Thursday, 22 May 2008

BH 90210

Do you also remember Brenda, David, Brandon and the others??
Well, I do and I just found a blog where there was a youtube video of them on it from the very 1st season.
I just so loved this serie when I was in High School beginning of the 90's and collected loads of things like stickers, dolls, schoolsupplies and so on of BH 90210. Loved it!!
So a bit of the 90's today. Enjoy!

**bye bye from Holland**

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Going to be famous?? ;)

As said before, I will give an "staralbum"-workshop on June 14th at Tessa Tegendraads (
Yesterday there was an article about scrapbooking in a newspaper from Brabant (a province overhere) with the owner of the store, Tessa.
Here's the article:

On the left side of the photo you can see a staralbum.... that's mine!!! *LOL*
Don't know if it's ok to place the photo here due to copyrights etc, so will not show it, you have to see the article :)

Yesterday I went to a scrapfair and I can tell you I sold more than expected!! Had no idea my scrapsupplies were going to sell that good. Wish I had more with me.
It was busy between 10-12 am, and after that there were a few people, but not that much.
We were lucky we didn't have the weather like last weekend (about 25 degrees!!), it was raining all day, so it wasn't that warm and people weren't going to the beach!
I will defenately go back again if they have it again with more stuff. But I didn't sell any magazines as hoped, but well... it's ok :)
Will sell them online shortly.
Bought some papers in the shop and some embellishments, but most of all: a small corner rounder to also make scalloped borders. I already have a large one, but also wanted a small one. So happy!!

Next Saturday I will go to De Creatie in Veghel as they have their anual make-n-take-day and I've been there two or three times before and I love it!!
Very good mojo hanging there.

See ya!

**bye bye from Holland**

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Cool fabrics and some cards

Went to a fabricmarket last Saturday and returned home with some awesome fabrics which I've loved for such a long time, but couldn't find them.
Wanna make an apron from these fabrics as I will be giving a workshop "Star-album" at Tessa Tegendraads ( on June 14th I wanted something different and always wanted to make them.
I also will be going to Scrap-a-Ganza ( from 6th-8th June and think this will be great to use during classes.
Will be having some awesome classes, especially Donna Downey and Jenn Starr!!!
Anyways, back to the they are:

Can you tell my fave colour is RED???Ok, I don't have any pattern, but I'll just try. I know what I want, so I'm trying to make it without.

And a birtday-garland ("slinger" for the Dutchies...) from these fabrics:

I just so love the colors. Really feels like summer and spring!

Here are also some cards I made recently with Magnolia's and Sugar Nellie's. I know I said I don't put them online, but well...

Stamps: Magnolia, HeroArts (sentiment), Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Rusty Pickle, Flowers: Artemio, Brads: own stash, pen: ZIG, pencils: Derwent Coloursoft

Stamps: Magnolia, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: KI Memories, Flowers: Prima, Pin: Making Memories, ink: Colorbox, pencils: Derwent Coloursoft

Stamps: Magnolia, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: KI Memories, Flowers: Prima, Ribbon: market, Brads: Making Memories, ink: Colorbox, pencils: Derwent Coloursoft
Stamps: Sugar Nellie & Hero Arts (sentiment), Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: MME, Pen: ZIG, pencils: Derwent Coloursoft, ink: StazOn

Haven't scrapped since a few weeks as I ran out of tape and after that life changed dramatically. As said in my last post I've been making boxes for a scrapfair and I love it!!! :)

**bye bye from Holland**

Monday, 12 May 2008

Made a decision

Ok, finally some blogging from me.
Sorry for not an earlier update, but things have changed here extremely and wasn't able to update my blog.

I promised you some cards I made recently.
These are the last 2 cards I made last week, one for a friend and one for a birthday.

Stamps: Stamping Bella & Hero Arts (sentiment), Cardstock: ClubScrap, Button: own stash, Ink: StazOn, Pencils: Derwent, Pen: ZIG

Stamps: Penny Black (frog) and Hero Arts (sentiment), Cardstock: ClubScrap, Ink: StazOn, Buttons: own stash, Pencils: Derwent, Pen: ZIG

I've made over 20 other cards about 2 weeks ago, but will not upload them.

I've been cleaning my house this week a lot, throwing things away, putting things in boxes for a scrapbook fleamarket next Saturday at Doll's & Decorations ( and am really looking forward to this as I've got loads of unused items like stamps for sale.

Anyways, thanks for looking at my blog.
Will go to my work to clean my classroom and put the "circus"-theme up, so I can start properly tomorrow.
After that I will probably go to the beach (it's been over 25 degrees for about a week or so, so really hot!!)

Friday, 2 May 2008


Finally I have my internet-access back.
Really frustrating a lot! Had it a few weeks ago as well.
But did a lot of scrapping the last weeks though.
I've been a ClubScrap-member ( for about 4 years right now and they have this great Assembly Line Scrapbooking method where you're able to make about 12 layouts from one kit!! Using all the papers you get in the kit. I so love that!!
I got my kits stacked with two of them in one pizzabox (that's like January and February in one pb, March and April in the next, etc.), so you can imagine the boxes overhere, but they're really going down in numbers by scrapping the ALSB-way :)
As I now can put the layouts from 4/5 boxes in one pizzabox, so it saves me a lot of space (even though my pizzaboxes are stacked down the ceiling, so are not in the way at all.

Have to finish 6 boxes (with 11 kits in totall), but now my problem is: I run out of double sided tape!! *aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*
That's because I made some cards to sell for Queensday (30th April we celebrate the Queen's birthday, even though it was the Queen's mother's birthday). Really love them a lot and the people who saw them said they are really cute :)
But on 30th April the weatherforecast wasn't that great... loads of rain, with some sun, so I didn't want to ruin my handmade items, so didn't go. Better luck next time.
Made my cards with the cute Sugar Nellie, Magnolia and Penny Black stamps. I just soooooooo love them!!

Back to the tape... I wanted to buy new tape this morning (can you imagine... 29th April I run out of tape, 30th all the shops who sell it are closed, and 1st May all the other shops are also closed), but the first shop I went to didn't sell it anymore and up to my round-the-corner hobbyshop.
There I found out they are closed today (2nd May) and tomorrow!!!
So that means: today, tomorrow, Sunday and Monday (that's their regular closed day...) no tape for me to buy!!
Well... I know what to do... I will just colour some stamped images so I will be able to stick them to the papers as soon as I have more tape.
Have to admit it... I'm a real double-sided tape addict.

For the rest... everything is going alright.
Have some difficulties to cope with, but that's ok. It's part of life. I will not write it down here.

Anyways... Jet and Gizmo (my 2 cats) are just sooooooo lovely. They're really enjoying the nice weather and my balcony (attached with a chain, otherwise they're in my neighbour's gardens with the chickens and dogs...hehe...

Will post some cards tomorrow or at least this week if internet is still working properly :)
See ya!