donderdag, november 29, 2007


Blogger doesn't work with me, so I can't upload any new layouts :(
But You need to check out the new challenge AT ALLABOUT EVE (link on the right sidebar)

And an important note: I'm NOT going to teach classes in Den Bosch... I guess scrapbookers over there are afraid of paint LOL. So the Den Bosch case is CLOSED.

I do have other plans though. I got asked to teach in another shop. Hope that will work out ;)

In the meantime I'm pretty busy with the mag and designteam work. Yesterday I got CMF's newest issue. I have a total of 9 pages articles in it YAY.. And ofcourse my secret... Watch your mailbox dutchies ;)

I'm off now... I'm going to grab a hot cup of coffee and go to my mom. I need that so much right now...

to all dutchies: give me some ideas for sinterklaas. Alara is not at the age (almost 3) that she's ready to get introduced to him. But i need some fun ideas. what kind of traditions do you have?

vrijdag, november 23, 2007


Here is a layout I created for in Ede... I was there scrapping with Jo-anne te Raa and while we chat I created this. Love me some PRIMA PAINTABLES ;)
Yeah... My first international online workshops... You got to sign up.. Really, this workshops are really worth of it. Kim archer and her team really made the cutest gifts and tree ornaments. There are 4 workshops and I booked all of them... You can still sign up...

See you there ;)

I'm pretty busy with magazine deadlines... I have a 2 articles coming up in december and 2 in February... I really love this job....

thanks for stopping by

(ofcourse I have an article with 6 or 7 layouts coming up with them, Guess I have luck to get pubbed by them YAY)

dinsdag, november 06, 2007


Scrapbooking can be therapeutic. At least IT IS TO ME. I'm glad that i found this hobby. It helps me to be a happier person. Why would someone want me to quit with it? Ofcourse because they don't scrapbook :( I'm lucky that I have friends and my husband in my life. I love them more then I can ever explain in words.
Remember that I was talking about a very cool agenda. Here it is... My hubby took the picture just before I left to ede. I will post better pictures of it. I think this is the coolest alterable agenda I ever saw. . . How cool is that stitched cover?

Aw signs of fall. It's my favorite season. These are snapshots I took on my way to ede. I wish I could lay down in those leaves. Awesome...

Finally arrived in ede. This is the most amazing shop with the most amazing owner. We played with beeswax. OMG, I need to have it. I can't wait to play with it again. I think I need to save money for it... But i want it RIGHT NOW LOL.
Look at her. She is amazing. I had so much fun that day... thank you dorenda for the wonderful time.

And her mother. How cool that she's scrapping too. And 'let me tell you: she's really talented ;)

The result of that day.
If you live in the Netherlands (or you are planning to come over here) you should visit this shop. It's such a warm place with amazing people. Exactly the way a scrapbookstore should be...
I'm going to leave know. My dd is sitting on my lab, screaming for attention.

zaterdag, november 03, 2007


I had some fun with Alara baking these Dr. Oetker (LOL) cupcakes... I truly need to know how to make those CREAMY YUMMY AMERICAN ICINGS *sigh*I noticed that I don't share any pictures of my baby's. I'm proud to be their mother and I love them soooooo much.
Dilara is playing with my bubble wrap here...

Sneaky peaky messy scraptable (it's clean now though)
I totally forgot to show you this. Remember that I was in ede 2 weeks ago? Here's the result of a make and take I took there. We played with stamps en paint... I'm getting more and more interested in stamping. So I bought some amazing paperarsty stamps...

Some random facts:
- I'm going to start participating with the AAE challenges. I finished my page for the next challenge that will be up on monday november 11th. You all need to do that challenge. It's so cool and we will have a very talented, and very sweet guest designer. I will let you know when it's up.
- I had a phone call today with Ine from I will be teaching an Prima paintables class next month. Yay, I love those paintables. I will keep you updated about this.
- Tomorrow I have a scrapday with Dorenda (the owner of in ede. I think it will be a lot of fun... Will show you pics tomorrow.
- I FOUND THE MOST AMAZING AGENDA. At least it looks amazing to me LOL. Will show you a pic tomorrow... I'm so happy with it..
I decided to post more on my blog. Lately I have been so busy that I couldn't find the time or the energy to update. So when I want to post something then I have so much to share that it's not fun anymore.
Yesterday evening I cleaned my studio and I organized all my deadlines. Finally I found some peace. Now I can move forward and start doing my duties on time, for example my AAE challenges ;)
It looks like I don't scrap anymore but that's NOT true. I finished some projects for glitz, for CMF (magazine) and for All about eve. But I can't show them :(
You just need to have a little bit more patient. In the mean time I will blog some sneaks and ramble about my life and my plans.
Oh I almost forgot. These 6 ladies will get something handmade from me within 365 days. Remember girls. You should pay it forward on your blog.
And the lucky girls are (uhmm lucky??? LOL)

Now I'm off to create some more and pack some stuff for tomorrow.

donderdag, november 01, 2007


Today it's November first. It's time to get back on track again. Last month was a bad month to me. I got the flu, then my kids, then I got the flu back, the kids got it also back, Toothache, Dentist pulled 2 of them out, 1 week of tootache etc. LOL

Thank god I'm feeling okay right now.

So from today on I will start scrapping again like crazy (which I did this whole evening, SORRY, can't show it, it's for GLITZ). I still need to finish up Gwen's mini-album, i will be the guest designer for, I will start participating again with the AMAZING ALL ABOUT EVE challenges...etc. etc. A pretty busy but FUN month is waiting for me. Especially the crop on november 17th with the sistv girls in Ede... I can't wait to meet you all girls ;)

Now I really need to go to bed. I will try to update ASAP with the names of the girls who will be getting PAY IT FORWARD RAKS FROM ME ;)