zaterdag, december 30, 2006

new lo's

hi there!
Yesterday Igor took me to paper and pictures to buy some scrapbooksupplies and I really enjoyed it again! I bought some christmaspaper to make a christmas mini-album, 2 packs of embellishments, some stickers and labels and a grey pritt ofcourse.
Igor bought me this great album with 25 refills! As a late christmaspresent!
It's great isn't it?

When we got home we had a quick supper as Igor and Adam had to bring the car to the garage to get it painted!!! Finally!!! I'll show the results when it's back!
Igor left and I went to my scraproom to work with my new stuff ofcourse. I finished 4 lo's! Ok most of it was ready but it was the finishing touch. One I can't show just yet as it is for a competition but I will show it as soon as the results are in.
This is my favorite:

This one is about my friend Kelly who lives in southern France now, this picture is us back in 1988 or 1989 I am not sure. It's also an Elsie Challenge #1

And this is an Elsie Challenge #2

I am off now; working on my christmasalbum!!!
(btw this is my 50th post!)

woensdag, december 27, 2006

I've been tagged by Fauve

A - Available or single: Neither
B - Best Friend: Can't name just one
C - Cake or Pie:Pie
D - Drink of choice: Crystal Clear Lemon
E - Essential Item you use everyday: Computer
F - Favorite color: Purple
G - Gummy Bears or worms: Gummy Bears
H - Hometown: Amersfoort
I - Indulgence: Chocolate and scrapbookmaterials!!!
J - January or February: February
K - Kids & Names: none
L - Life is Incomplete Without:Love and pets
M - Marriage Date: Not married
N - Number of Siblings: 1 sister
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges as I am allergic to Apples
P - Phobias or Fears: Spiders and fear itself
Q - Fav Quote: Shit happens. I don't fail, I learn
R - Reason to Smile: Waking up next to my sweetie to start with
S - Season: Summer
T - Tag 3 or 4 people: Harrie, Sterre and Sheila
U - Unknown Fact about Me: I am shy
V- Vegetable You Don't Like: white cavage
W - Worst Habit: bad temper in the morning
X - Xrays: none
Y - Your Fave Food: Anything Italian or Japanese SUSHI!!!
Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries

Thanks Fauve, love this!!!

dinsdag, december 26, 2006

Merry Christmas to you all!!!

Since this is the season of giving thanks I really feel I should mention people. First of all Igor, my sweetie who has been terribly patient and kind af caring over the last year. I love him soooo much *big SMOOCH* to you dear.

Then I would really like to thank all the people I met this year who inspired me in any kind of way, and I really hope you all will continue doing this in 2007! (you know who you are!) I really hope you all will have a wonderfull christmas with love, family, good food and present and please think about someone who might need it too!!!!
Love and hugs

dinsdag, december 19, 2006

Christmascard/star minibook

This year I decided to do it a little bit different! I learned how to scrap this last few months so I decided to make a star mini album instead of a card, but just only for our parents!!! They loved it. So here are a few pics, the rest is here in my 2P album. Take a look!!!

zondag, december 10, 2006

Strange weather

hi all,
The weather here is totally upset! Yesterday I was complaining about the fact that it wasn't really winter yet, it looks like fall and even the temperatures are way too high! But today my complaints have been heard as it is so cold outside now! I won't complain (try again tomorrow morning at 7 am!) I did take some great pics yesterday and 2 of them are really scrapable and really wanted to share them.

Today I have been writing my christmascard and preparing a surprise for Igor, which is so hard as I really don't know what to surprise him with in the first place as it is his birthday this thursday ánd it is christmas 11 days later! So it is an expensive month for us, double expensive! But I have an idea now that I will start working on tomorrow afternoon!

zaterdag, december 09, 2006

Back again!

The computer is fixed again! Igor asked his co-worker if he knew what was wrong and he did. It was fixed in an instant so I am very happy. I hope I can buy the cd thing next month so I can save a back up on a cd rom. I was a bit worried as I don't have a back up of all my stuff, which includes a whole lot of pics!
Well; not having a computer has it's advantages; I made more LO's then when I do have a computer! So here are a few photo's. I completed 5 and am working on 2 still.
Love the new paper I got last week!

The rest of them are in my 2peas album

donderdag, december 07, 2006

pc broke down!

hi there,
just a short message from me. I am sitting in the library right now typing this message as my computer at home broke down! I hope it will be fixed soon, or that I will be able to buy a new one, so it will be a bit quiet around me here, sorry!\Hope to see you soon again!

dinsdag, december 05, 2006

And again...

A new LO that I finished last night but it was too dark to take a good picture so I think the colors aren't exactly as they should be. But ok enough to give you an impression. I scraplifted this one so it's a mutiple Elsie Challenge but I decided to make it a # 9 challenge: doodle on photographs so here it is! (By the way I used Basic Grey color me silly paper and all the purple embelishments I got in a swap)

maandag, december 04, 2006

Flowers So Romantic!

Hi there,
Here's a 12x12 Lo again, it has been at least 2 weeks since I last made such a LO! I am pretty satisfied with it. I used the new cosmo cricket paper (frontside and back). I just made that picture of lovely flowers I bought 2 days earlier and now they were all opened. I just ***LOVE*** flowers!

Tonight I will spend the night scanning some old pics that I took with my analoge camera. I didn't have a lot of fun pictures to scrap (how did that happen?) so I decided to go through some old photo albums and found tons! I will scan them tonight and order them so I will have them wednesday I guess and after that I will spend the night scrapping I guess. Igor has to go to school and tomorrow I really don't have to do anything so I can scrap away again!

zondag, december 03, 2006

Last 3 pages

Hi hi,
I finally finished my last 3 pages of my Elsie Culture Study! check out here! It's not very special although I do like the last page! I added some ribons to the rings and all done!

Yesterday I got my package at 4.30 pm can you believe it, all day waiting!!!! But it was worth it big time as the paper is soooo pretty. I ordered the Blush from Basic Grey and Mulberry and Claire de Lune from Fancy Pants and they are *sooo* pretty!
The new contest for this month is "winterwonderland" We have to make a 12x12 LO with a winter theme and use at least 2 winter brads/eyelets. I don't have a single one so I will have to order them, very smart Chantal!!

zaterdag, december 02, 2006


It's almost the end of another year, a time to give thanks, a time to look back, a time to set new goals for the next year, a time to reflect. That's exactly what I did the other day. Here are my results. What are your goals for 2007? I achieved at least one goals of 2006 and that was to quit smoking! I also put some other LO's in my 2p album here

vrijdag, december 01, 2006

Not all that

Hi there!
Today the result came of the contest, I didn't win so now I can show my lo's here. I didn't think that much of it, wasn't satisfied with both of them but I had to make a choice. So I send in the red one. Here they are, judge for yourself!
The other LO I made is in another contest which will hopefully end next week!
I am really looking forward to tomorrow as my order comes in again! I ordered this great paper of chatterbox, the blush line of Basic Grey and Claire de Luna and Mulberry of Fancy Pants. Great great great (did I mention great?) looking paper! Oh and ofcourse the bling bling Bazzill! Couldn't resist!
Have a great weekend y'all!

woensdag, november 29, 2006

Christmascard action

Hi dear you all,
As some of you know, writing is one of my other hobby's. I have been writing with B. for over a year now. He's an inmate on Texas Jail. He's a very young man that made a stupid mistake but I can't tell you more about that. He's very lonely and has to stay in his cell for 24 hours a day! The only "good" moment of the day is when the mailman comes, but there isn't something in that bag for him everyday, I try hard to send him a lot but it's hard sometimes. Now I thought; maybe I can send him lots of christmascards, he will surely love it! But I need help to do so! That's where you might come in! I hope you will help me with this christmaspresent so he will receive a whole lot of christmas cards. I can't tell you his name or his address but you can send me an email and I will send you my address and you can send me a card. Then somewhere around 15 december I will send all cards to him. Will you please help me make his christmas an unforgettable one???
Thank you for reading!

maandag, november 27, 2006

Colourful me!

Hi there,
The last few days were all about colour for me! I bought great new stuff like clothing and accesories for my scraproom and everything is so colourful! I usually always go for black and white, maybe grey that's about it, but now I only bought 1 item that was grey, and my shoes were black but the rest was all in bright and lovely colours!
I bought 2 shirts, 1 Colbert jacket, 2 scarf which I am totally in love with! Some storage boxes for my scraproom, a "lazy" outfit of flanel pants with stripes and a t-shirt with a kitty on it! Here are some pictures

donderdag, november 23, 2006


No not in the courtroom! Just kidding. I placed a small order at an online scrapstore which came in today. 2 bags of Plain Janes chipboards, 1 package of glue dots (can't miss them anymore!), a sheet of BG's Wholy Cow rub-ons (already used one as you can see on the pic) and last but certainly not least: Paper salons tailored tins Dancy flourishes stamps! (pfff got that out right) and I love them. Some curious "Aagjes" wanted to see pics so here they are:

woensdag, november 22, 2006

Really scrapping on a wall!!

Both Igor and I have these crazy ideas about how to decorate your house, especially colors and figures, for instance our stairs are metallic purple, we have grey doors with pink squares on them (like a little window), our bedroom is like a 1001 night fairy tale, and my scraproom is all self build with self made closets, bookcases and huge desk with a strange figure. I also painted strange figures on the wall, only one of them is still visable.
The other day I spent some time figuring out how to make part of a picture in greyscale and other parts just colored, after a while I managed to do so. I worked on one pic I love of Igor and had it printed in a bigger size (20x28 cm). I pasted it on a heritage paper of 12x12" (30,5cmx30,5cm) and then I didn't know what to do with it! I was blocked, but I didn't put it aside, I just pasted it on the wall in that strange figure! And you know what.... I liked it!!! Today I painted some more on that wall and here is the result, not finished by a long shot but it's a start!

vrijdag, november 17, 2006

Lucky to...

be sharing my life with my sweetheart! I love him to death and it's so great we share so many same interests and features. We complete each other and are soulmates, no doubt about that. We felt this click ever since we met over 21 years ago and it hasn't disappeared!
When I was busy working on my culture study (Elsie thnx loads for you comment!)Igor was also being creative. He is all into airbrushing and was trying out some new masks but it didn't work out all ok and he got a little cranky because of that (it's so adorable it is hard not to laugh!). Just wanted to share this!!!

donderdag, november 16, 2006

Culture Study

Hi there!
Elsie visited holland a little while ago and gave this great workshop on a culture study. The day before yesterday I was sooo inspireless I didn't know what to do, but at 6pm I remembered the workshop and started working on my own culture study. I worked on it till 10 pm and yesterday all day! I used patterned papers that I once bought but didn't have a clue what to do with them, well now I did! Today I didn't have the inspiration to do so, so I just played housewife! My moms comming over for dinner you see:D
It was fun though working on it and I am sure I will finish it tomorrow or saturday perhaps. But just to get an idea visit my Gallery
Here are 2 peaks

woensdag, november 15, 2006

How much I love....

Paris!!! I almost forgot, but yesterday I looked through the pages of someone elses photobook. Or actually Elsies Photobook This is an absolute must see! When I saw this genious pictures I started to miss Paris! I've been there twice in my life, 96 hours in total to be exact, and slept 17 hours of them. I felt at home straight away, instantly fell in love so I was soooo glad Elsie shared her pics with all of us and exactly captured how I felt!!! You are a genious Els!!!
Elsie also Inspired me to make the Culture Study album, just for the fun of it, to crack myself up in 10 years when it comes out again! I started last night at 6 and still not finished! I spend all day scrapping today! So compliments to the ones that took her classes and finished it! And ofcourse Elsie for her brilliant idea. Enough kissing up for now (but I do mean every word of it!!!) I will sign off here for now as I have some serious scrapping to do!
Will place the pics of the album soon, I promise
Hugs and kisses

maandag, november 13, 2006

Don't you just love it...

when you get nice things in your mailbox, or when people leave lovely comments on your blog? Well I do, and I really really enjoy it! Today I got this mini frame album through a swap I entered and I really *love* what I did to it, because I put pictures in it of my loves!! (ok and one of myself to fill the book up!) Here you can find the results.
Oh and there are some curious people amongst us who really want to see the cat palace! Click here to find out what it looks like! Choose "cats". There are just a few pics there, not much but that will change in the near future.
Well I just baked some lovely cookies in our new oven."Kattentongen" is what they are called (cat's tongue), sounds horrible I know but they taste sooooo fine and sweet!
Well off to do some scrapping again!
Have a great evening and sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite! :D

zaterdag, november 11, 2006


Hairdo!!!! Yesterday Nienke stopped by to give both Igor and I a new haircut. Finally as I haven't seen a hairdresser in ages. I promissed to put a picture here but taking selfportraits is not one of my best features. On this pic it looks like my hairdryer exploded but it's just the shadow of me on the wall. So look past that please!
I've been dreaming a lot last night. When I woke up this morning I could remember all 3 of them very vividly so I wrote them down and this afternoon I started to gave it a closer look and explain it, also by a dream dictionary. It is scary but beautiful to see how real those messages are, as dreams come in symbols most of the time. Loved doing that and got the message loud and clear, now I have something to work on this upcoming week!

This week was a week of gifts, lovely gifts but also neccesities. A new microwave oven as the old one died on me. A new scratching pole for our 4 cats, it looks like a palace to me! It is 1.94 meters high! I love it, as do the cats (lucky me otherwise it would have been a waste of money)
Today a lovely new book called Living out loud and I have been reading bits and parts already, I love it! Now it is 4 pm and time to season the chicken and put that baby into the oven!!! Have a great evening!!

vrijdag, november 10, 2006

Finally I....

got another LO finished. I haven't been doing much scrapbooking the last few days but I did finish one of Daisy. I love the pic of her snoozing on top of this great big pillow on our sofa. The other one is Duchess Daisy laying on my scrapbook table steeling my tape! She loves scrapbooking to, well at least the stuff I use, she loves to play with!
*** by the way I am finally getting a haircut today!!****

dinsdag, november 07, 2006

Love songs

Hi there,
A little while ago I started collecting songtexts of the song that are special to me, but I guess I lost my interest or forgot all about it or something. Anyway the lovely Elsie F. and Corinne D. inspired to pick it up again. I am making an album with LO's that have pieces of songs in them that tell a story.
This one is "Love songs" of Alison Moyet. But it's not really about the song, but more the subject. Igor and I couldn't see each other during the week, only on weekends and we wrote long love letters to each other (by email but hé...)I kept them all! I sometimes read them again and still get this warm feeling of it. Who would have thought that someone with such a rough and tough appearance could write those sweet and lovely letters?

zondag, november 05, 2006

pretty blue eyes

hi there,
Pretty blue eyes say everything, I don't need to spoil this LO with unnessesary journaling that's why I hid it behind those doors....

donderdag, november 02, 2006

It seems like

every day I get one LO done, and I love it!!!
Here's what I did today: I cut some of the flowers so the picture could go under it, as well as the chipboard letters. I painted the letters and used UTEE on them. Painted some on the paper, the feathers of the partridge and stamped some cats feet and butterflies on it, wrote some text on it with a golden pen we usually use on christmas card! And besides this rather complicated LO (lot of work actually) I also cleaned my whole kitchen, really everything in and around it!
**** this lo will be back on december 1st because I entered a competition with it****

woensdag, november 01, 2006

And again one finished!

This time it's an Elsie Challenge # 32 Play with photo proportions.
I made this LO with a huge photo of our garden which I really love. A true exibit of what an other angle can do to a photo! I kept it simple as I didn't want to make it a very busy LO as the photo is radient of rest and relaxation.
I hope you like it. There are more to come as the weather has turned really bad on us here in the Netherlands. No one can deny fall anymore!

dinsdag, oktober 31, 2006

Dolphins on my birthday

hi hi,
Well I finally was able to make a LO about our visit to the dolfinarium on my birthday on april 5th this year. Why did it take me that long? Well I couldn't find the right paper but I finally did! It is Basic Grey's Oh Baby!
Today I didn't scrapbook, I started making Christmascards! I finished 4 , 19 to go! I don't send a lot of Christmascards so 23 in total is still a lot for me!
Well anyway this is the LO I finished yesterday .

maandag, oktober 30, 2006

LO # 60 and 1 album done

Hi there, how's life?
Today I finished LO #60 and it was my 20th LO on 12x12 so my first album is done! I bought some refills so I can make another 20 LO's now, but don't think it will fit actually, so that's a nice excuse to buy a new album soon!
This is the LO I finished today. Saturday I got these great chipboard letters of Heidi Swap, I love them! What to do now? I guess I will start a new LO again, with brown Cherry Arte paper I also got in this saturday!
Got any nice LO ideas? Or subject ideas? Why? Well this sunday we didn't go to the forest as I hoped and I am almost out of pics! Can you imagine?

zaterdag, oktober 28, 2006

New photo's

I really need to take new pictures. I am almoste done! I only have a few photo's left to do and can't figure out what paper to use!
So I decided to take my camera and made some new pics of me, or at least I tried. Now I hope that Igor has some time left for me in his busy existance to go to the woods with me tomorrow morning for a nice walk and take some pics. (I am hoping that for several weeks now!)
My cats are sick and tired of that flash you see;) They are hiding as soon as I apear with the camera LOL!!

Anyway I am also waiting for a package to arrive from scrapfever with some nice stuff. I really hope it will arrive soon! Maybe it will give me some new inspiration. I can start a new mini-album on each of my cats but I don't have kittenpictures of Silver and Tim as they weren't with me as a kitten and Igor didn't take any pictures unfortunately.

Well you all have a nice weekend!

donderdag, oktober 26, 2006

Misty again

Hi there!
Yesterdayevening I started a LO on Misty again, I love this cat! He's just so photogenic! I enlarged a part of a picture, just the eyes and nose. I wanted to write a lot about him on that LO so I chose to do a hidden journal and this is my result. What do you think about this LO?
*sorry took it out because I entered a contest with this LO. It will be back soon*

woensdag, oktober 25, 2006

heart shaped mini-book

Yesterday I started a heart shaped mini book about Igor and I. I saw that idea in the magazine Scrapbook and decided to make one of my own. It looks great! It's not done yet because I need more pics of us together. Here's a peak!

If you want to see more, please check here

zaterdag, oktober 21, 2006


What is finished? Our photoswap, it's all done. Hilde is on a Holiday to England now so I will send hers when she gets back, the other ones I mailed yesterday together with a nice homemade rak. I hope they like them.
I also got all of my photo's back and they turned out so well!! I love them, so thank you ladies a whole big lot!!!
Here are 3 of the 10 that I got!

dinsdag, oktober 17, 2006

new LO's

Hi there,
How are you all? The last few days I've been busy completing the lo's I made for the photoswap and they are all done! I will send them off today. I also enclosed a little RAK, handmade, not bought so girls watch your mailbox!
I also ordered some new stuff today at an online scrapstore. Some paper, chalks, chipboard and UTEE. I saw this great chipboard figures like flowers, paisleys and buttons and I just had to order them!! So I did!
Oh don't forget to go and see the new blog of Sheila. She just aired it!
Here are some pics of the LO's I made for the girls!

woensdag, oktober 04, 2006


hi there!!!
Today I finished the first photoswap I ever did! I got pictures from 3 different, funny, lovely woman. I finished the pics of one of them. I can't show it here just yet, as it will not be a surprise to her! But as soon as I mail them I will put them in my gallery! Now I can start for one of the other woman. I really like doing this!
Today I also went budget shopping and I bought this lovely 8x8 inch album for just € 3,00!! I also bought some lovely flowers made of strass stones(€1,29) and some fuchsia purple little metal flowers(€0,69). I love them!
Bye for now!
Oh just a sneak

zaterdag, september 30, 2006

I made a lot of...

8x8 Lo's the last few days. My first album I bought was one of 8x8 and I love the cheerfull colors, but the size is a bit of a problem. My first LO I ever made was an 8x8 and I kind of liked it. Then I bought a bigger album 12x12 and I knew right there and then that that was my size! And I still do actually. Today I made an 8x8 again as I made it my cats album. I have a huge pile of cat pictures so I decided to do that first. As kind of like a practise. For what? Well I recently joined a few fine ladies in their photoswap and they decided to make each other a 8.4"x8.4" It is really hard! Well I had preprinted pictures at standard sizes so next time I will print smaller ones instead! Here's one I made yesterday, the rest you can find in my 2p.