here. It's a day full of old handicrafts and old ships with loads of new herring to eat. Love it, especially with onions... jummie!!!
Saturday, 30 June 2007
Sunday, 17 June 2007
Still not feeling too well after making that decision, but I know, and many people with me, that it's the best I could do, so I'm quite relieved with that, but why do I still feel so bad??
I know everything has their own meaning, so this must have been something to learn for me. I just don't know.
Slept very well yesterday. From 8 pm till this morning 8 am. Having a bad cough sometimes. Hope that will end soon. Otherwise I will get some medicine. Had some headaches too this morning when I stood up. Took a "paramolletje" (as I call this thing..), and now everything is alright.
I'm really into scrapping lately. Visited some blogs to inspire me, visited loads of online galleries to see all the great work other scrappers make. It's really fun!
Today I made a great layout, will show you only a part of it though... Hoping to become a DT member of a site, so really am nervous..hehe...
Really loved making this layout!
Today I went to the city to shop for a new alarm clock. It broke yesterday!! I was lying on my bed when me and P.P. heard a big "BOOM!!!". The tv was out, my pc was out... everything was out!! Luckily nothing happened, but my alarm clock is now officially dead. May it RIP :)
Wanted an alarm clock with also a function to play cd's, but those were a lot more expensive, so bought the 2nd cheapest clock around. After that did some more shopping, went to Pipoos, a craftstore, but there wasn't anything nice to buy. Didn't mind.
I'm challenging myself to not buy any stuff untill I finished 50 things, and right now I made 12 scrapthings, so not bad I think :)
Anyways. Looking forward to tomorrow. Loads of things to do, but really nice things.
For now it's tatatatatatata...
Sunday, 10 June 2007
Thursday, 7 June 2007
Had the most wonderfull workshops I've ever dreamt of. Really made loads of cool stuff (have to finish loads too!!). Been to 16 workshops and finished about 4 already, including the make-n-takes (little projects you make within 15 minutes or less).
The atmosphere was so totally awesome, you just must experience it yourself.
Arrived Friday at about 13.30 at the hotel and my roommate Clara from Belgium (we had to speak English all weekend to eachother!! hehe) was already there.
Had some lunch and went to our room at about 15.00 when we could check in. 15.30 was my first workshop: Weather comes to mind from Karen Burniston. Made a really great mini-album about the seasons. Have to finish this.
Had some quick dinner before the 2 other workshops started at 19.00. It was soooooooo cool! Really enjoyed myself.
Saturday was my most exhausting day. Shopped a bit, my workshops started at 8.00!!! They were all too good to be true. Really made a good choice for the workshops, didn't regret a single one of them!
At 19.00 there was this workshop "About Me", given by Lisa Bearnson, the founder of the magazine http://www.creatingkeepsakes.com! It was so totally cool to meet her in real life. She's such a sweet person!! We could let our albums sign by her sister, who made this awesome albumcover for me with my name on it!! And Lisa signed my album as you can see on this photo:
What was so special about this event was the following: it's really international! People from Ireland, Germany, UK, France, Belgium... really cool!! So I spoke English almost the whole weekend which was great. Had some problems with it on Friday, but when my parents came to pick me up this Sunday I was still thinking English and saying some English words. Really funny.
Why my parents had to pick me up? Will tell you later.
Even Dutch people spoke English to eachother as we didn't know if we were English, from another European country or just Dutch. So really cool to laugh about it when we found out we were both from the Netherlands.
The workshops were really cool! Met some really nice people (we had a 2 persons table and I sat to loads of people from different countries which was cool!).
From an Irish girl sitting next to me at one of Lance's (from Rusty Pickles) I heard I didn't have to come to the 2nd part of the workshop after meeting eachother later that Saturday. I booked the 1st part for Saturday and the 2nd at Sunday. So I thought... I have all the supplies, the book isn't that hard to make, lets try to see if there's a spot open on Sunday for another workshop and on Sunday I made it! Did another workshop!
Had to sit in front of the class. Met an English girl Saturday evening during Diva's night (we were all wearing Diva clothes, like boa's, tiara's and stuff... we met on the SAG forum) and she's so really really cool! Had some great laughes with her!!
So I spoke to her before my last class and she introduced me to the teachers and I had to sit in front..hmmm...
Well it was great!
During Saturday evening Diva's night I won some great goodies and on Friday I won a Junkitz-book... It's so good to win stuff!!
Not only did I get loads of stuff from the workshops, but I also shopped a bit and won some fab prizes!!
Here's the stuff I needed to bring home with me:
I had 1 suitcase with me, 1 scrappingcase and 1 big bag, but it just didn't fit!!! I had too many stuff to bring with me.
As the car broke down the Thursday before SAG, I had to travel by train, and had to go home by train as well.... but with all of this... no way... just too much!!
So I called my parents to pick me up. They were with my grandma (my father's mom), but they liked it. So lucky me!!
Today I'm here, still really exhausted from the weekend, but have met so many wonderfull people, had loads of great classes (actually learned how to work with alcohol inks!! Really fun to do this!!), but most of all... I had great laughs and enjoyed myself every minute of the weekend.
No regrets for me. It was the first time, but no way it's going to be the last one!!
Heard there was going to be a mini SAG this November, but am not sure to go or not. Next year there will be another SAG :)
We'll just wait and see. Will have to make a start with finishing all the wonderfull workshops... gotta go....