Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Can't help it...

But I made one more card by the following sketch.

I love that sketch, turned it a bit (as I wanted to use my Magnolia-stamps from the kits) and this card is the result...

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Stamps: Magnolia(girl and swing) & Hero Arts (Sentiment) , Pen: UniSigno, Flowers: Prima, Brad: own stash, Pencils: Derwent Coloursoft, Ink: StazOn & Colorbox, Stickles: Ranger

I wanna give big thumbs up for Katharina, as her shop just launched!! Already love the new stamps...

Check out Whiff of Joy.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


To my humble opinion, I made too many cards lately, so I thought I had to make another layout.
I just love these photos of Jet, one of my cats.
She became such a beautifull cat with her own little habits... I love her!!!
Used some Basic Grey paper... love this line!!

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Mellow, Flowers and Journalingcard: Prima, Brads: own stash, Punch: EK Success, Letters: Quickutz Studio, sandingpaper

And I also made a card for a pregnant woman.... She will get it tomorrow or Thursday...

Cardstock: ClubScrap, Stamp: StampinBella, Pencils: Derwent Coloursoft, Ink: StazOn, Stickles: Ranger

Sunday, 27 July 2008


I rarely go to any workshops the last 2 years, an exception made for Scrap-a-Ganza, but yesterday I went to Tessa with my mother for an alcoholink-workshop.
Made a very nice card (a great addition to my Vienna-album), a teacupholder and a tag.
My mother really enjoyed herself as she has never worked with alcoholink before, so everything was new for her.
Love the copper and silver finishing touches a lot!! (read: I want it as well!!)
Loved the technique we did on the tag, so I guess I need a new pen for the blending solution as well...hehe...

Bought some more cottoncord (love it!!) and a pencilsharpener.
After the workshop we went to Heesch for the Doll Housemuseum. We didn't know we had to pay money to come in, so we only went to the shop (such beautifull things!!!).
Did enjoy yesterday a lot!

Really enjoying the weather lately!
Have been on my bike quite a few times, been to the beach and tomorrow I will go there as well :)

Well... see ya later!

Friday, 25 July 2008

Great site!

I came across this site about 2,5 weeks ago and really love it!!
You know I love to work with sketches and this site provides cool cardsketches.
So I added a blinkie to my sidebar and watch out for some more.... ;)

Here's my go on Kazan's sketch 5.... It's a 4x4 card.

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned paper: K & Company Berry Sweet, Punch: SU, Ribbon: SU, Letters: Heidi Swapp, 3d paint: Tulip

Here's my go on Kazan's sketch 4.... It's a 6x6 card...

Cardstock: Bazzill: Patterned Paper, Buttons & Sticker: Making Memories Funky vintage, Cotton cord: Rayher

Thanks for watching...

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

New stamps

I received new stamps this week and offcourse I had to try them! **LOL**
Really love them. I also made a personal stamp for the back of my cards, really happy with it!!
Well... here are the cards I made...
Hope you like them ;)

Cardstock: ClubScrap, Stamp: Elzybells, Ribbon: SU, Pencils: Derwent Coloursoft, Ink: StazOn, Stickles: Ranger

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: K & Company Berry Sweet, Stamps: Elzybells and Hero Arts (Sentiment), Ink: StazOn, Pencils: Derwent Coloursoft, Buttons: Autumn Leaves

I will be going to the cinema with my brother this evening if there are tickets left for "The Dark Knight", a sequal for Batman. Hope I will like it, Heath Ledger** is in it, and he's one of my fave actors.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008


Finally I have my summervacation!
It was a long ride this year, a lot has happened, but finally I can say I have 6 weeks off from work. Well... let's say 5,5 weeks as I always have to go back to school like the other teachers.

Have been making some cards again, will show you this evening and I did some scrapping, like this one...

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned paper: K & Company Berry Sweet, Flowers: Making Memories, Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations, Pen: ZIG, Brads: own stash

Nothing much happened. Been to school yesterday to get my classroom together and right now I'm quite ready for the new year.

Can't wait to go on holiday!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2008


I just received my first award from Tamara.
Thank you so much!!!

In return I have to nominate 7 other scrappers and leave them a message...
Well... Here I go...
Thank you for all your inspiration girls!!!
I've made some cards today and yesterday, but am unable to show them at this time :(
Will be making a layout later on during the online crop of the forum at Tessa Tegendraads. Love the sketch we're going to work with!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Rainbow in the sky

When I wanted to close my curtains this evening I saw this amazing rainbow outside.
Don't you just love rainbows?? I do and I always wanted to have rainbows on my photos.
Love them!!
Have a photo of a rainbow when I was in Vienna on holiday a couple of years ago as well and I just so love it!!

It's been a busy, very, very busy week for me.
Yesterday I had to move my class to the classroom I've been in last year and the year before.
I have the tables all set and the closets are also where I want them to be. Now I "only" have to arrange the little things for the coming schoolyear.

Finally my vacation has started and I so love it!!
Will be cleaning my house drastically, will be painting my hallway and have some more house-issues to deal with. Will be ok.

I also made a blogbanner today and got my blog a new layout. Hope you like it.
I loved the pink, totally adored it, but right now I love the clean, simple white background :)
Please tell me what you like....

Will be making a card right now... so bye bye for now :)

Monday, 14 July 2008


I send Heidi some stamped Bella's as her friend's brother is expecting another child.
Heidi, glad I could help!
I just love the Bella's so much!!
But not only Bella's I'm afraid **LOL**
I made my first ever Hanglar & Stanglar card with the stamps I got from Julie and Lynn from Norway at Scrap-a-Ganza last June. Girls... I love you for getting me these!!!
Made it with a sketch from Friday Sketchers. I love those sketches, but haven't worked with them until this weekend.

Stamps: Hanglar & Stanglar, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, Flowers: Prima, Buttons: own stash, brads: own stash, pencils: Derwent coloursoft

Played a little with photoshop to make a signature for my items I put on this blog.
Can you inmagine... first surfing the internet for a tutorial, printing the tutorial to make it visual, then making the brush with the tutorial...
Man.... I always need a step by step tutorial to learn, but right now... I think I got it! **YEAH!!**

Thanks for visiting my little blog. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Totally Tegendraads-dag

Dit wordt dus echt wel leuk!!!
Bij Tessa is er op 30 augustus een Totally Tegendraads-dag.... lees snel verder. Ik hoop jullie in ieder geval te mogen begroeten bij de leuke (en lekkere!!) make-n-take!!
Lees snel verder...

De Totally Tegendaads dag wordt een leuke dag om te komen shoppen, want er staan die dag voor de eerste 25 klanten die tenminste 10 euro besteden in de winkel weer een leuke goodiebag klaar! En er kan een leuke (en lekkere!) gratis make en take worden gevolgd in de winkel.

Maar je kan je ook inschrijven voor de te gekke Totally Tegendraads workshop-dag: je volgt dan twee te gekke workshops, bij de een maak je een leuk , kleurrijk mini-boekje met basic grey papier: ideaal voor je zomer-foto's! Ook ga je samen met TT-Teamlid Meriam een te gekke Layout maken op golfkarton! Ook hebben we naast de leuke en lekkere make en take die in de winkel te volgen is, een extra make en take voor jullie voorbereid in onze workshopruimte! Uiteraard is alles weer goed verzorgd met een lekkere lunch, en natuulijk krijgen ook onze workshoppers een leuke goodiebag mee naar huis!
De kosten voor de Totally Tegendraads workshopdag zijn 25 euro per persoon.

Inschrijven voor de totally tegendraads workshop dag kan, door een PB of mail te sturen naar , maar je kan je natuurlijk ook inschrijven in de winkel of via de telefoon (0168 484101 / 0162 438808) Je krijgt dan een bericht met de betalingsgegevens, zodra deze zijn voldaan is je inschrijving definitief.

made some layouts....

Have been scrapping the last couple of days like crazy **LOL**
Made a couple of layouts, a wallhanger and completed 3 ClubScrap pizzaboxes by the ALSB-method (that's a wicked 36 layouts!! Now I only have to put photos there) which is great for me!!
Also made another project, but am unable to show it yet... sorry!

Here are some layouts I made...
Thanks for looking...

Patterned papers: Making Memories, buttons: Making Memories, ribbon: own stash, cotton sting: Rayher

Some close-ups...

Cardstock: ClubScrap, Patterned Paper: ClubScrap, brads: Making Memories & Clubscrap, pen: UniSigno, Rubons: Making Memories

Patterned paper: Sandylion Kelly Penacci, Chipboard: Sandylion Kelly Penacci, thickers: American Crafts, Rubon: Making Memories

I have tried to make a new banner, but it's not working yet the way I want it to be... so please be patient.... thanks!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

BlogCandy to win...

Here I have some links where you can win some really cool blogcandy!

I also came across this website....

She has a "Pay it Forward" thing she got from another website and now it's my turn....

"Pay it forward is a wonderful thing that is going on in the blogger world. Once some one has payed it forward to you, you pic three people to pay it forward to. Here in this blogger world, you pick the first three people that comment your blog. Here's the quote for the rules:“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”I look forward to making some one smile soon!Please leave a message with you e-mail adress and Pay it Forward by posting this message on your own weblog.

Feel free to leave a message as well if you are living outside the Netherlands."

So please.... leave a message with your email and your blog so we can all Pay it Forward :) Thanks!!

Will be creative within a few minutes.
I'm trying to make a header for my blog.... so wish me luck ;)

Saturday, 5 July 2008

1000+ visitors and being creative...


Can't believe I've had over 1000 visitors the last couple of months (2 or so...), so thank you all very much for visiting my blog :)

Many changes have been around overhere and one of the changes is I will be getting a Kindergarten group 2 next year.
The last 7 years I've had a group 1.
8 years ago I graduated from the PABO (school to become a teacher) and in my final course I also had a group 1 and after my graduation they made an extra group 1 and I was going to teach them, this was group 1d.
And now... after all those years, a group 1 is disappearing, and I'm the one who's going to group 2 after all those years... pretty funny in my humble opinion :)
So that will be a huge change for me.
I will be getting 3 of my kids who are now in my group, 9 others will be going to the other 2 group 2.
And 9 other children who are still in group 1 next year, will go to the other 3 teachers, so I'm really nervous how they will react :)

Anyways.... I guess 2008 is the year of changes for me. Personal and professional :) And with changes I mean HUGE changes for me **LOL**


I managed to get a photo of one of the projects I made for
Tessa. I made this wallhanging with the newest papers of Sandylion's Kelly Penacci. Also used stickles, purple paint dabber, Junkitz jumprings, Kelly Penacci chipboard and photos of me at Scrap-a-Ganza last June meeting loads of cool people, like Donna Downey, CD and Jenn Starr. Love them all!!

Can you see I just amazed Tessa?? **LOL**

This week I also received the Magnolia Stampkit and I so love those stamps. Today I mounted them on EZ-mount and can't wait to work with them. I love them!!

Here I have a couple of cards I made today.

Stamps: StampingBella, cardstock: ClubScrap, Punch: EK Success (border) and Fiskars (small punches in the border), brads: unknown, Pencils: Derwent, ink: StazOn

2 colleagues of mine are pregnant. Will give them these cards this Monday.

Also made some birthday-cards for 2 people and a kid who's going to be 5 next week.

Stamps: StampingBella, cardstock: ClubScrap, brads: unknown, Pencils: Derwent, ink: StazOn

Stamps: SugarNellie, Cardstock: ClubScrap, brads: Karen Foster, ink: StazOn, pencils: Derwent

So I guess the creativity is getting back on track.
Only 2 more weeks to work, and after that..... getting a holidaybreak for 6 weeks!!! (oh... probably 5 as I have to make loads of things for my new class these weeks....)

See ya later!!